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  • Conservation groups press judge to block drilling, mining in 7 states over sage grouse

    04/22/2019 5:51:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2019 | Keith Ridler - AP
    BOISE, Idaho — Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states they say will harm sage grouse. Western Watersheds Project and other groups asked for the injunction in U.S. District Court in Idaho late last week for Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon.
  • Government scientists fed cat and dog parts to cats in sick experiments: report

    03/19/2019 7:14:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 Mar 2019 | Ruth Brown
    The US Department of Agriculture bought dozens of cats from Chinese meat markets, butchered the felines — and then fed their parts to healthy kittens at a Maryland lab for twisted experiments, according to a disturbing new watchdog report. The experiments, which took place as recently as 2015, were aimed at studying toxoplasmosis, a common parasitic infection that causes food-borne illness.
  • Paws off these cats: Bill seeks to stop gov't 'slaughter' of kittens

    03/07/2019 12:34:03 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | March 7, 2019 | Dareh Gregorian
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers will introduce legislation Thursday to prevent the Department of Agriculture from continuing deadly experiments on kittens. "The USDA's decision to slaughter kittens after they are used in research is an archaic practice and horrific treatment, and we need to end it," Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., the Senate bill's lead sponsor, said in a statement to NBC News. The agency has been breeding kittens in Beltsville, Maryland, and infecting them with a parasite that can cause toxoplasmosis, a food-borne illness. Scientists harvest the parasites from their stool for two to three weeks, and then euthanize and...
  • Democrats fight for kittens’ right to life after voting to kill born-alive babies

    03/16/2019 8:18:30 AM PDT · by Twotone · 39 replies ^ | March 14, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    March 14, 2019 (Family Research Council) — What do cats have that newborn babies don't? Democrats' support. In one of the sickest ironies no one is talking about, Senate liberals picked this moment — 17 days after they voted to kill America's perfectly healthy infants — to fight for the humane treatment of kittens. Maybe the DNC's strategists are out to lunch, or maybe the Left really is this shameless, but I can't wait to see some of these politicians standing on debate platforms next year telling the American people that when it comes to protecting living things: We chose...
  • Bill that turns gun owners into criminals overnight passes Oregon Senate

    04/11/2019 6:31:45 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 29 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/11/19 | J. D. Heyes
    There’s a Second Amendment revolt coming to America, and soon, if the insane Left-wing faction of the Democrat Party doesn’t stop pushing gun owners — and the Constitution — to their limits. Oregon, surprisingly, not California, may actually be ground zero. On Tuesday, the state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 978 which contains a cornucopia of new gun control measures that will effectively criminalize the Second Amendment and all gun owners.
  • ‘All of us started laughing’: Oregon burglar turns out to be Roomba vacuum

    04/10/2019 10:13:15 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    WTOL ^ | April 10, 2019 | Mike Benner
    BEAVERTON, Oregon — Washington County deputies cannot stop talking about a home burglary call Monday afternoon. A call for help came from a Beaverton home just before 2 p.m.. Deputy Brian Rogers was one of the first on scene. He was met my two guys who were house sitting for their nephew. “They had been out walking their dog and when they came back and walked in the house they heard noises in the house and a bathroom door close,” said Rogers. Fearing that an intruder was in the home, Rogers and two colleagues suited up. “I have what’s referred...
  • She lived for 99 years with organs in all the wrong places and never knew it

    04/08/2019 8:40:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2019 | Sandee LaMotte
    On an early spring day in 2018, the faint smell of formaldehyde floating in the air, 26-year-old medical student Warren Nielsen and four of his classmates prepped a cadaver in the chilly dissection lab at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Similar groups of five gathered around bodies on the other 15 tables in the anatomy class, all eager to explore the mysteries of the human body they had seen only in textbooks. The cadaver assigned to Nielsen's team was a 99-year-old woman who had died of natural causes. Her name was Rose Marie Bentley, but the students didn't...
  • Michael Avenatti Is Accusing Nike Of Paying Zion Williamson’s Mother

    04/06/2019 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 37 replies
    The Spun ^ | 6 April 2019 | Andrew McCarty
    Attorney Michael Avenatti, who was arrested by the Southern District of New York for alleged extortion late last month, continued his crusade against Nike. The attorney accused Nike of paying college basketball’s top stars and already listed two players who he alleges Nike paid before they were college stars. Avenatti accused former Arizona star DeAndre Ayton, of the Phoenix Suns, of accepting payments from Nike before he committed to the school. Not long after, he went after another Pac-12 star. Avenatti says that Nike also paid former Oregon player Bol Bol. Late Friday night, Avenatti dropped the biggest name in...
  • Gun Grabbers Get Surprise of Their Lives When Tidal Wave of Pro-2A Citizens (trunc)

    04/04/2019 4:16:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Western Journal ^ | April 4, 2019 | Jared Harris
    The left will never stop in its constant assault on Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. Luckily, there are still patriots able and willing to step up and stop liberals right in their tracks. Oregon lawmakers discovered this firsthand when they were confronted Tuesday with a tsunami of gun rights advocates and Second Amendment enthusiasts who showed up to protest a bill and its decidedly anti-gun amendment. The original bill, SB 978, is less than half a page long. The proposed amendment, however, adds 44 pages of restrictions and regulations, turning the bill into a gargantuan monstrosity of gun...
  • Nancy Pelosi's Perv Problem

    04/03/2019 5:42:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | April 3, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    If you're a sleazy male Democrat, you can always count on Nancy Pelosi to run interference for you and your pervy proclivities. While she has soaked up plaudits as a champion for women (most recently as the VH1 Trailblazer Honors recipient last month for International Women's Day), what she really deserves is Cheerleader of the Year Award from the Democratic Bad Boys Club. The latest beneficiary of her soft-glove treatment is former Vice President and potential 2020 Democratic presidential aspirant Joe Biden -- a.k.a. the veep creep. She gently advised him to "pretend you have a cold" and joked during...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/2-Wednesday 4/3/2019

    04/03/2019 2:42:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/2/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Battle of Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May has maintained that her deal achieved with the European Union is Brexit.... Late News: Prime Minister Theresa May now seeking to extend the deadline again with permission from the European Union and seek cooperation with the opposition Labor Party...... "an attack on free speech" That message from Australian Independent Senator Fraser Anning as he was censured by the Australian Senate for his views expressed following the terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand last month..... Strict new Islamic laws coming into force in Brunei Wednesday, a nation on an island off...
  • Top Democrat (Wyden) Proposes Annual Tax on Unrealized Capital Gains

    04/02/2019 10:52:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 131 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2019 | Gabriel T. Rubin
    WASHINGTON—The top Democrat on the Senate’s tax-writing committee wants to tax long-term investments like other types of income, raising rates and requiring the wealthiest people to pay taxes on their unrealized gains each year. The plan from Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is the latest proposal from Democrats in Congress and on the presidential-campaign trail to boost taxes on the wealthy in a bid to address what they view as the problems of economic inequality and provide a funding stream to pay for new programs. While the specific proposal has little chance to become law anytime soon, such ideas could...
  • House Climate Panel Democrats Got Nearly $200,000 in Fossil Fuel Industry Donations

    02/09/2019 7:47:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 2/09/19 | PAUL BLUMENTHAL, ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN
    The nine Democrats selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis received a combined $198,000 from fossil fuel industry political action committees in the 2018 election cycle. The majority of the donations went to Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), who raised $117,000 from PACs connected to oil, gas, mining and electric utility corporations. Those donations constituted 6 percent of all contributions raised by Lujan. The rest of the appointees received scant funds from fossil fuel PACs. The data comes from the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit that classifies campaign donations...
  • Biden’s on a Roll . . . Again: VP Praises (Sexual Assaluter) Bob Packwood at Women’s Event

    09/19/2014 9:13:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 19, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Joe Biden’s gaffe machine is in full force this week. Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership forum, the vice president touted disgraced former senator Bob Packwood, who resigned in 1995 amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Biden name-dropped the senator as he reminisced about past bipartisan efforts in the Senate.
  • Brutal: Dem Senator Rips CNN Hack James Clapper: “He Needs to Stop Making Excuses for Lying” (VIDEO)

    03/07/2019 6:10:34 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 3/7/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Senator Ron Wydon (D-OR) ripped CNN contributor and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Wednesday for continuing to lie about his famous lie to the American public. In March 2013 Director of National Intelligence James Clapper went before the US Senate and lied about government spying. Senator Ron Wydon asked Clapper if the NSA collects any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans? Director Clapper replied, “No, sir … not wittingly.” This was a lie. Clapper was never condemned or punished for lying under oath to the US Senate. This more...
  • Lawmakers want James Clapper prosecuted for surveillance testimony before statute of limitations

    01/17/2018 6:31:37 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    Some lawmakers would like to see the Justice Department prosecute former spy chief James Clapper for inaccurate testimony to Congress about domestic surveillance before it's too late. Privacy-conscious critics say looming five-year statutes of limitation for perjury and making false statements — establishing a March 12 deadline for charges — make an urgent case for action, and that nonprosecution would set a dangerous precedent that impedes oversight and executive-branch accountability. Clapper, director of national intelligence from 2010 to 2017, testified during a March 2013 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the NSA was "not wittingly” collecting “any type of data at...
  • Lawmakers want James Clapper prosecuted for surveillance testimony before time runs out

    01/17/2018 5:32:20 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan. 17, 2018
    Some lawmakers would like to see the Justice Department prosecute former spy chief James Clapper for inaccurate testimony to Congress about domestic surveillance before it's too late. Privacy-conscious critics say looming five-year statutes of limitation for perjury and making false statements — establishing a March 12 deadline for charges — make an urgent case for action, and that nonprosecution would set a dangerous precedent that impedes oversight and executive-branch accountability. Clapper, director of national intelligence from 2010 to 2017, testified during a March 2013 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the NSA was "not wittingly” collecting “any type of data at...

    03/16/2019 5:59:12 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Multnomah County Republicans ^ | March 13, 2019 | James Buchal
    Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman James Buchal announced that he has filed suit on behalf of Portland parents with students in the Portland Public Schools (PPS) for violations of their First Amendment rights arising from the massive anti-gun demonstrations PPS organized a year ago. "Every parent with children in the Portland Public Schools should download and read a copy of the Complaint (available here)," said Buchal, "because it demonstrates the extraordinary degree to which PPS officials have misused scarce educational resources for narrowly partisan and political objectives." The suit is based on thousands of documents recovered through a Public Records...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday-Saturday 3/15/-3/16/2019 Newsdump Edition

    03/16/2019 3:47:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/16/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Hello, plenty of news dumping with the events in New Zealand providing additional cover. But first we do go to New Zealand. The suspect in the mass murder appeared in court Saturday with face pixilated by order of a judge..... President Trump issued his first veto Friday..... The main political rival of Israel's incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz of the "Blue and White" Party, was victimized by an Iranian hacking of his cellphone..... An Israeli satellite company ImageSat releasing pictures of 3 Russian SU-25 aircraft in northern Syria..... Massive protests in...
  • U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Intends to Slam the Back Door on Parents Donating to Colleges

    03/14/2019 7:21:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | March 13, 2019 | Aaron Mesh
    U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today seized on headlines about rich parents cheating their children into elite universities, declaring his intent to eliminate an old tax break that lets donors contribute to colleges while their kids are being considered for admission. Wyden announced that he'll introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate to "end the tax break for donations made to schools before or during the enrollment of children of the donor's family." His spokesman Henry Stern tells WW this will be the first time Wyden has introduced such a bill. "Middle-class families don't have access to this back door...