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  • Tom Steyer Spends $2 Million To Force Renewables On Michigan Customers

    05/20/2018 11:46:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Jason Hopkins
    Michigan residents will likely be paying more for their electricity after a well-funded ballot initiative prompted the state’s largest utilities to adopt higher renewable energy usage. On Friday, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy — Michigan’s two biggest utility companies — announced a compromise with a ballot committee to dramatically increase their renewable portfolio standards. DTE and Consumers have agreed to establish a goal of at least 50 percent clean energy by 2030, which includes a pledge that 25 percent of their electricity sales originate from renewable sources by that same year. In return, Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan will essentially drop...
  • Lies The Anti-Gun Left Tell & That MUST Be Confronted Now!

    05/20/2018 7:55:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Kevin McCullough
    The sociological, theological, cultural and political left lie often. This is not new. That they lie regarding the issue of guns is taken for granted. That they do so in the aftermath of children dying—usually as a result of their horrid policies—they do so with such predictability you could set one’s watch to it. The shooting in Texas this week was no exception. Within minutes of the first reports breaking the wires, the twitter-verse had exploded worldwide with the demands that “something be done.” (And you realize that they say this as though they are the only ones who think...
  • Enviro activists: Prosecute accidental harm to endangered species

    05/20/2018 7:45:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Bob Unruh
    Two convicts are in a prison common room, and one asks the other, “Watcha in for?” “Driving over a frog.” Such a seemingly innocent activity, along with building a house or hiking up a trail, could result in jail time if a lawsuit by the environmental group WildEarth Guardians succeeds, according to an opposition brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. WildEarth contends someone doesn’t have to be aware of the Endangered Species Act or intend to violate it to be convicted, fined and jailed under the law. In the brief, the Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Jonathan...
  • Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says

    05/20/2018 7:39:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Erwin Seba
    SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A teenaged boy who shot and killed eight students and two teachers in Texas had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told the Los Angeles Times. Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of Shana Fisher, 16, told the newspaper that her daughter rejected four months of aggressive advances from accused shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, at the Santa Fe high school. Fisher finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class, the newspaper quoted her mother as writing in a private message to the Times. “A week later he opens...
  • A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in France: April 2018

    05/19/2018 11:35:38 PM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | May 19, 2018 | Soeren Kern
    "Radical Islam is one of the greatest challenges facing our nation."More than 250 French public figures — elected officials from all sides of the political aisle, representatives of different religions, intellectuals and artists — signed a manifesto against "the new anti-Semitism" brought to France by mass immigration from the Muslim world. The manifesto, published by Le Parisien, sounded the alarm against a "low-level ethnic cleansing" of Jews in Paris and demanded that the verses of the Koran which call for the killing and punishment of Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims "be obsoleted" by theological authorities. In a counter-manifesto published by...
  • USA Today: Guns Used In Texas Shooting Were ‘Less Lethal’ Than Other Shootings

    05/19/2018 11:14:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | Scott Morefield
    USA Today reported that “less-lethal weapons” were used during the school shooting Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, which claimed 10 lives and injured 10 others. “Two details set it apart from the list of other recent deadly attacks: explosives and weapons used,” the article said. “The guns may have slowed down the gunman’s deadly rampage because they have a slower firing rate than firearms used in other recent mass shootings, such as the AR-15 … High-powered rifles such as the AR-15 can be fired more than twice as fast as most handguns. The standard magazine for an AR-15 holds 30...
  • Border Patrol Agents Bust 8 More Bangladeshis at Texas Border

    05/19/2018 10:44:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | B Price
    Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight more Bangladeshi nationals after they illegally crossed the border in south Laredo. The arrests occurred in an area where agents arrested more than 230 Bangladeshis this fiscal year. “They are not trying to hide or escape,” Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta told Breitbart Texas in a phone interview. “They walk right up to an agent and claim ‘credible fear.'”
  • ‘Your Prayers Don’t Work’; Hollywood Uses Shooting to Push Gun Control

    05/19/2018 8:56:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsbusteres.org ^ | 5/18/2018 | Corinne Weaver
    Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman. So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured. Actors and actresses attacked everything they could get their hands on with blind, misdirected rage and virtuous grandstanding. It was like a wake of ghoulish vultures, screeching “YOUR PRAYERS DON’T WORK.” As politicians and others offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, eager entertainers pounced...
  • Democrats Call For Congressional Action After Santa Fe School Shooting

    05/19/2018 8:44:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | Alex Nitzberg
    Following Friday’s fatal school shooting in Texas numerous Democrat legislators called for Congress to take action. Rep. Donald McEachin (VA), a self described “Progressive Democrat,” strongly condemned Republicans, tweeting that “Children’s blood is on their hands”: “When will this Republican controlled government allow us to act to protect our kids? Children's blood is on their hands.” Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy published a tweet that said: “Let’s call it like it is: the horrifying inaction of Congress, slaughter after slaughter, has become a green light to would-be shooters, who pervert silence into endorsement.” Some legislators mentioned the National Rifle Association (NRA)....
  • Who's gonna grow the food?

    05/19/2018 8:34:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Patrice Lewis
    With Donald Trump’s election, it seems the lines have been drawn even more firmly between the left and right, between progressives and conservatives, between the religious and the irreligious. But interestingly, another line has been quietly drawn – or rather, been quietly deepened: the line between the urban and the rural. I’ve lived in both worlds, but I’ve never made any bones about where my allegiance lies: with rural America. Flyover country. Real America, as in the name of this column. Sadly, more and more people are fleeing rural areas and migrating to cities. According to a recent article in...
  • CNN Re-Ups False 22 School Shootings Stat

    05/18/2018 11:20:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Amber Athey
    It didn’t take CNN long to start spreading fake news after Friday’s school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and political correspondent Sara Murray both tweeted that today’s deadly shooting brings the total number of U.S. school shootings this year to 22. The list of school shootings used by CNN and other news outlets, however, wildly exaggerates the number by lumping in accidental firearm discharges, domestic disputes, and events that don’t involve students with the active shooter situations that most people don’t lump into the specific category of school shootings. (RELATED:...
  • Former Playboy playmate jumps to her death with 7-year-old son

    05/18/2018 10:57:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Gibson Johns
    A former Playboy model killed herself and her 7-year-old son after jumping from a hotel in Midtown New York City on Friday morning. The New York Post reports that 46-year-old Stephanie Adams jumped from the Gotham Hotel penthouse at 8:15 a.m. with her son, Vincent, amid an ongoing custody battle with her ex.
  • Pennsylvania GOP tweets that Fetterman's use of 'jagoff' is profanity

    05/18/2018 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 21 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Two hours ago | Wes Venteicher
    Some Southwestern Pennsylvanians say it every day. But to the state Republican Party, jagoff is a profanity. The party blurred out the word in a tweet posted Wednesday showing a picture of a T-shirt that John Fetterman, the Democratic Party's nominee for lieutenant governor, sold during his campaign. The Pennsylvania Primary Election determined John Fetterman as the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor; Fetterman is endorsed by Bernie Sanders and his rise included selling t-shirts with profanity-laced attacks on President Trump!MORE: https://t.co/1kOou24P7N pic.twitter.com/l6M7zUJivR — PA GOP (@PAGOP) May 16, 2018
  • Bill Gates Gets Nasty: Unearthed Footage Shows Billionaire Gossiping, Trashing Trump at Gates (T)

    05/18/2018 9:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting with President Trump in a recently unearthed video clip, playing up for the audience his opinions on Trump’s knowledge about medical science, among other things. In a clip aired by Chris Hayes on his MSNBC show All In, Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting he had with President Trump while talking to staff members of his charity organization, the Gates Foundation. Gates stated that he met President Trump both before and after he was elected but began first by discussing a meeting he had with President Trump before he was elected.
  • America's gun culture in 10 charts

    05/18/2018 8:37:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 3/21/2018 | unk
    Students across the United States will join a national march to call for tighter gun control and to highlight the issue of school safety. The March for Our Lives was organised by pupils at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a former student is accused of killing 17 people last month. The shooting, one of the worst in US history, renewed debate about gun laws and the rights of gun owners.
  • The Air Force Just Apologized For Making a Yanny vs. Laurel Joke About the Taliban (SMDH)

    05/18/2018 8:14:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    If you've been paying attention to the latest viral controversy this week, you know that the following audio says "Yanny," not "Laurel." It says Yanny. Those who claim it says "Laurel" are spreading fake news. Regardless, the Air Force sent a Yanny vs. Laurel reference out on their Twitter feed Thursday morning about the Taliban. By the afternoon, they took it down and apologized.
  • 5 Ways America's Success is Ruining Our Culture

    05/18/2018 8:13:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/18/2018 | John Hawkins
    The only thing worse than never achieving your dreams is to achieve all of them and then have no idea what to do next. That’s the dilemma Americans face today, even though most of us don’t realize it. We became the richest, strongest, most advanced nation in history. We turned the tide in WWI, WWII and the Cold War. The average middle class American is part of the global 1%. We are the only nation with a flag on the moon. After we muscled the Soviet Union into the trash heap of history, we became the planet’s only superpower and there we...
  • Gunman at Trump Golf Club in Florida Is Shot by the Police

    05/18/2018 6:34:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Patricia Mazzei and Alan Blinder
    DORAL, Fla. — An armed man was shot and wounded after he shouted about President Trump and opened fire at the Trump National Doral Miami Golf Club in South Florida early Friday, the police said. The authorities did not immediately describe a motive for the attack at about 1:30 a.m. in the marble-floored lobby of the club’s hotel, which is owned by the Trump Organization. They identified the suspect as Jonathan Oddi, 42, and said they believed he had acted alone.
  • Boulder City Council Unanimously Votes To Ban Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

    05/17/2018 12:41:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Despite angry protests and the threat of a looming lawsuit, the city of Boulder, Colorado, took a bold stand for gun control this week. Its city council unanimously passed an ordinance on Tuesday to ban the sale and possession of assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines — becoming one of a handful of cities nationwide that has taken action to change its gun laws in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting massacre.
  • Boulder Residents File Lawsuit Against City Over ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    05/17/2018 12:37:14 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | Kerry Picket
    A group of Boulder residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the City Council’s Wednesday move to ban the possession of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms. The residents, represented by the Mountain States Legal Foundation, face steep financial penalties and jail time for the possession of firearms that are presently legal throughout the state of Colorado and the United States. They filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Denver, Colorado. A similar ordinance recently passed in Deerfield Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Jon Caldara of the Boulder Rifle Club, locally-owned Bison Tactical and Tyler Faye, a member of the University of...