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  • APNewsBreak: VA fires Phoenix hospital director

    11/24/2014 3:16:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 5:29 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans’ hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays. Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, was ousted nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the giant Phoenix facility, which treats more than 80,000 veterans a year,...
  • Dr. at Airport with AR15 Cleared: Police said "see if they're willing to be a victim."

    11/09/2014 5:43:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A few months ago, Dr. Steinmetz decided to make a political statement by carrying a slung AR15 type rifle at the Phoenix Airport.  Enforcers at the Airport decided that they would punish his statement.  Because of surveillance video, it became clear that Dr. Steinmetz had not broken any law.   Instead, it was likely that the police had broken the law with false arrest. This did not put Dr. Steinmetz in the clear.  Prosecutors have extremely strong immunity.   They can make your life miserable for months and years, and not face any consequences, especially if they have the backing of...
  • AZ:Phoenix Police Officer Arrested for Pointing Gun at Another Driver

    10/31/2014 10:06:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This is an interesting case.   Jeremy Sweet is not a rookie.   He is 51 years old, close to retirement.  He has been working at the Phoenix Police Department since July of 2007.  He was transporting prisoners at the time of the incident, driving an unmarked police vehicle.    Not only are the prisoners that he was transporting willing to testify to his actions, but at least one bystander called 911.  There may be surveillance video as well.   From azfamily.com: "He did not get on his police radio," Crump continued. "He did not ask for assistance. He did not document this...
  • Riot attempt fails in Phoenix

    10/26/2014 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Nateman · 23 replies
    Nateman ^ | October 26, 2014 | Nateman
    Riot attempt fails in Phoenix.      You can't make stuff like this up! It must have been the perfect storm in the minds of those planning to incite a riot in Phoenix last night. You had Zombies (!) from the 6th Annual Phoenix Zombie March and nearby a huge crowd of rowdy revelers at a heavy metal band concert. Add to the potentially volatile brew the key ingredient of some obscene police hating community organizers then mix and stir . To get a sense of what fine upstanding people the organizers are take a look at this vulgar ad they...
  • Health officials probing death of Arizona boy for possible enterovirus

    10/16/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    MSN News / Reuters ^ | October 16, 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX - Health officials are investigating whether a potent virus that has infected hundreds of children nationwide killed a six-year-old boy in Arizona, officials said on Wednesday, adding that it would take more than a week to get an answer. Officials said the tests are being conducted on the first-grader from Vistancia Elementary School in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, to determine his cause of death and if he had been infected with the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) when he died. "It's still too early to tell," said Jeanene Fowler, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. "There...
  • Phoenix, Valley recovering from record-setting rain, floods

    09/08/2014 10:26:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Sep 8, 2014, | Tim Gallen
    The Phoenix area is recovering from record-setting rainfall Monday that led to flooding in several parts of the Valley, closing schools, stranding vehicles and snarling commutes. Both Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared states of emergency while other local public safety agencies cautioned residents to be safe and not drive unless absolutely necessary. Several schools closed across the region, including the Maricopa Community College District, which cancelled all classes today.
  • Bus-stop gun ads popping up again in Phoenix

    08/23/2014 8:39:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 4:49 PM EDT
    Ads saying “guns save lives” have begun appearing again this month at Phoenix bus stops after being the subject of a four-year battle between city officials and a local activist, the Arizona Republic reported. The ads for a gun-safety training website overseen by gun-rights advocate Alan Korwin have been placed at bus shelters this month in downtown and northeast Phoenix. …
  • Video: Doctor with AR15 at Phoenix Airport Falsely Accused

    08/02/2014 8:30:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Unnamed witness:  "at no time was anyone swept." (rifle pointed at them) Dr. Peter N. Steinmetz is director of the Brain Modeling Laboratory  at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.   He is a second amendment advocate who comments on firearms issues on his facebook page.  From his page, commenting on the Navy Yard Shootings in Washington D.C., where the carry of arms by anyone other than government agents is forbidden: Sadly, looks like this may be another case of a mass shooting in an area where all the victims are legally disarmed. He is a passionate supporter of freedom in...
  • Immigration Reform Opponents Gather at AZ Capitol

    07/18/2014 11:08:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    KPHO ^ | Jul 18, 2014 | Steve Stout
    The Arizona Capitol is expected to be filled with protesters Friday morning as part of a national day of protest against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. As the immigration debate continues to escalate, protesters from Oracle and other parts of Arizona made their way Capitol to protest the arrival of immigrant children from across the border with Mexico. The protesters started gathering about 6 a.m. Friday and also were directing people to a website called Remember1986.com, bringing up past immigration reform in our country's history. A second day of protest was scheduled for the same time Saturday.
  • Community says farewell to murdered priest; suspect in attack arrested

    06/17/2014 1:49:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cns ^ | June 17, 2014 | Joyce Coronel
    PHOENIX (CNS) -- Clergy, religious and laity jammed into St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Phoenix for a standing-room-only funeral Mass for Father Kenneth Walker June 16. The 28-year-old priest was fatally injured June 11 in an attack at a different church, one that stands in the shadows of the state Capitol buildings. A second priest, Father Joseph Terra, 56, was critically injured. Father Walker died at the hospital, and Father Terra was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. He has since been released from intensive care. Phoenix police announced hours before the funeral Mass that they had a suspect...
  • Scandal-marred Phoenix VA paid millions in bonuses

    06/17/2014 7:42:53 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 17-June-2014 | FoxNews.com
    The embattled Phoenix branch of the Department of Veterans Affairs apparently has paid out $10 million in bonuses during the past three years, far more than previously reported. The Arizona Republic obtained and published the bonus records after seeking them from the VA for months. The documents showed 4,188 bonuses were paid in that period to more than 2,150 employees.
  • Police: Priest Killed in Attack at Phoenix Church

    06/12/2014 5:21:41 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 24 replies
    boston.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | Katie Bieri
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) — Police say one priest was shot and killed and another was wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in downtown Phoenix. Sgt. Steve Martos says police received a call about a burglary at the Mother of Mercy Mission near the state Capitol shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.</p>
  • Arizona Police Arrest Man for Shooting at the Moon

    06/11/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Reuters
    Arizona police arrest man for shooting at the moon PHOENIX (Reuters) - A marijuana smoker was arrested in Arizona after shooting at the moon with a handgun and wrestling with officers who were called by his girlfriend to subdue him, authorities said on Wednesday. Police went to a home in Prescott Valley, about 85 miles north of Phoenix, late last Friday where the woman told them her partner had fired several shots into the air after telling her and her teenage son he had seen Halley's Comet. Prescott Valley police spokesman Sergeant Brandon Bonney said Cameron Read, 39, was arrested...
  • BREAKING: Phoenix FBI Office Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Scandal

    06/11/2014 10:34:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Since revelations of secret wait lists and veteran deaths at VA medical facilities surfaced two months ago, lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have been pressing the Department of Justice to open up a criminal investigation into the ongoing VA scandal. According to CBS News, the FBI office in Phoenix has launched that criminal probe. Phoenix was the first location where whistleblowers exposed potential criminal wrongdoing and stated veterans had died as a result of long wait times for care. As of now, we know the VA scandal includes more than 40 hospitals in dozens of states...
  • VA head says 18 veterans left off wait list have died (Phoenix, Arizona)

    06/06/2014 10:47:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PHOENIX — In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs’ scandal, the organization’s acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died. Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said he would ask the inspector general to see if there is any indication those deaths were related to long wait times. If so, they would reach out to those veterans’ families. “I will come personally and apologize to the survivors,” Gibson said Thursday....
  • VA Official Says There Are No Secret Wait Lists

    05/29/2014 10:29:59 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 30 replies
    Defence One National Journal ^ | May 29 2014 | Sarah Mimms
    During a testy and at times emotional four-hour hearing late Wednesday night, an official with the Department of Veterans Affairs told the House Veterans Affairs Committee that reports of secret waiting lists at the Phoenix Health Care System are false. “I was not able to identify any lists that I thought were secret,” the VA’s Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations, Dr. Thomas Lynch, told members Wednesday. Author Sarah Mimms is a staff correspondent for National Journal Daily, covering Congress. Previously at National Journal, she served as senior analyst for the Hotline, where she covered federal and...
  • IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

    05/29/2014 4:25:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2014 7:15 AM EDT | Brian Skoloff and Matthew Daly
    Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake, he now says. A few years ago, the 65-year-old had a lesion on his head. He went to a VA clinic near his home outside Phoenix, but he said the doctor told him it could be two years before he might get an appointment with a dermatologist.So he paid out of pocket to see a private physician. Turns out, he had cancer. […] A probe of operations at the Phoenix...
  • Live Thread: Veterans Administration Health Care Wait List (Phoenix)

    05/28/2014 5:21:34 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | May 28, 2014 | c-span
    Veterans Affairs (VA) Department officials testified about the alleged destruction of an unofficial patient waiting list associated with the Phoenix VA health care system.
  • 1,700 vets not on official wait list at Phoenix VA facility, preliminary report finds

    05/28/2014 12:26:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    A preliminary report released Wednesday found "serious conditions" at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs facility, including hundreds of veterans who were never placed on an official wait list and faulty scheduling practices that meant some veterans would never see a doctor. "We identified an additional 1,700 veterans who were waiting for a primary care appointment but were not on the [electronic wait list,]" the report from the VA inspector general said. "Most importantly, these veterans were and continue to be at risk of being forgotten or lost in Phoenix [healthcare system's] convoluted scheduling process. As a result, these veterans may never...
  • VA Watchdog Finds 1,700 Veterans Stranded in Phoenix Health Care System

    05/28/2014 12:25:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/28/2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A report released Wednesday says the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General has discovered 1,700 veterans in the VA’s Phoenix Health Care System (HCS) who are seeking medical treatment, but have yet to be put on a wait list by the VA. That finding is a sign that the VA is continuing to manipulate wait-time data to give the appearance that veterans are not waiting very long to receive health treatment. The VA healthcare scandal started with reports out of Phoenix that said veterans were not being put on the electronic wait list until it was known that...
  • High school students dumbfounded by the number of errors in their yearbook

    05/17/2014 11:52:43 AM PDT · by windcliff · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-15-14 | Charlene Sakoda
    Barry Goldwater High School’s 2014 error-filled yearbook is getting some laughs from students but mostly criticism from those who think it wasn’t worth the $60 to $70 price. As reported by KSAZ Fox 10, the school’s yearbook staff has, in the past, won awards, and received recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association for their stellar work. Unfortunately, this year’s publication was not their best. The Phoenix, Arizona school’s tome contained misprints, incorrect dates, and capitalization errors. One senior’s photo was printed with a quote over her face. The cover was even printed with the wrong year and volume number.
  • Deadly VA Healthcare Fraud The Model And Future Of Obamacare

    05/10/2014 8:01:26 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 10, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    VA Cover-up This week the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee unanimously voted to subpoena all emails and documents from Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki and VA senior leadership. The Committee, headed by Florida Congressmen Jeff Miller (R), has been requesting all documentation pertaining to any “waiting list” abnormalities which are said to have resulted in the deaths of up to 40 Veterans from the Phoenix, AZ Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Background Committee subpoenas were issued in response to a revelation by Dr. Sam Foote, a retired Department of Veteran’s Affairs doctor, that patients had been placed on an...
  • Whistleblower: Phoenix VA Hospital Destroying Evidence

    05/03/2014 6:30:04 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | CJ Ciaramella
    Whistleblowers say officials have been destroying evidence at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital where at least 40 patients died from delays, despite requests from Congress to preserve records. Dr. Katherine Mitchell came forward to the Arizona Republic with records that show the hospital was using a secret list to hide the long wait times veterans faced. According to the Republic, Mitchell sent the documents to the paper after receiving a call from a coworker that evidence was being destroyed.
  • Disgrace: Phoenix VA Dumps Sick Veterans Into 'Secret Waiting Lists,' Some Die of Negligence

    04/24/2014 6:28:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Prepare to be enraged by this exclusive investigative report from CNN. As Allahpundit notes, the media has been documenting the VA's egregiously poor treatment of our veterans for some time, blowing the whistle on horrific conditions and scandalously long wait times for care. But the new revelations introduce an additional, more sinister, element into the equation: Lethal, ass-covering corruption. An absolute disgrace: At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by...
  • A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list

    04/24/2014 2:55:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2014 | Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin
    At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources.
  • Phoenix fire department loses keys for businesses

    04/15/2014 12:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 7:29 PM EDT | Paul Davenport
    The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can’t account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed. Deputy Chief David Carter blamed poor record keeping over the past 15 years for the missing 850 keys but said there’s no indication they have been used for criminal purposes. “Our accountability isn’t the best here,” he said. …
  • Dodgers, Diamondbacks arrive Down Under

    03/18/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 18, 2014 | Dennis Passa
    SYDNEY (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez ripped line drives to all areas of the park, often scattering his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates in the outfield from the safety of the batting cage. It was just a few hours after arriving in Australia, with his body thinking it was about midnight. Related Stories Still, the first baseman who led the Dodgers in hits, home runs, RBIs and games played last season did a good job of making Sydney Cricket Ground, the home for two Major League Baseball season-opening games this weekend, sound and look like a real ballpark. The Dodgers and their...
  • Arizona jury to consider again death penalty for Jodi Arias in September

    03/17/2014 6:33:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 17 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge on Monday set a September court date to try again to determine whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be put to death for killing her ex-boyfriend nearly six years ago, court officials said. Arias was convicted by a jury in May 2013 of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. He had been stabbed multiple times, shot in the face and had his throat slashed. But the jury deadlocked on whether the former California waitress should be executed or face life in...
  • Actor Steven Seagal Calls For Obama’s Impeachment

    02/26/2014 11:10:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Tom Hinchey
    Actor Steven Seagal appeared at the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix on February 22, 2014, where he called for the impeachment of President Obama.
  • MSNBC: Tasteless Ronan Farrow Compares War Hero's Struggles to Congressional Bickering

    01/31/2014 12:30:07 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    What is wrong with the hosts at MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, who will begin anchoring a network program on February 24, made a tasteless joke on Tuesday night, comparing war hero Cory Remsburg's struggles to that of politicians in Congress. Farrow tweeted, "Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates.'" Farrow has not apologized for the tweet On Wednesday, political reporter Mark Murray, whose wife works in the Obama administration, compared Remsburg's struggle to that of the President: "Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America -- it also was a story about Obama.
  • Poll: Should Sheriff Joe Let Tent City Inmates Watch the Super Bowl?

    01/29/2014 6:08:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-29-2014 | TRN
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is world famous as "America's Toughest Sheriff". Inmates weak pink underwear, eat bologna sandwiches that cost only 40 cents per meal (and for which Joe charges them!) . In Summer inmates bake in Tent City, which recently celebrated its 20th year. When Sheriff Joe put up flags in prisoner's cells, he warned if any are defaced that inmate would get only bread and water for a full week -- and 38 inmates have been punished so far. But Joe also has a heart of gold. He spends a huge amount of time helping animals,  giving indoor space to...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • PCSO Arrest Man deported 10 Times

    12/29/2013 8:19:18 AM PST · by exbrit · 7 replies
    Fox News Phoenix ^ | 12/27/13 | News Staff
    He was last deported in June after being in prison for 15 months, says U.S. Border Patrol. Padilla allegedly told deputies he walked across the border again two weeks ago.
  • Arizona high school football player dies after brain injury in lopsided loss

    11/12/2013 4:53:04 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 11/12/13
    PHOENIX -- PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player in Arizona died from an injury suffered in the fourth quarter of a blowout playoff game loss, serving as another tragic reminder of the dangers of head trauma in youth sports. Hopi High School senior Charles Youvella died of a traumatic brain injury Monday at a hospital, the Arizona Interscholastic Association said. He was injured Saturday in Hopi's 60-6 loss to Arizona Lutheran in a first-round playoff game. Youvella scored his team's only touchdown in the game. The death attracted national attention after Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver tweeted a...
  • AZ: Another set of Dog Related Killings

    10/29/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This Ithaca pump shotgun is typical of the tens of millions used for home defense and hunting in the United States every year A troubled Phoenix man shot and killed a family of four on Saturday, the 26th of October, in a case that is reminiscent of the Peach House Gunfight of last year in Texas. That case also involved a disagreement about dogs.  A couple was killed, but a neighbor made a long range pistol shot that stopped the killer as he was firing at a police officer. In the Arizona case, the armed neighbor did not open his...
  • Sebelius Visiting Phoenix to Promote Health Law

    10/24/2013 11:17:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 24, 2013
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Phoenix amid calls for her resignation after the clunky rollout of insurance exchanges under the new federal health care law. She will go to a health center to talk with "navigators" who have been trained to educate people about enrolling for coverage.
  • Valley students take part in earthquake safety drill

    10/19/2013 8:40:02 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies
    FOX 10 News ^ | October 17, 2013 | Staff report
    PHOENIX - It's called the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill. Even though earthquakes are not common here in Arizona, they do happen. And today the Red Cross wanted to make sure everyone is ready just in case. Kids are learning to drop to the floor, cover themselves and hold on at Tumbleweed Elementary. "There are three steps, one you drop to the ground, number two cover, get under your desk, and three hold on to your desk," says student Thomas Harris. "You hold on to your desk until the principal announces over the intercom that we're all clear," says student Erica...
  • AZ:PD: Home intruder shot, killed in north Phoenix

    10/15/2013 12:21:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kpho.com ^ | 10 October, 2013 | Jose Miguel
    Police said the two armed suspects entered an apartment and one of the intruders was shot to death. The second intruder fled the scene and police are searching for him. Police said the resident was not hurt
  • AZ:Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect; 911 call released

    10/08/2013 4:45:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    myfoxphoenix.com ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Mia Garcia
    PHOENIX -- It was a wild weekend for a valley homeowner. He returns home from work to find an intruder in his home. That homeowner, armed with a gun, fired shots at the suspect -- killing him. Now we're hearing the 911 call that the homeowner made to police just moments after he pulled the trigger. We went to the homeowner's house and talked to him. He's really upset about the shooting and did not want to talk on-camera. But what he told us is exactly the same story he told a 911 operator when he called right after the...
  • Star Wars: Made in China

    10/05/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | October 5th, 2013 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    In a shocking development the Chinese tested a satellite that’s capable of grabbing and capturing other satellites in orbit. This would suggest that China has militarized space and taken a significant step in its military development. Such capability would allow the Chinese to disable spy satellites anywhere and at any time. Of the 3 satellites China used, one was likely fixed with a robotic mechanical arm to capture a target while another was probably used for tracking the target spacecraft. The idea is to capture a satellite to download information and reverse engineer it. If an orbiting body is destroyed...
  • MCSO not allowed to participate in Hispanic Women's Conference

    09/21/2013 9:37:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    myfoxphoenix.com ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Steve Krafft
    PHOENIX - It's the largest gathering of its kind in the country. The National Hispanic Women's Conference happens next week at the Phoenix Convention Center. Sheriff Joe Arpaio wanted the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to participate. But the group says no thanks. The conference begins next Thursday. The sheriff's office thought it would be welcome to participate. But that turned out not to be the case. MCSO says the group accepted its $800 entry fee to attend the convention on August 29th -- but returned it September 11th. "I have been reaching out more or less to the Hispanic community...
  • Carwash Workers and Capitol Hill: Immigration in Limbo

    09/11/2013 1:08:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    inthesetimes.com ^ | Sep 11, 2013 | Michelle Chen
    In an interview with Fox 10 in Phoenix, former Danny's Car Wash employee Hortencia Jaimes says management fired and rehired undocumented employees under a 'new' identity. (Fox 10) After months of partisan squabbling over immigration reform on Capitol Hill, the legislative discussion may again be sidelined as lawmakers take on debates on war and the deficit. But for many immigrant workers, the clock is ticking. For one group of workers in Phoenix, each new day in the U.S. feels like it might be the last. Federal agents raided their employer, Danny’s Family Car Wash, in Phoenix last month, rounding up...
  • McCain gets an earful from voters on Syria

    09/06/2013 7:23:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 09/06/2013 | Kevin Liptak
    <p>Sen. John McCain, whose endorsement of President Barack Obama's plan to launch military strikes against Syria provided the president a key Republican backer, faced vocal opponents of military action during a town hall in Arizona Thursday.</p> <p>McCain has long advocated a more muscular American approach toward Syria, calling for a plan to oust President Bashar al-Assad from power. But on Thursday many people who showed up to a town hall in Phoenix said that getting more involved in the civil war would lead to unintended consequences.</p>
  • Immigration activists looking for reform to protect against racial profiling

    08/31/2013 11:29:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    abc15.com ^ | Aug 31,2013 | Nohelani Graf
    PHOENIX - Immigration activists are looking for major reform to protect
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Crooked Unions Try to Take Out Bravest City Councilman in the U.S.

    08/19/2013 6:07:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, one of the most aggressively pro-freedom city councilmen, is under siege from the unions in one of the most corrupt local elections in the country. Along with a few other government officials around the country, which include Wisconsin’s Republican governor Scott Walker, he tried to reign in the out-of-control and unsustainable increasing costs of government employees, particularly their pensions. Up for reelection this year, DiCiccio is being challenged by union-backed Democrat insurance executive Karlene Keogh Parks. The unions unsuccessfully attempted to recall him in 2011. DiCiccio wants to cut $79 million in government waste from...
  • Federal agents raid 16 Danny's Family Car Wash locations in criminal investigation

    08/18/2013 7:07:38 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | August 17, 2013 | Greg Botelho
    CNN) -- A chain of Phoenix-area car washes that's raised thousands for local charities, including numerous law enforcement agencies, found itself the target of a sweeping raid Saturday by law officers. Special agents from Immigration and Custom Enforcement's homeland security investigations unit conducted raids at 13 Danny's Family Car Wash locations in central Arizona, plus three locations tied to its outsourced staffing service provider, HR Betty, said ICE spokesman Andrew Munoz. "We are ... going after businesses that are a magnet for unauthorized workers," Munoz said. The action came as part of a criminal investigation into alleged criminal fraud, identity...
  • $100 Mil Stimulus Green Company Obama Praised in State of the Union Address Goes Bankrupt

    08/13/2013 5:39:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | august 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Ecotality case wasn’t the biggest payoff, but it was particularly outrageous because it got stimulus money when it was already under SEC investigation.The company received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission in October of 2010.The president of Ecotality North America Don Karner was sent an additional subpoena in December of 2011, which specifically asks for any and all documentation surrounding the public announcement of the first Department of Energy grant to the company for $99.8 million on August 5, 2009.Ecotality was awarded $99 million in 2009 and an additional $26 million in October 2011. Since the beginning...
  • Nancy Grace Thanks Sheriff Joe on Air for Saving Her Life After He Intercepts Violent Stalker

    08/11/2013 5:26:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-11-2013 | John Hill
    The left loves to hate Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but one usually left-leaning TV host announced her gratitude to the country’s toughest sheriff. Sheriff Joe, Nancy Grace says, saved her life.Grace announced on her HLN program that Arpaio likely saved her life and the life of her children after stopping a New York man who had been harassing her with death threats. "I want to personally thank Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona. I was apparently followed for four years by a bad New York man. He then repeatedly threatened my life. He was apprehended en route after quitting...
  • For mixed-status families, US immigration reform would end anxiety

    08/10/2013 5:56:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 10 Aug, 2013 | By Reuters
    PHOENIX: US born Junnyor Diaz studies at a Phoenix high school. His Mexico-born older brother, Edder, has applied for a program to avoid deportation, while their undocumented mother, Angelica, cleans houses to keep the family fed and, above all, together. They are among millions of families across the United States made up of citizens, so-called Dreamers and immigrants without legal status who are hopeful that a comprehensive immigration overhaul might finally simplify their lives. The US Senate passed a sweeping bill backed by President Barack Obama in June that offers a pathway to citizenship for many of the country's 11...