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  • The Simple Solution to High Rent in the San Francisco Bay Area

    09/30/2015 6:31:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/30/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of “affordable housing” as among politicians and others in coastal California. And nobody has done more to make housing unaffordable than those same politicians and their supporters. A recent survey showed that the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was just over $3,500. Some people are paying $1,800 a month just to rent a bunk bed in a San Francisco apartment. It is not just in San Francisco that putting a roof over your head can take a big chunk out of your paycheck. The whole...
  • The last gun shop in San Francisco shuts down in face of new regulations

    09/28/2015 7:50:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Next month will mark the end of an era in San Francisco as the city’s sole remaining gun shop closes its doors. High Bridge Arms has been in business at the same location since the 1950s, but with the next round of city regulations and restrictions on gun dealers (which means just High Bridge) the city fathers have found the straw required to break the camel’s back. It’s a glorious day for liberals. (Fox News) Business for the last gun shop in the city of 840,000 has been good, according to Alcairo, especially since the store, which caters to...
  • If gay is now normal, why so much bondage, whipping, pony prancing, and canine behavior?

    09/28/2015 6:54:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 9/28/2015 | Ed Straker
    Every year San Francisco has something called the Folsom Street Fair, where gays do some very bizarre things. They dress like dogs, horses, and ponies, tie themselves up, get spanked, and more. This isn't a fringe movement – thousands of homosexual (mostly men) do this. If gay is now normal, then why do they do these very strange things? (This is from the San Francisco Chronicle, as mainstream as one can get in the City by the Bay.)
  • Ed Lee, San Francisco's Very Establishment Mayor

    09/27/2015 6:53:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    To the naked eye, San Francisco City Hall appears to be a hotbed of progressive experimentation. The Board of Supervisors has flirted with allowing 16-year-olds to vote in some city elections, opposed banning sex-selection abortions and unanimously approved the infamous "Due Process for All" ordinance, which directs local law enforcement not to honor federal immigration officials' detainer requests unless an inmate has a violent felony conviction in the past seven years. Take a closer look, however, and you see The Special City has a conservative side. Mayor Ed Lee is running for re-election, yet he faces no serious opposition. And...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • This is what a $350,000 house in San Francisco looks like

    09/26/2015 5:51:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/26/2015 | by Jonathan Chew
    According to the broker, it’s the cheapest home on the market in San Francisco, and it’s an unlivable shack. It is a worn-down, decomposing wooden shack that was built in 1906, and the interior is unlivable in its current condition. The San Francisco house is also selling for $350,000. Located at 16 De Long Street in the (slightly) more affordable Outer Mission district, the house’s price is a reflection of the skyrocketing real estate market in San Francisco. Since 2012, the city has seen a 103% increase in median housing prices; this month, that figure stands at $1.35 million. According...
  • Good luck in economy!Air India proposes world's longest non-stop flight-an 18-hour 8,700mile maratho

    09/25/2015 6:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2015 | Katie Amey
    Now this is what we call a long-haul flight. Air India has recently proposed a new flight route linking the IT hotspots of Bengaluru and San Francisco, located a staggering 8,699 miles (14,000km) apart. If approved, this particular path would be the world's longest non-stop commercial route with an estimated flight time of between 17 to 18 hours.
  • Pro-Migrant Paper Admits There Are Too Many, Benefits Are Too High, And Many Are ‘Civil Warriors’

    09/16/2015 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Black Agnes · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Germany, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, has driven the debate on the handling of migrants in recent weeks, but there are signs that domestic tolerance is becoming stretched. At the same time some local governments are looking at measures which risk further anger, such as compulsory rental of private property for migrant housing. When Chancellor Merkel first announced that Germany would open its borders to welcome Syrian migrants, she enjoyed a degree of support from domestic and international media. Even from the outset Merkel’s move was not without its domestic critics. As Breitbart London previously reported, there were those among...
  • Ordinance To Require San Francisco Gun Shops To Videotape Sales Introduced By Supervisor

    09/16/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would require firearms dealers to videotape all gun and ammunition sales and share ammunition sales data with police. The ordinance would require gun stores to keep all videos made of gun and ammunition sales for at least a year, and all records of ammunition sales for up to five years, according to Farrell.
  • Homeland secretary blasts San Francisco sanctuary policy

    09/15/2015 5:55:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 9/15/15 | Sudhin Thanawala
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday criticized San Francisco's policy of not cooperating fully with immigration officials, calling it counterproductive and unacceptable. The city's sanctuary policy has come under scrutiny since the shooting in July of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father and a family friend along the San Francisco waterfront. The shooting triggered a national debate over immigration after it was revealed the man charged in the killing, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times to his native Mexico and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigrations authorities...
  • Black Rapper Azealia Banks Shows How Trump’s Message Resonates With Black Voters

    09/13/2015 10:31:54 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Sept 2015 | Julia Hahn
    As polls show Donald Trump performing better than ever with black voters, progressive rapper Azealia Banks is expressing support for Trump’s popular immigration policy because of the positive impact it could have on black Americans. “Do you think it’s bad that I sort of agree with [Trump’s] stance on immigration?” the rapper wrote on her Instagram account on September 7th. Banks, a black rapper from Harlem, made headlines in March of this year by declaring her hatred for “this country” and “white Americans.” Banks explained that her support for Trump’s immigration plan is based on the detrimental impact mass immigration...
  • Sanctuary City enjoys skyrocketing rates of murder, rape

    09/13/2015 12:02:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Judicial Watch has been keeping tabs on the sanctuary city problem for a while now, with particular attention being paid to San Francisco. This week they released the results of an investigation into the crime rates in the City by the Bay over the period of time since the locals began offering safe harbor to illegal aliens and telling ICE to go pound sand if they want any criminal aliens held over. Through a series of FOIA requests they assembled the data from 2011 (when the unofficial policies were first going into effect) through the advent of “official” sanctuary...
  • Transgender inmates in San Francisco jail to be housed based on identity regardless of...

    09/13/2015 5:41:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/12/15
    Transgender inmates in San Francisco jail to be housed based on identity regardless of whether they have had surgery The San Francisco jail is taking steps to house female transgender inmates based on their gender identity by the end of the year, regardless if they have had gender reassignment surgery. The move is the beginning of a two-phase policy expansion, announced Thursday, that will ultimately house transgender women and men in the jail based on their preferred gender identity. The women will participate in classes, job training, physical recreation, and other programs in the women's jail during the day but...
  • Oops: American Accidentally Flies Wrong Plane To Hawaii

    09/11/2015 11:12:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Historically American has flown 757s and 767s on their routes to Hawaii. This August American mixed things up by starting to fly some of their brand new A321s on their routes from Los Angeles to Hawaii. These are different than the “premium” ones they fly between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco. This started on August 18, when American launched twice daily A321 flights between Los Angeles and Honolulu. The number of A321 flights to Hawaii is continuing to grow, as American is launching flights on the A321 from Los Angeles to Kona, Kahului, and Lihue. The A321 is perfectly...
  • San Francisco Man's Claim: Undercover Police Officers Beat Me "Because I’m Black"

    09/09/2015 10:03:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/9 | Christie Smith
    ACLU announces civil rights complaint filed against police department A civil rights complaint filed by a 23-year-old man against the San Francisco Police Department claims he was beaten by officers simply for being black. Travis Hall says three plainclothes officers assaulted him. Wednesday, he, his lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union went public with their accusations. “That night, the officers automatically assumed I was doing something wrong because I’m black,” Hall said. The San Francisco man described an encounter he says he had with three undercover officers in April. “Not all police do terrible things,” he said, “but...
  • Jesse Jackson Calls On Tech's 'Unicorns' To Join Apple, Google And Release Diversity Reports

    09/09/2015 9:15:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 | Salvador Rodriguez
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The herd of $1 billion-plus startups -- the so-called "unicorns" -- is growing. But the workforces at these oversized startups are raising a question now familiar to Silicon Valley: do these mythical creatures only come white and male? A year ago, Rev. Jesse Jackson drew attention to Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity and spurred Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and many others to start issuing “diversity reports” to hold themselves accountable. But now he has a new target: the unicorns, which are delaying their IPOs and, in a sense, public scrutiny, as they look to establish markets around...
  • ... Six-acre mass of rock with stunning views of San Francisco skyline could be yours...

    09/06/2015 5:15:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies ^ | Sophie Jane Evans
    Situated in the California bay's waters, Red Rock, also dubbed Treasure Island, covers three counties: Marin, Contra Costa and San Francisco. According to legend, the island was once a burial site for pirate's treasure - though the discovery of any has never been confirmed. In the early 19th century, Russian hunters trapped otters on the mass of rock, which has a private beach on its north side that faces Richmond Bridge. Then, in 1964, the land was snapped up by Mendel Glickman, the son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, for less than $50,000. He dreamed of transforming Red Rock into...
  • Kate's Parents Strike Back

    09/06/2015 5:49:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | September 6, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "We're here not only for Kate, to keep her memory alive, but to have something done," a shellshocked James Steinle pronounced at a Tuesday news conference on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. On July 1, Steinle, his daughter, Kate, and a friend were taking an evening stroll on Pier 14. Kate Steinle, 32, took a selfie. Moments later, a bullet pierced her aorta. She died in a hospital. The San Francisco district attorney charged an immigrant who was here illegally and who had seven felony convictions and five prior deportations with first-degree murder. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who was...
  • What Gloria Borger and the GOP Establishment Think About Trump, Hispanics and the Base

    09/04/2015 1:40:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I want to go back to audio sound bites. I want to go back to yesterday. Following Trump's press conference, which we covered, our microphones there were. He went out after he signed that pledge with Reince Priebus -- and, by the way, in the Stack of Stuff today there are all kinds of reactions to that. I mean, people think Trump has signed away his chance to win the presidency. Others think that Trump has snookered the RNC and Reince Priebus. The opinions of Trump signing the pledge are all over the place. Well, after the press...
  • Man Wins $1 Million After Playing Lottery With $20 Found on the Street

    08/31/2015 3:11:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 31, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    Hubert Tang is a very lucky man. As he was walking along the street outside San Francisco International Airport, Tang found a $20 bill. While most people would consider that find to be lucky enough, Tang says something compelled him to buy a lottery ticket. Tang told KPIX that he hadn’t played the lottery in more than 10 years, but decided to use his find to buy two “$1 Million Jackpot! Scratchers.” “I scratched the ticket outside of the store. I told my friend whom I was with that I didn’t know if it was real, but I think I...
  • Cruz: I Call Upon Every Stand with Kim Davis

    09/03/2015 1:01:16 PM PDT · by DaveyB · 222 replies ^ | 9/3/2015 | Ted Cruz
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis: “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America. “I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion. “In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court’s marriage opinion has nothing...
  • Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals

    08/31/2015 5:27:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 162 replies
    Investor's Businness Daily ^ | Aug 31, 2015, 6:58 pm ET | IBD Editorials
    Immigration: When Donald Trump proposed mandatory deportation of illegal aliens, pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle were appalled. But on this issue it looks like Trump has the public on his side. The fire from the right was almost as fierce as that from the left. "It's not conservative and it's not realistic and it does not embrace American values," said Jeb Bush. Sen. Lindsey Graham called it "absolute gibberish." Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer called the idea "crackpot" and "morally obscene." But the prize for overheated rhetoric goes to Hillary Clinton, who said Trump wants to...
  • Twitter Reacts After NY Times Writer Calls Out Buster Posey for Not Signing His Son's Autograph

    09/03/2015 12:23:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Buster Posey fans weren't too happy when New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau criticized the Giants catcher for not signing his son's autographWhen New York Times Eric Lichtblau wrote an essay in this Sunday's Times about baseball, heroes and bonding with his sons, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey received a mention — but not in a good way. Lichtblau, who embarked on a five-day, eight baseball-game trip with his sons, wrote about his disappointment in Posey when the catcher waved his son off — twice — when asked for an autograph. The incident provided a "life lesson," Lichtblau wrote,...
  • Writer Declares Death of San Francisco Hipsters, Crashes Site

    09/02/2015 10:02:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Tamara Palmer
    An article declaring the death of hipsters in San Francisco managed to crash 48 Hills, a donation based website from former Bay Guardian editor Tim Redmond and publisher Marke Bieschke. Bieschke, who now serves as the publisher of 48 Hills, penned a post on Tuesday called "The San Francisco hipster is dead, y'all," naming the imminent closure of Mission District restaurant Boogaloos as the "locally sourced, hand-wrought nail in the neon coffin of a once inescapable lifestyle caricature." "Not even a robust gap-year trust fund can withstand the skyrocketing rents here," he wrote. "And who can afford anymore to launch...
  • Ruth Newman, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Survivor, Dies at 113

    09/02/2015 8:48:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 2, 2015
    Only one known survivor remains: 109-year-old William Del Monte, who was 3 months old when the quake hitRuth Newman, one of only two known remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. She was 113. Family members say Newman passed away July 29 at her home in Pebble Beach, California, the coastal town where she and her late husband moved to after living in Pacific Grove. Newman was 5 years old when the quake struck, shaking her home in a Healdsburg ranch about 70 miles north of...

    09/01/2015 4:02:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | CAROLINE MAY
    The family of Kathryn Steinle — the woman whose shooting death sparked a national outcry over illegal immigrant crime — is filing a lawsuit against local and federal officials over her murder, according to reports. Steinle family is slated to file the suit Tuesday and it will name San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, according to ABC7 News. The sheriff’s department released alleged killer Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from custody less than three months before Steinle was shot, ignoring an immigration detainer ICE had lodged against him. Sanchez is a...
  • Chilling Trump video attacks Bush for calling illegal immigration ‘act of love’

    08/31/2015 1:17:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/31/15 | Philip Rucker
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump released a chilling video Monday attacking opponent Jeb Bush for once suggesting that undocumented immigrants entered the United States as "an act of love." The 15-second video, which Trump posted to Instagram and Twitter, begins with the text: "Jeb Bush's Thoughts on Illegal Immigration." It plays sound of Bush, a former Florida governor, saying of undocumented immigrants, "Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love." Over the sound of Bush talking, with harrowing music playing, the Trump video flashes mug shots of Francisco Sanchez, who was charged in...
  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOP’s big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankenstein’s monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlier—right before school was to start—the federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • Killing happy women

    08/28/2015 8:12:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 28, 2015 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It appears that both Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were selected for death for being joyful, lovely American women living blessed lives. At the time of her murder, Kate Steinle’s brother said he believed that Francisco Sanchez chose Kate because she was so happy. Friends and family are describing Alison Parker, who was killed yesterday by a "gay" black man named Vester Flanagan, as overjoyed to be living her dream. Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were not killed by guns. They were killed by goaded men.
  • Mark Morford: How to defeat Trump, King of the Trolls

    08/27/2015 9:54:24 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | August 11, 2015 4:44 PM | Mark Morford, Author, Columnist, ERYT500 yoga teacher, Admirer of trees
    He speaks his mind, such as it is. Says whatever he wants. Jumps the rails of the standard narrative, blasphemes right inside the GOP’s own church (Fox News), demeans women and immigrants... This is what his frothing minions love most, yes?... If this were a parallel (and much better) universe, Trump could almost be seen as sort of a dream candidate, the kind of passionate... Alas, we’re nowhere near there. We’re stuck right here. This dream is, of course, more of a nightmare, a loud, vapid, sexist anti-vaxxer/birther egomaniac with about as much personal integrity and humanity as a feral...
  • Donald Trump is a pińata — he’s just made for whacking

    08/27/2015 8:42:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2015 | Steve Rubenstein
    Whacking Donald Trump with a stick is big business in San Francisco. You can do it for $14 to the small Trump, or $20 if you splurge for the large Trump. The stick costs $3 extra, and you really need a proper stick, customers say, to bust Trump to smithereens. Those are the economics — a field said to be Trump’s specialty — in the red-hot business of selling Donald Trump pińatas.
  • How to solve San Francisco's homeless pooping problem

    08/26/2015 6:37:45 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 63 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 08/26/2015 | Brandon M. Mercer
    San Francisco is known for its Golden Gate Bridge, world class cuisine, panoply of cultures, striking skyline, frigid fog, and homeless. More specifically, aggressive panhandling and homeless defecating and urinating in public. And sometimes doing even worse things. With the holiday shopping season coming, and Super Bowl 50 right behind, the city by the bay will be in the national spotlight once again, and so will images. While Mayor Ed Lee announced this week that "the homeless must leave the street" for Super Bowl 50, it's more what they leave behind on the street that is a concern for the...
  • Professor who compared Scott Walker to Hitler is teaching a course on ‘scholar activism’

    08/25/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 25, 2015 | Greg Piper
    Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caused a firestorm last month when she publicly compared her governor, Republican Scott Walker, to Adolf Hitler in a tweet. She poured fuel on the flames by tweeting at incoming freshmen who were Walker supporters, encouraging them not to attend the school because of Walker’s education funding policies. Then, she apologized. Now she’s promoting a class she’s teaching this fall on “scholar activism.” The graduate seminar will “explore the biographies and narratives of a diverse array of scholar activists, examine the sociopolitical and economic forces shaping their work, and consider...
  • Democrats are Lyfting an Uber Opportunity Straight to the GOP

    08/20/2015 9:51:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-20-15 | Brother Bob
    It's no secret that Bernie Sanders hates Uber. So does Hillary. As Huffington Post's Jenny Che reports:Politicians are grappling with how to approach the ride-hailing app and the "on-demand economy," also referred to as the "sharing economy." In her economic policy speech Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seemed to distance herself from Uber, focusing instead on the implications for the labor market and the risks faced by drivers who aren't shielded by benefits and job security. “This ‘on demand’ or so-called ‘gig economy’ is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections...
  • Immigrants stealing U.S. Social Security numbers for jobs (2006!)

    08/20/2015 8:46:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/4/2006 | John Leland
    Camber Lybbert thought it was a mistake when her bank told her that her daughter's Social Security number, issued by the U.S. government, was on their files for two credit cards and two auto loans, with an outstanding balance of more than $25,000. Her daughter is 3 years old. illegal immigrant, Jose Tinoco, was using their daughter's stolen Social Security number, not in pursuit of a financial crime, but in order to get a job. ... Though most people think of identity theft as a financial crime, one of the most common forms in the United States involves illegal...
  • NY Times: Discussing Immigration, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush Use an Offensive Term

    08/20/2015 6:38:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 20, 2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump continues to overheat the Republican Party’s speech on immigration. What is his latest protest against political correctness? “Anchor babies.” [Snip] The phrase is as offensive as the word “illegals” for many immigrants who come to America.
  • Earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay Area

    08/17/2015 8:05:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2015 | Los Angeles Times
    A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning in Piedmont, Calif., near Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Earthquage M4.2 - 1km N of Piedmont, California

    08/17/2015 6:58:56 AM PDT · by choirboy · 16 replies
    Self | 8/17/2019 | Self
    Earthquake on Hayward fault. I'm in San Francisco. Seemed stronger than 4.2 from that distance.
  • In the Wake of Proposition 47, California Sees a Crime Wave

    08/16/2015 4:51:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | August 16, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" isn't living up to its promise. Also known as Proposition 47, the California ballot initiative, which was approved in November 2014 with 60 percent of the vote, downgraded drug possession and many property crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. Proponents argued that lesser punishment for low-level offenders would enhance public safety. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon was the rare prosecutor who pushed for its approval. He told the San Francisco Chronicle, "What we have been doing hasn't worked, frankly." Gascon spokesman Alex Bastian told me, "The voters indicated that possessing small amounts...
  • Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity

    07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2015, 02:54 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity." "I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field. Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate. "Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates...
  • Feds refuse to reveal cellular kill-switch plan

    08/15/2015 4:52:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | 08/15/2015 | Bob Unruh
    The federal government has a plan to kill all cell-phone service in certain areas when officials decide it’s necessary. But you aren’t allowed to see the plan. And the fact that you cannot learn what might justify its use or who has the authority to push the kill button is the focus of a new case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Pulling the plug on local cellular service already has been done. In 2011, officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in San Francisco cut off service inside four transit stations for three hours after a BART security officer...
  • Carly Fiorina Attacks Cruz: 'No Honor' In Fight To Defund Obamacare

    08/09/2015 2:44:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/3/13 | Tony Lee
    Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Northern California Republican who ran as a conservative to get the Republican Senate nomination in 2010, attacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Wednesday, saying there was “no honor” in his fight to defund Obamacare. Fiorina made her remarks just days after she joined the American Conservative Union, an establishment organization on the right that supports comprehensive immigration reform. In an appearance on CNN’s The Lead, Fiorina blamed the government shutdown on Cruz and implied that Republicans would have been better off waiving the white flag from the beginning on eliminating Obamacare. -snip- Fiorina said she...
  • VIDEO: Watch Ann Coulter Destroy Anti-Trump Hack on Hannity

    08/14/2015 8:35:54 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 32 replies
    8/13/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Sean Hannity invited Charles Cooke from National Review on tonight to debate Ann Coulter on the rise of Donald Trump. Cooke went on the attack right at the start but Ann Coulter let him have it. Via Hannity: The Blaze reported on the exchange: “ National Review reporter Charles Cooke appeared on the Fox News Channel Thursday night and confronted host Sean Hannity and guest Ann Coulter about their apparent support for Republican presidential contender Donald Trump. “I am just astonished by the collective insanity that seems to have marked the conservative movement over the last month,” Cooke said, reacting...
  • Clinton Foundation Quietly Revises Mexican Billionaire’s Donation

    08/14/2015 8:21:48 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 12, 2015 2:35 pm | Lachlan Markay
    Hillary Clinton’s family foundation quietly updated its list of donors last week, significantly reducing the amount that it says has been given by a Mexican telecom tycoon whose company was recently accused of deceptive U.S. advertising
  • Coulter: Trump Never Flip-Flopped, Everyone Else Flip-Flops Worse

    08/14/2015 2:26:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/13/15 | Ken Meyer
    Ann Coulter and National Review writer Charles Cooke appeared on Hannity tonight to address Donald Trump‘s recent statements regarding his proposed wall across the Mexican border. The discussion soon led to a debate between Coulter and Cooke about whether Trump has ever been caught in a flip-flop.Cooke began the conversation by saying that he was shocked by what he called the “collective insanity,” among conservatives, saying that Trump has not put any real plan forward to get Mexico to build it, while also saying that Trump has changed positions on issues multiple times.Coulter responded by saying that Charles was exaggerating...
  • Letter: Donald Trump's lack of compassion for those less fortunate is undesirable ("Poor Mexicans!")

    08/14/2015 3:21:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | August 11, 2015 | Robert Harsh
    My heart really goes out to Mexico and its people. Mexico is a somewhat poor country with high unemployment. Has it ever occurred to Donald Trump that the reason a half dozen or so drug cartels have settled there is because it is right next door to their best customers — United States citizens? How is such a poor country and government supposed to fight gangs that have more money and resources than the government? It appears Trump has found the real secret to reaching high political places — find a scapegoat. It is a tactic that was used by...
  • Census: Record 42.1 million immigrants in U.S., Mexicans drive latest surge

    08/13/2015 10:10:05 AM PDT · by jpsb · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Census
    A new analysis of legal and illegal immigrant counts by the Census Bureau revealed Thursday that there is a record 42.1 million in the United States, an explosion that is being driven by Mexicans flooding across the border.
  • Plea deal given to man indicted in murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry

    08/12/2015 12:06:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies ^ | Michel Marizco
    One of the men charged in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry pleaded guilty to one count of murder, Monday morning. Once a potential candidate for the death penalty after the murder of the agent, the drawn up plea deal now states that the U.S. and the defendant will ask for 360 months imprisonment, with credit for time served since his arrest in October 2012. The Justice Department indicted Rosario Rafael Burboa Alvarez last summer in connection with the killing. Alvarez was identified as the recruiter for the rip-off crew that ran into Terry's elite BORTAC unit...
  • Sanctuary City: S.F. Sheriff’s Driver’s License Suspended

    08/11/2015 3:40:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 11, 2015 | Michelle Moons
    San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s driver license has been suspended for failing to report a traffic accident that he was involved in last October. Mirkarimi has been at the center of a debate over sanctuary city policies after a five-time deported, seven-time convicted felon illegal alien allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 last month.
  • San Francisco body-in-suitcase case ruled a homicide

    08/11/2015 11:14:49 AM PDT · by rey · 53 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Nov. 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Medical Examiner says a man whose dismembered body was found in a suitcase is a homicide victim. The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( Tuesday that authorities have not said if they've located a crime scene in the killing of 58-year-old Omar Shahwan. The determination means authorities believe Shahwan was killed before he was dismembered. His headless torso was stuffed in a suitcase and left in front of a store about a week after he left his suburban San Francisco home on Jan. 21. His leg was tossed into a nearby trash bin, and his...