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US: South Dakota (News/Activism)

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  • South Dakota’s Governor Defends ‘Meth. We’re on It’ Campaign

    11/19/2019 5:49:03 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    NBC NY ^ | November 19, 2019 | Stephen Groves
    Gov. Kristi Noem defended the campaign, posting, “Hey Twitter, the whole point of this ad campaign is to raise awareness. So I think that’s working ...” South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working. The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling the state’s methamphetamine epidemic includes $449,000 paid to the Minneapolis-based ad agency that created the tagline. A press release for the campaign said it uses “impactful, even shocking” images of South Dakotans to...
  • 2019 Bridge Inventory: States struggle to keep up with deteriorating bridges

    11/16/2019 6:49:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | November 11, 2019 | Don McLoud
    With few exceptions, states are losing the battle with aging bridges in need of repair or replacement. Even states with low percentages of bridges rated poor are finding it difficult to keep up with bridge and road systems that in many cases are 50 years old or older. Utah, which ranks fourth for the lowest percentage of poor bridges, programs a bridge for repair or replacement in the year after it drops to a poor rating, completing the project within four or five years. The Utah Department of Transportation notes, though, that the number of bridges falling from good to...
  • America’s Loneliest Roads, Mapped

    11/13/2019 7:09:21 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies
    getpocket.com ^ | 11/13/2019 | Linda Poon
    Topping both lists—for the least traveled and most scenic— is Dalton Highway, which ferried an average of just 196 vehicles each day in 2015. (By comparison, the Alaska Highway saw an average of 344 vehicles per day, according to 2016 data.) Other least traveled roads include routes in Nevada, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
  • Again?: GOP Sen. Mike Lee Keeps Pushing College Job Giveaway to Indians

    10/31/2019 10:16:54 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/ | Neil Monroe
    Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee is expected to try again on Thursday to pass his S.386 bill, which helps India’s graduates grab hundreds of thousands of college level jobs from American graduates. All GOP Senators are expected to stay silent while Lee pushes his bill that rewards roughly 300,000 of India’s contract workers in the United States with a fast track to citizenship. Silicon Valley investors back his bill, which also allows companies to annually pay 60,000 of India’s contract workers — plus 60,000 family members — with government-provided green cards after they take jobs from American graduates. Existing “country...
  • Thune: Picture Emerging from Taylor Testimony ‘Not a Good One’

    10/23/2019 6:31:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23,2019 | IAN HANCHETT
    While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD) stated that, based on the reporting he has seen, the picture emerging from acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor’s testimony is “not a good one.” Thune said, “The picture coming out of it, based on the reporting that we’ve seen is — yeah, I would say is not a good one.”
  • San Francisco puts 22 states on blacklist for restrictive abortion laws

    10/21/2019 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 21, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
    The states being blacklisted by San Francisco for their “severe anti-choice policies” are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States

    10/17/2019 6:55:36 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2019 | Graham Piro
    San Francisco expanded its city-funded travel and contracting bans to 22 states with pro-life laws. The 22 states include Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. The move marks the expansion of an ordinance enacted in August that prohibited city-funded travel "to states that have enacted laws that prohibit abortion prior to the viability of the fetus" and contracting with companies headquartered in those states. The ban initially covered eight states, according to Courthouse News, but that list has now expanded to cover nearly half the country. City supervisor Vallie Brown denounced pro-life reforms, such as late term abortion limits, as "an assault...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • WHO SPEAKS FOR CRAZY HORSE?

    09/21/2019 1:11:42 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 44 replies
    Crazy Horse Memorial ^ | 16-23 September 2019 | Brooke Jarvis
    Link only for the related New Yorker article, excerpt not allowed. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/23/who-speaks-for-crazy-horse?utm_source=pocket-newtab
  • Warren Buffett’s Charities Are Making Him Richer by Funding Shady Attacks on Berkshire.. Competitors

    09/17/2019 10:34:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 | DREW JOHNSON
    last year Buffett donated $169 million to the NoVo Foundation, a charity run by his youngest son, Peter, and Peter’s wife, Jennifer. ... Some of the foundation’s resources are directed towards radical activism that clearly benefits Buffett’s bottom line. In fact, money Buffett donated to the NoVo Foundation has been used to attack companies that compete with Berkshire Hathaway's subsidiaries and holdings. ... In 2017, NoVo donated $3.5 million to the “Clean Clothes Campaign” managed by the liberal Tides Foundation.. ... Why would the NoVo Foundation fund a series of crusades focused on ferociously targeting Walmart and Sam’s Club? It...
  • Sioux Falls Landfill Tightens Rules After Minnesota Dumps Dozens of Wind Turbine Blades

    09/04/2019 7:45:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 108 replies
    American Experiment. ^ | August 30, 2019 | Isaac Orr
    wind turbines only last for twenty years, and after that time the turbines must be torn down .. wind turbine blades cannot be recycled ... more than 100 wind turbine blades measuring 120 ft long have been dumped in a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, landfill, but there’s a problem: the massive blades are taking up too much room ... A wind farm near Albert Lea, Minn., brought dozens of their old turbine blades to the Sioux Falls dump this summer. But City Hall says it won’t take anymore unless owners take more steps to make the massive fiberglass pieces less...
  • Democratic Party closing last two offices in South Dakota

    09/03/2019 10:57:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/03/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    The South Dakota Democratic Party will be closing the doors at both of its offices due to financial troubles, leaving the state with no Democratic Party offices. The state party will be closing offices in Sioux Falls and Rapid City at the end of September, the Argus Leader reported. No layoffs for party staff have been announced, and employees will begin working remotely due to the party’s budget problems, according to state party Chairwoman Paula Hawks. Hawks told the Argus Leader the party is setting fundraising goals and meeting with party donors and Founders Club members. "We are feeling very...
  • Biden’s Corruption Problem

    08/03/2019 6:54:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | Aug. 2, 2019 | John Hinderaker
    Joe Biden is being portrayed as the Democrats’ safest potential presidential nominee, despite his obvious flaws as a candidate. But one wonders how Biden’s history of swamp corruption will play if he actually faces the scrutiny of a national run. Biden’s family has gotten wealthy, like those of so many low-paid “public servants”–Tom Daschle and Harry Reid are obvious examples. How does that happen? Politico headlines: “Biden Inc. Over his decades in office, ‘Middle-Class Joe’s’ family fortunes have closely tracked his political career.” It begins:
  • South Dakota’s City of Presidents Unveils Obama Statue

    07/18/2019 5:41:57 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 61 replies
    smithsonian ^ | 7/16/19 | Jason Daley
    The bronze likeness of Obama is the latest addition to Rapid City’s City of Presidents project. The idea is to honor American presidents with life-size bronzes scattered throughout the downtown. Each statue is privately funded and placement follows a preset pattern to make sure there is no favoritism or political bias in the process. Since the project began in 2000, every president besides Obama have been immortalized on the streets of Rapid City from notables like Thomas Jefferson to obscure chief executives like Rutherford B. Hayes. Tanya Manus at the Rapid City Journal reports that the 44th president's sculpture was...
  • Clarion Intel EXCLUSIVE: Nationwide Militant Islamist Network

    07/13/2019 3:48:07 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | July 11, 2018 | Ryan Mauro
    .recentcomments a{display:inline !important;padding:0 !important;margin:0 !important;} Latest AllUSWorldHuman RightsPolitical IslamTerrorism101s US ExtremistsPreventing Violent ExtremismFilmsAbout About Clarion ProjectSpeakersStoreSubscribe Donate   News Analysis Published July 11, 2019 By Ryan Mauro Clarion Intel EXCLUSIVE: Nationwide Militant Islamist Network Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Share on email (Photo: Pixabay)This Clarion Intel exclusive report documents an Islamist movement in America composed of terrorist, paramilitary and criminal components.Executive Summary An Islamist movement in America composed of terrorist, paramilitary and criminal components is increasingly anticipating a nationwide armed uprising which will be sparked by a confrontation with police and/or white supremacists, according to Clarion...
  • Pew: Illegal Alien Population Booms in Red States Ahead of 2020 Election

    06/15/2019 8:56:45 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/2019
    The illegal alien population has boomed in at least three red states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, new analysis reveals. Pew Research Center analysis finds that in Louisiana, North Dakota, and South Dakota — three states that went overwhelmingly for Trump over failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election — the illegal alien population has increased over the last ten years. Between 2007 and 2017, Louisiana — which went nearly 60 percent for Trump in the 2016 election — has an illegal alien population that has grown by 15,000. In North Dakota, where...
  • Gov. Kristi Noem Tells Young Female Conservative Crowd: Too Many People ‘Governed by Feelings’

    06/09/2019 11:57:22 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Hanna Blau
    Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) spoke at the final day of Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit Sunday and criticized unnamed leaders across the country for embracing a feelings-based governing approach. The South Dakota governor gave the crowd of young women a little background on her initial entry into the political sphere. She took over her family’s farm after her father passed away, but about a month after his untimely death, she received a letter from the IRS, notifying her of owed “death taxes.” “It was devastating for us,” she told the crowd. “You can imagine as farmers you have...
  • MSNBC’s Matthews Warns of 1972 Nixon-McGovern Repeat in 2020 with Far-Left Dem Candidates

    04/03/2019 1:20:29 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/02/2019 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews offered his take on the Democratic Party’s drift to the far-left, which he warned could have an impact on the 2020 presidential election. Matthews reminded voters of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon and then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won in a landslide, taking 49 states and 60% of the popular vote. He suggested such a scenario could be possible in 2020 if Democrats nominated a far-left candidate to go up against President Donald Trump in 2020. ~snip~ “What’s hard is to identify a leading candidate that...
  • House Dems delay vote on resolution rebuking Omar over Israel remarks

    03/05/2019 6:28:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2019 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Democratic leaders are delaying a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism that had been slated to take place on Wednesday, a senior Democratic aide confirmed Tuesday. "We could consider something as early as Thursday," the source told The Hill. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.D.) told Fox News Tuesday evening they were “still drafting” the resolution, but feels it should be "anti-hate." The measure is expected to be updated to include language condemning anti-Muslim bias. The resolution comes in the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) most recent controversial comments on Israel. "I want to talk about the political...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar criticized again for alleged anti-Semitism

    03/02/2019 4:36:10 AM PST · by yoe · 14 replies
    AP News ^ | March 1, 2019 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar has come under fresh criticism for remarks critics call anti-Semitic. The Minnesota Democrat was appearing at a forum in Washington with Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan when she said she fears everything they say about Israel is construed as anti-Semitic because they’re Muslim. But some Jewish leaders say Omar then revived an old trope about divided loyalties among Jewish-Americans when she criticized the idea that it’s “OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” Steve Hunegs of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas says he’s...