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  • NSA PLANNED TO HIJACK GOOGLE APP STORE TO HACK SMARTPHONES

    05/23/2015 12:25:32 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 21 replies
    THE INTERCEPT ^ | 05/21/2015 11:27 AM | BY RYAN GALLAGHER
    The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals. The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA...
  • DOJ to investigate Ohio cop acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    05/23/2015 1:10:21 PM PDT · by ladyjane · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2015 | Fox News
    A Cleveland cop cleared Saturday on state charges in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire could face federal charges. The Justice Department said after the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelo’s on voluntary manslaughter charges that it would "review all available legal options." "We will now review the testimony and evidence presented in the state trial" to determine if "additional steps are available and appropriate," the department said. Vanita Gupta, head of the department's civil rights division said the review is separate from its efforts to resolve a pattern of civil rights violations at...
  • Bush Defends Warrantless Government Surveillance [semi-satire]

    05/23/2015 1:09:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    While one GOP presidential candidate filibustered legislation extending the National Security Agency’s (NSA) authority to spy on Americans, another alleges that “there’s not a shred of evidence that this surveillance has violated anyone’s civil liberties.” GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken) spoke for 10 hours on the floor of the Senate contending that NSA’s warrantless violations of privacy are unconstitutional. “The Fourth Amendment was intended to protect us from unreasonable searches,” Rand argued. “It calls for government to obtain a warrant from a judge based on ‘probable cause.’ The gathering of massive amounts of private information without such warrants...
  • Obama Admin. Releases 2,300 Regs Before Memorial Day Weekend

    05/23/2015 7:10:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    newsmx ^ | May 22, 2015 | Courtney Coren
    The Obama administration released its spring regulatory agenda Friday, including its costliest regulation to date, just as Americans are getting ready to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend. The Spring 2015 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan includes more than 2,300 regulations that are in a variety of phases and also includes the administration's plans for implementing the various regulations going forward, The Daily Caller is reporting. This is not the first time the Obama administration has released its regulatory agenda right before a major holiday, when such things might go unnoticed. In 2014, the fall regulatory agenda was released right...
  • OREGON - BLM Hosts Open House in Klamath Falls on Western Oregon Draft RMP-EIS

    05/22/2015 3:13:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    BlueRibbon Coalition ^ | May 20, 2015
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Klamath Falls Field office of the Lakeview District will be hosting an open house to learn about the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon. The open house meeting will be held the evening of May 26, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel located at 2500 Almond Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon. BLM employees will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and listen to concerns. There will also be a demonstration on how to use the interactive maps and other online resources...
  • Obama Set to Strengthen Federal Role in Clean Water Regulation

    05/22/2015 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Obama administration is expected in the coming days to announce a major clean water regulation that would restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands. Environmentalists have praised the new rule, calling it an important step that would lead to significantly cleaner natural bodies of water and healthier drinking water. But it has attracted fierce opposition from several business interests, including farmers, property developers, fertilizer and pesticide makers, oil and gas producers and a national association of golf course owners. Opponents contend that the rule would stifle economic growth and intrude...
  • Inside the Ring: Memo outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens

    05/22/2015 9:37:52 AM PDT · by kimtom · 34 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans. The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers. The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority ........
  • Democratic leaders tell Obama to stop ‘jailing’ migrant children, moms

    05/21/2015 3:01:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 21, 2015 | BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
    A pack of Democratic congressional leaders lined up on Capital Hill on Thursday to condemn the Obama administration for “jailing” migrant mothers and children in family detention centers across the country. Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Lucille Roybal-Allard of California and Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois led a group of nearly a dozen Democrats, who warned the Obama administration that it was fighting a losing battle after a California court concluded in a draft ruling that the president’s policies violated a decades-old agreement on migration. It’s time, they said, to stop the “violent” and “unconscionable” practice that is also an embarrassment to...
  • Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change threatens U.S

    05/21/2015 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    NEW LONDON, Conn. (Reuters) - Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. In a commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy, Obama underscored the risks to national security posed by climate change, one of his top priorities for action in his remaining 19 months in office. "The threat of a changing climate cuts to the very core of your service," Obama told the 224 graduating cadets, who studied the impacts of global warming...
  • Court Won't Exempt Notre Dame From Birth Control Provision

    05/20/2015 4:13:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2015 | By TOM COYNE
    A federal appeals court has rejected the University of Notre Dame's request to temporarily be exempt from a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires the Catholic school's insurance providers to cover the costs of contraceptives for students and staff. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Tuesday that an exemption provided by President Barack Obama's administration allows Notre Dame to avoid directly paying for contraceptives, and therefore doesn't force the school to violate its religious beliefs. Notre Dame contends that the law forces it to violate Catholic doctrine, which bars most forms of birth control,...
  • Undocumented migrants with kidney trouble flock to Illinois

    05/18/2015 2:58:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    La Prensa ^ | May 18, 2015
    Chicago has become the promised land for undocumented migrants with kidney problems, people who in other states receive no medical care due to their immigration status although here they can get free dialysis and kidney transplants. The Illinois legislature last October passed a law that provides funds for kidney transplants for undocumented migrants, the first such legislation in the United States. Religious and community organizations such as Latinos por la Salud and the Mision de Vida, Fe y Esperanza have received requests for help from people arriving from the neighboring states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, while others have traveled much...
  • BLM plan to close over 1,000 public routes riles western Colorado

    05/18/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Watchdog ^ | May 13, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    A plan that will close nearly 2,000 miles of public roads that have previously been open for use by the people of Mesa County is creating a public backlash against the Grand Junction field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management. The BLM’s resource management plans (RMP) regulate the access and types of traffic allowed on roads on public lands. Road maintenance and seasonal closures are also detailed in such plans. But the most recent RMP in Mesa County indicates the BLM’s intent to limit access to public roads which have traditionally been open to motorized, horse, and foot...
  • Oregon Gun Owners Plan Noncompliance Rally

    05/17/2015 1:17:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Strickland
    Now that Oregon’s SB 941 has been signed by the Governor, gun rights activists have banded together and are organizing a facebook event page for a rally entitled “SB 941 I Will Not Comply Demonstration“. The rally is set for May 30th, at the Capitol building in Salem, and will feature a host of speakers. SB 941 is the “universal background check” bill, meaning that if you want to trade guns with your next door neighbor whom you’ve known for 10 years, you must both submit yourselves to background checks and get permission from the state police before the exchange...
  • Food industry braces for Obama trans fat ban

    05/17/2015 6:44:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    politico ^ | May 16, 2015 | Helena Bottemiller Evich
    The Obama administration is expected to all but ban trans fat in a final ruling that could drop as soon as next week, killing most uses of an ingredient that has been put in everything from frozen pizza to Reese’s Pieces but since deemed harmful to human health. The agency may create some very limited exemptions, but the ruling could force food companies to cut trans fat use beyond the 85 percent reduction already achieved over the past decade — a key piece of the Obama administration’s broader agenda to nudge Americans toward a healthier diet. The food industry believes...
  • For Isla Vista victim's father, advocating stricter gun laws 'not a choice'

    05/16/2015 10:26:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 5/15/2015 | Robin Abcarian
    You may not know the name Richard Martinez, but you certainly remember his howl of pain after his only child, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, was slain during a horrific night of violence in Isla Vista nearly a year ago. Martinez, with his distinctive gray beard and dark hair, spoke in public the day after a mentally ill young man killed six people and injured 14 others before killing himself. His rage and grief were hard to watch, but impossible to ignore.
  • Global Warming Activists Demand Media Stop Calling Unbelievers “Skeptics” [semi-satire]

    05/16/2015 9:50:23 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2015 | John Semmens
    The Citizen Engagement Laboratory (CEL) wants news outlets to stop using the term “skeptics” for those who question the global climate change meme. Instead, those who fail to adhere to the accepted view are to be universally referred to as “deniers.” CEL Director Ronald Deibert complained that “using the word ‘skeptic’ makes opposition to our theory of global climate change sound reasonable. It implies that their assertion that evidence is needed to prove that mankind is the source of climate change deserves a hearing. It implies that the science of global warming is not settled, that differing interpretations of the...
  • A Government That Breeds Contempt

    05/15/2015 2:23:54 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 11 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/15/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “The rights of private persons amongst democratic nations are commonly of small importance…the consequence is, that they are often sacrificed without regret, and almost always violated without remorse. But it happens that, at the same period and amongst the same nations in which men conceive a natural contempt for the rights of private persons, the rights of society at large are naturally extended and consolidated”, wrote Alexis De Tocqueville in Democracy In America. “In other words”, writes Tocqueville, “men become less attached to private rights just when it is most necessary to retain and defend what little remains of them.”...
  • Obama call to change ‘how the media reports’ raises concerns

    05/13/2015 3:10:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2015
    President Obama is taking heat for calling for changes in "how the media reports," during an anti-poverty event where he also took a swipe at Fox News. At the Georgetown University discussion on Tuesday, Obama lamented how, sometimes, the poor are cast as "sponges" who don't want to work. "I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu -- they will find folks who make me mad," Obama said. "I don't know where they find them. They're like, I don't want to work, I just want a free Obama phone...
  • Some Wisconsin protesters arrested amid demand for role in probes

    05/13/2015 4:03:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2015 | BY MARY REARDON
    Hundreds of people protested Wednesday in Wisconsin's capital and more than two dozen were arrested for blocking a road a day after a prosecutor ruled that a Madison police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed biracial teenager was justified. Brandi Grayson, co-founder of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition that organized the protest, said the group wanted community control over the hiring and firing of officers and a U.N. probe into racial disparities in Dane County and Wisconsin. "We don't have time-set goals. We understand the struggle for black liberation will be generational," Grayson said. Lakaya Horton, 13, of Madison,...
  • DHS Fails To Keep Track Of Number Of Illegals Allowed To Stay In U.S.

    05/13/2015 12:35:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2015 | by Chuck Ross
    The Department of Homeland Security does not maintain data on how many illegal immigrants it allows to stay in the U.S. through prosecutorial discretion — a failure that could have national security implications — the agency’s inspector general reported Wednesday. “The Department’s ability to accurately assess the results of policy decisions and make needed changes is important given its modified approach to immigration enforcement,” wrote inspector general John Roth. Though the Obama administration has implemented new policies that rolled back immigration enforcement through executive action and expanded the use of prosecutorial discretion, “the policies did not include a requirement to...
  • OBAMA RIPS FOX: ‘WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE HOW THE MEDIA REPORTS

    05/13/2015 4:24:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 97 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 5/12/15 | John Nolte
    .....Speaking of Fox News, the poor, and the way GOP leaders think, Obama said, [W]e’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues.” Here is the full transcript: I think that the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant venue. They will find folks who make me...
  • If migrant kids leave detention, moms would stay behind, Justice Dept. says

    05/12/2015 3:05:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | May 12, 2015 | BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
    Federal officials are threatening to split up mothers and children if they’re forced to dismantle three family detention centers holding nearly 1,000 migrant women and children, most of whom said they fled violence in Central America. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers will try to negotiate a way to keep the facilities open after a federal court in California concluded that the Obama administration’s use of family detention centers violates an 18-year-old court settlement regarding the detention of migrant children. Federal attorneys acknowledged the family detention system could collapse if the ruling stands. The practice of family detention has reached a...
  • Obama’s Crackdown on Dissent Has Made Conservatives a Little Paranoid — and Rightly [Read this]

    05/11/2015 2:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 11, 2015 | David French
    The year is 2023, and President Ted Cruz is ending the second of his contentious terms in the Oval Office. While his policies have been controversial — for example, undoing major social legislation (Obamacare) without a single Democratic vote — his administration’s continual expressions of hostility toward dissent have finally proved intolerable to millions of Americans. Liberal grievances date back to 2017, the first year of Cruz’s administration, when his Department of Homeland Security issued a report declaring that fears about economic stagnation and inequality combined with liberal hatred of a conservative Latino could foster left-wing extremism. Specifically, failure to...
  • None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through 1st round

    05/11/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 9, 2015
    None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through first round: officials BY Rachelle Blidner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, May 9, 2015, 5:24 PM The first-ever female soldiers allowed to train to be Army Rangers did not make it through the first round of the course, officials said Friday. Eight women and 101 men who made it through the first tests of the 20-day Crawl Phase will have to try again to pass the last few at one of the toughest soldier training schools, officials said.
  • Will discovery reveal more bombshell information about ‘rogue’ GAB?

    05/10/2015 8:02:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-7-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The state Supreme Court is weighing several key questions related to Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigation, including whether the stalled probe will be allowed to resume. But testimony is now being taken in another John Doe-related lawsuit that could further shine light on the abuses perpetrated by the prosecutors and their partners at the state Government Accountability Board. In December, following the release of bombshell documents that exposed the GAB as a rogue agency fixated on its “parallel” probe into Wisconsin conservatives and the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker, the attorney for plaintiffs in the lawsuit against...
  • Baltimore to Be the Home of the First National Police Force Obama Promised

    05/09/2015 8:23:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 72 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 5/7/2015 | Steven Ahle
    (You will hear and obey me) Baltimore will soon be the first national police force that Obama promised and Al Sharpton has been promoting. (I’m waiting for the IRS to announce they made a mistake and instead of owing taxes, Sharpton has a 20 million dollar refund coming) For a while it looked like Ferguson would hold this distinction after Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder announced that the police force there was racist, but they weren’t willing to roll over. Obama will force it on them eventually, but Baltimore will be the first. The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has...
  • Obama's Land Grab Opens Path For Cartels, Illegals

    05/22/2014 10:09:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    <p>Land Grab: The Bureau of Land Management plans a Bundy-like seizure of New Mexico land for a national monument that will restrict Border Patrol access and provide an open corridor for drug and human traffickers.</p> <p>In August 2002, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Ranger Kris Eggle was killed in the line of duty. Allegedly the killers were drug smugglers crossing through the Arizona park, which shares a border with Mexico. Since Eggle's death, Organ Pipe has been called the most dangerous park in America.</p>
  • Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender

    06/07/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 7, 2012
    Property Rights: Few have heard of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that tosses property rights aside. But Alabama has, and it recently secured a victory as important as that over union power in Wisconsin. After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's stunning triumph over the excesses and abuses of public-sector unions, the London Telegraph's James Delingpole, an indefatigable opponent of global warming fraud, opined in a piece titled, "How Wisconsin And Alabama Helped Save The World," that we should take note of "an equally important but perhaps less well-publicized victory won in the Alabama House and Senate over the...
  • Texas Messes with Agenda 21

    05/08/2015 8:12:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/8/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Texas is larger than most countries in the United Nations, some not much bigger than the postage stamps they print for collectors, but each with a vote that can cancel ours out. Texas is about to a vote against the U.N.’s sovereignty-destroying Agenda 21, so named because it claims to be setting a “sustainable growth” agenda for the 21st century. Agenda 21 is in fact a global power grab similar to climate-change treaties like the Kyoto Protocol. It uses the imaginary threat of unsustainable growth which allegedly threatens to plunder the planet’s finite resources, like climate change allegedly threatens planetary...
  • The IRS vs. The Church

    04/27/2015 9:33:46 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups prior to the 2012 election was an unconscionable abuse of power for which accountability and punishment have been noticeably absent. But this was and is not the only use by the Obama administration of the power to tax to attempt to destroy its political opponents. The IRS is also involved in targeting what President Obama has called “less than loving” Christians through the mandates of ObamaCare and its attack on the free exercise of religion through the attempted coercion of mandated health insurance coverage This administration’s war on religion is...
  • Ted Cruz: Why I voted YES for Corker Iran bill

    05/07/2015 3:55:30 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 226 replies
    TheRightscoop ^ | 5/7/2015 | RightScoop
    Cruz- “This bill was a missed opportunity. If Congress had acted to defend our constitutional authority – if Congress had adopted the Cruz-Toomey amendment – then we would be able to stop a bad Iran deal. Instead, the odds are now overwhelming that under these ground rules President Obama will negotiate, and Congress will acquiesce to, a terrible deal that allows Iran to acquire nuclear weapons and will endanger the lives of millions of Americans and our allies. “I voted no on cloture because we should have insisted on amendments to put real teeth in this bill. Ultimately, I voted...
  • Role of government powers at issue in pension case

    05/07/2015 7:32:46 AM PDT · by redreno
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 05/06/2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers' unions on Wednesday while one justice wondered if the state had engaged in a "bait and switch." The state Supreme Court probed whether the state has a contractual obligation to pay what it agreed to in a 2011 pension overhaul law and tried to get lawyers from both sides to explore whether such a finding would represent an overstepping of the courts' role and put it in the middle of the state budget process every...
  • Republican areas designated 'hostile' for military training (Jade Helm

    05/05/2015 9:33:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | May 05, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The urban legends about black helicopters, clandestine military camps, tunnels underneath major airports, secret cabals, hidden detention camps, trains loaded with caskets and body bags and the like were around long before the Internet. The Web just made them easier and quicker to reproduce. One of the tea-party organizations even has reported an anonymous claim there were train cars moving around the country with prison-like shackles installed. Most people dismiss such reports as hyperbole. Fiction. The fretting of nutcases. But now there are powerful new forces aligning with those who are suspicious of the federal government, doubt the official...
  • President Censors Film Coverage of Outing [semi-satire]

    05/05/2015 12:47:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2015 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama’s surprise visit to the Teaism Cafe near the White House inspired Time Magazine reporter Zeke Miller to video tape the event. However, the president didn’t want to be taped and ordered Miller to put away his camera. Miller meekly complied. Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that “certainly, as the most powerful man on the planet, President Obama has the right to decide which of his activities will or won’t be recorded. He is under no obligation to permit random observations and disclosures of his activities if it doesn’t please him to do so.” A disappointed Miller rued...
  • E.P.A. Carbon Emissions Plan Could Save Thousands of Lives, Study Finds

    05/05/2015 10:35:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2015 | By SABRINA TAVERNISE and CORAL DAVENPORT
    New carbon emissions standards that were proposed last year for coal-fired power plants in the United States would substantially improve human health and prevent more than 3,000 premature deaths per year, according to a new study. The study, led by researchers at Syracuse and Harvard Universities, used modeling to predict the effect on human health of changes to national carbon standards for power plants. Researchers calculated that the changes in the E.P.A. rule could prevent 3,500 premature deaths a year and more than 1,000 heart attacks and hospitalizations from air-pollution-related illness. Charles T. Driscoll, a professor of environmental systems engineering...
  • Santa Rosa Junior College’s ‘Dream Center’ aims to help undocumented students

    05/05/2015 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Santa Rosa Press-Democrat ^ | May 4, 2015 | BY LORI A. CARTER
    To U.S. citizens, state and federal laws can be dizzying. To someone here without legal documentation, it can be far worse: intimidating, frightening and limiting. Santa Rosa Junior College’s new Dream Center, which marked its grand opening Monday, aims to become a safe, supportive, one-stop shop for undocumented students and potential students as they explore their educational future. There are more than 900 undocumented students at SRJC, some of whom didn’t know they weren’t American citizens until they began to think about higher education. They hail from Mexico, Canada, China and even Russia, school officials said. Enrollment at the college...
  • Garfield County officials: BLM sage-grouse plans take turn for worse ( Colorado and )

    05/05/2015 9:34:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | May 4, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Garfield County officials said Monday the Bureau of Land Management is considering even-stricter measures to protect greater sage-grouse than previously contemplated, rather than listening to concerns the county and others have raised. As a cooperating agency, the county got an advance look Friday at the revised proposal the agency is now considering. “It is very dramatic in terms of the changes (from a draft BLM proposal) that are being proposed,” Fred Jarman, the county’s community development director, told county commissioners Monday. Jarman and Garfield Commissioner Tom Jankovsky said the proposed measures are the result of directives coming from Washington, D.C....
  • Police Towing Hundreds of Cars Now For Obama Fundraser

    05/04/2015 2:18:02 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 103 replies
    Eyewitness account ^ | 5/4/2015 | Diogenez
    Police are in the process of towing hundreds of cars in the West Village section of New York to clear the way for an Obama fundraiser at the townhouse of "Sex & the City" star, Sarah Jessica Parker. Anna Wintour of The Devil Wears Parda hatefulness will host. Expected guests: Justin Timberlake, Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Hilfiger. Several blocks west of Greenwich Ave. to the river are being cleared of cars and lined with metal barricades. Hundreds of "special detail" police are to run interferencefor the $40,000 per plate event. Cost to taxpayers - an estimated $2.5 to $3 Million.
  • The Moral of Caesar [The Republic Was Dead Already]

    05/04/2015 3:59:48 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 21 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | May 2015 | Roger Kimball
    Caesar's death was more than the end of an extraordinary life; it was the end of an era. Karl Theodor von Piloty, The Murder of Caesar (1865), oil on canvas “No country was ever saved by good men,” Horace Walpole once observed, “because good men will not go to the length that may be necessary.” I thought often of Walpole’s remark while reading Barry Strauss’s thrilling account of the assassination of Julius Caesar, which is full of robust men going to incarnadine lengths. [snip] I have always been slightly puzzled about what exactly Caesar did to rouse the murderous fury...
  • In U.S. Schools, Undocumented Youths Strive to Adjust

    05/04/2015 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Education Week ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Corey Mitchell
    Washington -- Kevin faced a traumatic journey to the United States in search of a better life. The 19-year-old undocumented immigrant from El Salvador faced yet another set of challenges when he arrived in the United States last year and enrolled in school. The teenager is one of 200 students enrolled in the first-year International Academy for English-language learners at the District of Columbia's Cardozo Education Campus, a school-within-a-school for students who arrived in the United States within the past 18 months. The struggles and successes of Cardozo's recently arrived students and English-learners provide a peek into the experiences of...
  • Our cops will be re-learning policing, just not the how the Left expects

    05/04/2015 10:00:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Associated Press is asking whether our police will change the way they deliver service to the people of the cities and towns they patrol. The answer is a definite Yes and No. Yes they will; but No; those who will be watching won’t perceive the difference. Police work requires the continual processing of data drawn from your surroundings. What a police officer sees and does not see is far more subjective than those who have never done a tour in a radio car can possibly imagine. As a patrol officer you process information constantly and on some days make...
  • Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’

    05/04/2015 5:20:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’ implemented by president BY: Elizabeth Harrington May 4, 2015 5:00 am The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention. President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray. However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the...
  • Racing Toward A Police State

    05/03/2015 9:49:21 AM PDT · by walford · 10 replies
    LinkedIn Pulse ^ | Apr 30, 2015 | Alan Scholl
    Time is running out.  The American people had better get a clue, and acquire an education about what is REALLY happening all around them. Obama is a thug who will NOT voluntarily give up his "throne". Remember all the talk and rhetoric about a "third term?" Maybe they're planning an "unelected third term." Consider: *  We have a sitting 2nd term President whose campaign started in the living room of a former leader of America's most violent and notorious Marxist revolutionary group, Bill Ayers.  *Ayers group, Weather Underground, bombed federal buildings, attacked police stations, and planned the extermination of 25...
  • Kerry Wishes US Had Its Own Ayatollah [semi-satire]

    05/01/2015 10:58:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Admitting that he's feeling some frustration over possible Congressional interference with the agreement with Iran that he's been working on for most of this year, Secretary of State John Kerry avowed that "it would be a lot easier if we had our own Ayatollah—someone whose say so was the final word." "It's an uneven playing field," Kerry complained. "Iran's supreme leader can just issue an edict and everyone in the Iranian government has to go along. President Obama doesn't have this luxury. He can issue an edict, but still has to put up with the possibility that Congress will tamper...
  • The Tyranny of One Man's Opinion

    04/30/2015 1:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Thomas Cromwell was the principal behind-the-scenes fixer for much of the reign of King Henry VIII. He engineered the interrogations, convictions and executions of many whom Henry needed out of the way, including his two predecessors as fixer and even the king's second wife, Queen Anne. When Cromwell's son, Gregory, who became sickened as he watched his father devolving from counselor to monster, learned that an executioner for the queen had been sent for from France a week before her conviction, he asked his father what the purpose of her trial was if the king had preordained the queen's guilt...
  • State threatening anti-Common Core parents with jail? Fight over federalized testing escalates

    04/29/2015 5:12:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/29/15 | Bob Unruh
    Parents in South Carolina who are part of a nationwide revolt against Common Core say they are being threatened with “criminal accountability” if they prevent their children from taking the tests required by the controversial educational-standards program. Tamra Hood, a member of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education, said the state Education Department’s chief Operating officer, Elizabeth Carpentier, warned parents could spend 30 days in jail if even a single day of testing is missed, Breitbart News reported. In addition, Hood said Carpentier warned that groups that encourage parents to refuse the Common Core-aligned tests could be charged with aiding...
  • EXPERT: Up To 400K Children Born To Illegal Immigrants In U.S. Annually, One In 10 Births

    04/29/2015 1:29:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 29, 2015 | by Caroline May
    Approximately 350,000 to 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. each year. Due to current policy, all automatically become U.S. citizens, Center for Immigration Studies legal policy analyst Jon Feere testified before a House panel Wednesday. “To put this in perspective this means that one out of 10 births in the U.S. is to an illegal immigrant mother,” Freere said at a House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing titled “Birthright Citizenship: Is It The Right Policy For America?” He explained that, regardless of the foreign allegiance and/or illegal status of the parents, their children, if...
  • Cleveland City Council: Gun Control Needed Whether It Works or Not [semi-satire]

    04/29/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley (D) urged fellow council members to pass a sweeping gun-control ordinance despite doubts that it would be effective or enforceable. “Will this measure stop gun violence?” Kelley asked. “Probably not, but it is important that we pass it as a reflection of our values.” A key provision of the new ordinance is that it prohibits carrying a concealed deadly weapon or handgun, unless the person is a police officer or a bonafide criminal. Kelley conceded that “this provision might seem paradoxical, but we feel it greatly simplifies and clarifies the situation. If you are...
  • The Seven Key Ways that Redefining Marriage Brings About the Decline of America

    Many people think that the resistance to redefining marriage stems from a desire to be unfair to homosexuals. It doesn’t. Resistance mainly comes from the knowledge that when the State redefines marriage then this harms the ability of heterosexuals to get married and stay married. And if redefinition harms the ability of heterosexuals to get married and stay married then children suffer. And if children suffer then society finds itself facing more social problems and financial debt. The USA declines.
  • The Blue-City Model

    04/29/2015 6:13:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | April 28, 2015
    The Blue-City Model Baltimore shows how progressivism has failed urban America. April 28, 2015 You’re not supposed to say this in polite company, but what went up in flames in Baltimore Monday night was not merely a senior center, small businesses and police cars. Burning down was also the blue-city model of urban governance. Nothing excuses the violence of rampaging students or the failure of city officials to stop it before Maryland’s Governor called in the National Guard. But as order starts to return to the streets, and the usual political suspects lament the lack of economic prospects for the...