[LATIMES] Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President B.O. act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.
Jewell said the logjam on Capitol Hill has created a conservation backlog, and she warned that the B.O. regime would not "hold its breath forever" waiting for politicians to act.
"The president will not hesitate," Jewell said in an interview in the Socialist paradise of San Francisco
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Your car, home, or farm.... really are not yours, you didn't make them.
No, I didn't, I BOUGHT THEM, with the sweat of my brow (Through exchange with Your Cash), they ARE mine, and you have no right to take them.
As for my solar system, I Built that, so there.
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
11/13/2013 8:28 Comments ||
Even in Alabama, so called off-grid homeowner solar systems create a nondependent footprint, contribute to global warming, and represent unfair tax loopholes. Your estimated energy tax savings should be immediately reported to the IRS as earned income for appropriate collection action. This is your last warning !
[BALTIMORESUN] Baltimore experienced a nearly 5 percent increase in traffic accidents from 2009 to 2012 -- a four-year span during which the city rolled out and ramped up its network of now-idle speed cameras, according to state police.
Accidents rose from 19,792 in 2009 to 20,718 in 2012, the city's highest total in nine years. Over those four years the city issued more than 1.5 million of the $40 tickets, with a stated purpose of improving safety by getting drivers to slow down in areas around schools.
City transportation spokeswoman Adrienne Barnes played down the increase. She noted that crashes fell from 2009 to 2010 (by almost 4 percent), before rising. Speed camera enforcement began in November 2009, making 2010 the first full year with cameras. Barnes also said yearly city figures have not fluctuated much over the past 10 years.
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You'd like to change the results, wouldn't you, doesn't meet your plan.
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
11/13/2013 8:31 Comments ||
Current speed laws are like any other "zero tolerance" law - zero common sense.
Used to be the cop had to pace you, make a determination. Meant that good drivers rarely got tickets. Now they point their stupid little toy and get a max reading, which punishes good drivers disproportionately. Mousy 5 miles under scared of their own shadow driving is what current enforcement protocols reward. It's also the kind of driving that causes accidents.
And it doesn't help that police personnel policies prohibit hiring anyone with an above average IQ!
[FoxNews]The Urban League of Greater Dallas fired one person and suspended three others after a video from a conservative activist reportedly showed the workers encouraging health care applicants to lie.
An edited video was released Monday that seemingly shows so-called health care Navigators encouraging people to lie on forms signing up for health care to get better rates.
The video was released by Project Veritas, which was started by conservative activist James O'Keefe. O'Keefe gained notoriety for videos in 2009 that eventually brought down ACORN and was also tossed in the slammer Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try! in 2010 for attempting to bug the phones in the office of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu for a different project.
The Urban League said in a statement on Tuesday it "does not condone, nor would we ever sanction, misleading the public or any individual who seeks our assistance about any issue, and particularly in this case, an issue as critical as health care."
The Urban League said the person fired was a "part-time receptionist trainee" who was not authorized to speak on behalf of The Urban League or act as a Navigator and said it supports decertifying three "Navigators-in-training" in the video.
The Urban League also called for the unedited video of the incidents to be released. It said the undercover applicants were told the people they were speaking to were Navigators-in-training and "the full context of these comments is not reflected in the video."
WHy the mention of the "bugging" which was ultimately dropped? Good ol NR, seems to have completely abandoned any pretense at conservatism that isn't of the east coast elites - the Beltway-Broadway cocktail party crowd who likes to get approval from the press leftists
[BREITBART] The Restaurant Opportunities Center in New York has abruptly withdrawn as an Obamacare Navigator for New York state. In documents obtained by ROC Exposed under NY's Freedom of Information Act, ROC provides no explanation for suddenly pulling out of the program it had signed on to in April.
Curiously, ROC NY continues to advertise itself as a navigator on its website, telling site visitors even today that ROC is "here to help you navigate the options" and "help you and your family enroll" in a "low-cost or free health insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act."
ROC is a labor union front group established as a nonprofit "worker center," which allows it to skirt federal labor laws in its disruptive protests of non-union restaurants.
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[POLITICO] Incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan ...Niece of former senator and Florida governor Lawton Chiles, married to a transaction lawyer, who has a net worth between $10.7 million and $40 million. He is a former Democrat ward heeler, which explains a lot. She defeated the listless Elizabeth Dole in 2008... (D-N.C.) is near the top of national Republicans' target list for 2014 -- and a new poll shows her lead over her potential GOP challengers has all but evaporated.
Against state House Speaker Thom Tillis, Hagan leads by only 2 points, 44 percent to 42 percent, according to the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. She leads Rev. Mark Harris by 2 points as well, 43 percent to 41 percent, and nurse Heather Grant by 3 points, 43 percent to 40 percent.
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Key here is to figure out how to tie the hands of George Will and the rest of that bunch. They created and supported the spoiler candidate in VA that gave the VA Gov to the socialist economy believer McAullife, the ultimate Dem crony insider. Someone needs to take a Buford Pusser approach and pay them a visit with a bit of lumber.
[APNEWS.MYWAY] The nation's newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland. There wouldn't be civil unions for gay couples, legal recreational marijuana, new renewable energy standards, or limits on ammunition magazines.
After all, those were some of the reasons five counties on the state's Eastern Plains voted on Election Day to approve the creation of a 51st state in the first place.
Secession supporters know the votes were symbolic, designed to grab the attention of a Democratic-controlled Legislature. They say the vote results emphasize a growing frustration in conservative prairie towns with the more populous and liberal urban Front Range, which has helped solidify the Democrats' power.
"We can't outvote the metropolitan areas anymore, and the rural areas don't have a voice anymore," said Perk Odell, 80, a lifelong resident of Akron in Washington County, which voted to secede.
Meanwhile, not to be outdone by Long Island, or twas it Manhattan ...???
* NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO [NPR.org] > FORGET THE 50 STATES [57 States?], THE US IS REALLY ELEVEN NATIONS, AUTHOR SAYS.
To include most of upper Mexico = "EL NORTE", + CENTRAL CANADA TO HUDSON BAY.
* FREEREPUBLIC > [Lee Martell] FORGET PUERTO RICO [aka Castroite Cuba/Quba-lite]- ITS CLEAR THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD BECOME OUR 51ST STATE. OH YEAH!
* OTOH WORLD MILITARY FORUM > GLOBAL TIMES: PHILIPPINES' "MANILA TIMES": SCHOLAR SAYS PHILIPPINES SEAS + LUZON STRAITS CRUX/CENTER FOR CHINA'S NUCLEAR AMBITIONS IN EAST ASIA. PHILIPPINES HAS NO ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE [ASW] CAPABILITY, WHILE TAIWAN'S IS LIMITED.
* IIRC MARIANAS VARIETY > OP-ED: REUNIFICATION AND STATEHOOD FOR MARIANAS IS THE [final = ultimate] GOAL.-
The Urban party that can't create its own food, energy, reduce its own waste, and somehow moves all the icky stuff elsewhere (NIMBY). Katrina showed, it can't last more than two or three days without starting to implode when them rural thingies don't show up regularly.
80% of Colorado's Ag production is in those counties, as well as a majority of the petroleum production (including Nat Gas) in the state. They leave, all of a sudden they don't have liberals in Boulder and Denver tying their hands on enviro restrictions that are worse than Fed ones.
But the real change here is water rights - the Platte river feeds a lot of Denver's suburbs. And it gets diverted from Ag to do that. If this becomes a state, the Denver metro area will have to go hunting for water.
I hope they find a way to follow through on and leave the mob rule behind and put forth a government that is a republic.
[MIAMIHERALD] Politics aside, a president's gotta eat. Just ask Barack Obama, who was feted with a few fundraisers Friday. At the Pinecrest home of businesswoman/philanthropist Leslie Miller Saiontz, a 30-person dinner was catered by Chef David Catering, whose menu included Kobe hot dogs and tenderloin filet. Then there was the one at the Coral Gables home of personal injury attorney Ralph Patino, catered by Caffe Abbracci, where restaurant owner Nino Pernetti witnessed the Commander in Chief munching on pumpkin tartlette with crumbled amarettini cookies and miniature chocolate ganache cake. We're sure the fitness-conscious first lady has the treadmill all warmed up.
I read somewhere that real authentic 'Kobe' beef cannot be had outside of Japan. It's export outside of Japan is flat out illegal. If you get 'Kobe' beef in the U.S. it is probably not authentic - unless it was illegally obtained.
Not that that matters to Zero - he's about 'legalities'...
Obama walks out of the deli with a roast beef sandwich, large chips, ear of corn & a jumbo sausage. A poor homeless man sits near the door and says..... 'I've not eaten for two days.' Obama tells him, 'I wish I had your will power.'
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.