A consortium of plaintiffs led by 54 of Colorado’s 62 elected county sheriffs filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state Friday in an effort to overturn two new gun control bills that are set to go into effect on July 1.
The plaintiffs have in their sights one law that effectively bans all firearm magazines, and one that requires a background check for every gun transfer when the gun will be [...]
May 17, 2013
Activists demanding the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison have marked the 100th day of a hunger strike there by submitting a petition to the White House containing some 370,000 signatures.
A group of activists wearing orange jumpsuits and black hoods like those used on detainees at Guantanamo Bay gathered outside the White House on Friday to call for the immediate closure of the controversial jail.
“Immoral, illegal, ineffective,” [...]
Developing, police in LA are evacuating a neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles and have found multiple liquid explosive devices
Multiple explosives found in Palms apartment
A routine traffic stop led to the discovery of more than a dozen explosives in an apartment in Palms Wednesday morning.
Police find possible explosives at Los Angeles apartment
Los Angeles police have discovered potential explosive devices in an apartment complex and are combing the area.
Officer Diana Figueroa [...]
White House press secretary Jay Carney had a tough week last week concluding with an absolutely deplorable press conference wherein he continued to spin totally unbelievable yarns about the administration’s talking points regarding Benghazi.
This led George Will to say on ABC’s This Week Sunday that Carney’s “usefulness to this administration is diminishing rapidly” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/05/12/george-will-jay-carneys-usefulness-administration-diminishing-rapidly#ixzz2TBUZHHqN
Dennis Rodman says he’s returning to North Korea in August to visit his friend, the country’s totalitarian leader Kim Jong Un and hopes to be influential to getting US citizen Kenneth Bae released from his jail term.
In comments to TMZ, the former Bulls forward suggested his March trip may have led to an easing of tensions, asking whether Kim Jong Un eventually “put the missiles back in storage.”
Two weeks ago we reported about one of the biggest daily withdrawals of eligible gold from the JPM gold vault, it not on an absolute basis, then certainly on a relative, when in one day over 260k ounces of gold were withdrawn, leaving a record low 141.6k ounces, or just over 4 tons of gold in the vault. Subsequently, we tracked the daily additions and withdrawals of gold from the vault to [...]
The Worst Unemployment Crisis In History Is Unfolding Right Now
At 27.2%, Spain is suffering the worst unemployment rate in modern history.
Spain is tied with Greece, and is worse than the approximately 25% unemployment rate that the U.S. saw during The Great Depression.
The causes, by now, are familiar — the end of a massive, bubble-fueled construction boom in 2008 led to spiraling unemployment and a deep recession, wreaking havoc on the [...]
Five United States troops were killed Saturday by an attack involving an improvised explosive device, the NATO-led security force in the country said.
50 mph winds, 6% humidity, 90+ degrees F conditions at the moment. Community college campus threatened, multiple area evacuated.
A wind-whipped brush fire between Camarillo and Newbury Park has grown to 6,500 acres, led to evacuation orders in Newbury Park and CSU Channel Islands, and destroyed several agricultural buildings.
Sen. Marco Rubio acknowledged Tuesday on a conservative radio talk show that the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform bill won’t likely pass the Republican-led House.
The comments from Rubio, perhaps the most influential congressional Republican on immigration, illustrate the challenges facing the prospects for reform after months of private negotiations by a bipartisan coalition of senators produced a wide-ranging, 844-page bill.
“The bill that’s in place right now probably can’t pass [...]
When it happens, it happens fast. Faster than the courts can keep up with.
Child killing prompts order for “shelter-in-place”
VALLEY SPRINGS – A manhunt in Valley Springs led to a shelter in place order following the death of a 9-year-old child.
Multiple law enforcement agencies combed the area Saturday afternoon for a suspect believed to be armed and dangerous, described as a white or Latino male, with longer gray hair, 6 feet tall [...]
Gold slump has wiped $560 billion from the value of central bank reserves after its price dropped 13% in the last two days. Global investors are switching to equities in a bid to generate income.
Central banks own 19% of all gold mined (some 31,694.8 metric tons) and are among the major losers from the asset price slump, according the World Gold Council in London. Global investors have sold gold to [...]
Scientists led by Prof David Ginsburg of the University of Michigan’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute inhibited the action of a gene responsible for transporting a protein that interferes with the ability of the liver to remove cholesterol from the blood in mice. Trapping the destructive protein where it couldn’t harm receptors responsible for removing cholesterol preserved the liver cells’ capacity to clear plasma cholesterol from the blood, but did not [...]
LYNN (CBS) – Lynn Police are warning students not to play a kicking game that has led to criminal charges against at least one student. The game is called “Big Booting.”
“One student would walk behind an unsuspecting student and kick them in the back of the head,” says Lynn Police Lt. Chris Kelly.
April 2, 2013
A group of leading scientists has urged President Obama’s advisers to investigate the ethical issues raised by a decision to create a highly infectious strain of bird-flu virus that could be transmitted easily between people.
The scientists, who include a former UK Government chief scientist and a Nobel laureate, said that it is “morally and ethically wrong” to create a new type of influenza virus in the laboratory [...]
An explosion ripped apart the cashpoint in a petrol station in a quiet Hampshire village, shaking homes, on Sunday morning and showering the floor with money.
Now police have warned people using cashpoints to beware of wires and cables leading to them which may be connected to a bomb.
On the continent the number of cases of explosions being used to open cash machines has risen sharply in recent years, and has [...]
European leaders meeting in Brussels were met with protests against austerity as they try to work out a way to tackle the debt crisis crippling the Eurozone. Some of the protestors were arrested by police.
Thousands of protestors in Brussels were also demanding that EU leaders bring austerity measures to a close and focus on boosting growth and reducing unemployment.
The protests were led by the European Trade Union Association, and the [...]
“Assault” weapons my ass…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee approved an assault weapons ban on a party-line vote Thursday that signaled how difficult it will be for the proposal to survive in the full Senate.
The Democratic led Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill on a 10-8 vote after rejecting a series of Republican amendments aimed at exempting victims of sexual abuse, people living along the Southwest border and others from [...]
Few would have predicted the Vatican would beat the International Monetary Fund in electing a non-European as its leader. The considerations that reportedly led to the selection as Pope of Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio will resonate well with those who feel the IMF has been increasingly short-sighted in holding on to an outdated nationality-based approach for selecting its managing director. Read more
In case you missed what happened yesterday, because it was not covered by the Mainstream Media, Senator Rand Paul led a 12 hour filibuster of CIA Nominee John Brennan, after the White House refused to say they don’t have the authority to kill American Citizens on American Soil.
In what should have had 100% support by every member of the Senate, only managed to garner the support of a handful of [...]
Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters Saturday in support of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin following one of the biggest manhunts in recent memory.
Protesters told the Los Angeles Times they didn’t support Dorner’s deadly methods, but objected to police corruption and brutality, and believed Dorner’s claims of racism and unfair [...]
In what may be the first full digital storm panic, federal, state and business officials worried about the snow headed for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast have taken to Twitter warn that a potential disaster is coming.
Bank of America led the frenzy. “Winter Storm #Nemo may bring 2 feet of #snow to New England late Fri & Sat. Prepare now – make sure you have plenty of cash on hand.”
January 28, 2013
French-led troops surrounded Mali’s fabled desert city of Timbuktu Monday after seizing its airport in a lightning advance against Islamists who have been driven from key northern strongholds.
French paratroopers swooped in to block any fleeing Islamists while ground troops coming from the south seized the airport in the ancient city which has been one of the bastions of the extremists who have controlled the north for 10 months.
An unprecedented $14trn (£8.8trn) greening of the global economy is the only way to ensure long-term sustainable growth, according to a stark warning delivered to political and business leaders as they descended on the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday.
Only a sustained and dramatic shift to infrastructure and industrial practices using low-carbon technology can save the world and its economy from devastating global warming, according to a Davos-commissioned alliance led [...]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career during an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported late Friday.
The interview, scheduled to be taped Monday and broadcast Thursday night on the Oprah Winfrey Network, will be conducted at Armstrong’s home in Austin, Texas.
Citing an anonymous source, USA Today reported that the disgraced cyclist plans to admit using performance-enhancing drugs, but likely will not [...]
Parts of Britain could see temperatures drop as low as -15C next week, as a cold front which will last until February sweeps the country.
Weeks of mild weather, which has led to spring flowers blooming early in many parts of the country, will be replaced with freezing temperatures and icy winds that could even bring snow.
Clear skies and sunshine will precede a widespread frost later this week, with temperatures plunging [...]
The fears of major health organizations have come true: Gonorrhea that is immune to the last remaining effective oral antibiotic has been detected in at least nine North American patients, meaning the era of “incurable” gonorrhea could be close.
In a study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a group of scientists led by Vanessa Allen of Public Health Ontario, found that 6.7 percent of patients with [...]
Jan 6, 2013
The US Defense Department has prepared plans for a smaller presence in Afghanistan after the White House insisted on examining the option of leaving fewer troops in the country after 2014 than was initially proposed, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The newspaper said the plans now prepared by the Pentagon call for leaving roughly 3,000, 6,000 or 9,000 US troops in the country.
Those troops would launch strikes against militants [...]
On top of analyzing what I think will be the best 2013 dividend stocks (30 stock analyses in this book), my research over the Holidays led me to create a list of 96 US dividend stocks. This exhaustive list has been created based on specific metrics. I’m using dividend filters described in Dividend Growth Freedom Through Passive Income. These metrics have been proven to combine both dividend and capital growth [...]
Two former executives at an Icelandic bank which collapsed in the 2008 financial meltdown were sentenced to jail on Friday for fraud which led to a 53 million euro loss, in the first major trial of Icelandic bankers linked to the crisis.
All three of the small North Atlantic island’s top banks collapsed in quick succession in October 2008 due to big debts incurred during a rapid overseas expansion.
Glitnir was the [...]
In the wake of last Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children and seven others, President Barack Obama is expected to announce today the formation of a gun violence task force led by Vice President Joe Biden.
The White House announced earlier this morning that Obama “will deliver a statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room about the policy process the administration will pursue in the [...]
December 3, 2012
When the group Jabhat al Nusra first claimed responsibility for car and suicide bombings in Damascus that killed dozens last January, many of Syria’s revolutionaries claimed that the organization was a creation of the Syrian government, designed to discredit those who opposed the regime of President Bashar Assad and to hide the regime’s own brutal tactics.
Nearly a year later, however, Jabhat al Nusra, which U.S. officials believe has [...]