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on August 13, 2014 in World News

The Militarization Of Police

The Militarization Of Police Police officers ride an armored vehicle as they patrol a street in Ferguson, Missouri, Aug. 11, 2014. While serving as a U.S. Marine on patrol in Afghanistan, we wore desert camouflage to blend in with our surroundings, carried rifles to shoot back when under enemy attack, and drove around in armored vehicles to ward off roadside bombs. We looked intimidating, but all of our vehicles and equipment had a clear purpose for combat against enemy forces. So why is this same gear being used on our city streets? On Saturday, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri,… View Article

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on August 13, 2014 in World News

More than 60% of Hondurans in USA Illegals

More than 60% of Hondurans in USA Illegals A staggering number of Hondurans in the United States are in the country illegally. According to Pew Research’s senior demographer Jeffrey Passel, “more than 60% of the 573,000 Honduran immigrants in the U.S. are” illegal, which is “a higher share than those from Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.” Pew estimates that “over half of Honduran immigrants currently living in the U.S. arrived in 2000 or later, and about a quarter since 2006.” Since October of last year, there have been at least 17,500 illegal immigrant juveniles from Honduras who have been apprehended… View Article

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on August 13, 2014 in World News

Sheriff David Clarke Beats Bloomberg’s Money

Sheriff David Clarke Beats Bloomberg’s Money, Defeats Anti-Gun Opponent With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Journal has Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) defeating challenger Milwaukee police lieutenant Chris Moews by nearly 5 percent. According to the Sentinel, Clarke garnered 56.8 percent of the vote to Moews’ 52.1. This percentage is slightly less than that with which Clarke won in 2000 — when he beat Moews by six points — but the August 12 victory comes after Michael Bloomberg dumped $150,000 into the race against Clarke. Other liberal groups, like the Greater Wisconsin Committee, funneled approximately $400,000… View Article

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on August 13, 2014 in World News

Illegal Immigrant Kills Family of 4

Illegal Immigrant Kills Family of 4 in High Speed Chase ABC 13 in Houston reports that a car accident that killed six people, including a family of four, was caused by a man who was believed to be in the country illegally. Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco fled from the police at up to 100 miles per hour after he was pulled over for a traffic violation, and ran a stop sign, causing him to crash into a family of four. The family, Ahuezoteco, and his passenger were are all killed in the accident. “Ahuezoteco had an outstanding felony warrant for...

Illegal Immigrant Kills Family of 4 in High Speed Chase ABC 13 in Houston reports that a car accident that killed six people, including a family of four, was caused by a man who was believed to be in...

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on August 13, 2014 in World News

Obama Hits the Golf Course… Again

Obama Hits the Golf Course… Again President Obama continues to enjoy his vacation by spending another afternoon at the golf course. The Presidential motorcade arrived at 12:56 pm on Tuesday at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, MA, according to the White House Press pool. His golfing partners today are longtime friend Eric Whitaker, Cy Walker and former Ambassador Ron Kirk. This is the third time President Obama has golfed since beginning his vacation, golfing both Saturday and Sunday at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, MA. His vacation golf partners have included retired football player Ahmad Rashad… View Article

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on August 12, 2014 in World News

First Nations’ land claims stall federal government sale plans

First Nations’ land claims stall federal government sale plans Oilsands pipelines and other natural resource projects aren’t the only ambitious initiatives being stymied in B.C. due to deepening uncertainty caused by unresolved aboriginal land claims. The Harper government’s plan to sell off billions in B.C.-based Crown assets has been stalled and in one instance thwarted by First Nation claims. Since taking office in 2006, the government has made clear its intention to dispose of three major assets in B.C. — the historic Sinclair Centre in downtown Vancouver, the Jericho Lands (one of Canada’s most valuable pieces of real estate, in… View Article

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on August 12, 2014 in World News

Veterans campaign against Conservatives

Veterans campaign against Conservatives A network of veterans across Canada is planning a co-ordinated campaign against the Conservative government during next year’s election. The plan was sparked in January by a disastrous meeting in Ottawa with Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino. In interviews, half a dozen organizers across four provinces say thousands of veterans will take part in the movement. The plan is similar to the ABC campaign — urging people to vote Anything But Conservative — waged by former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams. “When the election is called, you’re going to see some large fallout, believe me,”… View Article

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on August 10, 2014 in World News

Prison inmates take federal government to court over pay cuts

Prison inmates take federal government to court over pay cuts Suit says move to cut inmate pay violates Canada’s Charter of Rights and federal laws A group of inmates in Ontario is taking the federal government to court over its recent move to cut the pay they receive for prison work. Last October, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) slashed inmate pay rates by 30 per cent, claiming the money was to pay for room and board and the inmate phone system. The government said the move was to make inmates more accountable and would save the government about $4… View Article

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on August 10, 2014 in World News

Conservatives trail in 8 of 10 provinces

  Conservatives trail in 8 of 10 provinces The federal Liberals have held or expanded their lead in every part of the country, and have even made tentative inroads into Alberta, a large-sample survey shows. The Liberals lead in all regions except the Prairies, a point that does not augur well for the Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party. The poll of more than 2,600 Canadians of voting age, conducted between July 16 and 23, confirms earlier polling showing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party have pushed out to a profound lead. Moreover, Trudeau so far has managed to avoid being dragged… View Article

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on August 10, 2014 in World News

Gun owners correct Obama on Constitution

Gun owners correct Obama on Constitution White House ‘should not mislead the American people as to the true nature of 2nd Amendment’ President Obama has a long record of misquoting the nation’s founding documents, whether intentionally or accidentally, repeatedly leaving out “God” or “Creator.” Now the leaders of the activist group Gun Owners of America are correcting the commander in chief’s description of a provision in the U.S. Constitution. In an open letter to Obama, the organization contends a statement on the White House website referencing the Constitution is wrong. It states, “The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to… View Article

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