KOIN 6 News – by Jonathan J. Cooper
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.
A bill introduced on Thursday could begin moving through the Legislature as soon as next week.
Gun control advocates have tried for years to expand Oregon’s background check requirement. With expanded Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate following last year’s election, the bill now has much stronger prospects. Continue reading
Cassad – by Olexandr Mikhelson
When Crimea will ask to be accepted back into Ukraine (like, actually, it was in 1954 – due to hunger), the Ukrainians won’t celebrate this. Instead, they will roll up their sleeves and will start to repair everything that was broken by Moscow.
Like, actually, it was in 1954. Continue reading
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People in the USA, are being told by the U.S. government and media that global warming is man-made. If that is true, how can the government and media explain the high temperatures the earth has experienced in past years when there were far fewer people? Let us look back in the world’s history: for example, between roughly 900AD and 1350AD the temperatures were much higher than now. And, back then there were fewer people, no cars, no electric utilities, and no factories, etc. So what caused the earth’s heat? Could it be a natural occurrence? The temperature graph, shown below, shows the temperatures of the earth before Christ to 2040. Continue reading
Nutritional Anarchy – by Lisa Egan
If you live in Sweden, this is your lucky day!
favorite fast food leviathan is spreading its tentacles out of the garbage grub industry and into new territory. Alas, Swedes are the only ones who can get the goods right now.
Earlier this week, McDonald’s launched an online boutique featuring bed sheets, wallpaper, raincoats, rubber rain boots, a jacket for dogs, and (my personal favorite) thermal underwear emblazoned with Big Macs. Continue reading
You all know that we here at Nutritional Anarchy are adamantly opposed to toxic farming methods like the use of Round-Up killer.
But little did we know that it is apparently so safe you could drink an entire quart of it and live to tell the tale. Apparently according to a former Greenpeace-activist-turned-Monsanto-lobbyist (there’s gotta be a heck of a story in how that particular occupational transition occurred), it wouldn’t hurt you at all. (You can read Patrick Moore’s bio HERE, and wonder with us exactly how much it costs Monsanto to buy themselves their very own environmentalist.) Continue reading
Police have found a torn sick leave note for the date of the crashed Germanwings flight in the home of Andreas Lubitz, suspected of voluntarily bringing the plane down, Dusseldorf prosecutors say.
Prosecutors believe Lubitz could have been concealing his illness from the company.
“Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors,” said the Prosecutors’ Office in Dusseldorf, Reuters reports. Continue reading
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Declaring a reported kidnapping wasn’t a hoax, the attorney for California woman who went missing for two days says she has met with police and is cooperating with their investigation.
Denise Huskins met with Vallejo Police detectives for several hours Thursday “with the hope of clearing her name because she is absolutely, unequivocally, 100 percent, positively a victim,” attorney Doug Rappaport said. Continue reading
NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan’s trendy East Village as authorities reported that two people were still unaccounted for.
Nineteen people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. The police department hasn’t yet issued official missing-person’s reports on the two people who haven’t been located, the mayor’s office said. Continue reading
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Yahoo News – by Lindsay Dunsmuir
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents had alleged “sex parties” with prostitutes over several years, said a report published on Thursday and stemming from a review of allegations of misconduct by several DEA agents in Colombia.
The alleged parties were funded by local drug cartels, said the report by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, an agency internal watchdog. Continue reading
Badass of the Week
William Ewart Fairbairn is one of the most badass martial arts masters the world has ever seen. In addition to developing the basis for the martials arts systems used by cops and special forces across the globe, he also invented the SWAT Team, came up with the idea of riot police, invented the police officer’s tactical bullet-proof vest, and created the knife that was used by the SAS, Army Rangers, and Marine Raiders in World War II. He also survived over 600 non-training street fights in his lifetime as a police officer and was allegedly covered from face to ankle in scars from knife wounds he received in life-or-death battles with dirtbag criminal scumbags on the streets of Shanghai. Continue reading
TODAY IN HISTORY – March 27, 1915
How do you protect the public’s health at the same time you protect civil liberties of individuals? Case in point…….
In 1906 a recently hired cook of New York City banker, Charles Warren, prepared a meal for his family. The meal was a great success and the everyone relished every mouthful. But ten days later several of them became sick and feverish and were admitted to a hospital. It was found they had contracted a highly contagious disease, typhoid fever. Shortly afterward Warren called the New York City Dept. of Health. The department assigned Dr. George Soper to the case. Dr. Soper questioned the local residents, tested the water supply in the house, but everything was negative, it was a mystery. Dr. Soper continued his questioning and finally deduced that the culprit responsible for the outbreak was the hired cook, a Miss Mary Mallon. Continue reading
Breitbart – by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
Details in this week’s Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s report reveal only part of the story behind Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) abuse of his political office in 2012 and 2013. Through a brazen intervention, Reid ultimately forced the Department of Homeland Security to bend to his will in a way that benefited his political allies and family.
The report concluded that Reid pressured a compliant DHS official to override normal departmental procedures and rush through 230 EB-5 foreign visa applications, thereby freeing up $115 million the applicants invested in the SLS Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The report did not, however, reveal the now confirmed fact that the owner of that casino project had hired Reid’s son, Rory Reid, to provide legal representation for the project. Continue reading
The Weekly Standard
The top Democrat in the Senate, Harry Reid of Nevada, will not run for reelection. He made the announcement in a YouTube video: Continue reading
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and several others injured when a truck hit a beam on a highway bridge under construction above Interstate 35 in central Texas, causing a collapse that rained debris on vehicles, officials said.
The accident took place in Salado, about 50 miles (80 km) north of Austin, on the major highway that runs through the center of the United States from Texas to Minnesota.
At least three of the injuries are serious, said Texas State Trooper Harpin Myers, who also said there had been a fatality. Continue reading