Fox News – by Dan Springer
David Hastings is a rare American. This long-time hybrid car owner from Oregon wants to pay higher taxes for roads and bridges and says the current 30 cents per gallon state gas tax barely affects him.
“I’ve been free-loading on the highways for 20 years driving electric cars or hybrid cars, getting at least 40 miles to the gallon. So I haven’t been paying my share,” Hastings said. Continue reading
The creator of the YouTube channel The Junkyard News was capturing images of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department station in Lake Forest, CA recently, and he had happened to bring along his UAV to the shoot.
But before he could get the aircraft off the ground, he was approached by deputies, who had some questions for him. Continue reading
Daily Mail – by Kieran Corcoran
Research into the yawning gap between regular American families and the nation’s highest earners has found that the average household would be earning $156,000 a year by now if their fortunes had risen at the same rate as the richest.
Newly-released figures show that since 1979, the top one per cent of earners have seen their incomes increase by some 150 per cent. Continue reading
Breitbart – by Caroline May
A record 93,626,000 people were not participating in the workforce in June, according to new figures released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The BLS defines people outside the labor force as those ages 16 and older who are neither employed nor have “made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week.” Continue reading
Breitbart – by Daniel Nussbaum
COSTA MESA, CA – Political commentator and author Ann Coulter was signing copies of her new book Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole at a Barnes and Noble Tuesday night when the calm was shattered by protesters inside the store.
As dozens of fans waited their turn to have a book signed, several people rose from the tables in the adjacent Starbucks and began bellowing slogans: Continue reading
Breitbart – by Caroline May
Each day some 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were detained illegally entering the U.S. during the month of May, according to CNS News.
Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) data obtained by CNS for the month of July show that 3,965 children were detained in May— representing the single month with the highest level of UAC apprehensions this fiscal year.
The level of UAC illegal immigration to the U.S. is lower than the record highs of last year, but still much higher than years prior. As of June 1, Border Patrol had apprehended nearly 23,000 UACs at the Southwest border. Continue reading
China has almost finished building a 3,000-meter-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show.
A U.S. military commander had told Reuters in May that the airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef could be operational by year-end, although the June 28 images suggest that could now be sooner. Continue reading
California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill striking the word “lynching” from a 1933 law that used the term to describe the crime of trying to take someone from police custody.
The bill, which passed unanimously in the state legislature last week, followed outrage over the arrest of African-American activist Maile Hampton on a charge of felony lynching during a “Black Lives Matter” demonstration in Sacramento in January. Continue reading
Citing the historic Supreme Court ruling recently legalizing same-sex marriage, a Montana man has applied for a second marriage license that, if granted, would sanction the relationship he has with two wives.
Polygamist Nathan Collier, 46, officially applied for a marriage license for his second wife, Christine, on Tuesday at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings, the Associated Press reported. He married his first wife, Victoria, back in 2000. Continue reading
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New York Times – by Andy Newman and James Estrin
Some of the most curious costumes worn along the parade route belonged to protesters.
Behind a barricade, a group of men wore the fringed Jewish prayer garment known as the tzitzit and held up anti-gay signs bearing the logo of a group calling itself the Jewish Political Action Committee. Continue reading
The Guardian – by Alan Yuhas
Facing a crisis of monumental proportions at home, tens of thousands of people are fleeing a Caribbean island in search of a better life in the United States only to find hardship and struggle on American shores. Their stories sound like those of millions of migrants – poverty at home, where the economy lies in tatters – but they differ from millions of others: they’re already American.
Unable to pay its $73bn debt, Puerto Rico has begun rationing water, closing schools and watching its healthcare system collapse and 45% of its people living in poverty. Emigration to the mainland has accelerated in recent years, activists say, and data shows that from 2003 to 2013 there was a population swing of more than 1.5 million people. Continue reading
All Gov – by Noel Brinkerhoff, Steve Straehley
Police in the United States have fatally shot 124 mentally ill people so far this year, according toThe Washington Post.
The Post found that the vast majority of the 124 were armed, but in most cases, the officers weren’t responding to reports of a crime, but to calls from relatives, neighbors or others who said a mentally fragile person was behaving erratically, including 50 victims who said they wanted to kill themselves. And many of those who were armed didn’t have firearms, but toy guns, knives or other implements that are less lethal than a gun. Continue reading