43 “Fast and Furious” guns found in Phoenix

July 7, 2011

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Not one, not two, but forty-three guns linked to the ATF’s “Fast and Furious” program were found during a traffic stop in Phoenix back in April.  Five people were arrested; four of which are “undocumented.” According to court paperwork, Phoenix Drug Enforcement Administration agents discovered the guns in mid-April. They pulled over a vehicle near 83rd […]

Posted in: Arizona

California institutes internet sales tax causing Amazon and Overstock to cut ties

July 1, 2011

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In an effort to bring in more revenue and fortify the deeply troubled California state coffers, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law effectively immediately requiring internet companies to collect a sales tax from residents of the state making online purchases.   The result?  Instead of compliance, one of the largest, if not the largest, internet business has said […]

Posted in: California, Economy, Taxes

ACLU targets Pinal County illegal immigrant detention center as “inhumane”

June 23, 2011

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Like the saying goes, “You know you’re over the target when you start taking flak,” and Sheriff Paul Babeu must be getting some good hits in against ‘immigration activists” lately.  Why do I say that?  Well, the ACLU, which has been known to support illegal immigrants ,  has issued a report criticizing the Pinal County Adult Detention […]

Posted in: Arizona

In search of……..Bin Laden’s body

June 12, 2011

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The story is from San Diego 6. So far, we’ve had “truthers” and “birthers.”  I guess this man could be called a “deather.” SAN DIEGO – A Fallbrook man set to retrieve Osama Bin Laden’s remains from an underwater grave speaks out about his endeavor.  67-year old Bill Warren is confident in his groups quest and […]

Posted in: War on Terror

Dress like a drug trafficker; it’s all the rage

June 11, 2011

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It’s both sad and sick at the same time. MEXICO CITY—”Narco Polo” is the new fashion trend sweeping lower-class neighborhoods in Mexico, inspired by seven high-ranking drug traffickers who were arrested over a three-month stretch wearing open-neck, short-sleeved jerseys with the familiar horseman-with-a-stick emblem. The polo shirts are becoming ubiquitous in street vendors’ stalls from […]

Posted in: Crime, Mexico

Shootout between U.S. law enforcement and drug smugglers across the Rio Grande

June 10, 2011

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Nothing says the border is more secure than ever  than having drug smugglers fire at law enforcement after being chased back to Mexico across the Rio Grande: WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say about 300 rounds were fired during a shootout across the Rio Grande between U.S. law enforcement and suspected drug runners. But they say only about six came […]

Gabrielle Giffords “is not close to returning to congress” at this time; Update: First photos of Giffords released since shooting

June 10, 2011

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Gabrielle Giffords’ chief of staff has revealed more details about the representative’s condition at this point in her recovery.  No decision has been made on whether Giffords will run for re-election yet because the final deadline isn’t until May of next year.  But if she was to stay in her present condition, the odds of taking another […]

Two new elements added to the periodic table

June 9, 2011

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For all you fellow science nerdy nerds out there, here’s to filling in a couple of spots of the periodic chart: They exist for only seconds at most in real life, but they have gained immortality in chemistry: two new elements have been added to the periodic table. The elements were recognized by an international committee […]

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Mexico asks Texas to lighten up on those nasty border travel warnings

June 8, 2011

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Laughable. Mexico is asking Texas to let up on those pesky travel alerts which make their country look so dangerous that it ends up discouraging American visitors from going south and spending their dollars.  In a nutshell, it seems Mexico wants Texas to stop speaking truth to power:  Mexico is asking Texas authorities to tone down […]

Posted in: Mexico, Texas

Ouch! Largest percentage of unemployed in California have been out of work for over a year

June 8, 2011

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Add to that the fact that 431,000 have already exhausted their 99 weeks of unemployment benefits.  Not pretty: Nearly three-quarters of a million people in California who were unemployed in April had been out of work a year or more, according to the state Employment Development Department.  It is the only category of unemployment based on […]