Tag Archive: California

Death Toll In Fiery Bus Crash Rises To 10; 5 Are High School Students







” The death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10 early Friday, officials said.

  The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck and the driver of the bus, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher told The Times.

  Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the FedEx truck crossed the grassy median that separates Interstate 5 here and slammed into the bus packed with students en route to visit Humboldt State University, about 200 miles north of the crash site.

  The impact, which witnesses said sounded like a series of explosions, caused both vehicles to burst into flames. The fireball and towering black smoke were captured by the cellphone cameras of others in nearby cars.”

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Common Core Debate Leads To Mom’s Suspension From Son’s School



Common Core Suspension

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” As California prepares to adopt the new state educational standards known as Common Core this fall, more parents are speaking out against them. Now one local mom says she was suspended from her son’s school for doing so.

” I was outraged,” 12-year-old Christopher Duran said.

  The boy couldn’t believe it when he found out his mom had been suspended from Mark Twain Elementary School.

” Why would the principal sign a withdrawal of consent to my mom, and furthermore, why would she send the police to the house?” Christopher asked.

  That withdrawal of consent, delivered by a police officer, banned Christopher’s mom from school for 14 days. Last week when we asked the school district why, they told us Katherine Duran was disrupting the school.

” It appears went a little too far with regards to how she distributed information at school sites, distributing information to children directly,” Sacramento City Unified School District spokesperson Gabe Ross said last Thursday.

” To blame me and say that I had personally handed a child that information on school property during school hours and disrupting the school. No, none of that is true,” Christopher’s mom Katherine O’Neal Duran said.”


Story continues here and at the Blaze







Concord Police Officer Suspected Of Stealing Pain Pills From Seniors Complex






” A Concord police officer has been placed on leave and faces charges of burglary and elder abuse for taking prescription drugs from residents at a seniors complex, prosecutors said Friday.

  Matthew Switzer, a 12-year veteran of the Concord Police Department who serves as a K-9 officer, is being held in lieu of $480,000 bail at the County Jail in Martinez. Switzer, who works with a German shepherd named Figo, is on paid administrative leave.

  During his first court appearance Friday afternoon, Switzer listened as Judge Bruce Mills read the charges: two counts of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and one count of elder abuse.

  Switzer’s attorney, Harry Stern, said Switzer is a “good officer” and “well respected.”

  He said Switzer had sustained a neck injury while on the job and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, which led to addiction. Stern did not say when Switzer was injured or what the stress stemmed from.”




     How is it that he is allowed to keep his job and his gun if he suffers from PTSD ? If our returning soldiers are to be cast in the light of incompetence by our “betters” in the political class and called a threat to society then surely a PTSD diagnosed cop poses just as much of a threat . Oh wait , the soldiers don’t have a union do they ? Never mind .

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Video Shows Floresville School Bus Driver Mocking Crying Child




Bus Driver Taunts Crying Little Girl




” A Floresville Elementary School bus driver was caught on camera mocking a crying girl one day during the weeks leading up to spring break.

  Video obtained by the Defenders from inside bus No. 67 shows the driver, known to students as “Ms. Pat,” calling the young girl, “crybaby.”

  Then, a few seconds later, she invites the students to join in, chanting, “Ready? Cry, cry, cry!”

  Even though the majority of the bus is chiming in, the little girl can still be heard crying in the background.

” ‘I want my mama,’” Ms. Pat hollers, taunting the sobbing child.

  Monna Perez, whose children ride the same bus, was brought to tears watching the video.

” If you can’t bully at school, why are they allowing it on the bus?” Perez said.”



   More disgraceful behavior from the authorities who allowed this woman to keep her job . That’s Statism for you , no accountability . Just make excuses , circle the wagons and cover each other’s backsides .

   When asked for her comments the best the school superintendent could muster was “I think she’s acting very childish and immature.”


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National Guard Reservist Arrested In Alleged LA Subway Attack Plot





” A National Guard reservist has been arrested at the Canadian border in Washington for allegedly trying to aid al-Qaida in a plot to attack a Southland subway.

  Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., was charged Monday with attempting to provide material to support a foregoing terrorist organization, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said. He made his first appearance in a federal courtroom in Seattle Monday afternoon.

  Teausant was arrested at the Canadian border “with the intent of continuing to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a foreign terrorist organization more widely known as al-Qaida in Iraq,” officials said.”


CBS has more on the latest homegrown jihadist







ATF Agents Ignore Restraining Order And Raid Ares Armor In California



Here is a video of the beginning of the illegal raid by ATF …



” Ares Armor was raided by ATF agents despite a restraining order issued by a federal judge last week. The National City, California gun parts stores is owned by Dimitri Karras. The former Marine refused to turn his AR-15 lower receiver customer list over to the federal government as demanded. Karras, said Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents wanted to investigate his more than 5,000 California customers who purchased gun parts from his store. “



And here is video of the fascists attempting to open the company’s safe …



” ATF agents threatened to close Ares Armor down if Karras did not turn over his customer list. The customers reportedly purchased a specific 80 percent lower receiver used to build an AR-15 rifle. The lower receiver serves as the base of the semi-automatic rifle. The Department of Justice and the ATF contend that “plastic” lower receivers (polymer not 3-D printed parts) in question are not legal because they do not have a serial number. Some gun owners who have purchased the polymer AR-15 lower receiver maintain the semi-automatic gun part does contain identifying numbers.”



Lastly we have video from NutNFancy that contains an interview with Ares owner Dimitri Karras …



” During the Saturday ATF raid on Ares Armor, the agent converged upon the store in full tactical gear and confiscated the AR-lower receivers. Just prior to the raid, both plain clothes and undercover ATF agents allegedly questioning customers outside of the California gun store.”

   Read more about the latest example of Statism gone wild here . For a timeline on the travails of Ares Armor’s battle for customer privacy go here .

Give A Dog A Tone! Colored Body Spray For Pooches Hits The Shelves As Owners Line Up To Turn Their Pets Into Walking Art Works

Pet Paint

The product dries in just 20 seconds and can either fade over time or be washed off

” When Abe Geary decided to propose to his fiancee Anna, he didn’t take the one knee approach – instead he spray painted his dog with the words ‘Will you marry me’.

  Two years after the proposal and 24 months of research later, Mr Geary, 35, from Carpinteria , California, launched PetPaint, the world’s first pet-safe body paint.

  Now, Mr Geary’s romantic gesture has spiralled into a business venture which gives animal owners the opportunity to change their pet’s outfit every day: from a wild tiger, to a zebra or even a hippy.

  The product is completely harmless to dogs and has even been given the thumbs up by animal groups.

  It can either be washed off or left to wear off over time. PetPaint comes in spray cans of eight colors, each costing $10 dollars or £6 . Stencil kits are also on sale.”


 Read more at Daily Mail and you can visit the company website here to learn more about the product and it’s safety specs . With color selections like “Old Dog Orange” , “Beagle Blue” and  “Pug Purple” you’re sure to come up with an exciting color combination to suit any occasion .

     If you feel that you are lacking in imagination you can buy their stencil kit and turn your furry friend into a leopard or tiger with a few flicks of your wrist and the pssst of the spay can . You could even create your own walking graffiti …

” ANIMAL INSTINCTS Stencil kit includes: Leopard, Cheetah, Zebra, Tiger Single. You won’t need leopard, cheetah, zebra and tiger costumes when you have the option to buy this stencil kit and our colored pet spray paint! Your Halloween costumes for pets are endless with PetPaint.”

    Besides “Animal Instincts” the company offers three other stencil kits , “Buddy Prints” , “Hipster Hound” and “Hot Rod Dog” that include , among others , Paw Print, Heart, Polka Dots, Star, Butterfly, Clover , Peace Sign, Smiley Face  and Flames  .

Cops Raid Gentlemen’s Club To Photograph Strippers For “Investigative Purposes”


Strip Club Raid



” Dancers at a gentlemen’s club felt harassed and uncomfortable when the establishment was raided by nearly a dozen police officers who demanded to take pictures of the women and examine their bodies and permits.

  The raid took place at Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club on Thursday, March 6th.  The evening was disrupted when 10 armed officers swarmed the business to “conduct a random inspection” of the ladies inside.

  The 30 dancers were forced into the dressing room, where the police lined them up and photographed their nearly-naked bodies from every angle.

“ They made me feel like I was a gang member pretty much and they wanted to document every single one of my tattoos,” a dancer named Katelynn Delorie told ABC 10 News.”


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The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam





” If you mention the word “secession” most people think of the South during the Civil War. But today, a new movement is gaining steam because of frustration over a growing, out-of-control federal government.

  A number of conservative, rural Americans are taking about seceding and creating their own states, meaning a new map of the United States of America could include the following:

  These are real movements gaining traction with voters across the country. Jeffrey Hare runs the 51st State Initiative in Colorado, an effort to fight an out-of-control legislature trying to ram big government policies down the throats of voters.

” We’re at this point of irreconcilable differences,” Hare told CBN News.

  Secessionist talk has filled town hall meetings and the divide discussed is not just ideological.

” It’s predominately left versus right, but it’s urban versus rural because you typically find more typical conservative values in rural America,” Hare said.”


   For more information on the burgeoning secessionist movement and links to the organizations leading the charge you can go to uniondissolved.com and see what is happening in all of the states . The depth and breadth of discontent may surprise you . Obama may turn out to have been quite prescient when he said …



    Wikipedia offers this list of U.S. state partition proposals which numbers 36 and includes current and past efforts , while this link to the Middlebury Institute provides links to secessionist movements most of which are aimed at creating independent republics as opposed to adding to the states of the US .

” This is a list of official or otherwise noteworthy proposals for dividing existing US states into multiple states. It does not specifically address statewide or other movements to secede from the United States. The word secession can refer to political separation at different levels of government organization, from city to state to country; this list focuses on secession from (rather than by) U.S. states, particularly to form new U.S. states.

  Article IV of the United States Constitution provides for the creation of new states of the Union, requiring that any such creation be approved by the legislature of the affected state(s), as well as the United States Congress.

  Since the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, four states have been created from parts of an existing state: Maine (from Massachusetts), West Virginia (from Virginia), Kentucky(also from Virginia), and Vermont (from New York and New Hampshire)—though New York’s claim to Vermont was weak, as it was asked for its consent and Vermont was essentially an independent republic until 1791.”

There is no doubting that we live in interesting times . Read more from CBN News







Drone Films Mega-Pod Dolphin Stampede Off California Coast





” A drone has filmed a huge dolphin stampede off the coast of California, with thousands of animals forming a mega-pod.

  Captain Dave Anderson from Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari sent the drone to capture the stampede and edited the footage into a five minute YouTube film.

  The film also shows three gray whales migrating down the coast and a newborn humpback whale snuggling alongside its mother in Maui.”


Capt Dave offers his own narration of the events :


” Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, California, at great personal risk, has recently filmed and edited a 5-minute video that contains some of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, footage ever taken with a drone from the air of a huge mega-pod of thousands of common dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California, three gray whales migrating together down the coast off San Clemente, California, and heartwarming close-ups hovering over a newborn Humpback whale calf snuggling and playing with its mom as an escort whale stands guard nearby, filmed recently in Maui.

  According to N.O.A.A. Southern California has the greatest density of dolphins in the world. We have pods up to 10,000 strong stretched out for miles like the wildebeests of Africa. Over 400,000 common dolphin alone. We also have the largest concentration of blue whales on earth.

  Capt. Dave explains, “This is the most beautiful and compelling five minute video I have ever put together. I learned so much about these whales and dolphins from this drone footage that it feels like I have entered a new dimension! I have not been this excited about a new technology since we built our underwater viewing pods on our whale watching boat. Drones are going to change how we view the animal world. Wow!”

  Capt. Dave had to film this off a small inflatable boat, launching and catching the quadcopter drone by hand where a miss could mean injury to him from the four propeller blades or loss of the drone. He actually lost one drone on takeoff when it nicked his small VHF radio antenna on the 14 foot rigid inflatable he was filming from and it went into the water. Alone six miles offshore Capt. Dave , without thinking , dove into the cold, late-January waters off Dana Point to retrieve the valuable footage taken on a flight a half hour earlier that morning. “I had my hat and glasses on, I was fully clothed with long-johns on to keep warm and my cell phone and wallet in my pocket,” Captain Dave explained. “It was a stupid move, but the copter started sinking so fast it was my only hope to get the amazing footage I had just shot”. Since then he has attached flotation to the skids, which would save the footage, but every flight over the water still risks the DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter with a small GoPro HERO3 Black camera on it, as the $1,700 rig is not waterproof and the skids will not keep it upright on the ocean.”



IBD has more as does Capt Dave









Santa Barbara Restaurant Takes A Pounding

Published on Mar 1, 2014

” High tide and big swell can make for some salty eggs!! Great front row seat for a much needed storm in our area. Thank you Moby Dicks at Stearns Wharf, where the seafood is always fresh as can be!”

Video Shows Witness Body-Slamming Armed Robber At Richmond Gas Station





”  A man attempting to rob a gas station store early Wednesday morning was abruptly stopped thanks to a quick-thinking patron, police said.

  Around 1:30 a.m., Michael Corbin, 50, walked into the AM/PM located at 12890 San Pablo Ave. armed with a revolver, said Sgt. Nicole Abetkov. Corbin pointed the gun at the clerk, who grabbed Corbin’s hand and tried to wrestle the revolver from his grasp.

  Abetkov said another man inside the store heard the commotion and came running, body-slamming Corbin and knocking the gun from his hand.”


San Jose Mercury reports








Officials In A California City Threaten Gun Store Over Sign Featuring An AR-15, “Take Down That Sign Or Go To Jail”…





” Having lived in California my whole life I am often embarrassed to admit that’s where I live. It is stories like this that show what weak minded and weak stomached citizens we have in the state. National City officials are upset over the picture of an AR-15 being on a gun store sign.


Rightwing News has details









The Worst Run States In America






” For several years now, 24/7 Wall Street has analyzed how well each state within the United States is run by its elected officials and government bureaucrats. To determine how well each state is run, they looked at each state’s financial data as well the services that each provides to its residents, while also factoring in their standard of living.

  To determine how well the states are run, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed hundreds of data sets from dozens of sources. We looked at each state’s debt, revenue, expenditure, and deficit to determine how well it was managed fiscally. We reviewed taxes, exports, and GDP growth, including a breakdown by sector, to identify how each state was managing its resources. We looked at poverty, income, unemployment, high school graduation, violent crime and foreclosure rates to assess the well-being of the state’s residents.

  While each state is different, the best-run states share certain characteristics, as do the worst run. For example, the populations of the worse-off states tended to have lower standards of living. Violent crime rates in these states were usually higher and residents were much less likely to have a high school diploma.

  The worst-run states also tended to have weak fiscal management reflected in higher budget shortfalls and lower credit ratings by Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poors.

  The better-run states tended to display stable fiscal management. Pensions were more likely to be fully funded, debt was lower, and budget deficits smaller. Credit ratings agencies also were much more likely to rate the well-run states favorably. Only two poorly run states received a perfect credit rating from either agency. California and Illinois, which are ranked worst and third worst, received the lowest ratings from both agencies.

The states that were well-managed also tended to have lower unemployment rates.

  We won’t keep you in suspense – the map below, which was produced by USA Today from 24/7 Wall Street’s data, reveals which states were reported to be the worst run in 2013:”



Is it any wonder these states produce more than their share of corrupt politicos in DC ? 

MyGovCosts.org has the story












Published on Feb 22, 2014

” California is the most populous state in the nation, but it is certainly not a homogenous one. From sunny Southern California to the vineyards of the central coast and the technology of Silicon Valley, the Golden State covers a lot of ground… and a lot of opinions. And one man thinks that it’s too much ground and too many opinions. RT’s Meghan Lopez takes a look at venture capitalist Tim Draper’s ballot initiative to divide California into six new states, based on regions.

Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ “










Accused Craigslist Killer Claims More Slayings



” A Pennsylvania teen accused of killing a man she met on Craigslist told a local newspaper she and her husband did kill Troy LaFerrara — and dozens of other men.

  She is accused of stabbing LaFerrara, 42, 20 times as her husband strapped a cord around LaFerrara’s neck from the back seat.

  Miranda Barbour told the newspaper they participated in several slayings in Alaska and others in Texas, North Carolina and California. She said she “stopped counting” at 22 victims.

” I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them,” she said.

  Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against both Barbours. Police have said that Elytte Barbour, 22, told investigators the couple are members of a satanic cult and that they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together. The couple married in North Carolina and moved to Pennsylvania about three weeks before the first crime.”

USA Today has more









The $2.2 Billion Bird-Scorching Solar Project






” A giant solar-power project officially opening this week in the California desert is the first of its kind, and may be among the last, in part because of growing evidence that the technology it uses is killing birds.

  U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is scheduled to speak Thursday at an opening ceremony for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station, which received a $1.6 billion federal loan guarantee.

  The $2.2 billion solar farm, which spans over five square miles of federal land southwest of Las Vegas, includes three towers as tall as 40-story buildings. Nearly 350,000 mirrors, each the size of a garage door, reflect sunlight onto boilers atop the towers, creating steam that drives power generators.

  The owners of the project— NRG Energy Inc.,  Google Inc. and BrightSource Energy Inc., the company that developed the “tower power” solar technology—call the plant a major feat of engineering that can light up about 140,000 homes a year.”



For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction … surprise , surprise … nothing is without cost .


WSJ has more







Innocent Man Beaten And Tasered By California Police For Signaling He Is Deaf



” A California man was allegedly beaten and tasered multiple times by four police officers while attempting to signal that he was deaf. Now, he’s suing local law enforcement.

  The suit was filed on behalf of Jonathan Meister by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, and claims police used excessive force and violated Meister’s civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  The incident took place on February 13, when Meister visited a friend to pick up snowboarding equipment that was stored in his home. Suspecting a burglary, a neighbor called out to the man, who didn’t respond because he cannot hear.

  When two officers arrived at the scene shortly after, Meister reportedly put his boxes down and tried to use hand gestures to tell them he was deaf. As he approached police, though, the officers supposedly grabbed his hands, turned him around, and attempted to handcuff him.

“ Because he is deaf, Mr. Meister depends on using his hands while facing a person to communicate,” the lawsuit states, according to a local publication called the Daily Breeze. “The officers’ sudden aggression, which both caused pain and interfered with his ability to communicate, caused Mr. Meister reflexively to pull his hands away, hop back over the fence and step toward the gate … to create some space so that he could communicate.” “


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Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed … Don’t Find the Drugs They Were Looking For



Published on Feb 13, 2014

” In the early morning hours of June 27, 2013, a team of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies pulled up to the home of Eugene Mallory, an 80-year-old retired engineer living in the rural outskirts of Los Angeles county with his wife Tonya Pate and stepson Adrian Lamos. 

  The deputies crashed through the front gate and began executing a search warrant for methamphetamine on the property. Detective Patrick Hobbs, a self-described narcotics expert who claimed he “smelled the strong odor of chemicals” downwind from the house after being tipped off to illegal activity from an anonymous informant, spearheaded the investigation.

  The deputies announced their presence, and Pate emerged from the trailer where she’d been sleeping to escape the sweltering summer heat of the California desert. Lamos and a couple of friends emerged from another trailer, and a handyman tinkering with a car on the property also gave himself up without resistance. But Mallory, who preferred to sleep in the house, was nowhere to be seen.

  Deputies approached the house, and what happened next is where things get murky. The deputies said they announced their presence upon entering and were met in the hallway by the 80-year-old man, wielding a gun and stumbling towards them. The deputies later changed the story when the massive bloodstains on Mallory’s mattress indicated to investigators that he’d most likely been in bed at the time of the shooting. Investigators also found that an audio recording of the incident revealed a discrepancy in the deputies’ original narrative: Before listening to the audio recording, [Sgt. John] Bones believed that he told Mallory to “Drop the gun” prior to the shooting. The recording revealed, however, that his commands to “Drop the gun” occurred immediately after the shooting.

  When it was all over, Eugene Mallory died of six gunshot wounds from Sgt. John Bones’ MP-5 9mm submachine gun. When a coroner arrived, he found the loaded .22 caliber pistol the two deputies claimed Mallory had pointed at them on the bedside table.

  Mallory had not fired of a single shot. The raid turned up no evidence of methamphetamine on the property.

  To find out more about this case, including details about what the police did find, watch the above video, featuring Mallory’s widow Tonya Pate. Pate has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, an agency plagued by prison abuse scandals, questionable hiring practices, and allegations of racial profiling and harassment in recent years. 

  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department declined multiple requests to comment on this story.

  Approximately 7:30. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Tracy Oppenheimer and Zach Weissmueller. Additional voice acting by Paul Detrick, Alex Manning, and Oppenheimer.

  Visit http://reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions, and subscribe to Reason TV’s Youtube channel for daily content like this.”

Second Grader Roamed Streets For Hours After Teacher Locked Her Out Of Class For Spilled Water


Journey: Samaya's parents say she walked off the Jefferson Elementary School Campus on  Pebblewood Dr, Sacramento before wandering down Truxel Road and over the Interstate 5 entrance and exit ramps to Walmart and an On The Border restaurant



” An angry mother and father in a suburb of Sacramento are suing the Natomas Unified School District after their emotionally distraught seven-year-old daughter was left completely unattended and went wandering around town all by herself in the middle of a Wednesday school day.

  The incident began to unfold around 9 a.m. on Dec. 18 at Jefferson Elementary School in Natomas, Calif,reports KTXL

  Jason Dillard said that his second-grade daughter, Samaya, had spilled some water in class. The teacher, Lupe Rodriguez, was frustrated about it. In response, Dillard said, Rodriguez dragged the seven-year-old girl out of class as she was sitting in her chair.

  Rodriguez allegedly left the girl outside the class for quite awhile until she eventually wandered down the hall, out the door and off school grounds.

  Meanwhile, Samaya had quite an adventure. She moseyed down a busy road. She traipsed over an interstate over pass at one point, crossing freeway entrance and exit ramps. She then kept walking, for about two miles altogether.

  She stopped into a Walmart. She eventually ambled into an On the Border fast-casual restaurant and asked for a cup of water. Employees at On the Border contacted police and asked for an officer to come to the restaurant to make sure the girl was okay. The police refused, apparently believing that a seven-year-old girl walking around with no adult supervision in the middle of a school day is nothing to be alarmed about.

  Video footage from both the Walmart and the On the Border restaurant shows that she was there. “


   As the Daily Mail points out the day was a blustery 46 degrees and the poor girl was dressed in only jeans and a light sweat shirt .



” Feeling abandoned, the little girl wandered off campus, walked down Truxel Road and over the Interstate 5 entrance and exit ramps – all the way to an On The Border restaurant about two miles away where she asked for water.

   The restaurant manager said he called police who didn’t respond to the welfare check, before Samaya walked off. 

It was a chilly 46 degrees and Samaya was only wearing a light sweat shirt and jeans.  

‘ When I got the call from the school it was 11.30 (in the morning).  So, when I get to school and I say when was the last time you saw my child and they say 9.30, I’m thinking, ‘this girl may not ever come back’,’ Jason Dillard said.”



    To top it off ,  the teacher has been a known problem for some time now but  , thanks to the teacher’s union , continues at her job .


” The anxious father pulled his twin daughters out of class, got in his car and drove around the neighborhood searching for his missing daughter. He eventually found her wandering the streets. 

  The Dillards told Fox 40 the school had warned them about Rodriguez early on. 

‘ We’re working on this teacher with the teachers union, but there’s only so much we can do,’ said Damia Dillard, repeating what school administrators allegedly told her.”

More here and here








GoPro Falls From Plane, Lands Intact, Records Pig Pen



” The video made its way to YouTube after Mia Munselle found the camera on her property in Cloverdale, Calif., as Time reports. Munselle apparently found the camera eight months after it fell out of the plane, which was carrying skydivers, 

  The video has already reached well over 1 million views. The video is a little dizzying to watch, as the camera spends about half the video spinning in mid-air before finally landing lens-up in the pig pen. At that point, a curious pig begins to sniff and almost eat it, giving viewers a unique look into the pig’s mouth.”

     This speaks very well of the quality product that is a GoPro camera . A thousand foot free fall and then 8 months in pig slop … how many other products could survive that kind of ordeal ?

” The video proves at the very least that the GoPro camera is a pretty durable product. The cameras have gone everywhere from space to the bottom of the ocean.”

Read more at Digital Journal

Texas Surpasses California As Top Tech Exporter





” Companies in Texas making semiconductors, telecommunications devices, computers, and other items shipped more than $45 billion in products to other countries in 2012, according to a report by the TechAmerica Foundation, a lobbying and advocacy firm representing the technology industries. That’s a $3 billion rise from 2011.

  Tech from Texas most often goes to Mexico– companies in the state shipped $22 billion south of the border in 2012. All that trade supported 331,000 jobs in Texas, the report said, also the most of any state. Texas has 22 percent of the nation’s technology manufacturing jobs.

“ Texas is really happy to have this kind of emphasis put on its tech industry,” said Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Coppell, who appeared today at a news conference at the Capitol announcing the report with Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio. “It’s an incredible accomplishment to be the No. 1 state in the country.”

  This is the first year that Texas topped California in tech exports. California exports were worth $44.8 billion in 2012, down nearly 3 percent from the previous year.”


   Texas and it’s culture of liberty and freedom is kicking California’s Statist a** . Will the “Progressives” learn from this ? Not a chance .

  Statists are statists to the death .Too arrogant to admit to being mistaken , they can always be counted upon to provide a dictionary quality illustration of Einstein’s definition of insanity … doing the same failed thing over and over and expecting different results . 


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Maryland Lawmakers Want To Cripple The NSA’s Headquarters




” Legislators in Maryland want to turn the lights out on the NSA — literally. A bill introduced last Thursday to its House of Delegates would bar state agencies, utilities, and pretty much anything that receives state funds from providing assistance to federal agencies that collect electronic data or metadata without a specific warrant to do so. Namely, the delegates are thinking of the National Security Agency, which is headquartered just outside their state’s capital.

  The legislation is nearly identical to bills introduced elsewhere across the country, such as California, and would result in state water and electrical utilities being unable to serve the NSA — a major headache, if there ever was one. “It does pretty much say we’re going to cut off water and electricity to the NSA,” Maryland Delegate Mike Smigiel, the bill’s primary sponsor, tells The Verge. Though cutting off water and electricity would have the most immediate impact, the legislation would also stop the NSA from using state universities for research, make any evidence the NSA gathers inadmissible in state courts, and effectively fire any state employee who helps the NSA.”


More at the Verge







Wrong-Way Car Crashes In Florida And California Kill 11




” Eleven people died early Sunday in two highway collisions, one in Florida and one in California, caused by drivers going the wrong way, authorities said.

Five people died in the Florida collision and six were killed in California.

  A Ford Expedition SUV traveling south on northbound Interstate 275 in Tampa, Florida, collided head-on with a Hyundai Sonata just after 2 a.m., killing the SUV driver and all four people in the other car, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

  The SUV became engulfed in flames, the patrol report said. The other vehicle was also damaged by fire. The driver and all three passengers in the car were members of the Sigma Beta Rho fraternity at the University of South Florida in Tampa, the patrol said.”



Five dead in Tampa , Florida and six in Diamond Bar , California on one morning due to wrong-way drivers …





” In California, six people were killed in a pre-dawn crash when a motorist was traveling the wrong way on a highway east of Los Angeles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

  Three vehicles were involved in the crash on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar, California, according to a state patrol news release.

  A Chevrolet Camaro was headed eastbound in a westbound lane of 60 east of Diamond Bar Boulevard when it struck a Ford Explorer, which was then hit by a Ford Freestyle, the patrol said.”


More on these horrific accidents may be found here and here










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