Tag Archive: Washington


9,000-Year-Old Man Yields Secrets Of America’s Earliest Inhabitants

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Eighteen years after his near-complete skeletal remains were found along the bank of the Columbia River in eastern Washington, Kennewick Man is finally telling his 9,000-year-old story — and reshaping our knowledge of how North America was first populated by humans.

  The prehistoric man’s bones have yielded clues about his diet and lineage, convincing forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History that he was an immigrant who had come a long way before his death. Based on his diet of seals and other marine mammals and the shape of his skull, the theory is he and his relatives traveled in boats from Polynesia, along the coasts of Japan, Russia, Alaska, Canada and eventually up the Columbia River.

“ We’re realizing there are people getting here much earlier than we thought, and coming using different modes of transportation,” Owsley said. “

 

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‘WRAP’ Torture Device Used On Incarcerated Arkansas Youth Ignites Outrage

 

 

” A bizarre was photo taken at the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center in Arkansas, and it has been obtained from a FOIA request and released on the internet, currently going viral.

  The picture displays a teen in a restraint system similar to a straightjacket, except it appears to cover a person’s face completely.  Perhaps the most bizarre aspect of this photographic evidence of torture, is the appearance of the thing covering the teen’s face.

  What is that thing covering the kid’s face? Why does it look like duct-tape with disturbing cross-eyed cartoon eyes drawn on it with sharpie? That might just be indicative of a whole process of humiliation that accompanies this abuse.”

 

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Multimillion-Dollar Yacht Sinks After Launching In Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A new, multimillion-dollar yacht capsized when it was launched in Anacortes, Washington, dumping six people into the water.

  Wade Benda, the yacht’s mechanic, was on board the vessel Sunday after he and a team spent nearly three years building the boat when it suddenly flipped over.

  The crew was reportedly going to deliver the yacht to its new owner when the maiden voyage went terribly wrong.”

 

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Western Lawmakers Gather In Utah To Talk Federal Land Takeover

 

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” It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.

  More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

” It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. “The urgency is now.” “

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” Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including her counterparts from Idaho and Montana, during a press conference after the daylong closed-door summit. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee addressed the group over lunch, Ivory said. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington also were represented.

  The summit was in the works before this month’s tense standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing, Lockhart said.

” What’s happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem,” Lockhart said.

Fielder, who described herself as “just a person who lives in the woods,” said federal land management is hamstrung by bad policies, politicized science and severe federal budget cuts.

“Those of us who live in the rural areas know how to take care of lands,” Fielder said, who lives in the northwestern Montana town of Thompson Falls.”

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An Iowa City With A Population Of 7,000 Will Receive Armored Military Vehicle

 

 

 

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” Moving along to the subject of today’s absurdity, the tiny city of Washington, Iowa with a population of 7,000 and 11 police officers, will be receiving a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. Yes, they will be employing one of these in the field:

  These things normally cost $500,000, but will be given to Washington, Iowa for free under a Defense Department program that gives surplus military equipment to domestic law enforcement.

Matthew Byrd writes in the Daily Iowan that:

  Sometimes the news is just so drearily awful that you have to sit back and almost appreciate the pure comedy induced by it.

  Take this item from Washington, Iowa, where the local police have recently acquired an MRAP vehicle (short for Mine Resistance Ambush Protected) through a Defense Department program that donates excess vehicles originally produced for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to local police departments across the United States, including other Iowa towns such as Mason City and Storm Lake.

  The MRAP weighs an impressive 49,000 pounds, stands 10-feet tall, and possesses a whopping six-wheel drive. Originally designed to resist landmines and IEDs, it sure seems like the MRAP will come in handy for the notorious war zone otherwise known as Washington County, Iowa.

  If you’re having a bad day, I highly recommend watching a video produced by the Des Moines Register in which Washington police officials try to justify the possession of a vehicle it clearly has no use for. “

Washington Iowa MRAP

Click Picture For The Video From The Des Moines Register

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WA: Coffee Stand Encourages Armed Employees

 

 

” A small sign of renewed American freedom has been noticed in Spokane, Washington.    Jitterz Java was robbed twice in February of this year.   On March 16th, an armed robber was run off by an armed employee.  As noted in the above image, at least one barista believes in the deterrent effect of open carry.

   The owner, Sara Chapel has taken steps to reduce her losses.  From spokesman.com:

   The recent string of violence has owner Sara Chapel fed up. “The way I’ve been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a gun is always on shift,” she said. The women will carry their own personal handguns that they’ve been trained to use.
 
    Chapel has encouraged all of her employees to seek firearms training.”

 

 

 

 

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Wanapum Dam Crack: Divers Find 65-Foot Crack Posing Serious ‘Risk Of Failure’

 

 

” A Wanapum Dam crack that stretches 65-feet has bowed out part of the spillway gates very close to where the cars drive across the dam. This was the first indication that something was wrong, according to NewsOxy on March 2.”

 

 

” The Wanapum Dam is a major dam on the Columbia River and it “poses a risk of failure,” prompting the Grant County authorities to activate an emergency response plan. Divers went down and discovered this large two-inch crack that spans 65-feet putting authorities in high gear. They are dropping the water level 20-feet. The crack is located across the spillway piers of the dam.”

 

 

Read more about the cracking and here are some Wanapum facts:

 

 

WANAPUM DAM

Notice: Click here for latest updates on Wanapum Dam Spillway.

” Wanapum Dam is located on the Columbia River, six miles downstream of Vantage, Wash., 18 miles upstream of Priest Rapids Dam and 415 miles above the mouth of the river.

  The dam was named Wanapum in honor of the band of Native Americans who live along a stretch of the Columbia River from Vantage south toward Pasco, Wash.

  Wanapum Dam was financed by long-term revenue bonds that were retired through the sale of power. No tax money or government appropriations were used for construction of Priest Rapids or Wanapum dams. “

 

 

 

Construction Start July 1959
Power Generation Began July 1963
General Construction Contract Cost $93,277,690
Length 8,320 feet
Maximum Height from Deepest Excavation Point 185 feet
Spillway Length 820 feet
Amount of Spillway Gates 12 (each gate is 50′ X 68′)
Amount of Turbines and Generators 10 (of each)
Horsepower of Each Turbine 150,000
Rated Generating Capacity 1,092 megawatts

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The map shows that not too far below the Wanapum Dam lies the Hanford Nuclear Plant . Not a good place for a flood , I wouldn’t think and apparently the government doesn’t think so either .

 

 

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How Girl , Eleven , Grabbed Gun And Shot Dead Cougar That Was Stalking Her Brother

 

Shelby White with her .234

 

 

” The fearless 11-year-old took action when she saw the cougar following her 13-year-old brother as he was walking towards their home in the town of Twisp, population 940.

  In a phone interview with MailOnline Wednesday night, Shelby’s grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. 

  Mr White, 64, a cattle rancher, said that earlier this month, Shelby’s 13-year-old brother, Tanner, also shot a cougar that has been circling his farm. 

‘ We’re real avid hunters,’ Mr White said of his clan, which he described as ‘backwoodsy.’ . 

  The rancher explained that until recently, local residents were able to keep the cougar population in check by hunting the predators with dogs, but two years ago, the local Legislature outlawed the practice.”

 

 

Daily Mail has more on this pint-sized hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Banker, Former Fed Member, “Found Dead” Inside A Week

 

 

 

 

” If the stock market were already crashing then it would be simple to blame the dismally sad rash of dead bankers in the last week on that – certainly that was reflected in 1929. However, for the third time in the last week, a senior financial executive has died in what appears to be a suicide. As Bloomberg reports, following the deaths of a JP Morgan senior manager (Tuesday) and a Deutsche Bank executive (Sunday),Russell Investments’ Chief Economist (and former Fed economist) Mike Dueker was found dead at the side of a highway in Washington State. Police said the death appeared to be a suicide.

Via Bloomberg,

 
 

  Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a highway that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. He was 50.”

 

Tyler Durden has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grocery Store Kicks Girls Off Property For Singing Christmas Carols

 

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” Two young girls who were trying to spread holiday cheer were kicked off of a grocery store’s property for singing Christmas carols.

  Ayla Bascom and Kaitlyn Manseau chose the WinCo near their home to give shoppers “a warm fuzzy feeling,” KATU reported.

  The girls made a sign stating they didn’t want any money and no one went into the store to file a complaint either. Instead, people stopped outside to listen to them sing popular Christmas carols.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From FreePatriot.org

 

 

     Allison Martinez Of FreePatriot.org has assembled a collection of nearly a dozen first-person videos of the tornado that struck Washington Illinois on November 17 . Here we present two of them for your edification .

   The first one is of a father and daughter(s) that witness the tornado bearing down on their home . You will see the tornado approaching and the family taking cover . Then you can hear the house being ripped apart all around them as the camera view goes black and there is only audio until the twister passes . The family emerges to massive destruction of their immediate neighborhood . Here is Allison’s description of the event …

 

” The video below was taken right as the tornado hits  the family’s home.  Josie Wells, the oldest daughter of Marc and Kerry Wells, is clearly in a state of panic, but Marc Wells keeps it together. Apparently, his wife was gone with other family members, so it was  just him and his oldest daughter.   He sees the tornado coming at the house, he gets his daughter and himself inside and while the video goes dark, you can hear the house ripped apart by the storm. You can still hear the tornado sirens going off when they leave what is left of their home and see their neighborhood gone.”

 

 

” The family lost their home, two cars, and practically everything they own. Understandably, they are experiencing a bit of a shock as most families do when something like this happens.

Another stunning video is  one is security footage at the Dairy Queen. It takes about 40 seconds to see something, but watch the blue structure that is across the street.”

 

   What a horrendous experience . These videos reveal the awesome suddenness and violence that is the nature of the tornado and the massive level of destruction reigned down on th town of Washington . Ms Martinez has many other videos on her post which you can find here .

   If you would like to help in the recovery and cleanup or make a monetary donation you can find ways to do so here , here , here and here . Lord knows the people of Washington can use all the help they can get .

 

Gonzaga Students Face Expulsion For Using Gun Against Convicted Felon

 

Gonzaga University students Erik Fagan and Dan Mcintosh

 

” A pair of Gonzaga students feel they are being unfairly punished after they used a legal handgun to defend themselves against a convicted felon at their university owned apartment, which, according to reports is off the university campus.

The pair called police to report an incident that occurred in late October. A man, described by police as convicted felon several times over, knocked on the door of the apartment.

When one of the resident answered, the suspect attempted to coerce money from the student. When he refused, the suspect attempted to force entry into the apartment. That’s when the resident showed that he was armed and the suspect immediately fled.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Causes Suffer Defeats Across The Country

 

 

” Environmental causes across the country saw defeat last night as voters from Maine to Colorado rejected anti-fossil fuel policies such as hydraulic fracturing restrictions and tar sands oil import bans.

Anti-fossil groups did see some victories on Tuesday night as three cities in Colorado passed restrictions on fracking and an Ohio city also voted to limit fracking. Other environmentalist attempts to harm the fossil fuel industry across the country, however, were stymied.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brought To You Through The Good Graces Of 100 Percent FED Up

 

 

April 3, 2013

Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Washington, DC, 20510

Dear Senators:

” I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenter,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.”

Sincerely,

Bill Schoonover
Oak Harbor, WA

 

   We believe that we may have already printed this letter but were unable to locate it in our archives . Regardless , it bears reading whether for the first time or over again . We think we can speak for us all when we say that Mr Schoonover speaks for us all . Thank you Mr Schoonover and may God bless you .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can This Happen, Please? Maybe Without Washington “Taking Care Of Us” People Will Figure Out How To Do A Few Things For Themselves

 

 

 

” Any number of grandstanding D.C. types have now magnanimously declared that they will not accept those portions of their $174,000 salaries that might come during a possible government shutdown. The question is why they get paid the rest of the time.

If Congress had passed an actual FY 2014 budget back in the spring like they were supposed to, the federal government would not be on the verge of losing its spending authority. If Congress could manage its finances like you and I have to do, it would not be desperately seeking yet another increase in the phony “debt ceiling,” which is not a ceiling at all but merely an occasional to schedule another vote to raise said “ceiling.”

If you can get paid for perpetrating this kind of fraud on a regular basis, you are no hero for eschewing a paycheck when you spend a few days tripping over your own dereliction of duty.

That said, shut the thing down.

Lefties shriek that we just don’t realize how many essential things the government does. They inspect the meat! They control the air traffic! They fix the highways! They control disease! You don’t want to do without any of that, do you? 

Yes, it’s true that we rely on the federal government to do many things. But it’s also true that in many cases we would be better off if we did not, and necessity is the mother of invention. If the most inefficient, political, self-serving institution has been providing you with bread since long before anyone can remember, and then one day the institution grinds to a halt . . . flour, yeast, hey Bob, I think we’ve got something here! Add a little oil and you can make pizza dough! Why were we paying those people? “

 

 

Illustration by AF Branco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian High Commission Uses Old Technology For Secret Documents After Edward Snowden’s NSA Revelations

 

 

” The Indian diplomatic mission in London has turned to typewriters for writing sensitive documents to avoid snooping by security agencies, after it emerged that New Delhi’s diplomatic missions in New York and Washington were bugged by the National Security Agency (NSA). 

The High Commission of India in the UK has also urged Indian diplomatic staff to be extra careful in dealing with top-secret documents, while officials have been warned about potential bugs inside the buildings.

The new policy comes days after it was revealed – through Edward Snowden’s disclosures – that the NSA planted high-tech bugs to spy on Indian diplomats in Washington and at the UN headquarters.

India is not the first country to use typewriters to battle security leaks. The Kremlin’s communications watchdog, the Federal Protection Service (FSO), has ordered typewriters to produce sensitive documents.

It is unclear whether Britain’s eavesdropping agency, GCHQ, allegedly involved in several other snooping activities along with the NSA, played any part in spying on Indian interests.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americans Turn On Washington, 68% Say Wrong Track In Poll

 

 

” Americans also are pessimistic about the course of the country, with 68 percent saying it’s headed in the wrong direction, the most in two years, according to the poll of 1,000 adults conducted Sept. 20-23.

“People are so divided and unwilling to compromise,” said poll respondent David Carpenter, a 40-year-old general contractor and political independent in Atlanta. “There’s no unity from the administration. He sticks to his ideals and points fingers. I don’t think that’s the right way to lead.” “

 

 

 

Illustration by William Warren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Dead, 14 Wounded In Shooting At D.C. Navy Yard, Including Gunman

 

 

” At least 13 people died Monday and 14 were injured in a mass shooting inside a heavily secured building at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard, in one of the worst shootings ever at a U.S. military facility, and one of the deadliest single events ever in the nation’s capital.

The gunman, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas, is among the dead. U.S. Navy officials reported none of the casualties were individuals in the military.

When it was over, Alexis, a former Navy reservist from Ft. Worth, Texas, who recently began work as a civilian contractor, lay dead amid an armload of weapons. Sources told News4 that surveillance footage showed that he began his attack with a shotgun, but was found with a 9mm pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle.

Alexis appears to have seized firearms from two of his victims as he moved through the building along the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, where 3,000 Navy employees go to work each day, many of them carrying authorized firearms.”

 

 

Chew on that Feinstein , Schumer , et al … Here’s more about the dead suspect . Apparently he was no stranger to violence or the police .

 

 

D.C. Shooter Went on “Anger-Fueled” Rampage in Seattle in 2004

 

 

     Before the gun controllers come screaming out of the woodwork perhaps they should ponder these questions : Since DC is essentially a “gun free” zone , how did the shooter(s) get his gun ? Since military bases are “gun free” zones how did the shooter(s) get inside it ? Also , since there are armed guards , electronic locks and metal detectors on military bases how did the shooter(s) succeed? And lastly , given that nearly all the prerequisites for a “gun free , safe” environment were in place yet failed to stop a determined shooter(s) and the armed State cannot even defend it’s own workers on it’s own home ground , how are the average citizens of the country supposed to expect any better protection from you , the State ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police: Robbers Tell Man, ‘This Is For Trayvon Martin’

 

 

” A weekend robbery in a racially diverse neighborhood of Washington may have been a hate crime, police said.

“This is for Trayvon Martin,” one of the three black men told a white man as they approached him early Saturday, according to Washington Metropolitan Police Officer Anthony Clay.”

 

 

 

 

DEA Agents Raid Multiple Medical Dispensaries In A State Where The Drug Has Been Declared Legal For Both Medicinal And Recreational Purposes

 

 

 

 

” When Bayside Collective owner Casey Lee saw seven vehicles speed into the parking lot of his Olympia, Washington medical marijuana dispensary Wednesday morning, he thought he was being robbed, and told his employees to take cover.

“When I came outside, there were guns drawn on me,” Lee said Wednesday night. “And then I saw the badges.”

As DEA agents cleaned out the shelves of his dispensary, confiscating an estimated $2,500 worth of medical marijuana and 17 small marijuana plants,  Lee says an agent asked him why he continued to remain in the business of providing medical marijuana.

“One of the DEA agents said: ‘This is your second raid and your third robbery. Why do you keep doing this?’” Lee said.  ”I just told him it’s because we just enjoy helping people, and he told us that he wasn’t expecting that answer.  They don’t get to see the cancer patients.”

Lee’s Bayside Collective was one of several medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington raided by federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency Wednesday, in a sweep that stretched the I-5 corridor from Seattle to Tacoma to Olympia.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Follows Biden’s Shotgun Advice: Promptly Arrested

” Who can forget Joe Biden’s “shotgun ” defense advice? Jeffery Barton sure didn’t. Monday, he fired a shotgun into the air to chase away a couple of car prowlers – and was promptly arrested for doing so.

KOIN.com reports that 52-year-old Vancouver, Washington resident Jeffery Barton pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm.”

Driver And Dog Covered In Paint After Car Crash

 

 

 

” The driver was travelling with five-gallon buckets of latex paint in a variety of colours on Tuesday along a highway near Belfair, Washington state, when he crashed.” 

 

A driver and his dog were left covered in gallons of paint after he lost control of his vehicle resulting in a messy and colourful accident.

 

” The paint went everywhere, coating the man and his black dog, as well as the interior of his SUV.

The man, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries and taken to a nearby hospital.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tea Party Rally Draws Modest Crowd On Capitol Hill

 

 

” A modest crowd of Tea Party enthusiasts descended on Washington in this afternoon’s “Audit the IRS” rally on Capitol Hill.

“There’s some people who want to write the obituary for the Tea party,” Mike Needham, CEO of the Heritage Foundation’s Heritage Action for America group, told the audience.

“But the Tea Party is alive and well. We are going to write the obituary for big government,” Needham said.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secession Plan Floated By Some Northern Colorado Leaders

 

(credit: CBS)

 

 

” Several Colorado counties that strongly oppose increased regulation of the oil and gas industry say they want to form their own state.

They are planning on calling it North Colorado or Northern Colorado.

The counties are frustrated with the new agricultural and energy bills that have recently been signed into law.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We really feel in northern and northeastern Colorado that we are ignored — citizens’ concerns are ignored, and we truly feel disenfranchised,” Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway told CBS4.

Parts of Nebraska are also apparently interested in joining in on what would be a new state.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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