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Would YOU let a homeless person live
in your backyard? Portland offers
residents free tiny homes if they rent
it to families who are on the street

Associated Press and Daily Mail [UK], by Staff and Jordan Gass-Poore

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Posted By:Ribicon, 3/19/2017 9:23:51 AM

Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners. (Snip) The project, called A Place for You, is believed to be the first in the nation to recruit stable residents to address a homeless crisis that´s gotten so bad the city last year declared a state of emergency and made it legal to sleep on the street. Portland has an affordable rental shortage of 24,000 units and nearly 4,000 people sleep on the street, in a

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Total immersion liberalism: city is spending $91,250 each on 200-square-foot sheds in which to house the homeless in people´s backyards. Just picture the ill will this will generate among neighbors, and the immediate threat of violence and destroyed property for the do-gooders who agree to such a thing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 3/19/2017 9:30:15 AM     (No. 11194530)

Then the stupid city will hire people to clean up the messes left in the backyards by these slobs. Ever see ANY PLACE left clean by the wonderful lefties?

Wall off the west coast along with Mexico.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rolfnader, 3/19/2017 9:30:48 AM     (No. 11194531)

That´s why I just LOVE this show! .....what?, this isn´t the start of the new season? It´s a genuine news article?????? nevermind.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 3/19/2017 9:30:55 AM     (No. 11194532)

Leftist stupidity knows no bounds. Also have to wonder who is getting kickbacks from the City of Portland to build these ´houses´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sinic, 3/19/2017 9:33:45 AM     (No. 11194537)

I´ll bet that, if you´re a common taxpaying Portland citizen who wants to erect a "tiny house" in your backyard for your own families´ use, the zoning enforcement Nazis would tell you "He11 NOOOOO" in a heartbeat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/19/2017 9:34:10 AM     (No. 11194538)

This might be a good trend. Let a few of these bleeding-heart leftists take some street people in. After a few months of interactions with them, the scales will fall from their eyes, and they just might get some sense.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: plex, 3/19/2017 9:36:32 AM     (No. 11194543)

No one talks about sanitation issues. Do this "houses" have portapotties? Water? Heat?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon, 3/19/2017 9:49:56 AM     (No. 11194555)

FTA: "Under the pilot program taking effect this summer, the homeowners will take over the heated, fully plumbed tiny houses in five years and can use them for rental income."

"Renters are an asset to any community," said no one ever. Added benefit of the program will be reduced property values for homeowners, and thus reduced property tax revenues to the city. Potheads are not good at thinking too far into the future.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 3/19/2017 9:51:58 AM     (No. 11194559)

A bus ticket to a place with "Affordable Housing" would work better.

But this isn´t about housing, it´s about the mentally ill, substance abusers, and layabouts that he rest of us are supposed to subsidize.

In the words of Howie Carr, Anything you subsidize, you get more of.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 3/19/2017 9:58:18 AM     (No. 11194569)

How about some POW Stalag type facilities and keep them all together. I wouldn´t want them in my yard.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WestCoast, 3/19/2017 9:59:55 AM     (No. 11194571)

Let´s see, homeless will invite 8 more homeless to live in their 200 sq feet. Multiple others will visit to party, sewage will be overwhelmed. Neighbors will be burglarized, children terrified (at best). I could go on.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chance_232, 3/19/2017 10:02:14 AM     (No. 11194573)

To answer the headline´s question.... yes, yes I would.

With the following provisions:
The person in question isnt a criminal and doesnt have a mental incapacitation.

The person must want to improve their position in life through their own hard work and perseverance.

The living situation must be temporary

I must have the right to easily, and at no personal cost, evict said person from the property for a multitude of reasons that would be detailed in a rental agreement.

My provisions, restrictions and renter responsibilities would however guarantee that city would never allow it.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: gaeditor, 3/19/2017 10:08:53 AM     (No. 11194581)

Statistically, about 25% of homeless are mentally ill and a little less than half are either mentally ill or are substance abusers. (Grifter, we got no stats for...)

How long before this becomes a serious, life-threatening problem for these idiots? Both of these can be dangerous situations.

And are these really covered with clear plastic, like in the photos? That should be interesting.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/19/2017 10:16:15 AM     (No. 11194593)

One by one the big west coast cities are willingly committing political suicide, becoming overbuilt hellholes dragged down by seemingly endless hoards of drug induced incapacitated free-handout dependents.New game plan is sorely needed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 3/19/2017 10:16:30 AM     (No. 11194594)

Hmmmm - - which would I prefer to have living in my back yard - -

- - a drug-addicted sex pervert OR a completely amoral slut who had four children by four different men by the time she was 18?

It´s a tough choice. I´ll just leave it up to the Portland bureaucracy to choose someone for me.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 3/19/2017 10:17:18 AM     (No. 11194596)

Absolutely not. The liability issues could be enormous.

We know welfare simply does NOT work yet liberals keep trying to repackage it and sell it to up again.

As pointed out by others. About half of homeless are mentally ill/substance abusers. Want to bet that the other half won´t be homeless for more than a year or two. They will work their way out of poverty. We used to institutionalize the people who can´t take care of themselves. Let´s stop pretending that these people can be rehabilitated or that it is "societies fault" that they are like this. They are sick or have weak personalities and yes, we may have to warehouse them because they are not fixable. But stop with the guilt. Let´s find a way to efficiently help the intractable poor but without the silliness.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/19/2017 10:18:47 AM     (No. 11194598)

A recipe for disaster.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/19/2017 10:19:33 AM     (No. 11194599)

If you voted for hillary Poof! You get a new neighbor!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rama41, 3/19/2017 10:23:36 AM     (No. 11194602)

FTA: "Portland officials are looking for four backyards to place its Accessory Dwelling Units, what some people may call a granny flat, or a tiny home minus wheels."
Certainly, there are four "Portland officials" willing to step in and set the example for the rest of us.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Refried, 3/19/2017 10:25:22 AM     (No. 11194603)

Portland must be trying to outdo San Francisco as the most insane municipality
in the US!

How about putting one these "public housing" units in the backyard of every black robed dictator. Local,state & federal. It would be a good learning experience for them.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pearson365, 3/19/2017 10:35:31 AM     (No. 11194608)

Welfare does work because the beneficiaries don´t have to be bothered with working. Work is for suckers, to paraphrase Seinfeld´s Kramer. Welfare means free housing, food, health & psychiatric care, legal defense and more.

Portland´s feed & care for the homeless policies result in more of them, not less. The almost universal comment of all soup kitchens is "We never knew there were so many homeless people in our parish/town/city". There have to be unused military bases where these sad people can be housed and put to work raising their own food and maintaining their barracks. But that´s also for suckers, not them.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 3/19/2017 10:40:04 AM     (No. 11194610)

So let me get this straight: Regardless of whether you "want" somebody living in your backyard or not, you´re paying for a tiny house anyway (maybe more than one)?

I think I´d just demand the house and be done with it!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 3/19/2017 10:42:37 AM     (No. 11194615)

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/03/multnomah_county_wants_to_ince.html

is another story on this..
but it gives the PRICES..
$75,000 apiece..
for what looks like a clubhouse put together by the Little Rascals..
apparently this project is ALSO designed to throw money at old hippies who buy $299 of lumber at Menards and make about $60,000 profit on each of these trash bins..

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Reply 23 - Posted by: DebiAnn, 3/19/2017 10:52:21 AM     (No. 11194622)

Good way to get your kids out of the basement!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 3/19/2017 11:13:14 AM     (No. 11194640)

I spent 4 days in downtown Portland last summer. I wouldn´t want any of the people I saw hanging around the streets living within 10 miles of me.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chumley, 3/19/2017 11:15:28 AM     (No. 11194643)

They wont last five years for the landowner to take over. The people I have seen with free housing are absolute pigs. They dont fix anything and they dont clean. They just use until it is destroyed and then complain about the destroyed place they are forced to live in.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: swimmerkennedy, 3/19/2017 11:21:08 AM     (No. 11194649)

We call these sheds in New Hampshire.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: raphaela, 3/19/2017 11:22:57 AM     (No. 11194652)

And after 5 years, who will be evicting them? Won´t they have a right to live there in these tiny houses for as long as they desire thus becoming the renters that wouldn´t leave horror show? This is a pant load solution and of course it´s democrats who think of it (most likely female). The home owners are giving up the rights to their property for a social experiment. What will happen to their insurance rates if they agree to do this? There are too many legal implications.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 3/19/2017 11:59:48 AM     (No. 11194678)

About every 3 years the rentals have to be rehabbed and all new appliances. At least around here. Maybe sooner in a bigger area.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 3/19/2017 12:00:37 PM     (No. 11194679)

They had an intractable homeless problem, so what did they do? They made sleeping on the street legal...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Pearson365, 3/19/2017 12:20:33 PM     (No. 11194707)

Here´s an idea: Portland residents should register their homes so that when they leave their homes for more 2 days, homeless families could be housed there. Would reduce white guilt when homeowners are enjoying themselves on vacays or weekends in the mountains. Upon their return, homeowners would politely ask these homeless guests to vacate the premises. If these squatters refuse, the homeowners could move into the backyard shack until their case moves slowly through the judicial system.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Udanja99, 3/19/2017 12:29:00 PM     (No. 11194719)

Ever notice that the homeless problems are the worst in cities run by tolerant compassionate leftists? If the left was truly compassionate they would be taking the homeless into their own homes, not some shed in the yard.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: msjena, 3/19/2017 12:37:50 PM     (No. 11194728)

Putting NIMBY to the test.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/19/2017 12:37:54 PM     (No. 11194729)

No, and this is for the left. My home is private property, and my home. It is not for the homeless, illegals, or anyone else they would like to move in. I notice, by the way, that all of them have fences and live secluded lives, while giving this encouragement to others.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/19/2017 12:38:37 PM     (No. 11194730)

They will make adorable little meth labs.

I suspect the addition of a "rental unit" will result in increased property taxes for the homeowner.

I´m also guessing the dwelling will either need to be repaired or torn down (at homeowner expense) after 5 years to meet "code".

Opened ended black-hole of liability.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/19/2017 12:45:45 PM     (No. 11194736)

They are simply encouraging more "homeless" people to show up. The liberal Democrats who run those cities don´t care, they just facilitate the "homeless" voting for them, guaranteeing that those liberal Democrats remain in permanent political power, and continue to squeeze as much money as possible from whatever taxpayers remain in those socialist utopias.

Can you imagine the deterated condition that the insides of those tiny houses will be in when they turn them over to the "do-gooder" homeowners in five years? Chances are the city fathers will then condem the tiny houses, and charge the "do-gooder" homeowners to demolish and remove them.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 3/19/2017 12:45:48 PM     (No. 11194737)

Is this from the Onion? They look like small chicken coops! I can see it now; the homeowner wants the "homeless" people to move out for some legitimate reason or the supposed rental time is up. The homeless persons say no and go to a liberal Portland judge and the judge says "no you can´t make these needy people leave!"

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Reply 37 - Posted by: happywarrior, 3/19/2017 12:57:13 PM     (No. 11194749)

Guess they don´t come with kitchens because that´s a campfire I see to the right of the box.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/19/2017 1:03:01 PM     (No. 11194755)

If you want to get rid of them for some reason,just send in a job recruiter.Like I said before round up homeless people and put them on reservations.Airdrop food,drugs and supplies once in a while,including shovels to dig latrines.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: paral04, 3/19/2017 1:17:12 PM     (No. 11194772)

Portland ought to find these people jobs. That is a better solution. OH then all the illegals would not have work. We can´t have that.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 3/19/2017 3:37:35 PM     (No. 11194887)

As long as they don´t woge and eat the dog, I guess I´m okay with it...

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Mickturn, 3/19/2017 3:43:21 PM     (No. 11194891)

No problem as long as they stay near the out house to keep it clean!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 3/19/2017 3:53:31 PM     (No. 11194899)

Portland is a disaster. A huge number of houses now in low-land portions of Portland are rentals, so some house landlords who add these outhouses to their rental home backyards may see a benefit. Supposedly they´ll be hooked into the sewer, but what about garbage, food, transportation, maintenance, and every other regular function that normal residents deal with but homeless occupants can´t or won´t. What great neighbors they will make.

I live across the river in Washington and visit Portland as little as possible; when I visit the areas where this kind of idea is targeted, the commercial streets nearby are buzzing with tiny restaurants, tattoo and marijuana shops, and various non-english speaking specialty stores. Money is being exchanged to keep this little economy going and it´s not from working at factories or offices. Huge percentage of people on food stamps here; it´s essentially a high-level ghetto where one or two people rent a house, then sub-let to two or three additional occupants, and now added to that will be the outhouse homeless shelters.

Portland´s low-lands used to be a town of beautiful Craftsman houses lived in by owners who took great care and pride. Also used to be very religious, primarily Catholic. It´ a liberal hell-hole where newly discovered victims are categorized in 87 different ways by very liberal politicians enabling their voting block in ways only graduates of failed educational systems could conceive. The population of low-land Portland doesn´t even know why they are called snowflakes. But they do know when their EBT cards are renewed each month.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Island Life, 3/19/2017 4:19:41 PM     (No. 11194912)

I foresee a wonderful opportunity for HGTV to add to their series: Tiny Houses.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: citizen, 3/19/2017 4:21:15 PM     (No. 11194914)

Mini meth labs.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: dvc, 3/19/2017 4:29:21 PM     (No. 11194921)

No way this could go wrong.

/s off

NIMBY.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: clipped wings, 3/19/2017 4:54:26 PM     (No. 11194935)

There are a number of closed military installations across the country. Ft. McClellan, AL and Ft. Chaffee, AR, come immediately to mind.
Move these "homeless" folks to the closed installations, require them to rehab the old barracks and let them live there--work for rent. The states probably won´t care for it unless gov´t $$$ follow the homeless. Better than those tiny, expensive "chicken coops" in peoples´ back yards.


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Reply 47 - Posted by: SQUIGGLE, 3/19/2017 6:56:20 PM     (No. 11195017)

I am in Seattle... I am disabled and in a wheelchair. If something were to happen to my sister, I would have to live on $500 a month--and they may take that away soon as they have already taken away my food stamps--I got the letter 2 days ago. What am I supposed to do? We are living on $2000 a month. Sis has to work and she is n76 years old. Our meds are $200 a month and we are living off her $200 Social Security. What can I do--I have many health problems and no way to start a job.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: SQUIGGLE, 3/19/2017 7:01:52 PM     (No. 11195019)

Typo--we´re living off her $1200 a month Social Security.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Tianne, 3/19/2017 9:53:13 PM     (No. 11195103)

And will the new tenants share the swings, sandboxes, and backyard grills and picnic tables of the host families and children?

Will they participate in backyard games of volleyball and baseball?

Oh, the possibilities are endless for expressions of love and sharing.

The people of Portland are so fortunate to perhaps be able to share in this wonderful social experiment!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/19/2017 11:34:51 PM     (No. 11195166)

How about the surrounding neighbors of these willing homeowners? Don´t they get a say in whether homeless vagrants move in next door?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/20/2017 3:29:12 AM     (No. 11195268)

Oh, heck no. Look at the photo of the smoking couple on the street with two dogs. Is the other man with them? They are talking about a family of four living in 200 square feet. Is that standing up?

What happens to your homeowner´s insurance with vagrants camped in the yard?

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USA Today, by Yolanda Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/24/2017 3:41:05     Post Reply
Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford was arrested Monday after his girlfriend accused him of choking and assaulting her during an argument in the parking lot of Church´s Chicken, police said. Shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a simple assault/domestic violence call at Church´s Chicken at 925 Poplar Avenue. A woman, 43, told police that her boyfriend Ford, physically assaulted and choked her during an argument at the fast-food restaurant. (Snip) According to an arrest affidavit, Ford was a passenger in his girlfriend´s Mercedes when he became " belligerent" and allegedly struck her in the side of the head,

Willets Point migrants fear Trump´s
immigration plan will sweep site away
Guardian [UK], by Edward Helmore    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/23/2017 11:34:56     Post Reply
For at least two generations, Willets Point been known as the “Iron Triangle”. A 48-acre site in Queens, in New York City, its small auto repair shops and stores selling used car parts have given thousands of new migrants a vital start in the job market. Now, despite New York City’s status as a so-called sanctuary city for undocumented migrants, the Central American workers who once pitched for business on the corners of Willets Point are disappearing. They fear that under the Trump administration’s hardline policy, they could be rounded up and deported.

Passenger finds air marshal’s
loaded gun on Delta flight
New York Post, by Bill Sanderson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/23/2017 11:05:54     Post Reply
A federal air marshal left her loaded gun in an airplane restroom during a transatlantic flight to Kennedy Airport — yet she’s still on the job, it was reported Saturday. A passenger found the weapon on Delta Flight 221 from Manchester, England, on April 6, and gave it to a flight attendant who returned it to the marshal, CNN said. Federal Air Marshal Service sources told CNN that the agent should have been placed on leave, but remains on active flight duty.



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Judge blocks Trump order
on sanctuary city money

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/25/2017 4:18:48 PM     Post Reply
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court. The Republican president’s administration and two California governments that sued over the order disagreed about its scope. San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding. But an attorney for the Justice Department,

Obama Cashes In: Set to Take $400,000
for Speech to Wall Street Firm

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Breitbart Economics, by John Carney    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2017 10:52:26 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama has agreed to a $400,000 fee for speaking to a prominent Wall Street firm, according to Charlie Gasparino of the Fox Business Network. Former president Obama will speak to a health care conference sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald in September, Gasparino reports. (Tweet/Video) The huge fee puts Obama at the top of the list of speaking fees for former government officials. Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke charges between $200,000 and $400,000, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner charges $200,000, and former President George Bush charges around $150,000, according to a person familiar with the matter. Hillary Clinton received over $200,000

Earnest: If Trump Crosses ‘Red Lines,’
Obama Will Return to Political Debate

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2017 7:30:44 PM     Post Reply
Monday on MSNBC former Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest said former President Barack Obama would come back to the political debate if President Donald Trump crosses “red lines” such as using information from deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) applications to deport so-called DREAMers. (Snip) “I think what would motivate President Obama to re-engage in the political debate is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long observed norms and values that frankly I think we have started to take for granted. One example that President Obama has himself

Schumer: Money for Border Wall Could
Be Used to ‘Give Just About Every
American Broadband’

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/25/2017 5:34:57 PM     Post Reply
It was a message repeated several times at a Democrat news conference Tuesday afternoon: Republicans, agree with us on a spending bill, or we’ll blame you for shutting down the government. And it appears that Republicans, who control all three branches of government, are listening: “Now last night, we received a bit of good news -- not just for Democrats but for the country – that the president is easing off his demands for a border wall in the government funding bill,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told the news conference. “The money is better used elsewhere,” Schumer said. “If the

Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually
Harassing Fox News Contributor

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Daily Beast, by Kelly Weill    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/24/2017 9:31:29 AM     Post Reply
Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News personality facing allegations of sexual harassment. During a Friday interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel accused Hannity of inviting her to his hotel room before and after a debate with a pro-Palestinian guest in Detroit. Schlussel said she rejected Hannity’s alleged advances and that she was never invited on his show again. Schlussel and Hannity were scheduled to speak together at the Detroit show, Schlussel said. But before the show, Hannity allegedly invited her to an event at a nearby bookstore. “He had some event at a bookstore

Entire Senate being called to
White House for North Korea briefing

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/24/2017 3:28:44 PM     Post Reply
The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on Monday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers. It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing. Spicer clarified that while the event will

Obama slams media that lets
people reinforce ´their own realities´

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Washington Examiner, by Pete Kasperowicz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2017 12:34:18 PM     Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama on Monday partly blamed the nation´s splintered politics on a media structure that lets people only listen to or read media outlets they agree with, which prevents them from hearing the other side. "Because of changes in the media, we now have a situation in which everybody is listening to people who already agree with them, and are further and further reinforcing their own realities to the neglect of the common reality that allows us to have a healthy debate, and then try to find common ground and actually move solutions forward," Obama said in his

Who Is Obama?
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American Thinker, by David Solway    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2017 1:48:32 PM     Post Reply
Ex-President Barack Obama is the mystery man of American politics. Given the absence of a viable paper trail, nobody can say for sure who he is. He manifests for us as a figure of multiple identities: a Christian, a Muslim, a secularist, a socialist, a humanist, an intellectual, a man of the people. His lack of definable substance, his inner absence, has been an important political advantage. As Obama himself confessed (or boasted) in The Audacity of Hope, this layering of anonymities enabled him to “serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their

Then Again, Maybe
I’m a Black Man

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Taki´s Magazine, by Joe Bob Briggs    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 4/25/2017 12:32:45 AM     Post Reply
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—I’m loving all these Ancestry.com commercials where dim-witted actors say, “I thought I was a Tahitian Eskimo Mexican until I sent in my DNA test kit, and boy was I flummoxed when the results came back! I’m really Croatian with a mix of sub-Saharan! I guess I’ll be turning in my furry hat!” This is a scam I’m thoroughly in favor of, because it reveals, once and for all, the dirty secret of American politics: Race doesn’t exist! Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe for a second that these tests mean anything. If you believe that DNA patterns

Al Gore’s New Group Demands $15
Trillion To Fight Global Warming

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Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: JansGraphix- 4/25/2017 2:16:24 PM     Post Reply
A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment. [SNIP] To meet that goal ETC claims the world needs “investment in renewables and other low-carbon technologies some $6 trillion higher ($300 billion per year); while the largest required increases – of almost $9 trillion ($450 billion per year) – will be in more efficient energy saving equipment and buildings.” That’s a $15 trillion price tag to theoretically limit future

Hollywood Director: Russian Meddling in 2016
Election ‘Greatest Attack’ on American Democracy
Since Pearl Harbor

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Washington Free Beacon, by Sam Dorman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2017 4:02:54 PM     Post Reply
Liberal activist and Hollywood director Rob Reiner slammed President Donald Trump on Monday and suggested that Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was the "greatest attack" on American democracy since Japan´s attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. "We´ve had the greatest attack of this democracy since 1941, and we have to understand that," Reiner said on MSNBC. Reiner also suggested that American society might collapse given the pressure Russia placed on democratic institutions in the country. Japan drew the United States into World War II after attacking its naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, killing

SEE IT: 60 teenagers involved in massive
brawl at Florida mall; 5 people arrested

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New York Daily News, by Minyvonne Burke    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/25/2017 1:45:16 PM     Post Reply
A vicious brawl, involving more than 50 teenage boys and girls, erupted at a Florida mall. The disturbing video of the fight was shared on social media, featuring a large group of teens pummeling each other outside a Rue 21 clothing store inside Orange Park Mall. The Clay County Sheriff´s Office said the incident happened Saturday. In the footage, several people are seen punching a girl on a couch. Behind them another group is seen fighting as a woman appears to try and calm things down. A third and fourth group of teens are also seen fighting in the background.


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