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Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Five people were killed and the son of a police officer is in custody after multiple stabbings at a house party attended by university students near the University of Calgary, the police chief said, calling it the worst mass murder in Calgary's history. Police Chief Rick Hanson said the suspect is the son of a 33-year veteran of the Calgary police force and a student at the University of Calgary. "We have never seen five people killed at one scene," Hanson said. "The scene was horrific." Police said the suspect was invited to the party and shortly after arriving picked up a large knife and began stabbing the victims one by one early Tuesday morning. He said about 20 people were at the party when the stabbings occurred. Hanson said the victims ages range from 22 to 27. He said the dead were all "good kids." Neither they nor the suspect had any prior involvement with police, Hanson said. The students were celebrating the last day of classes. The police chief said they would not release the name of the suspect until first-degree murder charges are announced later Tuesday. He said the suspect left his work at a grocery store before arriving to the party. Three males were found dead at the home. A male and a female died at a local hospital. Police said the suspect, in his 20s, was arrested with the help of the police canine unit about 40 minutes after the stabbings and that he was taken to hospital for treatment for dog bites. There was no immediate word on charges or the possible motive. Hanson said the suspect brought a weapon, but used a knife from the house. He said there's nothing to indicate the suspect was drunk or had been doing drugs. Hanson said the father of the suspect is devastated. Multiple witnesses were taken to the campus and are currently being interviewed by detectives, police said. The blue-sided house where the stabbings occurred is on a quiet, tree-lined residential street. It was surrounded with yellow police tape as medical examiner staff brought three bodies out on stretchers. Calgary stabbingsAP: The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal Police investigate the scene of a multiple fatal stabbing in northwest Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Neighbor Doug Jones said about a dozen students had been drinking beer around a firepit in the backyard earlier in the night, but they weren't rowdy. They were talking about politics and the stock market. They took the party inside at about 9 p.m. and he heard nothing after that. Other residents of the area say the house was being rented by University of Calgary students and that the party was related to the student union's annual Bermuda Shorts Day, held Monday. Bermuda Shorts Day, shortened by students to BSD, is an annual outdoor party on campus with live music and beer gardens to celebrate the final day of classes. The school's student newspaper, The Gauntlet, wrote about the tradition two weeks ago in a story titled "BSD: It'll be a bloodbath." On Twitter, many students wrote about how they started drinking early in the morning Monday and continued after the campus event at parties elsewhere. University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon said they are "deeply saddened" by the news. Cannon said it was a house party off campus. "This is a terrible, terrible tragedy," Cannon said. "It's young people who have lost their lives at a very critical point in their lifetimes. It's a huge impact on all of us." Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi took to Twitter to offer condolences. "Thoughts and prayers of all Calgarians are with the young people we lost this morning, their families, friends, and university community," the mayor said. http://news.msn.co m/crime-justice/po lice-say-5-dead-in -calgary-stabbings  (Tuesday | post #2)

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Obama's Brown Shirt Agents Back Down

Nevada officials blast feds over treatment of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy Published April 10, 2014 ·FoxNews.com Two of Nevada’s top elected leaders are riding to the rescue of a rancher whose decades-long range war with the federal government has reached a boiling point in recent days. The federal Bureau of Land Management has surrounded the Clark County ranch of Cliven Bundy with armed officers, helicopters and four-wheel drive vehicles. Last week, they began seizing cattle found grazing on adjacent federal lands in violation of a law meant to protect an endangered desert tortoise. “No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans.” - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Both Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller have condemned the BLS for what they characterize as heavy-handed actions involving Bundy and other Silver State residents. “No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans,” Sandoval, a Republican, said. “The BLM needs to reconsider its approach to this matter and act accordingly.” Heller, also a Republican, said he told BLM Director Neil Kornze the situation is being handled poorly. “I told him very clearly that law-abiding Nevadans must not be penalized by an over-reaching BLM,” Heller said. Bundy, 67, who has been a rancher all his life, told FoxNews.com last week he believes the federal agency is trying to push him to the breaking point and likened his situation to the 1993 disaster in Waco, Texas, in which federal and state law enforcement agencies laid siege to a compound of religious fanatics calling themselves Branch Davidians, a move that resulted in the deaths of 76. “This is a lot bigger deal than just my cows,” Bundy told FoxNews.com. “It’s a statement for freedom and liberty and the Constitution.” The fight involves a 600,000-acre area under BLM control called Gold Butte, near the Utah border. The vast and rugged land is the habitat of the protected desert tortoise, and ranchers whose cattloe graze there must pay fees. Bundy, a descendant of Mormons who settled in Bunkerville more than 140 years ago, claims an inherent right to graze the area and casts the conflict as a states' rights issue. He said he doesn't recognize federal authority on land that he insists belongs to Nevada. http://www.foxnews .com/politics/2014 /04/07/nevada-offi cials-blast-feds-o ver-treatment-catt le-rancher-cliven- bundy/?intcmp=obin site  (Tuesday | post #8)

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Is The G O P Crazy

GOP: Obama pay hikes for federal contractors threaten closure of military base facilities Published April 14, 2014 ·FoxNews.com House Republicans say three separate Obama administration moves to increase the pay of federal contractors threaten to close such military-base support services as fast-food restaurants, gyms and day-care centers and they are asking for an exemption. The 40 lawmakers appealed to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in an April 10 letter in which they say decisions last year by the agency to increase worker pay under the Service Contract Act and President Obama’s executive order in February to hike the hourly wage for federal contractors could result in closures. They also argue the increases and potential, subsequent closures will result in fewer jobs for spouses and other military-family members and come amid recent budget cuts for military facilities. “Given the vital role these programs play in the lives of our service members and families, we seek to ensure they continue to have access to the services provided by federal contractors at military exchanges,” they write in their letter to Perez. Obama signed an executive order in February that mandates an automatic increase in the hourly minimum wage for federal contract workers starting next year. The hourly increase -- from $7.25 to $10.10 -- will go to employees working on new federal contracts and subcontracts beginning on or after January 1, 2015. “Vital services offered on military installations should not be placed in limbo because of a unilateral decision implemented by the administration,” says South Carolina GOP Rep. Joe Wilson, a House Armed Services subcommittee chairman, who also signed the letter. “In light of recent spending reductions targeted towards military installations, now is not the time to reduce support service. …Additionally, this government mandate threatens to destroy jobs at a time when American workers need them most.” In June 2013, the Labor Department decided on two increases. The first was to issue new pay “determinations” for fast-food workers on government contracts, after determining they were receiving substandard wages. In looking at the issue, the department decided those workers also were entitled to the same “fringe benefits” as all workers covered by the Service Contract Act. They have been given the fringe benefit, now at $3.81 an hour. However, the pay increase is subject to re-consideration and is being reviewed at the request of the Defense Department, a Labor Department spokesperson told FoxNews.com on Monday. The support services are known in military parlance as Moral, Welfare and Recreation services and can include movie theaters and gyms, in addition to restaurants. Such closures are already underway, according to a story posted Friday by MilitaryTimes.com. The online publication says McDonald’s restaurants have already closed on three Navy bases and another is scheduled to close at a Marine Corps base, as a result of the Labor Department’s $3.81-an-hour increase, which combined with Obama’s increase would bring federal contract workers pay to $13.91. In addition, the publication cites an April 8 letter to the Labor Department from Russell Beland, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for military manpower and personnel. Beland argues that roughly 390 fast-food operations would close on installations across the United States and its territories, resulting in the loss of jobs for nearly 5,750 employees, without exemption from the wage regulations. Beland did not respond Monday to a FoxNew.com request for a copy of the letter. http://www.foxnews .com/politics/2014 /04/14/gop-obama-p ay-hikes-for-feder al-contractors-thr eaten-closure-mili tary-base/?intcmp= latestnews  (Tuesday | post #1)

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The University of California policy is contrary to state law

sues for right to carry concealed weapon Published April 14, 2014 ·FoxNews.com Facebook 253 Twitter 85 Gplus 6 The hero police officer who helped rescue kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard -- held captive for 18 years -- is suing her former employer for the right to carry a concealed weapon. Allison "Ally" Jacobs, a former UC Berkeley police officer, suffered an on-duty injury in 2010 and accepted a disability retirement. Under California law, retired officers are permitted to carry concealed weapons, but, in an apparent reversal of policy, UC Berkeley said it no longer considered those receiving income disability, like Jacobs, to be "retired. " Jacobs was then told she was disqualified from receiving a retired officer card with an endorsement to carry a concealed firearm. In 2009, Jacobs' police instincts led authorities to Dugard, who was kidnapped in 1991 at the age of 11 in South Lake Tahoe and held captive for 18 years by convicted sex offender Phillip Craig Garrido and his wife at their home in Antioch, Calif. When Garrido visited the UC Berkeley campus with his two daughters and encountered Jacobs, the veteran police officer said, "something just wasn't sitting right with me." "He was on parole for kidnapping and rape," Jacobs told Fox News in an interview Monday. "And after that meeting [with Garrido] was over, I decided to call his parole officer and let him know that I think that some investigation is warranted into the home life of Mr. Phillip Garrido. "And that just opened up an investigation that discovered Jaycee Dugard had been held captive there for 18 years," Jacobs said. A year later, Jacobs said she was injured on the job and, "I got medically retired from the University of California Berkeley." Upon normal medical retirement, police officers in California are issued CCW's, or carry concealed weapons permits, and police ID badges, Jacobs explained. She said when she asked for her permit in 2010, she was told, "'No, we're not allowed to give it to you anymore,'" and that UC Berkeley moved to revoke the permit from other police officers who had retired due to medical disability. "Under state law, all police agencies must give their retired police officers -- both those who retire after a full career and those who retire on disability -- a permit to carry a concealed weapon," Jacobs' attorney, Michael Morguess, told Fox News. Morguess said UC Berkeley "reversed course" after abiding by state law for more than 20 years. "They're denying people like Ally and scores of others those permits," Morguess said. "In effect, the University of California has decided that officers that put their lives in danger in the line of duty -- who are injured on duty and are forced to take a disability retirement -- are not considered retired under state law and thus not entitled to a permit ... The University of California policy is contrary to state law." UC Berkeley was not immediately available for comment when contacted by FoxNews.com. http://www.foxnews .com/us/2014/04/14 /cop-who-helped-re scue-jaycee-dugard -sues-for-right-to -carry-concealed-w eapon/  (Monday Apr 14 | post #1)

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BUSTED: TSA Official Caught Distributing Guns To Retiring...

He is now going to be promoted by the Democratic National Convention for the next President.  (Monday Apr 14 | post #1)

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Poverty is American, not racial, problem

Every system is that way. Marx's utopian communism gave way to murdering leaders like Lenin and Stalin and in the end had a rich minority that used the working class . No one has invented a system the , in reality . works better then capitalism.  (Monday Apr 14 | post #26)

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Poverty is American, not racial, problem

Next post she will be telling you how she grew up on a plantation.  (Monday Apr 14 | post #12)

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Senate plans no probe of NSA spy program

Park the Volvo , Obama is president.  (Monday Apr 14 | post #7)

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Poverty is American, not racial, problem

Excellent post !  (Monday Apr 14 | post #8)

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Obama's Brown Shirt Agents Back Down

Rancher's son says force was necessary to stop cattle seizure Nevada ranch showdown: A protester waves the U.S. flag near the Bureau of Land Management's base camp: A protester waves the U.S. flag near the Bureau of Land Management&#39 ;s base camp where seized cattle that belonged to rancher Cliven Bundy were being held. Reuters A protester waves the U.S. flag near the Bureau of Land Management's base camp where seized cattle that belonged to rancher Cliven Bundy were being held. Reuters 1 hr ago | By Jennifer Dobner of Reuters share 10 tweet 1 email BUNKERVILLE, Nevada (Reuters) - A show of force was necessary to stop the government seizure and sale of embattled cattle rancher Cliven Bundy's cows, his son said on Sunday, a day after an armed standoff between federal agents and hundreds of Bundy's supporters. "We were dedicated to opening those gates and peacefully walking through to retrieve those cattle," Ammon Bundy said in an interview. "The presence of weapons was needed in order to intimidate them." The federal Bureau of Land Management began a roundup of the cattle from the Bundy ranch a week ago, contending he owes more than $1 million in back fees, penalties and other costs for grazing his cattle on public land and has ignored court orders. Bundy stopped paying monthly grazing fees in 1993. The ranch is about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The issue simmered for a week with verbal and physical altercations and reached a boil on Saturday after nearly 1,000 supporters, included armed militamen from several western states, rallied on foot and on horseback with the family. The four-hour standoff temporarily shut down Interstate 15 and ended when the bureau stopped rounding up cattle citing safety concerns and then agreed to return the cows. The Clark County sheriff Doug Gillespie had delivered a bureau offer to leave, but keep the cows, and then helped negotiate the eventual end to the standoff, Bundy said. "When we went up there, they knew we were serious," Ammon Bundy said. "They wanted to go. This thing was building and building and was going to continue." Bundy said about 350 of the ranch's cows were recovered from bureau holding pens. Some of the animals were injured and a handful of calves, some so new their umbilical cords remained attached, were being bottle fed, he said. Bureau officials could not be reached immediately for comment on Sunday. In a statement on Saturday, Director Neil Kornze said the bureau ended the cattle gathering because of serious concerns about the safety of employees and the public and would work to resolve the matter administratively and through the courts. About 100 Bundy supporters, many wearing camouflage and carrying firearms, gathered on Sunday with the family for an informal church service at a makeshift protest command center. Speakers offered a mix of prayer and religious testimony, denounced the federal government for excessive oversight on several issues, and called for the preservation of individual constitutional rights. An Arizona state representative in attendance, David Livingston, said the battle over the Bundy cows would serve as a unifying event for lawmakers across 11 western states working on state sovereignty issues. "This was a major tipping point," Livingston said. Cliven Bundy, 76, said he had been touched by the supporters who stood by his family over the past week. "I was really quite humbled to the fact that there are so many good people," Cliven Bundy said. (Reporting by Jennifer Dobner; Editing by David Bailey and Michael Perry) http://news.msn.co m/us/ranchers-son- says-force-was-nec essary-to-stop-cat tle-seizure  (Monday Apr 14 | post #6)

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Obama's Brown Shirt Agents Back Down

The Truth About the Nevada Rancher's Standoff http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=GQb0q JLhea8  (Sunday Apr 13 | post #4)

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Obama's Brown Shirt Agents Back Down

The roundup occurred near the scenic Virgin River at Bunkerville, where Bundy's ranch is located. "After one week, we have made progress in enforcing two recent court orders to remove the trespass cattle from public lands that belong to all Americans," Kornze said in a statement. He was referring to how two different federal judges ordered the removal of Bundy's cattle, which officials say have been illegally grazing on federal land for 20 years. Bundy's dispute with the government began around 1993 when the bureau changed grazing rules for the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area to protect an endangered desert tortoise, CNN affiliate KLAS reported. Bundy, who's in his 60s, cites the Constitution in asserting that the state of Nevada holds sovereignty over the charging of grazing fees and, if he owes such a fee, he would pay it only to the local government -- not to the feds. Bundy also contends his family has been ranching in the Virgin Valley on the Nevada range since 1877 -- long before the BLM even existed and before the tortoise was declared endangered. Bundy has said he owns 500 of the more than 900 cattle that federal officials had been planning to confiscate for illegal grazing, according to local media accounts, with each head worth about $1,000. The rancher couldn't be immediately reached for comment Saturday after the feds shut down the roundup. On Wednesday, a scuffle between protesters and federal rangers was videotaped. Bundy family members and their supporters confronted the rangers and angrily told them to leave Nevada. Fearing that the cattle were being killed in the roundup, they also demanded to know why a backhoe and dump truck was being used, but federal officials later said the equipment was used to restore the range. For their part, federal rangers held Tasers and barking dogs on leashes during the faceoff. Federal officials say a police dog was kicked and officers were assaulted. Bundy family members say they were thrown to the ground or jolted with a Taser. In the end, the rangers got into their white SUVs and drove away, a YouTube video of the incident showed. The incident is under federal investigation. Gov. Brian Sandoval said Saturday of the BLM decision: "The safety of all individuals involved in this matter has been my highest priority. Given the circumstances, today's outcome is the best we could have hoped for. I appreciate that the Department of the Interior and the BLM were willing to listen to the concerns of the people of Nevada." Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie issued a press release late Saturday night saying he mediated the agreement between the Bundy familiy and BLM. "I want to stress to all of you that as the sheriff of Clark County I cannot interfere with the Federal government when it is operating on Federal land," Gillespie said. "And because this is BLM property, it is in their jurisdiction. But when a group of protesters threaten civil unrest or violence in this county -- it is my job to step in and ensure the safety of citizens." . Read more: http://www.koco.co m/national/Feds-en d-Nevada-cattle-ro undup/25448592#ixz z2ymLvqREZ Page 2 of 2  (Sunday Apr 13 | post #3)

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Obama's Brown Shirt Agents Back Down

Feds end Nevada cattle roundup US officials say cattle were illegally grazing on federal land UPDATED 10:45 PM CDT Apr 12, 2014 Read more: http://www.koco.co m/national/Feds-en d-Nevada-cattle-ro undup/25448592#ixz z2ymL85eVF (CNN) —A tense, weeklong showdown appeared to end Saturday between the federal government and supporters of a Nevada cattle rancher battling the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over grazing rights on federal land. The BLM stopped rounding up rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle and returned about 300 head of cattle to the open range to avoid the potential for violence, according to the BLM and CNN affiliate KSNV. The Old West-style controversy -- centering on a family that has been ranching in Nevada since the 1800s -- drew armed militia groups from across the country to the cattleman's side this week, especially after a YouTube video captured a tussle teetering on violence between rangers and protesters. The BLM said Bundy owed about $1 million in back fees because his cattle grazed on federal land. On Saturday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the BLM's cattle gate, according to CNN affiliate KLAS. Some of them were armed. "Due to escalating tensions, the cattle have been released from the enclosures in order to avoid violence and help restore order," the BLM said in a prepared statement. Also Saturday, supporters of Bundy, some of them armed, forced a temporary shutdown of northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near his ranch, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. "Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public," said BLM director Neil Kornze. The highway was reopened early Saturday afternoon after protesters moved to the side of the road and stopping blocking it. But traffic was backed up for three miles in both directions, Trooper Loy Hixson told CNN. He said nobody in the crowd threatened violence. It was unclear whether Bundy and the BLM had come to an agreement on how to end the long-running conflict. U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, appealed for calm Saturday and told out-of-state supporters to return home. "The dispute is over, the BLM is leaving, but emotions and tensions are still near the boiling point, and we desperately need a peaceful conclusion to this conflict," Heller said in a statement. "I urge all the people involved to please return to your homes and allow the BLM officers to collect their equipment and depart without interference. "We are very close to a calm, peaceful resolution but it only takes the action of one individual to stir things up again and bring us back to the brink of violence and no one wants to see that happen," Heller said. The growing protest came amid the BLM's decision to put an early end to a roundup of Bundy's cattle, which the feds claim have been illegally grazing on federal land for 20 years. Earlier Saturday, Kornze said that contracted wranglers and U.S. rangers apparently made enough progress in rounding up cattle that belonged to Bundy, who is challenging federal authority in a valley that his family settled in the Wild West era. Page 1 of 2  (Sunday Apr 13 | post #2)

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Nevada rancher supporters cause I-15 shutdown

You feel he should just get in line and goose step ?  (Sunday Apr 13 | post #3)

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Obama's Brown Shirt Agents Back Down

http://video.foxne ws.com/v/346196943 3001/federal-govt- ends-nev-cattle-ro und-up-over-safety -concerns/#sp=show -clips  (Sunday Apr 13 | post #1)

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