“A San Bernardino woman is speaking out after police officers shot her dog. It was her own 911 call that led to the shooting.
As Rosemary Cuevas cleans up her yard – the spot where her dog was shot by police – she still doesn’t know what to think. Her 3-year-old Dalmatian mix Julio is alive, but she frets knowing it happened because of her own phone call to police.
“I haven’t been right in my head. I haven’t been able to sleep,” she said.
It all happened outside her house on Stoddard Avenue near 10th Street. Cuevas said she saw burglars trying to steal wiring from the vacant home behind her on Wednesday at about 7 p.m. She called 911 and told police, but she didn’t even know officers had arrived until she heard gunfire.
She said police told her that when they arrived, they tried to go through her backyard to get to the burglary-in-progress. They say they shook the fence to alert any dogs and heard nothing.
But when the officer jumped into the yard, he saw a dog charging at him. In a statement, police said, “The officer felt he was in danger of great bodily injury and fired one time at the dog. The dog was transported to a nearby animal hospital, and was later released to the owner.”
Police never caught the burglars. “
A bill authored by a Southland lawmaker that could potentially allow the federal government to prevent any Americans who owe back taxes from traveling outside the U.S. is one step closer to becoming law.
Senate Bill 1813 was introduced back in November by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Los Angeles) to “reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes”.
After clearing the Senate on a 74 – 22 vote on March 14, SB 1813 is now headed for a vote in the House of Representatives, where it’s expected to encounter stiffer opposition among the GOP majority.
In addition to authorizing appropriations for federal transportation and infrastructure programs, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” or “MAP-21″ includes a provision that would allow for the “revocation or denial” of a passport for anyone with “certain unpaid taxes” or “tax delinquencies”.
“Most Americans have no idea how much economic trouble is heading our way. Most of them just assume that everything will eventually “return to normal” just like it always has before and that those running our economy “know what they are doing” and that we should trust them to do their jobs. Unfortunately, these beliefs are being reinforced by the bubble of false hope that we are experiencing right now. For example, it is being reported that weekly unemployment claims in the United States have fallen to a four-year low. That is a very good thing. Let us hope that unemployment claims go even lower and that the current period of stability lasts for as long as possible. We should enjoy these last fleeing moments of tremendous prosperity for as long as we can, because when they are gone they won’t be coming back. As I noted the other day, all of this false prosperity in the United States has been financed by the 15 trillion dollar party that we have been enjoying. We are adding about 150 million dollars to our debt every single hour so that we can continue to enjoy an inflated standard of living. Unfortunately, nobody in the history of the world has ever been able to keep a debt spiral going indefinitely, and our debt bubble will burst eventually as well.”
“President Obama is under fire for criticizing the dramatic spending reductions in the House Republican budget while failing to propose major cuts himself.
White House Dossier has discovered that the White House is about to respond by releasing a new list of cuts it believes will solve the deficit problem and preempt further criticism of the president.
Through the judicious use of force and threats, White House Dossier has obtained the list. What follows are the top ten ideas on it.”
“The White House defended the decision to release USD 1.5 billion in foreign aid to Egypt, on Thursday, following meetings between U.S. officials and lawmakers and representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington.
“We believe it is in the interest of the United States to engage with all parties in Egypt and to continue to engage with Egypt, because Egypt has been an important ally of the United States and has played a significant role in the region, “White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.
Carney did not answer why the foreign aid was released all at once, rather than in tranches as some lawmakers had strongly lobbied for after the Egyptian government prosecuted American and international pro-democracy workers.”
Via Weasel Zippers
“A few weeks ago when discussing the imminent debt ceiling breach, and the progression of US debt/GDP into the 100%+ ballpark, we reminded readers that in February S&P said it could downgrade the US again in as soon as 6 months if there was no budget plan. Not only is there no budget plan, but the US is about to have its debt ceiling fiasco repeat all over as soon in as September. Which means another downgrade from S&P is imminent, and continuing the theme of deja vu 2011, the late summer is shaping up for a major market sell off. Minutes ago, Egan Jones just reminded us of all of this, after the only rating agency that matters, just downgraded the US from AA+ to AA, with a negative outlook.”
Via Zero Hedge
“They may not need to ban old cars outright. Instead, they’ll just kill them off quietly – by poisoning them internally.
Modern cars – cars built since the early ’90s – can stomach the stuff . They have engines designed to deal with corrosive, ethanol-doctored “gas” – and peripheral systems (hoses, seals, o-rings, lines, etc.) made to withstand it. Being computer controlled, they can also adjust themselves to deal with ethanol-laced gas. They may not get the best mileage they’re capable of delivering – because ethanol is less energy dense than gasoline – but at least they run ok.
But with older cars – cars built before the early ’90s, before widespread use of ethanol-doctored fuel – you’ve got two problems. One of them is relatively minor – and easily fixed.
The other’s more serious – and not easily (or inexpensively) fixed.”
“That’s called armed robbery by any honest person.
What was this about? The family had $35,000 on them — legally. They were tricked into a declaration they had less when they were asked about the amount and told to guess when they truthfully said they didn’t know (without taking the time to count it.) The guess was incorrect.
This was then used as a pretext to seize the entire amount even though the statute didn’t allow that.
Armed robbery is a felony. Any fair-minded person would call what DHS did to this family armed robbery.
Are we, the American people, going to sit back while our government commits armed robbery?
Yes, the court ordered DHS to return the money and pay attorney fees and costs. Again, if the penalty for armed robbery was simply to return what you stole the line would be out the door of every bank in the nation — and all in line would be in black ski masks toting guns.
Do we have a nation of citizens that will refuse to tolerate this abuse or are you going to line up and walk right into the “showers” when ordered?
That’s exactly how it happened the last time, and if we don’t stop this crap it’s how it will happen again.”
Via Market Ticker
The philosophy of freedom: Much more than demanding government get out of our lives, you must first get the tyranny out of your own heart
“Do you agree with this statement? Government has no business telling us what to drink, what to eat, what kind of medicine we should take, what to smoke, what to farm, or how to run our private lives.
These are all elements of individual liberty or what you might call personal freedom. They are all part of the bigger push to get Big Government off our backs and out of our lives. But do the people who call for individual liberty really believe in it themselves? Or are they carrying around a sharp contradiction in their own beliefs?”
Via Natural News