Archive for August 2nd, 2017

Judge Finds Former Arizona Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Criminal Contempt

Judge Finds Former Arizona Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Criminal Contempt

on August 2, 2017, 8:34 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  Warren Mass U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio (shown) guilty of criminal contempt of court on July 31, a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail. Bolton ruled that Arpaio had willfully violated a 2011 court order issued by another federal district judge, G. Murray Snow, which ordered the sheriff […]

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Conflicting Visions

Conflicting Visions

on August 2, 2017, 8:30 AM / in Opinion

Written by  Walter E. Williams For the most part, people share common goals. Most of us want poor people to enjoy higher standards of living, greater traffic safety, more world peace, greater racial harmony, cleaner air and water, and less crime. Despite the fact that people have common goals, we often see them grouped into contentious factions, fighting tooth and nail […]

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Lucian Pera Takes Reins Of Tennessee Bar Association

on August 2, 2017, 8:27 AM / in State News

Memphis attorney Lucian T. Pera, a partner at Adams and Reese LLP, has taken office as the new president of the Tennessee Bar Association. Pera was sworn in at the TBA’s annual convention in Kingsport, Tennessee. A Memphis native, Pera has practiced law in the city since 1986. He served for 20 years with Armstrong Allen PLLC before joining and helping open the […]

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Jackson City Council delays Dream Center vote

on August 2, 2017, 8:24 AM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The Jackson City Council approved a motion to delay a vote by 60 days on second reading for the Dream Center’s rezoning request to build a new facility. The motion was made to allow Belle Trace and Cottonwood residents to hire a private engineer to study hydraulics and potential flooding issues along the 50 block […]

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Diane Black enters race for governor of Tennessee

Diane Black enters race for governor of Tennessee

on August 2, 2017, 8:19 AM / in State News

U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tennessee, is entering the 2018 race for governor of Tennessee, ending months of speculation and adding a deep-pocketed candidate who is widely considered a front-runner to an already-crowded Republican field. Black, a staunch conservative from Sumner County who is in her fourth term representing Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District, will formally announce her candidacy in an online video to be […]

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ICE is partnering with 18 more sheriff’s departments to ramp up its deportation machine

ICE is partnering with 18 more sheriff’s departments to ramp up its deportation machine

on August 2, 2017, 7:06 AM / in National News

By Michelle Mark  /   Business Insider In an escalation of local law enforcement agencies’ participation in immigration enforcement, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency on Monday announced it had struck 18 new partnerships with sheriff’s departments in Texas. The announcement is a notable development in the Trump administration’s efforts to ramp up its deportation apparatus, following memos from the Department of […]

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Media Keep Butchering the Facts About Obamacare

Media Keep Butchering the Facts About Obamacare

on August 2, 2017, 7:02 AM / in National News, Opinion

BY DAVID HARSANYI Since its passage, and in a way that is unlike any policy issue in modern American history, the press have rallied to the defense of Obamacare. From day one, there has been almost no light between the average liberal activist and average health care reporter. Or the average “fact-checker,” for that matter. “Fact-checking” has evolved from an […]

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Deep Debt for Depp

Deep Debt for Depp

on August 2, 2017, 6:59 AM / in International News, National News

A California judge recently dismissed part of a lawsuit filed against Johnny Depp on grounds that the celebrity’s spending habits were not relevant to the case. The Management Group (TMG), which previously managed Depp’s affairs, sued Depp earlier this year, alleging his financial troubles were the result of his extravagant spending habits, including $30,000 a month on wine, $18 million […]

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A Shot in the Dark

on August 2, 2017, 6:46 AM / in National News, State News

A judge in Texas recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by three University of Texas professors against the attorney general over the state’s soon to be implemented concealed carry laws. The three professors – Jennifer Lynn Glass, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter – claimed in their lawsuit that they feared that armed students in their classrooms would be likely to infringe […]

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Analyst Warns of Debt Bomb, Credit Expansion, and Wanton Chicanery in China

Analyst Warns of Debt Bomb, Credit Expansion, and Wanton Chicanery in China

on August 2, 2017, 6:44 AM / in International News, National News

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com by The_Real_Fly Do not worry about anything you’re about to read. In fact, close out your browsers now and go to sleep — since it’s late and you must be really sleepy. Charlene Chu from Autonomous Research is out with a note warning about Chinese credit expansion. Before we delve into the details, let’s have a gander […]

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Tillerson Applies Brakes on North Korea War Talk: ‘We’re Not Your Enemy’

Tillerson Applies Brakes on North Korea War Talk: ‘We’re Not Your Enemy’

on August 2, 2017, 6:31 AM / in International News, National News

By Patrick Goodenough (CNSNews.com) – The United States “does not seek a regime change” in Pyongyang, and is not looking for a speedy reunification of the Korean peninsula or for “an excuse to send our military north of the 38th parallel,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. “We’re trying to convey to the North Koreans, we are not your enemy, […]

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LGBTQ Commission Calls for Resignation of Gay Democratic Mayor of Seattle on Sex Abuse Accusations

LGBTQ Commission Calls for Resignation of Gay Democratic Mayor of Seattle on Sex Abuse Accusations

on August 2, 2017, 6:27 AM / in State News

By Theresa Smith (CNSNews.com) — The LGBTQ Commission in Seattle, Wash., called for Democratic Mayor Ed Murray to resign on July 24 because of accusations and mounting evidence that Murray – who is a homosexual and “married” to a man – apparently sexually assaulted teenagers in the 1980s. In addition to his sexual preference, Murray is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community. On […]

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August 2nd in History

August 2nd in History

on August 2, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

August 2 is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Basil Fool for Christ (Russian Orthodox Church) Blessed Justin Russolillo Eusebius of Vercelli Peter Faber Peter Julian Eymard Pope Stephen I Our Lady of the Angels of the […]

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I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry

on August 2, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son. – Luke 15:21  A meaningful apology can be the first step toward forgiveness. Colleen O’Connor writes in The Denver Post: “The successful apology dissolves anger and humiliation. It shows respect, builds trust, and helps prevent further misunderstanding. A sincere apology […]

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