Montana Farmers Turn To White South Africans To Fill Labor Gap…

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Free college for all will solve the manual labor crisis.

Via KRTV:

The Wall Street Journal reported in August 2015 that fruit and vegetable output is falling in the United States by more than $3 billion annually because farmers can’t keep enough workers in the fields. And that is only the beginning.

Crops rot on the vine, processing facilities are forced to cut their operating hours, family farms can’t take full advantage of their resources — all because of a persistent shortage of farm labor.

“It’s just really, really hard to find people,” said Travis Choat, owner of an irrigated farming and feedlot operation outside Terry.

He said that on average, despite offering more than $11.50 per hour, free housing, free beef and a gasoline allowance, he’s experienced a 300 percent annual turnover rate on the local people he has hired.

“We’ve offered the upper end of what we believe we can afford and still stay in business,” Choat said of his attempts to hire local employees. “We end up using day work and other things to try and get by. This is our limiting factor.”

Despite a U.S. Department of Labor report that 7.9 million Americans are available for work but remain unemployed and the average wage for farm labor jobs is now surpassing $11.60 an hour, the amount of available farm labor in the country remains in short supply.[…]

One of these is USA Farm Labor Inc.

Over the past 13 years, the North Carolina-based company has brought thousands of seasonal ag workers from South African to the United States. The single most common destination for these workers are small family farms looking for one to three people to help them get the work done — and business is booming.

“Many of our clients in North Dakota and Montana are just a husband-and-wife operation,” said Manuel Fick, chief executive officer of USA Farm Labor. “Maybe they have a son or daughter who works on the farm, or maybe their kids are going to college wanting to do something different. They’ll contact us for help getting one or two South Africans, and with that they can cope.”

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Let Them Eat Cake: Airspace In Aspen Shutdown For Michelle ‘Antoinette’ Obama

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PETA Ends Newport Winter Carnival Protest After Learning ‘Greased Pig On Ice’ Is A Man On Skates With A Pig Costume…

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PETA concerned over a pig being traumatized and victimized.

Via WMUR:

An international animal advocacy group launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a “Greased Pig on Ice,” but withdrew it after learning there’s no pig in the act — just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail.

Steve Smith, an organizer of the 100th Newport Winter Carnival, said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, launched its alert last week despite his reassurances that no pigs would be harmed during the Saturday event. Smith said he received about 100 emails from concerned animal lovers.

PETA spokeswoman Daphna Nachminovitch said Smith did not clarify what the event would entail. She said the updated information is excellent news for pigs.

Smith said Thursday that he assured a PETA investigator in a Feb. 5 email that no animals would be harmed during the event. The group never challenged or questioned him about it before writing a detailed email alert, he said. It talked about “subjecting these highly sensitive animals to such a chaotic and violent ordeal rife with screaming participants.” It also mentioned capturing the pigs and stuffing them into barrels.

“How can they know what we’re doing if they never even bothered to ask what we’re doing?” Smith said. “If they just asked, ‘What are your plans?’ I would have told them.”

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NJ State Troopers Remind Beyonce And NFL What Black Panthers Did To Their Officers…

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The person who escaped and is living in Cuba is Assata Shakur who is worshipped as a model by Black Lives Matter.

Via IJR:

Police groups around the country have taken serious issue with Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show, in which she invoked both the #BlackLivesMatter and Black Panthers movements.

But a group of New Jersey State Troopers have a very historical reason for their “shock and disgust” over the performance.

One of their own fell at the hands of the Black Panthers—and they haven’t forgotten.

In 1979, Trooper Werner Foerster was shot and killed with his own service weapon after backing up a fellow officer.

Three assailants, who were able to disarm the NJ state trooper, were members of the Black Panther party. One member escaped the crime scene, and has been living at-large in Cuba ever since.

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$25K Reward Offered For Info On Persons Who Murdered 1-Year-Old California Girl In Gang Shooting…

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Another senseless killing where nobody saw the shooter.

Via Guns:

A California family is devastated after a shooting at their Compton home Tuesday night claimed the life of a 1-year-old girl, and now authorities are offering a reward to the tune of $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

The incident occurred around 7 p.m. as the girl’s mother, Blanche Wandick, was getting ready to make a bottle for her baby, Autumn, who was standing in a crib next to her.

Witnesses say one of the suspects walked up to the home, which is a garage that has been converted to an apartment, and shot through the door, the Los Angeles Times reported. Several witnesses told authorities they heard 10 to 12 shots being fired before seeing the suspect and an accomplice fleeing in a blue Chevy Impala.

Moments after the gunshots rang out, the little girl’s parents realized she had been shot right above her eye. The father, who according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is a known gang member, scooped up the injured girl and ran outside seeking help. He soon met with sheriff’s deputies, who rushed the girl to a nearby hospital in a patrol car, but when they arrived, Autumn was pronounced dead.

“My innocent baby got shot for nothing. She was sitting – just standing in her crib – and out of nowhere, gunshots,” Wandick said the day after the shooting. “That’s all. That’s all I can say. That’s it,” the visibly distraught mother added.[…]

“An innocent little girl lost her life yesterday over some foolishness,” said Cornell Patton, Autumn’s great-uncle. “If black lives matter, then let’s make it matter. A little girl just got killed.”

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Chelsea Clinton: I Left The Church When I Was 6 Because It Opposed Abortion

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Ah yeah sure. Don’t most 6 year olds do that?

Via Life News:

In a new interview, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says she left the Baptist Church at the age of 6 because it has a strongly pro-life position opposing abortions.

Clinton made the comment at a recent fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in an attempt to address evangelicals who question her mother’s faith in God. She said she was upset when teachers in a Sunday School class talked about the wrongness of abortion.

“I find it quite insulting sometimes when people say to my mom, my dad or me . . . that they question our faith,’ said Chelsea. “I was raised in a Methodist church and I left the Baptist church before my dad did, because I didn’t know why they were talking to me about abortion when I was 6 in Sunday school — that’s a true story.”

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Funny Cruz Ad Goes After Hillary In ‘Office Space’ Spoof

Emails: Despite Knowing Of Lead In Water, EPA Planned To Let Flint Keep Drinking It Into 2016

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Obama’s EPA.

Via Washington Examiner:

Four months after being notified about high lead levels in a Flint home, the Environmental Protection Agency was prepared to let the city continue giving lead-contaminated water to customers until at least 2016, emails released Friday show.

Jennifer Crooks, the Michigan program manager for the EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, sent out an agenda on June 8, 2015, for a planned call with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials.

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Dashcam Video Of Black Prof’s Arrest Far Cry From The ‘Racism’ She Claimed

Via Daily Caller:

The dashcam arrest video showing police arrest a Princeton University professor this weekend paints a markedly different picture than the racist ordeal described by the professor, Imani Perry, in a 1,201-word Facebook rant.

Perry, a professor in Princeton’s African American studies department, also tweeted angrily about her arrest, but she appears to have since deleted her entire Twitter account.

A pair of Princeton, N.J. police officers busted Perry on Saturday morning for going 67 miles per hour in a zone where the posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour.

The officers then proceeded to arrest Perry because of a warrant for an outstanding parking ticket from three years ago. She still owed $130 for that infraction.

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Agency Poisoned By Clinton’s Disregard For Security

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Via Daily Caller:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lax approach to handling sensitive and classified national security information is plaguing a federal department the presidential candidate led for five years.

The little-known Bureau of Energy Resources has no effective program to ensure the security of sensitive information it routinely handles, according to a report by the Department of State Office of Inspector General.

The bureau was created under Clinton in 2011 as a center for energy diplomacy and energy security issues within the State Department. Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State was from 2009 to 2013.

Staff members aren’t following official policy to keep government-owned and personal electronic devices at least 10-feet away from classified processing equipment, and aren’t making sure all devices’ camera lenses are closed, according to the report.

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Two Female Suicide Bombers Blow Themselves Up, Killing 58 At Nigerian Refugee Camp

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.

A third woman bomber was arrested and gave officials information about other planned bombings that helped them increase security at the camp, said an official of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency.

Some 78 people are being treated for wounds from the twin explosions that occurred Tuesday morning in a camp of some 50,000 people driven from their homes by the Boko Haram Islamic uprising, according to health workers in Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria and birthplace of Boko Haram. They spoke on condition of anonymity as did rescue officials who said they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

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Cop Placed On Leave After Posting Comment ‘Love A Happy Ending’ About #BlackLivesMatter Activist’s Suicide

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FAIRBORN, Ohio — Officials say an Ohio police officer is being put on paid leave over a Facebook comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps.

The comment posted under Fairborn officer Lee Cyr’s account reads “Love a happy ending.” It was posted on the Ohio Politics Facebook page Wednesday, two days after MarShawn McCarrel II killed himself.

Police say Cyr was off duty when the comment was posted.

City Police Chief Terry Barlow says internal affairs investigators will try to determine if Cyr violated the department’s social-media policy.

Cyr didn’t return calls seeking comment.

McCarrel shot himself near the front door of the Statehouse on Monday. He had helped with protests after high-profile police shootings led to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Bill Maher: Trump Will Win Unless Liberals Man Up

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Via Downtrend:

Writing for The Hollywood Reporter this Wednesday, liberal commentator and comedian Bill Maher opined that 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will win the general election — assuming he first wins the nomination — unless liberals man up and admit the truth about radical Islam.

“[H]e will win the election if the American people have to choose between his demagoguery and a party that won’t even say the words ‘Islamic terrorism,’” Maher wrote. “I think the Democrats could lose on that issue alone, especially if there’s another attack.”

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‘Deafening Silence’: Obama, Dem Candidates Mum On Recent Police Deaths

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Hillary and Bernie were all over the last debate, pandering to Black Lives Matter groups, painting police as systemically racist and evil.

Via Fox News:

A Fargo police officer fatally shot responding to a routine domestic disturbance call. A 25-year police veteran killed while trying to serve a warrant outside Atlanta. These are just the latest tragedies of cops murdered while performing their sworn duty — “to protect and serve.”

But while President Obama and the Democratic candidates vying to succeed him are putting America’s police departments on trial in the court of public opinion in response to a rash of deadly police shootings, the murder of police officers on America’s streets is being met with a “deafening silence.”

“I cannot recall any time in recent years when six law enforcement professionals have been murdered by gunfire in multiple incidents in a single week,” National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO Craig W. Floyd said in a statement Friday. “Already this year there have been eight officers shot and killed, compared to just one during the same period last year and represents a very troubling trend.”

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Hillary Clinton Named President Obama 21 Times During Last Night’s DNC Debate…

It was a contest to see who could profess the most love for him.

Via Time Magazine:

Heated exchanges over Obama’s legacy reflect how he has become a specter in the Democratic primary contest

Democratic. presidential candidate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders appears with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a debate in Milwaukee on Feb. 11, 2016.

There were only two Democrats on the debate stage in Milwaukee on Thursday night, but they should have brought a third podium for President Obama.

Coming back from a landslide defeat in the New Hampshire primary, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doggedly criticized Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on areas where he’d split with Obama while duct-taping herself to the President’s legacy on issues as varied as foreign policy, health care and Wall Street.

Sanders, for his part, did his best to hold his ground, justifying his criticism of the President and presenting himself as a change agent while pointing out Clinton’s own differences with Obama.

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Iran Declares Valentine’s Day Un-Islamic…

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Ayatollah didn’t get any Valentine’s Day cards as a child.

Via AP:

Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine’s Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime.

Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting “decadent Western culture through Valentine’s Day rituals.” Police informed Tehran’s coffee and ice cream shops trade union to avoid any gatherings in which boys and girls exchange Valentine’s Day gifts.

The annual Feb. 14 homage to romance, which tradition says is named after an early Christian martyr, has become popular in recent years in Iran and other Middle East countries.

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My Frozen Valentine: North-East Temps To Hit Record -50F In Some Places…

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World continues to heat up.

Via CNN:

An Arctic surge will bring bitter cold air to the Northeast this weekend, with record low temperatures expected.

More than a dozen states are under wind chill advisories or warnings, according to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen. The wind chill in parts of New England is expected to be 40 F to 50 F below zero, he said.

Weather maps show a cold air mass across the Great Lakes triggering heavy lake-effect snow that is pushing inland, especially near Buffalo, New York.

Lake-effect snow comes about as moisture from warmer lake waters mixes with cold air from the north, causing upward of 2 to 3 inches of snow an hour.

“Depending on where you are, if you’re just south or north of this lake-effect, it can look like a wall of snow is coming down,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

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Facebook Will Give You Free Ads If You Turn In Terrorists…

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Ads to likely be used to advertise “correct version” of Islam.

Via The Verge:

Facebook has begun combating terrorist propaganda online with its own form of “counter speech,” The Wall Street Journal reports, attempting to discredit extremist content with posts from its users. The social network has supported several counter speech initiatives in recent months, offering ad credits to some users and collaborating with the US State Department to develop messaging from college students.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum last month, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg expressed her support for campaigns that counter propaganda from terrorist groups like ISIS with messages of tolerance and hope. Sandberg pointed to a recent case in which a Facebook page for a neo-Nazi group was flooded with “likes” and positive messages.

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Hillary Clinton Is Now Tied To At Least Four Investigations By Federal Agencies…

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What difference does it make?

Via Daily Caller:

The State Department’s inspector general last year subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for documents related to work that required approval from the Hillary Clinton State Department, making it now at least four investigations involving the Democratic presidential candidate being conducted by federal agencies.

According to The Washington Post, the State Department inspector general’s subpoena, which was filed in the fall, also sought records related to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s concurrent employment in 2012 with the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and Teneo Holdings, a Clinton-connected consulting firm.

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