Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed bills aimed at controlling the operation of drones.
The three bills were sponsored by Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville.
One would have made it an infraction for people to fly drones over public schools when classes are in session. Exceptions could be made for law enforcement, news media and people with a school’s permission.
Another would have given firefighters immunity for disabling hobbyist drones flying over emergency situations.
The third would have made it a misdemeanor to intentionally fly a drone over a prison or jail.
In a veto message issued Saturday, Brown indicated California’s criminal code, with more than 5,000 laws on the books, already has become too complex without adding more laws that he says would provide little benefit to the public.
So someone can still hover a high definition camera outside your bedroom window and it is not illegal yet, but if they stand outside your window peeking in it is illegal. Tell me what the difference is?
Lawmakers are so worried about things that are not important, like using the term Redskins as a team mascot, they cannot keep up with technology laws that is needed to protect others.
The father of Oregon gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer argued Saturday that his son never would have killed nine people last week at Umpqua Community College if he wasn’t able to get his hands on a gun in the first place.
“How on earth could he compile 13 guns? How could that happen?” Ian Mercer asked in an interview outside his California home Saturday, CNN reported.
The father said he had no idea how his 26-year-old son, who fatally shot himself Thursday after a gunfight with police, managed to stockpile an arsenal in the apartment he shared with his mother. Harper-Mercer was packing six weapons, which were purchased legally, five extra magazines of ammo and a steel plate-fitting flak jacket when he murdered nine people and wounded nine more at the Roseburg campus.
“We talk about gun laws. We talk about gun control,” the father told CNN. “Every time something like this happens, they talk about it and nothing gets done. I’m not trying to say that that’s to blame for what happened, but if Chris had not been able to get hold of 13 guns, this wouldn’t have happened.”
Mr. Mercer said he has never held a gun and doesn’t want to.
“I’m a great believer [in], you don’t buy guns, don’t buy guns, you don’t buy guns,” he said.
His condemnation of guns grew stronger as the interview went on, CNN reported, and Mr. Mercer closed his remarks on the subject with a call for change.
“It has to change. How can it not? Even people that believe in the right to bear arms, what right do you have to take people’s lives? That’s what guns are, the killers. Simple as that. Simple as that. It’s black and white. What do you want a gun for?”
Mr. Mercer declined to comment on his son’s mental state prior to the shooting.
“Obviously, somebody who goes and kills nine people has to have some kind of issue. Whatever it is, let the police determine what they find,” he said.
Let’s not talk about this screwed up kid and the reasons for that……..
Video footage shot outside a refugee camp in Europe shows a migrant complaining about the lack of sex available in the camp while bemoaning the fact that he had to stay in a taxpayer funded hospital for three days because of ‘blue balls’.
“I sleep three days in hospital,” the migrant tells the interviewer, who asks him what the problem was.
The man points to his groin while laughing, “problem here….balls is very big….he said make sex with anyone.”
Another man then complains about the fact that he can’t bring any girls (presumably prostitutes) to the refugee camp.
It is not known where the footage was shot, but the subtitles to the video are in Dutch.
Last week we also highlighted a video in which “refugees” at a camp in the Netherlands complain about the facility having slow Internet, average food and not being given enough money to buy cigarettes.
As we previously reported, the German media and police in some areas are covering up rapes committed by migrants to as not to offend the flood of new Muslim “refugees” entering the country – which is set to include another 900,000 before the end of the year.
The Gatestone Institute has compiled a lengthy list of rapes committed by migrants in and around refugee camps in Germany, the victims of which are mainly teenagers and children (including other migrants and Germans living locally).
We also recently highlighted the story of an Arabic-speaking European woman who traveled on a train departing Budapest alongside migrants who threatened to take her hostage and rape her.
In a refugee camp and no home and complains about no sex,
Yeah these are the people we want in our country…….
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill Monday that allows for physicians to aid patients in ending their lives under certain circumstances.
Brown, who in his youth studied to become a Jesuit priest, wrote in a rare signing message for the bill that he considered the theological and religious perspectives that define any form of suicide as a sin.
“In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death,” the governor wrote.
After a contentious battle getting through the Legislature, the bill, ABx2-15, was ultimately carried by Assembly member Susan Eggman Talamantes, (D- Stockton).
California is the sixth state to legalize assisted suicide.
The issue grew in prominence when a young Californian woman named Brittany Maynard moved to Oregon in order to lawfully end her own life last November.
With poll numbers dropping and advisers telling her to “lawyer up,” things are looking dimmer for Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In efforts to rehabilitate herself — and her plummeting political prospects — Mrs. Clinton’s campaign has openly declared efforts to show more of her “humor” and “heart,” and to be more “spontaneous.” But in a sign that perhaps that has quickly run dry (naturally), the candidate today displayed new tactic: getting “angry.”
On Monday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Today,” the Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton fielded questions from Savannah Guthrie on myriad issues, including her personal email server and the House Benghazi Select Committee led by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
Rather than seeming to want to avoid the topic, Mrs. Clinton seized on Benghazi — as if she were waiting for this opportunity to pounce — and unloaded. The “Today” show described her as “visibly angry” — incidentally, how the mainstream media described President Obama in response to the Oregon shooting last week. She attacked Congress’ Benghazi committee, claiming its “sole purpose” was to “go after” her, and went so far as to hint the committee’s future might be in jeopardy.
Mrs. Clinton, who is scheduled to testify before the committee later this month, stopped short of backing calls by other top Democrats to shut down the committee, saying that is up to Congress.
“Now that they have admitted that it is a political partisan committee for the sole purpose of going after me, not trying to make our diplomats who serve in dangerous areas safer, that’s up to the Congress,” Mrs. Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said at a forum in New Hampshire hosted by NBC’s “Today.”
Mrs. Clinton and the scandal over her exclusive use of a private email account to conduct official business as secretary of state has become a key issue probed by the committee, which is investigating the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
The Republican-led probe has come under attack by Democrats follow the remark last week by Mr. McCarthy, California Republican, that the committee‘s work was responsible for Mrs. Clinton‘s declining poll numbers in the presidential contest.
“This committee was set up, as they have admitted, for the purpose of making a partisan political issue out of the deaths of four Americans. I would never have done that. And if I were president and there were Republicans or Democrats who were thinking about that, I would have done everything to shut it down.”
Providing a glimpse of her upcoming testimony, Mrs. Clinton touted her close relationship to Mr. Stevens and said that she would never have used the deaths of Americans to go after her political foes.
“I would never have done that,” said an indignant Mrs. Clinton. “Look at the situation they chose to exploit to go after me for political reasons: The death of four Americans in Benghazi. I knew the ambassador. I identified [his body]. I asked him to go there. I asked the president to nominate him.”
But is ANYONE buying this “angry” act? Or is it simply the defense mechanism of a cornered animal — or, more likely, as staged and calculated as everything else the candidate does. Watch for yourself:
She said she is looking forward to testifying and answering questions on her own terms, if the committee hasn’t been shut down before she is scheduled to appear on Oct. 22.
“I’ll be there, and I’m looking forward to answering questions about real things when I’m there, and I’m looking forward to having a chance to explain everything we’ve done, everything I asked to happen.” she said. “But it is not appropriate what they have done from obviously their own admission.”
Boy, I think the last time we saw Hillary this angry was — hmm — oh yes, it was back in January 2013 at a Benghazi committee hearing! The former Secretary of State’s deep care for the four Americans killed — and her extreme willingness and transparency in explaining her role what happened — came through loud and clear. “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they’d go kill some Americans,” Clinton said. “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”
In the wake of the attack on Umpqua Community College (UCC) Hillary Clinton is pushing new regulations on gun shows and a change in laws allowing shooting victims and their families to sue gun manufacturers.
Clinton will introduce these latest gun control proposals on October 5.
According to NBC News, Clinton said she would propose “[tightening] rules governing gun show and Internet sales,” which is a reference to the expansion of background checks that has eluded Democrats and Democrat surrogates like Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly since January 2013. Of course, the problem with this approach is that the UCC gunman passed a background check for his guns, as did almost every mass shooter of note in the last eight years. Breitbart New previously reported that The New York Times admits the clear majority of mass shooters–including Gabby Giffords’ attacker–acquire their guns via background checks.
So expanding background checks would have done nothing to stop the attack at UCC.
But Clinton also wants to use the UCC attack as an opportunity to change the law so that shooting victims and their families can sue gun makers into oblivion. And even though Duke University researcher Chris Conover has demonstrated that owning a car is “80 percent” more dangerous than owning a gun–as relates to the lives of others–Clinton said nothing about allowing crash victims and their families to sue Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, or Mercedes.
Clinton asked, “What is wrong with us that we can’t stand up to the NRA and the gun lobby and the gun manufacturers they represent?” She is pledging to fight for these new controls and laws as president.
And it is crucial to note that even as Clinton proposes these controls she is going on record pledging to enact them via executive action if Congress refuses to go along with her. In other words, constitutional checks and balances be damned, Clinton will follow Obama’s lead to move her agenda forward via executive fiat when Congress does not play along.
This type of attention grabbing nonsense is why I hate the election cycles. It is all talk and no substance to get their picture on the front page…….
Dunkin’ Donuts is apologizing after one of its employees reportedly wrote #blacklivesmatter on a police officer’s coffee cup.
The incident happened Friday afternoon at a Providence, Rhode Island location. According to a Providence police union, the officer was buying a coffee and the employee serving him seemed “somewhat rude and appeared as though they did not want to serve the officer.”
The cop later discovered that the employee wrote “#blacklivesmatter” on the cup.
The union said that officers work tirelessly to protect the public, and they’re not happy with the Dunkin’ employee’s message.
“The negativity displayed by the #Blacklivesmatter organization towards police across this nation is creating a hostile environment that is not resolving any problems or issues, but making it worse for our communities,” The Executive Board of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3 said in a statement. “They are doing this by increasing tensions amongst police and the people they serve.”
A Dunkin’ Donuts spokesperson said in a statement that the chain is aware of the situation in Providence.
“Dunkin’ Donuts and our franchisees share a commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all our guests,” the statement read. “The franchise owner has apologized to the police officer on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts, and he has counseled the employee about her behavior.”
An Egg McMuffin all day? Now you can have it your way.
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, 48 participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Rochester region will serve McDonald’s breakfast all day. All Day Breakfast is the No. 1 request from customers. More than 120,000 people tweeted McDonald’s asking for breakfast throughout the day in the past year, the company said.
“We’re excited to offer All Day Breakfast to our customers, as we know they’ve been asking for it,” said Ren Weichbrodt, Rochester Co-Op president.
Items offered include: Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin, platters, burritos and oatmeal and hash browns. Available breakfast items vary by location.