You can finally, legally harvest your roadkill in Oregon

It used to be against Oregon law to harvest the meat of certain critters killed by the state's drivers. Gov. Kate Brown changed that with the stroke of a pen last week, approving a law passed without a single "no" vote in the state legislature.

The Associated Press reports that the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has until January of 2019 to adopt rules for permits allowing the harvesting of meat from deer and elk killed on state roadways.

(What? Did you really think they'd let you do this without a permit?)

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's current roadkill guidelines, only licensed furtrappers are allowed to handle protected animals killed by vehicles. (Other critters, such as coyotes, skunks and nutria were fair game.)

"It's not a legal method of hunting," the agency's site says.

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Judge allows man to change last name to Trump

A judge yesterday approved a Texas man’s request to change his name from Ernesto Baeza Acosta to Ernesto Trump, records show.

In a District Court petition filed earlier this month, Acosta wrote that, “I want to use my new name because it is more suitable for professional purposes.”

Acosta, 34, is an Odessa resident who was born in Houston, according to a court filing that lists his race as “Hispanic.” Seen at right, Acostapaid a $272 filing feeto become the country’s newest Trump.

In an interview today, Trump said that his parents were born in Mexico and entered the U.S. illegally more than 40 years ago. Noting that both his parents have green cards, Trump added that his mother, who is not a fan of the president, was upset about his name change.

While Trump said that he is a supporter of the president, he acknowledged that he did not vote for the Republican candidate in November since he is unregistered.

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Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq

A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.

The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed Thursday that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the record-breaking shot, killing an Islamic State insurgent during an operation in Iraq within the last month.

"The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target at 3,540 metres," the forces said in a statement. "For operational security reasons and to preserve the safety of our personnel and our Coalition partners we will not discuss precise details on when and how this incident took place."

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Marian Hossa Reportedly Could Retire over Equipment Allergy, Out for Next Season

Chicago Blackhawks veteran forward Marian Hossa's career may be in jeopardy because of an allergy to his equipment, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported Wednesday.

Hossa has reportedly been on medication to neutralize the allergy, but doctors have long-term concerns about his health if he continues to take it, which could lead to his retirement.

The Blackhawks later confirmed Hossa will not play next season as he deals with the problem. Hossa issued a statement in the team release, which reads in part:

"Over the course of the last few years, under the supervision of the Blackhawks medical staff, I have been privately undergoing treatment for a progressive skin disorder and the side effects of the medications involved to treat the disorder. Due to the severe side effects associated with those medications, playing hockey is not possible for me during the upcoming 2017-18 season. While I am disappointed that I will not be able to play, I have to consider the severity of my condition and how the treatments have impacted my life both on and off the ice."

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Trump Calls For 5-Year Welfare Ban For New Immigrants

During his speech in Iowa Wednesday, President Trump announced that he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning immigrants from accessing public assistance within five years of entering the U.S.

“The time has come for new immigration rules that say … those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years,” Trump said in a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Trump’s proposal would add on to thePersonal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, which allows federal authorities to deport immigrants who become public dependents within five years of their arrival. Many of that law’s provisions were rolled back during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, but Trump’s proposal would make more categories of federal benefits off-limits to immigrants.

As it stands now, states typically have the authority to determine eligibility for local public assistance programs.

Foreigners with non-immigrant visas and those who are in the country illegally are generally prohibited from those benefits altogether.

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Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger

A well-known lifestyle blogger in France has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser.

Rebecca Burger's death was announced on Facebook in what her family called a "domestic accident".

A warning against the faulty dispensers was posted to her Instagram account, saying it had "exploded and struck Rebecca's chest, causing her death".

French media reported she had died of cardiac arrest after the incident, despite medical attention.

The popular fitness and travel figure was well-known in France, with some 55,000 Facebook fans and 154,000 followers on Instagram.

One of Ms Burger's family members took to Instagram, warning readers not to use the dispenser, saying that tens of thousands of "defective devices" remain in circulation.

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Muslim woman demands Trudeau opens borders for going through hardship after crossing illegally into Quebec

Many Muslim Syrians and radical leftists fled the Donald Trump Presidency and entered Canada illegally since the election, and now demand are coming after they realize grass isn’t greener on the other side.

Via CBC:

Zain Alabdullah, who fled Syria and crossed into Quebec two months ago, is calling on the Canadian government to open its borders and give status to asylum seekers.

Speaking in Arabic, Alabdullah told CBC she left her home in Aleppo, where she’d been held as a political detainee, and went first to the United States.

Zain Alabdullah spoke ahead of a protest march in Cote-des-Neiges, with Jessica Attar (left) translating from Arabic to English. (CBC)

While there, she continued to struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, terrified that she’d be deported and sent back to Syria.

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Kim Jong Un in Hiding – Fears Osama Style Assassination Operation by US

US student Otto Warmbier, formerly held captive by North Korea that was released last week in a coma state, passed away today, according to his family.
Otto was 22 years old.

The North Korean leader has gone into hiding since Warmbier’s death was announced.
Via Express.co:

NORTH Korea’s Kim Jong-un has gone into hiding over fears of a strike from the US decapitation squad after the death of American student Otto Warmbier.

The 22-year-old’s grieving family have blamed his death on “torturous” mistreatment at the hands of the dictator’s vicious regime during his 17-month detention in the hermit state.

Mr Warmbier was held in North Korea after attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel and eventually returned home to Cincinnati in a coma, not able to understand language and had severe brain damage.

And now, South Korea intelligence reports suggest Kim Jong-un has gone into hiding after the announcement of Mr Warmbier’s death on Monday.

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Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe

Illinois is grappling with a full-fledged financial crisis and not even the lottery is safe – with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner warning the state is entering "banana republic" territory. 

Facing billions in unpaid bills and pension obligations, the state is hitting a cash crunch that is rare even by Illinois standards.

A top financial official just warned 100 percent of the state's monthly revenue will be eaten up by court-ordered payments. Rauner is calling a special session of the Democrat-led General Assembly in a bid to pass what he hopes will be the first full budget package in almost three years.

And Illinois will – literally – lose the lottery if the budget fails. 

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RAPPER & INFOWARRIOR PRODIGY OF MOBB DEEP PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 42

Prodigy, one of two members of the NYC hip-hop group Mobb Deep, died at the age of 42 after complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis sent him to a Las Vegas hospital.

The death was confirmed by Mobb Deep’s publicist in a statement given toRolling Stone.

It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep.

In 2011 Prodigy went on the Alex Jones Show to discuss his arrest for carrying an illegal firearm, the illuminati’s role in the music industry and much more.

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Russia threatens to target U.S.-led coalition planes that fly over Syria

MOSCOW – Warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition operating over Syrian government-controlled areas west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as potential targets, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday, a day after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian air force jet.

Moscow condemned the downing of the Syrian jet after it dropped bombs near the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces that are fighting the Islamic State groupin Syria’s increasingly complicated civil war.

The downing of the warplane – the first time in the conflict that the U.S. has shot down a Syrian jet – came as Iran fired several ballistic missiles at IS positions in eastern Syria in retaliation for two attacks by the extremists in Tehran earlier this month that killed 17 people.

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Defining The Truth In Your News

The only thing more frightening than a revolution- is not knowing one is going on. If You are the recipient of a revolution and you are unaware of what is happening, it’s dangerous and deadly. This is going on right now. In the news community- we are privy to information that the public isn’t. It’s our job to do our best to convey the truth of what is happening, although we reach precious few. Imagine you had a football field of people that only follow mainstream media- and let’s say you had the mic. You could tell all of these uniformed people the truth.

Any topic that we know something about, the Seth Rich mystery, the truth of Bin Laden, the Comey scandals and hearings- how many would even know what you are talking about? Very few. Most people have been blinded and deceived by the mainstream media so badly, that if you told a group of people a true bit of news, a few facts- they would attack you. Call you crazy- tell you to put your tin-foil hat on, accuse you of being a conspiracy theorist. When in all reality, we are only the most honest of the bull shit analyzers. The mainstream media knows what it’s doing, knows perfectly well that it’s wrong and unethical. They know that the milk-toast they give the people is only a cover-up. A distraction so that people wouldn’t panic, loot and rampage in the streets.

If you asked these people what they knew about the 4chan creation of Pepe the Frog, and their god Kek- the meme club that people accuse of being an alt-right organization,  would they know what you were talking about? Pizza gate- another great example, if you took the average person aside could they argue the basic points of the Fed and how it works? Would they know that the Federal Reserve isn’t owned by our government?

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LGBTQ Petition Demands Permanent ‘Rainbow Crosswalks’ In Cities Across The Country

LGBTQ activists in cities across the country are calling for city officials to create “rainbow crosswalks” to “honor the LGBTQ community.”

“Rainbow crosswalks” are public crosswalks that have been repainted in rainbow colors, which have been adopted by the LGBTQ community as a symbol of greater acceptance and rights for LGBTQ causes and beliefs.

Activists are urging local lawmakers to create the crosswalks through the use of petitions. Currently, one of the cities targeted is Chicago. A petition is now circulating there that has garnered more than 4,000 signatures. According to the petition’s text, “Some cities, like San Francisco, have made LGBTQ people feel more at home by creating permanent rainbow crosswalks to honor the LGBTQ community. … This is one small thing that could be done to signal to one of the most marginalized communities in the country that we are here for them, we see them, and we support them.”[…]

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1 in 3 hospital patients suffers symptoms of depression: study

New research out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles has found one in three hospitalized patients experiences symptoms including feeling hopeless, having little interest in activities and problems eating and sleeping.

“One thing we notice is when people have down moods, they’re actually less likely to take care of themselves,” said Dr. Waguih IsHak, lead author of the study. IsHak says patients with depressive symptoms are less likely to take medication or keep up with outpatient appointments.

“The end result is more frequent emergency department visits because their health deteriorates, and then they tend to stay longer in hospital…later on because their situation becomes a little more complicated.”

Dawn Mendenhall says she’s not surprised by the study’s findings.

The Calgary woman suffers from diabetes, endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. She has experienced lengthy hospital stays on several occasions. Feeling depressed, she says, has impacted her care.

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Justin Trudeau: legislation, apology, coming for past wrongs against LGBTQ community

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to introduce legislation by the end of year which will erase the convictions of those who were punished in Canada for sexual activity with a same-sex partner.

Trudeau made the announcement on Parliament Hill at a ceremony where the Pride, Transgender Pride and Canada 150 flags were raised.

“Our government believes in equality and equal treatment for all Canadians,” Trudeau said. “That is why we are moving forward on legislation that makes it possible to erase the convictions of Canadians who were unjustly convicted of a crime – simply for who they were, or who they loved.”

Trudeau said his government also intends to apologize for the historical wrongs committed against gay, lesbian and transgendered Canadians.

The initiative is one of several the Liberal government has made in order to address LGBTQ rights.

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Edmonton police charge man with wilful promotion of hatred due to blog posts

A charge of wilful promotion of hatred has been laid against an Edmonton man, 67-year-old Barry Winters.

Edmonton police said Winters was arrested in connection with the operation of multiple hate-based websites, dating back to 2012. Police said the Hate Crimes Unit began investigating in June 2016, following multiple complaints related to allegedly hateful content published across several sites. He was arrested on June 1, 2017.

“Some of these messages including wishing harm on the individuals and promoting, in some cases, wishing death upon them and promoting that they be killed.”

The websites included daily posts that used strong, hate-based rhetoric that targeted various communities, according to Edmonton police. Some posts allegedly alluded to violent threats and harm against specific individuals.

“A lot of people have been hiding under the anonymity that they can make comments and not be held accountable for it, but we will hold you accountable,” Willits said.

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Hate crimes in Canada rose 5 per cent in 2015: StatsCan

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says hate crimes in Canada rose by five per cent in 2015.

The agency says the rise is largely due to an increase in incidents targeting certain groups, specifically the Muslim population and Arabs or West Asians.

In 2015, police reported 1,362 criminal incidents motivated by hate, 67 more than the previous year, according to the data published today.

Police-reported hate crimes targeting the Muslim population rose from 99 incidents in 2014 to 159 incidents in 2015, while crimes targeting the Jewish population declined from 213 in 2014 to 178 in 2015.

StatsCan says eight of 10 provinces reported an increase in the number of police-reported hate crimes from 2014 to 2015.

The increase was most pronounced in Alberta, which the agency notes reported an overall increase in their 2015 crime statistics.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP WEDDING CRASHER

President Trump interrupted his golf weekend to surprise a bride and groom who tied the knot at his club.

The wedding was thrown at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster Township in New Jersey.  

Trump's been a fixture at the club over the years and has marketed wedding crashing in his brochures, saying, "If he (Trump) is on-site for your big day, he will likely stop in & congratulate the happy couple. He may take some photos with you, but we ask you and your guests to be respectful of his time and privacy."

Well, he delivered.

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Under Trump, US militias not ready to lay down arms

JACKSON, Ga. In the woods south of Atlanta, John and Yvette DeMaria are with about a dozen camouflage-wearing, heavily armed Americans huffing and puffing as they scramble to navigate the sprawling piece of property where they train, one weekend a month, to ward off enemies — foreign or domestic.

The DeMarias are with the Georgia Security Force militia, whose members are relieved that Donald Trump won the presidency but believe it would be a mistake to lay down their arms just because he is in the White House. So they continue to take to the woods to be ready for whatever may come, whether it's an economic crisis that spawns unrest or Islamic extremists carrying out attacks on American soil.

"I started to realize that I got very angry because the system has been so abused over and over and over again, making rights out of thin air for people who don't deserve to get anything," said John DeMaria, who goes by the nickname Rooster J.

While it is impossible to track all the groups that often are no more than a handful of men gathering in woods, experts says that militia activity tends to fall off under Republican presidents and ramp up under Democrats. But just as last year's election upended conventional models, those who watch militias say life in the Trump era may not follow the same patterns.

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