Looking specifically at the reasons why middle-aged people committed suicide between the years of 2005 and 2010, they found that suicides were attributed, in part at least, to so-called “external factors” such as jobs, legal problems or financial troubles rose to 37.5 percent of all suicides in the age range in 2010, up from 32.9 percent in 2005.
FBI agents intercepted 18-year-old Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf of Minnesota at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport last May while en route to Syria to join ISIS. He had obtained a passport under false pretenses, claiming that he wanted to visit Istanbul on vacation. He was later formally arrested and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and entered a guilty plea on Thursday. He could spend up to 15 years in prison.
Sure, you may be able to one day buy less expensive IsoButanol at a price below $80/gallon, but not right now. So again we are blindly seeking green solutions to a problem that doesn't exist, and at a cost that will drive you, slowly, to a snowy poorhouse.
The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation officials disclosed Wednesday.
I was a bit surprised that the media was reporting this morning that there are suspects in ALL 50 States who the FBI believes are active ISIS members. Then I noticed that key Democrats are using this story to push for the passage of the DHS Bill legalizing Obama's unconstitutional amnesty. But not a single time to they tell you they are LEGALLY letting these people in.
And you wonder why the Democrats are planning to refuse to listen to Benjamin Netanyahu in an upcoming visit to the House of Representatives. They don't want to offend their awful voters. Or maybe it's the fact that our "Christian" President is allowing Muslim immigration that outstrips that of Mexicans? Get ready for Sharia, schmucks.
Remember Nancy Pelosi saying, "You get to read it after you pass it"? Well, this is part 2 of the takeover. 330 pages of regulations which will likely limit what you can do on the internet for one side's political gain. Can you guess which side?
Worthless and weak in Washington. It could be a movie at this point. The real problem is that many Republicans WANT the amnesty the American public is not so grooved about, and are willing to fall on their swords for it.
Previously the system’s most popular long distance route, the Empire Builder also saw a 19 percent decrease in revenue on a line that arrived on schedule just 26 percent of the time in May 2014. Put another way, ticket holders could count on the Empire Builder to be late on 75 percent of its trips.
Statewide graduation rates were released by the Minnesota Department of Education on Tuesday, showing Duluth’s rate fell from 78.7 percent to 74.8 percent. The new rate moves further from the state average, which grew from 78.9 percent to 81.2 percent this year.
Dozens of Duluth emergency responders - including police, ambulances, and fire trucks -- responded to a home on the Central Hillside on Tuesday evening.
Video shot by our photojournalist around 8 p.m. appears to show a body bag being walked from a residence at 27 W. 4th St. and placed into an ambulance. Our crew also witnessed a man being handcuffed and put into the backseat of a squad car.
A police spokesperson could not confirm any information related to the incident on Tuesday night.
More information is expected to be released on Wednesday morning. We will bring you more information as it becomes available on WDIO.com and Eyewitness News.
The Wall Street financial firm, which ranks as the most hated corporation in America and has been roundly criticized by liberals such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), has bought its way into the Clintons’ political orbit in almost every possible way. Goldman Sachs employees and political action committees have donated $711,490 to Hillary Clinton’s campaigns over the course of her career—more than every other organization except Citigroup.
We’ve seen another example of it in Duluth this winter, as the UMD athletic director made a tough decision and let go his women’s hockey coach, mostly for financial reasons. This has touched off a messy and unnecessary firestorm.
America is the root cause of violent extremism, Congress’s foremost apologist for Islamic terrorism told a White House conference last week.
In rambling remarks Feb. 18 at President Obama’s so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) used the opportunity to smear America, downplay Muslim violence, and urge law enforcement to go easy on suspected Muslim terrorists.
As MSNBC unloads some of it's dead weight, including Sinatra pretty boy Ronin Farrow and Joy Reid, insider rumors have it that Chris Hayes and none other than racebaiter extraordinaire Al Sharpton may get the axe. Of course a big part of the Sharpton firing may be to shield Comcast from a lawsuit in the amount of a cool $20 MIL. Why can't not-so-Sharpton simply cry racism? Because the lawsuit is by the National Association of African-American owned media.
Because he can’t get Congress to approve the things that he wants to do, Barack Obama has apparently decided to rule by decree for the rest of his time in the White House. One of Obama’s latest moves is to try to ban some of the most popular ammunition for the most popular rifle in America. Previously, the Obama administration attempted unsuccessfully to ban the AR-15. That didn’t work, so now Obama is going after the ammunition.
The National Rifle Association would like to congratulate Martha McSally on her victory in the race for Arizona’s Second Congressional District. Americans For Responsible Solutions (ARS) spent over $2 million in AZ-2, their top priority race.
How would you react if your employer informed you he would be taking a modest cut from your paycheck each month for his political action committee? What if he told you that if you try to opt out of this arrangement he'd hassle you and might fight you all the way to the Supreme Court?
Wisconsin's public employees in unions make 7.8 percent more in salary than their non-union colleagues and 7.9 percent more when benefits are included. This is referred to as a "union premium." Wisconsin's premium is greater than the national average of 6.8 percent and 7.4 percent respectively.
The average unionized public employee makes $35.43 an hour in wages and benefits, for an annual total compensation of $73,611. A non-unionized public employee makes $32.80 an hour, or $68,224 per year. That is a difference of $5,387 per employee.
Union membership is down but Big Labor bosses’ profits are up. More than 400 labor chiefs pocketed at least $250,000 each last year, even as their collective ranks fell by 400,000 members. They say they are fighting for the working class. Not quite. We did the math…
When Duluth City Councilor Jay Fosle described persons of color as “savages,” he deserved to hear criticism. Not because posting what he did online meant he was a bad person but because his words were, indeed, racist.
NOTE THAT THERE IS NOT A SHRED OF EVIDENCE THAT JAY FOSLE SINGLED OUT 'PERSONS OF COLOR' IN THE POSTING KEVIN SKWIRA-BROWN DESCRIBED. BROWN IS LYING.
– 69 percent support school choice, including 45 percent who strongly support it while 27 percent oppose it
– 63 percent support private school choice, specifically “opportunity scholarships, also known as school vouchers”
– 76 percent support charter schools
– 65 percent of those surveyed believe that “choice and competition” among schools improves education
For AFC’s full press release and poll memo, click here.
The University of Wisconsin System and the billion dollar surplus controversy was, once again, the center of the debate at the Joint Committee on Finance. Back in 2013, Legislators and the Governor demanded answers from the UW System when the legislature's CPA Caucus discovered a hidden, $1 billion cash surplus. The political reaction to this discovery was so negative and severe that Gov. Scott Walker immediately called for a two-year tuition freeze on all UW campuses, which was included in the 2013-2015 state budget.
The first 477 DFL Duluth public schools administrators and teachers take over $100,000 per year in salary and benefits. Not bad for 8 months of showing up. Click on the title above and see for yourself.
Do you get a $40,000 benefit package and taxpayer backed against losses retirement fund? How about additional pay to cover your medical deductible that can even be carried forward as deferred compensation? DFL Duluth Federation of Teachers members do thanks to their union backed school board members.
Reviewing the public records, DFL Duluth's superintendent appears to have much less education that the other top 25 paid superintendents in MN presented in this link.
DFL Duluth Schools current 'leader' had very little superintendent experience, serving only 2 years and an assistant superintendent. Yet the DFL Duluth union run screwal board is paying the second highest salary in the state of MN.
With screwal board decisions like this, is it any wonder why ISD709 has big money problems?
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Kudos to this letter writer who points out the lunacy of the DFL schemers, pictured above, of a new $34.7 million dollar library and the 462.6 years to cover the energy savings.
Here's yet another source with 137 pages of facts proving how the DFL is suffocating MN businesses and jobs while doing its best to push new businesses to other states.
Page 6: "now makes Minnesota the state with the fourth highest income taxes in the country. Additional tax increases as part of the $2 billion included instituting a gift tax and taxing various business inputs, such as storage and telecommunications equipment. "
Page 40: Minnesota has the 3rd highest corporate tax rate.
Page 44: "The worst offender is Minnesota, which in 2013 enacted a new 10 percent gift tax with a $1 million exemption, though the state thankfully repealed the law a year later in 2014. A gift tax is a levy on money given away while still alive. This tax was in addition to Minnesota’s 16 percent estate tax."
Page 45: "Minnesotans already have a strong incentive to become snow birds and flee because of the cold winters. Now they have two reasons to leave."
Page 45: "The Center for the American Experiment, a Minnesota research group, found that $3 billion of income has been lost to the state since 1995 because of Minnesotans relocating to Florida and Arizona."
Page 45: Minnesota is number 10 in death tax revenue by state.
Page 54: Minnesota is 3rd in combined federal and state rates.
Page 56: Minnesota is 8th in the WORLD in top marginal rate on capital gains.
Page 61: Minnesota is in the bottom 10.
Page 106: where Minnesota is ranked 46th on in economic outlook.
Most people do not realize the extent to which unions dominate special interest spending on elections. When you talk about special interests, it is hardly worth mentioning any other than unions. This chart, from Open Secrets, shows the fifteen largest contributors to federal campaigns during the period 1989-2012. Ten of the fifteen are unions.
Unions have chosen to turn themselves into an arm of the Democratic Party rather than represent their members.
You have to feel for a guy who spent all that money at UMD to end up as a UPS driver. Another victim of progressivism as they didn’t teach him you don’t need to attend college to drive for UPS or live in Bozeman. It seems all his euphorian liberal ideals, brainwashings and being used by the DFL Cartel as a low level lackey just didn’t work out for him. Let’s hope his student loans are only 5 figures. On the Brightside, he did escape from DFL Duluth.