There was no violence in Nevada convention. I was there 8 hours – Nina Turner


 

RT America | May 18, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders issued a stinging rebuke to the Democratic Party’s leadership for criticizing his supporters’ protests at the Nevada convention last weekend, saying it had used its power “to prevent a fair and transparent process from taking place.” The mainstream media has used the word “violence” to describe some political angst vented by Bernie backers that night. However, not everybody agrees with that assessment, as Nina Turner, national surrogate for the Bernie Sanders campaign, tells RT America’s Ed Schultz.

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Democratic Leadership Needs to Understand That the Political World Is Changing


Bernie Sanders | Reader Supported News | May 18, 2016

.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday issued the following statement:

“It is imperative that the Democratic leadership, both nationally and in the states, understand that the political world is changing and that millions of Americans are outraged at establishment politics and establishment economics. The people of this country want a government which represents all of us, not just the 1 percent, super PACs and wealthy campaign contributors.

“The Democratic Party has a choice. It can open its doors and welcome into the party people who are prepared to fight for real economic and social change – people who are willing to take on Wall Street, corporate greed and a fossil fuel industry which is destroying this planet. Or the party can choose to maintain its status quo structure, remain dependent on big-money campaign contributions and be a party with limited participation and limited energy.

“Within the last few days there have been a number of criticisms made against my campaign organization. Party leaders in Nevada, for example, claim that the Sanders campaign has a ‘penchant for violence.’ That is nonsense. Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence. Our campaign of course believes in non-violent change and it goes without saying that I condemn any and all forms of violence, including the personal harassment of individuals. But, when we speak of violence, I should add here that months ago, during the Nevada campaign, shots were fired into my campaign office in Nevada and apartment housing complex my campaign staff lived in was broken into and ransacked.

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The Media Buy In to Donald Trump’s Authoritarian America


Bill Boyarsky | Truthdig | February 23, 2016

  Donald Trump calls on a member of the media during a news conference Monday in Hanahan, S.C. (Matt Rourke / AP)

It was inevitable. The bullying, authoritarian Donald Trump is now accepted as part of the mainstream.

He seems to be appealing not only to Republicans and independents but also to a handful of Democrats. Early in the presidential nomination campaign, journalists acted as though they would quickly cut him down to size. Now they are treating the onetime laughingstock with respect. Cable news hosts await his phone calls and permit him to rant at length. His victory Saturday in South Carolina’s primary will undoubtedly make them even more welcoming. His outrageous statements will continue to be considered funny, endearing gaffes. Pushed to the background are his inflammatory demands for deportation of undocumented Latinos and his attacks on Muslims.

The practices of 21st-century journalism are playing into this scheme. On the Internet, the number of readers is measured in clicks or views, and the number of views for a particular story influences the way website managers display stories. This has long been true for broadcast media. Trump draws clicks and television ratings. He is encouraged, as if he is a regular candidate rather than what Vox’s Ezra Klein called “the most dangerous major candidate for president in memory.”

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Bundy Boys Bagged By Federal Grand Jury


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(Photo: Gage Skidmore)It took nearly two years, but Nevada’s Cliven Bundy and four others “were indicted by [a] federal grand jury … on 16 felony charges related to the armed assault against federal law enforcement officers that occurred in the Bunkerville, Nev. area on April 12, 2014,” according to a Press Release issued by the Department of Justice Attorney’s Office, District of Nevada. 

 

Back in 2014, Bundy and his family rallied hundreds of armed like-minded folks to his side in a face off against government agents causing the out strategized and out-smarted U.S. Bureau of Land Management to back down and withdraw. “The BLM’s mistakes are now playing into the government’s theory in the extortion and assault case against Bundy and his sons, Ammon and Ryan, according to Kathleen Bliss, a former longtime federal prosecutor,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal recently reported.

“Prosecutors are using this to show the conspiracy,” said Bliss, who prosecuted organized crime and domestic terrorism cases. “This wasn’t just a group that kind of showed up and got together. They definitely had a system in place, and they were organized to meet a certain goal.”

As I wrote in late-April 2014, “While many following his story wondered what this government-disdaining Nevada-based rancher — who has been illegally grazing his cattle on federal land and who marshaled armed militia forces to engage in a standoff with federal agents — was all about, America’s right wing, especially the crew at Fox News, and conservative radio talk show hosts, were quick to brand Bundy a courageous leader of a New Sagebrush Rebellion.”

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BEARS LAS VEGAS Charity Bingo


TUESDAY NIGHT – January 26:
This week the BEARS LAS VEGAS will be playing our Charity Bingo.
Click on this link for more details:
https://www.facebook.com/bearslv/?fref=ts

BADLANDS SALOON – the place to go where everyone knows your name.

Join us Tuesday Nights for our weekly BINGO to help support the New Horizons
Nevada charity. This charity helps to raise awareness and money for GLBT
seniors in need of affordable housing and care. Net proceeds from our
weekly bingo game card sales go to this very worthy cause.

BINGO card packs ($5 for 8 main games / + 8 consolation games) are available
at 8 PM and the games begin at 8:30 PM. FREE Jello shots every time O-69
is called. A table full of prizes are given away every week! Hosted by the
always funny Jimmy Emerson.

Can you say – “JACKSON, I need another O-69 Jello Shot?”

BADLANDS SALOON
953 E Sahara Ave (east side)
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 792-9262
https://www.facebook.com/BadlandsSaloonLasVegas/?fref=ts

Badlands Saloon is proud to announce Stir Krazy Mongolian grill as its
newest bingo sponsor. Join us Tuesday Nights for your chance to win
complementary dinner for two. GREAT FOOD @ GOOD PRICE
Stir Krazy is located on 3345 E. Patrick Ln #100 Lv Nv, 89120. Be sure to
like them on Facebook @ Stir Krazy las vegas.

BUILDING A BETTER LIFE FOR THE SENIOR GLBT COMMUNITY.

New Horizons Nevada
900 E. Karen Ave. – Ste.C118
P.O. Box 42244
Las Vegas, NV  89116
702-706-0306
info@newhorizons-nv.com
http://www.NewHorizons-NV.com
http://www.gofundme.com/newhorizonsnevada

Why Hillary Isn’t Such a Lock to Win the Key Early State of Nevada Anymore


Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet | January 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s road to the Democratic presidential nomination just got rockier.

If Clinton loses the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary as many are predicting—due to Bernie Sanders’ surging supporters in Iowa and rising poll numbers in New Hampshire—then the nation’s third Democratic contest, in Nevada, becomes even more critical to show she is back on her feet.

But news from Nevada, the third state to vote and the West’s first state to hold a presidential nominating event, are showing the odds are not stacking up in her favor, even though she had a 20-point lead in Christmas polling.

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Nevada’s Right Wing Could Get Burned Trying to Shut Solar Power Down


Isaiah J. Poole | Campaign for America’s Future | Truthout | January 14, 2016

Judy Treichel was just trying to do the right thing for herself and for the planet – and for that she’s being penalized as a result of efforts by the Koch brothers and other right-wingers working to protect the state’s fossil-fuel monopoly.

A couple of years ago, she spent $8,500 to have solar panels installed on her modest Las Vegas home. She took advantage of a federal renewable energy tax credit and a rebate from NV Energy, Nevada’s energy utility. And because of an arrangement called net metering, she earned money for the power generated by her solar panels that she did not use.

She figured that her investment in the panels would pay off in a few years because of the dramatically lower electric bills she would be paying. And NV Energy stood to win because as more people followed Treichel’s example, the utility company would not have to spend money on new generating plants and could more quickly decommission its remaining dirty coal-consuming plants.

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String of protests disrupt Catholic church services in Vegas


KEN RITTER | Associated Press | Yahoo News | December12, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police and church officials in Las Vegas are investigating a recent series of disruptive protests at Roman Catholic parishes that they say put worshippers on edge and led to plans for increased patrols around churches this weekend.

No injuries, damage or arrests resulted from demonstrations reported Oct. 31 and Dec. 5 at churches downtown, just off the Las Vegas Strip and several miles east of the Strip, police Officer Michael Rodriguez said Friday. There was also a protest at a Catholic high school on Dec. 2.

“All of these appear to be linked,” Rodriguez said. “It appears to be the same tactic — going into the churches during services, handing out fliers and making inflammatory statements.”

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Ongoing Evaluation, Improvements Planned for Site of Low-Level Nuclear Waste Fire


News 3 Las Vegas | November 16, 2015

PAHRUMP (KSNV News3LV) — An October fire at a low-level nuclear store facility near Beatty continues to be reviewed by state and local agencies.

According to a Nye County news release today, the Oct. 18-19 fire at U.S. Ecology was an “eye-opening event and will take many years to thoroughly understand.”

“Meanwhile, protective actions are being implemented by the state of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the new U.S. Ecology, Nye County officials, and the governor’s office,” the release states.

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New Horizons Nevada Senior GLBT Community Service Center


NOW WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP –

Dear friends,
We have been working diligently for 10 years to finally send you this email – we are now ready to open our New Horizons Nevada Senior GLBT Community Service Center – your past support has told us that we can do it.

OUR NEW LOCATION? – 900 Karen Ave. Suite C-116 / 118
(south side of the Commercial Center in the New Orleans Square)
(park in the Commercial Center Parking lot and walk through the New Orleans Square)
This looks to be the home of our new SENIOR GLBT Community Service Center
(as you can tell from the attached photos, we have a lot of work to do)
Its NOT rent free so we will have a monthly expense we have to account for.

Come join our cause – and lets make the Las Vegas Valley a better place to live for our Senior GLBT Community.
We need your help and support now more than ever. Help us grow / watch us grow.

PLEASE HELP – check out our website –
https://www.gofundme.com/newhorizonsnevada

Sincerely,

Pete & Loren
New Horizons Nevada
info@newhorizons-nv.com
http://www.NewHorizons-NV.com
702-706-0306
https://www.gofundme.com/newhorizonsnevada