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  • The Feds Say This 36-Story Building in Manhattan Was Secretly Owned by Iran

    09/18/2013 6:37:32 PM PDT · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 9/17/13 | Dashiell Bennett
    The Justice Department has seized a New York City office tower after claiming it was secretly owned by the Iranian government, who was using it to launder their money. One Wednesday, the DOJ received a summary judgement from a U.S. District Court, ruling that building's owners were actually a front for the Iranian government, placing them in violation of economic sanctions that prevent them doing business in the United States. Now the U.S. government says the building could be sold to compensate victims of "Iranian-sponsored terrorism." U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who has made a name for himself by going after...
  • Edmund Fitzgerald sank 36 years ago, 29 died

    11/10/2011 7:22:43 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Bemidji Pioneer ^ | 11-10-11 | By: Tom Siemers
    It’s been 36 years on Thursday since the ore boat Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a violent storm in eastern Lake Superior taking all 29 crew members with her. The storm of November 9-10, 1975, ranks among the most powerful to strike the Lake Superior region.
  • Early returns have Hahn (D) ahead of Huey (R) 54-46%

    07/12/2011 8:55:06 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 71 replies
    California Sec of State ^ | July 12, 2011 | steelers6
    Hahn 21,365 Huey 18,025
  • Breaking in Portland Oregon: Heavy fire causes widespread power outages (110,000 without power)

    12/16/2006 9:42:46 PM PST · by bd476 · 117 replies · 2,883+ views
    Friend, KATU and Portland General Electric ^ | 16 December 2006 | KATU, PGE, Friend in Portland and Me
    By KATU Web Staff BEAVERTON, Ore. - A transformer caught fire at a PGE substation in Beaverton, causing more than 50,000 customers to lose power Saturday night. The fire started at a substation at Southwest 158th Avenue and Southwest Jenkins Road about 7:45 p.m., PGE officials said. The blaze caused PGE to "de-energize" the substation, which serves more than 50,000 customers in Hillsboro, Aloha, Beaverton, Banks and Gaston. Fire officials said several explosions accompanied the fire. About 25 firefighters were pulled back from the blaze due to safety concerns on the scene, said Karen Eubanks, a spokeswoman for Tualatin Valley...
  • Training Academy Gets 36 New Motorcycles (BIKE-Rider Alert!)

    08/11/2006 5:53:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 390+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Mayra Kennedy
    Training Academy Gets 36 New Motorcycles Vehicles will give Afghan National Police more mobility to track down insurgents. By Army Sgt. Mayra Kennedy 345th Mobile Public Affairs Detachmen KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2006 -- The Afghan National Police in Regional Command South received 36 new motorcycles here Aug. 8 to support local authorities. Regional Command South police commander, Gen. Esmatullah Dawlatzai, accepted the motorcycles, knowing the new equipment will improve the efficiency of the police in the south. “The motorcycles will help us follow insurgents and Taliban, and it will be good for our men to do their...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views
    Careerbuilder.com ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, CareerBuilder.com found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another CareerBuilder.com survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • N.J. governor bailed out lobbyist accused of stalking party chairman

    03/08/2006 10:09:44 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies · 2,188+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/8/2006 | Star-Ledger of Newark
    In his first political firestorm since taking office in January, Gov. Jon S. Corzine said Wednesday that he provided $5,000 in bail money to a lobbyist accused of stalking a state assemblyman. "I reacted as a human being responding to someone in need," the multimillionaire Democrat said. "However, in light of my position as governor, I realize this was a mistake." Karen Golding, a government relations manager for insurance giant Prudential Financial, is accused of breaking into the government-issued car of Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, a Democrat, and of writing threatening letters and making threatening calls to Cryan and others. Authorities...
  • Colorado Amendment 36

    08/16/2004 9:01:18 AM PDT · by kcamd · 28 replies · 2,288+ views
    The Associated Press | 08/16/04 | kcamd
    With regard to the initiative to alter the way Presidential Electors are selected in Colorado, the idea of voting on a measure to change the way an election is conducted for that very same election is patently absurd. One does not change the rules once the process is already underway. On a more substantive note, the proposal in question would essentially eliminate the Electoral College without a U.S. Constitutional Amendment. Presidents are elected by the States, not a general national plebiscite. The purpose is to maintain the integrity of our republic. Without the Electoral College process, states with lesser populations...
  • Conjoining Storms and the National Security Strategy- Bush 3/6

    03/06/2003 5:58:24 PM PST · by wepollock · 5 replies · 129+ views
    Connections ^ | February 21, 2003 | Warren Pollock
    Conjoining Storms Overview If the United States now finds itself in a new an unacceptably high domestic, economic, and geo-political risk position then "The National Security Strategy of the United States of America," (NSS) formulates a strategy to mitigate these risks. http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss.html Conjoining Storms Highly probable scenarios can be constructed to illustrate the unusually high level of risk exposure present in the world and relevant to the security interests of United States. Rogue Nations and Proliferation Inherent Vulnerability of an Integrated and Global Economic Systems Regional Conflict Flash-Points Including Unresolved Historic Or Artificial Boarder Conflict Points Theocracy and Diametrically Opposed...