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  • Bundy Ranch Update

    04/14/2014 12:16:06 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 85 replies
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    I can't cite my sources and I know people on FR have been talking about this all day, but I come from a family of military, fire fighters with law enforcement mixed in. Many of my Twitter followers and Facebook friends are law enforcement. With that said, many of these people are on the side of the Bundy's. I am getting bombarded with posts from retired NY State Troopers, Sheriffs from all over the country and some that I will just say are in or very close to the whole Bundy situation. They are telling me that the BLM's fallback...
  • Please Help - Caleb Jacoby, Jeff Jacoby's son, is missing

    01/07/2014 4:20:02 PM PST · by BoomerBabe · 110 replies
    ,The Republican ^ | 01/07/2014 | Shira Schoenberg
    Caleb Jacoby of Brookline, MA has been missing since yesterday afternoon. He is 16 years old, and many of you have read, met or heard of Caleb's father, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby. Jeff is a great friend of CAMERA and of Israel. Jeff and his wife Laura, and Caleb need our help now. If you think you have seen Caleb or have any idea of his whereabouts please contact the Brookline Police immediately at (617) 730-2222. Caleb's photo is below, along with a link to a flyer.
  • Looky Looky, The Amber Alert Site now up again...

    10/07/2013 8:42:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Amber Alert ^ | 10/7/13 | Gov.
    Ooops, they got caught and now the Amber alert site is back up... but Michelle's http://www.letsmove.gov/
  • Amber alert website down due to government shutdown

    10/06/2013 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washingtom Examiner ^ | 10/6/13 | Ashe Schow
    Leave a comment 110   Government shutdown Beltway Confidential The Amber alert system, the national missing-child warning program, has been shut off due to the government shutdown, according to the Department of Justice.“Due to the lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs website is unavailable,” it says on amberalert.gov. Just 17 percent of the government is shut down, and Friday the Obama administration allowed union representatives to return to work.So, union members could return to work, but the website to alert Americans to missing children had to be taken down?
  • US warns citizens to leave Yemen amid terror alert

    08/06/2013 1:47:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 August 2013
    The US State Department has ordered citizens and non-emergency government staff to leave Yemen "immediately" due to security threats. --SNIP-- The BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, says the Yemeni capital has been experiencing unprecedented security measures, with hundreds of armoured military vehicles deployed to secure the presidential palace, vital infrastructural buildings and Westerns embassies in the capital. Our correspondent says that a security source confirmed Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that tens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in Sanaa over the past few days from other regions in preparation for the implementation of a large plot. The source described the...
  • DHS Has Not Issued Terror Alert After Boston Marathon Bombing

    04/15/2013 10:49:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/13 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Homeland Security has not issued a terror alert in response to Monday's bombings in Boston. On the Department of Homeland Security’s National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) website, the administration says: “There are no current alerts.” According to a source with knowledge of these matters, a terror alert "gives authority for full mobilization of law enforcement resources to feds, state and locals.” The source told Breitbart News that the administration is supposed to issue such an alert out of the National Counterterrorism Center, via NTAS, but no such alert has been issued after the bombings in Massachusetts. Describing...
  • Terror alert declared in Jerusalem

    02/12/2013 11:31:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/13/13 | Stuart Winer
    Security forces declared a state of increased readiness on Tuesday evening in Jerusalem in response to intelligence received by the Shin Bet security service indicating the possibility of a terror attack in the city. Magen David Adom ambulance service declared a “Level C” alert, the second-highest level of readiness. Local firefighters were also on standby. A police helicopter was patrolling the skies above the capital, and other units were deployed. There were also roadblocks at entrances to the city, and vehicles leaving nearby Arab villages were being checked. The fear was of a terror attack, possibly by a suicide bomber,...
  • Israel on Alert Israel appears to be readying for conflict with Lebanon

    02/11/2013 1:54:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    Senior Israeli officials have indicated that the Jewish state is gearing up for a major “war with Lebanon,” according to sources close to the Israeli government. The Israeli military has reportedly deployed missile defense systems to the northern part of the country, which sits near Lebanon, and has ordered all civilian aircraft to evacuate Haifa airport, the Jewish state’s northernmost air hub. Senior Israeli officials have warned of an impending conflict in closed-door meetings in Washington, D.C., sources said. The “world needs to be prepared for the next war with Lebanon,” a senior military adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Now we have obama where we want him (video)

    01/07/2013 8:57:20 AM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 1/7/2013 | DICK Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how the defeat on the fiscal cliff removes the fig leaf behind which Obama has been hiding his spending. Now we can win! Tune in!
  • Red alert issued for volcano on Chile-Argentina border

    12/23/2012 6:30:53 PM PST · by John W · 10 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Erica Harrington and Greg Botelho
    Chilean authorities on Sunday issued a red alert -- the most severe in their warning system -- that the Copahue Volcano, high in the Andes mountains on the border with Argentina, might be poised for a significant eruption. In a statement, Chile's Geological and Mining Service stressed that no mandatory evacuations have been ordered around the remote volcano, which lies about 280 kilometers southeast (175 miles) of Concepcion, though the closest roads to it are in Argentina. Even though the seismic activity suggests a minor eruption, the agency decided to raise the alert level because it could not rule out...
  • Father of Abigale Lefevers Shouldn't Have Trusted Roommate

    09/25/2012 5:03:26 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    Gather News ^ | 25 Sept 2012 | Chelsea Hoffman
    Twelve-year-old Abigale Lefevers still hasn't been found, and is believed to had been abducted by a registered sex offender. In the latest update to this missing girl's case, her father has issued some words through the media, begging for the return of the 12-year-old missing girl. The words of Robert Lefevers is similar to those of many parents who go through the horror of an abducted child, but they are heartfelt and emotional. This man, like the growing number of people who know about this case, wants Abigale home. "Abigale if you're out there watching me right now baby, please...
  • The Real Poll Data – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Romney may win in a landslide)

    08/06/2012 8:29:42 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/6/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss the real poll data. Forget the media polls, here are the real numbers state-by-state. And Romney’s winning! Tune in!
  • Obama’s “Victory” Will Defeat Him – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    06/28/2012 4:30:46 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/28/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama’s victory is Pyrrhic. He has won the battle but, he will lose the war. Tune in!
  • Obama Under Attack – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    06/27/2012 8:56:17 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/27/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama is under attack with contempt citations, security leaks, and court decisions. What does it mean for Obama? Tune in!
  • Action Alert – Best Buy: TV's, Computers and Hamas

    04/24/2012 9:45:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Islamist-Watch.org ^ | 4/17/12 | Marc J. Fink
    Ailing Retail Giant Sponsors Hamas-Linked Islamist Group, Refuses to Rule Out Future Funding to Islamic Radicals Think again before buying your next flat-screen television or computing device from Best Buy. The struggling retail giant recently used profits from American consumers to fund the annual banquet of a group closely linked to Hamas. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently listed Best Buy as a "Platinum Sponsor." Best Buy has refused to rule out future support for CAIR through numerous messages to its public relations department. The big box retailer is already in chaos amid the recent...
  • Forecasters: Dangerous storms moving into Midwest

    04/14/2012 3:28:27 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | AP
    Baseball-sized hail is tearing the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska, a tornado has touched down in Kansas and forecasters are warning residents across the nation's midsection to brace for "life threatening" storms. The National Weather Service says a rain-wrapped tornado touched down in southwest Kansas on Saturday afternoon, while at least three possible tornadoes were reported earlier in central Oklahoma. No injuries were immediately reported. But forecasters are expecting the most dangerous weather later in the day and are warning residents across the region of possible fast-moving tornadoes overnight. Officials say a large area spanning from Minnesota to Texas...
  • Tornado warning issued for northern Kansas

    04/14/2012 3:23:23 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | AP
    The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for sections of north central Kansas Saturday afternoon after earlier reports of ripe conditions for storms across the heart of the country. The counties included in the warning are western Jewell County, Mitchell Couonty, Osborne County and Smith County, all in north central Kansas, according to the National Weather Service. The warning will last until 12:45 CDT. Earlier, for only the second time in U.S. history, the Storm Prediction Center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance, said Russ Schneider, director of the center, which is part of the...
  • IDF to Remain on Full Alert Over Passover

    03/28/2012 5:11:39 PM PDT · by Mossad1967 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 3/29/2012 | Gabe Kahn
    The IDF on Tuesday broke with Israeli tradition and ordered all units to cancel the long-customary Passover leaves and remain on full alert over the holiday. Over the years, an army-wide break during Passover became a tradition followed by all major military units, including the Air Force, Navy and intelligence corps. But this year soldiers will have to divide their vacation days among themselves in order to ensure that their units remain at full strength. Senior military officials insisted the decision did not stem from any planned military operations set to occur on - or immediately after - the holiday....
  • GOP SET TO GIVE OBAMA ANOTHER BIG VICTORY! DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!(video)

    12/30/2011 1:02:32 PM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Dick ^ | 12/30/2011 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Republicans are heading for disaster in their battle over extending jobless benefits. Tune in!
  • REPUBLICANS HAND OBAMA BIG WIN! DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!(video)

    12/29/2011 9:28:57 AM PST · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 12/29/2011 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how House Republicans are giving Obama his best poll numbers since July, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Tune in!
  • OCCUPY WALL STREET COULD BE DEADLY FOR OBAMA – LUNCH ALERT!(Dick Morris video)

    10/17/2011 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/17/2011
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement. The demonstrations will turn against Obama and will further undermine his chances of re-election. I explain why. Tune in!
  • WABC Breaking News E-Mail: New 9/11 Terror Alert

    09/08/2011 5:02:31 PM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 65 replies
    WABC Radio | 09/08/2011 | WABC Radio
    New 9/11 Terror Alert Federal law enforcement officials tell ABC News they have a specific, credible, but unconfirmed threat involving a possible al Qaeda plot aimed for the anniversary of 9/11. ABC News has learned that at least two individuals came into the U.S. by air in August with "the intent" to launch a vehicle-borne bomb attack.
  • Terror Alert in Jerusalem

    08/21/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/21/11 | Gil Ronen
    Intelligence says a terror squad intends to attack inside the Holy City. The Jerusalem Police raised the level of alert in Jerusalem Sunday after receiving intelligence that a squad of Arab terrorists intends to carry out an attack inside the city. The district police headquarters said roadblocks have been added and the police force in the city has been augmented. Vehicle inspections are being carried out, and suspicious looking people are being searched for weapons.
  • National Emergency Alert System: Presidential Messages

    05/13/2011 8:49:10 AM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 10 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-13-11 | The Rat
    A new national alert system was announced by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week. The Personal Localized Alert Network – PLAN – will be used to alert the public to emergencies via cell phone. In addition to local emergency messages, PLAN will also carry “presidential alerts.” Cell phone users will be able to opt out of receiving local alerts but not the presidential alerts. The system, which will be rolled out nationwide, is up and running in the Big Apple, where New Yorkers have already begun to receive “emergency” alerts from Barack Obama. ConClub has received a list of...
  • National Emergency Alert System Set To Launch In NYC ( Drudge)

    05/10/2011 10:17:12 AM PDT · by Fighting Irish · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | May 10, 2011 | CBS
    ---snip----- NEW YORK, (CBSNewYork) – A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones. It’s called the Personal Localized Alert Network or PLAN. Presidential and local emergency messages as well as Amber Alerts would appear on cell phones equipped with special chips and software. The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the system would also warn about terrorist attacks and natural disasters. “The lessons that were reinforced on 9/11 is the importance of getting clear and accurate information to the public during...
  • Napolitano: Colored threats replaced by 'formal, detailed alerts' in three months

    01/27/2011 2:21:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Napolitano: Colored threats replaced by 'formal, detailed alerts' in three months By Jordy Yager - 01/27/11 03:42 PM ET Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on Thursday that the department is planning to phase out its color-coded threat advisory system over the next three months. In its place, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to issue “formal, detailed alerts” about “a specific or credible terrorist threat” to law enforcement officials, private businesses – such as shopping malls or hotels – and the American public, depending on the nature of the threat. “These alerts will include a clear statement that...
  • Thousands Trapped In Packed Tube Trains

    10/18/2010 12:25:42 PM PDT · by AU72 · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 18, 2010 | Alex Watts
    Thousands of Tube passengers were trapped underground in packed, airless conditions for two hours as a power failure brought rush-hour trains to a stand-still. Around 2,400 passengers were forced to walk for 20 minutes along the track of the Jubilee Line. Some were left traumatised by the incident and video footage taken by a commuter showed one man in an oxygen mask being treated by paramedics at St John's Wood station. Five Tube trains were caught in the chaos - three between Baker Street and St John's Wood, the fourth at Swiss Cottage, and the fifth at Westminster. Commuters on...
  • Alert at PPL Nuclear Plant

    08/10/2010 10:42:49 PM PDT · by optiguy · 14 replies
    WNEP 16 ^ | August 10, 2010 | Jon Meyer
    An alert is still in effect at the nuclear power plant near Berwick. Freon continues to leak inside one of the reactor buildings at PPL Susquehanna. Both units at the facility are still in operation but PPL officials said crews are are still trying to stop a freon leak in the unit one reactor building. The plant has been on alert since 9:30 a.m. Tuesday but officials stress the public is not in any danger. PPL officials said freon gas is leaking from an important equipment cooling system inside unit one's reactor building. Workers were forced to evacuate the area....
  • Will Washington's Failures Lead To Second American Revolution?

    07/30/2010 7:27:27 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 42 replies · 26+ views
    Investors.com ^ | 07/30/2010 | Investors.com
    The Internet is a large-scale version of the "Committees of Correspondence" that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington's failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another. People are asking, "Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?" Pruning the power of government begins with the imperial presidency. Too many overreaching laws give the president too much discretion to make too many open-ended rules controlling too many aspects of our lives. There's no end to the harm an out-of-control president can...
  • Report: Hezbollah on high alert over concern Israel 'preparing something for us'

    07/10/2010 10:38:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    haaretz ^ | 7/10/10 | Jack Khoury and Haaretz Service
    Hezbollah warned on Saturday that Israel was preparing "something" in Lebanon and that the organization has been on high alert since Israel released aerial images to highlight the militant group's activities close to the Israeli border earlier this week, the London-based Arabic language daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.
  • Pakistani court sentences 5 Americans to 10-year prison terms for terror offenses.

    06/24/2010 1:47:04 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 4 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Jun 24, 2010
    Prosecutor: Pakistani court sentences 5 Americans to 10-year prison terms for terror offenses.
  • North Korea threatens to increase punishment for detained American

    06/24/2010 1:52:06 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Jun 24, 2010
    North Korea threatens to increase punishment for detained American
  • Pentagon Alert - Metro entrance closed - Police with guns drawn

    06/11/2010 10:18:42 AM PDT · by elc · 41 replies · 3,008+ views
    Pentagon Alert System/Twitter | elc
    Pentagon alert notification just popped up. Pentagon Metro entrance closed. Quick search of twitter shows police with guns drawn. Possible suspicious package. Hmm, wasn't there an alert from the FBI earlier this week about terrorists trying to disrupt things with fake suspicous packages.
  • NBC: Man held in Montreal is terror suspect

    05/31/2010 8:07:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,822+ views
    WASHINGTON - The man removed from an Aeromexico flight bound for Mexico City Sunday was the subject of a terror warning issued for the U.S.-Mexico border last week, senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News on Monday. Homeland Security had asked law enforcement in Houston to be on the lookout for a suspected member of al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida ally based in Somalia, early last week, the sources said
  • Warden Message: NEW DELHI MARKET THREAT

    04/21/2010 5:59:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 270+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | April 16, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: New Delhi Market Threat CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS South / Central Asia - India 21 Apr 2010 U.S. Embassy New Delhi released the following Warden Message on April 21, 2010: This Warden Message provides additional information related to the Travel Alert issued for India on April 16, 2010. There are increased indications that terrorists are planning attacks in New Delhi. Terrorists have targeted places in the past where U.S. citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit. Markets, such as those located in...
  • Two British nationals detained with suspicious gadgets

    02/16/2010 4:32:02 AM PST · by Cindy · 31 replies · 1,070+ views
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | IANS, 16 February 2010, 10:57am IST | n/a
    Note: Video included. NEW DELHI: SNIPPET: "Stephen Hampston and Steven Martin were detained by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Delhi Police on Monday for possessing some high-tech gadgets, maps and binoculars. "They checked into the hotel on February 13 and hotel authorities informed us after they found their activities suspicious. We are questioning them," a police officer said."
  • American Nationals Face Worldwide Threat From Terrorists: US (Thanks Obama!)

    02/13/2010 2:40:31 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Times of India, New Delhi, INDIA ^ | 13 February 2010 | AmericanInTokyo
    American nationals face worldwide threat from terrorists: US PTI, 13 February 2010, 01:09pm ISTText Size:|Topics:US Americans WASHINGTON: US on Saturday issued a worldwide travel alert to its citizens, warning them against threats from terrorists mainly al-Qaeda who may carry out attacks by employing suicide operations, kidnappings and bombings. Cautioning them to be alert, the state department said there had been several incidents in this regard in the recent past. It also said that demonstrations and riotings can occur with little or no warning. "US citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to...
  • Three held after terror alert at London’s Heathrow airport

    01/09/2010 8:04:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 352+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 1/9/10 | Hasan Suroor
    LONDON: A Dubai-bound Emirates flight with more than 300 passengers on board was grounded minutes before it was due to take off from Heathrow airport on Friday night after three men sparked a terror alert when they reportedly made a “verbal threat”, though it was not known what exactly they said. Armed officers stormed the plane and the men — all white and aged 58, 48 and 36 — were arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat. The plane was then moved to a safe area and evacuated.
  • So Cal weather alert:

    12/08/2009 5:44:51 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 27 replies · 604+ views
    12/8/2009 | Dragnet
    For those concerned, Southern California weather tomorrow is more of the same, near perfect crystal clear, sunny weather, unlimited visibility, but slightly cold, down around 62 degrees, with mild pacific breezes. Hope y'all are hanging in there. I'll post another forecast tomorrow since so many seem so interested!! We'll get by this brutal cold one way or another! Hang in there everyone!! Bye now!
  • Queensland alert over giant funnel-web sightings

    11/06/2009 2:08:50 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies · 1,834+ views
    Courier Mail ^ | 7th November 2009 | Brian Williams
    SOUTHEAST Queenslanders should be on the lookout for large black funnel-web spiders as big as an adult hand. As the hot, humid weather arrives, the potentially deadly spiders are on the move, with the first reports of the season this week. Queensland Museum senior curator Robert Raven said yesterday sightings of male funnel-webs had been confirmed at Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland and Mt Glorious, west of Brisbane. With summer temperatures and rain, male funnel-webs would be active until at least March or April. Males often wandered at night searching for females, especially during rain. They are black,...
  • Barack Obama urged to act after eight more US soliders die in Afghanistan (Pantywaist ALERT!)

    10/04/2009 7:55:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies · 2,215+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/05/09 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    Barack Obama urged to act after eight more US soliders die in AfghanistanWhite House under pressure over troop deployments as US military suffers deadliest day in more than a year Richard Norton-Taylor, Jon Boone, Matthew Taylor and Ed Pilkington The Guardian, Monday 5 October 2009 The American military suffered its deadliest day in Afghanistan in more than a year when eight soldiers were killed on Saturday in audacious daytime raids by insurgents on US outposts in the east of the country. The deaths came as calls mounted in Washington and London for decisions to be taken quickly over future troop...
  • Police on alert amid fears of more violence as right-wing anti-Islam protesters prepare.. (UK)

    09/12/2009 10:04:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 968+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/12/09 | staff
    Police in central London are on the alert today amid fears of more violence between anti-Islam protesters and Muslims. Hundreds of supporters of the right-wing English Defence League are expected to descend on Trafalgar Square today. Tensions were simmering yesterday after a Cabinet minister raised fears of a return to 1930s fascism, comparing modern right-wing groups to Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts. Communities Secretary John Denham's comments came as he announced a drive to prevent white working class people being 'exploited' by extremists. He singled out protests being organised by the English Defence League, some of which have turned violent over recent...
  • Quick emergence of swine flu puts colleges on alert(Ohio)

    09/02/2009 4:15:42 AM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies · 1,119+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 09/02/2009 | Suzanne Hoholik
    Universities and public-school districts spent the summer preparing for swine flu. For some colleges, however, the virus popped up sooner than expected. Four Ohio schools -- Miami, Xavier, Cedarville and Cincinnati -- have cluster cases of the flu, according to state health officials. "We knew we were going to see it, but to have it happen so quickly surprised us a little bit," said Debora del Valle, spokeswoman for Xavier. The Cincinnati school has 110 suspected flu cases and canceled large events through Labor Day. No cases have been reported by Ohio public-school districts. Yesterday, President Barack Obama urged Americans...
  • Emergency Notification (Princeton University)

    06/03/2009 8:37:13 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 25 replies · 1,207+ views
    News at Princeton ^ | June 3, 2009 | Princeton University
    Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, a male with what appeared to be a handgun was reported near the vicinity of Dod Hall dormitory. Princeton University's Department of Public of Safety and Princeton Borough and Township police are investigating. Stay indoors until further instructions. Check the Princeton home page at www.princeton.edu for updates. Campus community members can check their e-mail as well.
  • Obama Admin Says North Korean No Threat…. (Then Puts Forces On High Alert)

    05/28/2009 9:03:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies · 1,476+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-28-09 | Scott Malensek
    National security adviser downplays N. Korea threat “Nothing that the North Koreans did surprised us,” Jones said. “We knew that they were going to do this, they said so, so no reason not to believe them.” But the Obama administration is in a tough position with regards to North Korea and in the coming weeks administration officials will try to reach a “global consensus” on how to handle North Korea, Jones indicated. S. Korea, US troops on alert after North's threats(Excerpt) Read more at Flopping Aces ...
  • Alert status of rumbling Mt. Slamet, Anak Krakatau raised...

    05/25/2009 8:30:36 PM PDT · by TaraP · 12 replies · 946+ views
    Jakarta Post ^ | May 26th, 2009
    The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) recommended Friday five regental administrations in Central Java distribute facemasks in anticipation of the spewing of thick ash from rumbling Mt. Slamet. The recommendation to the five regencies — Banyumas, Purbalingga, Pemalang, Tegal and Brebes — was made after seismic activity of the mount, which has begun spewing thick ash and molten lava from its crater, increased intensively. The recommendation was made after the alert status was raised to level three (of four) on Thursday evening, just two days after the status was raised to level two. "The local administrations should disseminate...
  • JAPAN NOW ON STRICT ALERT (Story: 6:11 a.m. Eastern Friday)

    04/03/2009 4:09:41 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 17 replies · 1,889+ views
    Jiji News Press ^ | 3 April 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    Announced by Government of Japan, and press story out within the last hour. Link to Japanese HERE.This is probably pretty standard, more or less expected, and of course prudent. Japan National Security Council told to be ready from tomorrow morning for the provocation and to stay ready in Tokyo.Prime Minister Aso gave the word to Chief Cabinet Secretariat Kawamura on returning from UK/G-20 earlier today. Stated to the Prefectures of Akita and Iwate--in Northern Japan--to be particularly alert but calm and ready for anything. Final quote was "chances of missile coming down toward Japanese soil are small, but if it...
  • Citi, Bank of America drop on nationalization concern

    02/20/2009 10:38:15 AM PST · by jessduntno · 15 replies · 714+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Alistair Barr
    Citi, Bank of America drop on nationalization concern By Alistair Barr, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Bank of America Corp. shares hit a record low and Citigroup Corp. stock slumped to an 18-year low Friday, as the two financial giants faced investors' concerns they may soon be nationalized. Citi shares dropped 21% to $1.99, their lowest level since early 1991. Bank of America fell 17% to $3.27, and earlier touched a record low of $3.19, according to FactSet Research data. A Citigroup spokesman highlighted the bank's high Tier 1 capital ratio, a measure of financial strength, and said it continues...
  • Full text of U.S. State Department's travel alert for Mexico (Criminals armed w/ wide array weapons)

    12/08/2008 5:22:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 948+ views
    This Travel Alert updates security information for U.S. citizens traveling and living in Mexico. It replaces the Travel Alert for Mexico dated April 14, 2008, and expires on April 14, 2009. While millions of U.S. Citizens safely visit Mexico each year, including thousands who cross the land border every day for study, tourism or business, increased levels of violence make it imperative that travelers understand the risks of travel to Mexico, how best to avoid dangerous situations, and whom to contact if one is a victim of crime. Common-sense precautions, such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas, avoiding...
  • Cops Abruptly Call Off Alert on Missing Boy

    10/18/2008 1:46:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 1,385+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/18/08 | Karen Mooney
    Authorities to Hold News Conference on Fate of Boy Whose Grandfather Has Been Tied to Mexican Drug RingNevada officials have deactivated an Amber Alert for kidnapped 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger. They gave no reason for the cancellation. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced a news conference to be held at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT). Puffinburger was kidnapped Wednesday morning from his Las Vegas home. His grandfather, Clemens Tinnemeyer, 51, was arrested by the FBI on Friday as a "person of interest" in the case. He was taken into custody in Riverside, Calif., and is being held at the...