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  • British govt’s TTIP assessment, US-EU deal risks and no benefit’

    04/25/2016 12:44:48 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 1 replies ^ | 4/25/16
    The British government’s sole assessment of the shadowy Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal indicates there are “lots of risks and no benefit,” according to documents seen by Global Justice Now. In February a freedom of information (FoI) request was made to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to find out whether risk assessments had been carried out in relation to the secretive deal, which is currently in its 13th round of negotiations. The BIS reported that the only assessment had been carried out by the London School of Economics (LSE), which found “little reason” to believe...
  • Abbas: Palestinian Violence 'Helps' Israel

    10/05/2015 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Yaakov Levi
    Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called for calm, saying Israel was “benefiting” from Palestinian violence, and has ordered Palestinian Authority security forces to arrest rioters and prevent the outbreak of violence in PA villages. The reason, he told members of his cabinet, had nothing to do with cooperating with Israel, but to prevent Israel from “taking advantage of violence to attack innocent Palestinians and to drag the entire region into violence.” A PA cabinet official told Arab media that while it was understandable that Palestinians would want to attack Israelis “because of their crimes, we must remember that...
  • Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

    03/01/2015 9:30:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies ^ | 3/1/15 | Bradley Klapper
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.
  • 'Benefit Street' a hit reality TV show about welfare recipients slammed as 'poverty porn' by critics

    01/24/2014 4:47:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Herals Sun ^ | 1/23/14
    A shoplifter, a recovering drug addict and a young couple barely able to feed their kids are among the stars of Benefits Street - a smash hit reality show featuring welfare recipients that has stirred up a storm of controversy in Britain. The program zooms in on a rough Birmingham street where 9 out of 10 people are said to live off state payouts, chronicling over five episodes the lives of jobless neighbours as they struggle with their daily problems. The show has struck a strong chord in a nation fresh out of recession and still reeling from its most...
  • Veterans expo to shine light on available benefits

    11/09/2013 8:05:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — They have served their nation. Some in heated battles. Others during times of cool tensions. As individuals, they may have been drafted — a concept foreign to today’s generation — or enlisted. For many, their service may have been for a few years. Yet for others, it was a decades-long career. Be they soldiers, Marines, sailors, airmen or Coast Guardsmen they have special benefits, although many do not know what they are and how to apply for them But on an upcoming important day — Veterans Day — celebrated most years in Sierra Vista on Nov. 11,...
  • Some Say Late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Widow Should Forgo ($175,000) Death Benefits (/gift)

    10/19/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/17/13
    **SNIP** Lautenberg died in June after nearly three decades in the U.S. Senate. Many people would agree that he is owed a debt of gratitude but not everybody agrees that his widow Bonnie should receive $174,000, funded by taxpayers. Lautenberg was worth nearly $60-million. “I don’t think it’s right. I mean most us can’t afford death benefits like that. You know we would be happy to have a little bit saved just to bury ourselves,” Wayne resident Carol Dabaghian said. The payoff was buried in the government shutdown bill. It is a death benefit that is almost always approved and...
  • What are Benefit Corporations?

    03/31/2013 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | March 31, 2013 | Staff
    A Capitol follower who happened to be at a hearing on HB 2318 in Salem had their interest piqued when they heard Democrats pushing Benefit Corporations, and dancing around the questions being asked. A 2011 article in left-leaning The Nation magazine described Benefit Corporations as having “the purpose of making a ‘positive impact on society and the environment,’” “Benefit Corporations can’t be held liable by courts for failing to place profits over everything else. This is an important shift in law.”
  • GOP Senators Seek Cost-Benefit Analysis of Net Neutrality Rules

    08/01/2011 5:28:10 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | July 27th | John Eggerton
    Ten Republican Senators have signed on to a letter asking FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the FCC's network neutrality rules. The 10, which includes Kay Bailey Hutchison (Tex.), the ranking member on the Senate Commerce Committee that oversees the FCC, were putting their collective muscle behind a second request by Sen. Dean Heller, who says the FCC did not respond to a July 12 letter following President Barack Obama's executive order asking independent agencies to "join executive agencies in reducing regulations that place unnecessary burdens on American businesses and the American people," as the senators...
  • Trump blasts Seinfeld pullout

    04/21/2011 3:59:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 100 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2011 | Staff
    <p>Donald Trump wasn't laughing when funnyman Jerry Seinfeld canceled an upcoming appearance at a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation.</p> <p>Seinfeld pulled out of the Sept. 13 event benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because he disagrees with The Donald's questioning of Barack Obama's citizenship, his reps said.</p>
  • Benefit of a Literal Indwelling?

    02/25/2011 10:23:48 AM PST · by hawkins · 2 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 02/25/2011 | Travis Main
    Holy Spirit Indwelling Series – Part 5 Benefit of a Literal Indwelling of the Holy Spirit?Going against the illustrations presented in the four previous articles which argued against a literal non-miraculous indwelling of the Holy Spirit in favor of a representative indwelling, this article will focus on examining “what if”. What if there was a non-miraculous indwelling of the Holy Spirit as some believe today? What purpose would the indwelling serve? Some kind and earnest Christians establish the indwelling of the Spirit is a sign of righteousness, provides faith and conviction, gives knowledge and wisdom, guides decision making, intercedes prayer,...
  • Why Successful Businesses Benefit Us All

    10/31/2010 9:38:55 AM PDT · by Alyssa Kaeding · 2 replies
    Alyssa Kaeding ^ | Alyssa Kaeding
    Do you own a car, laptop, ipod, or cell phone? Are they beneficial to your life in some way? Could you imagine your life without them? What about tomorrow’s cool inventions? What enables society to provide you with these upcoming inventions? How can we best encourage invention and foster innovation so that we can enjoy a better standard of living?
  • Poll: Obama's 2008 Coalition Dispirited and Crumbling; Reps Stand to Benefit on Election Day

    10/17/2010 12:09:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 96 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Sunday, October 17, 2010 | Stephen R. Hurst
    President Barack Obama is taking his popular wife with him to three campaign stops in the pivotal swing state of Ohio Sunday, but a new Associated Press Poll shows that may be too little, too late with just over two weeks remaining before critical congressional elections. The survey found that the coalition of voters that swept Obama into the White House just two years ago — aching for change after the eight-year presidency of Republican George W. Bush — has crumbled. SNIP The Associated Press-Knowledge Networks survey found that one-fourth of those who voted for Obama two years ago are...
  • Check Out The Huge Number Of People Who Are Being Cut Off From Unemployment Benefits(3+ million)

    07/09/2010 7:40:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/10 | Henry Blodget
    Check Out The Huge Number Of People Who Are Being Cut Off From Unemployment Benefits
  • Governator Schwarzenegger Halts Welfare Card Use At Casinos

    06/25/2010 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies · 2+ views ^ | 6-25-10
    Spurred by a newspaper's report that California's welfare debit cards can be used to withdraw cash in more than half the casinos in the state, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday issued an immediate ban on state-provided cash assistance at ATMs in gambling establishments. The Los Angeles Times disclosed that Electronic Benefit Transfer cards work in automated teller machines at 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms. The report also found the state Department of Social Services published a list of useable ATMs where the EBT cards that work like debit cards could be cashed. That...
  • No evidence organic foods benefit health: study

    05/24/2010 4:24:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 113 replies · 1,103+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Consumers who opt for organic foods often believe they are improving their health, but there is currently no strong evidence that organics bring nutrition-related health benefits, a new research review finds. A "disappointingly small" number of well-designed studies have looked at whether organic foods may have health benefits beyond their conventional counterparts', according to the review, by researchers with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health in the UK. Moreover, they found, what studies have been done have largely focused on short-term effects of organic eating -- mainly antioxidant activity in the body --...
  • Senate passes $140 billion extension of some unemployment benefits

    03/10/2010 6:07:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 664+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/10/10 | Walter Alarkon
    Senate passes $140 billion extension of some unemployment benefits By Walter Alarkon - 03/10/10 07:32 PM ET The Senate approved $140 billion in extended tax breaks and unemployment benefits on Wednesday in a largely partisan vote. The bill was approved on a 62-36 vote, with six Republicans joining most Democrats in backing it. Senate Democrats are calling the measure a jobs bill, though it includes tax breaks extended by Congress on a near-annual basis as well as a fix to Medicare payments for doctors that lawmakers also have previously extended. It’s the second package of legislation that Senate Democrats have...
  • "What Does It Give? The Benefit of the Sacrament of the Altar" (Midweek Lenten Sermon Series)

    03/03/2010 1:11:51 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies · 257+ views ^ | March 3, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “What Does It Give? The Benefit of the Sacrament of the Altar”In this midweek Lenten series, we’re looking at the Sacrament of the Altar--Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, are other names by which we know this sacrament instituted by Christ. Last week we began by focusing on “The Nature of the Sacrament.” We asked the foundational question, “What Is It?” And the answer came, “It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ himself for us Christians to eat and to drink.” Our answer was based on what Jesus...
  • Terri Schiavo Family Benefit Concert Features Randy Travis, Collin Raye

    01/19/2010 9:50:46 AM PST · by julieee · 1 replies · 249+ views ^ | January 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Terri Schiavo Family Benefit Concert Features Randy Travis, Collin Raye St Petersburg, FL -- The family of Terri Schiavo, the disabled woman whose husband killed her by depriving her of food and water, will sponsor a benefit concert to raise funds for its foundation to help other patients like her. The show will feature popular country music recording artists Randy Travis and Collin Raye.
  • GAO: FDA fails to follow up on unproven drugs

    10/26/2009 4:23:49 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 10/26/09 | MATTHEW PERRONE
    WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration has allowed drugs for cancer and other diseases to stay on the market even when follow-up studies showed they didn't extend patients' lives, say congressional investigators. A report due out Monday from the Government Accountability Office also shows that the FDA has never pulled a drug off the market due to a lack of required follow-up about its actual benefits — even when such information is more than a decade overdue. (excerpted)
  • Unemployment benefits under stress - 10 million collecting but extended benefits run out soon

    09/27/2009 7:40:04 PM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 31 replies · 1,608+ views
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | 25 September 2009 | Rex Nutting, MarketWatch
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The safety net erected in 1935 to protect workers' families and the economy from the harmful effects of unemployment has been shredded, threatening to leave several million people without any income after a year out of work. In the first week of September, 9.5 million Americans were claiming unemployment insurance benefits of some sort, including about 3.7 million people who were receiving extended benefits, which are available only after being jobless for more than six months. In response to the worst recession since the 1930s, the federal government has expanded the length of time that laid-off workers...
  • Benefits for Veterans?

    08/11/2009 5:28:16 AM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 13 replies · 1,607+ views
    8/11/09 | HT
    Are there any sources of benefits available to needy Veterans?
  • AP: POW benefit claimants exceed recorded POWs

    04/11/2009 3:58:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 900+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/09 | Allen G. Breed - ap
    Prisoners of war suffer in ways most veterans don't, enduring humiliating forced marches, torture or other trauma that may haunt them long afterward. In partial recompense, the government extends them special benefits, from free parking and tax breaks to priority in medical treatment. Trouble is, some of the much-admired recipients of these benefits apparently don't deserve them. There are only 21 surviving POWs from the first Gulf War in 1991, the Department of Defense says. Yet the Department of Veterans Affairs is paying disability benefits to 286 service members it says were taken prisoner during that conflict, according to data...
  • America Supports You: New Jersey Guardsmen to Benefit from Joint Event

    10/21/2008 4:41:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 157+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2008 – A day-long event Oct. 18, hosted by five branches of a major retailer, netted a plethora of items for Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon to pack up and ship to members of the New Jersey Army National Guard. Food, personal care items, small electronics, entertainment items and cash donations were collected in bins placed in five Best Buy stores to benefit New Jersey units, said Alan Krutchkoff, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon’s president. “We’ve found that people enjoy connecting with our troops, especially when their donations reach soldiers from the local area,” he said. “Best Buy is helping us make...
  • Why pain is good – in both medicine and finance

    09/30/2008 11:12:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 479+ views
    FT ^ | 09/30/08 | John Kay
    Why pain is good – in both medicine and finance By John Kay Published: September 30 2008 18:57 | Last updated: September 30 2008 18:57 Pain has been described as the gift no one wants. There cannot be a single reader who has not, at some time, wished not to experience pain. But we are better off with the capacity to suffer pain than without it. A few people are born with a genetic deficiency that leaves them completely free of pain. They rarely survive to adult life. Leprosy has for thousands of years been the most dreaded disease. Only...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Uses Experience to Benefit Others

    08/18/2008 4:42:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 74+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. Christopher McKenna, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq, Aug. 18, 2008 – Having earned a Combat Action Badge during his previous deployment and being the only soldier in his platoon to have returned enemy fire, Pfc. James Quesada, an Army mechanic, uses his experience and his knowledge of weapon systems to benefit others. Army Pfc. James Quesada, a gunner assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s Company G, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, readies straps to tie down landing zone mats at Patrol Base Lutifiyah, Iraq, in preparation for a handover of the base from coalition forces to...
  • America Supports You: Unusual Fundraiser Helps Group Benefit Troops

    07/30/2008 10:45:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 55+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 30, 2008 – “The Gigantic Garage Sale” at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach County July 26 proved to be not only fun for shoppers, but also was lucrative for “Forgotten Soldier Outreach,” a care package organization. “The United Way of Palm Beach County and the South Florida Fair … do this once a year,” said Sue Beard, Forgotten Soldier Outreach’s Palm Beach County manager. “It was great! We got $500 for a day’s work.” The group began soliciting donations for the sale earlier this month. Contributions included jewelry, lamps, candles, collectibles and “re-gift” items, which...
  • HEY, Hollywood, the Media and Musicians. Where's the BUZZ About BENEFITS for IOWA FLOOD VICTIMS?

    06/25/2008 8:11:27 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 36 replies · 141+ views
    Associated Content ^ | June 25th, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse
    I'm an Iowan. My feet are dry.. all Praise to God. So, I will say what is on the minds of a lot of Iowans that are busy trying to hold their families together right now. These flood victims are no less worthy of help than New Orleans residents. To totally ignore them is like an elephant in the room. Why are you ignoring us? Are we too humble? Are we too unworthy because we help ourselves and each other? Are we the wrong class? The wrong color? The wrong location? Are we too quiet? Or are we not something...
  • Migration Has Brought 'Zero' Economic Benefit (UK)

    03/28/2008 8:46:58 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 735+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-29-2008 | Philip Johnston and Robert Winnett
    Migration has brought 'zero' economic benefit By Philip Johnston and Robert Winnett Last Updated: 1:11am GMT 29/03/2008 Ten years of record immigration to Britain has produced virtually no economic benefits for the country, a parliamentary inquiry has found. A House of Lords committee, which is due to report next Tuesday, will call into question Government claims that foreign workers add Ł6 billion each year to the wealth of the nation. It is expected to say this must be balanced against the increase in population and their use of local services such as health and education, resulting in little benefit per...
  • Costs vs. Benefits (Will you want a 15 MPH speed law to save 40,000 lives/year ?)

    02/23/2008 1:54:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 844+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 23,2008 | Walter Williams
    If we look to benefits only, we'll do darn near anything because there's always a benefit. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported there were 43,443 highway fatalities in 2005. If we had a maximum speed law of 15 miles per hour, the death toll wouldn't be nearly as high, probably not even as high as 500. You say, "Williams, that's a crazy idea." You're right, but let's not call it crazy; it's more accurate to say: saving some 43,000 lives aren't worth the cost and inconvenience of a 15 mph speed limit. Given a 1 percent risk of a...
  • Armed Forces Foundation Unveils Commemorative Military Bass Boat (To Be Auctioned Off)

    02/21/2008 8:55:10 AM PST · by girlangler · 16 replies · 443+ views
    Armed Forces Foundation ^ | 2/20/08 | news release
    Contact: Lindsey M. Brothers (202) 547-4713 Armed Forces Foundation -PRESS RELEASE- Armed Forces Foundation Unveils Commemorative Military Bass Boat Boat To Be Auctioned Off At Armed Forces Foundation’s Congressional Gala In March Washington, DC (February 11, 2008) – The Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), a national nonprofit benevolent foundation under the Department of Defense’s America Supports You program, is proud to unveil its Ranger 188VX tournament-ready bass boat at ESPN’s 2008 Bassmaster Classic. The tournament will be held from February 22nd-24th on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, S.C. The boat will be auctioned March 5th, at the 4th Annual Armed Forces Foundation’s...
  • America Supports You: Laughter Proves Best Medicine at Benefit Event

    11/08/2007 3:33:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 62+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2007 – Laughter and song can be indispensible weapons for wounded servicemembers undergoing painful convalescence, as hope and anguish battle for primacy. Last night, A-listers such as comedians Conan O’Brien and Robin Williams and musician Bruce Springsteen helped some move closer to recovery. Marine Sgt. James Bane, Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Hurst, comedian Robin Williams and Marine Lance Cpl. James Scott MacKenzie pose for photos Nov. 7, 2007, before "Stand Up for Heroes," a comedy and music event in New York City arranged by the Bob Woodruff Family Fund to raise money for servicemembers injured...
  • Brown 'Plans To Get A Million People Off Benefit' (UK)

    06/19/2007 8:16:33 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 346+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-20-2007 | Graeme Wilson
    Brown 'plans to get a million people off benefit' By Graeme Wilson, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 1:15am BST 20/06/2007 Gordon Brown will press ahead with plans to put private firms and voluntary groups in charge of getting one million people off sickness benefits and back to work, a senior Cabinet minister will pledge today. John Hutton, the Work and Pensions Secretary, will warn Labour left-wingers that they will be "disappointed" if they expect the incoming Prime Minister to slacken the pace of welfare reform. His pledge will alarm Labour activists and the trade unions, who have vowed to resist the...
  • Iraqi Villages Benefit from Army Engineers' Mission

    04/24/2007 5:29:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Iraqi Villages Benefit from Army Engineers' Mission Army water well projects improve the lives of several thousands of Iraqi residents By Lana Aziz Gulf Region North, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Iraq ERBIL PROVINCE, Iraq, April 24, 2007 — More than 26,000 residents in 13 villages receive potable water now due to 13 water well projects recently completed as part of the Iraq Reconstruction Program. "I am grateful for all other projects which are done and which are under construction by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that positively impacted the Kurdish people." Nawzad Hadi, the governor of Erbil The...
  • Benefit Cheats Face Telephone Lie Detector Tests (UK)

    04/05/2007 2:03:56 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 204+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-5-2007 | George Jones
    Benefit cheats face telephone lie detector tests By George Jones, Political Editor Last Updated: 2:54pm BST 05/04/2007 What is voice-risk analysis? How to beat a lie detector test Lie detector technology will be used by the Government to help identify and deter benefit cheats, John Hutton, Work and Pensions Secretary, announced today. Lie detector test technology has moved on significantly in recent years Voice-risk analysis (VRA) software, already used by the insurance industry, will be used to monitor telephone calls by claimants. It can detect minute changes in a caller's voice which give clues as to when they may be...
  • Moderate drinking may benefit elderly men

    03/06/2007 1:06:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 98 replies · 2,041+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/07 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may function better physically than either those who abstain completely or those who abuse alcohol, a new study suggests. Moderate drinkers tend to be healthier in general than teetotalers or problem drinkers, Dr. Peggy M. Cawthon of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and colleagues note. There is also evidence that moderate drinking may reduce inflammation. Cawthon and colleagues compared functional limitations, physical performance and drinking history for 5,962 men aged 65 or older who were classified into 5 categories. Men who consumed 5 or more...
  • CA: Term limit plan tweaked to benefit Perata

    02/21/2007 9:37:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/21/07 | Jim Sanders
    A proposal to amend California's term limits law has been revised to ensure that Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata would be eligible to serve an extra four-year term. The editing change, made Friday, targets a special circumstance that applies to only one sitting lawmaker, Perata. Gale Kaufman, a Democratic political consultant who helped launch the initiative drive, said the rewording simply clarifies what has been the intent all along. "It isn't doing anything other than what we thought we did to begin with," Kaufman said. But critics said the alteration adds to their contention that the initiative is a...
  • Thousands benefiting from first primary healthcare clinic in Salah Al Den

    01/16/2007 5:17:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 247+ views
    TIKRIT — More than 112,000 people in the Salah Al Den Province are receiving healthcare from the first completed PrimaryHealthcare Center in the north. Built by local construction companies with quality assurance managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this $3.35 million dollar facility provides routine and initial emergency care to patients including X-ray, laboratories and dentistry. Medical supplies and laboratory equipment were included in the contract to make this facility complete and operational. Currently, there are 47 Primary Healthcare Centers under construction in the northern region of Iraq. Seven of those are located in the Salah Al Den...
  • America Supports You: Community Unites to Benefit Marine

    09/20/2006 4:49:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 199+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2006 – Marine Lance Cpl. James Gentile’s path in life was forcibly altered when he was shot in the face while on patrol with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines in Ramadi, Iraq. That was in April 2004, just a few days after his 21st birthday. His path is about to change again, thanks to the community of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and the California-based nonprofit organization, Homefront America. The two entities are planning a fundraiser to benefit Gentile. Homefront America works to honor servicemembers by supporting their families while they’re deployed, according to the organization’s Web...
  • libertarian benefit show(atlanta georgia)

    09/05/2006 4:59:29 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 262+ views
    email | 9 5 06 | Mark Augustyn
    Smith’s Olde Bar to Host THE GEORGIA LIBERTARIAN BENEFIT CONCERT August 29, 2006- Atlanta: ** is proud to announce a benefit concert for the Libertarian Party of Georgia to be held at Smith’s Olde Bar, October 12th. Local Atlanta bands have agreed to perform this show to raise money for Libertarian Party outreach projects. “With access to the bands, a great venue, and the elections only a few weeks away, it seemed like a great idea.” says Mark Augustyn, founder of “Music has been an important part of every successful social and political movement; the Libertarian Party is no...
  • VANITY POST: Animal Rescue Volunteers Present: Wag n' Walk - Walk to Benefit Homeless Animals

    08/08/2006 7:44:31 PM PDT · by cowboy_code · 5 replies · 383+ views
    Animal Rescue Volunteers ^ | July - 06 | ARV
    Animal Rescue Volunteers Present: Wag n' Walk Walk to Benefit Homeless & Abused Animals Saturday, September 30, 2006 Arroyo Simi Equestrian Center 3495 Chickory Leaf Place, Simi Valley (Located off Sequoia Ave, Just South of Royal Road) 8:00 am Check-In & Breakfast/ 9:00am Opening Ceremony & Walk begins Walk with your dog, your friends, family or by yourself! Fabulous PRIZES to be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place top fundraisers! Festivities Include: 3 mile walk starting in the beautiful equestrian center, taking you through the surronding areas, *Breakfast * fun opening ceremony * incentive prizes * silent auction*...
  • America Supports You: Golfers Benefit Troop-Support Groups

    08/01/2006 6:23:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 237+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 1, 2006 -- Golf enthusiasts put their skills on the line to benefit two troop-support programs during the “Birdies for the Brave” golf outing at Tournament Players Club Avenel, in Potomac, Md., July 27. The event featured a morning golf clinic conducted by Birdies for the Brave founder and spokesman, reigning Masters champion Phil Mickelson, according to a Birdies for the Brave news release. During an afternoon reception, Mickelson thanked attendees for their participation and their donations to his effort to support the troops. Mickelson has pledged to donate $100 for every birdie and $500 for every eagle...
  • CA: Quirk fattens pensions at the top (Benefit for key state elected officials called 'outrageous')

    07/19/2006 8:58:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 433+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/19/06 | Jim Sanders
    Top elected officials in California who leave office in January could be eligible for lifetime pension benefits based on a salary they had earned for only about four weeks. The oddity would apply to Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, for example, if he loses to Republican Steve Poizner in his current campaign to become insurance commissioner. Claude Parrish, currently a Board of Equalization member, also could benefit from the pension sweetener if he is defeated in the Nov. 7 election for state treasurer, state records show. --snip-- The potential windfall stems from a little-known provision in state law coupled with...
  • Iraqi Communities Benefit From Projects

    07/17/2006 7:39:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 335+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. William Jones
    Iraqi Communities Benefit From Projects Local contractors, civilian work force, local neighborhoods benefit from Civil Affairs projects. By U.S. Army Spc. William Jones 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, July 17, 2006-- One Iraqi community after another is benefiting from the efforts of people working together to improve the infrastructure of Iraq after years of neglect and war and at the same time putting the labor force back to work. "This helps to improve their infrastructure and it gives them an economic base." Capt. Jonathan Walden These behind-the-scenes people are working closely with the local Iraqi leadership to...
  • Scandal Woes Could Benefit William Jefferson (D-La.), Analysts Say

    06/19/2006 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 839+ views ^ | 6/19/06 | Randy Hall
    Scandal Woes Could Benefit Jefferson, Analysts SayRandy Hall Staff Writer/Editor ( - Losing his seat on the influential Ways and Means Committee and being investigated in a federal bribery probe could actually benefit U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), political analysts told Cybercast News Service. "Oftentimes, being an embattled Louisiana politician can actually be a benefit," said Pearson Cross, assistant professor of political science at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. "If anything, I think voters in the state's 2nd District are going to see him as 'put upon,' that he was unfairly stripped, and I'm certain he's going to spin it...
  • CA: State levee repairs benefit from federal emergency spending plan

    06/15/2006 7:41:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 181+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/15/06 | Erica Werner - ap
    President Bush on Thursday signed a $94.5 billion emergency spending bill to fund hurricane relief and the Iraq war that includes $30.4 million for Sacramento flood protection and levee repairs. The money includes $23.3 million targeted for 29 levee sites that state officials say represent an urgent risk. Last month, the state and federal governments agreed to allow expedited environmental reviews so those projects can be completed by Nov. 1. State officials now estimate the total cost of repairing those levees at less than $150 million. The remaining $7.1 million is for stream repairs in south Sacramento. The total was...
  • Rumsfeld: All Neighbors Except Iran Benefit From Success in Iraq

    04/26/2006 10:43:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 256+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    BAGHDAD, April 26, 2006 – While success in Iraq's march to freedom would mean good things for most of its neighbors, Iran could only view that as a failure, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are here to meet with U.S. and Iraqi officials. "A successful Iraq that is at peace with its neighbors and that has a government that's representative of the various elements within the country would represent an enormous success for this region," Rumsfeld said. "It would add to prosperity for the region. It would be something that...
  • Legless man told to pick asparagus

    04/07/2006 8:23:25 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 515+ views
    Ananova ^ | April 7, 2006 | Staff
    An unemployed German man with no legs has been told to get a job picking asparagus.Winfried Gutschwager, 47, said he was outraged when he received a letter from his local job centre saying they had found him a job harvesting asparagus. "My disability was clearly recorded when I went to sign on for benefits. They simply have no respect for anybody," said the Berlin man, who lost his legs to diabetes last May. Job centre spokesman Andreas Kanter, 51, apologised saying: "It was an unfortunate mistake due to the fact the client's records had not been updated." It is not...
  • America Supports You, Ad Council Team Up to Benefit Troops

    03/28/2006 3:44:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 239+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2006 – The Ad Council has teamed with the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program to help drum up support for American servicemembers. This ad is part of the launch of a national public service advertising campaign by the Defense Department and the Ad Council to show support for America's military.  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Launched in November 2004, America Supports You is a Web-based program that highlights grassroots and corporate support for America's troops. The program's Web site,, showcases ways Americans can provide support and helps put servicemembers and their families in...
  • Iraqis Benefit From Coalition Medical Training

    03/23/2006 4:27:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 184+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Waine D. Haley
    Iraqis Benefit From Coalition Medical Training The 690th Medical Company is teaming up with Iraqi medics to help evaluate what training and supplies they need to become self-sufficient. By U.S. Army Sgt. Waine D. Haley 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAMARRA, Iraq, March 23, 2006 — As the U.S. Army implements President Bush’s statement of “they stand-up and we stand-down”, it is every aspect of Iraq that Coalition Forces are helping to restore. The Military Transition Team for the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, are teaming up all sections of the Regiment to help build a well-rounded...
  • Benefit Reform To End 'Perverse Incentives' (UK)

    01/23/2006 5:42:00 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 208+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-24-2006 | George Jones
    Benefit reform to end 'perverse incentives' By George Jones, Political Editor (Filed: 24/01/2006) Nearly three million people claiming incapacity benefits will be required to take part in efforts to get back into work or face having their benefit cut under plans to be unveiled by the Government today. Tony Blair said yesterday the Government's welfare reform green paper would seek to end the "perverse incentives" which encouraged people to stay on the benefit rather than find a job. According to figures published by the Liberal Democrats yesterday, the number of people claiming IB has risen since Labour came to power...