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  • Before Coming To America, Winstead's Owner Nabil Haddad Was Baghdad's Burger Tycoon

    02/06/2017 7:13:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KCUR ^ | 2/6 | ANDREA TUDHOPE
    Before Coming To America, Winstead's Owner Nabil Haddad Was Baghdad's Burger Tycoon"'In America,' he told me, 'In America, we sell hamburgers.'" But Nabil Haddad didn't have a clue what a hamburger was. It was 1958, and Haddad was looking for a job. Earlier that year, tensions started escalating between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon. Haddad's father sent him to Baghdad, Iraq, for refuge. Seven days after Haddad arrived, the Iraqi Revolution broke out. "There was a lot of killing, dragging colonels and generals in the streets naked ... It was atrocious," Haddad says. Haddad immediately lost the job he had...
  • Woman who laced husband’s milkshake, then bludgeoned him wants lighter sentence

    07/28/2016 7:56:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2016 | Jamie Schram
    One of Hong Kong’s most notorious killers — an American expat dubbed the “Milkshake Murderer”– was back in court this week with a bid to get her life sentence reduced. Nancy Kissel earned her nickname in 2003, when she killed hubby Robert Kissel, a senior executive for Merrill Lynch, in their Hong Kong apartment — bludgeoning him to death after serving him a strawberry milkshake spiked with sedatives. After a dramatic, well-publicized trial, Kissel, now 51, was convicted of murder in 2005 and sentenced to life in prison at Hong Kong’s maximum security Tai Lam Centre for Women.
  • UAE tells citizens to avoid national dress while traveling abroad

    07/04/2016 2:38:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 4 July 2016 | Reuters and Jessica Chia For Dailymail.com
    The United Arab Emirates urged citizens to avoid wearing traditional clothes when traveling abroad after a businessman visiting the US was handcuffed at gunpoint because a hotel clerk spread false reports that he was an Islamic State suspect. Ahmed al-Menhali, who was wearing a white, ankle-length shirt along with a headscarf and headband, suffered a 'light stroke' when he was detained at gunpoint last week in Avon, Ohio. Al-Menhali was handcuffed and searched in an incident that was widely reported in the Emirates, prompting an apology from a number of American officials.
  • The Real Donald Trump

    02/19/2016 2:51:08 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 174 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | 2/19/16 | by Dana Loesch
    An exposé on Donald Trump where Dana Loesch reveals how Donald Trump has long time connections with organized crime in almost all of his partnerships, his always changing and never constant stance on the 2nd amendment, and how he is basically controlled by the banks who he depends on for his big business deal ventures.
  • Chinese drinks firm accused of adding VIAGRA to its spirits

    08/19/2014 10:38:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 August 2014 | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    Chinese police have arrested a businessman who is alleged to have added the active ingredient from anti-impotence drug Viagra to bottles of alcohol. The businessman, known only as Mr Huang, was arrested in Jianshi County in China's Hubei Province on Sunday according to officials. The man is accused of adding one kilogram of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, to 750 litres of a clear Chinese spirit known as Baijiu.
  • Washington D.C. businessman charged in mayoral campaign probe

    03/10/2014 2:17:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/9/14 | Ian Simpson - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading District of Columbia businessman was charged on Monday in a campaign finance conspiracy that has tarnished the U.S. capital's Democratic mayor and overshadowed his bid for a second term. The charges against Jeffrey Thompson, once a major government contractor, are a much-anticipated development in a federal investigation that began with an examination of Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign and then expanded. Thompson is accused of conspiring to violate federal and local campaign finance laws and of submitting false reports to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a 10-page charging document. Thompson was scheduled to appear...
  • Businessman attacked for anti-Obama sign

    08/09/2012 10:10:21 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2012 | Greta VanSusteren
    August 9, 2012 Businessman attacked for anti-Obama sign Computer store owner takes offense to president's 'you didn't build that' comments and gets slapped
  • Right Out of Atlas Shrugged’..Exasperated AL Businessman Tell Feds – ‘I’m Just Quitting’

    07/26/2011 11:32:26 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 85 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-26-11 | Dave Urbanski
    Complete title: Right Out of Atlas Shrugged’: Hear an Exasperated Alabama Businessman Tell the Feds – ‘I’m Just Quitting’ *** Leaning against a wall during a recent Birmingham, Alabama, public hearing, Bryant listened to an overflow crowd pepper federal officials with concerns about businesses polluting the drinking water and causing cases of cancer. After two hours, Bryant—a coal mine owner from Jasper—had heard enough and, in a moment being described as “right out of Atlas Shrugged,” took his turn at the microphone: Audio .. (turn up volume) (note from audio site: For readers of my website, this is the audio...
  • Businessman Defuses Anti-Israel Protest in London

    06/30/2011 1:52:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/11 | David Lev
    It's not just IDF officers and Israeli government officials who are targets of anti-Israel mobs when they speak in London. Israeli businesspeople are now apparently also on the firing line. Earlier this week, an anti-Israel mob stormed a show in London, where Israeli real estate officials were promoting investments in Israel. But they met their match when a quick-thinking businessman defused the situation. The event, which had been advertised in local media, took place at a Marriott hotel in London, where several Israeli representatives made presentations. Anti-Israel activists apparently read about it and arrived at the event carrying PLO flags...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • Obama vs the American Businessman

    10/25/2009 7:21:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 970+ views
    Big Government ^ | 10/24/2009 | Peter Schwiezer
    Okay, it’s time to finally admit it: Barack Obama hates businessmen. Not just certain businessmen, mind you, but the entire profession. Of course President Obama will deny this. He told Businessweek magazine in a recent interview that he is not anti-business and that he believes in the private sector. But the evidence is overwhelming, and it helps explain why he is pursuing kamakazi-like economic policies that will damage the private sector in America. Obama has demonized just about every business sector in America. Through the 2008 campaign to the present, he has gone after credit card companies, the coal industry,...
  • Georgia businessman kills self after police chase

    09/07/2009 5:31:53 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies · 1,737+ views
    EATONTON, Ga. -- Authorities say an Augusta businessman killed himself after being chased by police in Putnam County. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says a deputy tried to pull Jay Weinberger over early Saturday morning because he was towing a trailer with an expired tag. Sills says Weinberger eventually pulled over but took off when the deputy approached his car. The car left the road after a short distance, where the deputy found Weinberger dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sills says the trailer was stolen and police later found several other stolen trailers in Weinberger's possession. Excerpt - more...
  • Jordanian businessman linked to McCain donations

    08/07/2008 1:15:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 101+ views
    iht.com ^ | 8-7-08 | Michael Luo Published: August 7, 2008
    RIVERSIDE, California: The Jordanian business partner of a prominent Florida businessman, who has raised more than $500,000 for Senator John McCain, appears to be at the center of a cluster of questionable donations to his Republican presidential campaign. Campaign finance records show that McCain collected a little more than $50,000 in March from members of a single extended family, the Abdullahs, in California and several of their friends. Amid a sea of contributions to the McCain campaign, the Abdullahs stand out. The checks come not from the usual well-off coastal addresses, but from lower-income inland California towns like Downey and...
  • Businessman, diplomat Roland Arnall dead in LA at 68 (Ameriquest Mortgage founder)

    03/17/2008 2:10:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 804+ views
    The family of Ameriquest Mortgage founder Roland Arnall says he has died at UCLA Medical Center. He was 68. The billionaire helped create and later emerged as a symbol of the struggling sub-prime mortgage industry. A family statement said Arnall died Monday morning but did not give the cause of death. Arnall was appointed ambassador to the Netherlands in March 2006 after an approval process that was slowed by unsettled issues regarding Ameriquest. the California-based lending company he founded in 1979. A major Republican financier, Arnall's fortune was estimated at $1.5 billion by Forbes magazine last year.
  • CA: Former POW, Oregon businessman die in plane crash that killed 3

    11/09/2007 10:15:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 300+ views
    A former Navy captain and prisoner of war in Vietnam was one of three who died Friday when a small two-engine plane crashed in California's Central Valley. Cole Black of Escondido was aboard the twin-engine plane that crashed in an orange grove in a rural area near Delano, his wife, Karen Black, told The Associated Press. Black, a Navy pilot who was shot down over North Vietnam and was jailed in a prison nicknamed "Hanoi Hilton" for nearly seven years, was heading home after speaking to students in Oregon about his experience as a POW. In 1993 article, Black told...
  • The Republicans' Mr. Fix-it

    06/27/2007 5:59:53 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 33 replies · 723+ views
    CNN Money.com ^ | 06/27/07 | Marcia Vickers
    (Fortune Magazine) -- Willard Mitt Romney looks great in a suit. Which is good for him, because all day "Matinee Mitt" has been wearing a crisp, gray number. Speeches, grip-and-grin events, a veterans hall - no venue-appropriate costume changes, just pure Brooks Brothers. Even now, when it's 85 degrees and he's surrounded by people in shorts, the man won't so much as loosen his tie. It's Memorial Day, we're standing around waiting for a photo shoot to begin in front of his summerhouse on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee, and he's refusing his handlers' pleas to at least take his jacket...
  • America Supports You: N.Y. Businessman Provides High-flying Gift

    06/27/2007 5:20:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 108+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2007 – A New York State-based business owner made a seven-figure donation in frequent-flyer miles to the Fisher House Foundation as part of a Memorial Day-weekend promotion sponsored by CNN, a Fisher House official reported. Advertising and public relations executive Eric Mower donated 1 million frequent flyer miles that he’d accumulated during business travel with Delta Airlines over the past few years, said Pam Lea-Maida, program manager for Fisher House’s “Hero Miles” program at the organization’s headquarters in Rockville, Md. Air mileage donated as part of the program is used to provide transportation for family members...
  • CA: Businessman sentenced to 4 1/2 years in two cases(linked to Anthony Pellicano)

    03/05/2007 5:36:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1,009+ views
    A businessman was sentenced Monday to 4 1/2 years in federal prison for a pair of schemes, including one that authorities said involved wiretapping by Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano. Daniel Nicherie, 46, pleaded guilty in December to one count of aiding and abetting, admitting in federal court that he authorized Pellicano to intercept phone conversations pertaining to a business dispute. Prosecutors said Nicherie paid Pellicano $160,000 and listened to the intercepted conversations at the detective's office. Nicherie also pleaded guilty to wire fraud, pension fraud and money laundering charges in a separate case in which he was accused of...
  • CA: Businessman pleads guilty in Hollywood wiretaps case (linked to Pellicano wiretapping case)

    12/12/2006 8:37:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 509+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 12/12/06 | Daisy Nguyen - ap
    A businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to aiding and abetting charges linked to the wiretapping case against one-time private eye to the stars Anthony Pellicano. Daniel Nicherie, 46, was the seventh defendant to plead guilty in connection with sweeping allegations of a conspiracy involving wiretapping and digging up dirt on people, including celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone. Nicherie admitted in federal court that he authorized Pellicano to intercept the telephone conversations of a man he was in a business dispute with. Prosecutors alleged that Nicherie listened to the intercepted conversations and translated those talks at Pellicano's office. Under a deal with...
  • CA: OC businessman gets 50 years to life for molesting 4-year-old

    10/12/2006 12:37:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,874+ views
    An Orange County businessman was sentenced to serve 50 years to life in prison for the videotaped molestation of a preschool girl during a two-year period. David Hwang, 35, agreed to plead guilty to all charges under a deal that Superior Court Judge Gary Paer said would spare the girl and her family from reliving "the nightmare." Hwang admitted to 60 counts of kidnapping for child molestation, lewd acts on a child under 14, oral copulation on a person under 14, anal or genital penetration with a foreign object of a child under 14, using a minor for sex acts...