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  • Former Fukushima nuclear plant boss dies of cancer

    07/09/2013 3:36:11 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/9/2013
    Masao Yoshida, 58, was at the Japanese power station on March 11, 2011, when towering waves swamped cooling systems and sparked meltdowns that released plumes of radiation. Yoshida led the subsequent effort to get the crippled complex under control, as workers battled frequent aftershocks to try to prevent the disaster worsening. Government contingency plans revealed after the event showed how scientists feared a chain reaction if Fukushima spiralled out of control, a scenario that could have seen other nuclear plants engulfed and would have meant evacuating Tokyo. ************************* "He died of oesophagal cancer at 11:32am today at a Tokyo hospital,"...
  • Vanity: Just got my 2011 audit letter, I owe them. (Standard deductions,not even itemizing)

    06/27/2013 9:44:54 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 65 replies
    IRS | Me
    So in my 22 years of filing taxes, just got my audit letter from 2011, I owe $500. Not a lot, but considering I make less than $30,000 grand a year since the financial collapse... I find it odd that with standard children deductions I got audited. Why would the IRS target someone who made less than $15,000 for that year? Seriously??? Make more now, but not that year. But they bother to audit me?
  • Outrage as female Texas Republican says rape kits CAN cause abortions

    06/25/2013 8:08:01 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/25/2013 | Ben Leach
    A Republican state representative has sparked outrage by suggesting rape kits can be used to terminate pregnancies. Jodie Laudenberg, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, made the comments during a debate about a new anti-abortion bill. Miss Laudenberg said: 'In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits, where a woman can get cleaned out. 'The woman had five months to make that decision, at this point we are looking at a baby that is very far along in its development.' Her apparent confusion about 'rape kits' - the equipment used by medical personnel during forensic examinations...
  • Child welfare 'named person' plans questioned by MSPs (every child 'assigned' govt worker-Scotland)

    05/27/2013 6:41:59 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/30/2013
    Every child in Scotland would be appointed a 'named person' from birth under new legislation Government plans to provide every child in Scotland with a "named person" have been questioned by MSPs. Under legislation set out in the Children and Young People Bill, every child would be assigned a named person, such as a health worker, from birth. The adult would be responsible for safeguarding the child's welfare. MSPs from Holyrood's Public Petitions Committee pressed Children's Minister Aileen Campbell on how such a measure would work in practice. SNP MSP John Wilson asked how children would be made aware that...
  • A rare peek into a Justice Department leak probe(Fox reporter investigated too)

    05/20/2013 4:53:08 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2013 | Ann Marimow
    When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material. They used security badge access records to track the reporter’s comings and goings from the State Department, according to a newly obtained court affidavit. They traced the timing of his calls with a State Department security adviser suspected of sharing the classified report. They obtained a search warrant for the reporter’s personal e-mails. The case of Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, the government adviser, and James Rosen, the chief...
  • Grassley: Baucus Retiring Because He’s ‘Fed Up’ With Obamacare

    05/12/2013 2:11:15 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/10/2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Democratic senator Max Baucus is retiring because he is “fed up” with the Affordable Care Act, according to his Republican colleague Chuck Grassley. Speaking at Friday night’s Lincoln Day dinner in Iowa, Grassley told the audience the Montana senator is leaving office ”because he’s so fed up with the possibility of the implementation of Obamacare being a train wreck.” Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, played a key role in writing the 2010 law. Grassley said that dissatisfaction with the health-care bill exists across party lines, describing a “bipartisan coalition in Washington” that considers the implementation of the...
  • Top Obama official’s brother is president of CBS News, may drop reporter over Benghazi coverage

    05/11/2013 5:52:28 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 114 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/11/2013
    The brother of a top Obama administration official is also the president of CBS News, and the network may be days away from dropping one of its top investigative reporters for covering the administration’s scandals too aggressively. CBS News executives have reportedly expressed frustration with their own reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, who has steadily covered the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack in Libya since late last year. “Network sources” told Politico Wednesday that CBS executives feel Attkisson’s Benghazi coverage is bordering on advocacy, and Attkisson “can’t get some of her stories on the air.” Attkisson, who is in...
  • Congress Quietly Repeals Their Ban On Insider Trading

    04/25/2013 5:14:17 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 31 replies
    Say Anything Blog ^ | April 17, 2013 | Robb Port
    he Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act, was a law passed last year designed to prevent insider trading among lawmakers and government officials by requiring them to post disclosures of their financial transactions online. I use the past tense, because the current Congress has very quietly killed it: Both parties and both houses of Congress hated the disclosure portion of the law so much that it was repealed last Friday (4/12/13) without debate—the measure was sent to the President by unanimous consent. The ordeal took about 10 seconds in the Senate and 14 seconds in the House,...
  • ATF Seeks 'Massive' Database of Personal Info: 'Assets, Relatives, Associates and More'

    04/07/2013 9:58:11 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/7/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    CNS News Home Washington National Culture International Entertainment Sports Health Business Weird News News Wire The Right Views E-Brief Facebook Twitter RSS LinkedIn About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah ATF Seeks 'Massive' Database of Personal Info: 'Assets, Relatives, Associates and More' April 6, 2013 By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. Subscribe to Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. RSS 1674 413 A recent solicitation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) reveals that the agency is seeking a "massive" online database capable of pulling up individuals' personal information, connections and...
  • Pentagon to Buy Russian Helicopters Despite Ban

    04/06/2013 3:52:53 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 33 replies
    RIANOVISTA ^ | 4/4/2013 | Maria Young
    WASHINGTON, April 4 (By Maria Young for RIA Novosti) – The US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakers who allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians. “The Department of Defense (DOD) has notified Congress of its intent to contract with Rosoboronexport for 30 additional Mi-17 rotary-wing aircraft to support the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) Special Mission Wing,” Pentagon spokesman James Gregory told RIA Novosti in emailed comments. The 2013 National...
  • Sorry, Mates, Strictly Business: Australia Wants To Cut Out US Dollar In Trade With China

    04/01/2013 9:53:45 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3/29/2013 | Ryan Villarreal
    ustralia is seeking to bypass trading in U.S. dollars with China in an effort to avoid the commercial uncertainties that come with the recent fluctuations in the greenback. For example, just a half a year ago, the dollar traded at about $1.20 to the euro; by February, it had weakened to $1.34 per euro and now it is going for $1.27. Eliminating the dollar in trade will be the focus of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s trip to Beijing next week. Trade with China, Australia’s primary trading partner, totaled $120 billion in the last fiscal year. China buys nearly one-third...
  • North Korea threatens to attack Guam again

    03/30/2013 10:29:22 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 31 replies
    Gant Daily ^ | 3/30/2013 | AHN
    Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Guam, United States (4E) – North Korea is again threatening to attack the United States territory of Guam. According to the Korean Central News Agency Pyongyang is already readying its Korean People’s Army Strategic Rocket Force . It was quoted as saying that the KPA is ” on A-class alert to wipe out the U.S. forces and reduce their bases in Guam and other regions to ashes.” “Despite our repeated warning, the U.S. imperialist aggressors let their B-52 formation fly again in the sky above south Korea and announced an operational plan targeting the dignity of...
  • N. Korea says it enters 'war' against S. Korea (just a little while ago)

    03/29/2013 4:49:54 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 103 replies
    SEOUL, March 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea announced Saturday that it has entered a state of war against South Korea. In a special statement, the North said it will deal with every inter-Korean issue in a wartime manner.
  • Alabama lawmaker sends shocking RACIST rant to gun-rights constituent, (shortened title)

    03/27/2013 2:14:41 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/27/2013 | David Martosko
    A black member of the Alabama legislature uncorked a racist tirade in an email this week to a constituent who urged him not to embrace new gun control laws - copying his incendiary language to every member of the state legislature. Joseph Mitchell, a Democrat who has represented parts of the city of Mobile since 1994 and ran for re-election unopposed in 2010 and 2006, castigated a voter named Eddie Maxwell, a Jefferson County man whom he correctly presumed was white. 'Hey man,' Mitchell wrote. 'Your folk never used all this sheit [sic] to protect my folk from your slave-holding,...
  • Feds will need to enforce ACA reforms in 4 states (your state opted out? too bad)

    03/25/2013 7:41:10 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/19/2013 | Jason Millman
    At least four states won’t enforce new sweeping insurance market reforms rolling out next year with the health law — leaving federal health officials in Washington to pick up the slack, yet another wrinkle in Obamacare implementation. Insurance regulation is a huge responsibility that’s been closely guarded by the states. That’s why the Obama administration and those closely watching the rollout of Obamacare believe that even states that have sworn off the law’s coverage expansions will still enforce its new measures — including new benefit mandates, cost-sharing guidelines and rules on how insurers rate customers — to retain control over...
  • Is Tim Allen a Freeper? (Vanity)

    03/22/2013 3:39:10 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 33 replies
    Hulu ^ | 03/22/13 | Me
    We all know his right leaning rants on his new show, but the mention of George Soros... Haha... I'd like to think he is.
  • 'It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House'

    03/14/2013 3:20:12 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 14 replies
    maddowblog ^ | 3/14/2013 | Steve Benen
    There's a growing number of Republican-run states accepting Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, at least at the gubernatorial level, but South Carolina isn't one of them. Gov. Nikki Haley (R) ruled out the possibility months ago, despite the pleas of South Carolina hospital administrators and public-health officials. In fact, physicians in South Carolina are still hoping to change the state's policy against Medicaid expansion, lobbying legislators this week on a White Coat Day organized by the South Carolina Hospital Association. Will it succeed? Consider the take of one insider. Rep. Kris Crawford, a Republican from Florence and also...
  • Howie Kurtz accused of interfering with story to protect Anderson Cooper's sexualit

    01/15/2013 3:36:55 AM PST · by autumnraine · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | DYLAN BYERS
    CNN media critic Howard Kurtz is being accused of pressuring an editor at the Daily Beast, where he is a columnist, to kill a story that would have outed CNN's Anderson Cooper as gay -- an accusation Kurtz strongly dismisses. "These suggestions are offensive and absurd," Kurtz told POLITICO Monday night. In an interview with Capital New York about Jodie Foster's acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, BuzzFeed reporter Kate Aurthur, a former Daily Beast editor, said that in 2011 Kurtz had "interfered with a story" about Cooper in order to protect him from being outed. "[This] was less than...
  • Burglars target homes of gun owners after addresses on weapons permit map published by newspaper

    01/14/2013 9:49:19 AM PST · by autumnraine · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/14/2013
    At least two burglars broke into a house in White Plains, New York, on Saturday and headed straight for the gun safe. This address and the owner's name, registered on a permit for legally held firearms, had been published on the controversial gun map published by the Journal News on December 23. The burglars couldn't open the safe and the property owner wasn't home. But this incident has led to speculation that the map is now being used by criminals for targeted gun theft.
  • Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV (Al Gore's failure network)

    01/02/2013 3:08:13 PM PST · by autumnraine · 24 replies
    Media Decoder ^ | 1/2/2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago. If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service. Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will...
  • Blogger publishes names, addresses of newspaper staff after gun-permit database

    12/28/2012 4:30:58 PM PST · by autumnraine · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/2012 | Fox News
    <p>A blogger upset with a New York newspaper’s decision to publish an interactive map of local gun permit holders has returned the favor by posting the names and addresses of nearly every employee at the publication.</p> <p>Blogger Christopher Fountain on For What It’s Worth published names, home address and email contact information for Journal News editor Cyndee Royle, publisher Janet Hasson and reporter Dwight Worley, who wrote an article on Sunday to accompany the map that led to widespread criticism aimed at the Lower Hudson Valley newspaper.</p>
  • Union Protester Threatens to Kill Conservative Steven Crowder (punches Steven!!!)

    12/11/2012 2:20:03 PM PST · by autumnraine · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier, conservative comedian Steven Crowder was physically assaulted by union protesters today in Lansing, Michigan. Video has surfaced of Crowder being punched repeatedly in the face and one man is heard yelling, "I'll kill a motherf*cker with a gun!"
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help,

    11/12/2012 2:57:25 PM PST · by autumnraine · 16 replies
    Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11. She also acknowledged that "there was a failure in the system." Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that...
  • Bruce Springsteen Hug Leaves New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Tears

    11/08/2012 3:17:22 PM PST · by autumnraine · 14 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 11/08/12 | Chad Childers
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie loves his state and all that comes with it — especially Bruce Springsteen. The politician admits he’s a huge Springsteen fan, and got a little emotional after meeting “The Boss” at a recent Hurricane Sandy telethon. reports that Christie began “weeping” after receiving a hug from the musician. “We hugged,” said the governor to a crowd of relief volunteers. “Yeah, we hugged and he told me it’s official — we’re friends.” The politician claims to have attended over 130 Springsteen concerts and he recently made an appearance on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon‘ duetting...
  • Report: Non-Union Alabama Utility Workers Turned Away From New Jersey

    11/02/2012 5:03:20 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 60 replies
    MJ01.5 ^ | 11/2/2012 | Dan Alexander
    Utility workers from Alabama, touted by Governor Christie as coming a great distance to help restore power, were reportedly turned away from New Jersey because they did not belong to a union. Alabama utility crew in New JerseyAlabama utility crew in New Jersey (WAFF TV) Huntsville Utilities, Decatur Utilities and Trinity Electric workers were sent to Long Island instead according to Huntsville, Alabama TV station WAFF because “they were told by crews in Seaside Heights that they can’t do any work there since they’re not union employees” according to one of the employees. Some of the crews wound up in...
  • Obama, Romney set to re-emerge, return to campaign trail after Hurricane Sandy

    10/31/2012 5:35:15 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/2012 | Justin Sink and Amie Parnes
    Mitt Romney and President Obama will re-emerge on the presidential trail on Wednesday, but in starkly different ways. Romney will hold a trio of events in the swing state of Florida with prominent Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Obama will also appear with a prominent Republican: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who will be giving the president a tour of the damage in his state in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The divergent paths underscore the challenge both campaigns have faced in recent days, trying to best balance the demands of a presidential race...
  • Neal Schon celebrates his engagement to Michaele Salahi(WH Crasher wife)

    10/15/2012 9:26:20 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10/14/2012 | Virginia Skeels
    It was just a year ago that Real Housewives of DC star Tareq Salahi reported his wife Michaele missing and kidnapped. It soon emerged that the now 47-year-old blonde had run off with her 'friend' of many years, guitarist from the rock band Journey Neal Schon. ******* The Salahis gained national attention in November 2009 by crashing a White House state dinner in honor of India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
  • RNC Attendee Tossed...Throwing Pnuts at Black CNN Camerawoman‘This Is How We Feed Animals’

    08/29/2012 5:53:15 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 33 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 08/29/2012
    Full Title: RNC Attendee Tossed for Allegedly Throwing Peanuts at Black CNN Camerawoman and Yelling ‘This Is How We Feed Animals’ Sometime Tuesday afternoon, an attendee at the Republican National Convention in Tampa threw peanuts at a black female CNN camerawoman and shouted at her "This is how we feed animals," according to David Schuster of Take Action News, who's attending the RNC and first reported the incident on Twitter. CNN confirmed to Talking Points Memo that an incident indeed occurred and that a person was booted from the convention, although the identity of both the CNN worker and the...
  • Now the Forestry Dept is needing quarter million rounds of ammo (?)

    08/26/2012 1:29:21 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 70 replies
    fbo.gob ^ | 08/23/2012 |
    Ammunition Solicitation Number: AG-91S8-S-12-0031 Agency: Department of Agriculture Office: Forest Service Location: R-5 Pacific Southwest Region "DELIVERY IS IMPORTANT. AMMO NEEDED WITHIN 30 DAYS." PDF link at site.
  • The NOAA Is Shopping For 46,000 Rounds Of Ammunition

    08/13/2012 7:59:55 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/13/2012 | Robert Johnson
    Following a request for 450 million rounds of ammunition for DHS and ICE earlier this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for 46,000 rounds of ammunition for the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service stations in Ellsworth, Maine, and New Bedford, Mass., are slated to receive 16,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets. Jacketed hollow points usually have a layer of copper around the lead to provide strength and prevent the barrel of the gun getting fouled up with soft lead. Hollow point bullets are designed to expand when they enter the body,...
  • Bennett says he's received verification of president's birth certificate(didn't open email?)

    05/23/2012 11:29:02 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 105 replies
    Arizona Family ^ | May 23, 2012 | Stacey Delikat
    Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Tuesday evening that he has received an e-mail from officials in Hawaii, which he believes contains the information he sought to verify President Barack Obama's birth certificate. "By requesting the verification I can now report to thousands of constituents that we did what can be done and he is qualified to be on the ballot," Bennett said. Bennett said he had not actually opened the email as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, but was confident it contained the information he asked for.
  • Obama wants export agency, closing of Commerce Department

    01/13/2012 9:01:33 AM PST · by autumnraine · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/12/2012 | Laura MacInnis
    President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Friday for authority to close the Commerce Department and create a new export agency, an overhaul that could save $3 billion and help inoculate him against Republican election-year charges that he is a big-government liberal. White House budget official Jeffrey Zients told reporters the reorganization would fold together the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and other trade bodies now spread across Washington, giving businesses a single point of contact and ensuring federal spending goes further to boost exports.
  • Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, got a 16-year- old client pregnant and later married her

    12/05/2011 5:57:17 AM PST · by autumnraine · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/15/2011 | Terri Thompson
    Joe Amendola, the State College, Pa., attorney representing accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, has an interesting back story himself: He got a teen-age client pregnant during the mid-1990s. Amendola, 63, married the girl several years after the birth of their child, The Daily reported Monday night, citing documents filed at the Centre County, Pa., courthouse. Amendola represented a 16-year-old girl then known as Mary Iavasile when she filed an emancipation petition in September 1996. The emancipation petition said the girl had graduated from high school in two years with a 3.69 GPA and held a fulltime job at Amendola's law...
  • Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield”

    11/26/2011 7:27:46 AM PST · by autumnraine · 69 replies
    ACLU Blog ^ | 11/23/2011 | Chris Anders
    While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself. Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and...
  • Holder Wants to Prosecute You for Lying on Facebook

    11/16/2011 2:27:04 AM PST · by autumnraine · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2011 | Declan McCullagh
    The U.S. Department of Justice is defending computer hacking laws that make it a crime to use a fake name on Facebook or lie about your weight in an online dating profile at a site like In a statement obtained by CNET that's scheduled to be delivered tomorrow, the Justice Department argues that it must be able to prosecute violations of Web sites' often-ignored, always-unintelligible "terms of service" policies. The law must allow "prosecutions based upon a violation of terms of service or similar contractual agreement with an employer or provider," Richard Downing, the Justice Department's deputy computer crime...
  • Another Cain Accuser Identified (another "registered Republican")

    11/08/2011 10:43:42 AM PST · by autumnraine · 74 replies
    NPR (BARF!) ^ | 11-08-2011 | Mark Memmot
    Karen Kraushaar, a 55-year-old federal employee and registered Republican, has been identified as one of the two women who in the late 1990s settled claims of sexual harassment against 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, our colleague Liz Halloran reports on the It's All Politics blog and the NPR Newscast. Kraushaar's identity was first revealed by The Daily, an iPad news site produced by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Until today, her name had not been published. She has not agreed to speak publicly or say more about the incident than her lawyer did last week, but she has confirmed to...
  • Cain Accuser Sharon Bialek Lived In Same Building As David Axelrod

    11/08/2011 8:33:04 AM PST · by autumnraine · 79 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11-08-2011 | Fox News
    Video at link
  • FBI Agents Search Solyndra Headquarters In Fremont (Obama's "Green" project)

    09/09/2011 4:19:10 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 11 replies
    CBS San Fransisco ^ | 09/08/2011
    The FBI was executing search warrants Thursday morning at Fremont’s Solyndra plant, which announced last week that it was laying off 1,100 workers and filing for bankruptcy. FBI spokesman Peter Lee said Thursday morning the agency was conducting a joint investigation with the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General.
  • 9/11 First Responders Not Invited To 10th Anniversary Ceremony At Ground Zero

    09/01/2011 4:28:48 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 12 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 08/31/2011
    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – First responders will not be invited to this year’s 9/11 ceremony at Ground Zero. That’s the word from city officials who say there isn’t enough room for the tens of thousands of firefighters, police and other rescue workers.
  • Fund spat delays Memphis school start indefinitely

    07/20/2011 8:47:11 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 0720/2011
    The school board in Memphis says it will indefinitely delay the start of class because of a dispute over money with the city government. The board for Memphis City Schools voted 8-1 Tuesday night to postpone school until the City Council hands over $55 million in tax revenue it has set aside for the system this coming year, according to The Commercial Appeal. The school board says the city owes significantly more than that after several years of shortfalls. Read more:
  • Cracker Barrel victim sentenced in disorderly conduct case

    07/18/2011 9:20:04 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 10 replies
    Atlanta Journal ^ | Fran Jeffries
    A Jonesboro woman who was the victim of a 2009 attack at a Morrow Cracker Barrel restaurant was sentenced Friday in a June disorderly conduct case. Tashawnea Yeasha Hill, 37, pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to 12 months probation, 64 hours of community service and was ordered to enroll in anger management classes, according to Clayton County State Court records. Hill, an Army reservist, was arrested on June 20 after she and Janise Roebuck, a nurse, were arguing and fighting in Roebuck's front yard in Hampton, Ga., according to police. Roebuck told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that...
  • CNN:"Betty Ford a 'real woman' for fighting for abortion rights"

    07/09/2011 3:31:57 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 15 replies
    CNN | 07-09-2011
    Forced to listen/watch CNN at the laundromat today due to a washing machine malfunction. In their tribute to Betty Ford, she was described as a "real woman" in that she fought for abortion "rights." That is a direct quote even. "In addition to her establishing the Betty Ford Clinic, Betty Ford also showed she was a real woman in her fight for abortion rights..." Is that the true definition of a "real woman" and if so, no wonder they belittle us pro-life conservatives, including Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. It makes me sick that such subtle influence is being portrayed...
  • Obama issues Dream Act by executive order…press ignores

    06/22/2011 6:08:18 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 50 replies
    Examiner ^ | 06-21-2011 | Dave Gibson
    On Friday, the Obama administration issued a memo announcing that federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing. This new policy of “prosecutorial discretion” was quietly announced on Friday afternoon, and completely ignored by the mainstream press.
  • House Chides Obama Over Libya

    06/03/2011 11:37:41 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/03/2011
    The U.S. House formally rebuked President Obama Friday for his handling of the war in Libya, though it was expected to stop short of calling for a withdrawal of U.S. forces. In a 268-145 vote, the House approved a resolution calling on the White House to provide more information on the mission within two weeks and stating for the record that Obama has not gotten permission from Congress. Though the measure only reflects the view of the House and does not have the force of law, House Speaker John Boehner described it as a "first step" and threatened to take...
  • BP's GOM oil victim fund closes some offices, pays out just a fifth of its $20bn total

    05/29/2011 1:24:06 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05-29-2011 | Richard Blackden and Rowena Mason
    Ken Feinberg, who was appointed by US President Barack Obama, has closed eight regional offices and told The Telegraph that he does not believe there will many more fresh claims on the fund. BP Mr Feinberg has processed more than 80pc of claims submitted by those who have suffered economically following the Deepwater Horizon accident, which killed 11 men in April last year. "I've used just over $4bn," said Mr Feinberg, who also processed payments for families of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. "I don't envision a flood of new claims." Mr Feinberg refused to forecast how much would...
  • NATO airstrikes hit Tripoli, heaviest bombing yet (Obama offers rebels office in DC!)

    05/24/2011 5:40:28 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 05-24-2011 | DIAA HADID and MICHELLE FAUL
    NATO pounded the capital with more 20 airstrikes Tuesday in its most intense bombardment yet against Moammar Gadhafi's stronghold of Tripoli, while a senior U.S. diplomat said President Barack Obama has invited the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council to open an office in Washington.
  • US alarmed by Cameron's push for early Afghanistan withdrawal (UK pull out of war in coming WEEKS)

    05/17/2011 11:31:32 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05/16/2011 | Ben Farmer, and James Kirkup
    Senior American military figures have warned Britain that a hasty exit from Afghanistan could strain relations between the two countries. The Daily Telegraph last week revealed that David Cameron has ordered British commanders to draw up plans to start pulling hundreds of British troops out of Afghanistan within weeks. The Prime Minister is expected to discuss a co-ordinated Afghan withdrawal in London next week. The prospect of an imminent British withdrawal is understood to have alarmed American generals, who are trying to resist political pressure for a major reduction in US troop numbers. Well-placed sources said that US generals have...
  • Hawaii governor can't find Obama birth certificate

    01/18/2011 7:30:20 PM PST · by autumnraine · 250 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 01-18-2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested in an interview published today that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health. Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star Advertiser he was searching within the Hawaii Department of Health to find definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii, because the continuing eligibility controversy could hurt the president's chances of re-election in 2012. Donalyn Dela Cruz, Abercrombie's spokeswoman in Honolulu, ignored again yesterday another in a series of repeated requests made by WND for an interview with the...
  • China, Russia quit dollar

    11/23/2010 8:13:21 PM PST · by autumnraine · 134 replies · 1+ views
    Asia One ^ | 11-24-2010 | Su Qiang and Li Xiaokun
    China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday. Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies. ********** >> ASIAONE / BUSINESS / NEWS / STORY China, Russia quit dollar Wed, Nov 24, 2010 China Daily/Asia News Network By Su Qiang and Li Xiaokun St. Petersburg, Russia - China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar...
  • 200 top American CEOs coming with Obama (on trip to India)

    11/03/2010 6:22:02 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 90 replies · 2+ views
    Economic Times India ^ | 11-03-2010 | Times India
    WASHINGTON: With trade high on his agenda, some 200 odd top US business chiefs, including soft drink giant Pepsico's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi , are expected to join US President Barack Obama on his India visit next month. Also expected are Honeywell CEO David M Cote, who co-chairs the India-US CEO Forum with Tata group chairman Ratan Tata . So is Terry McGraw, CEO of leading publishing house McGraw Hill, who took over from Nooyi as the chairman of the US Indian Business Council , representing 300 top US companies last June. Two more of 12 US forum members, Louis...