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  • Seeing threats, feds target instructors of polygraph-beating methods

    08/17/2013 6:33:44 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 31 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | August 16, 2013 | Marisa Taylor and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    WASHINGTON — Federal agents have launched a criminal investigation of instructors who claim they can teach job applicants how to pass lie detector tests as part of the Obama administration’s unprecedented crackdown on security violators and leakers. The criminal inquiry, which hasn’t been acknowledged publicly, is aimed at discouraging criminals and spies from infiltrating the U.S. government by using the polygraph-beating techniques, which are said to include controlled breathing, muscle tensing, tongue biting and mental arithmetic. [...] Investigators confiscated business records from the two men, which included the names of as many as 5,000 people who’d sought polygraph-beating advice.
  • GSA Administrator Johnson resigns

    04/02/2012 10:05:06 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/02/2012 | Lesa Jansen
    The head of the General Services Administration resigned Monday after a scathing report which called government spending on a training seminar in Las Vegas "excessive, wasteful, and in some cases impermissible." In some election-year damage control, the White House quickly put out a statement that President Obama was “outraged” when he found out about the spending. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson admitted in a letter of resignation that her agency had made a "significant mis-step" and that "taxpayer dollars were squandered." (more)
  • What question would you like to ask the Republican presidential candidates about income inequality?

    12/07/2011 10:15:23 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/7/11 | Yahoo
    Here is your opportunity to ask the candidates your specific questions about income inequality. Let us know and we may include your question in the debate. Click to read Yahoo/ABC loaded question article
  • Out-of-State Owners Could Face Tax Bill (New York)

    02/11/2011 11:06:01 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 11, 2011 | Craig Karmin
    A New York court ruled last month that all income earned by a New Canaan, Conn., couple is subject to New York state taxes because they own a summer home on Long Island they used only a few times a year. They have been hit with an additional tax bill of $1.06 million. Tax experts and real estate brokers say this ruling could boost the tax bill for thousands of business executives who own New York City apartments they use only occasionally. It could also hurt sales in the Hamptons and New York's other vacation-home communities.
  • The deeper meaning behind Sandy Berger

    07/20/2004 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 52 replies · 2,685+ views
    Dr. Deth | Dr. Deth
    Fox, CNN, USAToday... Looks the Sandy Berger story does have legs after all. Unlike Max Cleland's latest rant. Now they have him stuffing documents into his socks. I mean, why else would you put documents there unless you wanted them to disappear forever? Off the foot, into the dryer, and poof. Both sock & doc, gone, never to reappear - except perhaps extruded from a wormhole in the Gamma Quadrant. And, in a truly inspired moment of hypocrisy, Gurglin' Dave Gergen makes the network rounds trying to spin the whole thing away as 'innocent in intent'. Best one I've heard...
  • Broadcasting LIVE from Saddam's House, downtown Baghdad, iiiiiit's FOX NEWS!

    04/06/2003 10:27:23 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 664 replies · 825+ views
    Fox News Channel | 4/7/03 | Fox News
    Tune into Fox News to see Greg Kelly on the front lawn of Saddam's Main Palace in Baghdad. U.S. Forces securing now. Analysts on now... it's over, as far they're concerned. Wow, can't believe what I'm seeing.
  • [FOXNEWS] Geraldo: "This is the most righteous mission ever embarked upon"

    03/22/2003 7:30:54 PM PST · by Dr.Deth · 103 replies · 379+ views
    Foxnews | 3/23/03 | none
    What in the world happened to the real Geraldo Rivera? He's talking about a "belt of anarchy" stretching from Iraq to Afghanistan with only America left to face it... did space aliens kidnap the real Rivera and replace him with Kang? (or maybe Kodos)
  • Sniper shootings cause NHL to stop selling team hats

    10/17/2002 6:22:49 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 15 replies · 10+ views
    ESPN ^ | Thursday, October 17 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The NHL is planning to stop selling team hats known as "Sniper Caps'' because of the deadly shootings in the Washington, D.C., area. In hockey lingo, a "sniper'' refers to a team's top goal scorer. But with a real life sniper still on the loose in their region, the Washington Capitals asked the league to remove the reference to the word from the team hat sold on the NHL's online store. The Web site listed for sale a Washington Capitals "Navy Sniper Fitted Cap.'' Such hats were offered for all 30 teams. "The term is part of the...
  • TLC special: Bin Laden, WTC, etc... on NOW!

    09/20/2001 7:11:48 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 2 replies · 18+ views
    Learning Channel | 9/20/2001 | TLC
    I think this is the BBC special if you missed it... not on the program scheduled, so click in NOW.
  • The most tasteless thing ever, do NOT click if you are angry to begin with

    09/11/2001 10:26:34 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 29 replies · 141+ views
    cafepress.com (whoever they are) ^ | 9/11/2001 | cafepress.com
    Follow this link and get physically ill, I refuse to post the image: Scum
  • Bizarre "911" post on Usenet (from Google archive)

    09/11/2001 10:16:39 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 12 replies · 1,855+ views
    Google ^ | 8/31/01 - 9/11/01 | your guess is as good as mine
    Intro: This is a very bizarre thread from Usenet, entitled "911", as archived on Google. I got it from someone who linked it from a chatroom. Haven't seen it here yet. Check out the post made by 'X' on 9/4/01. Link to Google thread Message 1 in thread From: Xinoehpoel (tesnal@psl.moc)Subject: 911 Newsgroups: alt.prophecies.nostradamusView this article only Date: 2001-08-31 11:03:37 PST Something is going to happen tomorrow. This is a witness against everyone on this newsgroup. I hate this newsgroup, and everyone on it sucks. REPENT! You are all evil liars! Do not be so evil, and be holy. You ...
  • Injunction denied = BUSH VICTORY????

    11/13/2000 9:19:42 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 13+ views
    Me | 11/11/2000 | Dr.Deth
    Am I reading this right? I had been against the filing of the injunction initially. But, this may have been a f****** brilliant move by the Pubs. A pre-emptive strike against the Dems. A win-win situation! to wit: If the complaint is upheld, the hand-recount is stopped. Pubs win. If the complaint is not upheld, precedent is set that the Federals will not interfere in Florida State election processes as long as they follows the law, which, concidentally states that results not submitted by COB Tuesday may be disregarded. Dems have no recourse now to postpone the deadline. Pubs win. ...
  • A Nation Divided -- and A Message to the Enemy Camp **THREAD 2**

    11/09/2000 8:58:29 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 147+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 11/08/2000 | J.J.Johnson
    A Nation Divided (And a message to the Enemy Camp) By J.J. Johnson - Posted: 11.08.00 If you're wondering what that upset feeling is in your stomach, you're not alone. In my opinion, this is the calm before the storm. Let November 7, 2000 be a red–letter day; and a black mark on American history. The only winner of this election will be the truth. The truth that this nation is more polarized and divided than it has ever been. In other countries, it's at this point that the shooting starts, and the blood begins to flow in the ...
  • BREAKING! Washington to Gore, Arkansas to Bush: Gore shut out w/o Florida!

    11/07/2000 8:12:06 PM PST · by Dr.Deth · 16+ views
    CNN
    Gore CANNOT win without Florida! 246-242 Bush 12:10 AM EST
  • BREAKING: Maine's 4 votes to Gore (CNN)

    11/07/2000 7:46:34 PM PST · by Dr.Deth · 20+ views
    CNN
    CNN reports Gore gets all 4 of Maine's communist electoral votes.
  • Pondering Gun Control

    08/31/2000 8:31:03 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 17+ views
    The Journal | 8/30/00 | Don Wright
    In the debate surrounding gun control, it's important to distinguish between three goals. Do we want to control guns? Do we want to control the people who do bad things with guns? Do we want to stop these bad things from happening? I side with option three. By their very nature, ciminals don't give a rat's nose about the law. They are, after all, criminals. If they do not observe our laws in other areas, what makes anyone think they will obey handgun laws? A handgun enhances their ability to do business. If I were a criminal, I would rally ...
  • The Velvet Hammer (Projectile Vomit Warning)

    08/11/2000 9:12:59 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 14+ views
    Government Executive magazine ^ | August 2000 | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. (nee Blumenthal)
    The Velvet Hammer By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. letters@govexec.com Back in 1993, Al Gore strode into the vice presidency swinging a hammer, literally. Aiming at the federal bureaucracy in general and at the Pentagon in particular, he smashed overpriced regulation ashtrays on national TV and later handed out "Hammer Awards" in mocking tribute to the semi-mythical $400 hammers the Defense Department bought during the Reagan buildup. Now, after seven years in office and more than $7 billion saved on weapons purchases alone, Gore has made an impact on the defense establishment—and it has made an impact on him. For ...
  • Harry Potter Books Spark Rise In Satanism Among Children

    07/25/2000 2:29:58 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 302+ views
    The Onion ^ | 7/26/2000 | The Onion
         LOCK HAVEN, PA--Ashley Daniels is as close as you can get to your typical 9-year-old American girl. A third-grader at Lock Haven Elementary School, she loves rollerblading, her pet hamsters Benny and Oreo, Britney Spears, and, of course, Harry Potter. Having breezed through the most recent Potter opus in just four days, Ashley is among the millions of children who have made Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire the fastest-selling book in publishing history.   Above: Three young Harry Potter fans in Winter Park, FL, recite an ancient Satanic incantation.      And, like many of ...
  • Bush Reluctantly Accepts Donation From Parents

    07/25/2000 2:10:04 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 16+ views
    The Onion ^ | 7/26/2000 | The Onion
         DEL MAR, CA--Despite strong personal reservations, Republican presidential contender George W. Bush confirmed Monday that he has "reluctantly" agreed to accept a $2 million donation from his parents "to help with some of the mounting expenses involved in running for office."   Above: Presidential hopeful George W. Bush is flanked by his mom and dad, who holds a check for him.      "I didn't want to do it, as I have always prided myself on paying my own way," Bush told reporters during a campaign stop near San Diego. "Unfortunately, the increasing difficulty of competing with ...
  • L.A. Efficiency Chosen As Site Of 2000 Libertarian Convention

    07/18/2000 2:45:47 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 20+ views
    The Onion ^ | July 19, 2000 | The Onion
          LOS ANGELES--Libertarian Party officials announced Monday that their 2000 National Convention will be held August 18–20 in an efficiency apartment just off La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.   Above: A worker makes preparations for the upcoming 2000 Libertarian Convention.       "As one of the nation's largest cities, Los Angeles provides an ideal stage for us to spread our message of personal and economic self-governance," said Libertarian national director Steve Dasbach, explaining his party's choice of venue at a kitchenette press conference. "Also, it was [Libertarian Party national chairman] David [Bergland]'s turn to host, ...
  • Children Are Property Of The State

    04/22/2000 8:26:28 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 19+ views
    The Daily Journal | 4/21/2000 | Jacob G. Hornberger
    Americans everywhere were outraged at the Cuban diplomat's remark that Elian Gonzales is the property of the Cuban state. If only their outrage extended to their own homeland! For more than 100 years, Americans have lived under a system of state schooling or, as it is commonly termed, public schooling. Under compulsory-attendance laws, the state requires parents to deliver their children to a state institution to receive a state-approved education from a state-approved schoolteacher using state-approved textbooks and following a state-approved curriculum. Several months ago, I spent a week in Cuba with the official permission of both the U.S. Treasury ...
  • Nowhere To Hide

    02/07/2000 9:25:27 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 15+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 2/7/2000 | Chet Bridger
    By CHET BRIDGERNews Business Reporter 2/7/00 They're watching you. Many moves you make are now recorded by some organization and stored in a computer. Right now, your name is sitting in numerous databases - hundreds of databases, some privacy experts believe. Whoever these people tracking you are, you don't know them. Much of your life is now an open book. Prefer not to publicize how much you paid for your house? Too bad - property records are available on the Internet. Want to keep that DWI conviction a secret from relatives? Good luck. A computer-savvy teen-ager can get your ...
  • Politics, Passion, and Protest

    01/05/2000 6:49:54 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 16+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | 1/5/2000 | JAY JOCHNOWITZ
    Politics, passion and protest Albany -- A large and angry throng of state workers is expected to counter Gov. Pataki's upbeat report with a rally at the Capitol Thousands of disgruntled state workers unhappy about the lack of a contract are expected to rally outside the Capitol today, where inside, Gov. George E. Pataki is set to give an upbeat message on the state's health.An anticipated 10,000 to 20,000 state employees, many of whom have been without a contract since April, are set to demonstrate on Empire State Plaza just across the street from the Capitol while Pataki gives ...
  • Buffalo Family Seeking Millions For Fatal Lack of a Bus Stop (and get them)

    11/17/1999 2:20:17 PM PST · by Dr.Deth · 15+ views
    Washington.comPost, AP ^ | 11/15/99, 11/17/99 | Lynne Duke
    Buffalo Family Seeking Millions For Fatal Lack of a Bus Stop Trial Centers on Teenager's Death Crossing Highway to Mall By Lynne Duke Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 15, 1999; Page A03 BUFFALO—Put a teenage girl in a shopping mall and you've got a 1990s match made in heaven. That's how it was for Cynthia Nicole Wiggins. She loved shopping at the Walden Galleria Mall in suburban Cheektowaga and, after her baby was born, she was thrilled to get a part-time job there too. But her bus line, the number 6, from Buffalo's largely poor and black section to ...
  • Newly dreading the 'Millennium Bug'

    11/12/1999 7:02:53 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 13+ views
    The Daily Journal | 11/10/99 | Bill Kling
    OK, NOW I'M SCARED. 'Til now, I'd been able to deal with all the hoopla, balderdash and nonetheless frightening Y2K Millenium Bug soon to descend upon us all. Now, though, I have good and sufficient reason - from an official source, mind you - to be plumb scared out of my wits over the too-rapid approach of Jan. 1, 2000. So I'm getting ready - big time. I'm laying in plenty of bottled water, nonperishable canned and dehydrated food stuffs, various calibers and gauges of ammunition and seasoned firewood. I'm keeping the gasoline tanks of our cars topped off to ...
  • Follow the money: Hillary's not running

    11/11/1999 9:22:42 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 15+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 11/7/99 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Follow the money: Hillary's not running DOUGLAS MACKINNON Nov. 7, 1999 ©1999 San Francisco Examiner ENOUGH ALREADY about Hillary Clinton running for the Senate in New York. It's never going to happen. Period. Over the course of the last few months, I have been the Washington equivalent of Chicken Little, telling anyone who would listen that the first lady is not running, never really intended to run, and in fact will never run for the Senate in New York State. Usually, my prediction is met with raised eyebrows, blank stares or shakes of the head that translate into, "You ...
  • Russian Revenge

    11/09/1999 10:15:48 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 16+ views
    Washington .comPost ^ | 11/5/99 | Editorial Staff
    Russian Revenge Friday, November 5, 1999; Page A32 IT SEEMS THE Russians not only supported Slobodan Milosevic during his dirty war in Kosovo; they took lessons from him too. Now they are following a Milosevic strategy, destroying the rebellious province of Chechnya in the name of pacifying it. They bomb villages and towns from afar, creating tens of thousands of refugees. Then they open and close borders seemingly at random, so that desperate, displaced people crush each other at crossing choke points. Finally, they deny access to international aid workers, so that refugees who manage to escape to neighboring provinces ...
  • Family Undergoes a Trial in Wrong Man's Sex Arrest

    11/08/1999 6:09:53 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 12+ views
    Washington.comPost ^ | 11/8/99 | Tom Jackman
    Family Undergoes a Trial in Wrong Man's Sex Arrest By Tom Jackman Washington Post Staff Writer Monday , November 8, 1999 ; A1 After midnight on the day he was going to be arrested, Jay Brocco wandered around Dupont Circle in a sleepless daze. A short while earlier, he knew, Fairfax County police had scoured his Reston home in his absence, removed his computer and some family photos and accused him of being a sex pervert. In a few hours, Brocco was going to surrender, get fingerprinted and be charged with indecent exposure. Walking the streets of Northwest Washington, he ...
  • The Greedy Hand In The Velvet Glove

    10/25/1999 10:05:55 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 174+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/15/99 | Amity Shlaes
    The Greedy Hand In a Velvet Glove By Amity Shlaes, a member of the Journal's editorial board. This article is adapted from her book, "The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do About It" (Random House, March 1999). If you're looking for a name to attach to your tax troubles this year, try this one on for size: Beardsley Ruml. Ruml was treasurer at R.H. Macy & Co. during World War II. He was also an academic and chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank's board of directors, a polymath so glittering that he ...
  • Making A Federal Case (review of "A Necessary Evil")

    10/24/1999 4:44:52 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 10+ views
    Washington(.com)Post ^ | 10/24/99 | Curtis Gans
    Making a Federal Case By Curtis Gans Sunday, October 24, 1999; Page X01 A NECESSARY EVIL A History of American Distrust of Government By Garry Wills Simon & Schuster. 343 pp. $25 Reviewed by Curtis Gans The most striking feature of the last two decades of American politics is the ascent of an intense minority of anti-government, pro-fundamentalist-morality activists organized originally behind the 1964 presidential candidacy of Sen. Barry Goldwater. It has succeeded in becoming a major force in the Republican Party and in establishing the agenda for discussion in domestic affairs. It has also succeeded in producing a government ...
  • Murder-suicide is 13th slaying in '99

    10/23/1999 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 11+ views
    The Daily Journal | 10/12/99 | Alex Knott and Courtney Prebich
    Police offered no motive Monday to explain why a U.S. Secret Service employee killed his wife before fatally shooting himself in the bedroom of their Hunters Grove house Sunday. The deaths of Mary and Chistopher Kopf, of 12399 Hunters Grove Road - the county's third murder-suicide since February - shocked residents in the wooded neighborhood off of Purcell Road south of Manassas. "It's been a great place to raise a family, but I guess this shows that nobody is immune to this type of problem," said Don Halcombe, a 13-year resident of Hunters Grove Estates. A 911 call was placed ...
  • Presidential Security Leads to Streetside Shuffle

    10/23/1999 3:32:19 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 11+ views
    Washington.comPost ^ | 10/23/99 | Lyndsey Layton
    Presidential Security Leads to Streetside Shuffle By Lyndsey Layton Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, October 22, 1999; Page A1 It wasn't the sight of something new but the disappearance of the familiar that made Evie Norwinski stop short outside her Woodley Park condominium. Her eyes traced the empty spot where she last saw her blue Volvo parked. "I was just stunned," she said. "My car was supposed to be out in front of my building. I looked and there was an empty space. I started thinking, did I park it somewhere else? Was it stolen?" In the weird reality ...
  • The Onion vs. The Gov't

    09/23/1999 10:46:55 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 9+ views
    The Onion | The Onion
    News In Brief Reno Orders Investigation Of U.S. Department of Corruption WASHINGTON, DC-- U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno ordered a full-scale investigation of the Department of Corruption Monday in the wake of widespread reports of illegal and improper activity within its ranks. "Over the past 18 months, evidence has surfaced implicating numerous high-ranking Corruption Department officials, including Corruption Secretary John Francona, in acts of bribery, embezzlement, bank fraud, tax evasion and misappropriation of funds," Reno said. The department has also failed to account for much of its spending, including a 1998 allocation of $7 billion for a "widows and orphans ...
  • Ask A Conspiracy Theorist

    09/02/1999 1:56:03 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 11+ views
    The Onion | 9/1/99 | The Onion
    Ask A Conspiracy Theorist By Alexander Murdoch Conspiracy Theorist Dear Conspiracy Theorist: I recently moved to Florida from Wisconsin for my career, and it's made me very unhappy. My job is fine and the weather here is beautiful, but the people are really different from what I'm used to. To make a long story short, I'm having trouble finding a Florida man with good old-fashioned Midwestern values! Should I move back? Or should I tough it out and learn to adjust? -- Confused In Coral Gables Dear Confused, Don't fool yourself into thinking you know what's going on in ...
  • Congress Approves $4 Billion For Bread, Circuses

    08/17/1999 4:12:48 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 10+ views
    The Onion | 8/18/99 | The Onion
      Above: Plebians gather at Chicago's Soldier Field to enjoy the grand spectacle of mighty sporting contests.       WASHINGTON, DC--Seeking to ensure the continued distraction and contentedness of the American people during a time of unprecedented prosperity, Congress allocated $4 billion for bread and circuses Monday.       President Clinton announced news of the bill's passage to awaiting throngs from his purple-draped balcony at the White House.       "Good citizens of America!" an olive-leaf-bedecked Clinton said. "Never has there been more peace, abundance and contentedness across the Republic than now. Our granaries are full ...