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  • McAuliffe’s GreenTech Ducked SEC Regulation

    07/01/2013 11:21:43 AM PDT · by em2vn · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06-26-13 | staff
    Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech Automotive took advantage of a loophole that allowed the company an exemption from Securities Exchange Commission regulation.
  • Navy: Carrier cost overruns may hit $1.1 billion

    01/03/2012 3:40:19 PM PST · by em2vn · 19 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 01-02-2012 | Tony Capaccio
    The Navy has estimated a worst-case cost overrun of as much as $1.1 billion for the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, the service's most expensive warship. The carrier is being built in Newport News by Huntington Ingalls Industries under a cost-plus, incentive-fee contract in which the Navy pays for most of the overruns. Even so, the service's efforts to control expenses may put the company's $579.2 million profit at risk, according to the Navy.
  • Pelosi arrives in Hawaii

    12/25/2011 10:50:13 AM PST · by em2vn · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 12-24-2011 | MALIA ZIMMERMAN
    BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - News that President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii this weekend to join his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha in time for a Christmas holiday has been covered by news media worldwide. The first family and their friends have been enjoying a reclusive 17-day holiday vacation in beach front homes in Kailua, Oahu. But another powerful politician is here for the holidays as well, albeit on another island and with less media attention. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, who served as Speaker of the House and is now head of the House minority, is once again...
  • Sen. Stevens' Tragic Demise Breathed Life Into Brady

    01/24/2011 6:49:46 AM PST · by em2vn
    Legal Intelligencer ^ | 01-24-2011 | Meredith S. Auten and Marc S. Raspanti
    On Aug. 9, 2010, former senior U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska died when his red 1957 de Havilland float plane tore a 300 foot gash into the side of a mountain in a remote spot far from his constituents and even further from the limelight of Washington, D.C. Stevens was approaching his 87th birthday. In addition to Stevens, four others were killed in the horrific mountainside crash. Stevens' death mirrored his precipitous fall from grace in the U.S. Senate, where he had served the citizens of Alaska for 40 years, longer than any other Republican in history. He had...
  • F1 » Mosley legal bid 'imperils investigative journalism'

    01/11/2011 6:50:21 AM PST · by em2vn · 13 replies
    Crash.net ^ | 01-11-2011 | staff
    If successful, Max Mosley's bid to change the UK law on privacy could result in 'a radically different press...with a lot of the colour taken away' and 'papers folding because they can't afford the legal costs' and 'would imperil investigative journalism', it has been warned – as D-day looms in the European Court of Human Rights. Just under three years ago, the then FIA President found himself at the centre of a sensationalist tabloid sex scandal following a front page exposé published by Sunday red-top the News of the World detailing his lurid liaisons with prostitutes in a so-called 'torture...
  • Suits Over Foreclosure 'Robo-Signing' Piling Up

    11/12/2010 6:04:54 AM PST · by em2vn · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Legal Intelligencer ^ | 11-12-2010 | Sheri Qualters
    The expected litigation frenzy against mortgage lenders that used "robo-signing" tactics — mass signing and approval of foreclosure documents without verification — has launched, with class actions in Florida and Maine and a lawsuit by Ohio's attorney general filed this month, all against GMAC Mortgage. Other purported class actions involving robo-signing have been filed in federal courts in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and New Jersey in recent weeks. Lawyers expect many more to follow
  • New military rifle lighter, more powerful

    09/04/2010 8:10:09 AM PDT · by em2vn · 104 replies
    NBC13 ^ | 09-29-2010 | Staff
    It was designed with input by U.S. Special Operations Command warriors for special ops missions to be lighter, more maneuverable and longer lasting. Earlier this month, the MK-17 – dubbed the SCAR by its Belgian manufacturer FNH – went into "full rate production" making it the first new assault carbine to be purchased by the U.S. military since the M-16 and M-4 rifles went online four decades ago. The rifle is expected to be particularly valuable in situations like those faced by soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, where the weapon's additional range will provide a significant upgrade.
  • McCloy

    05/27/2010 11:46:01 AM PDT · by em2vn · 2 replies · 271+ views
    Lt. Comdr. John McCloy, recipient of two Medals of Honor, was born 30 January 1876 at Brewster, N.Y. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy 7 March 1903, was warranted boatswain 30 July 1903 and commissioned ensign 1 July 1917. He received his first Medal of Honor “for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battles of the 13th, 20th, 21st, and 22d of June 1900, while with the relief expedition of the Allied Forces in China.” His second Medal of Honor was awarded to him “for distinguished conduct in battle and extraordinary heroism; engagement of Vera Cruz, April...
  • Modern Liberalism & Islam: An Uncanny Resemblance

    05/23/2010 9:39:56 AM PDT · by em2vn · 8 replies · 421+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05-23-2010 | Kelly O'Connell
    Both Neo-Liberalism and traditional Islam present unmistakable hallmarks of Fundamentalist thought. (Neo-Liberalism defined here as the early 20th century attempt to hide socialism behind the term “liberalism.”) Arguably, the main fixation behind both ideologies is controlling others, seeing to it they obey all the rules. In other words, both have a predilection towards totalitarianism. This is clearly seen in regimes like Saudi Arabia, China, Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. Both socialists and Islamic fundamentalists assume a judgmental, condescending tone when preaching. Such doctrinaire attitudes result from accepting a false fundamentalist world view
  • Krummholz and the Yamal Chronology

    05/02/2010 6:55:58 AM PDT · by em2vn · 1 replies · 203+ views
    Climate Audit ^ | 04-28-2010 | Steve McIntyre
    Just before Climategate, we were reflecting on the apparent non-”robustness” of the Yamal chronology to inclusion of Khadyta data. Briffa’s response was that he could still “get” a HS by adding in Yadoyayakha and Porzayakha ring width data that hadn’t been used in Briffa (2000). As noted in other posts, Khadyta isn’t the only site with a divergence problem. Divergence, if anything, is the rule, rather than the exception. Briffa didn’t discuss why there were such differences between the sites – something that I’ll consider briefly today.
  • Methane bubbles in Arctic seas stir warming fears

    03/04/2010 1:14:17 PM PST · by em2vn · 62 replies · 1,289+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 03-04-2010 | Alister Doyle
    Large amounts of a powerful greenhouse gas are bubbling up from a long-frozen seabed north of Siberia, raising fears of far bigger leaks that could stoke global warming, scientists said. It was unclear, however, if the Arctic emissions of methane gas were new or had been going on unnoticed for centuries -- since before the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century led to wide use of fossil fuels that are blamed for climate change. The study said about 8 million tonnes of methane a year, equivalent to the annual total previously estimated from all of the world's oceans, were seeping...
  • Andy Murray gets dumped for playing too many video games

    12/05/2009 7:20:54 AM PST · by em2vn · 19 replies · 1,402+ views
    YahooSports ^ | 12-03-09 | Chris Chase
    Like another famous athlete, British tennis star Andy Murray has been having relationship problems of late. Unlike Tiger Woods, Murray hasn't been spending too much time with other women, however. He's been spending too much time on his Playstation.
  • Welcome, comrade Maobama

    11/17/2009 7:22:45 AM PST · by em2vn · 18 replies · 580+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 11-17-2009 | Pepe Escobar
    It's such an honor to receive you here in the northern capital of the Middle Kingdom as you pay tribute to the hub of the already developing 21st-century multipolar world. Excuse us if we may diverge for a while from the outlines of established diplomatic finesse, but as we fully admire your integrity, honesty and magnificent intellectual accomplishments, allow us to address you with a measured degree of frankness.
  • Mafias expose China's legal woes

    11/17/2009 7:03:31 AM PST · by em2vn · 3 replies · 185+ views
    asis times ^ | 11-18-2009 | Willy Lam
    The ongoing campaign against triads, or Chinese-style mafias, in the western China metropolis of Chongqing is the largest such operation since 1949. Yet what renders this so-called "anti-triad tornado" (fanhei fengbao) so disturbing is not simply that close to 3,000 big-time criminals have been nabbed by authorities, but that the Chongqing disaster has laid bare the full extent of the collusion between organized crime on the one hand, and senior officers in the police and judiciary on the other.
  • Assistant in Phillips affair no longer with ESPN

    10/27/2009 10:29:31 AM PDT · by em2vn · 30 replies · 1,438+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10-26-09 | staff
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP)—An ESPN spokesman says the production assistant whose affair with Steve Phillips led to the baseball analyst’s firing is no longer with the sports network. Spokesman Mike Soltys said Monday that Brooke Hundley doesn’t work at ESPN anymore. He declined to say whether she quit or was fired. Hundley did not immediately return a phone message Monday. Connecticut-based ESPN fired Phillips on Sunday night, less than a week after he admitted to an affair with the 22-year-old assistant. A representative for Phillips has also said he was entering a treatment facility. ESPN says Phillips’ ability to be an...
  • Help

    10/27/2009 6:42:22 AM PDT · by em2vn · 66 replies · 3,065+ views
    Self | 10-27-09 | em2vn
    Has FR been compromised? For the past two days as soon as I click on FR my computer becomes smoked with Trojan Horses and a pop-up about working at home and one for Google. I have the purchased version of AVG running and Windows Defender operating as well. Is anyone else experiencing this?
  • Welcome to the ICBE

    10/18/2009 6:59:24 AM PDT · by em2vn · 2 replies · 372+ views
    Our mission here at the International Center for Bathroom Etiquette is to improve the bathroom going experience for everyone by educating people about proper bathroom etiquette. Every day across the world millions of people are unsatisfied with the way their trip to the bathroom turned out, and we believe that it doesn’t have to be that way.
  • U.S. Boats Delayed Because Of Many Manufacturing Defects

    09/06/2009 9:41:10 AM PDT · by em2vn · 42 replies · 1,707+ views
    strategy page ^ | 09-06-09 | staff
    A manufacturing problem with the U.S. Navy's new Virginia class SSNs (nuclear attack subs) has delayed the commissioning of a new boat, the USS New Mexico. The ceremony will be delayed from November 21st, to sometime in January or February. The problem has to do with bolts that were not manufactured to specifications. These bolts hold together the track system that is used to move torpedoes and other weapons around the "weapons room". The poorly manufactured bolts will hold the tracks together under peacetime conditions. But in the stress of combat (like depth charges or violent maneuvers) they are likely...
  • Let Us Try Again To Turn The 747 Into A Bomber

    09/06/2009 9:33:49 AM PDT · by em2vn · 85 replies · 3,105+ views
    strategy page ^ | 09-03-09 | james dunnigan
    For the third time in the last decade, the U.S. Air Force is looking at using commercial aircraft as bombers. This time around, it's mainly a matter of cost, with the next generation heavy bomber likely to cost over a billion dollars each, and only carry 30 tons of bombs or missiles. The idea of militarizing 747s first started gaining traction three decades ago, as cruise missiles showed up and many air force analysts did the math and realized that it would be a lot cheaper to launch these missiles from a militarized Boeing 747. The freighter version of the...
  • Why 'GQ' Doesn't Want Russians To Read Its Story

    09/05/2009 9:00:18 AM PDT · by em2vn · 6 replies · 700+ views
    Poytner.org ^ | 09-04-09 | David Folkenflik
    For war journalist Scott Anderson, the most confounding part of his recent assignment for GQ magazine to explore the root of terrorist acts in Russia a decade ago wasn't the suggestion of treachery and subterfuge he found. Scott Anderson, a veteran war correspondent Enlarge Timothy Fadek/Polaris Scott Anderson, a veteran war correspondent, says he's disappointed GQ was frightened of circulating his story. "If you're worried about repercussions and you bow to them, you're basically surrendering to the other side." Scott Anderson, a veteran war correspondent Timothy Fadek/Polaris Scott Anderson, a veteran war correspondent, says he's disappointed GQ was frightened of...
  • Falkland Islands: Antarctic air flow brings record snow fall

    08/01/2009 2:01:21 PM PDT · by em2vn · 9 replies · 1,368+ views
    MercoPress ^ | 08-01-09 | staff
    Weatherman Justin Chamberlain said the Islands had been under the influence of a highly unstable convective south/southwest air flow originating in Antarctica, keeping air temperatures below freezing. At times the wind was strong or gale force, leading to blizzard conditions and snowdrifts. The duration of the Antarctic showery feed was unusual, he said, due in part to an area of high pressure covering much of South America, which blocked the usual mobile westerly flow. Forty-three centimetres of snow were recorded, a new record at Mount Pleasant. It is comparable to July 2004, when a total of 33cm was recorded, and...
  • Office of Legal Council nominee criticized for ‘bizarre’ defenses of abortion

    03/31/2009 7:31:37 AM PDT · by em2vn · 13 replies · 650+ views
    catholic news agency ^ | 03-31-09 | staff
    Dawn Johnsen, nominee to head the White House Office of Legal Counsel, faces criticism from a pro-life group for her opposition to the federal partial-birth abortion ban and her comments characterizing pregnant mothers as “inevitable losers in the contraceptive lottery” and comparing pregnancy to slavery or being hit by a drunk driver.
  • U.S. move to cheaper Chinese condoms threatens American jobs

    03/23/2009 7:57:28 AM PDT · by em2vn · 38 replies · 992+ views
    kc star ^ | 04-22-09 | mike mcgraw
    Call it a condom conundrum. At a time when the federal government is spending billions of stimulus dollars to stem the tide of U.S. layoffs, should that same government put even more Americans out of work by buying cheaper foreign products? In this case, Chinese condoms. That’s the dilemma for the folks at the U.S. Agency for International Development, which has distributed an estimated 10 billion U.S.-made AIDS-preventing condoms in poor countries around the world. But not anymore. In a move expected to cost 300 American jobs, the government is switching to cheaper off-shore condoms, including some made in China.
  • The Batista and Bush clans have their candidate for 2012

    01/21/2009 9:10:54 AM PST · by em2vn · 10 replies · 1,446+ views
    Grandma International ^ | 12-08-09 | Jean-Guy Allard
    EVEN before the conclusion of the George W. Bush mandate, the most recalcitrant of Miami’s Cuban-American mafia, fleeced by their blind alliance with John McCain, have selected their Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential elections; no less than Jeb Bush. The association of the heirs of the Batista dictatorship with McCain was never a matter of chance; the U.S. media corporations were very careful to erase from the history of the Republican politician his particular links with the Cuba of Batista. On marrying Cindy Hensley on his arrival in Arizona, where he began his political career in 1982, McCain attached...
  • 'Super-Predator' Humans Force Evolution in Animals

    01/14/2009 1:56:00 PM PST · by em2vn · 17 replies · 615+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 01-14-09 | Robert Britt
    Acting as super-predators, humans are forcing changes to body size and reproductive abilities in some species 300 percent faster than would occur naturally, a new study finds. Hunting and fishing by individual sportsmen as well as large-scale commercial fishing are also outpacing other human influences, such as pollution, in effects on the animal kingdom.
  • Who Would Jesus Smack Down?

    01/11/2009 2:53:36 PM PST · by em2vn · 52 replies · 1,487+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-06-09 | Molly Worthen
    Mark Driscoll’s sermons are mostly too racy to post on GodTube, the evangelical Christian “family friendly” video-posting Web site. With titles like “Biblical Oral Sex” and “Pleasuring Your Spouse,” his clips do not stand a chance against the site’s content filters. No matter: YouTube is where Driscoll, the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, would rather be. Unsuspecting sinners who type in popular keywords may suddenly find themselves face to face with a husky-voiced preacher in a black skateboarder’s jacket and skull T-shirt. An “Under 17 Requires Adult Permission” warning flashes before the video cuts to evening services at...
  • Cheney is correct (almost)

    12/25/2008 9:00:32 AM PST · by em2vn · 13 replies · 1,327+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12-22-08 | tony campbell
    In between meaningful football games yesterday, I saw clips of Vice President Cheney with Chris Wallace and read some comments on the interview. Frequent readers of my blog understands that I am far from a Bush / Cheney apologist. In fact, I am pretty close to a non-entity in conservative Republican circles because of my early public support for Obama last January. However, in this case, I have to agree with the Vice President (almost) in his opinion that the Congress is equally culpable in both the breach of civil liberties but also the Constitutional idea of checks and balances....
  • Lance Armstrong, girlfriend Anna Hansen announce they're expecting

    12/24/2008 8:53:46 AM PST · by em2vn · 35 replies · 6,575+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12-23-08 | James Raia,
    Lance Armstrong will soon have four children to go along with his seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong, 37, and his girlfriend Anna Hansen, 28, have announced they’re expecting a child next year. "Anna and I are thrilled to confirm that we are expecting in June and our families are ecstatic and grateful," Armstrong said via a statement. "We are very much looking forward to what 2009 brings on many fronts. We appreciate respecting our privacy, as we are both eager to celebrate the holidays as a family." The expected child of Armstrong and his girlfriend is via natural pregnancy.
  • NASCAR testing drivers for doping next month

    12/18/2008 3:07:04 PM PST · by em2vn · 19 replies · 718+ views
    yahoo sports ^ | 12-18-08 | jenna fryerer
    NASCAR will test drivers for performance-enhancing drugs next month under a tougher policy that also bans using illegal drugs and abusing prescription medications. NASCAR likely will test drivers the third week of January, and crew members must submit results from an approved lab by Jan. 16, according to documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press
  • Grassley Targets Nonprofit Hospitals on Charity Care

    12/18/2008 2:51:30 PM PST · by em2vn · 12 replies · 617+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | 12-18-08 | By JOHN CARREYROU and BARBARA MARTINEZ
    Sen. Charles Grassley is weighing proposing legislation in early 2009 that would hold nonprofit hospitals more accountable for the billions of dollars in annual tax exemptions they enjoy, aides to the Iowa senator said. The legislation would require nonprofit hospitals to spend a minimum amount on free care for the poor, also known as charity care, and set curbs on executive compensation and conflicts of interest, according to staff members for Mr. Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee.
  • Global crisis 'failure of extreme capitalism': Australian PM

    10/16/2008 11:50:39 AM PDT · by em2vn · 16 replies · 421+ views
    breitbart ^ | 10-15-08 | staff
    The global economic crisis is a result of the "comprehensive failure of extreme capitalism," Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Wednesday as he took aim at bulging executive pay packets. The centre-left Labor Party leader named greed and fear as the "twin evils" at the root of the financial sector collapse, which began in the United States and swept the world. "What we have seen is the comprehensive failure of extreme capitalism -- extreme capitalism which now turns to government to prevent systemic failure," Rudd told the National Press Club in Canberra.
  • Legendary car dealer pulls ads from Post-Dispatch

    10/16/2008 8:38:29 AM PDT · by em2vn · 21 replies · 1,771+ views
    KMOV ^ | 10-16-08 | staff
    A legendary St. Louis car dealer’s television commercials are grabbing even more attention these days. In an economic downturn, Dave Sinclair is standing out from the others with a personal message against outsourcing U.S. jobs. Sinclair, 80, has been telling St. Louisians to buy American for years, but now he’s pulled his ads from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in his unique way.
  • Women Against Palin

    09/11/2008 1:33:15 PM PDT · by em2vn · 55 replies · 492+ views
    womensaynopalin ^ | 09-11-08 | Quinn Latiamer, Lyra Kilston
    Friends, compatriots, fellow-lamenters, We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate that has a real possibility of becoming fact. Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To...
  • American Police Officers Arrested In Mexico for Smuggling In Firearms, Ammo

    08/03/2008 5:55:35 AM PDT · by em2vn · 21 replies · 288+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 08-02-08 | staff
    It is a video link only.
  • KCPD: Victim apparently shoots mugger in the head

    08/02/2008 2:12:13 PM PDT · by em2vn · 51 replies · 279+ views
    KCBlogs ^ | 08-02-08 | staff
    On Saturday morning just before 9am, KCMO police were called to the Bank of America, 8320 North Oak Trafficway, in regard to a shooting. Upon arrival officer's located a black male (approx. 20yrs old) in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. It appears he was attempting to rob two victim's at gunpoint near the ATM when one of the victim's brandished a handgun and shot him in self defense. Both victim's along with several witnesses are being interviewed in regard. Anyone who may have witnessed...
  • Man accused of killing, dismembering girlfriend

    07/31/2008 3:48:10 PM PDT · by em2vn · 8 replies · 170+ views
    breitbart ^ | 07-31-08 | MARCO SIBAJA
    Police on Thursday accused a Brazilian man of killing and dismembering his 17-year-old British girlfriend, taking pictures of her body parts with his cell phone and stuffing her torso in a suitcase. Goias state police inspector Jorge Moreira da Silva said officers found the suitcase with the torso of Cara Marie Burke on Monday at the edge of a river in the central Brazilian city of Goiania. Burke's boyfriend, Mohamed D'Ali Carvalho Santos, 20, was arrested on Thursday and was charged with homicide, Silva said.
  • How my mother's fanatical views tore us apart

    07/26/2008 1:33:43 PM PDT · by em2vn · 15 replies · 556+ views
    dailymail ^ | 05-23-08 | rebecca walker
    She's revered as a trail-blazing feminist and author Alice Walker touched the lives of a generation of women. A champion of women's rights, she has always argued that motherhood is a form of servitude. But one woman didn't buy in to Alice's beliefs - her daughter, Rebecca, 38. Here the writer describes what it was like to grow up as the daughter of a cultural icon, and why she feels so blessed to be the sort of woman 64-year-old Alice despises - a mother.
  • Jeff Saut: Wall Street's "Naked" Little Secret

    07/21/2008 9:12:14 AM PDT · by em2vn · 21 replies · 200+ views
    Miyanville ^ | 07-21-08 | Jeff Saut
    “He that sells what isn’t his ‘en must pay his debts or go to prison” is an old stock market axiom that has stood the test of time. Loosely translated, it means that if you sell a stock “short” (betting that it's going down in price), you're responsible for ANY loss incurred if that stock rallies. And, last week that old market “saw” took on new meaning when the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) changed the rules on “naked” short-selling. Clearly, “naked” short-selling has been a “dirty” little secret on Wall Street for years, but that has now changed with the...
  • Cops Kill Woman Who Lunged at Officers With Crochet Hook

    07/15/2008 9:12:08 AM PDT · by em2vn · 74 replies · 201+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 07-14-08 | staff
    <p>SALINAS, Calif. — A disoriented woman holed up in a minivan and repeatedly stabbing herself in the neck was shot to death by local police officers who thought the distraught woman was lunging at them with a knife or pick ax.</p>
  • Tofu 'may raise risk of dementia'

    07/06/2008 5:09:48 AM PDT · by em2vn · 34 replies · 182+ views
    BBC ^ | 07-06-08 | staff
    Eating high levels of some soy products - including tofu - may raise the risk of memory loss, research suggests.
  • Employers use federal law to deny benefits

    07/05/2008 10:06:28 AM PDT · by em2vn · 11 replies · 158+ views
    breitbart t.v. ^ | 04-05-08 | Mark Sherman
    Dying of cancer, Thomas Amschwand did everything he was told to make sure his wife would collect on the life insurance policy he had through his employer. "He was obsessed with dotting every `i' and crossing every `t'," Melissa Amschwand-Bellinger recalled about her husband, who died in 2001 at age 30. But Spherion Corp., the temporary staffing company where Amschwand worked, told Amschwand-Bellinger she would not receive any of the $426,000 in benefits she believed she was due. When she went to court, Spherion succeeded in getting her lawsuit thrown out. The Supreme Court on June 27 refused to review...
  • Scientists say ailing penguins signal sea problems

    07/01/2008 9:53:51 AM PDT · by em2vn · 36 replies · 74+ views
    breitbart t.v. ^ | 07-01-08 | seth borenstein
    The dwindling march of the penguins is signaling that the world's oceans are in trouble, scientists now say. Penguins may be the tuxedo-clad version of a canary in the coal mine, with generally ailing populations from a combination of global warming, ocean oil pollution, depleted fisheries, and tourism and development, according to a new scientific review paper. A University of Washington biologist detailed specific problems around the world with remote penguin populations, linking their decline to the overall health of southern oceans. "Now we're seeing effects (of human caused warming and pollution) in the most faraway places in the world,"...
  • Beer Ad Campaign Causes Controversy

    06/28/2008 4:37:11 PM PDT · by em2vn · 21 replies · 95+ views
    Breitbart T.V. ^ | 06-29-08 | Staff
    A new malt liquor campaign are considered distasteful and are causing controversy.
  • Mike Ivey: Should Madison ban the drive-through?

    06/25/2008 8:23:36 PM PDT · by em2vn · 23 replies · 107+ views
    The Capital Times ^ | 06-25-08 | mike ivey
    First it was a proposed ban on plastic bags. Now, a member of the influential Madison Plan Commission wants to ban the restaurant drive-through -- or at least restrict the ubiquitous symbol of America's auto-centric lifestyle. "Given the concern about all the carbon going into the atmosphere, I'm not sure we should be building more places for people to sit idling in their cars," says Eric Sundquist, who was appointed to the citizen panel by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz this spring. A former newspaper reporter in Atlanta now working as a researcher at the UW-Madison's Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Sundquist notes...
  • Court says ampaign law too weak

    06/13/2008 3:46:54 PM PDT · by em2vn · 13 replies · 70+ views
    MyWay ^ | 06-13-08 | Peter Yosk
    A federal appeals court on Friday invalidated campaign finance rules that give wealthy donors broad latitude in underwriting expensive political ads. Limits on coordinated campaign spending apply too narrowly to time frames just before elections and should be expanded, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said in the decision. Judge David Tatel said in the ruling that interest groups often engage in early advertising, in some cases more than a year before an election. The restrictions the Federal Election Commission imposed apply only to spending within 90 days of a congressional election and 120 days...
  • American Goods

    06/07/2008 12:06:05 PM PDT · by em2vn · 15 replies · 93+ views
    se;f ^ | 06-07-08 | em2vn
    I recently had the need to purchase a new shower head. The local Lowe's only carried ones produced in China. I sucked it up and bought one. It leaked when installed as did the replacement, but I was able to correct the faulty replacement after a bit of work. Today I was at the local Ace Hardware store. That business had shower heads manfactured in America. I purchased one and installed it. It didn't leak. Ace Hardware also had a 3" trimming plane manfactured in the United States. I didn't need it but I bought it along with a tile...
  • Dad Shocked as Mom Fleeing Arrest Disappears With 16-Year-Old Lover & Kids

    06/07/2008 6:26:06 AM PDT · by em2vn · 27 replies · 104+ views
    breirbart.com ^ | 06-07-07 | staff
    "She's the last person I would have expected of this."
  • Chief of staff: Army reviewing complaints over bullets

    05/29/2008 5:14:19 PM PDT · by em2vn · 72 replies · 320+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 05-29-08 | Jay Reeves
    The military is reviewing soldiers' complaints that their standard ammunition isn't powerful enough for the type of fighting required in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army's highest-ranking officer said Thursday. But Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the Army chief of staff, said it was too soon to say whether the Pentagon will switch. Current and former soldiers interviewed by The Associated Press said the military's M855 rifle rounds are not powerful enough for close-in fighting in cities and towns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Speaking with reporters at a conference in Huntsville, Casey said leaders are constantly soliciting feedback from soldiers in...
  • How Japan Helped Ease the Rice Crisis

    05/23/2008 6:06:40 AM PDT · by em2vn · 8 replies · 96+ views
    Good News Daily ^ | 05-23-08 | ken hall
    With prices now falling, the global rice crisis seems to be subsiding. That's thanks in part to a policy announcement by a Japanese bureaucrat. On May 19, Japan's Deputy Agriculture Minister, Toshiro Shirasu, said that Tokyo would release some of its massive stockpile of rice to the Philippines, selling 50,000 tons "as soon as possible" and releasing another 200,000 tons as food aid. The first shipment could reach the Philippines by late summer. Shirasu also left open the possibility of using more of its reserves to help other countries in need. To understand Japan's role in deflating the rice market,...
  • UC Police look the other way at guns on campus. Violation state, federal law

    05/15/2008 8:23:25 PM PDT · by em2vn · 4 replies · 60+ views
    canada free press ^ | 05-13-08 | lee kaplan
    While some Americans happily celebrated the 60th birthday of Israel this past 
week, on several California campuses it was the “Nakba” (Arabic for "Catastrophe") that was celebrated instead and American college campuses nationwide also provided the venue for the Israel bashing event by setting up fake “checkpoints” and accosting students for their ID then saying they could not go home to their villages” inside Israel. Meanwhile, as in the past, anti-Israel protesters at UC-Berkeley illegally brandished realistic weapons in order to call attention to “Israeli oppression."