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  • MSNBC Reports Hillary Considering 2004

    08/28/2003 12:13:59 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 409 replies · 719+ views
    MSNBC | 8/28/03
    MSNBC had an item on NEW rumblings about HRC running in 2004.. It was in conjunction with more on Wes Clark also getting serious about a run..Mentioned something about a 'high level mtg' that the OTHER Dem candidates were informed of.... Ickes has formed a 'soft money group' which could benefit HRC, and, again, some high level mtg about the possibility of her running. ..Nachman and Bill Press will be discussing this SOON on msnbc...tune in NOW.
  • Racketeering Suit Brought Alleging Church Cover-Up of Abuse

    03/22/2002 12:25:16 PM PST · by Merovingian · 15 replies · 191+ views
    AP ^ | 3/22/2002 | Jim Salter
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man who says he was molested at a seminary in the 1980s filed suit in federal court Friday, accusing U.S. bishops of conspiracy to cover up abuse. The suit was filed in Hannibal, Mo., site of St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary. It names former West Palm Beach, Fla., Bishop Anthony O'Connell, a longtime rector at St. Thomas, along with the dioceses where he worked: Jefferson City, Mo.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and West Palm Beach. The lawsuit also names all U.S. bishops, alleging a conspiracy to keep abuse claims secret, often through hushed financial settlements with victims. It...
  • INS ALERT 4 Pakistanis at large in Norfolk VA area

    03/22/2002 11:29:23 AM PST · by Merovingian · 120 replies · 1,057+ views
    4 Pakistanis are somewhere at large in the country and being sought by the INS. The four were on the ship PROGRESSO, INS inspector granted them shore leave in Norfolk VA in error...One is on the terrorist list..
  • Bomb Threat at Atlanta Airport

    02/08/2002 4:47:17 AM PST · by Merovingian · 76 replies · 198+ views
    FOX News
    Bomb threat against a Delta airlines plane at the Hartsfeld Atlanta airport....
  • Nuclear Power Plant Threat

    01/09/2002 4:34:39 AM PST · by Merovingian · 14 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC | 1/9/2002
    MSNBC reporting two law enforcement officers overcome by chemical vapor fumes upon arrival at the scene of home of disgruntles employee.Former employee at the Saint Onofre nuclear power plant in So California under arrest, had threatened to kill many. Had a cache of more than 200 weapons, including illegal.
  • Photopoint Offline All Day~What Gives?

    12/14/2001 1:13:18 PM PST · by Merovingian · 99 replies · 1,673+ views
    Self | 12/14/01 | Self
    Photopoint has been nonfunctional all day. Hope this is not a repeat of the fiasco last Summer. Anyone with information?
  • Hillary Clinton's Brother Testifies

    11/26/2001 2:04:52 PM PST · by Merovingian · 12 replies · 145+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 11/26/2001
    Hillary Clinton's Brother Testifies Monday November 26, 2001 10:00 PM FACTORYVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Tony Rodham, the brother of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, testified Monday that he may have smoked marijuana with a man who allegedly assaulted him hours later. ``I might have, but I don't recall,'' Rodham said. He testified at a hearing for Daniel Coyne, 45, who is charged with assault, burglary and trespassing for an Aug. 19 incident at the Rodham family's cottage in Lake Winola, about 115 miles north of Philadelphia. He was ordered to stand trial after the hearing. Coyne has told police he climbed ...
  • NTSB News Conference

    11/12/2001 9:26:15 AM PST · by Merovingian · 171 replies · 263+ views
    NTSB News Conference beginning......
  • Abc Suspends Reporter For Remarks

    10/25/2001 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 18 replies · 2+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 10/25/2001
    NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News has suspended news correspondent Carole Simpson for two weeks with pay after she spread false information about an anthrax investigation while speaking at a luncheon. Appearing before the International Women's Media Foundation in New York on Oct. 16, Simpson said colleague Cokie Roberts had received a suspicious letter from Trenton, N.J., USA Today reported Thursday. Trenton is the suspected origin of suspicious letters sent to media organizations and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. In fact, although ABC was investigating a suspicious letter in its Washington bureau, it did not originate from Trenton. The letter ...
  • Latest Possible Anthrax Case Towson MD

    10/23/2001 2:55:08 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 49 replies · 177+ views
    News 4 Washington | 10/23/2001 | Self
    Just announced on NBC 4 TV DC: Latest possible anthrax case has been admitted to GBMC {Greater Baltimore Medical Center} in Towson MD. No other details have been released. This in addition to the 2 people admitted to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. last night, one male and one female.....stable condition, both connected to the Brentwood Postal facility.
  • Anthrax Summary to Date

    10/22/2001 7:01:02 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 18 replies · 371+ views
    ProMed | 10/22/2001
    CONTRACTED INHALATION ANTHRAX: -- [Male] 63, photo editor, the Sun, American Media Inc., Boca Raton, Florida. Died 5 Oct 2001 -- [Male] 73, mail room worker at American Media Inc., Boca Raton, Florida; remains hospitalized. --  [Male] 57, Washington DC postal worker. Hospitalized in serious but stable condition in northern Virginia. -- Second Washington DC postal worker. Hospitalized in Virginia. In addition, tests are under way on 2 other Washington DC postal workers who died of symptoms consistent with anthrax. CONTRACTED SKIN ANTHRAX: New York ------------ --  [Female] 38, assistant to NBC anchor Tom Brokaw, New York; treated with antibiotics. ...
  • Bio firms'fortunes revived by panic

    10/22/2001 2:18:14 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 1 replies · 161+ views
    Independent ^ | 10/23/2001 | Stephen Foley
    Bio firms' fortunes revived by panic War on terrorism: Vaccine By Stephen Foley 23 October 2001 The value of a tiny Cambridge company with a contract to provide America with smallpox vaccine has doubled in the past fortnight. Last year Acambis won a contract for 40 million doses from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but that is likely to be dwarfed now the CDC is talking about preparing a dose for every US citizen. Scientists have gone into overdrive to develop the vaccine in its hi-tech laboratories in Cambridge and the Massachusetts town of the same name. ...
  • 47 Year Old Male Died of Anthrax

    10/22/2001 12:47:23 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 78 replies · 228+ views
    FOX News | 10/22/2001
    47 year old male who went to the Southern Maryland Hospital and died 6 hours later did die of Anthrax...preliminary tests now show.
  • Thirty Journalists Reported To Be Held Hostage By Afghans

    10/22/2001 8:28:55 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 96 replies · 107+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 10/22/2001
    Thirty foreign journalists are reportedly being held hostage by Afghan tribesmen. Reports say they entered the country and crossed over to Taliban lines where they were captured north of Kabul. The group is believed to include British reporters. The unconfirmed report comes from the Pakistan Observer. The Foreign Office says it has no reports of any British nationals missing in Afghanistan. The group secretly entered Afghanistan from Uzbekistan to cover the military action by the US, the paper says. It says they were captured by the tribesmen at Ostana village. It says the journalists are from India, US, Britain, Germany, ...
  • U.S. claims intelligence coup

    10/20/2001 5:46:47 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Excite ^ | 10/21/2001 | Brian Williams and Sayed Salahuddin
    By Brian Williams and Sayed Salahuddin WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) -The United States has claimed an intelligence coup from its first use of ground troops in Afghanistan, including a clandestine night raid on a home of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. The raid by about 100 elite U.S. Rangers and special forces was on Afghanistan's second largest city of Kandahar, once stronghold of the fundamentalist Taliban who are accused of sheltering Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, chief suspects in the September 11 suicide attacks on New York and Washington. There was no let up in an anthrax scare sweeping the ...
  • Big EU powers begin talks on Afghanistan

    10/19/2001 6:53:44 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 1 replies · 5+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/2001
    Big EU powers begin talks on Afghanistan 19/10/01 14:18 GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Germany are meeting today to discuss the military strikes on Afghanistan before a full summit of European Union leaders. The private talks on Friday among the EU's three biggest powers have irritated European Commission President Romano Prodi and leaders of some other member states who see the separate meeting as damaging to EU unity. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, French President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Lionel Jospin and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder were expected to discuss military cooperation in the ...
  • Anthrax Letter Found in Kenya

    10/18/2001 7:06:33 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 5 replies · 142+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 10/18/2001
    Anthrax Letter Found In Kenya Thursday October 18, 2001 2:30 PM NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - White powder in a letter mailed from Atlanta to a Kenyan has tested positive for anthrax spores, the health minister said Thursday, apparently the first case of tainted mail outside the United States since the Sept. 11 attacks. Health Minister Sam Ongeri told a news conference that the unidentified recipient, a doctor who lives in Nairobi, and four family members ``may have come into contact'' with the spores and were being tested, but they are ``not in danger.'' The powder was undergoing further tests at ...
  • Backwoods militias suspected of being behind biowar threat

    10/16/2001 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 43 replies · 462+ views
  • Backwoods militias suspected of being behind biowar threat

    10/15/2001 5:44:48 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 247 replies · 1,708+ views
    The Hearald UK ^ | )ctober 16, 2001 | Ian Bruce
    Backwoods militias suspected of being behind biowar threat IAN BRUCE THE FBI's domestic terrorism unit is investigating the possible role of illegal militia groups in the spate of anthrax outbreaks in Florida and New York. Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma bomber who killed 168 people when he blew up a federal building in 1995, was a supporter of one such group, the National Alliance. Others have threatened to use biological weapons, including anthrax, botulism, and ricin, in their struggle against what they see as a global conspiracy between the US administration and the United Nations to disarm and enslave them. Every ...
  • Canterbury Anthrax Scare

    10/14/2001 4:24:43 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 8 replies · 212+ views
    SKY News ^ | October 15, 2001
    Canterbury Cathedral was evacuated on Sunday after a feared anthrax attack.A man of Arab appearance was seen dropping white powder in one of the cathedral chapels, sparking an evacuation and the closure of the catheral. Firefighters wearing chemical protection suits cleaned up the powder. Police say the cathedral - the spiritual home of the Church of England - will remain closed until lab tests confirmed the substance is not harmful.InvestigationA police spokeswoman said: "The man was spotted but no citizen's arrest was made. When police arrived he could not be found. We are actively searching for him."We do not want ...
  • Rolls-Royce to Axe 3,500 Jobs

    10/14/2001 6:04:43 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 2 replies · 7+ views
    BBC ^ | October 14, 2001
    Rolls-Royce, the company which makes engines for aircraft, is likely to announce up to 3,500 job cuts this week as it reels from the slowdown in aviation following the 11 September attacks, newspapers say. The group is also thought to be planning a profit warning, as airlines around the world slash orders and cut back services. The US aircraft giant Boeing is also expected to issue a warning this week. It has already warned that it is to cut about 12,000 positions by mid-December, with perhaps 30,000 in all set to lose their jobs. In September it told investors that ...
  • Anthrax Alarm {THREAD II}

    10/09/2001 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 42 replies · 34+ views
    THREAD I ^ | 10/8/2001 | Howard Fineman/Newsweek Article
  • Hollywood Ignites the Flames of Hate

    10/08/2001 5:02:51 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 32 replies · 137+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 01/09/2001 | Tim Butcher
    Hollywood ignites the flames of hateBy Tim Butcher in Quetta, Pakistan (Filed: 09/10/2001) ALL it took was a film poster. Such is the hatred of America now felt by a violent Muslim minority in Pakistan that a Hollywood advert became the catalyst yesterday for the country's worst violence since the September 11 attacks. The mob stormed the Imdad cinema in Quetta simply because it was showing the film Desperado. The protesters smashed glass doors and windows and burned what they could not rip apart with their bare hands. "Death to America, death to America," they shouted as the terrified ...
  • Shocking Lapses in Security

    10/07/2001 2:55:38 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 1 replies · 4+ views
    Electronic Telegraph | 10/07/2001 | David Harrison
    Revealed: shocking lapses in security at British airports By David Harrison, Transport Correspondent (Filed: 07/10/2001) AN urgent investigation was ordered by the Government last night after The Telegraph exposed shocking lapses in airport security which allowed a nine-inch knife to be taken on to a British Airways flight from Gatwick to America. Security staff also failed to stop other "banned implements" being taken aboard the flight to Orlando, and an Air France flight from Heathrow to Miami. The objects included a 12-inch knitting needle and a sharp metal nail file. The biggest concern centres on how a "Leatherman" multi-purpose tool, ...
  • Explosions Hit KABUL

    10/07/2001 9:31:06 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 79 replies · 1,587+ views
    SKY NEWS ^ | 10/07/01
    Explosions Hit Kabul Three explosions have lit up the night sky above the Afghanistan capital, Kabul, in the first signs of an anticipated allied strike. Sky News correspondents reported seeing three large flashes about 15 seconds apart around 8.15pm Kabul time, or 4.45pm London time.

    10/06/2001 7:12:24 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 76 replies · 395+ views
    Pravda | 10/06/2001 | Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY
    2001-10-06 USA: TERRORIST HAD PASSPORT FROM NONEXISTENT COUNTRY The terrorist Mohammed Atta boarded one of the aircraft that collided with the World Trade Center on September 11th using a passport from the “Republic of Conch," which does not exist. The “Republic of Conch” was born in 1982, as a protest against inspection of vehicles which were leaving Florida. The inhabitants of Key West declared that if their vehicles were not good enough to travel to the rest of the USA, they would declare themselves an independent country. Peter Andersen, the leader of this “Republic” started to issue “passports” of ...
  • Companies 'are paying protection money' to terrorists

    09/30/2001 3:25:32 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Independent ^ | October 1, 2001 | Paul Peachey
    Companies 'are paying protection money' to terrorists By Paul Peachey 01 October 2001 Campaigns waged by terrorist organisations are being partly financed through protection rackets targeting respected large corporations across the world, it was claimed yesterday. Oil companies in South America and Middle Eastern airlines are among those paying to prevent their businesses being damaged, according to the latest edition of the US magazine Forbes Global. It claimed timber companies in south-east Asia have also made protection payments and until recently, a Jewish-owned bank was paying off the Lebanese Islamist group Hizbollah. An executive in the financial division of a ...
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

    09/28/2001 6:16:39 PM PDT · by Merovingian · 28 replies · 402+ views
    Photos taken on September 11, 2001.
  • Row over Berlusconi Islam jibe

    09/27/2001 6:40:15 AM PDT · by Merovingian · 19 replies · 303+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Wednesday, 26 September, 2001, 21:54 GMT 22:54 UK
    Row over Berlusconi Islam jibe Mr Berlusconi: 'eccentric and dangerous' speech Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has caused a domestic political storm with comments about the superiority of Western civilisation. During a visit to Germany Mr Berlusconi said the West guaranteed respect for human rights and religion - something he said did not exist in the Islamic world. One prominent member of Italy's centre-left opposition, Giovanni Berlinguer, accused Mr Berlusconi of launching into eccentric and dangerous calls for conflict between civilisations. But Mr Berlusconi's spokesman, Paolo Bonaiuti, said his critics were taking his words out of context. Mr Berlusconi's comments ...
  • I refuse to keep quiet on race, says rebel MP

    03/28/2001 6:33:30 PM PST · by Merovingian
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 3/29/01 | Andrew Sparrow
    A TORY backbencher claimed yesterday that he was the victim of political correctness as MPs from all parties denounced his views on immigration. John Townend said he was right to say that Britain's "homogeneous Anglo-Saxon society" had been "seriously undermined" by mass immigration. In a speech he made almost two weeks ago, the MP for Yorkshire East, who is standing down at the next election, said that immigrants were partly to blame for rising crime rates in some areas. Tony Blair led the chorus of criticism after William Hague came under strong pressure to punish Mr Townend by withdrawing ...
  • There's Not Enough Money to Support Everything at These Prices

    03/28/2001 4:45:49 AM PST · by Merovingian · 125+ views
    Website ^ | 3/28/01 | Richard McClendon
    4 Days Left and Counting...See entire article Here
  • Golden Fleece in the House & Senate

    03/12/2001 2:51:38 PM PST · by Merovingian
    Subject: Golden Fleece at it's Best Perhaps we were asking the wrong questions this last election year. Our Senators and Congressmen do not pay into Social Security, and of course, therefore they do not collect from it. Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their rare elevation in society. They felt they should have a special plan for themselves. Many years ago they voted in their benefit plan. In more recent years, no congress person has felt the need to change it. After all, it is a great plan. For all practical purposes their plan works like this. ...
  • Poll on Wall Street's Tumble

    03/05/2001 4:29:14 PM PST · by Merovingian
    Freep This Poll Who is to Blame for Wall Street's Tumble?
  • Freep this POLL!

    02/25/2001 4:12:14 PM PST · by Merovingian
    Lycos News Poll 2001
  • Senator Hillary Clinton to make announcement at 1:15 pm EST

    02/22/2001 8:59:32 AM PST · by Merovingian
    FOX News
    Hillary will speak....
  • Telephone Scam

    02/12/2001 2:48:39 PM PST · by Merovingian · 2+ views
    email Warning
    TELEPHONE SCAM A person reports receiving a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service technician who was conducting a test on telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test they should touch nine(9),zero(0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up. Luckily, the person called was suspicious and refused. Upon contacting the telephone company, he was informed that by pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line, which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phone number. I was further informed that this scam ...
  • Evening Fun: Try to Caption This One

    02/05/2001 2:34:58 PM PST · by Merovingian · 79+ views
  • Capitol Punishment

    12/06/2000 10:31:19 AM PST · by Merovingian · 103+ views
    Subject: Capitol Punishment The DC Council has ruled that there cannot be a nativity scene in Washington, DC this Christmas. This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find three wise men and a virgin in the Nation's capitol. There was no problem however finding enough asses to fill the stable.
  • Decision Date NOVEMBER 22

    11/21/2000 12:09:58 PM PST · by Merovingian
    Crystal Ball
    Florida Supreme Court decides on 22 November 2000. Familiar date? Any thoughts on coincidence if this is the date?
  • Declaration for US Citizens

    11/17/2000 8:27:46 AM PST · by Merovingian
    UK | 11/14/00 | Queen of England
    Buckingham Palace 14th November 2000NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCETo the residents of the United States of America, In view of your abject failure to elect a President and thus to govern yourselves, We give hereby Notice of the Revocation of your Independence, effective today at Five O'Clock Greenwich Mean Time. Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume sovereign duties forthwith over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Florida, which Shall be returned to His Illustrious Catholic Majesty, King Juan Carlos of Spain. Your new Prime Minister (The Rt Hon Tony Blair, for the 97.85% of you who have ...