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  • Welfare queen with 15 children states, "Someone needs to pay for all of my children."

    11/30/2011 12:07:00 PM PST · by TSgt · 128 replies Money quote at 2:18
  • Britain orders Iran's diplomats to leave UK (Including France and Germany, Italy may follow)

    11/30/2011 10:57:30 AM PST · by TSgt · 19 replies
    AJC ^ | 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | DAVID STRINGER
    LONDON — Britain ordered Iran on Wednesday to remove all its diplomats from the U.K. within 48 hours following attacks on its embassy and a residential compound in Tehran — one of the most significant diplomatic retaliations against Iran since the 1979 U.S. embassy crisis. Foreign Secretary William Hague told the House of Commons that Britain had also withdrawn its entire diplomatic staff from Iran after angry mobs hauled down Union Jack flags, torched a vehicle and tossed looted documents through windows. The rare move to kick out a country's entire diplomatic corps marks a significant souring of ties between...
  • Ky. Baby Left Behind After Shopping Trip - Strangers Find Baby In Shopping Cart

    11/30/2011 8:22:08 AM PST · by TSgt · 24 replies
    WKRC ^ | 10:50 am EST November 30, 2011 | WKRC
    LEXINGTON -- Police say a central Kentucky father trying to load groceries and children into a vehicle after a shopping trip forgot one thing - his 6-month-old infant. It happened Tuesday at a Kroger store in Jessamine County, WLEX-TV reported. The father left the baby in a grocery cart after unloading everything else and drove away. A few minutes later, a couple found the baby and took the child back into the store to call police. Nicholasville police officer Kevin Grimes said the father quickly figured out what he forgot and also called police while turning around to get back...
  • Fed, global central banks move to boost financial system (Got Inflation?)

    11/30/2011 5:36:50 AM PST · by TSgt · 77 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/30/2011 | By Patrick Rizzo
    The U.S. Federal Reserve, acting with five other central banks, took steps Wednesday to boost the troubled global financial system by making it cheaper for banks to trade in U.S. dollars. The Fed -- along with central banks of the eurozone, England, Japan, Switzerland and Canada -- announced a coordinated plan to lower prices on dollar liquidity swaps beginning on December 5, and extending these swap arrangements to February 1, 2013.
  • Cooper Tire locks out 1,000+ workers (Findlay Ohio Steelworkers Idiots)

    11/29/2011 4:23:21 AM PST · by TSgt · 54 replies
    FoxToledo ^ | 11/29/2011 | FoxToledo
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. began a lockout of its 1,050 unionized workers Monday after they rejected a proposed new labor contract. Cooper plans to keep making tires at the Findlay plant with temporary workers, the company said. It did not disclose how. United Steelworkers Local 207L President Rod Nelson said the company has enlisted Strom Engineering and Strom Strategic Consulting of Minnetonka, Minn., a "labor contingency" firm, according to Strom's website. Cooper also is getting help from temporary employment agencies, Nelson said. "They're paying these workers a lot more than they're paying their employees," Nelson said. "It's kind of...
  • Cigar Gift Help Needed

    11/28/2011 6:17:29 AM PST · by TSgt · 79 replies
    TSgt | 11/28/2011 | TSgt
    I am cigar ignorant. Can FReepers give me ideas for a nice going away cigar gift for an executive who has been a great mentor to me? Up to $100...
  • New Bin Laden Photo Released (Attention Ohio/Michigan fans)

    11/26/2011 7:58:12 AM PST · by TSgt · 8 replies
    TSgt ^ | 11/26/2011 | TSgt
    The CIA was able to recover many of Osama Bin Laden's personal photos from his laptop that was acquired during the raid on his complex earlier this year. This was one of them.
  • Happy Thanksgiving to all who are serving America (Photo tribute)

    11/24/2011 6:58:05 AM PST · by TSgt · 8 replies
    TSgt | 11/24/2011 | TSgt
  • Over 26,000 Ohioans abusing free cell phone plan (Obama phone™)

    11/23/2011 7:50:53 PM PST · by TSgt · 36 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 8:21 PM Wednesday, November 23, 2011 | By Josh Sweigart, Staff Writer
    Companies are flooding low-income households with free cell phones and minutes under a plan overseen by the federal government that is prone to abuse, a Dayton Daily News investigation has found. The investigation found the free cell phone program is growing rapidly because cell phone companies are promoting it heavily and is so commonly abused that 26,500 Ohioans this month have been notified they are violating the rules. The program is paid for with fees mandated by the government and tacked onto most cellphone and home phone bills, often listed as the Universal Service fee. It is redistributed to phone...
  • Rubber chicken is the 99%

    11/23/2011 4:14:14 AM PST · by TSgt · 5 replies
    TSgt | 11/23/2011 | TSgt
  • Steve Jobs' Heirs Could Be Forced to Sell Apple Shares (estate faces $867 million tax bill.)

    11/22/2011 2:40:27 PM PST · by TSgt · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 | Updated 1:38 PM PST | Barbara E. Hernandez
    When Steve Jobs died last month, he left $6.78 billion of stock in both Apple and Disney presumably to his wife and family. His widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, may not have a better time to sell off the billions of stock and avoid $867 million in capital gains taxes. Financial planners told Bloomberg that Powell Jobs and the family should quickly divest and diversify its holdings to avoid higher taxes. Capital gains taxes are set to rise in 2013 from 15 to 20 percent, and Americans with a high income may also be subjected to a 3.8 percent tax on...
  • Insight: In Iowa, farmland boom means end of an era for many

    11/21/2011 6:21:21 PM PST · by TSgt · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/21/2011 | PJ Huffstutter
    It took just 31 minutes for Donald Ellingson's family to end an agrarian tradition that had survived more than a half-century, by auctioning off 153 acres of rich Iowa farmland. Five years after their father's death, Ellingson's three children had grown weary of the demands of running a farm. Their tenant farmer had retired, and finding a new one was tough. The youngest of them was 60 -- too old, they agreed, to return to a life of risky finances and long work days. Combines and corn were not part of the lives of Donald's eight grandchildren or his 14...
  • Country music gets its day at the White House; Obamas to showcase legends, contemporary stars

    WASHINGTON — Country music gets its due at the Obama White House next week. The Obamas will play host to a string of country stars — legendary and contemporary — Monday at their seventh “In Performance at the White House” program. Among those performing Monday night: Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor.
  • Father Patrick McCafferty 'had no-one to turn to' over abuse claim

    11/17/2011 1:24:41 PM PST · by TSgt · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 November 2011 Last updated at 10:45 ET | BBC
    A Catholic priest who claims he was sexually abused by another cleric has said there was no-one he "could turn to" about the alleged abuse. Under cross examination at Belfast Crown Court, Father Patrick McCafferty claimed he was twice abused while a student at a seminary in Wexford. He called it a "dysfunctional place". Former priest James Martin Donaghy, 53, of Lady Wallace Drive, Lisburn, denies a total of 26 charges. These include the alleged sexual abuse and indecent assault of three males between June 1983 and December 2000, including Fr McCafferty, another trainee priest and a former altar boy.
  • Penn State scandal "opens wound" in Catholic Church

    11/16/2011 5:35:35 AM PST · by TSgt · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jason Tomassini
    (Reuters) - The top U.S. Catholic bishop said on Monday that a child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University "opens a wound" within the church, which remains scarred from its own similar controversies and cover-ups. "We know what you're going through," Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, told a news conference in Baltimore where hundreds of bishops have gathered for their national meeting.
  • Attorney Stan Chesley Sued by Sex Abuse Victims

    11/16/2011 5:15:20 AM PST · by TSgt · 7 replies
    WKRC ^ | 11/15 7:19 pm | WKRC
    A Tri-State attorney who is facing possible debarment in Kentucky is being sued by plaintiffs he represented in a class-action suit involving sex abuse victims. Two lawsuits in Kenton County allege that attorneys Stan Chesley and Robert Steinberg defrauded the 252 sex abuse victims who shared an $84 million class-action settlement with the Diocese of Covington. Chesley and Steinberg are accused of promising the victims more money than they actually got and of telling them that their payments would be reduced or delayed if they didn't support the attorneys' fees. Chesley and Steinberg have denied the allegations, calling them "baseless"...
  • Dwindling Membership is Hurting VFW Posts (Opinions from veterans wanted)

    11/14/2011 6:13:24 AM PST · by TSgt · 103 replies
    WKRC ^ | 11/11 5:13 pm | WKRC
    Even as more troops return home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, local VFW posts do not expect a boost in membership. That lack of interest could hurt those posts financially. Chuck Hangbers with Post 7670 in Hamilton says unfortunately, returning service men and women tend to shy away from VFW posts. Hangbers says the younger people tend to move on when they return home. He says they focus on getting their lives together. That is leading to fewer members-only about three or four new members a year. At 7670, Hangbers says there may be forty to sixty people...
  • I-Team exclusive: Former investigator predicted welfare fraud (Ohio county fraud unit eliminated)

    11/10/2011 10:48:45 AM PST · by TSgt · 3 replies
    WCPO ^ | 11/10/2011 | Brendan Keefe
    CINCINNATI -- When three case workers at Hamilton County Job & Family Services were indicted, one former fraud investigator wasn't surprised. Dennis Hoffman had told 9 News about the alleged thefts a full year before a grand jury handed up the 60-count indictment. And he had predicted more welfare fraud long before that. (Watch the original video report in the player to the left) "I made the comment, 'why don't we just paint dollar signs on the side of the building and come in and take what you want.' Well obviously these three case workers did," said Hoffman. In May...
  • Roadside Memorial Stirs Up Controversy (Occupy death site™)

    11/10/2011 5:06:09 AM PST · by TSgt · 20 replies
    WLWT ^ | 7:32 am EST November 10, 2011 | WLWT
    CINCINNATI -- A roadside memorial sitting on land owned by the Cincinnati Nature Center stirred up controversy Wednesday. Kristi Hughes said she built a memorial at the site where Clayton Corril lost control of his motorcycle and crashed in 1997. He succumbed to his injuries one year later. Corril was Hughes' boyfriend 14 years ago. "I thought this would be the perfect place to bring peace to the people who loved him. It's been pretty hard to let go. It was so tragic, happened so quickly and he was so young," Hughes said. But CNC officials said they want the...
  • AL: Jefferson County Commission votes 4-1 to file nation's largest municipal bankruptcy

    11/09/2011 2:26:57 PM PST · by TSgt · 18 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | 11/09/2011 | Barnett Wright
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Jefferson County Commission has just voted 4-1 to file an estimated $4.1 billion bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The commission's action came after it spent approximately six hours over two days meeting with its lawyers to discuss legal options, including a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing and a settlement with creditors on the county's $3.14 billion sewer debt. Commissioner Jimmie Stephens made the motion to file bankruptcy, which was seconded by Commissioner Sandra Little Brown. " "It is time to resolve this once and for all," Stephens said. Another factor in the decision appears...