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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
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=bavou_SEj1E 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 Foreign Secretary William Hague told the House of Commons that Britain had also withdrawn its entire diplomatic staff from Iran after angry mobs hauled down Union Jack flags, torched a vehicle and tossed looted documents through windows.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
    www.nbcbayarea.com ^ | 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 · 102 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...
  • Young Women Nabbed In Bloody Satanic Ritual (Man, 18, was stabbed, slashed 300 times)

    11/09/2011 2:21:05 PM PST · by TSgt · 44 replies
    TSG ^ | November 9, 2011 | TSG
    NOVEMBER 9--Two young Milwaukee women were arrested this week after an 18-year-old Arizona man--who traveled to Wisconsin by bus after meeting one of the suspects online--told cops that he was held captive in the duo’s apartment for two days and slashed and stabbed more than 300 times as part of an apparent satanic sex ritual. A Milwaukee Police Department search warrant for the East Knapp Street apartment where the man was held details his ordeal. The warrant authorized cops to seize an assortment of items from the residence, including “knives or other cutting instruments,” blood and DNA evidence, duct tape,...
  • Global Stocks Slide

    11/09/2011 7:21:56 AM PST · by TSgt · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2011, 9:43 A.M. ET | TOMI KILGORE
    U.S. stocks sank as a surge in Italian bond yields to crisis levels startled investors and put the spotlight back on euro-zone sovereign debt issues. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dropped 236 points, or 1.9%, to 11934. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index slumped 29 points, or 2.2%, to 1247 while the Nasdaq Composite shed 63 points, or 2.3%, to 2664. The losses wiped out the previous two days' gains, and pushed the major indexes into negative territory for November.
  • Scripps TV Revenue Down 11% in Quarter (Newspapers fell 4.4% (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™))

    11/08/2011 1:47:54 PM PST · by TSgt · 3 replies
    www.broadcastingcable.com ^ | 11/8/2011 10:45:52 AM | Michael Malone
    E.W. Scripps reported station revenue of $69.9 million in the third quarter, an 11% decrease from the same quarter a year ago. Excluding political advertising from the 2011 and 2010 totals, revenue increased 6.5%. Local revenue was up 11%, while national advertising fell 6.6%. Political revenue was $2.1 million in the third quarter, way down from $14.8 million in the third quarter of 2010. Revenue from retransmission consent agreements increased 32% year over year to $4 million. Digital revenue was $2.2 million, an increase of 11%. Scripps' overall consolidated revenues from continuing operations were $168 million, a decrease of 8.6%...
  • Kentucky Soldier Faces Spying Allegations

    11/04/2011 8:56:06 AM PDT · by TSgt · 19 replies
    WKRC ^ | 11/04/2011 | WKRC
    A 22 year old soldier from Owensboro, Kentucky faces charges of spying. Specialist William Colton Millay is stationed in Alaska. U.S. Army and FBI investigators arrested Millay last Friday. Army Lieutenant Colonel Bill Coppernoll says Millay's arrest stems from an ongoing investigation conducted by the Army and FBI. Coppernoll says few details are being released now, but adds that unlike the WikiLeaks case targeting Army analyst Bradley Manning, allegations do "not involve the transfer of data on computer networks." His family has hired a defense attorney from Dallas who specializes in defending members of the military charged in crimes. Dick...
  • Detroit in "extremely serious" fiscal shape: mayor (An icon of 50 years of Democrat leadership)

    11/04/2011 4:27:23 AM PDT · by TSgt · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 3, 2011 5:39pm EDT | Karen Pierog
    Detroit is in "extremely serious financial condition," as it is projected to run out of cash next year and must take action to avoid a state takeover, Mayor Dave Bing said on Thursday. Michigan's largest city is facing a projected cash shortage of about $150 million by the end of March, a statement from his office said. To avoid having a state-appointed emergency financial manager, the city needs to address pension and healthcare costs and "inefficient services" such as transportation and lighting, while labor union contracts need to be renegotiated before their expiration next June, the statement said.
  • Chapman ups offer for Crystal Cathedral (Catholic vs. Protestant Bids)

    11/03/2011 6:55:36 PM PDT · by TSgt · 5 replies
    www.kansascity.com ^ | Tue, Nov. 01, 2011 06:07 PM | DEEPA BHARATH
    Chapman University has increased its offer to purchase the 40-acre Crystal Cathedral property by $1.5 million, taking the total offer to $51.5 million. The university also has the blessing of the church's creditors committee, which in court documents filed Monday named Chapman as the preferred buyer. In addition, the university was selected over the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange by the cathedral's board, despite the diocese's higher offer of $53.6 million. The Chapman offer includes a 15-year leaseback and buyback option that would allow the cathedral to continue its ministry and iconic "Hour of Power" broadcasts, which have a worldwide...
  • Home prices heading for triple-dip

    11/01/2011 5:24:19 AM PDT · by TSgt · 18 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | October 31, 2011: 11:56 AM ET | Les Christie
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The besieged housing market has even further to fall before home prices really hit rock bottom. According to Fiserv (FISV), a financial analytics company, home values are expected to fall another 3.6% by next June, pushing them to a new low of 35% below the peak reached in early 2006 and marking a triple dip in prices. Several factors will be working against the housing market in the upcoming months, including an increase in foreclosure activity and sustained high unemployment, explained David Stiff, Fiserv's chief economist.
  • Joseph Robinette Biden to become 45th President of the United States (Obama's Teleprompter Stolen)

    10/18/2011 6:36:40 AM PDT · by TSgt · 16 replies
    TSgt | 10/18/2011 | TSgt
    Joseph Robinette Biden will be sworn in today at noon as the 45th President of the United States. This succession follows the theft of President Obama's teleprompter. This resulted in Obama's inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office as outlined in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. When asked about the sucession Obama was quoted as saying, "um..er..um..I..bill..pass."
  • Three People Injured in Shootout Between Bar Bands (Concealed Carry Saves the Band!)

    10/14/2011 5:12:37 AM PDT · by TSgt · 10 replies
    WKRC ^ | 10/14/2011 | WKRC
    Three people are injured in a shootout between two bar bands early Friday morning-after a night of performing at an Elmwood Place bar. Cincinnati Police say some details of the exchange of gunfire are still unknown but they remained on the scene early Friday morning, working to figure out exactly what happened. Officers told Local 12 that two groups were performing at Dirty Jack's bar near Vine and Locust on Thursday evening. At closing time, one of the bands walked to their car-the second band allegedly followed them and then tried to rob the first band. Police say the first...
  • Netflix Abandons Plan to Rent DVDs on Qwikster (Hallelujah!)

    10/10/2011 5:41:23 AM PDT · by TSgt · 88 replies
    The New York Times: Media Decoder ^ | October 10, 2011, 8:00 am | BRIAN STELTER
    Abandoning a break-up plan it announced last month, Netflix said Monday morning that it had decided to keep its DVD-by-mail and online streaming services together under one name and one Web site. The company admitted that it had moved too fast when it tried to spin-off the old-fashioned DVD service into a new company called Qwikster. “We underestimated the appeal of the single web site and a single service,” Steve Swasey, a Netflix spokesman, said in a telephone interview. He quickly added: “We greatly underestimated it.” Mr. Swasey said that the Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings declined an interview request....
  • Alex Salmond's green energy revolution 'threatens firms with bankruptcy' (Scotland Green Lunacy)

    10/05/2011 10:29:02 AM PDT · by TSgt · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:00AM BST 29 Sep 2011 | By Simon Johnson, Scottish Political Editor
    The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) said electricity is currently about nine times more expensive to generate from wind farms than gas-powered plants. Mike Salter, the SCC chairman, told the organisation’s annual dinner that Government energy experts predict greater reliance on “very expensive” renewables will lead to consumers’ electricity bills doubling. He warned this would hold back the Scottish economy and lead to businesses going under. If this is the consequence, he questioned whether Mr Salmond’s “total commitment” to green energy is “misguided”. In a double whammy for hard-pressed companies, he said the SNP’s decision to increase business taxes by...
  • Congress Is About to Make It Legal to Robocall Your Cell Phone; Here’s How to Speak Up Against It

    10/04/2011 10:50:22 AM PDT · by TSgt · 14 replies
    lifehacker.com ^ | Oct 3, 2011 2:00 PM | By Alan Henry
    Since 1991, mobile phone numbers have been excluded from telemarketers' lists, political campaigners, and other unwanted, unsolicited phone marketers. Now, there's a bill in the US House of Representatives to change all of that—one that opens the doors to a new era of political robocalling right to your mobile phone. Here's how to tell Congress that you want no part of it. Photo by Marc Davis. Why You Should Care The "Mobile Informational Call Act" is an amendment to the Communications Act of 1934 and will allow political organizations, committees, and action groups to contact you on your mobile phone....
  • Top TV pitchman Don Lapre 'commits suicide' in prison just two days before $52m fraud trial

    10/03/2011 10:12:14 AM PDT · by TSgt · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5:05 PM on 3rd October 2011 | Mark Duell
    A renowned TV pitchman who allegedly defrauded at least 220,000 people of nearly $52million is believed to have committed suicide in jail. Don Lapre, 47, of Phoenix, Arizona, was charged with running a nationwide scheme to sell essentially worthless Internet-based businesses. The father-of-two was found dead in his prison cell in Florence, Arizona, on Sunday - just two days before his trial was due to begin on Tuesday.
  • Solid Rock Church Pastor Dies at 69 (Of "Touchdown Jesus" statue fame)

    10/02/2011 5:24:10 AM PDT · by TSgt · 11 replies
    WKRC ^ | 10/01 9:39 pm | WKRC
    Pastor Lawrence Bishop of the non-denominational church Solid Rock, has died. He was 69. Pastor Bishop's wife says he suffered a massive stroke Thursday inside of their home. He was admitted into the Atrium Medical Center in Middletown and then transported to Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Pastor Bishop passed away at 11:49 p.m. Friday. Visitation take place Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. until noon at Solid Rock Church's Main Campus, located at 903 Union Road in Lebanon. The funeral will follow Friday's visitation. Bishop is survived by his wife of 49 years, four...
  • Tearjerker Alert: Deaf Woman Hears Herself for the First Time

    10/01/2011 6:37:11 AM PDT · by TSgt · 83 replies
    Time NewsFeed ^ | 10/01/2011 | Aylin Zafar
    Sloan Churman, 29, was born deaf and had never heard the sound of her own voice—until last week. Eight weeks ago, Churman underwent surgery for a hearing implant called The Esteem Implant by Envoy Medical. Though she'd been wearing hearing aids since the age of 2, she says they “only help so much.” She had her husband record the activation of the implant. We dare you not to break out into tears with her.
  • Prison Worker Accused Of Having Sex With Inmate

    09/27/2011 11:01:05 AM PDT · by TSgt · 63 replies
    WLWT ^ | 8:53 am EDT September 27, 2011 | WLWT
    <p>LEBANON -- A Warren Correctional employee has been indicted on a sexual battery charge.</p> <p>Keli Jones is accused of having sexual contact with an inmate at the facility in late July.</p> <p>Ohio's sexual battery statute specifically states that the charge applies if "the other person is confined in a detention facility, and the offender is an employee of that detention facility."</p>
  • Five People Found Dead in Franklin County, Indiana

    09/26/2011 4:40:22 AM PDT · by TSgt · 7 replies · 2+ views
    WKRC ^ | 9/25 8:52 pm | WKRC
    Indiana State Police hope autopsies today will lead to new information about the deaths of five people found in Franklin County on Sunday. Police discovered the bodies after neighbors spotted a child wandering along Stipps Hill Road in Brookville, Indiana around 1:20 p.m. Sunday. The neighbors called Franklin County Police after finding the child and once the responding deputy heard the child's story, he decided to call for backup. Investigating officers then discovered the bodies of five people at two houses. One man was found at a house on one side of Stipps Hill Road, two men and two women...
  • NB and SB lanes of Brent Spence Bridge closed Thursday (Obama's traffic snarling bridge visit)

    09/21/2011 1:04:11 PM PDT · by TSgt · 14 replies
    FOX19 ^ | Sep 21, 2011 3:46 PM EDT | Amber Stegall
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A traffic advisory has been issued for Thursday, September 22, 2011. The right northbound lane (bottom deck) and the left southbound lane (upper deck) of the Brent Spence Bridge and the 4th Street Entrance Ramp (northbound) will be closed. Long delays are possible. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes if traveling through the area.
  • Lawyer turns topless dancer to pay the bills

    09/13/2011 6:46:26 PM PDT · by TSgt · 82 replies
    MSNBC (MSDNC) ^ | 9/13/2001 | Bob Sullivan
    When Carla graduated 10 years ago, she thought her law degree would be a permanent ticket to a high-paying job. But instead of selling her mind, Carla is selling her body. After student loans, debt, a layoff and unemployment battered her bank account, she now finds herself in an almost unbelievable position – dancing in a topless bar. "Did I ever think I’d be taking my top off for rent money? No. I was in my mid-30s and had never danced before," said Carla, who asked that we use her stage name and withhold her identity and some personal details....
  • Amazing video: Bystanders lift car to save biker

    09/13/2011 8:58:58 AM PDT · by TSgt · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 13, 2011 7:45 AM | CBS News
    A fiery rescue in Utah was caught on tape Monday. A car hit a motorcycle in Logan. The bike slid under the car, trapping the rider under the car as flames burst out. Grad student Chris Garff, who shoots video of lectures and school events for Utah State University, happened to be there when it happened, and began getting the scene on video. Half a dozen people tried the lift the blazing BMW. "We were cheering them on, like 'Get that car up! Get that guy outta there!" Garff says. No luck. Then, a flood of people swarmed the car...
  • Stocks Tumble at Open Amid Europe Jitters (NYSE Invokes Rule 48)

    09/12/2011 6:47:02 AM PDT · by TSgt · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12 Sep 2011 | 9:30 AM ET | CNBC
    Stocks opened lower Monday amid heightened concerns that Greece is not doing enough to avoid default grow and as European banks hit their lowest level since March 2009. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell at the open, led by JPMorgan [JPM 31.85 -0.23 (-0.72%) ] and Caterpillar [CAT 82.8765 -1.0835 (-1.29%) ] after closing firmly in the red last week. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also tumbled. The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, traded above 42. All 10 S&P sectors were lower, led by energy and industrials.
  • 9/11 Uncle Sam Cartoon Needed

    09/10/2011 11:19:50 AM PDT · by TSgt · 16 replies
    TSgt ^ | 9/20/2011 | TSgt
    Apologies in advance but I've Googled like crazy and can't find this particular 9/11 cartoon. Uncle Sam is sitting over the WTC ruins with the caption, "Give me a day to mourn my dead then get my gun." Any help would be greatly appreciated! TSgt
  • A FR Pictorial Tribute to Organized Labor Unions on this Labor Day (Photos)

    09/05/2011 6:00:57 AM PDT · by TSgt · 17 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 09/05/2011 | TSgt
  • Boehner rejects Obama’s request to address Congress

    08/31/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT · by TSgt · 220 replies · 2+ views
    netrightdaily.com ^ | 8/31/2011 | netrightdaily.com
    Speaker John Boehner has rejected Obama’s request to address a joint session of Congress on September 7th to discuss his jobs plan. Boehner has asked that Obama consider the following night instead. According to Politico, Boehner said in a letter to Obama that Sept. 8th would be better “so we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks.” It is important to note that on September 7, the GOP Presidential candidates will have a debate that is sponsored by NBC and Politico that will air on MSNBC. NBC and Politico announced earlier...
  • Congressional Black Caucus: Racist Tea Party Wants Black Americans ‘Hanging On a Tree’ (Video)

    08/30/2011 1:54:05 PM PDT · by TSgt · 26 replies
    breitbart.tv ^ | August 30, 2011 at 11:28 am | Breitbart.
    Over the past few weeks, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (an organization that excludes people from joining based on skin color) held job fair town hall events across the country. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) told the attendees of his event that members of the Tea Party in congress would like to see "us hanging on a tree". Carson is the congressman who started the myth that Tea Party protesters hurled racial slurs at he and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on the day of the ObamaCare vote.
  • Survey: Employers consider ending health coverage

    08/24/2011 10:39:41 AM PDT · by TSgt · 31 replies
    AP via WCPO ^ | 8/24/2011 | TOM MURPHY
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Nearly one of every 10 midsized or big employers expects to stop offering health coverage to workers once federal insurance exchanges start in 2014, according to a new survey from a large benefits consultant. Towers Watson also found in a survey completed last month that an additional 20 percent of the companies are unsure about what they will do. Another big benefits consultant, Mercer, found in a June survey of large and smaller employers that 8 percent are either "likely" or "very likely" to end health benefits once the exchanges start. Employer-sponsored health insurance has long been...
  • Man accused of killing 3-month-old during sexual assault

    08/24/2011 7:46:46 AM PDT · by TSgt · 24 replies · 1+ views
    www.upnorthlive.com ^ | 08.23.2011 at 6:12 PM | Roxanne Werly
    PESHAWBESTOWN -- A Leelanau County man is accused of killing his baby daughter during a sexual assault. Federal investigators say Steven Deuman of Peshawbestown killed the 3-month-old on August 12 . Deuman was arrested on August 18, the same day Federal officials issued a murder complaint. 7&4 News first told you about the death investigation last week but FBI investigators were not able to release details on the crime. The suspected crime scene is a home on the 32-hundred block of M-22 in Peshawbestown. It's on federal land belonging to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Deuman...
  • Obama in statistical dead heat with Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann

    08/23/2011 8:35:37 AM PDT · by TSgt · 82 replies
    CBSNEWS ^ | August 23, 2011 8:34 AM | Corbett B. Daly
    President Obama is statistically tied with each of four named Republican presidential candidates in the latest Gallup poll asking which candidate voters would choose if the election were held today. Among independent voters, the only candidate Mr. Obama beats is Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's suport was strongest, garnering 48 percent compared with Mr. Obama's 46 percent of registered voters asked. Rick Perry, who announced his candidacy less than two weeks ago, tied Mr. Obama with 47 percent each. Among registered voters, the president scored higher than Bachmann and Rep. Ron Paul, though both of those...
  • Teenager Shot By Police Officer-Caught on Camera (Cincinnati Black Family Reunion)

    08/22/2011 4:59:27 AM PDT · by TSgt · 51 replies
    WKRC ^ | 8/20 7:52 pm | WKRC
    Surveillance cameras capture an officer involved in a fight for his life Saturday night-that officer ended up shooting and killing a teen who pulled a gun. Cincinnati Police released new information about the shooting during a news conference late Sunday afternoon, nearly 24 hours after the violent confrontation. For nearly two minutes, officers struggled to control 16-year-old Davon Mullins. Cameras show the suspect pulled his gun. That's when the officer fired twice. the chief of police says the officer had no choice. The investigation began at the Black Family Reunion. An off-duty officer reported seeing several people bringing guns into...
  • Finally! A cure for white film on dishes (EPA caused the problem!)

    08/18/2011 5:45:07 PM PDT · by TSgt · 104 replies
    WCPO ^ | 08/18/2011 | By: John Matarese
    Have you noticed a white film on your dishes in recent months? As we first reported earlier this year, the reason is a new environmental law. Most manufacturers have reformulated their dishwasher detergents after laws limiting phosphates went into effect last year. Julie Schimpf of Ft Thomas, Kentucky showed me how bad her dishes looked. Julie said "there's this frosty, filmy look on the top and bottom and it won't go away. I'm finding the same film here on the edges of my plates." Complaints Nationwide Our partners at Consumer Reports Magazine have heard many of the same complaints, from...