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  • That's No Bottlecap! Hiker In Israel Finds Rare Gold Coin

    03/15/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    npr ^ | Emily Harris
    Laurie Rimon spotted a gleam while on a hike in northern Israel with several friends. It turned out to be a gold coin so unusual, Israeli archaeologists say there is only one other one with the same symbols in the world. "It's extremely exciting," said Dr. Donald Ariel, an expert with the Israel Antiquities Authority, in comments released by the agency, which says the coin was struck by Roman Emperor Trajan in the year 107. "His gold coins are extremely rare." One side of the gold disc shows an image of Augustus, the founder of the Roman Empire more than...
  • Comcast Users Now Need To Pay A $30 Premium If They Want To Avoid Usage Caps

    09/02/2015 5:03:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 09/01/15 | Karl Bode
    Comcast has slowly but surely been expanding the company's usage cap trials since around 2012, largely focusing them on less competitive markets where annoyed users can't vote with their wallets. In these seventeen (and counting) trial markets, Comcast broadband customers face a monthly usage cap of 300 gigabytes. After that, users need to shell out $10 for each additional 50 gigabytes of data consumed. The trials have expanded slowly but surely in the hopes of minimizing user backlash. Basically, Comcast is the hot water slowly coming to a boil, and you're the frog. It appears that Comcast has now added...
  • CAPS New TV Ads Call For Slowing Legal Immigration Until Californians Are Working Again [AD VIDEO]

    02/28/2011 7:39:32 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies
    CAPS ^ | 2/28/2011 | Marilyn DeYoung, COB
    Ill-Legal Workers TV Campaign The TV ad illustrates the lack of attention to legal foreign workers by first presenting the word “illegal”, since illegal immigrants have been the primary media focus. The spokesperson then separates the word “legal” out, saying, “But what about these workers; legal foreign workers?” The commercial ends by combining the letters to form the word “ill” to describe California’s economy and joblessness, partly attributable to legal and illegal immigration. The campaign was initially launched in the San Francisco area... Click Here to read press release about this ad campaign.
  • Massachusetts Insurers Blame Caps On Rate Increases For Large Losses

    05/18/2010 1:05:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 430+ views
    kaiser health news ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
    The Boston Globe: Four of Massachusetts largest health insurers posted first-quarter losses with three blaming Gov. Deval Patrick's rate increase caps for the bulk of the financial hit that totaled more than $150 million. "The carriers attributed $116 million of their $152 million in losses to the April 1 ruling by the state Division of Insurance to deny most proposed premium increases for the so-called small-group market.
  • Pay Czar Caps Cash Salaries at $500,000 for Bailed-Out Automakers, Banks

    12/11/2009 10:49:16 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 53 replies · 1,670+ views
    Fox News/Associated Press ^ | December 11, 2009 | Staff
    The Obama administration's pay czar is limiting the cash compensation for executives at companies that received the largest taxpayer bailouts to $500,000. The 25th through the 100th top earners at Citigroup, GMAC, American International Group and General Motors also must take more than half their compensation in stock, and at least half must be delayed for three or more years, said Kenneth Feinberg, the Treasury Department's Special Master for Executive Compensation.
  • China Hopes Climate Deal Omits Exports

    03/17/2009 3:38:27 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 373+ views
    Wash Post ^ | March 17, 2009
    Countries importing Chinese goods should be responsible for the heat-trapping gases released during manufacturing, a top Chinese official said yesterday. Li Gao, China's top climate negotiator, said any fair international agreement to curb the gases blamed for global warming would not require China to reduce emissions caused by goods manufactured to meet demand elsewhere. China has surpassed the United States as the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. But 15 to 25 percent of its emissions are generated by manufacturing goods for export, Li said. "As one of the developing countries, we are at the low end of the production...

    10/20/2007 8:39:27 AM PDT · by Ralph4America · 20 replies · 268+ views
    NORWAY PUBLIC TV2 ^ | OCT. 20, 2007 | RALPH
    KING HARALD V OF NORWAY HAS BEEN EXPOSED AS A RELATIVE OF DEMLIB FLIP-FLOPPER JOHN KERRY!!!!!!: The Democrat’s president candidate John Kerry is related to King Harald of Norway…. Not only did Kerry live a couple of years in Oslo during his youth, he is also related with the Norwegian King, according to Harold Brooks-Baker, director of Burke’s Peerage, the "bible" of the European royal families….. THIS PUTS THE ENTIRE NOBEL AWARDS PROCESS INTO QUESTION!!!!! WHAT PRESSURE DID THE DEMLIBS PUT ON THE NOBEL COMMITTEE THROUGH JOHN KERRY’S COUSIN ON THE NORWEGIAN THRONE!!!!! HOW CAN THE KING IN GOOD CONSCIENCE...

    01/15/2007 7:32:20 AM PST · by standingfirm · 13 replies · 1,085+ views ^ | 1/15/07 | Joel Rosenberg
    * * * * FLASH TRAFFIC: WASHINGTON UPDATE * * * * DISPATCH FROM JERUSALEM: BUSH SPEECH SEEN AS PREPARING FOR WAR WITH IRAN By Joel C. Rosenberg (Jerusalem, Israel) -- "Our best case scenario is for missiles to be hitting us in the next year or two. Either the West goes to war to stop Iran from going nuclear, and Iran fires conventional missiles at us in retaliation, or the West waits too long and Iran launches a nuclear first strike at us. Either way, a terrible war is coming. It cannot be avoided." That's the sobering assessment a...
  • CA: Anti-illegal-immigrant groups multiply

    08/13/2006 10:30:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 946+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 8/13/06 | Rachell Uranga
    Retired utility worker Charles Warren worries his quality of life is slipping and says that illegal immigrants are to blame. The 55-year-old retiree complains about day laborers waiting for work outside the nearby Home Depot, saying they give his neighborhood "a Third World look." "Ten or 15 years ago, the neighborhood wasn't like this," Warren said. "The states are overpopulated, there is oversprawl, and immigration is contributing to this." After seeing a television commercial that blamed many of California's woes on illegal immigrants, Warren immediately donated $50 to the sponsoring group, Californians for Population Stabilization. And he's not the only...
  • CA: Governor backpedals on emissions - Schwarzenegger: Caps before 2010 would scare off businesses

    04/12/2006 10:10:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 174+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/12/06 | Ian Hoffman
    SAN FRANCISCO — After pushing the nation's most aggressive goals for cutting greenhouse gases, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday disappointed many environmentalists by backing a go-slow approach, making industry report its greenhouse emissions but not capping those emissions until 2010. "I think we should start without the caps," Schwarzenegger said at a hearing on greenhouse-gas reductions at San Francisco City Hall. "I think we can accomplish a lot without the caps. I think with the caps we could really scare the business community, and they mightleave California." Environmentalists said setting a ceiling on releases of greenhouse gases was essential for...
  • WSJ: What a Gas! (But Hawaii Isn't Laughing) - Will price caps knock the state economy down?

    08/25/2005 6:15:41 AM PDT · by OESY · 31 replies · 1,029+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 25, 2005 | MALIA ZIMMERMAN
    ...Charged with the unenviable job of implementing the gas-cap program, Hawaii's Public Utilities Commission says local industry expects the caps to increase prices by an estimated 30 cents a gallon, with costs on Oahu rising from the current price of $2.68 a gallon to more than $3.... So why bring back price controls more than 30 years after Nixon tried them and failed miserably, causing shortages, rationing, inflation and an economic crisis? It's hard to find a reason, other than to retaliate against the big oil companies, namely Chevron, which many Democrats tried to punish unsuccessfully in court. Made up...
  • Alert! CAFTA (S 1307/HR 3045) Will Increase Illegal Immigration

    07/07/2005 6:56:22 AM PDT · by PreviouslyA-Lurker · 43 replies · 766+ views
    The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) has passed the Senate 54-45 and now moves to the House. If passed, the implementation of CAFTA would expand NAFTA--the 1993 free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico--to include Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. Judging by the miserable failure of NAFTA to accomplish any of its stated goals, CAFTA can be expected to further increase the U.S. trade deficit, loss of American jobs, poverty in Central America, and the influx of poor illegal immigrants to the United States. A study by the Carnegie Endowment for...
  • House, Senate to work out differences after reps pass bill limiting medical malpractice

    03/04/2005 6:52:09 AM PST · by Ravi · 2 replies · 296+ views
    wistv ^ | 3/4/5 | Chris Rees
    (Columbia) March 3, 2005 - The South Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday voted in favor of medical malpractice bill. It faces a third reading Friday before heading back to the Senate next week, where similar legislation has already been passed. The Tort Reform Act of 2005 Relating to Medical Malpractice limits the liability on non-economic damages to $350,000 per health care provider or institution up to $1.05 million for each plaintiff. Under the act physicians rendering care in life and death emergency cases and obstetricians who provide care in life and death emergency cases to patients who have had...
  • House passes tort reform with $350K caps (Georgia Tort Reform)

    02/10/2005 12:09:38 PM PST · by Ravi · 11 replies · 1,219+ views
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | 02/10/05 | Ryan Mahoney and Steven Sloan
    The tort reform legislation that has been placed on the fast track by the Republican leadership sailed through the Georgia House of Representatives today, which passed its version of Senate Bill 3 by a 136-34 vote. The measure was the only legislation considered by the House today. It was approved with an amendment limiting noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases at $350,000 for a single defendant -- $100,000 more than the Senate version would allow -- or up to $1.05 million when multiple defendants are involved. The Senate must now decide whether it will accept the higher caps and an...
  • Parachute System Can Save Small Planes

    12/23/2004 6:21:20 AM PST · by MississippiMasterpiece · 51 replies · 1,566+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | December 22, 2004 | Ted Bridis
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Albert Kolk's small plane banked uncontrollably in darkness over the Monashee mountains, then began spiraling. "Seat belts!" he barked to his teenage grandson and two young friends. Then he reached for a red lever in the cockpit. Suddenly, an orange-and-white parachute as big as a house opened above the plane and gently landed his stricken aircraft in a rocky clearing. If the maker of the parachute that saved Kolk's life this past spring succeeds, one day commercial aircraft like regional commuter jets may have similar safety systems. First, though, there's the challenge of creating a parachute robust...
  • Vote Republican-Don't Be A Girlie Man T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and Caps

    12/16/2004 8:20:21 PM PST · by freespirited · 5 replies · 514+ views
    If you still need Christmas gifts check out these t-shirts, sweatshirts and caps from the California college Republicans.

    09/13/2004 12:01:33 PM PDT · by JosephACamerieri · 7 replies · 231+ views
    September 13, 2004 | Joseph A. Camerieri
    Medical malpractice is number cause of death in America NOT car accidents, or heart disease, or slips and falls, this is well known published stat; its is I repeat again medical malpractice. When doctors in hospitals are negligent IT IS because they have TOO MANY PATIENTS in order to make more bucks in order to pay their malpractice insurance WELL HERE IS THE ULTIMATE RESOLUTION or at least lets start here first; NOW they want to puts lawsuit caps on the victims of these professional murderers who have the American Medical Association, biggest scam in the world, supporting this and...
  • Freddy's Back!

    05/26/2004 6:05:25 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 210+ views
    FREDDY'S BACK!Fred Baron Ran John Kerry In The Senate, Now He's Running DNC?? __________________________________________________________________________"TRIAL LAWYERS ON BOARD: Fred Baron, longtime Democratic fundraiser, former president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, named co-chair of 'Kerry Victory '04' by DNC…" ('s "Noted Now," 5/24/04)BARON SAID TRIAL LAWYERS RAN SENATE Fred Baron Quipped About Power Of Trial Lawyers In Senate: "Lastly, there is another reason [a legislative solution to the asbestos litigation crisis] won't happen. I picked up my Wall Street Journal last night . . . and what did I learn? 'The plaintiffs' bar is all but running the Senate.'...
  • Earth Day: The Neglected Issue of Population Growth; CAPS Activists to Participate at Events(CA)

    04/13/2004 4:12:54 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 7 replies · 185+ views
    Earth Day: The Neglected Issue of Population Growth; CAPS Activists to Participate at Events in San Diego, Sacramento, Santa Barbara 4/13/2004 6:13:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: State Desk, Environment Reporter Contact: Diana Hull, Ph.D., of Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), 805-564-6626, Web: http://www.capsweb SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- At the first Earth Day in 1970, millions of Americans celebrated nature and called for serious protection of the environment. Conservationists across the country noted wisely that "every environmental problem is a population problem." Now, this common sense understanding has become too "politically incorrect" to discuss, let alone...
  • Mr. bin Laden, you're clear to fly

    02/18/2004 12:09:05 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 76+ views ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2004 | Timothy W. Maier
    By Timothy W. Maier© 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. Imagine if the world's most notorious fugitive, Osama bin Laden, attempted to board an airliner in the United States. Suppose he were clean-shaven, sporting short hair, wearing a pinstriped business suit and looked like so many other travelers that no suspicions were raised. How far might he get? If he used aliases such as names of family members, he would be nabbed instantly and whisked away for questioning. That's because many of his relatives are on the FBI's secret "no-fly list," according to intelligence sources. But suppose he boldly decided to use his...
  • GOP Seek Caps on Ob-Gyn Malpractice Only

    02/12/2004 8:41:07 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 14 replies · 317+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 12, 2004 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans are planning a fresh effort to limit medical malpractice awards, focusing on doctors who stop delivering babies because of soaring insurance bills. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is considering forcing a vote on legislation that would cap awards only for obstetricians and gynecologists just after the Senate returns from recess on Feb. 23, an aide said Thursday. Democrats last year blocked a bill that would have limited damages across a range of cases. Frist said recently a broad bill would again be defeated. "I will use whatever creative strategic things I can to pass legislation....
  • Alderman Joe Moore Becoming Persona Non Grata in Chicago's 49th Ward - Ethics Not Enforced

    02/11/2003 5:57:52 PM PST · by Ward49_MudZapper · 2 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 1997 | James Webb
    CHICAGO SCANDALS REACH DALEY'S DOOR Associated Press Tuesday, October 28, 1997; 6:56 a.m. EST BY JAMES WEBB Associated Press Writer EXCERPT: Daley scolded minority aldermen and low-level city and county workers who fell to federal probes involving illegal dumping and no-show workers who are friends or relatives of public officials. In July, he pushed grumbling aldermen to adopt ethics rules governing their conduct. But political observers say the behavior pales by comparison to the behind-the-scenes relationships getting attention now. "What's different now is the light has finally shown on where the real money is being made," said Alderman Joe Moore,...