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  • Get Ready for Regulators to Peer Into Your Portfolio

    05/03/2014 9:08:48 AM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | jason Zweig
    In December, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which oversees how investments are sold, proposed what it calls Cards, an electronic system that would regularly collect data on balances and transactions in brokerage accounts. But some critics think it could endanger the privacy and security of investors’ confidential data. Under Cards (which stands for Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System), Finra would collect—probably weekly—a record of activity at all of the more than 4,100 brokerage firms nationwide.
  • BTC-e Enables Fund Withdrawals Using MasterCard and Visa Cards

    03/21/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Errant · 11 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 21 March 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    Notoriously tight-lipped bitcoin exchange and CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index member BTC-e is now allowing customers to withdraw funds to Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards, with some exceptions. The company blog post, issued on 21st March, indicated that the new program is now available to customers in any country, using any currency. All customers will pay a 5% fee for the service. The new functionality is noteworthy as it will allow customers to send money to debit and credit cards issued by two of the largest and most commonly used international card issuers. At present, the transfer of funds...
  • Got a charge for $9.84 on your credit card? Beware

    01/27/2014 8:47:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | January 27, 2014 | Kathy Kristof
    Wondering if your credit card number could be in the hands of a crook? Look for a charge for $9.84. The Better Business Bureau issued a fraud alert last week about a raft of consumer complaints all reporting the same niggling charge. The business levying this fee may purport to provide “customer support,” or it may simply identify itself as any one of a number of different websites.
  • Police Arrest Illegal Aliens With Ties To Massive Target Credit Card Breach

    01/20/2014 6:47:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-20-2014 | TRN
    Police have arrested two Mexican illegal aliens on fraud charges in the first arrests tied to the December Target credit card breach -- a stark reminder of the frequent involvement of illegal immigration and identity theft in the U.S.On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession, said Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards. The illegals, both from Monterrey, Mexico, used cards...
  • VA hospital refuses to accept 'Merry Christmas' cards

    12/24/2013 8:10:14 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/24/13 | Todd Starnes
    Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas. Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would “make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with.” “I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you,” Gracie told MyFoxDFW.com. Gracie’s card read, “Merry Christmas. Thank you for your service.” It also included an American flag. But the bedridden veterans at the...
  • Symptoms of a perishing society

    10/17/2013 1:25:44 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 22 replies
    World Magazine ^ | October 15, 2013 | Andree Seu Peterson
    In a speech at Harvard in 1978, Alexander Solzhenitsyn said: “There are telltale symptoms by which history gives warning to a threatened or perishing society. Such are, for instance, a decline of the arts or a lack of great statesmen. Indeed, sometimes the warnings are quite explicit and concrete. The center of your democracy and of your culture is left without electric power for a few hours only, and all of a sudden crowds of American citizens start looting and creating havoc. The smooth surface film must be very thin, then, the social system quite unstable and unhealthy. …” Yet...
  • For sale: ‘Iraq’s Most Wanted’ card signed by Saddam

    09/22/2013 4:23:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2013 | Gary Buiso
    He’s no longer keeping his cards close to his vest. A soldier who guarded Saddam Hussein is ready to sell a rare collection of autographed “Iraq’s Most Wanted” playing cards — including one signed by the madman himself, The Post has learned. “Maybe someone else would like them and they can do something with them,” said Mark Heinbaugh, 51, a sergeant who said he was assigned to Camp Cropper in Iraq while serving with the Pennsylvania National Guard.
  • Love: Obama Played Cards During Osama Raid; ´I Can’t Watch This Entire Thing,´ Obama Said

    08/14/2013 12:13:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/14/13 | Daniel Halper
    Reggie Love says he and President Obama played cards during the Osama bin Laden raid, and that the president told him, "I can´t watch this entire thing." (Snip for video)"“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ We must have played 15 games of spades,” said Love at a public event. Love was Obama´s "body man," and spent much time with his boss while he worked for Obama at the White House.
  • UK casino accuses US poker star Ivey of cheating

    05/16/2013 6:58:55 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2013 | Gregory Katz
    LONDON – A major casino operator is accusing Phil Ivey, an American who is one of the world's top professional poker players, of amassing millions of dollars in winnings by cheating at baccarat. Court papers filed in Britain's High Court by the Malaysia-based Genting Group say that Ivey and an accomplice successfully used a scam to rack up winnings of roughly 7.8 million pounds ($11.9 million) last summer. The case has rocked the world of professional poker by pitting one of its most charismatic young stars against a major resort and casino operator. The game in question took place on...
  • Senators in Immigration Talks Mull Federal IDs for All Workers

    02/22/2013 6:47:59 AM PST · by haffast · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 20, 2013, 7:47 p.m. ET | DANNY YADRON
    Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. worker—citizen or not—to carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person's legal eligibility to work. snip But at least five of the eight senators writing the bill have backed biometric ID cards in the past. At least three of them—Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.)—have said they support requiring the cards under the new law but are open to other options, aides say. snip Mr. Graham, in an interview, said that...
  • Golden Nugget suing card manufacturer after unshuffled cards lead to big winnings for gamblers

    08/21/2012 5:05:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 21, 2012
    ATLANTIC CITY — At first, it seemed like a coincidence, the kind of thing that happens from time to time at a casino, where the same number or same sequence of cards happens twice in a row. But when the players at an April game of mini-baccarat at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City kept seeing the same sequence of cards dealt, over and over and over again, their eyes grew wide and their bets grew bigger, zooming from $10 a hand to $5,000. Forty-one consecutive winning hands later, the 14 players had racked up more than $1.5 million in winnings...
  • Soldiers Deck of Cards

    03/12/2012 7:34:37 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 7, 2012 | Justin Flom
    A Veterans tribute with just a pack of cards and a beautiful ending. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGPKpIuX3cY
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    12/09/2011 4:50:04 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 55 replies · 3+ views
    Christmas Card Day Always on December 9th.....Honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 - 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843. Just a few decades ago, sending Christmas cards through the mail was a holiday "must". Sending cards through the mail continues to be very popular. The cost and time for writing and sending cards has caused many people to stop sending them. Free Ecards have surged in popularity. Animated Christmas and seasonal Ecards have made sending and receiving them a lot of fun.  Today is  a good day to send out your Christmas cards and holiday...
  • The History of Christmas Cards

    11/05/2011 1:33:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Aquinas and More ^ | November 4, 2011
    Christmas Cards, official items printed with a Christmas message and sent to wish others a "A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You.", were first printed in England in 1843 making them as old as the opera Don Pasquale, the United Free Church of Scotland, the British colony of Natal, a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and your grandmother's fruit cake. Sir Henry Cole commissioned John Callcott Horsley to create the first Christmas card. Sir Cole must have had a lot of friends and a lot of free time since he had 1000 printed. Unfortunately, he didn't...
  • Cards Snubbed By Obama? No Traditional White House Call Following Game 7 Win

    11/04/2011 5:38:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    CBS (St. Louis) ^ | 11/4/11 | Charlie Brennan, Brett Blume
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Was President Barack Obama too busy watching the “Operation Repo” marathon or something else last Friday night? When KMOX host Charlie Brennan asked now-retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa how the traditional call of congratulations from the White House went, La Russa suddenly realized that…it never happened. “That’s a good point, I hadn’t really even thought about that,” replied a surprised-sounding La Russa, who can be forgiven for having a few other things on his mind over the past week. “As we were getting into the World Series we had a call from the...
  • Hallmark introduces layoff greeting cards

    09/26/2011 9:34:46 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 46 replies
    Biz Journals ^ | 9-23-11 | Nashville Business Journal
    "They sent us letters. They phoned it in. They asked their retailers, you know, in their neighborhood, where do I find a card that says this?” Hallmark Creative Director Derek McCracken told NPR. “And again, loss of job, like any loss, is a grieving process. And so we have to acknowledge as soon as possible what had happened and then try to support them. So that's where we kind of offer more cards on the, you'll get through this, versus dwelling on the loss of the job itself.”
  • Start Integrated Immigration Reform: Secure Border, Issue Tax ID Cards, Deport Those Who Don't Pay

    07/24/2011 7:45:23 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 47 replies
    Self | 24 July 2011 | Robert A Cook
    Request all seriously and intensely critique the following, pointing out flaws and recommending improvements: Immigration Reform - as the liberals in Washington want it defined within the limits they want to use and the way it has been tried several times before - cannot work. It increases the problems now present, rewards those who break the current law, past laws, and future laws. Worse, or perhaps deliberately so, it rewards the democrat party with more resident illegals to swell their constituents in most of their carefully chosen low income House Districts, provides a ready source of illegal voters, and illegal...
  • California EDD (Employment Development Department) Replaces Unemployment Checks With Debit Cards

    07/10/2011 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 7/08/11
    California EDD Replaces Unemployment Checks With Debit CardsJuly 8, 2011 8:55 AM SACRAMENTO (KCBS) — Calling it a major change in the history of California’s unemployment program, the Employment Development Department is now sending out debit cards instead of traditional checks to people receiving unemployment benefits. The phase-in transition from paper to plastic is expected to take a few months to complete. Starting Friday, debit cards are replacing unemployment checks for the 1.2 million Californians currently receiving benefits.
  • Has Anybody Got a Deck of Gulf War Playing Cards

    04/22/2011 10:08:46 PM PDT · by BrokenHealer · 22 replies
    self ^ | 04/22/11 | self
    Hi Gang, I wonder if any FReepers have a deck of Gulf War playing cards. I'm most interested in cards which were actually handed out to US soldiers in Iraq. Do any of you guys have the printing, or computer expertise to print new decks of cards? If possible, I'd really like to talk to you about best images, numbers and cost. Agape, BrokenHealer
  • Tasteless Christmas Humor

    12/16/2010 1:04:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 16, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican (PG-rated)
  • U.S., AmEx in Antitrust Suit (AMEX refuses to Obey B.O.)

    10/05/2010 7:00:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/5/10 | THOMAS CATAN And ROBIN SIDEL
    WASHINGTON—The Justice Department slapped American Express Co. with a civil antitrust suit after the credit-card company refused to join an industrywide agreement to allow merchants to steer customers toward cheaper forms of plastic. To head off a court fight with the government and seven state attorneys general, Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. agreed Monday to scrap a range of restrictions on the merchants that accept their cards. Under the proposed settlement, Visa and MasterCard would allow merchants to offer discounts, rebates or other incentives to get customers to use cards with lower merchant fees, such as "plain-vanilla" cards with no...
  • Rare Rookie Card Up for Grabs

    07/14/2010 11:35:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wed, Jul 14, 2010 | JILL DURAN
    A rare Stephen Strasburg baseball card is hitting the auction block againStephen Strasburg’s rare autographed 2010 Bowman Prospects rookie card goes on the auction block with a starting bid of $9,000. The anonymous owner tried to sell the card on eBay in June, but that auction ended when outrageous bids exceeding $900,000 could not be verified. The owner pulled it from eBay and re-listed it -- only to see it reach a ridiculous $500,000 quickly. It was pulled again. Bidding begins Wednesday at noon, and lasts for two weeks. Pulled from a pack of Bowman Trading Cards, Beckett Grading Service...
  • Racist Hallmark Card? Bull!

    06/11/2010 6:36:53 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 16 replies · 508+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/11/2010 | Scott Factor
    The NAACP, void of any attention since the rest of the country is focused on our oil spill, our failing economy, and our worthless President, has decided that it must make up something to get attention. So, it sent its members on a nationwide hunt for the Don Imus-like comment to raise a stink about. What did they find? Well, nothing really. However, they have succeeded in making something up. Hoops and YoYo, a popular cartoon, can be found in many places, usually saying some strange things. One incarnation of this duo is the greeting card series that are sold...
  • With 1 in 5 Americans out of work, Obama issues over a million green cards

    04/13/2010 9:15:29 AM PDT · by MamaDearest · 20 replies · 485+ views
    examiner.com ^ | April 11, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    The Department of Homeland Security has just reported that during 2009, they issued 1,130,818 new Green Cards to foreign nationals, allowing them to work legally in this country. That number represents the fourth highest number of cards issued in one year.

750,000 of the new Green Cards were given to the families of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.

The top four recipient nations are as follows:

-Mexico…164,920 
-China…receiving 64,238
-Philippines…60,029
-India…57,304 

In Feb. 2009, the financial institution Merrill Lynch announced that the nation’s actual unemployment rate had reached 13.9 percent. A year later, that number had risen to 17.3 percent. This figure represents Americans...
  • Pilot thanks students for cards, treats

    03/26/2010 6:53:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 575+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Alexis Huicochea
    After months of sending cards and cookies, a group of second-graders at Lyons Elementary School received a special visit from their pen pal, Air Force Capt. Mark Uberuaga. Uberuaga, a combat search-and-rescue pilot, spent three months in Afghanistan before returning Feb. 4. He stopped by Elizabeth Wiley's classroom Thursday to thank the children for their support and to fill them in on his trip. As he told students that he piloted a HH-60G Pave Hawk aircraft, one student had to make sure he heard Captain Mark - as the kids referred to him - correctly. "Wait, did you say you...
  • Credit cards implicate Mossad in Dubai hit: report

    02/21/2010 9:03:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies · 841+ views
    rueters ^ | 2/21/10 | reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - New evidence incriminating Israel's spy agency in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai includes credit card payments and phone calls made by suspects, an Arabic-language daily reported on Saturday. Police have already said the 11 suspects used forged passports in the names of innocent individuals of several European nationalities. "Dubai police have information confirming that the suspects purchased travel tickets from companies in other countries with credit cards carrying the same names we have publicized (in the passports)," Al Bayan daily on Saturday quoted Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim as saying. It did not...
  • GOP Valentine's Day Cards

    02/12/2010 2:27:58 PM PST · by astyanax · 4 replies · 599+ views
    RNC ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | Unknown
    Valentine's Day cards featuring Obama, Pelosi, Gore, Franken, etc. It's hard to believe but apparently someone at the RNC headquarters has a sense of humor. The majority of these are actually witty! Enjoy!
  • More Victorian Valentine Cards

    02/05/2010 6:18:51 AM PST · by jay1949 · 2 replies · 268+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | February 5, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Valentine's Day derives from the Feast of St. Valentine, established in 496 by Pope Gelasius I. Why this feast day was decreed remains obscure and the identity of the specific St. Valentine thus honored is uncertain -- there are several St. Valentines recorded in the early centuries of the Catholic Church. Neither is it certain how the Feast of St. Valentine came to be associated with cupid, romance, roses, doves, and such.
  • Victorian Valentine's Day Cards

    02/05/2010 6:16:46 AM PST · by jay1949 · 198+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | January 31, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Beginning in the mid-19th century, Valentine's Day cards became very popular, and many examples of Victorian-era cards still exist. Popular themes included cherubs, angels, roses, hearts, and pretty girls. For the most part, Victorian style Valentine's Day cards were made like postcards, with the picture on one side and space for a message on the other.
  • 2010 bug hits millions of German bank cards

    01/07/2010 8:55:56 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 6 replies · 449+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 01/05/2010 | AP
    Credit and debit cards contain software that can't process number ‘2010’ BERLIN - Millions of German bank cards have been affected by a "millennium bug"-like problem because they contain software that can't process the number 2010, an industry group said Tuesday.
  • Send cards to our troops

    12/19/2009 2:48:16 PM PST · by beejaa · 4 replies · 378+ views
    e-mail ^ | 12/19/09 | self
    Send cards to the troops! Pick the art and the message.
  • BLESS THE ACLU WITH A "MERRY CHRISTMAS" CAMPAIGN

    11/23/2009 5:30:07 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 538+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/23/2009 | Brenda LaVelle
    Christians around the world, join hands and hearts, stand up and show that we are not a silent minority and that we serve a mighty God who will not be thwarted as we unite against all who would come against us! The ACLU is one such entity in the United States.
  • Christmas cards to troops

    11/20/2009 3:21:37 PM PST · by DBCJR · 1 replies · 438+ views
    If you want to send a holiday card to one of our troops, please send it to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456, but it must be postmarked no later than Dec. 7th.
  • Red Cross to Distribute Holiday Cards

    10/23/2009 4:46:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 815+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2009 – The American Red Cross again will sponsor a national “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign to receive and distribute holiday cards to servicemembers, veterans and their families in the United States and abroad. The card campaign includes those working and receiving care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here. A special P.O. Box address will be published the first week of November online at http://www.redcross.org/holidaymail. In the meantime, people shouldn’t send cards to Walter Reed unless they are addressed to a specific wounded warrior. Due to security restrictions, Walter Reed cannot accept generic mail addressed to...
  • United Consequences: Credit Card Companies Dodging New Rules by Charging in New Areas

    09/10/2009 7:31:20 AM PDT · by wrrock · 6 replies · 565+ views
    video ^ | 9/10/2009 | video
    New credit-card rules, designed to curb the industry's abusive practices, went into effect a few weeks ago. But already lenders have found ways to get around the regulatory roadblocks—moves that may cost good paying consumers and people who pay their balances in full. Watch Video...
  • Calling card calls not going through to Mexico

    04/26/2009 8:03:03 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 22 replies · 800+ views
    Personal Experience Log | 4-26-2009 | Vanity
    Calling card calls to Mexico are not functioning very well at all right now. Looks like some 20+ million people are trying to call relatives in Mexico at the same time tonight. It is overwhelming the calling card system. Very interesting. The government could monitor the phone system and get an idea of how many illegals are here with the call volume, if it wanted to.
  • Cards and Care Packages for Freeway Exit Beggars; Tell Them Democrats Are Why They Can't Find Work

    04/24/2009 10:26:45 AM PDT · by Son House · 33 replies · 1,073+ views
    April 24, 2009 | Me
    Let's help these folks understand why they can't find work, placing the blame squarely on the Democrats and their bad fiscal policies. We can offer a care package or greeting card with a little cash or gift, to get out the truth about Democrat's high tax rates punishing the achievers is causing them trouble finding work. Tactfully done, we can counter the damage Democrats, ACORN and the media are doing. Showing them some kindness and understanding for their situation, like start a greeting with "I know it must be hard for you to not find work, and have to come...
  • Free Republic Business Cards

    04/20/2009 7:26:20 PM PDT · by Envisioning · 15 replies · 783+ views
    First Side: Keep America Free Other Side: Freerepublic.com
  • Update: Palin to Keynote GOP Dinner in D.C. (win 2 cards to attend!)

    03/16/2009 1:33:18 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 18 replies · 817+ views
    The National Republican Congressional Committee is holding a NCAA basketball tournament "pick 'em challenge." Winners will receive two tickets to the June 8th GOP dinner, where Governor Palin will be delivering the keynote address.
  • Great Conservative Painting Re-post

    03/01/2009 8:20:10 AM PST · by 51773photo · 4 replies · 909+ views
    Barrys Obamanation ^ | 3-1-09 | Jesse Ellis
    A great painting of some of our greatest Presidents.
  • Caption the GOP Presidents Have a Laugh

    02/24/2009 11:53:40 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 41 replies · 1,962+ views
    Andy Thomas Fine Art ^ | Feb 24, 2009 | Andy Thomas (artist)
    So I said to him, "Barak, I know Abe Lincoln, and you ain't him." Caption the past Republican presidents having a laugh in honor of the messiah's speech this evening. The original artwork is copyright by Andy Thomas, who has paintings of all political persuasions, including the messiah.
  • Cool pic. Conservative Card Playing

    02/23/2009 11:22:17 PM PST · by 51773photo · 16 replies · 1,355+ views
    Barrys Obamanation ^ | 2-23-09 | Jesse
    A bunch of guys playing cards.
  • 'Clients used corporate credit cards for sex' (Bailout loot? How about Spitzer?)

    02/07/2009 2:33:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 945+ views
    'Clients used corporate credit cards for sex'Press Trust of India Updated: Feb 08, 2009 at 0028 hrs IST Wall street lawyers, investment bankers, CEOs and media executives often used corporate credit cards to pay for $2,000 an hour prostitutes, claimed a woman who once ran the financial city’s most expensive escorts services. The madam Kristin Davis, in an interview with the ABC News programme 20/20, said “I was writing up monthly bills for computer consulting, construction expenses, all of these things, I was invoicing them monthly so they could get it by their accountants. Some of these guys, I was...
  • Ill child has Christmas wish - cards, and plenty of them

    12/18/2008 6:33:45 AM PST · by No_Way_A_Liberal · 21 replies · 1,085+ views
    Lancaster Intelligencer Journal | 12-18-08 | Tom Knapp
    Ill child has Christmas wish -- cards, and plenty of them BY TOM KNAPP, Intelligencer Journal Staff Hannah Garman wants to celebrate Christmas in a very big way. But the plucky 4-year-old -- she will turn 5 in January -- was diagnosed in late October with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor, in her cerebellum. The prognosis, according to her grandmother, Shirley Garman, is not good. "The tumor is very aggressive," Mrs. Garman said. "It is not something they can take away." The Garman family is working overtime not to dwell on grim reality. Mrs. Garman said they'd rather focus...
  • Holiday Mail for Heroes

    11/24/2008 7:17:44 AM PST · by yoe · 3 replies · 847+ views
    American Red Cross - Holiday Mail for Heroes ^ | November, 2008 | American Red Cross
    From the front lines to the home front, the American Red Cross provides service members, their families and veterans with the care and assistance they need. The Red Cross is partnering with Pitney Bowes this holiday season for the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. For the second year in a row, we’re collecting holiday cards to distribute to American service members, veterans and their families in the United States and around the world. Pitney Bowes is generously donating technology, resources and postage to make this holiday card program possible. Our goal is to collect and distribute one million holiday cards...
  • This year it’s OK to send cards to ‘any soldier’

    11/13/2008 4:43:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 374+ views
    Letters for the troops Through Dec. 10, the public can send their greeting cards, with adequate postage and a return address, to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, Md. 20791-5456. To speed delivery, mailers should not send care packages, money or any inserts, including glitter.
  • Father's Day cards banned in Scottish schools

    06/23/2008 5:45:05 AM PDT · by grjr21 · 63 replies · 371+ views
    Telegraph.uk ^ | 6/23/2008 | Simon Johnson
    Thousands of primary pupils were prevented from making Father's Day cards at school for fear of embarrassing classmates who live with single mothers and lesbians. The politically correct policy was quietly adopted at schools "in the interests of sensitivity" over the growing number of lone-parent and same-sex households.
  • Identity cards 'could be used to spy on people'[UK]

    06/09/2008 9:38:08 AM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 100+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 08 June 2008 | Telegraph
    The compulsory identity card could be used to carry out surveillance on people, MPs warned today. Members of the Home Affairs Select Committee said it was concerned that the way the authorities use sensitive data gathered in the multi-billion pound programme could "creep" to include spying. The all-party committee also urged ministers to make plans on how to deal with the theft of personal details from the National Identity Scheme, which will build a massive database on every person over 16 in Britain. It accepted ministers' assurances that surveillance was not part of current plans, but asked for a guarantee...
  • Medical Gift Cards A Hot Commodity This X-Mas

    12/18/2007 6:39:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 200+ views
    wcbstv.com ^ | 12-18-2007 | Kirstin Cole
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― We will be spending more than $26 billion on gift cards this year. And just when you thought there's nothing new under the Christmas tree along comes one for "good health." When it comes to Christmas presents, Stacey Smith was stumped over what to give to her husband's grandmother. "Especially an older person … they really have everything they need," Smith said.
  • Cards for Troops help spread holiday cheer

    12/18/2007 5:03:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 58+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman Terri Barriere
    12/18/2007 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- What began as a small idea soon became a big initiative for a Balad Air Base Airman. Senior Airman Amber Sams had no idea what she was in for when she asked her small hometown of Morocco, Ind., for Christmas cards. But soon, the boxes started pouring in. "Last time I was deployed through the holidays, the base exchange was in a tent," said Airman Sams, a 332nd Expeditionary Services Squadron recreation coordinator deployed from Langley Air Force Base, Va. "They didn't have a wide variety of holiday greeting cards or any...