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  • HSBC avoided US money laundering charges because of 'market risk' fears

    07/12/2016 5:46:32 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    bbc ^ | 7/12 | bbc
    US officials refused to prosecute HSBC for money laundering in 2012 because of concerns within the Department of Justice that it would cause a "global financial disaster", a report says. A US Congressional report revealed UK officials, including Chancellor George Osborne, added to pressure by warning the US it could lead to market turmoil. The report alleges the UK "hampered" the probe and "influenced" the outcome. HSBC was accused of letting drug cartels use US banks to launder funds.
  • Faithful Crossing Guard Who Had His Car Repossessed While Caring for His Sick Wife Got...(shortened)

    12/19/2014 11:10:24 AM PST · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 10:49am | Erica Ritz
    A group of dads in the Dallas area say they wouldn’t trade Nathaniel Kendrick, better known as “Mr. Kent,” for the world. The kindhearted crossing guard who watched over their kids at school for more than a decade, Kendrick recently retired from the Lakewood Elementary School, according to WFAA-TV. But his family has fallen on hard times as his wife’s health suffers. Amid their rising expenses, his car was repossessed. “My mother told me long before she passed, ‘Take care of your wife.’ So I try my best,” Kendrick said.

    01/03/2010 5:57:16 AM PST · by freedomyes · 39 replies · 1,468+ views
    ZenithMax ^ | Jan 3 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    I visited a friend’s home for an evening. I wanted to check my email. I asked the 12-year-old daughter if I could check my email via her bedroom computer. She hesitated. I wondered immediately at her hesitation.
  • Volunteers Reach Out to Military Families

    11/13/2009 3:45:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 185+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2009 – An army of volunteers wrote letters of thanks and assembled care packages for delivery to military families during Operation Appreciation, held Nov. 11 at George Washington University here. Karen Francis, an Army wife and Blue Star Families volunteer, prepares a care package at Operation Appreciation at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., 2009, Veterans Day. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Veterans Day event was sponsored by military-support organization Blue Star Families and by ServiceNation, a national campaign that encourages volunteer service, in partnership with Target and the...
  • Postings from Afghanistan -- A Kandahar Journal -- Civilian surgeons

    07/17/2007 4:33:53 PM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 281+ views
    National Post ^ | 2007-07-17 | Richard Johnson
    Civilian surgeonsStarted my day without much direction. I had arranged to go and draw helicopters on the runway at 9 a.m. Any photography of flight lines or hangars is strictly prohibited so I had to set up a specific time to visit. I chose first thing in the morning because I figured if I was sitting on the runway, I didn't want to be doing it when the day really heated up. The helicopters used by Canadian forces belong to the United States or the Dutch. This includes the helicopters used for casualties and it was these I was most...
  • ‘Hearts’ program makes a difference

    04/27/2007 6:20:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Kelly White
    BAGHDAD — Service members on Camp Victory whose day-to-day mission doesn’t include opportunities to interact with the Iraqi people may do so through the base chaplains’ humanitarian assistance program, Hearts for Baghdad. “While all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who deploy to Iraq play an important role in the war on terrorism through the jobs they do here, many of them also have a desire to positively impact the lives of the Iraqi people on a more personal level,” said Multi-National Corps – Iraq Navy Chaplain (Lt. Cdr.) Dan Stallard. “Getting involved with the work the chaplains do...
  • U.S. Soldiers Save Iraqi Baby Boy's Life

    02/26/2007 4:21:41 PM PST · by Cecily · 34 replies · 730+ views
    Defend America ^ | February 26, 2007 | Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie
    Soldiers recently received something they least expected – a baby. Soldiers from the 210th Brigade Support Battalion “Providers” and the 4th Battalion 31st Infantry Regiment “Polar Bears,” both units of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), took care of a sick Iraqi baby boy at the Patrol Base Yusufiyah aid station here. “The baby’s mother brought him to us because he was very sick,” said Maj. Casey Geaney, a native of Portland, Ore., who serves as a battalion surgeon currently attached to the 4-31st. Knowing that the baby, Sajad, was very ill and that the Iraqi...
  • America Supports You: Troops Get Girl Scouts’ Gift of Caring

    01/18/2007 5:18:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 324+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2007 – When the Girl Scouts combined their knack for selling cookies with their dedication to community service, they cooked up the Gift of Caring program. Each Girl Scout troop can choose a Gift of Caring partner to receive donated boxes of Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and other baked favorites throughout the cookie-selling season. Girl Scouts near the nation's capital are sending cookies to deployed servicemembers through the Gift of Caring Program. Courtesy photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Many girls of the 4,000 troops in the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital have...
  • America Supports You: 'Angels' Provide Wounded Troops with Laptops

    07/17/2006 4:34:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 293+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ashleigh Covington
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2006 – An Internet community of support for troops overseas has arisen from one mother's concern that some of her son's fellow servicemembers were not receiving mail or the support they needed from home. A servicemember poses with "Soldiers Angels" volunteers after receiving a laptop courtesy of Project Valour-IT. Project Valour-IT provides wounded troops with voice-activated laptops to use during their recovery. Courtesy photo   Patti Patton-Baden founded "Soldiers' Angels" in December 2003 after she began writing a few extra letters to members of her son's deployed unit in Iraq. More than 80,000 "angels" now are registered...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Technology Tuesday: Free and Easy! ~ 28 FEB 2006

    02/27/2006 6:58:45 PM PST · by GummyIII · 700 replies · 5,089+ views
    Honor Our Troops! | Thank you for your service!!!! | We Support Our Troops
    We Support Our Troops!  For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT:  Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Five Top Desktop Search ApplicationsMake it easier on yourself! Google Desktop 2 has a clean interface; quick access to online and local apps and files; more than 100 plug-ins, with more sure to come from third-party developers.   The Google Desktop does a mixed job anticipating the content you...
  • Muslim Groups Launch Project About the Life of Muhammad

    02/18/2006 11:41:13 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 51 replies · 649+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Jessie Mangaliman
    Responding to the international furor about the publication in Denmark of cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, a Bay Area education initiative, sponsored by local Muslim groups, will begin Sunday."Explore the Life of Prophet Muhammad," an educational presentation, will be held at the Muslim Community Association, 3003 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.The event is part of a yearlong initiative to increase public awareness about Islam. The event is sponsored by the Northern California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights organization; the American Muslim Voice, a Fremont-based educational group;...
  • Christmas Stockings Cheer Soldiers on the Way to War

    12/26/2005 10:05:27 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 475+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 26, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 26, 2005 – It was 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and it was raining at an air base in Kuwait. The "moon dust" that overlays everything in the country was now a gooey mire that stuck to everything. Contrary to popular belief, it does get cold in the Middle East, and it was wet and cold. About 60 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division waited in a tent for a flight to Baghdad. They had been there a while, as previously scheduled flights were diverted or cancelled. They sat or stretched out on aluminum Army cots, and slept...
  • Academy family rewarded for ‘extreme’ caring (USAFA)

    10/03/2005 8:44:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 633+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | Wayne Amann
    10/3/2005 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFPN) -- They lined Highway 24 in rural Peyton, Colo., about 30 miles east of here, straining to get a better glimpse of this real life “Field of Dreams.” A stretched limousine carrying an eager academy family pulled carefully alongside a huge bus so they could not see the miraculous transformation their home had undergone in just seven days while 5,000 Coloradians cheered them on. The event was part of the ABC network show “Extreme Makeover Home Edition,” which picks deserving families for a complete dwelling makeover. The show, which aired Oct. 2,...

    09/21/2005 4:04:55 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 15 replies · 909+ views
    Orthodoxy Today ^ | by Murray Soupcoff,
    When will the "caring" activists of the left ever learn? Never have so few individuals with so many good intentions created so much misery for so many people whom they wanted to help. As the social-engineering debacles of the last half century in the United States have demonstrated, carelessness in "caring" for the disadvantaged in our society only leads to a glaringly uncaring result.....
  • 'Advocates' for the 'Poor'? - (Democrats digging permanent minority hole for themselves)

    05/13/2005 8:56:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 529+ views
    The last time the writer filled up with gas, it cost $2.05 per gallon. During a recent visit to Greece, gasoline costs were $4 per gallon and up, and low when compared to the rest of Europe. Assuming Greece and the rest of the world buy oil on the world market, everyone pays much the same price for crude. The difference at the pump is in overhead, transportation, refining, taxes, and profit. It is widely known that the U.S. has sufficient oil reserves to satisfy its needs for years, many years, even without the “strategic reserves.” But some of the...
  • Blow to machismo as Spain forces men to do housework

    04/08/2005 11:09:19 AM PDT · by iceemonster · 82 replies · 2,180+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 8, 2005 | Giles Tremlett
    Spanish men will have to learn to change nappies and don washing-up gloves under the terms of a new law designed to strike a blow at centuries of Latin machismo. The law, due to be passed this month, is likely to provoke a revolution in family affairs in a country where 40% of men reportedly do no housework at all. It will oblige men to "share domestic responsibilities and the care and attention" of children and elderly family members, according to the draft approved by the Spanish parliament's justice commission. This will become part of the marriage contract at civil...
  • (President) Bush Defends Rumsfeld As 'A Caring Fellow'

    12/20/2004 12:47:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 745+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/04 | Ken Guggenheim - AP
    WASHINGTON - Accused of being insensitive to U.S. soldiers in Iraq (news - web sites) and their families, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld received a fresh endorsement Monday from President Bush (news - web sites), who called him "a caring fellow." "I have heard the anguish in his voice and seen his eyes when we talk about the danger in Iraq and the fact that youngsters are over there in harm's way," Bush said at a White House news conference. Congressional criticism of Rumsfeld has increased in recent weeks, with lawmakers of both parties accusing him of appearing indifferent to...
  • Good News About Americans You Won't Hear From the Blue-Brained Lamestream Media-ocres

    12/04/2004 7:35:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 16 replies · 2,069+ views
    Airmen fly Iraqi baby home WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An Iraqi baby and her mother prepare to board a C-141 Starlifter as they start their journey home from here. The baby received about six months of medical treatment at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shaun Emery) by Maj. Ted Theopolos 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An Iraqi baby and her mother prepare to board a C-141 Starlifter as they start their journey home from here. The baby received about six months of medical treatment at...
  • Terri's Threads on - 18 Nov 2003 0351 PST

    11/18/2003 5:07:42 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 13 replies · 307+ views
    The PrOptions Advocate ^ | 18 November 2003 | Robert Drobot, Member, FreeRepublic
    Terri's Threads on - 18 Nov 2003 0351 PST I've got good news and I've got bad news................ THE GOOD NEWS There are now five hundred seventy-four ( 574 ) 'Terri' threads containing a total of sixty-seven thousand five hundred and twenty-five ( 67,525 ) posts....that could be counted...I couldn't find eight of the threads previously posted.) THE BAD NEWS The blog I used seems to have nullified the URL's I pasted to each thread. If one of you is a wizkid and can tell me how overcome this situation - without having to do the whole thing over...
  • Terri's Threads on - 13 Nov 2003 1035 PST

    11/13/2003 12:42:22 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 30 replies · 869+ views ^ | 13 November 2003 | Robert Drobot, Member, FreeRepublic
    Terri's Threads on - 13 Nov 2003 1035 PST Today, as of 1035 PST, a total of four hundred and ninety-five threads (495!!!) related to the Terri Schiavo life or death struggle taking place in Florida have been posted by one hundred and seventy-two (172) FReepers!!! Given the astonishing and incredible number of threads which focus on a wide variety issues all reated to the same subject, I thought it might be helpful to the FR membership, and those who occasionly review FR commentary, to have a source from which they could more easily access a particular item of...