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  • Michelle Obama urges donors to write 'a big, fat check' for 2014

    01/30/2014 3:51:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    First lady Michelle Obama told Democratic donors in Los Angeles on Wednesday to “write a big, fat check” to help the party win in this year’s elections. “There is something all of you can do right now, today, to make a difference. ... You can write a check, do you hear me?” Obama told them, according to the White House pool report. “I’m serious, write a big fat check. Write the biggest check you can possibly write.” She told the group of donors that they should be as “passionate” and as “hungry” as they were in 2008 and 2012. The...
  • California Sheriff Denied Gun Purchase over Background Check

    11/30/2013 4:11:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/13 | AWR Hawkins
    When Siskiyou County, CA Sheriff John Lopey tried to buy an M1 Garand rifle through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), he was denied and told he failed to pass the background check conducted via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Lopey is a sheriff: he carries a gun and enforces the law for a living. Prior to being a sheriff, he spent 33 years with the California Highway Patrol and is a retired Army Colonel. He had Top Secret clearance in the Army. The FBI handles NICS background checks for firearms purchases. Ironically, Lopey recently went through and...
  • Michelle Obama Fundraises: 'You Can Write a Big Ol' Fat Check'

    11/18/2013 12:22:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/18/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama is telling Democratic donors to pay. "[I]t's simple, you can write a big ol' fat check," the first lady told Democrats at a fundraiser. "That's what we need you to do. Right now, write a big check -- big huge one -- write the biggest check you can possibly write.
  • Sharpton: America's check to blacks "bounced again" (video)

    08/29/2013 2:37:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    "Fifty years ago, [Martin Luther] King said America gave blacks a check that bounced," said Rev. Al Sharpton at a rally on Saturday commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. "Well, we redeposited the check. But guess what? It bounced again." (CBS News)
  • Border check point officer vs young woman in car..'it's none of your business'

    08/28/2013 5:02:28 PM PDT · by Dacula · 57 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 08/28/2013
    Lady in a car is stopped at a US border checkpoint miles from the border. Stands her ground in the face of intrusive personal questions asked by a young officer.She's upset.Detained for 15 minutes.
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Senate Republicans Screw Gun Owners (Video)

    04/11/2013 11:52:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-11-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    6 Senate Republicans voted with the Democrats to break a proposed filibuster and allow a full vote on Universal Background Checks, 2013 Assault Weapons Ban and the Magazine Ban (S.649). Here are the names of the Republicans Senators that betrayed us: Kelly Ayotte (NH) Richard Burr (NC) Saxby Chambliss (GA) Tom Coburn (OK) Susan Collins (ME) Bob Corker (TN) Jeff Flake (AZ) Lindsey Graham (SC) Dean Heller (NV) John Hoeven (ND) Johnny Isakson (GA) Mark Kirk (IL) John McCain (AZ) Pat Toomey (PA) Roger Wicker (MS) Lamar Alexander (TN)
  • There’s Always One: Will Pat Toomey Help Democrats Save Gun Control?

    04/08/2013 11:05:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 4-8-2013 | DrewM
    Full title - "There’s Always One: Will Pat Toomey Help Democrats Save Gun Control? Why All Modern Politics Is National." Somewhere, Arlen Specter is smiling. Two influential senators, one from each party, are working on an agreement that could expand background checks on firearms sales to include gun shows and online transactions, Senate aides said Sunday. If completed, the effort could represent a major breakthrough in the effort by President Barack Obama and his allies to restrict guns following last December's massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., could nail down an accord...
  • Man kills nine in axe rampage in India

    04/04/2013 5:19:45 PM PDT · by haffast · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | Updated: 04:49, Friday April 5, 2013
    An Indian villager has axed to death four women and five young girls while apparently mentally disturbed after his wife left him, police say. Pandu Nagesia, 35, killed nine of his neighbours during his rampage through Behratoli village in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, district police chief Govardhan Singh Darroh said by telephone. The victims were five girls aged between two and nine, a 25-year-old and three women over 60, he said. 'A total of nine females were axed to death,' Darroh said. 'The accused Nagesia first attacked a 25-year-old woman and her two-year-old child and axed them...
  • 4,200 Coloradans tried to buy guns the day after Newtown, Connecticut school shooting

    12/17/2012 6:04:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    4,200 Coloradans tried to buy guns the day after Newtown, Connecticut school shootingPosted: 12/17/2012 Last Updated: 2 hours ago DENVER - Colorado set a single-day record for gun background check requests the day after the Connecticut mass shootings. Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina said there were more than 4,200 requests to buy guns in Colorado on Saturday. Those gun-purchase requests surpassed the previous record -- 4,028 background checks processed on Black Friday this year.
  • Flubbing Fact Fibbers Flunk Fourth Estate

    10/23/2012 10:11:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2012 | Calvin Woodward
    FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history ROMNEY: "Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea." THE FACTS: Iran has a large southern coastline with access to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. And it has no land border with Syria.
  • Fact Check: First Lady's False Fairy Tale of Struggle

    09/05/2012 1:25:34 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5 Sep 2012, 5:58 AM PDT | Joel B. Pollak
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s pitch to voters last night relied on the premise that she and her husband understand what it is to struggle to make ends meet. She spoke movingly about their early years--about how a young Barack Obama drove a car that was “rusted out" and found his furniture “in a dumpster,” how they both came from families that had to “scrape by.” Her fairy tale--however well-delivered--was one great, big, colorful lie. Both Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama began their adult lives with a leg up on the rest of America. They attended elite schools: Michelle went to...
  • RUSH: Obama Voters LOSING JOBLESS BENEFITS Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers

    05/11/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 24 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Obama Voters Losing Jobless Benefits Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers May 11, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michael in Momence, Illinois. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Thanks a lot, Rush, first-time caller. I'm calling because I was at the unemployment office just yesterday, and they have tables there where people fill out the paperwork that they have -- RUSH: Wait, wait, wait whoa, whoa, whoa, just a second. I need you to go slow here. CALLER: Okay. RUSH: Why were you at the unemployment office? It may seem like an obvious question, but...
  • Illinois economic growth strong, END EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

    05/11/2012 11:47:02 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 7 replies
    Go to Illinois economic growth strong, end extended unemployment benefits and read it for yourself. llinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that the temporary extended unemployment insurance program ends as of May 12, 2012 and that Illinois claimants will be notified via mail and e-mail. Those on the Extended Benefit (EB) program will be issued a final payment during the two weeks following May 12. According to IDES reports, March local unemployment rate fell in every metro area across Illinois compared to last year and because specific economic factors set forth by federal officials were met, no further unemployment...
  • Fact Check: President Obama’s News Conference

    03/06/2012 1:57:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    abc ^ | 3/6/12 | Devin Dwyer @devindwyer Gregory J. Krieg @gregjkrieg Matt Negrin @MattNegrin Z. Byron Wolf @zbyro
    The ABC News politics and government teams offer a live fact check of President Obama’s first press conference of the year, which takes place, coincidentally, as Republicans in 10 states are voting for which candidate they want to challenge him in November. Fact Check 1 – Millionaires and billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries. Fact Check 2 – It’s not a matter of “if” Bashar Assad will fall in Syria, but “when.” Fact Check 3 – Iran is more isolated than ever. Fact Check 4 – Obama Jukes Fluke Question and is there a “war on women?”...
  • Last check for $800 Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was Asassinated...........

    01/16/2012 3:05:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1-15-2012 | Staff
    Full Title: Last check for $800 Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is discovered after 150 years (and it's now worth $25,000) A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed by George Washington, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison. Some are being displayed at branches throughout the state. The Lincoln check had been made out to 'self' for $800.
  • Check out the lead attorney for MF Global and his connections

    12/14/2011 12:19:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New World Capital ^ | 12/14/11 | Bradley Abelow
    Bradley Abelow, President, MF Global Inc., is a Senior Advisor at the Firm. Mr. Abelow was a Partner at NewWorld before joining MF Global, where his long-time associate Jon Corzine is CEO. Prior to co-founding NewWorld, he was Chief of Staff to Jon Corzine, then Governor of the State of New Jersey, where he oversaw state-level environmental programs, and earlier served as Treasurer of New Jersey. Before that, Mr. Abelow was a General Partner and Managing Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, where he held a variety of senior leadership positions. Mr. Abelow has been active in environmental matters for...
  • anyone used 'free credit report.com' or similar?

    11/04/2011 10:29:50 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 48 replies
    me | 11-4-11 | Wobbly Bob
    are they really free? do they want a credit card # ? are they understandable and offer a real score?
  • Advice on a Bank Error

    10/09/2011 5:18:17 PM PDT · by Marie · 83 replies
    self ^ | 9OCT11 | self
    My daughter is a full-time college student working part-time (minimum wage) for a large, national corporation. Last week, she went to her bank kiosk to deposit her check. The check was supposed to be for just over $300. The computer changed the amount to more than $1,098,000. She came straight home and reported the error to the bank. They said that it would take 24 hours to fix it. Apparently, the 'fix' was to drop the $1,000,000 and just give her the $98,000 and change. Her company honored the check and deposited that amount. She's really frustrated. It's been four...
  • Connecticut Governor Enacts Card Check Through Executive Order

    09/22/2011 12:34:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 9/22/11 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Continuing a fiat governance style that is right out of the Obama playbook, Democratic and Working Families Party Governor Dannel Malloy issued two executive orders yesterday that will force daycare providers and home healthcare workers in Connecticut to join unions. The orders, his ninth and tenth since taking office in January, will force the state’s 4,000 daycare providers to add over $1 million in dues to union coffers, and remove the right to secret ballot election for these workers by instituting a card check process.
  • Goolsbee to S&P: Check your work

    08/07/2011 10:03:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/11 | Seung Min Kim
    Outgoing White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee went on the attack against Standard & Poor’s on Sunday, charging the agency’s credit downgrade was based on “questionable mathematics.” The rating agency lowered the U.S. credit rating on Friday from a top AAA to AA+, but not before the Treasury Department discovered an accounting error by Standard & Poor’s and urged the agency not to downgrade. “They made a $2 trillion math error, and they didn’t check their work,” Goolsbee said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Goolsbee also called for policymakers to focus not just on the deficit but also on longer-term...
  • Israel Day Parade: Check Out Back Cover

    06/05/2011 11:47:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/5/11 | Pamela Geller
    Today is the wonderful, splendorous, life-celebrating Israel Day parade down Fifth Avenue. I go every year and I love it. The nazis go also and try to bring down the happiness and ebullience, but they are like so many gnats. No one cares. The NY Post is running a special section on the Israel Day parade. AFDI/SIOA took the back cover -- the ad that Seattle Metro, San Francisco BART, and NYC Transit, cowards that they are, would not run. NewspaperadTEXTONLYfinal-5 Here is other fantab parade stuff with an unhappy ending: the Obama administration refused to let this man in...
  • “Card ,Check”, Used, Unionize ,

    06/01/2011 10:27:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/1/11 | Kyle Olson
    Now we know why unionists were fighting so hard for a federal “card check” law. Organizers can unionize private and public employees, forcing them to pay hundreds in union dues, before they even know anything about it. That's the situation at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Orleans, Massachusetts. Last week news broke that the reputable charter school was the second in Massachusetts to be organized by the American Federation of Teachers. (Snip) Several teachers complained that they were never informed about the process and were never asked to vote on the issue.
  • Chris Matthews: it’s our money

    09/22/2010 1:00:47 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 26 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | September 22nd, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    President Obama wants to tax-hike Chris Matthews and other rich folks in America. The MSNBC host is probably not one of those liberals who support the tax-hike while hoping that the Republicans will kill it. Matthews probably just can’t wait to start paying more to the IRS. However the host of Hardball is not happy that President Obama keeps talking about these tax-hikes in a manner that suggests that he will be sending checks to Matthews, when in fact Matthews will be sending checks to Obama: Stop saying that giving people tax cuts is giving people money. It`s their money!...
  • UK Proposes All Paychecks Go to the State First....

    09/21/2010 9:51:34 AM PDT · by TaraP · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sep 20th, 2010
    The UK's tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer. The proposal by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) stresses the need for employers to provide real-time information to the government so that it can monitor all payments and make a better assessment of whether the correct tax is being paid. Currently employers withhold tax and pay the government, providing information at the end of the year, a system know as...
  • Local check bouncers told to take class or face prosecution (York, Pennsylvania)

    06/13/2010 3:58:55 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 17 replies · 726+ views
    York (PA) Daily Record ^ | June 10, 2010 | Rick Lee
    Call it "scared straight" for bad check writers: a holistic approach delivered with a barking threat of legal action to get and keep their finances in order. The York County District Attorney's Bad Check Restitution Program has been in operation since June 2007. More than $267,225 in restitution has been returned to area merchants because of it. And more than 800 defendants have avoided a bad check charge on their records by making good on their bounced checks and paying for a financial accountability class that makes the program no cost to the county. But one Spring Grove man got...
  • I guess our New Israel Fund check got lost in the mail

    03/04/2010 7:53:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 209+ views
    sedorotmedia.org ^ | 3/4/10 | Jacob Shrybman
    When the news of the New Israel Fund (NIF) paying around $8 million to organizations that provided the Goldstone Report with all its condemnations of Israel, it was clear that the “New Israel” desired by the New Israel Fund is one with more than 9 years of consistent rocket fire. Our organization, Sderot Media Center (SMC), with a yearly budget of close to $200,000, worked tirelessly on a formal report that was requested by the Goldstone Commission itself, which encompassed the impact of the rocket fire on the residents of the Sderot region. We sent this formal report accompanied by...
  • Obama: New rules will keep 'worst traits in check'

    06/17/2009 9:25:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 953+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/17/09 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama proposed new "rules of the road" for the nation's financial system Wednesday, ... Obama blamed the crisis on "a culture of irresponsibility" that he said had taken root from Wall Street to Washington to Main Street, .. regulations crafted to deal with the depression of the 1930s were "overwhelmed by the speed, scope and sophistication of a 21st century global economy." The Obama plan would give new powers to the Federal Reserve to oversee the entire financial system and would also create a new consumer protection agency ... In remarks prepared for delivery later in...
  • STIMULUS WATCH: $25 check may cost you food stamps

    06/15/2009 5:53:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 861+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/15/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama increased unemployment benefits as part of his economic stimulus, he also made some Americans ineligible for hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps.
  • need facts check on e-mail I received

    05/13/2009 7:13:38 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 17 replies · 1,419+ views
    e-mail ^ | today | unknown
    > If the immigrant is over 65, they can apply for SSI and > Medicaid and get more than a woman on Social Security, > who worked from 1944 until 2004. > > She is only getting $791 per month because she was born in > 1924 and there's a 'catch 22'. > > It is interesting that the federal government provides a > single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890. Each > can also obtain an additional $580 in social assistance, > for a total of $2,470 a month. > > This compares to a single pensioner, who...
  • Dead Woman Gets Federal Stimulus Check

    05/12/2009 6:01:16 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 48 replies · 2,026+ views
    ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. -- Millions of Americans on Social Security are receiving $250 checks as part of the president's stimulus plan -- including an Anne Arundel woman who died more than 40 years ago. ...
  • What about Card Check (Specter)?

    04/28/2009 10:05:05 AM PDT · by teg_76 · 21 replies · 915+ views
    I just want to throw this out there. Has anybody heard if he's changing his position (again) on card check?
  • Being Fair to Senator Specter

    03/26/2009 8:06:23 AM PDT · by YaZhynka · 15 replies · 812+ views
    I have beaten up Senator Specter pretty well on this site and I do still want the GOP to expel him, but I must give him credit when it is due. Yesterday, the Senator sent the following email stating that he will oppose card check, a bill that would deny workers the right to a secret ballot on unionization votes: Dear Pennsylvania Constituent, After giving exhaustive consideration to the Employee Free Choice legislation, I have decided to oppose the bill for reasons specified in my Senate floor statement which is contained below or you may read here and watch here....
  • What to with your stimulous pork check (if you get one)

    02/16/2009 12:36:50 PM PST · by chemicalman · 44 replies · 950+ views
    n/a | 2/16/09 | Me
    Like most of you folks here, I didn't want this pork stimulous bill to go through.But since it passed and Obama is going to sign off on it, may as well take advantage of the micro freebie that we get. Which is probably a $400.00 single / $800.00 married check.I did not expect any type of handout from the Pelosi bunch, it was unexpected, so I don't want my $400.00.I will donate a portion of my check when recieved to the FreeRepublic site, and the remainder to the next conservative Presidential candidate. Be it Palin, Jindal, Hunter. I will not...
  • Tips on how to spend your stimulus check

    01/31/2009 8:06:52 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 43 replies · 976+ views
    various | 01/31/2009 | various
    "This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format: "Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment? "A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers. "Q. Where will the government get this money? "A. From taxpayers. "Q. So the government is giving me back my own money? "A. Only a smidgen. "Q. What is the purpose of this payment? "A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, more clothes, stereos, DVD's, CD's,...
  • Mark Warner (VA), Tom Udall(NM) and Others Pledge Support for Card Check (Employee Free Choice ACT)

    09/13/2008 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 1,150+ views
    http://blog.aflcio.org ^ | September 14, 2008 | Seth Michaels
    Candidates in Key Races Pledge to Support Employee Free Choice [1]     Kay Barnes     [2]     Rep. Tom Udall     Yes, Virginia (and Ohio and Colorado…), it’s true: The battle for the White House isn’t the only election this fall. Every U.S. House seat and 33 Senate seats are up for election, and ensuring a pro-working family Congress will require a strong national effort. Many candidates around the country understand the importance of passing legislation that levels the playing field for workers seeking to form unions. Kay Barnes (D-Mo.) and Rep. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) are both...
  • Bank policy frustrates grieving family

    07/31/2008 6:15:26 AM PDT · by kms61 · 43 replies · 359+ views
    ABC7.com ^ | July 30,2008 | KABC
    HEMET, Calif. (KABC) -- He gave his life serving this country in the war zone of Afghanistan. But a local bank has refused to cash the government check to pay for his burial. Now his family is fighting back. Navy Corpsman Marc Retmier was the 500th Californian to die in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He had dreams of coming home to Hemet to become a doctor. Click in the Eyewitness News Story Window above to watch the accompanying video to this story. But now his family says a controversy involving a bank and his bereavement check is adding...
  • Will the check be in the mail? ($800 per individual taxpayer?)

    01/19/2008 5:16:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 180 replies · 743+ views
    Will the check be in the mail?Last Edited: Saturday, 19 Jan 2008, 1:47 PM EST TAMPA - Cash can be like a jolt of caffeine to a national economy. In 2001, the federal government sent every income taxpayer a $300 rebate check. It ran up our debt, but also helped end our last recession. Now President Bush and Congressional leaders want to try it again. This time they may send every income taxpayer a larger check. Economists say that could stimulate our economy again if recipients spend much of their rebates on products. "Letting American people keep more of their...
  • No saluting for soldiers in theatre of war

    11/16/2007 7:16:21 AM PST · by Clive · 42 replies · 70+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2007-11-16 | Bill Graveland
    MASUM GHAR, Afghanistan - There's nothing quite like a snappy military salute, but here in Afghanistan you don't see it very often. In fact, a sign on the boardwalk at Kandahar Air Field proclaims that the base that is home to most Canadian troops in Afghanistan is a "no hat-no salute area." With the notable exception of U.S. forces, the traditional military greeting is pretty much a non-starter in Afghanistan. The salute has always been a sign of respect. It's origin is unclear but it is believed by some to go back to the Middle Ages when a knight would...
  • IDF brass angered by phone logs check

    08/19/2006 9:05:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 559+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 8/18/06 | Amos Harel
    Senior Israel Defense Forces officers expressed dissatisfaction yesterday with the announcement by Chief of Staff Dan Halutz that he had recently instructed the Field Security Directorate at the General Staff to keep track of their telephone conversations. According to a report in Haaretz yesterday, Halutz instructed the Field Security Directorate to provide him with the telephone logs of the generals, their department heads and their secretaries, in order to crosscheck whether they have had contacts with journalists. [ . . . ] According to the disgruntled officers , the chief of staff's action "stinks of McCarthyism" . . .
  • McCloskey returning campaign check from donor tied to al-Qaeda

    06/01/2006 1:47:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 612+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/1/06 | Don Thompson - ap
    Congressional candidate Pete McCloskey, running against Rep. Richard Pombo of Tracy in Tuesday's GOP primary, is returning a $2,100 campaign donation he received from a man tied to al-Qaeda. The money was from M. Yaqub Mirza, a Pakistan native living in Virginia, who has been investigated by the Justice Department for allegedly helping to finance al-Qaeda and Islamic Jihad. Mirza's offices were raided by federal authorities in March 2002. McCloskey, a moderate former House member who has raised questions about Pombo's ethics, said he's never met Mirza but would return the money. "This is America, so you are presumed innocent...
  • Phase maintenance Marines check under F/A-18 hoods

    03/13/2006 3:38:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 534+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Jonathan K. Teslevich
    AL ASAD, Iraq (March 13, 2006) -- Imagine every time your vehicle travels 3,000 miles, a group of highly skilled experts dismantle it, check all the fluids and parts for wear and tear, then quickly reassemble it. Not a very common occurrence for today's drivers, unless you are a pilot and your vehicle happens to be an F/A-18 Hornet with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. Eight highly skilled Marines with the Hawks' phase maintenance section are responsible for performing a complete maintenance check of the Hornets every time they...
  • Sober driver flees police drink check, crashes

    01/16/2006 7:43:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 159+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/06 | Reuters
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese driver, afraid of having to take a breath-test, fled a police drink-driving checkpoint even though he was well under the legal alcohol limit, but ended up crashing his car. The 44-year-old man drove through the checkpoint on a road in the western Japanese city of Ikeda late Wednesday. Pursuing police officers found the car about half a mile away, upside down in a dry riverbed below the road. The driver, who suffered light injuries to his legs, was sitting beside the vehicle. "I'd been drinking, so I fled," the Mainichi newspaper quoted the man as...
  • Watching What You Drink? Check Your Glass

    12/22/2005 7:57:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 750+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/05 | Michael Hill - ap
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Here's a new tip to help curb drinking over the holidays: Ask for your scotch-and-soda in a highball glass. That's because people tend to unwittingly pour more alcohol into short, wide glasses compared to tall, skinny ones — meaning two cocktails from a squat tumbler might actually pack the punch of 2 1/2 drinks. The phenomenon is so pervasive even experienced bartenders do it, according to a study being published Friday in the BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal. "People say, 'Oh, the bartender knows what he's doing.' Well, the bartender does know what he's doing in...
  • Santa Ana, Calif., teenager keeps battalion’s weapons in check

    11/29/2005 3:30:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 473+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 29, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Ronna M. Weyland
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Nov. 29, 2005) -- While many 19-year-olds juggle a busy college class load or their first part-time job back in the United States, one peer carries the responsibility of ensuring his battalion’s weapons are prepared for battle here. “It is an awesome responsibility,” said Lance Cpl. Christopher Ruiz, 19, battalion armorer, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD). “I don’t know too many 19-year-olds back home who can say the same thing about what they are doing.” Ruiz, whose unit is based out of Marine Corps Base, Hawaii, has been in Iraq...
  • Fort agency issues warning on check scam sent through mail

    10/05/2005 7:32:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 467+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    FORT HUACHUCA -- A family on the post was recently affected by a scam via the mail -- a lottery check scam. "All they need is a couple (of victims) to do it, then they're good to go," said Tanja Linton, a spokeswoman for the fort. "There is at least one family that was affected by this, which is of course one family too many." Most people these days don't faltl for these kinds of fraudulent solicitations, she said, but the criminals target victims who may be more naive about modern fraud, Linton said. Such schemes, she said, "get very...
  • Mexican police cracking down on violence around border nightclubs (suggested solution given)

    08/29/2005 4:48:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 452+ views
    KVOA ^ | 8/29/05
    Police cracking down on violence around border nightclubs YUMA, Ariz. San Luis, Mexico, police are tired of rowdiness at town nightclubs. They're doubling their presence near the city's nightclubs in response to recurring weekend violence. Police have placed between 16 and 20 patrol cars in the center of town near the clubs. They've also have stepped up I-D checks before patrons are allowed to enter clubs. A San Luis police commander says many underage teenagers try to enter the clubs. Mexico's drinking age is 18. Authorities say many are coming into San Luis Rio Colorado from the U-S. Mexican police...
  • NYU student charged with bank fraud ordered held without bail(from a family of crooks)

    05/13/2005 6:39:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 1,147+ views
    WFSB(Hartford) ^ | 05/13/05 | Associated Press
    NYU student charged with bank fraud ordered held without bail NEW HAVEN (AP) -- A New York University student charged in a $43 million bank fraud was ordered held without bail Thursday after federal prosecutors called him a financial danger to the community. Hakan Yalincak, 21, is charged with passing millions of dollars in fraudulent checks and prosecutors said he could face more charges. FBI agents raided his family's Pound Ridge, N.Y. home last week, seizing blank check paper and a counterfeit $6.8 million check in his name, prosecutors said. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan G. Margolis said Yalincak was a...
  • test post...disregard

    04/21/2005 12:47:05 AM PDT · by macaddict · 12 replies · 472+ views
    move on, nothing to see here....
  • How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check information

    03/29/2005 5:19:01 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 47 replies · 2,622+ views
    southbendtribune.com ^ | 3 28 05 | DAVID EGGERT
    March 28, 2005 How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check informationBy DAVID EGGERTAssociated Press Writer State Sen. Alan Cropsey, R-DeWitt, shown during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting March 15 in Lansing, is sponsoring a bill that would require an Internet dating service to disclose prominently on the Web site whether it had conducted criminal background checks on users. AP File Photo Online dating safetySome tips when meeting people through Internet dating: Start slowly. Communicate by e-mail at first, looking for signs of the other user's behavior. Trust your instincts. Guard your anonymity. Sites often allow...