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  • Former NASA chief: Muslim outreach is ‘perversion’ of NASA’s mission

    07/06/2010 9:16:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wash. examiner ^ | 7/6/10 | Byron York
    Michael Griffin, who headed NASA during the last four years of the Bush administration, says the space agency’s new goal to improve relations with the Islamic world and boost Muslim self-esteem is a “perversion” of NASA’s original mission to explore space. “NASA was chartered by the 1958 Space Act to develop the arts and sciences of flight in the atmosphere and in space and to go where those technologies will allow us to go,” Griffin says. “That’s what NASA does for the country. It is a perversion of NASA’s purpose to conduct activities in order to make the Muslim world...
  • US spy chief quits after intelligence failures (Intelligence Director-designate Dennis Blair)

    05/21/2010 2:43:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 528+ views
    US spy chief quits after intelligence failuresPosted: 21 May 2010 1657 hrs WASHINGTON: After a string of intelligence failures, US spy czar Dennis Blair announced his resignation, ending a 16-month tenure marred by rumblings of infighting in the US clandestine services. Blair, who announced on Thursday that he was quitting as director of national intelligence, will be the most high-profile figure yet to leave President Barack Obama's national security team. He faced heavy criticism after the attempt by an Al-Qaeda linked group to bring down a US airliner on December 25 and some of the 16 US intelligence agencies he...
  • Former Cherokee Nation chief Wilma Mankiller dies

    04/06/2010 10:19:20 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 1,615+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 6
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller, one of the few women ever to lead a major American Indian tribe, has died. She was 64. Tribal spokesman Mike Miller said Mankiller, who became one of the nation's most visible American Indian leaders during her 10 years as chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, died Tuesday.
  • Chief Israel ‘war crimes’ investigator at Soros-financed hum. rights grp Collects Nazi Memorabilia

    03/29/2010 4:27:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 350+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/29/10 | Mark Hemingway
    This story has actually been around for a few months, but glad to see it’s finally gaining some traction. Last fall, one of the founders of Human Rights Watch came out and accused the organization of being irrationally anti-Israel. To make matters worse, members of the organization thought nothing of fund raising in Saudi Arabia, where the organization’s criticism of Israel was no doubt a selling point. And if this weren’t bad enough, the Times of London has an in-depth piece about the ensuing scandal when it was revealed that one of the organization’s lead investigators and vocal Israel critic...
  • Report: Hamas chief survived two earlier assassination attempts

    02/28/2010 9:25:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 262+ views ^ | 2/28/10 | Haaretz Service and Reuters
    Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was killed last month in a Dubai hotel, faced two previous assassination attempts in recent years, Hamas officials said, according to a report Sunday on Channel 2 news. Mabhouh was poisoned last year and, previously, was the target of a shooting in Lebanon, Abu Dhabi-based newspaper the National reported on Friday. Mabhouh was found dead in his Dubai hotel room on January 20 in what police say they are almost certain was a hit by Israel's Mossad spy agency.
  • Ex-Aflac sales chief receives two years in prison for not filing taxes

    02/25/2010 5:18:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 490+ views
    Ledger Enquirer ^ | 2/25/10 | ANDREA V. HERNANDEZ
    Ronald E. Kirkland, former director of sales of Aflac’s U.S. operations, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison without parole for failing to file tax returns on almost $4 million in income. Kirkland, 65, pleaded guilty in October in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri’s Southern Division to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns in 2002 and 2003. On Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England sentenced Kirkland to one year for each count, said Don Ledford, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.
  • The powerful, shadowy Mossad chief Meir Dagan is a ‘streetfighter’

    02/18/2010 10:35:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 843+ views
    Timesonline ^ | 2/18/10 | Sheera Frenkel
    The brazen assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh has thrown the spotlight on one of Israel’s most powerful but shadowy figures, Meir Dagan, the current Mossad chief, who yesterday faced calls for his resignation. There is a piece of folklore often repeated about him: when he was appointed in 2002, Ariel Sharon, then the Prime Minister, ordered him to run the Israeli spy agency “with a knife between its teeth”. Eight years on, Mr Dagan appears to have followed his orders to the letter. The killing in Dubai of one of the top men in Hamas is only the most recent in...
  • Chief Rabbinate: Torah Says Abortion Is Murder

    01/18/2010 5:55:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 624+ views
    INN ^ | 1/18/10 | staff
    ( The Rabbi of Ber Sheva, Rabbi Yehuda Deri has slammed abortions in Israel. “The Torah clearly says that abortion is murder,” he said. Deri is Head of the Chief Rabbinate's Committee to Prevent Abortions.
  • NFL Players Association Chief Won’t Say If NFL Treated Limbaugh Fairly

    10/30/2009 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1,001+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/30/09 | Matt Cover, Staff Writer
    ( – NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith would not say whether the NFL had treated talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh fairly when racist quotes were falsely attributed to Limbaugh shortly after word leaked that he was involved in a potential bid to buy a stake in the St. Louis Rams.
  • Suit claims East St. Louis passed up white police chief over race

    10/28/2009 8:53:42 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 783+ views
    St. Louis Today website ^ | 10/28/2009 | Nicholas J.C. Pistor
    EAST ST. LOUIS — City officials seeking a new police chief passed up the former director of the Florida Highway Patrol, who formerly was a top commander of the Illinois State Police, because he is white, two former members of a city board claim. Wyatt Frazer and Della Murphy allege in a federal lawsuit that they were forced off the Police, Fire and Civil Service Board for their advocacy of a white candidate when the chief's job was open in 2007. Their lawyer said Tuesday the spurned candidate was Ronald Grimming, a Metro East resident who rose to be deputy...
  • Audi Chief Calls Chevy Volt "A Car For Idiots"

    09/03/2009 10:41:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 97 replies · 2,438+ views
    Rueters ^ | 9/3/09 | Nick Chambers
    Bring on the war of words. In a frank conversation with MSN writer Lawrence Ulrich, Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen has said that the Chevy Volt will fail and that anybody who buys the car is an idiot. Not only that, de Nysschen has lumped proponents of any type of electric car into a category of "intellectual elite who want to show what enlightened souls they are." I'm guessing that means a fair amount of the people reading this would be considered idiots and pompous intellectual elites in Mr. de Nysschen's book. Funny that. Hearing an Audi executive...
  • Police Chief: Officers Will Be Stretched Thin[Rochester Mn, Money Is Tight]

    09/03/2009 1:04:30 AM PDT · by Son House · 11 replies · 852+ views
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 9/2/2009 | By Janice Gregorson
    Rochester likely will have a greater police presence on city streets soon, but they will be uniformed community service officers, not sworn police officers. At a community meeting Tuesday during which some residents called for more police in the city's neighborhoods, Police Chief Roger Peterson said he will try to accommodate such requests. But given the tough economic times, he said the department will have to shift resources rather than hire additional officers. He said community service officers likely will patrol neighborhoods rather than writing property crime reports. Citizens would be encouraged to file those reports online or via telephone....
  • Military chief rips U.S. message to Muslims

    08/27/2009 10:15:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,047+ views
    msnbc ^ | 8/27/09 | Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has written a searing critique of government efforts at “strategic communication” with the Muslim world, saying that no amount of public relations will establish credibility if American behavior overseas is perceived as arrogant, uncaring or insulting. The critique by the chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen, comes as the United States is widely believed to be losing ground in the war of ideas against extremist Islamist ideology.
  • FDIC Chief: Parts of Obama Plan Won't Fly

    08/15/2009 7:16:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 384+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/14/09
    FDIC Chief: Parts of Obama Plan Won't FlySheila Bair Says Congress Won't Approve Two Major Parts of Administration's Financial Overhaul WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2009 (AP) Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair is pushing back against key elements of the Obama administration's financial overhaul plan, saying they wouldn't survive in Congress and calling her own alternatives more viable. In an interview with The Associated Press, Bair said Congress won't approve two major parts of the package: Expanding the Federal Reserve's authority to regulate the largest financial companies and giving a proposed new consumer protection agency examination and enforcement powers over...
  • Budget chief: Docs fees not paid for in Obama bill

    07/21/2009 3:19:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 949+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/21/09 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior administration official says billions of dollars to raise fees for doctors treating Medicare patients are not covered by President Barack Obama's pledge to pay for health care legislation. Budget Director Peter Orszag said Tuesday that's because the administration always assumed the money would be spent to prevent a cut of more than 20 percent in doctor fees.
  • Swat Taliban chief 'near death'

    07/10/2009 10:03:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 718+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7/10/09 | Syed Shoaib Hasan
    The leader of Taliban militants in Pakistan's Swat district has been critically wounded and is close to death, the BBC has learned. The information about Maulana Fazlullah confirms statements from senior government and security officials. A former village cleric, he founded the branch of the Taliban movement which eventually took over the Swat valley. After a recent offensive, Pakistan's army says it has almost defeated rebels in that sector of the north-west. It has been battling Taliban militants there for about two months and the government says it has regained control of the region. 'No medicine' The information about Maulana...
  • Stocks drop as FDIC chief hints government may start firing CEOs

    05/15/2009 5:28:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1,052+ views
    bloomberg ^ | 5/15/2009
    U.S. stocks retreated as concern the government will replace the chief executive officers of some banks snuffed out an early rally spurred by reports signaling the contraction in manufacturing is abating.
  • Hezbollah deputy chief: We actively support Hamas

    05/14/2009 9:02:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 250+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 5/14/2009 | staff
    Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem said that the Lebanese militant group has been actively supporting Hamas in the Gaza Strip. "It is one of the secrets of the resistance that we don't talk about the details of our support, but suffice to say that we are giving them every type of support that could help the Palestinian resistance. Every type that is possible," Qassem said in an interview with the Financial Times published on Tuesday
  • Tulsan happy to go to court; Supreme Court, that is, to be a clerk (Danny Bickle gets replaced)

    03/16/2009 3:54:16 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 21 replies · 1,286+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Mar. 15, 2009 | Shannon Muchmore
    Well before his 30th birthday, Tulsa native Jamie McDonald will have worked for one White House administration and in two branches of the federal government. Last year, he was working in the White House counsel's office. This summer, he will return to Washington, D.C., for the opportunity of a lifetime — being a clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
  • More on earmarks: Obama's chief of staff has some in bill

    03/02/2009 3:37:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 431+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 3/2/09 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — Even though President Barack Obama has repeatedly pledged to ban congressional earmarks, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has 16 such projects, worth about $8.5 million, in the bill the Senate is scheduled to begin debating Tuesday. The earmarks include funds for a Chicago planetarium and a Chicago suburb. Obama has been relentless in criticizing the use of earmarks; in his address to a joint session of Congress last week, he boasted how the economic stimulus package was "free of earmarks."
  • Hamas rocket chief is killed

    01/11/2009 5:58:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 382+ views
    Times OnLine ^ | 1-11-09 | Uzi Mahnaimi Tel Aviv
    THE mastermind of Hamas’s long-range rocket attacks on Israel was killed yesterday in an airstrike, according to Israeli military sources. Amir Mansi, an engineer who commanded cells responsible for firing Grad rockets supplied by Iran, died after coming under attack from a helicopter. The Israeli army said he had been trying to fire mortar shells at their troops when he was targeted. Mansi headed the Hamas military wing’s Gaza Strip rocket division and “played a big role in Grad rocket attacks on Israeli communities”, a military spokesman said. He was killed after a Grad struck the Israeli town of Gedera,...
  • Bernardine Dohrn in her own words

    12/22/2008 11:38:55 AM PST · by sig226 · 20 replies · 1,186+ views
    1974 | Albert Seedman and Peter Hellman
    Here is another excerpt from Al Seedman's book Chief! Chief! is a semi-autobiographical tale of Seedman's work as a New York City Police Department Detective. He was Chief of Detectives when the Weathermen's bombs exploded in the townhouse on 11th Street in Manhattan on March 6, 1970. Prior to that explosion, the NYPD spent months chasing Sam Melville and Jane Alpert for a series of bombings in 1969. They detonated at least eight bombs in New York City, possibly more in the midwest. The New York Police formed an Arson/Explosvies Squad to deal with Melville, so the squad was in...
  • Discussion of The Weathermen

    12/16/2008 3:30:11 PM PST · by sig226 · 7 replies · 492+ views
    Chief | Albert Seedman and Peter Hellman
    Barack Obama still claims little or no connection to Bill Ayers and Kathy Boudin, despite launching one of his capmaigns in their home. Ayers and Boudin say they were just protesting and they never meant to hurt anyone. Many of us know this to be a lie. I suggested a source, a book title Chief! written by Albert Seedman and Peter Hellman. Seedman was the Chief of New York City Detectives on Friday, March 6th, 1970, when the townhouse at 18 West 11th Street exploded. These accounts of the explosion and the investigation come from those directly involved. The book...
  • Backing Obama gets top cop in hot water

    10/31/2008 5:03:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies · 872+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 31, 2008 | BY FRANK MAIN, FRAN SPIELMAN AND LISA DONOVAN Staff Reporters
    Backing Obama gets top cop in hot water October 31, 2008 BY FRANK MAIN, FRAN SPIELMAN AND LISA DONOVAN Staff Reporters A Chicago alderman wants police Supt. Jody Weis to be disciplined for making a statement in a TV interview earlier this month that seemed to support Barack Obama's candidacy. Earlier this year, the department reprimanded a detective who campaigned for Ald. Tom Allen (38th) in his failed race for Cook County state's attorney. The department found the detective had violated a rule barring officers from engaging in partisan activity while wearing the uniform or identifying themselves as officers. »...
  • Exclusive: Chief Fired by Palin Speaks Out (Democrat Opposition Research has Started)

    08/29/2008 5:27:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 192 replies · 574+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 29,2008
    The July firing of Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan by Gov. Sarah Palin, who was announced as John McCain's running mate on Friday, has unearthed a stream of soap-opera-like details about Palin, her husband, her family and top state appointees. The controversy has also cut against Palin's reputation for holding an ethical line and standing up to colleagues in the Republican Party over matters of principle. Monegan, 57, a respected former chief of the Anchorage Police Department, said in an interview with The Washington Post's James V. Grimaldi on Friday that the governor repeatedly brought up the topic of...
  • Saudi intelligence chief in Pakistan amid Musharraf crisis

    08/16/2008 11:36:09 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 160+ views
    Google | AFP ^ | 8/16/08
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) — Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief dashed to Pakistan for talks with the government over its plans to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, a senior official in Islamabad said Saturday. The visit of Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz came as a minister from the ruling coalition pressed Musharraf to stand down within two days and avoid putting the country through a destabilising impeachment battle. "Yes, Saudi intelligence chief Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz did visit Pakistan on Friday and met senior government officials," a senior coalition official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
  • Ex-EADS chief charged in French probe

    05/29/2008 6:59:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 124+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/08 | Ingrid Rousseau - ap
    PARIS - French judges filed preliminary insider trading charges Friday against Noel Forgeard, a former co-chief executive of Airbus parent EADS, his lawyer said. The investigating judges ordered Forgeard freed after two days in the custody of financial police pending the investigation, lawyer Jean-Alain Michel said. Investigators are looking into the sale of EADS shares by top executives and shareholders before a June 2006 announcement of delays for the A380 superjumbo that made EADS shares crash 26 percent in one day. Forgeard has denied wrongdoing. Forgeard told judges Xaviere Simeoni and Cecile Pendaries during questioning "that he had not committed...
  • Al-Jazeera Chief 'Fired For Being White Christian'

    05/02/2008 10:49:59 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 139+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-2-2008 | Duncan Gardham
    Al-Jazeera chief 'fired for being white Christian' By Duncan Gardham Last Updated: 10:55PM BST 01/05/2008 A television executive has demanded more than £1 million in compensation from the Arabic station al-Jazeera claiming that she was fired because she was not a Muslim. Jo Burgin, the former head of planning for the English language service of the news channel, is also claiming sexual discrimination because she was sacked while her husband was kept on in a senior post. Mrs Burgin, 49, claimed that she was dismissed in April 2007 because she was a “white, Christian, British woman”. Jonathan Cohen, her solicitor,...
  • Obama would consider Gore for major post

    04/02/2008 10:46:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 43+ views
    Obama would consider Gore for major post By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago Democrat Barack Obama says as president he would consider putting Al Gore in a Cabinet-level position — or higher. A woman at a town hall asked the Illinois senator if elected president would he consider tapping the former vice president for his Cabinet, or an even higher level office, to address global warming. "I would," Obama said. "Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out...
  • Chief Scientist Revolts Over Biofuel Legislation (UK)

    03/31/2008 3:29:26 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 337+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-29-2008
    Chief scientist revolts over biofuel legislation 29 March 2008 From New Scientist Print Edition. Could biofuels do more damage to the climate than the fossil fuels they replace? That's the fear casting doubt on the wisdom of a law that from next month will require a certain proportion of vehicle fuel to come from biological sources. On Monday, Bob Watson, chief scientist at the UK's Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs, called into question the idea of switching to biofuels. This follows the publication of studies showing that more carbon is emitted in producing some biofuels than is saved...
  • Pakistan Army Chief Ends Role In Politics

    02/17/2008 6:49:47 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 96+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-18-2008 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Pakistan army chief ends role in politics By Isambard Wilkinson in Lahore Last Updated: 1:12am GMT 18/02/2008 The new head of Pakistan's army has ordered the military to end its involvement in the country's politics. The Pakistan army's popularity has been mauled by its meddling in politics Gen Ashfaq Kiani's decree, issued on the eve of today's parliamentary election, reversed President Pervez Musharraf's policy of including the military in politics and removes a key pillar of support from him. A senior military source told The Daily Telegraph that "the move includes plans to overhaul the role of the military intelligence...
  • UN chief says climate his top priority

    12/05/2007 4:20:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 39+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/07 | John Heilprin - ap
    NEW YORK - He is a man on a climate-changing mission. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday his No. 1 priority is persuading the world — and most problematically, its biggest polluter, the United States — to agree to new controls on global-warming gases before the end of 2009. "First priority will be addressing this climate change," he said in an interview with Associated Press editors. "We will have to work very hard to be able to agree on a universal, global agreement before the end of 2009." Ban did not hesitate when asked to name the biggest obstacle to...
  • Why We Serve: Chief Happiest at Sea Working with Sailors

    11/30/2007 3:54:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 175+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | Fred W. Baker III
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2007 – Ask Master Chief Petty Officer Bruce “Skip” Binda why he joined the Navy nearly three decades ago and he’ll tell you it was a matter of pride. At 19, Binda had spent all of his tuition money on beer and eight-track music cassettes and was too proud to ask his father for the $200 he needed to return to college. Along came a Navy commercial proffering $1,500 to join, and Binda took the bait “hook, line and sinker,” he said. Since joining in 1980, he has served on one submarine and 10 ships and served...
  • Nuclear Watchdog Chief Warns Of 'Last Chance' For Iran

    09/01/2007 3:30:08 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 775+ views
    AFP ^ | 9-1-2007
    Nuclear watchdog chief warns of 'last chance' for Iran International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei gives a press conference in July 2007. If Iran fails to resolve its nuclear dispute by the end of the year, it may be passing by its last chance to do so, the UN atomic energy agency head said in an interview due out Monday. BERLIN (AFP) — If Iran fails to resolve its nuclear dispute by the end of the year, it may be passing by its last chance to do so, the UN atomic energy agency head said in an interview due...
  • Iran replaces Revolutionary Guard chief

    09/01/2007 2:05:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 290+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/07 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named a new head for the elite Revolutionary Guard, an organization Washington is looking to list as a terrorist group, state media announced Saturday. No reason was given for the change and it was not clear if the reshuffle would affect the possible U.S. move to pressure businesses the corps is thought to control, from construction to oil sectors. The United States accuses the Guard of responsibility for terrorist acts abroad and especially violence against American forces in Iraq. Khamenei appointed Mohammed Ali Jafari, described only as a senior figure in...
  • UN climate chief sees variable treaty

    08/23/2007 9:51:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 228+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/07 | Arthur Max - ap
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The treaty that will eventually replace the Kyoto Protocol on climate change could be a potpourri of legal obligations, nonbinding commitments and aid arrangements for the developing world, but each nation should choose its own course, the U.N.'s top climate official said Thursday. At the outset of a season of climate negotiations, Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, said countries such as the United States are mistaken if they dismiss the Kyoto process on the grounds it is forcing them into unwanted legal commitments. "Countries themselves are in the best...
  • Act Now To Beat Young Thugs, Says Police Chief (UK)

    08/14/2007 7:09:27 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 436+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2007 | Martin Bedford
    Act now to beat young thugs, says police chief By Martin Beckford Last Updated: 2:40am BST 15/08/2007 A senior police officer yesterday issued a devastating critique of the way towns were being blighted by violent, drunken youths who had made people afraid to walk the streets. Garry Newlove was killed after confronting a gang of youths outside his home in Cheshire last week Speaking after the death of a father allegedly at the hands of teenage yobs, Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of Cheshire, blamed parents for abdicating responsibility for their children and shops that sold cheap alcohol. A "hard...
  • Khmer Rouge prison chief charged

    07/31/2007 11:18:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 811+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/07 | Ker Munthit - ap
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's international genocide tribunal charged the head of a Khmer Rouge torture center with crimes against humanity on Tuesday, a historic first indictment against a top figure in the communist regime that created Cambodia's infamous killing fields. The suspect, Kaing Guek Eav, has acknowledged heading the S-21 prison, where the Khmer Rouge's suspected enemies were tortured before being taken to killing fields near the capital. An estimated 1.7 million people died from hunger, disease, overwork and execution when the Khmer Rouge was in power in 1975-79. The 62-year-old, also known as Duch, was one of five...
  • BP chief resigns after lying over affair with gay lover

    05/01/2007 12:48:11 PM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 362+ views ^ | 5-1-2007 | staff writer
    BP chief Lord Browne has quit after admitting he lied to the High Court over how he met his gay lover. Following his resignation, Lord Browne said: "In my 41 years with BP I have kept my private life separate from my business life. I have always regarded my sexuality as a personal matter, to be kept private."
  • Al-Qaeda chief 'killed by rebels'

    05/01/2007 6:24:03 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | 5-1-2007 | staff writer
    THE leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was killed today in an internal fight between insurgents north of Baghdad, the Interior Ministry spokesman said. Brigadier-General Abdul Kareem Khalaf told said "we have definite intelligence reports that al Masri was killed today". Another source in the ministry also said Masri had been killed. Khalaf said the battle happened near a bridge in the small town of al-Nibayi, north of Baghdad. Both Gen Khalaf and the other source in the ministry said the authorities did not have Masri's body. The US military said it could not confirm the reports....
  • £60k Atomic Authority Chief Has 30 Other Jobs (UK)

    04/22/2007 6:27:10 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 548+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-23-2007 | Andrew Pierce
    £60k atomic authority chief has 30 other jobs By Andrew Pierce Last Updated: 1:12am BST 23/04/2007 The nuclear industry was embroiled in a potential new crisis yesterday with the businesswoman running the body responsible for the clean-up of the Sellafield site facing ministerial questions over the number of other jobs she holds. Ministers have been urged to intervene after it emerged that Lady Judge, who is paid £60,000 by the Government for a two-day week as chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), has 30 other directorships. Last week the authority announced checks on the medical records of...
  • Chief Illiniwek to be retired.

    02/16/2007 8:25:01 AM PST · by IL Republican · 82 replies · 3,155+ views
    University e-mail ^ | 2-16-07 | Chancellor Richard Herman
    To members of the campus community, A decision has been made regarding the Chief Illiniwek tradition. For more information, go to: If you receive any questions or concerns regarding the decision, please feel free to use the following reply. "Thank you for your comments about the recently announced decision on Chief Illiniwek. For more information, please refer to this web page: You can email comments by clicking on Contact/Feedback link [] in the top section of the web page."
  • Mexico catches alleged drug cartel chief

    01/18/2007 11:24:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 399+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/18/07 | Mark Stevenson - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Authorities on Wednesday announced the capture of a purported drug cartel leader, the first major drug arrest under the administration of President Felipe Calderon, who has pledged a nationwide war against the drug trade. Pedro Diaz Parada was arrested in the country's southern state of Oaxaca on Tuesday and taken to Mexico City. He faces charges of organized crime and drug trafficking, the attorney general's office said in a news release. Prosecutors say Diaz Parada founded the cartel named after him in Mexico's southeastern region. Federal police and soldiers stopped the sport utility vehicle in which Diaz...
  • Israeli army chief resigns over Lebanon war

    01/18/2007 5:47:22 PM PST · by jdm · 4 replies · 267+ views
    AFP ^ | Jan 18, 2007
    Israel's military chief resigned over the failures of the Lebanon war, in a second blow to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's unpopular government after a graft probe was launched. In what several newspapers called an "earthquake", Lieutenant General Dan Halutz became the most senior head to roll over last year's war against Lebanon's Hezbollah militia, which has been bitterly criticized in Israel. "I have accomplished the objective that was set for me at the end of the Lebanon war, which was to study and learn the lessons from what transpired," wrote Halutz, 58, in his letter of resignation. "I consider under...
  • U.S. Gen.: Insurgent chief in Pakistan

    01/13/2007 1:02:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 924+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/13/07 | Rahim Faiez - ap
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan - An Afghan insurgent leader operating from inside Pakistan sent some 200 ill-equipped fighters, some wearing plastic bags on their feet, into Afghanistan where most were killed in a major battle this week, a top U.S. general said Saturday. Maj. Gen. Benjamin Freakley said that Jalaluddin Haqqani recruited and sent unemployed and untrained men to fight in Afghanistan. U.S. forces killed about 130 fighters moving in two groups in the eastern province of Paktika late Wednesday and early Thursday, one of the largest winter battles in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. "There's Taliban leaders...
  • Chief of Chaplains Brings Encouragement and Support

    12/19/2006 3:52:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 271+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Victoria Willoughby
    Chief of Chaplains Brings Encouragement and Support Chaplain tours Iraq and Afghanistan bringing support and leadership to the region. By Army Sgt. Victoria Willoughby345th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SALERNO, Afghanistan, Dec. 19, 2006 -- Army Maj. Gen. David H. Hicks, the Army chief of chaplains, visited Salerno Nov. 28, as part of a tour through Afghanistan and Iraq designed to bring support and encouragement to chaplains, chaplain’s assistants and leaders at the battalion and brigade levels. “My objective is to visit with and put my arms around -- I mean that figuratively -- as many soldiers, leaders and unit...
  • Army Chief: National Consensus Critical to Terror War Victory

    10/11/2006 4:28:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 366+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2006 – Winning the global war on terror requires a national consensus, with support demonstrated in actions as well as words, the Army’s chief of staff told hundreds of soldiers and defense industry representatives here yesterday. That means ensuring troops on the front lines have what they need to succeed, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker told attendees at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting. Soldiers have a reasonable expectation that their country will ensure they’re trained, equipped and resourced for the missions they’re called to conduct, the general said. “This resonates loud and clear,” he said....
  • Israel pleased with new UN Chief (South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon)

    10/10/2006 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 7 replies · 652+ views ^ | Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | Staff Writer
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 by Staff Writer Israel pleased with new UN Chief Israel has expressed its satisfaction with the nomination of South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations. The UN Security Council has unanimously selected Ki-Moon for the position and is only waiting for the formal approval of the General Assembly. Ki-Moon will start working on January 1, 2007. The great satisfaction in Jerusalem stems from Ki-Moon’s close relations with Israel and his personal relationship with many Israeli officials, including Eitan Haber, who was Yitzhak Rabin’s chief of staff. Sources...
  • Police Chief Survives Attack; Soldiers Capture High-Value Terrorists

    10/06/2006 5:22:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 491+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2006 – An Iraqi police chief survived an insurgent ambush Oct. 3, urging his troops to continue the mission, and Iraqi and U.S. soldiers captured three high-value terrorists and 25 others in Baghdad Oct. 3, military officials in Iraq reported today. The Iraqi police chief was wounded when his patrol was ambushed while in pursuit of suspected insurgents in the city of Baghdadi, Iraq. Col. Shaban al Obeidi was evacuated to a nearby U.S. military medical facility by helicopter for treatment and was reported in good condition. One policeman was killed in the attack. When asked if...
  • (Iraq) Al-Qaeda Chief Kills Turkish Hostage On Film

    09/23/2006 5:12:23 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 1,161+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-24-2006 | Paul Willis
    Al-Qaeda chief kills Turkish hostage on film By Paul Willis (Filed: 24/09/2006) A video purporting to show the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq murdering a Turkish hostage has appeared on the internet. If authentic, the recording would be the first known footage of Abu Ayyoub al-Masri, a Sunni Muslim who is said to have assumed leadership of the organisation after the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in an American airstrike in June. The items were posted on Friday night with a statement identifying Masri, also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, as the executioner. Masri appears flanked by two men...