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  • ‘Say what?’ Texans respond to Wendy Davis’ ‘ludicrous’ claim that she is ‘pro-life’

    11/13/2013 12:49:45 AM PST · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Nov 11, 2013 19:48 EST | Ben Johnson
    AUSTIN, TX, November 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – State Senator Wendy Davis' statement that she is “pro-life,” made just before she officially entered the governor's race this weekend, was designed to “muddy the waters” about her position on abortion and appeal to voters who are far more conservative on the issue than she is, according to some pro-life leaders in the state and around the country. Last Tuesday, the Forth Worth Democrat told an audience at the University of Texas in Brownsville, “I am pro-life.”
  • Palestinian Authority Denies Jewish Right to Western Wall

    08/12/2013 10:43:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/8/13 | Ari Soffer
    In what is being described as yet another example of Palestinian Authority (PA) denial of the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the very legitimacy of the State of Israel, the Presidential Guard of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has claimed the Western Wall as an Arab and Islamic site. Last week, a picture of the Western Wall was posted onto the PA Presidential Guard's official Facebook page with a PA flag superimposed on it, along with the words "The Al Buraq Wall - Public Relations and Information - The Presidential Guard - Palestinian youth know their rights." The Western Wall...
  • The AP’s Claim that a DHS Official Resigned Over the Illegal Alien Releases Turns Out to Be False

    02/27/2013 3:09:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 2/27/13 | Bryan Preston
    Earlier today the Associated Press reported that a Department of Homeland Security official had resigned in the wake of the Obama administration’s decision to release thousands of illegal aliens awaiting the judicial process. The department cited budget cuts as the reason for the releases, despite the fact that the cuts would hit about one percent of DHS’s budget, and they have not even happened yet. The AP’s story turns out to have been premature. No one has been fired or resigned in the wake of the release scandal. The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting...
  • Obama’s Inflated Jobs Claim

    10/23/2012 3:48:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | FactCheck.org
    In a new TV ad, President Obama makes an inflated claim to have added 5.2 million new jobs. The total added during his time in office is actually about 325,000. In the ad, the president says “over 5 million new jobs” while the figure “5.2 million” appears on screen. But that’s a doubly misleading figure. Viewers would need to pay close attention to the on-screen graphic to know that the ad refers only to employment gains starting in March 2010, omitting the 4.3 million jobs that were lost in the first year of Obama’s term. And there’s no way a...
  • Booty Bundler Job Claim Debunked

    06/03/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/3/12 | staff
    ABC in Atlanta reports that an Atlanta government position that Obama bundler Stacii Jae Johnson claims to have held does not actually exist. Johnson listed herself as the commissioner of the mayor’s Office of Film, Television, Music and Digital Media in a presentation last year; according to ABC Atlanta, that position does not exist. Johnson also starred and produced in a instructional strip video entitled “I Want to Strip for My Man but I Don’t Know How,” which the Washington Free Beacon first reported on in May. ANCHOR: Good morning. A woman who once produced and starred in a video...
  • Carney rewrites Biden’s audacious claim

    03/20/2012 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily ^ | 3/20/12 | Neil Munro
    White House spokesman Jay Carney carefully deflected Vice President Joe Biden’s Monday night declaration that the successful raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout was the most audacious military strike in 500 years. “He meant the decision the president made… was a very difficult one,” said Carney, when asked about Biden’s gaffe. “When you’re president, you have to make the tough decisions.” Carney kept a straight face amid laughter from journalists attending the press conference. But Carney stepped back when asked if the bin Laden raid was more audacious that the D-Day landings on the Nazi-held Normandy coast in June 1944....
  • Planned Parenthood's "Abortions Are Just 3%" Claim is False

    01/03/2012 8:45:03 AM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 3, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood's "Abortions Are Just 3%" Claim is False As we’re all VERY familiar with by now, Planned Parenthood absolutely insists that abortions only comprise 3% of their “services.” Now, even if this were an accurate representation of the truth, it would be abhorrent. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/03/planned-parenthoods-abortions-are-just-3-claim-is-false/
  • Executive privilege claim ahead on Solyndra

    11/07/2011 5:37:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/7/11 | Gene Healy
    On Friday, citing "longstanding and important Executive Branch confidentiality interests," White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler refused a House panel's demand for "all communications among White House staff and officials" relating to Solyndra. Solyndra is one of the administration's pet "green energy" firms. It received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy before its top executives took the Fifth before Congress. What's been unearthed so far is embarrassing enough. The Obama administration seems to have rushed the deal through despite multiple warning flags and a lack of due diligence. The now-bankrupt firm, whose largest shareholder is a major...
  • Lawmakers Claim Justice Inspector Obstructed Probe Into ‘Fast and Furious’

    09/21/2011 4:56:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/21/11 | William Lajeunesse
    The inspector general of the Department of Justice undermined and obstructed a congressional investigation by releasing secret tape recordings that corroborate allegations of misconduct in "Operation Fast and Furious," according to a letter written by Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Charles Grassley. The two lawmakers leading the probe into the Obama administration scandal claim Justice Inspector General Cynthia Schnedar compromised their investigators' ability to get to the truth and potentially prosecute those responsible for selling thousands of weapons to the Mexican drug cartels. Schnedar failed
  • Obama spreads false claim that Thomas Jefferson hosted first Ramadan iftar dinner at White House

    08/04/2011 12:58:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/4/11 | Robert
    The State Department retails the PC myth in this article, "Thomas Jefferson's Iftar," July 29. Nor is this the first time this falsehood has gone around: the State announcement quotes Barack Obama saying last year: “Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan — making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago.” Longtime Jihad Watch writer Hugh Fitzgerald busted this myth...
  • Egypt - Both Sides Claim Israel/Jews Helping Opponents

    02/02/2011 1:02:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 2/2/11 | staff
    Both sides in the Egyptian “civil war” claim that their opponents are being aided by Israel and/or Jews. Egyptian State television broadcast a story Wednesday claiming that a suspicious "Israeli engineer" was caught near Suez and questioned in relation to the riots. Meanwhile a young woman was interviewed who claimed that American Jews taught her how to "bring down the government". Many people interviewed on state television have claimed that the entire uprising is being coordinated by Israel in order to "conquer all the land between the Nile and the Euphrates".
  • Bloggers claim WikiLeaks struck deal with Israel over diplomatic cables leaks

    12/17/2010 11:21:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    haaretz ^ | 12/17/10 | Danna Harman
    The lack of information damaging to Israel in the cables released by WikiLeaks has provided fodder for conspiracy theorists. PARIS - It was only a matter of time before conspiracy theorists came out of the woodwork to suggest that Israel is behind the publication of the WikiLeaks trove - and is manipulating the information coming out to help Israeli interests. "Where is the real dirt on Israel?" these conspiracy theorists - messaging back and forth in the blogosphere - are asking one another. "The answer appears to be a secret deal struck between WikiLeaks' ... Assange ... with Israeli officials,...
  • Palestinians drop claim that Western Wall is 'not Jewish'

    12/01/2010 1:37:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/1/10 | Staff
    The Palestinian government has removed a report claiming that Jerusalem's Western Wall isn't holy to Jews from an official website, after it provoked furious reaction. The five-page report has been condemned by the U.S. and Israel as incorrect and provocative. Palestinian officials would not comment on the report Wednesday. But its author, Al-Mutawakil Taha, a civil servant in the Information Ministry, says he stands by it.
  • US condemns Palestinian claim on Western Wall

    11/30/2010 2:02:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart, ap ^ | 11/30/10 | MATTHEW LEE
  • Fliers Claim TSA Have Deactivated Body Scanners

    11/24/2010 5:34:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 124 replies · 1+ views
    gizmondo ^ | 11/24/10 | staff
    According to tweeting travelers, many backscatter and millimeter-wave AIT scanning machines at airports are not in use at all, making opting out impossible. We've asked DHS/TSA for comment, but you can help us confirm. Not every airport in the country even has the "Advanced Imaging Technology" scanners installed. (A post at FlyerTalk.com has an up-to-date list of airports with the machines, as well as specific terminals.
  • Pakistani Taliban Claim Credit for Failed NYC Times Square Car Bombing

    05/02/2010 9:09:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies · 3,091+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | Sunday, May 2, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    A top Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for yesterday's failed car bomb attack in New York City. Qari Hussain Mehsud, the top bomb maker for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, said he takes "fully responsibility for the recent attack in the USA." Qari Hussain made the claim on an audiotape accompanied by images that was released on a YouTube website that calls itself the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel. The tape has yet to be verified, but US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal believe it is legitimate. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created...
  • Claim Jumpers does not support the 2nd Amendment Read and forward to friends and family.

    01/28/2010 9:18:31 AM PST · by .454Puma · 4 replies · 623+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 01/27/2010 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Robert Ott, the CEO of the Claim Jumper restaurant chain does not believe ordinary citizens have the right to protect themselves and their families under the rights conferred by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. This is the letter sent to Robert Ott by T. Mark Graham (AKA Gunplumber) owner of Arizona Response Systems, a small firearms manufacturing company. Read the letter at the link and forward to friends and family.
  • Total NSA Unemploment Claims Hit Another Record

    01/07/2010 4:17:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 583+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/07/10
    Total NSA Unemploment Claims Hit Another Record Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/07/2010 12:58 -0500 Total Non-Seasonally adjusted insurance claims (consisting of Initial, Continuing and EUC claims) hit another record of 11,268,100. Make of this data what you will. We are confident the objective, mainstream media will find a way to spin this favorably (it can only go down from here... of course, unless it doesn't). And a long term chart, compliments of CreditTrader
  • Scientist Repeats Swine Flu Lab-Escape Claim in Published Study

    11/25/2009 6:17:44 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 5 replies · 673+ views
    Bloomberg | Nov 24. | Simeon Bennett
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  • Administrator accused of lying about military service retires (Southern Illinois University)

    02/14/2009 4:42:54 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies · 1,119+ views
    Daily Egyptian (Southern Illinois) ^ | February 13, 2009 | Brian Feldt
    Daily Egyptian > News Administrator accused of lying about military service retires Brian Feldt Published: Friday, February 13, 2009 Updated: Friday, February 13, 2009 James Scales, the university’s director of Career Services who was accused this month of lying about his military service, will retire effective March 1, university spokesman Rod Sievers said Friday. Sievers said Scales will immediately utilize his vacation days and not return to work. According to a university statement, Scales cited health and personal reasons. Scales hung up the phone when asked for comment from the DAILY EGYPTIAN. “I have enjoyed my association with the university...
  • Thousands of claim forms sent to Madoff customers(making bailout tabs?)

    01/05/2009 11:47:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 528+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/05/09 | Grant McCool
    Thousands of claim forms sent to Madoff customers By Grant McCool Mon Jan 5, 2:09 pm ET NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 8,000 forms have been mailed to customers of accused swindler Bernard Madoff so they can make claims by March or July for any money they may have lost, the trustee overseeing the liquidation of Madoff's firm said on Monday. The claims, to be made through the non-profit Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and a court-appointed trustee, are just one avenue for investors who believe they were duped in Madoff's purported $50 billion fraud. Some investors have filed...
  • Biden-revises-claim-he-was-shot-at-in-iraq

    08/23/2008 10:31:57 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 54 replies · 2,401+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/07 | Susan Crabtree
    Biden revises claim he was ‘shot at’ in Iraq By Susan Crabtree Posted: 08/08/07 06:57 PM [ET] Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) — whose garrulous ways have led to a number of verbal gaffes over the years — has revised a dramatic comment that he was “shot at” in the Green Zone during a trip to Iraq. Biden made the brief comment during the CNN/YouTube Democratic debate two weeks ago, as he was emphasizing how difficult it would be to redeploy U.S. citizens and troops out of Iraq if the U.S. decided to withdraw in six months. “Let’s start telling the...
  • Iraq: U.S. has no claim to oil boom -Iraqis fuming about request it supply USmilitary with cheap gas

    05/02/2008 1:16:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 46 replies · 56+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05/01/08 | Liz Sly
    BAGHDAD — As Congress gears up to debate the Bush administration's latest request for an additional $108 billion in war funding for Iraq and Afghanistan, Iraqis are fuming at suggestions being floated by lawmakers that Baghdad should start paying a share of the war's costs by providing cheap fuel to the U.S. military. "America has hardly even begun to repay its debt to Iraq," said Abdul Basit, the head of Iraq's Supreme Board of Audit, an independent body that oversees Iraqi government spending. "This is an immoral request because we didn't ask them to come to Iraq, and before they...
  • S.D. Court Says Insurance Does Not Cover Lawsuit on Wife Stealing

    10/30/2007 11:05:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies · 69+ views
    Insurance Journal ^ | October 30, 2007
    Midwest News S.D. Court Says Insurance Does Not Cover Lawsuit on Wife Stealing October 30, 2007 South Dakota's public policy prevents insurance from covering damages in lawsuits against those accused of stealing another's spouse, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The high court's unanimous decision said an Aberdeen doctor cannot make an insurance company protect him against a lawsuit that alleges he stole another man's wife. South Dakota public policy does not allow people to shift financial responsibility to insurance companies for their own intentional actions, the Supreme Court said. Alienation of affections is conduct that should not be encouraged...
  • Russia's Arctic Claim Backed By Rocks, Officials Say

    09/21/2007 3:21:12 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 81+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 9-21-2007 | Richard A Lovett
    Russia's Arctic Claim Backed By Rocks, Officials Say Richard A. Lovett for National Geographic News September 21, 2007 Rock samples retrieved last month from beneath the Arctic Ocean indicate that the North Pole is part of Mother Russia, the Russian government announced yesterday. The Russians contend that the Lomonosov Ridge, an undersea structure running across the Arctic Ocean beneath the pole, is a geological extension of the Russian region of Siberia. Under international law, Russia could lay claim to the potentially oil-rich seabed under the Arctic ice if it can prove that the ridge is part of the country's continental...
  • 9/11 workers outraged by new Rudy claim

    08/10/2007 8:45:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 769+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10 Aug 2007 | CELESTE KATZ
    Rudy Giuliani drew outrage and indignation from Sept. 11 first-responders yesterday by saying he spent as much time - or more - exposed to the site's dangers as workers who dug through the debris for the missing and the dead. Speaking to reporters at a Cincinnati Reds ballgame he caught between fund-raisers, the GOP front-runner said he helped 9/11 families and defended himself against critics of how he managed the attack's aftermath. "This is not a mayor or a governor or a President who's sitting in an ivory tower," Giuliani said. "I was at Ground Zero as often, if not...
  • Canada joins rush to claim the Arctic

    08/08/2007 7:04:58 PM PDT · by Westlander · 30 replies · 696+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | August 8 2007 | Daina Lawrence in Ottawa and Daniel Dombey in London
    Canada raised the stakes in the battle to claim ownership of the Arctic by sending Stephen Harper, prime minister, on a three-day trek to the region, just days after the Russians planted a flag on the seabed at the North Pole. The US, Norway and Denmark are also competing alongside Russia and Canada to secure rights to the natural resources of the Arctic.
  • CA: Day laborer made false kidnapping claim, San Bernardino County investigator says

    05/31/2007 6:35:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 454+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 5/30/07 | Sharon McNary
    A day laborer's claim that he was hired under false pretenses, kidnapped and abandoned in Tijuana was false, an investigator for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Wednesday. Jose Felix Gutierrez left for Mexico on his own May 9 but told his sister he and others had been kidnapped, handcuffed and forcibly removed from the country, said a statement by Detective Jesse Venegas. Gutierrez had been upset over the death of a fellow day laborer in a traffic accident last month at a popular informal day-labor pickup place at Arrow Route and Grove Avenue in Rancho...
  • White House rebuts Guard shortage claim

    05/08/2007 1:39:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 997+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/07 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and Kansas' governor started Tuesday pointing fingers at each other over the response to last week's devastating tornado. By lunchtime, both sides had backed down. With President Bush set to travel to now-razed Greensburg, Kan., on Wednesday to view the destruction wrought by Friday's 205 mph twister, Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she planned to talk with him about her contention that National Guard deployments to Iraq hampered the disaster response. "I don't think there is any question if you are missing trucks, Humvees and helicopters that the response is going to be slower," she...
  • Company 'Settles Over Anti-English Legal Claim'

    05/01/2007 7:12:23 PM PDT · by blam · 188+ views
    Company 'settles over anti-English legal claim' Last Updated: 2:08am BST 02/05/2007 A nationalist political party which sued a hospitality company for anti-English discrimination has been paid £5,200 in an out of court settlement, it was claimed yesterday. The English Democrats Party took legal action against Royal Armouries International, which provides corporate hospitality at the Royal Armouries museum, after a booking for a conference room in Leeds was cancelled. The party, which campaigns for an English Parliament, said RAI initially claimed the room was double-booked but later said it was concerned about potential damage to its reputation. The English Democrats said...
  • Claim: Massive attack approved by Abbas

    04/27/2007 1:31:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 472+ views
    WND ^ | April 27, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    Rockets slammed into Jewish towns while Palestinians attempted kidnapping TEL AVIV – A massive Hamas rocket attack earlier this week was coordinated directly with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and members of his Fatah party, according to Hamas sources speaking to WND. In the first rocket attack it claimed responsibility for in five months, Hamas Tuesday fired 39 Qassam rockets and 79 mortars from the Gaza Strip aimed at nearby Jewish communities. The projectiles were meant to serve as a diversion as the group attempted to storm an Israeli military base on the Gaza border to kidnap Israeli soldiers. The...
  • Obama debunks claim about Islamic school

    01/24/2007 10:39:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 2,360+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) fought back Wednesday against an allegation that he was educated at a radical Islamic school as a child in Indonesia, determined to avoid being tripped up by unsubstantiated charges like those that undermined John Kerry in 2004. Interviews by The Associated Press at the elementary school in Jakarta found that it's a public and secular institution that has been open to students of all faiths since before the White House hopeful attended in the late 1960s. Obama, who was born in Hawaii, moved to Indonesia at age 6 to live with...
  • CA: Senators fault claim of stem cell research breakthrough (firm misrepresented its work)

    09/06/2006 4:33:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 316+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/6/06 | Kimberly Hefling - ap
    WASHINGTON A company that claimed it developed a way to harvest stem cells from days-old human embryos without harming the embryos was accused at a Senate hearing Wednesday of misrepresenting its work. Advanced Cell Technology Inc. of Alameda, Calif., drew fire from Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., authors of a bill vetoed by President Bush that would have expanded embryonic stem cell research through government funding. Supporters of such research say it could lead to treatments and cures for a wide variety of ailments, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuries. Bush and abortion foes,...
  • China Deaths Spark Cover-Up Claim

    07/22/2006 3:02:37 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 217+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-22-2006
    China deaths spark cover-up claim Bilis destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes The number of people killed in a storm that hit southern China last week has risen to more than 500 - more than double the original estimate. Tropical Storm Bilis hit on 14 July, causing massive flooding and forcing three million people from their homes. The government of Hunan province has accused local officials of deliberately playing down the death toll. Meanwhile, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake has hit Yunan province, in the south-west, killing at least 18 people. Some of the victims were crushed in their homes and...
  • U.S. Troops Kill Terrorists in Iraq, IEDs Claim Two Soldiers (Gladness and Sadness)

    07/16/2006 4:47:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 200+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Corps Baghdad
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi soldiers killed several terrorists and found an enemy weapons cache during separate operations in Baghdad yesterday, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported. In other news, two U.S. soldiers died yesterday as a result of improvised explosive device attacks. One soldier, with the 49th Military Police Brigade, was killed near Sadr City in northeast Baghdad. The other soldier, assigned to Multinational Division, died in southern Baghdad. Both soldiers' names are being withheld until their families are notified. During operations yesterday, Iraqi army and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers killed four terrorists, wounded two, and detained...
  • Taliban Makes 2nd Bogus Chopper Downing Claim, Two Troops Killed

    06/25/2006 12:43:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 309+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 – The Taliban made another false claim of shooting down a U.S. helicopter yesterday, while two coalition troops were killed, officials reported. The Taliban claim came as at least 65 insurgents were killed during recent firefights with coalition forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban falsely told the media June 24 that a U.S. helicopter was shot down yesterday in the Tarin Kowt area of Uruzgan Province. There's no truth to this claim, U.S. officials said, noting that all coalition helicopters are accounted for. This is the second fake claim of downing a U.S. helicopter the Taliban have...
  • Man Pleads Guilty To Filing False Claim (FEMA)

    06/16/2006 10:50:17 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 507+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 6-16-2006 | Brendan Kirby
    Man pleads guilty to filing false claim19-year-old drifter is first area man convicted in Katrina-related case Friday, June 16, 2006 By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Reporter A drifter who has spent time in a Florida jail pleaded guilty in Mobile's federal court Thursday to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the first such conviction in southern Alabama relating to Hurricane Katrina. Arthur Lee Bonner, 19, pleaded guilty to filing false claims against the government. He admitted to applying for and receiving $2,000 from FEMA for an address in Mobile where he did not live. "There's no excuse for it, really," Assistant...
  • Two Soldiers Killed; Taliban Make False Success Claim

    06/14/2006 6:33:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 358+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2006 – Two coalition soldiers were killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan yesterday, and the Taliban falsely claimed to have killed nine U.S. soldiers today, military officials reported. One coalition soldier was killed in Helmand province defending a combat logistics patrol from attacking Taliban extremists. The other soldier was killed while engaging enemy forces in Kunar province. "Our thoughts and prayers extend to the families and comrades of our soldiers who sacrificed their lives today executing their mission and defending their fellow teammates," Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76 said....
  • Tuscany's Etruscan Claim Knocked

    05/16/2006 11:30:01 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 618+ views
    ANSA ^ | 5-16-2006
    Tuscany's Etruscan claim knockedModern Tuscans not descendants of ancient people, DNA says (ANSA) - Rome, May 16 - The Tuscans' proud claim to be the descendants of the ancient Etruscans has taken a knock . A DNA comparison of Etruscan skeletons and a sample of living Tuscans has thrown up only "tenuous genetic similarities", said lead researcher Guido Barbujani of Ferrara University . "If the Tuscans were the direct descendants of the Etruscans the DNA should be the same," said Barbujani, a genetecist who coordinated the study with Stanford University in the United States . The study, which appears in...
  • Mexico Lawmakers Claim Fraud by Fox's Sons

    05/09/2006 9:03:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 238+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/06 | Ioan Grillo - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Mexican lawmakers handed federal investigators a box of evidence on Tuesday that they claim shows that two of President Vicente Fox's stepsons were involved in fraud and illicit enrichment through real estate deals. The action by a special congressional committee came less then two months before the July 2 presidential elections, in which Felipe Calderon of Fox's Conservative National Action Party is fighting a tight race against leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Many of the committee's most vocal accusers are from Lopez Obrador's leftist Democratic Revolution Party, and some National Action lawmakers call the accusations an attempt...
  • CA: Garamendi asks for federal, state probes of blackmail claim

    05/09/2006 7:24:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 216+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/9/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    Accusing the insurance industry of a "serious breach of the law," state Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi asked federal and state officials Tuesday to investigate his claim that a group of insurers tried to blackmail him. Garamendi charged Monday that an insurance industry representative contacted him through an intermediary and offered to drop a pending $2 million ad campaign that attacks proposed auto insurance regulations drafted by Garamendi's office if he would abandon the regulations. "I firmly believe that this amounts to a serious attempt to blackmail me in my role as California's elected insurance commissioner," Garamendi said in a letter...
  • Cloud Of Scholarly Dust Rises Over Ancient (Human) Footprints Claim (40K YO - Mexico)

    04/25/2006 11:15:18 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 876+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 4-25-2006 | Bradley T Lepper
    Cloud of scholarly dust rises over ancient footprints claim Tuesday, April 25, 2006 BRADLEY T. LEPPER Are the footprints of surprisingly ancient Americans preserved in 40,000-year-old volcanic ash in southern Mexico? In December, an article in the journal Science cast a cloud of doubt over that claim. The authors, Michael Waters and Paul Renne, argue that the ash dated to 1.3 million years ago, much too old for humans on this continent, and that the so-called footprints were nothing more than marks made by the tools of modern workers quarrying the stone with crowbars. Now, Silvia Gonzalez, an archaeologist from...
  • Claim Raises Speculation About al-Zarqawi (changing tactics?)

    04/03/2006 10:53:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,180+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/06 | Sally Buzbee - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has sharply lowered his profile in recent months, halting his group's Internet claims as the number of big suicide bombings in Iraq — his infamous signature form of attack — has fallen. Now, a man with close ties to Iraqi insurgent groups claims al-Zarqawi was shunted aside as political leader of a recently formed coalition of militants because they were angry at his propaganda efforts and embarrassed by his group's deadly attack on hotels in Jordan. But others caution that the claim is hard to verify — and that perhaps the insurgents...
  • Scientists Row Over Gosnold Claim

    03/24/2006 5:04:30 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 379+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-24-2006
    Scientists row over Gosnold claim Scientists still hope to establish remains were Gosnold's US experts claim that bones alleged to belong to a founder of the country are authentic and a skeleton buried in the UK, thought to be his sister, is not. The archaeologists in Virginia are arguing with UK experts over American founding father Bartholomew Gosnold, born in Grundisburgh, Suffolk. DNA tests revealed a skeleton buried in Suffolk is not related to the US bones. US experts claim they have the real Gosnold while UK scientists believe the Suffolk skeleton is authentic. The British experts believe the body...
  • Land Trust Foes Out in Force (Cayuga Indian land claim)

    03/02/2006 7:14:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 576+ views
    © 2006 The Post-Standard. Syracuse,NY ^ | Thursday, March 02, 2006 | By Scott Rapp
    SENECA FALLS, NY--The Cayuga Indian Nation of New York's land trust application played to a tough audience in the town of Seneca Falls Wednesday night. At a public hearing at New York Chiropractic College, all but three of the first 21 speakers implored the host federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the tribe's request. "We ask youto take this dog and pony show back to Washington, D.C., with this message: One nation," former Seneca County lawmaker Richard Ricci said to applause. He then led most of the crowd of about 300 into a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance....
  • Villagers Claim Church Fresco Is Lost Michaelangelo

    02/23/2006 10:46:13 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 918+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-23-2006 | John Hooper
    Villagers claim church fresco is lost Michelangelo Parishioner's confession leads to discovery of monogram behind altar John Hooper in Rome Thursday February 23, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The fresco, attributed to Michelangelo, was discovered behind an altar in a village church in Chianti, Italy. Photography: Marco Bucco/EPA No one else knows what the pensioner told the priest about what he got up to when he was a naughty altar boy. But his confession holds out the tantalising possibility that there could be a lost Michelangelo on the wall of a village church in Chianti. For centuries the inhabitants of Marcialla...
  • Abramoff Said to Claim Close Ties to Rove

    02/13/2006 7:22:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,239+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/13/06 | John Solomon and Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - Three former associates of Jack Abramoff said Monday that the now-disgraced lobbyist frequently told them during his lobbying work he had strong ties to the White House through presidential confidant Karl Rove. The White House said Monday that Rove remembers meeting Abramoff at a 1990s political meeting and considered the lobbyist a "casual acquaintance" since President Bush took office in 2001. New questions have arisen about Abramoff's ties to the White House since a photo emerged over the weekend showing Abramoff with Bush. Also surfacing were the contents of an e-mail from Abramoff to Washingtonian magazine claiming he...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) might claim (bribery) deals private

    01/22/2006 6:51:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,229+ views
    NOLA ^ | 1/21/06 | Bruce Alpert
    Jefferson might claim deals private 'Official acts' issue could play key role in case Saturday, January 21, 2006 By Bruce Alpert Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's public response to the federal government's investigation of his business dealings suggests his legal defense could be that his actions were distinct and separate from his congressional responsibilities and therefore not subject to federal bribery statutes, legal experts say. The New Orleans Democrat last week said he had never requested or accepted anything to "perform a service for which I have been elected." He said he is disappointed and perplexed by...
  • FDA: Barley Can Make Healthy Heart Claim

    12/23/2005 1:39:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 405+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/23/05 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - Roll over oats: Breakfast cereals and other foods that contain barley also will be able to start claiming they can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The disease kills 500,000 Americans a year. Labels on whole barley and dry milled barley products, including flakes, grits, flour and meal, are expected to start making the claim, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday in announcing its ruling. The claim is identical to that already made on many oat products. The FDA estimates a quarter of the hot breakfast cereals, and another 5 percent of the cold cereals, sold...