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  • CDOT's "Push Poll" On I-70 Expansion Draws Pushback

    05/21/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Westword ^ | April 24, 2017 | Alan Prendergast
    A telephone survey seeking opinions about the expansion of I-70 through east Denver is generating irate protests from some respondents, who say the survey seems designed to elicit positive responses about the purported benefits of the $1.8 billion project."It was one of the most one-sided push polls I ever listened to," Larry Patchett, a production technician for public television, wrote in a complaint to CDOT. "The entire thing was just a series of opportunities to validate your suppositions and PR spin on the I-70 Ditch project." The project, which would replace a crumbling six-lane viaduct with a below-grade, partially covered...
  • Tollway puts $4 million toward increasing contractor diversity

    04/10/2017 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | March 23, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Illinois tollway directors agreed Thursday to spend up to $4 million to assist minority-, women- and veteran-owned construction companies that are seeking work with the agency. The funds will be distributed among seven entities including the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Training ranges from basics such as explaining the technicalities of bidding for a contract and obtaining financing to advanced classes in estimating the cost of a job or managing a business. The program will be evaluated based on the number of businesses served and successful bids, among other...
  • I-75 construction has Hernando neighbors losing sleep

    03/06/2017 3:53:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    FOX 13 News ^ | March 2, 2017 | Haley Hinds
    BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) - Some neighbors in Hernando County have had it with the noise. They say all-night construction on I-75 is keeping them awake, even shaking their homes. It's all related to a 6.5-mile, $95 million FDOT project that started last summer. Crews are currently widening Interstate 75 from four to six lanes, starting south of State Road 50 and finishing at the Hernando/Sumter County line. Lauretta Clemons, who lives on Shadywood Lane in Brooksville, remembers her backyard 30 years ago. "Beautiful," Clemons said. "Trees, ferns, flowers, birds and wild animals." Now, the trees are gone and she and...
  • Half of asylum seekers complain UK housing funded by YOU is 'completely inadequate'

    11/26/2016 8:35:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Express ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jon Austin
    EXCLUSIVE: FIFTY percent of asylum seekers surveyed about the quality of housing they have been provided, which is paid for by the taxpayer, have branded it as "completely inadequate", it has emerged. Refugees housed across Birmingham and the West Midlands were quizzed about the standard of accommodation they were provided and a further 17 per cent described it as just "mediocre". The properties were provided by G4S, one of three companies hired by the Home Office to provide asylum seeker accommodation up and down the country. Just 11 percent of people asked said the housing was excellent, eight percent described...
  • White House weighs in on Charlotte unrest: Protesters have ‘legitimate’ complaints

    09/22/2016 12:14:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/22/16 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Thursday that protesters angered by the fatal police shooting of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina, are raising “legitimate” concerns about racial disparities in the criminal-justice system. “Those are difficult questions that must be confronted,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “They cannot be ignored.” After a second night of rioting and confrontations with police in Charlotte, President Obama spoke by phone Thursday with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to receive an update on the situation. Mr. Earnest said the president wants authorities to ensure the safety of protesters.
  • Rental car toll fees stir backlash that threatens Florida’s image

    12/16/2015 11:08:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 29, 2015 | Steve Bousquet
    TALLAHASSEE Visitors to Florida who rent cars are being shocked by toll charges long after they get home, and enough are complaining that legislators say it could damage the state’s tourist-friendly image. In Florida, a tourist climbs behind the wheel of a rental car and enters a world of 600 miles of toll roads, more than any other state. As cash toll booths are steadily giving way to cashless, all-electronic tolling, car renters are being hit with service fees of $4 to $15 a day on top of unpaid toll charges. The rental car industry calls it a convenience as...
  • Obama’s Secretary of the Navy Walks Back Complaints About Size of Fleet

    09/01/2015 9:11:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Aaron MacLean
    You expect senior Obama administration defense appointees to be budget hatchetmen—that just comes with the territory—but Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s new remarks to Politico on the size of the Navy achieve impressive levels of partisan hackwork coming from a Pentagon official. The issue is the ongoing debate over whether it is fair for Republicans to complain, as Mitt Romney famously did while debating the president in 2012, that the Navy’s surface fleet is about as small as it’s been since the First World War. Despite Obama’s snarky response at the time (“Governor, we also have fewer horses and...
  • Feds to Use Social Media to Combat Complaints about Michelle O School Lunches

    05/15/2015 3:15:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/15/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing back against a campaign criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules by showing one picture of a somewhat appetizing child’s lunch. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the digital age we have ample opportunity to document and broadcast every moment, meeting and meal,” wrote Deborah Kane, the national director of the USDA Farm to School Program, in a blog post Thursday. “We have all seen those unappetizing photos of food served at school that quickly go viral,” she said. “A lonesome whole wheat bun atop a sad...
  • Fortune cookies lose their romance after complaints from parents

    02/10/2013 8:26:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2013 | GARY BUISO
    Romance is dead — in your fortune cookie! The world’s largest fortune-cookie manufacturer has cut the heart out of its confections, removing romantic messages in response to complaints from parents of young children. “Some parents sent us e-mails. They said they didn’t want their kids reading them,” said Derrick Wong, a VP at Brooklyn-based Wonton Food. “Different people have a different perspective.”
  • Legal group comes to aid of Army instructor ousted over Muslim groups' complaints

    10/05/2012 10:30:57 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 2 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Army lieutenant colonel who was on the fast track until Muslim groups complained about a course he taught on radical Islam has a legal foundation in his foxhole. Attorneys for Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University, where by most accounts he won praise from students and faculty alike. But when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey excoriated Dooley during a Pentagon press conference in May, characterizing his course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” as objectionable,...
  • Facebook flooded with complaints after messages 'bug'

    09/24/2012 3:23:57 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-24-2012 | Shane Richmond
    However, Facebook denied that there had been a privacy breach and claimed the messages were old public messages that were being reposted because of a bug. Some users said that messages they had sent privately on the social network between 2007 and 2009 were being republished into their public timelines on the site. Though it was not clear how many people were affected, there were complaints from users in Britain, America and in Europe. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and chief executive, was hit by the bug. His profile showed a message to a friend that said "2009 is going to...
  • Complaints end goldfish racing at Washington state bar

    04/23/2011 2:09:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/23/11 | AP
    TACOMA, Wash. -- The weekly gold fish races at a Tacoma bar are canceled after it received complaints from animal rights activists. Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.
  • Ethics Panel Investigation: Should Pelosi be investigated along with the others?

    11/05/2010 11:32:04 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Various | 11/5/2010 | Vanity
    I am just trying to line up some work for the 112th House to do. One thread on this (about abuse by Pelosi of the Air Force) is: New Documents Shed Light on Pelosi’s Abuse of Air Force Aircraft The above is FreeRepublic.com thread. Below are Internet Threads/Articles not from Freerepublic.com: Air Pelosi update: Speaker’s taxpayer-funded friends & family shuttle UpdatedPelosi's children and grandchildren used military jets ... to avoid dealing with the rabbleJudicial Watch: "Air Pelosi" ScandalLouisiana: The Hayride: Criminal Misuse Of Military Jets By Speaker Of House?Neal Boortz: NANCY'S PERSONAL AIRLINE ... THE U.S. MILITARY Yes, Charlie Rangel,...
  • Petraeus to face soldier complaints over war rules

    06/25/2010 1:47:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Deb Riechmann | Associated Press writer
    Gen. Petraeus to face grilling from the toughest questioners; the Troops over the Rules of Engagement.
  • Regulators look into complaints of sudden acceleration in Ford sedans

    06/03/2010 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 488+ views
    chicago tribune ^ | 6/3/10 | Jerry Hirsch
    Federal safety regulators have launched an investigation into whether floor mats in Ford Motor Co.'s 2010 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans can trap the gas pedal, causing unintended acceleration. The investigation follows complaints of a similar nature that sparked the recall of millions of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles in recent months.
  • Toyota's new woes

    02/03/2010 3:28:33 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 610+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 3, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Toyota has hit another pothole. The company has gotten over 100 complaints in the US and Japan about brake problems involving it popular Prius hybrid, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Two involved crashes resulting in injuries. Japan's transport ministry ordered an investigation early today. The complaints are the latest in a spate of quality troubles for the auto maker as it grapples with massive global recalls due to sticking accellerators. The Prius is not part of that recall of nearly 4.5 million vehicles.
  • SEC told to fully probe complaints to bust fraud

    09/11/2009 5:00:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 795+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/09 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After bungling five probes that should have uncovered Bernard Madoff's $65 billion fraud, regulators must learn to aggressively investigate tips and complaints to catch wrongdoers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's internal watchdog said on Thursday. A scathing report issued last week by SEC Inspector General David Kotz found that the agency missed numerous red flags, did not properly follow up on leads and dismissed tips and complaints that might have uncovered Madoff's investment sham. At a congressional hearing to examine the SEC's shortcomings, Kotz outlined dozens of recommendations to improve SEC procedures for handling tips and...
  • Muslims Criticize Producers of Seattle Police Training Program

    05/26/2009 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 16 replies · 512+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | May 26Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Another day....another complaint by Muslims. Recently over a dozen US Islamic organizations have made it clear that they do not care for how the authorities handle the threat of Islamic terrorism. American Muslims have now added a Seattle police training program to their list of complaints.
  • Frivolous complaints

    05/14/2009 5:46:29 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 541+ views
    Newsminer ^ | May 14, 2009 | Staff
    The ethics complaints against Gov. Sarah Palin are dropping left and right — as in dropping dead. That’s an appropriate fate for most of them. The Alaska Personnel Board has dismissed 11 complaints against the governor as of Tuesday’s count. Many of these were based on creative interpretations of the state’s new Executive Branch Ethics Act. A few of the complaints to the board have highlighted circumstances that deserved a thorough review. Those circumstances — involving the governor’s removal of former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan and the hiring of a transportation department employee in Fairbanks — received the proper...
  • 20 ridiculous complaints made by holidaymakers

    03/24/2009 5:44:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 1,206+ views
    CLICK ABOVE LINK AND HAVE FUN ( they're all real cases by the way ).