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  • Generation X glum on retirement prospects: survey

    04/15/2008 4:30:15 AM PDT · by Lusis · 36 replies · 264+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Mon Apr 14, 8:03 AM ET | Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Baby boomers say they are worried about achieving a comfortable retirement, but a new study suggests Generation X is even more pessimistic.
  • Cosmetic surgery business sags as purse strings tighten

    04/06/2008 5:03:54 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 17 replies · 578+ views
    Portland's CW ^ | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    It used to be a high point of Goldy Anthony's life. Every six weeks or so, as a kind of personal morale booster, she and a group of girlfriends would make appointments to see a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon for little touch-ups -- getting lips plumped and frown lines on the forehead smoothed out. He was "an artist" with Botox and Juvederm, she said. Afterward, in a carefree mood, the ladies would dine at a popular restaurant on the Sunset Strip. No more. The sub-prime loan crisis, the housing slump and the general decline of the economy have claimed another...
  • Businesses Face Cut in Immigrant Work Force

    03/14/2008 7:45:22 AM PDT · by indcons · 24 replies · 639+ views
    For years, William Zammer Jr. has relied on 100 seasonal foreign employees to turn down beds, boil lobsters and serve cocktails at the restaurants, golf course and inn he owns on Cape Cod and in nearby Plymouth. This summer, however, the foreign workers will not be returning, and Mr. Zammer, like other seasonal employers across the nation, is scrambling to find replacements. “It’s a major crisis,” he said. “We’re very short on work force. We’ll be looking at opening a little later, closing a little earlier, looking at how we do our menus.” Mr. Zammer is caught up in a...
  • Cartoons, New Film Target Muslims

    03/01/2008 8:40:59 AM PST · by Fennie · 49 replies · 362+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | February 29, 2008 | By Joseph Mayton
    CAIRO - Many Muslims are asking whether some Europeans actually enjoy angering the Islamic world. As Danish newspapers republish inflammatory cartoons that portray the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb as a turban and a Dutch member of parliament calls for the Koran to be banned, Muslims wonder about the so-called tradition of European tolerance. The day after Danish police arrested three Muslims of North African decent for allegedly planning to murder the Jyllands-Posten cartoonist, who drew the offending cartoons, newspapers across the country republished those cartoons. They said freedom of the press was under threat and the cartoons have come...
  • Group says guard harassed Muslim women (CAIR - New Orleans mall)

    02/29/2008 4:37:39 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 20 replies · 568+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 2-29-08 | Times-Picayune
    A national American-Islamic group is calling on local, state and national law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged incident in which a Muslim woman was ejected from the Oakwood mall near Gretna for refusing a security guard's demand to remove her headscarf, known as a hijab.
  • "It's My (dem) Party" by Hillary Clinton

    02/09/2008 8:37:48 PM PST · by Bob J · 29 replies · 522+ views
    FR | 2-9-08 | Bob J
    IT'S MY (DEM) PARTY Hillary's new "Crying Game" song... CLICK HERE FOR MUSIC (then minimize WMP window) It's my (dem) party and I'll cry if I need to cry if I need to, cry if I need to If this don't work then Bill will cry too Nobody knows where my voters have gone But Barak left the same time Why was he holding their hands When theyre supposed to be mine It's my (dem) party and I'll cry if I need to cry if I need to, cry if I need to If this don't work then Bill...
  • Murtha, Obey Say Pentagon Move Despicable

    11/24/2007 9:45:44 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies · 267+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 24 Nov 2007 | John Semmens
    Representatives David Obey (D-Wis.) and John Murtha (D-Pa.) called the Pentagons move to cut expenses in the wake of congress efforts to back the administration into a corner over Iraq War funding despicable. The Pentagons plan to meet the projected funding shortage by laying off Washington bureaucratsthe majority of whom are reliable Democratic votersin order to free up funds for troops in the fieldthe majority of whom vote Republicanis pure politics at their worst, Murtha complained. Theyre scaring the families of these hard-working government employees. Thats the thing thats so despicable. Obey seconded Murthas remarks, saying The Administration is toying...
  • Illegal immigrant blames "broken system" for husband's death

    11/02/2007 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 62 replies · 244+ views
    New Bedford Standard Times ^ | 11/02/2007 | Becky W. Evans
    NEW BEDFORD After his second deportation to Guatemala, Ricardo Gomez Garcia made yet another perilous journey across the U.S. border to reunite with his wife and autistic son following their six-month separation. Within 24 hours of arriving home to his city apartment, the 40-year-old illegal immigrant died at St. Luke's Hospital. His widow is questioning whether his death is related to inadequate medical treatment he received at an El Paso, Texas, detention center, where he was held for six months after being arrested in the March 6 federal immigration raid at the Michael Bianco factory. "His needs were not...
  • Rally protests security guard acts

    10/02/2007 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Roberts · 6 replies · 455+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 09/29/2007 | KAREN MAESHIRO
    PALMDALE - Carrying signs and chanting, about 60 people protested in front of Knight High School on Friday over the arrests of three students and a parent after a scuffle with school security officers over a spilled birthday cake. One security guard twisted the arm of 16-year-old Pleajhai Mervin behind her back and slammed her against a lunch table, fracturing her wrist, parents said. "I want justice," said Mervin's mother, Latrisha Majors, who also was arrested. "I want justice for my daughter. I want the guards to be held accountable for their actions." Majors and her daughter were arrested in...
  • The Crumbling of America - Our precious infrastructure inheritance and how were squandering it

    08/03/2007 11:09:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 958+ views
    City Journal ^ | 3 August 2007 | Nicole Gelinas
    Its not clear why a major section of the nations interstate highway system collapsed Wednesday night over the Mississippi River in Minnesota, causing a still unknown number of fatalities and indefinitely severing an important transportation link. But one thing has been all too clear for decades: America is neglecting its vital physical infrastructure, and the bill is coming due. As a nation, weve long borrowed from our future; everybody knows about the inevitable Social Security and Medicare crises that will happen in the next three decades as the number of retirees expands in relation to the number of workers. Far...
  • Kill all Pakis slogan appears on Glasgow walls (UK)

    07/01/2007 7:17:49 PM PDT · by voletti · 9 replies · 490+ views
    LONDON: Some 35,000 Pakistanis living in Glasgow face a threat of a violent backlash from the white British community amid overnight wall-chalking urging people to kill all the Pakis, after two apparently Asian men tried to blow up the city airport on Saturday. This is the first time that any such terrorist activity has taken place in Glasgow where around 50,000 Muslims, including 35,000 Pakistanis, live. The Pakistanis now feeling under siege after this incident. The first minister of the British government was rushing to Glasgow to hold urgent meetings with intelligence agencies, police departments and the local community leaders...
  • British Muslims Worry About Backlash

    07/01/2007 7:42:50 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 33 replies · 1,042+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 1, 2007
    Here again, as always, after Muslims are caught plotting mass murder of innocent civilians in the West, the mainstream media focuses on Muslim fears of a backlash that hardly ever materializes. And here again, as always, the Muslims say nothing -- nothing at all -- about being spurred by the latest uncovered jihad plot to start working harder to identify jihad terrorists within their ranks and turn them over to authorities. From AP (thanks to Twostellas): "Name-calling, anxiety, fear and anger rippled through Britain on Sunday after three failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow. Government and religious leaders appealed...
  • At Public Schools, Immigration Raids Require New Drill

    06/18/2007 4:37:43 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies · 729+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2007 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- On Dec. 12, just after 7:30 a.m., Superintendent Steve Joel got a call from the police chief saying "something big" was about to happen at the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant. Mr. Joel realized what that meant: Dozens of Swift workers were about to be rounded up in an immigration raid. What would happen to their children, students in his district? Would some seniors ever be able to graduate? "It was like a tornado," says the head of the Grand Island School District. The twister that struck this Midwestern town was part of far-reaching operation targeting...
  • Minority areas get the boot ("World ends tomorrow: Women, minorities hit hardest"

    05/13/2007 11:36:24 AM PDT · by Krankor · 5 replies · 454+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/13/07 | Art Golab
    PARKING Crews find more eligible cars in those communities, city says Minority neighborhoods on the West and South sides are getting kicked harder by city booting crews than other parts of the city, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of city data. But the city says no neighborhood is safe from the dreaded booting vans, it's just that they happen to find more boot-listed cars in minority communities. The neighborhood with the most cars booted per person in 2006 was the Near West Side, where 1,699 vehicles got the clamp, or 3 for every 100 residents. Though it includes gentrifying...
  • As Evangelical Firebrand Hooks Up With Federations, Liberals Speak Out

    05/03/2007 4:49:42 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 8 replies · 451+ views
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 5/4/'07 | Rebecca Spence
    Pastor John Hagee, the firebrand evangelical Christian minister from San Antonio, Texas, had thousands of pro-Israel activists standing, clapping and chanting at this years annual convention of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Hagees virtuoso performance at the conference in March underscored his emergence as a linchpin in the growing political alliance between Jewish and evangelical pro-Israel activists. Less well known is that Hagee, who in February 2006 founded the first Christian pro-Israel lobbying group Christians United for Israel is working to extend his influence beyond power centers in Washington, to Jewish and evangelical communities across the country....
  • Ax to Fall at 'Chicago Tribune'?

    04/20/2007 8:36:41 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 18 replies · 805+ views
    NEW YORK Potentially sacked with $13 billion in debt on top of weak Q1 results the Tribune Co. is planning a new wave of job cuts, sources told the Chicago Tribune. According to Michael Oneal at the Chicago Tribune, 100 positions at his paper could be targeted for buyouts. It's not known how many cuts Tribune plans to make company-wide. If not enough people step forward to take the packages, Tribune could result to layoffs. On Thursday, Tribune reported a net loss of $15.6 million in Q1. Operating cash flow fell to $238 million from $271 million compared to the...
  • Iranians stole my iPod, sys freed British sailor

    04/12/2007 11:02:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 80 replies · 2,336+ views ^ | April 09, 2007
    Iranians stole my iPod, sys freed British sailor AFP April 09, 2007 LONDON: The youngest British captive held by Iran said in an interview published on Monday that the gifts the Iranians gave to the seized sailors were a cheap load of old junk -- and they stole his iPod. Royal Navy Able Seaman Arthur Batchelor, 20, said the suits they were given were "tacky," the CDs and DVDs do not work and there was no sign of his iPod portable media player, worth 160 pounds. The 15 sailors and marines, seized in the northern Gulf on March 23, were...
  • Anna Nicole Smith has died according to ABC News

    02/08/2007 12:39:03 PM PST · by kcvl · 25,618 replies · 415,004+ views
    Anna Nicole Smith collapsed in her hotel room at the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and was rushed to a hospital on Thursday. A Hollywood, Fla., fire department spokesman told MSNBC TV that the actress was unresponsive when the rescue unit arrived on the scene. Sources confirmed to Access Hollywood that Smith was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital shortly after 2 p.m. EST on Thursday. Access Hollywood also is reporting that Smith was intubated at the scene. Officials told the Miami Herald, "it does not look good."
  • Muslims' Request For Space Rejected

    02/22/2007 5:04:12 PM PST · by mylife · 34 replies · 873+ views
    The Daily Northwestern ^ | 2/20/07 | Paul Takahashi
    Muslims' Request For Space Rejected Athletic officials will allow prayer throughout arena Paul Takahashi Posted: 2/20/07 By Paul Takahashi The Daily Northwestern Athletic officials will not establish a designated prayer space for Muslim students at sporting events held at Ryan Field and Welsh-Ryan Arena, said John Mack, Northwestern's associate athletic director of external affairs. Instead, officials will grant certain concessions, such as allowing prayer rugs into the stadiums and letting students pray in places that do not block traffic flow. The decision came after Muslim students expressed a need for clean prayer areas in January. Associated Student Government passed a...
  • U.S. ambassador: Reports of border intrusion under review

    02/23/2007 5:33:06 AM PST · by radar101 · 27 replies · 601+ views
    AZSTARNET ^ | 23 FEB 2007 | Not Identified
    MEXICO CITY - U.S. and Mexican officials will review reports of an intrusion on Mexican soil by workers erecting U.S. border fences between Douglas, Ariz., and the Mexican border city of Agua Prieta, U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza said. Garza, in a news statement released Thursday, stressed that the United States respects Mexican sovereignty and works to avoid intruding on its territory. Mexican legislators said they had photos and video showing U.S. workers and equipment crossing about 10 yards into Mexico on Monday. Garza said U.S. and Mexican officials would visit the site to ascertain what happened. "The U.S. is sensitive...