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  • Navy SEAL contractor denied medical treatment by U.S. Embassy medical professionals

    06/30/2014 1:55:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    newsninja2012.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Jai
    Brandon Webb, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and now Editor-in-Chief of SOFREP.com, posted a sobering article today on the failures of the State Department in regards to our former military contractors working overseas. Brandon tells us the story of a CIA paramilitary and former Navy SEAL, Matthew Wojciechowski, who, while on TDY (temporary duty assignment) in ‎the Middle East, endured severe chest pains while on a mission. Instead of the medical professionals at the U.S. Embassy assisting him, they performed a stress test on him, took his vitals and sent him back to work. They denied him further treatment, leaving...
  • More excuses: IDF officers, young Israelis routinely denied visas to the US

    03/26/2014 8:50:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Over the past three weeks, we've heard several excuses for the denial of visas to the United States for Israelis. We've been told that visas were denied in order to remove Israel from the 'white list' of countries whose citizens qualify for longer-term visas. We've been told that the United States has been systematically denying visas to Shin Bet (General Security Service) and Mossad agents, to representatives of the IDF and to executives of companies in Israel's defense industry, and it was implied that was out of a fear of competition in the defense industry. And we've been told that...
  • Support Denied Obama administration rejects urgent appeal from Egypt to deliver Apache attack

    03/12/2014 7:51:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 12, 2014 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula. U.S. officials and a Western diplomat said the 10 AH-64 attack helicopters had been blocked from delivery in October in response to the administration’s opposition to the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi last year. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo within the past several weeks relayed the Egyptian government’s appeal to send the new Apaches in a cable to the State Department. According to U.S. officials, the Egyptians said the...
  • New Site “MyCancellation.com” Showcases 100s of Cancellation Letters Received thanks to ObamaCare

    11/04/2013 5:54:13 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/4/13 | Aurelius
    HealthCare.gov launched only one month ago, and yet thousands upon thousands of people have started to receive letters telling them that they no longer have insurance at all. A new site, “MyCancellation.com,” has been created to showcase such letters, and it has already received an avalanche of documents from dissatisfied Americans. Just today, dozens of documents have been posted, declaring that the individual’s health care, once a trusted source, is now cancelled. Why? The President’s “Affordable” Care Act. Here are just a few posted today (please note, not all letters were written today; they were simply posted online today):
  • Death Benefits Denied to Families of Fallen Troops

    10/09/2013 1:12:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Military.com News ^ | 10-8-2013 | Richard Sisk
    The families of four soldiers and one Marine killed in Afghanistan over the weekend have been told that they will be denied death benefits while the government shutdown continues, leaving at least one mother in despair and disbelief. The families will also be denied travel re-imbursement should they choose to go to Dover Air Force Base, Del., for the solemn return of the caskets of their loved ones, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. "For the sacrifice our kids are making, at the age that they're making them, I don't understand how this can be a benefit that's withheld. I won't ever...
  • Benghazi FBI FOIA Request Denied: Stonewall Continues

    03/20/2013 9:41:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/20/13 | Marinka Peschmann
    Another day, another one of my Benghazi Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests has been denied—this time from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). As previously reported, the CIA also denied my Benghazi FOIA request. Recall it was on September 11, 2012 when Ambassador Christopher Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, were murdered by terrorists. President Barack Obama with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, former CIA chief, the ‘celebrated,’ philandering General David Petraeus, the brains behind the failed counter-insurgency policy called COIN in Afghanistan that is...
  • Update: Supreme Court Releases Initial Granted Order List; Obama Eligibility Case Not Listed

    02/15/2013 6:51:55 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 22 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Unattributed
    As reported here and here Dr. Taitz filed a petition with the Supreme Court for the Obama eligibility case Noonan v Bowen. The petition was referred to the full court and distributed for conference scheduled for February 15, 2013. Here is the initial order list for February 15th, 2013. The short list of granted petitions does not include Noonan v Bowen. Another list will be released by the SCOTUS on Monday or Tuesday. It is normal for them to release a short list of the granted petitions before they release a very long list of denied petitions. The longer list...
  • Supreme Court to Review Case on Obama’s Forged Documents

    02/02/2013 1:58:04 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 56 replies
    Liberty Beacon ^ | 30JAN13 | Liberty Beacon Staff
    As of this writing, major news networks such as ABC, Fox News, CBS, and NBC have yet to report on the high court’s decision to review Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility to hold political office in the United States or any of its territories. The case is identified as Edward Noonan, et al., v. Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State. On Feb. 15, all nine justices will gather in conference to review whether Obama used forged government documents and fake identification in order to get elected as commander-in-chief. Edward Noonan, et al., contend that if Obama had been ineligible to run...
  • BREAKING: HELP DENIED WHEN REQUESTED IN REAL TIME!!!

    10/26/2012 8:15:27 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 506 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 26,2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Those in the CIA Annex requested permission to aid the consulate. Were told to stand down at least twice. Went anyway after being told to stand down the second time
  • US denies visas to 20 Iranian officials

    09/22/2012 2:04:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/12
    Leading up to next week’s UN General Assembly, the U.S. has denied visas to an estimated 20 Iranian government officials planning on attending the event, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday. In preparation for the assembly, the Iranian delegation applied for about 160 visas two months ago, of which around 20 were turned down. The U.S. State Department gave no official reason, but the travel bans are likely due to sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose final term in office ends next year, will give his last speech in front of the General Assembly...
  • Israeli delegation cannot travel to U.S after MK Ben Ari denied entry visa

    03/14/2012 5:25:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/12/12 | Jonathan Lis
    Knesset speaker banned MK delegation after National Union MK Ben Ari's application was denied based on State Department's prerogative to ban terrorists from U.S. Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin announced Monday he is banning a delegation of MKs from attending a women's conference in Washington this month because the United States has denied entry to MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) MKs Zahava Gal-On (Meretz), Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) and Einat Wilf (Atzmaut) were scheduled to take part in a four-day conference on women that begins March 25 and will be hosted by the U.S. Congress. They were due to sit on...
  • Now patients are denied 'breakthrough' prostate cancer drug as health watchdogs brand

    02/01/2012 9:30:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/1/12 | Jenny Hope
    A ‘breakthrough’ drug that gives extra months of life to men with advanced prostate cancer has been rejected for use on the NHS. The once-daily pill was developed by UK scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and trials were partly funded by British charities. But it has been branded as too expensive by the rationing watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Abiraterone is the latest prostate cancer drug to face an NHS ban despite being proven to extend life for men with advanced disease. Last month another drug--Jevtana--was turned down as ‘not cost-effective’.
  • Perry Ruling: Perry Denied (only Mitt & Paul on ballot)

    01/14/2012 4:40:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 74 replies
    Red State Virginia ^ | January 14, 2012 | Kurt Feigel
    A Judge has ruled that the ballot will stand as is for the Virginia primary with Ron Paul and Mitt Romney as the only candidates in the presidential primary. In a 22 page ruling the Judge basically said that the Plaintiff’s: Perry,Gingrich,Santorum,Huntsman waited too long to file their request for an injunction. The Judge said: “In essense, they played the game, lost, and then complained that the rules were unfair,” Judge Gibney pulled no punches here: “They knew the rules in Virginia many months ago; the limitations on circulators affected them as soon as they began to circulate petitions. The...
  • Huckabee denies endorsing Romney

    11/23/2011 7:59:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 21 replies
    WebToday ^ | 11-23-11 | WebToday
    Rumors ran wild that Mike Huckabee was allegedly set to endorse Mitt Romney. In response to those rumors, Huckabee snapped to Jake Tapper during an ABC interview, "Nothing of the sort--the 'source' is an uninformed total idiot. Quote me. Where do people make up stuff like this out of the thin air? ...Plain and simple. Someone has more time than brains on his hands." It appears that people are simply putting the cart ahead of the horse. Ideologically Huck lines up more with Bachmann, Santorum, Cain, possibly Perry and with 3/4 of Ron Paul. Clearly Huck is not in aligment...
  • Texas set to execute Mexican man despite pleas by U.S. and Mexico

    07/07/2011 3:40:09 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-7-77 | Reuters
    Texas is set to execute on Thursday Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, defying pleas by the Mexican government and President Barack Obama to delay it because his consular rights were violated
  • Jonathan Pollard Denied Attendance at Father's Graveside

    06/20/2011 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/11 | Chana Yaar
    Professor Morris Pollard was laid to rest Monday, denied the privilege of having his son Jonathan present to recite the Kaddish – the traditional Jewish prayer for the dead – over his grave. Jonathan Pollard sat grieving for his father in his jail cell instead, his mother already having died -- also without his presence to comfort her in her final hours. Despite thousands of phone calls that flooded the White House switchboard, an appeal to the U.S. State Department by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren and pleas by dozens of Israeli lawmakers, the Obama administration refused to allow Pollard to...
  • Patients are denied high cost drugs by NHS trusts

    04/12/2011 8:24:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/12/11 | Stephen Adams & Laura Roberts
    Family doctors are being prevented from prescribing drugs for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis as NHS managers attempt to make drastic budget cuts, an investigation has found. Primary care trusts are adding more medicines to their so-called "red lists" which means they can only be prescribed by a hospital consultant and not a GP. The measure is designed to save money by restricting access to drugs that are often among the more expensive. It also means that many patients find it more difficult to obtain the most effective drugs free on the NHS, even though they have
  • Cancer patients denied 'last hope' robot surgery

    04/03/2011 12:43:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/3/11 | Laura Donnelly
    Cancer patients are being denied a pioneering treatment that offers their only hope of survival - even though millions of pounds have been spent on the technology behind it. Doctors referred Lesley Whiting, 56, from Sussex, for a robotic radiosurgery procedure called Cyberknife, which is widely used across the world, but only became available on the NHS last year. (Snip) But NHS bureaucrats refused to fund the treatment, which costs the health service around £10,000 per treatment- despite the fact almost £9 million has been spent buying the robotic technology for three NHS hospitals.
  • Small companies denied credit as big firms thrive

    07/12/2010 5:00:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/10 | Jeannine Aversa - AP
    WASHINGTON – Big companies are building up cash and are expected to report strong earnings starting this week. Not so for small businesses that can't get loans — or hire freely until they do. The gap helps explain why the economic rebound isn't stronger and could even stall. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stepped up pressure Monday on banks to break the logjam and lend more to smaller firms, which employ at least half of American workers. Small business owners are relying on personal credit cards or raiding retirement accounts to stay afloat, the Fed chairman said. Bernanke and other...
  • Cancer patients denied surgery (Australia)

    06/07/2010 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 14+ views
    iplextra.indiatimes.com ^ | 6/7/10 | KATE BENSON
    But angry surgeons claim some patients have already deteriorated as a result of the fiasco. The error has also made politically sensitive hospital performance figures - much vaunted by the health department - look better than they are. A spokeswoman... Full Article at Sydney Morning Herald
  • US VETERANS DENIED ACCESS TO GUNS

    01/13/2010 8:47:22 AM PST · by pansgold · 19 replies · 1,240+ views
    Tom Gresham's GUN TALK ^ | I / XIII / MMX | pansgold
    US Veterans that have experienced brain injuries are currently not allowed to own a gun, nor is anyone that lives with them. Senator Burr from North Carolina is trying to change this. The bill number is SB 669. You can find the bill text by going to this url and typing in SB 669 in the search. http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm You can also contact your Senators & ask them to co-sponsor SB 669. http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
  • Denied medical attention for failing to support survey (Honduras, Zelaya's crimes)

    09/27/2009 6:29:56 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies · 656+ views
    El Heraldo (Honduras) | 6-21-2009 10:01 pm | Diario
    While the people die, Minister of Health is working in the campaign of continuity Although you may not believe in public hospitals the first requirement for treatment is not sick. And the first question asked him is: "do you agree with the fourth ballot box?". Those who claim to be against President Zelaya and continuity of a dictatorship in Honduras, inevitably have to turn around and go home or seek care at a private clinic. This was the sad experience he had Saris Elda Herrera, who came to the hospital in Tela, Atlantida, to seek medical services for an intestinal...
  • The Audacity of Larceny

    03/03/2009 4:51:09 PM PST · by publius321 · 11 replies · 459+ views
    March 3, 2009 The Audacity of Larceny "This guy is unbelievable. I don't know which is MORE dumbfounding, our Hussein's ability to spin his catastrophe into an “achievement” or the news media's consistently allowing him to get away with it. He said today that he isn't concerned with the short term gyrations of the market. This individual actually had the audacity to tell us that this is creating some "attractive bargains”! Can you imagine if Bush..."
  • Man at Center of Gun Ban Case Doesn't Get to Register Weapon (Heller)

    07/17/2008 9:41:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies · 85+ views
    WRC-TV ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2008 | Megan McGrath
    WASHINGTON -- The plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that overturned Washington's strict 32-year-old handgun ban was among the first people to arrive at police headquarters to try to register his firearm. Dick Heller showed up early Thursday, the first day that the city began registering residents for handguns, but he did not get to complete the registration process. That's because he did not bring the firearm that he wanted to register with him, News4's Megan McGrath reported. Heller has been keeping his gun in Maryland and does not believe the amnesty program for people who have kept guns in...
  • DC Rejects Heller Handgun Application

    07/17/2008 9:20:21 AM PDT · by RKV · 140 replies · 292+ views
    Me - Vanity, Sorry Mods | 17 July 2008 | Me
    Heller attempted to register a semi-auto. Turned down. Source not able to be posted here (Gannett)
  • Mukasey to Pelosi: I’ve Got Your Contempt Right Here

    03/01/2008 7:52:08 AM PST · by jdm · 20 replies · 183+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 01, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Attorney General Michael Mukasey has informed Nancy Pelosi that he will not enforce the contempt citations issued by the House last week. He informed the Speaker that neither Josh Bolten nor Harriet Miers committed any crimes, and therefore the Department of Justice didn’t really see the need to prosecute them: U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused on Friday to pursue contempt citations issued by the House of Representatives against a current and a former White House aide for not cooperating in a probe of the firing of U.S. attorneys.Saying no crime was committed, Mukasey rejected a request by House Speaker...
  • Illegal Immigrants to be Refused Licenses

    01/21/2008 9:25:26 PM PST · by Westlander · 18 replies · 151+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1-21-2008 | Associated Press
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Illegal immigrants no longer will be able to get Michigan driver's licenses starting Tuesday.Michigan has been one of eight states to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses.
  • Some immigrants denied marriage licenses (particularly illegal immigrants)

    07/12/2007 5:30:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 2,500+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/07 | Travis Loller - ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A federal law that requires people to supply their Social Security number when applying for a marriage license has forced thousands of couples around the country, particularly illegal immigrants, to put their wedding plans on hold. The law has been on the books for about a decade and was intended to make it easier to collect child support payments. But in some places it has prevented even legal immigrants and some American citizens from getting married. Some couples are traveling to other states or other counties willing to issue them marriage licenses. Jonadad Luque, a Honduran immigrant...
  • Charles Manson denied parole for 11th time

    05/23/2007 7:14:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 9,213+ views
    Cult leader Charles Manson was denied parole Wednesday, the 11th time since 1978 that he was ordered to continue serving life sentences for a murderous rampage in Los Angeles County in 1969. Manson, 72, did not attend or send a representative to the proceeding before the Board of Parole Hearings at Corcoran State Prison. He previously told a prison counselor that he refuses to participate because he considers himself a "prisoner of the political system," said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Sequeira, who attended the hearing. The board voted to deny Manson parole for five years, the maximum...
  • Baldwin's request to quit sitcom denied

    04/25/2007 7:02:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 626+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/25/07 | Lynn Elber - ap
    LOS ANGELES - Divorced dad Alec Baldwin, caught yelling at his daughter on a voicemail message, said Wednesday he asked NBC to let him out of his "30 Rock" contract so he can devote his time to the issue of "parental alienation." "If I never acted again I couldn't care less," Baldwin said in a pre-taped appearance for ABC's "The View," scheduled to air Friday. The actor, in a transcript provided to The Associated Press by "The View," said that he also wanted to quit "30 Rock" so the sitcom and the hundreds who work on it wouldn't "be hurt...
  • Pentagon limits Pelosi jet size

    02/08/2007 2:47:28 AM PST · by YaYa123 · 27 replies · 1,376+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 February 2007 | Charles Hurt and Rowan Scarborough
    A congressional source who read the letter signed by Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Wilkie said it essentially limits her to the commuter plane used by former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, which requires refueling to travel from Washington to Mrs. Pelosi's San Francisco district. A second source, in the Bush administration, confirmed the contents of the letter.
  • Denied licenses, legal immigrants sue state Registry (You Won't Believe Why)

    12/15/2006 4:15:47 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 90 replies · 2,026+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 15 /December 2006 | Yvonne Abraham
    Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles employees are routinely and unlawfully denying driver's licenses to immigrants who are here legally, according to a class-action law suit filed yesterday. According to the suit, Registry workers asked the immigrants for proof of legal residency when they were not authorized to do so. The workers then denied licenses to the applicants, incorrectly concluding that the immigrants had not demonstrated they were in the United States legally, the suit alleges. In all cases, the immigrants' lawyers said, the Registry workers were overstepping their legal authority and violating the immigrants' constitutional rights. "They don't have the...
  • Pelosi rejects Hastings bid to head committee

    11/28/2006 1:15:14 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 29 replies · 1,776+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 November 2006 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida, impeached as a federal judge in 1989 on corruption charges, dropped his bid under pressure on Tuesday to chair a congressional panel designed to help protect America's security, a party aide said. Hastings took the action after being told by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, in line to head the U.S. House of Representatives when the new Congress convenes in January, that she would not give him the coveted job, the aide said. As House speaker, Pelosi decides who in her party serves on the committee that helps oversee federal efforts to protect...
  • Border agents denied delay (Oct. 19th sentencing date)

    10/11/2006 10:14:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 123 replies · 2,422+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 10/11/06 | Louie Gilot and Sara Carter
    EL PASO, Texas -- The two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler in the buttocks last year were denied a postponement of their sentencing during a heated court hearing Tuesday. Lawyers for the agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, hope that a congressional hearing to review the case, which has been promised for the week of Nov. 13, would reduce the sentencing guidelines that apply in the case. Mary Stillinger, Ramos' lawyer, said her idea was that the hearings, which have not been formally scheduled by the House Judiciary Committee, could lead to legislation to...
  • Waiver of pretrial hearing denied for Hamdania defendants - Pendleton 8

    08/22/2006 6:26:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 526+ views
    North County Times ^ | 8/22/06 | Teri Figueroa and Mark Walker
    CAMP PENDLETON -- The Marine Corps announced late Tuesday afternoon that it will not waive pretrial hearings requested by four of eight Camp Pendleton troops accused of kidnapping and murder in the death of an Iraqi man. Maj. Jeff Nyhart said the decision was made by the commander of U.S. Marine Forces and issued the following prepared statement. "In order to make a fair and impartial decision on the disposition of these cases, the commander ... wants the impartial analysis of the charges and evidence afforded by an Article 32 investigation," the statement said. Last week, civilian attorneys for four...
  • San FRancisco - Rehearing on T-shirt is denied (Is the 9th Circus promoting censorship?)

    08/01/2006 9:23:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 847+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/1/06 | Bob Egelko
    Five conservative federal appeals court judges accused their colleagues of promoting censorship Monday after the court refused to reconsider an appeal by a Southern California student barred by his high school from wearing an anti-gay T-shirt to class. "School administrators are now free to give one side of debatable public questions a free pass while muzzling voices raised in opposition,'' Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain said ... --snip-- The author of the original ruling, liberal Judge Stephen Reinhardt, said the dissenters did not seem to understand what it is like to be a member of a minority group subjected to verbal intimidation...
  • (Ottawa Gay) Pride Festival Denied Funding (and may be cancelled!)

    06/20/2006 9:09:20 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 62 replies · 1,972+ views
    CFRA ^ | 06/20/06 | Josh Pringle
    Pride Festival Denied Funding Josh Pringle Tuesday, June 20, 2006 Organizers of Ottawa-Gatineau Pride Week say the future of the festival is in jeopardy. The comments were made after a City of Ottawa committee rejected a request for 20 million dollars in emergency funding. The Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee did approve 30-thousand dollars in city services and debt forgiveness. Vice-Chair of the Pride Week Committee Tamara Stammis says the board will have to meet to decide their next step. Stammis says the cash request was an important element for the festival. Councillor Diane Holmes tells CFRA News "is...
  • Saudi Man Charged With Plane Bomb Threat

    06/07/2006 2:26:59 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 26 replies · 693+ views
    AP ^ | June 7 2006
    A Saudi man who authorities say was upset about being denied a job as an Arabic interpreter for the U.S. military in Iraq was charged with threatening to blow up a Delta Air Lines flight. Saleh Al Suwailem, 45, of Boise, Idaho, was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday. Al Suwailem was at Fort Benning on Monday being interviewed for the job when he learned he would not be hired because he was denied security clearance, federal authorities said in court papers. After being told to fly home to Idaho the next day on a Delta flight, he started drinking...
  • CA: Serial killer from Santa Cruz County denied parole (killed 11 in late 1972 and early 1973)

    03/23/2006 9:34:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 755+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 3/23/06
    BOULDER CREEK - Serial killer Herbert William Mullin wants to come home to Santa Cruz County and find a wife. ``I just want to get back to living my life free,'' Mullin told the Board of Prison Terms on Wednesday. But the board denied his freedom bid and told the Mule Creek State Prison inmate to try again for parole in five years. Mullin was convicted in 1973 of 10 slayings in Santa Cruz County and one in Santa Clara County during a five-month killing spree in late 1972 and early 1973.
  • U.S. high court denied killer's bid for stay (Michael Morales - Tonight's the night! Buh-Bye!)

    02/20/2006 4:22:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 957+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/20/06 | David Kravets - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the execution of convicted killer Michael Morales. Justice Anthony Kennedy reviewed the case, then sent it to the full court, which denied Morales' final appeal at 6:29 p.m. EST, according to court spokesman Ed Turner. "The court entered orders denying the request for stays of execution," he said. The Supreme court was the only legal option left for Morales, 46, who is scheduled to die from lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. at San Quentin State Prison for killing teenager Terri Winchell, of Lodi. He would become the...
  • Schwarzenegger denies clemency for state's oldest condemned inmate

    01/14/2006 4:27:03 PM PST · by Dubya · 12 replies · 491+ views
    North County Times & AP ^ | January 13, 2006 | DAVID KRAVETS
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied clemency Friday to California's oldest condemned convict who asked to be spared because of his age and infirmities. Clarence Ray Allen, 75, who ordered the slayings of three people at a Fresno market while he was behind bars at Folsom State Prison in 1980, told Schwarzenegger that he was too old and frail to be put to death early Tuesday morning at San Quentin State Prison. "Allen's jury reasonably concluded that life in prison was not the appropriate punishment for someone who orders the killing of witnesses while already serving a term of...
  • U.S. reporter denied entry to Syria because he's a Jew

    12/08/2005 10:47:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 787+ views
    WND ^ | December 8, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Aaron Klein, WND's Jerusalem bureau chief, was prevented today from entering Syria, where he planned to interview officials from Syria, Lebanon and the U.S., as well as co-host ABC Radio's nationally syndicated "The John Batchelor Show," because, according to at least one official in the Syrian embassy, he's Jewish. Klein, an American citizen whose family has resided in the United States for five generations, is currently working full-time for WND in Jerusalem. He and Batchelor, along with producer Lee Mason, made arrangements with the Syrian embassy in the U.S., in advance of their trip. All three were told...
  • Former professor denied terror ties

    08/31/2005 7:13:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 460+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/31/05 | ap - Tampa
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A fired university professor accused of supporting terrorists denied ties to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in a filmed 1994 interview, which was played at his trial Wednesday. During the interview for a PBS documentary on Middle East terror groups operating in the United States, Sami Al-Arian was asked if he had ties to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. "There was never an affiliation," he replied. Prosecutors have presented intercepted phone calls and letters and played videotaped speeches that they say show Al-Arian, a former University of South Florida professor, was the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's top official in...
  • Sources: Britain denied U.S. arrest request before bombings

    07/28/2005 1:16:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 714+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/28/05 | Kelli Arena and Justine Redman
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- British authorities denied a U.S. request to apprehend a man believed to have ties to the July 7 London bombings weeks before the deadly attacks, sources familiar with the investigation said Thursday.Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, a British-born citizen of Indian heritage, is in custody in Zambia, U.S. and Zambian officials told CNN. U.S. authorities wanted to capture Aswat, who was then in South Africa, and question him about a 1999 plot to establish a "jihad training camp" in Bly, Oregon. According to the sources, U.S. officials had Aswat under surveillance in South Africa weeks before the July...
  • Bail denied for 90-year-old drug suspect (It's a family affair!)

    07/09/2005 10:01:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 355+ views
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge ordered a 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old son jailed without bail on drug charges, saying they might represent a danger to the community if freed. Lucious Westry, also known as "Big "Mama," and son Calvin Westry pleaded innocent Friday. Defense attorneys asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Bert Milling Jr. to let them stay with Calvin Westry's daughter until the case is resolved, but he refused. "I'm not concerned about a risk of flight," the magistrate judge said. "I am concerned about the danger to the public because of a long-standing drug activity in that...
  • Size doesn’t count at the World Dwarf Games (Who says France is denied Olympics?)

    07/06/2005 6:44:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,812+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 7/06/05
    Size doesn’t count at the World Dwarf Games PARIS: Aside from the pursuit of gold medals competitors at the World Dwarf Games being held in France this week wanted to be treated as serious athletes, and not pitied because of their height. The fourth edition of the championships at Rambouillet, south of Paris, has drawn together 135 dwarves measuring between 80cm and 1.40m with the largest delegation coming from Britain. Other countries represented are the United States, Belgium, Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, Morocco, Kosovo, and hosts France. Arthur Dean, president of the International Dwarf Athletics Federation, believes these championships send...
  • Suspected al-Qaida loyalists denied bail

    05/31/2005 8:54:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/31/05 | Larry Neumeister - AP
    NEW YORK - Two U.S. citizens accused of being al-Qaida loyalists were each ordered held without bail Tuesday as they appeared in federal courtrooms in New York and Florida. Tarik Shah, 42, of New York, waved and smiled at supporters and appeared relaxed at his preliminary hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan before Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz. In Fort Pierce, Fla., Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 50, told U.S. District Judge James Hopkins that he had yet to hire an attorney, and the judge set the next hearing in his case for June 6. Neither defendant had entered a plea...
  • CA: Grower's request to sue official is denied (by AG Lockyer)

    03/14/2005 8:34:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/14/05 | Jennifer M. Fitzenberger
    SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Bill Lockyer has denied a Reedley grower's request for permission to sue a state board member who earned money on the side as a consultant. Lockyer determined Thursday that Daniel Zingale, a member of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, should not be removed from the board for earning $50,000 last year campaigning against a November ballot initiative. State labor code Section 1150 states ALRB members are not to engage in any other business, vocation or employment outside of their work on the board. Farmer Dan Gerawan - whose family business has had cases before the ALRB...
  • Davenport’s battered barn to stay just that

    02/20/2005 12:31:02 AM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 82 replies · 1,657+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | February 19, 2005 | Genevieve Bookwalter, Sentinel Staff Writer
    Davenport’s battered barn to stay just that Sierra Club court victory ends plan for wine and cheese shopBy GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTERSENTINEL STAFF WRITERDAVENPORT — David Luers had a dream: Buy the dilapidated barn off Highway 1, demolish it and build a wine and cheese shop he’d run with his wife. Santa Cruz County officials approved the plan, as did the state Coastal Commission.But nine years after buying the abandoned structure at Highway 1, Old Coast Road and Davenport Avenue, Luers is living in Idaho, where he’s running a gift shop and wondering how he can unload the property.Earlier this month, a...
  • A Property Rights Primer; How to Get Started in Educating Yourself

    12/01/2004 4:48:08 PM PST · by xcamel · 4 replies · 392+ views
    If you have recently been hit hard with a property rights issue; a project denial by a local zoning board, a rails to trails proposal near your land, a new state park initiative, a frightening-sounding federal program; you need to become very knowledgeable in a very great hurry.