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  • Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout

    12/17/2014 8:48:51 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    FireceCable ^ | 12-15-2014 | Daniel Frankel
    Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout December 15, 2014 | By Daniel Frankel Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now." The campaign features the usual TV spots, directing viewers to visit the "protest the operator" website, in this case Fox News versus Dish Fox's post urged Dish subscribers to call the satellite operator. (Source: A Fox News blog post notes, "Despite the undeniable demand...
  • Attkisson exposes C-SPAN- White House dispute

    10/31/2014 11:00:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/31/14 | Erik Wemple
    Among the juicier tidbits in the new book “Stonewalled” by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson relates to a tiff between C-SPAN and the White House. As Attkisson tells the story, C-SPAN eminence Brian Lamb interviewed President Obama on Aug. 12, 2010, for a documentary on the White House. In the session, Lamb asks Obama about the Oval Office: “What have you changed in this room?” The president responds, “We have not yet redecorated this room . . . Given that we are in the midst of some very difficult economic times, we decided to hold off last year in
  • Girlfriend of Miami cop slain in Pines says they tussled, but he pulled the trigger

    05/13/2014 7:35:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 13, 2014 | Mike Clary
    The girlfriend of a Miami police officer shot dead in the Pembroke Pines home they shared said Carl Patrick pulled the trigger himself as the two tussled over his service pistol. "I did my best to hold on and struggle with him," Tiniko Thompson, 45, said in an interview with WTVJ-Ch. 6. "He fell, he slipped, and we're still tussling with the gun...and it went 'pow.' That's it." Patrick, 52, a Miami cop for 25 years, was found dead in the Rainbow Lakes community home on Friday, two days after Thompson said he was killed.
  • Teen In Medical Dispute Sent To Foster Care

    02/25/2014 12:14:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | Ken MacLeod
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Connecticut couple sobbed outside a Boston courtroom after a legal setback in their yearlong battle to regain custody of their daughter. The state of Massachusetts took charge of Justina Pelletier as her parents and doctors at Children’s Hospital continue to clash over her diagnosis and treatment. The teen’s mom broke down in court. Paramedics wheeled Linda Pelletier from the courthouse Monday afternoon minutes after she collapsed upon hearing a judge order her embattled teenaged daughter into foster care. “This child has been ripped away from this family,” Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition said....
  • Tennis Appeals Comcast Decision to Supremes - Says D.C. circuit ignores congressional intent

    12/04/2013 8:02:55 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 12/04/2013 10:45:00 AM Eastern | John Eggerton
    Washington - The Tennis Channel has taken its carriage complaint against Comcast to the Supreme Court. “We are seeking Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in our case because the lower court strayed from longstanding federal discrimination law to invent an arbitrary and unfair standard for deciding cable carriage complaints," Tennis Channel said in a statement. "The ruling ignores Congress’ intent to ensure a diverse, competitive media marketplace and eviscerates the FCC’s congressionally assigned responsibility to regulate program network competition in the public interest. "“In doing so, the lower court reversed two-and-a-half years of repeated conclusions by the...
  • Japan says it may inhabit disputed islands

    09/10/2013 10:04:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2013 12:38 PM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi
    Japan said Tuesday it is considering stationing government officials on disputed East China Sea islands to back its territorial claim. … In Beijing, China’s Foreign Ministry warned that such a move would not be tolerated. … Japan also summoned China’s ambassador in Tokyo on Tuesday to lodge a protest after eight Chinese coast guard vessels entered waters near the islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. …
  • Britain, Spain in Renewed Dispute Over Gibraltar

    08/12/2013 5:25:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2013 | Shaun Waterman
    Great Britain on Monday sent warships to the Mediterranean and weighed legal action against Spain in a territorial dispute over the Gibraltar peninsula, as Madrid threatened to join with Argentina in a U.N. effort to strip Britain of the last remnants of its empire. In London, Ministry of Defense officials told the BBC that the Royal Navy deployments are part of a long-planned military exercise and not connected to the three-centuries old dispute over the Gibraltar enclave. The feud between the European allies has erupted anew in recent weeks amid Spanish protests over an effort to create an artificial reef...
  • Iran Dispute 'Quickly and Easily' Resolved?

    04/16/2012 9:27:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Iran said Monday it is ready to resolve all issues concerning its nuclear program "quickly and easily" in a second round of talks with the P5+1 slated for Baghdad on 23 May. Tehran's foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi told the semiofficial ISNA news agency that Iran "might be more flexible" if it could be guaranteed an external supply of enriched uranium – an apparent endorsement of a US compromise proposal. Salehi's remarks come as US President Barak Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu traded fire over whether allowing Tehran to push the next round of talks off for almost five...
  • John Roco:Nobutero Ishihara(Liberal Democratic Party,Tokyo Governor Shintaro son),Military,Senkaku

    12/14/2011 9:41:54 AM PST · by John Roco · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 14th, 2011 | John Roco
    General Secretary Nobutero Ishihara of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, 2nd highest ranking official and possibly a future Prime Minister of Japan, asserted in Washington that Japan should position military forces, an armed forces bases for troops on the Senkaku's or Diaoyu's or Diaoyutai Islands. He is son to Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara one who denies Japanese responsibility in the Nanjing Massacre of 1937 a particularly heart wrenching part of history etched in many a Chinese psyche- whether ROC (Taiwan), PROC (China), or Chinese worldwide (indicative in the recent wide distribution reading and interest in Iris Chang's 'Rape of Nanjing')....
  • U.S. backs Lebanon on maritime border dispute with Israel

    07/09/2011 11:31:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/9/11 | Barak Ravid
    Amid rising tensions over gas reserves, Israel to submit proposal to UN on where maritime economic border with Lebanon should be over next few days; U.S. endorsed Lebanon's proposal submitted to UN in August. In the next few days Israel will submit to the United Nations its take on where its maritime economic border with Lebanon should be, as the two countries scramble for gas reserves estimated to be worth billions of dollars. Israel's position is due to be approved by the cabinet on Sunday; Jerusalem argues that Lebanon's proposal includes major areas belonging to Israel.
  • Vietnam accuses China in seas dispute

    05/30/2011 6:52:07 AM PDT · by coldphoenix · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 May 2011 | BBC
    Vietnam's foreign ministry has accused China of increasing regional tensions in an escalating territorial dispute. A rare weekend news briefing followed a confrontation in the South China Sea between a Vietnamese oil and gas survey ship and Chinese patrol boats. Vietnam says the boats deliberately cut the survey ship's cables in Vietnamese waters. China denies the allegation. China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan all claim territories in the South China Sea.
  • Chinese fishermen expected to return from South Korea

    12/25/2010 10:33:04 PM PST · by Cardhu · 2 replies · 1+ views
    China Daily ^ | December 25th 2010 | Ai Yang
    BEIJING - The Chinese fishermen detained by South Korean authorities are likely to return home on Saturday, after the charges against them were dropped a day before. Three Chinese fishermen were booked on a charge of "obstructing the duty of civil servants" after a collision between their trawler and a patrolling South Korean vessel in the Yellow Sea on Dec 18. However, South Korean coast guard officials decided to drop the charges on Friday, citing their "lack of direct involvement in the incident" and "active cooperation in the investigation", according to the Yonhap News Agency. The report said the coast...
  • China to establish permanent Senkaku patrols

    12/20/2010 4:19:50 AM PST · by FromLori · 1 replies
    asahi ^ | 12/20/2010 | KENJI MINEMURA
    China will permanently deploy large fisheries patrol vessels in waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands, a senior Chinese official told The Asahi Shimbun. The official with the Ministry of Agriculture's Bureau of Fisheries took the unusual step of granting an interview concerning the Senkaku issue to a foreign media outlet on Saturday, saying that China was planning measures to challenge Japan's control of the islands off Okinawa Prefecture. The official said fisheries patrol vessels of more than 1,000 tons would maintain continuous patrols near the islands, which are known as the Diaoyu Islands in China. "It is a legitimate right...
  • Offering to Aid Talks, U.S. Challenges China on Disputed Islands

    07/24/2010 5:51:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 3+ views
    NYT ^ | 07/23/10 | MARK LANDLER
    July 23, 2010 Offering to Aid Talks, U.S. Challenges China on Disputed Islands By MARK LANDLER HANOI, Vietnam — Opening a new source of potential friction with China, the Obama administration said Friday that it would step into a tangled dispute between China and its smaller Asian neighbors over a string of strategically significant islands in the South China Sea. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at an Asian regional security meeting in Vietnam, stressed that the United States remained neutral on which regional countries had stronger territorial claims to the islands. But she said that the United States...
  • Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes

    01/17/2010 9:18:53 PM PST · by Saije · 31 replies · 997+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/2010 | Leslie Kaufman
    Gordon Fleming is, by his own account, an environmentally sensitive guy. He bikes 12 1/2 miles to and from his job at a software company outside Santa Barbara, Calif. He recycles as much as possible and takes reusable bags to the grocery store. Still, his girlfriend, Shelly Cobb, feels he has not gone far enough. Ms. Cobb chides him for running the water too long while he shaves or showers. And she finds it “depressing,” she tells him, that he continues to buy a steady stream of items online when her aim is for them to lead a less materialistic...
  • World stocks shaken by US-China trade dispute

    09/14/2009 11:58:47 AM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,043+ views
    AP News ^ | 9/14/09
    European and Asian markets fell Monday, shaken by news of a trade dispute between the U.S. and China over tariffs on tires. Germany's DAX fell 1.4 percent to 5,544.71 and Britain's FTSE 100 lost 1.0 percent at 4,962.90. France's CAC-40 shed 1.4 percent to 3,683.72. Asian indexes lost as much as 2 percent and Wall Street was expected to fall later. Dow industrials futures were down 81 points at 9,450.00 and Standard & Poor's 500 futures slipped 9.90 points to 1,027.40. The U.S. decision to impose trade penalties on Chinese tires infuriated Beijing, which condemned the move as protectionist and...
  • Jihadi dispute points to deeper radicalism among youths

    03/26/2009 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 262+ views
    CNS monitor ^ | 3/26/09 | Caryle Murphy
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - In yet another fissure within radical Islamist networks, one of the world's most influential jihadi theologians is coming under fire from some former followers for allegedly moderating his views – a claim he denies. The attacks on Jordanian cleric Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, who was spiritual adviser for the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, are significant because of Mr. Maqdisi's longtime stature as a revered spiritual mentor who legitimizes violence with his religious interpretations of Islamic sacred texts.
  • Pa. Amish farmer gets jailtime in outhouse dispute (school, outhouses ordered padlocked by Judge)

    03/17/2009 3:06:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,587+ views
    AP on ^ | 3/17/09 | Genaro C. Armas - ap
    Ebensburg, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania Amish farmer was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail after refusing to bring a pair of outhouses into compliance with state sewage laws. Andy Swartzentruber, of Ebensburg, cited his conservative religious beliefs in refusing to abide by a court order to make the privies used by schoolchildren compliant and pay a $500 fine. Cambria County Judge Norman Krumenacker said he respected the Amish's religious beliefs but had no choice but to sentence Swartzentruber to jail and fine him $1,000 for being in contempt of court. "Quite frankly, this is not a religious...
  • President Certified After Objection Delay (2004)

    12/17/2008 10:50:53 AM PST · by Jack Black · 9 replies · 748+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Thursday, January 06, 2005 | FoxNews
    President Certified After Objection Delay Thursday, January 06, 2005 WASHINGTON — A joint session of Congress resumed meeting Thursday evening and quickly finalized certification of President Bush's (search) 286 Electoral College votes to Democrat John Kerry's 251. A candidate needs 270 votes to win the presidential election. Kerry running mate John Edwards received one Electoral vote. The certification was delayed for several hours after Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, stopped the formal declaration of Bush's second term to protest voting irregularities. The joint session had met earlier in the day but quickly recessed per congressional...
  • Policy Dispute (Inside the Ring w/Bill Gertz)

    07/10/2008 10:24:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 96+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/10/08 | Bill Gertz
    Defense officials are criticizing what they say is the failure to capture or kill top al Qaeda leaders because of timidity on the part of policy officials in the Pentagon, diplomats at the State Department and risk-averse bureaucrats within the intelligence community. Military special operations forces (SOF) commandos are frustrated by the lack of aggressiveness on the part of several policy and intelligence leaders in pursuing al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his top henchmen, who are thought to have hidden inside the tribal areas of Pakistan for the past 6½ years. The focus of the commandos' ire, the...
  • LA Times Editor Fired in Dispute (Dinosaur Media™)

    01/20/2008 7:52:17 PM PST · by jdm · 19 replies · 162+ views
    AP via NewsMax ^ | Jan. 20, 2008 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Times fired its top editor after he rejected a management order to cut $4 million from the newsroom budget, 14 months after his predecessor was also ousted over a budget dispute, the newspaper said Sunday. James O'Shea was fired following a confrontation with Publisher David D. Hiller, the Times reported on its Web site. The story didn't say when the confrontation took place. Times spokeswoman Nancy Sullivan said the newspaper would have no comment. O'Shea's departure comes just a month after the Times' parent, Chicago-based Tribune Co., was taken private in an $8.2 billion...
  • Passenger dispute delays American Airlines flight overnight

    08/29/2007 7:55:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 1,424+ views
    San Diego Metro News ^ | . August 29, 2007 | Debbi Farr Baker
    SAN DIEGO – A conflict between passengers at Lindbergh Field Tuesday night caused the overnight delay of an American Airlines flight headed to Chicago. Flight 590 was scheduled to depart at 11 p.m. for Chicago O'Hare International Airport but was rescheduled for Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. after some kind of dispute among customers started at the gate and continued onto the plane, said American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner. While Wagner said it is the airlines policy not to disclose any information about their passengers, televised reports claimed that the incident involved a group of six to seven Iraqi Americans and...
  • Officials dispute claims in Tenet's book

    04/29/2007 5:11:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,326+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/29/07 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    NEW YORK - The backlash has built up even before the official release of former CIA Director George Tenet's memoir, with criticism about his version of the run-up to the Iraq war, interrogation techniques and other events. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday disputed Tenet's claim that the Bush administration, before the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, never had a serious debate about whether Iraq posed an imminent threat or whether to tighten existing sanctions. "The president started a discussion practically on the day that he took power about how to enhance sanctions against Iraq," she said. "You may...
  • China Accused Of Theft In Gas Dispute With Japan

    04/05/2007 2:25:33 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 239+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-5-2007 | Justin McCurry
    China accused of theft in gas dispute with Japan Justin McCurry in Tokyo Thursday April 5, 2007 Guardian Unlimited (UK) Wen Jiabao's trip will be the first to Tokyo by a Chinese premier since October 2000. Photograph: Sari Gustafsson/AFP/Getty A senior Japanese politician has likened China's development of gas fields in disputed waters to theft, in remarks likely to strain bilateral ties just days before the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, flies to Tokyo for fence-mending talks with the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe. Shoichi Nakagawa, the Liberal Democratic party's policy chief and a close ally of Mr Abe, hinted that...
  • VA: Presiding Bishop's Statement on Truro, Falls Church Property Dispute

    01/19/2007 2:13:34 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 620+ views
    The Episcopal Church ^ | 01-19-2007 | Katharine Jefferts Schori
    The Episcopal Church, in consultation with the Diocese of Virginia, regrets the recent votes by members of some congregations in Virginia to leave this Church. We wish to be clear, however, that while individuals have the right and privilege to depart or return at any time, congregations do not. Congregations exist because they are in communion with the bishop of a diocese, through recognition by diocesan governing bodies (diocesan synods, councils, or conventions). Congregations cannot unilaterally disestablish themselves or remove themselves from a diocese. In addition, by canon law, property of all sorts held by parishes is held and must...
  • New Zealand:Sex gets mucky down on the farm(a case of mutual assured destruction)

    01/17/2007 3:02:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 1,369+ views
    Stuff ^ | 01/16/07
    Sex gets mucky down on the farm The Dominion Post | Tuesday, 16 January 2007 What happens in a dispute with a prostitute, a tractor and an Ashburton mum? A three-way stoush and a day in court. The dispute started when farmhand Christopher Malcolm Duane Muir used the services of an Ashburton prostitute, according to a summary of facts read in Timaru District Court. A dispute broke out over whether he paid for the service. The prostitute and three female friends, including Ashburton mother Jacinta Kathleen Borrie, visited Muir on a farm to recover the money. When he could not...
  • Russia Shuts Oil Pipeline (To Europe) In Trade Dispute

    01/08/2007 6:37:15 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 742+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-8-2007 | Alex Spillius
    Russia shuts oil pipeline in trade dispute By Alex Spillius Last Updated: 2:22am GMT 09/01/2007 Russia halted oil exports to Europe via Belarus yesterday as a bitter trade dispute escalated, renewing concerns that Moscow is bent on pursuing aggressive energy diplomacy. Taps were turned off on pipelines to Poland and Germany but the European Commission said there was no immediate risk of shortages in either country because of ample stocks in refineries. The commission was also investigating whether the supply was cut on another branch of the 2,500-mile pipeline feeding Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. A spokesman for Andris...

    12/08/2006 4:12:54 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies · 420+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 8 December 2006 | Kevin Moran
    A tire maintenance worker at Metro's Hiram Clarke facility was shot 18 times and killed by a friend and fellow worker after the two feuded for days over a woman, the men's supervisor said. Police on Thursday identified Mario Love, 27, of the 5600 block of East Hampton, as the slain man and said his killer is believed to be a man they found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Harris County Medical Examiner's office identified that man as Marcus L. Boone, 22. He fit the description witnesses gave of Love's shooter. The man believed to have committed suicide...
  • Bolton and Bipartisanship

    11/13/2006 7:53:46 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 14 replies · 895+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 13 November 2006 | staff
    So let's see. Democrats retake the Senate, and their first act of "bipartisanship" is to declare that they'll deny a confirmation vote to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton. And now, say the arbiters of Washington manners, President Bush is supposed to show his willingness to compromise by withdrawing Mr. Bolton's nomination. If Mr. Bush obliges, he'll be taking a big step toward turning last week's GOP defeat into a rout. Mr. Bolton has performed in exemplary fashion as a recess appointee these last two years, winning plaudits from everyone except those who admire Kofi Annan and Hugo Chavez....
  • Japanese Coast Guard Ship Rams Intruding Chinese Boat and Chases it Away

    10/28/2006 4:17:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies · 1,801+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 10/27/06
    /begin my translation Japanese Coast Guard Ship Rams Intruding Chinese Boat and Chases it Away On Oct. 27, a Japanese Coast Guard ship is ramming and driving away a Chinese ship carrying members of "Treaty-Defending Committee" from Hong Kong, who tried to land on Daoyutai(aka Senkaku) Island, a disputed island in E. China Sea. Chinese came into an area Japan claims as its territorial waters, but turned back after sustaining heavy damage to their ship. /end my translation
  • US, Russia resolve plutonium dispute

    09/16/2006 1:50:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 278+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/16/06 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - The United States and Russia have resolved a major hurdle in their negotiations to dispose of tons of excess plutonium, announcing an accord Friday on a liability issue that has long stymied the program. The two countries signed a protocol that provides a framework for dealing with the liability problem, the Energy Department announced. However, there are other issues still to be worked out, including details on how Russia is going to dispose of its 34 metric tons of plutonium from its weapons stockpile under the agreement. At the same time, the future of the U.S. disposal program...

    08/30/2006 3:18:56 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies · 4,279+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 30 August 2006 | John Carney
    U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. of Memphis, the Democratic nominee for a U.S. Senate seat, attended the Celebration Tuesday, where he was introduced by announcer Chip Walters as "one of the reasons we're having a horse show tonight." Ford had originally been scheduled to present a class award on Friday night, and was on his way to the Celebration grounds just as a dispute between trainers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down Friday night's show. "I think everybody was disappointed," Ford told the Times-Gazette just as Tuesday night's show was starting. He said he'd been aware of some...
  • Old Testament Dispute Continues

    08/05/2006 12:35:23 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,346+ views
    Decaur Daily ^ | Richard N Ostling
    Old Testament dispute continuesWas King David Judaism's King Arthur? By Richard N. Ostling AP Religion WriterAP Photo/Biblical Archaeology Review by Thomas E. Levy American archaeologist/educator Nelson Glueck's suggestions that a gate lay buried at the entrance to the Iron Age fortress of Khirbat en-Nahas were recently realized when archaeologists discovered a four-chamber gate (only two have been excavated). Radiocarbon dating fixed the date of its construction to the 10th century. Some scholars are busily debunking the Bible's account of the great King David, asking: Was he really all that great? Was he largely legendary, Judaism's version of Britain's legendary King...
  • Kurils set to get massive funding

    08/03/2006 1:41:53 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 13 replies · 392+ views
    BBC ^ | August 3, 2006
    The Russian government has backed a 17bn-rouble ($630m) plan to develop the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The draft plan for 2007-15 aims to improve the islands' energy and transport infrastructure, including the construction of an all-weather airport. Russia has a long-standing territorial dispute with Japan over four Kuril islands, seized after World War II. Meanwhile, Russia plans to expand its restricted border zones that could be as big as in Soviet times, reports say. 'Ignored region' The government plans to spend nearly $1,000 for every resident of the chain of 56 Pacific islands a month - more...
  • Father kills 4 children, self after spousal dispute (2006 US murder totals - 8788 and rising)

    07/08/2006 7:59:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 162 replies · 5,608+ views
    Father kills 4 children, self after spousal disputeAssociated Press Posted on Wed, Jul. 05, 2006 An undated photo provided by the Gustine Police Department shows twins Alyssa Branscum, 5, left, and Taylor Branscum. The twins and their two other siblings were found dead in their Gustine, Calif., home Tuesday, July 4, 2006, officials said. The children apparently died of gunshots to the head, and their father, Trevor Branscum, 38, died of a self-inflicted wound, Mayor Jim Bonta said. Police Sgt. Vince Inaudi said the children appeared to be sleeping when they were shot. The evidence was consistent with a murder-suicide,...
  • Judge Rules Dispute to Be Settled By 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Match (this is not a parody)

    06/08/2006 12:35:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 979+ views ^ | 6 7 06 | MATT SOKOLOFF
    June 7, 2006 — A federal judge ordered two attorneys to settle their dispute by using the children's playground game "rock, paper, scissors." The ruling yesterday by Judge Gregory Presnell of the U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., stated that he was so dissatisfied with the case's "latest in a series of Gordian knots" that he is fashioning "a new form of alternative dispute resolution." In the dispute at hand, the two attorneys could not agree about where to take the sworn statement of a witness in a case concerning payment of insurance claims. The judge's order states that the...
  • CA: Jurupa Valley High School student sues in free speech dispute - Joshua 'Josh' Denhalter

    06/03/2006 9:14:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,538+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 6/3/06 | Edward Barrera
    MIRA LOMA - A Jurupa Valley High School senior suspended for promoting an anti-immigration protest on campus has filed a lawsuit, arguing the school violated his free speech rights. Joshua Denhalter, 18, was suspended for three days in late March after he attempted to organize a counterprotest against pro-immigration-inspired demonstrations and school walkouts. The mass protests were in response to harsher penalties for illegal immigrants being proposed in Congress. "There are two standards. Students can walk out of school, walk on to freeways, and nothing happens to them. I try to do something legally, and I get slapped,'' Denhalter said...
  • Chinese warships trained weapons on Japan's SDF aircraft: Pentagon

    05/23/2006 9:49:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 765+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 05/24/06
    Wednesday May 24, 9:44 AM Chinese warships trained weapons on Japan's SDF aircraft: Pentagon (Kyodo) _ Chinese warships trained weapons on Japanese surveillance aircraft monitoring a disputed Chinese gas field in the East China Sea in a weapons drill last fall, the U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday in an annual report on China's military capabilities. The Pentagon said in the 50-page report that the incident was one of the key developments over the past year underscoring China's continuing activities to build up and modernize its military beyond its interests over Taiwan to secure its interests deeper into the Pacific. The...
  • Japan: Koizumi says China, S. Korea will regret not holding summit talks

    04/25/2006 5:29:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 564+ views
    Kyodo ^ | 04/25/06
    Tuesday April 25, 6:06 PM Koizumi says China, S. Korea will regret not holding summit talks (Kyodo) _ Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Tuesday he thinks China and South Korea will come to regret their refusal to hold summit talks with Japan, as a result of his visits to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine. "There must come a time when they will regret they have said they do not want to hold summit talks due to this issue," Koizumi told reporters, reiterating that he "cannot understand" the positions of Beijing and Seoul. The premier made the remarks when asked on the...
  • South Korean Prez Pledges to Defend Disputed Islands from Japan

    04/24/2006 10:53:34 PM PDT · by Btrp113Cav · 11 replies · 527+ views
    FOX ^ | April 25, 2006 | AP
    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's president vowed Tuesday to defend a string of islets against Japanese claims in Seoul's strongest criticism yet of Tokyo in the long-running territorial dispute.
  • Stakes Rise in Japan-S. Korea Island Flap

    04/19/2006 8:41:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 711+ views
    AP ^ | 04/19/06 | JOSEPH COLEMAN
    Stakes Rise in Japan-S. Korea Island Flap By JOSEPH COLEMAN, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 55 minutes ago Japan defied South Korean protests Wednesday and dispatched two ships to begin a maritime survey near disputed islets between the two nations, raising the stakes in the territorial standoff. South Korea earlier had dispatched a flotilla of patrol boats to guard the territory, held by Seoul but claimed by Tokyo. Two Japanese survey vessels left Sakaiminato on Wednesday, headed for the islands, said Yuzuru Kubota, a coast guard official in the port city on Japan's west coast. But he said the ships...
  • 3RD LD: Seoul demands Tokyo cancel survey near disputed islets (ominous prelude)

    04/14/2006 6:10:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 319+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 04/14/06
    Friday April 14, 8:23 PM 3RD LD: Seoul demands Tokyo cancel survey near disputed islets (Kyodo) _ (EDS: ADDING QUOTES FROM S. KOREAN FOREIGN AND TRADE MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, VICE MINISTER) South Korea on Friday demanded that Japan cancel a planned maritime survey near South Korean-administered islets called Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan. "Japan will have to immediately retract its illicit plan masquerading as a survey," Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry spokesman Choo Kyu Ho said in a statement, according to Yonhap News Agency. Choo said South Korea will take all necessary measures against a premeditated provocation by...
  • McDermott: Taping Dispute Not Personal (Why isn't Baghdad Jim doing time behind bars?)

    04/01/2006 11:04:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,022+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 4/01/06 | MATTHEW DALY
    McDermott: Taping Dispute Not Personal By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writer Last update: April 01, 2006 – 4:28 AM WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Jim McDermott says his eight-year dispute with House Majority Leader John Boehner over an intercepted telephone call is not personal, but involves a crucial right of voters to know what their leaders are doing. "Unfortunately, it's portrayed in the paper as Boehner v. McDermott. It really is the government versus the people,'' McDermott, D-Wash., said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. McDermott commented three days after a federal appeals court ruling against him in the...
  • SSDP Sues Department of Education in Freedom of Information Act Dispute

    02/07/2006 4:14:36 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 631+ views ^ | 2 6 06 |
    The nonprofit organization Students for Sensible Drug Policy announced late last week it has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education alleging that the department is refusing to release state-by-state data on the number of students affected by a law barring them from receiving financial aid because they have a drug conviction unless SSDP pays a hefty fee for the service. The student group wants information about the impact of the Higher Education Act's (HEA) drug provision, authored by arch-drug warrior Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN), and in effect since 2000. SSDP is part of a large coalition of student,...
  • 'Robot Agents' to Help Settle Disputes (End of Lawyers?)

    01/09/2006 10:39:01 PM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 254+ views
    The Register ^ | Friday, January 6th, 2006
    A new system which provides fast online arbitration, mediation and conciliation services to help organisations quickly resolve disputes has been launched. The e-Dispute system, which has already been successfully piloted at the European Court of Arbitration and the Emilia-Romagna Chamber of Commerce in Italy, is now being trialed at a number of hospitals in the UK where it is being used to assist with claim resolution. Using e-Dispute, claimants and respondents can put their case before an independent online arbitrator (or "robot agent") who having reviewed the case will then set up a meeting between the two parties via chatrooms...
  • China: 77 Avian Flu Patients Dead in Liaoning Province...Victim's Name Published on Internet

    11/28/2005 4:37:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 56 replies · 1,627+ views
    Daily China ^ | 11/21/05
    /begin my translationChina: 77 Avian Flu Patients Dead in Liaoning Province...Victim's Name Published on Internet2005/11/21 In Liaoning Province of China, 6 people were infected with H5N1 Avian Flu and had died recently, according to Nov. 20 report by an overseas Chinese language news site, Boxun, quoting the article posted by a poster.Six victims were 4 students in Beining City, 1 epidemic-prevention worker, and another person whose identity is unknown. According to the post, the number of dead people from H5N1 Avian Flu in Liaoning Province has reached 77, including the six new victims. Furthermore, at one of domestic Chinese Internet site,...
  • U.S. Supreme Court wades into Michigan dispute over wetlands [property rights]

    10/12/2005 9:28:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies · 741+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | October 12, 2005 | Michael McGough
    Accepting the appeal of a Michigan developer who has become a hero to the property-rights movement, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday said it will decide whether the federal government has the authority to regulate wetlands miles away from a river or other waterway. The justices will decide whether John Rapanos, a grandfather in his 70s, was within his rights when he filled in wetlands on his property without a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Rapanos had hoped to build a shopping center on his land. They must decide whether to sustain $13 million in civil fines...
  • Next gen DVD rivals fail to agree ~~ Betamax all over again, it appears......

    08/23/2005 11:43:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 410+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 10:36 GMT 11:36 UK | staff
    Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 10:36 GMT 11:36 UK E-mail this to a friend Printable version Next gen DVD rivals fail to agree The new DVDs can hold much more information Efforts to come up with a compromise on the next generation of DVD format appear to have stalled.Technology giant Toshiba and Sony had been in talks about bringing together rival DVD technologies. But the two are planning to go ahead with their own formats after talks on a single format failed, reported the Japanese Daily Yomiuri newspaper. Toshiba, with NEC and Sanyo, is pushing HD-DVD, while backers of...
  • More People Pulling Out Guns: Guns Don’t Solve Disputes, Detective Says (might help keep you alive?)

    07/22/2005 9:02:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 77 replies · 1,365+ views
    Using a gun to resolve an argument is a good way to kill, be killed, or end up in prison. Though no shots were fired and no one was hurt, the Dunn man who threatened a restaurant manager with a gun could face a quarter century or more in prison if he is prosecuted by the federal government as anticipated, said Dunn Police Det. Anthony Poppler. Major Alexander Newkirk III, 19, of 51 Saturn Drive, Dunn, is in the Harnett County Jail after being arrested Monday on charges of communicating threats, assault by pointing a gun and possession of a...
  • Dispute May Hamper Passage of Energy Bill (MTBE)

    07/14/2005 4:13:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 309+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/14/05 | H. Josef Hebert - AP
    WASHINGTON - A dispute over a gasoline additive could jeopardize hopes for an agreement as the Senate and House worked on Thursday to forge a compromise to deal with the nation's energy problems. Under pressure because of soaring gasoline and other fuel prices, President Bush has urged lawmakers to send him an energy bill before they depart for their summer recess in August. Some members of Congress are skeptical about meeting that timetable. "We're going to try," said Sen. Pete Domenici (news, bio, voting record), R-N.M., who is leading the Senate negotiations. But lawmakers, he said, don't want to rush...