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  • IRS Employee Admits He Would Go After, Target, and Try to End Conservative Groups

    05/23/2016 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/23/16 | Ali Meyer
    A self-identified IRS employee admitted he would go after, target and try to end conservative groups who wanted to abolish the IRS, to Cleta Mitchell, an attorney representing those groups, on a Washington Journal segment on C-SPAN. Mitchell, a political law attorney who has represented conservative groups during the IRS targeting scandal since 2010, was a guest on C-SPAN to discuss the possible impeachment of the IRS commissioner John Koskinen. The first caller was a self-identified IRS employee who said he would go after the groups Mitchell represents if their goal was to abolish the IRS. “I am a lowly...
  • Gunman on the run after shooting estranged wife outside Maryland high school

    05/06/2016 6:13:04 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 May 2016 | Associated Press
    BELTSVILLE, Md. – A man fatally shot his estranged wife while she was waiting to pick up their children outside a suburban Washington high school Thursday afternoon and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.
  • VA proposes raising employee pay to fix accountability

    02/24/2016 5:03:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/24/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said Wednesday an Obama administration proposal to increase accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs by raising pay for senior executives does not address the agency's deepest problems. The proposal involves switching the classification of top VA officials from Title 5 to Title 38 of the Senior Executive Service, which would lift caps on how much the agency is allowed to pay certain employees. But the move would also prevent those employees from delaying disciplinary action by appealing their punishments to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Officials accused of wrongdoing...
  • Former Whataburger employee says refusal of officers was a joke (9 yr emp., im his 50s)

    09/17/2015 6:47:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 40 replies
    WFAA ^ | 9/17/15 | Sebastian Robertson
    LEWISVILLE – The story of a now-former Whataburger employee denying service to two police officers went viral Wednesday, but that former employee told us there are two sides to every story and the incident was just a misunderstanding. Michael Magovern, who says he was refused service by the employee, is a city marshal in Strawn, Texas. He was back at the Lewisville Whataburger for lunch Wednesday at the request of Whataburger corporate staff, who asked him to come so they could apologize. "No person should make that comment to anybody," Marshal Magovern said. News 8 spoke to the former employee...
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • CBS: Just how hard is it to fire a federal gov’t employee? [Watching Porn? No Problem]

    03/02/2015 1:13:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Thanks to the litigious nature of American culture, employers in the private sector have a tough time firing people for poor performance. Misconduct, especially that caught in the act, generally is an exception to that trend. CBS News discovers that’s not the case in the federal civil-service system, where chronic bad behavior and even spending half the day watching Internet porn doesn’t qualify for immediate termination. Instead, it starts a process that can last as long as two years, and often just means that managers shrug off bad behavior and bad performance … even when the employee presents a...
  • Selfishness and Preparedness: Why Prepare?

    09/10/2014 8:48:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/10/14 | Jim Roberts
    Recently, a small firestorm was ignited by Valerie Lucus-McEwen, a government Emergency Management employee, who had the temerity to accuse preparedness types of “selfishness.” While your immediate reaction may be – as mine certainly was – “Are people really and truly this thoughtless?” – this question does deserve a proper answer, particularly as those who are easily influenced by the leftist media, or who believe the state really and actually is the omniscient, omnipotent savior of our personal and corporate lives, are actually asking this question. So, let’s examine the issue: First, many preparedness types have, as part of their...
  • Government Agency Scraps Employee Ratings To Avoid ‘Discrimination’

    05/26/2014 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/25/14 | Scott Greer
    One government agency has decided that the results of employee ratings are too discriminatory, and eliminated the process entirely. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Monday that it will now award all employees the highest rating regardless of performance reviews. The CFPB, which oversees transactions in the financial sector for the federal government, decided to no longer conduct employee reviews because there were just too many apparent “significant disparities” between the races, ages, and locations of its employees. According to American Banker, this new policy is set to cost over $5 million dollars, as it will now pay employees...
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • CBS4 Exclusive: Wal-Mart Employee Arrested For Shooting Co-Worker’s Car Over Award

    12/15/2013 8:14:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    DEERFIELD (CBSMiami) — Investigators say bad blood over an employee of the month award at a South Florida Wal-Mart store led to gunfire and criminal charges. According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report last month’s employee of the month at a Deerfield Beach Wal-Mart store on South Military Trail had her car shot up by a co-worker who was angry after she won the award. Willie Mitchell is charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said surveillance video from a Wal-Mart parking lot shows Mitchell parking next to a co-worker’s earlier in December. A...
  • Police state: County censors government employee who dares criticize Obamacare

    12/08/2013 4:54:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/08/13 | Eric Owens
    A California county has banned a veteran employee from criticizing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act because a coworker who overheard the criticism was offended. The employee is Norina Mooney, who has logged some 20 years of work experience with Santa Clara County, the epicenter of Silicon Valley. According to Mooney’s attorneys with the Pacific Justice Institute, she made some water-cooler talk with a fellow employee about the high number people who have had their insurance policies canceled under Obamacare.
  • Heathrow Airport Employee Fired over False Accusation of Insulting Islam

    10/31/2013 4:29:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 10/31/13 | pamela geller
    Of course the Christian didn't insult Islam, Muslim co-workers lied. But even is she had, so what? When is the civilized world going to stop treating every Muslim like a mental patient and stop rewarding the bullying, harassment and sharia demands? "Heathrow Employee Sacked over Alleged Insult to Islam" CBN, October 31, 2013 LONDON -- Nohad Halawi learned that in today's Britain, you'd better not be perceived as having insulted Islam at work because it could ruin your life. Halawi worked the cosmetics counter in the duty free zone inside London's Heathrow Airport for 13 years. She was by all...
  • There Is No Shutdown … For Non-essential Federal Employees, Only Citizens

    10/06/2013 3:45:32 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | Oct 6, 2013
    There Is No Shutdown … For Non-essential Federal Employees, Only Citizens Oct 6 Posted by tonysanders What is this horrid government shutdown I keep reading about? It isn’t for Federal employees, since the House passed legislation paying all non-essential Federal employees that were furloughed for their missed time. (I President Obama signs it, that is). Stated differently. Non-essential Federal employees received a taxpayer-funded vacation. The government shutdown is a way for the Administration and Senate to punish Americans for Republicans not rubber-stamping the funding of Obamacare.
  • DHS employee spends spare time promoting race war against 'whites'

    08/22/2013 3:02:53 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-22-13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    A Department of Homeland Security manager in charge of buying weapons and ammunition for the government is, on the side, running an inflammatory website that throws around gay slurs and advocates the mass murder of "whites" and the "ethnic cleansing" of "Uncle Tom race traitors," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Ayo Kimathi, who calls himself the “Irritated Genie,” told his supervisors that the website was set up to sell concert and lecture videos. But the report showed the site's content strayed far beyond concert promotion, warning about a coming race war. His website, “War on the Horizon,” declares,...
  • Dave Says Let Him Fire Himself

    07/24/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies ^ | July 2, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, Is it okay to pay two employees who do the same jobs different salaries? Eric Dear Eric, Sure, it’s okay. Fair isn’t always equal, and equal isn’t always fair. There are no two people on earth who do the same, exact jobs with the same, exact levels of competency and precision. Here’s a more detailed example. Let’s say I had two personal assistants within my organization. Both of them worked as assistants to vice presidents, but one has been on my team for 10 years and is the assistant to someone whose department is very large and profitable....
  • What's the Profession of Your State's Highest-Paid Public Employee?

    07/09/2013 6:38:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Looks like Phys-Ed major is the way to go!  h/t Kirby
  • Wretched: IRS employee lectures a ministry

    06/27/2013 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/27/13 | Wretched
    Vid at link.
  • AZ:County supervisors vote 3-to-2 to approve employee weapon carry

    04/03/2013 9:01:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 2 April, 2013 | JAYNE HANSON
    Mohave County Board of Supervisors approved employee weapon carry Monday during a general meeting in Kingman. Supervisor Gary Watson, R-Dist. 1, and Supervisor Hildy Angius, R-Dist. 2, were opposed. The measure affects the county administration building, at 700 W. Beale Street, in Kingman. The policy will be evaluated in six months. “I’m uncomfortable with the whole thing because I understand people,” said Angius during the meeting. Watson and Supervisor Joy Brotherton, R-Dist. 4, agreed. “I really feel uneasy to allow those weapons to our employees as a whole, there is a liability we have to entertain,” Watson said. “The county...
  • The Democrats’ cruel and unusual management

    03/31/2013 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | March 26, 2013 | Editorial
    With Democrats controlling the Legislature, California’s government has been managed since the late 1990s primarily for the financial benefit of government employees, at the expense of children’s education, vital infrastructure and public safety. This abuse of power has been destructive and fundamentally immoral. Nowhere are the consequences more acute than in our penal system. Last week, The Associated Press reported that prisoner advocates are suing local governments – including Riverside County – claiming that Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision last year to shift inmates to county jails already has caused overcrowding and health care atrocities similar to those that prompted a...
  • Lawmaker to push bill allowing guns at work

    11/24/2012 7:11:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 23 November, 2012 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama lawmaker is again pushing legislation that would let employees take handguns to work. The Montgomery Advertiser reported Friday that state Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, said the bill is aimed at increasing personal safety.
  • Supermarket boss shoots employee (Portugal)

    11/22/2012 6:37:21 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies ^ | 13 September 2012
    The manager of a Faro-based supermarket chain today shot an employee, wounding him in the arm. The incident occurred about 05.00a.m. at a warehouse in Galvanas that services the ‘Algartalhos’ supermarket chain. It is thought that the employee was caught with an accomplice stealing stock. The manager saw two employees, and, in breach of disciplinary procedures, fired at one of them, winging him. The victim was transported to hospital in Faro, the entrepreneur has gone missing and is being sought by the Judicial Police.
  • AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee Compensation (tired of sacrifices)

    11/18/2012 4:08:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/12
    AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee CompensationNov. 15, 2012, 11:54 a.m. EST WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The largest federal employee union--the American Federation of Government Employees--is urging Congress to oppose any additional cuts to federal employee compensation during deliberations to address deficit reduction. **SNIP** "Federal employees have given up $60 billion (over 10 years) in the unprecedented two-year pay freeze, and the 0.5 percent raise delayed to April 2012 saves an additional $28 billion. That's a total of $88 billion," Moten added. "Adding the $15 billion in savings from the UI bill's 2.3...
  • Schweitzer: State employee clinics could eventually handle Medicaid expansion

    05/30/2012 8:41:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Gazette State Bureau ^ | 5/30/12 | MIKE DENNISON
    HELENA — If the Schweitzer administration’s plan for a low-cost health clinic for state employees gets off the ground this year, it could be expanded later to serve University System employees and maybe even Medicaid patients, Gov. Brian Schweitzer said last week. “Now we’re talking about one-third to 40 percent of all the people in Montana who would be in this pool,” he said in an interview. “We’re going to get more extensive health care and it will be less costly.” But if the long-term plan pans out, it will have to be without Schweitzer as governor. His final term...
  • Fox News Mole Reveals Himself as 8-Year Employee, Worked on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’

    The Fox News employee hired by Gawker to write about his experience inside the network has revealed himself as an associate producer on “The O’Reilly Factor.” Joe Muto, who joined Fox News in 2004, says he has been suspended, with pay and was escorted out of Fox News headquarters today by “two nice gentlemen from security.”
  • Jackson County committee OKs policy to allow employees to carry guns at work(MI)

    03/12/2012 10:14:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Brad Flory
    JACKSON — Jackson County may soon become the first government body in Michigan, as far as it knows, to let employees to carry concealed pistols at work. A revised policy on workplace violence would essentially end a work rule against guns by allowing employees and contractors to carry pistols on county property if they have a license to carry a concealed weapon. Despite disagreement from county department heads, many commissioners appear to believe they should not interfere with employees' rights to carry guns if properly licensed. "I think its a constitutional right," said Commissioner David Elwell, chief of the Columbia...
  • Jesse White gives raises while other Illinois agencies freeze pay

    07/18/2011 7:14:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | Jul 18, 2011 | Greg Hinz
    Jesse White gives raises while other Illinois agencies freeze pay By: Greg Hinz July 18, 2011 Pay hikes in Jesse White's office amount to an extra $78,000 a month in salary costs. At a time when pay raises are a distant memory and unpaid leave a reality for many area government workers, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has handed out pay hikes exceeding 6% to his entire executive staff. According to payroll data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Better Government Assn., Mr. White in the 12-month period ended May 31 gave 4% and then 2%...
  • Blair Hardware: Employees can carry (WI)

    07/08/2011 7:58:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 8 July,2011 | ccwinstructor
    In anticipation of the newly reformed weapons law in Wisconsin, Blair Hardware Inc. employees have been informed that their right to bear arms will not be infringed at work. Blair Hardware Inc. is a medium sized buisiness in southeastern Wisconsin with four hardware stores and over a hundred employees. On June 28th, during a weekly status meeting, CEO Jim Blair was asked about possible changes due to the weapons reform bill recently passed by the Wisconsin legislature. Several managers mentioned that they had seen citizens openly carrying holstered handguns in their stores. CEO Blair replied that as long as the...
  • Alabama Passes Mandatory E-Verify & Immigration Enforcement Bill

    06/03/2011 10:10:03 PM PDT · by lwoodham · 136 replies · 1+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | 6/3/2011 | lwoodham
    Alabama Passes Mandatory E-Verify & Immigration Enforcement Bill Friday, June 3, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT An Alabama House and Senate conference committee agreed on a new bill, which both chambers have already passed, that requires the use of E-Verify by all businesses in the state and includes several immigration enforcement provisions. Should Gov. Robert Bentley sign the bill into law, it would become one of the largest state crackdowns on illegal immigration in the country. The bill requires all businesses, public and private, to begin using E-Verify effective April 1, 2012. Businesses that do not comply face suspension of its...
  • No Proposed Change to Federal Retirement, Pay Systems in Budget Proposal

    04/19/2011 5:54:22 AM PDT · by Poundstone · 11 replies
    Fedsmith ^ | April 15, 2011 | Ralph Smith
    Before the president's speech this week, there was speculation that he would adopt the recommendations of the deficit recommendation commission. The commission made its recommendations late last year and, among other things, recommended changes to the federal retirement system and the federal employee health insurance system as part of reducing the federal government's massive spending deficit. But that did not happen.
  • Global Economy? 23 Facts showing Std. of Living Of our Middle Class pushing to 3rd World Levels

    03/03/2011 1:50:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 03/03/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Global Economy? 23 Facts Which Prove That Globalism Is Pushing The Standard Of Living Of The Middle Class Down To Third World Levels From now on, whenever you hear the term "the global economy" you should immediately equate it with the destruction of the U.S. middle class. Over the past several decades, the American economy has been slowly but surely merged into the emerging one world economic system. Unfortunately for the middle class, much of the rest of the world does not have the same minimum wage laws and worker protections that we do. Therefore, the massive global corporations that...
  • Pleased to meet you, I'm a federal employee

    03/02/2011 6:09:10 AM PST · by Poundstone · 134 replies ^ | March 2, 2011 | Mark A. Young
    I am proud to be a federal employee. Let me repeat, proud to be one of millions across the nation who work as a public servant and who believes that public employees choose careers so they can be a vital part of the glue that holds this nation together. Who are we? We are your neighbors, we are your friends, we are your fellow parishioners, and the people who sit with you watching the children and grandchildren at the ballpark or the basketball court. We are not faceless and anonymous "others." We are people you have known all your lives.
  • L.A. County Employee Dead in Cubicle a Day Before Being Noticed

    02/15/2011 10:49:18 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | 02/15/2011 | NA
    L.A. County Employee Dead in Cubicle a Day Before Being Noticed DOWNEY (KTLA) -- An L.A. County employee apparently died while working in her cubicle on Friday, but no one noticed for quite some time. 51-year-old Rebecca Wells was found by a security guard on Saturday afternoon. She was slumped over on her desk in the L.A. County Department of Internal Services. "I came in Saturday to do a little work, and I saw them when they were taking her out," co-worker Hattie Robertson told KTLA. The exact time of death is not clear, but detectives say that, at worst,...
  • Dead worker lay slumped at desk cubicle for 24 hours before discovered (LA County at its best)

    02/15/2011 6:14:08 PM PST · by Saoirise · 58 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/15/2011 | Staff
    The body of a woman who died at her work desk went undiscovered by colleagues for at least a day. LA County employee Rebecca Wells, 51, apparently died while she was at her work station cubicle on Friday morning. Her lifeless body lay slumped over her desk until it was found by a security guard at the LA County Department of Internal Services on Saturday afternoon. Though her time of death is not clear, Ms Wells, who was a compliance auditor, had not been seen since 9am Friday. Detectives say, at worst, she had been there a day. Co-worker Hattie...
  • Workers' Comp required?

    01/25/2011 7:56:16 AM PST · by bboop · 45 replies
    self ^ | 1.25.11 | self
    Query re small non-profit orchestra. We have one 'contractor/employee' who earns about $1200/ year for setting up chairs and music stands during concert season. He insists on becoming an employee. Do we need to pay Workers' Comp on him as well? Anyone know how much that runs? California.
  • Former state employee charged with stealing $1.9 million in state funds

    01/08/2011 6:30:08 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 1-7-11 | KARE 11
    MINNEAPOLIS -- A former auditor with the Minnesota Department of Revenue was charged Friday in Minneapolis Federal Court, by way of an Information, with creating false tax refunds and using those refund proceeds for personal benefit.
  • Diane Rehm Show on Public Employee Pensions

    01/06/2011 7:38:50 AM PST · by Poundstone · 9 replies
    The Diane Rehm Show ^ | January 5, 2011 | Diane Rehm Show
    State and local government workers have reason to feel somewhat besieged. Declining revenues in many states have compelled politicians to take a hard look at expenses, and increasingly, the focus has been on salary and benefit packages promised to public employees. Research suggests that compared to the private sector, some state and local workers do earn more, but critics argue targeting public employees' wage and benefit packages and their collective bargaining power is an easy way to side step more basic issues such as the need for economic growth. Join us for a discussion of state budgets and public sector...
  • Here's The First 11 State Pension Funds That Will Run Out Of Money

    12/27/2010 9:10:59 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 179 replies · 10+ views ^ | 12/27/210 |
    #1 Illinois #2 Connecticut #3 Indiana #4 New Jersey #5 Hawaii #7 Oklahoma #8 Colorado #9 Kansas #10 Kentucky #11 New Hampshire
  • Public employee unions funnel public money to Dems

    10/27/2010 1:40:55 PM PDT · by goldendays · 16 replies ^ | October 26, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    Public employee unions funnel public money to Dems By: MICHAEL BARONE Senior Political Analyst October 26, 2010 (AP) Who is the largest single political contributor in the 2010 campaign cycle? You can be pardoned if you answer, erroneously, that it's some new conservative group organized by Karl Rove. That's campaign spin by the Obama Democrats, obediently relayed by certain elements of the so-called mainstream media. The real answer is AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union's president, Gerald McEntee, reports proudly that AFSCME will be contributing $87.5 million in this cycle, entirely or almost entirely...
  • L.A. County delays release of names and salaries of its highest-paid employees (worker safety)

    09/27/2010 11:10:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/27/10 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    L.A. County delays release of names and salaries of its highest-paid employeesLawyer cites concern for workers' safety in response to Times' request. A 2007 state Supreme Court ruling says public employees have no guarantee of privacy in such cases. By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times September 27, 2010 Los Angeles County officials are taking steps to keep secret the names and salaries of some highly paid county employees, saying they need more time to comply with public records law to protect workers who claim that disclosure could put them at risk. The response came after The Times asked for...
  • Report from the Front Lines: Apparent ABC Employee in Confrontation with Ground Zero Mosque

    08/25/2010 8:34:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    big journalism ^ | 8/25/10 | Andrea S. Lafferty
    On Sunday I was honored to be a speaker at the rally against building the mosque at ground zero put on by the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero. As the rally concluded, thousands of the participants marched the one block from the rally site to the actual site of Ground Zero. I noticed a man in black shirt with a phone camera aggressively questioning and haranguing a gentleman with the sign, “No Sharia Here.” He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man’s answers about Shariah and pushed the point: “Why do you feel threatened?...
  • Former Shirley Sherrod employee accusesher of exploiting black farm laborers

    08/04/2010 11:42:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/4/10 | Tom Blumer
    Readers who read my original Washington Examiner post about Shirley Sherrod know that she and husband Charles received $150,000 each for "pain and suffering” as part of "a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack." Based on history presented by Ron Wilkins yesterday at Counterpunch, it's appropriate to ask: "Whose pain and suffering?" It now seems that Mr. and Mrs. Sherrod inflicted quite a bit of pain and suffering on their own -- and on some of the very people Mr. Sherrod described as "our own"
  • US Consulate sued by former employee

    01/09/2010 9:34:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/9/10 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Alleged terror ties are at the heart of a lawsuit the US Consulate in Jerusalem is fighting; it is being sued for NIS 250,000 by a former employee who the consulate discovered had ties with Hamas. The plaintiff is Azam Qiq, who worked at the diplomatic mission until 2006 as a mechanic. His father was Hassan Qiq, the former head of Hamas in Jerusalem, who died in 2006.
  • Face of Defense: Retired Soldier Deploys as Civilian

    10/21/2009 4:14:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 257+ views
    RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 21, 2009 – Darren Costine retired from the Army in 2001, but with 22 years of service under his belt, the former first sergeant said, the Army is still in his blood. Darren Costine, a retired soldier who now works at the Defense Supply in Richmond, Va., deployed to Iraq as a civilian weapon system support manager. DoD photo by Jackie Girard  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. That’s why he volunteered to return to the Middle East for six months as a civilian support representative for Defense Logistics Agency. Costine, who lives in Chester, Va., is...
  • Group Earns Kudos for Military Employee Support

    08/31/2009 4:14:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 164+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2009 – When reserve-component troops are called away for military duties, their civilian employers work hard to pick up the slack in their absence. That is especially true for the Mid American Kidney Stone Association, a research group of only 10 staff members in Kansas City, Mo. However, the small association gladly makes do and continues to support its part-time troops despite the heavy workload and small team, said Army Reserve Col. Harold DeLaughder, a citizen-soldier and Mid American nurse. “When one of its employees has to perform military duties away from their civilian job, it is...
  • Pillsbury employee kills co-worker outside plant

    08/05/2009 4:05:52 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies · 1,389+ views
    WBBM news radio Chicago ^ | August 5, 2009
    Posted: Wednesday, 05 August 2009 4:37PM Pillsbury employee kills co-worker outside plant NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a Pillsbury plant employee crashed his car through the southern Indiana factory's security gate during a shift change and then fatally shot a co-worker. Police say the shooting at the plant Wednesday morning came as officers were investigating a report of gunshots outside a home that was less than a mile away. New Albany Police Capt. Keith Whitlow says neither the suspect nor the victim lived at the home. Floyd County Coroner Leslie Knable told The Tribune that the shooting involved...
  • Summit County backs off on employee gun ban proposal

    04/14/2009 7:17:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 327+ views
    Last week, the northeast Ohio county of Summit announced they were considering passing an ordinance to prohibit county workers from carrying firearms while working or doing county business, even while in personal vehicles. At the time, it was stated that the reason for the proposed ban was "liability purposes", according to Jason Dodson, chief of staff for County Executive Russ Pry. Councilwoman Gloria Rodgers, who has stated she is planning to obtain a concealed handgun license, immediately came out in opposition to the proposal, calling it unnecessary and reminding that "people have a right to protect themselves." Tom Morneweck, president...
  • Employee Free Choice Act: An Insult to American Workers

    02/11/2009 7:40:37 PM PST · by Hythloday · 7 replies · 522+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | February 11, 2009 | Hythloday
    With the so-called stimulus bill heading toward some resolution, I suspect that the attention of some Democrats on the Hill is starting to head in other directions. According to some indications, it appears as though the next item on the agenda, other than the new bank bailout monstrosity, will be the Employee Free Choice Act. This is shaping up to be another battle...
  • Does an Employer Have the Right to View Employee Text Messages?

    06/24/2008 6:03:43 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 38 replies · 550+ views
    Network World ^ | 06.24.2008 | Michael Osterman
    Last week, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employer does not have the right to view employees' text messages without a warrant. The ruling is based primarily on who pays for the storage of the content. For e-mail stored on company's servers, U.S. law is quite clear that employers own the content because they pay for the storage. The Court, however, does not view text messaging in the same way: because employers do not pay for the storage, but instead pay only for the service itself, employers do not have the same legal access to this...
  • If Only Our Leaders Would Grope For Propriety ("Good Enough For Government Work")

    06/05/2008 5:22:20 AM PDT · by suspects · 3 replies · 155+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | June 5, 2008 | Michael Graham
    “Whaddaya gotta do to get fired in this town?” It’s a great question, asked by a co-worker of mine (emphasis on “worker”) shaking his head over the latest Department of Public Works story in the Herald. This time it was five city workers hanging out at the Northern Avenue Bridge, watching satellite TV and throwing steaks on the hibachi. After opening the swing bridge once a day, they’ve got nothing to do, all day to do it and the taxpayer’s dime to do it on. My buddy, like every taxpayer reading that Herald story, knows that despite the obvious waste...
  • Gates Honors 66-Year Federal Employee at Retirement

    05/30/2008 4:52:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 149+ views
    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam, May 30, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates paid tribute to a legendary figure here who was retiring from the federal government with 66 years of service. Seikichi Kaneshiro, vertical repair superintendent for the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, retired May 30, 2008, with 66 years of federal service. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman T.D. Cooper   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gates lauded Seikichi "Mr. Paul" Kaneshiro for embodying the principles of Americanism during Kaneshiro’s retirement today as the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron's vertical...