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  • Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    05/13/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-13-2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Nevada dad John Eppolito got a bad case of sticker shock when he asked state education officials to see the permanent records of his four children. He was told it would cost $10,194. A Lake Tahoe-area real estate agent by trade and a fierce opponent of Common Core, Eppolito was concerned about Nevada's recent decision to join a multi-state consortium that shares students’ data. He wanted to know exactly what information had been compiled on his school-age kids. But state officials told him he would have to pay fees and the cost of programming and running a custom report. “The...
  • BREAKING NSA UPDATE: U.S. Intelligence Mining U.S. Citizen Data From NINE U.S. Internet Companies…

    06/06/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-6-2013 | Mara Zebest
    UPDATE: Why Govt. Source leaked PRISMAdditional information is being reported that confirms what most of us have always suspected. NSA is collecting all our email data, tracking our movements, our photographs, our documents, etc. Also factor in the fact that a court recently ruled that Obama is free to collect our DNA without being found guilty of any crime. National Security Agency (NSA) building designed for massive data collection in Utah:WaPo reports the following:The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
  • Wal-Mart files legal complaint against growing protests ahead of Black Friday

    11/20/2012 6:41:05 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Fox News
    Wal-Mart is taking legal action against its organized labor opponents, filing an unfair labor practice charge over widespread protests at its stores across the country — as well as rallies planned for Black Friday, considered the biggest shopping day of the year. The company filed a complaint on Friday against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, claiming the labor union — one of the nation's largest — has unlawfully disrupted business by staging protests at Wal-Mart's stores and warehouses around the country over the past six months. The retail giant, which has roughly 1.3 million U.S. workers, is...
  • Bankrupt Solyndra Files Bizarre Lawsuit Before Elections

    10/14/2012 9:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/12 | Lindsay Leveen
    Solyndra has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Northern California against three of its Chinese competitors in the solar cell market. Fox news reported that the suit was filed on Thursday, October 11. The lawsuit is Solyndra, LLC v. Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd et al, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 12-05272. The basis of the suit is supposed price fixing at predatory prices. I smell a rat that the Chinese firms would fix prices at a “predatory” level. Price fixing is almost always at a higher price than should be charged rather than at a...
  • IG: VA files exposed to fire and water damage (structural integrity of federal building at risk)

    09/02/2012 4:05:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 8/29/12 | JORDAN GREEN
    IG: VA files exposed to fire and water damageBY JORDAN GREEN Wednesday, August 29,2012 The Winston-Salem Veterans Administration regional office is looking for warehouse space to store tens of thousands of benefit claims files on the heels of a visit by the office of inspector general in May in which the oversight agency raised concerns about improper file storage. **SNIP** The Winston-Salem Regional Office indicated in a written response that the majority of the files are inactive, although some are active, meaning that they have a pending claim. The agency said if a veteran files a supplemental claim staff would...
  • Obama's Oil crisis: British Petroleum-Gate files

    03/06/2012 6:09:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 3/6/2012 | Nachum
    British Petroleum-gateSpecial master sought to oversee oil spill claimsJudge Says BP Can't See White House Emails on Gulf Oil Spill One year later........   Video: The costs of Obama’s drilling moratorium – one year later All the money has flowed to Obama, the Congress, and the Ayer's family. Fancy that.1) Pres_ _ent Obama and Rahm and the DNC gets $$$$$ from BP ............. check"Obama biggest recipient of BP cash.. more than $3.5 million…with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama" "British Petroleum (BP) pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign" "White House chief tied to BP adviser" Rahm Emanuel’s...
  • Watch America’s Survival TV Pre-Conference “Soros Files” Videos

    01/04/2012 4:26:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 1/4/12 | Teresa
    Cliff Kincaid introduces the “Soros files” conference and the new www.sorosfiles.com website, a project of America’s Survival, Inc. He says the public must understand how hedge fund billionaire George Soros and his puppet, Barack Obama, are transforming and destroying the American system.
  • Fast and Furious: Case Files on Terry Murder Have Disappeared, Gone

    11/15/2011 6:26:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/11 | Katie Pavlich
    The Arizona Daily Star's Tim Stellar is reporting the federal case file against illegal Mexican bandits accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, has disappeared. The case against the alleged killers of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has disappeared from federal court records, apparently sealed by a federal judge. In May, federal prosecutors won an indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes and others, and they announced it with a press release. Only Osorio-Arellanes’ name was visible in the indictment, but there were blacked-out words where other defendants’ names go. Osorio-Arellanes was charged with second-degree murder and was not considered the likely...
  • Republican legal group files ethics complaint against Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/19/2011 7:35:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/19/11 | DAmanda Carey
    Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida is the subject of a new ethics complaint filed in the Office of Congressional Ethics. The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) filed the complaint in response to a video the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which Wasserman Schultz chairs, released last week. As The Daily Caller previously reported, the DNC ad promoting President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act appeared to violate House ethics rules that prevent footage of floor proceedings from being used for political purposes. The 30-second ad, however,
  • Prince William County files suit over illegal immigration case (DHS targeted, nun killed by illegal)

    08/04/2011 12:51:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    InsideNova.com ^ | 8/4/11 | Keith Walker
    PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. -- Prince William County filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Homeland Security, according to a county press release. In 2007 the Prince William Board of County Supervisors passed an ordinance that requires county police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they arrest. If police find that they have arrested someone who is in the country illegally, they turn that person over to the department for deportation. To date the county has turned over more that 4,000 people over to DHS, the release stated. After Carlos Martinelly Montano was charged in Aug. 2010...
  • Old Mafia file going on NYC auction block

    06/22/2011 3:43:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 1 replies
    www.nypost.com ^ | 6-22-11 | NY Post
    It was an unlikely — and coveted — find: a thick United States government file discovered on the backseat of a New York City taxi, its pages containing mug shots, criminal associates and favorite hangouts of over 800 Mafia members during the 1950s and early 1960s. Such notorious figures as Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino, Meyer Lansky and Salvatore "Lucky Luciano" Lucania each had their own entries. Nearly 20 years after it was found inside the yellow cab by a passenger, the 3-inch thick, three-ring binder stamped "Mafia" and "United States Treasury Department Bureau of Narcotics" is being offered for sale...
  • Landmark Files First Brief in Florida Obamacare Case May 11, 2011

    One of the law firms representing a lead party in the Florida litigation launched by 26 states challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare invited Landmark Legal Foundation to file an amicus curiae ("Friend of the Court") brief in support of the federal district court's decision that Obamacare was unconstitutional. Landmark was asked to address the Commerce Clause and tax issues relating to the legislation. Landmark's amicus brief is here: /uploads/Brief_Filed.pdf
  • Hide files within files for better data security (within executables)

    05/09/2011 12:16:03 PM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies
    Inderscience Publishers ^ | May 9, 2011 | Unknown
    Using executable program files to hide data with steganographySteganography is a form of security through obscurity in which information is hidden within an unusual medium. An artist might paint a coded message into a portrait, for instance, or an author embed words in the text. A traditional paper watermark is a well-known example of steganography in action. At first glance, there would appear to be nothing unusual about the work, but a recipient aware of the presence of the hidden message would be able to extract it easily. In the computer age, steganography has become more of a science than...
  • Conservative group files lawsuit asserting Connecticut budget is unconstitutional

    05/09/2011 8:32:25 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 6, 2011 3:07 PM | Daniela Altimari
    A conservative group and several Republican lawmakers is filing a legal challenge to the newly adopted state budget, alleging that its assumption of $2 billion of yet-to-be-determined savings violates the Connecticut constitution."In 1992 the people of Connecticut overwhelmingly voted for [a] balanced budget amendment as a protection against the kind of shenanigans and abuse we saw this week at the state capitol," said Tom Scott, a former lawmaker who founded the Roger Sherman Liberty Center, the conservative think tank behind the lawsuit. The budget, approved by the state House and Senate earlier this week and signed by Gov. Dannel P....
  • Journalists in Norway, Russia get WikiLeaks files

    12/22/2010 4:24:57 PM PST · by dynachrome
    Yahoooooooo ^ | 12-22-10 | Michael Calderone
    A Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten, now claims to have the full cache of over 250,000 State Department cables originally obtained by WikiLeaks. It's not clear how Aftenposten got the documents, which presumably were not provided directly from WikiLeaks. "We have no comments on how we have gained access to the documents," Editorial Manager Ronny Ruud told The Cutline. "Moreover, I emphasize that we have access to all documents without any clauses or bonds," Ruud said. "The documents will be continuously reviewed as the basis of articles by the same editorial criteria and ethical rules as the rest of the journalism in...
  • Candidate Files Criminal Complaint Over Firm Handshake

    10/29/2010 6:25:07 AM PDT · by Puppage · 25 replies
    NBC Miami. com ^ | 10/29/2010 | Puppage
    A firm handshake is usually seen as a good thing in business and even in politics. Not so much in South Florida. A candidate for the Broward County School Board wants the cops to lock up her opponent after what she claims was akin to battery after a recent debate. Jaemi Levine filed a complaint with the Broward Sheriff's Office claiming David Thomas squeezed her hand so hard during a post-debate handshake Tuesday that it now hurts. Instead of getting a grip on education issues, Thomas decided to get a grip on his opponent for the Disctrict 4 seat. Levine...
  • Brilliant Freeper Techs. Transfering files and Programs to homeschool computer

    09/08/2010 8:15:38 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 39 replies · 1+ views
    10.09.10 | chickensoup
    I have an Acer running Vista. I have to move the files and some of the programsto a Sony running Windows 7. I do not have a file transfer cable. I do have them both on the same wireless box. am I able to transfer? I have followed directions I have found on the internet but I cannot get the computers to see each other's files. Any ideas? Technically I am usually dangerous to myself and others.
  • WikiLeaks founder uploads mystery file (WikiLeak Blackmails US and Blames US for Dead Informants)

    08/01/2010 2:55:37 AM PDT · by tlb · 53 replies · 6+ views
    New Europe ^ | July 31, 2010 | Andy Carling
    Julian Assange has uploaded a file called “insurance” to the website and elsewhere. The file is 1.4 gigabytes, a thousand times larger than the recently leaked documents. It is estimated that even the fastest computer would take millions of years to decrypt the file. It is believed that Assange may have distributed the pass key to supporters, who could release it to the public. The contents of the file are unknown. However, the recent release of documents, detailing the coalition’s experiences in Afghanistan, are not part of the 500,000 documents from Iraq, alleged to have been sent to WikLeaks by...
  • US files first defense of health care law in court

    05/12/2010 5:11:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 670+ views
    google ^ | 5/12/10 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON — Critics who allege that Congress overstepped the U.S. Constitution by requiring Americans to carry health insurance are "flatly wrong," the Obama administration said Wednesday in its first court defense of the landmark health care law. Congress acted well within its power to regulate interstate commerce and to provide for the general welfare, Justice Department lawyers argued in a 46-page brief filed in federal district court in Detroit. For the courts to overturn President Barack Obama's signature domestic legislation would amount to unwarranted interference with the policymaking authority of Congress, they added.
  • Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released

    04/12/2010 8:23:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 3,309+ views
    Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released Family Given Permission To Review Files First BOSTON (CBS) ― The FBI kept a top secret file on the late Senator Ted Kennedy. There are thousands of pages in it. There could be a lot of material in there that would make tabloid editors salivate. The files are being released after media requests under the Freedom of Information Act, reports CBS station WBZ-TV. The FBI is ready to make 3,000 of those pages public, but before they do, the Kennedy family will see them first. The Globe reports that while the...
  • Medical Society Files Lawsuit to Block Health Care Overhaul(Nearly 5,000 American Physicians)

    03/31/2010 3:24:17 AM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies · 764+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | March 30, 2010 | FOXNEWS.com
    With the president's ink barely dry on the health care overhaul's final fixes, a group of nearly 5,000 American physicians is filing suit to stop the mammoth new law dead in its tracks. "I think this bill that passed threatens not only to destroy our freedom in medicine but to bankrupt the country," said Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. The Arizona-based medical coalition filed suit on March 26, arguing that congressional reforms illegally coerce individuals into buying insurance from private companies. Starting in 2014, anyone who chooses not to buy health insurance...
  • NY denied thousands accused of child abuse the chance to clear their name (workers shredded files)

    03/26/2010 7:54:41 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 713+ views
    The Post-Standard-Syracuse NY ^ | March 22, 2010, 6:00AM | By John O'Brien
    The state Office of Children and Family Services in 2004 had a backlog of requests for hearings from people accused of mistreating children. Three women had recently sued the agency over the delays that were costing them jobs working with kids because they couldn’t get their names cleared. The agency had a solution to the thousands of pending written requests that would come under scrutiny by the lawsuit, according to sworn testimony from state workers: Shred. For a month in 2004, the workers were under orders to take carts of the requests for name-clearing hearings and shred them after hours...
  • N.J. doctors group files suit to overturn U.S. health care legislation

    03/23/2010 9:15:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 684+ views
    n.j.com ^ | 3/23/10 | Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Bureau
    NEWARK -- The national health care bill signed into law by President Obama yesterday violates citizens’ civil rights by forcing them to buy health coverage, according to a lawsuit a physician advocacy group filed in federal court. The complaint, filed today in Newark by New Jersey Physicians Inc., seeks to overturn the new law and mirrors lawsuits filed by attorneys general of 13 states. Those suits accuse the Obama administration of abusing its authority by passing, but not properly funding the new law.
  • Michelle Malkin: Down on Browner - Regression we can’t afford.

    12/13/2008 5:48:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 12, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    December 12, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Down on BrownerRegression we can’t afford. By Michelle Malkin Yet another Clintonite has been wheeled out of the political morgue to serve in the Obama administration. Carol Browner, a neon-green radical who headed the Environmental Protection Agency from 1993-2000, is widely rumored to be the president-elect’s choice for “energy czar.” But an ethical cloud still hangs over Browner’s EPA legacy. It doesn’t take a team of Ivy League lawyers to figure out that this is one more headache the Hope and Change crew doesn’t need. In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, let...
  • Secure deletion: a single overwrite will do it

    03/11/2009 1:29:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 1,277+ views
    H Online ^ | 1/17/09
    The myth that to delete data really securely from a hard disk you have to overwrite it many times, using different patterns, has persisted for decades, despite the fact that even firms specialising in data recovery, openly admit that if a hard disk is overwritten with zeros just once, all of its data is irretrievably lost. Craig Wright, a forensics expert, claims to have put this legend finally to rest. He and his colleagues ran a scientific study to take a close look at hard disks of various makes and different ages, overwriting their data under controlled conditions and then...
  • Communist military counter-intelligence files posted on internet

    08/03/2008 8:14:07 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 6 replies · 475+ views
    RadioPraha ^ | 30-07-2008 | Jan Velinger
    Last week the Archive of the Czech Security Forces posted data on the internet compiled by former Czechoslovakia’s military counter-intelligence. The data lists some 140,000 names of people who were either monitored by the military counter-intelligence or were agents, and it hasn’t taken long for the files to stir controversy. Czech TV reported that five of the country’s MPs, including Social Democrat and former Olympic ski jumper Pavel Ploc, were among those listed. He and the other deputies reacted quickly, denying cooperation of any kind with the Communist intelligence service, saying they were now considering legal action in response. The...
  • 2 Marines charged in secrets theft ring-Terrorism files taken from base

    07/21/2008 12:45:53 PM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 160+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 18 July 2008 | Rick Rogers
    The Marine Corps is charging two of its own in connection with a theft ring that involved the stealing of secret files on potential terrorists. The widening investigation already has produced one conviction. Both Marines were called back to duty at Camp Pendleton and charged in late June with breaking military law, though the charges were not announced until yesterday. Gunnery Sgt. Eric L. Froboese and Master Sgt. Reinaldo Pagan, both reservists, were charged as part of a probe into the mishandling and compromise of classified information, the Marine Corps said. Pagan is charged with dereliction of duty and orders...
  • PROBERS FIND POWER BIG'S E-FILES E-RASED (Wiese, Spitzer & sophisticated "destroyer program")

    05/05/2008 5:25:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 157+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/05/08 | Fredric U. Dicker
    <p>THE office computer of suspended Power Authority Inspector General Daniel Wiese was "wiped totally clean" of e-mails and other records just days before being seized by investigators probing an alleged State Police dirty-tricks squad, The Post has learned.</p> <p>The computer, believed to contain sensitive details of Wiese's communications with State Police officials, was grabbed last month at the Power Authority's headquarters in White Plains under a subpoena issued by the office of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a source close to the authority said.</p>
  • Counsel confirms Hillary's 'fraudulent' Watergate brief

    04/07/2008 2:40:07 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 53 replies · 319+ views
    WorldNet Daily.com ^ | April 7, 2008 | WND
    Details of Hillary Clinton's firing from the House Judiciary Committee staff for unethical behavior as she helped prepare articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon have been confirmed by the panel's chief Republican counsel. Franklin Polk backed up major claims by Jerry Zeifman, the general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee who supervised Clinton's work on the Watergate investigation in 1974, reported columnist Dan Calabrese in a column republished by WND. Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, called Clinton a "liar" and "an unethical, dishonest lawyer." He contends Clinton was collaborating with allies of the Kennedys to block revelation...
  • HillaryXFiles.com Leads Efforts to Release Clinton Secret Files

    01/21/2008 4:35:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 249+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/21/08
    HillaryXFiles.com Leads Efforts to Release Clinton Secret FilesMon Jan 21, 1:44 PM ET To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Bob Sturm, +1-703-396-6974; After 6 PM Eastern time, contact Vi Shields, +1-703-906-6542 or Bob Sturm, +1-703-368-1812, all of HillaryXFiles.com MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new website, www.HillaryXFiles.com, will lead the charge for the release of the Clinton Secret Files -- the files about Hillary Clintons involvement in White House affairs that President Bill Clinton has refused to let the public see. The site features a petition demanding that the files be released so that voters will have the information they need...
  • The Hillary Papers Get Ignored By The Media

    01/21/2008 8:21:58 AM PST · by OESY · 21 replies · 124+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | January 21, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    After last week's release by Judicial Watch of internal documents of Hillary Clinton's Health Care Task Force, many of us waited to see the national news media cover their disturbing contents. No surprisingly, none of them did so. Despite the proposals to use smears against critics of the government and to turn the DNC into a domestic espionage unit for the White House against its opponents, the mainstream news media has shown little interest in even noting the fact that this evidence appeared in a microscopic sample of the three million documents that have been blocked from public scrutiny. Let's...
  • Military files left unprotected online

    07/11/2007 7:53:31 PM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 12 replies · 522+ views
    AP ^ | 7/11/07 | Mike Baker
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Detailed schematics of a military detainee holding facility in southern Iraq. Geographical surveys and aerial photographs of two military airfields outside Baghdad. Plans for a new fuel farm at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The military calls it "need-to-know" information that would pose a direct threat to U.S. troops if it were to fall into the hands of terrorists. It's material so sensitive that officials refused to release the documents when asked. But it's already out there, posted carelessly to file servers by government agencies and contractors, accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. In a survey...
  • Expert: Seized disk had encrypted files (Chi Mak espionage trial)

    04/11/2007 8:22:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 991+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/07 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - A Navy investigator testified Wednesday that a computer disk seized from the brother of a Chinese-born engineer accused of stealing U.S. defense technology secrets contained encrypted files. Nicholas Mikus, an investigative computer specialist for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, said the files could only be unlocked with a specific "key," a chain of 113 letters that was stored on a floppy disk. Mikus was the latest witness called by the government in its case against Chi Mak, an engineer accused of passing sensitive military information to the Chinese government for more than 20 years. Mak, a...
  • Hugo was spied on by police

    09/25/2006 2:13:23 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 8 replies · 504+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | 25 Sept 2006 | Staff
    PARIS: Victor Hugo was a miserly money-grubber, poet Rimbaud "a monstrosity", and Verlaine "a worthless human being" - such are the verdicts on 19th-century French literary lions found in long-forgotten police files recently published in Paris. Even more startling than the unflattering portraits, says Bruno Fuligni, an employee at the National Assembly, or French parliament, who discovered the dust-covered files and compiled them into a book, is the vigour and thoroughness with which the most revered writers of that era were spied upon by snitches and secret police. "Beyond criminals and political figures, there are files on writers and artists....
  • William Jefferson (D-La.) case informant files complaint with police

    08/29/2006 4:40:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 969+ views
    NOLA ^ | 8/20/06 | Bruce Alpert
    Jefferson case informant files complaint with policeShe says odd 'things' occurred after FBI tip Tuesday, August 29, 2006 By Bruce Alpert WASHINGTON -- A Virginia woman told police that "things have been happening" since she went to the FBI 17 months ago with a complaint that led to the continuing corruption probe against Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans. Lori Mody, who wore a hidden microphone to tape conversations with Jefferson, said in her July 24 complaint to the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department that the toilet in a McLean, Va., home she is getting ready to sell broke between July...
  • Watchdog group files complaint against Calif. congressman (R-Gary Miller)

    08/17/2006 10:28:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 336+ views
    WASHINGTON A government watchdog group asked federal regulators Thursday to determine if Rep. Gary Miller failed to pay taxes on several real estate transactions. A spokesman for Miller, R-Diamond Bar, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. The Los Angeles Times reported this month that Miller avoided paying millions of dollars in taxes on real estate deals under a tax break that protects people forced to sell their property. But local officials said they never made him sell his land, the newspaper said. In a complaint, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked the Internal Revenue Service to...
  • Report: Unsealed files detail U.S. atrocities in Vietnam war

    08/07/2006 7:19:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1,542+ views
    Atrocities against civilians and prisoners by Army soldiers during the Vietnam War were more common than originally disclosed to the public, according to a Los Angeles Times review of recently unsealed government files. Some 9,000 pages of archives - the largest collection of documented war crimes in Vietnam - include sworn witness testimony, investigative files and status reports for top military brass that detail 320 wartime atrocities substantiated by the Army. Still, few soldiers were held accountable for the war crimes, according to the newspaper. The abuse was not restricted to one rogue Army division, but was committed by every...
  • Scrolling through your own FBI files. The bureau's old computer systems are an unholy mess

    03/05/2006 8:34:12 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies · 940+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday March 5, 2006 | Jeff Stein
    I got access to a computer at FBI headquarters recently and took the opportunity to see what they had on me. A lot, as it turned out. Up popped my name in an investigation of Scott Ritter, the former top Iraq arms inspector turned administration critic. I'd interviewed him on the telephone several times in the late 1990s. Scrolling down, I also saw a note on my 1972 membership in a group of graduate students and faculty who wrote scholarly articles against the war in Vietnam, evidently related to an investigation of Jane Fonda. There were also excerpts of articles...
  • Affidavit gives few hints to CIA name leaker

    03/02/2006 5:52:10 PM PST · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 1,111+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3-2-06 | Joel Seidman
    In a filing Thursday at U.S. District Court in the I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby CIA/Leak case, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald -- in a 19-page affidavit -- offered few clues about the identity of the official or officials involved in the leak of former CIA employee, Valerie Wilson Plame's name to reporters, other than Libby himself. Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, was indicted last year on charges that he lied about how he learned Plame’s identity and when he told reporters. The affidavit does not unravel the mystery of who Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's "official"...
  • CA: GOP attorney files initiative to boost minimum wage, cut overtime ("Fair Pay Act")

    02/21/2006 8:53:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 393+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 2/21/06 | Malcolm Maclachlan
    A Republican lawyer who works as legal counsel to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has filed an initiative that would raise the minimum wage--but also abolish the eight-hour day for overtime. Thomas Hiltachk filed the "Fair Pay Workplace Flexibility Act of 2006" with the Attorney General on Feb. 10. If it makes it to the ballot and is passed by voters, it would lift the state's minimum wage from the current $6.75 to $7.25 on July 1, 2007, and to $7.75 a year later. The initiative does not include automatic cost-of-living increases known as indexing. The initiative would also codify several rules...
  • Files 'Lost' At Bird Flu Centre

    12/01/2005 7:41:02 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 225+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-2-2005 | Charles Clover
    Files 'lost' at bird flu centre By Charles Clover, Environment Editor (Filed: 02/12/2005) Confusion rose over the handling of bird flu in Britain yesterday when the Government said it had overlooked 2,000 birds processed by the quarantine centre where the first cases were found. Margaret Beckett, the Environment Secretary, said "misfiled" records showed that the birds from Tanzania had passed through the centre in July and August - two months before the disease was found. It had been thought previously that no shipments had passed through Pegasus Birds, in Essex, since March. She added in a Commons written statement that...
  • Files On Himmler 'Murder' Exposed As Fake

    07/01/2005 5:33:17 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 798+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-2-2005 | Ben Felton
    Files on Himmler 'murder' exposed as fake By Ben Fenton (Filed: 02/07/2005) Documents from the National Archives used to substantiate claims that British intelligence agents murdered Heinrich Himmler in 1945 are forgeries, The Daily Telegraph can reveal today. It seems certain that the bogus documents were somehow planted among genuine papers to pervert the course of historical study. Himmler: Forgeries implicated Churchill in his 'murder' The results of investigations by forensic document experts on behalf of this newspaper have shocked historians and caused tremors at the Archives, the home of millions of historical documents, which has previously been thought immune...
  • Rocky Mountain News Publishes “The Churchill Files” - ("excellence in journalism!")

    06/10/2005 4:36:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,006+ views
    CENTER FOR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM.ORG ^ | JUNE 9, 2005 | Editors
    Since the inception of controversy over University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, the Rocky Mountain News has led all other media in news coverage, investigation and analysis. Now, that newspaper has published the results of a detailed, exhaustive two-month investigation into multiple allegations against the embattled professor. The five-part series of reports, which began on June 4, constitute remarkable journalism of a kind too rarely practiced, regardless of subject matter. It is thorough; it is careful; it is balanced. It is investigatory and scholarly, analytical and insightful, as clear and as compellingly written as any complicated, contentious story can be....
  • What About Clinton's "Deep Throat?" - (list of malfeasances as long as the W.H. driveway)

    06/07/2005 6:48:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 592+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JUNE 7, 2005 | DUSTIN HAWKINS
    When I first heard the “big news” of the unmasking of "Deep Throat," my immediate reaction was: who cares? It isn’t just that the whole Watergate brouhaha happened long before I was even born. It was that the whole brouhaha was child’s play compared to what would go on in the Clinton White House. At best, Watergate was a about a second rate breaking and entering, not committed by or with the knowledge of Richard Nixon; one use of executive privilege to slow down the investigation of the break-in for a couple of weeks; and one lie, which wasn’t even...
  • Scores of lawmakers disclose travel files (Nancy Pelosi staff members disclosed 11 prior trips)

    06/02/2005 5:36:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 934+ views
    Scores of lawmakers disclose travel files One representative missed the reporting deadline by years. The Associated Press Scrutiny of Majority Leader Tom DeLay's travel has led to the belated disclosure of at least 198 previously unreported special interest trips by House members and their aides, including eight years of travel by the second-ranking Democrat, an Associated Press review has found. At least 43 House members and dozens of aides had failed to meet the one-month deadline in ethics rules for disclosing trips financed by organizations outside the U.S. government. The AP review of thousands of pages of records covered pre-2005...
  • He’s Gone Berserk! - (welcome back, Tony Snow!...he's got Harry Reid's number!- superb column)

    05/16/2005 8:22:34 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 39 replies · 1,831+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | TONY SNOW
    At the risk of piling on, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, in the latest of a series of strained attempts to justify a judicial-filibuster strategy that annihilates Senate traditions, has utterly destroyed the civility that once prevailed in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body. Reid took the floor to decry Republican attempts to restore the old traditions of voting yes-or-no on a president's judicial nominees. About two-thirds of the way through a 30-minute talk, he added the following ad-libbed passage: "Henry Saad would have been filibustered, anyway. He's one of those nominees. All you need to do is have a member...
  • Homeland Security memo reveals terrorism records are being sanitized - (not good news!)

    05/03/2005 4:47:00 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 1,316+ views
    NARCO NEWS.COM ^ | APRIL 7, 2005 | BILL CONROY
    A memo leaked to Narco News by some brave soul within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers a revealing insight into the so-called war on terrorism. In short, the memo seems to show that for at least one federal law-enforcement agency, investigating terrorism is not unlike the childhood game of “Duck, Duck, Goose.” The memo, issued on March 28 by a high-ranking official with DHS’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), essentially orders supervisors in the field to sanitize terrorism-related case files maintained in a major law-enforcement computer system called TECS. All told, TECS contains about 12,000 terrorism-related...
  • ACLU files suit over land lease to church (Martin's Cove)

    03/10/2005 8:53:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 567+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/10/05 | Mead Gruver - AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to block the federal government from leasing to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a site where more than 100 Mormons died in 1856. The ACLU claims the government converted Martin's Cove into a religious site and gave the church authority to place unconstitutional restrictions on visitors. "It's a violation of the First Amendment, and specifically it entangles church and state because the government has entered into a partnership with the LDS church," said Mark Lopez, an ACLU attorney in New York. The 25-year lease, signed with...
  • Jury probes effort to smear GOP [Former NJ Gov]

    02/17/2005 8:03:23 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 24 replies · 995+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 1/17/2005 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    Jury probes effort to smear GOP Testimony focuses on State Police files and McGreevey's campaign A state grand jury is hearing testimony into allegations that former State Police officials and a former state senator conducted a covert operation that used confidential files in an effort to smear Republicans and help James E. McGreevey run for governor four years ago. ...A key witness in the investigation, retired State Police Lt. Vincent Bellaran, said in an interview this week he has testified three times before the grand jury in Trenton. In return for his testimony, Bellaran said, prosecutors who report to state...
  • Poland Opens Communist-Era Files

    02/04/2005 8:50:48 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 308+ views
    AP Wire | February 04 2005 | VANESSA GERA/AP
    When communist rulers cracked down on Poland's Solidarity movement in 1981, Malgorzata Niezabitowska risked prison to smuggle out photographs of tanks on Warsaw's streets and police turning water cannons on protesters. Today, Niezabitowska, the spokeswoman for Poland's first post-communist government in 1989-90, faces allegations that she collaborated with the secret police of the very regime she struggled against. The case is the most sensational to arise from Poland's recent opening of communist-era files to victims, journalists and historians. Such files have haunted former Eastern bloc countries since the end of the Cold War. Hungary, like Poland, is only now moving...