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  • Robert Redford sees 'last chance' to fix climate

    06/29/2015 4:50:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 6/29/15 | AFP
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Robert Redford told the United Nations on Monday that negotiations on a global deal to tackle climate change could be the world's "last chance" to save the planet. "This December, the world must unite behind a common goal," said the American actor and producer. "Because look, this is it. This is our only planet, our only life source. "This may be our last chance." World governments will try to forge a new global accord to address climate change at a UN climate conference in Paris in December, with both developed and developing countries committing...
  • (Exempt) White House Working on More Fixes for Troubled Obamacare

    07/20/2014 7:14:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/20/14 | Elliot Jager
    The federal government and state insurance regulators are coming up with new rules in response to unexpected bills that have resulted from narrower choices, constricted coverage, and misunderstandings over insurer networks, The New York Times reported. A number of insurers have sought to reduce their costs by excluding cancer treatment centers and children's hospitals in their networks. Some consumers signed up for the cheapest plans without reading the fine print about provider network limits. And staff working in some doctors' offices are confused about what networks their physicians were in. Even consumers who tried to sign up with insurers that...
  • Judge Rules in Favor of NBC in George Zimmerman's Defamation Lawsuit

    06/30/2014 6:23:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    News 13 Orlando ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014
    SANFORD -- Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of NBC in a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman filed the lawsuit in December 2012, saying NBC aired an edited version of the call he made to 911 right before his confrontation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. SNIPPDF file of judge's ruling.
  • Establishment Republicans give their loyalty and support to Obamacare!

    05/26/2014 9:14:17 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 13 replies
    5-26-14 | johnwk
     SEE: The GOP Establishment Wants to Run on Fixing -- Not Repealing – Obamacare ”In David Jolly's campaign, he didn't say "repeal" Obamacare. He said "fix" it. But the Republicans are taking this thing to, " No, no, no, no! He said to fix it." The Republican establishment obviously has a campaign game plan involving Obamacare, and it does not include repealing it, folks. The Republican establishment apparently doesn't want to campaign on repealing it. They want to campaign on fixing it.” What Rush Limbaugh may have missed and has been obvious to me from the very beginning is, when...
  • Gallup presidential job approval [Laughable 7 Point Swing in Obama's Favour in ONE DAY]

    03/09/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Gallup ^ | 3/9/14
    Obama Approval 45% +3 Obama Disapproval 51% -4
  • Democrats’ Obamacare ploy

    02/23/2014 12:39:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/20/14 | Jennifer Rubin
    **SNIP** There are a whole bunch of problems with this most recent scramble to save the Senate majority: 1. Democrats have opposed in lock-step every change or delay that Republicans have offered (e.g. repeal or suspension of the individual mandate, prohibition on insurance company bailouts, relief from the medical-device tax). It’s hard to declare Obamacare “the law of the land,” block serious consideration of changes and then concede it needs changing. 2. Why did they vote for the law in its current state? Maybe they were hoodwinked by the president’s promises that it would be a pro-growth, pro-jobs reform, or...
  • Schumer’s claims about Democratic and GOP efforts to ‘fix’ Obamacare

    12/26/2013 4:06:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/26/13 | Glenn Kessler
    “I think what most Americans want us to do is not repeal Obamacare, which is what our Republican colleagues are focused on, but fix it. The President is working to fix it, we are working in the Senate to fix it, we urge our Republican colleagues to join us in fixing it.” – Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Dec. 22, 2013 **SNIP** The Pinocchio Test Schumer’s comment was carefully worded to suggest that Democrats are working hard to improve the law while being open to Republican ideas. But his remarks leave out a significant...
  • Expert: Security Risks Even Worse After ‘Fix’

    12/03/2013 7:15:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/3/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Obamacare insurance marketplace is even more vulnerable to security breaches since the administration “fixed”, according to a cyber security expert. Health and Human Services (HHS) released a progress report on Sunday following its self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline to repair the website, saying that the “team has knocked more than 400 bug fixes and software improvements off the punch list.” The administration said that the “site capacity is stable at its intended level,” though the site continued to crash on Monday. The eight-page report made no mention of the website’s numerous security flaws, which experts say put Americans’ personal...
  • Insurance industry warns against fix (Hussein makes things worse)

    11/17/2013 3:37:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/13 | Julian Pecquet
    Top insurance industry officials warned Sunday that President Obama's push to delay health plan cancellations would only make things worse. Obama announced his proposed fix last week after insurers cancelled millions of individual market policies. The cancellations have created a massive political headache for Democratic lawmakers and a president who repeatedly asserted that Americans would be able to keep their plans. “We have a policy disagreement,” Karen Ignagni, head of the industry group America's Health Insurance Plans, told "Fox News Sunday." “When you set rules in place, and an industry meets them, and then the rules are changed, that creates......
  • (Exempt) Sen. Landrieu Continues Push for Obamacare Fix (after Hussein's 'fix')

    11/14/2013 4:14:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    US News ^ | 11/14/13 | Lauren Fox
    In 2010, Democrats in the House of Representatives lost dozens of colleagues to Obamacare. Now, with less than a year until the 2014 election, a host of the doomsday scenarios Republicans promised in the 2010 midterm election are coming true: Americans are losing their preferred health care plans because they don't meet minimum requirements and some are seeing insurance premiums rise **SNIP** Vulnerable lawmakers, however, know they need more than an executive order to win the public relations campaign. Running for re-election in Republican-leaning states in 2014, senators and congressmen aren't backing away from their own proposals to fix the...
  • The Obamacare “Fix” Scam

    11/14/2013 2:30:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/14/13 | Derek Hunter
    **SNIP** Support in Congress from Democrats for these “if you like your plan you can keep it” bills is growing. The biggest defection from the White House line came when Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said she would co-sponsor legislation Sen. Mary Landrieu, R-La., is pushing that will allow people who’ve lost coverage they like to keep it. Landrieu is up of re-election next year in a red state, so her motives are clear. Feinstein isn’t, and even if she were she could execute puppies on live TV and still win by 20 points. But there are a couple of problems...
  • How to fix — “SNL”-style

    10/27/2013 9:51:24 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-27-2013 | Chris Cillizza
    “Saturday Night Live” offers some useful tips to navigate the glitchy website including restarting your computer and buying a plane ticket to Canada.
  • 'Best and brightest' techies drafted to fix Obamacare computer glitches

    10/20/2013 6:14:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/20/13 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Two big problems hit the Obama White House on Oct. 1: the government shutdown, which saw hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed, national parks closed, and other disruptions. And the launch of the Affordable Care Act, which was always going to be tricky. The first problem was solved – temporarily, at least – when Republicans and Democrats worked out a stop-gap spending deal, also heading off (for now) a government default on its debts. By most accounts, the White House came out the winner, although President Obama was careful not to beat his chest too much about it. The...
  • Doctors look to Congress as Medicare fee decrease looms

    12/01/2012 8:53:04 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 28 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | November 30, 2012 | Ana Radelat
    Washington -- Unless Congress acts soon, the New Year will bring plenty of misery for Connecticut's doctors. On Dec. 31, a temporary measure known as the "doc fix" will expire, resulting in a 30 percent decrease in fees to all doctors who treat patients through Medicare, the government-run health program for the elderly, and active and retired members of the military who are covered under the government's TRICARE program. "This would basically result in a collapse of our ability to provide care," said John Foley, a cardiologist in Norwich and president of the Connecticut State Medical Society. Foley said that...
  • John Adams on How to Fix Washington D.C. in 1791 and 2012

    08/10/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen ^ | Friday, August 3rd, 2012 | Oliver DeMille
    “Odd, that so many should favor frames that seemed to be trying to outdo the art they held.”~Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of LawIn the old American West, a façade town featured two- and sometimes three-story buildings lining Main Street, so visitors to the town would be impressed with how up-and-coming the community must be.But when a person walked around to the side and back of the buildings, it turns out they’d find mostly one-story structures—sometimes little better than shacks or huts.A few were even a façade built on the front of a rickety lean-to.Some were respectable buildings, but they were...
  • Donald Trump: We Want to Fix This Country

    Donald Trump: We Want to Fix This Country
  • How to fix any computer

    04/25/2011 5:41:46 PM PDT · by max americana · 23 replies
    vanity | April 24, 2011 | max
  • The Justice Department Fix Is In

    03/16/2011 8:58:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3/16/11 | J. Christian Adams
    The long-awaited internal report on the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal is done, and sensible Americans aren’t going to be happy. The New Black Panther fix is in. I have learned through sources inside and outside the Department of Justice that the long-awaited internal report on the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal is done, and sensible Americans aren’t going to be happy. In essence, it will adopt the outrageous position of Attorney General Eric Holder when he testified to Congressman Frank Wolf’s Appropriations subcommittee a few weeks ago: all this fuss about the New Black Panther dismissal does...
  • Obama to Congress: Fix that presidential campaign fund I won’t use

    01/26/2011 9:59:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    hot air ^ | 1/26/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Two weeks ago, the White House announced that Barack Obama’s re-election campaign would open its doors in March to start raising funds for the 2012 campaign. Obama intends on raising a billion dollars to win a second term, the Wall Street Journal reports, and that requires an early start. So today’s message to Congress to fix the public financing system for presidential elections rings a tad bit hollow, to say the least: The Obama administration issued a statement strongly opposing a House bill that would eliminate the public financing system for presidential primaries and campaigns, arguing the system must be...
  • I’d sooner let a Tesco butcher fix my toe than ask the NHS

    01/24/2011 9:09:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1/24/11 | Melissa Kite
    The last time I went to my local hospital, they made me fill in a questionnaire about my drinking habits before they would even look at my injury, writes Melissa Kite. For three weeks I’ve been limping around on a broken toe. The horse stamped on it and I’m in agony, but I’m not going to get it seen to because I do not want to go anywhere near my local hospital. I’m sorry, I know I will get complaints from doctors and nurses about how hard they work. I know the NHS is a sacred institution that must not...
  • Fix political impasse before you go, Iraqis tell U.S.

    09/01/2010 12:36:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | 9/1/10 | Aseel Kami
    President Barack Obama is pushing Iraq's democracy out of the nest before it can fly and abandoning Iraqis while they are still at war, many Iraqis said on Wednesday after the end of U.S. combat operations. Obama said in an address on Tuesday that it was "time to turn the page" in Iraq, declaring the Iraqi people now had primary responsibility for their security and future.
  • Gene That Allows Worms to Grow New Head and Brain Discovered (finally a solution to liberalism)

    04/26/2010 11:00:11 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 10 replies · 361+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Apr. 24, 2010 | Unattributed
    Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered the gene that enables an extraordinary worm to regenerate its own body parts after amputation -- including a whole head and brain. Their research into the Planarian worm is another piece in the scientific jigsaw that could one day make the regeneration of old or damaged human organs and tissues a real possibility. The research led by Dr Aziz Aboobaker, a Research Councils UK Fellow in the School of Biology shows for the first time that a gene called 'Smed-prep' is essential for correctly regenerating a head and brain in planarian worms....
  • The Fix Is In

    04/26/2010 8:27:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 813+ views
    the american spectator ^ | 4/26/10 | Robert M. Goldberg
    Donald Berwick, CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, was nominated by President Obama last week to be administrator for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the CMS administrator does more than make sure Medicare and Medicaid pay claims in a more or less accurately and timely fashion. The office defines the quality of health care for every insurance plan, sets reimbursement rates for physicians in Medicare and Medicaid, and decides what treatments are more "valuable" than others. Berwick will get control of the practice of medicine. Can he or...
  • How to fix CNN

    03/31/2010 7:05:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1,600+ views ^ | 3/31/10 | Michael Calderone
    The future of CNN, never exactly bright the past couple of years, suddenly looked dire this week when ratings came out showing a 40 percent decline in prime time viewers since 2009. Jon Klein, the network president, has consistently defended the network’s down-the-middle news strategy despite the increasingly large ratings leads opened up by MSNBC and particularly Fox, .. So is it time for a radical re-thinking of “the most trusted name in news,” the network of Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer? We asked a dozen or so prominent media watchers, former industry executives and CNN...

    12/07/2009 10:16:36 AM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 3 replies · 413+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | December 6, 2009 | Matthew Burke
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEALTH CARE IN UNDER NINE MINUTES (See: Video Below from Do you really think that any of the Obamacare supporters want health care to work? Do you really think they are concerned about rising costs or lowering them? Has the government ever lowered the price and improved the service and quality of anything? If the Obamacare supporters were concerned about those things, the LAST thing they'd do is get the government involved. The first thing they should be studying is why have costs declined dramatically in these three areas of health care: Lasik...
  • CEO vows better performance as GM exits bankruptcy

    07/10/2009 1:40:23 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 41 replies · 2,292+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 07/10/2009 | TOM KRISHER and KEN THOMAS
    DETROIT – General Motors completed an unusually quick exit from bankruptcy protection on Friday with ambitions of making money and building cars people are eager to buy. Once the world's largest and most powerful automaker, new GM is now leaner, cleansed of massive debt and burdensome contracts that would have sunk it without federal loans. But GM, whose 40 days under court supervision was far shorter than anyone predicted, faces the worst auto sales slump in a quarter-century. At a news conference, CEO Fritz Henderson said the revamped automaker will be faster and more responsive to customers than the old...
  • Scientist debate theory of fixing global warming by filling atmosphere with "areosols"

    06/18/2009 9:24:45 AM PDT · by bintenn · 39 replies · 1,014+ views
    NPR ^ | 6/16/09 | Richard Harris
    Engineering our climate to stop global warming may seem like science fiction, but at a recent National Academy of Sciences meeting, scientists discussed some potential geoengineering experiments in earnest. Climate researcher Ken Caldeira was skeptical when he first heard about the idea of shading the Earth a decade ago in a talk by nuclear weapons scientist Lowell Wood. "He basically said, 'We don't have to bother with emissions reduction. We can just throw aerosols — little dust particles — into the stratosphere, and that'll cool the earth.' And I thought, 'Oh, that'll never work,' " Caldeira said. But when Caldeira...
  • Sarah Palin's Handler (Responsible for Couric Interview) Comes Out For Obama!

    01/22/2009 8:06:57 AM PST · by TurtleStink · 49 replies · 3,338+ views
    The Daily Beast | Turtlestink
    If you ever had any doubt how much McCain wanted to lose read this. Read this article: This is the handler he put in charge of Sarah Palin who: Arranged the Couric Interview Bought the $150,000 Clothes and then reported it Knifed Sarah after they lost Used to work for CBS Was an liberal in the hen house Republicans are dumb!!! I hate us sometimes.
  • How to Fix 401(k)s (Are you ready for your gubmint pension plan?)

    12/15/2008 9:46:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1,282+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/14/08 | Anne Tergesen
    How to Fix 401(k)sSunday December 14, 11:47 pm ET By Anne Tergesen Has the 401(k) failed? In the wake of the stock-market meltdown, that question is on the minds of a growing number of policy makers, academics and corporate leaders -- not to mention the account holders staring in disbelief at their quarterly statements. "The 401(k) system has had a chance, and in my view, it has failed," says Alicia Munnell, director of Boston College's Center for Retirement Research. "As a major source of retirement income, it has shown itself unreliable -- a point the financial crisis has driven home."...
  • Immigration Proposal

    11/16/2008 3:21:11 PM PST · by teddyrooseveltismyhero · 14 replies · 462+ views ^ | 11/05/2008 | Jose Gomez
    IMMIGRATION REFORM IN THE UNITED STATES: Ordinary People: · Report any activity of illegal aliens that you witness to ICE/Immigration. · Report businesses or landlords that employ or rent to any illegal aliens. · Don't employ or rent to any illegal aliens. Verify that they are US citizens/legal residents by making them provide documentation. US Government: · Set aside 18 billion dollars to build a 30 feet border with electrical current between Mexico/united states. · Designate certain areas as mine zones between the US and Mexico. · Fund more technology such as x-ray cameras to inspect trucks/cars. · Employ 250,000...
  • A Statesman: John McCain Suspends Campaign

    09/24/2008 3:56:09 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 585+ views ^ | September 24, 2008 |
    A Statesman: John McCain Suspends Campaign
  • NASA puts rush order on space toilet fix

    05/28/2008 10:46:19 PM PDT · by Westlander · 3 replies · 69+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 5-28-2008 | The Associated Press
    NASA rushed Wednesday to get a special pump on board the shuttle Discovery to fix a balky toilet at the international space station, even as the launch countdown got under way. The space station’s Russian-built toilet has been acting up for the past week. The three male residents have temporarily bypassed the problem, which involves urine collection and not solid waste.
  • Back in the USSR

    02/05/2008 11:56:53 PM PST · by Wil H · 21 replies · 105+ views
    Vanity | 2/6/08 | Wil H
    Remember the days of the old Soviet Union? They held elections for their government and everybody voted. in fact they were REQUIRED to vote. Trouble was, all the candidates were members of the same party, the Communist Party. How we laughed at their sham elections! It was so transparent it wasn't even funny. I wonder who's laughing now?
  • A Social Security Fix For 2008

    10/29/2007 6:59:38 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 62 replies · 197+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 29 October 2007 | Robert M. Ball
    The good news is that there's no need to weaken it. We can shore up Social Security for the future without cutting benefits -- or raising contribution rates. The program can be brought into close actuarial balance over the long run with just three revenue-enhancing changes that are desirable in any case: 1.Gradually increase the maximum amount of earnings covered by Social Security so that the traditional goal -- covering 90 percent of all earnings -- is once again achieved. This change would affect only the 6 percent of earners who make more than the maximum covered amount (now just...
  • Have any of you dealt with McAfee active shield etc?

    06/16/2007 7:21:30 AM PDT · by restornu · 9 replies · 457+ views
    I did a free scan with one of those Registor company that was fun, an than they leave you with your mess. RegCure explaination about Active Shield Error: Some components of Active Shield are either missing or might not have been installed properly. Sound familiar? Active Shield errors are related to components of McAfee products that have become corrupted or missing. Fixing these errors can be a pain and involves uninstalling McAfee, reinstalling McAfee, editing your autoexec.bat file, and other complicated steps. Sometimes you get these errors when you don’t even use the McAfee products because perhaps the software...
  • As Schwarzenegger looks to health care fix, he once again looks to Davis veterans

    10/05/2006 3:20:12 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 39 replies · 1,964+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | September 29th, 2006 | John Howard
    As Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger looks toward a second term, he has vowed to make access to health care a top priority. Schwarzenegger intends to unveil a major health-care plan in January, if re-elected. In preparation, Schwarzenegger has hired a top-level staff to actually write the proposal that includes ranking health-care experts from former Gov. Gray Davis' administration. Richard Figueroa, a veteran health-care consultant and go-to person for health issues on Davis' executive staff, is joining Schwarzenegger's team next week, according to Capitol and private sources with direct knowledge of Figueroa's new position. They confirmed that Schwarzenegger intends to release...
  • GOP Will Steal The Election (El Rushbo: 40-50 Seat Fix Is In) [Warning: Satire Alert]

    10/04/2006 7:56:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 1,322+ views
    Rush ^ | 10/04/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, can I just tell you how it's going to be in this election? I get so sick and tired, I have people writing me, "Rush, it's over. Why don't you just realize, it's over? We appreciate you trying to be positive, and we appreciate you trying to buck us up, but come on, Rush, the Republicans don't deserve to be reelected, even without the Foley scandal the Republicans haven't done anything or said anything that's going to make people want to vote for them. So why don't you just open up, why don't you try, Rush,...
  • CA: As Schwarzenegger looks to health care fix, he once again looks to Davis veterans

    09/29/2006 10:37:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 475+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 9/29/06 | John Howard
    As Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, looks toward a second term, his administration has vowed to make access to health care a top priority. The govenror hopes to unveil a major health-care plan that he hopes to unveil in January if he is re-elected. In preparation, Schwarzenegger has hired a top-level staff to actually write the proposal that includes ranking health-care experts from former Gov. Gray Davis' administration. Richard Figueroa, a veteran health care consultant and go-to person for health issues on Davis' executive staff, will join Schwarzenegger's team next week in the Department of Managed Health Care, according to Capitol...
  • CA: Best 'fix' is a veto (AB 32 - Global warming emissions control, climate change bill)

    08/30/2006 9:53:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 309+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/30/06 | Editorial
    At this writing, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez and other lawmakers are haggling over the final details of AB 32, a sweeping measure meant to establish California as the world leader in reducing the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Schwarzenegger wants not just hard caps on emissions but a market-based system in which incentives are created for businesses to reduce emissions through trading of pollution credits. Núñez is lukewarm on such a “cap and trade” system. Here's our recommendation to the governor: Quit negotiating and simply veto whatever measure comes your way. If AB 32 is enacted...
  • Army, Marines Need Funds to Fix Worn Equipment, Generals Say

    06/28/2006 10:47:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 301+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2006 – To successfully prosecute the war against terrorism, the U.S. military needs additional funds to maintain its equipment, the Army chief of staff told Congress yesterday. "To prevail in the long struggle we are now engaged, we must maintain our readiness by resetting those who have deployed through a disciplined, orderly reconstitution of combat power," Army Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker said before the House Armed Services Committee. "Our soldiers' effectiveness depends upon a national commitment to recruit, train, equip and support them properly." Equipment "reset" actions include repair and replacement of worn hardware. "In simplest terms,...
  • America Supports You: Partners Fix Wounded Soldier's Home

    05/26/2006 8:09:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 289+ views
    ROSEDALE, Md., May 26, 2006 – Grassroots and corporate supporters came together May 24 at the home of Army Sgt. 1st Class Juanita Wilson here to honor and support her as she continues serving her country. This is the fourth home repair project taken on by "Serving Those Who Serve," which was started in September by "Rebuilding Together," the nation's largest volunteer homebuilding organization, and backed by Countrywide Financial Corp. "I'm very, very grateful for everything that you guys have done, the things you are doing, and the things that you will continue to do for the soldiers that...
  • Fox: U.S. can't fix immigration alone

    05/24/2006 6:54:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 639+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/06 | Shannon Dininny - ap
    YAKIMA, Wash. - Mexican President Vicente Fox told hundreds of farm workers here Wednesday that his country and the United States can't go it alone in trying to fix immigration problems. "It's clear the purpose is to reach an agreement that can give security, that can give legality, that can give flow to the migrant people," Fox said in Spanish on his second day of a four-day visit to the western U.S. "I think we are closer to the end of this route. This is a shared responsibility, the immigration reform." Fox's speech came on the same day the U.S....
  • Group Seeks Government Fix for Veterans' Issues

    04/04/2006 5:44:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 190+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 4, 2006 – A grassroots group in Chicago hopes to help create a better system of support for servicemembers returning from the global war on terrorism. America Supports You member group Wounded Heroes Foundation Inc. is finding ways to smooth bureaucratic issues for wounded troops. Here, Anna Sherony, the group's co-founder, poses with Marine 1st Sgt. Brad Kasal at the National Naval Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., Jan. 1, 2005. Kasal was wounded in Fallujah, Iraq, in November 2004. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "Why should a family that has given so much already...
  • Ramstein Airmen train Iraqis to fly, fix C-130s

    02/28/2006 3:27:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 257+ views
    USAF Europe ^ | 1st Lt. Erin Dorrance
    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (USAFENS) – Ramstein Airmen deployed to Iraq for five months to train Iraqis to fly and maintain C-130 aircraft; standing up the first Iraqi airlift squadron under the country’s new regime. A Ramstein pilot, navigator and enlisted maintainers deployed from August of 2005 through January to train their Iraqi counterparts to fly and maintain the Iraqi 23rd Squadron’s three C-130 Es on Ali Base, Iraq. “This was the world’s toughest training environment,” said Capt. Jeremy Smith, 37th Airlift Squadron navigator. “We were teaching Iraqis to fly in a hostile environment with a language and culture barrier.”...
  • Steelers: Bettis closes with storybook ending

    02/06/2006 6:08:16 PM PST · by serendepitylives · 45 replies · 507+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2/6/2006 | kevin smith
    Bettis closes with storybook ending By Kevin Smith TRIBUNE-REVIEW SPORTS EDITOR Monday, February 6, 2006 DETROIT -- Jerome Bettis wanted to roll out of the NFL with a Super Bowl title in his hometown of Detroit. Sunday, he got his wish, as the Steelers gave him a championship send-off with a 21-10 victory in Super Bowl XL at Ford Field. Bettis announced his retirement from the NFL after the game and finishes as the league's fifth-leading rusher with 13,662 regular-season yards and 91 touchdowns. Padding those numbers didn't mean
  • CA: Public must demand that politicians fix state's woes

    10/23/2005 4:20:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 367+ views
    FResno Bee ^ | 10/23/05 | Jim Boren
    SAN FRANCISCO — Some of California's most forward-looking thinkers gathered the other day to offer their assessments of where the state is headed, and the conclusions were pretty depressing. They described a state with a short attention span and a dysfunctional political leadership incapable of dealing with the complex problems of the 21st century. And the experts don't see things changing anytime soon. Their hope is that Californians — so far disengaged in any comprehensive discussion of the state's future — will meet the challenge by demanding more from their elected representatives. But until that happens, California's problems will be...
  • CA: Governor would consider bond to fix levees

    09/21/2005 9:54:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 158+ views
    Stockton Record ^ | 9/21/05 | Hank Show
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he would consider supporting a voter-approved bond to help repair California's aging levee system. Hurricane Katrina's horrific damage and the subsequent levee break in New Orleans have focused attention on the Central Valley's century-old levees, which protect thousands of homes and millions of acres of prime farmland. A Record investigation in May found that in San Joaquin County alone, more than 30,000 new homes have been built or approved by local governments in flood-prone areas since 1997, when the last major flooding hit. In an interview Tuesday with The Record, the governor softened...
  • N.Y. Times continues to avoid TWA 800 connection (Richard Clarke & Jamie Gorelick)

    08/19/2005 5:27:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 138 replies · 2,784+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/18/05 | Jack Cashill
    MEGA FIX N.Y. Times continues to avoid TWA 800 connection Posted: August 18, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Yesterday, the New York Times reported that State Department analysts had warned the Clinton administration in July 1996 about the dangers of Osama bin Laden's impending move to Afghanistan. Deep in the article, the Times reports that the State Department assessment was "written July 18, 1996." Nowhere in the article does the Times mentioned what happened the day before. What happened on July 17, 1996, is that TWA Flight 800 exploded on a beautiful summer night only 12 minutes out...
  • How To Fix Africa

    07/05/2005 10:16:20 AM PDT · by bd59903 · 34 replies · 1,601+ views
    Rush - Opinion | 7-5-05 | Brent
    Rush just a little while ago was talking about Africa and the effort to fix it. Talked about the live 8 concerts and how they got lobster and stake and got goodie bags with ipods etc. These kinds of things do nothing but help celebs feel better about them selves. There they are yelling at us to give money while they themselves are hording their money, why don't they give their money to Africa. Over the last 40 years the US has give over 500 billion dollars to Africa and what is there to show for that expenditure, nothing. Its...
  • CA: Arnold blocks fix for 405 - Inaction means gridlock for years

    06/28/2005 9:11:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 456+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/28/05 | Lisa Mascaro
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration has jeopardized a deal to get $400 million in federal funds to fast-track adding a critical car-pool lane on the northbound San Diego Freeway into the San Fernando Valley, Rep. Howard Berman charged Monday. Schwarzenegger aides acknowledged that the administration is more concerned with the Alameda Corridor East project and fears that throwing its full support behind easing congestion on the 405 Freeway might jeopardize funding for the effort to move freight more quickly out of the harbor area. But Berman, D-Van Nuys, said the 405 funding is extra money the state could get to dramatically...