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  • Deep freeze puts $5 billion chill on economy

    01/08/2014 2:39:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/07/14 | Steve James
    The record cold spell that has half the country in the deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy up to $5 billion. That's because millions of Americans haven't been able to drive to work, fly or take a train to business meetings or vacations, go to the shopping mall or take the kids out for a movie and a meal. And they may also have to pay more just to keep warm.
  • High electric use during cold snap triggers request to dial it down (Illinois)

    01/07/2014 5:33:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/07/14 | Michelle Manchir
    The extreme cold has prompted the organization that operates the electrical grid serving Illinois to ask consumers to turn down the thermostat and avoid using appliances like the stove, dishwasher and laundry machine between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The frigid weather has led to higher than normal electricity use and the call for conservation during peak hours is an effort to avoid more drastic measures, said a spokeswoman for PJM Interconnection, which coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity to 13 states including Illinois. The last time the organization asked consumers to take such...
  • Why NFL Players Don't Wear Sleeves Even In Dangerously Cold Games

    01/05/2014 8:27:31 PM PST · by Dave346 · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 5, 2014, 12:21 PM | Jay Yarow
    Perhaps you've heard it's going to be cold during today's Green Bay Packers game against the San Francisco 49ers. Perhaps you've also heard that "cold" is an understatement. Weather.com says it will feel like -17 degrees during the heart of the game. In weather like that, the beer in the stands can freeze before it's consumed. In weather like that, your hands go numb, your chest tightens, and just breathing the air can cause a burning sensation. It's just not weather designed for human beings. And, yet, they will play football in this weather, because the NFL doesn't cancel games...
  • 'Netanyahu will not freeze West Bank settlements'

    05/26/2013 12:00:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Jpost..com ^ | 5/25/13 | Yuval Bagno
    s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu nearing his second declaration in four years on a building freeze in the West Bank in order to facilitate the renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians? The answer is probably no. An official source in Jerusalem told The Israel Post that "Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas] received this opportunity once. This will not happen again." "If the Palestinians want to talk they know we are waiting for them at the table," the source said. After four years rounds of talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah in the last two months in an effort...
  • Despite Veto Threat, U.S. House Votes To Freeze Obama’s Constitutionally-Challenged NLRB

    04/18/2013 3:11:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/13/13
    Despite the threat of a Presidential veto, on Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act to halt the National Labor Relations Board from issuing decisions or rulings until the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on the NLRB’s legitimacy or nominees are properly confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The bill was drafted in an effort to rein in the labor relations chaos created when Obama’s ‘recess’ appointees to the National Labor Relations Board were found to be unconstitutionally appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Since the...
  • Freeze Watch In Effect for SE Oregon

    08/22/2012 9:57:50 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    National Weather Service ^ | 22AUG2012 | Wright
    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR 210 PM PDT WED AUG 22 2012 ...WIDESPREAD FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE FRIDAY MORNING... .COOL HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS WILL LEAD TO ADDITIONAL COOLING WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN KLAMATH AND LAKE COUNTIES FRIDAY MORNING. ORZ029>031-231100- /O.NEW.KMFR.FZ.A.0011.120824T1000Z-120824T1500Z/ KLAMATH BASIN- NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY- CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEATTY...CHEMULT...CRESCENT... GILCHRIST...SPRAGUE RIVER 210 PM PDT WED AUG 22 2012 ...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER...
  • New TSA Rules: Passengers Must 'Freeze on Command'?

    07/08/2012 1:34:28 PM PDT · by Altariel · 104 replies
    Gather.com ^ | July 7, 2012 | Jim Kane
    According to possible new TSA rules, air travelers may be compelled to "freeze" when ordered to by screeners. The federal safety agency has yet to comment on this policy, but an airline passenger claimed agents recently practiced a drill on his wife. "We heard a "freeze, freeze" or something like this coming from the output side of security (where my wife was), followed by further barking of commands," the man said. "It turns out they were doing a new drill. They want all passengers to freeze on command. My wife told me later that she didn't follow this order fast...
  • How to Freeze Peaches with Orange Juice!

    06/08/2012 6:20:48 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Aug. 6th, 2008 | Sherry Tomfeld
    This is a step by step article on how to freeze peaches. So, grab a cup of coffee and start reading this easy method. Remember, this is how I do it, be sure and check with your extension office.
  • Andrew Breitbart Announced Release of Damning Obama Video Before His Death [radical college yrs]

    03/03/2012 8:32:26 AM PST · by ETL · 66 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | March 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Last month at the CPAC Convention in Washington DC Andrew Breitbart dropped this bomb on Team Obama: Andrew announced, “I’ve got video by the way of Barack Obama from his college years.” Video via Infowars: “I’ve got video from his college days that show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008 – the videos are going to come out… The video shows Obama meeting “a bunch of silver pony tails” like Bill and Bernardine Dohrn (Weather Underground members), who radicalized him.”
  • Last Freeze & Last Frost Dates

    02/16/2012 8:18:26 AM PST · by orsonwb · 45 replies · 3+ views
    The How Do Gardener ^ | February 16, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    The most important factor in determining when to plant a certain type of vegetable in your garden is the “Last Freeze Date” in the spring for your area...
  • Israel Freezes Equipment Sales to Turkey

    12/22/2011 3:37:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/12/11 | Elad Benari
    The Defense Ministry has ordered Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems Ltd. to cancel the sale of advanced intelligence equipment to Turkey, Channel 10 News reported on Thursday. According to the report the canceled deal, which was signed in 2009 and is worth $140 million, was for the sale of an advanced infrared camera and associated equipment. The reason for the cancelation, according to the report, is the diplomatic row between Israel and Turkey. All defense-related exports by Israeli companies require the approval of the Ministry of Defense, the report noted, but the cool relations between the two countries have...
  • Israel denies US request for settlement freeze

    10/27/2011 11:45:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 10/27/11 | staff
    US Ambassador tells Yishai freeze will help counter Palestinian UN bid; interior minister: No Israeli gov't has frozen settlements, nor will we. Israel denied a request by the United States on Thursday to temporarily freeze settlement construction in order to promote peace talks with the Palestinians. In a meeting with Interior Minister Eli Yishai, US Ambassador Dan Shapiro requested the freeze - a repeated Palestinian precondition for negotiations - in order to bolster political goodwill as the US tries to counter Palestinian efforts to seek full UN membership. Shapiro promised that the United States would veto such efforts regardless of...
  • What lessons from history's climate shifts?

    10/06/2011 12:51:54 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | October 6, 2011 | Richard Black
    Earlier this week, the journal Proceeedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published a study on climate change that is at the same time scary, comforting, insightful and a statement of the obvious.To be more accurate, I should probably say that the paper is capable of being interpreted in all of those ways, rather than risk implying that the authors intended to do more than run the numbers and see what popped up. What they're talking about is climate change in Europe, specifically between 1500 and 1800 AD - a period that encompasses the so-called Little Ice Age. It...
  • Vanity, help please, frozen sewer pipe

    02/19/2011 4:37:30 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 95 replies
    SW | Feb. 19, 2011 | SaxxonWoods
    Water sitting in my vertical clean out. I ran a garden hose down it, got almost the entire hose in right about to the edge of the street (75 feet), then it stopped. The main is on the other side of the street. There is a manhole on the other side of the street. I've got good snow cover until the street. I was thinking of linking a second hose to the first, attaching that to my kitchen sink and sending some "ice melt" and hot water down there. Any other ideas? Thanks!
  • Produce prices skyrocket overnight

    02/12/2011 9:57:30 AM PST · by FromLori · 38 replies
    kgw ^ | 2/11/2011 | by Wayne Havrelly
    Get ready to pay double or even triple the price for fresh produce in the coming weeks after the worst freeze in 60 years damaged and wiped out entire crops in northern Mexico and the southwestern U.S. The problem started less than a week ago, when our nation was focusing on the Superbowl and sheets of ice falling from Texas Stadium. Farmers throughout northern Mexico and the Southwest experienced unprecedented crop losses. Now devastation that seemed so far away, is hitting us in the pocketbooks. "We've had to double and triple some prices and consumers come in and it's quite...
  • The February freeze could impact your grocery bill

    02/11/2011 12:03:04 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    KGUN-9 TV ^ | Feb 11, 2011 | Sergio Avila
    NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Vegetables across southern Arizona and northern Mexico were damaged by the extreme cold, and now the supply is unseasonably low, meaning prices could go up at the supermarket. Initial estimates said up to 80 percent of the crops in Mexico were damaged or destroyed by the freeze. Days later, observation experts scaled back those numbers, although that doesn't mean the problem isn't expected to be huge. Produce distributors like J/C Distributing in Nogales said their business is currently very slow as growers in Mexico try to cope with the damage done by last week's freeze. The...
  • Mexico crop loss 80 to 100 percent

    02/11/2011 11:11:43 AM PST · by Errant · 144 replies
    IceAgeNow ^ | 8 Feb, 2011
    Here's an announcement to its customers that I'm told came directly from Sysco Foods. ALL OF OUR GROWERS HAVE INVOKED THE ACT OF GOD CLAUSE ON OUR CONTRACTS (Force majuere) DUE TO THE FOLLOWING RELEASE. WE WILL BE CONTACTING YOU PERSONALLY TO REVIEW HOW THIS WILL AFFECT OUR CONTRACTED ITEMS WITH YOU GOING FORWARD. THE DEVASTATING FREEZE IN MEXICO IS WORST FREEZE IN OVER 50 YEARS... THE EXTREME FREEZING TEMPERATURES HIT A VERY BROAD SECTION OF MAJOR GROWING REGIONS IN MEXICO, FROM HERMOSILLO IN THE NORTH ALL THE WAY SOUTH TO LOS MOCHIS AND EVEN SOUTH OF CULIACAN. THE EARLY...
  • UPDATED: Severe Mexican vegetable shortages expected into March

    02/11/2011 7:19:33 AM PST · by metmom · 71 replies
    The Packer ^ | 02/09/2011 05:07PM | Andy Nelson
    Supplies of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and other vegetables from Mexico will be severely limited until at least March following an early February freeze. Prior to Feb. 4, southern Sinaloa had not suffered a real freeze since 1957, said Jerry Wagner, sales and marketing director for Nogales, Ariz.-based Farmer's Best International LLC. The results in the short term, and the mid- to long term for some crops, are devastating. “The end of February and first half of March, there will be even worse shortages of product” than in the first half of February, Wagner said. The Fresh Produce Association of the...
  • Fat Guy Goes Through Frozen Pond (Very Funny Video)

    01/28/2011 10:31:12 AM PST · by Tina Grazier · 10 replies
    f ^ | 1/28/10 | Chuck Wolk
    This post is about those individuals around the world who yield to the idea that natural selection could possibly be a fact by attempting to or actually succeeding in removing themselves from the human gene pool. Thus by their actions, they seem to ensure that the next generation will be less susceptible to being the last generation to live on what Carl Sagan called the "Pale Blue Dot", or better known as planet earth.Here is the link to the video of the,Fat Guy Goes Through Frozen Pond
  • Met Office knew big freeze was coming but hushed it up (Britain)

    01/04/2011 9:12:40 AM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/4/2011 | Rachel Quigley
    The Met Office warned ministers to expect an ‘exceptionally cold winter’ but then kept the prediction secret from the public. The forecaster decided not to reveal the information because it was embarrassed after wrongly predicting a ‘barbecue summer’ in 2009, BBC analyst Roger Harrabin said. Instead of a seasonal forecast, it offered only monthly snapshots. The disclosure raises questions over whether transport authorities and councils could have been better prepared for the cold snap which brought chaos before Christmas. As temperatures fell to a record low, train services were badly disrupted, roads were covered by snow and thousands were stranded...
  • Cuomo Plans One-Year Freeze on State Workers’ Pay (NY emergency snow removal? Fegetaboudit)

    01/02/2011 10:54:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/02/11 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Cuomo Plans One-Year Freeze on State Workers’ PayBy NICHOLAS CONFESSORE Published: January 2, 2011 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will seek a one-year salary freeze for state workers as part of an emergency financial plan he will lay out in his State of the State address on Wednesday, senior administration officials said. The move will signal the opening of what is expected to be a grueling fight between the new governor and the public-sector unions that have traditionally dominated the state’s political establishment. It will also come days after the New Year’s Eve layoffs of more than 900 state...
  • Temporary Spending Bill Contains Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

    12/20/2010 5:52:47 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 14 replies · 1+ views
    FedSmith.com ^ | 20 December 2010 | FedSmith.com
    A continuing resolution that would fund the government through March 4, 2011 and freeze federal worker pay will be the subject of a vote in the Senate early Tuesday morning according to The Hill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has filed a motion to end debate on a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through March 4. The Senate bill is a substitute to the House-passed continuing resolution that would have funded the government through September 30 and included changes to funding sought by the Obama administration. The 36-page bill provides a small increase of $1.16 billion...
  • Europe travel mayhem as arctic freeze strikes again

    12/17/2010 5:55:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/10 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – Snow swept Europe on Friday causing travel chaos in the continent's north, shutting Bulgaria's major Black Sea ports and leaving Italian cities blanketed in a rare covering. Britain's national weather service, the Met Office, said if the cold snap continued it would set a new record for the month after two bitterly cold weeks in early December. With just days before Christmas, the weather conditions and plummeting temperatures caused disruption for road, rail and air travellers with huge motorway tailbacks in Germany and warnings from traffic police in some parts not to venture out except in an...
  • ALREADY PAST THE FREEZING POINT

    12/14/2010 5:06:44 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 43 replies
    SELF | Dec. 14, 2010 | swampsniper
    It didn't match the record 24f last night but the temp crossed the freeze line west of St. Augustine right at 7:30 PM. We may see a new record set tonight.
  • Frost bytes : Telegraph View: Why did the big freeze freeze the trains?

    12/07/2010 4:42:49 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05 Dec 2010
    Along with “Where?”, “When?” and “What?!?”, the three most insistent questions on the lips of would-be rail travellers in southern England over the past few days have been “Why, why, why?”. Now The Sunday Telegraph has an answer, of sorts. The almost total disappearance of trains from the network serving the capital from the south and east was due, it seems, to their sophisticated computer systems, which do not agree terribly well with a blend of third-rail electrification and icy conditions. A case of the wrong type of chips, perhaps?
  • Obama To Freeze Government Salaries At All Time High (This will make you mad Alert)

    11/29/2010 11:41:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 29, 2010 | Tyler Durden
    In 10 minutes the teleprompter in chief will announce that he is about to freeze government salaries for two years. Of course, government workers thank him, as this means federal salaries which have exploded in the past 5 years will be stuck at all time highs for at least two years, even as nominal salaries for everyone else (except FIRE workers of course) continue to decline. As we suggested a few days ago, in order to promote some vaguely credible idea of austerity, instead of freezing salaries, Obama needs to be cutting. Why? One look at the chart below explains...
  • PM asks for Pollard’s release as part of freeze deal

    11/20/2010 9:01:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/20/10 | gill hoffman
    ‘Post’ told of new bid for jailed agent’s release on 25th anniversary of his arrest, with support of notable American and Israeli officials involved in Pollard's arrest. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked the US to release Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard as part of a series of gestures made to Israel in an effort to restart peace talks with the Palestinians, sources with knowledge of the talks told The Jerusalem Post over the weekend. Sunday is the 25th anniversary of Pollard’s arrest at the gates of the Israeli Embassy in Washington. He is serving a life sentence in prison in...
  • Saving the Republic Analogy

    11/17/2010 4:13:54 PM PST · by TexasTransplant · 4 replies
    TexasTransplant
    As I continue to try and keep my various small engines running like my Lawn Mower, Weed Eater and Boat... I have tired of rebuilding Carburetors so now I'm installing "Fuel Shut Off" valves on everything that cannot easily be defueled by another method... then I can run the engine until the Carb is empty. It occurred to me (especially after Obama used the "Car in the Ditch" analogy over and over, that there may be many other folks having the same problem as I with my small Engines. The "Fuel Shutoff Valve" that I am installing is synonymous with...
  • Netanyahu Presents US Demand for 3-Month Freeze

    11/13/2010 7:34:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 11/13/10 | Hillel Fendel
    Saturday night: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has convened his top mini-Cabinet of seven ministers for an emergency meeting in which they will vote on the United States demand that Israel re-freeze Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria for another three months. In exchange, the U.S. promises 20 jet fighters, as well as an automatic veto of any anti-Israel resolution or demand in the United Nations. The Palestinian Authority has repeatedly demanded that Israel freeze all construction for the 320,000 Jews of Judea and Samaria, as well as for the 300,000 Jews of northern and eastern Jerusalem. In fact, a year...
  • Senior Citizens Brace for Social Security Freeze

    10/12/2010 7:47:11 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 84 replies
    AP Yahoooo ^ | 10/11/2010 | Matt Sedensky, Associated Press Write
    BOCA RATON, Fla. – Seniors prepared to cut back on everything from food to charitable donations to whiskey as word spread Monday that they will have to wait until at least 2012 to see their Social Security checks increase. The government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through a second straight year without an increase in monthly benefits. This year was the first without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation started in 1975. "I think it's disgusting," said Paul McNeil, 69, a retired state worker from Warwick, R.I., who...
  • Jerusalem Source: 'No Chance' Obama will Agree to End Freeze

    10/07/2010 2:37:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 10/7/10 | Gil Ronen
    A senior diplomatic source in Jerusalem said Thursday that there is “no chance” that US President Barack Obama would consent to renewed settlement construction in two months' time, even if Israel consents to extending the building freeze in Judea and Samaria. The source told Arutz Sheva's Ben Shaul that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been unable to get Obama to promise that if an agreement on borders between Israel and a future PA state is not reached within 60 days, Obama would not request another extension of the anti-Jewish construction moratorium. “There is no chance of getting Obama's agreement for...
  • About That Settlement Freeze

    09/15/2010 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 9/15/10 | Michael J. Totten
    Israeli historian Yaacov Lozowick is in favor of continuing the settlement freeze that’s set to expire later this month — as long as the freeze is only in West Bank settlements that are actually up for discussion and that might plausibly be dismantled in a future peace deal with Palestinians. “Not in Modi’in Illit,” he said, referring to an ultra-Orthodox settlement immediately adjacent the Green Line, “which will remain in Israel no matter what, and certainly not in any part of Jerusalem.” Israel annexed all of Jerusalem decades ago. And while very few Jews move to and build in Arab...
  • Boehner Calls for Two-Year Freeze on All Tax Rates (Why just 2 years? How about a PERMANENT FIX?)

    09/08/2010 11:00:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    MoneyNews ^ | 09/08/2010
    House Republican Leader John Boehner onWednesday proposed a two-year freeze on all tax rates and a cut in government spending to the levels of 2008, before a deep recession took hold of the economy. In a broadcast interview, the Ohio Republican said he was offering a "bipartisan" alternative to the package of business tax incentives and infrastructure spending that President Barack Obama was slated to announce later Wednesday in Cleveland. Obama has charged that the GOP criticizes him harshly, without offering any policy alternatives. Boehner touted his freeze-and-cut roadmap to recovery as an option instead of a catchall spending bill...
  • Reject the Freeze

    09/06/2010 2:02:40 AM PDT · by tedbel · 2 replies
    Israpundit ^ | Sept 6/10 | Ted Belman
    Why would anyone want to enter into negotiations for a settlement of anything, where he had to beg the other party to participate? Even more so, where he had to give real concessions to the other party just to sit at the same table. What can possible come from such negotiations? Parties enter negotiations when they want to settle a conflict in whole or in part. Sometimes a party does not seek a settlement of anything but wishes to extract further concessions. The more one desires a settlement the more they will be taken advantage of. It is for this...
  • U.S.: Settlement freeze will be discussed during direct peace talks

    08/23/2010 9:46:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    haaretz ^ | 8/24/10 | Natasha Mozgavaya
    The possibility of extending, or ending Israel's moratorium on West Bank settlement construction will be discussed within the context of upcoming direct Middle East peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a senior U.S. official said Monday. The comment by U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley came after Palestinian officials had said in recent days that the resumption of settlement construction beyond the September 26 moratorium expiration date would cause the Palestinian Authority to withdraw from the recently accounted direct peace talks.
  • Abbas: End of settlement freeze would end direct peace talks

    08/22/2010 7:42:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | 8/22/10 | Avi Issacharoff and Barak Ravid
    Renewed Israeli construction in settlements after the end of the construction freeze in late September would bring the newly-launched direct negotiations to a grinding halt, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has warned in letters sent to U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the High Representative of the European Union on Foreign Policy, Catherine Ashton. "It's impossible to conduct negotiations alongside settlement construction," wrote Abbas. The future of the construction freeze in West Bank settlements is expected to become the first significant obstacle facing the Israeli and American governments in the direct talks.
  • Spanish Government to Fund Freeze Continuation Campaign

    08/10/2010 11:09:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 8/10/10 | Elad Benari
    During a meeting which took place about ten days ago between left oriented organizations and representatives of the Spanish government, it was decided that a campaign funded by the Spanish government will begin in the coming days to promote the continuation of the construction freeze in Judea and Samaria. The details on the new campaign were revealed by David Bedein, journalist and Director of Israel Resource News Agency and Center for Near East Policy Research. During an interview with Arutz7 on Tuesday, Bedein said that the meeting was attended by members of the Peres Center for Peace, Peace Now, the...
  • Jerusalem Thaws the Freeze, Approves New Housing

    07/12/2010 8:29:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 7/12/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Jerusalem’s planning commission ended the de facto building freeze Monday night by approving building 32 new housing units in Pisgat Ze’ev, where 50,000 Jews lives in the northeastern part of the city. The Palestinian Authority claims the areas as part of its proposed new Arab country within Israel’s post-1967 borders. The approval puts a stamp of approval on Israel’s determination not to surrender to PA pressure, backed by U.S. President Barack Obama, to stop all construction for Jews in parts of Jerusalem where PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas demands sovereignty. President Obama has labeled the Jewish neighborhoods as “settlements” although approximately...
  • Interior Minister: Israel will never freeze construction in Jerusalem

    05/16/2010 9:51:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 247+ views
    haaretZ ^ | 5/16/10 | staff
    Yishai tells Shas daily that he has clarified this stance to the U.S., and plans to expedite construction in the capital. Interior Minister Eli Yishai declared Thursday that Israel had not agreed to freeze construction in East Jerusalem, adding that American demands to do so would never be met. "There is not and never has been a freeze on construction in Jerusalem, nor will there ever be," said Yishai, whose approval of a 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem during U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit in March sparked tension in U.S.-Israeli ties.
  • S. Korea: Cold snap wilts crops, inflates market prices

    05/01/2010 6:53:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 422+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 04/30/10
    Cold snap wilts crops, inflates market prices April 30, 2010 Discarded watermelons ruined by the unusually cold weather and lack of sunshine are piled next to a greenhouse in Haman, South Gyeongsang, while rain drizzles on Wednesday. [YONHAP] Baby, it’s cold outside. And that’s why you’re spending more at the fruit, vegetable and fish markets. Although the temperature yesterday was up a bit, Thursday’s high in Seoul, 7.8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit), was a record low for that date. The previous record for a cold day in April was 10.1 degrees in 1962. It even snowed in Gangwon yesterday....
  • Barkat: Jerusalem Freeze Would be Illegal

    04/29/2010 11:21:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 259+ views
    inn ^ | 4/29/10 | Maayana Miskin
    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is in Washington this week to meet with senior United States officials. In a news conference held during his tour, Barkat took a firm stance on the Obama administration's pressure to stop building houses for Jews in eastern Jerusalem, saying a construction freeze would be “illegal”. “There's no freeze... We're going to build, and we're not going to stop it,” Barkat told reporters. “It is illegal to stop it.”
  • S. Korea: Seoul's daily high tumbles to lowest in 102 years

    04/28/2010 7:16:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 346+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/28/10
    Seoul's daily high tumbles to lowest in 102 years SEOUL, April 28 (Yonhap) -- Citizens in Seoul were experiencing the chilliest April in over a century due to a sudden spell of cold weather that gripped the entire nation Wednesday, weathermen said. Seoul recorded a daily high of 7.8 Celsius at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the lowest temperature at the end of April since the nation started its weather observation in 1908, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said. The previous low for the last 10 days of April was set in 1962, when the mercury stood at 10.1 C, KMA officials...
  • De Facto Freeze on New Homes in United Jerusalem

    04/26/2010 2:33:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 264+ views
    inn ^ | 4/26/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has ordered a “bureaucratic” halt for approving new building in some areas of Jerusalem that the Palestinian Authority demands as part of a new Arab state within Israel’s current borders. The Prime Minister rejected the reports, saying that building in Jerusalem would continue and "we will continue to stand on our essential principles," but foreign media quoted Israeli sources that Jerusalem city officials been told to hold up processing building requests.
  • IDF: Bldg freeze sparks settler crimes

    04/18/2010 12:09:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 317+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 4/18/10 | IDF: Bldg freeze sparks settler crimes
    Hundreds of West Bank settlers would likely act violently against Palestinians in response to Israeli government sanctions such as an extension of the freeze on settlement construction, according to the latest assessments in the IDF Central Command. On Friday morning, Palestinians from a village near Kedumim discovered two vehicles that had been set on fire the night before; one of them was spray-painted with the words “Price Tag,” a term indicating that the rampage was the work of settlers angry over the government’s curbs on settlement construction. In an effort to prevent retaliation, the Israel Police and the Shin Bet...
  • (New York) State put freeze on hiring, then added 51,464 people

    03/28/2010 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies · 937+ views
    The Post-Standard-Syracuse NY ^ | March 28, 2010, 5:00AM | By Delen Goldberg
    Gov. David Paterson ordered a “hard” hiring freeze in state government nearly two years ago, declaring that only “absolutely essential” positions be filled. But state officials hired 51,464 people at a cost to taxpayers of more than $1 billion in salaries, plus fringe benefits, since that decree on July 30, 2008. The hires include sons of elected officials, a close friend of the governor’s and a slew of highly paid political appointees. Former Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll, for example, makes $155,000 a year in an environmental job the governor created for him. Paterson hired an executive assistant at $178,000 a...
  • Shades Of Conservative Government To Come?

    02/11/2010 9:47:19 PM PST · by CaroleL · 6 replies · 417+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/12/10 | CaroleL
    In his inaugural address last month, newly elected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said, "The era of runaway spending and higher and higher taxes has not worked...Together, we can build a stronger economy. Yes, we will have to cut some programs and transform others to get our budget in balance. Yes, we will have to curb spending in municipal governments where there has been too little control. Yes, we will have to restrain State government, even as we invest to be prepared for the economic competition ahead. But we can do these things - and once again be a home...
  • We Need a Real Spending Freeze and Tax Cuts

    02/02/2010 11:31:39 AM PST · by Schnucki · 10 replies · 193+ views
    Big Government ^ | February 1, 2010 | Greg Knapp
    Don’t you hate it when you go to a 50% off sale and then realize the store marked up all the prices in order to offer the big savings? Welcome to President Barack Obama’s spending freeze. It’s hard to keep up with the shocking numbers under Obama. Federal spending was up 18% in his first year and the deficit was $1.4 trillion, almost three times greater than it was the previous year. That’s 9.9% of 2009’s GDP, more than three times the post World War II average. (Sorry, Barry, but you can’t blame it all on Bush. That budget was...
  • The Friendly Skies Of Nancy Pelosi

    02/01/2010 6:25:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 936+ views
    Investors.com ^ | 02/01/10 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: The speaker of the House wants to extend a proposed freeze on domestic programs to include defense spending. In a world of growing threats, perhaps she'd also like to cut her travel and bar bill. Last week the Russian air force celebrated the maiden flight of the Sukhoi T-50, Moscow's version of the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter. We have shut down the F-22 production line, viewing it as an unaffordable and unnecessary extravagance. (snip) Everybody has to make a sacrifice," Pelosi was quoted as saying in an interview with Politico, shortly before Obama announced his proposed discretionary spending...
  • How Obama 'compromises'

    01/31/2010 7:48:19 AM PST · by aquapub · 10 replies · 610+ views
    Ever since Scott Brown's stunning upset victory in Massachusetts, Obama has been forced to acknowledge the existence of Republicans...beyond insulting, demonizing and falsely blaming them for everything and excluding them from every step of the process. Now, the "post-partisan" candidate for "change" wants to "work together"...
  • Krauthammer's Take (Obama's "Freeze" Is A QTip Swipe, Stupid Alert)

    01/27/2010 10:07:02 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 1,280+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/27/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    On President Obama’s “spending freeze”: It's not a hatchet. It's not a scalpel. It's a Q-tip. It's a fraud. This is a miniscule amount. It excludes Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs. It excludes all the entitlements, which are 60 percent of the budget. It excludes stimuli past and future — the two thirds of the near trillion-dollar stimulus that has not been spent. All of that is excluded. It excludes the $1 trillion that would end up being spent on health care if it were passed. What it is, is a $15 billion reduction in a year, 2011, in which...