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  • (3rd LD) N. Korean leader apparently names youngest son as general

    09/27/2010 1:29:13 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    Yonhap ^ | Sept. 28, 2010
    SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has apparently named his third son as a four-star general in the military ahead of the country's biggest political convention in three decades, making his hereditary succession plan official for the first time.
  • The most under-rated general in American history: Nathaniel Greene?

    09/22/2010 3:17:47 PM PDT · by Palter · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 22 Sep 2010 | Tom Ricks
    My friend and CNAS colleague Bob Killebrew nominates the Revolutionary War's Nathaniel Greene as the most under-rated general in American history: Regarded by peers and historians as the second-best American general in the war (after Washington) he would have assumed command if W. had been disabled. A Quaker who learned war from textbooks, he was both a field operator and the commissary-general, a trying position in the best of times. Sent by Washington to take over the Southern campaign after Gates' disaster (and personal cowardice) at Camden, Greene fought a masterly fabian campaign through the South, leading Cornwallis further and...
  • NRSC Will Not Support O'Donnell [Update: NRSC now says it will support O'Donnell]

    09/14/2010 7:35:04 PM PDT · by Lurker · 511 replies · 4+ views
    Fox News | 14 September 2010
  • General: Obama records 'critical' to 'our Republic'

    08/31/2010 4:32:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 84 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | August 30, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    A retired lieutenant general from the U.S. Air Force who commanded forces armed with nuclear weapons says the disclosure of Barack Obama's documentation proving his eligibility to be commander in chief is critical not just to the defense of an officer challenging the president's status, but to the preservation of the nation itself. The vehement statements came in an affidavit from retired Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney that was disclosed today by an organization generating support for Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin. Lakin had invited his own court-martial because he is unable to follow orders under the chain of command with...
  • Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden’s Driver; Denied That Battle Against ..

    08/03/2010 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    cns news ^ | 8/3/10 | Fred Lucas
    ( – Neal Katyal, who became the acting U.S. solicitor general when Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, previously served as the legal counsel of record for the man who worked as Osama bin Laden’s driver from February 1996 through November 2001. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who underwent training at an al Qaeda camp, was charged with transporting weapons to al Qaeda operatives. The Hamden case culminated in the 2006 Supreme Court ruling that said the Bush administration’s military tribunals violated U.S. law and international conventions.
  • SEC Inspector General to probe politics and timing of Goldman-Sachs settlement

    07/23/2010 1:45:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 7/23/10 | Mark Hemingway
    The Securities and Exchange Commission inspector general has agreed to a request from Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to probe the timing and political motivations of the SEC’s $550 million settlement with Goldman Sachs in a mortgage securities fraud case:m SEC Inspector General H. David Kotz agreed in April to a request from U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican, that he probe whether politics prompted the lawsuit against Goldman Sachs. (Snip) Aside from the timing, many observers scoffed at the settlement. The $550 million settlement is pocket change compared to Goldman’s $162 billion in assets
  • why?

    07/23/2010 3:52:11 AM PDT · by screaming eagle2 · 43 replies
    why is it,that in the 21st Century,they still haven't developed a blood test a that you can take WITHOUT STARVING YOURSELF THE NIGHT BEFORE???????
  • Utah A.G. proposing different kind of immigration reform

    06/29/2010 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Technoman · 17 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6-29-2010 | Robert Gehrke
    Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said Monday he is working with officials in Utah and Mexico to create a Utah-specific guest-worker pilot program that he believes could serve as a more forward-looking course for immigration reform than the path Arizona has followed. “I do feel very strongly that those who are going to be opposed to the Arizona-style law have to have a counterproposal. Just saying ‘no’ isn’t going to cut it,” he said. “Utah can take control of its immigration destiny by having a comprehensive plan in place that addresses things like employment and security.”
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-25-10

    06/24/2010 8:48:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies American Bible ^ | 06-25-10 | New American Bible
    June 25, 2010 Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 12 Kgs 25:1-12In the tenth month of the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth day of the month,  Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and his whole army advanced against Jerusalem, encamped around it, and built siege walls on every side.  The siege of the city continued until the eleventh year of Zedekiah.  On the ninth day of the fourth month, when famine had gripped the city, and the people had no more bread, the city walls were breached.  Then the king and all the...
  • Revealed: McChrystal Banned Fox News From His Headquarters

    06/24/2010 8:41:33 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 183 replies ^ | 06/24/2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Now that Gen. McChrystal is officially out and Gen. Petraeus has taken the reins, juicy little tidbits (that, to be honest, might not have otherwise interested prior to the Rolling Stone piece) about McChrystal are making the blogosphere rounds. Buried in a longish post by Marc Ambinder about the aftermath of the McChrystal removal was this little morsel: McChrystal apparently was not a fan of Fox News. Now it can be told. The story about him voting for Obama is not contrived. He is a political liberal. He is a social liberal. He banned Fox News from the television sets...
  • You get what you deserve vanity (This is so lame that the title will not be zotted.)

    06/23/2010 5:46:44 PM PDT · by oneway · 131 replies · 1+ views
    none | Today | Me
    Jim Rob gets what he deserves... Crappy response time on servers because he shut down those who would dare to question Bush and the epic failure that he was.... I got hosed because I dared pointing out Bush was an epic failure...sorry DAD...I didn't toe the line Free Republic used to be something actually stood for something... Now this is just an echo chamber.... Too damn bad....this from the guy that spent thousands of dollars on Sore Loserman signs, stickers and FR donations.... and pushed that...the guy who pushed back tons of dollars to FR.... Now FR is slowly...
  • Rolling Stone 'Runaway General' Reporter: Aloof Obama 'Didn’t Really Understand What

    06/23/2010 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Jeff Poor
    While the media are attempting to grapple with the change in leadership of the Afghanistan war and what that all means, one thing that could be learned from this, which has been ignored, are valid criticisms of President Barack Obama and his ability to command the U.S. military. Michael Hastings, author of the now-famous Rolling Stone magazine article "Runaway General" that captured several gotcha moments resulting in Obama relieving General Stanley McChrystal of his command, appeared on Al Jazeera English on June 23.. He offered some startling insight into Obama's failure to grasp what he was actually getting into with...
  • McChrystal's not the real problem

    06/23/2010 8:46:21 AM PDT · by NCjim · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 23, 2010
    Whatever else the storm over General Stanley McChrystal is about, it's not about a bunch of rude remarks from him and his staff in Rolling Stone. The world already knows that military types get drunk and sing stupid songs and make fun of their higher-ups. That's been the stuff of war -- fictional and real -- forever. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin writes this morning about the incredible rudeness President Lincoln tolerated -- for a while -- from Gen. McLellan during the Civil War. The big difference, of course, was that President Lincoln was trying to win the Civil War, a...
  • Obama says war general's showed 'poor judgment'

    06/22/2010 2:54:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says Gen. Stanley McChrystal showed "poor judgment" in a magazine story in which the Afghanistan war commander and his aides disparaged the president and other members of the administration. Asked whether he would fire McChrystal, Obama said he planned to talk McChrystal face-to-face before making any decision. ..
  • {Anti-Death Penalty, SF DA Kamala} Harris feeling heat as A.G. primary nears

    05/31/2010 9:58:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 223+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/31/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    Sacramento -- Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris is battling increasing criticism of her performance as San Francisco district attorney both at home and on the campaign trail with only eight days left before the primary. On May 20, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ripped into Harris, saying she violated defendants' rights by failing to disclose to defense attorneys damaging information about a police drug lab technician who's under investigation for allegedly skimming cocaine from evidence files. Problems intensified for Harris last week when The Chronicle disclosed that a toxicologist at the San Francisco coroner's office had been labeled...
  • The Secret Life of Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal

    05/18/2010 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 14 replies · 1,011+ views
    Credits to James Thurber ^ | May 18 2010 | parody
    “We’re going through!” Commander Richard Blumenthal’s voice was like thin ice breaking. He wore his full-dress uniform, with the heavily braided white cap pulled down rakishly over one cold gray eye. “We can’t make it, sir. It’s spoiling for a hurricane, if you ask me.” “I’m not asking you, Lieutenant Berg,” said the Commander. “Throw on the power lights! Rev her up to 8,500! We’re going through!” The pounding of the cylinders increased: ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa. Blumenthal stared at the ice forming on the pilot window. He walked over and twisted a row of complicated dials. “Switch on No. 8 auxiliary!” he...
  • Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut CAUGHT In A Lie About Military Service

    05/18/2010 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 549+ views ^ | May 17, 2010 | annem040359
    Connecticut’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, having just been caught in a BIG LIE about military service during the Vietnam war, is now considered damaged goods, and I mean DAMAGED GOODS BIGTIME. Even with any support coming to him from the state of Connecticut employees unions, he will be remembered for this brand new scandal.
  • General Boykin and Major Hasan

    04/23/2010 10:21:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 397+ views
    the american spectator ^ | 4/23/10 | Ken Blackwell
    The Obama administration recently issued a report from the Defense Department on the Fort Hood shootings of last November. The report has sparked controversy in Washington. On Capitol Hill, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sue Collins (R-Maine) are demanding more documents from the Pentagon. Lieberman chairs the Senate's Homeland Security Committee where Collins is the ranking member. Both senators sharply criticized the administration for its failure to turn over documents on the handling of Major Nidal Hasan. Lieberman and Collins are now issuing subpoenas to enforce their call for the documents. The Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shootings was...
  • Top general says US withdrawal from Iraq on track

    04/18/2010 7:14:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 383+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/18/10 | ap
    clear pixel WASHINGTON (AP) - The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on track in spite of a recent increase in attacks by militant forces, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Sunday. Army Gen. Ray Odierno said that al-Qaida's strength in Iraq is steadily degrading. Unless there's a dramatic and unforeseen change in the security situation, the U.S. troop drawdown will go ahead as scheduled, he said. clear pixel WASHINGTON (AP) - The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on...
  • YOU re my signet ring " of my hand " pressed into my will aone \o/

    04/17/2010 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 22 replies · 395+ views
    My orchestration is complete in you in that in fact you have been crushed and fractured as a diamond brushed and honed , thoroughly ground into My existence and pleasure and I wear you as My Signet ring of power and authority in My Name . Therefore only and all you do is by my hand and in My Name ( JESUS ) of the strictest obedience wrapped in the gold and silver of My glory tested in the fire ( COALS) of My Testimony ( JESUS ) and Salvation of My ways , for My words are Life breathed...
  • State Attorneys General Agree To File Constitutional Challenge To Obamacare Immediately

    03/22/2010 7:15:54 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 91 replies · 3,202+ views ^ | 3/22/10 | Anonymous (Editor)
    In late breaking news this evening after the historic passage of Obamacare through the House of Representatives by Democrats over bipartisan opposition, many state attorneys general held a conference call in which it was decided that they would file a multi-state suit alleging the newly-passed Obamacare is unconstitutional immediately after President Barack Obama signs the act, which is expected on early next week. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott broke the news on his Facebook page: Just got off the AG conference call. We agreed that a multi-state lawsuit would send the strongest signal. We plan to file the moment Obama...
  • Republican attorneys general threaten health care suits

    03/19/2010 4:51:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 717+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/19/10 | ANDY BARR
    Numerous Republican state attorneys general announced Friday that they are prepping to file a federal lawsuit protesting the so-called “deem and pass” procedural maneuver and coverage mandates in the health care bill. Democrats regard these threats as stunts designed to scare off votes as the House approaches a vote on health care. Attorneys General Henry McMaster of South Carolina – who is head of a group of 19 GOP attorneys general that started threatening lawsuits in December – and Bill McCollum of Florida said Friday that they are planning legal action over a deal struck between Senate leadership and Sen....
  • The Character of George Washington

    02/22/2010 4:33:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies · 788+ views
    CE ^ | February 22, 2010 | Dr. Gary Scott Smith
    The Character of George Washington February 22nd, 2010 by Dr. Gary Scott Smith What made George Washington the most remarkable man of an extraordinary generation? He was not an intellectual giant like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison. Compared with most other founders, he was not well educated (he attended school for only about five years), and, unlike many of them, he disliked abstract philosophical discussions. Washington was intelligent, well informed, and astute, but he was neither a polished writer nor a spellbinding speaker. Moreover, he was not particularly affectionate, said little in public meetings, and lacked...
  • Interesting blog comment about Rezko, overthrow & liquidation (vanity)

    01/04/2010 11:29:59 PM PST · by Frantzie · 6 replies · 681+ views
    Vanity ^ | 1-5-2010 | Frantzie
    Check out what this guy wrote and anyone want to comment?
  • Video: LT.Gen. Jerry Boykin(RET-USA) explains why the Army did not remove Hasan (MUST SEE!)

    12/29/2009 8:42:52 PM PST · by greatdefender · 14 replies · 1,188+ views
    The General pretty much explains it all! Brave Man, indeed everyone!
  • Senate Confirms Surgeon General (Czar Dr. Regina Benjamin)

    10/29/2009 7:18:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Caucus ^ | 10/29/09 | Kate Phillips
    Senate Confirms Surgeon GeneralBy Kate Phillips October 29, 2009, 8:46 pm After much agitation earlier in the day, the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Regina Benjamin as the nation’s surgeon general on Thursday night amid a national emergency over the swine flu outbreak. The Senate approved her on a voice vote. On Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, had taken to the floor to complain that her nomination, along with others, had been held up. Republicans had stalled her confirmation over another issue, the so-called gag order imposed on insurance companies about whether they could inform...
  • In 1809, a bizarre burial for a 'mad' general

    10/24/2009 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Saije · 21 replies · 1,638+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 10/24/2009 | Marylynne Pitz
    As American colonists battled for independence, Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne captured a British fort in New York at midnight, earning a reputation as a brilliant strategist in the chaos of battle. George Washington rode on horseback to congratulate him in person. Soldiers who noticed his reckless bravery gave him his nickname. Later, the fiery leader trained a fearsome army outside of Pittsburgh in 1792, conquered the Indians and negotiated a treaty with them so the Northwest Territory could be settled.*** After he died at age 51 from an attack of gout, his body rested for 12 years in an oak...
  • General in Iraq ‘Encouraged’ as Elections Approach

    10/22/2009 4:35:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 322+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2009 – Violence in Iraq has dropped to the lowest levels seen since 2003 as the Iraqi people prepare to vote in new legislative and general elections slated for January, a senior U.S. military officer said here today. “I’m encouraged now that violence is at an all-time low; that the levels are down to where they were in 2003,” Army Brig. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, Multinational Force Iraq’s deputy chief of staff for strategic effects, told reporters during a news briefing at the Washington Foreign Press Center. The reduced violence in Iraq today, Lanza said, indicates “continued...
  • General Motor's return policy may not be worth the hassle

    09/27/2009 12:46:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 2,020+ views ^ | 9/27/09 | ap
    You fell in love with that $22,000 Chevy Malibu because of its color, style and price. After driving it home, you realize it's not what you wanted. Maybe it's the way it handles on the highway, the location of the cup holders or the shape of the seats. Don't worry. Bring it back for a refund, no questions asked, says GM's Chairman and new TV pitchman Edward Whitacre Jr.
  • Obama Taps 'Genius' Doctor, Katrina Victim for Surgeon General

    07/13/2009 10:09:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 62 replies · 3,068+ views
    Regina Benjamin, the youngest doctor and first black woman admitted to the American Medical Association, is President Obama's pick to be surgeon general. ------ snip ------
  • Obama's Asst Atty Gen. Tells Senate: Terrorists Captured on Battlefield Have Constitutional Rights

    07/08/2009 1:15:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,626+ views
    cnsnews ^ | 7/8/09 | Penny Starr
    ( – At a Senate hearing Tuesday on the use of military commissions to prosecute terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay, some members of the Armed Services Committee took offense at the Obama administration’s view that the detainees should have the same legal protections under the Constitution as U.S. citizens. Ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) questioned Assistant Attorney General David Kris about his remarks on the appropriateness of administering the Miranda warning to terrorist suspects captured abroad. "It is the administration's view that there is a serious risk that courts would hold that admission of involuntary statements of the...
  • Iraqis Ready to Accept Modern Inspectors General, Advisor Says

    07/02/2009 1:18:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 203+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 2, 2009 – Iraqi officials are learning to accept modern inspectors general in their government, and the coalition-backed investigative program is ready to stand on its own, a senior leader in that effort said. Marine Corps Col. Robert Schroeder, inspector general special staff assistant to the commander of Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, spoke with bloggers and online journalists during a June 30 “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable about the support his office provides. The command has dedicated IG advisors to Iraq’s ministries of Defense and Interior, Joint Headquarters Staff and Counter-terrorism Bureau, Schroeder said. “Each of the advisors and...
  • General, Wife Among Metro Casualties

    06/24/2009 4:35:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 493+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 – A former commander of the District of Columbia National Guard and his wife were among the nine people killed in the June 22 collision of two Metro subway trains here, officials announced yesterday. Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. David F. Wherley Jr. and his wife, Ann, were among nine people killed in a train collision on Washington D.C.'s Metro subway system June 22, 2009. The general commanded the District of Columbia National Guard for five years. Photo courtesy of the District of Columbia National Guard   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Retired Air Force...
  • IG Seeks Help in Stamping Out Afghanistan Reconstruction Fraud

    06/19/2009 5:37:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 229+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 19, 2009 – The inspector general who tracks Afghanistan reconstruction has sent out a call for help in stamping out fraud, mismanagement and waste of U.S. appropriated reconstruction funds. Arnold Fields, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, said that without help from people involved in the process, millions of taxpayer dollars could be wasted. “Weak oversight means we are open to wasting valuable taxpayer dollars, as has reportedly happened in Iraq.” Fields said. “We need the help of those on the front lines of U.S. funded reconstruction projects, including U.S. government employees, military servicemembers, contractors and the...
  • Investigate Firing of Inspector General: Sign Petition

    06/18/2009 1:48:27 PM PDT · by YaZhynka · 3 replies · 619+ views ^ | June 18, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    PETITION Senate and House to Investigate the firing of Inspector General Gerald Walpin. Sign the Petition Americorp Inspector General Gerald Walpin was fired by President Obama after Walpin, through an investigation by his office, alleged that Americorp funds had been wrongfully spent by a friend and supporter of the President. The firing of Inspector General Walpin appears to be a clear violation of the 2008 Inspectors General Reform Act which President Obama supported while he was a Senator. The Act requires the President to give 30 days notice and an explanation of cause prior to firing an Inspector General....
  • The Firing Of Our Inspector Generals By Obama & The Silence From The Left

    06/18/2009 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies · 794+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-18-09 | Curt
    Inspector Generals in this government are for one job, to work independently to ensure that the taxpayer is protected from government corruption and abuse. Not in Obama's government it seems. Three IG's have been fired in the last week and some pushback has started. First in this list is Gerald Walpin. He reported to Congress about the settlement of 400 grand paid by Obama cohort Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, St. HOPE academy (a pet of Johnson) and former executive director Dana Gonzalez. He reported that Johnson was not being required to repay all the money he misused AND he would...
  • VIDEO: Boxer Asks General To Call Her "Senator" And Not "Ma'am"

    06/17/2009 2:26:53 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 109 replies · 4,164+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 17, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to a General at a hearing yesterday: "Do me a favor," she said. "Could say senator instead of Ma'am It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, thank you."
  • Illegal: Obama Fires Inspector General Who Investigated Crony (Gerald Walpin)

    06/13/2009 4:29:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 2,391+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 6/12/09 | The Maha
    Illegal: Obama Fires Inspector General Who Investigated CronyJune 12, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The inspector general of AmeriCorps has been fired. The inspector general... There are inspector generals for every federal agency, and they are not political, and they are there to investigate any malfeasance, any fraud, waste, theft, what have you. And they are not subject to -- theoretically they are not subject to -- political pressure. Firing one is a big deal. Firing an inspector general is a big deal. If you'll remember, Alberto Gonzales as attorney general fired a couple of US attorneys. He took hell for...
  • Drop Kick Me Todd (Todd Bentley Will Soon Be Back "Ministering"?

    05/25/2009 2:38:08 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 42 replies · 2,622+ views
    Sola Dei Gloria ^ | 5/23/2009 | Pjmiller
    You Tube's Local Pstor is back at it. His newest clip had me laughing out loud at the song choice... Thanks to Morningstar madness we will soon see Todd and his new, young wife on a platform near you. ...
  • A Humble Tribute To General David Petraeus

    05/08/2009 2:21:05 PM PDT · by DARCPRYNCE · 6 replies · 594+ views
    Edward L. Daley's YouTube Channel ^ | May 8, 2009 | Edward L. Daley
    Dig this video, and share it with every patriotic American you know.
  • U.S. Judge okays cash collateral for General Growth Properties, Inc.

    04/21/2009 3:10:07 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 229+ views
    Reuters Finance ^ | 4-21-2009 | Reporting by Phil Wahba, writing by Emily Chasan; Editing by Andre Grenon
    NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) - A U.S. Federal bankruptcy judge approved on Thursday a request by mall owner General Growth Properties Inc GGWPQ.PK to use cash collateral to fund business operations during its bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper, approved the request at the company's first day in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan. Judge Gropper said the company has told him it has $140 million in unencumbered cash in the bank that it wants to use to finance its operations during the bankruptcy, while it waits for approval of a debtor-in-posession (DIP) bankruptcy loan.
  • The Gitmo Guard Who Converted to Islam

    03/26/2009 2:57:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies · 2,170+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2009 | Dan Ephron
    Army specialist Terry Holdbrooks had been a guard at Guantánamo for about six months the night he had his life-altering conversation with detainee 590, a Moroccan also known as "the General." This was early 2004, about halfway through Holdbrooks's stint at Guantánamo with the 463rd Military Police Company. Until then, he'd spent most of his day shifts just doing his duty. He'd escort prisoners to interrogations or walk up and down the cellblock making sure they weren't passing notes. But the midnight shifts were slow. "The only thing you really had to do was mop the center floor," he says....
  • Text of GM bondholder letter to White House panel

    03/22/2009 3:59:30 PM PDT · by rgr · 27 replies · 1,907+ views ^ | Sun Mar 22, 2009 | Kevin Krolicki
    Text of GM bondholder letter to White House panel (Reuters) - The following is the text of a letter sent by financial and legal advisers to GM bondholders on Sunday raising concern about General Motors Corp's (GM.N) debt restructuring talks to date. The letter was addressed to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, White House economic adviser Larry Summers and two other members of the U.S. autos task force: Steve Rattner and Ron Bloom, former investment bankers who have been advisers to the White House autos panel. "On behalf of the ad hoc committee of General Motors bondholders, we write today...
  • Attorney general signals shift in marijuana policy

    03/18/2009 7:28:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 2,673+ views
    My Way ^ | 3/18/09 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder signaled a change on medical marijuana policy Wednesday, saying federal agents will target marijuana distributors only when they violate both federal and state law. That would be a departure from the Bush administration, which targeted medical marijuana dispensaries in California even if they complied with that state's law
  • God’s Mighty Expanse (ever wonder what the BIBLE says about COSMOLOGY?)

    02/25/2009 6:52:31 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 66 replies · 1,679+ views
    CMI ^ | 26 February 2009 | D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D.
    God’s mighty expanse by D. Russell HumphreysPublished: 26 February 2009(GMT+10) Psalm 150:1, the first verse of the last psalm, contains a phrase that has always intrigued me: … Praise Him in his mighty expanse. (NAS), or… praise him in the firmament of his power. (KJV) God made the expanse (firmament) on the second day and called it “heavens” (Genesis 1:8, plural from literal Hebrew). Later, on the fourth day, He populated the expanse with the sun, moon and stars (Genesis 1:14-19). So the expanse is not the heavenly bodies, but rather the space that contains the heavenly bodies. Normally people...
  • Obama to Propose Massive Greenhouse Gas Tax

    02/21/2009 5:36:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 333 replies · 15,480+ views
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 | Kristinn
    Barack Hussein Obama will propose a massive business tax on greenhouse gases in his FY 2010 federal budget to be presented this week.The massive tax increase and power grab was buried at the end on article on Obama's forthcoming budget proposal in The New York Times:On energy policy, Mr. Obama’s budget will show new revenues by 2012 from his proposal to require companies to buy permits from the government for greenhouse gas emissions above a certain cap. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the permits would raise up to $300 billion a year by 2020. Since companies would pass their...
  • 'Tough year' ahead in Afghanistan: US general (General David McKiernan)

    02/18/2009 1:35:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 436+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/18/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Even with an additional 17,000 troops in Afghanistan, the top US commander there predicted "a tough year" in 2009 and warned that the situation would not be quickly turned around. General David McKiernan, who commands US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, spoke a day after President Barack Obama approved the deployment in the coming months of two additional combat brigades and support forces, about 17,000 troops in all. "Even with these additional forces, I have to tell you, 2009 is going to be a tough year," McKiernan told reporters at the Pentagon. "There are the baseline problems...
  • Green car rules give auto industry a new challengeadd $2,000 $10,000 to the price of a vehicle)

    01/26/2009 3:43:16 PM PST · by shielagolden · 17 replies · 621+ views ^ | 01/27/09 | Dan Strumpf
    Green car rules give auto industry a new challenge WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama wants automakers to make greener cars at a time when General Motors and Chrysler are hanging by the thread of a massive government loan and auto sales have plummeted to their lowest levels in more than two decades. Obama's plans could bring smaller cars, more hybrids and advanced fuel-saving technologies to showrooms, but car shoppers will probably pay more upfront because the new rules are expected to cost the hamstrung industry billions of dollars. "The consumer needs to understand that they will see significant increases in...
  • Incredible! New George S Patton speech: Iraq & modern world

    01/13/2009 12:28:51 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 1 replies · 665+ views
    you tube ^ | july 13 2007 | scenesofaudio
    I love this...All Liberals should be made to listen to this!!!
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