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  • UAE Touts Helping U.S. Coalition Forces... USAID at Same Time Building Gas Pipeline Benefiting UAE

    05/08/2012 10:29:59 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The United Arab Emirates embassy in the U.S. a little while ago bragged in a tweet that "UAE participated with US in 5 coalition actions in 20 years: Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Bosnia-Kosovo, Gulf War." U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor in response poses the question, "Does that possibly explain why the U.S. Agency for International Development is planning to build a 47 km. pipeline extension in the former Soviet republic of Georgia -- a project whose goal is to promote the UAE-owned Poti Free Industrial Zone near the Black Sea?" Just a thought. Related: "U.S.-Financed Pipeline Benefiting UAE Royal Family Moves...
  • First Veteran Exclusive Jail Dorm Opens

    05/07/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2012 | Elizabeth Prann
    A Georgia sheriff says he is opening the first county jail in the U.S. exclusively for inmates who are military veterans. "The people in the veterans dorm get access to programs that will hopefully be addressing their concerns or needs," said Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr. "When they transition back into the community we don't have the problem [of recidivism.]" Darr went on to say, true crime prevention is having people not commit the same offense or crimes over and over again. He wants to keep folks from circulating in and out of the jail system. And it's not costing...
  • Civil War shipwreck creates hurdle for government's $653M plan

    05/05/2012 6:24:33 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2012 | AP
    Before government engineers can deepen one of the nation's busiest seaports to accommodate future trade, they first need to remove a $14 million obstacle from the past -- a Confederate warship rotting on the Savannah River bottom for nearly 150 years. Confederate troops scuttled the ironclad CSS Georgia to prevent its capture by Gen. William T. Sherman when his Union troops took Savannah in December 1864. It's been on the river bottom ever since. Now, the Civil War shipwreck sits in the way of a government agency's $653 million plan to deepen the waterway that links the nation's fourth-busiest container...
  • (Cheating) APS teacher ready to fight for her job

    05/05/2012 4:14:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 5/04/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    APS teacher ready to fight for her jobBy Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6:31 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 An Atlanta teacher accused of cheating says she's ready to defend herself against claims she changed student answers. Camille Neely was a third-grade teacher at Gideons Elementary, where a special state investigation claims widespread cheating took place in 2009 and other years. Atlanta Public Schools is trying to fire Neely for allegedly changing answers on state exams and lying about her involvement to special investigators. **SNIP** Atlanta Public Schools is in the process of holding termination hearings to get some 90...
  • U.S.-Financed Pipeline Benefiting UAE Royal Family Moves Forward

    05/04/2012 3:11:19 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 4, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S is moving forward with plans to help finance a gas pipeline-extension benefiting United Arab Emirate royals. As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported late last year, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) intends to provide an unspecified level of financial support to build the 47 kilometer natural-gas pipeline in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The agency claims that the Kutaisi-Abasha project, as it is known, will provide “energy security” in the region. The endeavor as originally described was to promote the development of the Poti Free Industrial Zone on the Black Sea coast, “and secure power...
  • Cobb Parents Caution Their Children in Light of Trayvon Shooting Death

    05/03/2012 6:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | May 3, 2012 | Kiri Walton
    The country, including South Cobb, continues to dialogue about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and to watch the impending trial of George Zimmerman. Many parents are wondering what, if anything, they can do to prevent their children from becoming the next Trayvon, the 16-year-old boy Zimmerman admitted to shooting in what he said was self-defense. Martin was walking to his father’s home in a Sanford, FL subdivision from a local store. During the second Cobb United for Change Coalition meeting held Wednesday night, a child asked what he could do to prevent becoming “another Trayvon Martin.” The answers from...
  • Atlanta Bans Mexican ID Card After Anti-Illegal Immigration Activist Complaint

    05/01/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-01-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona A stalwart foe of illegal immigration has won a victory over sanctuary city policies in a major U.S. city. Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID - the infamous "Matricula Consular" card - for city government transactions. The city council voted to repeal the ordinance - which was adopted in 2004 - after a complaint was filed with the newly created state Immigration Enforcement and Review Board - which was created after passage of Georgia's Arizona-style immigration law H.B. 87 in July 2010. The complaint, filed in February by longtime...
  • Parents: Driver lacks remorse for running over, killing child (Ran over baby-twice! )

    04/30/2012 2:00:07 PM PDT · by cowboybeebop · 24 replies
    WBSTV ^ | 4-28-2012
    On September 17, 2011, his wife was walking with Olivia in a crosswalk at Lenora Park in Snellville when Glass slammed into her and Olivia's stroller. "She came at us so hard and so fast out of nowhere, in reverse, In the wrong lane," Hellwig said. "She hit us once in reverse the first time, and if that's not enough kept driving, drove forward, and drove backwards again." "Her lawyer issued an apology, but there was nothing from her," Hellwig said. "I didn't feel any real remorse from her in court."
  • Power is top prize in Arizona immigration battle

    04/22/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Voters back state over fedsThe Supreme Court’s health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesday’s arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the state’s tough immigration law looks to be all about power. Arizona argues that the federal government has failed to enforce its laws on the books and says states should be free to enforce their own laws as long as they complement the national goals. Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power over immigration to the federal government, and there can be no infringement. The electorate is clearly on the side of...
  • Russian Is Massing Troops On Iran's North Border And Waiting for Western Attack

    04/21/2012 7:14:06 PM PDT · by Thorliveshere · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 09, 2012 | F. Michael Maloof
    <p>WASHINGTON – The Russian military anticipates that an attack will occur on Iran by the summer and has developed an action plan to move Russian troops through neighboring Georgia to stage in Armenia, which borders on the Islamic republic, according to informed Russian sources.</p>
  • Wife of Augusta attorney wanted on rape charges

    04/16/2012 6:08:17 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    WFXG TV ^ | March 7, 2012 | Lauren Powell,
    Wife of Augusta attorney wanted on rape charges Lauren Powell, Executive Producer March 7, 2012 WFXG (Augusta, GA) RICHMOND COUNTY (WFXG) - The wife of an Augusta attorney is wanted for a Grand Jury Arrest Warrant for rape and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Caroline Neal, the wife of attorney Joe Neal Jr., is believed to be in the Greenville, SC area. Richmond County investigators say the alleged incident happened at the couple's Summerville home late last year. An 18-year-old babysitter says Mr. Neal gave her alcohol and marijuana and then sexually assaulting her. Mr. Neal turned himself in yesterday....
  • There Is Still Time (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/15/2012 8:39:45 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 116 replies
    Vanity | April 15, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    While everyone is in the weeds counting delegates and wondering who Santorum will endorse (it will be Romney), few people are talking about the degree to which the GOP will be emboldened if Romney gets the nomination. It will be a sign to them they can get the evangelical, social and fiscal conservatives to fall in line, all they have to do is wait them out. A few days ago, Mark Levin said he was disgusted with the Republican establishment, right after he said, 'we conservatives have to work together to pull out a victory for Mitt Romney’, just one...
  • After being bit by a penguin, Gingrich says he's the underdog

    04/15/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT · by svxdave · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alex Moe
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The day after Newt Gingrich was bit by a penguin at a zoo, he acknowledged he is “the underdog” and said his campaign began renting their donor list because they needed money. --- “Compared to Barack Obama, Romney’s a conservative,” he said. “Let’s be clear: There are no liberals in the Republican party.”
  • Gingrich and Paul Defy Calls to Rally Around Romney

    04/15/2012 8:27:45 PM PDT · by KSanders · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    With Rick Santorum out of the Republican presidential field, clearing a path to the nomination for Mitt Romney, the fight to become the party’s standard-bearer is over, right? Well, not entirely. Despite the nearly unanimous view that Mr. Romney will be President Obama’s challenger in the fall, there are still two men — Representative Ron Paul of Texas and Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House — who have not yet agreed. In the face of scorn from their peers, they continue to campaign, even if fewer people are paying attention. Both men say they are seeking influence over...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Ringgold man shot in the chest during argument, other man not charged

    04/14/2012 6:46:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 13 April, 2012 |
    A Ringgold man is recuperating from a gunshot wound after being shot in the chest by another man after the two were arguing. According to Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office reports: Robert Wilson, 37, of Ringgold, was shot in the chest Sat-urday afternoon, April 7, by a man who was doing yard work for Wilson’s next-door neighbor. The shooter, Dustin Talley of Fort Oglethorpe, was not arrested and is not currently facing any charges. Talley told police that he was acting in self-defense. Sheriff’s deputies responded to 63 Karen Drive in Ringgold about 12:45 p.m. on April 7 in regards to...
  • (Macon, GA) Easter egg hunt canceled after parents got violent

    04/06/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 53 replies
    Macon Telegraph via Fox 5 Atlanta/AP ^ | 6 April 2012 | Unattributed
    MACON, Ga. - An annual Easter egg hunt in central Georgia has been canceled after organizers say parents became violent while trying to collect eggs for themselves and their children in past years. This will be the first time in years that the Easter Bunny won't be visiting children during the annual egg hunt at Central City Park in Macon, traditionally one of the largest Easter events in central Georgia.
  • The Russian Military Has an Action Plan Involving Georgia if Iran Is Attacked

    04/05/2012 11:52:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 4/5/2012 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Russian Defense Ministry sources told the semiofficial news agency Interfax that action plans are being finalized to react to an armed conflict involving Iran and its nuclear program. The General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces “calculates” that military action against Iran will commence “in the summer” of 2012. Since Israel does not have sufficient assets to defeat Iranian defenses, the Russian military considers US military involvement inevitable (Interfax, March 30). Bits of information have been appearing, indicating the essence of Russian military action. Last December it was disclosed that families of servicemen from the Russian base in Armenia have...
  • The Cutting Edge(GA knife preemption)

    03/28/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 27 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Cutting Edge March 26, 2012: Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Preemption Bill SB432 must be scheduled for a vote in the next three days or it will not become law. It is critical for you to take a moment and call the office of Georgia's Speaker of the House David Ralston and POLITELY request that he "please schedule SB432 for a vote as soon as possible." That's all the message you need to leave. Georgia House Speaker David Ralston: 404-656-5020 Email:
  • New Black Panther Party leader arrested in DeKalb Co.

    03/26/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 24+ views
    WGCL-TV ^ | March 26, 2012 | Katie Kosciolek
    The DeKalb Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad Members arrested the New Black Panther Party's Chief of Staff, Hashim Nzinga, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Nzinga, 49, recently announced that the New Black Panther Party is placing a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, the shooter of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said Nzinga was in possession of an FN Herstal 5.7x28 handgun. An investigation revealed that he pawned the gun at a Stone Mountain Pawn Shop on Rockbridge Road. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Nzinga's convictions of felony deposit account...