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  • Google Employee's Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes Internally Viral

    08/05/2017 4:04:08 PM PDT · by tje · 26 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 8/5/2017 | LOUISE MATSAKIS
    At least eight Google employees tweeted Friday about a document that was circulated within the company calling for replacing Google's diversity initiatives with policies that encourage "ideological diversity" instead. The document, which is the personal opinion of one senior software engineer, was shared on a company mailing list but has since gone "internally viral," according to a Google employee who spoke with Motherboard.
  • CNN War With Trump Gets Personal

    06/28/2017 5:53:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/17 | Jonathan Easley
    CNN war with Trump gets personal © Getty Images President Trump’s war with CNN took an even more personal turn on Tuesday after the White House used its press briefing to tout a hidden camera video calling the cable news network’s coverage of the Russia controversy “bullshit.” The undercover video from conservative sting artist James O’Keefe showed a CNN producer questioning the network’s coverage and suggesting important stories had been buried to keep the focus on Trump and Russia. At Tuesday’s press briefing, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders encouraged viewers to watch the O’Keefe video, calling it “a disgrace...
  • This May Be as Good as It Gets for Stocks in 2012

    04/25/2012 9:40:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/25/12 | Randall W. Forsyth |
    Unique may be the most over-used and misused word in the English language. Something that is unique is just that -- the only one. Unique cannot be used with a modifier. An object or person may be quite extraordinary or exquisitely rare. But to hear or read something or someone described as "very unique" sets my teeth on edge more than any fingernails on a blackboard. Apple (AAPL), however, does deserve to be described as unique. No other company could nearly double its earnings from a year ago and still be constrained by its capacity to satisfy demand for its...
  • President Obama gets a smack down from Governor Walker?

    02/28/2011 2:25:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 2/28/11 | Greta Van Susteren
    Below is a statement from the office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: Statement in Response to President Obama’s Misunderstanding Madison– Today President Obama again weighed in against Governor Walker’s proposal to balance the state’s budget deficit by having state government workers contribute a modest amount toward their own pensions and pay 12.6 percent toward their healthcare premiums. In response to the President’s comments, the Governor’s Press Secretary Cullen Werwie issued the following statement: I'm sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And...
  • Los Angeles gets tough with political protesters

    02/10/2011 8:08:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/10/11 | Kate Linthicum and Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich is throwing the book at dozens of people arrested during recent political demonstrations — a major shift in city policy that has him pressing for jail time in types of cases that previous prosecutors had treated as infractions. Some of the activists arrested, including eight college students and one military veteran who took part in a Westwood rally last year in support of the DREAM Act, face up to one year in county jail. Trutanich's aggressive stance is the latest episode in the city's decades-long legal struggle over the rights of protesters.
  • Stunner. Obama Gets His Information from Anti-Semitic Aljazeera Channel

    02/04/2011 4:21:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 2/4/11 | Jim Hoft
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, February 4, 2011, 11:49 AM Stunner. President Obama gets his Middle East news from the anti-Semitic anti-American Aljazeera channel. The Business Insider reported, via FOX Nation: The Daily Beast just posted an “exclusive” look inside the White House’s “scramble” to find the right response to the unfolding crisis in Egypt this week. The short version is that the crisis caught U.S. intelligence off guard and they were slow to react. But here’s the line that jumped out at me. Now, huddled in the big office of their boss—one of the administration policy-makers trying to...
  • Citigroup Gets Huge New $38 Billion Bailout, Wiping Out All Of The Taxpayer's "Profits" (Dec. 2009)

    01/31/2011 8:47:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    business insider ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Joe Weisenthal
    The Treasury may have made some silly paper "profit" on its bailout of Citigroup (C) but the taxpayer may not get much of anything. The Washington Post reports that as part of the bank's TARP payback agreement, it's quietly been given a $38 billion tax break by the IRS. Seriously. The Internal Revenue Service on Friday issued an exception to long-standing tax rules for the benefit of Citigroup and a few other companies partially owned by the government. As a result, Citigroup will be allowed to retain billions of dollars worth of tax breaks that otherwise would decline in value...
  • Interior Dept. gets ready for global warming

    09/14/2009 3:32:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,004+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar moved Monday to prepare the nation's parks, refuges and endangered species for the onslaught of global warming. Salazar signed an order setting up a Climate Change Response Council and eight regional response centers to study and respond to such issues as rising sea levels threatening to swamp historic structures and warmer temperatures shifting where wildlife live. The order also commits the Interior Department to develop a plan to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions, including setting a firm target.
  • The White House Gets Sued for Its Fishy Email Program

    09/01/2009 8:37:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,105+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/1/09 | Sammy Benoit
    "There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to" The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) have filed suit in...
  • Al-Qaida inmate gets access to Obama's books

    07/10/2009 4:40:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 326+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/10/09 | ap
    McLEAN, Va. - The Bureau of Prisons says it reversed course months ago to allow some of the country's most dangerous prisoners to read two books written by President Barack Obama. Court papers filed Thursday show that prison officials twice rejected requests by inmate Ahmed Omar Abu Ali to read "Dreams from my Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."
  • School gets marijuana shipment [12 pounds of marijuana from a mysterious sender ]

    05/18/2007 12:06:25 PM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 324+ views ^ | 5-18-2007 | Staff Writer
    KENT, N.Y. --A school principal received a surprise delivery of 12 pounds of marijuana from a mysterious sender whose address was traced to a vacant lot in California, police said. The package was addressed to Joan "Pinserton," a misspelling of the principal's name, Pinkerton. It was delivered Thursday to the Kent Primary School by Federal Express. Pinkerton was immediately suspicious because of a strong order from the box. The principal had the box moved to the rear of the school property and an X-ray taken by the bomb squad determined the package wasn't a threat, police Lt. Alex DiVernieri said....
  • Son Gets Marijuana for Doing Homework

    09/12/2006 11:14:43 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 167 replies · 2,689+ views ^ | 9 12 06 | Associated Press
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A woman admitted to smoking marijuana daily with her 13-year-old son to reward him for completing his homework. Amanda Lynn Livelsberger, 30, pleaded guilty to several charges Monday and will be sentenced Nov. 27. Livelsberger, of Conewago Township, admitted in Adams County court that she had been smoking marijuana with her son since he was 11, and that she often gave it to him as a reward. The boy told police that he was required to do his homework as soon as he got home from school, and then was allowed to smoke marijuana with his mother,...
  • Ron Isley Gets 3 Years for Tax Evasion

    09/05/2006 11:21:33 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 2,201+ views ^ | 9 5 06 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Ronald Isley has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for tax evasion. The 65-year-old R&B singer was also ordered to pay $3.1 million in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Conte. Isley was convicted last year of five counts of tax evasion and one count of willful failure to file a tax return. During Friday's hearing, defense attorney Anthony Alexander argued that Isley should receive probation instead of prison time because of complications from a stroke and a recent bout with kidney cancer. Alexander also pleaded for...
  • Training Academy Gets 36 New Motorcycles (BIKE-Rider Alert!)

    08/11/2006 5:53:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 390+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Mayra Kennedy
    Training Academy Gets 36 New Motorcycles Vehicles will give Afghan National Police more mobility to track down insurgents. By Army Sgt. Mayra Kennedy 345th Mobile Public Affairs Detachmen KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2006 -- The Afghan National Police in Regional Command South received 36 new motorcycles here Aug. 8 to support local authorities. Regional Command South police commander, Gen. Esmatullah Dawlatzai, accepted the motorcycles, knowing the new equipment will improve the efficiency of the police in the south. “The motorcycles will help us follow insurgents and Taliban, and it will be good for our men to do their...
  • Al Wathba Water Treatment Plant Gets Upgrade

    08/09/2006 4:20:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 363+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Norris Jones
    The Al Wathba Water Treatment Plant has undergone a $22 million upgrade to bring more fresh, potable water to Baghdad residents. The facility serves the Rusafa area in northeast Baghdad. Courtesy photo Al Wathba Water Treatment Plant Gets Upgrade Renovations include state-of-the-art pumps, pipes, filters and a new chlorination system. By Norris Jones Gulf Region Central District US Army Corps of Engineers BAGHDAD, Aug. 9, 2006 -- For nearly two years, the Al Wathba Water Treatment Plant has been undergoing a $22 million upgrade to bring more fresh, potable water to Baghdad residents. That facility serves the Rusafa area...
  • U.S.-Iraqi Patrol Gets Terrorists; Would-be Bomber Blows Up

    07/16/2006 5:07:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 585+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Corps-Iraq
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi soldiers killed two terrorists and captured seven others during a joint operation conducted in a rural area northwest of Baghdad late last week, officials in Iraq reported. The Iraqi soldiers and Multinational Corps Iraq soldiers from 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participated in the July 13 firefight. Four local citizens gave information that led to the terrorists' capture. The Iraqis told the soldiers about some men carrying an RPK machine gun and a mortar tube in the neighborhood and provided possible locations. The soldiers observed...
  • America Supports You: Operation First Response Gets Boost

    06/28/2006 11:48:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 234+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2006 – Operation First Response, an organization dedicated to supporting the nation's wounded servicemembers and their families, got a little support of its own recently. The nonprofit group found itself on the receiving end of a $50,000 grant from the Military Order of the Purple Service Foundation in late May. Both organizations share a similar goal of helping veterans and wounded servicemembers, Dick Gallant, executive director of the foundation, said. "That's our only reason for being," he said. "If anybody doesn't have that reason, they shouldn't be in this field." The grant means a lot to...
  • Mother Who Killed 8 Babies Gets 15 Years

    06/01/2006 7:58:08 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 704+ views
    FRANKFURT AN DER ODER, Germany - A woman was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies in the 1990s and burying their bodies around her parents' home in a case that shocked Germany. Sabine Hilschenz, 40, was given the maximum sentence after the court found her guilty of eight counts of manslaughter. She also was suspected in the death of a ninth child in 1988, but the statute of limitations does not allow for that case to be tried. Hilschenz was arrested after the remains of the infants were...
  • Injured by Vehicle Bombs, Iraqi Gets Prosthetic Hand

    05/24/2006 5:23:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
    U.S. Army Dr. (Maj.) Steven Bauer (right), brigade surgeon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, instructs Iraqi Lt. Ceasar Hamed Hassan on how to close and open his newly received prosthetic hand, May 4, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Edgar Reyes Injured by Vehicle Bombs, Iraqi Gets Prosthetic Hand The Iraqi soldier lost his left hand when his vehicle collided with two separate vehicles loaded with bombs during a routine patrol. By U.S. Army Pfc. Edgar Reyes 2nd Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, May 24, 2006 —...
  • Bush Gets No Respect From Chicks' Maines

    05/21/2006 9:31:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,117+ views
    iwon news ^ | May 21, 06 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines apologized for disrespecting President Bush during a London concert in 2003. But now, she's taking it back. "I don't feel that way anymore," she told Time magazine for its issue hitting newsstands Monday. "I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever." As war in Iraq loomed, Maines told the London audience: "Just so you know, we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." The remarks led to death threats and a backlash from other country stars, including a high-profile spat with Toby Keith. It also stalled...