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  • Yeah, Jeb Bush Is Probably Toast

    10/29/2015 9:17:32 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 42 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 10/29/2015 | Nate Silver
    "You know, I think Jeb Bush is toast," I told one of my editors after Wednesday night's debate. "I kinda do too," he replied. "I'm just worried because that's what everyone else seems to think too." -SNIP- Bush received poor reviews for his debate performance from political commentators of all stripes (Republican, Democratic, partisan, nonpartisan, reporters, "data journalists"), many of whom also suggested that his campaign might soon be over. The straw poll1 we conducted among FiveThirtyEight writers and editors agreed; Bush's average grade was a C-, putting him at the bottom of the 10-candidate group. -SNIP- In the insurgent...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Governor Nikki Haley lectures Trump and Americans to watch their 'tone'

    07/15/2015 8:59:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 7/15/2015 | M Catharine Evans
    When asked about presidential candidate Donald Trump's remarks on illegal immigrants from Mexico, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley told Meet the Press's Chuck Todd she understands Trump's "frustration" but that he needs to watch his "tone." Haley went on to say "we" all need to be respectful of each other and nix the "harsh" language. Offensive talk "hurts people," and it's "just not necessary."
  • Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accident

    04/01/2015 7:29:22 AM PDT · by Doogle · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 04/01/15 | ROBERT JABLON and TAMI ABDOLLAH
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said. Related Stories Natural causes or accident likely in Getty heir death Associated Press J. Paul Getty's Grandson, Heir to Oil Fortune, Dies at 47 The Hollywood Reporter Getty heir 'dies in Los Angeles': reports AFP Grandson of Getty oil founder discovered dead in Los Angeles home Reuters The death appeared to be from...
  • All Species are Threatened

    09/02/2014 6:33:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 9/2/2014 | Viv Forbes
    Probably over 95% of all species that have ever lived on earth are now extinct. It should not be surprising that many species now on earth are headed for the exit door.
  • The Weather Channel goes dark on DirecTV

    01/13/2014 9:21:48 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 89 replies ^ | 13JAN2014 | Anthony Watts
    The Weather Channel feed was switched to show WeatherNationTv just after midnight EST January 14th. the TWC logo is there still in the DirecTV channel lineup, but the content is WeatherNation. See the proof, this screencap off my TV at 9:02PM PST (12:02 AM EST):
  • Reports: Illinois GOP chairman (Pat Brady) to step down

    05/06/2013 10:39:02 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 18 replies
    SJR ^ | May 6, 2013 | The Associated Press
    <p>CHICAGO -- There are published reports Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady is planning to step down for personal reasons.</p> <p>The reports have Brady announcing his resignation on Tuesday.</p> <p>Republican State Rep. Jim Durkin told the Chicago Sun-Times Brady is "leaving on terms that he's imposed on himself." Durkin says Brady, who he calls a dear friend, wants to spend more time with his family.</p>
  • Tennessee police search for man ejected from plane

    03/30/2013 8:48:50 AM PDT · by Doogle · 84 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/30/13 | FOX
    <p>Authorities in southeastern Tennessee are searching for a man who was thrown from an experimental aircraft while he was learning to fly from an instructor.</p> <p>The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that police in Collegedale and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office on Friday were searching the ground for the man, who has not been identified.</p>
  • Blaise Ingoglia taking on Republican Party's marketing problem

    04/21/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 8 replies ^ | April 21, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    In part one of a two part exclusive BPR interview, newly elected Vice Chair of the RPOF, Blaise Ingoglia gets right to the point about what needs to happen for Republicans to win the elections in 2012. Ingoglia, creator of the explosive “Government Gone Wild” website and publicly presented lecture program, said that he was elected by those who are familiar with his work and they expect him to use his expertise in marketing to help propel the party to victory. Ingoglia shares his thoughts on how to accomplish the task in the video below.
  • Senate Repeals Bans on Sodomy and Bestiality in the Military

    12/02/2011 2:12:02 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 44 replies · 1+ views
    THEBLAZE ^ | Posted on December 2, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to approve a defense authorization bill which included a provision that not only repealed the military ban on sodomy, but also repealed the ban on having sex with animals — or bestiality.
  • Hillary Clinton supporters: Donate $20.12 for 2012 challenge

    08/12/2011 11:03:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Hillary Clinton supporters: Donate $20.12 for 2012 challenge 1 hr 3 mins ago Supporters of Hillary Clinton are encouraging fellow fans to donate $20.12 Friday to signify support for a primary challenge to President Barack Obama in 2012. Clinton narrowly lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008, and embittered supporters have plotted a comeback ever since. Recently, several Democrats have murmured regret about the nomination of Obama over Clinton, who they believe would have been a more strident proponent of Democratic policies. (RELATED: Gravel names his price: $1 million to challenge Obama) A Facebook page encouraging donations to Clinton...
  • Pelosi Predicts: $2.4 Trillion Added to Federal Credit-Card Limit Will Last Only 18 Months

    08/03/2011 7:01:36 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 59 replies ^ | Tuesday, August 02, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) is predicting that the $2.4 trillion that Congress has now added to the limit on the federal credit card--by increasing the legal debt limit--will be exhausted by the Treasury in only 18 months.
  • Coburn Bets a ‘Porterhouse Steak’ Obama Will Sign ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ Bill

    07/21/2011 12:50:39 PM PDT · by CNSNews · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 7/21/11 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ( – Despite President Barack Obama’s vow to veto the Cut, Cap and Balance bill passed by the House of Representatives, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said he would bet a “Porterhouse steak” that the president would sign the legislation if it arrived at his desk. “It doesn’t matter what the polls are,” Coburn told reporters at the Capitol on Thursday. “We’ve got to fix our country, and this is the only viable plan right now that will do that. And I will bet you a Porterhouse steak that if it lands on his desk, he’ll sign this puppy.” White House...
  • The Video Congress Does Not Want You To See

    07/13/2011 8:12:09 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 10 replies ^ | 7/13/2011 |
    The Video Congress Does Not Want You To See After watching the video click HERE to view “The List."
  • U.S. Army Abandons Unpopular Beret for Patrol Cap

    06/14/2011 10:41:17 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-14-11
    The U.S. Army said Monday that it was abandoning the beret, after a failed 10-year experiment. The black beret, which proved deeply unpopular with American soldiers, will be replaced by a patrol cap for everyday wear, U.S. Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said. The move came after outgoing Army chief of staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, asked the Army's sergeant major "to go out and talk to soldiers across the force and see what was on their minds," Collins told AFP. "One of the things that soldiers consistently brought up was the desire to wear the patrol cap as part of...
  • MTV’s Naked Calculation Gone Bad

    01/23/2011 6:21:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/23/11 | David Carr
    What if one day you went to work and there was a meeting to discuss whether the project you were working on crossed the line into child pornography? You’d probably think you had ended up in the wrong room. And you’d be right. Last week, my colleague Brian Stelter reported that on Tuesday, the day after the pilot episode of “Skins” was shown on MTV, executives at the cable channel were frantically meeting to discuss whether the salacious teenage drama starring actors as young as 15 might violate federal child pornography statutes.
  • 19 Democrats vote against Nancy Pelosi

    01/05/2011 1:18:13 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | January 05, 2011 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLEN
    Nearly 20 Democrats abandoned their party’s pick for speaker of the House, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a sign of their concerns about supporting the unpopular former speaker and of the difficulty she will have in marshaling her forces in legislative battles to come in the next two years. Pelosi brushed off the 18 votes for other lawmakers on Wednesday afternoon — 11 of them for North Carolina’s Heath Shuler — in a brief exchange with POLITICO. “We’re excited about the votes I got,” said the California Democrat, who handed over the speaker’s gavel to John Boehner of Ohio at...
  • Investors Who Cashed Out Madoff Funds Before The Fall Are Guilty of Being Rich

    12/18/2010 12:30:04 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 26 replies · 1+ views
    PBS ^ | 12/17/2010 | Hari Sreenivasan
    If you're rich, you're guilty of profit. Hand it over!
  • American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper

    08/09/2010 7:18:17 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 7 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-9-10 | WebToday
    The following is an article taken word for word from The Praavda, a former Communist propaganda rag, now reformed and warning the US not to go down the road of Communism that enslaved Russia for 70 years. It's kind of like the old song, "House of the Rising Sun," werein the singer tells mothers to warn their children not to do what he has done. --Editor, WebToday It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse...
  • American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper

    08/08/2010 7:56:29 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 4 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-8-10 | WebToday
    The following is an article taken word for word from The Praavda, a former Communist propaganda rag, now reformed and warning the US not to go down the road of Communism that enslaved Russia for 70 years. It's kind of like the old song, "House of the Rising Sun," werein the singer tells mothers to warn their children not to do what he has done. --Editor, WebToday It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse...
  • Gone... Going... Going...

    06/07/2010 9:54:15 PM PDT · by JLS · 20 replies · 86+ views
    Nationl Review Corner ^ | 7 June 2010 | Mark Steyn
    The departure in ignominy of Helen Thomas has been commented on below, and I don't have much to add, except how pathetic is this?
  • Per FNC - AP calling it for Sestak -- buh bye, Arlen - woo hoo!

    05/18/2010 7:19:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 143 replies · 3,900+ views
    AP/Fox News ^ | 5-18-10
  • #The Day Twitter Exploded

    05/10/2010 10:25:42 AM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 35 replies · 2,000+ views
    Fellow FReeps who are Tweeps...Twitter is in tatters right now.
  • I fear....Gone are the days of old! What do you think?

    10/27/2009 5:59:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 23 replies · 1,433+ views
    Me | 10/27/2009 | mikelets456
    Like most of you, I have a house and work 5-6 days a week. I have 3 children and a dog. My wife works because we have a child in college and 2 in private school. We work hard all day long and then come home and try to balance time with our family and things that have to get done around the house. Our schedules are busy running from place to place and enjoying the time spent together. In the summer we would hang out with our friends or take a ride to the shore and simply grow as...
  • NHS has gone to the dogs

    08/14/2009 6:05:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 428+ views
    The Sun ^ | 8/14/09 | RORY REYNOLDS
    AN NHS nurse quit her stressful £15,000-a-year job - to earn the same salary by walking dogs. And Julie Odell chooses to work just ten hours a week compared to 40 in the hospital - so could rake in FOUR TIMES as much. She gets around £30 an hour - compared to £7.50 at the NHS, which she left after "watching standards of care plummet". Julie of Edinburgh, said: "I'm just part-time but I've heard of one man who charges £10 per dog per hour, takes six dogs on every walk and does three walks every weekday.
  • The names of the 8 Republican traitors who voted for cap-'n'-tax

    06/26/2009 4:32:35 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 513 replies · 23,933+ views
  • G20 Leaders Pledge Action; Financial Stability Board to Replace FSF (your oligarchy,feeble paupers)

    04/02/2009 9:48:50 PM PDT · by bamahead · 11 replies · 1,062+ views
    Earlier today, leaders of the G-20 nations issued a nine-page Communique announcing they have "pledged to do whatever is necessary to: -restore confidence, growth, and jobs; -repair the financial system to restore lending; -strengthen financial regulation to rebuild trust; -fund and reform our international financial institutions to overcome this crisis and prevent future ones; -promote global trade and investment and reject protectionism, to underpin prosperity; and -build an inclusive, green, and sustainable recovery Under the heading of 'strengthening financial regulation,' the G-20 leaders state: "We have today also issued a Declaration, Strengthening the Financial System. In particular we agree: -to...
  • Moe the chimp still missing

    07/01/2008 1:13:17 PM PDT · by socal_parrot · 22 replies · 565+ views
    Inland Daily Bulletin ^ | 6/30/8 | Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell
    Famed chimp 'Moe' escapes into forest As of Monday, there was still no sign of Moe in the San Bernardino National Forest, but there were plenty of rumors about the missing chimp. Water was running and peanuts were missing at the Gem Ranch on Cajon Boulevard, and a dead chicken was found in the same area where Moe disappeared. Someone even called from Rancho Cucamonga saying there had been a possible Moe sighting in the caller's yard. Amidst the mayhem and the media circus at the scene, animal control officers and those close to Moe continued their search for the...
  • Democrats farewell parliament

    06/25/2008 10:30:54 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 155+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 26 June 2008
    A 30-YEAR chapter in federal politics ends today when the Australian Democrats make their official exit from the Senate. Leader Lyn Allison, Natasha Stott Despoja, Andrew Bartlett and Andrew Murray will take their seats in the Senate for one last time before bowing out when parliament breaks for the winter recess this evening. The Democrats are leaving the parliament with a warning that their departure will leave the nation's democracy weaker. Senators Stott Despoja, Bartlett and Allison delivered their valedictory speeches in the Senate yesterday, while Senator Murray gave his on Tuesday. The new Senate will be the first without...
  • 60th Street Progress Continues: More Than 50 Shops Open

    02/24/2008 11:56:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 105+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Ben Washburn, USA
    A shop owner awaits his customers at his fruit stand on 60th Street in the east side of Baghdad's Rashid district, Feb. 19. More than 50 shops have opened on 60th Street since the beginning of December. Photo by Spc. Ben Washburn, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. — During the past few months, Iraqis and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers have been working hard to make sure the economic resurgence thrives throughout Baghdad. The Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., have been working with the...
  • Security Gains by Coalition Allow Families to Return to Zambraniyah

    02/04/2008 3:47:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Task Force Marne Public Affairs
    Residents of Zambraniyah move through a Coalition checkpoint as they return to their homes, after fleeing al-Qaida in Iraq clashes with Coalition forces. Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Paredes. ZAMBRANIYAH — Nearly 1,000 residents returned to Zambraniyah throughout the last week of January after learning the area had been secured by Coalition and Iraqi forces. When heavy fighting in the Zambraniyah area broke out in early January, Coalition Forces advised families to evacuate the area to stay out of danger. As residents fled, blending in was difficult for al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) members, enabling Soldiers to identify and target them....
  • Long, Gone Neocons

    12/28/2007 9:38:11 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 285+ views
    Reason ^ | 12/27/07 | Michael Young
    The Bush administration is no longer influenced by neocons. Instead, it's governing the way its predecessors have.Maybe 2008 will be the year when we will finally be rid of that vacuous belief that "the neocons" are in control of the Bush administration's foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East. Habits are hard to break, particularly lazy ones, but if anyone bothered to look more closely, they would see that the United States has not really engaged in what we might call a neoconservative approach to the region since at least 2004, when the situation in Iraq took a sudden...
  • Is Hurricane Forecasting "Global Warming" Driven?

    10/29/2007 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Puckster · 20 replies · 118+ views
    Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Predition Studies ^ | Oct 29th, 2007 | Ryan N. Maue, Florida State University
    Unless a dramatic and historical flurry of activity occurs in the next 9 weeks, 2007 will rank as a historically inactive TC year for the Northern Hemisphere as a whole. During the past 30 years, only 1977, 1981, and 1983 have had less activity to date (January-TODAY, Accumulated Cyclone Energy). For the period of June 1 - TODAY, only 1977 has experienced LESS tropical cyclone activity than 2007.
  • 2 women sue `Girls Gone Wild' creator

    06/13/2007 1:44:21 PM PDT · by libertarianPA · 33 replies · 2,025+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 6/13/07 | AP
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Two Florida women have sued "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis and his film company, alleging a sexually explicit video was released without their consent. In the federal lawsuit filed Monday in Panama City, Brooke Pastolic and Christina Brose said they were enticed to board a "Girls Gone Wild" tour bus with the promise of free clothing. Once onboard, they allegedly were given alcoholic drinks even though both were younger than 21. According to the lawsuit, the cameramen then coerced the women into exposing themselves and engaging in sexual activities, but repeatedly stated they would not...
  • Gone With the Martian Wind

    04/27/2007 8:29:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 689+ views on Yahoo ^ | 4/27/07 | Lisa Chu-Thielbar
    Mars is a very windy place--so windy, in fact, that bright, oxidized martian soil is being scoured away by martian winds and dust devils to reveal darker, sub-surface soil with the end result of making the whole planet warmer. Mars is experiencing its own brand of climate change. Is this related to planet earth's greenhouse gas driven climate change? No. Is understanding the process important for our understanding of how planets evolve and change over time? Absolutely. In early April of this year, a young Carl Sagan Center Principal Investigator named Lori Fenton, together with her colleagues at NASA Ames...
  • Saddam Hussein Hanging LIVE Thread

    12/29/2006 9:11:00 AM PST · by AVNevis · 5,137 replies · 250,317+ views
    Since it now seems very imminent, I decided that it was an appropriate time to start this up. Links to information and pictures (if we get them) can be posted here.
  • Lillington (NC) Woman Accused of Castrating Husband

    12/28/2006 7:22:39 PM PST · by wimpycat · 133 replies · 5,532+ views ^ | 12/28/2006 | WRAL
    <p>Lillington — A Harnett County woman faces felony charges after police say she castrated her husband.</p> <p>Rebecca Ann Dawson, 34, of Stockyard Road in Lillington, was arrested Sunday after the alleged attack on her husband, Kevin Russ, during some type of domestic situation.</p>
  • Howard Dean May Be Gone!

    11/10/2006 3:13:17 AM PST · by beckysueb · 96 replies · 3,066+ views
    FoxNews | 11/10/06 | unknown
    Just heard on FoxNews that Howard Dean may step down.
  • Word from the Beltway is the Republicans Have Given Up On Keeping The Majority

    10/03/2006 8:09:39 PM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 67 replies · 816+ views
    I don't think this will shock anybody. I spoke with an old pal today who works on the Hill. My pal informed me that the majority of Congress critters, their Chiefs of Staff (the person who really calls the shots in the Congressional office), and other staffers on the Republican side have already written off keeping the majority in the House. My pal mentioned that many staffers were told as far back as last January that it was highly likely that Republicans would lose the majority. HOW PATHETIC IS THAT???? Word from the Hill is that as of Friday, the...
  • Mr. Monday: To Stay in Seattle, Sonics Must Win

    07/24/2006 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 14 replies · 454+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 07-24-06 | Mr. Monday
    Mon July 24, 2006 Mr. Monday: To stay in Seattle, Sonics must win Mr. Monday once parked his caboose in the Pacific Northwest. Just south of Canada, the state of Washington is now sitting on the front porch of Oklahoma's collective sports brain. Those coffee-drinking, dot-commers have the Sonics. For now. Mr. Monday figures the team in the green and gold is on its way east in the next year. Mr. Monday knows these people. Here's their M.O. -- The Left Coasters are the bandwagoniest bandwagoners who ever bandwagoned. They'll only pull their attention away from their plate of smoked...
  • Al-Qaida in Iraq's al-Zarqawi 'terminated'

    06/08/2006 4:22:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 101 replies · 4,310+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 8, 2006 | Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaida’s leader in Iraq who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings, has been killed in an air strike, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday, adding that his identity was confirmed by fingerprints and a look at his face. It was a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror.
  • Afghan sergeant major goes where none have gone before

    06/06/2006 3:59:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 322+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Ken Hall
    FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, June 5, 2006) – The first-ever Afghan soldier to attend the Sergeants Major Academy has graduated as a member of SMA Class 56, at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 19. Sgt. Maj. Roshan Safi was selected to attend the U.S. SMA on recommendations from his commanders and U.S. Army mentors in Afghanistan because of his consistent leadership potential as a career-soldier, which began with the post-Taliban controlled Afghan military. “We have officer and enlisted training in Afghanistan,” says Safi. “But in the future we want to establish more non commissioned officer enlisted and officer schools.”...
  • Iraqi adviser sees US troops gone in '08

    04/28/2006 3:10:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 407+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 28, 2006 | Ibon Villelabeitia
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - American troops will probably be gone from Iraq by mid-2008 as the Iraqi forces they are training take over from them, Iraq's National Security Adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie said on Friday. He said he expected the roughly 133,000 U.S. troops to be cut to less than 100,000 by year's end and an "overwhelming majority" of them to have left by the end of 2007 under a U.S.-Iraqi plan for progressively handing over security. "We have a roadmap, a condition-based agreement where, by the end of this year, the number of coalition forces will probably be less than 100,000,"...
  • Baby boomer exodus - As millions retire, their skills and knowledge will be gone, too

    04/23/2006 11:43:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 88 replies · 1,932+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4.23.06 | Michael Kinsman
    Just as they have for 60 years, baby boomers are throwing their weight around again. This time, though, it's not a matter of how to educate, house and employ the mass of 78 million Americans in that generation, but rather how to replace their skills and knowledge in the workplace as they begin to retire. The oldest of the baby boomers turn 60 this year, on the verge of traditional retirement age. The percentage of workers older than 65 will increase from 14.4 percent of the work force in 2004 to 19.7 percent by 2014, meaning the fastest-growing part of...
  • Former Point Reyes publisher slapped with restraining order

    03/17/2006 1:51:21 PM PST · by oxcart · 8 replies · 311+ views ^ | 03/17/2006 | By Staff
    The former publisher of a Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly newspaper was ordered to stay away from the new owner following an altercation over editorial direction, authorities said. David Mitchell, 62, whose 30-year tenure at the Point Reyes Light included a Pulitzer for public service in 1979, allegedly seized the throat of new publisher Robert Plotkin, 35, and tried to run him down with his car, according to Plotkin's Feb. 17 restraining order request. A Marin County court commissioner granted a temporary restraining order on March 2, ordering Mitchell to stay away from the newspaper's offices and keep 100 yards from Plotkin,...
  • Sharon officially exits Israeli politics

    01/31/2006 2:31:30 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 26 replies · 1,707+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 1 February 2006
    ARIEL Sharon's departure from Israel's political scene was made official on Tuesday by the absence of his name from the list of candidates for the March parliamentary election unveiled by the party he founded. Sharon, incapacitated by a Jan. 4 stroke, cannot run in the ballot because he could not sign a form to confirm his candidacy for the centrist Kadima, a party spokeswoman said. It will be the first election in three decades in which Sharon, 77, has not run. "All our hearts are with him," Israel's Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who has assumed Sharon's duties, told a...
  • Gone to the dogs: Depot K-9 expecting large anti-terrorism role (WOOF-WOOF GRRRRRRRRRR!)

    01/13/2006 5:30:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 576+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Kaitlyn M. Scarboro
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Jan. 13, 2006) -- The Department of Defense authorized the retirement of Jaco, a military working dog for 10 years, and his adoption by former handler Sgt. Jerrod M. Glass, Jan. 8. Jaco was a member of one of seven military working dog teams stationed here as a first line of defense in the protection of depot personnel and resources through explosive and narcotic detection in support of the depot's anti-terrorism efforts. In correlation with the recent retirement of the explosives detecting canine, Jaco, and Hertha, a narcotics detecting military working dog, the K-9...
  • Remembering Those Who Left Us in 2005

    12/31/2005 12:12:14 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 864+ views ^ | 31 December 2005
    Pope John Paul II's death prompted a remarkable outpouring of grief and respect, not just from Roman Catholics but from admirers of all faiths. The throngs that brought parts of Rome to a standstill paid homage to a man who helped bring freedom to his native Poland, traveled tirelessly to more than 120 nations and inspired young people to maintain their faith. He was among the notable people who died in 2005. So, too, was Rosa Parks, whose history-making achievement played out one evening in 1955 on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to give up her...
  • Katrina is gone -- and so are many kids (fate of more than 1,300 children remains unknown)

    12/11/2005 6:02:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1,353+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 12/11/05 | TINA SUSMAN
    Katrina is gone -- and so are many kids Team pursues difficult search for more than 1,300 missing children TINA SUSMAN Newsday Posted on Sun, Dec. 11, 2005 Royce Osbourne, in a skeleton mask, marches in a protest for hurricane victims' rights in New Orleans December 10, 200. Protesters feared they would receive federal funds to rebuild their homes. REUTERS/Lee Celano NEW ORLEANS - Three months after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast, the fate of more than 1,300 children remains unknown. Until a few days ago, Lil Joe and Kolenik Williams, brothers from New Orleans, were among the...
  • Bushwhacked Mainers warn Romney's N.H. neighbors

    07/30/2005 8:59:19 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 8 replies · 463+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, July 30, 2005 | Dave Wedge
    Kennebunkport, Maine, residents say that when the Bushes are golfing security makes getting around a hassle. (AP file photo) People in the Bush family's summer haven of Kennebunkport, Maine, have a message for locals in Gov. Mitt Romney's vacation spot, Wolfeboro, N.H.: Things are only going to get worse. Romney and his posse have already been deemed an unwanted distraction by some in the Lake Winnipesaukee town, but Kennebunkport locals say the Granite Staters are in for a major shock if the governor's 2008 presidential bid takes off.