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  • Washington Exempts Itself From Obamacare and Airport "Sequester" Delays

    04/25/2013 8:41:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/25/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The uncomfortable effects of government actions are being felt everywhere. Obamacare concerns are, anecdotally, delaying hiring, causing firms to change benefits for the people, and increasing taxes on the great majority. On the other hand, in the context of the "sequester", which is merely a slowdown in the breakneck rate of government spending, anyone who has traveled by plane in the last month knows the full court press efforts under way to ensure the American public knows just how 'devastating' the sequester cuts are - with delays rising exponentially with every dollar removed from the FAA budget. But there...
  • House, Senate Leaders Trying to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare

    04/25/2013 9:48:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2013 | tony Lee
    Congressional leaders of both parties in the House and Senate are trying to exempt themselves--and their staffs--from Obamacare's health insurance exchanges they will be mandated to join under the law. This would be a devastating indictment of Obamacare and the Democrats who rammed it through. Republicans may give Democrats cover if they join them in agreeing to the exemptions. According to a (Politico) the "high-level" talks involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the Obama administration and other "top lawmakers," and both sides are "acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs...
  • Woman Gropes TSA Agent's Breast at Security Checkpoint

    07/16/2011 3:27:51 AM PDT · by NYTexan · 47 replies
    FOX ^ | Friday, 15 Jul 2011, 9:09 PM EDT | Staff
    PHOENIX - We hear a lot of complaints about security screeners groping airline passengers. But now, a Colorado woman is accused of putting her hands on a TSA agent at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Court records show 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae grabbed the left breast of the female agent Thursday at the Terminal 4 checkpoint. Police say she squeezed and twisted the agent's breast with both hands. Officers say Mihamae admitted to the crime. There's no word why she touched the agent. Mihamae now faces a felony count of sexual abuse. According to court records, she lives in Longmont,...
  • RightHaven LLC Opposition Organizing

    08/15/2010 5:36:18 AM PDT · by shove_it · 115 replies · 1+ views
    OnlyGunsand Money via Instapundit ^ | 14 Aug 2010 | John Richardson
    If you are a mom and pop blogger, getting hit with a Federal lawsuit out of the blue has got to be terrifying. Many of those being sued by RightHaven LLC do not have deep pockets and are afraid that they will lose everything. Clayton Cramer reported that some of those being sued will probably have to declare bankruptcy. Fortunately, its seems that the victims and those opposed to RightHaven's tactics have started to organize. Realizing that information is key, a new website has been established called They say their mission "is dedicated to gathering together and posting for...
  • Iran Warns U.S., U.K. of Retaliation After Attack

    10/19/2009 2:58:46 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 13 replies · 593+ views
    fox news ^ | October 19, 2009
    The chief of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Monday that a Sunni rebel group blamed for a deadly attack on the force was linked to U.S., British and Pakistani intelligence, an Iranian news agency reported. "Behind this scene are the American and British intelligence apparatus and there will have to be retaliatory measures to punish them," Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said. The reaction comes after a homicide bomber killed five senior commanders in the Guard and at least 37 others in an area of southeastern Iran that has been the focus of a growing Sunni insurgency. Earlier Monday, an...
  • Hunter shootings spawn cases of racial animosity [More AP 'coverage' on Vang murders]

    12/13/2004 9:11:10 AM PST · by johnny7 · 17 replies · 931+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Mon, Dec. 13, 2004 | BY ROBERT IMRIE
    HAYWARD - The fatal shootings of six white deer hunters after a trespassing dispute with a Hmong hunter have spawned some isolated cases of racial animosity against the region's growing Hmong community.But people helping to resettle thousands of Hmong immigrants from a refugee camp in Thailand say last month's shootings have not caused any backlash against those efforts, which continue on schedule. Nathan Hecker, a logger and hunter in Hayward, where Chai Soua Vang faces six counts of murder in the Nov. 21 shootings, acknowledges some people in northern Wisconsin dislike Hmong immigrants. He cites the perception that Hmong hunters...
  • Petaluma women's gym faces bias suit

    10/28/2004 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 74 replies · 2,443+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | October 28, 2004 | STEVE HART
    In a case that could affect women's health clubs across California, the state filed a lawsuit accusing a Petaluma women's fitness center of sex discrimination. The lawsuit in Sonoma County Superior Court alleges Elan Fitness Center fails to provide "full and equal accommodations" for men, in violation of the state's civil rights law. The suit stems from a discrimination complaint filed last year by a Santa Rosa man who said he was discouraged from joining the fitness club. The state Department of Fair Employment and Housing said Phillip Kottle was the victim of discrimination because of his gender . The...