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  • [Australian] Government grabs $360 million from idle household bank accounts

    06/12/2014 2:03:18 PM PDT · by wtd · 25 replies
    Herald sun ^ | June 10, 2014
    THE federal government has seized a record $360 million from household bank accounts that have been dormant for just three years, prompting outrage in some quarters amid complaints that pensioners and retirees have lost deposits. Figures from the Australian Security and Investments Commission (ASIC) show almost $360 million was collected from 80,000 inactive accounts in the year to May under new rules introduced by Labor. The new rules lowered the threshold at which the government is allowed to snatch funds from accounts that remain idle from seven years to three years. The rule change has delivered the government a massive...
  • Sebelius suggests Republicans to blame for ObamaCare website woes

    10/26/2013 3:30:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Sebelius suggests Republicans to blame for ObamaCare website woes Published October 26, 2013 FoxNews.com Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took a swipe Friday at those calling for her to resign over the botched ObamaCare website rollout, suggesting that Republican efforts to delay and defund the law contributed to HealthCare.gov's glitch-ridden debut. During a visit to a community health center in Austin, Sebelius conceded that there wasn't enough testing done on the website, but added that her department had little flexibility to postpone the launch against the backdrop of Washington's unforgiving politics. "In an ideal world there would have...
  • Real-Life Grand Theft Auto; Woman Kidnapped And Nine Cars Wrecked

    10/16/2013 12:16:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Chevy Hardcore ^ | 10/10/13 | Jason Reiss
    As the most profitable entertainment enterprise ever, the video game series Grand Theft Auto has completely enthralled players; and in this case, an Auburn football fan who decided it was time to play out his real-life version. As WDSU reports, on Saturday, September 21st around 2:30 AM, 20 year old freshman lacrosse player and Auburn student Zachary Burgess decided it was time for him to take his shot at GTA, for realsies. He stole a truck, kidnapped a woman, and ended up crashing into nine parked cars – a feat that took zero brain cells and cojones the size of...
  • Sharks with Lasers?!? NOT. This Tiger Shark STEALS a SCUBA Diver's $18,000 Camera Rig

    09/17/2013 6:59:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2013, | Lizzie Edmonds
    Someone's snappy: Jaws-dropping moment deadly Tiger shark tears £11,000 camera from the grasp of a petrified photographer • Diver Miguel Lasa, 49, was swimming without a cage when the Tiger shark approached • Deadly shark grabbed the specialist, £11,000 camera and swam off • Luckily, it dropped the equipment 100 metres away on the sea floor in the Bahamas • Tiger sharks are the world's second most dangerous breed - just behind the great white • 'It was a great experience but I wouldn't do it again as it was too dangerous,' says Lasa This snappy shark was clearly not...
  • (No Honor Among Thieves) 2012 DNC: Nearly $500,000 of Equipment Was Lost or Stolen in Charlotte

    06/20/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 | Steve Harrison
    DNC: Nearly $500,000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte To stage last year’s Democratic National Convention, the local host committee raised millions of dollars, much of it for computers, phones and other communication devices. Now it appears a sizable amount of that equipment was lost, stolen – or perhaps kept by the staffers it had been assigned to. The Democratic National Convention Committee said it recently sent the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department a spreadsheet detailing $496,000 worth of missing equipment. CMPD created an incident report in May. Among the missing items: MacBook Pro laptops, iPads, iPod Nanos, computer printers,...
  • Lindsay Lohan formally charged with grand theft (Friends say she thought it was on loan)

    02/09/2011 11:41:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/9/11 | Dan Whitcomb - Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Lindsay Lohan was charged on Wednesday with grand theft over a $2,500 necklace that was allegedly taken from a Los Angeles jewelry store. Lohan was scheduled to appear in court later on Wednesday for an arraignment on the single felony count. If convicted, the 24-year-old "Mean Girls" star could be sent to prison just as she struggles to end more than three years of court appearances, failed drug tests and brief spells in jail stemming from a 2007 drunk driving conviction. Lohan's lawyer has said that the actress denies the allegations and will fight them...
  • Fed to Buy $1 Trillion in Securities to Aid Economy (Printing Presses Go Overtime....)

    03/18/2009 12:02:49 PM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 36 replies · 1,153+ views
    WASHINGTON — Saying that the recession continues to deepen, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it would pump an extra $1 trillion into the mortgage market and longer-term Treasury securities in order to revive the economy.
  • 13 Clerks Busted in Fresno Lotto Sting (Grrrrrr)

    01/21/2009 12:10:47 PM PST · by Enterprise · 34 replies · 1,913+ views
    KMJ 580 ^ | 1-21-09 | Mckai Cartier
    Thirteen people face charges after allegedly telling Fresno Lotto winners that they were losers, and then keeping the winnings for themselves. Undercover officers posing as customers turned in winning lottery tickets worth about $1,000.00 apiece at several Fresno convenience stores.
  • Prison pharmacists were paid 24/7, testimony shows (And not minimum wage either!)

    07/29/2008 5:46:20 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 10 replies · 154+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 07/28/08 | Chris Collins
    A pair of married contract pharmacists at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga persuaded their boss that they should be paid for working 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- and the boss agreed, according to court testimony Monday during the couple's preliminary hearing.
  • Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die

    07/31/2006 4:58:07 PM PDT · by Quiet Man Jr. · 1,433 replies · 17,998+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 31, 2006 | Robert Schindler Sr.
    Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die by Robert Schindler, Sr. Posted Jul 31, 2006 As most Americans know, on March 31, 2005, my daughter, Terri Schindler Schiavo died of starvation and thirst after having her feeding tube removed by court order. The sad chain of events that concluded with Terri’s death ignited a media firestorm nationally and internationally. What few saw or heard was the callous inaction of aspiring governor Charlie Crist. Florida Atty. Gen. Charlie Crist let my daughter die. He had it within his authority to save her life, but he turned a blind eye to her suffering....
  • Court Ruling Updates Grand Theft Education

    11/17/2005 9:03:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 352+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 11/17/05 | K. Lloyd Billingsley
    Last week the Third District Court of Appeals here issued a little noticed and poorly reported ruling that updated a chronicle of waste and corruption in California's Department of Education (CDE). The CDE, which administers more than 40 percent of California's budget, maintains some curious practices on the issue of accountability. When veteran employees uncover massive waste of taxpayer money and blatant fraud, the CDE does not reward the courageous whistleblowers. It prefers to fire, demote and harass them, and then destroys the evidence by wiping out files on their computers and shredding documents. Those are among the many details...
  • Art Stolen by Nazis 'Cannot Be Returned'

    05/31/2005 12:22:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies · 1,693+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Sat 28 May 2005 | KAREN MCVEIGH
    IT WOULD be illegal for the British Museum to return art- works looted by the Nazis to a Jewish family, despite its "moral obligation" to do so, a High Court judge ruled yesterday. Vice-Chancellor Sir Andrew Morritt ruled that the British Museum Act - which protects the collections for posterity - cannot be overridden by the ethical merit of a claim involving plundered art. The heirs of the art's original owners, Dr Arthur Feldmann, a Czech lawyer, and his wife Gisela, who died at the hands of the Nazis, said they were "very upset" at the ruling. They called on...
  • Social Security deceit: Walter E. Williams exposes political deceit, lies and unkept promises

    02/23/2005 2:55:38 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 1,033+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, February 23, 2005 | Walter E. Williams
    President Bush's call to allow Americans to take a portion of the money they pay as Social Security taxes to set up private retirement accounts has to be a good idea. Why? The more of what a person earns that's in his pocket and under his control, the better off he will be. At a later date, when the details of the president's plans are known, I'll address the various reform plans under debate. For now, let's look at some of the gross political deceit, lies and unkept promises that have become a part of Social Security. Here's what a...
  • Jamestown Police confiscate 500 to 1,000 guns

    08/08/2004 2:03:04 AM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 73 replies · 2,303+ views
    WKBW-TV ^ | August 5, 2004
    In Jamestown, police say one resident had enough firepower in his house, to equip a small army. Officers confiscated somewhere between five hundred and a thousand guns from the home of 63-year-old Thad Schank. He faces a weapons possession charge. Police also say one of Schank's weapons was stolen a couple months ago, which means it's somewhere out on the streets. When police realized just how many guns Schank had, they decided to get them out of his home, so that no more guns would end up in the hands of criminals.
  • “The Director Made Me Do It”: The “Winona” Defense

    11/15/2002 6:20:24 PM PST · by PhilDragoo · 9 replies · 301+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 15, 2002 | Henry Mark Holzer
    “The Director Made Me Do It”: The “Winona” Defense By Henry Mark Holzer FrontPageMagazine.com | November 15, 2002 Criminal defense lawyers are constantly trying to find new ways to acquit their clients. Remember the "twinkies" defense, when a criminal defendant claimed he killed because the confection’s ingredients affected his mind? In the just-concluded Winona Ryder trial, her lawyer propounded yet another spurious defense. The jury didn’t buy it. Ryder was charged with three crimes: burglary, vandalism, and felony grand theft (the latter sometimes euphemistically called "shoplifting"), for helping herself to over five- thousand dollars’ worth of designer-expensive clothes and accessories...
  • Corruption in the Senate - Both Sides of the Aisle

    11/14/2002 3:43:20 PM PST · by hardhead · 2 replies · 202+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has used one of the first votes of its lame-duck session to accept a pay raise for the fourth consecutive year.</p> <p>The Senate, without debate, used its second vote on Wednesday to reject 58-36 a measure by Sen. Russ Feingold (news, bio, voting record), D-Wis., that would have denied the congressional pay raise.</p> <p>With the slumping economy and financial markets, job layoffs and federal budget deficits, "this is the wrong time for Congress to give itself a pay hike," Feingold said in a statement.</p> <p>The House cleared the way for the raise in July.</p>