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  • 5-Year-Old Christian Boy Cut in Half by Islamic State Jihadists

    08/12/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/12/14 | pamela geller
    These are devout Muslim practicing pure Islam, authentic Islam in the cause of allah. Obama say, “respect it!” Oppose this savagery – then join us on August 17th in NYC at Union Square. Join here. “5-Year-Old Christian Boy Cut in Half by ISIS Terrorists,” By Christian Post, August 12, 2014 A 5-year-old boy, who’s the son of a founding member of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, was slaughtered by Islamic State terrorists, better known as ISIS, who cut the boy in half during an attack on the Christian town of Qaraqosh. “I’m almost in tears because I’ve just had...
  • CNN and MSNBC Lose Almost Half Their Viewers in One Year (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/27/2013 1:34:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 109 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a tough year for the liberal cable news outlets. Data released Tuesday show CNN shedding 48 percent of total viewers since last November and MSNBC dropping 45 percent. The numbers were even worse in the all important demographic of people aged 25 to 54 as CNN's ratings dropped 59 percent and MSNBC's 52 percent. In an off-election year, and with last November's numbers skewed higher as a result of the presidential election, it should be expected for ratings to decline. However, Fox News didn't see close to these losses. In total day, FNC is only down 18...
  • Romney by two touchdowns

    10/09/2012 2:42:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/10/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    And he pulled off a tactical coup by coming right out of the box to undo millions of dollars’ worth of negative ads that painted him, personally, as Gordon Gekko — rapacious vulture capitalist who doesn’t just lay off steelworkers but kills their wives... The Romney campaign had let these ads go largely unanswered. But a “kill Romney” strategy can only work until people get to see Romney themselves. On Wednesday night, they did. Regarding the character assassination, all Romney really had to do was walk out with no horns on his head. Confident, smiling and nonthreatening, he didn’t look...
  • Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit (Totally Unsustainable!)

    10/06/2011 3:47:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 10/5/2011 | Sara Murray
    Families were more dependent on government programs than ever last year. Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008. The share of people relying on government benefits has reached a historic high, in large part from the deep recession and meager recovery, but also because of the expansion of government programs over the years. (See a timeline on the...
  • DOWN BY HALF: Keith Olbermann Posts Worst Ratings Yet

    09/20/2011 5:23:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/20/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Turns out Keith Olbermann's fans may not be willing to follow him to the ends of the earth. Or in this case Current TV. The Daily News reports that Olbermann's show has lost nearly half its viewers since its June Debut. Current doesn't make Olbermann's ratings public (unless the show has a particularly good week as it did in the last week of August), but the NYDN got its hands on some numbers and they're not great.
  • Study: Half of Hired Stimulus Workers Were Already Employed

    08/31/2011 12:34:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 8/31/11 | Alana Goodman
    This is yet another example of why it’s tough to calculate the actual job-stimulating benefits of the stimulus plan. The Recovery Act’s success is typically measured by looking at how many jobs have been created. But there’s also job “shifting,” which happens when a business uses stimulus funds to hire someone who was already employed at another company. And according to a new study from George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, that’s been the case with nearly half of the workers hired under the Recovery Act:
  • Sony announces 'WhiteMagic' - new LCD screen that uses half the power

    08/15/2011 8:06:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | August 15, 2011 | by Bob Yirka
    Sony has announced via its webpage the development of a new type of LCD display that uses either half as much power as current same-size LCD displays, or the same amount of power, but doubles the brightness. Called WhiteMagic, the new LCD screen, currently just 3 inches diagonally, achieves these results by employing a third, white pixel to create images on a screen. For the most part, most LCD displays use just three backlit pixels - Red, Green and Blue (RGB) to create one dot of color on the screen; the various colors are produced by filtering the light that...
  • Nearly half of Obama’s $86M traceable to bundlers

    07/17/2011 11:40:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/17/11 | Luke Rosiak
    The campaign fundraising efforts of President Obama raised $86 million in the past three months from 500,000 people — but at least $35 million of it can be traced to just 244 well-connected supporters who collected contributions from wealthy friends. Just 634 donations from people giving $30,000 or more to the Obama Victory Fund comprise $23 million, while the 1,335 donations the fund received from those giving $250 add up to about $336,000, a Washington Times analysis shows. The campaign has branded itself as a new type of political operation and touted its reliance on a grassroots network
  • To Catch a Predator host . . . 'caught cheating on his wife'... by hidden cameras

    06/29/2011 1:41:11 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 140 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 29, 2011 | Fiona Roberts
    He's made his name with a controversial show that catches would-be internet sex perverts in televised stings. But now Chris Hansen has found himself on the receiving end of his own hidden camera tactics, after the married NBC anchor was secretly filmed on an illicit date with a blonde television reporter 20 years his junior. Hansen, 51, has allegedly been having an affair with Kristyn Caddell, a 30-year-old Florida journalist, for the last four months. Last weekend he was recorded taking Miss Caddell on a romantic dinner at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton hotel in Manalapan, before spending the night at her...
  • Bernanke Lies Half Life Reduced To Under One Day As Aflac Scrambling To Shore Up Liquidity On

    06/23/2011 9:44:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Tyler Durden ^ | 6/23/11 | zero hedge
    Yesterday during his press conference, the Chairman uttered his latest lie: "We have asked the banks to essentially do stress tests and ask, looking at all their positions, all their hedges, what would the effect on their capital be if -- if Greece defaulted...The answer is that the effects are very small.” Enter Aflac to prove that the half life of Bernanke's lies is now under 24 hours. From Bloomberg: "Aflac Inc. (AFL), the largest seller of supplemental health insurance, may issue as much as 100 billion yen ($1.24 billion) in debt as it records losses tied to investments in...
  • Video: Half of Netanyahu’s Inner Circle are Kippah-Wearers

    05/22/2011 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 5/22/11 | Gil Ronen
    Video of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s consultation with his most trusted aides immediately after President Barack Obama’s speech to AIPAC Sunday shows that kippah-wearers comprise half of the inner circle. Netanyahu was in Washington Sunday but did not attend the speech. Channel 2 television quoted a source in his bureau as saying that no meaning should be read into this fact, and that Netanyahu’s schedule had originally called for him to be in New York during the speech. Netanyahu’s bureau released soundless video of his consultation, immediately after Obama’s speech, with top aides including former Ambassador to the U.S. Dore...
  • Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Can’t Read

    05/04/2011 3:50:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies · 1+ views
    WWJ-TV ^ | 5/4/11 | Staff
    DETROIT – According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Fund’s Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means. “Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks,” she said. “I don’t really know how they get by, but they do.
  • Half of All States Now Suing to Stop Obamacar

    01/12/2011 11:13:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 1/12/11 | Conn Carroll
    If it is allowed to be implemented, Obamacare will eventually do deep and irreparable harm to our nation’s budget deficit. But while Obamacare is more of a long-term threat to fiscal health at the federal level, it is a clear and present danger to the states. Of the 34 million Americans who gain health insurance through Obamacare, over half (18 million) will receive it through Medicaid. While Obamacare will pay for all of the benefit expansion for the first three years of the law, and 90% of it after that, Obamacare never pays for any of the state administrative costs...
  • Obama fatigue? Press room half empty for president

    12/14/2010 9:18:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 12/14/10 | Steve Thomma
    The White House Briefing Room was half empty when President Barack Obama delivered a statement Monday afternoon on a Senate vote related to the tax cuts legislation he's pushing. Reporters filled the first three rows for the president's appearance -- though a few were taking vacant seats. And almost every seat in the back four rows was empty. That kind of sparse attendance for a president's personal appearance is unusual, particularly for a president in his first term and one engaged in a high stales tax debate with Congress. Perhaps it was the short notice and late hour.
  • Over half of all new jobs created in the last year were created in Texas

    10/18/2010 9:39:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner [DC] ^ | 10/18/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Via Glenn Reynolds, Rich Lowry drops this amazing statistic into his column today: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. If every state in the country had performed as well, we’d have created about 1.5 million jobs nationally during the past year, and maybe “stimulus” wouldn’t be such a dirty word. What does Austin know that Washington doesn’t? At its simplest: Don’t overtax and -spend, keep regulations to a minimum, avoid letting unions and trial lawyers
  • Half the Public Wants to See Holy Temple Rebuilt (Israel)

    07/18/2010 12:35:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 2+ views
    inn ^ | 7/18/10 | Hillel Fendel
    Half the Israeli public wants the Holy Temple (Beit HaMikdash) to be rebuilt. This is the main finding of a poll commissioned by the Knesset Television Channel and carried out by the Panels Institute. The poll was taken in advance of this Tuesday’s national day of mourning, known as Tisha B’Av, on which the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed, 2,000 and 2,500 years ago, respectively. Forty nine percent said they want the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, while 23% said they do not. The remainder said they were unsure.
  • Half of all loan modifications delinquent again within year

    06/23/2010 1:15:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 6/23/10 | Tami Luhby
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- More than half of all homeowners with modified mortgages fell at least two months behind in their payments a year after the adjustment was made, according to a federal report released Wednesday. However, the data also shows that modifications made in 2009, which emphasized reduced monthly payments, may perform better. Only 40.7% of loans modified in the second quarter last year were delinquent after nine months, compared to 51.6% of those adjusted at the end of 2008, according to the report, published by the Office of Thrift Supervision and Comptroller of the Currency.
  • Larry King To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At CNN With Half The Viewers He Had Two Years Ago

    05/27/2010 6:52:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 318+ views
    Business Insider ^ | May 27, 2010, | Joe Pompeo |
    descent into irrelevancy...on King's inability (much the same as his fellow CNN hosts) to compete in the ratings with Fox News and MSNBC. At 9 p.m., the time slot King used to dominate, he's a "distant third" behind Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity. King now averages 725,000 viewers—that's about half the audience he had during the most recent presidential election; he was drawing 1.34 million in the first quarter of 2009. CNN president Jonathan Klein declined to comment on King's contract, which is up for renewal next June.
  • IED, Indirect-Fire Attacks Down By Half Since Troop Surge

    11/06/2007 3:50:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 89+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2007 – Improvised-explosive-device, mortar and rocket attacks have declined by 50 percent since the height of the troop surge in April, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today. Related to this dramatic decrease is a rise in the number of weapons caches uncovered by coalition forces, Navy Rear Adm. Gregory J. Smith told reporters during a news conference in Baghdad. “In April, when the majority of the surge forces had arrived in Iraq, the number of caches found spiked considerably, and in the ensuing months we’ve seen a steady increase,” Smith said of the 20,000 troop increase...
  • Coalition Forces Control About Half of Baghdad

    06/29/2007 5:05:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 444+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2007 – Coalition forces are in control of more than 50 percent of Baghdad and are making progress in the rest, the coalition’s military commander in the city said today. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. spoke to Pentagon reporters from his command post at Camp Liberty, Iraq. He commands the Multinational Division Baghdad. The coalition strategy starts with disrupting the enemy in Baghdad neighborhoods and moves through clearance, controlling, retention and finally transitions to wholly Iraqi security forces control. There are 474 mahalas – neighborhoods – in Baghdad, and coalition forces track progress in each,...
  • Half of All Israeli Terror Victims Died in Six Years of Oslo War

    04/19/2007 10:33:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 322+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | April 19, '07 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) Arab terrorists have killed 864 Israelis and wounded more than 14,000 others since they launched the Oslo War, also known as the Second Intifada, in October 2000. The number of terrorism fatalities represents half of the 1,635 citizens who died in terrorist attacks since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. The statistics were reported Thursday by the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) in a press release ahead of Memorial Day, which falls on Monday. Arab terrorists have killed 864 Israelis and wounded more than 14,000. The Almagor terror victims' organization also recently released figures showing that...
  • GOP Congresswoman: “Iran is Going to Get Half of Iraq”

    02/23/2007 3:04:47 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 36 replies · 1,786+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | 02/223/2007 | Michael "A.J. Sparxx" Illions
    GOP Congresswoman: “Iran is Going to Get Half of Iraq” Freshman GOP Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann - (MN), claimed in an interview that a plan is already worked out that will give Iran control of half of Iraq ( see here : http://www.startribune.com/blogs/bigquestion/) : U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann claims to know of a plan, already worked out with a line drawn on the map, for the partition of Iraq in which Iran will control half of the country and set it up as a “a terrorist safe haven zone” and a staging area for attacks around the Middle East and on...
  • 'Half-Human Half-Animal Found'

    01/18/2007 4:19:28 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 1,895+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-18-2007 | Sebastien Berger
    'Half-human half-animal' found By Sebastien Berger, South East Asia Correspondent Last Updated: 7:47pm GMT 18/01/2007 A Cambodian who emerged naked from the jungle to scavenge for food is thought to have lived in the wild for almost 20 years and to have learnt to live like an animal. Villagers in Rattanakiri province, close to the Vietnamese border, spotted the woman trying to steal food and after she was captured last Saturday a policeman identified her as his long-lost daughter. Her father, Sal Lou, 45, claimed he recognised Rochom P'ngieng by her facial features and a scar. She disappeared in 1988...
  • Mexican man will get 3.5 years for stealing car, dragging cop

    09/20/2006 4:27:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 441+ views
    BISBEE — A Mexican man pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges he stole a pickup truck and dragged a Sheriff’s deputy during a March traffic stop in Huachuca City, breaking the deputy’s ankle in the process. Hugo Rodr’guez Pelagio, 24, of Tangancicuaro, Michoacan state, will serve three years in prison and pay up to $200 in restitution as part of a plea agreement with the state. According to an arrest report from the Sheriff’s Department, Rodr’guez Pelagio was stopped at about 2:38 a.m. on March 21 as he was driving with an unidentified passenger along Highway 90 northbound in a...
  • US Casualties Cut By Half As Baghdad Tears Itself Apart

    09/16/2006 7:06:18 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 1,424+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-17-2006 | Aqeel Hussein- Gethin Chamberlain
    US casualties cut by half as Baghdad tears itself apart By Aqeel Hussein and Gethin Chamberlain (Filed: 17/09/2006) The sectarian violence that has brought Iraq to the verge of civil war has had one unexpected benefit: a marked fall in the number of United States military casualties in Baghdad. American combat deaths in the capital are down 50 per cent on this time last year and some terrorists say the US has succeeded in deflecting attention from its own troops. American deaths are down 50pc "Now we are fighting each other," said one insurgent. "That is what the Americans wanted...
  • China Hit By Strongest Typhoon For Half A Century (1.5M Evacuated)

    08/10/2006 5:24:38 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 637+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-11-2006 | Jonathan Watts
    China hit by strongest typhoon for half a century · 1.5 million evacuated, state of emergency declared· Summer of damage for storm-devastated region Jonathan Watts in Beijing Friday August 11, 2006The Guardian (UK) The most powerful typhoon to strike China for half a century tore into one of the country's manufacturing heartlands yesterday, killing at least two people, injuring 80 and forcing the evacuation of 1.5 million residents. With winds of up to 135mph, typhoon Saomai hit the coastal town of Mazhan in Zhejiang province, dumping a torrent of rain on a region still recovering from earlier floods. A dozen...
  • Army facing 'most intense fighting in half a century' [British troops in Afghanistan]

    08/10/2006 4:58:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 607+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 8/11/06 | CAROLINE GAMMELL IN KABUL AND GAVIN CORDON
    BRITISH troops in Afghanistan are engaged in some of the most intense and prolonged fighting seen by the army for half a century, a senior commander said yesterday. Some UK troops will be withdrawn from parts of the lawless Helmand province to be replaced by soldiers from the Afghan army, Lieutenant-General David Richards, the British commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, said. "This sort of thing hasn't really happened so consistently, I don't think, since the Korean War or the Second World War," he said. "It happened for periods in the Falklands, obviously, and it happened for short periods in...
  • CA: Meal aid hits new high: Half of state public school students join program

    07/18/2006 12:27:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,537+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/18/06 | Andrew Becker
    More than half of California's K-12 public education students enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs last year, the first time that the majority of youngsters were approved for assistance, according to state and federal officials. California was one of a dozen states where the majority of students were certified for such programs, said Jean Daniel, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman. In Contra Costa, almost a third of all students signed up for the federally subsidized lunch and breakfast programs, the third school year in a row the county has seen an increase in the percentage of students. Nearly...
  • Man's 911: I'm cut in half

    06/29/2006 4:26:20 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 32 replies · 1,275+ views
    theaustralian.news. ^ | 6-29-06 | ap
    CLEBURNE, Texas: A rail worker who lost his legs when a train ran over him used a mobile phone to report that he was trapped and had been "cut in two". Truman Duncan, 36, was in a critical condition yesterday after the accident on Sunday at the Gunderson Southwest rail yard in Cleburne. In a tape of the 911 call, Duncan tells the operator: "I need 911 ... I think I'm cut in two." The operator asks: "Someone got run over?" Duncan replies: "It was me. I guess I'm going into shock. Hurry up, ma'am, because I'm about to pass...
  • Garrison budget likely cut in half (Ft Huachuca)

    06/10/2006 7:31:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 506+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Come July, Col. Jonathan Hunter doesn’t know if he will have even half the money he needs to run the garrison for the last three months of the current federal fiscal year. The garrison commander does know about $16 million is needed for July, August and September. “We’ll be lucky if we get half,” he said. The situation is so dire that temporary and term civil service employees in the garrison are being cut, civil service people are being offered voluntary early retirement, and vacant positions are not being filled. Term and temporary employees have no guarantee...
  • FEMA Says Ark. to Keep Half of Trailers

    05/19/2006 3:38:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 438+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/06 | Mary Clare Jalonick - ap
    WASHINGTON - The government has no plans to move at least half of the 10,000 emergency housing trailers sitting empty in Hope, Ark., saying they may be needed for the 2006 hurricane season. The Federal Emergency Management Agency detailed its plan to keep the trailers at the Hope municipal airport in a letter to Sen. Tim Johnson (news, bio, voting record), D-S.D., who had asked that some of the trailers be used for American Indian housing. The letter did not mention Johnson's request, but FEMA spokesman Aaron Walker said Friday that federal law says the trailers must be used for...
  • Half Million Gather on Louisville Riverfront for Air Show, Fireworks

    04/22/2006 7:08:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 596+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 22, 2006 – Throughout the day here, a steady stream of visitors stopped by the "America Supports You" booth to write messages of support on post cards for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Visitors to the "America Supports You" booth at the annual "Thunder Over Louisville" festival April 22 write messages of support for servicemembers on post cards that will be sent to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Photo by John D. Banusiewicz  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. America Supports You is a Defense Department program that spotlights what American people and the...
  • Dig Finds Long-Term Use At Hell's Half Acre (6,000BC)

    04/17/2006 2:45:58 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 1,328+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4-17-2006 | AP
    Dig finds long-term use at Hell's Half AcreSite was home to Indians at least 1,200 years ago By The Associated Press CASPER, Wyo. -- A preliminary report on an archaeological dig says Hell's Half Acre, west of Casper, was home to prehistoric American Indians at least 1,200 years ago, and perhaps as long as 8,000 years ago. John Albanese, chairman of the Natrona County Historic Preservation Society, told Natrona County commissioners on Thursday that archaeological evidence shows Indians were hunting bison at Hell's Half Acre between 1,200 and 3,000 years ago, and that some evidence appeared to be much older....
  • Houston We have a Problem : Fewer Than Half of Evacuees Want to Back Go Home

    09/16/2005 9:14:08 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 80 replies · 2,527+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/16/2005 | Richard Morin and Lisa Rein
    Some of the Uprooted Won't Go Home Again By Richard Morin and Lisa Rein Friday, September 16, 2005; HOUSTON, Sept. 15 -- Fewer than half of all New Orleans evacuees living in emergency shelters here said they will move back home, while two-thirds of those who want to relocate planned to settle permanently in the Houston area, according to a survey by The Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. The wide-ranging poll found that these survivors of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath remain physically and emotionally battered but unbroken. They praised...
  • DNA Links Man To 17-Year-Old Murder Case(half smoked joint nabs suspect)

    08/10/2005 5:29:57 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 1,474+ views
    http://www.nbcsandiego.com ^ | 8 10 05 | http://www.nbcsandiego.com
    SAN DIEGO -- A half-smoked marijuana cigarette was used to link a man to the slaying of a San Diego woman 17 years ago, NBC 7/39 reported Monday Mark Elder, 47, was arrested in Florida Friday after a police officer noticed that Elder matched a description sent out on a nationwide alert. The alert was issued after DNA from the 1988 San Diego murder case was matched to two rape cases in Florida. Saliva from Elder's joint was tested at a lab in San Diego. It matched DNA found at the scene the apartment where Janet Moore, 27, was killed...
  • Half oil-food firms said to pay kickbacks (UN Oil-F0R-Food)

    08/09/2005 3:44:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,952+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS - Half the 4,500 companies that took part in the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq paid kickbacks or illegal surcharges and are being given a chance to respond to the accusations, two top investigators told The Associated Press. The U.N.-backed probe is expected to release a major report in early September on the $64 billion operation and a final report in October on the companies involved in the purchase of Iraqi oil or sale of humanitarian goods under the program, the investigators said. "We will report on the management and the corruption," former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul...
  • Nitzanim may host half of Gaza settlers

    06/06/2005 10:01:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 358+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 7, 2005 6:03 | SHEERA CLARE FRENKEL
    Almost half of the Jewish families in Gaza are willing to relocate to the Nitzan and north Ashkelon area, a senior official in the Construction and Housing Ministry told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. As many as 300 more families will be slipped into the cluster housing option of the Nitzanim plan, despite Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's announcement last week that it had been closed, the official said. It would bring to 750 the number of families willing to relocate out of some 1,600 families. The source said that since Sharon's announcement, settler leaders have been meeting secretly with ministry...
  • Iraqis Capture Saddam's Half Brother (Six of diamonds for those of you playing at home)

    02/27/2005 6:36:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 749+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/27/05 | PATRICK QUINN
    Iraqis Capture Saddam's Half Brother 29 minutes ago By PATRICK QUINN, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi security forces captured Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, Saddam Hussein's half brother and former adviser who was suspected of financing insurgents from Syria after U.S. troops ousted the former dictator, the government said Sunday. In a statement, Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's office said the arrest "shows the determination of the Iraqi government to chase and detain all criminals who carried out massacres and whose hands are stained with the blood of the Iraqi people, then bring them to justice to face the right punishment."...
  • Government will pay half of medical costs within a decade

    02/23/2005 8:12:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 513+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 2/23/05 | Pauline Jelinek - AP
    WASHINGTON – Within a decade, the government will be footing the bill for nearly half the nation's medical costs, its share propelled higher by the new Medicare drug program, administration economists estimated Wednesday. At the same time, total health spending – both private and government – will take an ever-larger portion of America's economic output, said the report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The rise in federal payments raises "some really, really big issues" about a government budget in which other programs already are being squeezed out, said Urban Institute tax analyst Eugene Steuerle. The projections were...
  • Pope AFB Loses Nearly Half Of C-130 Fleet To Grounding

    02/15/2005 4:18:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 808+ views
    NBC17 ^ | 2/15/05
    Pope AFB Loses Nearly Half Of C-130 Fleet To Grounding Delegation Hopes To Update Fleet POSTED: 8:09 am EST February 15, 2005 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Nearly half of the aging C-130 airplanes at Pope Air Force Base have been grounded because of safety concerns, military officials said. Col. Darren W. McDew, 43rd Airlift Wing commander, said Monday 14 of the 31 four-propeller C-130 Hercules have at Pope are prevented from flying. The planes are used for missions as diverse as dropping Fort Bragg paratroopers on training exercises and hauling cargo around the Persian Gulf. Some members of the North Carolina...
  • COLD BLAST HITS WASHINGTON DC AND HALF OF THE NATION. Wind Chill Map Included (Vanity)

    12/20/2004 6:45:41 PM PST · by crushelits · 116 replies · 3,239+ views
    crushelits | Dec. 20, 2004 | crushelits
    Just a Day Shy of the Start of Winter. COLD BLAST HITS WASHINGTON DC AND HALF OF THE NATION. WIND CHILL MAP
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Kerry's speech tells half of story (guilty of grave sins of omission)

    08/02/2004 8:17:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 483+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 7/31/04 | Jerry Zremski
    Kerry's speech tells half of story By Jerry Zremski News Washington correspondent Jerry Zremski analyzes and fact-checks what was said during Thursday's prime-time television coverage of the Democratic National Convention. By CONVENTION WATCH 7/31/2004 WASHINGTON - In accepting the Democratic nomination for president, Sen. John F. Kerry was eloquent, passionate and presidential - and guilty of grave sins of omission. He didn't explain his position on Iraq. He vowed to cut the deficit without explaining how. And Kerry's 5,310-word speech included only 73 words about his 19-year Senate career. That's what pundits noted Friday when asked to square Kerry's speech...
  • CA: Half of safety workers retire with tax-free half-pay pensions

    05/11/2004 7:05:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 199+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/11/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - An extraordinarily high percentage of California public safety workers retire with special disability retirement benefits, qualifying them for half their last annual salary for life, tax-free. Two out of three retirees in the California Highway Patrol receive the medical pensions, as do nearly half of retirees from local police and fire departments. Among recipients are a state nurse who suffers anxiety about sick people; a prison guard who hurt his knee carrying a large coffeepot upstairs; and a Department of Motor Vehicles investigator who qualified for two consecutive disability pensions, both for the same heart condition, found...
  • Half Of Soldiers Quit Iraqi Army Over Poor Pay

    12/11/2003 4:49:02 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 156+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-12-2003 | Andrew Buncombe
    Half of soldiers quit Iraqi army over poor pay By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 12 December 2003 America's efforts to bring calm to Iraq have suffered a setback because almost half the recruits for the Iraqi army have quit, complaining of poor pay and working conditions. An official with the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) said yesterday that approximately 300 members out of around 700, who made up the first battalion of the newly formed force, had left. "Their complaint appears to have been about terms and conditions and salary. We will look at these [and] review the terms and...
  • Less Than Half Show Support For EU

    12/08/2003 5:47:21 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 148+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2003 | Ambrose Evans-Prichard
    Less than half show support for EU By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Brussels (Filed: 09/12/2003) Less than half the population in the European Union's member states now support the EU project, according to polling results yesterday. The latest Eurobarometer to be released this week found that just 48 per cent of EU citizens viewed membership as a "good thing", down from 54 per cent last spring. Britain was by far the most negative state, with positive feelings tumbling to 28 per cent, but even the French were below half for the first time after months of battles with Brussels over tax...
  • Almost Half Of Britons Believe Blair Is Bush's 'Lapdog'

    11/13/2002 5:02:33 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 218+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11-14-2002
    Almost half of Britons believe Blair is Bush's 'lapdog' A poll of thousands of Britons has found almost half the public see Tony Blair as George W Bush's "lapdog". Only 13% of the public back military action against Iraq, with 9% definitely opposed, but 76% are still open to persuasion. Mr Bush is viewed as a greater threat to world peace than Saddam Hussein by one in three of those still undecided about the merits of military action. The poll for a Channel 4 News special programme suggests that Mr Blair's biggest obstacle to winning over public opinion in favour...