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  • Drunken Folsom man rescued after climbing cell tower, website reports

    05/20/2015 1:48:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/20/15 | Kim Chatelain
    Two Folsom men were arrested after authorities said they became intoxicated and climbed a cellphone tower adjacent to a fire station in Pineville, La., requiring a rescue by a special operations unit, according to TheTownTalk.com. Joseph Waldron Johnson Jr., 21, and Joshua Caleb Sharp, 19, were booked with unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure, disturbing the peace by intoxication and littering.The two were attending a graduation party at a skating rink next to the fire station when they threw a beach towel over a barbed wire fence that surrounds the tower and climbed over the barrier, the website reported.
  • Jails refuse to hold criminal aliens for federal authorities

    10/17/2014 4:47:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/14 | William La Jeunesse
    William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles
  • USA Inc.: Buy, Hold or Sell?

    10/22/2012 6:50:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Investing Caffeine ^ | 10/22/2012 | Wade Slome, CFA, CFP
    If the U.S. was a company, would you buy, hold, or sell the stock? A voluminous report put out last year by Mary Meeker sought to answer that very question. Since we’re in the thick of the presidential elections, why not review the important financial state of our great nation.For those of you who may not know who she is, Mary Meeker is the well-known partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who is also affectionately known as the “Queen of Internet.” Apparently, beyond her renowned expertise in analyzing and valuing tech companies and start-ups, she also has the knack...
  • Obama ordered operation Fast and Furious in March 2009, now lies about it to Congress (video)

    06/27/2012 6:15:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    Press conference from March 2009 where Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary ,Janet Napolitano head of DHS, David Ogden Deputy Attorney General, and Jim Steinberg Deputy secretary of state roll out a new initiative that the "President has directed" which included " fortifying Project Gun Runner" , and "working with the Mexicans to facilitate Gun Tracing which targets illegal weapons and their sources in the United States", This operation officially became known as Fast and Furious. During subsequent testimony to Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder denied any knowledge of this operation, then retracted denial of Fast and Furious 9...
  • GOP takes 4 of 6, holds State Senate in Wisconsin Recalls in Districts 12 & 22 next Tuesday

    08/09/2011 11:00:06 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 51 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | August 10, 2011 | Emma Roller and Craig Gilbert
    Democrats won two state Senate seats in Tuesday's historic recall elections, but failed to capture a third seat that would have given them control of the chamber. By keeping a majority in the Senate, Republicans retained their monopoly on state government because they also hold the Assembly and governor's office. Tuesday's elections narrowed their majority - at least for now - from 19-14 to a razor-thin 17-16. Republicans may be able to gain back some of the losses next week, when two Democrats face recall elections. Democrats had hoped to block the Republican agenda by taking control of the Senate...
  • Lawmakers write letter to Obama on Afghanistan withdrawal (RINOs and Dems urge withdrawal)

    05/10/2011 1:52:30 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    A bipartisan group of eight House members has penned a letter to President Obama urging a speedy withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in the wake of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spearheaded the letter, which is also signed by three other Republicans and three other Democrats: Reps. John Garamendi (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Rush Holt (D-N.J.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), John Tierney (D-Mass.) and John Duncan (R-Tenn.). ..."we urge you to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan that are not crucial to the immediate national security objective of combating al Qaeda."
  • Michelle Obama to Hold Another Listen Only Press Briefing

    03/02/2011 2:56:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1+ views
    cns ^ | 3/2/11 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - First Lady Michelle Obama will hold another listen-only conference call with reporters this afternoon, continuing a pattern of holding events for the media where access is sharply limited. When public figures in Washington, D.C., hold telephone briefings for the presswhich are designed to attract press coverage for some item the briefer is seeking to promote--they routinely allow reporters listening to the briefing to ask at least a few questions. The First Lady appears to be establishing a new routine, where she speaks and--from beginning to end--reporters mutely listen.
  • Soros Sites Hold Con Call To Map Strategy for Planned Parenthood Defense

    02/04/2011 4:17:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    big government ^ | 2/4/11 | Dana Loesch
    It was reported that Alternet, Soros Media Matters, and other progressives staged a conference call this afternoon where they mapped strategy to defend Planned Parenthood from the choices Planned Parenthood staffers made on tape. Because apparently there still exist people who will fall for the pimpsnhookers investigative strategy post-James OKeefe. Instead of focusing on the fact that there is an organization who turned a blind eye to child sex-trafficking, an organization that receives forced federal funding, the group of senior fellows ostensibly chose the route which affords zero defense of women, born or unborn, thereby saving them from compromising their...
  • Obama to hold press conference next Friday

    09/02/2010 2:23:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/2/10 | Alister Bull
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold a press conference on Friday, September 10, the White House said on Thursday. It also said in a statement that he would make two trips next week to talk about the economy, visiting Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Monday and Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday. Obama has been criticized in some quarters for holding relatively few press conferences, and for taking a limited number of questions when he faces the media. His last extensive question-and-answer session with reporters was at the Toronto Group of 20 summit in June. But he has not held a full-blown, prime...
  • E. J'lem demolitions on hold

    05/14/2010 1:09:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 112+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 5/14/10 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Public Security Ministry backtracks after US intervenion. Demolition orders for illegally constructed Arab homes in east Jerusalem are highly unlikely to go ahead in the near future, it emerged on Thursday, despite a recent announcement to the contrary by Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch. The U-turn came after the US State Department sought clarifications over comments by Aharonovitch, who said on Wednesday that police have no instructions to refrain from carrying out the demolitions. They will be carried out in the coming days. The comments threatened to reignite a US-Israeli row over Israeli policy in east Jerusalem. Its not our...
  • The Obamacare Inquisition Is on Hold -- for Now

    04/16/2010 9:32:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 392+ views
    human events ^ | 4/16/10 | Micelle Malkin
    The House Democrats' Torquemada got cold feet. Self-styled "chief inquisitor" Henry Waxman announced this week that he's canceling a planned show trial of corporate executives who called public attention to the financial hit they're taking as a result of President Obama's health care mandate. Business owners can breathe a small sigh of relief. But the witch hunt isn't over. You'll recall that Waxman fired off nasty-grams to the heads of Deere, Caterpillar, Verizon and AT&T last month, demanding their presence at a congressional auto de f. Their sin? Publicly reporting the costs and consequences of federal health care taxes on...
  • Obama: Change 'beginning to take hold'

    04/16/2010 9:10:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1,245+ views
    upi ^ | 4/16/10 | upi
    MIAMI, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday told a rally of supporters in Florida "the change you fought for is beginning to take hold." Speaking to a crowd estimated at 1,000 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Obama said the U.S. economy is growing after a period of contraction and banks have repaid the federal government much of the money used to bail them out of a meltdown in 2008. "The change you fought for is beginning to take hold," he said.
  • Sen. Shelby puts hold on all Obama nominees

    02/05/2010 8:22:51 AM PST · by RummyChick · 81 replies · 2,495+ views
    the hill ^ | 2/4 | jordan fabian
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on Thursday placed a blanket hold on all of President Barack Obama's nominees before the Senate, according to the office of Majority Leader Harry Reid. Shelby's holds mean that the Senate cannot vote on a nominee unless the hold is broken using a cloture vote that requires 60 senators or if the senator lifts the hold.
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the... (IACP) Conference

    10/05/2009 11:20:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 912+ views
    US DOJ.gov/ag - Speech ^ | October 5, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference DENVER, COLO. ~ Monday, October 5, 2009 Remarks as prepared for delivery. Thank you, Chief Laine, for that kind introduction. Chief Whitman, thank you for hosting the IACP in your home city. And IACP Executive Director Dan Rosenblatt, thank you for your strong leadership of this outstanding organization. Officers and Members of the Board of Directors, friends, and colleagues. It is my great pleasure to be able to join you today for the first time as Attorney General....
  • Pentagon: Military cooperation on hold after coup

    07/01/2009 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 706+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/1/09 | ap
    The Pentagon says it has put cooperation with the Honduran military on hold. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman says the United States has "postponed" joint operations in light of last weekend's military coup against that country's president.
  • How Conservatives Are Destroying the Future of the GOP (Barf Alert)

    02/04/2008 12:35:40 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 127 replies · 106+ views
    BC Politics ^ | February 02, 2008 | Written by SJ Reidhead
    Okay folks. The reason I had to post this "article" is because it explains, what I think, is exactly what we are fighting and why the Republican party is what it is today. I think people like this SJ, sorry, correction, SHEEPLE like this SJ have bought our party down. "A true Republican is going to hold their nose and Vote the Elephant. They may be the way we are right now, a noisy, fighting family, but in the end you Vote the Elephant. Someone who is an ideologue responds like an Ann Coulter, a Rush Limbaugh, or a Kevin...
  • Cartwright: Changes in Iraq Taking Permanent Hold

    11/25/2007 11:15:48 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 276+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump, USAF
    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany, Nov. 25, 2007 Positive permanent changes in the Iraqi people are beginning to show, said Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright during his visit to the Central Command area of operations Nov. 21 to 24. Cartwright traveled to Afghanistan, Iraq and Djibouti to visit deployed troops and receive updates on operations in the region. He said Iraq has seen the most notable change in operations. You listen to the commanders and theyre really talking about whats changing. What they see is opportunity, with caution that at any...
  • Operations in Iraq Breaking Extremists Hold

    10/14/2007 8:39:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 137+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2007 Coalition forces have positively identified a terrorist killed in a recent operation as al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Duha, coalition officials announced today. Coalition and Iraqi forces also discovered arms caches and improvised explosive devices and distributed food to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The enemy continued to launch attacks aimed at civilians and Iraqi security forces. Duha was responsible for attacks in Mosul, Iraqs second-largest city. The terrorist was involved in a number of criminal activities to include kidnapping, officials said. During the raid Oct. 13, Duha fired a...
  • Baqubah Transitions to Hold Status, Commander Says

    08/02/2007 4:49:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 222+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2007 Operations in Baqubah, Iraq, are transitioning to the hold phase of the secure, hold, build strategy, the commander of coalition forces in northern Iraq said today. Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander of Multinational Division North, told military analysts that coalition and Iraqi forces are building joint security stations and combat outposts in the city. We have a number of large operations planed over the next 30 days to address the threat in the city, he said. Elsewhere in his area of operations, Mixon has recommended that Ninewah province -- the capital of which is...
  • How music lessons hold the key to brainier children

    09/20/2006 5:48:57 PM PDT · by blam · 93 replies · 3,316+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-20-2006 | Roger Highfield
    How music lessons hold the key to brainier children By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 20/09/2006) Young children who take music lessons show more advanced brain development and improved memory than those who do not, according to a study published today. Suzuki pupils in concert: research shows evidence of early musical learning being linked to advanced brain development Researchers claim to have found the first evidence of musical training being linked to greater attention skills. After a year, musically trained children performed better in a memory test that is correlated with general intelligence skills such as literacy, verbal memory, mathematics...
  • Jack Bogle's Advice : Buy the market. Hold for the long term. Keep costs low.

    09/05/2006 8:48:19 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 37 replies · 1,168+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/02/2006 | HOLMAN W. JENKINS JR.
    'First of All, I'm an Honest Guy' Jack Bogle's advice: Buy the market. Hold for the long term. Keep costs low. Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard, has earned his fame as the man who taught the small investor how to make the stock market work for him. He'll also be remembered as the guy who left $20 billion on the table. The story has been told of how, as the young president of Wellington Management Co., he lost a power struggle and was relegated to running the back end of one of the early mutual fund companies. It was ordained...
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold pre-game practice at MacDill AFB

    08/21/2006 4:57:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 441+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Randy Redman
    8/18/2006 - MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers broke training camp Thursday and in an unprecedented move for the team, held its day-before-game walk-through at MacDill AFB, Fla. The Buccaneers, who play their second pre-season game against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, have a long-standing relationship and community partnership with the military here. "You guys have no idea what a great morale booster it is for you to come out and do this," said Col. Maggie Woodward, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander. "It means a lot that you think enough of us to do this." Friday's...
  • Farmers hold elections to select board

    08/18/2006 5:58:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 249+ views
    A local Iraqi casts his vote during the Diyara Agricultural Union elections Aug. 12. The 1,200 member union elected seven councilmen to decide the direction of the union, which will enable farmers in the southern Baghdad and northern Babil province region to make profits they haven't seen in years. DoD photo by Cpl. Michael Molinaro. FOB KALSU – The Diyara Agricultural Union held its first elections in the history of the program at the Diyara secondary school Aug. 12.Farmers from the region voted for seven members to sit on the board of directors that will be depended upon to...
  • Peace Deal On Hold As 20 Die In Bitter Fighting

    08/12/2006 6:01:08 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 750+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-13-2006 | Colin Freeman - Harry de Quetteville
    Peace deal on hold as 20 die in bitter fighting By Colin Freeman in Beirut and Harry De Quetteville on the Lebanon-Israel border (Filed: 13/08/2006) At least 20 people were killed in southern Lebanon yesterday as Israel made the deepest incursion of its month-long campaign into Hezbollah-controlled areas, even as both sides indicated a willingness to accept a freshly minted United Nations peace deal. Within hours of the UN Security Council's unanimous approval of a ceasefire resolution on Friday night, Israel launched fresh air strikes across Lebanon. More than 20,000 Israeli soldiers crossed the border in a race for the...
  • Cats Could Hold Key To Spread Of Avian Virus (H5N1)

    06/12/2006 5:55:47 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 541+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-13-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Cats could hold key to spread of avian flu virus By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 13/06/2006) Cats should become a new focus of efforts to understand and prevent the spread of avian flu, according to government advisers. In a review of the science underpinning the contingency plans drawn up by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), Prof Jeffrey Waage, a member of Defra's Science Advisory Group's Epidemic Diseases sub-group, said: "The ability of mammals to contract and transmit the avian influenza virus has important human health implications. "We know about cats as a potential host for...
  • U.S. Marines, Iraqi Soldiers Hold Medical Clinic

    05/16/2006 8:26:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 169+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. William Skelton
    HAMANDIYAH, Iraq, May 16, 2006 U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment along with soldiers from the Iraqi Army held a medical operation here May 6. I think the Iraqi soldiers did pretty well. I think we really made a difference for these people today. I hope we will be able to do more projects like this. U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Robert M. Linares More than 300 Iraqi men, women and children were diagnosed and treated for a variety of illnesses during the medical clinic. I think the med op went pretty good, said U.S. Marine Corps...
  • Cattle's Call Of The Wild: Domestication May Hold Complex Genetic Tale

    05/16/2006 1:02:49 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 688+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-16-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Cattle's Call of the Wild: Domestication may hold complex genetic tale Bruce Bower A new investigation of DNA that was obtained from modern cattle and from fossils of their ancient, wild ancestors puts scientists on the horns of a domestication dilemma. The new data challenge the mainstream idea, based on earlier genetic and archaeological evidence, that herding and farming groups in southeastern Turkey or adjacent Near Eastern regions domesticated cattle perhaps 11,000 years ago. According to that view, these groups then introduced the animals throughout Europe, so current European cattle breeds would trace their ancestry directly back to early Near...
  • U.S. Brigade's Iraq Deployment On Hold Until Further Notice

    05/08/2006 6:39:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 314+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2006 About 3,500 active-duty soldiers who were slated to begin their deployment to Iraq in the coming days will remain at their base in Schweinfurt, Germany, until further notice, defense officials announced today. Members of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, were officially notified within recent days that they won't deploy early this month, as scheduled, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld approved the adjustment, which was recommended by Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, Whitman said. Whitman emphasized that the decision doesn't signal the start...
  • America Supports You: Rolling Thunder to Hold Baseball Fundraiser

    05/02/2006 5:33:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 289+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2006 This summer, one chapter of the famous "Rolling Thunder" protest movement will take their message out to the ballgame. Rolling Thunder members from New York Chapter 3 march in the Hudson Valley St. Patrick's Day parade March 5. From left, Sue Orts, Chapter Board Chairman Bill Palmer, Secretary Mary Lewis, Treasurer Tony Hilinski, President Ron Orts, and Dave Hansen. Courtesy photo Paul Schneeberger, the event's coordinator, and other volunteers with Rolling Thunder's New York Chapter 3, will hold a military appreciation night at Dutchess Stadium, in Hudson Valley, N.Y., July 1. "The whole idea...
  • Muslims and Christians Hold Dueling Rallies at Riverside Community College

    04/29/2006 4:32:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,030+ views
    CBS2 ^ | 4/27/06
    Muslims and Christians Hold Dueling Rallies at RCCApr 27, 2006 8:03 pm US/Pacific (CBS) RIVERSIDE Members of a Christian evangelical group and Muslim students engaged in a brief shouting match Thursday at an otherwise peaceful rally and counter-rally at Riverside Community College. Dr. Robert Morey is the organizer of a Christian evangelical group called Faith Defenders and teaches Islamic studies at the fledgling Irvine-based California Biblical University and Seminary. The university began taking admissions last September. Faith Defenders spreads Christian teachings and distributes literature and videos critical of Islam. Morey held a lecture and rally at the campus quad, which...
  • Iraqi Highway Patrol Hold 'Career Day'

    04/25/2006 4:39:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 209+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    Students at the Al-Secuty secondary school in Obeid, Iraq eagerly wait to receive soccer balls from Iraqi highway patrolmen April 19. The IHP went to the school and held a "Career Day" to talk about their jobs, the children's future and hand out school supplies and soccer balls. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Michael Molinaro Iraqi Highway Patrol Hold 'Career Day' Iraqi Highway Patrol members visit a secondary school and talk to students about the duties and responsibilities of their job and about the future of Iraq. By U.S. Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry...
  • Black Activists (Project 21) Support Judge's Ruling to Hold New Orleans Elections on Time

    04/01/2006 11:42:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 916+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/31/06
    Black Activists Support Judge's Ruling to Hold New Orleans Elections on TimeFri Mar 31, 5:26 PM ET To: National Desk Contact: David Almasi of Project 21, 202-543-4110 ext. 11 or Project21@nationalcenter.org WASHINGTON, March 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- As the Reverend Jesse Jackson and others prepare to march in opposition to scheduled city government elections in New Orleans, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are supportive of a New Orleans- based federal judge's ruling clearing the way for voting to be held on and leading up to April 22. In his March 27 ruling, U.S. District Court judge Ivan...
  • Democrats hold camp to train election activists (run by Howard Dean's bro - Jim)

    03/19/2006 6:42:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 690+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/18/06 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    Democrats hold camp to train election activistsBy Lisa Vorderbrueggen CONTRA COSTA TIMES Posted on Sat, Mar. 18, 2006 Jim Dean, brother of ex-presidential candidate and Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, will deliver opening remarks today at a campaign activist training camp in Stockton, a site chosen because it's in one of a dozen congressional districts that Democrats hope to seize from Republicans this year. "Absolutely, we're in Stockton for a reason and that's Richard Pombo," said program director and East Bay Democracy for America volunteer Kathy Klein, referring to the seven-term incumbent Republican congressman. Nearly 200 people have signed up...
  • Schools Close As Week-Long Arctic Storm Takes Hold (UK - 1st Day Of Spring)

    02/28/2006 6:35:38 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 677+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-1-2006 | Auslan Cramb
    Schools close as week-long Arctic storm takes hold By Auslan Cramb Scottish Correspondent (Filed: 01/03/2006) More than 150 schools were closed yesterday and dozens of roads were blocked by snow as Arctic weather hit parts of Britain. Walkers brave the elements at Scarborough, North Yorks, where a severe weather warning had been issued While many central areas enjoyed uninterrupted winter sunshine, the north of Scotland and the East Coast experienced some of the heaviest snowfall of the winter. The northerly air stream, which is expected to last for most of the week, hit Orkney and Shetland, where all schools were...
  • China And India 'Hold The World In Balance'

    01/11/2006 4:42:15 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 379+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-11-2006 | Fred Pearce
    China and India 'hold the world in balance' 23:00 11 January 2006 NewScientist.com news service Fred Pearce The choices these two countries make in the next few years will lead the world either towards growing ecological and political instability or down a development path based on efficiency and better stewardship of resources, says a report from the Worldwatch Institute in Washington DC, US. One in every two tonnes of cement poured today will be in China such is the countrys breakneck pace of economic development. The country also uses one-quarter of all the worlds steel, eats one-third of...
  • RAT Frank Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts (Funerally alert)

    12/26/2005 7:56:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,665+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12/26/05
    Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts Dec 26, 2005 : 3:37 pm ET RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former Rep. Frank Ballance is holding one last fundraiser before he begins serving a four-year prison term at the end of this week. Ballance, a Democrat from Warrenton who represented the First District of North Carolina, resigned in June 2004 for health reasons before completing his first term. He was sentenced to prison in October after pleading guilty to funneling tax dollars into his foundation and using $100,000 for himself and his family. He will be honored Wednesday at the Roanoke...
  • Gonzales Asked Germany To Hold Hijacker

    12/21/2005 3:47:19 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies · 992+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-21-2005 | Ann Gearan
    Gonzales Asked Germany to Hold Hijacker Wednesday December 21, 2005 11:16 PM By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales personally asked the German government not to release a terrorist accused of killing a Navy diver, but was rebuffed, the Bush administration said Wednesday. Mohammed Ali Hamadi was freed on parole by German authorities after serving 19 years of a life sentence for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA plane during which a U.S. Navy diver was killed. The 17-day ordeal riveted the United States and brought Middle East terrorism home for many Americans. ``We...
  • Iraqis Hold Peaceful Election Day in East Baghdad

    12/15/2005 3:35:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 365+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 15, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, Dec. 15, 2005 Baghdad took on an air of celebration as the polls closed on this historic election day with little terrorist action. East Baghdad saw one rocket attack, with no direct attacks on polling places or on Iraqis going to vote. Iraqi citizens reported a small homemade bomb that terrorists planted near a polling site, and Iraqi and coalition explosive ordnance technicians rendered it safe. Turnout was high all over the region. Salman Pak, a primarily Sunni area south of here, had people lined up to vote when the polls opened at 7...
  • U.S. Army medics hold clinic for Iraqi citizens

    11/23/2005 5:28:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 452+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 23, 2005 | Spc. Ben Brody
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Nov. 23, 2005) -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, conducted a medical capabilities assessment and clinic in Baghdad Nov. 18. Medics set up the clinic in a local school, saw more than 100 residents, and dispensed medical advice and basic treatments. Its basically a sick call for the people of Baghdad that were running here, said Capt. Scott Baumgartner, 1st Bn., 9th FA physicians assistant. We saw an opportunity to do something good for the Iraqi people and followed up on it. School workers cleaned out two classrooms and medics set up a triage...
  • U.S. Army Medics Hold Clinic for Iraqis

    11/22/2005 5:28:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 257+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | Spc. Ben Brody
    U.S. Army Spc. Evan Perkins (right), 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, medic, takes a Baghdad resident's vital signs while U.S. Army Spc. David Tan records the results at a Baghdad school during a medical capabilities assessment and clinic operation Nov. 18, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ben Brody More Photos U.S. Army Medics Hold Clinic for Iraqis Medics set up a clinic in a local school, saw more than 100 residents, and dispensed medical advice and basic treatments. By Spc. Ben Brody2nd Brigade Combat Team BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 22, 2005 — Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery,...
  • Black caucus suing over budget cuts (House approves Blanco's cuts - lawsuit on hold)

    11/16/2005 3:01:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 648+ views
    2 The Avocate ^ | 11/16/05 | ELLEN TANDY
    Black caucus suing over budget cutsBy ELLEN TANDY etandy@wbrz.com 2theadvocate.com staff From a report by News 2's John Pastorek jp@wbrz.com Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco gestures during her address at the opening of a joint session of the state legislature in the House chambers of the State Capitol Sunday evening Nov. 6, 2005 in Baton Rouge, LA.. The Govenor called a special session of the legislature to deal with hurricane recovery efforts in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (AP Photos/Stephan Savoia) A Baton Rouge judge Wednesday put off hearing a lawsuit against Gov. Kathleen Blanco's budget cuts. The Legislative...
  • Louisiana Lawmakers Hold Session on Storm Relief (16-Day Special Session on 77 Hurricane Issues)

    11/05/2005 3:20:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 550+ views
    WINK TV ^ | 11/05/05 | DOUG SIMPSON
    La. Lawmakers Hold Session on Storm Relief By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. Louisiana lawmakers have just over two weeks to chart their hurricane-ravaged state's future, from rewriting building codes to weighing tax breaks to changing how employment benefits are calculated, and then answering the big question: how to pay for it all. Gov. Kathleen Blanco called the special session starting Sunday for the Legislature to address 77 hurricane-related issues. It has to end by Nov. 22, two days before Thanksgiving. "Frankly, I think it's too much to do in 16 days, but we'll...
  • Pentagon to Hold 9/11 Memorial Tour, Walk

    09/06/2005 5:32:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 277+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 6, 2005 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2005 The Defense Department will open the site of the planned Pentagon Memorial and the existing America's Heroes Memorial to the public for the first time on Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Military honor guard tour guides will lead tours and answer questions during this four-hour period, and a model of the future Pentagon Memorial will be on display, according to a DoD press release. The outdoor Pentagon Memorial is currently being developed at the southwest corner of the Pentagon Reservation. The memorial will feature 184 illuminated benches, arranged according to the victim's...
  • Abbas Urges Militants to Hold Their Fire

    08/25/2005 4:35:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 337+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/25/05 | Ibrahim Barzak - P
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday denounced a deadly Israeli arrest raid that killed five Palestinians, calling it an intentional provocation aimed at undermining a six-month cease-fire, but he urged militant groups to hold their fire. Militants vowed to renew attacks on Israel, a move that would undercut the good will that resulted from an Israeli pullout from 25 Jewish settlements in Gaza and part of the West Bank. Following Tuesday's completion of the most important stage of the pullout evacuating settlers violence flared in three places. A rocket fired from Lebanon exploded...
  • Senator Hillary Rodman Clinton polishes image as political centrist (hold yer nose)

    07/27/2005 4:56:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 1,395+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/27/05 | STEVEN THOMMA
    Sen. Clinton polishes image as political centrist Posted on Tue, Jul. 26, 2005 At the annual conference of the Democratic Leadership Council, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called for moderation and an ideological `cease-fire.' BY STEVEN THOMMA sthomma@krwashington.com Sen. Hillary Clinton, right, delivers her remarks in Capitol Rotunda during a ceremony honoring artist Constantino Brumidi, on his 200th birthday anniversary, Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Washington. Brumidi, the political refugee from Italy who painted 'The Apotheosis of Washington' in the eye of the dome of the U.S. Capitol. Seated from back left to right, Sens. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Bill Frist, R-Tenn.,...
  • Boxer's hold another hitch in Bolton vote. She calls White House uncooperative

    05/14/2005 9:08:29 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 41 replies · 2,162+ views
    SFC ^ | May 14, 2005 | Edward Epstein
    Sen. Barbara Boxer of California has erected a roadblock against John Bolton, President Bush's embattled nominee for U.N. ambassador, in a fight with the administration over access to documents. Boxer said Friday she would lift her hold on the nomination if the administration provided the additional information she was seeking. Boxer took her action to slow Bolton's nomination after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday sent Bolton's name to the full Senate without a recommendation. Boxer's move, which the Republican Senate majority could overturn by getting 51 votes in favor of a motion to proceed despite her hold, could...
  • In Face of Opposition, Bush Renews Support for Bolton

    05/14/2005 8:28:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 407+ views
    NYT ^ | 05/14/05 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    May 14, 2005 In Face of Opposition, Bush Renews Support for Bolton By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG WASHINGTON, May 13 - The White House on Friday renewed its defense of John R. Bolton, President Bush's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, urging the Senate to confirm him quickly even as leading Democrats vowed to stall the vote until the State Department turned over certain classified documents. "We believe there is a majority of the Senate that agrees with the president that John Bolton is exactly the person we need at the United Nations during this critical time of reform," President...
  • Democrat Robert Wexler to Offer Social Security Plan (Hold on to your wallet alert)

    05/14/2005 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 697+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/14/05 | GLEN JOHNSON
    Democrat to Offer Social Security Plan By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer 42 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Breaking with party leaders, a Democratic congressman plans to introduce Social Security legislation, saying his first commitment is to his constituents. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., said Friday: "I have the largest amount of Social Security recipients of any Democrat anywhere in the country. My allegiance to seniors is greater than my allegiance to the Democratic Party." While Wexler is proposing tax increases that would clash with President Bush's pledge not to expand the existing payroll tax, his legislation was heralded by the White...
  • Adjourn The Senate Now

    05/13/2005 10:11:43 AM PDT · by Wuli · 25 replies · 1,047+ views
    Wuli
    Dear Senate Majority Leader Frist: I would respectfully ask that you pull your caucus together and suggest that it vote to adjourn the current sesssion of the Senate. After weeks of slander and inuendo against John Bolton, because he dares to not be bullied by an arrogant State Department bureaucracy (who think they, not the president, makes our foreign policy) we now have the specter of Barabara Boxer putting the 'non-constitutional, anti-democratic, anti-representative government Senators "hold" on Mr. Bolton's nomination. It is clear that neither you nor a sufficient portion of your caucus have the ability to achieve the legitimate...
  • Advise and Consign The filibuster isn't the only procedure Senators are abusing.

    04/29/2005 8:40:26 AM PDT · by PolishProud · 3 replies · 472+ views
    Opinion Journal (WSJ) ^ | April 29, 2005 | Editor
    With a showdown looming over the filibuster of judicial nominees, now is the time to point out another abuse of the Senate's "advise and consent" power. It's called the "hold," whereby an individual Senator can delay indefinitely a Presidential nomination, and it is seriously interfering with the operation of the executive branch.