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  • Was Portland State right in expelling student as safety risk? The student says no; the university

    07/28/2012 5:15:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 25 July, 2012 | Bryan Denson
    Henry Liu was a promising graduate student in Portland State University's conflict resolution program. He had excellent grades, with law school on the horizon. But his academic career swiftly derailed last spring after he confided to a classmate that he was upset with a faculty member and mentioned guns in the same conversation. Liu's classmate told campus police that her friend felt a lot of hatred and said of one assistant professor, "He could get shot." Liu, a gun enthusiast, denies making any such threat and says he never intended to harm anyone. Yet Portland State officials took swift and...
  • Man accused of cannibalizing wife dies while held in hospital

    05/05/2012 9:33:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 6, 2012 | Erin Smith
    An elderly Shrewsbury man accused of killing his wife and eating her forearm died yesterday in a Boston hospital, according to prosecutors. Jiemieng Liu died of natural causes yesterday in a secure floor under the watchful eye of a corrections officer at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, said Jason Rieves, chief of staff for Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis.
  • Dow Research Scientist Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Stealing Trade Secrets

    01/13/2012 9:17:22 PM PST · by Larry381 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Dept Of Justice ^ | January 13, 2012 | U.S. Department of Justice
    WASHINGTON—A former research scientist was sentenced late yesterday to 60 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Dow Chemical Company and selling them to companies in the People’s Republic of China, as well as committing perjury, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. for the Middle District of Louisiana. U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady also sentenced Wen Chyu Liu, aka David W. Liou, 75, of Houston, to two years of supervised release and ordered him to forfeit $600,000 and pay a $25,000 fine. A...
  • Fund-Raising by City Comptroller Is Investigated (NYC)

    11/15/2011 6:31:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 14, 2011 | BENJAMIN WEISER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    Federal authorities are investigating the fund-raising operation of the New York City comptroller, John C. Liu, seeking records from his campaign and from a city contractor whose employees were listed as having contributed thousands of dollars to his campaign, people with knowledge of the matter said. Grand jury subpoenas issued last week in the inquiry followed a report in The New York Times last month detailing a number of fund-raising improprieties, including questions about the sources of Mr. Liu’s donations, whether people listed as contributors had actually given their own money and whether some donors listed even existed. It is...
  • Goodwin Liu had a hand in Bush v. Gore

    08/31/2011 3:09:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 8/31/11 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Senate Republicans were irate at Goodwin Liu's opposition to President George W. Bush's Supreme Court candidates. Imagine their indignation if they'd known that Liu had a hand in a Supreme Court opinion that, if it had prevailed, might have kept Bush out of the White House. The information comes from Herma Hill Kay, a law school colleague of Liu's at UC Berkeley. She wrote to the state Commission on Judicial Appointments in support of Gov. Jerry Brown's nomination of Liu to the California Supreme Court, after President Obama's choice of the 40-year-old academic for a federal appeals court seat in...
  • UC Berkeley prof. confirmed to Calif. high court

    08/31/2011 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 31, 2011 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A U.C. Berkeley law professor whose nomination to a federal appeals court was blocked by Senate Republicans is about to become a member of the California Supreme Court. The state's three-member Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously voted to approve Liu's nomination by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday. T
  • Controversial Scholar Nominated To California Supreme Court

    07/27/2011 4:30:38 PM PDT · by miker90210 · 26 replies
    Business Law Daily ^ | 1-27-11 | Chris Rizo
    California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday nominated University of California law professor Goodwin Liu to sit on the state Supreme Court.
  • Goodwin Liu withdraws appeals court nomination

    05/25/2011 3:56:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies
    AP via InsideBayArea ^ | 5/25/11 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- A liberal legal scholar is withdrawing his nomination to an appeals court judgeship after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on his confirmation last week. Goodwin Liu, 40, said in a letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday that he and family need "to make plans for the future" now that there is little prospect of a Senate vote on his nomination.
  • Congress keeps Liu’s radical views off US bench

    05/20/2011 12:46:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 5/19/11 | Editor
    Unions spent an estimated $200 million electing President Barack Obama and re-electing Democratic majorities in Congress in 2008. Union officials ought to be ecstatic with Obama’s performance since then because he has delivered everything he promised the unions, and more. Obama’s largesse is all the more amazing when it is remembered that unions represent fewer than 7 percent of all private-sector workers. Fortunately for the country, Democrats in Congress don’t always share Obama’s loyalty to the union label. Consider Thursday’s cloture vote in the Senate on Obama’s nomination of 39-year-old UC Berkeley School of Law professor Goodwin Liu to the...
  • GOP filibusters Goodwin Liu

    05/19/2011 12:01:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | May 19, 2011 | Meredith Shiner
    Senate Republicans staged the first successful filibuster of a judicial nominee since 2005 on Thursday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration on the long-stalled nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Only one Republican joined Democrats Thursday in supporting Liu, who needed 60 votes to break a filibuster. Meanwhile, 52 Democrats voted ‘yes’ to open debate on the 39-year-old f University of California, Berkeley professor’s nomination. One Democrat voted no. The final vote was 52-43. The filibuster will be met with disappointment from both progressives and Asian-American groups who advocated for Liu and hoped to...
  • GOP Blocks Liu

    05/19/2011 11:55:08 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 30 replies
    national Review Online ^ | May 19, 2011 | Andrew Stiles
    Senate Republicans have successfully filibustered the nomination of Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The final vote on cloture was 52 to 43, with one Senator (Orrin Hatch of Utah) voting “present,” well short of the 60 votes required to end a filibuster. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) voted yes, while Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.) voted no. Sens. Bauchus, Hutchison, Moran and Vitter did not vote.
  • Judicial nominee Goodwin Liu faces filibuster showdown

    05/19/2011 10:36:18 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 18 replies
    Senate Republicans are poised Thursday to use a filibuster to block the confirmation of law professor Goodwin Liu to an appellate court. * * * In moving to block Liu, Republicans are warning President Obama that his next Supreme Court nominee is likely to face a more difficult path to confirmation than did his first two selections. “If we prevail, it ought to send a signal that the White House ought to send up people who are more mainstream,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday. Grassley predicted that he had the votes...
  • GOP On Track To Block Obama Judicial Nominee For First Time

    05/19/2011 8:06:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2011 | Trish Turner |
    Republican opposition is steadily growing against controversial University of California-Berkley law professor Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, potentially imperiling a judicial appointment for the first time in his presidency. Senior Republicans launched an all-out push to quash the nomination, urging their conference colleagues to support a GOP-led filibuster. "(Liu's) record reflects a carefully honed and calculated philosophy that he developed and advanced over the course of his brief career in the ivory towers of academia and which threatens the American tradition of limited constitutional government," Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa, top Republican on...
  • Obama pick for bench may be defeated by GOP

    05/19/2011 1:27:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19 2011 | LARRY MARGASAK
    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans may hand President Barack Obama his first defeat on a judicial nomination, as they appear to have sufficient votes to sustain a filibuster against liberal law professor Goodwin Liu. Democrats chose to force a vote Thursday to end GOP blocking tactics against the University of California, Berkeley, scholar. Senate aides from both parties said it did not appear the majority party could attain the 60-vote super-majority needed to stop a filibuster.
  • Tomorrow: Biggest Nomination Fight of 2011 (Federal Courts vacancy)

    05/18/2011 8:16:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | May 18, 2011 | Curt Levey
    This excerpt summarizes the showdown that will occur tomorrow when Senate Democrats force a cloture vote on Ninth Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu, President Obama’s most radical judicial nominee and the man whom Obama would dearly like to make the first Asian-American Supreme Court justice. Liu’s left-wing agenda and outrageously activist view of the law makes this showdown a classic test of the bipartisan “extraordinary circumstances” standard for when judicial nominees can be filibustered. The standard originated in the 2005 Gang of 14 agreement. Liu is a 40 year old Berkeley law professor whose vocal and unabashed championing of judicial activism...
  • Sen. Feinstein Dodges Question on Controversial Obama Nominee Goodwin Liu

    05/18/2011 3:02:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 18, 2011 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dodged a question about the controversial writings of Goodwin Liu, who was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last year. Feinstein instead said that Liu indicated that he understands the difference between being an advocate and a judge. To serve on the court, Liu must be confirmed by the Senate. At the Capitol on Wednesday, CNSNews.com asked Sen. Feinstein, “In a 2008 law review article Professor Liu argued that there was a constitutional right to welfare – what he...
  • Obama faces fight in choice for judge--Liu called liberal, too inexperienced

    04/07/2011 8:03:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2011 | Sean Lengell
    The SenateJudiciary Committee approved a controversial appeals court nomination Thursday, setting up the first big battle in this Congress over an Obama judicial nomination. The panel’s party line 10-8 vote in favor of University of California at Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu portends a tough partisan struggle in the full Senate, where Republicans are in position to successfully filibuster his pending confirmation — a move that would hand President Obama a high-profile judicial defeat. “While I have pledged — and indeed demonstrated — cooperation in moving forward on consensus nominations, there is no doubt that Mr. Liu does not fall...
  • Republicans won't Filibuster anti-marriage Judge Goodwin Liu?

    04/05/2011 7:39:19 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | April 5, 2011 | Gordon James Klingenschmitt
    Make 8 phone calls. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) have thrice delayed confirmation of the anti-marriage, pro-homosexual Judge Goodwin Liu Keen, but may be about to cave-in and help promote him to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.    Keen News Service reports Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), the SJC ranking minority member, has asked "that the long-standing nomination of law professor Goodwin Liu to join the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals bench be held one more week [until this Thursday 7 April]. Grassley said the additional week would make it less likely Liu’s nomination would face...
  • Lame Duck Senate Looking to Act on Controversial Judges.

    11/17/2010 6:05:48 PM PST · by mrsmith · 5 replies
    WSJ Blogs ^ | November 17, 2010 | Ashby Jones
    Given its lame-duck status, the U.S. Senate is unlikely to take up any huge legislative efforts between now and January. And that means Senate Democrats, who still control 59 seats, can get down to tying up some loose ends, like moving some of President Obama’s more controversial judicial nominees to the floor for a vote...
  • EDITORIAL: A light-year of difference with Liu--China's Nobel Peace Prize winner outshines Obama

    10/12/2010 6:11:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2010 | Editorial
    The contrast between the Nobel Committee's choice for its Peace Prize a year ago and today couldn't be more stark. In 2009, the Norwegian group tapped President Obama for its prestigious award. On Friday, they chose a genuine hero: Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.Mr. Obama was nominated within days of taking office, and the committee ridiculously claimed it awarded him the prize not for his accomplishments, but for the promise of what he might achieve. Mr. Liu was selected "for his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." Such is the distinction between style and substance.Mr. Obama...
  • Charges revealed in international 'honey laundering' conspiracy

    09/01/2010 5:32:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 2+ views
    NewsCore ^ | 9/1/10 | staff
    The Federal Government announced charges today against a ring of foreign corporations and executives who conspired to bring antibiotic-laden Chinese honey illegally into the US, in an attempt to avoid paying millions in fees. A federal grand jury in Chicago indicted top executives of German food conglomerate Alfred L Wolff GmbH, and several of its affiliated companies for allegedly importing more than $US40 million in Chinese honey, but saying it originated elsewhere in order to avoid paying duties of nearly $US80 million that were levied on Chinese honey.
  • Ground Zero Muslim Center May Get Public Financing

    08/27/2010 2:26:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | August 27, 2010 | Joan Gralla
    (Reuters) - The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.
  • Gordon Liu - wrong man for the Ninth Circuit

    04/25/2010 9:10:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 485+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/25/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    When now Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito faced a Senate confirmation vote in 2006, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., had no qualms about rejecting Alito simply because she did not agree with him. "If one is pro-choice in this day and age, in this structure, one can't vote for Judge Alito," Feinstein declared. Feinstein went even further. When Republicans argued that simple fairness demanded a full floor vote on Alito, Feinstein, like Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., supported the use of the filibuster to prevent it. They tried but failed to prevent a majority-rules vote. Now that...
  • Liu beholden to foreign law(This is immediate and unconditional disqualification for this man)

    04/21/2010 7:11:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies · 640+ views
    wash times ^ | 4/21/10
    President Obama is trying to pack courts with far-left judges who are hiding their fringe opinions from the public and congressional oversight. Front and center is 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Goodwin Liu. Just as now-Justice Sonia Sotomayor performed during her confirmation hearings, Mr. Liu did verbal backflips while trying to escape his own past writings and speeches during confirmation hearings on Friday. His rhetorical gymnastics and the worrisome substance he was trying to escape merit greater attention in coming weeks. For now, there is one subject area that does not allow shades of gray and on which...
  • Controversial Judicial Nominee Tells Committee He Will Work to Earn Its Trust

    04/16/2010 1:16:59 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 12 replies · 515+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 4/16/10 | Trish Turner
    A controversial nominee for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals apologized Friday for sending Senate Judiciary Committee members an incomplete portfolio about himself and said he'd do whatever he could to win the committee's trust. Republican senators called into question Goodwin Liu's temperament as a possible judge, blasting the controversial 9th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee during his confirmation hearing Friday over statements he made about Supreme Court Judge Samuel Alito's "vision of America." At the time of Judge Alito's confirmation process Liu was quoted as saying that "in Judge Alito's America, the police may shoot unarmed Americans ... the...
  • Kyl: Liu's writings 'vicious'

    04/16/2010 9:36:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 935+ views
    Politico ^ | April 16, 2010 | Kasie Hunt
    A top Senate Republican hammered liberal law professor Goodwin Liu’s writings as “vicious, emotionally and racially charged” at his confirmation hearing Friday – igniting the first real test of whether Republicans will be able to block the most controversial of President Barack Obama’s lower court judicial nominees. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) slammed Liu’s testimony against Samuel Alito during his confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court. “Judge Alito’s record envisions an America where police may shoot and kill an unarmed boy to stop him from running away with a stolen purse … where a black man may be sentenced to death...
  • C-Span Live Senate Hearings Goodwin Liu to 9th Circus

    04/16/2010 6:25:35 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies · 292+ views
    Vanity | 16 April 2010 | Jacquerie
    Just heard that C-Span will carry live Senate Hearings of the anti-constitutionalist Goodwin Liu appointment to the 9th circuit court of appeals today at 10:00 eastern.
  • Court Nominee Liu Failed to Disclose Information

    04/13/2010 4:43:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 413+ views
    National Policy & Legal Center ^ | April 13, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    Amid allegations that President Obama’s appeal court nominee Goodwin Liu omitted extensive information from his senate questionnaire, Republican lawmakers are gearing up to challenge his confirmation at a hearing on Friday. Liu, a nominee for the ninth circuit court of appeals, neglected to disclose 117 items on his senate questionnaire, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee said last week. The mandatory questionnaire requires judicial nominees to disclose all organizational affiliations, speaking engagements, published work, and comments they have made to media.Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to the committee’s chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT)...
  • Will Goodwin Liu sink the left-leaning Ninth Circuit?

    04/10/2010 10:26:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 928+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/10/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    There are two ways the Senate can approach a president's judicial nominees, and specifically President Obama's nomination of UC Berkeley law Professor Goodwin Liu to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. One: "We had an election, a Democrat won, and the president can pick whom he likes." To wit: Liu - a Rhodes scholar and graduate of Stanford, Oxford and Yale Law School who clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - is highly qualified. Republicans should not use delay tactics and the filibuster to thwart a full-Senate up-or-down vote on Liu. Two: "Because...
  • Controversial Appellate Court Nominee Apologizes for Omissions in Senate Questionnaire;

    04/07/2010 2:41:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 653+ views
    ACB News ^ | April 6, 2010
    In a letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law Goodwin Liu, a nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, apologized for dozens of omissions from his Senate questionnaire. The “original submission of my Senate Questionnaire on February 24 inadvertently omitted a number of items,” Liu wrote to Sens. Pat Leahy, D-Vermont. “I would like to offer a sincere and personal apology to you, to the Ranking Member” – Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. – “and to the entire Committee for...
  • Battle looms over Obama nominee to 9th District Court

    04/09/2010 12:27:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 685+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/9/10 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON – Goodwin Liu couldn't speak English until kindergarten, but he went on to become co-valedictorian at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, a Rhodes Scholar and a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Now he's under attack on Capitol Hill, where Republicans oppose his nomination to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Liu, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, is attracting far more attention than most judicial nominees. While his backers are excited by his solidly liberal credentials, some opponents fear Obama is preparing Liu for what would be a historic appointment: the first...
  • Liu nomination “in jeopardy” after “dozens” of omissions from questionnaire

    Conservatives had already begun working to oppose the nomination of Berkeley Law professor Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, but Liu may have handed them some serious ammunition. Liu was forced to apologize today after the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee publicly scolded the nominee for dozens of major omissions from his required questionnaire, including work with groups like La Raza. Senator Jeff Sessions said that these omissions were “serious” and put his confirmation in jeopardy: "The “original submission of my Senate Questionnaire on February 24 inadvertently omitted a number of items,” Liu wrote to Sens....
  • Unsound and Unfit (GOP Senators better stop Liu or else)

    03/24/2010 6:13:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies · 489+ views
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2010 | Edward Whelan
    This afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to conduct its confirmation hearing for Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu. Liu, who was nominated by President Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, presents a volatile mix of aggressive left-wing ideology and raw inexperience. It’s the rare nominee who could threaten to make the Ninth Circuit — long the laughingstock of the federal appellate courts — even worse, but that’s exactly the threat that Liu embodies.
  • Goodwin Liu: Obama’s Most Radical Judicial Nominee

    03/23/2010 7:59:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies · 568+ views
    The Foundry ^ | March 23, 2010
    It is difficult to imagine the Ninth Circuit as any more radically liberal than it already is. Despite a few stellar judges, the Court is full of liberal activists who have earned it the reputation of having the highest Supreme Court reversal rate of any court in the nation. But, with his latest judicial nominee, President Obama just may do what seemed impossible. There are many red flags in the judicial record of Ninth Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu, who is Associate Dean at the University of California Berkeley Law School. Here are just a few highlights. Judicial Philosophy: Though Liu...
  • Obama to Nominate Prof. Liu to Ninth Circuit. (Libtard Wacko for the 9th Circus.)

    02/24/2010 8:18:30 PM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 6 replies · 454+ views
    Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 02-24-2010 | Jonathan H. Adler
    Speaking of law professors at the University of California at Berkeley, the Los Angeles Times reported this morning that ... Obama will nominate Professor Goodwin Liu to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today.
  • Obama Picks Anti-Alito Left-Winger For Ninth Circuit Court Seat

    02/24/2010 9:58:08 AM PST · by JLWORK · 6 replies · 481+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | John L. Work
    Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has said many times that elections have consequences. One of the more-far-reaching powers that sitting Presidents hold is the ability to influence the Leftward or Rightward tilt of the entire Republic by the appointments of Justices to the Federal Circuit Courts and to the Supreme Court. This Presidential legacy can span two generations or more, given long lives for particular Judges who are appointed for life and can be removed only through impeachment. President Obama has chosen another leftist, Goodwin Liu (pictured above), from the University of California at Berkeley Law School to sit...
  • Washington man and Chinese national charged in honey import conspiracy

    05/12/2009 2:32:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 572+ views
    ICE.GOV - New Release ^ | May 6, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Washington man and Chinese national charged in honey import conspiracy Illegal import scheme cost United States millions SEATTLE - Two men accused of conspiring to defraud the United States by submitting false paperwork on the importation of numerous shipments of Chinese honey are in federal custody today following an international investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Boa Zhong Zhang, 58, a Chinese national, was arrested this morning at Los Angeles International Airport as he prepared to board a United Airlines flight to Denver. Zhang, a long-time employee of Changge Jixian Bee...
  • Liberal legal group comes to the fore

    01/05/2009 2:55:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 713+ views
    politico.com ^ | 12/29/08 | LISA LERER
    Sixteen appointees and advisers helping president-elect Barack Obama's Justice Department transition efforts all recently sat on the board of an organization little known outside legal circles: The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. The liberal legal network, which blossomed during eight years of Democratic exile, counts as its veterans Obama’s choice for attorney general, Eric Holder: Vice President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff, Ron Klain; and future White House Staff Secretary Lisa Brown. Seven other recent board members are advising the incoming administration on legal, education, and labor-related issues. Theresa Wynn Roseborough is rumored to be a top candidate...
  • Sen. Clinton apologizes to Chelsea for work comment

    05/22/2006 5:52:31 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 869+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, May 15, 2006
    After telling an audience that young people today "think work is a four-letter word," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she apologized to her daughter. "I said, 'I'm sorry, I didn't mean to convey the impression that you don't work hard,"' Clinton said Sunday in a commencement address at Long Island University. "I just want to set the bar high, because we are in a competition for the future." Clinton spoke to more than 2,000 graduates days after she criticized young people at a gathering of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. There she said young people have a sense...
  • Two (More) Unions Leave AFL-CIO

    02/15/2006 6:53:21 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 56 replies · 1,742+ views
    Wednesday 15th February, 2006 Two unions leave AFL-CIO Big News Network.com Tuesday 14th February, 2006 (UPI) The Laborers' International Union and the International Union of Operating Engineers said Tuesday they were leaving the AFL-CIO. The two unions, two of the largest in the United States and have 1.1 million members between them, will leave the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Department to form a new organization. Both unions will join several other construction trade unions in founding the National Construction Alliance, which will represent virtually all union basic trades workers in the United States. The NCA will focus on helping...
  • How to be a Good Communist - by Nelson Mandela ("Great Statesman")

    10/24/2004 8:14:31 AM PDT · by risk · 23 replies · 8,860+ views
    Rivonia Trial evidence ^ | unknown | Online Books, Richard Allport
    Mandela - The "Great Statesman" Mandela with SACP boss, Joe Slovo "Nelson Mandela is a symbol, an icon, one of the world's most famous statesmen, recognised and revered by all. He dines with royalty, associates with the world's great leaders and his opinion is sought and valued on all weighty matters. He has achieved an almost divine status in the world, equal to that of the Pope or the late Princess Diana." Most people on the left of the political spectrum would agree wholeheartedly with the above quote. But they run into an unexpected problem when someone asks "why...
  • Chinese Archaeologists Find 'World's Oldest Earrings' (8,000 Year Old)

    07/27/2004 11:11:24 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 760+ views
    SMH.com ^ | 7-27-2004
    Chinese archaeologists find 'world's oldest earrings' July 27, 2004 Chinese archaeologists have discovered earrings they believe are the oldest found in the world. The jade earrings, which date to between 7500 and 8200 years ago, were unearthed at the Xinglongwa culture site in Chifeng city in Inner Mongolia, the Xinhua news agency said yesterday. The jade rings, called "Jue" in old Chinese, have diameters that measure 2.5 to six centimetres. Liu Guoxiang, head of an archaeological team under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said it was "magnificent" that the earrings were found in pairs that were almost similar in...
  • Inner Mongolia Yields New Discoveries

    07/27/2004 11:23:06 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 620+ views
    Inner Mongolia Yields New Discoveries More than 80 leading archeological experts are participating in an international conference in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, to exchange the latest information on Hongshan, a prehistoric relics site. Relics excavated at the Hongshan ("Red Mountain") site originated around 5000 BC to 6500 BC. Now a part of Chifeng City, the site was discovered in 1935. Some of the relics found at Hongshan have led archeologists to conclude that the heads of Chinese dragons may have been inspired by boars in addition to horses and cattle. Primitive people who struggled to survive by fishing and...
  • Arthur Liu, a true businessman

    04/15/2004 6:58:56 AM PDT · by RetroSexual · 6 replies · 1,008+ views
    Taiwan Headlines ^ | Oct. 2001 | sinorama
    Published: October 2001 Source: Sinorama Arthur Liu, whose Western pop music radio shows were a big hit back in 1960s Taiwan, bought 30 radio stations in the United States in the 1990s, becoming a mogul in Chinese-language media there, and writing an amazing page in broadcasting history. (left) One of Liu's broadcasting towers. n little Taiwan, jam packed with its own media, not many people have heard of Arthur Liu, a man from Taiwan now living in the United States who owns 30 radio stations. But when his name comes up in U.S. television and radio circles, people are certainly...
  • Kerry Took Cash From Chinese Military Intelligence

    02/02/2004 9:42:24 PM PST · by TBP · 104 replies · 1,303+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Democrats are counting on Sen. John Kerry's military credentials to convince voters that he can be trusted with America's national security. But documents that surfaced over the weekend raise serious questions about whether Kerry was duped in the 1990s into helping the Chinese military perfect its ability to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. In 1996 Kerry met with Liu Chaoying, the daughter of a powerful Chinese military official who also doubled as vice president of a subsidiary of the state-owned China Aerospace Corp. Before the meeting, held in Kerry's Senate office, Liu's sponsor, Johnny Chung, made clear she was...
  • DISNEY SNUFF MOVIE - tarantino's "KILL BILL"

    10/05/2003 1:56:05 PM PDT · by steplock · 104 replies · 675+ views
    "It's so violent, people will leave the movie theatre or get sick in the movie theatre. There's so much violence that it becomes not numbing, but almost comedic. There's a scene where there's so much violence that the colour of the film goes into black and white, so that the blood looks like oil. It's cinematic; it's art." On the latest "DISNEY" movie by snuff-film porn director, Quentin Tarantino, "KILL BILL" Lucy Liu - snuff film afficionado. "Kill Bill Will Make You Sick!" Lucy Liu about Tarantino's latest The films of Quentin Tarantino are not exactly known for his use...
  • Anatomy of the deadly China syndrome

    04/24/2003 8:45:19 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 30 replies · 370+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 4-24-03 | Ian Sample
    Anatomy of the deadly China syndrome Virus Sars is first of many epidemics to come Ian Sample, science correspondent Friday April 25, 2003 The Guardian We're unsure where it came from, have no treatment for it and no idea when or where it will spread next. The virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome is shrouded in unknowns. But two things are agreed upon: it's lethal, and it's not going to go away. What's more, we can look forward to far more new and extremely dangerous viruses in the next few years. In mid-February, a retired Chinese doctor, Liu Jianlun,...