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  • Roger Stone: If Rubio Loses Florida, ‘Abundantly Clear Mitt Romney Is Waiting In The Wings’

    03/01/2016 1:34:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/01/16 | Dan Riehl
    Republican campaign veteran Roger Stone tells Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon, “I have reported, and I stand by this, that a number of the billionaires who are funding Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% have told him that he has until the Florida primary on March 15th to show some leg. If he cannot win his home state primary, it will be very hard to continue to justify his campaign. At that point, I think it is abundantly clear that Mitt Romney is waiting in the wings.” Stone continued: Notice how Romney is suddenly tweeting all the anti-Trump tweets?...
  • Firefox OS in flux as Mozilla loses technology chief to startup

    06/07/2015 8:48:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Firefox ^ | 06/05/15 | Stephen Shankland
    Mozilla, best known for its Firefox browser and operating system, has lost the man responsible for the core technologies of both products.roject to keep Firefox competitive with browsers like Google's Chrome. His departure is part of major changes Mozilla faces with Firefox OS. While Gal is moving into a new market, a new competitive threat is arriving. Mozilla's former president, Li Gong, is at work on another startup nicknamed Gone Fishing that's building a mobile operating system relying on the same Web-based approach Firefox OS uses, CNET has learned. Gong was the Firefox OS business leader before being promoted to...
  • Sean Hannity: I would not support “despicable” Thad Cochran in the general election

    06/25/2014 4:20:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 78 replies
    The electoral shenanigans employed by the victorious Cochran campaign in the Mississippi Republican runoff were too much for even GOP establishment spokesman Sean Hannity– who urged listeners not to reward Thad Cochran’s “disgusting” tactics by voting for him in the general election…
  • Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Flight Carrying 239

    03/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PST · by BobNative · 291 replies
    NBC ^ | March 7, 2014 | M. Alex Johnson and Sossy Dombourian
  • MSNBC Collapses to Fourth Place: Loses 12% of Viewers

    07/30/2013 7:05:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/13 | John Nolte
    This year's bad news for MSNBC has only gotten worse. The "Lean Forward" network has struggled in the ratings since the Boston Marathon bombings exposed the network's glaring weakness when it comes to news gathering. MSNBC had hoped to turn that around by going all-in on with the Zimmerman, but it didn't. Compared to last year in July, MSNBC was down -12% in total viewers and -4% in the 25-54 demo. "Morning Joe" lost -4% of its viewers, -8% in the 25 to 54 demo. Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O'Donnell all took huge hits over last year. Hayes...
  • LAUSD loses molestation coverage in new insurance policies

    06/29/2013 7:48:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 6/29/13 | Barbara Jones
    Facing multimillion dollar sex-abuse settlements, Los Angeles Unified signed contracts Friday to buy five liability insurance policies for the next fiscal year starting Monday, but was unable to get coverage for molestation, officials said. The premiums total $2.2 million -- about $1 million less than LAUSD paid this year -- but exclude coverage for molestation, a spokesman said. .. Details of the policies, including the names of the carriers and the total amount of coverage, were unavailable. ... It also has offered to pay $17 million to settle 40 additional claims, .. The district had been counting on insurance to...
  • U.S. loses AAA credit rating from S&P [copy 2]

    08/05/2011 5:51:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/5/11 | Walter Brandimarte - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday, in a dramatic reversal of fortune for the world's largest economy. S&P cut the long-term U.S. credit rating by one notch to AA-plus on concerns about growing budget deficits. U.S. Treasuries, once undisputedly seen as the safest investment in the world, are now rated lower than bonds issued by countries such as the UK, Germany, France or Canada.
  • ATF loses track of 1,400 guns in criticized probe

    07/12/2011 6:28:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/12/11 | Todd Schwarzschild and Drew Griffin,
    (CNN) -- Federal agents can't account for more than 1,400 guns after a widely criticized operation aimed at tracing the flow of weapons to Mexican drug gangs, sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN. Of 2,020 guns involved in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives probe dubbed "Operation Fast and Furious," 363 have been recovered in the United States and 227 have been recovered in Mexico. That leaves 1,430 guns unaccounted for, the sources said. The ATF operation was intended to build cases against Mexican drug cartels by allowing firearms to go from the United States into...
  • Anti-Israel Obama Loses Jews… 80% of US Jews Oppose His Proposal to Turn Holy Land Over

    07/06/2011 9:09:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/6/11 | Jim Hoft
    In May Barack Obama urged Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorist alliance. Of course, his radical position was very unpopular with a most Americans. Apparently, American Jews finally caught on that Obama does not have Israel’s best interests at heart. Today Dick Morris reported on a new poll that shows American Jews are turning against Obama in record numbers. According to Morris 80% of Jewish American voters oppose his insane proposal to hand Holy Land over to Hamas-Fatah alliance. Morris also...
  • MA Man Loses Gun License/Faces Charges After Being ROBBED

    03/31/2011 9:45:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies ^ | 3/31/11 | Fleming and Hayes
    Only in the state of Massachusetts could “blaming the victim” be extended to burglaries. Once again, the gun-grabbing fear mongers in charge of our state are looking to set a precedent that will no doubt have national implications. If this case goes to trial and Stanley Sokolowski is convicted, there will now be case law on the books that other judges can cite: The common act of reloading your own ammunition and the possession of the needed (and Constitutionally protected) supplies will be akin to domestic terrorism. The following email was sent to us by our good friend, and former...
  • Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal Loses Ground, Leads McMahon By Just Three Points

    05/19/2010 6:48:22 AM PDT · by AlanD · 13 replies · 496+ views
    Following a New York Times report that he exaggerated his military record, Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal has lost ground in match-ups against all his potential Republican challengers in Connecticut. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Blumenthal with just a three-point advantage over Linda McMahon, 48% to 45%. Two weeks ago, he led the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment by 13 percentage points. The New York Times story broke late Monday; the survey was taken Tuesday evening.
  • Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal Loses Ground, Leads McMahon By Just Three Points

    05/19/2010 6:15:09 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 17 replies · 634+ views ^ | 5/19/10 | Rasmussen Reports
    Following a New York Times report that he exaggerated his military record, Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal has lost ground in match-ups against all his potential Republican challengers in Connecticut.
  • Paul wins in Ky., Specter loses in Pennsylvania

    05/18/2010 7:19:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 118 replies · 5,070+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/10 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON – Political novice Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to a rout in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, jolting the GOP establishment. Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter lost his struggle for political survival in Pennsylvania, a five-term incumbent offering experience to voters clamoring for change. Another Democratic incumbent, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, led narrowly in early returns in her race for nomination to a third term in Arkansas, but she risked being thrown into a costly run-off. In a fourth race with national implications, Democrat Mark Critz moved ahead of Republican Tim Burns in a contest to fill...
  • The ObamaCare tax hike that loses five times what it brings in

    03/31/2010 11:57:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 688+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 3/31/10 | David Freddoso
    We turn to the Wall Street Journal for the math on what it will cost to raise taxes on corporations’ retiree prescription drug coverage. This is the provision that has caused several corporations to take markdowns recently. The bottom line: by closing this “loophole” — which was originally created to dissuade companies from dumping retirees’ prescription costs into Medicare Part D — the government could lose more than five times what it brings in. The Employee Benefit Research Institute calculates that the 28% subsidy on average will run taxpayers $665 in 2011 and that the tax dispensation is worth $233....
  • ACLU loses one-fourth of yearly donations

    12/16/2009 6:43:04 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 12 replies · 551+ views
    US Today ^ | 12/16/2009 | US Today
    NEW YORK (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has lost a quarter of its yearly donations after a major donor cut off $19 million in annual donations because of economic difficulties. David Gelbaum, a wealthy California conservationist, said he was indefinitely stopping the donations that had made him the New York-based group's largest anonymous donor. "For a number of years, your organization has received very substantial charitable contributions from me," Gelbaum said in a statement. "My investments in alternative, clean energy companies have placed me in a highly illiquid position as a result of the general credit crisis in...
  • ACLU loses its biggest donor: $19 million a year

    12/10/2009 3:22:58 PM PST · by publius321 · 20 replies · 1,138+ views
    Gelbaum said in a statement. "My investments in alternative, clean energy companies have placed me in a highly illiquid position as a result of the general credit crisis in the American and world financial systems." (Click link above for column) Oh goodness, I hope that someone else steps in and fills the gap because we desperately need someone to continue the desecration of everything we hold dear. We need more people to spit on the graves of our veterans by removing crosses that have served as war memorials for the past 75 years. We need someone to remove Christian symbols...
  • ACLU loses donor, one-fourth of yearly donations

    12/10/2009 6:20:15 AM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 129 replies · 7,400+ views
    AP ^ | 12/9/09 | Adam Goldman
    NEW YORK (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has lost a quarter of its yearly donations after a major donor cut off $19 million in annual donations because of economic difficulties. David Gelbaum, a wealthy California conservationist, said he was indefinitely stopping the donations that had made him the New York-based group's largest anonymous donor
  • Deer loses head-butt with Wisconsin lawn ornament

    11/10/2009 5:23:37 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 67 replies · 3,425+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 11-10-09 | bob lamb
    A love-struck buck ran out of luck a week ago. The seven-point buck was killed when it rammed a 640-pound concrete statue of an elk in the backyard of Mark and Carol Brye's home in rural Viroqua, Wis. Bucks often fight during the breeding season, commonly called the rut. Dominant bucks defend breeding territories and female deer by sparring with subordinate bucks. Antler battles sometimes result in the death of one or both deer, but usually end with the biggest buck winning and the smaller buck high-tailing it out to another area. Mark Brye, who owns Brye Plumbing in Viroqua,...
  • Poll: Obama loses ground on health care

    07/29/2009 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 1,000+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/27/09 | Mark Murray
    NBC/WSJ survey also shows a drop in his overall job-approval rating WASHINGTON - Despite his public-relations blitz over the past two weeks to promote his plans to reform the nation's health-care system — including holding two town halls on Wednesday — President Barack Obama has lost ground on this issue with the American public, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
  • US loses most jobs since 1945

    01/09/2009 9:49:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,300+ views ^ | 1/09/09 | Krishna Guha, Andrew Ward and Edward Luce
    The US economy lost more than half a million jobs in December for the second month running, new figures showed on Friday, making 2008 the worst year for job losses since 1945. The unemployment rate – which hit a low of 4.4 per cent prior to the start of the credit crisis – jumped to 7.2 per cent, its highest level in 16 years. Unemployment has now risen by a full percentage point since September, when the crisis intensified with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the investment bank. There was a further rise in the number of discouraged workers no...
  • Face of Defense: Future Airman Loses 160 Pounds, Gains Confidence

    01/02/2009 11:55:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 982+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Lindsey, USAF
    RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Jan. 2, 2009 – For the past 15 months, Leo Knight-Inglesby has pushed himself beyond the limits he and his loved ones ever thought possible. Leo Knight-Inglesby, left, reviews his Air Force enlistment contract with his recruiter, Air Force Staff Sgt. Ty Lopez, in the Rockville, Md., recruiting office. The 22-year-old lost more than 160 pounds to join the Air Force. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ty Lopez   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The 22-year-old Silver Spring, Md., native shed more than 160 pounds to meet the physical standard of...
  • Tribune Company Loses $121 Million

    11/10/2008 8:01:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 217+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/10/2008 | ap
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Tribune Company, owner of newspapers including The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, along with the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, said Monday that it lost $121.6 million in the third quarter as newspaper advertising revenue fell. The company, which is privately held, had net income in the comparable quarter a year earlier of $152.8 million. Revenue fell 10.5 percent, to $1.04 billion, from $1.16 billion a year ago, the company said.
  • Obama loses 26 points among Catholics

    08/05/2008 8:27:44 AM PDT · by dangus · 42 replies · 464+ views
    Zogby ^ | 08/04/08 | Vanity From Zogby poll
    A July Zogby poll showed that Obama was leading among Catholics by 11 points. He is now trailing by 15. The link above is to the article in the main section of FR, but I thought this poll detail was worthy of discussion in the Religion section. Such a massive rejection of a Democratic nominee is striking since Catholics come from heavily Democratic regions of the country, where huge majorities of non-Christians and Protestants vote overwhelmingly Democratic, and both traditional news outlets and political infrastructures are far to the left. (Catholics are the quintessential "Reagan Democrats.")
  • UK leader's party loses special election (Gordon Brown and the Labour Party going down?)

    05/22/2008 9:37:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 131+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/08 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON - Britain's Conservative Party won a special election that was viewed as a barometer of Labour Party leader Gordon Brown's popularity, according to vote results Friday. Tory candidate Edward Timpson handily defeated his left-wing competitor Tamsin Dunwoody to take the parliamentary seat of Crewe and Nantwich in northwestern England, beating her 20,539 votes to 12,679. The loss in a Labour stronghold could help to erode Brown's authority and embolden his critics within the party. The party had held the district since 1983. Brown is struggling to recover from devastating Labour Party setbacks in local elections earlier this month and...
  • CA: State loses legal battle over pension bonds

    07/03/2007 9:08:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 114 replies · 1,345+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/3/07 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration on Tuesday lost a long-running court battle over its plan to sell bonds to cover the state's public employee pension costs. The ruling by the 3rd District Court of Appeal could complicate negotiations over the state's already overdue budget. Republican lawmakers are holding up the $104 billion spending plan in part because they believe it will leave California with an unmanageably large budget deficit next year. Tuesday's ruling may only add to that concern, depriving the state of more than $500 million to help close the estimated $5 billion-plus deficit in the 2008-09 budget year. Schwarzenegger...
  • Man trying to cross border loses foot to train

    05/31/2007 9:22:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 847+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/31/07 | Greg Gross
    SAN DIEGO – A man being pursued after he illegally crossed into the United States from Mexico was run over by a freight train late Thursday morning as he tried to escape a Customs agent near the San Ysidro crossing, federal authorities reported. The man lost several fingertips on his right hand and had his left foot severed. He was taken to a San Diego hospital. There was no word on his condition. The incident took place in an area known to Border Patrol agents as “the loading docks,” a spot just east of the San Ysidro port of entry...
  • Duck loses fourth leg

    04/20/2007 8:09:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 249+ views ^ | 4-20-2007 | staff writer
    A four-legged duck known around the world as "Stumpy" has lost one of its limbs in a farmyard accident. The duck's fourth leg was severed after it became caught in the its pen, news agency PA reported. Born in February this year on a farm in Hampshire, England, the owners said that Stumpy suffered no ill effects after being patched up by a vet.
  • The RIAA Loses Another File-Sharing Case

    04/11/2007 8:43:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 1,220+ views
    A federal judge has dismissed Elektra v. Santangelo with prejudice, leaving the door open for defendant Patti Santangelo to recover attorneys' fees from the RIAA. Last month, Judge Colleen McMahon denied the RIAA's motion to dismiss the case without prejudice, ruling that the case should either be dismissed with prejudice or proceed to trial so that Santangelo could have a shot at being exonerated of the RIAA's accusations of file-sharing and copyright infringement. A stipulation of discontinuance with prejudice was entered yesterday by both the plaintiffs and defendants, which means that Santangelo is the prevailing party and therefore eligible to...
  • Democrat Governor Candidate In Minnesota Calls Reporter A "Republican Whore"

    11/04/2006 11:53:40 AM PST · by Alex1977 · 22 replies · 1,321+ views ^ | Nov. 4
    Earlier a reader blog entry covered a little controversy in the Minnesota Governor’s race. Judi Dutcher, who is the running mate of Democrat Governor Candidate Mike Hatch, was asked a question about E-85 fuel. Dutcher responded by asking what E-85 is. Now this is a pretty major blunder here in the agriculture states. E-85 is a major issue for us, so the fact that Dutcher apparently doesn’t know what it is is significant. Tim Pawlenty’s campaign, the incumbent in the race, responded to the blunder by criticizing Dutcher for being ill informed on the issues. Amazingly, The Hatch/Dutcher campaign responded...
  • Missteps or meltdowns? (Minnesota's DFL Hatch Nuts?)

    11/04/2006 7:42:41 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 733+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 4 November 2006 | BILL SALISBURY and PATRICK SWEENEY
    With two angry outbursts at reporters this week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch made his temper an issue in the closing days of the campaign. In one of those exchanges, a newspaper chain reported that he called a male reporter a "Republican whore." He denied using that terminology. Whether the controversy is just a one-day flap or the political "meltdown" gleefully proclaimed by a Republican leader depends on how Hatch handles bad news. "When the heat and lights are on, his big challenge will be whether he keeps his composure," Carleton College political science professor Steven Schier said Friday....
  • Why the GOP will pick up seats installment seven

    10/16/2006 5:11:01 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies · 1,032+ views
    various news outlets | October 16, 2006 | self
    This is the final installment of this series. My reasons for optimism have been presented clearly. I believe that current bleak polls are the final lingering results of last months scandal attack from the Democrats in and out of the media. First a word on generic polls. Yes they look bad. There is no question about that. Nevertheless, here a possible answer to how they appear. The Washington Times April 21, 2006 Friday 'Generic' polling found tilting to Democrats; Most respondents fail to actually vote ”Pollsters are churning out a stream of voter surveys that show Republicans trailing by 10...
  • Anti-abortion group loses tax status

    09/15/2006 7:35:38 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 45 replies · 1,155+ views
    WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exempt status of the anti-abortion organization Operation Rescue West for prohibited political activity during the 2004 election. President Troy Newman said the Wichita, Kan., group, now known as Operation Rescue, relinquished its charitable status and reorganized more than a year ago. "We gave it back. We didn't fight any sort of deal," he said. The laws that permit some organizations to organize as tax-exempt entities also bar them from participating in or intervening in elections, including advocating for or against any candidate. The IRS revoked the group's tax-exempt status last week,...
  • Critical Obama loses 'favorite son' status in Kenya

    09/01/2006 12:53:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,542+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/06 | Bogonko Bosire
    NAIROBI (AFP) - Kenya stepped up criticism of US Senator Barack Obama, accusing him of insulting the Kenyan people and trivializing their achievements during a visit to his father's homeland. Two days after abruptly changing its tone on Obama, who had been welcomed as a returning hero but incurred official wrath with blistering criticism of corruption and ethnic divisions, Nairobi launched a new attack on the lawmaker. Less than 24 hours after the rising US political star left Kenya to continue an African tour, government spokesman Alfred Mutua blasted Obama for choosing "to dwell on non-issues" in a nationally televised...
  • LA billionaire Burkle loses, then wins, in divorce battle

    05/19/2006 10:23:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 803+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/19/06 | Jeremiah Marquez - ap
    Billionaire Ron Burkle's day began with a devastating defeat as documents relating to his bitter divorce were released to the public following a California appeals court ruling. But he had reason to celebrate later Thursday when the court rejected his wife's claim that he had tricked her into accepting an agreement for a fraction of their assets - $30 million plus interest and a house - if the couple ever divorced. Janet Burkle's fraud allegation triggered court and legislative battles over whether their divorce records should be kept sealed. "It is unfortunate that Mr. Burkle's desire for privacy was exploited...
  • Katherine Harris Campaign Loses Core Staff

    04/01/2006 5:51:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,580+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/1/06 | Brenda Farrington - ap
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Katherine Harris' U.S. Senate campaign lost what was left of its core team when a top adviser, campaign manager, and communications director resigned this weekend. Harris, a Republican congresswoman challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson (news, bio, voting record), said Saturday she would introduce new members of her campaign early in the week. "We are stronger as a campaign today than we were yesterday," Harris said in a press release. Harris said her campaign has lined up people who believe in her candidacy, are committed, and support the "values of mainstream Florida citizens." Former campaign manager Jim...
  • Suspect in Windsor murders loses in suit against police

    02/26/2006 9:51:49 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 730+ views ^ | 2 24 06 | Alex Wood,
    Jatin M. Patel, long the Windsor Police Department's leading suspect in the 1996 murders of his mother and sister in his parents' Massow Lane home, has lost a civil-rights lawsuit against the police chief and the lead detective in the case. Patel, 45, has failed to appeal the decision, made by Judge Stefan R. Underhill in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Sept. 16, and the deadline for an appeal has passed. As a result, Underhill's decision in favor of Windsor Police Chief Kevin Searles and Detective Debra Swanson is final. Patel alleged in the lawsuit, filed in 1999, that...
  • Report: Inmate Loses Weight, Escapes

    01/18/2006 10:12:05 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 632+ views ^ | 1 18 06 | Associated Press
    SYDNEY, Australia - A prison inmate in Australia lost a dramatic amount of weight, squeezed through a gap in the wall and escaped, a newspaper reported. Robert Cole, 35, was serving time for sex offenses and armed robbery in a prison hospital in New South Wales state when officials noticed he was missing early Wednesday, The Sydney Morning Herald reported in its online edition. Cole, who had recently undergone a dramatic weight loss, slipped his 123-pound body through a gap between the bars on a cell window and a brick wall at which he'd been chipping away, the paper quoted...
  • Bolton Loses British Backing For UN Tactics

    11/26/2005 4:48:57 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-27-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    Bolton loses British backing for UN tactics By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 27/11/2005) Britain has angered John Bolton, America's combative ambassador to the United Nations, by breaking ranks with him over the need for reform. The rare public disagreement between the two close allies comes as the showdown over reforms at the UN's New York headquarters becomes increasingly acrimonious. John Bolton: Angered Britain has rebuffed a Bolton move to join him in refusing to pass the organisation's 2006 budget until member states approve wide-ranging management reforms. To the irritation of Mr Bolton, many developing nations are bitterly opposed to...
  • Recruit loses 230 pounds to enlist in Army

    11/04/2005 3:39:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 42 replies · 1,480+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 4, 2005
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Army News Service, Nov. 3, 2005) -- When a recruiter stopped by to talk to his son, Roderick Evans was the one sold on the military. A home health care specialist in Detroit, Mich., Evans had a passion for helping others and a desire to make a difference. A military medical career sounded like a perfect fit. The recruiter, on the other hand, saw a different picture. He took one look at Evans and said, “You’re just too big.” At 5 feet, 7 inches and 418 pounds, Evans could hardly disagree. But instead of easing the...
  • Military: Gitmo hunger strike loses steam

    09/20/2005 7:59:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 445+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/05 | AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The number of detainees on a hunger strike at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay has fallen by almost two-thirds since last week, a military official said Tuesday. Forty-five detainees are currently on the hunger strike, down from 131 last week, Guantanamo spokeswoman Lt. Angela King Sweigart said in an e-mail message. Detainees must miss nine straight meals for the military to classify them as being on a hunger strike. On Thursday, the military said the hunger strike had grown to include 131 detainees — more than a quarter of the base's some 500 prisoners...
  • Convicted in pot case, man loses his home to Crown

    08/25/2005 8:59:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 26 replies · 699+ views ^ | 8 25 05 | PETTI FONG
    VANCOUVER -- A homeowner who pleaded guilty to growing marijuana in his house has become the first person in British Columbia to see his home forcibly taken by the federal government. Van My Luu, of Langley, was arrested in 2003 at his home on 268th Street after a police investigation. Mr. Luu was the legal owner of the home and controlled the grow operation, police said. He pleaded guilty to the production offences but challenged having to forfeit his home. Mr. Luu's lawyer, Jay Solomon, argued in Surrey Provincial Court that seizure of the house was an inordinate sanction relative...
  • Ex-Arkansas Governor Loses Bid to Change Plea (Jim Guy Tucker's tax fraud)

    08/17/2005 3:39:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 571+ views
    Rocky Mount Telegram ^ | 8/17/05 | KELLY P. KISSEL
    Ex-Ark. Governor Loses Bid to Change Plea By KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press Writer Jim Guy Tucker LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal appeals court rejected former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker's bid to withdraw his guilty plea in a tax fraud case that arose during the Whitewater investigation of his predecessor, Bill Clinton. Tucker admitted in 1998 that he conspired to impede the Internal Revenue Service by hiding the sale of a cable television business. The plea came two years after he was convicted of fraud in a case also brought by Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr. Tucker resigned but was...
  • Top U.N. envoy to North Korea loses post (Maurice Strong - You ARE the weakest link! Buh-Bye!)

    07/18/2005 3:29:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,047+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/18/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A Canadian businessman lost his job as the top U.N. envoy to North Korea amid questions about his connection to a suspect in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, the world body said Monday. The decision not to renew Maurice Strong's contract follows criticism that he gave his stepdaughter a job at the United Nations and concerns over his ties to a South Korean businessman accused of accepting kickbacks from Saddam Hussein's government. Deputy U.N. spokeswoman Marie Okabe said in response to a question that Strong's contract expired last week "and it has not been renewed." She gave...
  • Two county officials make shift to GOP (Howard Dean loses a few more red state votes)

    02/26/2005 6:37:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,765+ views
    Huntsville Item ^ | 2/26/05 | Kurt Allen
    2 county officials make shift to GOP By Kurt Allen/Assistant Managing Editor When Robyn Flowers and Barbara Hale were trying to find their place in the world of politics, it was almost a given it would be the Democratic Party. Growing up in the South, Democrats ruled the region, and there was little thought given to being Republican. "I think probably, like most people my age, if you were born and raised in Texas, you've been a Democrat because that's what your family did," said Hale, Walker County's court-at-law judge. How the times do change. Now the South, and Texas...
  • 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...
  • N.Y. professor loses post over Churchill controversy

    02/13/2005 10:04:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1,676+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | Friday, February 11, 2005 | The Associated Press
    Clinton, N.Y. - A professor at a small New York state college has stepped down as a program director after igniting a furor by inviting Ward Churchill, a University of Colorado professor who compared Sept. 11 victims to Nazis, to speak on campus. Nancy Rabinowitz of Hamilton College said she was resigning "under duress" as director of the Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture. She will continue to teach comparative literature. Rabinowitz extended an invitation to speak to Churchill, whose essay written shortly after the 2001 attacks compared the World Trade Center victims to "little Eichmanns,"...
  • Half-Ton Man Loses 450 Lbs

    01/06/2005 12:20:34 PM PST · by crushelits · 34 replies · 1,383+ views ^ | Jan. 06, 2005 | netscape.cnn
    South Dakota Man Loses 450 Pounds SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - His recovery was slowed because of an infection, but a man who once weighed half a ton may soon leave a hospital after losing more than 450 pounds. Patrick Deuel is scheduled to go home to Valentine, Neb., on Jan. 22. He is still receiving treatment at a Sioux Falls hospital for a staph infection he got in November. Deuel said he isn't worried about returning to a former lifestyle of overeating. He will have health aides at home and a doctor will check on him regularly.  ``I've...
  • John O'Neill: He had last word in Vietnam Debate

    12/17/2004 9:24:06 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 482+ views
    The Houston telephone book lists more than 16,000 lawyers, some clearly more famous than others. Very few – perhaps only one – can credibly claim to have helped pull the hand brake on a presidential campaign. John O'Neill had his day on the national stage 33 years ago, but this year he emerged from the weeds of his comfortable anonymity because of a burning belief that John Kerry would make an awful commander in chief – and had to be stopped. Love him or hate him, Mr. O'Neill turned a presidential election on its ear. For his drive, vision and...
  • CA: Guard soldier loses Iraq deployment challenge, but case continues

    11/06/2004 6:39:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 340+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/6/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A National Guard soldier lost his bid to avoid being sent to Iraq, but his challenge of a military program that involuntarily extends his enlistment in the service will continue in court. U.S. District Judge Frank Damrell Jr. ruled Friday that there was no need for an injunction stopping the soldier's transfer to Iraq later this month because his California National Guard enlistment does not expire until May. Damrell said the legal matter will be decided on its merits before then. If the unnamed soldier prevails, he can be sent home in the spring by court order....
  • Be afraid (Should Kerry loses, do we need to fear Democrat terrorists?)

    11/02/2004 8:10:49 AM PST · by crushelits · 140 replies · 346+ views ^ | 11/2/2004 1:08:09 AM | Shawn Macomber
    Unfortunately, it appears that when Elizabeth Edwards speaks some people actually listen. This sad fact might be innocuous enough if the aspiring Second Lady were trading parenting or dieting tips. But instead semi-reformed former Deaniacs and Kucinich Kids seem to have latched onto Edwards' recent promise to a worried supporter that post-election riots will not wrack the nation -- so long as the Kerry-Edwards ticket walks away with it. The suggestion, of course, is that there indeed will be riots if John F. Kerry's boyhood dreams of ascending to his rightful position as ruler of the universe are squashed by...