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  • Obama helped Farrakhan organize Million Man March

    10/19/2008 6:21:33 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 45 replies · 1,880+ views ^ | n/a | n/a
    In 1995, along with other prominent black leaders such as Al Sharpton and Barack Obama, Farrakhan helped lead the Million Man March on Washington.
  • Two Million Britons Emigrate In 10 Years

    05/19/2008 7:24:55 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 337+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-20-2008 | James Kirkup
    Two million Britons emigrate in 10 years By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 12:59AM BST 20/05/2008 Two million British citizens have left the UK in a decade, the greatest exodus from this country in almost a century, new figures will show. Some historians say the departure of two million Britons in a decade is almost unparalleled in the country's history The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will release figures showing that more than 200,000 Britons emigrated during 2006. That will take the total number who left the country between 1997 and 2006 to 1.97 million. Another 1.58 million foreign...
  • Obama’s Sword of Damocles: October Surprise Won’t Surprise Us

    05/12/2008 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 24 replies · 345+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 5/12/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    [Placed in the public domain, copying and widespread circulation are encouraged] Obama’s Sword of Damocles: October Surprise Won’t Surprise UsLooming Scandal Will “Toricelli” Barack Obama After Democratic National ConventionThe Democratic Party’s superdelegates, even those who have endorsed Barack Obama, need to do some serious reconsideration between now and the convention. Should Obama become the nominee, the Democrats are likely to find themselves in the same situation as they did with Robert Toricelli (D-NJ) in 2002. As described by Wikipedia (more information at the Washington Post, In the middle of an increasingly competitive race against Republican Doug Forrester, Torricelli decided...
  • Upright Walking Began 6 Million Years Ago

    03/20/2008 2:54:39 PM PDT · by blam · 144 replies · 1,947+ views
    Newswise ^ | Stony Brook University Medical Center
    Upright Walking Began 6 Million Years Ago Newswise — A shape comparison of the most complete fossil femur (thigh bone) of one of the earliest known pre-humans, or hominins, with the femora of living apes, modern humans and other fossils, indicates the earliest form of bipedalism occurred at least six million years ago and persisted for at least four million years. William Jungers, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University, and Brian Richmond, Ph.D., of George Washington University, say their finding indicates that the fossil belongs to very early human ancestors, and that upright walking is one of the first human characteristics...
  • The Million Mom March: What a crock! (2000)

    01/24/2008 6:06:53 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 271+ views
    Salon ^ | May 17, 2000 | Camille Paglia
    Last Sunday's Million Mom March, the gun-control protest organized (as the major media is finally admitting) by the sister-in-law of Hillary Clinton's longtime lawyer pal and hatchet woman, surly Susan Thomases, may not do the Democrats much good this year. ...It doesn't take a weatherman to figure out that the average citizen doesn't want national policy determined by packs of weeping women led by a shrill, dimwitted talk-show host (Hillary sycophant Rosie O'Donnell).
  • Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) gets $1 million in earmarks

    12/22/2007 6:41:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 424+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/22/07
    THE omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress Wednesday contains $1 million in earmarks requested by Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), who is under federal criminal indictment for racketeering, money laundering and solicitation of bribes. Jefferson got a $500,000 earmark to finance bus facilities for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority and another $500,000 earmark for speed-rail corridors crossings in Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • Citigroup gives ex-CEO Prince $40 million package

    11/08/2007 7:00:12 PM PST · by BGHater · 5 replies · 117+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08 Nov 2007 | Dan Wilchins
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc , the largest bank in the United States, said on Thursday that its former Chairman and Chief Executive, Charles Prince, will take home roughly $40 million as he retires from the company. The package is less than a quarter of what former Merrill Lynch Chief Executive Stan O'Neal was awarded when he was ousted from the investment bank last week. The terms of Prince's retirement include the vesting of options estimated to be worth $1.28 million, the vesting of deferred stock estimated to be worth $16.05 million and the vesting of restricted shares worth...
  • Comet Brightens Mysteriously By A Factor Of A Million

    10/25/2007 2:39:29 PM PDT · by blam · 97 replies · 197+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-25-2007 | Maggie McKee
    Comet brightens mysteriously by a factor of a million 22:04 25 October 2007 news service Maggie McKee A comet usually too faint to be seen with the naked eye has brightened by a factor of a million since Tuesday, suggesting its surface may have cracked open and expelled clouds of dust and gas. Astronomers are scrambling to observe the strange object, which is likely to fade in the coming days and weeks. Comet 17P/Holmes, which orbits the Sun every seven years on a path that takes it from the distance of Jupiter's orbit to about twice that of Earth's,...
  • Hillary Clinton Fundraising Scandal: Million Mom March, 2000

    10/11/2007 3:10:43 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies · 184+ views
    Grizzly Groundswell ^ | 10/11/07 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Clinton-backed group diverted tax exempt money to political campaigns, filed questionable tax return The anti-Second Amendment Million Mom March is yet another example of Creative Clinton Campaign financing, with 501(c)(3) tax exempt money being redirected for political campaign and electioneering purposes. Not only did the organization use tax deductible money to support the election campaigns of Al Gore and other candidates, it filed a very creative Form 990 tax return for the year in question. Hillary Clinton was closely involved in orchestrating the Million Mom March, and its questionable activities reflect very strongly on her personal character and integrity. For...
  • Ancient Glacier Creatures Brought Back To Life (8-Million-Years-Old)

    08/06/2007 4:14:01 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 1,277+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-6-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Ancient glacier creatures brought back to life By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 8:35pm BST 06/08/2007 Creatures that once lived eight million years ago have been successfully thawed from the ice of an Antarctic glacier, in an experiment that sounds like a scene from a science fiction film. The feat of revival was managed with as yet unidentified single-celled microbes and should pose no health issues, say the scientists. However, it does show that evolution of simpler organisms is complicated by thawing glaciers which allow ancient bugs to contribute their old genes to modern populations. The finding is significant,...
  • One Million-Years-Old (Human) Footprints Found At Margalla Hills (Pakistan)

    07/28/2007 6:00:30 PM PDT · by blam · 439 replies · 6,497+ views
    Dawn ^ | 7-27-2007 | Sher Baz Khan
    1m-years-old footprints found at Margalla Hills By Sher Baz Khan ISLAMABAD, July 27: In what appears to be a major discovery, archaeologists have found two over one million years old human footprints preserved on a sandstone at the Margalla Hills. The Indusians Research Cell, which is working under the supervision of world renowned archaeologist and historian Dr Ahmad Hassan Dani of Taxila Institute of Asian Civilisations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, has made the discovery, which is likely to add a new chapter to the archaeological history and heritage of the federal capital and attract visitors. A footprint of 1 feet is...
  • Hillary Clinton's Million Mom March shows how to display the American Flag

    07/04/2007 4:26:18 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 511+ views
    The Stentorian ^ | ? 2000 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Noting that today is July 4, we thought it might be instructive to show how the Million Mom March (the brainchild of Hillary Clinton's friend Donna Dees-Thomases, with considerable backing from Hillary Clinton) displays the American flag. This picture was on the Million Mom March's home page shortly after the Mother's Day rally in 2000. According to the four adult Million Mom Marchers in the picture, the photographer who took the picture, and the Webmaster who posted it, this is how Hillary Clinton's friends think our country's flag should be displayed. Res ipsa loquitur, the thing speaks for itself.
  • Clinton friend leads Million Mom March: Is organization violating federal nonprofit regulations?

    06/24/2007 10:18:00 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 557+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 11, 2000 | Jon E. Dougherty
    The organizer of the Million Mom March scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., this Sunday, Mother's Day, is the sister-in-law of first lady Hillary Clinton's closest friend and political advisor and has served as publicist for CBS News anchor Dan Rather. As reported by columnist Tony Blankley in yesterday's Washington Times, virtually all major media coverage of march organizer Donna Dees-Thomasas has failed to disclose that she is the sister-in-law of Susan Thomasas, Mrs. Clinton's chief political advisor and close friend."To deny the readers (and viewers) such necessary -- and available -- information is to breach ... the moral...
  • 'Smoking Gun' Clinton Tape Released to Public

    06/23/2007 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 40 replies · 2,098+ views ^ | 6/22/07 | Fred Lucas
    'Smoking Gun' Clinton Tape Released to Public By Fred Lucas Staff Writer June 22, 2007 ( - The video described in a civil suit as "smoking gun" evidence that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) committed felonies became available on the Internet Friday. On the tape the former first lady and leading Democratic presidential contender is heard speaking in 2000 with Hollywood mogul Peter Paul, comic book icon Stan Lee, and director Aaron Tonkin about a massive fundraising event for her 2000 Senate race. Paul spent about $2 million of his own money to produce the event but later had a...
  • Brown 'Plans To Get A Million People Off Benefit' (UK)

    06/19/2007 8:16:33 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 346+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-20-2007 | Graeme Wilson
    Brown 'plans to get a million people off benefit' By Graeme Wilson, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 1:15am BST 20/06/2007 Gordon Brown will press ahead with plans to put private firms and voluntary groups in charge of getting one million people off sickness benefits and back to work, a senior Cabinet minister will pledge today. John Hutton, the Work and Pensions Secretary, will warn Labour left-wingers that they will be "disappointed" if they expect the incoming Prime Minister to slacken the pace of welfare reform. His pledge will alarm Labour activists and the trade unions, who have vowed to resist the...
  • Your Bill For Lunch, Sir: $1.1 million (Zimbabwe)

    05/05/2007 8:38:12 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 973+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-6-2007 | Mark Salter
    Your bill for lunch, sir: $1.1 million By Mark Salter, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:43am BST 06/05/2007 In Zimbabwe, those who have foreign currency can laugh off the scary price tags, Mark Salter finds on a trip home. For everyone else, inflation makes life hell A warm and sultry Friday night at the Holiday Inn, Bulawayo. Soft music complementing the gentle clink of crockery and glasses in the luxurious dining room. A muted drone of conversation. At Z$500 to the pound, lunch in Bulawayo should have cost Mark Salter £2,270. At the unofficial rate, it actually cost £28 Aaahh, this...
  • $1 Million Cash Found Concealed In Pickup

    12/13/2006 7:59:06 AM PST · by blam · 230 replies · 4,617+ views
    Mobile Press-Register ^ | 12-13-2006 | David Ferrara
    $1 million cash found concealed in pickup Wednesday, December 13, 2006 By DAVID FERRARA Staff Reporter State troopers found $1 million cash stuffed inside a hidden compartment in a pickup truck, but authorities refused to say much Tuesday about why they seized the money and the vehicle. The driver was alone in a 2006 Ford F-350, registered in Washington state and headed west on Interstate 10 around 3:15 p.m. Sunday, when he was pulled over, initially under suspicion of speeding, just east of the Eastern Shore Centre, said trooper spokeswoman Martha Earnhardt. Working on a "saturation patrol" designed to investigate...
  • He's The Last Man Standing On Refugee Island And Costs Australia £8m A Year

    10/05/2006 6:26:40 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 797+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-6-2006 | Nick Squires
    He's the last man standing on refugee island and costs Australia £8m a year By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 06/10/2006) He is possibly the loneliest refugee in the world and he is being maintained at a cost of £8 million a year. Mohammed Sagar has spent the past five years living in a detention camp on Nauru, a sun-baked rock in the middle of the south Pacific. He was one of 1,500 refugees from the Middle East and Afghanistan sent to the near-bankrupt republic under Australia's so-called Pacific Solution to boatloads of people fleeing their homelands. They were intercepted...
  • Drugs Worth $22 Million Stolen From Area Company (two tractor-trailers full)

    08/10/2006 3:11:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 596+ views
    WRAL ^ | 8/10/06
    Drugs Worth Millions Stolen From Area CompanyUPDATED: 12:07 am EDT August 10, 2006 WAKE COUNTY, N.C. -- Federal, state and local authorities are investigating an interstate drug heist, after millions of dollars in medications never made it to their intended destination. Authorities said that the alleged heist occurred at Longistics Corporation in Wake County near Research Triangle Park late Saturday. According to police, at least three suspects targeted the company, which handles shipments for the health care industry, and stole two tractor-trailers full of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. "The FBI estimates that the total value of the prescription and non-prescription...
  • Million dollar lottery plan to boost voting in Arizona

    07/18/2006 8:14:23 AM PDT · by RogerWilko · 44 replies · 745+ views
    Guardian ^ | July 17, 2006 | Oliver Burkeman
    While troubled experts worldwide ponder the question of how to persuade more people to vote, the American state of Arizona may have discovered an answer. How does a million dollars sound? That is the sum that one Arizona voter, chosen at random, would receive in every general election under a proposal suggested by Mark Osterloh, a former Democratic candidate for governor. Now that Mr Osterloh has collected more than 122,000 signatures in support of the idea, voters will automatically have the chance to accept or reject it in November's mid-term elections. The Arizona Voter Reward Act - for which Mr...