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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
    biography.com ^ | 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 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A20602-2001May12), 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 NewScientist.com 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
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/22/07 | Fred Lucas
    'Smoking Gun' Clinton Tape Released to Public By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer June 22, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - 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...
  • US$100 million transferred to Abbas

    07/05/2006 5:44:27 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 15 replies · 636+ views
    US$100 million transferred to Abbas Associated Press, THE JERUSALEM POST Jul. 4, 2006 The Arab League and Saudi Arabia have transferred some US$ 100 million (euro 78 million) to the Palestinians, the first funding since international aid was cut off after Hamas militant won legislative elections, a top Palestinian official and the Arab League said Tuesday. Nabil Shaath, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Arab aid money bypassed the Hamas government and was transferred directly to Abbas on Monday. The Palestinian president will control how the funds are spent, he said. The EU, the US and other...
  • UN Defends Rwanda Tribunal (£550 Million To Convict 25 People)

    06/23/2006 5:51:27 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 250+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-24-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    UN defends Rwanda tribunal By Mike Pflanz in Arusha (Filed: 24/06/2006) The United Nations court prosecuting the ringleaders of Rwanda's genocide has had to defend itself after taking 12 years and spending almost £550 million to convict only 25 people.The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) promised at its inception in 1994 to indict some 700 senior politicians, government officials, clergymen and journalists accused of orchestrating the genocide. As the full scale of the task became obvious, and amid repeated claims of inefficiency, that figure was reduced to 300. Only 72 people have been arrested and 25 convicted. A further...
  • Secret Service Agents Seize Ray Comfort Gospel Tracts ("1 million dollar bill")

    06/03/2006 6:54:04 AM PDT · by TheBattman · 119 replies · 7,102+ views
    WorldViewWeekend.com ^ | 06/02/2006 | Brannon Howse
    Secret Service Agents Seize Ray Comfort Tracts Press Release On June 1st, 2006, Secret Service agents showed up at the office of Great News Network in Dallas, Texas and demanded their entire stock of $1 million dollar gospel tracts that are produced by Ray Comfort’s ministry, Living Waters. The tracts are used by Ray Comfort and his co-host Kirk Cameron and have been promoted on their national television program. Reports were that the Secret Service was going to pay a visit to Comfort’s national offices in Bellflower, California and confiscate their entire stock. Apparently someone in North Carolina took one...
  • <b>USA Citizens Day - July 1st Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration</b>

    05/24/2006 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Angelina211 · 5 replies · 845+ views
    CitizenDay.net ^ | 5/23/2006 | CitizenDay
    USA Citizens Day - July 1st Immigration Control Rally Nationwide Rally on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at your City HallMay 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally for Immigration ControlRally to stop our continuous invasion by...
  • Judge Throws Out Laminated Glass Claim

    05/08/2006 1:27:16 PM PDT · by naturalized · 15 replies · 1,419+ views
    Automotive News ^ | May 8, 2006 | Lindsay Chappel
    General Motors has won the first round of a consumer lawsuit that could set a precedent for other automakers in similar suits pending in several states. A U.S. District Court judge in Dallas has dismissed a suit in which the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe alleged that GM had been negligent in using tempered glass in its side windows rather than laminated glass.
  • Million cans equal new home for Katrina victims (Cub Scouts)

    05/07/2006 8:31:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 396+ views
    Scouting Magazine ^ | Bill Sloan and Cathy Fishel
    Don't tell the Scouts of the W.D. Boyce Council in Central Illinois that you can't build an entire house from aluminum cans. They know better because they've done it—and a displaced New Orleans family who lost everything in the ravages of Hurricane Katrina last August has a brand-new home as proof. Approximately 2,000 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts collected more than 3.5 million aluminum beverage cans worth more than $50,000. The money was presented to local Habitat for Humanity organizations. In mid-November, volunteer workers from Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria (Ill.) began building a local Scout-sponsored house for a New...
  • Exonerated Death Row Inmate Awarded $2.25 Million

    05/06/2006 2:49:09 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 34 replies · 1,106+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 5 5 06 | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON
    A federal jury on Friday awarded $2.25 million to a Virginia man who claimed a police investigator fabricated a rape and murder confession that sent him to death row. Earl Washington Jr., who came within nine days of being executed, had sued the estate of the state police investigator, Curtis Reese Wilmore, who died in 1994. Jurors awarded Washington damages upon finding that Wilmore deliberately fabricated evidence that led to his conviction and death sentence. "I feel great - and happy," a smiling Washington said after the verdict. Washington spent nearly 18 years in prison. He was pardoned in 2000...
  • Budget add-ons: Aid or excess? $109 billion war bill also would give $92.9 million to farmers.

    05/04/2006 7:45:27 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 413+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 5-4-06 | Rob Hotakainen and Aaron Blakestar
    WASHINGTON - When the Senate approved a $109 billion spending bill on Thursday to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, senators voted to give Gary Pestorious some gas money, too. Pestorious, who owns Sunset Farms of Freeborn County in southern Minnesota, would get $48,304 to help with rising energy costs under a bill that would give $92.9 million to 49,560 Minnesota farms -- an average of $1,875 each.
  • Two Million Darfur Refugees Face Food Ration Cut As Aid Cash Runs Out

    04/28/2006 5:53:04 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 447+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-29-2006 | David Blair
    Two million Darfur refugees face food ration cut as aid cash runs out By David Blair, Africa Correspondent (Filed: 29/04/2006) The suffering of at least two million refugees in Darfur worsened still further yesterday when the United Nations said their food rations will be halved. The UN's World Food Programme explained that a 50 per cent cut was necessary because donors had failed to provide enough money. Over two million refugees in Darfur depend on the WFP "This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made," said James Morris, director of the WFP. "Haven't the people of Darfur...
  • Homeowner alleges Reggie Bush family paid no rent ($3.2 million lawsuit filed)

    04/28/2006 3:27:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies · 2,880+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/27/06 | Charles Robinson
    Homeowner alleges Bush family paid no rentBy Charles Robinson, Yahoo! Sports April 27, 2006 More Robinson: Who will pay for Bush home inquiry? Michael Michaels, who owns the Spring Valley, Calif., home in which Reggie Bush's family lived for nearly a year, said Thursday he will file a $3.2 million lawsuit for fraud against the Bush family Friday to recoup unpaid rent and other finances given to the USC star's family. Michaels' attorney, Brian Watkins, alleged Thursday night that Bush's mother and stepfather, Denise and LaMar Griffin, failed to pay $54,000 in rent for the home that has become the...
  • Half Million Gather on Louisville Riverfront for Air Show, Fireworks

    04/22/2006 7:08:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 596+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 22, 2006 – Throughout the day here, a steady stream of visitors stopped by the "America Supports You" booth to write messages of support on post cards for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Visitors to the "America Supports You" booth at the annual "Thunder Over Louisville" festival April 22 write messages of support for servicemembers on post cards that will be sent to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Photo by John D. Banusiewicz  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. America Supports You is a Defense Department program that spotlights what American people and the...
  • 84-Year-Old Widow Hits $10 Million Jackpot

    04/20/2006 9:20:20 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 711+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 4 19 06 | JOHN CURRAN
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (April 19) - For 84-year-old Josephine Crawford, the golden years just got a lot more golden. After a night playing the slot machines, the retired waitress widow was about to call it quits Tuesday when she hit a $10 million jackpot - the biggest in the history of casino gambling in Atlantic City. Crawford, who gambles here twice a week and has been going to the casinos since the first one opened in 1978, had never won more than $1,000 before she came into the big money at the nickel slots at Harrah's Atlantic City. The widow...
  • CAB retention nears $5 million in bonus money

    04/06/2006 4:31:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 223+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Reginald Rogers
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Army News Service, April 6, 2006) – More than 90 days into the Combat Aviation Brigade’s deployment, the number of Soldiers reenlisting and the amount of bonus money awarded to those Soldiers places the CAB’s Retention Office at the top of the Ironhorse Division. Aviation brigade Soldiers have garnered more than $4.6 million in bonus money since the unit deployed in November 2005. According to career counselor Sgt. Preston Williams, the brigade is expected to reach $5 million by next month. Reaching such a significant milestone is a testament to the efforts of brigade and battalion retention...
  • Iraqi Forces Secure Safety of 1 Million Pilgrims

    03/28/2006 4:58:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 219+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2006 – Millions of Shiite Muslims from around the Middle East recently were able to make a pilgrimage to the Iraqi holy cities of Karbala and Najaf with few security problems. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today that this shows a lot about the capabilities of Iraqi security forces. At a Pentagon news conference, Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace also spoke about an operation in Baghdad that freed a hostage, confiscated arms and shut down an improvised-explosive-device factory. Arbaeen, which marks the death of Imam Hussein -- a...
  • Problems with AMNESTY, Add your own.

    03/27/2006 10:33:09 PM PST · by Exton1 · 5 replies · 269+ views
    27 Mar 2006 | Exton
    Problems with AMNESTY, Add your own. It does not appear that the Senate has thought out why any kind of amnesty will have major problems. Among them: 1. If we can’t deal with 11 million plus now, what will happen in 6 years when there are 5 million more illegals here? How will amnesty or guest worker stop the flow across the border? What is the cut off date? How will we know how long the illegal has been here? What if they lie? 2. What about affirmative action? Once these “minorities” are legalized will they be given preferences, thus...
  • Louis Farrakhan Rips 'Wicked Jews' in Hollywood

    03/21/2006 4:03:32 PM PST · by george76 · 74 replies · 2,324+ views
    Newsmax ^ | March 21, 2006 | Newsmax
    It's been nearly a month since Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakahan blamed "Zionists and neo-cons" for "manipulating" President Bush into invading Iraq - before blasting "wicked Jews" in Hollywood for promoting "lesbianism [and] homosexuality." Yet, outside of a few newspapers in Chicago, the same press that showers positive coverage on Farrakhan's Million Man marches has yet to get around to covering his Feb. 26 Saviours Day speech. "These neo-cons and Zionists have manipulated Bush and the American government and our boys and girls are dying in Iraq and in Afghanistan for the cause of Israel, not for the cause...
  • World-record bass – maybe – pulled from Lake Dixon (San Diego County)

    03/20/2006 2:42:10 PM PST · by Pukin Dog · 28 replies · 988+ views
    SAN DIEGO – Mac Weakley of Carlsbad caught what could be the world-record largemouth bass early today at Dixon Lake in Escondido. The bass weighed 25 pounds, 1 ounce on a hand-held scale, which – if approved – would shatter the world record, the 22-pound, 4-ounce bass caught by George W. Perry at Montgomery Lake in Georgia in 1932. The catch will have to be approved by the International Game Fish Association. That may be a problem, however, because Weakley said he foul-hooked the fish – meaning the hook lodged below the dorsal fin on the fish's side, not in...
  • $92,000,000 Stolen from British Bank

    02/27/2006 9:46:35 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies · 1,601+ views
    Just heard it on Fox News Live...
  • Oldest Hominid Skull In Australia Found Near Bega (7 Million Years Old)

    01/13/2006 4:46:20 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies · 1,286+ views
    Oldest hominid skull in Australia found near Bega Friday, 13 January 2006 THE endocast of a primitive hominid-like skull was recovered from among the rubble of a volcanic plug in the Bega district in May 2005 The find could suggest that a race of ancestral hominids had evolved in Australia from tree-dwelling primate ancestors by seven million years ago. This is well before our primate ancestors supposedly left the trees for a terrestrial existence in Africa around six million years ago! The fossil was discovered by noted prehistory researcher Rex Gilroy of Katoomba NSW, where he operates the 'Australian-Pacific Archaeological...
  • Teen Sets Sights on 2.6 Million Thanks

    01/03/2006 4:18:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 169+ views
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2006 - LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2006 – The Defense Department's "America Supports You" program and Shauna Fleming, 16, founder of "A Million Thanks," launched the "2.6 in 2006" letter-writing campaign Jan. 1. The goal of the new campaign is to increase the number of letters of thanks sent to servicemembers through the "A Million Thanks" program to 2.6 million -- the total number of people in the armed forces, including the Guard and Reserve -- with the bulk of the letters coming from school-aged children. The initiative invites America's youth to make it their New...
  • At €24 bn, LN Mittal is Europe's richest billionaire

    11/10/2005 1:33:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 2,540+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 10, 2005
    London-based global steel baron Lakshmi Mittal -- whose Mittal Steel Co is the world's largest steel producer -- is the richest billionaire not only in Britain but also in Europe, according to latest research on the super-rich by the Luxury Institute. A listing of the 50 richest Europeans by the research organisation mentions that Mittal's personal wealth is estimated at €24 billion. The list is due to appear in the December issue of European Business, a leading business and finance monthly. An advance copy of the list was made available to IANS. The new ranking refutes October estimates that Russian...
  • Prosecutors crack down on Katrina fraud - billions maybe wasted or stolen - FEMA overpays $174 mil

    10/20/2005 5:42:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    Red Nova ^ | 10/20/05 | Kevin Krolicki
    Prosecutors crack down on Katrina fraud By Kevin Krolicki NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced a coordinated initiative to fight fraud related to Hurricane Katrina and said billions of dollars in hurricane relief funds were at risk of being wasted or stolen. The anti-fraud command center will include representatives from the FBI, tax authorities, Secret Service and state and local police. The storm-battered Gulf Coast region is preparing for an influx of federal money that could top $200 billion. "We all know why we are here," assistant FBI director Chris Swecker said at a meeting of officials...
  • MILLION MOAN MARCH: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SPEAKERS (Kwanzaa fabricator brutal, deranged torturer)

    10/16/2005 7:59:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies · 2,397+ views
    Michelle Malkin .com ^ | 10/15/05 | Michelle Malkin
    MILLION MOAN MARCH: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SPEAKERS By Michelle Malkin October 15, 2005 12:21 PM ***135pm EDT update...Al Sharpton calls President Bush "evil...James Crow Jr., Esquire...broken levees are weapons of mass destruction...Our people are dying in Iraq and being drowned in New Orleans...We'll be in Baton Rouge on the 29th...this is the beginning of the regeneration of the movement for our people..."*** If you tune into C-SPAN right now, you will hear a lot of angry bloviating and blaming. The 10th anniversary of the Million M[o]an March is here and Farrakhan's fulminators have seized the day in D.C....
  • One million tires catch on fire in Wisconsin

    07/20/2005 4:41:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1,949+ views
    1 million tires catch on fire in Wis. July 20, 2005 WATERTOWN, Wis. -- A massive fire erupted in a huge pile of tires at a recycling plant Tuesday, sending black smoke billowing for miles and forcing roads to be closed while firefighters tried to contain the blaze. The fire ignited in about 1 million tires at the Watertown Tire Recycling Co., said Lt. Doug Ninmann of the Dodge County Sheriff's Department. No one was injured and the cause wasn't determined, but people within a mile's radius were warned to take shelter if the smoke becomes too intense, he said....
  • CA: Gov. to Be Paid $8 Million by Fitness Magazines

    07/14/2005 10:00:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 488+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/14/05 | Peter Nicholas and Robert Salladay
    SACRAMENTO — Two days before he was sworn into office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger accepted a consulting job paying an estimated $8 million over five years to "further the business objectives" of a national publisher of health and bodybuilding magazines. The contract pays Schwarzenegger 1% of the magazines' advertising revenue, much of which comes from makers of nutritional supplements. Last year, the governor vetoed legislation that would have imposed government regulations on the supplement industry. According to records filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Schwarzenegger entered into the agreement with a subsidiary of American Media Inc. on Nov. 15,...
  • McDonald’s pays $10m damages (misled Hindus and vegetarians by “wrongly describing” fries)

    05/22/2005 4:20:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies · 1,461+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/22/05
    McDonald’s pays $10m damages Silicon Valley (PTI): Fast food giant McDonald’s will pay $10 million to 24 groups, including the International American Gita Society, as part of a settlement of lawsuits. McDonald’s has been charged with misleading Hindus and vegetarian consumers by “wrongly describing” its French fries, containing beef additive for flavouring, as vegetarian. McDonald’s recently informed the Gita society that it is among the groups receiving the settlement money, the US-based non-profit organisation’s spokesperson, Ramananda Prasad, said. “We are such a small organisation, and nobody supports us, the temples are busy with their own activities,” Prasad, who founded the...
  • Blacks and Jews Split – again – over Farrakhan (New Black Panther Party will attend MMM)

    05/16/2005 4:34:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 995+ views
    Black Press USA ^ | 5/16/05 | Makebra M. Anderson
    Blacks and Jews Split – again – over Farrakhan by Makebra M. Anderson NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A prominent Jewish leader’s insistence that African-American leaders distance themselves from the Millions More March organizer Minister Louis Farrakhan is more likely to stir up more anti-Semitism rather than soothe frayed relations between Blacks and Jews, says Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons. He was reacting to criticism from Abraham H. Foxman, national director of Anti-Defamation League (ADL). In a letter addressed to national Black leaders, Foxman said it is unacceptable that mainstream African-American leaders would participate in a march whose conveners...
  • Clinton Endorses Farrakhan's Hate-March - (Don Feder in Front Page Magazine)

    05/15/2005 12:49:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 598+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | DON FEDER
    On its website, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) proudly proclaims its mission -- "To stop the defamation of the Jewish people … to secure justice and fair treatment for all." But when a Democratic ex-president supports a march by the most notorious anti-Semite and hatemonger in America, the ADL runs for cover. Bill Clinton has endorsed Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Million More March (scheduled for October 14-15, 2005, in Washington, D.C.). The event will mark the 10th anniversary of Farrakhan’s so-called Million Man March of 1995. (The 100,000-man march probably would be more accurate.) In an exclusive interview with the Amsterdam News,...
  • Bill Clinton's Worst Crimes (Bombed Iraq every other day, over one million Iraqis starved)

    04/02/2005 4:40:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 3,497+ views
    The Ornery ^ | 1/26/01 | David L. Harten
    Clinton's Worst Crimes By David L. Harten January 26, 2001 President Clinton was impeached for the wrong crimes. Unlike most Republicans, I never thought Clinton should have been impeached for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Yes, it was immoral, but as my wife likes to say, Americans elected him to be President, not Pope. At the beginning of the impeachment drive, I agreed with those who argued, "Nobody died because of Clinton's extramarital affair." Surely, I thought, other Presidents had done much worse actions that had cost people's lives. However, Clinton's later acts to distract Americans from his extramarital affair...
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Dump Lamar's billion-dollar-boondoggle

    03/28/2005 10:28:00 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 14 replies · 796+ views
    CFP ^ | March 28, 2005 | Henry Lamb
    Rage over rising gasoline prices and increased oil imports should be directed at Bill Clinton and Senate Democrats. Had Bill Clinton not vetoed the 1995 budget, oil from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would now be providing nearly a million barrels per day to American markets--about the same amount we are importing from Saudi Arabia. In every Congress since 1995, Senate Democrats have killed every effort to utilize our own oil reserves. Finally, by the narrowest of votes (51-49), Senate Republicans passed the ANWR resolution which will not be vetoed by President Bush. Still, it will take another decade to...