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  • Clinton to call for at least 20 days of early voting nationwide

    06/03/2015 2:26:58 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/03/15 | Anne Gearan
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to call for an early voting period of at least 20 days in every state. Clinton will call for that standard in remarks Thursday in Texas about voting rights, her campaign said. She will also criticize what her campaign calls deliberate restrictions on voting in several states, including Texas.
  • Iowa Court: Breastfeeding Employee Can’t Sue Nationwide Mutual Insurance

    02/03/2015 6:40:59 PM PST · by Lexinom · 45 replies
    Insurance Journal ^ | 2014 | Ryan J. Foley
    Ames claimed that on the morning she returned from a two-month maternity leave in July 2010, the company refused to let her use its lactation rooms because its policy required mothers to complete paperwork seeking security access and wait three days for processing. She had been unaware of that requirement. A company nurse suggested she use a wellness room that was occupied at the time, but also cautioned that doing so might expose her milk to germs. Ames said she was in pain while waiting for that room to be vacated, when her supervisor informed her that she would be...
  • Nationwide was the most mentioned Super Bowl advertiser on social media — not for the right reasons

    02/02/2015 9:25:04 AM PST · by xzins · 62 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | 1 Feb 15 | Lara O'Reilly
    Nationwide ran two ads during the Super Bowl this year, but it was one that told the story of dead children (watch it below) that really got people talking. So much so that Nationwide has landed itself the ominous title of the most-mentioned advertiser on social media during Super Bowl XLIX, according to quickfire analysis from digital marketing technology company Amobee Brand Intelligence across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The ad, which featured a boy talking about all the life achievements he missed out on because he died in an accident, was an attempt to raise awareness about the fact that...
  • Nationwide ad featuring 'dead' child is most controversial of Super Bowl

    02/02/2015 2:47:03 AM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | February 2, 2015
    GoDaddy may be off the hook. Insurance company Nationwide set off a Twitter firestorm Sunday with its first of two commercials in the Super Bowl, a 45-second spot featuring a young boy talking about all the things he won't be able to do in life ... because he's dead. Among the things the boy says he'll never experience: riding a bike, getting cooties, learning to fly, traveling the world in a boat with his dog and getting married. "I couldn't grow up," the boy says, "because I died from an accident."
  • Boeing picks 15 potential sites nationwide to build 777X

    11/23/2013 11:49:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 141 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | November 23, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing has issued a formal request for proposals (RFP) to 15 locations around the United States that will bid for the work of building its forthcoming 777X jet, according to a source close to the discussions. Washington state is one of the 15 sites under consideration. The others include both existing Boeing locations and new “greenfield” sites, the source said. Boeing spokesman Doug Alder confirmed Saturday that the RFPs were sent out late Friday afternoon and into the evening.
  • Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide

    08/28/2013 5:05:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/28/13 | Candice Choi and Karen Matthews - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead. Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages. It's expected be the largest nationwide strike by fast-food workers, according to organizers. The biggest effort so far was over the summer when about 2,200 of the nation's millions of fast-food workers staged a one-day strike in seven cities. Thursday's planned walkouts follow...
  • Blood, spit and cops: Nationwide drug roadblocks raise eyebrows

    06/20/2013 9:37:30 AM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2013 | Matt Smith
    -- The roadblocks went up on a Friday at several points in two Alabama towns, about 40 miles on either side of Birmingham. For the next two days, off-duty sheriff's deputies in St. Clair County, to the east, and Bibb County, to the southwest, flagged down motorists and steered them toward federal highway safety researchers. The researchers asked them a few questions about drinking and drug use and asked them for breath, saliva and blood samples -- offering them $10 for saliva and $50 to give blood. It's not just in Alabama. The roadblocks are part of a national study...
  • Police Nationwide Say "You're On Your Own" @Project_Veritas

    03/07/2013 9:14:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/6/13 | veritasvisuals·
    Project Veritas visited police stations nationwide and asked law enforcement officials how they could protect themselves in the event of an armed break-in. "Go get some bleach. Go get ammonia," one officer instructed. Yet another officer instructed the undercover journalist to, "lock yourself in a bedroom" and "start yelling and screaming." Vice President Joe Biden recently advised Americans to, "get a shotgun" for home protection. But when asked whether or not they should follow the Vice President's advice, law enforcement officials told the undercover journalists they would be arrested for doing so. Featured is our interview with Milwaukee County Sheriff...
  • MoveOn Recruits Students for Nationwide 'May Day' Protests

    04/25/2012 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/25/12 | Rebel Pundit
    Last night Liz Butler and Joy Cushman of hosted a “National Major Actions” conference call to discuss with fellow left-wing activists a slough of direct actions in the coming months. Among those plans are a series of continuous disruptions and demonstrations against banks, corporations, and anyone they deem to be members of the “1 percent.” The call aimed to motivate activists looking to dig in deeper to their commitment to dismantling the American economy. Actions began yesterday by shutting down the Wells Fargo’s share-holder meeting in San Francisco and were touted on the call. According to the L.A. Times,...
  • Obama’s Blocking of New Power Plants Triggers Nationwide Blackouts

    02/04/2011 1:06:52 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 82 replies ^ | 2/4/2011 | Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson/Fox News
    Fury as hospitals hit with outages while post-industrial collapse of America accelerates The rolling blackouts now being implemented in Texas and across the country as record cold weather grips the United States are a direct consequence of the Obama administration’s agenda to lay siege to the coal industry, launch a takeover of infrastructure under the contrived global warming scam, and help usher in the post-industrial collapse of America.
  • Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

    06/28/2010 7:29:13 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 28 2010 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says the Constitution's "right to keep and bear arms" applies nationwide as a restraint on the ability of government to limit its application
  • NASCAR - The Food City 500 - from Bristol - on FOX, Sunday 3/21/10 at 1:00pm ET (Race #5 of 36)

    03/16/2010 5:22:44 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 684 replies · 5,781+ views
    . The Food City 500 Sunday 1:00 pm ET on FOX Bristol Motor Speedway SPEED Pre-race show at 10:00 ET FOX Pre-race show at 12:00 ET Green flag 1:13 ET The FR Canteen God Bless Our Troops
  • California tribes among biggest political donors nationwide

    02/11/2010 9:19:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 219+ views
    California Watchdog ^ | 2/11/10 | Chase Davis
    Earlier this week, the California Fair Political Practices Commission released its top 10 list of the biggest individual political spenders in the state between January 2000 and the end of 2009. It's a lot of money flying around: $266 million from the 10 donors alone. KQED's John Myers summed it up nicely. But if that wasn't enough, just a few months ago, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C., released a similar, but less-noticed study, which should cement the Golden State's place atop the national political spending pantheon. The study revealed, among other things, that California's tribal gaming...
  • Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party (April 15 - revolution is brewing @ a city near you)

    03/05/2009 5:31:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 887+ views
  • Plane lands in South Africa after engine falls off

    11/08/2007 4:43:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies · 741+ views ^ | November 8, 2007 | Associated Press
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- A plane carrying more than 100 people made an emergency landing in South Africa after an engine fell off during takeoff from Cape Town on Wednesday, officials said. No injuries were reported. The Nationwide airline plane, bound for Johannesburg, touched down safely after the airport's fire and rescue services rushed to clear debris from the runway. The right engine of the Boeing 737 "separated from the wing. The aircraft continued to climb out," the airline said in a statement. One of the passengers, Pretoria businesswoman Ronel Derman, told the South African Press Association that...
  • America Supports You: Freedom Walk Nears 200 Mark Nationwide

    08/30/2007 5:06:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 93+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2007 – In 46 states across the country, 188 groups are planning Freedom Walks to be held in conjunction with the national America Supports You Freedom Walk planned for Sept. 9 here. America Supports You is a Defense Department program connecting citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad. As of Aug. 28, 3,200 people had registered to walk in this year’s national Freedom Walk, part of a series of events commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “All along we’ve been about 100-plus people (ahead of last year),” said...
  • Nationwide dropping 39,000 homeowners policies in Florida

    08/30/2007 3:04:27 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 22 replies · 1,101+ views
    tampabay10 ^ | 29-Aug-2007 | dave balut
    Palm Harbor, Florida - Andrea Weiler of Palm Harbor knows what it's like to have her homeowners insurance policy dropped by Nationwide Insurance. She got her notice in March. Andrea Weiler, Former Nationwide Insurance Customer:“I was angry because I had been a customer with them so long, had my auto with them for 16 years.” Weiler says she never filed a claim and always paid on time, but that didn't matter. She got the non-renewal notice shortly after legislators announced they had fixed the insurance crisis in a special session. Andrea Weiler:“It’s worse than it was now in my opinion,...
  • America Supports You: Freedom Walks Total 157 Nationwide

    08/07/2007 5:24:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 146+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2007 – Planning for the 2007 America Supports You Freedom Walk is well under way in the nation’s capital as well as in 41 states across the country. The inaugural America Supports You Freedom Walk, created by Pentagon employees to commemorate the attack on the building and honor the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, was held Sept. 11, 2005. America Supports You is a Defense Department program connecting citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad. As of today, 1,231 people have registered for the national Freedom Walk, part...
  • Survey: Nationwide gas prices drop nearly 22 cents

    09/10/2006 3:13:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,048+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/06 | AP
    CAMARILLO U.S. retail gas prices dropped nearly 22 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, the second decline in a row since a mid-August peak, according to a survey released Sunday. The national average for self-serve regular stood at about $2.65 on Sept. 8, down from about $2.87, according to the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations across the country. That was about 35 cents less than last year at this time. Mid-grade prices averaged $2.77 a gallon, while premium cost $2.87. Gas prices peaked Aug. 11 at $3.02 and have fallen nearly 37 cents since. The lowest gas...
  • Soldier Ride 2006 - America Still Remembers

    06/01/2006 8:11:18 AM PDT · by girlangler · 5 replies · 435+ views
    Wounded Warrior Project ^ | May 31,2006 | news release
    Fellow Freepers, I just had a fellow freeper freepmail me about the low turnout for the soldier ride through Chattanooga TN. Please go out and support these men/women who have sacrificed so much for us. Just to be there along the ride route, to show support, means so much. Below I have pasted the ride schedule. For those interested in organizing groups to go out and greet the vets on the cycle route, freepmail me and I'll provide the routes. Girlangler Soldier Ride 2006 - America Still Remembers Each year Soldier Ride sponsors a cross country cycling event to...
  • M.I. library on fort garners nationwide recognition (Ft. Huachuca, AZ)

    02/19/2006 12:25:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 419+ views
    KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA M.I. library on fort garners nationwide recognitionBY BILL HESSHerald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — Normally one would not find popcorn, coffee and other snacks allowed in a library. But the relaxed atmosphere of the Military Intelligence Library on this Army post is the exception to the “no eating, be quiet” rules generally associated with a repository of books. The special collection geared to military intelligence, the Middle East and terrorism also is unique for another reason — it has been named the top small federal library and information center for 2005 by the Library of Congress. Mainly...
  • Forest Service plans land sale

    02/09/2006 12:35:03 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies · 2,213+ views
    summit daily news ^ | February 8, 2006 | BOB BERWYN
    With budgets getting tighter every year, the U.S. Forest Service plans to raise up to $800 million in much-needed cash by selling off 200,000 acres of land across the country... The proposed land sale would be authorized under a Congressional amendment to the 2,000 Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. The law is intended to help rural communities that have seen National Forest logging-based revenue drop as timber cutting dwindled across the country. The list is based in part on land ownership adjustment analyses that designate lands suitable for disposal. Most of the lands to be sold are parcels...
  • First Army takes over mobilization nationwide

    01/18/2006 4:13:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 390+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | First U.S. Army Public Affairs
    FORT GILLEM, Ga. (Army News Service, Jan. 18, 2006) - First U.S. Army’s training mission expanded Jan. 16 to include training, readiness oversight and mobilization for U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard units throughout the continental United States and two U.S. territories. The transition of the expanded geographic mission began in mid-December with the transfer of authority between First Army and Fifth Army for the Western United States occurring Monday. Part of Army Transformation The Army’s transformation necessitated restructuring the roles and missions of First Army and Fifth Army, officials said, to support reserve-component modularity and the Army Force Generation...
  • Sacramento Marines lend hand in nationwide effort to assist ‘Katrina’ victims

    10/18/2005 9:07:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 452+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Sgt. Krystal N. Leach
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2005) -- As East Coast Marines wade through the aftermath of Louisiana’s deadly flood zones, left by Hurricane Katrina’s path of destruction, survivors slowly begin are bringing their lives back to some kind of normalcy. The West Coast Marines of Recruiting Station Sacramento found it in their hearts to lend a helping hand in what seemed to be a nationwide effort in assisting Katrina victims to regain some of the simple comforts of home, despite their losses. All 14 stations throughout RS Sacramento’s area of operation decided to take a break from their usual mission of...
  • Units nationwide assist Task Force Pelican

    09/06/2005 5:28:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 222+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 5, 2005 | unattributed
    BATON ROUGE, La. (Army News Service, Sept. 5, 2005) – Units from across the nation have descended on Louisiana and Mississippi in response to Hurricane Katrina as part of the unprecedented call-up of National Guard and other military forces for a natural disaster. “It’s state helping state and neighbor helping neighbor,” said Florida Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Fleming. Fleming, who is in Louisiana because of his extensive experience from the four hurricanes which struck Florida last year, said the National Guard’s primary focus is to save lives, provide security, and evacuate residents. Approximately 38,000 Guardsmen operating in the...
  • Another insurer to drop policies (Nationwide won't renew 40,000 policies for Florida homeowners)

    09/01/2005 1:49:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1,036+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | September 1, 2005 | JEFF HARRINGTON
    Not all Nationwide Insurance homeowners in Florida have to worry about a round of rate hikes going into effect starting this month. Thousands won't be renewed at all. Beginning March 1, Nationwide will not renew about 35,000 homeowners' and 4,800 mobile home policies across the state, the Columbus, Ohio, company said Wednesday. It also will no longer write mobile home policies starting today and won't renew about 12,000 commercial policies (mainly condominiums, apartments and rentals) starting March 1. After the cutback, the fourth-biggest property insurer in Florida will continue to carry about 570,000 policies in Florida, including 240,000 homeowners' policies....
  • Fallujah’s Mosque of “Peace”

    11/25/2004 10:09:05 PM PST · by forty_years · 39 replies · 1,457+ views ^ | 11/25/04
    U.S. and Iraqi forces patrolling Fallujah have discovered a weapons cache large enough to supply a nationwide “insurgency.” The weapons were found in central Fallujah’s Saad Abi Bin Waqas mosque, where Sunni cleric Abdullah al-Janabi preached hatred. How many times have Coalition forces been shot at from mosques or found weapons stockpiles hidden in them? Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mehdi Army used Shiite Islam’s most holy shrine, the Imam Ali mosque, to wage their campaign of murder and mayhem in Najaf. Just how are all we infidels supposed to believe that Islam is truly a “religion of peace?” Just when...
  • CA: California the exception as legislators nationwide embrace new taxes

    07/22/2003 9:37:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 208+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/22/03 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) - Republican governors and legislators across the nation, facing big budget deficits and soft economic conditions, have reluctantly turned to tax hikes to solve their problems. But not in California.</p> <p>In the Golden State, where Democrats rule, a staunch minority of Republican lawmakers have held up adoption of the state budget for three weeks by refusing to accept any new taxes.</p>
  • Nationwide "National Support our Troops Day"

    04/02/2003 2:01:31 AM PST · by America Stand Up · 229+ views
    America Stand Up and Operation Support our Troops, along with several other organizations are promoting a Nationwide "National Support our Troops Day" We are encouraging all Americans to Stand Up on April 26th for our Troops, Our President and Our Freedom. For more information go to ( ) if you will be joining us on April 26th please let us know and we will post it on our website. Thanks to all of you and to Free Republic for Supporting our Troops.
  • FBI Issues Nationwide Warning On Ricin Toxin

    01/10/2003 5:26:04 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 301+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-11-2003 | Andrew Buncombe
    FBI issues nationwide warning on ricin toxin By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 11 January 2003 The FBI yesterday issued a nationwide alert about ricin days after the arrest in London of seven men allegedly connected with an Algerian extremist group and the discovery of a small amount of the poison in their flat. The Bureau contacted 17,000 law-enforcement officials, and provided advice and information on how to handle ricin and warning how the deadly toxin might be used in a terror attack. "Use of ricin toxin as a weapon would be most effective in an assassination by injection or as...

    08/22/2002 10:53:40 PM PDT · by voa-davidk · 3 replies · 251+ views
    radio am 790 KABC , LOS ANGELES | 8/22/02 | voa-davidk
    SUPPORT Saturday , 1:oo pm ' SEPT. 28 th , CALIFORNIA AND NATIONAL DAY OF REPUDIATION OF GRAY DAVIS ' - Time for a national and statewide fuuuuuun ! FREEP and e-mail FREEP of Calif. Governor Gray Davis for his wanting driver's licenses for illegal aliens. He wants to do this to by passed a Democrat authored bill in the assembly - AB 60 .Citizens , e-mail,and call your friends and ask them to participate in joyous , soul satisfying , patriotic , 3 - 4- man - on - a - corner - sign - banner holding national and...
  • Beer Sales Facing The Penalty Box At Nationwide

    06/17/2002 2:59:17 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 15 replies · 199+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 17, 2002 | Steve Stephens
    Beer sales facing the penalty box at Nationwide Monday, June 17, 2002 Steve Stephens Dispatch Metro Columnist While hockey fans in the major-league town of Detroit celebrate a Stanley Cup, fans in Columbus should ponder the potential fallout of minor-league law enforcement. Cops and liquor agents caught vendors at Nationwide Arena selling beer to an underage, undercover informant at a Blue Jackets game Feb. 9, said Julie Ehrhart, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Investigative Unit of the Department of Public Safety. Unfortunately for beer drinkers and hockey fans, the arena (partially owned by The Dispatch Printing Company) had been stung...
  • Pakistan's Top Cleric Calls for Nationwide Protests Over U.S. Hunt for Al-Qaida and Taliban

    05/07/2002 7:31:55 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 5 replies · 233+ views
    AP Breaking News/ Tampa Bay Online ^ | May 7, 2002 | Munir Ahmad/ Associated Press Writer
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - One of Pakistan's top Islamic clerics called Tuesday for nationwide protests against the presence of U.S. forces in the country's deeply conservative tribal areas, where al-Qaida and Taliban fighters are believed to be hiding. Maulana Fazle ur-Rehman, chief of the fundamentalist Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party and leader of pro-Taliban rallies last year against the U.S. attacks in Afghanistan, said he had called for anti-U.S. rallies across the country on Friday. "It's a shame for the nation that foreign forces are scouring mountains with the help of our troops in Pakistan's tribal regions," he told The Associated Press....
  • Digital Angel Corporation and Life Care Services Begin Nationwide Beta Test

    03/30/2002 2:45:54 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies · 1,080+ views ^ | Wed Mar 27 19:08:45 2002 | Applied Digital Solutions
    Science and Technology Digital Angel Corporation and Life Care Services Begin Nationwide Beta TestWed Mar 27 19:08:45 2002 Source:  ``Digital Angel will begin watching over residents at LCS facilities!'' PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 25, 2002-- Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSX - news), an advanced technology development company, announced today that Digital Angel Corporation, its wholly owned subsidiary, has begun a beta testing program with Life Care Services, LLC, the leading developer and manager of continuing care senior communities in the United States.  On or before April 1, 2002, Digital Angel Corporation is expected to merge into Medical Advisory...