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  • Eight Hikers Stranded Inside Soberanes Fire Lines Rescued

    07/27/2016 12:41:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/26 | Ian Cull
    Eight men were rescued Tuesday from the fire lines on the south side of the Soberanes fire burning near Big Sur. Cal Fire said the men went hiking five days ago and became lost with little water or food. Once the fire flared up over the weekend, the men said they were stranded and didn't know which direction would lead them to safety. Bulldozing crews spotted the men Tuesday, and Cal Fire used air support to locate them. "Air attack did locate them initially," said Cal Fire's Kevin Bohall. "Once we found that, we used a global positioning unit, got...
  • Former AG on Clinton emails: 'Gross negligence is not a defense’ (Mukasey)

    04/11/2016 2:23:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Video at link: A former George W. Bush administration attorney general on Monday said Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has no excuse for using a private email server while serving as secretary of State. “Hillary Clinton put classified information on a server that was not secure,” Michael Mukasey said on Fox Business Network . "She caused it to be put there. “Going further, if it’s information that relates to national defense, whether she acted with gross negligence is not a defense. In fact, that’s the standard under the law. That’s a felony.” President Obama on Sunday said Clinton had not...
  • Taking Responsibility for Disaster Risk Reduction [Taiwan EQ]

    02/17/2016 7:18:53 AM PST · by JimSEA
    AGU Blogosphere ^ | 2/8/2016 | Dr. Dave
    Taking responsibility for disaster prevention Disaster prevention, regardless of the peril, works through many small actions by individuals, every one of whom must take individual responsibility. To achieve a genuine increase in resilience requires dedication, coordination and determination, based on sound judgement, good science and (in many cases) high quality engineering. Sadly, the flip side of this is that individuals can undermine the efforts of everyone else, and in so doing turn a survivable incident into a disaster. The case of the Taiwan earthquake appears to be a good example. The collapse of the Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex should not...
  • National Mall Bathroom Fiasco

    12/25/2015 10:36:19 AM PST · by Ulmius · 33 replies
    Me and my family were touring the National Mall this Christmas. One of us had a bathroom emergency, but when we went to every public restroom, they were barred off from public use. We even tried to kick the Plexiglas window down near one's door to no avail, and the nearest usable restroom was more than a mile away, so we had to go on the ground. The park police told us they refuse to open them, but we saw then busy feeding the horses. They kept driving right by the bathroom.
  • Attkisson Source: Obama Is Flat Out Refusing to Hear Intel on Islamic Terror Groups

    11/19/2015 12:51:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | November 19, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Host of and investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson dropped a bombshell of information today during an interview with Steve Malzberg. According to sources close to the White House who Attkisson has spoken to, President Obama is now flat out refusing to accept or hear about intelligence surrounding radical Islamic terror groups. "I have talked to people who have worked in the Obama administration who firmly believe he has made up his mind, I would say closed his mind, they say, to the intelligence they try to bring him about various groups he does not consider terrorists even if they're on the...
  • Five Of The Paris Attackers Could Have Flown To US Without Restriction

    11/19/2015 3:14:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    U.S. officials say none of the Paris attackers identified so far were on U.S. watch lists, bolstering concerns about limits to U.S. intelligence that could handicap the refugee vetting process.The seven identified attackers were not on U.S. watch lists, multiple U.S. officials told CNN, and five of them apparently could have traveled freely to the United States. Only two of the seven were on French watch lists, and consequently would have been flagged had they attempted to travel to the U.S.The report reinforces concerns the U.S. is unable to properly vet refugees who have applied for resettlement in the states, particularly if...

    11/18/2015 5:52:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-18-2015 | BRANDON DARBY & ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The reports have caused a stir among the sector’s Border Patrol agents. The sources claimed that...
  • Gallup: 64% Disapproved of Obama’s Handling of ISIS—In Poll Taken Nov. 4-8 Before Paris Attacks

    11/18/2015 4:06:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/18/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Sixty-four percent of American adults said they disapprove of the way that President Barack Obama is dealing with the ISIS terrorist group, according to a Gallup poll that was conducted Nov. 4-8.The results of the poll, which was completed five days before the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, were cited and linked in a Gallup analysis released Monday.Gallup asked 1,021 people 18 and older living in the United States whether they “approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling” four different policy areas. These included “the economy;” “healthcare policy;” “foreign affairs,” and “the situation involving Islamic militants,...
  • Impeach Obama NOW!! Before the Islamofascists attack US again!!

    11/13/2015 7:04:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 190 replies
    November 13, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Obama's wanton lawlessness, criminal incompetence, willful neglect, refusal to enforce the law, refusal to secure the borders, refusal to even recognize the obvious enemy, refusal to take Islamic terrorism seriously, etc, leaves us wide open to terrorist attack. Our borders and nation must be secured! All Islamics here on temporary visas must be rounded up and deported now! Recent Islamic immigrants should be suspect. Obama's treasonous policies are inviting ISIS to attack us!! Don't let it happen again.
  • Source: FBI probe of Clinton email focused on ‘gross negligence’ provision

    10/15/2015 5:51:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2015 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela Browne
    Three months after Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address and server while secretary of state was referred to the FBI, an intelligence source familiar with the investigation tells Fox News that the team is now focused on whether there were violations of an Espionage Act subsection pertaining to "gross negligence" in the safekeeping of national defense information. Under 18 USC 793 subsection F,the information does not have to be classified to count as a violation. The intelligence source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity citing the sensitivity of the ongoing probe, said the subsection requires the "lawful...
  • Secret Ohio Department of Health Documents Reveal 47 Horrific Botched Abortions

    05/27/2015 9:26:01 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Ohio recently made headlines with reports that half the abortion clinics in that state have closed and several others have curtailed services, reducing abortion numbers to the lowest since 1976. “When abortion clinics close, abortions decline and lives are saved. It’s as simple as that,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and co-author of the book Abortion Free. “We have worked in Ohio on a number of projects in cooperation with local leaders that, in part, contributed to this decline.” While some refuse to acknowledge that abortion clinic closures contribute to lower abortion numbers, Newman explains that the evidence...
  • Patient in isolation at Queen’s Medical Center, officials say Ebola a possibility (Hawaii)

    10/01/2014 10:27:30 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 48 replies
    KHON2 ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kristine Uyeno
    The Department of Health has confirmed a patient is currently in isolation and undergoing testing in Honolulu. The Hawaii Nurses Association said the person is being treated at The Queen’s Medical Center. Officials told KHON2 Ebola is a possibility, however the patient has yet to be specifically tested for the virus.
  • Family of Electrocuted 7-Year-Old Sues Pool Companies

    06/25/2014 3:11:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 6/24/14
    The father of a 7-year-old boy who died when he was electrocuted in the family’s pool has filed a lawsuit against the company that made the pool light and the one that serviced the family’s swimming pool. Calder Sloan died on April 17 when he jumped into his family’s pool and was electrocuted. The child’s death was wake-up call to many pool owners around South Florida.
  • Tracy Morgan Crash Among Hundreds Involving Walmart Trucks In Past 2 Years (380 Crashes, 9 Deaths)

    06/10/2014 4:12:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 9, 2014
    The accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a passenger on his limo bus was one of hundreds of crashes involving Walmart trucks in the past two years. Walmart trucks have been involved in 380 crashes in that time, federal data shows. Nine people have been killed; 129 have been injured.
  • This is Not a Scandal

    06/14/2013 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | June 14, 2013 | Scottie Hughes
    I’m beginning to realize that we are performing a major injustice when we call all of the events of the past year “scandals”. Scandals are what soap operas base their story lines off of. Scandals are actions of a President and his intern in the Oval Office. I will even admit that breaking into a private office to search for dirt on your opponent can be considered a scandal. However, what we are talking about with this administration is the infringement of American's constitutional rights, the use of the government to target our own citizens, and most importantly, the death...
  • Obama’s Incoherent Islamic Policy

    01/27/2013 2:17:14 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/27/2013 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    President Obama declares that, “We are not at war with Islam,” but the Islamic Quran and Sharia command that Muslims conduct jihadist war against non-Muslims to spread the religion and Sharia law worldwide. The question is why Obama maintains we are not at war with Islam, when Islam is clearly at war with the U.S.? President Barack H. Obama proclaims that the U.S. is not “at war with Islam.” The president then proceeds to draw an imaginary line between “moderate” and “radical” groups of Muslims that does not exist within the reality of Islamic “theology.” Obama claims that that there...
  • Vanity/Venting: Hannity Lays Out New Libya Facts

    10/19/2012 6:21:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 71 replies
    So whatever many of you think of Sean Hannity.. he is doing a great job keeping up with the Libya aftermath. Tonight he had on Lindsay Graham and Congressman Jason Chaffetz from Utah. What I learned from watching this has me FUMING!! Hannity showed multiple emails from Amb Stephens to the White House in which Stephens was concerned about the deteriorating security situation. The LAST email Stephens sent the day before said the British have pulled their Amb because of the security situation!! The British left, The RED CROSS packed up and left.. Al-Queda began putting up flags at government...

    09/16/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT · by hamboy · 29 replies
    Pat dollard ^ | September 15, 2012 | Pat Dollard
    Maybe if Hillary wasn’t so busy doing God knows what she would have been paying attention to what was going on here, and maybe if Obama would’ve attended more than just 39% of his national security briefings he would’ve as well. Or maybe they both knew, and were SO negligent that they didn’t do anything. One or the other is the case here, because I’ve been on the ground in U.S. military/diplomatic installations in war zones, and intelligence is normally lapped up like mother’s milk as a matter of survival, and whenever threats start trending over a period of time,...
  • House GOP targets the U.N.

    08/30/2011 6:25:48 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 23 replies ^ | 8/30/11 | TIM MAK
    House Republicans are planning to introduce legislation Tuesday that will force major changes at the United Nations, an organization that the bill’s author has called a “stew of corruption, mismanagement and negligence.” The bill, by Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, would require the UN adopt a voluntary budget model, in which countries selectively choose which UN agencies to fund. The bill is expected to be introduced on Tuesday, and will also end funding for Palestinian refugees and limit the use of U.S. funds only to projects directly outlined by Congress. An aide familiar with the legislation told...
  • Jim McMahon, 6 others sue NFL over concussions

    08/20/2011 3:24:33 PM PDT · by Scanian · 50 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/20/2011 | Staff
    (CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA - Six former players and one current player have sued the NFL in Philadelphia over the league's handling of concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind. The players accuse the league of training players to hit with their heads, failing to properly treat them for concussions and trying to conceal for decades any links between football and brain injuries. The plaintiffs include two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon, who has said he played through five concussions but now frequently walks around "in a daze" and forgets why he entered a room. The suit accuses the...
  • Fla. Legislator Proposes Caylee’s Law

    07/06/2011 3:53:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 152 replies
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – The outrage over the not guilty verdict in the Casey Anthony trial has reached the Florida Legislature. Wednesday, Representative Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, introduced what is being called, “Caylee’s Law,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. The law would make it a felony for a parent or legal guardian to fail to timely report a missing child in cases where the parent knew or should have known that the child was possibly in danger, the Sentinel reported. Rep. Hager said that the law will “ensure that parents are held responsible for their actions.” He continued, “It will...
  • Japanese Plant Had Barebones Risk Plan

    03/31/2011 10:03:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Japanese Plant Had Barebones Risk Plan By PHRED DVORAK And PETER LANDERS TOKYO—Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s disaster plans greatly underestimated the scope of a potential accident at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, calling for only one stretcher, one satellite phone and 50 protective suits in case of emergencies. Disaster-response documents for Fukushima Daiichi, examined by The Wall Street Journal, also contain few guidelines for obtaining outside help, providing insight into why Japan struggled to cope with a nuclear crisis after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the facility. The disaster plans, approved by Japanese regulators, offer guidelines for responding to smaller...
  • The Thrill is Gone

    05/28/2010 6:24:41 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 7 replies · 617+ views
    youtube ^ | May 28, 2010 | chatter4
    While Dodd lies about the lack of safety devices on the oilrig and tries to blame Bush for the disaster in the Gulf, at least two of Obama's greatest supporters, appear to have finally begun to turn on the Messiah, for his lack of concern and leadership.
  • Man Wanted in Europe Found Working at Nebraska Prison

    10/21/2009 6:29:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 696+ views
    ap ^ | October 20, 2009
    A simple ... search of Michal Preclik's name turns up an Interpol wanted poster from his native Czech Republic. So where was he arrested? In Nebraska's maximum-security prison, where he was not an inmate, but a guard. Preclik had worked at the prison for a year and his arrest came just two months after officials at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution promoted the 32-year-old to corporal. Prison officials learned last month that he was wanted on suspicion of drug and fraud crimes. "This is just unbelievable that the state of Nebraska is hiring international criminals," said state Sen. Heath Mello of...
  • $2.3M awarded in suit over botched circumcision

    03/30/2009 8:49:51 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 39 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Monday, March 30, 2009 | TY TAGAMI
    A Fulton County jury has awarded $1.8 million in damages to a boy whose penis was severed in a botched circumcision. The state court jury gave another $500,000 to the boy’s mother in the decision rendered Friday. The case involves a child, identified only as D.P. Jr., who was born at South Fulton Medical Center in 2004. In a suit filed two years later, his mother contended that the doctor who circumcised him removed too much tissue and that his pediatrician failed to respond when a nurse complained of excessive bleeding. The tip of the penis was placed in...
  • Vanity (Important): Anyone Know About Stock Broker Negligence?

    02/12/2009 10:04:24 PM PST · by bootless · 20 replies · 637+ views
    2.12.09 | me
    Hey everyone - This is not for me, but I'm trying to find out some options for a friend. It's possible they have a good case against their broker for negligence and breach of fiduciary responsibility. Anyone who's got some knowledge or background, could you please Freepmail me? Thank you.
  • Will $700B bailout work? We may never know

    01/30/2009 1:55:26 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 8 replies · 316+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 01/30/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – We may never know whether the government's $700 billion bailout of the financial industry worked, according to a new report from congressional auditors. That's because it will be impossible to sort out which of the government's spending and other tinkering has made a difference, according to the report released Friday by the Government Accountability Office. The report covers Treasury's administration of the bailout, called the Troubled Asset Relief Program, through Jan. 23. Nearly $294 billion had been released by that date — almost $200 billion of it through a program to inject capital directly into financial institutions. The...
  • U.S. retrieves MP3 player with military files (was in pawn shop)

    01/28/2009 8:54:22 AM PST · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 632+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-28-09
    A New Zealand man who bought a second-hand MP3 player that contained U.S. military files on personnel who served in Afghanistan and Iraq handed it over to U.S. officials on Wednesday, New Zealand media reported. Chris Ogle, 29, bought the $10 MP3 at a thrift shop in Oklahoma but when he plugged it in discovered it contained 60 U.S. military files ... *snip* The files contained the names and personal details of American soldiers, including ones who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as information about equipment deployed to bases and a mission briefing, said One News.
  • Editorial:(CA) Firefighting Opportunities Lost(Thanks to government bureaucrats)

    10/24/2007 7:58:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 39 replies · 74+ views
    orange county register ^ | October 23, 2007 | staff
    The television reporters covering the fires have been effusive about the capacities of the converted DC-10 airliner that has been dropping fire retardant on the fires in the vicinity of Lake Arrowhead, and the enthusiasm is warranted. Sometimes called the Tanker 910, and sometimes the 10 Tanker Air Carrier, the plane can carry 12,000 gallons of fire retardant or water in tanks attached under its belly. That's 10 times as much liquid as the other available California air tankers, and four times the capacity of the largest-available tankers operated by the federal government. It can create a fire line three-quarters...
  • Mastectomy Mistake: 'You Don't Have Cancer'

    10/04/2007 8:14:34 PM PDT · by Huntress · 25 replies · 825+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/4/2007 | Unattributed
    Darrie Eason, a 35-year-old single mother from Long Island, N.Y., underwent a double mastectomy after she was told she had breast cancer. But after the surgery, she learned the unthinkable -- she never had cancer at all. "I remember the words, 'You don't have breast cancer, you never did,'" Eason said today on "Good Morning America." The news was stunning. "I have a philosophy that you have to laugh to keep from crying, so I try to laugh as much as I can," Eason said. A state report blames Eason's mix-up on a former technician at CBLPath lab who mislabeled...
  • Airlines, Others Sue FBI, CIA To Depose Agents In 9-11 Cases

    08/08/2007 9:05:12 AM PDT · by BGHater · 41 replies · 1,029+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 07 Aug 2007 | Chad Bray
    Airline manufacturer Boeing Co. (BA), major airlines and several airport operators sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday in a bid to question current and former agency employees in connection with negligence litigation over the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. In separate lawsuits, the airlines and others are challenging decisions by the FBI and the CIA that prevent them from conducting depositions of those employees. The airlines include AMR Corp.'s (AMR) American Airlines, UAL Corp.'s (UAUA) United Airlines, US Airways Group Inc. (LCC), Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), Continental Airlines Inc. (CAL) and AirTran Holdings...
  • Military files left unprotected online

    07/11/2007 7:53:31 PM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 12 replies · 522+ views
    AP ^ | 7/11/07 | Mike Baker
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Detailed schematics of a military detainee holding facility in southern Iraq. Geographical surveys and aerial photographs of two military airfields outside Baghdad. Plans for a new fuel farm at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The military calls it "need-to-know" information that would pose a direct threat to U.S. troops if it were to fall into the hands of terrorists. It's material so sensitive that officials refused to release the documents when asked. But it's already out there, posted carelessly to file servers by government agencies and contractors, accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. In a survey...
  • Experts warned state of data risk (Ohio)

    06/22/2007 4:09:08 AM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 265+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 22, 2007 | Mark Niquette
    Ohio does not have unified standards for protecting Social Security numbers and other sensitive information, making the state vulnerable to data theft. Sound like an assessment of the recent theft of a backup computer storage tape that has dominated state government news since last Friday? Guess again. That viewpoint was expressed nearly six months ago, in a report prepared as part of Gov. Ted Strickland's transition team before he took office Jan. 8. Strickland had asked for teams of experts to evaluate several key areas of state government and submit their findings and recommendations in reports. The team studying the...
  • Live Thread: Writer of Path to 9-11 on Radio

    09/07/2006 7:49:03 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 137 replies · 2,888+ views
    The John Ziegler Show, KFI 640AM ^ | 7 Sept 2006 | John Ziegler Show
    The author of The Path to 9/11 is going to be LIVE, in-studio on The John Ziegler Show at 8pm Pacific. You can listen live ONLINE or if you're in Southern CA, tune in to KFI at 640AM. From John Ziegler.Com: If you want to tell ABC to not cave to Clinton's demands in the editing of "The Path to 9/11," call 818-460-7477. If you want to complain about the movies lessons plans being dropped by "Scholastic," go to this link for contact information.
  • Following complaints, ABC tweaks its 9/11 mini-series

    09/07/2006 11:21:19 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 405 replies · 14,109+ views
    ABC toned down a scene that involved Clinton's national security adviser, Samuel "Sandy" Berger, declining to give the order to kill bin Laden, according to a person involved with the film who declined to be identified. "That sequence has been the focus of attention," the source said. The network also decided that the credits would say the film is based "in part" on the 9/11 panel report, rather than "based on" the report, as the producers originally intended.
  • The NHS scandal that cost a young boy's life ( and it was really CHEAP! )

    08/24/2006 8:34:54 AM PDT · by Broker · 35 replies · 1,772+ views ^ | 22nd August 2006 | NATASHA COURTENAY-SMITH
    I remember him coming rushing in from the garden that afternoon, in tears and covered in blood. After running his finger under the tap and seeing how deep the gash was, I decided to take him to our local A&E department at the King George hospital in Goodmayes, Essex. Tony cried all the way there but soon perked up at the sight of the hospital and the doctors. Because his wound was bleeding so heavily, we were rushed straight through to see a doctor and Tony was given a painkilling injection. When the doctors said they wanted to transfer Tony...
  • Man charged in girlfriend's fatal fall released on bail [Pennsylvania]

    03/15/2006 9:50:12 AM PST · by ncountylee · 22 replies · 860+ views
    HARRISBURG - The man charged with homicide in his girlfriend's fatal fall from the window of his 23d-floor apartment was released after posting bail yesterday, and he apologized to her family. "I'm so, so sorry for what happened," Kevin P. Eckenrode, 25, said after a judge set bail at $200,000. Eckenrode is a press aide with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, although he has been suspended without pay. He has told police he was dangling Rachel M. Kozlusky, 23, from the window Feb. 25 during drunken horseplay when he lost his grip. Fran Chardo, Dauphin County first assistant district attorney,...
  • Don’t substitute racism for incompetence (emergency task for blacks is to get out of poverty)

    09/15/2005 3:51:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 750+ views
    Nashua Telegraph Online ^ | September 12, 2005 | Star Parker
    “The charges of racism-inspired foot-dragging isn’t just nonsense. It’s pernicious nonsense.” This is how the New York Daily News called it regarding charges, from the usual circle of black leaders, that the rescue efforts in New Orleans were slow because the victims were black. The Daily News is right. Except it’s even worse than the paper appreciates. What we are witnessing is a well-honed black political public-relations operation geared to obfuscation, stoking hatred and fear, and nurturing helplessness and dependence among black citizens. Such efforts keep black politicians powerful, diversity businesses prosperous and blacks poor. The fact that the handling...
  • Can a sitting Executive Branch leader (aka Governor) be thrown into prison for neglicence (vanity)

    09/09/2005 2:01:27 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 22 replies · 619+ views
    None | 9-9-05 | Me
    I'm just curious. I know they can be impeached, but are they protected by the decisions they make as executives from criminal prosecution for example in negligence, etc? Are there any cases you are aware of?
  • In Nursing Home, a Fight Lost to Rising Waters

    09/07/2005 10:04:51 AM PDT · by saquin · 34 replies · 959+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/7/05 | Gardiner Harris
    CHALMETTE, La., Sept. 6 - They nailed a table against one window, ran a heavy electric wheelchair with a table on top against another and pushed a couch against a door. These failed defenses are still in St. Rita's nursing home, as are at least 14 swollen, unrecognizable bodies. St. Bernard Parish officials say that 32 of the home's roughly 60 residents died on Aug. 29, more than a week ago. It is a measure of the enormity of the disaster that has struck southern Louisiana that no one has removed many of the bodies, and local officials say there...
  • Boy, 3, found dead in day-care center van

    06/07/2005 1:10:14 PM PDT · by SamFromLivingston · 119 replies · 2,566+ views
    cnn ^ | 6/7/2005 | ap
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy died after being left in a day-care van for hours while the temperature was in the 90s, and the driver was charged with manslaughter, police said Tuesday.
  • S. Korea: Protesting S. Korean Complicity with N. Korean Regime at her UN Consulate

    04/24/2005 7:32:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 288+ views Protest Wrap-upPermanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations - New York CityFriday, April 22, 2005 LiNK representatives from nearly 20 area universities and friends gathered at the Republic of Korea's Permanent Mission to the United Nations yesterday to protest South Korea's official policy of negligence for refugees and silence on the issue of North Korean human rights. Despite competition from nearby protests against Japan's Security Council candidacy, they stood outside chanting "Free North Korea, Accept Refugees!" and other slogans for nearly three hours as it began to rain, asking to meet with any Mission or...
  • Carter Center's Jeniffer McCoy to visit Venezuela

    02/23/2005 9:58:03 AM PST · by alekboyd · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 23.02.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 23.02.05 | Shocked by the Carter Center's imprimatur of last August I managed to engage in an e-conversation with Jennifer McCoy vis-ŕ-vis the sheer negligence that characterized their 'electoral observation mission' in Venezuela. As admitted by her, the Carter Center (CC) never had any control over the scrutiny processes that ensued the recall referendum but it did have the nerve to endorse the results of the election. Furthermore, the CC's validation of results was vox populi in international circles, as I was made aware of by BBC journalists prior to Jimmy Carter / Cesar Gaviria press conference in Caracas...
  • Equipment is cited in suits over Kirksville air crash

    01/31/2005 4:28:22 PM PST · by tahiti · 278+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 01/30/20 | Peter Shinkle
    Lawsuits filed over the crash of a commuter plane en route from St. Louis to Kirksville, Mo., last October claim two airline companies failed to provide the plane with proper safety equipment. The wife of Paul Tilley, one of 11 passengers who died in the crash along with both pilots, filed a suit in Texas claiming Corporate Airlines and American Airlines acted negligently by operating the craft without an enhanced device to warn pilots how close the ground was. Tilley's wife, Alicia Tilley, also claims that members of the flight crew had been on duty for nearly 15 hours at...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • BBC harm is worldwide

    01/13/2005 4:40:44 AM PST · by alekboyd · 16 replies · 689+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 13.01.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    Aleksander Boyd, the courageous anti-Chavez Venezuelan blogger, operates his site Vcrisis from London. He writes to us in response to James Lewis's article today, Is BBC News a figment of the imagination?Please allow me to rephrase that; BBC News is not a figment of the imagination, rather the credibility, integrity and impartiality that once characterized it, is indeed a figment of the imagination. It's reach is neither some hallucination; news provided by the Beeb have the power to convert masses and sway opinion, ever to the left.In my particular case I can affirm that much of the contempt that the...
  • Toddler dies in wash: Girl swept away while her family is rescued

    01/11/2005 3:49:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 108 replies · 2,069+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | January 10, 2005 | Charles F. Bostwick
    PALMDALE -- A toddler died in a flooded desert wash after she fell into the fast-moving water as a helicopter was plucking her family from their partly submerged sedan. Two-year-old Jamaia Davis' mother had driven around barricades trying to get home Sunday night to Lake Los Angeles and drove into what firefighters said was water 3 or 4 feet deep where normally dry Little Rock Wash crosses Avenue N.
  • Time the U.S. came to terms with 'humiliation' in Iran: Brzezinski

    11/06/2004 7:25:35 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 41 replies · 955+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | November 7, 2004 | IRNA
    LONDON (IRNA) -- Former National Security Adviser to the Carter Administration, Zbigniew Brzezinski, suggested Saturday that the U.S. should finally come to terms with the takeover of the American Embassy in Iran after 25 years. It is time to start closing that chapter of "humiliation" that Americans felt so strongly about instead of remaining haunted by the memories, Brzezinski said. In an interview with the Financial Times, he believed that there must eventually be "some accommodation" and that the west may even have to learn to live with Iran as a nuclear power as it did with China and later...
  • Tragedy in Kanawha County - Six year old hit by train at midnight

    10/22/2004 8:52:47 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 47 replies · 1,259+ views
    MetroNews ^ | 10/22/2004 | Marmet
    Tragedy strikes a Kanawha County family this morning. A young girl was struck and killed by a train just after midnight Friday morning in Marmet. Marmet Police Chief Paris Workman says 6 year-old Cierra Saunders had wanted to give her dad a kiss and hug before she went to bed. As a result, Cierra and her mother, Joyce, went out looking for him. Workman says Cierra was clinging to her mother's jacket as the two were crossing the railroad tracks. He says Joyce initially didn't hear the train but once she did, she urged Cierra to hurry up. Workman says...

    09/11/2004 8:49:25 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 900+ views ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2004 | NANCY SALVATO
    Kerry fumbled, Bush picked up the Ball! Nancy Salvato September 11, 2004 In light of John Kerry spouting off about how he would have handled the minutes after the Twin Tower attacks differently than President George Bush, I think its time to look at just how ineffective Kerry truly is when it comes to fighting terror. It’s too bad there wasn’t a 9/11 commission set up to investigate Kerry’s actions before the travesty of New York. I would contest that the wrong people have been investigated for failure to prevent the largest act of terror on our soil –to date!...