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  • New Speaker Vows to Share Power - a Tricky Proposition (with the RATS? Uh, oh.)

    01/04/2011 6:19:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 362 replies
    New Speaker Vows to Share Power—a Tricky PropositionJANUARY 4, 2011 By NAFTALI BENDAVID And PATRICK O'CONNOR When John Boehner takes over one of the most powerful jobs in Washington this week, he says his first order of business is to make himself less powerful. On Wednesday the new speaker of the House of Representatives plans to offer a package of rule changes that, he says, will give minority-party members more of a say and decentralize power. In short, Ohio Republican Mr. Boehner is promising he'll be a different figure from many speakers throughout history—from Republican Joseph Cannon a century ago...
  • Taxes trigger a Texodus in New York

    12/27/2010 9:54:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 124 replies · 13+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/27/10 | Jennifer Fermino
    The Lone Star State is scooping up more than just our congressional seats -- some $846 million in personal income shifted from New York to Texas in an eight-year period during the last decade, according to an analysis of IRS tax returns. Texas, which has no state or local income taxes and an enviably low cost of living, has been steadily poaching New Yorkers since the '90s, according to data from the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research organization based in Washington. From 2000 to 2008, more than $846 million in personal income moved from New York to Texas --...
  • New York Times Editor BillKeller is a registered Democrat

    12/16/2010 6:36:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/10 | Steven Nelson
    According to voter registration records, New York Times Editor Bill Keller is a registered Democrat. Keller has been registered as a Democrat since 1998 with his Manhattan apartment listed on forms as his address.The New York Times has long been criticized by conservatives as politically biased in favor of Democrats. In 2007 a Rasmussen poll found that 40% of Americans believe the paper has a liberal bias.Bob Christie, senior vice president for corporate communications of The Times Company, told The Daily Caller, “in terms of Bill’s affiliations, the fact that he votes is a matter of public record and
  • The New START Treaty: President Obama is pushing for a monumental surrender to Russia

    12/14/2010 10:24:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 12/14/10 | Nile Gardiner
    The Obama administration has an impeccable track record of caving in to Russian demands, as part of its controversial “reset” policy. Last year, it threw key US allies Poland and the Czech Republic under the bus, ditching plans for Third Site missile defences in deference to Russian opposition. It is now planning another surrender to Moscow, by pressing for Senate ratification of the new START Treaty in the lame duck session of Congress. Instead of allowing the newly elected Congress to vote on the treaty, the Obama administration is trying to ram New START through without proper debate. No major...
  • Department of Transportation new rules will make cars more expensive

    12/07/2010 9:36:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 2+ views
    daily caller ^ | 12/7/10 | Jeff Winkler
    Thought that new car was expensive now? Wait till the Department of Transportation implements its latest plan to protect Americans from themselves. Last week, the department announced regulations that would require all new vehicles to install video cameras on their back bumpers. The idea is to make backing up safer, and it’s not optional. “To meet the requirements of the proposed rule,” reads a DOT release, “10 percent of new vehicles must comply by Sept. 2012, 40 percent by Sept. 2013 and 100 percent by Sept. 2014.” Three years ago, Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act, named...
  • Anyone know when TNT posts newest Eps of The Closer?

    12/07/2010 12:56:27 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 6 replies
    12/07/10 | DGHoodini
    Missed the return ep last night, just went to TNT but it's not posted. Do they wait longer than the next day to post new episodes?
  • New FCC plan to oversee Internet draws GOP fire

    12/01/2010 9:47:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/1/10 | David Eldridge
    Attracting immediate fire from congressional Republicans, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday outlined a modified "net neutrality" plan that would expand the federal government's power to regulate traffic over the Internet. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, President Obama's pick to head the agency, said he was pushing for an FCC board vote later this month on his proposal - before the next Congress is seated with a GOP majority in the House and an expanded Republican minority in the Senate. The chairman's modified proposal was seen as decidedly more friendly to business interests than a proposal he outlined...
  • Hunt for a Suspect: New Clues Emerge in Publicist Ronni Chasen's Slaying

    12/01/2010 7:17:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/1/10 | Mike Von Fremd and Leezel Tanglao
    Investigators still have no motive, witnesses or suspects in the slaying of a powerhouse Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen but details in an initial coroner's report reveal that the shooter appears to be an expert marksman. Chasen, 64, who represented A-list movie stars and promoted some of Hollywood's top films, was driving home Nov. 16 after attending the premiere party for the movie "Burlesque" when she was gunned down. According to the preliminary coroner's report, which is now under security hold, "there were three apparent gunshot wounds to the right side breast/chest area.
  • Deliberate or Accidental, a New Korean War Would be Devastating

    11/23/2010 7:29:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 156 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 11/23/2010 | David Wood
    Deliberate or Accidental, a New Korean War Would be Devastating The soaring modern glass towers of downtown Seoul are magnificent -- and to a North Korean artillery officer squinting through his sights from just 32 miles away, a delicious set of targets. The glistening South Korean capital is a city of glass, almost literally in the shadow of some 500 long-range heavy artillery guns from which North Korea can fire half a million artillery shells an hour, for several hours. A war on the Korean peninsula could explode almost without warning, senior U.S. military officers say. North Korea's immediate, if...
  • New Mall Planned for Gaza

    11/04/2010 4:34:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 11/4/10 | Elad Benari
    Hamas has announced that a new mall will be built in the Gaza Strip. Yusuf Mansi, Minister of Housing and Public Works of the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip, told Gaza-based news agency Safa on Thursday that his office is currently on a plan to build a new mall. The 44-acre mall will be located in Gaza City and will be the largest shopping center in the Strip, said Mansi. The mall will be built on land that was established in 1929 by the British Mandate as the region’s military headquarters, and as of 1948 served as the headquarters...
  • R.I.P., G.O.P

    11/01/2010 12:01:09 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 1, 2010 | By Bill Markin
    The Grand Old Party, known to many as simply the "G.O.P.," passed away during the recent election season. Despite having once been known for such luminaries as Lincoln and Reagan, in recent years the party had slipped into a near-comatose state of minorityhood and, under the leadership of a continuing parade of elder statesmen, had demonstrated an unfailing ability to reach across the aisle and compromise principles in the name of "getting things done." It is survived by a group of aging professional politicians whose primary interest has been their own political careers and assuring the blessings of continual reelection...
  • New GOP star on track to defeat Dem legend Russ Feingold

    10/31/2010 12:50:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/31/10 | Byron York
    Neenah, Wisconsin - While much of the political world has been obsessing over the troubles of Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, or the sparring over Rand Paul and "Aqua-Buddha" in Kentucky, or the controversies surrounding Sharron Angle in Nevada, another Republican newcomer has been running a quiet, direct, and devastatingly effective campaign. Here in Wisconsin, Ron Johnson, a businessman who has never before run for public office, appears poised to pick up a Senate seat for Republicans, defeating Democratic legend Russell Feingold and becoming the first GOP senator elected from the state since 1986.
  • Will New ObamaCare Regulation Reduce Insurance Competition?

    10/22/2010 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/22/10 | David Hogberg
    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners today finally released its final set of regulations on the “Medical Loss Ratios” established under ObamaCare. The NAIC regulations are widely considered to be the ones that the Department of Health and Human Services will adopt. Bottom line: The proposed rules don’t bode well for the long-term health of private health insurance. They would give insurers perverse incentives to neither control costs nor root out fraud.
  • New CPR is spelled C-A-B

    10/18/2010 11:47:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/18/10 | Caleb Hellerman,
    (CNN) -- It was 5:16 a.m. when the call came in to a 911 dispatcher in Madison, Wisconsin. The story, from Cathy Silver, came out staccato: Cathy's husband, Jim, was gagging, gasping for air. A nurse at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Cathy could see that her husband, the father of four grown children, was in cardiac arrest. Though trained in CPR, Cathy was flustered. "I can't do the breaths!" she shouted. Nevermind, said the dispatcher. Get over him, press on his the chest, circulate the blood. Help would be there soon. Four minutes later, a Madison police officer arrived...
  • Over half of all new jobs created in the last year were created in Texas

    10/18/2010 9:39:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner [DC] ^ | 10/18/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Via Glenn Reynolds, Rich Lowry drops this amazing statistic into his column today: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. If every state in the country had performed as well, we’d have created about 1.5 million jobs nationally during the past year, and maybe “stimulus” wouldn’t be such a dirty word. What does Austin know that Washington doesn’t? At its simplest: Don’t overtax and -spend, keep regulations to a minimum, avoid letting unions and trial lawyers
  • Week Two for Parker-Spitzer begins with New Low; Worst Ratings for Larry King in 10 Years

    10/12/2010 6:09:28 PM PDT · by John W · 23 replies
    TVNEWSER ^ | October 12, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    Last night’s “Parker-Spitzer” saw the lowest numbers yet for the program and the show did little to help the one that followed on the schedule — “Larry King Live” which had its worst numbers in more than 10 years. In its sixth outing, “Parker-Spitzer” drew 311,000 Total Viewers and 86,000 A25-54 viewers. That’s lower than the previous low for the time period set by Campbell Brown earlier this year. (332,000 / 87,000). Last week, Parker-Spitzer finished fourth in the time period averaging 465,000 Total Viewers and 124,000 A25-54. At 9pmET, “Larry King Live” put up its lowest A25-54 demo viewership...
  • NASA discovers brand new force of nature

    09/19/2010 9:51:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    9 news ^ | 9/20/10 | staff
    NASA scientists say they may have discovered a new force of nature, after research showed two of their deep space probes were being inexplicably pulled off course. Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11, which have been in space for over 40 years, are being steadily pulled towards the sun by an unknown power, according to London’s Telegraph newspaper The scientists said it could not be gravity or solar radiation, as they decreased over distance.
  • New Medicare chief speaks out against rationing

    09/14/2010 2:13:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/14/10 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON -- The nation's health system can't be transformed by rationing medical care, President Barack Obama's new Medicare chief said Monday in his first major speech. Dr. Donald Berwick's appointment earlier this summer without Senate confirmation was contentious because some Republicans accused him of being willing to deny care to save on costs. Since then, the administration has kept Berwick out of the limelight, turning the otherwise well-known medical innovation guru into something of a mystery man in Washington. Berwick broke his silence Monday, telling an audience of health insurance industry representatives that pushing back against unsustainable costs cannot and...
  • President Obama's new Oval Office at White House has distinct NY accent

    09/02/2010 10:11:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    new york daily news ^ | 9/1/10 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - President Obama's Oval Office has had a face-lift with a New York accent. The office has undergone a top-to-bottom makeover, highlighted by handmade striped wallpaper from Amagansett in the Hamptons. The President's brown leather desk chair, coffee table made of American walnut and mica, custom-made couches and two new table lamps with blue ceramic bases were all crafted by New York manufacturers. The White House treated the identities of the Empire State companies who produced the furnishings like state secrets, declining to further identify them. The price tag for the redo also was not disclosed, but interior design...
  • Cash-strapped NY starts enforcing sales tax on sliced bagels

    Have you noticed bagel shops tacking on a few more cents to your beloved pumpernickel and cream cheese? Blame Albany. Bagels – however you slice them – most likely haven't been subject to tax at your favorite neighborhood shop. But, desperate for cash, Albany began enforcing a little known clause in its sales tax code that calls for a tax on sliced bagels or whole bagels consumed at the place of purchase, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • 1,000 New Immigrants in One Week (Israel)

    07/25/2010 1:27:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    in ^ | 7/25/10 | Maayana Miskin
    1,000 olim (new immigrants) from France, Britain, South Africa, and various countries in South America will arrive in Israel this week to build their lives in the Jewish state. The new arrivals will come in on 23 flights. Of the 1,000 arrivals, 550 will come from France, 170 from various countries in South America, 100 from Britain, and 60 from South Africa. Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky said, “At a time when Israel is dealing with de-legitimization around the world, it is important to see that our brothers throughout the Jewish world not only support us, but even choose to...
  • New Black Panther’s Shabazz: Fox News Stoking Racial Fears

    07/09/2010 10:10:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 2+ views
    accuracy in media ^ | 7/9/10 | Don Irvine
    New Black Panther Party Chairman Malik Shabazz told a Russian TV reporter that Fox News should be ashamed of themselves and that the charges of voter intimidation leveled against them by the Justice Department had no merit. Shabazz also said the Fox News audience was made up of mostly white right wingers, some independents, confederates and racist organizations and that their base are mostly dissatisfied whites who want to take back America. If anything one could accuse Shabazz of fomenting violence as he talked about a potential confrontation with the Tea Party Movement in September saying that “We’re ready to...
  • New report slams White House spill response

    07/01/2010 9:55:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/1/10 | Ben Geman
    The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans to release a report Thursday that he alleged would blow holes in White House claims about its command of the oil spill response and the amount of assets deployed. Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) report on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is titled “How the White House Public Relations Campaign on the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-up.” “The evidence on the ground suggests that the White House has been more focused on the public relations of this crisis than with providing local officials the resources they...
  • New Black Panthers meet, demonstrate [Heavyweight Race Baiter comes to Mayberry, Newberry, SC]

    06/30/2010 2:55:35 PM PDT · by Bill W was a conservative · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Newberry Observer ^ | June 28, 2010 | Cindy Pitts
    New Black Panthers meet, demonstrate Crowds chanted and marched, but the crowd was well behaved as the New Black Panthers demonstrated at Wise Street Park Monday night. Between 200 and 300 residents, mostly women and children from the Wise Street area, gathered at the town meeting along with Newberry police, Sheriff’s deputies, S.C. Highway Patrol troopers and S.C. Law Enforcement Division agents. Sheriff Lee Foster says law enforcement did not know about the planned meeting until they were forwarded an e-mail by The Newberry Observer Monday morning. “Anytime someone is dragged, it is a hate crime and the Sheriff needs...
  • New England Journal of Medicine: Blindness Reversed in Dozens of Patients By Adult—Not Embryonic—

    06/23/2010 4:16:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    cns news ^ | 6/23/10 | Alicia Chang
    Los Angeles - Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells--a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy field, Italian researchers reported Wednesday. The treatment worked completely in 82 of 107 eyes and partially in 14 others, with benefits lasting up to a decade so far. One man whose eyes were severely damaged more than 60 years ago now has near-normal vision.
  • New Yorker Editor David Remnick a Racist In Journalist’s Clothing

    06/22/2010 5:11:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    big journalism ^ | 6/22/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    There was a particularly disturbing segment during Howard Kurtz’ Reliable Sources program on CNN this weekend. Host Howard Kurtz was interviewing David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief of the New Yorker, who was “pimping” his new book “The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama.” Kurtz asked Remnick a question about the love affair between the mainstream press and Obama during the campaign to which he answered the media was in love with the narrative of having an African-American win the presidency and that was a legitimate approach for a journalist to have.
  • N.J. Millionaires Tax Plan Fails (another victory for Gov Christie)

    06/22/2010 6:33:07 AM PDT · by rawhide · 6 replies ^ | 6-21-10
    TRENTON, N.J. - Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have failed to override the Republican governor's veto of a tax surcharge on millionaires. Monday's vote was strictly along party lines. All 47 Assembly Democrats voted for the override and all 33 Republicans voted against it. The measure needed seven GOP votes to advance. The one-year surcharge would have raised about $600 million by increasing income taxes nearly two percent on the state's 16,000 highest wage earners. Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the tax last month after the Legislature passed it along party lines. The governor vetoed the tax because it would...
  • New regs strict with 'grandfathers'

    06/18/2010 9:45:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 434+ views
    politico ^ | 6/15/10 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    The Obama administration issued strict rules Monday under which even some small changes to existing health care plans will make them subject to the requirements of the new health care reform law. The president promised repeatedly during the health care debate that individuals who like their current plans would be able to keep them. To meet that goal, the health care law envisioned that some plans would be “grandfathered in” under the old law — and therefore would not be required to meet some of the mandates of the new law, such as no-charge preventive care screenings.
  • Iranian ayatollah wants new UN

    06/11/2010 1:14:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 214+ views
    news24 ^ | 6/11/10 | staff
    Hamburg - A senior Iranian ayatollah called Friday for the formation of a new United Nations after the UN Security Council passed new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programmes. "This UN is not the UN of independent world states but the UN of imperialistic and hegemonic powers," Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said in the Friday prayer ceremony carried live by Iranian radio.
  • New Stray Dog Law In Dallas

    05/26/2010 6:04:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies · 547+ views
    DALLAS, TX (KERA) - There are new rules in Dallas for handling stray dogs. Anyone who takes "possession" of a stray must try to locate the owner within 72 hours, or face a fine up to 500 dollars. Council member Vonciel Jones Hill was the only "no" vote. She said the ordinance would place a burden on anyone trying to have some kindness towards a stray. Dog owner Brad Kirby spent two years pushing for the ordinance after his dogs were stolen from his yard. He discovered who took them, but police had no legal power to make the man...
  • Vodka Eyeballing - Bizarre New Trend Requires 'Shot' of Booze into the Eye

    05/31/2010 3:54:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 863+ views
    National Ledger ^ | May 31, 2010 | Cyndi James
    What is vodka eyeballing? A new fad among some kids in Europe may be spreading to the US. In online videos it is dubbed vodka eyeballing and now the claim is that some American teens have tried the odd way to get a buzz. It is just as it sounds - supposedly it is a shot of vodka into the eye. This bizarre new "trend" has found a home on YouTube and some say they are concerned for US kids as the claim is that it will get you a buzz quicker than taking a shot of vodka by mouth....
  • Shechita Banned in New Zealand (kosher slaughter)

    05/30/2010 12:08:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 784+ views
    inn ^ | 5/30/10 | staff
    Regulations that came into effect in New Zealand over the weekend forbid kosher ritual slaughter (shechita). According to the new regulations, animals must now be unconscious before being slaughtered, invalidating them for kosher slaughter.
  • New Threats to U.S. Blood Supply

    05/25/2010 9:38:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 430+ views
    wsj ^ | 5/25/10 | staff
    Public health officials are battling a host of new infectious threats to the nation's blood supply. Blood centers, which have long tested for risks like hepatitis C and AIDS, have added a number of new tests on donated blood in recent years, including checks for West Nile virus and Chagas, a tropical parasitic disease. But new screening tests are hard to develop and can take years to win government approval. Currently, for instance, there's no way to screen for newer threats like babesiosis, a parasitic infection that has been linked to 10 U.S. deaths through blood transfusions since 2006. And...
  • Calif. Democrats propose nearly $5B in new taxes

    05/24/2010 7:24:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 705+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2010 | JUDY LIN
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Democrats in the state Senate on Monday countered Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts with a plan to raise taxes by nearly $5 billion, largely by extending temporary taxes and delaying corporate tax breaks for two years.
  • Obama orders new fuel standards for future

    05/21/2010 10:00:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 782+ views
    breitbart ^ | 5/21/10 | Eric Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called for first-ever mileage and emissions standards for big rig and work trucks Friday, seeking to limit pollution from the large vehicles that contribute a big share of it. With a presidential memorandum signed in the Rose Garden, Obama also ordered federal agencies that have already brought out new standards for cars and light trucks for the 2012-2016 model years to begin work on even stronger rules for 2017 and beyond.
  • New AZ law: Firms have no legal duty to have translators

    05/17/2010 11:01:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1,497+ views ^ | 5/17/10 | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX - A Glendale optometrist's yearlong legal fight over what services he had to provide for a Spanish-speaking customer has translated into new protections for other businesses. Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation affirming that nothing in state law requires businesses to provide "trained and competent" interpreters when a customer comes in speaking a language other than English. Assistant Attorney General Michael Walker said that has probably always been the law. But that didn't save John Schrolucke from having to spend time and money defending himself and his practice before Walker's office finally dismissed the case.
  • New leftist, religious activism (Israel)

    05/09/2010 11:47:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 275+ views
    haaretz ^ | 5/9/10 | Gitit Ginat
    Lea Klibanoff, 34, was a student at the Ma’aleh Film School when she started filming “The Messiah Will Always Come.” Before deciding to focus on Ofran in her movie, Klibanoff, who is religiously observant, wanted to sketch a portrait of the new breed of activists who are religious or formerly religious and have become prominent in many leftist, human rights organizations. People such as the founders of Breaking the Silence, members of B’nei Avraham, several leaders of the struggle in Sheikh Jarrah, as well as people affiliated with Ta’ayush, Yesh Din, Machsom Watch and Ir Amim.
  • 'Absolutely, there will be more attacks in New York' Muslim extremist warns America...

    05/02/2010 6:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 848+ views
    wnd ^ | 5/2/10 | staff
    A Muslim extremist who earlier warned that TV's "South Park" creators should be "afraid for their lives" for insulting Islam's prophet Muhammad now says that yesterday's car bomb attempt in Times Square will be just the beginning of a new wave of terrorist attacks. Younus Abdullah Muhammad, author of, told WND senior reporter Aaron Klein on New York's WABC 770 AM that America should "absolutely" expect more jihadi violence in New York City
  • U.S. Unveils New $100 Bill

    04/21/2010 9:00:11 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 59 replies · 2,216+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April | DARRELL A. HUGHES
    WASHINGTON—Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke unveiled a new $100 bill equipped with two new security features. The bill will go into circulation Feb. 10, 2011. The Fed, along with the Treasury Department, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the U.S. Secret Service, "continuously monitor the counterfeiting threats" for each denomination and redesign decisions are made based on those threats, Mr. Bernanke said.
  • New speed cameras trap motorists from space [Ruled Britannia alert!]

    04/20/2010 10:02:11 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 12 replies · 641+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 April 2010 | Richard Savill
    The cameras, which combine number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver, are similar to those used in roadworks. The AA said it believed the new system could cover a network of streets as opposed to a straight line, and was “probably geared up to zones in residential areas.” The Home Office is testing the cameras at two sites, one in Southwark, London, and the other A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall. The `SpeedSpike’ system, which calculates average speed between any two points in the network, has been developed by PIPS Technology Ltd, an American-owned company with...
  • New 'Jews for Palin Group' 'Takes Aim at Obama

    04/19/2010 10:06:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 823+ views
    inn ^ | 4/19/10 | Hillel Fendel
    A new Jewish organization has been started in the United States – openly supportive of Sarah Palin, but its bottom-line goal appears to be opposition to President Barack Obama and his tilt against Israel. The group was officially formed Sunday in honor of Israel’s Independence Day by Jewish communal activist Benyamin Korn, former executive editor of the Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia, and other academic, religious and community leaders.
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Nearly $700 Billion in New Taxes and No Congressional Budget

    04/16/2010 9:47:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 517+ views
    human events ^ | 4/16/10 | Connie Hair
    Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), top Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee has released a handy new chart (.pdf) outlining the nearly $700 billion in new taxes enacted by Democrats this Congress. The chart details the "gross tax increases equate to more than $2,100 for every man, woman and child in the United States and include at least 14 violations of the President’s pledge not to raise taxes on Americans earning less than $200,000 (singles) and $250,000 (married couples)." “The agenda coming out of the Administration and Democrats in Congress is clear -- they want to tax more in...
  • Obama's Approval Rating Hits New Low

    04/02/2010 10:21:30 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 127 replies · 5,130+ views
    Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law -- but his legislative success doesn't seem to have helped his image with the American public. The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama's handling of health care - and still worried about the state of the economy. President Obama's overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill's passage in the House of Representatives. It's down 24 points since his...
  • Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16

    03/17/2010 5:00:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,141+ views
    seattletimes ^ | 3/17/10 | Seattle Times staff
    Walgreens will no longer accept new Medicaid patients in Washington state as of April 16. The pharmacy company, which operates 121 stores in the state, will continue filling Medicaid prescriptions for current patients. In a news release, the company said its decision to not take new Medicaid patients stemmed from a "continued reduction in reimbursement under the state's program." The company says that under the current payment structure, the state Medicaid program is reimbursing Walgreens below its cost to break even on nearly 95 percent of brand-name medications dispensed to Medicaid patents. Other pharmacies have made similar decisions recently.
  • Afghan Unit Learns New Area of Operation

    03/15/2010 6:46:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 130+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, USA
      Story by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. WitteKUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – An Afghan National Army unit met with villagers in eastern Afghanistan’s Naray district this week to introduce itself and hear residents’ concerns. Leaders with the ANA’s 1st Coy, 1st Kandak, 2nd Brigade, headed meetings with elders in the Arzigal and Nangal villages, thereby continuing efforts to bring residents closer to their government. “They were very friendly,” ANA Lt. Said Rahman, a platoon leader, said after talking with men in Nangal, March 8. “We got acquainted with the elders.” The unit, which arrived at Forward Operating Base Bostick...
  • I guess our New Israel Fund check got lost in the mail

    03/04/2010 7:53:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 209+ views ^ | 3/4/10 | Jacob Shrybman
    When the news of the New Israel Fund (NIF) paying around $8 million to organizations that provided the Goldstone Report with all its condemnations of Israel, it was clear that the “New Israel” desired by the New Israel Fund is one with more than 9 years of consistent rocket fire. Our organization, Sderot Media Center (SMC), with a yearly budget of close to $200,000, worked tirelessly on a formal report that was requested by the Goldstone Commission itself, which encompassed the impact of the rocket fire on the residents of the Sderot region. We sent this formal report accompanied by...
  • Hoyer: There's No New, Smaller Health-Care Bill

    03/02/2010 12:46:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,112+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/2/10 | Mary Katharine Ham
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says there is no truth to reports that President Barack Obama will press Congress to pass a significantly smaller healthcare reform bill. "I don't have reason to believe that that's accurate," Hoyer told The Hill following a speech at a Federation of American Hospitals conference Tuesday.
  • Introducing a BETTER US Currency

    03/01/2010 4:33:55 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies · 301+ views
    The media and analysts are mystified as to why gold is suddenly going up in tandem with the US Dollar because they traditionally have an inverse relationship. This buttresses what I have been contending here for years. Whether the dollar is up or down versus other world currencies is about as relevant as a step ladder on the Titanic. Better yet, remember (in the movie) all of those people who rushed to one end in the ship so when the opposite side sank first, they were momentarily lifted high in the sky as though they were at the top of...
  • Introducing: A BETTER US Currency

    02/26/2010 1:38:14 PM PST · by publius321 · 8 replies · 384+ views
    "The media and analysts are mystified as to why gold is suddenly going up in tandem with the US Dollar because they traditionally have an inverse relationship. This buttresses what I have been contending here for years. Whether the dollar is up or down versus other world currencies is about as relevant as a step ladder on the Titanic. Better yet, remember (in the movie) all of those people who rushed to one end in the ship so when the opposite side sank first, they were momentarily lifted high in the sky as though they were at the top of...