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  • Newt Gingrich Kicked Off ‘Fox & Friends’ Guest List After Megyn Kelly Blowup

    10/27/2016 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/26/16 | Scott Collins
    After his on-air blowup with Megyn Kelly Tuesday night, Newt Gingrich may be getting the cold shoulder from Fox News Channel. The former Speaker of the House was supposed to be a guest on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” morning show, but he did not appear on the program, which aired just hours after a bizarrely heated exchange between Gingrich and Kelly on live TV. The longtime GOP leader accused the anchor of being “fascinated with sex” in the ongoing scandals over Donald Trump and his treatment of women. “He was canceled,” a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap, referring...
  • More Health Concerns: Exhausted Hillary Is Taking Weekends Off

    08/15/2016 9:21:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 206 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    By reviewing the activities of Presidential candidates Trump and Clinton a new phenomenon has appeared. While Trump continues to smash Clinton in attendance at events, Hillary appears to have decided to take weekends off. Clinton took the weekend of August 6th and 7th off and she decided to take three days off this past weekend August 12th through 14th.  She also has no events scheduled to participate in this coming Thursday through Saturday August 18th through 20th. This in essence would mean another three days off after three days of events scheduled starting today.  In total Clinton has taken 7...
  • Rand Paul, Angry About Debate Exclusion, Literally Flips Off The Media

    01/14/2016 11:34:18 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/16 | Alex Pfeifer
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul gave a literal middle finger to the media Thursday during a radio interview. This comes after Paul's low poll numbers led to his exclusion from Thursday night's main debate stage, which he views as an unfair decision by Fox Business. Paul is skipping the undercard debate and instead hosting a national online town hall.
  • TV Land Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Off the Air

    07/01/2015 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/15 | Kipp Jones
    A week after Warner Bros. announced it would halt the production of all merchandise featuring the Confederate flag on General Lee, the iconic car from The Dukes of Hazzard, the show has inexplicably disappeared from TV Land’s lineup. WB announced the move as major retailers Walmart, Amazon, eBay, and Sears all introduced bans on the sale of Confederate flag merchandise in the wake of Dylann Roof’s Charleston, SC shooting rampage at a black church. “Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof —...
  • Fort Knox first military post to go 'off the grid'

    05/21/2015 8:06:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    After tapping into solar, wind, geothermal and now natural gas resources on post, Fort Knox has become the first U.S. military installation to go “off the grid.” The installation announced Wednesday it added 28 natural gas wells to its arsenal of energy-creating sources which already includes almost 6,000 geothermal wells, two wind turbines and 3.59 megawatts of solar panels. With the additions, Fort Knox will be able to produce more energy than it needs — about 44 megawatts a day. It typically uses about 20 daily, but has approached 50 before, officials said. With that kind of power, when Hardin...
  • The Veil Is Coming Off: Obama Top aide says Israeli OCCUPATION must end

    03/23/2015 1:47:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/23/15 | The Right Scoop
    Obama sent his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to J Street where he brought the crowd to their feet when he said this: “An occupation that has lasted more than 50 years must end.” Mark Levin was right. Obama is definitely going full Mussolini and he’s using Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric as the excuse to couch it in. POLITICO – White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made clear in a speech to a left-leaning Israel advocacy group that President Barack Obama isn’t letting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the hook for his dismissal of a two-state solution. That stance,...
  • eBay Lays Off Thousands After Obama Touts Company in State of the Union Address

    01/22/2015 6:07:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/22/25 | Andrew Stiles
    THE POLITICO reports that President Obama, during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, gave shout outs to a number of American companies in an effort to highlight the strength of the U.S. economy. Nearly all of those companies, it turns out, are big political spenders and have contributed heavily to Democrats. One of those companies was eBay, which Obama cited as an example of how “millions of Americans [are working] in jobs that didn’t even exist 10 or 20 years ago.” That now seems like an unfortunate choice, because less than 24 hours after Obama’s speech, eBay announced
  • The Snarf’s at 600 W. Chicago just laid off all its employees via email

    12/23/2013 1:30:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Chicago Grid ^ | 12/23/13 | MEG GRAHAM
    The layoffs come three weeks after some of the sub shop's employees protested for better wages and benefits. BY MEG GRAHAM A River North sandwich shop gave its employees an unwelcome Christmas surprise on Sunday night, firing them all by email. The 20 employees of Snarf’s Sub Shop at 600 W. Chicago Ave. received the email last night around 5 p.m. Grid obtained it this morning. It reads as follows. 1. Due to increased competition and losses, ownership has decided to consider remodeling and reconcepting the store at 600 West Chicago Ave. 2. The store is closing, effective tomorrow, December...
  • Changes To NJ Anti Gun Bills Include 7 Day Waiting Period & Electronic On/Off Switch for Rights

    05/12/2013 7:55:06 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | friday may 10th 2013 | Ammoland
    According to Senate President Stephen Sweeney, the right to purchase a firearm under the new card could be electronically switched off by local police “if they have a suspicion or concern.” Under current law, Second Amendment rights can only be suspended after conviction of a serious crime – not based on mere “suspicion or concern.” The new approach turns the presumption of innocence on its head and violates due process.
  • Biden Rips Off Reagan?

    06/27/2012 6:23:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    fox ^ | 6/27/12 | By Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard
    Vice President Joe Biden had this to say today about whether there's a "depression" in America: "The unemployed are in real trouble," Biden said. "My grandpa used to say, from Scranton, he’d say, ‘Joe, when the guy in Dunmore - the next town over – when the guy in Dunmore is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression. It’s a depression for millions and millions of Americans." But the last bit is particularly curious since it sounds an awful lot like something...
  • Navy to lay off 3,000 mid-career sailors

    11/23/2011 1:29:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies · 3+ views
    US News/MSNBC ^ | 11/23/11 | Lea Sutton, KNSD
    SAN DIEGO -- Imagine joining the Navy ten years ago with a career in mind. Now, sailors with that career plan are getting pink slips as the military looks for places to save money. Since June, 16,000 mid-career sailors have been waiting to find out if they will be forced out early. Last week, the Navy began its layoffs when the first of two rounds of personnel cuts were announced. Read the original story at "Nobody ever wants to pass this sort of bad news to somebody," said Captain Winton Smith, Naval Station San Diego's commanding officer. "It's a...
  • Soldier allegedly cut fingers off dead Taliban

    08/08/2011 10:17:22 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 26 replies
    bbc ^ | 8/8/2011 | bbc
    The Ministry of Defence is investigating claims that a soldier sliced fingers off dead Taliban fighters to keep as souvenirs.
  • Medical-device manufacturer to lay off 1400 ...

    07/29/2011 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/29/11 | Ed Morrissey
    In March 2010, Nancy Pelosi warned us that we had to pass ObamaCare to “find out what’s in it.” What is in it is jobs for China. What’s not in it is jobs for Americans, as the Boston Globe reports today (via NewsAlert): Boston Scientific Corp. said yesterday that it plans to eliminate 1,200 to 1,400 jobs worldwide during the next 2 1/2 years to free money for new investments, the Natick medical device maker’s second major round of cuts since last year. The company would not say how many jobs will be lost in Massachusetts, where fewer than 2,000...
  • Obama off the deep end

    05/18/2011 7:33:19 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 23 replies ^ | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    What are you afraid of, Mr. President? I know it must be tough dragging yourself to these glitzy fund-raisers and mingling with rich people who shower you with money and affection. Who needs an unfriendly reporter shouting an unscripted question at you, or checking to see whether any of the guests are getting government contracts? We all know Obama has an aversion to tough questions. During the campaign, he would refuse to engage with most local media, and reporters who camped out at the rope line got a stern talking-to from a campaign staffer. But using the White House press...
  • Malaria Mosquitoes Accurately Find Their Way to Smelly Feet

    05/11/2011 5:47:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 05-06-2011 | Staff
    Malaria mosquitoes utilize CO2 from exhaled air to localize humans from afar. In the vicinity of their preferred host, they alter their course towards the human feet. Researcher Remco Suer discovered how female malaria mosquitoes use foot odors in the last meters to guide them to their favoured biting place. Suer, who is defending his doctoral thesis May 9 at Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, sees possibilities to disrupt the host seeking behaviour of the malaria mosquito. African malaria mosquitoes, Anopheles gambiae, use their olfactory organs, two antennae, two mouthparts (maxillary palps) and the proboscis, to search for their...
  • Egyptians say they are worse off post Mubarak

    04/07/2011 7:21:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies ^ | 4/7/11 | Conservative Byte
    Reality must be setting in for the Egyptian people, as a new article in the New York Times is reporting that “the jokes have stalled, another sign that Egypt’s revolution has too.” Glenn gave his reaction on radio. “When punch line is no longer a lifeline for Egyptians. It’s a story that talks about how the Egyptians have used humor to get through, you know, dark periods for a very, very long time and they were doing that with, you know, with the revolution,” Glenn said.
  • SWP off to Egypt

    03/24/2011 3:11:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 3/24/11 | Trevor Loudon
    The U.S. Socialist Workers Party is sending cadre fresh from the battlefields of Madison, Wisconsin, to Cairo, to peddle Marxist literature to the Egyptian masses. From the Militant “I just returned from Madison, Wisconsin, this past weekend, meeting and talking to working people involved in the fight there, introducing them to the Militant,” said Dan Fein, a worker at a pharmaceutical plant in New York. “Soon, I’ll be doing the same thing in Cairo.” Fein is part of a team of socialist workers from the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom who will travel to Egypt to participate in the...
  • Obama cuts off VOA funding for China; gives it to NPR

    02/16/2011 3:02:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/16/11 | Ed Lasky
    President Obama's propaganda priorities are becoming clearer. Does the community activist-in-chief care about a billion Chinese and what they know about their dictatorial government? Community organizers are supposed to speak truth to power. How can the Chinese people speak truth to power when they are cut off from learning the truth? Bill Gertz of the Washington Times reports: The Obama administration will cancel shortwave radio broadcasts by Voice of America into China this year, as Beijing is expanding its propaganda operations in the United States and around the world. Critics of the broadcasting cuts, announced Monday, said major reductions in...
  • Scratch 'Harry Baals' off list of names for government center

    02/09/2011 8:33:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies · 1+ views
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A former Indiana mayor who won four terms in the 1930s and 1950s is proving less popular with modern-day city leaders, who say they probably won't name a new government center for him because of the jokes his moniker could inspire. Harry Baals is the runaway favorite in online voting to name the new building in Fort Wayne, about 120 miles northeast of Indianapolis. But Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy said that probably won't be enough to put the name of the city's longest-tenured mayor on the center. The issue is pronunciation. The former mayor pronounced his...
  • Oil off on U.S. data but OPEC eyed as $100 in sight

    01/13/2011 9:59:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | 1/14/11 | Gene Ramos
    (Reuters) - Oil slipped on Thursday as markets weighed disappointing U.S. jobless claims data and the prospect OPEC would raise output should prices break above $100 a barrel for an extended period. A delegate from a Gulf OPEC member state said OPEC will only hold an emergency meeting if oil bursts into triple digits and stays there, although the group's Gulf members could informally add supply if needed. Brent crude rallied to near $99 a barrel earlier this week, raising concerns it could break past $100, driving up fuel costs and threatening the fragile economic recovery. U.S. weekly initial unemployment...
  • TSA Pays Off In Breast Exposure Suit

    01/13/2011 10:42:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | 1/13/11 | staff
    Texas woman, 24, receives “nominal” settlement over incident JANUARY 13--The woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration after her breasts were exposed during a frisking at a Texas airport will receive a “nominal” payment from the government as part of a legal settlement, The Smoking Gun has learned. The settlement was disclosed in documents filed last week in U.S. District Court in Amarillo, where Lynsie Murley last year filed a lawsuit accusing the TSA of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in connection with the May 2008 incident at the Corpus Christi airport. Murley’s lawyer, Jerry McLaughlin, declined to...
  • Viva Palestina' aid flotilla set to depart for Gaza

    10/14/2010 5:30:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 10/14/10 | Staff
    A flotilla of ships titled the "Viva Palestina" convoy, hailed by organizers as the largest convoy to break the Gaza embargo, is set to depart this weekend, organizers announced Thursday. The flotilla has been cleared to sail from Syria to the Egyptian port of Al-Arish, from where it will make its way into Gaza. The Egyptian government announced that it will allow the aid convoy to dock at Al-Arish seaport while en route to Gaza. Hussam Zaki of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry confirmed that the convoy will be allowed access to Gaza however he insisted George Galloway, the British ex-parliamentarian
  • Presidential seal falls off podium as Obama speaks

    10/05/2010 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/5/10 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential seal has fallen off President Barack Obama's podium and clattered to the stage as Obama delivered a speech to a women's conference. The president was joking with the audience and getting some laughs when he realized what happened. "All of you know who I am," he quipped. Obama told the audience that somebody in the back was really nervous, referring to the staffer who hung the seal on the front of the lectern so precariously.
  • Snowe sounds off

    09/17/2010 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/17/10 | dana bash
    4:50 p.m. - Few Republican lawmakers were as stung by Rep. Mike Castle's surprising loss to his conservative GOP opponent as Maine Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe. In a hallway just off the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, she sounded off about her place as a moderate in the GOP, and voter anger she says she understands. Visibly sad, Snowe called Castle "an outstanding public servant who was committed to the common good of his state and country." The longer Snowe talked about the state of the GOP and the Tea Party movement, the more riled up she got. "Understand, there are...
  • O'Donnell, Coons face off in first debate before packed house

    09/16/2010 8:51:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/16/10 | Shane D'Aprile
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Just two days after her upset of Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in the state's Republican Senate primary, Tea Party-backed Christine O'Donnell shared a stage with New Castle County Executive Chris Coons (D) in their first meeting of the general election contest. Thanks to the format of the yearly candidate forum sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Delaware, the stage was shared by eight candidates, but the main attraction was the impending battle between O'Donnell and Coons. The result was a standing-room-only crowd in a packed auditorium. The forum was an early test for O'Donnell, who despite having...
  • Obama Internet kill switch plan approved by US Senate [Committee]

    06/27/2010 6:08:49 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 49 replies
    techworld ^ | 11:02 GMT, 25 June 10 | Grant Gross
    A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack.
  • Innospec Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribing Iraqi Officials and Paying Kickbacks Under the Oil...

    06/25/2010 4:28:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Innospec Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribing Iraqi Officials and Paying Kickbacks Under the Oil for Food Program WASHINGTON—Canadian/Lebanese dual national Ousama M. Naaman pleaded guilty today to participating in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations Oil for Food Program (OFFP) and to bribe Iraqi government officials in connection with the sale of a chemical additive used in the refining of leaded fuel, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Naaman, 61, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, was originally indicted on Aug. 7, 2008, in U.S. District...
  • Democrats driving off a cliff

    06/17/2010 7:32:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 600+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 6/17/10 | editor
    Last week, President Obama's job approval rating sank to 46 percent in a Gallup poll, matching the lowest weekly job approval rating of his presidency. Few Americans were surprised. Obama's bumbling response to the BP oil spill drove the latest decline in his popularity almost equally among Democrats, Republicans and independents. But another Gallup poll taken about the same time contained even worse news for the president. After a year and a half of "hope and change," 49 percent of Americans consider the Democratic Party "too liberal" -- compared with 39 percent in 2008, when Obama was elected. This is...
  • Swedish Princess Madeleine Breaks Off Engagement

    04/24/2010 1:33:07 PM PDT · by twister881 · 31 replies · 5,232+ views ^ | April 24, 2010 | AP
    "STOCKHOLM -- Princess Madeleine of Sweden has broken off her engagement with attorney Jonas Bergstrom, the Royal Court announced Saturday. "The reasons for the break up were not disclosed, but Norwegian magazine Se og Hoer published an interview this week with a woman named Tora Uppstroem Berg who claimed she had spent a night with the princess' fiance at a popular Swedish skiing resort last year."
  • Senate GOP backs off; healthcare ‘fixes’ could pass Thursday

    03/24/2010 7:53:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies · 2,836+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/24/10 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans have backed away from a plan to offer hundreds of amendments to slow the passage of healthcare reform fixes under budget reconciliation. This means the Senate will finish work on House-demanded changes to healthcare reform law sooner than expected. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had hoped to finish the process by Friday or Saturday but now Thursday afternoon appears a possible end-point.
  • Secretive Swiss trader links City to Iraq oil scam( Mark Rich)

    09/27/2005 10:27:34 AM PDT · by crazycat · 15 replies · 2,378+ views
    Sunday Times (UK) ^ | September 25, 2005 | Peter Koenig
    Special report: Next month’s UN report will drag British-based miner Xstrata into the controversy over surcharges paid to Saddam.... Glencore is also known as the company founded by Marc Rich, the commodities trader who fled to Switzerland from the US after being charged for embargo-busting in Iran following the Khomeini revolution. Four years ago, Rich was pardoned by President Bill Clinton on Clinton’s last day in the White House.
  • U.S. cuts off $11 million in aid to Honduras

    09/09/2009 7:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 744+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/9/09 | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday formally cut off $11 million in aid to Honduras in response to the June 28 military coup that ousted the elected president of the poor Central American nation. The decision was taken by the board of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which aids countries with a track record of sound governance and economic policy and is headed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The State Department announced last week that it was terminating more than $30 million in non-humanitarian aid to Honduras, including the $11 million from the MCC, to pressure...
  • Face of Defense: Army's 'Grill Sergeant' Takes on Culinary Hero

    07/16/2009 4:38:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1,303+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Kimberly Fritz
    FORT LEE, Va., July 16, 2009 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Brad Turner, also known as “The Grill Sergeant,” often treats others using his culinary expertise. But recently, Turner got a treat of his own. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brad Turner, known as “The Grill Sergeant,” takes a look at what Chef Bobby Flay cooked up for an episode of "Throwdown with Bobby Flay," filmed at Fort Lee, Va., July 2, 2009. The episode will air on the Food Network later this year. U.S. Army photo by Kimberly Fritz   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Turner recently returned here,...
  • The Sheep Celebrate Earth Hour

    03/28/2009 5:52:45 PM PDT · by George Stupidnopolis · 39 replies · 994+ views
    It's 8:00 CST. At 8:30 the sheep of the world are turning their lights off to "Save The Planet." Personally, I'm walking around the house turning on every light and appliance I own. Hell, I may burn some steel belted radials just to add to the glare. Flip on those lights, folks!
  • WH Reporter Nods Off

    03/11/2009 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1,486+ views ^ | 3/11/09 | staff
    During the daily White House press briefing today one reporter seemed to be having a hard time staying awake.
  • Turkey PM storms off Davos stage over Peres remarks on Gaza

    01/29/2009 3:11:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 718+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1-29-09 | Associated Press
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday stormed off the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, red-faced after verbally sparring with President Shimon Peres over the recent fighting in Gaza. Erdogan was angry after being cut off by a panel moderator after listening to an impassioned monologue by Peres defending Israel's recent 22-day offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
  • Cops Abruptly Call Off Alert on Missing Boy

    10/18/2008 1:46:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 1,385+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/18/08 | Karen Mooney
    Authorities to Hold News Conference on Fate of Boy Whose Grandfather Has Been Tied to Mexican Drug RingNevada officials have deactivated an Amber Alert for kidnapped 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger. They gave no reason for the cancellation. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced a news conference to be held at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT). Puffinburger was kidnapped Wednesday morning from his Las Vegas home. His grandfather, Clemens Tinnemeyer, 51, was arrested by the FBI on Friday as a "person of interest" in the case. He was taken into custody in Riverside, Calif., and is being held at the...
  • Off Shore Drilling

    09/25/2008 7:37:39 PM PDT · by Technoman · 5 replies · 449+ views
    Letter response | 9-25-08 | Sam Farr
    Dear (Technoman): Thank you for contacting me about gas prices and offshore drilling, issues that have polarized public opinion in recent months. The high cost of gas has become a major burden for families across the country, but we're seeing two very different ideas for how to address this problem. Republicans, led by a few hearty voices in the House of Representatives, are suggesting that the only solution to this problem is to plant as many oil rigs off our coastline as possible, no matter the consequences. Democrats are countering that while we must harness our national resources, we gain...
  • Call Congress Back - Sign the Petition

    08/04/2008 2:24:53 PM PDT · by Purrcival · 59 replies · 373+ views
    Call Congress back to have an up-or-down vote on a comprehensive energy bill which includes expanded drilling for oil. There is a petition here:
  • The News From Michiganistan

    09/30/2007 5:20:53 PM PDT · by blu · 68 replies · 192+ views
    Detroit News
    Here's what's making our state shut down at midnight. This is what the dim dam Dems want :
  • Texas oilman accused of paying Iraq kickbacks (Democrat!!)

    09/10/2007 2:56:32 PM PDT · by rfp1234 · 14 replies · 712+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/10/2007 | Daniel Trotta
    Prosecutors promised on Monday to prove that Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt paid millions of dollars in kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's government, earning him a privileged position in Iraq. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Miller told jurors at opening arguments of Wyatt's trial that prosecutors would present photos, audio tapes, bank records, U.N. records and Iraqi government records proving Wyatt paid kickbacks to win Iraqi oil contracts . "Oscar Wyatt's years of assistance to the Hussein regime earned him a privileged status in Iraq," Miller said. Wyatt, an 83-year-old self-made oil tycoon, faces five counts in Manhattan federal court including engaging in...
  • 'Hands off my bust' says Egypt prof [If we give this to Egypt for 3 months they won't return it]

    05/11/2007 10:26:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 1,425+ views ^ | 5-10-2007 22:15 MECCA TIME | Staff Writer
    The man responsible for protecting Egypt's antiquities has said he will "fight" for the return of an ancient bust of Nefertiti, an ancient Egyptian queen, now housed in a Berlin museum. Zahi Hawass also requested the temporary return of other ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the Rosetta Stone which is housed in London's British museum. "Some people say, 'If we give this bust to Egypt for three months they will not return it'." Hawass said, regarding the bust of Nefertiti, in an interview on Wednesday.Zahi Hawass is seeking "unique artifacts" from at least 10 museums around the world [AP]Germany says the...
  • Saniora: Arab states don't want to wipe Israel off the map

    05/11/2007 8:21:53 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 745+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-11-2007 | Staff Writer
    "The Arab states are not seeking to wipe Israel off the map," Lebanese Prime Minister Faud Saniora claimed in a New York Times editorial on Friday morning. "Rather," he continued, "we are seeking the legitimate goals of an armistice, secure borders and the ability of all of the region's people to live in peace and security." Saniora went on to say that the Winograd Committee's interim report on the Second Lebanon War failed to draw the most essential lesson that "military action does not give the people of Israel security," adding that compromise and diplomacy were the answer to instability....
  • California Man Cuts Off Mom's Head With Saw, Dies Trying to Cut Off His Own

    05/09/2007 11:02:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 39 replies · 1,022+ views
    fox news ^ | 05-09-2007 | Staff Writer
    LA HABRA, Calif. — An Orange County man cut off his mother's head with a circular saw and then died after trying to decapitate himself, authorities said. Police answered a 911 report of a family dispute at a Pinehurst Avenue home just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, entered a locked bedroom and found the body of 60-year-old Guadalupe Ruiz on a bed, police spokeswoman Cindy Knapp said. Arthur Ruiz Jr., 32, was on another bed with the saw nearby. He had died of neck injuries, police said. It was unclear why Ruiz attacked his mother, police said. A child and three...
  • Robbery Suspect Arrested When His Leg Falls Off (police say he doesn't have a leg to stand on)

    04/11/2007 7:45:53 AM PDT · by bedolido · 12 replies · 424+ views ^ | 4-10-2007 | staff writer
    (CBS) POMONA, Calif. A man with a prosthetic leg that fell off while he tried to flee from police was arrested Tuesday a short time after he allegedly burglarized a market in Pomona, Calif. with an accomplice, who escaped, police said. Gregory Daniels, 48, was booked for burglary following the crime, which occurred about 3:10 a.m. PDT at the Pomona Ranch Market, Pomona police Sgt. E. Vazquez said.
  • Total Recall

    03/29/2007 4:54:16 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 3 replies · 236+ views
    WSJ / ^ | March 29, 2007 | Editorial
    Total Recall A French oil giant's deals with a rogue regime--this time in Iran. Don't stop us if you've heard this one: French oil giant Total SA is being investigated for illicit dealings with a rogue regime in the Middle East. This time it's Iran, but maybe you recall its experience with another dictator and something called Oil for Food. A French judge is investigating bribes that Total executives allegedly paid Iranian officials to secure business in the Islamic Republic. Last week, the judge issued preliminary charges of abuse of company funds and corruption of foreign agents against Chief Executive...
  • Total's CEO Charged in Iran Probe

    03/22/2007 11:44:17 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 9 replies · 279+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 22, 2007 | PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD
    Total's CEO Charged in Iran Probe By PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD The Associated Press Thursday, March 22, 2007; 6:26 PM PARIS -- An investigating judge filed preliminary charges Thursday against the chief executive of Total SA in a corruption case linked to a 1997 contract with Iran, the company and judicial officials said. Preliminary charges were filed against Total Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie for alleged abuse of company assets and corruption of foreign agents, the judicial officials said. They were not authorized to speak publicly about the case and provided information only on condition of anonymity. De Margerie, who replaced Thierry...
  • Stocks Plunge as Woes Pile Up

    03/13/2007 6:52:54 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 18 replies · 1,106+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 13, 2007 9:26 p.m | JOANNA L. OSSINGER
    Stocks tumbled Tuesday as investors fretted about the resiliency of the consumer, amid further concerns about the subprime lending industry, disappointing retail-sales data and weakness in the tech sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242.66, or 2%, to 12075.96. Year-to-date, it is now down 3.1%. The S&P 500 lost 28.65, also a 2% drop, to 1377.95, off 2.8% year to date. The Nasdaq Composite Index was off 51.72, or 2.2%, to 2350.57. It is 2.7% lower on the year. Each of the three indexes suffered its second-biggest decline of the year. The indexes started off moderately lower as a...
  • Credit Correction (Explanation For Equity Sell Off)

    02/28/2007 7:27:05 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 605+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 28 February 2007 | Staff
    Any equity selloff as large as yesterday's will produce a multitude of explanations. Among other culprits, we heard about "overbought" Chinese stocks that were due for a correction, a weak durable goods report, the Kabul explosion aimed at Vice President Dick Cheney (see below), and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan for declaring Monday that a "recession" was possible later this year. Our own "whodunit" contribution would point to the mortgage-related markets, which sold off nearly as much as stocks. This reflects the cracks appearing in the housing credit markets, especially in subprime loans but with some damage up the...
  • Body Reveals Its Inflammation 'Off Switch'

    10/01/2006 6:32:34 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1,403+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-1-2006 | Deb McKenzie
    Body reveals its inflammation 'off switch' 18:00 01 October 2006 news service Deb MacKenzie Researchers have shed light on how the body switches off its immune response, a key step towards understanding autoimmune diseases and controlling inflammation. When immune cells die, they transform into “sponges” that soak up the molecules responsible for causing inflammation, researchers have discovered. The new information may lead to better drugs to treat inflammatory disorders, such as eczema. Inflammation is characterised by a red, painful swelling around a wound caused by blood fluids, proteins and immune cells flooding into an area of the body in...