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  • Nina Turner weighing offer to join Green Party ticket as vice presidential candidate

    08/01/2016 5:48:11 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 31, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nina Turner, the Democratic former state senator from Cleveland who has emerged as a rallying figure for Bernie Sanders' disappointed supporters, said she is considering an offer to run for vice president on the Green Party's national ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein's running mate. Her decision is expected in the coming days.
  • Sacramento County To Offer Home STD Tests For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

    08/27/2013 11:09:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    CBS News/Sacramento ^ | August 26, 2013 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County’s health department will begin distributing a take-home STD test for women that won’t cost users a penny. The city has one of the highest rates of STDs in the state, and it keeps going up every year. Now a new online program will hopefully get more people to get tested. “We definitely need all the help we can get,” said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. The division of public health says STDs are spreading like wildfire in Sacramento, with chlamydia and gonorrhea considered an epidemic. “Many people who have STDs do not...
  • Likud Responds to Bennett: 1st to Receive Offer to Join

    03/02/2013 3:41:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/13
    A Likud source responded Saturday night to a claim made by the Jewish Home party's Naftali Bennett, alleging that, "In the days immediately following the elections, Likud refused to speak with the Jewish Home," The source claimed otherwise. "The Jewish Home party was the first party to receive an offer to join the government led by Netanyahu,"...
  • World Powers to Present Iran with 'Good' Offer

    02/26/2013 2:23:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/13 | Elad Benari
    World powers will present Iran with an updated and "good" offer at talks this week on its nuclear program, an EU official said Monday, although hopes for a breakthrough appear slim, AFP reports. Talks aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear drive start Tuesday in Kazakhstan, with the so-called P5+1 represented by the European Union sitting down with an Iranian team led by negotiator Saeed Jalili. "We have prepared a good and updated offer for the talks, which we believe is balanced and a fair basis for constructive talks," said the spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, according to AFP....
  • Trump's $5M offer to Obama: 'This is good for the country'

    10/25/2012 4:07:19 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-24-2012 | Greta VanSusteren
    October 24, 2012 Trump's $5M offer to Obama: 'This is good for the country' Does 'The Donald' honestly believe the president would take him up on his offer to release his college transcripts, applications and passport records?
  • My Counteroffer to Larry Flynt ( One million dollars for details of sex with Buffet's secretary )

    10/06/2011 5:53:51 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    El Rushbo ^ | September 26th | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Speaking of the Republican primaries, Larry Flynt I see is offering up to $1 million for details of sex with Rick Perry. Have you heard that? (interruption) What, if you had details -- you wouldn't pass them on? No. No, no, no. If you're a woman, if you've had sex with Perry he's willing to pay you, but if you've got details of somebody else having sex with Perry you could follow up. I want to make a counteroffer, ladies and gentlemen. I today would like to offer up to $1 million for any details of sex with Warren...
  • GM to offer free car insurance

    07/07/2011 11:50:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 7/7/11 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    NEW YORK--To spur sales, General Motors is offering a year's worth of car insurance along with any new GM car purchased in the states of Washington or Oregon. (Snip) The insurance -- part of a marketing test that will run through Sept. 6 -- includes both liability and physical damage coverage, GM said, and exceeds the minimum requirements in the two states. Oregon and Washington were chosen for the program because GM hasn't been gaining market share in those states as quickly as it would like, GM spokesman Tom Henderson said.
  • Obama calls Netanyahu to Offer Condolences for Bombing

    03/24/2011 6:44:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 3/24/11 | staff
    Washington - US President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to offer condolences for a bombing in Jerusalem that killed a British woman and injured at least 34 people, including six US citizens, the White House said. Advertisement: Obama also expressed ‘concern about the recent rocket and mortar attacks against Israel from Gaza,’ White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement. Obama ‘reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security,’ Carney said.
  • Rep. King to offer amendment to slash DoJ funding equal to cost of DOMA defense

    03/02/2011 5:09:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/2/11 | Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is planning to offer an amendment to slash as much funding to the Department of Justice as would have been used to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. "What I intend to do, and there are other solutions that are offered, and I believe that the Speaker is focused on this, as well ... is to offer an amendment on an appropriations bill that would cut the funding to the Department of Justice in an amount yet to be
  • Detroit to offer incentives for residents to relocate

    12/10/2010 10:19:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Detroit News | 12/10/10 | Darren A. Nichols*
    Due to copyright issues, title only. Link in thread below.
  • White House Report on Sestak Job Offer Raises More Legal Questions, Critics Say

    05/30/2010 1:28:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/10
    <p>Instead of quelling a growing outcry for more information on an alleged political bargain, the White House has raised more questions and calls for an investigation after its shocking revelation on Friday that it recruited former President Bill Clinton to pitch a possible administration role to Rep. Joe Sestak if he would sit out the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.</p>
  • Sestak Surprises Me With A Bombshell Answer

    05/26/2010 7:45:50 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 24 replies · 1,451+ views
    larry kane report ^ | February 18th 2010 | larry kane
    “Is it true that you were offered a high ranking job in the administration in a bid to get you to drop out of the primary against Arlen Specter?” Sestak looked a little surprised by the question. He said, “Yes.”
  • Will IITs, IIMs fall victim to poaching by foreign universities?

    04/09/2010 2:53:42 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 5 replies · 633+ views
    Times of India ^ | Mar 16, 2010, 02.51am IST | Hemali Chhapia
    MUMBAI: In 2008, when Atlanta-based Georgia Tech University bought 250 acres of land in Hyderabad it left many gaping. It did something even more astonishing shortly afterwards: it invited its own faculty members to quit their jobs and consider moving to India. A professor in the computer science department of the university told TOI: ‘‘Each one of us got a formal note. Even more amazingly, he added, all of us were offered the same salary that we were getting in Georgia. It was clearly an offer very few would even think of refusing; given the cost of living in India,...
  • Downing Street dismisses US offer to mediate on Falklands dispute

    03/02/2010 12:35:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 558+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/2/10 | staff
    Downing Street has dismissed an American offer of help in resolving Britain's dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands. "We don't think that's necessary," the Prime Minister's spokesman said after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated Washington's readiness to step in if required "We welcome the support of the Secretary of State in terms of ensuring that we continue to keep diplomatic channels open but there is no need for that (direct involvement).".
  • McDonald's to Offer $1 Breakfasts

    12/10/2009 7:19:09 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 105 replies · 2,756+ views
    <p>McDonald's Corp. will start offering breakfast for a buck with the launch of a national dollar menu in January.</p> <p>The breakfast dollar menu will be backed with advertising across the U.S., and will feature five items: two sausage sandwiches, a sausage burrito, a 12-ounce coffee and a hash brown. The menu may feature some variations based on markets.</p>
  • Iranian nuke defections offer peek at shadow war

    10/08/2009 10:44:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 345+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 10/09/09 | Yossi Melman,
    The latest reports of senior nuclear scientists defecting from Iran to the West have caused considerable embarrassment and concern to the regime in Tehran. The reports first broke in Londown-based newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat, and were followed up in the Iranian media. The reports suggest that at least one scientist, Shahram Amiri, who worked on nuclear research and development, defected several months ago to the west during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. One more person, whose identity and specialization remains unclear - he may have been a scientist or held another key position in Iran's nuclear program - may have...
  • A Health Care Offer We Can't Refuse

    07/28/2009 10:23:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 349+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/28/09 | Carol Peracchio
    There are reports that some hospital associations and the AMA have come to an agreement with President Obama on health care reform. Here's some advice for these hospital administrators: Run, don't walk, to your neighborhood video store and rent Martin Scorcese's masterpiece Goodfellas.
  • Home Obama's Hanging Curve ( A Nation turns its lonely eyes to you and you have nothing to offer)

    10/07/2008 8:29:06 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 4 replies · 680+ views
    Slate ^ | October 7, 2008 | Chris Wilson
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  • Israel to offer Iron Dome system to US

    03/12/2008 7:21:37 PM PDT · by forYourChildrenVote4Bush · 8 replies · 758+ views
    jpost ^ | Mar 13, 2008 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Defense Ministry Director-General Pinhas Buchris will travel to the US next week to try to interest the Pentagon in the Israeli-developed Iron Dome missile defense system and to explore procuring the Skyguard laser system to protect Sderot from Kassam rockets, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
  • America Supports You: Commissaries, Fisher House Offer Scholarships

    12/01/2006 4:39:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 238+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2006 -- The Defense Commissary Agency and the Fisher House Foundation have teamed up for the seventh year to offer educational scholarships to children of military families and retirees. The Scholarships for Military Children Program helps children of servicemembers pay for college by providing at least one $1,500 scholarship for each of DeCA’s more than 260 commissaries worldwide, DeCA spokesman Kevin Robinson said. "We consider the commissary to be one of the pillars of the military community," Robinson said. "As such, it is important that we invest in the future of the families we serve." Nearly...
  • Top NCOs Offer Condolences, Encouragement to Gold Star Families (Tissue ALERT)

    09/26/2006 8:06:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 323+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Gerrold Johnson, USA
    CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2006 -- The Army and the Marine Corps’ top enlisted leaders took part in a poignant Gold Star Mothers Day ceremony at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Sept. 24. Gold Star Mother Sandra Miller fights back tears after placing a yellow rose at the base of the Marine Corps flag. Photo by Master Sgt. Gerrold Johnson, USA  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps John L. Estrada read the names of 23 servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the global war...
  • America Supports You: Patriotic Pillows Offer Comfort to Wounded Troops

    08/04/2006 5:43:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 211+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ashleigh Covington
    America Supports You: Patriotic Pillows Offer Comfort to Wounded TroopsBy Ashleigh CovingtonAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, August 4, 2006 – Passion for sewing and a desire to show support for the military combined to inspire a Chicago woman to launch an effort she calls the “Patriotic Pillow Project.” “The pillow project came out of my love for sewing, which my mother taught me and I taught my daughter,” Christina Finn said. “I just wanted to reach these individual servicemembers one at a time to say thank you and to empower a nation to participate the same way.” The Patriotic...
  • Iraq insurgents offer to stop attacks

    06/28/2006 12:33:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,568+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/06 | Steven R. Hurst and Qassim Abdul-Zahra - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered to halt attacks on the U.S.-led military if the Iraqi government and President Bush set a two-year timetable for withdrawing all foreign troops from the country, insurgent and government officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The demand is part of a broad offer from the groups, who operate north of Baghdad in the heavily Sunni Arab provinces of Salahuddin and Diyala. Although much of the fighting has been to the west, those provinces have become increasingly violent and the attacks there have regularly crippled oil and commerce routes. The groups...
  • Rice talks offer forces mullahs into corner

    06/03/2006 5:15:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 796+ views
    Times Online ^ | 6/4/06 | Sarah Baxter
    THE American secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has offered to sit down in person with Iranian officials if it will help Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment work. Holding out the prospect of the highest level face-to-face contact since the 1979 Islamic revolution which overthrew the Shah, she said: “I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the ministers meet at some point.” Charles Kupchan, an expert on Iran at the Council on Foreign Relations, said: “It’s a big deal for the secretary of state to say we’ll talk to you. There has been a big changing of the guard in...
  • Porn star's offer to Bin Laden

    04/11/2006 1:44:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 3,383+ views
    Italy's most famous porn star Cicciolina has offered herself to Osama Bin Laden. The 55-year-old actress said it was about time somebody tackled the terrorist and claimed she could be just the woman for the job. Speaking at an erotic fair in Bucharest, Romania, Cicciolina said: "It is time someone did something about Bin Laden, and I am ready to do it. "I am ready to make a deal, he can have me in exchange for an end to his tyranny. My breasts have only ever helped people while Bin Laden has killed thousands of innocent victims." The blonde porn...
  • Bill Would Make EVERY Maryland Business Offer Health Care (post Wal-Mart mandate)

    03/17/2006 5:29:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 886+ views
    WTOP ^ | 3/16/06 | NICHOLAS SOHR
    Bill Would Make Every Md. Business Offer Health CareMar 16th - 9:01am By NICHOLAS SOHR Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Conjuring up images of the fierce, partisan fight over the Wal-Mart bill that raged in the opening days of this year's General Assembly session, a Prince George's County lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require every business in the state to provide employee health care. The bill, sponsored by Delegate James W. Hubbard, D-Prince George's, would force businesses with fewer than 10,000 employees to put at least 4.5 percent of their payrolls toward health benefits for their workers, or...
  • Pentagon Papers Offer Insight Into Al-Qa'eda's Hidden World Of Terror

    02/21/2006 5:52:21 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 438+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-22-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Pentagon papers offer insight into al-Qa'eda's hidden world of terror By Anton La Guardia (Filed: 22/02/2006) It could be any employment contract setting out salary, paid holidays, home leave and grievance procedures - except in this case the employer is al-Qa'eda and the recruit's job is "carrying out jihad". By signing the contract, the recruit commits himself to al-Qa'eda's objectives: "Support God's religion, establishment of Islamic rule, and restoration of the Islamic Caliphate, God willing." Osama bin Laden with Ayman al- Zawahiri, leaders of al-Qa'eda An al-Qa'eda "mujahed brother" is paid a monthly wage of 1,000 Pakistani rupees (about £10...
  • Zimbabwe Muddle At The Offer To White Farmers

    02/10/2006 5:21:23 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 553+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-11-2006 | David Blair
    Zimbabwe muddle at offer to white farmers By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 11/02/2006) The fate of Zimbabwe's dispossessed white farmers was uncertain yesterday after the regime publicly contradicted private assurances that some landowners would be allowed back to their properties. Ministers close to President Robert Mugabe are considering a partial reversal of the land grab. Assurances have been given that some farmers will be allowed to lease back their holdings. After this was disclosed in The Daily Telegraph, Didymus Mutasa, the security minister also responsible for land reform, denied any U-turn. "We are not going to change our land...
  • Farmers Wary Of Mugabe Land Offer

    02/09/2006 6:13:14 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 656+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-10-2006 | David Blair
    Farmers wary of Mugabe land offer By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 10/02/2006) By the time Vernon Nicolle lost his farm in Zimbabwe to a High Court judge, all his equipment had been looted and an irrigation system for 4,000 acres lay in ruins. His fertile fields were reduced to neglected wastelands. The disclosure that president Robert Mugabe's regime will give some dispossessed white farmers back their land fills him with suspicion and incredulity. "I had a gem in Zimbabwe, a real gem, and it's all been vandalised," Mr Nicolle said. "I find it very difficult to even consider going...
  • Kenyans Are 'Insulted' By Dog Food Offer

    01/31/2006 6:01:54 PM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 1,614+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-1-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Kenyans are 'insulted' by dog food offer By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi (Filed: 01/02/2006) A New Zealand businesswoman has provoked outrage in Kenya by promising to ship 42 tons of dog food mix to feed starving children. "It is immoral. It is unacceptable," said John Munyes, Kenya's special programmes minister, who is co-ordinating the response to the drought that has put up to four million people at risk of starvation. He added: "I am offended. It is demeaning." Christine Drummond, a pet-food manufacturer, said she planned to send Kenya 6,000 emergency packs of Mighty Mix dog biscuit containing freeze-dried pork,...
  • Clubs Offer Free Membership to Troops' Kids

    01/25/2006 4:49:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 267+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Steve Buckley
    MILLINGTON, Tenn., Jan. 24, 2006 - Through a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative, children of active-duty and Reserve Sailors and Marines can receive free memberships to their local Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA), effective immediately. “These free memberships allow our Sailors to stay focused on the Navy’s mission because they know their children are in good hands while they’re away from home,” said Larrie Jarvis, Child and Youth Programs analyst for Commander, Navy Installations Command. “We are very fortunate to have this partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.” According to Jarvis, every Navy youth center...
  • Corporate Partners Offer Free Tax Filing Service to Military Members

    01/23/2006 4:31:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 344+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris M. Hwang, USN
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2006 – Military members and their families can now file their taxes for free, thanks to a partnership between a group that helps military people deal with financial issues and a civilian financial services company. "Military OneSource" has partnered up with Intuit, a financial services company, to provide the TurboTax basic product for federal and state returns at no cost. Military members can download this program and also benefit from tax consultations and have access to appropriate resources. The Military OneSource Web site will provide annual upgrades to the TurboTax software at no cost. "This tax consultant...
  • Let's Call It a Draw (Osama Bin Ladin's Generous Offer)

    01/20/2006 12:44:41 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 27 replies · 1,140+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/20/2006 | James Robbins
    Let’s Call It a Draw Osama’s generous offer. He’s still got it! With the release of his latest audiotape, Osama bin Laden took complete control of the news cycle. He was the top story on every news channel, front-page headline in print. His words seized the world’s attention, and demonstrated that the public fascination with him remains his greatest power. His terrorist armies are scattered, his state sponsors overthrown, his safe havens reduced to a slowly diminishing cluster of temporary sanctuaries on the Afghan-Pakistan frontier. But with ten minutes of rambling into a tape recorder he can take over the...
  • Human Rights Expert Accepts U.S. Offer to Visit Guantanamo

    12/13/2005 7:51:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 286+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 13, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2005 – A human rights specialist from Europe has accepted the U. S. offer to visit the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba, a senior Defense Department official said here today. Anne-Marie Lizin, a Belgian politician and a representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, will be able to tour the facility and ask questions of its command and staff, but she'll not be permitted to visit with detainees, DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters. "She'll have access similarly to what you guys have when you go down there and observe...
  • US Offer Would Allow Teheran To Enrich Uranium In Russia

    11/19/2005 7:27:52 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 387+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-20-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    US offer would allow Teheran to enrich uranium in Russia By Philip Sherwell in New York (Filed: 20/11/2005) President George W Bush has backed a plan to allow Iran to enrich uranium in Russia. The sudden change in tactics over Teheran's controversial nuclear programme has angered hawks in Washington and surprised European diplomats. Mr Bush, who met President Vladimir Putin at a Pacific Rim summit on Friday, told him he would support Moscow's plan to offer Iran the chance to conduct nuclear enrichment at facilities in Russia. The US was previously against any deal that would allow Iran to enrich...
  • Centers Offer Veterans Distinctly Qualified Assistance

    11/08/2005 7:55:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 140+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2005 – Combat veterans dealing with readjustment issues as they return home have a place to turn, thanks to a Department of Veterans Affairs initiative. The Vet Center program provides returning veterans with someone to talk to who can relate to their experiences. Former Army Cpl. Rafiq Raza of Orlando, Fla., is one of about 100 "global war on terror outreach technicians" working for the Vet Center program. Like his colleagues, he is a combat veteran, which gives him an edge in his job, he said. Raza said his two tours in Afghanistan as an intelligence analyst...
  • America Supports You: Home Improvement Giants Offer Discounts

    11/07/2005 4:28:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 462+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2005 – Two of the nation's largest home-improvement retailers are recognizing Veterans Day by offering discounts for military personnel. The Home Depot and Lowe's companies both are offering a 10 percent discount for all active-duty military, reservists, retirees and their families Nov. 10 to 13. At Home Depot stores, the offer is good on purchases of up to $2,000, for a maximum discount of $200. The offer applies to purchases at Home Depot stores, Home Depot Floor Stores, Home Depot Landscape Supply stores and Expo Design Center locations. "This Veterans Day, our nation will honor the brave...
  • America Supports You: Commissary, Fisher House Offer Scholarships

    10/19/2005 5:53:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Oct 19,2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2005 – The Defense Commissary Agency and the Fisher House Foundation have teamed up again to offer educational scholarships to children of military families and retirees. The Scholarships for Military Children Program is marking its sixth year, DeCA spokesman Kevin Robinson said. The goal, he said, is to provide at least one $1,500 scholarship for each of DeCA's 268 commissaries worldwide. "It's important for us to give back to the military community that we serve," Robinson said. "This is one of the ways we do that, in addition to providing a commissary benefit to our customers." He...
  • DoD, OPM Offer Information, Help for Displaced Employees (DOD Civilian Employees)

    09/07/2005 4:23:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 275+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2005 – Defense officials vowed this week to keep DoD civilian employees affected by Hurricane Katrina as up-to-date as possible on benefits and other entitlements and to help these employees continue to contribute to the department's mission. "Our DoD civilian employees are a valuable resource and an essential part of our total force structure," Marilee Fitzgerald, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for civilian personnel policy, wrote in a Sept. 3 memo to department employees. "As we move forward to restore operations interrupted by the storm and its aftermath, we must do all that we can to assist...
  • Iran denies oil offer to US hurricane victims

    09/07/2005 12:34:40 PM PDT · by humint · 8 replies · 392+ views
    IranFocus ^ | Wed. 7 Sep 2005 | AFP
    TEHRAN - Iran's oil ministry on Wednesday fiercely denied reports it had offered oil to the United States as aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, asserting that US policies and sanctions made such a gesture impossible. "Moves by the United States to establish economic sanctions and other pressure against the Islamic Republic of Iran are the main barriers to Iranian aid," said Iran's envoy to the oil cartel OPEC, Hossein Kazempour-Ardebili. "If the US removes these sanctions, the barriers will be removed too. If US economic sanctions against Iran did not exist, and if there were no barrier for...
  • Democrat Robert Wexler to Offer Social Security Plan (Hold on to your wallet alert)

    05/14/2005 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 697+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/14/05 | GLEN JOHNSON
    Democrat to Offer Social Security Plan By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer 42 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Breaking with party leaders, a Democratic congressman plans to introduce Social Security legislation, saying his first commitment is to his constituents. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., said Friday: "I have the largest amount of Social Security recipients of any Democrat anywhere in the country. My allegiance to seniors is greater than my allegiance to the Democratic Party." While Wexler is proposing tax increases that would clash with President Bush's pledge not to expand the existing payroll tax, his legislation was heralded by the White...
  • CA: Offer alternative - State Democrats fail to learn from losses

    04/28/2005 9:17:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 369+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 4/28/05 | Op/Ed
    How appropriate that Democrats, when they were looking for a mascot, settled on the donkey. It can be an ornery and stubborn animal that sometimes just won't learn its lesson. Sort of like California Democrats. They never learn from their mistakes. In fact, they just keep making them over and over again. At campaign time, they always seem to try to drive up their opponent's negatives and hope that will be enough to coast to victory. And it looks like that's pretty much the Democrats' battle plan for retaking the governor's mansion in 2006. Just listen to what came out...
  • Senate Dems Offer 'Personal Constitution' (DSCC, Sen. Robert 'SHEETS' Byrd )

    03/31/2005 7:07:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 566+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/05 | David Espo - AP
    WASHINGTON - Download your "exclusive personal Constitution." And while you're at it, how about a few bucks for Senate Democrats. That is the thrust of an appeal from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued Thursday under the name of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (news, bio, voting record). "I carry a pocket-sized edition of the Constitution with me every where I go, whether I'm back home in West Virginia or speaking out on the Senate floor," it says. "Now you can, too. You can download and print the DSCC's exclusive personal Constitution." When printed, it runs eight pages. Each bears the...
  • Super Model Gisele Bundchen, Reneges on “Lost Dog” Reward Offer;

    12/10/2004 5:45:07 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 30 replies · 7,253+ views ^ | 1210 04 |
    A young San Bernardino couple is going public with questions about supermodel Gisele Bundchen's "no questions asked" $5000.00 reward offer, which remains unpaid more than two weeks after the couple returned Bundchen's dog only to be arrested at gunpoint, handcuffed and held in custody. Although cleared by the police, the couple has no explanation from Bundchen of why they were treated like criminals and denied the reward. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2004 -- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s “no questions asked” $5000.00 reward offer for her lost dog just before Thanksgiving, may have gotten her dog back, but, according to the...
  • Chirac KO's Bush offer

    11/04/2004 7:18:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies · 3,016+ views
    The Sun ^ | Thursday, November 4, 2004 | By BRIAN FLYNN and NIC CECIL
    GEORGE Bush yesterday offered an olive branch to hostile European leaders — but was snubbed by the French President. Referring to divisions over the Iraq war, the re-elected US leader said: “Whatever our past disagreements, we share a common enemy. I will continue to reach out to our partners in the EU.” Mr Bush also said he will use his new muscle to defeat terrorism. He said: “I earned political capital in the election and I intend to spend it.” But French President Jacques Chirac — dubbed Le Worm — was doing his best to scupper bridge-building. He will snub...
  • Iran Would Welcome Kerry Camp Proposal-Official

    10/09/2004 11:31:16 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 30 replies · 583+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 9, 2004 | Parisa Hafezi
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran would welcome a proposal by U.S. presidential candidate Senator John Kerry's running mate for a "great bargain" to solve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday. Vice presidential candidate Senator John Edwards has said that Kerry, a Democrat, would be willing to supply Iran with nuclear fuel for power generation if Tehran abandons its own fuel-making capability - if Iran did not accept this offer, it would confirm Iran wanted to make an atom bomb. Iran earlier rejected the proposal, saying it would be "irrational" for Iran to jeopardize what...
  • New US Offer At N Korea Talks

    06/23/2004 5:28:20 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 180+ views
    New US offer at N Korea talks Washington wants the North's nuclear facilities dismantled The United States has a new proposal to end the North Korean nuclear crisis, as fresh talks opened in Beijing. The US, China, Japan, Russia and both Koreas have already held two rounds of talks with little success. But this time, the US is reportedly ready to offer Pyongyang energy aid if it freezes its nuclear facilities as a first step towards full dismantlement. "We are prepared for serious discussion and we have a proposal to offer," US negotiator James Kelly said. Mr Kelly did not...
  • Bush rejected Kim Jong-Il's offer to "dance": Japanese media

    06/13/2004 7:20:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 187+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/12/04 | AFP - Tokyo
    TOKYO (AFP) - US President George W. Bush (news - web sites) has rejected a passionate offer from North Korea (news - web sites)'s supreme leader Kim Jong-Il for direct talks between their countries, press reports in Japan said. The offer was conveyed to Bush by Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who met Kim on May 22, during their talks Tuesday on the sidelines of the Group of Eight (G8) summit in the US state of Georgia, the reports said. "He (Kim) wanted to dance (with Bush) so much as to get thirsty," Koizumi told the US president in a...
  • U.S. Makes Offer to Wanted Iraq Official

    09/16/2003 7:39:10 AM PDT · by bedolido · 231+ views
    ABC News ^ | 09/16/03 | Staff Writer
    MOSUL, Iraq Sept. 16 — The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division has promised to treat Saddam Hussein's fugitive defense minister with "utmost dignity and respect" if he surrenders. The offer, made in a letter dated Aug. 28 by Maj. Gen. David Petraeus, was in response to a request by Sultan Hashim Ahmed's family and tribal chiefs that Ahmed's name be removed from America's list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis in return for his surrender. "I offer you a simple, yet honorable alternative to a life on the run from coalition forces in order to avoid capture, imprisonment and loss...
  • Planned Parenthood to Offer Christmas Condoms

    08/26/2003 12:44:24 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 520+ views ^ | 8. 20 03 | Mike Pasternack
    LOS ANGELES — The Planned Parenthood Association says it's not too early to be thinking of that perfect Christmas gift idea. They will be offering the little beauties (pictured left) at their Los Angeles offices starting next month. It's all part of a new nationwide campaign to make condoms more fun. "They could even be used as finger puppets, as you can see," said a spokesman for Planned Parenthood. "We're trying to get people away from thinking of the condom as strictly a 'backdoor' business." The spokesman said that Jewish versions are still in the testing phase. "Both the Star...