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  • House panel to hold hearing on Libya attack with top Obama intelligence advisers

    11/07/2012 10:19:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2012
    A House committee is planning to hold a hearing next week on the Libya consulate attack, following up on an issue that Republicans had emphasized before the presidential election in questioning President Obama's foreign policy record. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi. A local Libyan extremist group is suspected of carrying out the attack, but the Obama administration has been criticized for its confusing explanation for the strike and for security warnings that apparently weren't heeded. The House Intelligence Committee will hold its hearing on the...
  • New York’s Teamsters Local 237 to bus in support to union protestors in Wisconsin

    02/21/2011 5:39:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    daily caller ^ | 2/21/11 | Corky Siemaszko
    The Wisconsin workers who have staged a week-long protest against their union-busting governor are getting some Big Apple reinforcements. Teamsters Local 237, which represents various city workers, intends to “bus a couple hundred” members to Madison – possibly this week, Deputy Director Pete Gutierrez told The Daily News.
  • DEC founder Ken Olsen is dead

    02/08/2011 5:46:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    The Register ^ | Chris Mellor
    Obituary Ken Olsen, the founder of minicomputer and client/server company Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) died on Sunday. He was 84 years-old. Olsen started out a maverick, pioneered and drove the minicomputer and supermini revolutions, and then became a dinosaur. But unlike many other senior DEC executives he remains a much-loved and revered figure based on what he did and even taking into account what he stopped DEC from doing. His legacy lives on at HP, which bought Compaq, which bought DEC, and at Xiotech, where Steve Sicola's ISE team started at DEC. Ken Olsen was an engineer first and foremost....
  • Olson: Prop 8 Supporters Lack "Rational Basis"

    12/13/2010 9:58:10 AM PST · by tricksy · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | 12/6/10
    Famed attorney Ted Olson told a 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel Monday that the reason proponents of Proposition 8 have proffered to justify their ban on same-sex marriage is "nonsense." That reason, said Olson, reading from a page in the argument brief filed by attorneys for the Yes on 8 coalition which promoted passage of California's ban on same-sex marriage, was that same-sex marriage "will make children prematurely preoccupied with issues of sexuality." "If believed," said Olson, "that would justify the banning of comic books, television, video games, and even conversations between children."... "Protecting our children," said Olson,...
  • Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery

    08/19/2002 6:25:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies · 246+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2002 | Frederic N. Tulsky
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 18, 2002 Pg. 5 Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery Given LSD, he died in a fall from hotel room; government later promised to tell all, but didn't By Frederic N. Tulsky, Knight Ridder News Service San Jose, Calif. -- The death in 1953 of a government scientist, Frank Olson, in a fall from a New York hotel window is one of the most notorious cases in CIA history. Only in 1975 did Olson's family learn that the CIA had slipped LSD into his drink, days before his death. President Ford apologized...
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    08/19/2010 6:18:04 AM PDT · by throwback · 446 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | January 09, 2010 | Ted Olsen
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex. My involvement in this case has generated a certain degree of consternation among conservatives. How could a politically active, lifelong Republican, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, challenge the "traditional" definition of marriage and press for an "activist" interpretation of the Constitution to create another "new" constitutional right? My answer to this seeming conundrum rests on...
  • "Romney Stadium" (named after E.L. “Dick” Romney, USU coach)

    03/11/2010 1:19:42 PM PST · by publius321 · 45 replies · 585+ views
    TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 3/11/2010 | MrArbitrage
    I didn't know this guy had a stadium named after him. Did he name it himself? Romney's like another Joseph Smith, conniving. Smith would have been a RINO for sure (see video evidence linked above). Maybe Romney is the "second coming" of Joseph Smith or maybe he just thinks he is. (Jesus warned that counterfeiters would come in his name) "Utah State honored Olsen in December by naming the football field at Romney Stadium “Merlin Olsen Field.” Because of his illness, Olsen’s alma mater didn’t want to wait until football season and made the announcement during halftime of a basketball...
  • Hall of Famer, ‘Little House’ star Olsen dies

    03/11/2010 9:28:43 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 76 replies · 3,424+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mar 11, 2010
    SALT LAKE CITY - Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor Merlin Olsen has died. He was 69. Utah State University assistant athletic media relations director Zach Fisher says Olsen died Wednesday night at a Los Angeles hospital. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma last year. Story continues below ↓advertisement | your ad here Olsen was an All-American at Utah State and a first-round draft pick of the Los Angles Rams in 1962.
  • Another 70's radical freed

    03/24/2009 2:51:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 681+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    Sara Jane Olsen, the former Symbionese Liberation Army radical who was a fugitive from justice for a quarter of a century, has completed half of her 14 year prison sentence in California for placing shrapnel-laden pipe bombs under LAPD squad cars, and being an accessory to a bank heist murder in Carmichael, California, in 1975, and was released on parole. Prior to going on the lam, she was known as Kathleen Soliah, part of the gang of thugs who kidnapped, gang raped, and ransomed Patty Hearst, among other crimes. Gary Larson describes her return to her native Minnesota (where she...
  • Swenchonises seek justice in son's death [2000 USS COLE ATTACK]

    02/24/2009 12:23:35 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 551+ views
    ROCKPORT PILOT.com ^ | Monday, February 23, 2009 7:03 PM CST | By: MIKE PROBST
    "Swenchonises seek justice in son’s death Killed in terrorists’ 2000 bombing of USS Cole" SNIPPET: "For more than eight years Gary and Debbie Swenchonis have mourned the loss of their son, Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr., who was killed Oct. 12, 2000, along with 16 other sailors, when terrorists attacked the USS Cole in Port Aden, Yemen." SNIPPET: "So how do the Swenchonises feel about Obama’s plans? “We think Obama should be impeached if the terrorists are freed because of his intervention on their behalf,” said Swenchonis. Should the local family give up its fight against the big government machine? Would...
  • Official: Olsen Seeks Immunity in Ledger Probe (Of course she does)

    08/05/2008 4:15:42 PM PDT · by khnyny · 21 replies · 253+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 5, 2008 | Tom Hays
    Federal investigators want to question Mary-Kate Olsen about how Heath Ledger got two powerful painkillers that contributed to his accidental overdose death, but she's refusing to talk without immunity, a law enforcement official said Monday. Olsen's lawyer has twice refused requests for her to speak with investigators, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. The lawyer, Michael C. Miller, said the "Full House" actress has nothing to do with the drugs, and has already told the government everything she knows. "We have provided the government with relevant information including facts in the chronology...
  • Stop Political Games and Start Lowering Gas Prices (Cruddy Lib Email)

    07/31/2008 7:06:16 PM PDT · by GulfBreeze · 7 replies · 99+ views
    Email | Congressman Nick Lampson
    Congressman Nick Lampson, Representing the 22nd District of Texas Website | About | Issues | Legislation | Newsroom | 22nd District | Contact | Dear XXXXX, Last week I introduced The Domestic Drilling Act (H.R.6593) and The Consumer Energy Supply Act (H.R. 6578) to address our energy security needs in both the short- and long-term. As we find ourselves competing with rapidly growing nations such as China and India for energy, it is clear that we must increase supplies to reign in skyrocketing prices. Both pieces of this legislation would increase domestic supplies of energy and put more oil...
  • 'Cindy Brady' Shows Up Hung Over for Interview

    07/05/2008 3:49:26 PM PDT · by MrBambaLaMamba · 93 replies · 384+ views
    Fox News - MyFOXColorado.com ^ | Thursday, 03 Jul 2008, 4:16 PM MDT | MyFOXColorado.com
    <p>The youngest member of TV’s favorite fictitious family “The Brady Bunch” nearly blew chunks during a Denver radio appearance Thursday morning.</p>
  • After Giuliani, Lawyers Shift Their Allegiances

    02/04/2008 10:54:23 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 51+ views
    Legal Times ^ | 02-04-2008 | Attila Berry
    Theodore Olson has been a hard-core supporter of Rudolph Giuliani -- but last week he wasted little time. Just 36 hours after Giuliani announced he was dropping out of the race, Olson, the chairman of Giuliani's justice advisory committee, had already jumped to John McCain. "I am disappointed that Rudy's campaign was not more successful, but I am proud to join him in endorsing, in the strongest possible way, the McCain candidacy," Olson says. Giuliani's campaign lined up the top players in GOP legal circles. Despite his relatively liberal New York credentials, Giuliani was feted by the Federalist Society and...
  • Mary-Kate Olsen Leaving NYU

    10/14/2005 4:32:41 PM PDT · by IndyTiger · 2 replies · 283+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/14/05
    Mary-Kate Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle Tanner with her twin sister, Ashley, on the '80s comedy "Full House," has left college — at least for now — early in her sophomore year. "Mary-Kate Olsen has not dropped out, she has simply taken an approved leave of absence to devote more of her time and energy to her business," Olsen's publicist, Michael Pagnotta, told The Associated Press. Mary-Kate spent six weeks at a treatment center for an eating disorder in summer 2004. Mary-Kate, a brunette, and Ashley, who is blond, became co-presidents of Dualstar when they turned 18. Each...
  • Third space tourist blasts off from Kazakhstan (Greg Olsen)

    10/01/2005 1:31:48 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 289+ views
    There has been a successful blast off for the latest mission with a difference to the International Space station. The world's third space tourist is among the crew of three that has lifted off from the Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan. US businessman and scientist Greg Olsen has reportedly paid about 16.6 million euros for the place on board the Soyuz spacecraft. The crew is due to hook up with the international space station by Monday. Russian commander Valery Takarev and US astronaut William McArthur will replace two other astronauts who have been in orbit since April. They will...
  • Cult-Like Lure of 'Ana' Attracts Anorexics

    05/31/2005 5:13:44 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 27 replies · 1,628+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Monday, May 30, 2005 | MARTHA IRVINE
    CHICAGO - They call her "Ana." She is a role model to some, a goddess to others — the subject of drawings, prayers and even a creed. She tells them what to eat and mocks them when they don't lose weight. And yet, while she is a very real presence in the lives of many of her followers, she exists only in their minds. Ana is short for anorexia, and — to the alarm of experts — many who suffer from the potentially fatal eating disorder are part of an underground movement that promotes self-starvation and, in some cases, has...
  • Parents Lawyer Thwarted Plans to Send (2,000) Milita to Aid Terri Schiavo

    03/30/2005 4:17:55 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 198 replies · 6,239+ views
    The Petoskey (MI) News Review ^ | 3.30.05 | Fred Gray
    Norm Olsen, pastor of a right to life church in Wolverine, Michigan and senior adivser to the Michigan Militia, said Tuesday that he had put together an unarmed coalition of state militias that were prepared to storm the Florida hospice where Terri Schiavo has been left to die, and take her to a safe house. Olsen said he only needed the OK from Schiavo's father, either directly or indirectly through his attorney David Gibbs, to put the plan, called 'Operation Resurrection,' into action on Easter Sunday.But Olsen said Gibbs called the FBI (to report the plans) instead of passing his...
  • US Opens Winter Offensive in Afghanistan (Operation Lightening Freedom)

    12/11/2004 10:23:04 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 43 replies · 5,319+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/11/04
    18,000 Troop Push Aims to Convince Taliban to Accempt Amnesty About 18,000 American troops have started a winter long operation against the Taliban rebels in Afghanistan, vowing to eliminate insurgents who could threaten parliamentary elections in the spring.The US Military said Saturday that the new push, dubbed Operation Lightening Freedom, would convince insurgents to accept amnesty pushed by President Hamid Karzai and allow foreign troops to pull back.The operation was initated after Karzia's inaguaration Tuesday as the country's first democratically elected president. Maj Gen. Mark McCann gave no details of any significant moves against militant targets. 'It is basically designed...
  • Of God and the Flag (and SCOTUS)

    03/24/2004 5:51:52 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 168+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2004 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    WASHINGTON — As a very little boy, I thought the opening words to the recitation required at school every morning were "I led the pigeons to the flag." Seemed odd, but I figured the teacher knew best. In my 20's, I noticed how the rhythm of the assertion of national unity at the conclusion of the Pledge of Allegiance — "one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" — was broken into by the insertion by Congress in 1954 of the phrase "under God" between "one nation" and "indivisible." As a geezer today, I sometimes trip over the inserted...