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  • ‘Spare us’: Veteran uses Obama’s own words to pummel White House over VA scandal

    05/21/2014 5:16:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/21/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Tommy @FirstTeamTommy Follow On what? Doubling their budget and deaths? RT @BecketAdams: “We have made progress [in the VA] over the last five years." 8:05 AM - 21 May 2014 Earlier today, Barack Obama held a presser about the VA scandal, where he tried to muster up “anger” over the appalling mistreatment of our veterans and vowed a thorough investigation into any wrongdoing. Needless to say, citizens weren’t all that reassured by Obama’s claims that he’s committed to veterans and their families: Emily Miller ✔ @EmilyMiller Follow "Taking care of veterans and their families has become one of the causes...
  • Rosie's regret: Ambushing Tom Selleck on his NRA ties

    10/06/2011 9:19:04 PM PDT · by This Just In · 119 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2011 | Sean Daly
    Rosie feels bad about Selleck ambush By SEAN DALY Last Updated: 12:17 PM, October 6, 2011 Posted: 11:20 PM, October 5, 2011 Rosie O’Donnell has one big regret. Days before the launch of “The Rosie Show” on the struggling OWN network, the controversial talk-show host says she is still kicking herself over a famous, televised ambush of Tom Selleck. “In hindsight, if I had to redo [it], I would do it differently,” she admits. He is “a kind man, who, for the rest of his life, has to be associated with me and that one event.”
  • Procter & Gamble cuts earnings, revenue forecasts ($100 mil in Oprah OWN advertising wasted..)

    06/20/2012 6:37:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Global Post ^ | 6/20/12 | Allison Jackson
    Procter & Gamble, the world's largest household products maker, today cut its earnings and revenue forecasts for the second time in as many months, according to Reuters.
  • Oprah Winfrey gets demoted, is no longer in executive control of OWN network

    06/01/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    cb ^ | June 01, 2012
    OWN, which has been a disaster from nearly day one with terrible ratings and Discovery quickly learning that their supposedly brilliant acquisition was quickly transforming into a money pit. Just in the past year, the signs have been pointing towards OWN’s imminent demise. First Oprah begged Nielsen viewers to watch her flailing network, and then Oprah fought with Rosie O’Donnell over the latter’s cancelled show.
  • Losses at Oprah Winfrey's OWN reportedly approach $330M

    05/07/2012 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/7/12
    The losses at Oprah Winfrey's stumbling cable channel are approaching a staggering $330 million, according to a report. And now industry insiders are predicting that the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will not be able to survive another year if it does not find a hit show and make a dramatic turnaround. Discovery, which partnered 50-50 with Winfrey to launch the network and has been underwriting its costs, has invested nearly $600 million in it since 2008, according to a report in Businessweek magazine over the weekend. But since it started on the air in January 2011, "OWN may have lost...
  • Is Oprah’s OWN Chapter Coming to an End So Soon?

    03/22/2012 5:01:11 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    FOX Business web site ^ | March 22, 2012 | Jennifer Booton
    A year after the world’s most famous talk-show host hung up the towel on her solo act, Oprah Winfrey is finding the behind-the-scenes work is far less glamorous. Winfrey’s OWN cable network, part owned by Discovery Communications (DISCA: 48.18, -0.15, -0.31%), could lose as much as $143 million this year, on top of the $107 million of negative cash flow it booked in 2011, according to SNL Kagan. The bleak view comes despite efforts by the network to cut costs, including letting go 30 employees -- or 20% of its staff -- earlier this week and canceling Rosie O'Donnell's show...
  • Oprah Winfrey's OWN network axes 'The Rosie Show'

    03/17/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is pulling the curtain on "The Rosie Show" after five months on the air. The show premiered in October to about 500,000 viewers but lost about half that audience within days of its debut.
  • OWN Cancels Rosie O’Donnell Talk Show

    03/16/2012 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose
    OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie O’Donnell's five-month old talk show. The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20 to air on Friday, March 30 in its 7 p.m. time slot. The news of its demise comes two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie O’Donnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the show’s executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio. The latter was a bid to inspire a sense of intimacy and lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers....
  • Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30

    03/16/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30 Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood – 13 mins ago On Friday evening, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that "The Rosie Show" will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20. The final episode will air, Friday, March 30. PLAY IT NOW: Who Is Rosie O’Donnell’s New Celebrity Crush? "I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago," Rosie said in a statement. "I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me - I...
  • Report: ‘Rosie Show’ trims 30 employees, moves to smaller Chicago studio

    02/04/2012 2:53:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 3, 2012
    The ratings-challenged “Rosie Show” has let go of as many as 30 employees and contract workers in recent weeks, Crain’s Chicago Business reported Friday. [Snip] Last month, the program moved out of Oprah’s spacious former studio and started taping in a smaller, more intimate space reminiscent of a living room. Parts of “The Rosie Show” have been axed, such as the game show segment and having a band perform on the set. [Snip] “The Rosie Show” has struggled to capture a sizeable audience. Shortly after the program’s October debut, viewer numbers have hovered around 200,000.
  • OWN Cancels Rosie O'Donnell

    03/17/2012 1:40:12 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose
    OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie O’Donnell's five-month old talk show. The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20 to air on Friday, March 30 in its 7 p.m. time slot. The news of its demise comes two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie O’Donnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the show’s executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio. The latter was a bid to inspire a sense of intimacy and lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers....
  • Rosie demand to move show to NYC last straw? (Fat slob in ratings nosedive alert)

    03/09/2012 1:10:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2012 | Michael Starr
    Rosie O’Donnell’s TV history is repeating itself — and, as in the past, it’s getting ugly. O’Donnell’s talk show, “The Rosie Show,” is imploding just five months after launching on Oprah Winfrey’s little-watched OWN cable network. Not only is “The Rosie Show” a ratings disaster — it averaged just 150,000 viewers last week — but O’Donnell is selling her $2.5 million mansion in Chicago, where the show tapes, and reportedly wants to move the production to New York. That would leave producer Harpo with empty, expensive, unused studio space it might not want to surrender so easily. [Snip] Adding...
  • Discovery: OWN’s Falling Short Of Its Business Plan, But Oprah Calls The Shots (Chicago thuggery)

    02/17/2012 1:32:46 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Deadline ^ | 2/17/12 | AVID LIEBERMAN
    Discovery CEO David Zaslav was as optimistic as he could be yesterday when he spoke to analysts about his OWN joint venture with Oprah Winfrey. But his company’s annual report filed this morning at the SEC tells a slightly different story: It says that Discovery has already contributed $312M to the venture, far more than its original $189M commitment. What’s more, Discovery “expects to provide significant additional funding to OWN.” -snip- While Discovery owns 50% of OWN, it can’t ensure that it will be repaid because Winfrey “holds operational rights related to programming and marketing, as well as selection and...
  • Discovery Communications' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results (Shareholders want Oprah channel terminated)

    02/16/2012 12:23:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 2/16/12 | Seeking Alpha
    Discovery Communications (DISCA) Q4 2011 Earnings Call February 16, 2012 8:30 AM ET Operator Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Fourth Quarter 2011 Discovery Communications, Incorporated Earnings Conference Call. -snip- Richard Greenfield - BTIG, LLC, Research Division A couple of questions. The first one, David, you definitely sounded more upbeat about OWN, but this is a channel that's had pretty constant management of people over the last couple of years, and I think consumers are still struggling to even know the channel that OWN is actually on. I was just wondering from just an agreement standpoint what...
  • Oprah Winfrey apologizes for tweet

    02/14/2012 10:13:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    ndtv.com ^ | 2/14/2012
    International talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has issued an apology for breaking TV ratings rules and urging fans to watch her Oprah's Next Chapter show instead of the Grammy Awards, according to reports. Oprah invited followers to turn off music's big night and switch to her network, OWN, on Twitter. "Everyone who can please turn to OWN, especially if u have a Nielsen box (sic). Commercial Grammy people..you can turn to Own," she tweeted.
  • Oprah Apologizes for Begging Nielsen Viewers to Tune into OWN (Desperate, unethical behavior...)

    02/13/2012 4:14:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 2/13/12 | Natalie Abrams
    Oprah Winfrey issued an apology on Monday for asking viewers with a Nielsen box to tune into OWN. "Every1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Nielsen box," she wrote via Twitter on Sunday, just as the Grammy Awards telecast began opposite Oprah's Next Chapter. She later added, "Commercial Grammy people..u can turn to OWN."
  • Procter & Gamble 2Q profit falls 49% (Same P&G that signed $100M ad deal with Oprah's OWN..)

    01/27/2012 10:31:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Business Courier ^ | 1/27/12 | Business Courier
    Procter & Gamble Co. reported a $1.69 billion profit in its fiscal second quarter of 2011, a 49 percent decline from the same quarter a year ago.
  • Starr report (Rosie O'Donnell's talk show on OWN continues its downward spiral)

    10/25/2011 11:27:11 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 38 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Michael Starr
    Rosie O'Donnell's talk show on OWN continues its downward spiral. "The Rosie Show" averaged only 229,000 viewers at 7 p.m. in its second full week last week (Oct. 17-21), down from the tepid 321,000 viewership average at 7 p.m. in its inaugural week. At 11 p.m., when the show's repeated, it averaged 119,000 viewers last week (compared to 143,000 viewers at midnight in its first week). Oprah Winfrey's "Oprah's Lifeclass," which follows "The Rosie Show" at 8 p.m., fared better than its lead-in, averaging 301,000 viewers last week (down from 310,000 in its first week). In its midnight repeat, "Lifeclass"...
  • Rosie to rescue?(OprahNet)

    08/30/2011 4:44:09 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/29/11 | http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/rosie_to_rescue_El4wyCmuBjZwDJR4MmiUgN
    Oprah Winfrey, TV’s greatest hit-maker, is counting on Rosie O’Donnell to save her struggling cable network. OWN -- which launched New Year’s Day to un-Oprah-like ratings -- has already burned through more than $150 million in start-up money without producing a single hit show. “There is pressure,” says Debra Birnbaum, editor-in-chief of TV Guide magazine, “because clearly this is what OWN is putting all of its emphasis on for the new season. “They have to figure out a way to get eyeballs to that network.” Can the stand-up comic -- who will broadcast from Oprah’s old Chicago studio beginning in...
  • Boycott Oprah Group started on FaceBook

    07/29/2011 3:57:59 PM PDT · by Roger-SD · 8 replies
    A new FaceBook group has been started to organize a boycott of advertisers on the Oprah Winfrey Network, due to her recent political support of Barack Obama. Click the source URL to go to the group. A list of advertisers is posted at this page: http://stopobamanowsd.wordpress.com/oprahs-advertisers/
  • Oprah Winfrey's OWN Continues Ratings Struggle (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/03/2011 1:36:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    TV Guide ^ | June 3, 2011 | Rich Juzwiak
    Oprah Winfrey's six-month-old network OWN was down 24 percent in adult viewership in May, compared to the May 2010 ratings of Discovery Health, which OWN replaced, according to TVbytheNumbers. Its numbers were down in demographics versus Discovery Health's May '10 ratings across the board. In women 18-34, the drop was 24 percent. For women 18-49, it was 19 percent. In women 24-54, likely its target demo, it was down 17 percent. And in adults 18-49, it was down a whopping 30 percent. Oprah replaces OWN CEOAlmost from the time of its January 1 debut, OWN has struggled to even match...
  • Geert Wilders, In His Own Words

    05/12/2011 7:07:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 5/12/11 | Trevor Loudon
    An extremely hard hitting, non PC interview with Dutch Member of Parliament and anti Islamic campaigner Geert Wilders. You may not agree with everything he says, but he deserves full credit for courage and coherence.
  • Waxman breaks own rule by outing whistleblower at NRC hearing

    05/09/2011 8:26:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/11 | John Rossomando
    California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman was among the loudest proponents of whistleblower protections during the Bush years ̶ particularly when the subject was the Iraq war ̶ but GOP staffers say his attitude seems to have changed with the shift to a Democratic administration. Waxman spoke out loudly for protecting whistleblowers from “incompetent management” (Snip) Waxman chose to ignore a large stamp stating “NOT FOR PUBLIC DISCLOSURE” on a series of emails between Dan Grazer, the data manager for the NRC’s Yucca Mountain licensing program, and Judge Roy Hawkins, the chief administrative judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board,
  • Discovery and Oprah ax OWN channel chief (Under the bus, replaced by a white guy...)

    05/06/2011 5:07:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/6/11 | Yinka Adegoke
    Discovery Communications and Oprah Winfrey have pushed out Christina Norman as chief executive of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, after a tough start for the five-month old cable network. Discovery Chief Operating Officer Peter Ligouri will take over from Norman on an interim basis, in addition to his current role. OWN, which launched in the United States on January 1, has struggled to win ratings in its first five months.
  • Why do 3 supporters own Obama's home? Listed as property tax payers for family's Chicago mansion

    04/21/2011 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 4/21/11 | Jerome R. Corsi
    This, the first of a series of articles on the Obama home at 5046 S. Greenwood, establishes that three individuals other than Obama are listed in public records as owners and taxpayers on the property. Barack Obama is not among at least three people listed as current owners and taxpayers of the mansion his family calls home in Chicago's upscale Kenwood neighborhood, according to public records. WND reported in December 2008 that William Miceli, the attorney for convicted political operative Tony Rezko and a fundraiser for Obama, owns the Obama home at 5046 S. Greenwood.
  • Oprah Winfrey won't endorse Obama for 2012 reelection, fears would alienate OWN viewers: report

    04/08/2011 3:27:42 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 45 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Apr 8, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Sorry President Obama, you'll have to forgo the Oprah Effect this time around. The influential talk show host isn't planning to publicly endorse Obama during his 2012 reelection campaign because she fears it might alienate viewers from tuning into her recently-launched Oprah Winfrey Network.
  • What is happening with OWN? (aka OPRAH)

    03/26/2011 6:50:42 PM PDT · by restornu · 39 replies
    What is happening with OWN? It started out so promising....and over the last few weeks, I can't find any reason to watch it. I keep on seeing alot of "shock" medical shows and garbage and repeats from Discovery Health. Does anybody know what happened? I would have thought that Oprah would be alot more on the ball with this project.
  • Oprah Winfrey Network Ratings Keep Falling; Now Well Below Discovery Health Women 25-54 Averages

    02/10/2011 1:39:34 PM PST · by lbryce · 54 replies
    TV by the Numbers ^ | February 8, 2011 | Bill Gorman
    In its fifth full week of programming (1/31-2/6), OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network was down 17% vs. last week with last week among women 25-54 in total day (40,000 vs. 48,000), and down 34% among women 25-54 in prime time (54,000 vs. 82,000). OWN is now well below last year’s women 25-54 averages for Discovery Health . OWN replaced Discovery Health which averaged 51,000 W25-54 Total Day, and 84,000 W25-54 in Prime Time during 2010. Week of January 31 – February 6, 2011 (Live+Same Day ratings) SELECTED NETWORKS Prime-time Women 25-54 (Live+SD) Network (000s) Lifetime 394 Hallmark 182 Oxygen 133...
  • Oprah Knows Best

    01/07/2011 3:45:29 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 25 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Jan.7, 2011 | Suzanne Venker
    In Dinesh D’Souza’s book, Letters to a Young Conservative, D’Douza explains in layman’s terms the difference between conservatives and liberals. At root, conservatives and liberals see the world so differently because they have different conceptions of human nature. Liberals tend to believe in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s proposition that human nature is intrinsically good. Conservatives know better. They recognize that there are two principles in human nature – good and evil – and these are in constant conflict. I’m always reminded of this fact when I hear Oprah Winfrey speak. Indeed, Ms. Winfrey is the quintessential liberal, and her new network –...
  • Oprah fans sputtering over cable fees for OWN (Oprah hates poor people)

    01/03/2011 4:30:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/3/11 | Post staff writer
    A day after the launch of her ambitious new TV network, the message board on Oprah Winfrey's Web site was flooded with posts from fans upset that they now have to pay to see the talk-show queen. "Cannot believe Oprah would launch a new show on a cable channel that is not part of the basic service," wrote a fan tagged johnjanesmith.
  • Spanish Woman Claims She Now Owns Sun

    11/27/2010 8:35:51 PM PST · by Onelifetogive · 16 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | Friday, 26 Nov 2010, 2:16 PM EST | AFP
    After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner -- a woman from Spain's soggy region of Galicia said Friday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property. Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step in September after reading about an American man who had registered himself as the owner of the moon and most planets in our solar system. There is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals, she...
  • Bosnia: Muslims shelled own people, witness tells court

    10/18/2010 11:56:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Adnkronos ^ | 10/18/10 | staff
    The Hague - A witness for the prosecution testifying in the trial of wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, told the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), that the Bosnian Muslim army at least on one occasion fired at their own people to blame the Serbs during 1992-1995 war. Canadian general David Fraser, who served with the UN peacekeepers in Bosnia, told the tribunal that Bosnian Serbs shelled the capital Sarajevo “excessively and unselectively” during 44-month siege, But “at least in one case”, it was determined that a mortar fired from Muslim positions hit the centre
  • Jonas, 32, sewed up his own leg after ER wait (Sweden)

    08/03/2010 10:48:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 26+ views
    the local ^ | 8/3/10 | cet
    A 32-year-old took the needle into his hands when he tired of the wait at Sundsvall hospital in northern Sweden and sewed up the cut in his leg himself. The man was later reported to the police for his impromptu handiwork. "It took such a long time," the man told the local Sundsvall Tidning daily. The man incurred the deep cut when he sliced his leg on the sharp edge of a kitchen stove while he was renovating at home. "I first went to the health clinic, but it was closed. So I rang the medical help line and they...
  • Limbaugh has own view of Steinbrenner

    07/13/2010 9:22:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    mercury news ^ | 7/13/10 | ap
    NEW YORK—Rush Limbaugh had his own view of George Steinbrenner. "That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires," the radio commentator said Tuesday on his show after the New York Yankees owner died at age 80. "He fired a bunch of white guys as managers left and right." Rev. Al Sharpton called Limbaugh's statements "repugnant and offensive whether they were intended to be facetious or tongue and cheek." "For the last 20-years I have known George Steinbrenner and we have quarreled over diversity and community programs but I always found him fair, direct, and genuinely prone to do what he...
  • 'Palestinians considering own currency'

    05/30/2010 11:15:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 356+ views
    ijpost.com ^ | 5/30/10 | staff
    Preparations for independence include national bank. The Palestinian Authority is considering introducing its own currency called the 'Palestinian pound,' Palestinian Monetary Authority governor Jihad al-Wazir said in an interview with The Washington Post on Sunday. "All options are open, as far as we're concerned - issuing our own currency is one," Wazir was quoted as saying, adding that the Palestinians were weighing linking the currency to the dollar or the euro.
  • The One I Thought I Knew

    10/06/2009 5:52:10 AM PDT · by kindred · 63 replies · 2,326+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman.com ^ | October 6, 2009 | DJP
    Many dear, professing “Christians” today, who are dear and sincere in their Christian traditions and personal beliefs, believe in a DIFFERENT Christ (i.e., they have “their own” Jesus). Therefore they - either knowingly or unknowingly - have rejected the CHRIST of the Holy Scriptures.I personally know how this works. I once had “my own” Jesus. For years I was a practicing Roman Catholic. From the womb I was taught and raised in the traditions of the Catholic faith (ideology), and in true sincerity I went to church every week, prayed every night, and practiced the Golden rule, but I lived...
  • Smoker decides to grow his own tobacco

    06/28/2009 11:45:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies · 4,003+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | 6/28/09 | Jim Carney
    (AP) — AKRON, Ohio - Standing on brown earth on a flat field hundreds of yards from the nearest road, Don Carey is surrounded by tiny plants. He walks along a three-quarter-acre plot in a desolate spot in this rural township in northeastern Portage County and looks at the thousands of tobacco plants he is growing. Carey, 49, decided in April, when federal taxes on tobacco skyrocketed, to grow his own.
  • When do you actually own a new gun?

    05/28/2009 4:24:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies · 962+ views
    Denver Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 May, 2009 | Dan Bidstrup
    When do you own your new gun? While less than 1% of checks sent through the FBI's Instant Background Check system are turned down, one such denial has turned up an interesting question. An Examiner colleague of mine, Brigette Rodriguez, alerted me to a local gun dealer who contends that only after you buy the gun can he submit the request for the background check. His reasoning is that since you have to attest on the form that you are the buyer of the gun (to make straw purchases illegal) you must have consummated the purchase for him to legally...
  • Obama's Own Report on GM Says Plan to Build Non-Gas-Burning Car Would Not Save Company

    04/02/2009 12:27:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 961+ views
    cnews ^ | 4/2/09 | Matt Cover
    The report on General Motors released by the White House says the company’s restructuring plan will not lead to a stronger company, in part because the beleaguered auto giant’s proposal to rely more heavily on advanced, fuel-efficient cars is not commercially viable.
  • The "How Many Homes Do You Own?" Silliness

    08/25/2008 11:21:11 AM PDT · by jeffro2linny · 11 replies · 157+ views
    I believe the “how many homes doe John McCain own?” issue being harped on by Democrats is patently ridiculous. The McCain campaign should throw the issue right back at the Democrats! Here is my suggestion: Create a campaign ad using a number of ordinary yet entrepreneurial American citizens who also own multiple homes and who are McCain supporters. Paint the ad in terms of hard-working Americans who through saving, investing, personal labor, etc. have managed to acquire multiple properties to the betterment of their way of life, their family, and other Americans. They could be house-flippers who help revitalize communities,...
  • America Supports You: Newman’s Own Launches 9th Annual Awards

    01/31/2008 3:18:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 65+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2008 – Volunteer organizations providing support to military families can compete for a share of $75,000 in grant money that could make their efforts a bit easier. Newman’s Own, the Fisher House Foundation and the Military Times Media Group are accepting nominations for the 2008 Newman’s Own Awards through May 2. The Fisher House Foundation is a supporter of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad. The three organizations are looking for innovative plans to support military families from the volunteer groups,...
  • Iraqis Taking Charge of Their Own Security

    11/23/2007 7:18:06 AM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 195+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Elvyn Nieves
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi citizens are taking back their streets from extremists by taking security into their own hands. The Iraqi Security Volunteer program, an Iraqi project funded by the government of Iraq, allows volunteers from local communities to protect their own neighborhoods. The ISVs receive a three-day training program at Coalition Outpost War Eagle where they learn some basic vehicle checks and how to conduct themselves on the streets, as well as weapons training with an AK-47. “When you have local citizens patrolling their own streets, they have a sincere interest in keeping it safe,” said 1st Lt. John Suh,...
  • Nanowire Generates Its Own Electricity

    10/23/2007 1:47:45 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 54+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Harvard University
    Nanowire Generates Its Own Electricity ScienceDaily (Oct. 23, 2007) — Harvard chemists have built a new wire out of photosensitive materials that is hundreds of times smaller than a human hair. The wire not only carries electricity to be used in vanishingly small circuits, but generates power as well. Charles M. Lieber, the Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry, and colleagues created the nanowire out of three different kinds of silicon with different electrical properties. The silicon is wrapped in layers to create the wire. When light falls on the outer material, a process begins due to the interaction of...
  • 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...
  • Terror Suspect Denies Shooting Own Brother In Raid (UK)

    06/04/2006 5:19:26 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 453+ views
    Terror suspect denies shooting own brother in raid (Filed: 04/06/2006) A man arrested by police in an anti-terror raid on Friday has denied allegations that he is responsible for the gun wound suffered by his older brother. Julian Young: 'My client is not a terrorist' Conflicting reports in today's newspapers claimed that Abul Koyair, 20, either shot Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 23, in the shoulder, or caused the melee that resulted in police opening fire. But Julian Young, Koyair's solicitor, dismissed the allegations and accused the police of attempting a "cover up". He said: "The phrases 'cover-up' and 'Stockwell' (the Tube...
  • La Raza's Own School in LA? (Interview with Marcos Aguilar)

    05/31/2006 11:51:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 127 replies · 5,085+ views
    KABC.com ^ | May 30, 2006 | Maribel Santiago
    On Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka "If Brown was just about letting Black people into a White school, well we don’t care about that anymore. We don’t necessarily want to go to White schools. What we want to do is teach ourselves, teach our children the way we have of teaching. We don’t want to drink from a White water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts. We don’t need a White water fountain. So the whole issue of segregation and the whole issue of the Civil...
  • Britain 'Deserved Its Own 9/11 Attack'

    03/27/2006 6:02:21 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 354+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-28-2006 | Duncan Gardham
    Britain 'deserved its own 9/11 attack' By Duncan Gardham (Filed: 28/03/2006) Britain deserved its own September 11 according to one of the leaders of an al-Qa'eda cell planning a bomb attack, a court heard yesterday. Omar Khyam from Crawley, West Sussex, suggested hitting pubs, nightclubs and trains in revenge for Britain's involvement in the Middle East. Court artist's sketch of Omar Khyam Mohammed Babar, who has turned informant on his associates, said he was sitting on the couch in a flat in Lahore, Pakistan, when Khyam told him Britain "needed to be hit." Babar told the Old Bailey: "We were...
  • Mass Extinctions - A Threat From Outer Space Or Our Own Planet's Detox?

    03/09/2006 11:57:34 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 1,028+ views
    University Of Leicester ^ | 3-9-2006 | Andy Sanders
    Mass Extinctions - A Threat from Outer Space or Our Own Planet's Detox? University scientists suggest extraterrestrial theories are flawed and that more down to earth factors could have accounted for past mass extinctions Earth history has been punctuated by several mass extinctions rapidly wiping out nearly all life forms on our planet. What causes these catastrophic events? Are they really due to meteorite impacts? Current research suggests that the cause may come from within our own planet – the eruption of vast amounts of lava that brings a cocktail of gases from deep inside the Earth and vents them...
  • Germany 'Needs A Nuclear Arsenal Of Its Own'

    01/26/2006 7:10:49 PM PST · by blam · 61 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-27-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Germany 'needs a nuclear arsenal of its own' By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 27/01/2006) A former defence minister has provoked outrage and broken a major taboo by suggesting that Germany should have its own nuclear arsenal. Rupert Scholz argued that Berlin needed to embrace the idea of a nuclear deterrent in the light of threats from terrorists and the Middle East."We need to ask ourselves how we could react in an appropriate manner to a nuclear threat from a terror state, and if needs be, even by using our own nuclear weapons," he said. Mr Scholz, 68, who was...
  • Married to the Military: Spouses Need Own Identity

    01/19/2006 10:19:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 440+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2006 – Military life is full of ups and downs. But for it to be a more positive experience, military spouses have to know themselves, Amberlynde Graham said. Graham has been a married nearly six years to a Navy fire controlman - he operates, maintains and repairs weapons systems' control mechanisms. In that time, the couple and their four children -- the youngest is now 22 months old -- have had six changes of station in five states and gone through two deployments. They are currently stationed in San Diego. Through the moves and separations, her enthusiasm...