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  • What is going on here?

    04/13/2013 6:07:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 70 replies
    ME | April 13, 2013 | swampsniper
    Why don't my posts appear right away all of a sudden? Is this something new?

    A judge has ruled that police in Arizona can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law. The ruling on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton marks the first time police can carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The requirement known by the law's critics as the "show me your papers" provision has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the requirement. Opponents then...
  • Archives burst at seams with Maryland history

    06/18/2012 4:40:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Archives collection is among the largest in the country with nearly 400 years of history, including Colonial-era paintings, keepsakes of the state’s governors, and thousands of land, court and genealogy records. With all that history, the Archives has run out of space. The agency first filled its Annapolis headquarters to capacity in 2000, then leased and filled a warehouse. It leased a second warehouse and a third before brokering a deal to store some of its property at the Baltimore City Archives. All of the facilities are now full, and state archivists have been pushing...
  • GOP wants White House papers on loan to failed solar company

    09/02/2011 4:29:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/2/11 | Ben Geman
    House Republicans are demanding White House paperwork related to a $535 million loan guarantee to a solar company that shut down this week. The Republicans are probing the White House role in the 2009 federal loan guarantee to Solyndra Inc., a California solar panel manufacturing company that ceased operations and is filing for bankruptcy, resulting in 1,100 layoffs. The shutdown is a bit of an embarrassment for the administration, as the company was the first selected to receive the loan guarantee under a stimulus-backed renewable energy program.
  • Indiana Defends Planned Parenthood De-Funding in Legal Papers

    06/15/2011 10:14:03 AM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies ^ | June 15, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Indiana Defends Planned Parenthood De-Funding in Legal Papers Indianapolis, IN ( -- A federal judge received the final legal papers today from Indiana officials defending a new state law that revokes taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business under Medicaid. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt also received documents from Planned Parenthood.
  • Obama to local/metro papers: How ya like me now, chumps?

    05/18/2011 9:12:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies ^ | 5/18/11 | Michelle Malkin
    It’s time for the MSM to put its drool buckets in permanent storage. In the past month, we’ve had: – The Pleasanton (CA) Weekly bullied by the White House press shop over a benign article that irked the administration because it made Michelle Obama look snooty. – The San Francisco Chronicle punished by the White House because a print pool reporter used a cell phone to record video of protesters at an Obama Bay Area fundraiser. And now, the Boston Herald has been spanked by the White House for…running a front-page op-ed by Mitt Romney: The White House Press Office...
  • Osama bin Laden's death -- What the Arab papers say

    05/08/2011 9:12:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    THE death of Osama bin Laden provoked scenes of jubilation in America. Coming in the middle of the spring, the reaction in the Middle East was mixed. We look at responses to his death in the Arab press. In al-Sharq al-Awsat, a pan-Arab newspaper, Hussein al-Shabakshy comments on the response of the general public and media to Mr bin Laden's death and the consequences for the uprisings in the Arab world: The reaction of the Arab public has been varied. Some refuse to believe he was just killed because—according to them—he was "already dead": how else could his prolonged silence...
  • Anti-war protesters arrested near White House (while the rookie Hussein is on vacation?)

    03/19/2011 4:44:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    KII TV ^ | 3/19/11 | Eric Tucker
    Anti-war protesters arrested near White HouseBy ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Updated: Mar 19, 2011 6:46 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 100 anti-war protesters, including the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, were arrested outside the White House on Saturday in demonstrations marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The protesters, some shouting anti-war slogans and singing "We Shall Not Be Moved," were arrested after ignoring orders to move away from the gates of the White House. The demonstrators cheered loudly as Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who in 1971 leaked the Pentagon's secret history...
  • Palestine Papers Confirm What Israel Has Said All Along

    01/24/2011 9:05:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 1/24/11 | Evelyn Gordon
    I don’t know whether the “Palestine Papers” published yesterday by Al Jazeera and the Guardian are real or, as Barry Rubin argues, a fake aimed at discrediting the Palestinian Authority’s current leadership. What is certainly false, however, is the claim, as Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland put it, that “Now we know. Israel had a peace partner.” If the papers are true, then, as Noah pointed out, they show the PA agreeing to let Israel keep most — though not all — of the huge Jewish neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, which are home to hundreds of thousands of Israelis. The Guardian...
  • Old papers tell different tales on Obama's past Articles from 1990 cast doubt on president's

    11/22/2010 10:57:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/22/10 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Contributing to the impression of shifting sands in his official biography, two newspaper articles from 1990 – apparently based on interviews with Barack Obama – reported that the future president left Hawaii for Indonesia when he was 2 years old, not 6 years old, as he relates in his autobiography. On May 3, 1990, the Associated Press widely published a feature story on Obama highlighting him as the first African-American named as president of the Harvard Law review. "Obama moved to Southeast Asia at age 2 when his parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian," the Associated Press reported....
  • U.Va.: Cuccinelli’s demand for ex-professor’s papers ‘improper’ (Mann's climate-change 'research')

    10/21/2010 1:05:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/10 | David Sherfinski
    U.Va.: Cuccinelli’s demand for ex-professor’s papers ‘improper’By: David Sherfinski Examiner Staff Writer 10/21/10 12:30 PM EDT The University of Virginia has asked the Albemarle County Circuit Court to set aside a new petition from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli seeking documents related to climate-change research by former U.Va. professor Michael Mann. The court in August had denied a similar request from Cuccinelli, who claims Mann work on climate change constituted a fraud because it was based on dubious research. Cuccinelli, who disputes the theory that humans are causing global warming, rewrote his request to overcome the previous objections raised by the...
  • Your Dog's Papers (and your money), Please.

    09/03/2010 4:42:26 AM PDT · by Gennie · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 03, 2010 | Jason McNew
    September 03, 2010 Your Dog's Papers (and your money), Please. Jason McNew Under Pennsylvania Law, animal control officers can carry firearms and have powers of arrest. Here in Adams County, PA (seat of Gettysburg and the battle fields), The Evening Sun reports that local dog law enforcement "will be knocking on doors across Adams County in the second canvass this year to make sure all dogs are vaccinated, licensed and safe". The article further explains: "The maximum fine per violation of the licensing and rabies requirements is $300, in addition to possible court costs." Using the Law of Averages, one...
  • Senator: No Kagan hearings without Clinton files

    05/24/2010 1:11:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 119 replies · 5,562+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON – The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee warned Monday that he would seek to slow Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's path to confirmation unless senators get full access to her files as a Clinton administration aide. "We're heading to what could be a train wreck," Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama said. "I don't believe that this committee can go forward with an adequate hearing" without all records from Kagan's tenure as a White House counsel and then domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Judiciary Committee chairman, last week set hearings to...
  • Kagan Papers at Clinton Library: Big Headache (160,000+ pages!!!)

    05/20/2010 2:38:40 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 385+ views
    ABC ^ | May 20 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News' Ariane de Vogue reports: Officials at National Archives (in charge of Kagan papers at the Clinton Library) are very worried about the release of documents. In large part because of email -- the amount of paper is unprecedented: 160,000. The Roberts papers (which seemed like the mother of all dumps) was a mere 70,000.
  • Kagan papers emerge amid questions on abortion

    05/18/2010 3:55:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 296+ views
    breitbart ^ | 5/18/10 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior House Democrat said Tuesday that senators should fully question Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to make sure she supports abortion rights, in light of her previous backing for limiting late-term abortions. In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York said she views as "troubling" a 1997 memo Kagan wrote urging then-President Bill Clinton to back all abortions of viable fetuses except when the physical health of the mother was at risk.
  • GOP wants Clinton-era papers on Kagan

    05/11/2010 4:10:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 311+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/10 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON – Republicans hunting for clues about what kind of justice Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan would be said Tuesday they want to see papers from her time serving in the Clinton administration. The focus on Clinton-era documents reflects the GOP's difficult task of turning up material that could power opposition to Kagan, the solicitor general who appears likely to be elevated to justice barring extraordinary developments during her confirmation process. "It is a confirmation, it's not a coronation," said Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings on Kagan's nomination. "She's...
  • Paper or plastic? After railing against "Nazis" in AZ, Dems propose biometric SS cards for all.

    05/03/2010 11:08:35 PM PDT · by xlib · 37 replies · 967+ views ^ | 5/3/2010 | Ambreen Ali
    Democrats unveiled a 26-page proposal on immigration Thursday evening that closely follows a bipartisan draft hashed out by Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) earlier this year. Here are the main points: * Enforce borders: The lawmakers plan to increase the number of border patrol officers and provide them with better equipment to detect fraud and smuggling. They also want to install ground sensors throughout the southern border to make it easier to detect illegal border crossing. * Free up jails: The proposal calls for the deportation of illegal immigrants currently detained in federal and local prisons. Going...
  • London Papers: Tony Blair has Middle East Financial Interests

    03/19/2010 5:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 243+ views
    INN ^ | 3/19/10 | Rachel Sylvetsky
    ( The London Daily Telegraph and the London Daily Mail have published findings on former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Middle East financial interests as disclosed by the official UK government committee which vets former ministers’ business interests. The Daily Mail described Blair as waging an “extraordinary two-year battle to keep secret a lucrative deal with a multinational oil giant which has extensive interests in Iraq”, referring to the just revealed fact that Mr. Blair serves as advisor to a South Korean firm, UI Energy, since August 2008, and has made at least £20million since leaving Downing Blair had convinced the...
  • Researcher: Brigham, more than Joseph, put Mormonism on path to success

    01/08/2010 2:29:30 PM PST · by Colofornian · 22 replies · 487+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jan. 7, 2010 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Mormonism owes its continual rise much more to Brigham Young, the man who led the incipient movement across the Plains, than to Joseph Smith, who began it all with talk of angels and gold plates. At least that's how Utah researcher Richard Van Wagoner sees it after spending the past 15 years compiling every known Young sermon and discourse from 127 sources. Van Wagoner sought out original transcripts, rather than the LDS Church-sanctioned Journal of Discourses , in which Young's words were edited and polished. He also found speeches and statements recorded in other people's journals. "Brigham seems to me...
  • No papers -- and little hope of advancement

    08/23/2009 10:26:31 AM PDT · by thecodont · 21 replies · 1,682+ views
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | August 23, 2009 | By Garrett Therolf
    Many days, Jamal King stands at South Vermont Avenue and West 46th Street in South Los Angeles, his muscled arms covered with tattoos flaunting his membership in the Rolling 40s, a drug-running criminal gang. His former foster father often drives past slowly, wagging his finger. "I know people look at me and just see a gangbanger," King said. "It's not really who I am. It's just temporary." But King's hope for a better life is hobbled by more than poverty and his surroundings -- he lacks a birth certificate.
  • You're Bob Dylan? NJ police want to see some ID

    08/15/2009 11:41:02 AM PDT · by Dadofmany · 92 replies · 2,574+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 8:49 PM (ET) | WAYNE PARRY
    Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood. Dylan was in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south of New York City, on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood. A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said Friday. "I don't think she was familiar with his...
  • Bob Dylan Detained By Cops Week After Gates, Story Buried Until Now

    08/15/2009 2:01:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 69 replies · 2,702+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/15/09 | Noel Sheppard
    Exactly one week after the highly-publicized arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates stirred a national discussion on race relations, legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was detained by police officers in a "low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood" in Long Branch, New Jersey. Makes one wonder why it took so long for this to get reported, and if news outlets that were convinced Gates's arrest was racially motivated will see the delicious irony in a white rock star being questioned by police just because he was "wandering around the neighborhood." The Associated Press sure didn't (h/t Clarence Page): Rock legend Bob Dylan was...

    06/15/2009 4:03:52 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 7 replies · 697+ views
    The Freedom Post ^ | June 15, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    Plowing through the 85 essays of the Federalist Papers, one can read how the Founding Fathers foresaw the problems of impeachment, corruption of government, regulatory excess, gun control, and all the other headline grabbing issues we read about today!
  • Clintons blocking release of pardon papers

    03/07/2008 7:38:24 AM PST · by jdm · 16 replies · 578+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 07, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Remember how Barack Obama called Hillary Clinton one of the most secretive politicians in America? That apparently applies to both Hillary and her husband as a team. Archivists at the Clinton Presidential Library have decided to keep the records of Bill’s pardons locked away from prying eyes — such as those of Obama, John McCain, and the media: Federal archivists at the Clinton Presidential Library are blocking the release of hundreds of pages of White House papers on pardons that the former president approved, including clemency for fugitive commodities trader Marc Rich.That archivists’ decision, based on guidance provided by Bill...
  • Judge: '92 Papers Relevant in 9/11 Cases

    12/21/2007 11:03:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 146+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/07 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - Defendants in lawsuits resulting from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks must turn over materials from as far back as 1992, when it appears that Osama bin Laden called for a holy war against the United States, a federal judge said Friday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels affects defendants in lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in damages from numerous banks, charities and individuals worldwide who are alleged to have supported al-Qaida before the 2001 terrorist attacks. Daniels said it was reasonable to require organizations such as the Muslim World League, the International Islamic Relief...
  • In the Course of Human Events, Still Unpublished[Founders' Papers]

    12/16/2007 10:23:05 AM PST · by BGHater · 13 replies · 167+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Dec 2007 | Jeffrey Bimbaum
    Congress Pressed on Founders' Papers More than 200 years after they were written, huge portions of the papers of America's founding fathers are still decades away from being published, prompting a distinguished group of scholars and federal officials to pressure Congress to speed the process along. Teams of experts have been laboring since Harry Truman was president in the late 1940s to compile and annotate the letters, correspondence and documents of George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. About $58 million has been spent in the past 30 years alone. Yet, according to a study by...
  • Kastner Papers to Yad Vashem (Perfidy)

    07/25/2007 11:19:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 528+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 7/25/2007 | Hillel Fendel
    ( Three boxes of documents belonging to Israel Kastner, whose negotiations with Eichmann for Jews remain controversial to this day, were presented to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem this week. The private archives, comprising three boxes of letters of correspondence with Nazi officials, Jewish organizations and families, were presented in an official ceremony on Sunday. In attendance were Kastner's daughter, his granddaughter Merav Michaeli (a popular television personality who MC'ed the event), survivors of the “Kasztner Train,” and others. The papers, which also document Holocaust rescue efforts of the Relief and Rescue Committee in Budapest, were given to the...
  • CIA releases papers that set off scandal

    06/26/2007 12:36:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,635+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Michael J. Sniffen - ap
    WASHINGTON - The CIA released hundreds of pages of internal reports Tuesday on assassination plots, secret drug testing and spying on Americans that triggered a scandal in the mid-1970s. The documents detail assassination plots against foreign leaders such as Fidel Castro, the testing of mind-altering drugs like LSD on unwitting citizens, wiretapping of U.S. journalists, spying on civil rights and anti-Vietnam war protesters, opening of mail between the United States and the Soviet Union and China and break-ins at the homes of ex-CIA employees and others. The 693 pages, mostly drawn from the memories of active CIA officers in 1973,...
  • Dirty little secret (are most published scientific research papers pure bunk?)

    05/23/2007 12:43:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 64 replies · 2,412+ views
    Seed Magazine ^ | 5/21/07 | João Medeiros
    In a 2005 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, epidemiologist John Ioannidis showed that among the 45 most highly cited clinical research findings of the past 15 years, 99 percent of molecular research had subsequently been refuted. Epidemiology findings had been contradicted in four-fifths of the cases he looked at, and the usually robust outcomes of clinical trials had a refutation rate of one in four. The revelations struck a chord with the scientific community at large: A recent essay by Ioannidis simply entitled "Why most published research findings are false" has been downloaded more than 100,000...
  • Papers show Bush allies' inside access (Jack Abramoff, Grover Norquist,Ralph Reed)

    09/20/2006 4:03:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,048+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/06 | John Solomon and Sharon Theimer - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican activists Grover Norquist and Ralph Reed landed more than 100 meetings inside the Bush White House, according to documents released Wednesday that provide the first official accounting of the access and influence the two presidential allies have enjoyed. The White House released the Secret Service visit records to settle a lawsuit by the Democratic Party and an ethics watchdog group seeking visitors logs for the two GOP strategists and others who emerged as figures in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Earlier this month, the White House suggested to the judge in that lawsuit that such records need...
  • China Gives Rumsfeld Secret Papers On Friend's Mystery Death

    07/20/2006 6:25:10 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-20-2006 | Francis Harris
    China gives Rumsfeld secret papers on friend's mystery death By Francis Harris (Filed: 20/07/2006) When communist Chinese jets shot down an American surveillance aircraft 50 years ago, the Beijing government did not care that the co-pilot was a close friend of a young US naval officer called Donald Rumsfeld. But now China cares so much that when it sent its most senior military officer to the United States for a visit this week, Gen Guo Boxiong handed over previously classified papers on the incident to Defence Secretary Rumsfeld. An American official said the documents had yet to be translated, but...
  • Papers from William Jefferson (D-La.) office raid in limbo

    07/09/2006 6:58:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 691+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/09/06 | MARK SHERMAN
    Papers from Jefferson office raid in limboBy MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Prosecutors and investigators building a bribery case against Rep. William Jefferson have been unable to examine the documents and computer files seized in a search of the lawmaker's Capitol Hill office. The materials were placed off limits by President Bush for 45 days, a cooling-off period that ended Sunday. Yet there has been no resolution of the court fight or talks between congressional leaders and the Justice Department. The president acted after congressional leaders denounced the FBI's search on May 20 and May...
  • New York, Los Angeles papers defend publishing terror stories

    07/01/2006 2:26:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,017+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 7/1/06 | AP
    Top editors from the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, responding to criticism over publishing stories about a government program that tracked millions of financial records in search of terrorists, on Saturday defended their decisions to publish government secrets. "We weight the merits of publishing against the risks of publishing," wrote Dean Baquet, Los Angeles Times editor, and Bill Keller, New York Times executive editor, in an op-ed piece that ran in both newspapers. "There is no magic formula, no neat metric for either the public's interest or the dangers of publishing sensitive information," the piece continued. "We...
  • UK police hunt for "dirty" chemical bomb -papers

    06/03/2006 8:23:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 523+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/03/05 | Michael Holden
    UK police hunt for "dirty" chemical bomb -papersSat Jun 3, 2006 02:39 PM BST By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-terrorist police are hunting for a "dirty" chemical bomb that could be used in an attack in Britain after a major raid failed to uncover a device they believe exists, newspapers reported on Saturday. More than 250 officers, some wearing chemical, biological and radiological protection suits, shot one man and arrested another during a dawn raid on an east London house on Friday. Police made no official comment on the reports but said nothing suspicious had been found in...
  • Online Magazine Hints at Attacks on Papers that Ran Muhammad Caricatures

    05/05/2006 9:46:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies · 380+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | 5/5/06 | Yassin Musharbash
    [ . . . ] The publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad by the Danish newspaper in September eventually sparked violent demonstration in the Islamic world, where millions were offended by the caricatures. . . Then things quieted down again and the crisis seemed to have passed. But has it? A special issue of the online journal of Ansar al-Sunna, which means "Supporters of Sunni Islam," could respark the flames. The online journal has taken the unprecedented step of listing dozens of European newspapers that reprinted the Muhammad cartoons. . . Terrorism experts who follow the site believe the...
  • FBI Wants Access to Dead Writer's Papers - Jack Anderson

    04/18/2006 8:34:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 844+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/06 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Not long after columnist Jack Anderson's funeral, FBI agents called his widow to say they wanted to search his papers. They were looking for confidential government information he might have acquired in a half-century of investigative reporting. The agents expressed interest in documents that would aid the government's case against two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, who have been charged with disclosing classified information, said Kevin Anderson, the columnist's son. In addition, the agents told the family they planned to remove from the columnist's archive — which has yet to be catalogued...
  • (Trent) Lott Lawyer: State Farm Destroying Papers

    04/10/2006 4:05:54 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,090+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-10-2006 | Michael Kunzelman
    Lott Lawyer: State Farm Destroying Papers Monday April 10, 2006 11:31 PM By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A lawyer for U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said Monday that State Farm Insurance Co. is destroying documents that could show the insurer has fraudulently denied thousands of claims by Lott and other policyholders whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Zach Scruggs, one of Lott's attorneys, says his client has a ``good faith belief'' that several State Farm employees in Biloxi are destroying engineering reports that gave conflicting conclusions about whether wind or water was responsible for storm...
  • Iraq oil-for-food papers available until year end

    03/24/2006 9:47:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 392+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/24/06 | Evelyn Leopold
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N.-established panel that investigated the Iraq oil-for-food program will stay open until the end of the year to allow prosecutors access to its documents, the United Nations said on Friday. Investigators and prosecutors from 28 countries have already requested documents from the Independent Inquiry Committee since it released its final report on October 27, said Michael Holtzman, spokesman for the IIC, whose Manhattan office has been reduced to a skeletal staff. The IIC had been scheduled to close at the end of this month. The panel, headed by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker,...
  • 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...
  • Papers May Clarify Eisenhower Viewpoints

    02/02/2006 7:18:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 545+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/2/06 | Matt Sedensky - ap
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Archivists released documents from Dwight Eisenhower's administration that historians say could help refine their understanding of the president's positions on national security and civil rights. The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kan., announced Thursday the release of 40,000 pages of previously classified documents on subjects including J. Edgar Hoover's domestic intelligence operation, construction of the Berlin Wall and Middle East policy. Chester Pach, an Ohio University professor who authored "Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower," said historians have many unanswered questions about the president, including his role in planning the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. "There...
  • More European Papers Defy Muslim Protesters (Cartoons)

    02/02/2006 5:30:47 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 825+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-2-2006 | Gwladys Fouche
    More European papers defy Muslim protests Gwladys Fouché Thursday February 2, 2006 More newspapers across Europe today reprinted the 12 cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that have sparked protests across the Middle East - although most refrained from publishing them on their websites. Earlier this week hackers attacked the website of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which first published the controversial pictures last September, and the site became unavailable for a time. When the website reappeared it published a statement in Danish, Arabic and English stating that the cartoons "were not intended to be offensive, nor were they at variance with Danish...
  • Papers: FEMA Passed Up Available Equipment

    01/29/2006 7:57:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 615+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/06 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Hundreds of available trucks, boats, planes and federal officers were unused in search and rescue efforts immediately after Hurricane Katrina hit because FEMA failed to give them missions, new documents show. Additionally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency called off its search and rescue operations in Louisiana three days after the Aug. 29 storm because of security issues, according to an internal FEMA e-mail given to Senate investigators. The documents, released by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are further evidence of lapses in FEMA's response to Katrina. They also detail breakdowns in carrying out the National...
  • Pentagon Papers And Treason At NY Times? (Vanity)

    01/06/2006 2:42:23 AM PST · by JoeGar · 2 replies · 834+ views
    01/06/2006 | JoeGar
    In 1971, the New York Times published the top secret "Pentagon Papers" which resulted in much angst in government. Years ago, I read that the reason for that angst was that the publishing of the papers blew the cover of a extremely valuable CIA spy. As I remember it, one comment in the Pentagon Papers could be traced back to a conversation that could have only come from the interior of Nikita Khrushchev's limo. The CIA had recruited Khrushchev's chauffeur and he had planted a bug in the limo. When the Russians read the Pentagon Papers in the Times, they...
  • Contemporary Military Issue Papers - Army War College

    11/29/2005 5:20:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 516+ views
    Army War College ^ | Nov 29, 2005
    Contemporary Military Issue Papers - Army War College Many, Many documents to read. Far too many to post each one. Have fun.
  • Next stop: Big Brother (???)

    11/26/2005 1:02:20 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 68 replies · 1,782+ views ^ | unk | Deborah Davis (presumably)
    Meet Deborah Davis. She's a 50 year-old mother of four who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Her kids are all grown-up: her middle son is a soldier fighting in Iraq. She leads an ordinary, middle class life. You probably never would have heard of Deb Davis if it weren't for her belief in the U.S. Constitution. This is not America. When honest, law-abiding citizens can't commute to work on a city bus without a demand for their 'papers', something is very, very wrong. One morning in late September 2005, Deb was riding the public bus to work. She was...
  • U.S. seeks to preserve oil-for-food papers

    11/16/2005 5:29:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 501+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/05 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The United States urged the U.N. Wednesday to prevent any destruction of documents collected during the investigation that found massive corruption in its Iraq oil-for-food program. U.S. Ambassador John Bolton asked Secretary-General Kofi Annan to direct the Independent Inquiry Committee, which just completed its yearlong probe of the $64 billion program, "to preserve the integrity of the files" so law enforcement officials can pursue criminal cases against companies and individuals named in the report. The United States is very concerned that if documents are returned to the countries that provided them, they could disappear, complicating prosecutions, he...
  • Weldon: Atta Papers Destroyed on Orders

    09/15/2005 7:20:02 PM PDT · by cope85 · 85 replies · 3,049+ views ^ | September 15, 2005 | DONNA DE LA CRUZ
    Weldon: Atta Papers Destroyed on Orders By DONNA DE LA CRUZ Associated Press Writer September 15, 2005, 9:09 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- A Pentagon employee was ordered to destroy documents that identified Mohamed Atta as a terrorist two years before the 2001 attacks, a congressman said Thursday. The employee is prepared to testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was expected to name the person who ordered him to destroy the large volume of documents, said Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa. Weldon declined to name the employee, citing confidentiality matters. Weldon described the documents as "2.5 terabytes" -- as...
  • Most scientific papers are probably wrong

    08/30/2005 10:29:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 157 replies · 2,745+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8/30/05 | Kurt Kleiner
    Most published scientific research papers are wrong, according to a new analysis. Assuming that the new paper is itself correct, problems with experimental and statistical methods mean that there is less than a 50% chance that the results of any randomly chosen scientific paper are true. John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece, says that small sample sizes, poor study design, researcher bias, and selective reporting and other problems combine to make most research findings false. But even large, well-designed studies are not always right, meaning that scientists and the public have to...
  • When Do We Get to See Judge Roberts' Forged “Secret Memos?” - (CBS working to get them out?)

    07/24/2005 9:48:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 593+ views
    America is suffering from a bunch of P.E.S.T.’s. Victims of Post Election Selection Trauma, or more commonly know as crazy liberals who have decided to hate democracy because George Bush beat them twice. Shortly after the November election, the American Health Association identified this affliction in Boca Raton, Florida, with some of its symptoms being: “feelings of withdrawal, feelings of isolation, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, nightmares, and pervasive moodiness, including endless sulking.” How Rob Gordon, Executive Director of the AHA, was able to differentiate these symptoms from the normal behavior of most liberals I have no clue, but none the...
  • White House Won't Show All Roberts Papers

    07/24/2005 12:44:55 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 777+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2005
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration does not intend to release all memos and others documents written by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts during his tenure with two Republican administrations, a White House representative said Sunday.Fred D. Thompson, the former Tennessee senator who is guiding Roberts through the nomination process on behalf of the White House, said material that would come under attorney-client privilege would be withheld.He said previous administrations, both Republican and Democrat, have followed that principle.A leading Senate Democrat disputed the assertion that privacy was at stake and called such a position a "red herring."Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said...