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  • Muslim Brotherhood ‘paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt’ as

    12/02/2012 12:17:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/1/12 | staff
    Egypt’s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said. They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers. It comes as the Muslim Brotherhood co-ordinated a demonstration today in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is rushing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.
  • Biden: We 'Created 200,000 Brand New Good Paying Jobs’ Despite ‘Republican Obstructionism’

    08/21/2012 8:23:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/21/12 | Melanie Hunter
    Vice President Joe Biden, speaking in Minneapolis, Minn., Tuesday credited the Obama administration with the creation of “200,000 brand new good paying jobs.” Biden blamed “Republican obstructionism” for “slowing down” the Obama administration’s economic progress and said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his allies “sound like squealing pigs” when they object to Democratic efforts to pass “the toughest Wall Street regulations in history.” “In spite of that, in spite of Governor Romney’s insistence to let Detroit go bankrupt, we rescued the automobile industry, saved a million
  • Atlanta residents paying $1000 a month in water bills

    03/01/2011 2:26:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies ^ | 3/1/11 | staff
    Imagine paying as much for water as you do for your mortgage. Residents throughout Atlanta are outraged by hundreds, even thousands of dollars in monthly spikes in their water bills, and have questioned the legitimacy of the charges for years. Now, they're demanding answers. "I thought we were sinking in a hole of water," said Debbi Scarborough. "It scared me to death. I thought we had a major leak when I got the bill." Over two months last summer, her family's monthly water bill, shot up to $1,805 In July and then $1,084 in August, leaving a balance due of...
  • Obama’s gamble in Afghanistan ‘paying off’

    12/12/2010 11:32:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Globe and Mail [Canada] ^ | 12/13/10 | PAUL KORING
    Barack Obama’s high-risk war wager that sent tens of thousands of U.S. troops surging into Afghanistan is showing signs of success, U.S. officials say. The raging Taliban insurgency is being defeated, but foreign troops are still years away from heading for the exit. “Our joint efforts are paying off,” said Robert Gates, U.S. Secretary of Defence and the only cabinet secretary kept on by Mr. Obama from the former Bush administration. “[I’m] convinced that our strategy is working and that we will be able to achieve key goals set out by President Barack Obama last year.”
  • Geithner apologizes for not paying taxes (Careless mistakes. What a joke. Welcome to 'Change'.)

    01/21/2009 8:56:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 1,684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/09 | Martin Crutsinger - ap
    WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary-designate Tim Geithner said Wednesday he was careless in failing to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes earlier this decade and apologized to Congress. ... As to his failure to pay the payroll taxes from 2001 to 2004 while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, Geithner said: "These were careless mistakes. They were avoidable mistakes."
  • Pelosi paying thousands to husband's firm

    10/02/2008 9:22:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 620+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/08 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that it's "just foolish" to suggest that her husband is benefiting from tens of thousands of dollars one of her political committees is paying a firm he owns. Pelosi, D-Calif., also disputed the notion that the arrangement contradicts her support last year for legislation that would have banned spouses from benefiting, directly or indirectly, from political committees controlled by their husbands or wives. Paul Pelosi has been treasurer of the speaker's "PAC to the Future" political action committee since last year, after the death of the previous treasurer. The PAC has paid...
  • Oil Initiatives, Funding Paying Off in Iraq, U.S. Engineer Official Says

    05/21/2007 4:59:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 376+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2007 – The $1.725 billion appropriation committed to improving Iraq’s oil sector has had a major impact in building or restoring the country’s crude oil, natural gas and cooking fuel capacity, a senior official in Baghdad reported. Navy Capt. Richard D. Fritzley, director of the oil sector for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Gulf Region Division, told reporters during a May 19 roundtable session the funds committed to oil and gas production are paying off. The program’s goal, he said, is to repair and rebuild existing oil systems and components throughout the country and to restore...
  • South Dakota paying veteran bonus

    06/27/2006 5:16:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 267+ views
    PIERRE, SD (Army News Service, June 27, 2006) – South Dakota is paying a veterans bonus of up to $500 to certain military personnel who were legal residents of the state for no less than six months immediately preceding entry into the Armed Forces, who are currently on active duty or were honorably discharged from the Armed Forces, and who served on active duty during one or both of the following periods. For service between the dates of Jan. 1, 1993 through Sept. 10, 2001 payment will be made only to those who served overseas and were awarded the Armed...
  • Paying the price: Walkout students likely to face discipline

    03/29/2006 5:51:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 574+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 3/29/06 | Kenneth Todd Ruiz
    Whether their motive was to protest immigration legislation or otherwise, students who walked out of classes Monday and Tuesday could face suspension at some schools. Students who took to the streets in support of mass demonstrations around the nation will face some form of discipline, but the severity is likely to vary from district to district. "Any student we have participating with them will be disciplined according the California Education Code," said Charles Milligan, superintendent of Fontana Unified. "I respect everyone's right for dissent, but you know what? You're supposed to be in school." Although case-by-case discipline would be up...
  • Tactical recon paying dividends with TARS

    03/28/2006 5:15:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 339+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. John S. Hutcheson
    3/28/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- A little-known capability here is paying big dividends for warfighters on the ground. Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are using the Theater Airborne Reconnaissance System, or TARS pod, to provide high-quality still imagery to ground commanders to help them achieve their tactical objectives. The TARS pod, mounted on the centerline of the F-16, contains a sophisticated photographic system that records high-resolution images which can be exploited by users on the ground within hours of landing. Because the pod is mounted on the centerline, the aircraft...
  • Want to Protest? Stop Paying Taxes (Turn the IRS into the Immigration Redelivery Service?)

    03/27/2006 3:11:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 98 replies · 2,309+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 3/27/06 | The Maha
    Want Tax Reform? Stop Paying TaxesMarch 27, 2006 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's my idea. In addition to illegal immigration, many of us in this country are fed up with the federal tax system. We're just fed up with it. But over the years we've been intimidated into obeying. We call on our patriotism tendencies and our desires to do the right thing and so forth, but admit it: We're also scared to death that that's the one thing the federal government will not stop looking for until they find it, and that's every tax cheat in the country. But yet...
  • Police: Woman Fakes Death To Avoid Paying Traffic Tickets ( Last name of "departed" .. Du )

    02/28/2006 11:07:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 718+ views ^ | 2/28/06
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- An investigation concluded that a Des Moines woman faked her own death to avoid paying traffic tickets. Polk County investigators said Kimberly Du, 36, faked her own obituary and forged a letter telling a Polk County judge she was dead. Du is spending time in the Polk County Jail in connection with a forgery charge. Court documents show that Du tried to avoid paying several tickets by sending a letter to the courthouse. The letter is allegedly signed by Du's mother and said Du died on Dec. 5, according to court documents. Investigators said the information...
  • Navy Building Homes, Paying Leases to Help Homeless Employees at Stennis

    10/05/2005 4:32:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 525+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Barrie Barber
    STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (NNS) -- The Navy will build a 100-home community and offer to pay leases for hundreds of employees to keep a highly skilled workforce intact at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command after Hurricane Katrina left about 450 workers homeless. In response to the unprecedented destruction, the command has set up a Navy Housing office to find places to live for Stennis-based military personnel and civilian workers at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Naval Research Laboratory, Naval Special Boat Team 22 and Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training...
  • Oil industry hopes to avoid paying for MTBE problem

    06/15/2005 9:36:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 780+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/15/05 | Michael Gardner - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – Staring at potential payouts in the billions of dollars, the U.S. oil industry is maneuvering to escape responsibility for cleaning up after MTBE, the now-banned toxic gasoline additive that has seeped into drinking water across the country. If the campaign is successful, critics say taxpayers will be forced to pick up the unpaid bill. Oil producers have attached so much importance to immunity from liability that the issue has taken a place right alongside opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and tax breaks as Congress crafts a broad new energy policy. The House has already approved legislation sponsored...
  • Doctor Accused Of Paying Fine With Feces-Covered Money

    10/08/2004 3:29:13 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 678+ views ^ | 10 8 04 | ap
    BURLINGTON, Iowa -- A psychiatrist who police say smeared excrement on dollar bills used to pay a parking ticket has been charged with harassment of a public official. Ronald Preston McPike, 52, was arrested Sept. 30 at his office in Burlington. He pleaded not guilty to the charge, a misdemeanor, and was released on $125 bond pending a Dec. 8 court appearance. Officers received an envelope in July labeled "Foreign brown substance on bills." The envelope contained several dollar bills and a parking ticket made out to a vehicle registered to McPike, police said. Tests indicated the brown substance was...
  • Israeli Pressure 'Is Paying Off Against Terrorists'

    06/22/2004 7:11:46 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 151+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-23-2004 | Inigo Gilmore
    Israeli pressure 'is paying off against terrorists' By Inigo Gilmore in Jerusalem (Filed: 23/06/2004) Israel has turned the corner in the fight against Palestinian terrorist attacks, the defence minister, Shaul Mofaz, claimed yesterday. He said the marked drop in attacks was due not to lack of motivation among the militants but because their capabilities to carry out operations had been significantly reduced. Mr Mofaz told senior officers at a briefing: "We are seeing a new trend. The level of terror is slowly declining. We must keep up the offensive operations. The pressure is working." This year 19 people have died...
  • Paying The Price For Incompetence (Saudia Arabia)

    05/31/2004 5:21:56 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 135+ views
    The Guardian (UK)Y ^ | 5-31-2004 | Brian Whitaker
    Paying the price for incompetence Gunmen who carried out a weekend killing spree in Saudi Arabia escaped after yet another security fiasco. It is time for the interior minister to go, writes Brian Whitaker Monday May 31, 2004 How on earth can a small group of gunmen go on a shooting spree that kills 16 or more people, become totally surrounded by security forces on the ground and commandos hovering in helicopters overhead ... and then escape? The answer is "very easily" - at least in Hollywood films and in Saudi Arabia. Three of the four men responsible for the...
  • Italy Denies Paying Ransom For Hostages

    04/23/2004 1:44:13 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 142+ views
    IOL ^ | 4-23-2004
    Italy denies paying ransom for hostages April 23 2004 at 02:24PM Rome - Italy denied on Friday that a multi-million euro ransom had been paid to Iraqi kidnappers to obtain the release of the three surviving Italian hostages being held in the country. "It's an absolutely baseless story," Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said, following Italian newspaper reports that a €9-million (about R72-million) ransom had been paid to the kidnappers. The daily Corriere della Sera said the ransom had already been paid, citing Italian intelligence souces in Iraq. The newspaper said intelligence agents were convinced the Italians were still alive, and...
  • Paying for schools: State isn't alone in school-finance quandary (TX,MD,OR,FL,CA,WY,MO)

    12/14/2003 9:22:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 129+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/14/03 | Deb Kollers
    <p>As California's top leaders wade into the huge job of creating a more fair and straightforward school financing system, they won't be going it alone.</p> <p>In a number of states across the nation, lawmakers and school leaders are challenging the status quo and reforming the way they pay for their schools.</p>
  • Paying a high price - Many families of reservists activated because of Iraq are struggling

    12/06/2003 9:47:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 202+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/6/03 | Pamela Martineau
    <p>Some families of reservists deployed to Iraq are grappling with more than fear for their loved one's safety. They are struggling to pay their bills.</p> <p>"It's not just his absence that we're dealing with," said Korina Self of Lockeford, whose husband, California National Guard Spc. James Self, is serving in Iraq. "We're dealing with absolute financial devastation. We're on the verge of losing everything."</p>