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  • Chinese Government Paid Bill Clinton Massive Speaking Fee 10 Days Before Hillary Made ‘Asia Pivot’

    06/23/2016 3:12:55 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2016 | Mike Flynn
    Donald Trump is making his most direct, and comprehensive, attack on Hillary Clinton’s fitness for the Presidency. Drawing heavily from Breitbart News Editor Peter Schweizer’s bestseller, “Clinton Cash“, Trump focused particular attention on the cozy financial relationship between the Clintons, their eponymous foundation and China. Here is a quote from the book, “At the center of U.S. policy toward China was Hillary Clinton. At this critical time for U.S.- China relations, Bill Clinton gave a number of speeches that were underwritten by the Chinese government and its supporters. These funds were paid to the Clintons’ bank account directly, while Hillary...
  • Gas transit pipeline explodes in E. Ukraine

    06/17/2014 7:06:22 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    RT.com ^ | June 17, 2014
    An explosion has struck a pipeline in the eastern Ukrainian Poltava region. Witnesses say flames from the blast are up to 200 meter high, RIA Novosti reports. The “Brotherhood” natural gas pipeline (Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod) is about one kilometer away from the nearest settlement. No injuries have been reported from the blast. Fire fighting crews have been deployed to the scene. “The explosion occurred at about 14:45 local time in a field. Due to the flame and the high temperatures, it is impossible to get closer to the epicenter,” the local police press-service said in a statement. Pipeline faucets are being tuned...
  • Convict Jackson Jr. gets $8.7k a month disability for “mood disorder.” I should be so crazy.

    05/03/2014 7:49:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Allen B. West Blog ^ | 5-2-14 | Allen B. West
    Whenever you hear our dear politicians in Washington DC say there’s nothing more to cut or that they’re just like us, let me give you a friendly reminder. As Breitbart reported after his jail sentencing, convicted ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) receives $8,700 per month in government disability pay, as well as a partial federal pension of $45,000. That generous $8,700 in disability comes thanks to Jackson’s sudden development of a “mood disorder” as the federal government began looking to indict him. Jackson, who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, had no history of mental illness during his prior...
  • IRS Offers Affordable Care Act Tips (Husseincare's Individual Shared Responsibility Payment)

    02/26/2014 5:18:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    KCSG ^ | 2/26/14
    (PHOENIX, Ariz) - The Internal Revenue Service is offering educational Health Care Tax Tips to help individuals understand how the Affordable Care Act may affect their taxes. **SNIP** • The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment – An Overview ─ Provides information about types of qualifying coverage, exemptions from having coverage, and making a payment if you do not have qualifying coverage or an exemption. • Three Timely Tips about Taxes and the Health Care Law ─ Provides tips that help with filing the 2013 tax return, including information about employment status, tax favored health plans and itemized deductions. • Four Tax...
  • As Obamacare Deadline Looms, Doctors are Opting for “Cash Only” Clinics

    08/23/2013 1:23:49 PM PDT · by NCjim · 71 replies
    benswann.com ^ | August 16, 2013 | Ben Swann
    Physicians across the country are attending seminars that teach doctors how to start their own direct primary care practices. Direct primary care practices take no health insurance, only cash. In a recent survey conducted by the DPMA Foundation, 2 out of 3 doctors say they are “just squeaking by or in the red,” and 83% say they are “thinking about quitting the business.” With the looming threat of Obamacare, many doctors are planning to ditch the traditional business model for a more simple and straightforward one. Dr. Jerome Aya-Ay from Palmetto Proactive healthcare in South Carolina uses the “Direct primary...
  • Man Protesting Court Decision Over Car Wreck Repays $150,000 With Four Tons Of Quarters

    08/02/2013 7:42:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2013 | Jim Suhr
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois businessman outraged by a court order that he return more than $500,000 in insurance money related to a 2001 wreck that killed his teenage son wanted to pay the money back in pennies in protest, only to recognize that was unfeasible. So, Roger Herrin settled on quarters — four tons of them. Packed in 150 transparent sacks each weighing about 50 pounds, the $150,000 in coins were nearly one-third of the money an appellate court required Herrin to pay back to resolve years-long legal feuding among the crash's survivors over how $800,000 in insurance...
  • Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ

    08/01/2013 7:06:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the guardian.com ^ | 8/1/13 | Nick Hopkins and Julian Borger
    The US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain's intelligence gathering programmes. The top secret payments are set out in documents which make clear that the Americans expect a return on the investment, and that GCHQ has to work hard to meet their demands. "GCHQ must pull its weight and be seen to pull its weight," a GCHQ strategy briefing said. The funding underlines the closeness of the relationship between GCHQ and its US equivalent, the National Security Agency. But it will...
  • U.S. orders $12.5-million payment to victims of racial harassment

    07/02/2013 12:15:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/2/13 | Jack Leonard & Richard Winton
    U.S. Department of Justice officials have demanded that Los Angeles County, Lancaster and Palmdale pay a total of $12.5 million to residents who the federal government found were victims of harassment and intimidation in the Antelope Valley. The demand coincides with last week´s accusation by the Justice Department that Antelope Valley authorities conducted a systematic effort to discriminate against African Americans who received low-income subsidized housing and that sheriff´s deputies engaged in widespread unlawful searches of homes, improper detentions and unreasonable force. Assistant County Counsel Roger Granbo, (Snip)said the money would go to people whose
  • Is Obamacare`s shared responsibility payment a direct tax requiring an apportionment?

    03/25/2013 5:53:17 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 7 replies
    3-25-13 | johnwk
    In answering this question the following rules of constitutional law are to be followed: Intent of framers and adopters as controlling The fundamental principle of constitutional construction is that effect must be given to the intent of the framers of the organic law and of the people adopting it. This is the polestar in the construction of constitutions, all other principles of construction are only rules or guides to aid in the determination of the intention of the constitution’s framers.--- numerous citations omitted__ Vol.16 American Jurisprudence, 2d Constitutional law (1992 edition), pages 418-19 Meaning of Language Ordinary meaning, generally Words...
  • Medicare Payment Board Draws Brickbats (Independent Payment Advisory Board = rationing)

    07/12/2011 3:59:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    GPB ^ | 7/12/11 | Julie Rovner
    Medicare Payment Board Draws BrickbatsBy Julie Rovner Tue., July 12, 2011 3:00am (EDT) One thing both Democrats and Republicans agree on is that they can't solve the deficit problem without slowing the growth of the massive Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. But here's an irony. Republicans and a growing number of Democrats also seem to agree that they don't like the one aspect of last year's Affordable Care Act that actually would effectively reduce Medicare spending. It's called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB for short. Republicans hate it. A lot. "I believe it is a rationing...
  • I took the plunge for Natalie: Irish student paid £250 to act as Miss Portman's body double

    04/17/2011 6:30:23 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 44 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Last updated at 2:04 PM on 16th April 2011 | By Sarah Fitzmaurice
    Her dance double for Black Swan has claimed that she did hardly any of the full body shots seen in the film. And now it is claimed that Natalie Portman used yet another body double for her latest film Your Highness. In fact, the actress is said to have avoided diving into an icy lake in Belfast and a local Irish girl was paid just £250 to take the plunge instead.
  • Senate to take up (unanimously passes!) resolution calling for $100 penalty for missing lawmakers

    03/02/2011 10:23:14 AM PST · by bigbob · 50 replies
    Wispolitics dot com ^ | 3-2-11 | Andy Szal
    Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau Under this resolution, a senator who is absent without leave from two or more session days is subject to a penalty equal to $100 for each day that the senator is absent without leave. In addition, the senator must reimburse the senate for the actual costs incurred to compel his or her attendance. The penalties and costs are imposed by adopting a privileged resolution that identifies the senator who has been absent without leave. A senator who is subject to the penalties and costs imposed by the resolution may only be heard on the...
  • The Minimum Due

    10/28/2010 10:59:14 PM PDT · by hawkins
    That Christian Website ^ | 10/29/2010 | Travis Main
    Debt is a big issue in the United States. The level of debt undertaken in the last two years alone by the United States government is unprecedented. Debt should always be a high priority, but at its current state, it has become something that is going to be destructive unless action is taken quickly to remove it. The government is not the only entity that has strapped itself to debt. A great number of Americans have done so. A great number of people worldwide have done so. Do not be mislead into thinking debt is a modern problem. Debt is...
  • N.Korea Still Expects Payment for Summit (a case of sunshine addiction?)

    N.Korea Still Expects Payment for Summit North Korea is still demanding rice and fertilizer in return for an inter-Korean summit, even as it keeps sending increasingly urgent messages to Seoul to bring such a summit about. Since a secret meeting between South Korean Labor Minister Yim Tae-hee and Kim Yang-gon, the director of the North Korean Workers' Party's United Front Department, in Singapore in October, "North Korea has kept asking us for a huge amount of economic aid in return for arranging a meeting" between President Lee Myung-bak and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, a South Korean government source said...
  • How is Fedzilla going to collect premium payments from us to pay for Obamacare?

    11/08/2009 8:42:14 AM PST · by Stayfree · 37 replies · 1,410+ views
    November 8, 2009 | Stayfree
    The American people should rise up and refuse to pay for Obamacare, whether it is through withholding, social security or whatever. We need to start a giant tax revolt, throw the government spending programs into a tizzy.
  • Credit Bailout: Issuers Slashing Card Balances

    06/17/2009 7:22:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 1,160+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 16, 2009 | DAVID STREITFELD
    The banks were bailed out last fall, the automobile companies last winter. For Edward McClelland, a writer in Chicago, deliverance finally arrived a few days ago. Mr. McClelland’s credit card company was calling yet again, wondering when it could expect the next installment on his delinquent account. He proposed paying half of his $5,486 balance and calling the matter even. It’s a deal, the account representative immediately said, not even bothering to check with a supervisor. As they confront unprecedented numbers of troubled customers, credit card companies are increasingly doing something they have historically scorned: settling delinquent accounts for substantially...
  • Some 10,000 people storm hospital, clash with police in China's Chongqing

    05/21/2009 9:29:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 658+ views
    Some 10,000 people storm hospital, clash with police in China's Chongqing BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific (c) 2009 The British Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved. No material may be reproduced except with the express permission of The British Broadcasting Corporation. Text of report by Hong Kong Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy on 14 May [Report: "Some 10,000 People Stormed a PLA Hospital for Refusing To Save a Dying Person and Clashed With Police, Resulting in 10 People Injured"] According to information obtained by this centre, yesterday a retired soldier who had participated in the 12 May rescue task accidentally...
  • U.S. Military Makes Last Payment to ‘Sons of Iraq’

    03/12/2009 4:13:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 197+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq, March 12, 2009 – The U.S. military made its last payment to “Sons of Iraq” civilian security group members March 2 in Kirkuk province’s city of Sudayra. The Iraqi government will assume full responsibility of payments April 1. "This is one of the many milestones that the [Iraqi government] is hitting day by day," Army Capt. Justin Michel, commander of 1st Cavalry Division’s Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. "This transfer is a necessary step that the [Iraqi government] is taking to show its citizens that it is taking the...
  • EBAY TO DISCONTINUE CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS AS PAYMENT OPTIONS

    10/11/2008 12:11:41 PM PDT · by shortstop · 162 replies · 4,735+ views
    EMAIL ^ | 10/11/08 | Ebay
    Ebay is forcing customers to a payment option of Paypal or credit cards by October 20, 2008. Their email states: Offer an approved electronic payment method by October 20 Make sure you're ready for an uninterrupted holiday selling season: Offer PayPal, a merchant credit card, and/or one of the other approved electronic payment methods by October 20 when checks and money orders will no longer be allowed. Their release states as follows: Faster, more secure checkout experience Paper payments end this October Beginning late October 2008, all items listed on eBay.com must be paid for using one of the following...
  • Could this be the reason why mortgages aren't being paid?

    11/10/2007 10:06:31 PM PST · by RolandTignor · 14 replies · 155+ views
    none | 11-11-07 | Roland Tignor
    Under pressure from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (which regulates national banks), the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of Thrift Supervision, some national banks will soon be increasing minimum monthly credit card payments so they are closer to 4% rather than the current average of around 2%. Some major banks have already increased the minimum payments and others are about to follow suit.
  • Chiquita: $25M fine for terror payments

    09/11/2007 9:46:19 PM PDT · by Westlander · 7 replies · 269+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-11-2007 | CNN
    Banana producer Chiquita will pay a $25 million fine and serve five years' probation for once paying millions of dollars to groups in Colombia considered by the U.S. to be terrorist organizations, a Department of Justice spokesman said Tuesday.
  • Google, AP disclose payment deal for news

    08/02/2006 6:38:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 436+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/2/06 | Michael Liedtke - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO Google Inc. is paying The Associated Press for stories and photographs, settling a dispute with a major provider of the copyrighted news that the online search engine finds and displays on its popular Web site. Both Mountain View-based Google and New York-based AP disclosed the business relationship Wednesday. But neither would divulge financial terms or other details because of a nondisclosure agreement. Google indicated AP's content will serve as the foundation for a new product that will be introduced in the coming months as complement to its popular Google News service. That aspect of the deal could be...
  • From NK Border: Supernotes, Defacto Currency of N. Korea(Truly Bizzare Development)

    07/31/2006 8:07:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 1,588+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 07/31/06 | Kwon Jung-hyun & Shin Ju-hyun
    /begin my excerptFrom NK Border: Supernotes, Defacto Currency of N. Korea "Hyperinflation,... payment in Supernotes" [2006-07-31 12:11]  food section at No.1 Dept. Store in Pyongyang Recently, 100-dollar Supernotes are circulated as defacto currency (of N. Korea) among merchants, which is a shocking development. Until now, Supernotes have been inserted among genuine dollar bills when some trading outfits and drug smugglers make their payment in China and other places, but now they are used as unofficial means of payment at N. Korean markets. Some N. Korean merchants  started to use Supernotes(nominal value: 100 dollars) as '70 dollar bill' early this year, and this...
  • CA: Revised budget plan leaves out payment of 'loan' to schools

    05/10/2006 8:49:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 189+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/10/06 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will propose a revised state budget Friday that uses most of a $4.5 billion windfall in unexpected tax revenue to pay down debt and build a larger budget reserve, rather than pay off a disputed “loan” to schools, administration officials said yesterday. Schools will get their regular share of the new revenue as required by the Proposition 98 school-funding guarantee, the officials told reporters in a briefing. The Schwarzenegger aides would discuss the budget only on condition of anonymity. But they refused to discuss the governor's plans, if any, to deal with a $3.2 billion...
  • Mass. state residents get welcome home bonus

    03/07/2006 4:54:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 327+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-- (March 7, 2006) -- Active duty and reserve service members who are legal residents of the state of Massachusetts may be eligible to receive a chunk of change from their state government. According to the state’s official website, www.mass.gov, the ‘Welcome Home’ Bonus program is administered by the state Treasurer’s office. It provides a one-time $500 or $1000 tax-free payment to service members activated since September 11, 2001. Those who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq will receive $1000, and those who have served domestically or in other foreign countries for a period of...
  • Doing Dubai business(The Dem Connection)

    03/07/2006 12:45:29 PM PST · by High Cotton · 6 replies · 410+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/7/2006 | By Judi McLeod
    A booster of the UAE port deal, Clinton is a paid senior adviser to a company known as Yucaipa, which recently set up a relationship with a group called the Yucaipa investment group called DIGL, Morris said on The O'Reilly Factor. “DIGL Inc. is in charge of managing the investments of the crown prince of Dubai throughout the world. Bill Clinton is paid by Yucaipa a percentage of the profits it makes, and Yucaipa said its profits have exceeded 40 percent in recent years.”
  • Farm Payments Seen Concentrated in Midwest

    11/05/2005 9:57:09 AM PST · by tjbravo · 13 replies · 822+ views
    Aberdeen News ^ | Tuesday, November 1, 2005 | By LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press Writer
    (11-01) 17:31 PST WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Half of government farm payments over the past decade have gone to just 22 of the 435 congressional districts, according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group. The group wants the federal government to cut payments to large farm operations and revise provisions that allow some to collect millions of dollars a year in subsidies. The Senate could vote on the issue this week. "The whole system is tilted to a handful of big farm operations, and everybody else comes up short," said Ken Cook, the group's president. "We were surprised at the...
  • CA: Governor's aide says he misstated payment

    07/21/2005 6:57:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 351+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/21/05 | Dan Smith
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's chief spokesman on Wednesday said he unintentionally mischaracterized a payment an insurance company made to one of the governor's companies in 2004. Communications Director Rob Stutzman had said the payment from Zurich American to Schwarzenegger's Oak Productions represented a settlement of a dispute with electronics retailer Best Buy involving the unauthorized use of Schwarzenegger's image. But Stutzman on Wednesday said the payment - characterized on the governor's disclosure forms only as more than $10,000 - did not involve Best Buy. And he said a nondisclosure clause in the settlement prevents him from revealing the identity of the...
  • Dr. Laura, Heal Thyself - (Burt says he did 4 months work for her and she stiffed him!)

    07/15/2005 7:47:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 54 replies · 1,875+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 15, 2005 | BURT PRELUTSKY
    Back in March, I received an e-mail from a stranger. He identified himself as Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s producer. He explained that they were planning for her to do a one-woman stage show. Although the second act would consist entirely of Dr. Laura’s answering written questions from the audience, they wanted a funny script for the opening act. Would I be interested in having a meeting? Sure, I’m game for just about anything that doesn’t involve heavy lifting or getting on an airplane. So it was that a couple of weeks later, I drove up the coast to Schlessinger’s home in...
  • N. Korea: Imported Strategic Materials Paid with Dollars or Heroin (All-powerful Unit 772)

    07/09/2005 6:44:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 543+ views
    Segye Ilbo ^ | 07/04/05 | Won Jae-yon
    /begin my translation Imported Strategic Reserve Materials Paid with Dollars or HeroinUnit 772 is in charge...enormously powerful dealings with Chinese Mafia under the cover of legitimate business When N. Korea imports strategic reserve materials, they make payments with dollars as well as heroin. According to July issue of monthly magazine 'N. Korea,' N. Korea pays Chinese Mafia(organized crime syndicate) with heroin to import strategic materials such as grains, fuel oil, and medicine. They also pay with heroin when they do business with foreign ships on international waters. When making deals with Chinese Mafia, N. Koreans invited them under the cover...
  • CA: Aguirre seeks to halt payment of 'illegal' pension benefits

    06/17/2005 10:23:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 583+ views
    San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre said Friday that he had asked the city's auditor to hold off paying retirement benefits that Aguirre contends are illegal. At a noontime news conference at his offices downtown, Aguirre said he had written auditor John Torell urging him to not pay the benefits and to recalculate the amount legally due each retiree. "We need our auditor to step forward to meet his responsibility to not participate in continuing to pay illegal benefits," Aguirre said. "It is now a moral, legal and ethical issue for him to decline to be a part of the...
  • Russia pays debts to IMF

    12/13/2004 5:19:16 PM PST · by jb6 · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Russia Journal ^ | December 09, 2004
    MOSCOW - Russia has paid EUR22.373m in debts to the International Monetary Fund today. This is the first payment this month and it has been made in accordance with the payment schedule. On the whole, Russia is to make four payments totaling about USD151m (100m SDRs) in December. According to the schedule, money will be transferred on December 17, 27 and 29. Russia has paid about USD1.6bn to the IMF this year. On the whole, Russia is to pay about USD1.7bn (1.2bn SDRs). Russia's debt to the IMF amounted to about $5.1bn on January 1, 2004.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Davey Crockett's hard-learned lesson about limited government.

    09/20/2004 2:17:03 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 13 replies · 1,616+ views
    A Humbling Lesson: Congressman Davy Crockett Learns About Limited Government   In the following, excerpted from the book The Life of Colonel David Crockett (1884) compiled by Edward S. Ellis, the famous American frontiersman, war hero, and congressman from Tennessee relates how he learned -- from one of his own backwoods constituents -- the vital importance of heeding the Constitution and the dangers of disregarding its restraints. Crockett was then the lion of Washington. I was a great admirer of his character, and, having several friends who were intimate with him, I found no difficulty in making his acquaintance. I was...
  • Criminals Owe Debt to Victims, Not Society

    12/31/2003 12:21:10 PM PST · by winner3000 · 32 replies · 239+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 12/30/03 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Most people realize that the court and penal systems in North America are seriously broken and must be fixed. With the possible exception of China, the United States currently imprisons more of its population than any other nation: the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports 2,033,331 imprisoned as of December 31, 2002.</p>
  • Edwards is 4 months late on taxes

    07/30/2003 10:01:53 PM PDT · by kattracks · 52 replies · 1,428+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/31/03 | Charles Hurt
    <p>Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat and 2004 presidential hopeful, is four months delinquent in paying the property taxes on his Georgetown mansion and owes the cash-strapped District more than $11,000, city records show.</p> <p>Mr. Edwards is worth somewhere between $12 million and $30 million after a successful career as a personal injury lawyer, according to his financial disclosure forms. He bought the eight-bedroom, 6,672-square-foot home in the tony neighborhood for $3.8 million in September.</p>
  • New King budget plan revamps BETR payment schedule/Maine

    08/29/2002 3:58:03 PM PDT · by SheLion · 3 replies · 237+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 29 August 2002 | Francis X. Quinn
    <p>AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Proposing some delays in business tax-break reimbursements and a revised licensing fee scheme affecting nursing homes and hospitals, Gov. Angus King gave legislative leaders a plan Thursday for offsetting the last $60 million of a state revenue shortfall now pegged at about $240 million.</p>
  • FBI will have to pay to enter Defcon 2002

    08/01/2002 3:43:03 PM PDT · by JameRetief · 1 replies · 250+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 8-1-2002 | Inquirer Staff
    FBI will have to pay to enter Defcon 2002 Cunning plan will ask them for cash ByINQUIRER staff: Thursday 01 August 2002, 11:19 FBI AGENTS wanting to arrest hackers at Defcon 2002 will have to pay for the privilege this year, Wired magazine reports. Defcon 2002 delegates will have to stump up $75 in cash to enter the occasion, which was somewhat spoiled last year when FBI suits, at the behest of Adobe, arrested Dmitry Sklyarov under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The occasion, which is held in Eva Glass' hometown, Las Vegas, appears to be getting a tad respectable,...
  • Iraq Boosts Suicide Bomber Payment

    04/03/2002 11:01:46 AM PST · by dennisw · 15 replies · 379+ views
    yahoo ^ | april 3 2002 | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press Writer
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&ncid= 716&e=2&u=/ap/20020403/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_bomber_money_3 Iraq Boosts Suicide Bomber Payment Wed Apr 3, 2:02 PM ETBy MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press WriterSaddam Hussein (news - web sites) has increased money for the relatives of suicide bombers from $10,000 to $25,000, drawing sharp criticism from Washington. But Palestinians say the bombers are driven by a priceless thirst for revenge, religious zeal and dreams of glory — not greed.  Photos AP Photo Since Iraq upped its payments last month, 12 suicide bombers have successfully struck inside Israel, including one man who killed 25 Israelis, many of them elderly, as they sat down to a meal...