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  • War On Women: Pelosi Pays Her Female Staffers 27% Less Than Her Male Staff Members…

    06/03/2012 12:01:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/2/12 | zip
    Which is more than the 23% difference Dems frequently cite. Via Andrew Stiles: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) refused to answer questions about Senate Democrats paying their female staff members less than male staffers on Thursday. She may have ducked the question because a Washington Free Beacon analysis shows she pays the women on her staff $26,606 less per year on average. According to publicly available salary data at the website Legistorm, Pelosi’s female employees earned an average annual salary of $96,394 in fiscal year 2011. Male employees earned $123,000 on average, a difference of 27.6 percent. The...
  • Romney Supporters Paid To Be Romney Supporters

    03/29/2012 8:52:21 PM PDT · by publius321 · 9 replies
    This video is a remarkable demonstration of why I will NOT vote for this unmitigated Fraud. He is just as fabricated as Barack Obama. But even Obama doesn’t have to pay his drones. That is perhaps the key difference between Obama and Romney. I wouldn't be surprised if Romney's campaign is employing illegal aliens to hold his signs. If he is, I guess we will find out in the general election as another means of exposing his hypocrisy. Obama will have fun pointing out in the debates that he took Romney’s advice on the federal mandate and the media will...
  • TSA Pays Off In Breast Exposure Suit

    01/13/2011 10:42:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | 1/13/11 | staff
    Texas woman, 24, receives “nominal” settlement over incident JANUARY 13--The woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration after her breasts were exposed during a frisking at a Texas airport will receive a “nominal” payment from the government as part of a legal settlement, The Smoking Gun has learned. The settlement was disclosed in documents filed last week in U.S. District Court in Amarillo, where Lynsie Murley last year filed a lawsuit accusing the TSA of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in connection with the May 2008 incident at the Corpus Christi airport. Murley’s lawyer, Jerry McLaughlin, declined to...
  • Auto Rebound Pays Dividend to Work Force

    01/13/2011 8:49:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/13/11 | Ne Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley
    The sweeping overhaul and surprising recovery of the American auto industry is about to pay off handsomely for the blue-collar workers at Ford and General Motors. The two big Detroit carmakers will announce profit-sharing checks this month for their hourly workers, perhaps the largest in a decade, company officials and industry analysts say. While the payouts — expected to top $5,000 at Ford... [snip] Ford’s total labor cost for a worker — a combination of wages, benefits and pensions — has been reduced more than 20 percent and is now about $59 an hour
  • Spain Pays for PA's 'Boycott Israel' Ads

    01/11/2011 8:52:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 1/11/11 | Maayana Miskin
    The Palestinian Authority is running a television ad calling on Arab children to boycott all Israeli goods. The ad is the latest step in a campaign that began with a boycott of goods produced by Jews living in Judea and Samaria. In the PA ad, translated by Palestinian Media Watch, a young boy walks into a store and overhears the shopkeeper discussing a boycott of Israeli goods. The shopkeeper says that he cannot join the boycott because his customers prefer Israeli products. The boy then decides to buy a bag of “Israeli chips”, but hears gunfire as he turns to...
  • Bank of America testing fees in Mass. Lender seeks revenue from checking accounts

    01/06/2011 3:22:47 PM PST · by ninonitti · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 6, 2011 | Todd Wallack
    Bank of America will begin testing a new slate of checking accounts in Massachusetts and two other states later this month in an effort to generate more revenue from customers.......... A second new account, called “Premium,’’ will cost $15 a month unless customers either maintain a $5,000 minimum balance, use a Bank of America credit card at least once a month, or add $2,000 to the account every month. A third new account, labeled “Enhanced,’’ will cost $25 per month unless holders maintain at least $20,000 in deposits and investments in certain accounts or link their accounts to a Bank...
  • U.S. Government Pays $23,000 a Month to Mosque of Ft. Hood Shooting Supporter Al-Awlaki

    05/13/2010 1:18:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,058+ views
    Congressman John Carter ^ | 5/13/10 | Congressman John Carter
    (WASHINGTON, DC) – The Virginia mosque of the radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, credited as the key link behind the Fort Hood shootings, the Christmas Day underwear bomber, and the Times Square bomber, has been receiving $23,000 a month from the U.S. Census Bureau for rent of an office building the mosque owns in the Washington suburbs. “I wonder do we actually even have a Department of Homeland Security,” says Congressman John Carter (R-TX), who represents the Fort Hood area in the House. “The purpose for creating this cabinet-level agency in 2002 was to coordinate all agencies of the federal...
  • NY Times still pays Obama's nominee to Army post (Lawyer would probe news leaks)

    03/31/2010 11:15:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 285+ views
    washington times ^ | 4/1/10 | Jim McElhatton
    President Obama's nominee for U.S. Army general counsel, who pledges to investigate anyone leaking military secrets to the media, will receive at least $1 million in deferred compensation from the New York Times Co. even as he works for the government, records show. Solomon B. Watson IV, former chief legal officer for the newspaper, is due the money through an executive payout plan that ends in 2015, according to a recent government ethics form.
  • Hard Work in Iraq Pays Off, Colonel Says

    08/24/2009 6:12:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 269+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2009 – Coalition and Iraqi forces have sacrificed greatly to build security and develop a democratic process in Iraq, and after nearly seven years, the hard work is paying off, a senior commander in southeastern Baghdad told American Forces Press Service. An Iraqi army officer speaks with U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Shinners, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Dallas Cheatham, right, about the history of the Taq-i-kisra Arch and the area that surrounds it, Aug. 5, 2009. Shinners is the deputy commander for the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team. Cheatham is commander of the brigade’s...
  • Who Pays For New Fuels? Obama says: You Will!

    05/04/2009 11:05:08 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 7 replies · 1,782+ views
    Car and Driver Magazine | June 2009 | Patrick Bedard
    Who pays for new fuels? Obama says: You will! By Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver June 2009 Remember last summer when crude oil was bumping its head on $147 a barrel and you were smoking your Visa card as each necessary gallon of regular zoomed skyward of four bucks? Talk about panic. Public opinion across the nation narrowed to a single uncertainty: Was this a disaster or a catastrophe? Detroit still says that it was last summer's spike in gas prices that finally pushed the Big Three over the financial cliff. Suddenly, the line for the high-profit rides was none...
  • The Taxpaying Minority

    04/16/2007 6:16:04 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 41 replies · 1,614+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 16 April 2007 | ARI FLEISCHER
    If the tax forms you're filing this year show Uncle Sam entitled to any income tax, you increasingly stand alone. The income tax system is so bad, and increasingly reliant on a shrinking number of Americans to pay the nation's bills, that 40% of the country's households -- more than 44 million adults -- pay no income taxes at all. Not a penny. Think of it this way. After dropping off your tax forms at the Post Office, you find 100 people standing on the sidewalk. Forty of them will be excused from paying income taxes thanks to Congress. Twenty...
  • Cooperation pays off in Abidone

    02/24/2007 12:05:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 192+ views
    New Bern, N.C., native Sgt. Shawn Mackey, a health care specialist with Company C, 299th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, assesses the health of a 6-year-old Iraqi baby during a medical assistance mission in the village of Abidone inside the Bay Al Sabir High School of the Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad. The event was to thank the community for its continued support of coalition and Iraqi security forces by offering health and dental care to the village's residents. CAMP LIBERTY -- Raad Rashed Abed Al Shibli, the sheik of Al Shibli of the Al...
  • NYC cabbie returns bag of diamond rings (Received Only a Thirty Cent Tip!)

    02/08/2007 8:05:43 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 85 replies · 1,821+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8 February 2007 | VERENA DOBNIK
    All my life, I tried to be honest," said Osman Chowdhury, a native of Bangladesh. "Today is no different." But the 41-year-old cabbie from Queens did have a message: "I'm proud of what I did so that people know New York taxi drivers are honest." What he did started on Monday evening, when he picked up the woman at a hotel in midtown Manhattan and drove her to an apartment building several blocks away. She gave him $20 to pay the fare and asked for $9 back. Hours later, at about 10 p.m., three other passengers with luggage discovered the...
  • A RADICAL CURE:HOW CAPITALISM CAN SAVE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE

    12/09/2006 7:29:44 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 673+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3 December 2006 | Sally Pipes
    IF you find yourself in a room with 10 people this holiday season, eight of them will think the United States health-care system is riddled with problems... Today, 93 percent of Americans, according to Gratzer, have health insurance or can afford to purchase it. And as he points out, the other 7 percent receive plenty of care, as being uninsured is not the same as going without health care. There is also a serious paradox at the center of U.S. health care. Although the vast majority of us tell pollsters we want a different system, popular opposition kills any prospect...
  • Military pays tribute to World War II bomber pilot (Tissues Required)

    08/15/2006 6:36:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,538+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young
    8/15/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- A World War II bomber pilot was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug 11. Retired Maj. Gen. Jack I. Posner was one of the last remaining bomber pilots from World War II. His burial site is in a direct line of sight of the new Air Force Memorial. The general's son, Col. John D. Posner, said that his father would have appreciated the view. The procession to General Posner's final resting spot included an Army caisson, the U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard, and family and friends. "My dad spent upwards of almost...
  • Bolivian president pays tribute to Guevara

    06/14/2006 9:11:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 368+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/14/06 | Carlos Valdez - ap
    LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales celebrated the birthday of Che Guevara Wednesday, the first time a top Bolivian leader has paid tribute to the revolutionary who was executed in the Andean nation four decades ago. Surrounded by Cuban and Venezuelan officials, Morales observed the 78th anniversary of Guevara's birth, using the occasion to praise his close allies President Fidel Castro of Cuba and President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. Guevara, an Argentine, launched an armed revolt in 1966 to bring communism to Bolivia after helping lead the 1959 Cuban Revolution that ousted dictator Fulgencio Batista and thrust Castro into...
  • Flag Day Pays Tribute to Old Glory as Symbol of American Liberty

    06/13/2006 5:45:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 2,347+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Ashleigh Covington
    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2006 – Flag Day, June 14, pays tribute to an emblem millions of Americans fight for every day. In 1777, America adopted the stars and stripes designed for the American flag. However, Flag Day traditions did not begin until 1885. It wasn't until President Truman passed an act in 1949 that Flag Day became nationally recognized. "From our nation's earliest days, 'Old Glory' has stood for America's strength, unity and liberty," President Bush said in a recent press release recognizing the upcoming holiday. "During Flag Day and National Flag Week, we honor this enduring American symbol...
  • America Pays Tribute to 'Cap' Weinberger

    04/04/2006 5:21:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 283+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., April 4, 2006 – Caspar W. Weinberger's definition of happiness was "service to a noble cause," current Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here today at the former defense secretary's funeral. Weinberger died in Maine on March 28 at 88. He was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery. Weinberger served as defense secretary under President Ronald Reagan and as secretary of health, education and welfare under President Gerald Ford. Rumsfeld, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, and former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Army Gen. Colin Powell delivered eulogies. Weinberger presided over the largest...
  • Assistant Commandant pays visit to local Medical Holding Platoon

    03/31/2006 4:55:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Kaitlyn M. Scarboro
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (March 31, 2006) -- General Robert Magnus, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, visited Naval Medical Center San Diego March 22, for a look into the health and welfare of local injured Marines. The general took time from meetings with the commanding officer of NMCSD and Navy Medicine West to spend lunch with injured Marines and Navy corpsmen who assist them aboard NMCSD. “You all represent an awesome team, a tremendous asset, and I have to thank you all for what you do. Semper Fi,” said Gen. Magnus. Between the entrée and dessert, Gen....
  • Rumsfeld Pays Respects to Flight 93 Heroes at Pennsylvania Crash Site (LET's ROLL! Tissues needed)

    03/27/2006 4:19:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 594+ views
    SHANKSVILLE, Pa., March 27, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today paid respects to the 40 passengers and crewmembers killed here when they struggled against terrorist hijackers and crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. He declared their heroic effort a turning point in the war on terror. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld lays a wreath at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., March 27. A memorial is being built to commemorate the victims who lost their lives overtaking a terrorist hijacked airplane and saving the plane from continuing its mission on Sept. 11, 2001. Photo...
  • Experience pays off for Destin, Fla., native

    01/24/2006 3:31:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 285+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (Jan. 24, 2006) -- “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror; I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do,” Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote. For one Marine, past experiences have developed him into a capable team leader. Drawing on what Marines he served under taught him, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey M. Roberts, a 21-year-old Destin, Fla., native, has become a team leader for...
  • Scalia on Art: He Who Pays Calls the Shots

    09/22/2005 9:58:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 1,241+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/05 | Pat Milton - ap
    NEW YORK - The government can decide what artwork is worthwhile without being accused of censorship as long as it is funding that art, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told an audience Thursday at the Juilliard School. "The First Amendment has not repealed the ancient rule of life, that he who pays the piper calls the tune," Scalia said. The justice, who limited his discussion to art issues, said he wasn't suggesting that government stop funding the arts, but that if it does fund artwork, it is entitled to have a say in the content, just like when it runs...
  • G8 Leaders Told It Pays to Protect Forests (by the U.N. environment chief )

    07/06/2005 7:44:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 262+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/6/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. environment chief has a message for leaders of the world's major industrialized nations: scientists have shown that it pays to preserve forests, coastal waters and marshes. Klaus Toepfer made the case that investing in the environment will go a long way toward meeting U.N. goals to reduce poverty, supply clean drinking water and fight the spread of infectious diseases. "Our motto is environment for development," he said in an interview last week. The Group of Eight meets in Scotland on Wednesday and will address global warming and climate change — and Toepfer expressed hope that...
  • McDonald’s pays $10m damages (misled Hindus and vegetarians by “wrongly describing” fries)

    05/22/2005 4:20:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies · 1,461+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/22/05
    McDonald’s pays $10m damages Silicon Valley (PTI): Fast food giant McDonald’s will pay $10 million to 24 groups, including the International American Gita Society, as part of a settlement of lawsuits. McDonald’s has been charged with misleading Hindus and vegetarian consumers by “wrongly describing” its French fries, containing beef additive for flavouring, as vegetarian. McDonald’s recently informed the Gita society that it is among the groups receiving the settlement money, the US-based non-profit organisation’s spokesperson, Ramananda Prasad, said. “We are such a small organisation, and nobody supports us, the temples are busy with their own activities,” Prasad, who founded the...
  • "Be All You Can Be" - Bigger breasts for free: Join the Army (guess who pays for them)

    07/23/2004 5:35:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1,068+ views
    Express India ^ | 7/23/04
    Bigger breasts for free: Join the Army Reuters Posted online: Friday, July 23, 2004 at 1315 hours IST New York, July 23: The US Army has long lured recruits with the slogan "Be All You Can Be," but now soldiers and their families can receive plastic surgery, including breast enlargements, on the taxpayers' dime. The New Yorker magazine reports in its July 26th edition that members of all four branches of the US military can get face-lifts, breast enlargements, liposuction and nose jobs for free -- something the military says helps surgeons practice their skills. "Anyone wearing a uniform is...
  • US Pays $10M For Hambali

    09/17/2003 8:40:19 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 199+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-17-2003
    US pays $10m for Hambali Hambali is being interrogated in US custody The United States has paid Thailand $10m for its part in the arrest of Indonesian terror-suspect Hambali. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said the money had arrived and he would decide which police officers and other causes would share the reward. Hambali, who was arrested in August north of the Thai capital Bangkok, is now being interrogated by the US. He is thought to be a key figure in the Asian group Jemaah Islamiah, and its link with Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda. The Thai prime minister said some...
  • Britain Pays Wages Of Thousands Of Demobbed Iraqi Soldiers

    06/17/2003 6:31:36 PM PDT · by blam · 144+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-18-2003 | Anton La Guardia
    Britain pays wages of thousands of demobbed Iraqi soldiers By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 18/06/2003) Britain is paying monthly wages to thousands of demobilised Iraqi soldiers, even though the army has been disbanded. The payments are part of Britain's hearts-and-minds campaign to avoid stirring up resentment against the occupation of Iraq. The US administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer, last month announced the abolition of the army and intelligence services, leaving some 400,000 people out of a job. Earlier he decreed that senior members of the former ruling Ba'ath party would not be eligible for government posts. But in...