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    06/20/2018 5:31:44 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 20, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Many members of the media act like leaks of government information are coming from whistleblowers who are compelled by their consciences to do the right thing. But over the last week, that image has taken a real beating. It has recently surfaced that New York Times reporter Ali Watkins may have had an affair with James Wolfe, the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee. Wolfe is 32 years her senior. The New York Times is still investigating, but there appears to be a real concern that the “meteoric” and “stunning” rise of Watkins as a star reporter may...
  • 'N.Korean Officer' Says North Sank the Cheonan

    04/19/2010 10:57:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 1,002+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/20/10
    'N.Korean Officer' Says North Sank the Cheonan A North Korean Army officer has testified that the North Korean military attacked the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan before it sank in the West Sea on March 26, the head of a South Korean activist group claimed Monday. Choi Sung-yong of the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea said, "It seems that the Cheonan was sunk in a premeditated North Korean operation." Choi published a transcript of a telephone conversation with what he says is a senior North Korean Army officer. According to the transcript, the officer says, "Thirteen commandos who left...
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Taco Bell Gave Me a Cellphone

    03/29/2014 8:55:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Slate ^ | 3/28/14 | Adam Chandler
    Then I started getting urgent calls from ConEd and the Bronx Criminal Court.Last week, I became one of 1,000 people to receive a Taco Bell Breakfast Phone, a disposable cellphone that promised multiple opportunities to win Tex-Mex swag and free trips. The phones were part of the company's aggressive campaign to emotionally prepare the world for the national unveiling of Taco Bell’s breakfast menu, which launched Thursday to much fanfare. As the great reveal drew nigh, my burner phone rang off the hook. And not just with calls from Taco Bell. It all started when I tweeted in praise of...
  • Incredible New JCPenney Ad: We Screwed Up

    05/01/2013 9:18:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 1, 2013, 12:25 PM | Ashley Lutz
    JCPenney lost nearly a third of its customers in 2012. Now, in an unprecedented move, the company is admitting it totally screwed up. … Failed CEO Ron Johnson’s plan included ditching the company’s popular promotions program. Ideally, the strategy was meant to revamp JCPenney’s image and appeal to young people. In reality, it alienated long-time customers, while failing to draw in new ones. …
  • Potomac Nationals plan Titanic promotion

    02/27/2012 10:11:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2012 | Dan Steinberg
    I received my first minor-league baseball promotional e-mail of the season on Monday morning, and it was a good one. Some highlights from the Potomac Nationals season preview: * On April 15, the P-Nats will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by allowing women and children into the ballpark 15 minutes before men. So, so amazing. * The team will also have a Presidential-campaign themed bobblehead night at some point, likely featuring the heads of Barack Obama and the Republican nominee.
  • Black firefighters try to halt promotions

    12/08/2009 1:48:31 PM PST · by Species8472 · 36 replies · 1,965+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | Randall Beach
    NEW HAVEN — Attorneys for a group of black city firefighters Monday filed a motion asking a federal court to halt the promotion of 10 other firefighters (including four minorities) who scored well enough on 2003 exams to be promoted. The 10 firefighters’ advancements were approved Friday by the Board of Fire Commissioners, just three days after the board ratified the promotions of 14 other firefighters (all but one of them white) mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Ricci v. DeStefano. The 10 in question scored high enough on the test to be promoted, but weren’t plaintiffs with...
  • SpongeBob Pitching Fruits and Vegetables

    07/15/2005 10:21:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 493+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/15/05 | Michael Hill - AP
    Skip the Krabby Patty, SpongeBob SquarePants is going veggie. Pictures of the happy-go-lucky sponge will appear on packages of carrots, spinach and citrus starting next month, under licensing deals with produce companies. Dora the Explorer and other Nickelodeon characters also will debut on fruit and vegetable packages, according to the network. SpongeBob already helps pitch a cart full of foods ranging from cereal to ice cream, but Nickelodeon executives say the foray into the wholesome fruit and vegetable market complements network programming attempts to coax kids to eat healthier. "If we can use our popular characters and help kids eat...
  • Contest Winner Declines 'Free' Airline Tickets

    07/06/2005 3:11:36 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 31 replies · 1,819+ views
    WSJ ^ | 06-July-2005 | MELANIE TROTTMAN and RON LIEBER
    One winner of a recent American Airlines contest says he would have been better off losing. The contest, launched as part of the airline's We Know Why You Fly marketing campaign, awarded free tickets to travelers submitting the best videos, essays or photographs about their flying experiences. The grand prize winners were offered 12 round-trip restricted coach tickets for two from the U.S. to anywhere in the world American flies. In exchange, American has the right to use the winning materials for promotional purposes. The contest's fine print explains that winners must pay federal and state income taxes, where applicable,...
  • Army Putting 19,000 E-4s on Fast Track to Promotion

    03/07/2005 10:01:53 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 8 replies · 570+ views
    Military Network ^ | 3/7/2005 | US Army
    With a shortage of active-duty sergeants, the Army is allowing 19,000 qualified corporals and specialists to automatically be placed on the promotion list for sergeant, instead of having to wait for a commander to recommend them for advancement to that rank. The Army currently needs about 1,500 more sergeants from 31 specialties. Until now, soldiers who hoped to move to the E-5 level required a commander's recommendation to go before a promotions board of senior NCOs. From now on, soldiers will automatically be placed on the E-5 promotion list as long as they meet the minimum requirements. That means 19,000...
  • NYT: Republicans Outnumbered in Academia, Studies Find __ Conservatives push for a 'bill of rights'

    11/18/2004 7:38:28 AM PST · by OESY · 18 replies · 4,492+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | JOHN TIERNEY
    BERKELEY, Calif. - At the birthplace of the free speech movement, campus radicals have a new target: the faculty that came of age in the 60's. They say their professors have been preaching multiculturalism and diversity while creating a political monoculture on campus. Conservatism is becoming more visible at the University of California here, where students put out a feisty magazine called The California Patriot and have made the Berkeley Republicans one of the largest groups on campus. But here, as at schools nationwide, the professors seem to be moving in the other direction, as evidenced by their campaign contributions...
  • Long John Silver's President Announces Company Will Give America Free Giant Shrimp, May 10

    03/25/2004 5:58:19 AM PST · by Brett66 · 10 replies · 178+ views
    Spaceref ^ | 3/24/04 | President of LJS
    Long John Silver's President announces the company will give America free Giant Shrimp on May 10 to celebrate NASA's discovery of salt water on Mars Long John Silver's President Calls Discovery "One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Giant Shrimp" NASA's March 23 announcement of evidence of the past presence of "a body of gently flowing saltwater" on Mars is big news for America, and giant news for seafood fans. In January, Long John Silver's offered to give America free Giant Shrimp if NASA found conclusive evidence of an ocean on Mars. To celebrate the success of NASA's...
  • "Be like me -- drug free" Shelbyville girl says in prize poster

    10/20/2003 3:35:29 PM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 68 replies · 205+ views
    <p>Shelbyville -- She's all smiles -- and drug free, too.</p> <p>With that, Ashley Allen didn't have to think long to find the theme of her drawing for Shelby County Prosecutor R. Kent Apsley's antidrug poster contest.</p> <p>"I was thinking about what I was going to do while Mr. (Eric) Sutton was explaining the instructions. I thought of it right away: I kind of, like, drew me. I wanted to draw a person like me.</p>
  • Head of Red Lobster Replaced After All-You-Can-Eat Failure

    09/24/2003 8:19:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 147 replies · 4,898+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/24/03 | Richard Gibson
    DES MOINES, Iowa (Dow Jones/AP) - Darden Restaurants Inc. Wednesday said it had replaced the head of Red Lobster, its biggest chain, after an all-you-can-eat crab promotion went awry. Darden President and Chief Operating Officer Dick Rivera will succeed Edna Morris as president of Red Lobster. Morris, who had been in that job just 18 months, left to pursue other interests, the company said. Darden executives said Red Lobster management had badly miscalculated how many times customers would refill their plates after paying $20 for an "endless" crab entree. Meanwhile, crab prices were going up, sending the profit margin crashing....
  • Contest, Campaign with Kerry for a Day

    07/31/2003 10:00:04 AM PDT · by eyespysomething · 35 replies · 131+ views ^ | 7-31-03 | Me
    You can win a day of campaigning with John Kerry. Details are coming soon, so stay tuned to and stay involved!
  • Idaho's Craig Reports Progress, Releases All Air Force Promotions

    06/24/2003 10:41:57 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 201+ views
    Idaho's Craig Reports Progress, Releases All Air Force Promotions By Scott Logan BOISE - No new C-130 aircraft are immediately headed to Gowen Field but Sen. Larry Craig thinks his well publicized blockade of Air Force promotions succeeded. "What is most important is that we've taken the issue of four aircraft at Gowen Field all the way to the White House now," said the Idaho Republican. "And it's being discussed in the Pentagon. There's only one way to resolve this, and that's with the delivery of the aircraft." Craig will meet Tuesday with White House officials and Deputy Secretary...
  • Sen. Craig Clears Air Force Promotions

    06/12/2003 9:37:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 36 replies · 506+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON - Idaho Sen. Larry Craig cleared the way for the Senate to approve the promotions of 127 Air Force captains and majors, but will continue to stall promotions of higher-ranking officers in a showdown over planes for the Air National Guard in his state.</p> <p>Relenting to requests from the White House, Craig's staff processed paperwork releasing the 127 nominees Wednesday night and they were scheduled for a Senate vote Thursday, said Will Hart, a spokesman for the Idaho Republican.</p>
  • Promotions At The Cost Of Political Profit

    06/11/2003 12:41:26 PM PDT · by The Rant · 2 replies · 156+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | June 10, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) is the spoiler when it comes to the promotions of 850 servicemen and women, some of whom have just served their country valiantly in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Why, you ask? It would seem that years ago there was an agreement between Sen. Craig and the Air Force to station eight C-130 aircraft at a National Guard base in Idaho and only four have been delivered. The question here is this; how can anyone deny our service men and women promotions so deserved because of politics? Washington DC has become the Mecca (sorry for the inference) for...
  • GOP Senator Hijacks Air Force for Pork

    06/09/2003 4:08:17 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 21 replies · 145+ views
    newsmax ^ | June 9, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    GOP Senator Hijacks Air Force for Pork A U.S. senator won't allow the promotions of 850 Air Force officers, including veterans of the Iraq war, and he won't relent until the Air Force gives a base in his state four C-130 cargo planes for the Idaho Air National Guard, according to the New York Times. Angry Pentagon officials said Sen. Larry Craig has single-handedly delayed the careers of hundreds of officers and stymied important Air Force business for a handful of commonplace planes for more than a month. They refuse to give into his demands, which they call "blackmail." "If...
  • Senator Blocks 850 Promotions in the Air Force

    06/08/2003 7:45:48 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 76 replies · 1,804+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 06/09/03 | ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON, June 8 — Senator Larry E. Craig of Idaho is blocking the promotions of more than 850 Air Force officers, including young pilots who fought in Iraq and the general nominated to bail out the scandal-plagued United States Air Force Academy, in a rare clash between the Pentagon and a senior Republican lawmaker. Mr. Craig's price to free the frozen promotions now awaiting final Senate approval? Four C-130 cargo planes for the Idaho Air National Guard. Pentagon officials express outrage that for more than a month Mr. Craig has single-handedly delayed the careers of hundreds of officers and stymied...