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  • State troopers take over security in Ferguson, protests quiet and peaceful Thursday night

    08/15/2014 9:53:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    Fox 31, CNN Wire, Cable News Network, Time Warner ^ | August 14, 2014 | Fox 31, CNN Wire
    Now, authorities — who’ve faced accusations that they’ve used excessive force in response to demonstrations — will be taking a different tack in an effort to calm tensions, officials said Thursday...As groups of protesters grew Thursday night, the demonstrations were calm.
  • Congressional Black Caucus Reportedly Told to Keep Quiet Regarding Opposition to Obama on Syria

    09/05/2013 11:59:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/5/2013 | Becket Adams
    The situation in Syria has grown increasingly complicated for President Barack Obama and his party, raising serious questions about the White House’s credibility on foreign affairs and forcing Democrat lawmakers to choose sides on the controversial issue. AP. And public statements made in opposition to the president’s proposal have prompted the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to ask that its members “limit public comment” on the situation until they have been briefed by White House officials, The Cable reports. A CBC aide in an interview referred to the request as “eyebrow-raising,” adding that it “was designed to quiet...
  • Obama Administration Denies Benghazi Whistleblowers Being Kept Quiet

    05/01/2013 8:57:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/1/13 | Dana Hughes
    More than seven months after the attack Sept. 11, 2012, on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration continues to defend itself against allegations from House Republicans that the administration has not fully cooperated with Congress on the investigation into the attack. On Tuesday, both President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry addressed claims being made by House Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committee leaders that the administration is impeding the Congressional testimony of State Department and CIA employees who survived the attack. “I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody’s been blocked from testifying,”
  • Delta Force: Army’s ‘quiet professionals’- Operate in shadows – not in spotlight

    06/03/2012 10:22:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/3/12 | Rowan Scarborough
    As Navy SEALs bask in the limelight for daring missions, some in the Army are wondering whether the other half of the nation’s counter-terrorism covert warriors - Delta Force - is being upstaged and left in the shadows. Adm. William H. McRaven, a SEAL who commanded the Joint Special Operations Command when SEAL Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last year, favors his guys over Delta, some say. “All I’ve heard and observed is that he is obviously pro-SEAL and that explains why Delta has been sidelined,” said a retired ArmyGreen Beret who still conducts special operations as...
  • Iran to Family of American 'Spy': Keep Quiet (Amir Hekmati)

    12/21/2011 5:35:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/20/11 | LEE FERRAN
    Iran to Family of American 'Spy': Keep QuietBy LEE FERRAN Dec. 20, 2011 The family of Amir Hekmati, the Arizona-born ex-Marine currently held in Iran accused of being a CIA spy, said today the Iranian government told them to "remain silent" about Hekmati's arrest should they want him released. "The Iranian government detained Amir on Aug. 29, 2011 without any charges, and urged our family to remain silent with the promise of an eventual release," the family of the U.S.-raised veteran said in a statement. "Amir has never had any affiliation with the CIA, and these allegations are untrue. Amir's...
  • China keeps quiet about Central Committee session

    10/19/2011 2:08:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/19/11 | Barbara Demick
    There were no balloons, no banners, no rallies or slogans. The official Chinese press maintained radio silence and even the country's looser-lipped bloggers didn't dare to speculate on what happened behind closed doors. No matter that 365 of the most powerful people in China, the members of the Communist Party's Central Committee, had wrapped up a four-day session Tuesday, presumably including discussions for a hand-over of leadership in 2012. Politics, particularly personnel matters, receives scant coverage from Chinese media. ... The official New China News Agency said the Central Committee's meeting included discussion of how to improve the nation's "cultural...
  • “Why Are You Abandoning Us?” Broadcasting to China Goes Quiet

    03/25/2011 3:40:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 3/25/11 | Helle Dale
    The end of an era is at hand. Today marks the last day of BBC World Service Broadcasts to China and Russia after 70 years on the air. Voice of America (VOA) may not be far behind. VOA several years ago closed down its Russian broadcasts, and, according to the President’s 2012 budget request, broadcasts to China are soon to follow. Already shortwave service in Cantonese has been closed down, and in October, Mandarin is to follow. Next year, television as well as AM and FM radio are on the cutting block. The Chinese people have been able to rely...
  • Quiet election day expected around California, and not just because of low turnout (Showtime!!)

    06/07/2010 8:02:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 66+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/7/10 | Ken McLaughlin
    If you don't like crowds and prefer the decibel level of a monastery, we've got a spot for you to spend Election Day today: Your local polling place. "It's going to be pretty quiet there,'' said David Tom, San Mateo County's elections manager. There are two main reasons: More and more people every year are casting their ballots by mail. And at the same time, an antiquated California law requires counties to staff polling places as if that weren't the case. The state has decreed that each polling precinct should have no more than 1,000 voters. And even if a...
  • Memo Purportedly Urges Dems to Keep Quiet on Critical Health Care Topics

    03/19/2010 3:31:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 268+ views
    fox ^ | 3/19/10 | Maxim Lott
    As the leadership in the House tries to persuade fence-straddling Democrats to push health care reform over the finish line, a "talking points" memo is being widely circulated in Washington that purports to show that those same leaders and the Obama administration are secretly planning to push for an increase in Medicare payments -- an increase that would alter the cost of the bill. As the leadership in the House tries to persuade fence-straddling Democrats to push health care reform over the finish line, a "talking points" memo is being widely circulated in Washington that purports to show that those...
  • Reporter’s Notebook: Sparse and Quiet at Forward Operating Base Gardez

    02/11/2009 5:01:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 251+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARDEZ, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2009 – I’m not sure what the difference is between a forward operating base and a combat outpost, except maybe the size. The combat outpost I visited this past weekend was smaller than FOB Gardez, but in many ways Gardez is just as remote, and the conditions are only slightly better. I stopped by the base exchange. I was told it was small, but I really was not expecting how small. The exchange is housed in a small, one-room building, with an AAFES banner hanging loosely over the door. It is open only...
  • Quiet protest turns into a scene [MoveOn, ObamaEnergyPolicy=OPEC Plan Rochester, Mn]

    07/10/2008 3:15:47 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 103+ views
    KTTC TV ^ | July 9, 2008 | KTTC TV
    What was supposed to be a quiet protest turned into a scene this afternoon. It all began with some local moveon.org members who wanted to get the word out about alternative fuels. The traffic on Civic Center Drive during rush hour Wednesday muffled the words of protesters, but that didn't stop them from voicing their opinions. Moveon.org member Lyle Abrahamson organized the protest in Rochester for their national event, "A Day of Action for an Oil-Free President." Lyle Abrahamson says, "We're out here showing our support for Obama because we believe that he truly will bring what we call change."...
  • PCs to Be Seen, Not Heard

    12/10/2007 7:35:06 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 29 replies · 279+ views
    NYTimes.com ^ | Thursday, October 11, 2007 | PETER WAYNER
    JOSH SHENKLE knew that he couldn’t hook up any old PC to the 106-inch Panasonic projection television in his home theater. Most computers come with buzzing fans, whirring disk drives and whining capacitors that compete with the sound system. “After a while, the noise gets to you during quiet scenes,” he said. “It overwhelms you and takes you away from the movie.” Computer users who want silent offices and living rooms are starting to ask for quiet computers. Manufacturers are taking notice. Some new computers like the Apple iMac or the Alienware Area-51 7500 are marketed for their silence. A...
  • Gator-trapping clashes with quest for quiet[FL][Hunting]

    10/29/2007 4:12:36 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 168+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 28 Oct 2007 | Daphne Sashin
    Alligator hunters could see restrictions on their nighttime activities in the years ahead, with county officials facing continued noise complaints from lakefront homeowners. And that could mean more gators. THE BACKGROUND: The Osceola County Commission in March banned airboats -- the vessel of choice for alligator hunters -- from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Lake Tohopekaliga and East Lake Toho, but lifted the curfew for licensed trappers during alligator-hunting season. During the season, which began Aug.15 and ends Thursday, the state allows hunting only between dusk and dawn. THE CRITICS: The hunting season caused a fresh round of noise...
  • Tax On 'Peace And Quiet' Revealed (UK)

    02/17/2007 6:29:09 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 978+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-18-2007 | Melissa Kite
    Tax on 'peace and quiet' revealed By Melissa Kite, Deputy Political Editor, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:25am GMT 18/02/2007 Living near a bus stop or corner shop and even enjoying "peace and quiet" will lead to a hike in council tax for householders, under Government plans. The tax on "nice neighbourhoods" is being planned as part of the council tax revaluation, with proposals expected within weeks. Secret manuals by the Valuation Office Agency, an arm of HM Revenue and Customs, used in the controversial 2005 council tax revaluation in Wales, reveal that many homes near shops and public transport, with...
  • Scared?

    10/31/2006 9:46:54 AM PST · by forest · 8 replies · 808+ views
    Original | 10-31-06 | Forest Glen Durland
      On 10/26/06 I posted my paper showing that the Notorious 4 Isms were endeavoring to destroy our Constitutional Republic. Publicity of that well documented paper could destroy the Democratic Party. Not to any great surprise, politicians and the media have not picked up on it.  Hence, this paper entitled "Scared?". My first paper, "Guilt of the 4 Isms" can be accessed below. But first, please read the present paper.  Scared ? Scared ? Afraid? Of what are they afraid? Is this my Halloween surprise for “aught 6”? One would think that the Founding Documents penned by our well educated...
  • Final goodbye: Soldier killed in Iraq seen as quiet leader, saluted as ‘hero’

    10/05/2006 4:27:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 430+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — He was loved. He was mourned. He was buried. So it was Wednesday for Army Cpl. Casey Lee Mellen, who was killed in action in Iraq on Sept. 25. It was the last day of public remembrances for the 21-year-old Case, as his family called him. Their private grief will continue, but Wednesday his wife, father, mother, sister and nephew were surrounded by many people in a comforting embrace at the Main Post Chapel and later at the committal area of the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Led by Pastor Tommy Simpson, who read passages from the...
  • Quiet Revolution For Saudi Shops Begins In Ladies' Underwear

    04/28/2006 5:45:49 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 1,537+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-29-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Quiet revolution for Saudi shops begins in ladies' underwear By Anton La Guardia in Jeddah (Filed: 29/04/2006) It is hailed as a major step forward for women's emancipation in Saudi Arabia: in the coming weeks they will enjoy the right to buy lingerie from female shop assistants. This may be a far cry from bra-burning feminism but in Saudi Arabia the notion of buying one's brassiere from a woman is nothing short of revolutionary. A new decree requiring shop owners to hire female staff to sell undergarments illustrates the cautious liberalisation the kingdom is undergoing - and how far it...
  • Quiet hybrids pose an 'invisible' risk (Hybrids Alert!)

    02/03/2006 12:03:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 271+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/3/06 | Gary Richards
    Jenny Sant'Anna was so excited. She had waited months for just the right hybrid, choosing a Toyota Highlander because, though she wants great mileage, she also needs space to cart around her two elementary school kids and three classmates. It was during her first trip out of the driveway on a warm August morning that Sant'Anna learned about one of the dangerous drawbacks of driving a hybrid: It's so quiet that pedestrians can't hear it when it's starting up or idling, and they often walk right into the path of the moving vehicle. --snip-- When idling, hybrids run on the...
  • Arab States Quiet Over Ahmadinejad Remarks (Holocaust is a myth)

    12/15/2005 2:40:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 369+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/05 | TAREK AL-ISSAWI - ap
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Arab governments appeared reluctant Thursday to condemn Iran's president for calling the Holocaust a "myth" used by Europeans to create a Jewish state in the heart of the Islamic world. While official Arab reaction in such cases is usually slower than international reaction, any issue involving a defense of Israel is a thorny one for Arab governments, who risk appearing to side with Israel against a Muslim nation. The comments by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, broadcast live Wednesday on state-run Iranian television, drew quick condemnation from Israel, the European Union and the United States. However, in...
  • Baghdad Falls Quiet As Zarqawi Threatens Poll

    12/14/2005 5:33:50 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 766+ views
    Teh Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-15-2005 | Anton La Guardia/Oliver Poole
    Baghdad falls quiet as Zarqawi threatens poll By Anton La Guardia Diplomatic Editor and Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 15/12/2005) The terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi vowed to disrupt today's general election in Iraq as a nationwide travel ban was imposed to reduce the threat of car bombings. A woman holds her inked finger after voting in Tehran in elections for Iraqis living abroad With Iraqi exiles starting to cast their ballots, including in Zarqawi's home town of Zarqa in Jordan, a statement issued by his branch of al-Qa'eda announced "a blessed conquest to shake up the bastions of non-believers...
  • Hickam quiet on this Dec. 7

    12/07/2005 4:42:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 692+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Shane Cuomo
    12/7/2005 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- The Pacific Air Forces headquarters building -- and this base -- is quiet today, the 64th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But on Dec. 7, 1941, it was a major target during the infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field that drew the United States into World War II. The base held a ceremony that started at 7:55 a.m. -- the precise time the Japanese attack began -- to commemorate the more than 2,400 people who died that day. The ceremony was held at the...
  • Libby is quiet force who helped shape Iraq policy

    10/28/2005 1:39:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 631+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/05 | Caren Bohan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide, has been a quiet yet powerful force in shaping the Bush administration's policies and helped build the case for the Iraq invasion. Libby, indicted on Friday on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of justice, has a scholar's demeanor and is known among colleagues for his analytical approach honed during years of work as an attorney. Toiling long hours in his office in the building next to the West Wing of the White House, Libby steeps himself in subjects like counterterrorism, bioweapons defense and energy. But the...
  • Trouble In Our Back Yard

    01/17/2005 9:18:46 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 494+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan. 17, 2005 | Jackson Diehl
    The Bush administration expects to focus much of its attention in a second term on promoting a political transformation of the Arab Middle East. But it may also have to spend some time on a parallel problem: preventing the unraveling of the democratic change the United States successfully nurtured a generation ago. As Ronald Reagan began his second term 20 years ago, the United States was struggling to foster democracy in Latin America. Amid deep skepticism in Washington, Reagan's team promoted imperfect elections in Central America while trying to train the feckless army of El Salvador to defeat insurgents. Meanwhile,...
  • Surfing Santa Loses Perch to Silent Night

    11/27/2004 5:59:25 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 35 replies · 850+ views
    AP via NY Times ^ | November 27, 2004 | Anon AP CA Stringer
    Paul Sakuma/Associated Press Alan Aerts of Monte Sereno, Calif., once put up elaborate Christmas displays that drew thousands of visitors. Now he has only a singing Grinch that points to neighbors who complained about the traffic. MONTE SERENO, Calif., Nov. 26 (AP) - For six years, Alan and Bonnie Aerts transformed their Silicon Valley home into a Christmas wonderland, complete with a surfing Santa, jumbo candy canes and a carol-singing chorus of mannequins. Visitors loved it. Last year, after NBC's "Weekend Today" featured the $150,000 display of custom-designed props, more than 1,500 cars prowled the Aertses' cul-de-sac in this...
  • Radio search for ET draws a blank

    03/28/2004 8:38:01 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 65 replies · 934+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Thursday, March 25, 2004 | By Dr David Whitehouse
    Astronomers have completed their most sensitive search yet for radio signals from intelligent life in space. They believe the best way to find ET is to look for a radio signal. Such signals can travel vast distances. The Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, supported by Jodrell Bank, searched over a period of 10 years. The scientists looked at 800 nearby stars with no evidence of a signal from ET. They say they have learned a lot, and plan another search next year. From the ashes The last star scrutinised by Project Phoenix - the most powerful search for intelligent...
  • Sen. Nickles quiet on re-election bid

    04/21/2003 11:20:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 180+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/21/03 | AP
    <p>TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Politicians wondering whether Sen. Don Nickles will run for a record-setting fifth term are closely watching his bank account.</p> <p>The Oklahoma Republican has raised just $53,600 so far this year, and his campaign has $437,750 in the bank.</p>
  • CA: Budget struggle gets quiet -- eerily so

    02/06/2003 7:47:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 225+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/6/03 | John Hill and Gary Delsohn
    <p>Weeks of frenzied activity on California's budget crisis gave way to an eerie silence Wednesday as Gov. Gray Davis and lawmakers considered their next moves and state officials prepared for key meetings on Wall Street.</p> <p>A package of budget measures came to an abrupt halt Tuesday when the Democratic governor announced he would veto a bill that would allow the vehicle license fee to triple to its pre-1998 level.</p>