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  • Jay Carney suddenly quits as White Housepress secretary over ´strain on family life´ –but was

    05/30/2014 4:34:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/30/14 | Staff*
    Jay Carney is stepping down as White House Press Secretary over ´strain´ on his family life, he announced today. But the decision to leave the Obama administration came weeks ago, multiple sources including one in the West Wing told MailOnline. ´He first started talking about it in late April,´ the White House insider said Friday after the decision was made final. [Snip] ´To be honest, the move was more about how to deflect attention away from Eric Shinseki´s resignation, and less about giving Jay a thoughtful send-off,´ the White House official said. And a in insider close to Carney confirmed
  • Nurse Quits Abortion Industry After Baby Born Alive, Left to Die

    04/11/2014 3:19:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Sarah Terzo
    Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Marleen Goldstein worked in a hospital that performed abortions. After 30 years, she’s come forward with her story. According to Goldstein: My husband was a resident at a hospital and I just got “the job of my dreams” at a nearby Oakland hospital. I was very much a believer in the abortion issue and now I felt I was going to be part of it. I got hired as a charge nurse at this clinic that did late term abortions. I spent about 30 days on the day shift getting familiar with everything. I would witness...
  • Nurse Quits Abortion Industry After Baby Born Alive, Left to Die

    04/11/2014 10:10:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life news ^ | Sarah Terzo
    Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Marleen Goldstein worked in a hospital that performed abortions. After 30 years, she’s come forward with her story. According to Goldstein: My husband was a resident at a hospital and I just got “the job of my dreams” at a nearby Oakland hospital. I was very much a believer in the abortion issue and now I felt I was going to be part of it. I got hired as a charge nurse at this clinic that did late term abortions. I spent about 30 days on the day shift getting familiar with everything. I would witness...
  • I am done, whatever (VANITY)

    03/02/2014 3:13:23 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 441 replies
    I am done. This site has broken me. I am as staunch a conservative as you will find. After returning from Iraq, injured and upset, I turned here and found a welcoming community that shared my thoughts. I am a proud Gadsden Flag waiving man of the Tea Party movement. But because I don't think Sarah Palin is as historically important as other GOP women in the past, I am now considered an idiot, a RINO, ass-kisser and whatever negative connotation you can throw my way. This site has changed so much since that dictator want to be became President...
  • Rudd Wins, Gillard to Quit (Australian Prime Minister falls)

    06/26/2013 2:18:33 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th June 2013
    Kevin Rudd has been elected unopposed, according to reports.
  • Republican Collaborationists GO TO HELL

    01/04/2013 5:31:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Expect to be massacred in 2014, tools So the GOP old guard would like to ignore us? We can play that game, too... and any TEA Party patriot who can't see the Republican establishment's currently on an offensive to destroy constitutional conservatives' political power in this country -and have actually launched a war in alliance with the left- must have just fell off the turnip truck and hit their head (hard). RNC manipulation of the GOP presidential primary process last year -primarily character assassination of conservative candidates- lead to a weak nominee who didn't stand for much and wanted to run even less. This...
  • (FM Avigdor) Lieberman on Abbas' Threat: Please Quit, We Can't Wait

    12/28/2012 5:24:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman, until recently the Foreign Minister, reacted with joy Friday as Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas threatened to quit if negotiations do not resume. Abbas has refused to negotiate in absence of several Israeli concessions, including a complete freeze on construction east of the 1949 armistice line. According to Lieberman, Israel "can't wait" for Abbas to follow through on his threat. "We congratulate Abu Mazen [Abbas] for reaching the correct conclusion, that only his leave from the PA leadership will allow the diplomatic process to resume," Lieberman said. "We anxiously await the official announcement from the...
  • Mo. Representative Jo Ann Emerson to retire

    12/03/2012 9:32:00 AM PST · by netguide · 19 replies
    Jo Ann Emerson to retire from U.S. House Monday, December 3, 2012 ~ Updated 10:55 AM From staff and wire reports U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, announced today she will leave her Congressional post in February to become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a not-for-profit organization that represents rural electric cooperatives and public power districts. The Associated Press reported that Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Lloyd Smith and former state treasurer Sarah Steelman confirmed interest in seeking the seat. Emerson was re-elected in November for a ninth term to the U.S. House of...
  • Conservatives to Mitt: Quit Now If You Won't Fight Obamatax!

    07/02/2012 10:47:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 171 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Obama campaign has seized on remarks made by Romney adviser Eric "Etch-A-Sketch" Fehrnstrom this morning on MSNBC, to the effect that the individual mandate in Obamacare (and Romneycare) is not a tax. Fehrnstrom allowed Chuck Todd to push him off message--and re-ignited the fears that conservatives have long had about Romney's will and ability to fight. In response, conservatives--who had just coalesced around opposition to what many now call "Obamatax": Mitt, start fighting, or give up and let someone else do it. Fehrnstrom's point--in defense of Romneycare--was that the Supreme Court was wrong to uphold Obamacare under the taxing...
  • Rearrested Terrorist Ends Hunger Strike

    03/29/2012 2:52:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/3/12
    Terrorist Hana Shalbi, who was rearrested following her release in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange, ended her 43-day hunger strike, Thursday evening at the medical center of the Israel Prisons Service. The Islamic Jihad terrorist was protesting her rearrest. She was hospitalized because of a deterioration in her condition brought on by the..."
  • Pelosi: Obamacare Allows You to Quit Your Job and Become 'Whatever'

    03/22/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 3/22/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah Home » News Pelosi: Obamacare Allows You to Quit Your Job and Become 'Whatever' By Elizabeth Harrington March 22, 2012 Subscribe to Elizabeth Harrington's posts Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Obamacare facilitates the type of “liberation” that the “Founders had in mind” because it allows you to leave your job and become a “photographer,” a “writer,” a “musician” -- or “whatever.” “As you...
  • ElBaradei Quits Egyptian Presidential Election

    01/14/2012 2:59:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    Mohamed ElBaradei has dropped out of the running as a candidate in the Egyptian presidential race. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency announced his decision Saturday. "My conscience does not permit me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless it is within a democratic framework," ElBaradei said in a statement reported by the Los Angeles Times, adding that the ruling military council still had too much control over Egypt. The council, which in the past has said it will step aside when a new president is...
  • What if Obama quit?

    08/21/2011 10:08:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/20/11 | Ed Morrissey
    I’m not talking about resignation, or just refusing to offer any proposals until after the next election. What if Obama simply decided not to run for a second term as President? The thought occurred to me after reading Peggy Noonan’s piece this week for the Wall Street Journal, which argues that Obama has already quit in a practical sense: The phrase of the day is “new lows.” It blares from every screen. The number of Americans satisfied with the ways things are going hits new lows—11%. President Obama’s popularity: new lows. The Dow Jones Industrial Average this year: new lows....
  • China tells U.S. to quit as human rights judge

    04/10/2011 10:39:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/10/11 | Chris Buckley
    The United States is beset by violence, racism and torture and has no authority to condemn other governments' human rights problems, China said on Sunday, countering U.S. criticism of Beijing's crackdown.(snip)Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is the most prominent of the activists to be detained by police or held in secretive custody in the latest crackdown. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was "deeply concerned" about it, and cited "negative trends" including Ai's detention.
  • Memos: Firefighter refused call to Tucson shooting (Dem fireman; shocking story)

    02/18/2011 11:57:40 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 63 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz. – A veteran firefighter refused to respond to last month's deadly shooting spree that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded because he had different political views than his colleagues and "did not want to be part of it," according to internal city memos. Mark Ekstrum's insubordination may have delayed his unit's response because firefighters had to stop at another station to pick up a replacement for him, the Arizona Daily Star reported. While the crew was not among the first called to the supermarket where six people were killed and 13 others wounded, a memo from Ekstrum's supervisor said...
  • California to enact 725 new laws. (Time to put up or shutup, conservatives QUIT California!)

    01/02/2011 12:31:09 AM PST · by Stayfrosty · 42 replies · 1+ views
    LaMesaPatch ^ | Dec 31, 2010 | Hoa Quach
    Californians will welcome 725 new laws on Jan. 1. Here's a glance at some of the laws taking effect when you ring in the new year: AB 119 prevents insurance companies from charging different rates for men and women for identical coverage. SB 782 prevents landlords from evicting tenants who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse or stalking. AB 1844—informally known as Chelsea's Law and authored by local Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher—will increase penalties, parole provisions and oversight of sex offenders, including a "one-strike, life-without-parole penalty" for some.  AB 1871 allows people to lease out their cars when they...
  • In The Worst Economy Ever, People Are Quitting Their Jobs With Nothing Else Lined Up

    12/29/2010 10:36:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies · 14+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 12/28/2010 | Alyson Shontell
    One piece of career advice has been ingrained in all of us: never quit a job without another opportunity lined up. It is much harder to get a new job when you don't already have one. In the crummiest economy ever, this advice is losing its luster. More and more people seem to be saying, "To hell with work. To hell with being unhappy. I'll quit and find something I like better." Business Insider created a survey to see if this was a real trend -- and it is. After surveying 225 people, here are the major findings: 93% quit...
  • Why I quit... Desert Storm vet explains decision to leave Air Force after 22 years

    11/07/2010 7:52:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 121 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | 11/7/10 | By MIKE BANZET
    I never expected to write this letter, but my Mom e-mailed me to get information about my career for a writeup on Veterans Day, and as this is the first such holiday in 22 years when I will not be on active duty, I felt compelled to let you know why I decided to quit. Quit is a strong word, I know. Everyone I’ve talked to has repeated that I’ve had a marvelous career and that I’ve retired with honor. Maybe that’s true on paper; I guess that it’s reflected by the record. But that’s not how I feel. I...
  • Report: Sunni Allies in Iraq Quit to Rejoin Al Qaeda

    10/17/2010 5:43:56 AM PDT · by Son House · 50 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | October 17, 2010 | FOXNEWS.com
    <p>Hundreds of members of the Awakening Councils, a collection of United States-allied Sunni sheiks and their militia forces, have quit or been dismissed from their positions in the past few months, the New York Times reported Saturday.</p> <p>Many have extensive knowledge of the U.S. military, the Times said, adding that it is possible that thousands of the fighters who are working for the government are simultaneously assisting the insurgency.</p>
  • (Christina) Romer to quit as Obama adviser

    08/05/2010 5:34:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 5, 2010 | Domenico Montanaro
    National Journal's Victor will have the scoop in tomorrow's edition of the National Journal magazine that Obama economic adviser Christina Romer is quitting the post. It all stems from her feeling -- despite her title as chairwoman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers -- that Larry Summers has more influence with the president.
  • NJ Governor Christie Tells Teacher To Quit

    05/26/2010 4:03:45 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 36 replies · 1,686+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 05/26/2010 | Scott Factor
    The more I watch Governor Christie tell it like it is, the more I think we need to talk to this guy about running for President. When teacher Rita Wilson complained that if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, Christie replied, “You’re getting more than that if you include the cost of your benefits,” Christie interrupted. She then shouted that she wasn’t being compensated for her Masters degree. As she started to walk away, the great Governor stated, “Well, you know then that you don’t have to do it.”...
  • Cokie Roberts: Blumenthal should quit

    05/23/2010 11:26:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,078+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/10 | Jordan Fabian
    ABC News analyst Cokie Roberts said Sunday that Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) should end his campaign over his misstatements about his Vietnam War record. The New York Times this week reported that Blumenthal stated several times that he said he served "in" Vietnam during the war and that he told anecdotes as if he saw action there. Blumenthal served in the Marine Reserve in Washington, D.C. after receiving several deferments. Roberts thinks that Republicans could pick up the seat of retiring Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) due to Blumenthal's errors: TAPPER: Donna, you're a Democratic strategist. If he came...
  • Poll: 46% of Doctors Would Quit if Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Passed

    03/17/2010 1:39:40 PM PDT · by julieee · 24 replies · 935+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 17, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Poll: 46% of Doctors Would Quit if Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Passed Washington, DC -- A new poll that should cause significant concerns for backers of the pro-abortion Senate health care bill finds nearly half the nation's physicians would consider quitting if the bill becomes law. The New England Journal of Medicine survey indicates 46 percent of doctors would consider leaving their practice. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat6137.html
  • The real reason Palin quit as Alaska Governor?

    02/21/2010 2:00:08 PM PST · by factmart · 219 replies · 4,841+ views
    The real reason Palin quit as Alaska Governor?
  • Top U.N. Climate Official Yvo de Boer Resigning

    02/18/2010 5:42:03 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 50 replies · 1,653+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 18, 2010 | AP
    Yvo de Boer, the top U.N. climate change official, is resigning after nearly four years -- mere months before 193 nations are due to reconvene in Mexico for another attempt to reach a worldwide agreement on controlling greenhouse gases. Yvo De Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change listens to comments during a session on climate change at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Top U.N. climate change official Yvo de Boer told The Associated Press Thursday that he was resigning after nearly four years, a period when governments struggled without success to agree...
  • Goodbye folks

    01/28/2010 4:46:33 AM PST · by Scythian · 127 replies · 4,919+ views
    I posted this under general/chat category "wierd stuff" where it belongs ... I've been on here since 1998, in these past 12 years I've changed alot. I became deathly ill only to make myself better through natural means. I even had 3 children since 1998 as well. When I first joined I had just had my eyes opened to Christianity and to the real Christ, having previously voted for Clinton in 92 I realized I was very wrong in my thoughts and started voting Republican. But now, 12 years later I have learned even more, enough to know to stop...
  • Republicans call on Senator Reid to quit post

    01/10/2010 11:08:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,006+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/10 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican Party chief called on Senator Harry Reid on Sunday to step down as Senate majority leader over racial comments about President Barack Obama, while Democrats tried to put the issue behind them. Reid, a key figure in pushing Obama's agenda through Congress, apologized to the president on Saturday over remarks published in a new book calling Obama a "light-skinned" black man "with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." Both Obama and Reid are Democrats. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Reid should step aside as Senate majority leader, saying if a...
  • Alec Baldwin says lost interest in acting, will soon quit

    11/30/2009 8:40:24 PM PST · by Artemis Webb · 44 replies · 1,475+ views
    Reuters ^ | 113009 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. actor Alec Baldwin says he has lost interest in acting and considers his film career a failure. "I don't have any interest in acting anymore," Baldwin, 51, told "Men's Journal" in an interview for its December issue. Baldwin, best-known for his Emmy-award winning role in the NBC comedy "30 Rock" and the man chosen to co-host the 2010 Oscar ceremony, added: "Movies are a part of my past. It's been 30 years. I'm not young, but I have time to do something else".
  • This is How a Pissed Off Designer Quits His Job (There's an App For That!)(Vulgarity Warning)

    11/25/2009 11:48:04 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 10 replies · 1,752+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 11/24/09 | Rosa Golijan
    It might not be the smartest way of giving a zero-weeks notice at work, but you've gotta give this guy some credit for doing extra work and making a custom Mac OS X app just for the purpose of quitting. Supposedly the pop up prompt (which apparently doesn't do anything) was seen by the fellow's coworker who explained the situation: He believed he was in a temp-to-hire position, and after three months of extra hours and butt-kissing, turns out it's just a temp position. He was a good worker too. I'd have recommended him. Too bad he burned his...
  • Dobbs got $8M to quit

    11/16/2009 5:18:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 56 replies · 2,954+ views
    Ny Post ^ | Nov. 16, 2009 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    Dobbs got $8M to quit CNN 'wanted him out' CNN was so sick of Lou Dobbs, it gave him an $8 million severance package to leave, The Post has learned. "They wanted him out," according to a source. Dobbs, who a source said had a year and a half to go on his $12 million contract, shocked viewers last Wednesday by announcing he was quitting. CNN boss Jonathan Klein and Dobbs, 64, had been publicly feuding over the kind of reporting Dobbs was doing on his show -- especially stories about illegal immigration and the anti-Obama "birther" movement, which contends...
  • SHOULD PASADENA QUIT MWD? CHIEF HAHAMONGA HAS LAST LAUGH

    11/12/2009 11:39:01 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 1 replies · 489+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | Wayne Lusvardi
    Imagine your city is located next door to a valley water district with enough surplus water to meet your needs but instead your city imports about two-thirds of its water hundreds of miles from the Colorado River and the Sacramento Delta, and pays a premium price for it, resulting in environmental degradation in the process. Do you think this is wise policy for water rate payers in a city that praises itself for its Green City Action Plan? Moreover, as your city conserves more water due to a purported drought, municipal water rates go up because of a decline in...
  • Tyler Not Quitting Aerosmith (May Have Been A Negotiation Tactic)

    11/11/2009 7:45:45 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 591+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/11/09 | Sarah Rodman
    Joe Perry hinted the other day that Aerosmith might replace Steven Tyler after the lead singer said he was going to focus on "brand Tyler." If that was a tactic to get Tyler to commit to Aerosmith, it worked. Tyler was a surprise guest at the Joe Perry Project show at the Fillmore in New York last night. According to Rolling Stone online, Tyler reportedly came out and said that he wasn't leaving the band, adding "Joe Perry, you are a man of many colors. But I, (expletive), am the rainbow!” He then sang lead on "Walk This Way." Later,...
  • Update: Lou Dobbs to Quit CNN

    11/11/2009 4:06:36 PM PST · by freespirited · 116 replies · 4,335+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/11/09
    Lou Dobbs, the longtime CNN anchor whose anti-immigration views have made him a TV lightning rod, plans to announce Wednesday that he is leaving the network, two network employees said. A CNN executive confirmed that Mr. Dobbs will announce his resignation plans on his 7 p.m. program. His resignation is effective immediately; tonight’s program will be his last on CNN. His contract was not set to expire until the end of 2011. Well known for his political positions, Dobbs is an outlier at CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable...
  • Mel Martinez To Resign Immediately (Crist Could Appoint Himself to Senate?)

    08/07/2009 7:38:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 154 replies · 8,028+ views
    WSVN just had a special report saying Mel Martinez was resigning...Crist could appoint himself to Senate.
  • Dole Quits Senate To Campaign Full Time

    07/04/2009 3:10:43 AM PDT · by truthfreedom · 215 replies · 4,201+ views
    ALL Politics / CNN / Time ^ | May 15, 1996 | AllPolitics
    WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, May 15) -- Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kan.) electrified Washington today, resigning from the Senate to campaign full time for the White House (256K WAV sound). "I announce that I will forego the privileges not only of the office of the majority leader but of the United States Senate itself, from which I resign effective on or before June 11th," a choked-up Dole told a Capitol Hill news conference, flanked by Republican lawmakers and a few Democrats. "And I will then stand before you without office or authority, a private citizen, a Kansan, an American, just a man." ......
  • Why did O'Reilly stop on radio?

    03/11/2009 9:56:53 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 39 replies · 1,412+ views
    Me
    Why did he stop on radio??Would love to read your thoughts...
  • A special message to all you quitters and surrender-monkeys. . .

    11/04/2008 6:55:23 PM PST · by Salgak · 108 replies · 8,979+ views
    Vanity | 1963 | "Bluto" Blutarski, Faber Class of 1963
    Listen up, people. ..this isn't even CLOSE to over. Perhaps you need a little motivation. . .
  • Scottish Smokers to be Paid to Quit

    06/24/2008 5:41:39 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 16 replies · 80+ views
    Turkish Daily ^ | 06.24.2008 | AFP
    Smokers in deprived parts of the British city of Dundee are to be paid to kick the habit in an initiative between public health organisations, municipal authorities and the Scottish government. The pilot scheme to be tried in Dundee, north of Edinburgh, will see smokers offered 12.50 pounds (15.8 euros, $24.7) per week to quit. Health bosses hope that 900 smokers will give up as a result in the next two years. The money will be credited onto an electronic card, which they can redeem at their local supermarket for fresh food and other groceries, but not cigarettes and alcohol,...
  • Burger King helped me beat addiction, Robert Downey Jr. says

    06/10/2008 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 67 replies · 357+ views
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/08 | AMANDA PENTLER
    Robert Downey Jr. has publicly thanked Burger King for helping him overcome his problems with addiction. The fast food chain, he says, also helped to resurrect his career. The fast food epiphany happened in 2003 when the "Iron Man" star was driving a car piled with "tons of f---ing dope," Downey Jr. told Britain's Empire magazine. The actor decided to pull over for a burger and everything changed. "I have to thank Burger King," he said. "It was such a disgusting burger I ordered. I had that, and this big soda, and I thought something really bad was going to...
  • Man Who Aimed To Walk To India Forced To Quit

    02/29/2008 3:09:35 PM PST · by blam · 76 replies · 298+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-29-2008 | Sarah Marcus
    Man who aimed to walk to India forced to quit By Sarah Marcus Last Updated: 12:44pm GMT 29/02/2008 A British man who aimed to walk from Bristol to Gandhi's birthplace in Porbander, India without spending any money has been forced to give up at Calais. Mark Boyle, 28, who began his trip with only t-shirt, sandals and a bandage four weeks ago, hoped that strangers along the way would provide him with food and places to stay. Mark Boyle near the start of his trip four months ago He is a member of the Freeconomy movement, which believes in a...
  • Bhutto: Musharraf To Quit Pakistan Army

    08/28/2007 7:14:56 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 425+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-29-2007 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Bhutto: Musharraf to quit Pakistan army By Isambard Wilkinson in Islamabad Last Updated: 2:11am BST 29/08/2007 Gen Musharraf has agreed to resign as army chief after striking a deal with Benazir Bhutto President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan has agreed to resign as army chief in a power-sharing deal with Benazir Bhutto, the exiled former prime minister claimed yesterday. He had previously insisted that he would remain army chief while standing for re-election as president. But a deepening political crisis appears to have forced the general, a key ally in the US-led war on -terror, to compromise. After months of secretive...
  • Britons Quit Country In Record Numbers

    08/22/2007 6:18:33 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 1,435+ views
    Britons quit country in record numbers Last Updated: 12:01am BST 23/08/2007More people are leaving Britain than at any time for a generation - and possibly for a century. The number of Britons emigrating in the 12 months to July 2006 reached 385,000, the highest since present counting methods were introduced in 1991, new figures show. Why are so many people emigrating from the UK? One in four UK babies born to a foreign parent This is almost certainly the greatest emigration since the 1960s, when thousands left to start new lives in Australia. It could even be the highest since...
  • [Alec] Baldwin Request to Quit Sitcom Rejected

    04/26/2007 8:27:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 473+ views
    newsday.com ^ | 4-26-2007 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES -- Divorced dad Alec Baldwin, caught yelling at his daughter on a voicemail message, said Wednesday he asked NBC to let him out of his "30 Rock" contract so he can devote his time to the issue of "parental alienation." "If I never acted again I couldn't care less," Baldwin said in a pre-taped appearance for ABC's "The View," scheduled to air Friday.
  • Wolfowitz doesn't know when to quit

    04/22/2007 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 22 replies · 895+ views
    The Bangkok Post ^ | 22 April 2007 | Margaret Carlson
    In the real world, it takes about a week for someone who has disgraced himself like radio talk-show host Don Imus to lose his job. In Washington, World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz and Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales hang on to their jobs for what seems like forever. Mr Wolfowitz was caught dissembling about how his girlfriend, World Bank employee Shaha Riza, got a raise that was double the size allowed and a guarantee of glowing reviews when she moved from the bank to the State Department to avoid cronyism charges. His legal team was unwilling to bend the rules, so he...
  • Catfish are running

    03/27/2007 7:25:29 PM PDT · by eastforker · 59 replies · 1,233+ views
    www.vanity.com ^ | 3/27/07 | eastforker
    click the name for the latest catch,maybe some one can post the catch, at least 60 pounds.
  • Iraqi Arabs Revolt Over Cash Offer To Quit Kirkuk

    02/08/2007 7:27:49 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 322+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-9-2007 | Damien McElroy
    Iraqi Arabs revolt over cash offer to quit Kirkuk By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 1:47am GMT 09/02/2007 Ethnic tensions in Kirkuk have escalated after Arabs were offered payments to leave the strategic Iraqi city before a referendum that is expected to approve its incorporation into Kurdish territory. Kirkuk's oil wealth makes the city of 700,000 one of Iraq's greatest strategic prizes. Well before the fall of Saddam Hussein, Kurds declared their intention to claim a city they describe as their "Jerusalem". Iraqi Arab residents of the oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk shout slogans as they demonstrate...
  • Blair Likely To Quit If Aides Charged In Loans Inquiry

    01/21/2007 6:43:34 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 362+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-22-1007 | Patrick Wintour
    Blair likely to quit if aides charged in loans inquiry Patrick Wintour Monday January 22, 2007 The Guardian (UK) Tony Blair is likely to stand down early if charges are brought in the cash-for-honours affair against any of his key aides, including Ruth Turner, arrested on Friday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Ministers said they were certain Mr Blair would not seek to stay until his planned departure date of June or July if any of his immediate entourage were charged. One senior Labour minister told the Guardian: "He knows he would need to do the right...
  • Bush: Coalition in Iraq Will ‘Succeed Unless We Quit’

    11/17/2006 3:42:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 474+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2006 -- President Bush acknowledged today the difficulty of the mission in Iraq but insisted, “We’ll succeed unless we quit.” “The (Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-) Maliki government is going to make it unless the coalition leaves before they have a chance to make it,” Bush said during a news conference today in Vietnam, where he shared the podium with Australian Prime Minister John Howard. “And that's why I assured the prime minister we'll get the job done.” People tend to want instant success in the world, but the task in Iraq and elsewhere in the...
  • Bush: Premature Iraq Pullout Would Place America at Peri

    09/04/2006 2:46:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 317+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 3, 2006 -- An early withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq would give victory to the terrorists and put the American people in danger, President Bush said here yesterday. “If America were to pull out before Iraq can defend itself, the consequences would be disastrous,” Bush said during his weekly radio address to the nation. “We would be handing Iraq over to the terrorists, giving them a base of operations and huge oil riches to fund their ambitions.” Bush said violent terrorist groups such as al Qaeda want to overthrow western-style democracies in the Middle East -- and...
  • We'll Quit If Bribe Inquiry Halted, Say US Law Chiefs

    05/28/2006 6:57:39 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 973+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-29-2006 | Francis Harris
    We'll quit if bribe inquiry halted, say US law chiefs By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 29/05/2006) Three of America's top law officers, among them the head of the FBI, have threatened to step down over alleged attempts to halt an investigation into congressional corruption. Alberto Gonzales, the attorney general, Paul McNulty, his deputy, and Robert Mueller, the FBI director, informed President George W Bush through intermediaries last week that they would resign rather than let the inquiry be blocked. Their stand marked the latest twist in a saga which began when 15 FBI agents raided the offices of William...