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  • Tale of Two Tribes: 'Climate Refugees' vs. EPA Victims

    05/04/2016 6:45:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 5/4/2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The left has concocted a lucrative category of politically correct victims: "climate refugees." It's the new Green racket. U.S. taxpayers will now be forking over untold billions to ease the pain allegedly inflicted on "carbon's casualties" by industrial activity. By contrast, those who have suffered as a direct result of government incompetence by federal environmental bureaucrats continue to get the shaft. Consider the plight of two tribes: the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw in Louisiana and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. The New York Times splashed a viral story on its pages this week spotlighting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's...
  • Moving to Austin, TX | Any Good Employment Agencies? {VANITY}

    06/30/2015 8:15:08 AM PDT · by erod · 79 replies
    Hi FRiends, I am seriously considering a move to Austin, Texas this summer and I could use your help. In a nutshell, I am tired of the bleak and stagnant Chicago economic climate, the harsh Illinois winters and the Chicago machine. It’s time for a change in my life to find a new opportunity. I am a young marketing professional (30 years old) and have no wife or kids to provide for. Does anyone know of any good employment agencies in the Austin area to find some temporary or permanent work, so I can start my move down south? Any...
  • VANITY: Move to Seattle? Any young Conservatives in the city or state?

    02/25/2015 2:05:45 PM PST · by bushwon · 178 replies
    me ^ | 02/25/2015 | bushwon
    My daughter is graduating this summer--she has a dear friend who lives in Seattle and has suggested my daughter might move out there. Daughter could move anywhere she can find job in her field. My daughter is a conservative tho not a political junkie like her mom LOL. Her friend is probably a moderate, but not particularly political. I have a "moderate" republican friend who said Seattle is just growing by leaps and bounds and lots of young people are moving there. Though I have no direct say in the matter as daughter is an adult and I have not...
  • Americans on the move want warmth, affordability: reports

    01/02/2015 12:21:10 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 2JAN2015 | Mark Guarino
    (Reuters) - Americans moving out of state in 2014 were most likely to head to places that were warmer and more affordable, such as the South and Southwest, according to studies by two major moving companies. The 47th annual report by Allied Van Lines showed that Illinois topped the list of states people are moving away from with 1,372 net moves, followed by Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and New Jersey. The states have remained in the top five since 2010, the company said.
  • Hundreds of Muslims in western Myanmar relocated

    08/24/2013 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
    Hundreds of Muslims trapped in ghetto-like conditions in western Myanmar after their homes were torched by Buddhist mobs last year were moved Saturday to a camp for internally displaced people, officials said. Government spokesman Win Myaing said the relocation from Aung Mingalar quarter in Sittwe township was voluntary. But one well-known activist said many of the families were worried their conditions would go from bad to worse once they left. Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country of 60 million, has been gripped by religious violence since military rulers handed over power to a nominally civilian government. …
  • Beretta Leaves Maryland Because of Stricter Gun Laws

    04/04/2013 8:53:25 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 112 replies
    OpposingViews.Com ^ | 4/4/2013 | Dabney Bailey
    New legislation is forcing gun manufacturing company Beretta to uproot and take their business elsewhere. Established in 1526, Beretta holds the distinction of being the oldest active firearms manufacturer in the world. The U.S. factory is located in Accokeek, Maryland, and has been a staple of the local economy for years. Beretta warned that stricter gun control laws would push the company outside of state lines, but that didn’t stop Maryland legislators. Jeffrey Reh, a spokesman for Beretta who also serves as the President of Stoeger Industries under Beretta, announced that the company would begrudgingly uproot and take its business...
  • Texas Experiences Meteoric Rise Of Relocation Inquiries From California Companies

    02/22/2013 7:44:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/21/2013 | Rex Sinquefield
    Lone Star State Governor Rick Perry seriously amped up his West Coast recruiting efforts this month in response to California’s passage of Proposition 30, a statewide vote that dramatically increased the state’s personal income tax rate. Taxpayers there will be paying up to 3% more on earned income, and that increase is retroactive to January 1, 2012. More than a thousand miles away from Sacramento, a far more positive outlook counters the frustration felt by many California employees and business owners. Just last week Governor Perry met with 200 Golden State business owners, and two weeks ago he purchased $24,000...
  • Great ExPat Options Where are they? Costa Rica? Others?

    11/07/2012 2:10:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 109 replies
    Nov 7 2012 | NLZ
    I desire to explore options for relocation away from the US. Countries to live in. Transferring funds. What are some expat Freepers experiences and tips and tricks? Thank You.
  • Freeper Advice needed, I'd like to move out of Pennsylvania, Texas looks good

    11/07/2012 1:17:12 PM PST · by Nowhere Man · 83 replies
    Myself | 11-07-2012 | Nowhere Man
    I'd consider other Red areas too.
  • Vanity - Feedback on north Dallas area

    09/09/2012 1:27:37 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 65 replies
    N.A. | 09/09/2012 | self
    A year ago my MIL passed away in Los Angeles, and my wife and I have been here in LA dealing with the estate issues. Our home in WA is leased out, and we're about to put my MIL's Los Angeles house on the market. We want to get out of L.A., and since my wife never adjusted to the rain of the Pacific Northwest, we're looking for a new place to live that doesn't have 9 months a year of dreary rain. Texas seems to fit the bill for weather (we plan to have a pool), and is more...
  • Charlotte has NYers in its web

    09/05/2011 8:03:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 5, 2011 | SELIM ALGAR and CHUCK BENNETT
    Oh, Carolina! Italian-Americans from Brooklyn, African-Americans from The Bronx and New Yorkers from the suburbs are flocking to the once sleepy town of Charlotte buoyed by big business like Bank of America and lots of Big Apple transplants. What has been dubbed the "New York phenomenon" swung into high gear around 2005, according to Erin Watkins, research director at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. There were 2,000 tax returns filed in Charlotte's Mecklenburg County in 2009 by either individuals or married couples who filed in New York City or Long Island the year before, according to IRS data.
  • Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2011

    05/25/2011 4:42:03 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 5 replies
    A Bill To recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to relocate to Jerusalem the United States Embassy in Israel, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2011'. SEC. 2. RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND RELOCATION OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM. (a) Policy- It is the policy of the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State...
  • Palestinians Condemn US Plan to Settle Refugees in South America

    01/25/2011 5:24:26 PM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Guardian ^ | January 25, 2011 | Rory Caroll
    Children at a Gaza refugee camp: Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state under George Bush, suggested in 2008 that Palestinian refugees could be resettled in Chile and Argentina. Photograph: Ali Ali/EPA Palestinians have expressed shock and dismay at the US suggestion to settle Palestinian refugees in Argentina and Chile rather than let them return to ancestral land in Israel. Representatives of the Palestinian diaspora said the plan to ship displaced Palestinians from the Middle East to a new homeland across the Atlantic clashed with their fundamental right to go home. "It's completely unacceptable. It contradicts our inalienable right to return...
  • Voter registration question

    09/29/2010 7:48:16 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    September 29, 2010 | self
    I recently moved and registered to vote at my current location. I was curious about my registration at my past location. How do they know I am not there if I don't tell them? Just wondering.
  • After 107 years, Harley to hit the road?

    08/04/2010 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 66 replies · 1+ views
    InvestorPlace ^ | August 4, 2010 9:26 AM | Jeff Reeves
    It's been quite a ride for Harley-Davidson (HOG). The iconic motorcycle company has been cranking out bikes since 1903, and it's one of only two major motorcycle manufacturers to have survived the Great Depression. The first Harley rolled off the line just one year after the first telegraph cable was laid across the Pacific Ocean, and nowadays you can log on to Harley's website to customize your "Hog" or find a dealer on your smart phone. But now there's a rough road ahead for the company. The plant that cranks out Harley's choppers in Milwaukee may finally be at its...
  • Feb 19th, 1942 in History…The Japanese Relocation

    02/20/2010 10:46:51 AM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies · 427+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-19-10 | Wordsmith
    National Archives An exclusion order posted at First and Front Streets in San Francisco directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry.On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. There was no mention of relocation centers in the EO, because initially none were envisioned. The purpose was for those of Japanese ancestry to relocate voluntarily, anywhere within the interior, away from the West Coast and areas of strategic military importance. On April 25, 1992, as a UCLA student, I went by bus from campus on a pilgrimage to Manzanar, 230 miles northeast of Los Angeles on the...
  • Moving to Dallas, TX! (vanity)

    09/17/2009 7:16:03 AM PDT · by rom · 99 replies · 2,535+ views
    Me | 09-17-09 | rom
    Some may remember that due to the job market I had planned on leaving California for Boston for work. Fortunately God had better things planned for me and provided me with work in Dallas, TX (Lewisville to be exact). So I was wondering if any Freepers had any hints on where to live in the area, general comments on places to go with a young family (3 kids under the age of 5), etc. I think we're going to love Texas (minus the weather - we're coming from CA)! Thanks for the help FRiends! This is exciting AND scary, I've...
  • Orange County (FL) Responds to N.Y. Homeless Program (Mayor: We don't want them here!)

    07/30/2009 8:37:28 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 21 replies · 618+ views
    540 WFLA ^ | 30 July 2009 | Alan McBride
    ORLANDO, FLA. The city of New York, under the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has been offering its homeless population one-way tickets to leave the city under the umbrella of a city program that began in 2007. One of the most popular destinations for the Big Apple's homeless population is the Sunshine State, according to the New York City Mayor's Office. The Orange County Mayor, Rich Crotty, learned of that Thursday and sent a letter that was part request and part rebuke to the mayor of New York City. Crotty's letter read, in part, that he was "disappointed" to learn...
  • Thinking of moving to MA (vanity)

    07/30/2009 12:58:14 PM PDT · by rom · 77 replies · 1,783+ views
    Vanity ^ | 07/30/2009 | self
    Hi folks, I am thinking of taking a job in Massachusetts, and I was wondering if any FReepers had any recommendations on where to live. The company is located in Waltham, and I've always wanted to live on the East Coast. I would be leaving sunny Southern California. I am shocked to see that the land of Kennedy and Kerry has much lower tax rates (income and sales) than the land of fruit and nuts. We are a family of five (no pets) and it seems like the biggest hurdle I have is finding a nice enough place to live...
  • From the Midwest to the Pacific, job seekers are heading to Texas

    05/17/2009 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Dysart · 10 replies · 714+ views
    FWST ^ | 5-17-09 | STEVE CAMPBELL
    'If you had to ride out this downturn, there is no better place than Texas. The declines here have been nothing compared to other states.’ Across the nation, unemployment is sky-high, the housing market is sucking wind and recessionary fears have frozen Americans in place. Just don’t tell that to a stream of new residents who are "voting with their feet" that Texas is the safest place to ride out the storm and the place to be when the economy recovers. For people seeking economic opportunity, Texas is becoming what California has been since the Great Depression, says Los Angeles...
  • Texas Does Not Have Enough Land

    04/27/2009 4:08:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 74 replies · 2,812+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 26, 2009 | Richard Geno
    Recently Governor Rick Perry rattled the cages in Washington when he suggested that Texas might at some point be so disgusted with Washington’s repeated violations of the United States Constitution that they might want to secede from the union. It stems from the one amendment to the Constitution that gets the least attention - the Tenth Amendment. The Tenth Amendment enumerates the rights of the states and the people. Specifically it states that the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the...
  • Oilfield Service and Drilling Companies Respond to Hope and Change

    12/24/2008 5:58:12 AM PST · by Principled · 19 replies · 1,279+ views
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 12/19/2008 | DRJ
    The two largest offshore drilling companies, one of the largest oilfield service companies, and other major firms have announced plans to relocate their corporate offices to Switzerland: “Noble Corp. today became the latest in a recent string of Houston oil and gas firms to announce plans to move their corporate headquarters to Switzerland, a change experts said is cheifly for tax purposes. The world’s second largest offshore drilling contractor, now incorporated in the Cayman Islands and run from Sugar Land [Texas], said its board has approved the change, and now will put the proposal to shareholders and the Cayman courts....
  • New Social Media Platform Helps Military Members With Relocation

    12/03/2008 9:30:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2008 – From a civilian perspective, it may be hard to understand the challenge of constant relocation that comes with military service. Finding new schools, identifying new organizations to join and tracking down a safe neighborhood can be an overwhelming process. As a result, many military families turn to others in the military community for information and resources. “What one person doesn’t know, someone else usually does,” retired Army Col. Dale Kissinger said. “The problem is finding that person.” Kissinger is co-founder of, a military-oriented Web site that offers moving, travel and lifestyle services and discounts....
  • US hedge fund bosses threaten to move to Britain (Soros,Simons,Paulson,Falcone,Griffin)

    11/23/2008 3:41:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 1,534+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/14/08
    US hedge fund bosses threaten to move to Britain • Billionaires battle against threat of regulation • Soros says he would happily pay income tax America's top hedge fund managers staunchly defended the conduct of their secretive, high-risk industry yesterday and warned Congress that knee-jerk regulation could push financial jobs across the Atlantic to London. In a rare day of public scrutiny, the billionaire bosses of five leading hedge funds appeared before the house oversight committee to answer charges that their unregulated bets on financial markets have destabilised the global economy. George Soros, Kenneth Griffin, Philip Falcone, Jim Simons and...
  • Tollway pigeon traps are cruel, say critics

    10/14/2008 12:05:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 643+ views (Texas Cable News) ^ | October 14, 2008 | Janet St. James (WFAA-TV)
    Cruelty to animals? A waste of time and money? A project to get rid of some pesky birds beneath bridges is being met with serious questions. The motivating factor behind the project is avian excrement - otherwise known as poop. Tucked beneath 14 North Texas tollway bridges, you'll find cages baited with corn, waiting for pigeons to step inside. The tollway says trapping them is necessary to cut down on bird droppings hazardous to the highway and people's health. But Teri Latsko and Nicole Matocha say the threat is to the birds. And they have the pictures to prove it....
  • Corporate Relocation

    03/08/2008 2:43:01 PM PST · by RonBond · 21 replies · 527+ views
    I have been approached by my company to be relocated. In the company, it is considered detrimental for your career to turn down a job transfer. The relocation is to an expensive place and a "blue state". The cost of housing is expensive. I am looking at relocation money. One of the conditions to receive relocation is I have to sell my current house. With a bad real estate market, not a good time to sell. Other parts of the relocation is they give money to move my personal items but it is not enough for packers to do it....
  • Penguins Will Get What They Want, But Not At Desired Price

    12/21/2006 7:27:47 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 18 replies · 545+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | December 21, 2006 | Gene Collier
    You didn't have to believe in omens to find it a bit odd that on the subway ride toward Mellon Arena yesterday, "I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas" seemed to be squawking in a continuous loop. This was right at the top of zero hour, when the long-awaited, viciously anticipated casino licensing issue would finally be decided. Twenty minutes later, the Penguins had begun practice on the NHL's oldest living hockey pond, and at precisely 11:27 a.m., the franchise learned it was indeed getting nothing for Christmas. Oh yeah, mommy and daddy are mad, the NHL is mad, even the Rooneys...
  • Lots of money, time needed to move rails

    10/22/2006 6:43:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies · 938+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 22, 2006 | Patrick Driscoll and Gary Scharrer
    When a close call like last week's train derailment in Beacon Hill happens, the "what if" questions — as in what if a deadly poison had been released near so many homes — soon are followed by questions about what can be done. But answers to how long it will take to reroute most trains out of San Antonio's core, how much it will cost and where the money will come from don't come easily. And the best guesses on fixing the problem — a decade or more and billions of dollars — don't help people sleep much better. "It's...
  • CA: UC president's assistant got exceptional relocation deal

    03/31/2006 6:23:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 495+ views
    The University of California gave President Robert Dynes' office assistant a relocation and moving package usually reserved for top executives and faculty, according to a newspaper report. Eileen O'Callahan, who manages Dynes' schedule and correspondence among other duties, received a $520,000 low-interest housing loan and a 25-percent pay raise to $106,250 a year when she agreed to follow Dynes from the chancellor's office at UC San Diego, the San Francisco Chronicle said. The compensation package approved roughly three years ago also included a $26,563 relocation allowance that came on top of O'Callahan's reimbursed moving expenses, according to documents obtained by...
  • The Liturgical Desert is over! (Vanity)

    02/25/2006 6:04:31 PM PST · by jrny · 14 replies · 393+ views
    02/25/06 | Myself
    Hello all, In recent months I have written here and there on various threads about my (and my family's) intention to relocate to New Jersey in order to be regular parishioners at a full-fledged all Tridentine Mass parish. Well...God be His will, I was offered in a job in the Philadelphia area, and will be starting on Monday, Feb. 27th. At long last, we will be leaving behind the liturgical nonsense of Novus Ordo Baltimore and the liturgical mininmalism of the Tridentine Indult in Baltimore. At long last, we will once again be registered with a parish and be...
  • Marlins Looking At Hialeah, North Carolina?

    01/21/2006 12:51:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies · 275+ views
    CBS ^ | January 19, 2006 | AP
    Could we hear the call of Play Ball on site of Hialeah Race Track or could the Florida Marlins be looking at the hills of North Carolina as their new home? Representatives of the team apparently will visit the city of Charlotte, and officials in Hialeah, as they consider moving the team from Miami. A Marlins spokesman said Thursday that it'll be the first meeting between the team and Hialeah, the state's fifth most-populous city and one located just a few miles northwest of downtown Miami. "I'm not looking at it as a long shot. I want to do everything...
  • Burma Army Displaces more than 1,200 in Attacks

    01/10/2006 7:48:43 AM PST · by LwinAungSoe · 8 replies · 255+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | January 9, 2006 | Crosswalk Editorial Staff
    The Burma Army has displaced more than 1,200 people in attacks against villages and hiding places of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Southern Karenni State.  Troops from Burma carried out their attacks against villagers on December 23. Soldiers burned down 26 houses in Gee Gaw Ber village, forcing all 610 residents of the village into hiding.  A further 341 people from the nearby village of Toe Ka Htoo fled in fear, while 255 people from Pah Poe are also in hiding. Those newly displaced are now in hiding without shelter and the temperatures in the area are very low....
  • Anyone live in the Research Triangle (No. Carolina) area?

    12/15/2005 6:21:54 AM PST · by mom3boys · 6 replies · 276+ views
    Is the Research Triangle area a good place to live? What is the job/housing situation there? Is it a good place to raise a family?
  • Embassy drama nears climax (Norway)

    12/05/2005 10:04:48 AM PST · by Kurt_Hectic · 23 replies · 758+ views ^ | 05 Dec 2005, 15:45 | Aftenposten English Web Desk (Nina Berglund)
    The long-simmering drama around relocation of the US Embassy reached the boiling point over the weekend, with local politicians hurling accusations at one another, residents of an affected area holding a chilly outdoor protest and embassy officials refusing to budge from their position. Two city politicians may decide the fate of the controversial embassy Monday evening. Picture: Margaret Geelmuyden (center, with red scarf) has been leading the fight to prevent construction of a new US embassy in the Huseby area of Oslo. She's shown arguing her point to Oslo Mayor Per Ditlev-Simonsen, after handing him a petition with 10,000 signatures...
  • Vanity - need info on Warner Robins area in Georgia

    10/12/2005 7:30:16 PM PDT · by PrairieDawg · 6 replies · 264+ views
    Gang, Hi! I am interviewing for a position in Warner Robins, GA next week and would appreciate any comments (good or bad) or pointers to information that you can give me. Assume that I know nothing about the area (except that the WRHS football team has a reputation for being pretty good ). Thanks in advance for any info you can give me on this! Regards, PrairieDawg
  • Proposition 1 sets up fund for relocation of rail lines

    10/09/2005 3:49:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 479+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 8, 2005 | Clay Robison
    AUSTIN - The first of nine state constitutional amendments proposed on the Nov. 8 ballot would establish a fund through which taxpayers would help pay for relocating freight rail lines from congested urban areas. Like most of the ballot proposals, except for the ban on same-sex marriages, Proposition 1 has received little attention. But it is beginning to spark some debate and, depending on how it fares at the polls, could become an issue in the March Republican governor's primary. Proposition 1 supporters, including Gov. Rick Perry, think the new fund would be an important step toward easing traffic congestion...
  • In Lubbock, evacuees find place to call home

    09/15/2005 6:31:25 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 31 replies · 578+ views
    Austin-American Statesman ^ | 11 September 2005 | Mark Lisheron
    LUBBOCK — Desmond Bemiss stood at the open doors of the yellow school bus and watched three of his children get aboard for their first day of school. Bemiss had been up since 5 a.m. His 5-year-old daughter, Dachannice, woke him as she often did in their home on Urseline Street in New Orleans. None of the Bemisses, 20 of them in all, had slept much the night before or the nights before that. Even when some of the lights were turned out, the conversations, televisions and boom boxes made the old Air Force hangar roar again into the early...
  • CA: Artist fumes over relocation of painting at state building (to AG Lockyer's office)

    08/23/2005 8:12:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 631+ views ^ | 8/23/05 | Greg Lucas
    Sacramento -- A painting of the United States sinking into a toilet, formerly on display in the cafeteria of the state Department of Justice, has been moved by Attorney General Bill Lockyer to his 17th floor office, where public access is limited. The artist who created the piece, Stephen Pearcy, said Lockyer's decision to move the painting violated his First Amendment right to political speech. The painting's inclusion in a larger exhibit displayed in the state building sparked protests from some conservatives and served as fodder for talk radio shows. "His office is not public. The decision to move it...
  • High Court: Gaza synagogues may be relocated, not razed

    08/16/2005 2:59:48 PM PDT · by anotherview · 9 replies · 348+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 16 August 2005 | Yuval Yoaz and Amiram Barkat
    Last update - 21:52 16/08/2005 High Court: Gaza synagogues may be relocated, not razed By Yuval Yoaz and Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondents The High Court of Justice on Tuesday ordered the state not to let security forces dismantle synagogues and Torah academies in the Gaza Strip before Thursday, after Elei Sinai rabbi Yishai Brohan petitioned the court with a request to relocate the constructions into Israel proper. Also Tuesday Israel's Chief Rabbis Yonah Metzger and Shlomo Amar met Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and discussed the fate of synagogues in evacuated settlements.
  • Wandering Moose Takes to Mini-Golf Course

    07/31/2005 5:07:12 AM PDT · by Cowman · 7 replies · 629+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 30 | AP
    Wandering Moose Takes to Mini-Golf Course LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- A yearling moose wandering through town has decided to stay a while to enjoy the shade and water of a miniature golf course. "He was headed somewhere when he came in here. We're hoping that he takes a rest and one of these evenings returns to his journey," state Game Warden Roger Bredehoft said Friday. Laramie sits in a wildlife corridor between the Laramie and Medicine Bow ranges, and big game frequently are seen in the city, he said. While antelope and deer are common, moose are less often seen....
  • Japanese companies warned of China risks

    07/03/2005 7:03:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 815+ views
    FT ^ | 07/02/05 | Mariko Sanchanta
    Japanese companies warned of China risks By Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo Published: July 2 2005 03:00 | Last updated: July 2 2005 03:00 Japanese companies should rely less on China, because of its political and microeconomic risks, and increase production in countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations, the trade ministry said in its annual white paper yesterday. "We believe there are many risks that may prevent foreign and Japanese firms from keeping their operations [in China]. We want to be whistle-blowers about these risks," said Susumu Okamoto, a deputy director in the trade policy bureau at the...
  • Moving to San Antonio

    12/31/2004 7:07:31 AM PST · by Tuxedo · 128 replies · 3,481+ views
    Self | 12/31/2004 | Tuxedo
    I am relocating to San Antonio in a few weeks from Cleveland. I will be working in Leon Valley. We plan to sell our home in Cleveland and move the whole family down in June. Any thoughts on the city and area from residents or past residents? Areas to avoid? Please post your relevant experiences.
  • Senate Leader Pulls Anti-Child Bill in Face of Huge Opposition

    08/17/2004 11:32:40 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 1 replies · 754+ views
    MND Newswire ^ | 8/17/04 | Pat Cangelosi
    In the face of enormous opposition, California Senate President Pro Tem John Burton (D-San Francisco) has decided to withdraw a bill which would have granted custodial parents an almost unlimited right to move children far way from their noncustodial parents. The bill, SB 730, would have abrogated the California Supreme Court's recent LaMusga move-away decision. In that decision, the Court affirmed custodial parents' presumptive right to move but ruled that courts have the power to restrain moves which run counter to children's best interests. Opposition to the bill and unrestricted move-aways was led by the Alliance for Children Concerned About...
  • U.S. wants to begin moving Army corps HQ to Japan in Nov(I Corps from Fort Lewis,Washington)

    08/15/2004 7:39:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 807+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 08/16/04 | n/a
    U.S. wants to begin moving Army corps HQ to Japan in Nov Monday, August 16, 2004 at 07:20 JST WASHINGTON — The United States has told Japan it wants to begin transferring the headquarters of the U.S. Army's I Corps from Fort Lewis, Washington, to Camp Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, in November, sources close to Japan-U.S. relations said Sunday. Tokyo appears cautious about the U.S. proposal, which involves completing the transfer by April 2006, especially as the Japanese government is already faced with strong opposition from local authorities where U.S. camps and bases involved in the global realignment plan are located....
  • County's whites to lose their majority (San Diego)

    05/20/2004 9:51:22 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 28 replies · 445+ views
    Union-Tribune Publishing Co. ^ | May 20, 2004 | Lori Weisberg
    Within the next two years, San Diego County's white population will officially become a minority, as increasing numbers of Latinos and Asians transform the region into one in which there is no majority racial or ethnic group. New projections released yesterday by state demographers revealed that the changeover from majority to minority status for non-Hispanic whites by 2006 is happening 12 years earlier than had originally been predicted. Six years ago, when the state last compiled population projections, whites were not expected to become a minority in San Diego County until 2018. They now make up a little more than...

    05/15/2004 12:36:06 AM PDT · by EUPHORIC · 17 replies · 2,266+ views
    Self | 05/15/2004 | Self
    We are relocating to the San Antonio Texas area before Independance Day due to a job transfer. Need references to any and all resources! Where to live and not to live. Where to look for housing etc. Websites? Newspapers? Whatever you have will be good for us! Please help as you can with info.
  • US, South Korea troop relocation talks fail

    02/14/2004 7:56:57 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 179+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | Februari 14 2004 | AFP
    US and South Korean officials have failed to agree on relocating US army bases in South Korea and postponed the signing of a deal until April. The two sides were to have finalized the two-day talks in Seoul on Saturday and sign documents on moving US military headquarters from its base at Yongsan in central Seoul to the south of the capital. At previous talks last month in Hawaii, the allies agreed to pull some 7,000 US troops out of Seoul to the new base in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometres south of the capital, by the end of 2007. "The two...
  • Virginia Beach pointers needed

    01/27/2004 12:46:53 PM PST · by PrairieDawg · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Hey VA people! I'm relocating to Virginia Beach in Feb. We have a place to stay for 3 months, but will have to find another place in the area after that. Which areas do I need to stay away from? I know that Norfolk and Portsmouth (sp?) have some rough areas - what other areas should I take out of consideration? I'll be working at Oceana and am willing to commute a bit. Thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can give me on this. FRegards, PrairieDawg
  • Relocating from Atlanta to Kansas City, KS or MO, request FReeper advice

    12/05/2003 5:03:34 PM PST · by xrp · 1 replies · 192+ views
    My brain ^ | Today | Me
    Hi,I am relocating from Atlanta, GA to Kansas City. I haven't yet decided if I want to be in Missouri or Kansas, but either will do. I'll preferably be on the south side of Kansas City as that is where most of my business will be.I've been looking hard at Overland Park. I'm going to need a 2 bedroom apartment at around $1000/month or less. I also would like information on local/state taxes, car taxes, and any recommendations on a moving company. I've been looking on the Internet and doing research on moving companies and seeing a lot of horror...
  • Need recommendations for relocating to Coastal Carolina area

    12/01/2003 1:55:20 PM PST · by PrairieDawg · 5 replies · 162+ views
    Gang, Hello. I'm considering selling my house here in Colorado and using the proceeds to buy a house outright in either NC or SC along the coast. If any of you have suggestions on where I can find: 1. Housing for under 80K or so. 2. Reasonable school systems for my 2 kids 3. Enough employment (WalMart?) to make living expenses and a bit more. please let me know via FReepmail. I've been a computer programmer for 20 years now and am just not liking what I see as a future in this business, hence the search for a place...