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  • Quick succession of terrorist attacks has officials worried

    06/29/2015 6:26:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | June 29, 2015 | Don Melvin
    The attack Friday at a Tunisian beach resort killed at least 18 Britons, but officials said Monday the actual number was likely to be 30. That would make it by far the deadliest terrorist attack on Britons since the London transport bombings 10 years ago. Yet it was just one of three terrorist attacks on three continents that followed one another in frightening succession last week. While it is not yet known whether the attacks were linked, they have left officials in numerous countries concerned about how to keep their citizens safe. Not long after that, a bomb ripped through...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to turn 104-acre Belize Island into eco-resort to heal it

    04/04/2015 6:54:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies ^ | 4-4-2015
    The 40-year-old environmental activist said that Belize was like heaven on earth and almost immediately, he found this opportunity to purchase an island there, the New York Times reported. DiCaprio has teamed up with Paul Scialla, the chief executive of Delos, a New York City-based developer, to create an eco-conscious resort there and "Blackadore Caye, a Restorative Island," which opens to guests in 2018, will feature the trappings of many luxury resorts, with sprawling villas, infinity pools and stunning sunset views. Blackadore Caye, which has suffered from overfishing, an eroding coastline and the deforestation of its mangrove trees, is a...
  • Feds to pay for $50 million resort for illegal alien teens: Nothing but the best for our new guests

    07/16/2014 7:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Do you wish you were able to afford to go to a resort with pool, sauna, tennis courts, exercise room, sauna, steam room, racketball courts, and all the trimmings? Too bad you aren’t an illegal alien teenager, maybe a member of MS 13. Because your tax dollars (pay up, sucker!) are going to pay for a $50 million magnet resort for them. Kristinn Taylor writes at Gateway Pundit: The Obama administration has awarded a $50 million contract to a charitable group to buy a Texas resort hotel and transform it in to a 600 bed facility for juvenile illegal aliens. The beautiful Palm...
  • Desert Developer's Woes Buffet Reid [Coyote Springs about 50 miles from Bundy's ranch]

    04/26/2014 5:44:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 10, 2012 | By ALEXANDRA BERZON
    Six years ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid celebrated what he called a "love fest" of government support for the construction of a proposed 150,000-home community in the Nevada desert and the lobbyist-turned-developer behind it, Harvey Whittemore. Last week, a federal grand jury charged Mr. Whittemore with making illegal political contributions to Mr. Reid, a Democrat. Even before the indictment, Mr. Reid and other politicians had begun to distance themselves from Mr. Whittemorelong one of Nevada's most powerful lobbyistsby pledging to charity money to offset donations they had gotten from him. ~~snip~~ The allegations against Mr. Whittemore stem from a...
  • Vladimir Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics

    02/04/2014 8:15:36 AM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue February 4, 2014, 7:35 AM EST | Laura Smith-Spark and Nick Paton Walsh
    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Sochi on Tuesday, state media reported, as the Black Sea resort city enters the final stages of preparations for hosting the Winter Olympics. Putin is on a "working visit" to Sochi, with only three days to go before the Games open Friday, state news agency RIA Novosti reported. A leopard rehabilitation center was the first stop on Putin's schedule. The animals at the center, which opened nearly four years ago, are under the President's personal protection, state media say. One of them is reportedly a 6-month-old leopard kitten called Thunder. Putin will also attend...
  • U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook [Most of the Rockies Dry as a Bone and Getting Worse.]

    11/22/2012 4:25:58 PM PST · by familyop · 14 replies
  • Nations 1st full-service gay resort opens in Lauderdale

    05/09/2011 4:41:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 68 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | May 9, 2011 | Doreen Hemlock
    The nations first full-service gay resort opened its doors April 11 in Fort Lauderdale, and so far, bookings are better than expected at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa, thanks to Facebook offers, said hotelier Richard Gray.
  • Brazil A Resort For Terror Movers and Shakers

    04/03/2011 9:14:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/3/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    At least 20 terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda, Hizbullah and Hamas have been hiding out in Brazil planning attacks, raising money, and recruiting operatives, according to Veja Magazine. The report on Saturday ressurects fears the oil-rich South American nation is serving as a terror resort for Islamic militants. Veja, citing Brazilian police and US government reports, said these operatives have been raising money and working to incite attacks abroad. No details of these operations were included in the article. The United States has said Islamic militants have been operating in the border region between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
  • Desperate Wisconsin Unions Resort to Alinsky Tactics

    02/21/2011 9:44:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    townhall ^ | 2/21/11 | Rachel Alexander
    Facing a growing tide of opposition over the skyrocketing costs of government employee pension plans, unions in Wisconsin are striking back with underhanded tactics. Massive protests in Wisconsins State Capitol began last week after Republican Governor Scott Walker announced a budget on February 11, 2011 that would repeal public employee unions collective bargaining power to negotiate benefits and working conditions, leaving them with only wage-negotiating authority. Police and firefighters would be exempt. Governor Walker targeted pensions since their costs are rising at much more unsustainable levels than wage increases. His budget also increases public employees healthcare premiums to 12%, and...
  • Taxpayers Send Teachers To Vegas Resort

    02/08/2011 11:41:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 2/8/11 | Dave Savini
    The Chicago Public Schools system is suffering from a $700 million budget shortfall. So why did some educators travel to Las Vegas just days after a travel restriction was ordered? CBS 2′s Dave Savini and the Better Government Association investigated questionable spending of school tax dollars and how children are impacted. Former Scammon Elementary School teacher Laura Hoffman is angry that 14 of her Chicago Public School co-workers went on an all-expense paid trip to a Las Vegas resort and spa for a conference last year.
  • Official: Explosion kills 6 at Mexican resort

    11/14/2010 2:08:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on Breitbart ^ | 11/14/10 | Gabriel Alcocer - ap
    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - An explosion believed to have been caused by an accumulation of natural gas killed six people and injured 15 Sunday at a resort hotel on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said. Initial reports indicate that three Canadian tourists may be among those who lost their lives in the blast, said Quintana Roo state Attorney General Francisco Alor. The explosion happened in the lobby of the 676-room Grand Riviera Princess hotel in Playa del Carmen, which is located in Quintana Roo.
  • Inside the UAW's Opulent Lakeside Resort

    08/19/2010 10:40:15 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 6 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 8/19/10 | Justin Hyde
    Earlier this year, the United Auto Workers decided to sell its money-losing 1,000-acre resort and golf course. Now, while GM files for its IPO, new UAW leadership is pulling the resort off the market. Here's a look inside.
  • Rockets hit Israeli resort of Eilat

    08/02/2010 12:33:57 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies · 6+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 2 August 2010 | Anne Barker
    At least four people are reportedly injured after a series of rockets were fired at the southern Israeli town of Eilat. A series of explosions were heard in and around the resort town in far southern Israel near the borders with Jordan and Egypt. Israeli media say five rockets were fired at the city by militant groups either in Jordan or the Sinai Desert. The attacks come three days after militants in Gaza fired a Katyusha rocket at the Israeli city of Ashkelon, and a more crude rocket into the Negev Desert. In retaliation Israeli forces on Saturday bombed two...
  • The scariest pool in the world, 55 stories above ground

    06/27/2010 9:19:10 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    DVICE ^ | 25 June, 2010 | Kevin Hall
    The scariest pool in the world, 55 stories above ground The "Sands Skypark" in Singapore is a pool, greenway and casino with an usual location. The whole thing sits atop not one, but three skyscrapers that make up the Marina Bay Sands hotel. The infinity pool itself is nearly 500 feet in length and features no discernible edge. So what would happen if you swam over? Don't worry, you wouldn't just plummet to the streets below. Instead, you'd fall where the rest of the water does: a basin that also acts as a filter for the water and sends it...
  • Immigration detention agreement

    06/16/2010 3:13:02 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 9 replies · 292+ views
    OA online ^ | June 16, 2010 2:14 PM | MICHELLE ROBERTS
    SAN ANTONIO In an agreement U.S. immigration officials hope will begin to reshape the entire 30,000-bed detention system, some asylum-seekers and immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings could soon be held in facilities where they can wear their own clothes, participate in movie and bingo nights, eat continental breakfasts, and celebrate holidays with visiting family members. It could end confinement in prison-like facilities complete with razor wire, jail-style uniforms, armed guards and partitions that prevent physical contact with loved ones for those who have never been convicted of a crime and are not considered a threat. Corrections Corporation of America,...
  • Could intravenous antivirals be a last-ditch treatment for swine flu?

    09/05/2009 10:36:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 612+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 3, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
    An unlicensed intravenous form of the antiviral drug Relenza saved the life of a woman with a severe illness resulting from infection by the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, British doctors reported today in the journal Lancet. Dr. Michael Kidd and Dr. Mervyn Singer of the University College London Hospitals were treating the virus, commonly known as swine flu, in a 22-year-old woman who had contracted it after undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease. The woman had increasing shortness of breath, build-up of fluid in both lungs and was progressively deteriorating. Physicians had given her Tamiflu and Relenza, which is normally given...
  • Western Dems begin meetings in N. Idaho

    08/06/2009 3:44:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 856+ views
    WORLEY, Idaho -- Democrats from around the West are gathering in northern Idaho for four days of planning and strategy.
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our Pop, a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Disney, Army Resort Make Vacations More Affordable for Troops

    01/07/2009 3:55:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,047+ views
    American Forces Press Service | William Bradner
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2009 A Disney vacation just got more affordable. Naval officers Lt. James Corbett and Lt. Cmdr. Erin Duffy take a whirl on Cinderella's Golden Carrousel with daughters Maggie, left, 5, and Aoife, 8 months, and son Dessie, 2. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Co.(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. With the Disneys Armed Forces Salute offer, active and retired U.S. military personnel, including active members of the United States Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reserves, can enjoy complimentary, multi-day admission into Disneys U.S. theme parks, and additional special ticket...
  • Resort for the rich owes $343M

    11/11/2008 2:18:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 275+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 11/11/08 | Matthew Brown
    BILLINGS, Mont. Bankruptcy Court documents show Montana's exclusive Yellowstone Club resort for the ultra-rich owes more than $343 million to creditors ranging from banks to local contractors. The residential club, which includes a members-only ski hill on 13,400 acres in the Gallatin Mountains, filed for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, along with three related companies. The move followed what critics described as a spending spree in recent years by the club's founders, Tim and Edra Blixseth, even as the luxury real estate market stagnated. That included the purchase of at least four foreign estates and fleets of...
  • Iran island defies nations conservatism

    10/04/2006 11:54:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies · 708+ views
    AP ^ | October 2, 2006 | JIM KRANE
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER Monday, October 2, 2006 Last updated 12:23 p.m. PT Iran island defies nation's conservatism By JIM KRANE ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER KISH, Iran -- This coral-rimmed vacation island could pass for Iran's Key West - a place where the sexes mix and the music flows, and where women let slip their head scarves and frolic with their husbands on the gleaming sands. Although island authorities draw the line at booze and bikinis, Kish remains a haven of freedom in an Islamic republic under the deepening conservatism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Lately, however, Kish has lost a few...
  • Locusts Swarm Mexico Resort (Cancun)

    09/28/2006 4:01:52 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 1,484+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 9-28-2006 | Blake de Pastino
    Photo in the News: Locusts Swarm Mexico Resort September 28, 2006It hasn't yet reached biblical proportions, but the plague of locusts currently infesting the Mexican resort town of Cancn has some residents looking to the heavens for help. Clouds of hungry hoppers have been swarming the area for three weeks, devouring 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) of outlying farmland and making a simple walk in the country slow going for four-year-old Diana Rubi Pech Dzu (pictured). Nearly a year ago, Mexico's Yucatn Peninsula was ravaged by Hurricane Wilma, a Category Three storm that wrought hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in...
  • Land O' Lakes resort attracting college kids with strip poker

    01/26/2006 8:23:29 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    Land O' Lakes resort attracting college kids with strip poker Land O'Lakes, Florida - A clothing-optional Land O' Lakes resort is trying to lure college students with a strip poker tournament. Paradise Lakes Resort owner Joe Lettelleir says he's been trying to come up with ways to attract younger people. He says he got the idea for the tournament from Kristy Lucas, an unpaid University of South Florida intern. Fliers are being passed around campus and advertisements are in USF's student newspaper. A USF spokeswoman says the university's administration is aware of the event and the school is not affiliated...
  • Two Britons Reported Dead In Resort Atrocity As Tourists Flee Egypt Fearing Fresh Wave Of Attacks

    07/23/2005 6:08:40 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 515+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-24-2005 | Hugh Miles/Colin Freeman
    Two Britons reported dead in resort atrocity as tourists flee Egypt fearing fresh wave of attacks By Hugh Miles in Sharm el-Sheikh and Colin Freeman (Filed: 24/07/2005) Hundreds of British tourists fled Egypt last night, fearing fresh terrorist attacks after three bombs ripped through the popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Hospital officials said that two Britons were among 88 dead, though last night the Foreign Office confirmed only that two men were missing. The market place in Sharm el-Sheikh after the blast A further eight Britons were among the 120 wounded, including a 14-year-old girl and a 30-year-old...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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  • How Do Certain Places Become "Gay Resorts?"

    05/27/2004 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 173 replies · 1,201+ views
    myself | 5/27/2004 | Pyro7480
    I found myself asking a question today. How do certain places, like Provincetown, MA; New Hope, PA Rehoboth Beach, DE; and Palm Beach, and Key West, FL, become resorts for the gay/lesbian/disordered sexual orientation community. I grew up in northern Delaware, and would often go to Rehoboth Beach with my family during the summer. I never noticed the gay situation there until I was in college. It was largely because I didn't venture towards the northern or southern extremities of the beach, where these people congregate, but stayed in the central area. In recent years, due the the "more-tolerant" attitude...
  • Great Haven for Families, but Don't Bring Childre

    08/13/2003 12:42:18 AM PDT · by bd476 · 15 replies · 320+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 13, 2003 | By LAURA MANSNERUS
    OPATCONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. Everyone agrees that this recently rural township, its sleepy streets fringed by old farms, is a fine place to rear children. And in just a few years, hundreds of children have arrived, each like an invoice addressed to taxpayers. Now the town faces another expense, the legal defense of a new ordinance that will, in effect, keep down the number of families moving in. The courts will decide whether the restriction, limiting new multifamily housing units to two bedrooms, crosses a fine line between zoning meant to slow galloping development and zoning meant to keep out...
  • Resort Caters To Big Tourists

    06/07/2003 10:26:46 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 6 replies · 243+ views
    AP ^ | 6/7/03 | AP Staff
    Resort Caters To Big Tourists POSTED: 7:36 p.m. EDT June 7, 2003 UPDATED: 7:37 p.m. EDT June 7, 2003 TANKAH, Mexico -- In a world enthralled by thin, perhaps no place is more slanted toward the slender or more daunting for the double-chinned than the beach. However, the beach is being made safe for the amply built with the opening of what claims to be the world's first "size-friendly, all inclusive beach resort." At the Freedom Paradise resort south of Cancun, the motto is: "Live Large, Live Free!" The resort, which formally opens June 15, targets people afraid to go...
  • Resort Opens on Puerto Rico's Vieques

    02/24/2003 10:15:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 335+ views ^ | 2/25/03 | AP
    VIEQUES, Puerto Rico -- A new 256-room hotel opened on Vieques Monday, establishing a business projected to become the Puerto Rican island's largest employer. Until now, the island of 9,100 people has had only small hotels and inns. The U.S. Navy's pledge to abandon its bombing range on Vieques by May 1 contributed to the decision to open the Wyndham Martineau Bay Resort & Spa, the owners and managers have said.
  • Fireworks take back seat (New FIRE in Lake Tahoe area)

    07/04/2002 4:04:55 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 42 replies · 890+ views
    Tahoe Daily Tribune ^ | 7-4-02 | Greg Crofton, Jeff Munson
    July 4, 2002 Fireworks take back seat A helicopter approaches the fire, which had grown to more than 200 acres by Wednesday at sunset.Jim Grant/Tahoe Tribune By Greg Crofton, Jeff Munson, Tahoe Daily Tribune A wildfire burning out of control east of Heavenly Ski resort has consumed more than 200 acres and several hundred Upper Kingsbury Grade residents have been evacuated, officials said. The fire began around 12:40 p.m. just east of Heavenly Gondola Towers 11 and 12. A couple traveling down the gondola reported smoke to the resort. As of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 420 firefighters, eight air tankers, seven...
  • Lizard on loose in seaside resort.

    04/21/2002 10:23:57 AM PDT · by Cagey · 9 replies · 214+ views
    Lizard on loose in seaside resort People are being advised to avoid a metre-long lizard on the loose in a Lancashire seaside resort.RSPCA officers in Morecambe say the carnivorous monitor lizard could be aggressive and bite people. The reptile went missing more than a week ago but the warm weather means it can survive for a long time outdoors.RSPCA spokesman Kevin Hegarty said: "They can be aggressive. Our advice to people is don't touch it." Jo Marsden, who owns the nearby Lakeland Wildlife Oasis in Milnthorpe, said: "I would expect it could give a painful but not serious bite....
  • Holiday-makers escape resort fire

    04/04/2002 5:24:50 AM PST · by colette_g · 240+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 4 April, 2002, 13:56 GMT 14:56 UK | BBC News
    Holiday-makers escape resort fire The fire broke out in the resort's catering block About 3,500 holiday-makers have been moved to safety at the Center Parcs holiday resort in Suffolk after a massive fire started. Twenty fire crews from three different counties have been sent to the scene in Elveden and are being assisted by the Suffolk Police helicopter. The fire was reported to be under control at about 1400 BST. A police spokeswoman said: "We're not aware that anyone has been hurt although we understand that it is a fairly large fire." About 150 firefighters are tackling the fire Police...