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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
    newKerala.com ^ | 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...