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  • Obama Admin Moves to Block Restitution for U.S. Terror Victims

    08/14/2015 9:11:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 13, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has intervened in a landmark legal case brought by the American victims of Palestinian terrorists, urging the court to limit restitution for the victims out of fear that a sizable payout could collapse the Palestinian government, according to a copy of the court filing. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken argued in a filing to a New York City court that a hefty payout to the victims of Palestinian terror crimes could burden the Palestinian Authority (PA) and interfere in Obama administration efforts to foster peace in the region. The victims are entitled to as much as...
  • The Race Game and Obama's Campaign for 2012

    01/31/2011 3:30:58 AM PST · by Scanian · 35 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 31, 2011 | Jack Kerwick
    In a word, race promises to play at least as large a role in the next election as it played in the last presidential race. Rest assured, it is on this that Barack Obama and his cronies are counting. For decades now, whites and non-whites have been engaged in a kind of racial game with one another. Like any other game, when played long enough, it becomes a ritual of a sort. But when it becomes ritualistic, there is an imminent danger that it will be forgotten as play and be treated with a deadly seriousness. This is what has...
  • Video-Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty

    10/16/2009 6:02:59 PM PDT · by opentalk · 86 replies · 4,710+ views
    Youtube ^ | October 14, 1009 | Lord Christopher Monckton
    On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change expert, gave a presentation at Bethel College in St. Paul, MN in which he issued a dire warning regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty which is scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009. .. Video 4:11 min
  • US Congress urges Poland to speed up legislation on Holocaust restitution

    07/13/2008 3:21:09 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 12 replies · 117+ views
    polskieradio ^ | 07.07.2008
    The US Congress has passed resolutions urging Eastern European nations including Poland to make progress on legislation regarding the restitution of private property. Though the US resolutions are nonbinding, observers argue that this is a clear signal that such legislation in Poland is long overdue.
  • Lawmaker Proposes Holiday Rather Than Apology for Slavery

    01/29/2007 8:35:24 AM PST · by CNS · 33 replies · 801+ views ^ | 1/29/07 | Payton Hoegh
    Lawmaker Proposes Holiday Rather Than Apology for Slavery By Payton Hoegh Correspondent January 29, 2007 ( - A Virginia delegate introduced legislation this week proposing a holiday to celebrate the end of slavery as an alternative to an official apology that he refuses to support. Seventy-nine-year-old Republican Frank Hargrove drew criticism nationwide when he said that "black citizens should just get over it," when speaking out against a bill that proposed an official apology from the Commonwealth of Virginia for its part in slavery. "Slavery's over with. It was a horrible institution," Hargrove said. "There's nobody living today that...
  • Judge OKs $4.52 billion payout to WorldCom investors

    11/30/2006 12:33:42 AM PST · by xtinct · 10 replies · 616+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-30-06 | staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Manhattan federal judge overseeing the main class-action lawsuit over WorldCom Inc.'s collapse on Wednesday authorized the payment of up to $4.52 billion to aggrieved investors. U.S. Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of New York said the distribution should be made "as soon as practicable." More than one dozen investment banks, including Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., agreed to pay about $6.15 billion to resolve allegations that they helped WorldCom sell bonds when they should have known the phone company was concealing its true financial condition. The remaining...
  • Nevada prison industries: Prisoners to launch clothing line

    07/19/2006 6:30:46 AM PDT · by Nevadan · 19 replies · 422+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 7-19-06 | SEAN WHALEY
    Duds intended to complement inmate motorcycle program CARSON CITY -- A Nevada prison industries program that builds customized motorcycles will soon expand with its own clothing line as well. The clothing line, to be called "Most Wanted," will be designed by Jan Rousseaux of Las Vegas and will be manufactured by inmates within the Nevada Department of Corrections at the Lovelock Correctional Center. The clothing is intended to complement the motorcycle program, called "Big House Choppers," which is run out of the Southern Desert Correctional Center, northwest of Las Vegas. The new clothing line will be launched at the motorcycle...
  • Holocaust survivors in L.A. rush to get restitution from Hungary

    07/06/2006 1:03:49 PM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 322+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | July 5, 2006
    Holocaust survivors in L.A. rush to get restitution from Hungary The Associated Press (Updated Wednesday, July 5, 2006, 2:15 AM) LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of Holocaust survivors flocked to the city's Jewish social service agencies to get help as they rush to apply for a restitution program offered by the Hungarian government. The paperwork must be postmarked and on its way to Budapest by July 31. The large turnout overwhelmed the legal service group Bet Tzedek, whose officials hastily scheduled extra sessions to help with the complicated paperwork. Officials there said they expected about 50 or so of the...
  • Newsweek Urged to Go On Arab TV (by White House)

    05/18/2005 6:46:53 PM PDT · by news blogger · 32 replies · 737+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 18th 2005 | Associated Press
    The White House on Wednesday suggested one way for Newsweek to repair any damage from a story that ourtraged the muslim world and triggered deadly anti American protests in Afghanistan.Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan urged the magazine's editors to take their case straight to the Muslim community by appearing on Arab television.He made the comment after noting that Newsweek editors had already been appearing on US television outlets to talk about the incident.Newsweek has retracted the story which alleged US interrogators defiled the Quran, Islam's holy book.The White House quickly called on the magazines editors to find a way to set...
  • Woman {Accountant} Sentenced for Bilking 89-Year-Old {in Cheyenne}

    08/01/2004 2:39:00 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 448+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 08-01-04 | Rule, Juliette
    Woman sentenced for bilking 89-year-old By Juliette Rule Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - She was a trusted accountant controlling the assets of an elderly Laramie woman who considered her family. But over six years, more than money was stolen by 56-year-old Donna Christine Curran, who goes by Chris. Curran was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Friday to serve two years in a federal prison and pay $232,000 in restitution. Dixie Ward, 89, might now be able to afford the travel Curran told her she couldn't afford, but a broken ankle and hip injury make travel difficult,...
  • Thief repays Cub Scouts he victimized

    03/13/2004 8:20:55 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 5 replies · 143+ views
    St. Ann's Cub Scout Pack 50 has its money back, more than two years after the father of a scout took hundreds of dollars in proceeds from their Christmas 2001 fund-raiser. Tina Muncie, a pack mother, said she got a Turkey Hill Minit Market money order in the mail Friday for $145. She forwarded it to the pack treasurer before noon, she said. The amount won't be enough to get the scouts to the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City -- their original goal -- but it's a start, Mrs. Muncie said. William Ferrell, 43, of Taylor, pleaded guilty to...
  • Impoverished Haiti Pins Hopes for Future On a Very Old Debt

    01/02/2004 8:11:43 AM PST · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 158+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Friday, January 2, 2004 | JOSE DE CORDOBA
    <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- More than two decades after rebellious former slaves vanquished troops from Napoleon's army here in 1803, France's King Charles X made the fledgling republic of Haiti an offer it couldn't refuse.</p> <p>In 1825, as the king's warships cruised just over the horizon from the Haitian capital, a French emissary demanded 150 million gold francs in exchange for recognizing the new republic. The implicit alternative was invasion and re-enslavement.</p>
  • Retribution for victims of crime

    01/01/2004 4:37:35 PM PST · by LK12 · 3 replies · 145+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, December 30, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Most people realize that the court and penal systems in North America are seriously broken and must be fixed. With the possible exception of China, the United States currently imprisons more of its population than any other nation: the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports 2,033,331 imprisoned as of December 31, 2002.</p>
  • Criminals Owe Debt to Victims, Not Society

    12/31/2003 12:21:10 PM PST · by winner3000 · 32 replies · 239+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 12/30/03 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Most people realize that the court and penal systems in North America are seriously broken and must be fixed. With the possible exception of China, the United States currently imprisons more of its population than any other nation: the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports 2,033,331 imprisoned as of December 31, 2002.</p>
  • CA: Protester who refused to ID herself ordered to pay restitution (Greenie)

    06/04/2003 5:35:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 222+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6.4.03 | Sean Webby
    <p>A University of California-Berkeley student -- who spent nine days of anonymity in a San Jose jail as an act of civil disobedience -- was ordered Wednesday to pay restitution to a Sunnyvale company she had denounced as a war profiteer.</p>
  • King's old brass sparks legal joust

    04/13/2003 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 4 replies · 242+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, April 13, 2003 | Michael A. Fuoco
    <p>This is no fairy tale, even though it involves a centuries-dead British knight, a lady distressed, heraldry, provenance and a joust for justice.</p> <p>It is instead a present-day international art story in search of a happy ending, a drama being played out among a 12th-century church in a tiny English village, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a Grove City family and a Tennessee art professor.</p>
  • Air Force will pay $12,000 for bomb damage to home

    12/28/2002 3:35:52 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 27 replies · 463+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 28, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    Air Force will pay $12,000 for bomb damage to home 12/28/2002 Associated Press EL PASO - Gloria Aker got a late Christmas present this week when the U.S. Air Force agreed to settle a claim for damage it caused when it accidentally bombed her Monahans home in July. Ms. Aker's home was hit by a dummy bomb accidentally dropped from an Air Force F-177A Nighthawk on a practice run from Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Although the dummy didn't contain explosives, it pierced the roof of Ms. Aker's home, flew across a bathroom, slammed through a wall...
  • (Marin County)Canal Area to try 'justice boards'

    03/14/2002 1:29:38 PM PST · by chadmaster · 8 replies · 238+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | Tuesday, March 14th | Rebecca Rosen Lum
    Canal Area to try 'justice boards' By Rebecca Rosen Lum In communities throughout the nation, victims are facing down those who have hurt them and are designing restitution in "accountability boards" that have taken the place of traditional courtrooms. The Canal Area of San Rafael is next. The method is called "restorative justice." It's a diversion program open to misdemeanor offenders who plead guilty and agree to abide by the terms set by a board made up of residents - and victims, if they choose to participate. "We've been talking about this for a couple of years," San Rafael...