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  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Admiral punished suspected whistleblowers, is still poised for promotion

    10/21/2015 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 21, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy is poised to promote the admiral in charge of its elite SEAL teams and other commando units even though Pentagon investigators determined that he illegally retaliated against staff members whom he mistakenly suspected were whistleblowers. Rear Adm. Brian Losey was investigated five times by the Defense Department's inspector general after subordinates complained that he had wrongly fired, demoted or punished them during a vengeful but fruitless hunt for the person who had anonymously reported him for a minor travel-policy infraction, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. After conducting separate, years-long investigations that involved more than 100...
  • Watchdog: Top Secret Service official wanted information about Chaffetz made public

    09/30/2015 3:06:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 30,2015 | By Carol D. Leonnig and Jerry Markon
    The Secret Services assistant director urged that unflattering information the agency had in its files about a congressman critical of the service should be made public, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday. Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out, Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an e-mail to a fellow director on March 31, commenting on an internal file that was being widely circulated inside the service. Just to be fair. Two days later, a news Web site reported that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, had applied to be...
  • Murders may spark retaliation (Boston)

    08/14/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2015 | Owen Boss, Brian Dowling, Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Villani
    City leaders in Boston, Cambridge and Everett are saying enough is enough after an otherwise beautiful summer night Wednesday was marred by gun violence that claimed five lives and left cops bracing for retaliatory bloodshed. “We are a better city than this,” an exasperated Mayor Martin J. Walsh said yesterday, hours after the city was hit by two shootings in a span of five minutes that left three young men dead — one of them the nephew of a Boston 
police officer.
  • Customs Agents To James OKeefe: Youre Being Detained For Investigating The Federal Government

    06/25/2015 3:51:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/24/15 | Patrick Howley
    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents who detained conservative filmmaker James OKeefe at the airport specifically asked him about the work hes done investigating the federal government.OKeefe was detained by U.S. customs agents Monday after arriving at the airport in Nassau, Bahamas en route to Miami. Agents told OKeefe that he was being detained for crossing back and forth across the U.S.-Mexico border while dressed as Osama bin Laden in a video that was published by The Daily Caller. Agents marked his passport with an X and explained that he would be detained every time he enters U.S. territory henceforth....
  • Wisconsin's shame: "I thought it was a home invasion"

    04/20/2015 6:14:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 22 replies
    Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsins Act 10 also called the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs frantic barking. The entire house the windows and walls was shaking.She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasnt dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at...
  • Bosses cant get even when staffers gripe on social media

    03/25/2015 10:58:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2015 1:27 PM EDT | Joyce M. Rosenberg
    Bosses can get mad when staffers vent on social media about their jobs, but they may not be able to get even. When one of Bert Martinez employees posted gripes about her job and the boss on Facebook last year, the publicist consulted his lawyer, who said the staffer couldnt be fired. The first lesson I learned is, employees are allowed to vent, says Martinez, owner of Bert Martinez Communications in Phoenix. If they're saying, hey, its hard working here and I find this environment unpleasant, you cant fire them for that. The employee quit a week after Martinez learned...
  • Weber, Backing Gohmert Over Boehner, Says Retaliation Has Begun

    01/06/2015 10:55:31 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    RollCall ^ | January 6, 2015 | by Matt Fuller
    Updated, 1:10 p.m. | The 114th Congress is barely underway, but Randy Weber, R-Texas, says hes already paying a price for making known his intentions to vote against another term in leadership for Speaker John A. Boehner. Weber, who is backing the long-shot speakership bid of fellow Texan Rep. Louie Gohmert over Boehner, has been removed as the lead sponsor of a nuclear energy bill expected to brought to the floor in the 114th. During a small meeting Tuesday of about 10 members of the Texas delegation to discuss the speakers race, Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas,...
  • Israel launches airstrike on Gaza in apparent retaliation for rocket attack

    12/20/2014 12:21:48 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 3 replies
    Liveleak, IDF official ^ | December 20, 2014 7:00 AM | unknown
    Tensions between Israel and the Palestinian territories are expected to heighten after Israeli aircraft bombed a site in the Khan Younis area of the southern Gaza Strip on Friday (December 19). The target is believed to have been a Hamas base. According to a spokesperson for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), the attack was in response to a rocket fired from Gaza, which hit an open area in the south of Israel. There are no reports of casualties following either strike. Israels attacks are the first since a seven-week war on Gaza ended three months ago. The incident is expected...
  • VA whistleblowers win settlements in retaliation cases

    09/29/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Post, ^ | 9/29/14 | Josh Hicks & David A. Fahrenthold
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached settlements with three whistleblowers who helped expose wrongdoing at the Phoenix VA hospital, where details of a nationwide record-keeping scandal emerged this year. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, a small federal agency that investigates whistleblower complaints, announced the settlements on Monday. At least two of the agreements involve promotions, signaling that the agency wants to reward employees who report bad practices. Each of the employees said they were retaliated against for their efforts to report problems. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said in a statement on
  • IDF expands state land in West Bank by 4,000 dunams (988 acres) (Area where teens were kidnapped)

    08/31/2014 4:54:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/31/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF, HERB KEINON, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The IDF on Sunday conferred the status of state land on 4,000 dunams in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank, thereby ending the civil administrations investigation into the possibility that parcels were private Palestinian property. The new designation for an area known as Gevaot, opens the door for settlers to advance plans to build a fifth city in the West Bank on those dunams. There is a 45(day)-period for objections to be raised. The land had previously been listed as survey land, a designation that prevented settlers and the army from moving building plans through the planning system....
  • Price of coming forward: 37 VA whistle-blowers claim retaliation

    06/06/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Dozens of Veterans Affairs workers who have come forward with stories of mismanagement and patient abuse say they have faced retaliation within the scandal-scarred agency, according to federal investigators. In one case, a VA employee with a spotless record over two decades was suspended after reporting patients had been inappropriately restrained, according to one of 37 such complaints filed with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). In another case, an employee claimed to have been demoted after disclosing alleged mishandling of patient care funds. The employee was temporarily reassigned and an investigation is still ongoing, OSC officials said. The...
  • Kansas Bill Seeks to Legalize PoliceRetaliation

    03/18/2014 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Altariel · 52 replies
    The Kansas House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice has introduced a bill that will require private citizens who file complaints against police officers to sign an affidavit, acknowledging that if their allegations are proven false, they can be charged with perjury, which is a felony charge. Furthermore, this bill prohibits a Kansas law enforcement agency from opening an investigation into a complaint if another law enforcement agency has already investigated the complaint and found in favor of the officer. In other words, this bill would allow police departments to arrest the people who file complaints against police officers....
  • Acting Like a Founder

    02/26/2014 5:07:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 26, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Most of us can remember feeling that someone had done us a great injustice. On those occasions, we want nothing more than to exact revenge. I remember being unfairly treated as a lowly ROTC cadet by one of the sergeants who resented the fact that my brother had been promoted to captain and company commander over him. I was ambitious and worked extremely hard, resulting in my promotion in record time to the rank of colonel and city executive officer. This individual was now firmly under my command, and I could have wreaked havoc in his life. Instead, I chose...
  • The Cycle of Violence and Retribution Ends with Me: A Homily for the 7th Sunday of the Year

    02/23/2014 3:49:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/22/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In todays Gospel the Lord is teaching us, by his grace, to break the cycle of retribution and hatred. When someone harms me I may well experience anger. And in my anger I may well seek to get back at the offender. If I do that, then Satan has two victories and brought the anger and retribution to a new level. And most likely the one who originally harmed me will take exception to my retribution and inflict more harm on me. And so the cycle continues and escalates. Satan loves this.Break the Cycle But the Lord has dispatched...

    09/15/2013 2:09:17 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | September 15, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    SMSgt Phillip Monk, an airman who claimed he lost his job due to his Christian beliefs, wasmirandizedbyAir Force investigators over two weeks ago. According to his attorneys at the Liberty Institute: During a meeting [two weeks ago], Air Force investigators read Liberty Institutes client SMSgt Phillip Monk his Miranda rights, alleging that SMSgt Monks religious discrimination complaint was false. Monk, a devout Christian, believes the claims are a retaliatory act by his former commander, who relieved Monk of his duties and reassigned him after Monk could not agree with his commanders position regarding same-sex marriage. In the military, making a...
  • Va. yet to see money from fraud case, Cuccinelli says

    06/05/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT · by libstripper · 1 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | June5, 2013 | JIM NOLAN
    Eight months after a federal court approved a $1.5 billion Medicaid fraud settlement -- the second largest in U.S. history -- federal officials have yet to release any of the roughly $125 million owed to Virginia for being the lead investigator. The Abbott Pharmaceuticals illegal marketing case was investigated for five years by the nationally known Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Officials have told the office that the Internal Revenue Service has refused to properly fill out post-case paperwork for almost a year, which is holding up the disbursement intended for Virginia...
  • Benghazi Smoking Gun Exposed--Obama lied, people died.

    05/06/2013 5:24:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 6, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    New evidence reveals the Obama administrations version of the events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was based on a tissue of lies. The Weekly Standards Steven Hayes has obtained a timeline and a series of emails revealing the self-serving efforts made by administration officials, who heavily edited CIA talking points about the attack that cost four Americans, including ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, their lives. Also revealed is who made the changes and why they made them. The revelations are part of a report published by the five Republican Committee chairmen that has been largely dismissed...
  • 'Climate of Fear'? Obama's ATF pick facing probe over retaliation claim

    04/25/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    fox ^ | 4/25/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON An independent government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that President Obama's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives retaliated against employees for whistle-blowing, has learned. The allegations against B. Todd Jones, a Minnesota federal prosecutor who also is serving as acting director of the ATF while his nomination is pending, include claims that he mismanaged the prosecutor's office and presided over a "climate of fear." Specifically, he was accused of retaliating against whistle-blowing with "a suspension and a lowered performance appraisal." In a letter dated July 20, 2012 to the Office of Special...
  • Lawyer up, Issa warns CIA staff

    04/18/2013 7:07:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Lawyer up, Issa warns CIA staff By Jordy Yager - 04/17/13 08:39 PM ET House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is pushing ahead with his investigation of last years fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by preparing federal agencies to allow employees to lawyer up. In separate letters to the legal offices of the CIA, State Department and Defense Department, Issa said some witnesses on the issue might need lawyers, if their agencies decide to retaliate against them for their testimony. During the course of the investigation, numerous individuals have approached the committee with information related...
  • How Do You Spell Retaliation

    02/05/2013 10:19:59 AM PST · by notted · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/05/2013 | Roger Kimball
    "Now that I look back to Ciceros life and work, however, few figures from any age seem as searingly pertinent to our own social and political life"... Consider this passage from Ciceros On Duties: Whoever governs a country must first see to it that citizens keep what belongs to them and that the state does not take from individuals what is rightfully theirs. As for those politicians who pretend they are friends of the common people and try to pass laws redistributing property and drive people out of their homes or champion legislation forgiving loans, I say they are...
  • Time to Remove Boehner as Speaker? (Perhaps)

    12/08/2012 6:30:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | December 8, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) may have finally gone too far betraying conservatives. This past week, he removed three conservative Republican Congressmen from their committee positions in retaliation for not voting for his compromises on the budget with Democrats compromises that led us to the current fiscal cliff. Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) was removed from the Financial Services Committee, and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) were removed from the Budget Committee. All three were elected with strong Tea Party support. An aide to GOP leadership said they were removed for not being team...
  • IAF Targets Gaza Terror Center in Latest Retaliation

    10/17/2012 5:58:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/12 | Elad Benari
    IAF aircraft struck a terror activity center in northern Gaza on Wednesday night, the IDF Spokespersons Unit announced. According to the statement, direct hits at the target were detected. All Israeli aircraft safely returned to their bases. The attack came in response to the ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza into Israeli territory. On Wednesday afternoon, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a rocket into the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council area. The rocket exploded near greenhouses in the area, causing them damage. No physical injuries were reported. On Tuesday, the IAF carried out a similar attack on a terror activity center in...
  • The Smearing of Fast and Furious Whistleblower John Dodson

    10/03/2012 7:48:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 3, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    On December 15, 2010, ATF Special Agent John Dodson’s life changed forever when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in the Arizona desert. At least two of the guns left at the scene were linked to Operation Fast and Furious. Before Terry was killed, hundreds had been killed in Mexico as a result of the program, leaving only blood stained concrete and horror behind. For a year prior to Terry’s murder, Dodson worked as part of ATF Phoenix Gunrunning Group VII, the group assigned to carry out the bulk of Fast and Furious. He was told for months to...
  • ATF document admits to retaliation and ethical violations

    09/07/2012 2:11:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/7/12 | David Codrea
    An undated internal Quick Hits problem identification analysis forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner by an insider source yesterday points to poor management, an unfair disciplinary system that includes retaliation, and ethical violations from the Chief Counsels office among the issues requiring management resolution. The document, represented by the source as the result of meetings between Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon and a working group that took place earlier this year, accuses Counsel of inhibit[ing] leaders from doing the right thing by having too much involvement in all bureau processes, and among its solutions recommends Do not tolerate ethical violations from...
  • Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons.
  • Farrakhan Tweets: Where There Is No Justice, There Will Be No PeaceLaw of Retaliation May

    03/22/2012 5:49:26 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 69 replies
    Blaze ^ | 3/22/2012
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been among the vocal voices weighing in on calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was gunned down last month while walking home in Sanford, Florida. On Wednesday, a march was held in New York City in support of the teens family, as federal and local authorities launch investigations into how the incident unfolded and why the states stand your ground law applied to the shooter in this case. On Twitter yesterday and today, Farrakhan sent some curious tweets regarding peace, justice and retaliation that could be interpreted as a...
  • Could the victim of an illegal alien criminal sue the federal government...

    12/17/2011 3:17:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    12/17/2011 | E. Pluribus Unum
    ...for not enforcing immigration law? The federal government has practiced a policy of non-enforcement of immigration laws once a person makes it across the border for decades. They have the force of law on their side merely because they have the machinery of law enforcement is under their control. Is there any way to turn the tables on them? If you are the victim of a criminal illegal alien who was known to be here and remained with the tacit approval of the federal government, isn't the government guilty of malfeasance?
  • Teachers Fired for Reporting Abuse, Lawsuit Claims

    11/13/2011 5:52:51 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Two teachers, including a former teacher of the year, are suing the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, claiming they were fired for reporting suspected sex abuse involving the principal and a seventh grade girl. Chanell Morello and Lynn Hoffman immediately contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Miami Archdiocese after the student made Morello aware of an incident allegedly involving St. Anthony Catholic School principal Norma Kramer.
  • N. Korea: U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy'

    06/27/2011 4:38:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/27/11
    U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy' The U.S. is worried about South Korea's more aggressive deterrence strategy against North Korea, which was formulated after the North's attacks on the Navy corvette Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island last year, a government source said Sunday. The military has been instructed to strike back faster and more aggressively in the event of any further provocations by the North. "After the North's attack on the Cheonan last year, Gen. Walter Sharp, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, expressed concerns about our military's increase of firepower near the demilitarized zone," the government source said....
  • Emotional Interview With The Boy Who Stood Up To A Bully Casey Heynes

    03/20/2011 1:48:21 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 73 replies ^ | 03/20/2011 | Matt Schneider
    Casey Heynes has captivated the worlds attention with the video of him standing up to a bully and laying the smackdown. As some news reports analyze the consequences of the fight, one news show in Australia went right to Casey to get his inspirational story. Casey provides play-by-play commentary for his bully confrontation and admits that he wasnt really thinking. The interview reveals that Casey suffered from a lifetime of torment and abuse and was all alone since his friends had deserted him. Casey sadly spoke about how he could only remember a couple of days when nobody would tease...
  • Woman Crushed by Her Own Car During Repo

    03/02/2011 9:18:06 AM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 44 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 02/02/11 | Staff
    <p>A Southern California woman has died after apparently trying to stop a tow truck driver from repossessing her vehicle. San Bernardino County sheriffs spokeswoman Jodi Miller says 42-year-old Lisa Via was pronounced dead early Tuesday after being struck.</p> <p>Driver Leo Song told detectives he backed up his truck to a 2002 Buick parked in the driveway of Vias mobile home in Chino Hills. As Song lifted the car, Via came out and begged Song not to take her car. He told her he had to take it. He said he assumed Via had moved away when he began to pull the car, but the womans husband approached him and said his wife was trapped under the Buick. Miller says her death appears to be a tragic accident.</p>
  • Pervert Prof Lisa Chvez Pushes Race Card to the Limit

    09/19/2010 6:24:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 17, 2010 | Van Helsing
    It must be wonderful to be anything other than Caucasian in a country run by moonbats. No matter how irresponsibly you behave, the race card can be applied to any conceivable jam you might get yourself into. For example, tenured English professor Lisa Chávez involved students in her dominatrix business. If you object then you're a racist: Life has become extremely complex in the University of New Mexico's English department in the three years since Lisa D. Chávez, a tenured associate professor, was discovered moonlighting as the phone-sex dominatrix "Mistress Jade," and posing in promotional pictures sexually dominating one of...
  • Cowardly Republican Senate Aides Begin Attacking Jim DeMint

    09/16/2010 6:25:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    RedState ^ | September 16, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    It has begun. Republican Senate aides who desperately want the majority back so they can add an extra zero to their eventual K-Street salary package once they stop prostituting themselves to lobbyists and instead become lobbyists prostituting themselves to squishy Republicans are attacking Jim DeMint. In addition to their own self-interest, you can be sure they are expressing their bosses’ frustrations.Now, you and I both know that Jim DeMint swooping in at the last minute to endorse Christine O’Donnell had as much to do with her victory as a butterfly flapping its wings in China 340 years ago last Monday....
  • (3rd LD) U.S. prepared to take action if N. Korea behind ship sinking: Campbell

    04/27/2010 3:16:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 743+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/27/10 | Kim Young-gyo
    (3rd LD) U.S. prepared to take action if N. Korea behind ship sinking: Campbell By Kim Young-gyo HONG KONG, April 26 (Yonhap) -- The United States is prepared to take action if the sinking of a South Korean warship is linked to North Korea, a senior U.S. diplomat said Monday. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell did not elaborate, but U.S. officials have expressed support for further United Nations sanctions, as proposed by South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan. North Korea is already under sanctions for its nuclear and missile tests last year. "We will diagnose the cause of the...
  • Would-Be Assassins' Route (South Korea) (Map Included) Released

    04/20/2010 5:06:51 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 41 replies · 2,279+ views
    Chosun Ilbo (original in Korean) ^ | 21 April 2010 | Chosun Ilbo daily news
    In connection with the breaking news out of South Korea, here is a Korean language map from South Korean daily conservative newspaper Chosun Ilbo, showing the land and air routes the potential assassins (two males; highly trained) took from North Korea under orders from North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, until they were arrested in the South. Will post other breaking news as it comes in. No photographs have emerged yet of the two arrested and or whether weaponry was found on their persons.
  • N. Korea's Shore-to-ship Missile System Activated For an Hour (fire-control radar on)

    11/15/2009 3:06:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 656+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/15/09 | Kim Kwi-keun
    /begin my translation N. Korea's Shore-to-ship Missile System Activated For an Hour Some ships in Baekryung and Yonpyung Island evacuated. Two Squadrons of high speed patrol boats readied for rapid response (Seoul = Yonhap News) Kim Kwi-keun = (S. Korean) Military went on alert after detecting that N. Koreans turned on the fire-control radar for shore-to-ship missiles deployed along N. Korean area(shore) north of Yonpyung Island in the West Sea, according to the military authorities on Nov. 15 The military sources said, "Approximately at 1 PM today, we detected that the fire-control radar for N. Korea's multiple shore-to-ship missile bases...
  • N. Korea will retaliate against any attempt to intercept rocket: military

    04/01/2009 11:15:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,158+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/02/09
    N. Korea will retaliate against any attempt to intercept rocket: military SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's military warned Thursday it will attack "major targets" in Japan should Tokyo shoot down a satellite it plans to orbit as early as this weekend. The warning comes as leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan are meeting at the G-20 summit in London, with North Korea's rocket launch high on the agenda of their bilateral talks. The three have threatened to bring Pyongyang to the U.N. Security Council for sanctions if it goes ahead with the launch announced as...
  • S. Korea to strike back if N. Korea provokes armed clash: defense minister

    02/19/2009 11:16:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 637+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 02/20/09 | Sam Kim
    S. Korea to strike back if N. Korea provokes armed clash: defense minister By Sam Kim SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea would sternly respond to any preemptive attack by North Korea on South Korean warships along the disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea by striking back at the North's military installations from which the attack originates, Seoul's defense chief said Friday. "We will clearly respond to any preemptive artillery or missile attack by North Korea," Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee said at a parliamentary hearing. Lee made the remarks after a ruling party lawmaker asked how the South...
  • Former SMU Basketball Player Sues University

    09/23/2008 7:52:45 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 6 replies · 296+ views ^ | 09/22/2008 | Jack Fink
    DALLAS (CBS 11 News) ― A former Southern Methodist University women's basketball player is suing the school for $2 million. The woman claims the university violated policy and procedure when it withdrew her scholarship. Jennifer Colli, who filed her lawsuit in federal court, says other former teammates signed statements verifying her complaints against her coach. By all accounts, Colli was a top notch high school basketball player, something that helped her win a scholarship to SMU. In her lawsuit Colli claims Coach Rhonda Rompola regularly asked her and her teammates, about their relationships with each other. In the lawsuit Colli...
  • Russia says gets U.S. assurance amid market turmoil (Russia now scared of U.S.)

    09/17/2008 11:26:55 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 165+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/17/08
    Russia says gets U.S. assurance amid market turmoil Reuters - Thursday, September 18 MOSCOW, Sept 17 - Russia's finance ministry said on Wednesday the United States had given an assurance that its policy toward Moscow is not driven by politics amid the worst exodus of investors in a decade from the Russian markets. (Advertisement) U.S. Treasury Secretary "Henry Paulson assured Russia that the Federal Reserve and Treasury officials are not driven by politics in their relations with Russia in the financial sphere," the Russian finance ministry said in a statement after a phone conversation between Paulson and Russian minister Alexei...
  • Flawed Victory - The Supreme Court stretches the law to help victims of workplace retaliation

    05/29/2008 9:32:57 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 71+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 29th, 2008 | Editorial
    THE SUPREME COURT pleased workers this week when it ruled in two cases that employees who suffer retaliation after complaining about discrimination may sue under existing civil rights law. Yet both decisions are deeply flawed and should make those applauding the results more than a little nervous. In a 7 to 2 vote, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr. in the majority, the court concluded that a 19th-century law crafted to protect the legal rights of newly freed slaves also protected Hedrick G. Humphries, an African American associate manager at Cracker Barrel who complained...
  • Al-Qaeda Kidnaps Western Tourists as 'Retribution' Over Israel

    03/10/2008 7:03:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 677+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | March 11, '08 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    ( Members of the North African branch of the international terrorist organization Al-Qaeda announced Monday that they are holding two Austrian tourists hostage "in retribution" for what they claim is Western support for Israeli counter-terrorism operations. Al-Qaeda threatened more such kidnappings. AQIM will issue their demands for release of the two Austrians soon, Abu Muhammad said. In an audio tape aired by the Gulf-based Al-Jazeera satellite network, a man who claimed to represent Al-Qaeda in Islamic North Africa (AQIM), Salah Abu Mohammad, identified the two Austrians and said they were in good condition. The alleged hostages, a man and a...
  • Jerusalem Arabs fear Israeli retaliation

    03/09/2008 5:46:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 449+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-9-08 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Many Arabs in Jerusalem expressed fear over the weekend that Israel would retaliate for last Thursday's shooting attack at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva by denying them privileges they are entitled to as holders of Israeli ID cards. Meanwhile, the family of Ala Abu Dhaim, the 25-year-old resident of Jebl Mukaber who carried out the shooting spree, reacted with mixed feelings to the involvement of their son in the attack. Some of them hailed him as a "hero" and "martyr," while others expressed fear that the attack would give Israel an excuse to impose strict measures against Arab residents of the city....
  • Iran: 'Cancerous' Israel to soon disappear

    02/18/2008 10:01:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies · 285+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb 18, 2008 9:16 | Updated Feb 19, 2008 7:43 | JPOST.COM STAFF AND AP
    Talkbacks for this article: 105 "The cancerous growth Israel will soon disappear," Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps commander Muhammad Ali Jafari wrote to Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the FARS news agency reported Monday. In a letter of condolence following last week's assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh, Jafari said: "I am convinced that with every passing day Hizbullah's might is increasing and in the near future, we will witness the disappearance of this cancerous growth Israel by means of the Hizbullah fighters' radiation [therapy]." In the letter, in which Jafari consoled Nasrallah over the death of the "martyr," he...
  • Hezbollah: Revenge for Mugniyah killing to be 'extremely costly' for Israel

    02/18/2008 2:31:48 AM PST · by maquiladora · 28 replies · 158+ views
    "It won't be long before the conceited Zionists realize that Imad Mughniyah's blood is extremely costly, and it makes history and brings about a new victory," Hezbollah's head of the southern Lebanon region, Sheikh Nabil Kauk, said Sunday at a memorial service for the arch-terrorist who was killed in a car explosion in Damascus last week. auk, who spoke in Mughniyah's home village, Tayr Debba, in south Lebanon, added that Israel was "standing on one leg of fear and trepidation, having become the hostage of its own act of stupidity." Kauk spoke at a ceremony attended by the Iranian ambassador...
  • Source: Israel deploys Patriot missiles fearing Hezbollah strike

    02/18/2008 8:32:42 AM PST · by · 6 replies · 73+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 18, 2008 | Yoav Stern and Barak Ravid
    Israel has deployed a battery of U.S.-made Patriot air defense missiles near the northern port city of Haifa as part of precautions against a possible attack by Lebanon's Hezbollah in response to the assassination last week of the group's top commander Imad Mughniyah, Israeli security officials said Monday. The officials said the battery was put on standby Sunday for the first time since Israel's month-long war with Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, when the Lebanese guerrillas fired nearly 4,000 rockets into northern Israel. Patriot batteries were first deployed in Israel during the 1991 Gulf War, but they failed to...
  • Hezbollah Will Soon Destroy Israel, Says Iran Guards

    02/18/2008 9:41:02 AM PST · by Fennie · 37 replies · 104+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2008
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Monday Israel would soon be destroyed by the "hands of Hezbollah", the Lebanese group which is backed by the Islamic Republic, Fars News Agency reported. Guards commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari made the comment in a letter to Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah to offer condolences after the killing of senior guerrilla commander Imad Moughniyah in a car bomb last week in Damascus. "In the near future, we will witness the destruction of the cancerous existence of Israel by the powerful and competent hands of the Hezbollah combatants", Jafari was...
  • Israel deploys Patriot defense missiles, fearing Hezbollah retaliation

    02/18/2008 8:30:18 AM PST · by maquiladora · 74 replies · 322+ views
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel has deployed a battery of U.S.-made Patriot air defense missiles near the northern port city of Haifa as part of precautions against a possible attack by Lebanon's Hezbollah in response to the assassination last week of the group's top commander, Israeli security officials said Monday.The officials said the battery was put on standby Sunday for the first time since Israel's monthlong war with Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, when the Lebanese guerrillas fired nearly 4,000 rockets into northern Israel. The Israeli military said it was not its policy to comment on what a spokesman called...
  • China lists substandard Wal-Mart, Carrefour goods (how to salvage ruined ego)

    11/29/2007 12:24:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 138+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/07
    China lists substandard Wal-Mart, Carrefour goods 1 hour, 8 minutes ago China has published a blacklist of substandard toy jugs and children's shoes sold at Wal-Mart stores and drawing pens from French retailer Carrefour in a quality sweep on children's goods sold at Beijing supermarkets. China has been buffeted by food, drug and other product safety scares in past months. More than 20 million toys made there have been recalled worldwide over the past four months. In response, Beijing has promised to crack down on faulty manufacturers and suppliers, but also said much responsibility lies with foreign regulators and buyers....