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  • Christians to EU: Israel is Our Safe Haven

    03/25/2014 5:48:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Israel Today ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ryan Jones
    Some 150 Israeli Arabic-speaking Christians on Sunday demonstrated outside the European Union mission in Tel Aviv, demanding that the international community stop nitpicking against Israel and start combatting the severe persecution of Christians everywhere else in the Middle East. “Nations, organizations and international missions are quick to raise an accusing finger against Israel at every opportunity,” said Father Gabriel Nadaf, spiritual father of the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, which organized the rally. Those same nations and organizations “don’t life a finger against the ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Middle East,” the priest continued. Father Nadaf went on to explain...
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird

    02/13/2013 8:50:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 13, 2013 | David Pugliese
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird The NDP’s Pat Martin raised the question Tuesday about how the government was prepared for an attack from zombies and he actually got an answer. “I rise today to salute the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and the province of Quebec for putting in place emergency measures to deal with the possibility of an invasion of zombies,” Martin said. “I do not need to tell you, Mr. Speaker, that zombies do not recognize borders and that a zombie invasion in the United...
  • The Cost of Viewing the USA as a “Safe” Haven

    12/17/2012 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IShares Blog ^ | 12/17/2012 | BY RUSS KOESTERICH, CFA
    For the past five years there were reasonable arguments for keeping money in the United States. While the United States endured a brutal recession and it is still suffering through an anemic recovery, on a relative basis the economy has been a bright spot, particularly compared to Europe and Japan. Since the end of the recession corporations have churned out record profits, the dollar has been stable, and interest rates remain near historic lows.In the past few years, having a strong US focus has been a good trade. Since exiting the recession in mid-2009, US stocks have significantly outperformed international...
  • Benghazi Gates Part 2, What happened to Ambassador Stevens?

    11/07/2012 8:30:24 PM PST · by Dave Mellon · 111 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/6/2012 | Dave Mellon
    I am still recovering from the election but I feel a deep commitment to getting the true story of what happened at Benghazi out to the public. I originally posted this article at 12:49 AM PST yesterday morning and that was a mistake. So I hope it is okay to repost it tonight at a more decent hour. This is a draft version. It is brief, 5 min 05 seconds, because I realized after posting Part 1 (14 mins+) that it is too much to ask my fellow Freepers to watch a long video with no knowledge of who I...
  • Mom Charged After Twins Found Dead in Trunk

    01/10/2012 9:45:06 PM PST · by garandgal · 35 replies · 1+ views
    KCCI Television ^ | 1/10/12 | KCCI News
    HUXLEY, Iowa -- An Iowa woman was charged Tuesday in the death of her newborn twins. The Department of Public Safety said Huxley police were called to check on the welfare of a 22-year-old woman, now identified as Jackie Burkle. Burkle was found inside a duplex in the 500 block of North Main Avenue on Saturday. When authorities arrived, they found she'd given birth to two baby girls in the apartment. Authorities said the babies did not survive. Authorities said the babies were found in the trunk of Burkle's vehicle, which was parked in the driveway. "Miss Burkle indicated she...
  • 'There Aren't Many Places to Hide' for Investors

    10/05/2011 9:58:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Street ^ | 10/05/2011 | Frank Byrt
    There's nowhere for investors to hide. No safe haven. The fourth-quarter kickoff yesterday saw the S&P 500 Index slip below 1,100 to a one-year low, while oil and commodities extended their declines in a sign global economies may be headed toward a recession. And in the third quarter, which ended Friday, 45 of 46 countries' stock indices posted declines, and U.S. stocks had their worst quarter in three years. More importantly, many of the issues that prompted those miserable performances remain unresolved, which bodes poorly for the stock market for the rest of the year. What analysts and investment advisers...
  • Is Gold No Longer A Safe Haven? Nope. "Gold Will Surge When Euro Crisis Escalates"

    09/23/2011 7:39:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/23/2011 | Tyler Durden
    With gold dropping $200 in the past several weeks on ongoing much anticipated liquidations to cover margin calls, there are those who have wondered if the precious metals have lost their safe haven luster? Well, no. All they have lost is some value against the dollar even as all other global currencies have fallen faster than even gold as was pointed out yesterday by Mike Krieger. In other words all that is happening is a relative devaluation of the DM currencies relative to the one absolute, and to the dollar as well. However, as the Swiss National Bank so...
  • Why Half Of The World's "Safe Havens" Recently Collapsed

    09/23/2011 7:31:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/23/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Prior to the last couple of weeks, there were four really big "safe haven" assets that were going up basically every single day as financial markets got more and more unglued. They were: Gold, the Swiss Franc, US Treasuries, and Japanese yen. None of them yield anything, all have a pretty fantastic history of storing and returning value. None are associated with unsound monetary regimes. In the last couple of weeks, there's been a shift. US Treasuries and Japanese yen continue to hit brand new all-time highs. On the other hand, gold and the Swiss Franc have (to different degrees)...
  • The Hidden Dangers In Safe Haven Investments

    08/20/2011 7:53:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/20/2011 | Paul Sullivan
    AS Europe’s debt troubles intensified earlier this month and United States debt was downgraded, many people rushed into gold and Treasury securities as a safe haven. It was the latest sign that in uncertain times, investors act in ways that can hurt them in the long run. “They fled the perceived risk of falling stock prices right into the assured risk of overvalued assets,” said G. Scott Clemons, chief investment strategist for the wealth management division at Brown Brothers Harriman. What drove those decisions was not logic but fear — fear of a repeat of September 2008. And that fear...
  • Gold Prices Spike on Safe-Haven Appeal, South Korea Buy (Approaching record $1700/oz)

    08/02/2011 2:15:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Street ^ | 08/02/2011 | Alix Steel
    NEW YORK (TheStreet ) -- Gold prices hit record highs Tuesday as the Bank of Korea bought more gold and as the Senate passed the debt ceiling deal. Gold for December delivery popped $22.80 to close at $1,644.50 an ounce at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The gold price has traded as high as $1,646.80 and as low as $1,618.80 while the spot gold price was skyrocketing almost $30, according to Kitco's gold index. Silver prices added 78 cents to close at $40.09 an ounce. The U.S. dollar index was up 0.22% at $74.48 while the...
  • Japan: Dollar, yen gain on nuclear worries; pound falls(yen up due to raised radiaton level?)

    04/12/2011 5:53:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 04/12/11 | William L. Watts and Sarah Turner
    April 12, 2011, 6:18 a.m. EDT Dollar, yen gain on nuclear worries; pound falls Sterling retreats as inflation pace slows, retail sales tank By William L. Watts and Sarah Turner , MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) — Safe-haven flows provided a modest boost for the dollar and lifted the Japanese yen on Tuesday after the Japanese government raised its assessment of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The dollar index (BOARD:DXY) , a measure of the U.S. unit against a basket of six other currencies, traded at 75.007, up from 74.989...
  • What's The Safest Currency To Own When The World Is Going To Garbage?

    03/11/2011 11:17:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 03/11/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    In its latest FX Pulse, Morgan Stanley looks at the idea of save-haven currencies, the three most note-worthy typically being The Swiss Franc (CHF), the Yen (JPY), and yes, today's huge winner, the Dollar (USD). The firm looked at 18 outbreaks of war since 1990. What it found, specifically, was that the dollar does best at the onset of a crisis. Following that, however, the Swiss Franc outperforms. The full note: In the full sample, the return versus USD on the announcement day was negative for both the safe haven CHF and JPY, as well as the higher-beta currencies such...
  • Seized Laptop Shows Chavez-Rebel Ties

    03/05/2008 1:24:41 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 578+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Mar 5, 2008 | FRANK BAJAK
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A single laptop can reveal much, and so it is with the digital treasure chest that Colombian commandos found in the jungle quarters of slain rebel leader Raul Reyes. Files in the computer seized in Saturday's raid into Ecuador that claimed the lives of Reyes and 23 of his comrades offer an intimate portrait of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's desire to undermine Colombia's U.S.-allied government. If authentic, the documents show that sympathies Chavez first aired publicly in January grew out of a relationship that dates back more than a decade. But Chavez is not one of...
  • Investors Are Seeking Safety in New Harbors. USD, Once a Favored Refuge, Loses Ground to Yen, Franc

    03/06/2011 10:20:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 03/02/2011 | Tom Lauricella
    For years, whenever significant political or financial turmoil reared its head anywhere on the globe, investors would turn to the U.S. dollar as a safe haven. Yet as the chaos in North Africa has grown over the past month, investors have largely shunned the dollar and sought shelter elsewhere. They have turned to other traditional islands of stability, buying Japanese yen and the Swiss franc. What has especially raised eyebrows has been the move by investors to buy euros, a currency traditionally seen as a riskier prospect than the dollar, especially with the euro zone's debt problems still largely unresolved....
  • SC woman accused of leaving newborn in toilet

    02/08/2011 6:14:48 PM PST · by txlurker · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/08/2011 | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Authorities have arrested a woman they say left the infant she had just delivered in a toilet at a South Carolina sports and concert arena. Police Chief Terri Wilfong says the 25-year-old woman from Easley is a married mother of a 4-year-old. Authorities say Jessica Blackham was arrested on Tuesday night after she came to the Greenville police station accompanied by family members.
  • The (Weather) Forecast for Tel Aviv

    02/04/2011 6:41:24 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 24 replies
    Missiles Aimed at Tel Aviv by Ari Bussel Israel is now and will undoubtedly be under further attacks. There are more missiles today in Lebanon and Gaza than possibly anywhere else in the world, all stockpiled and ready to be launched against Israel. Not exactly a statistic countries like to boast about: “We have the highest number of missiles per capita.” Modern Israel has seen a tremendous buildup in recent years, skyscrapers of the most beautiful kind add an aura to a new skyline against the deep blue of the Mediterranean. There is a road infrastructure that would be suitable...
  • Gold hits two-month low as haven appeal wanes (is this a buying opportunity, or a trend?)

    01/21/2011 9:29:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/21/2011 | Jan Harvey
    Gold touched a two-month low in Europe on Friday, pressured by a firmer appetite for assets seen as higher risk on expectations the economic recovery was gaining traction, but a retreat in the dollar prevented a steeper drop. The metal is heading for a third consecutive weekly loss and its weakest monthly performance since July as a more optimistic view of global economic growth and stability boosted investment in assets seen as higher risk, like stocks, at gold's expense. Spot gold fell as low as $1,340.80 an ounce and was bid at $1,343.80 an ounce at 1217 GMT, against $1,345.40...
  • Iceland aims to become an offshore haven for journalists and leakers(news haven?)

    02/13/2010 7:40:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 541+ views
    Nieman Journalim Lab ^ | 02/11/10 | Jonathan Stray
    Iceland aims to become an offshore haven for journalists and leakers By Jonathan Stray / Feb. 11 / 9 a.m. On Tuesday, the Icelandic parliament is expected to introduce a measure aimed at making the country an international center for investigative journalism publishing, by passing the strongest combination of source protection, freedom of speech, and libel-tourism prevention laws in the world. Supporters of the proposal say the move would make Iceland an “offshore publishing center” for free speech, analogous to the offshore financial havens that allow corporations to hide capital from authorities. Could global news organizations with a home office...
  • Workers in Alaska avoid chill of recession

    09/05/2009 2:41:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 792+ views
    FT ^ | 09/03/09 | Cameron Dueck
    Workers in Alaska avoid chill of recession By Cameron Dueck in Tuktoyaktuk, Canada Published: September 3 2009 20:57 | Last updated: September 3 2009 20:57 A caribou stands in front of a refinery in Alaska’s North Slope, where unemployment is lower than elsewhere because of the surging oil industry First it was The Deadliest Catch, then The Ice Truckers and now even Jesse James is a Dead Man has ventured north. Americans cannot get enough reality television coverage of their hardworking Arctic neighbours. While the recession may mean those in the south have more time to watch TV, the Arctic...
  • Father Who Ditched Nine Kids Via Safe Haven Law Has Twins on the Way

    07/01/2009 3:49:48 AM PDT · by decimon · 98 replies · 3,452+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The Nebraska man who abandoned his nine children under the state's Safe Haven law last year is expecting to become the father of twins, FOXNews.com has learned. > Kathie Osterman, a spokeswoman for Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services, said the Staton family had received more than $995,000 in government aid as of last fall, including an estimated $600,000 in food stamps and more than $100,000 in Medicaid. >
  • Dollar strengthens as confidence falters

    05/13/2009 10:19:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 513+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/13/09
    Dollar strengthens as confidence falters 24 mins ago LONDON (AFP) – The dollar rose on Wednesday as investors bought back into the safe-haven currency of choice after weak US economic data dented confidence that the worst of the global slump is over, dealers said. "US retail sales figures came in worse than expected," said Neil Looker, a dealer at Citi Index. "As a result ... clients have started to move away from equities and move back into the safe havens" of the dollar and yen. In late London trade, the euro was at 1.3619 dollars, down from 1.3643 dollars reached...
  • Pakistan officials allow Sharia in volatile region

    02/17/2009 11:55:42 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 4 replies · 234+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 17, 2009 | Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King
    In a significant concession to Islamic militants battling the central government, Pakistani authorities Monday agreed to allow the imposition of Sharia, or Islamic law, in a onetime tourist destination [Swat Valley] just 100 miles northwest of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.
  • Pakistan Creates Safe-haven for Taliban (Imposing Islamic Law)

    02/17/2009 11:13:50 AM PST · by Syncro · 14 replies · 887+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | Catherine Moy
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Posted By:Catherine MoyPermalinkPakistan Creates Safe-haven for Taliban Taliban now have safe haven in Pakistan It’s tough to tell who’s a friend or foe, especially in the Middle East. Pakistan, which was (kind of) an ally during the Bush Adminstration, has now created a safe area for Taliban, the monstrous terrorists whom our troops are fighting. Here’s the story from FOX News.com: MINGORA, Pakistan — NATO warned Tuesday that Pakistan risked creating a safe haven for Islamist extremists after it struck a deal to impose Islamic law and suspend a military offensive in the former tourist haven...
  • NATO cautions Pakistan over talks with Taliban (risked creating safe haven for Islamic extremists)

    02/17/2009 9:47:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 425+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/09 | Sherin Zada - ap
    MINGORA, Pakistan – NATO warned Tuesday that Pakistan risked creating a safe haven for Islamist extremists after it struck a deal to impose Islamic law and suspend a military offensive in the former tourist haven of Swat. Criticism of the truce mounted as a hard-line cleric dispatched by the government to convince the Taliban to stop fighting as part of the deal arrived in the Swat Valley's main city of Mingora to a hero's welcome. NATO says it has 55,000 troops across the border in Afghanistan, and many of them have come under attack by Taliban and al-Qaida fighters believed...
  • Why Would a Teen Murder Her Newborn?

    01/19/2009 9:38:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 34 replies · 1,078+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Thursday, 08 January 2009 | Liana Stanley
    A teenage girl is being held in Port Angeles, Washington, for the murder of her newborn baby boy. Sixteen-year-old Lauryn Louise Last is accused of drowning her newborn son, who was born to her on December 30, in the toilet and disposing of him in the trash. A neighbor noticed the baby in the trash on Friday, January 2, and called police. By the time investigators arrived, though, the trash had been picked up and was on its way to a landfill. Police were forced to search through 60 tons of refuse before they located the infant's body on Monday....
  • New signs spread word of Safe Haven for unwanted infants

    12/05/2008 11:29:47 AM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 632+ views
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | 12.05.08 | MARTIN DeANGELIS
    VENTNOR - The slogan for New Jersey's Safe Haven campaign is simple: No shame. No blame. No names. The state's Safe Haven law allows new mothers - or anyone - to surrender infants younger than 30 days old at police stations or hospital emergency rooms, no questions asked. A lot of people trying to spread the word about that law - representatives of national, state and local groups devoted to the cause - got together at Ventnor's City Hall on Thursday to show off New Jersey's first Safe Haven sign, which went up outside the city's Police Department. Most of...
  • 35th 'safe haven' child is 5-year-old boy

    11/14/2008 8:24:25 PM PST · by traumer · 57 replies · 1,367+ views
    Another child has been left at an Omaha hospital under the state's unique safe haven law. A 5-year-old boy from Douglas County was left by his mother about 9 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, said Todd Landry, director of children and family services for the State Department of Health and Human Services. The child is the 35th to be dropped off at a hospital or, in one case, a police station by a parent or guardian wanting to make use of the law. Earlier Thursday, a brother and sister from Douglas County were taken to Methodist Hospital...
  • Nebraska fears rush to drop off kids before haven law change

    11/14/2008 11:10:46 AM PST · by LongElegantLegs · 38 replies · 1,279+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Nov 14, 2008 | Ed Lavendera
    OMAHA, Nebraska (CNN) -- Nebraska officials said they're concerned about an apparent rush by parents to drop their teenage children off at hospitals before lawmakers change the state's troubled "safe haven" law.
  • Teenager left at Neb. hospital is 24th abandoned

    10/30/2008 2:26:54 PM PDT · by Hugin · 11 replies · 864+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Oct 30 | ANNA JO BRATTON
    ...since the law took effect in July, none of the children dropped off at hospitals were newborns and three of them were from out of state. The reason: Nebraska's law provides safe haven for any "child." It doesn't set an age limit. Some have taken the word "child" in the law to mean "minor," which in Nebraska includes anyone under the age of 19. Others have adopted the common law definition, which includes those under age 14.
  • 11 Kids Left At Neb. Hospitals In 24 Hours (child abandonment)

    09/26/2008 5:39:43 AM PDT · by Renfield · 19 replies · 868+ views
    KETV.com ^ | 9-25-08
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Child welfare officials in Nebraska said 11 children -- nine from one father -- were abandoned at hospitals in the state Wednesday night under the state's unique safe haven law. On Wednesday night, one father left his five boys and four girls, ages 1 to 17, at a hospital emergency room. Two unrelated boys ages 11 and 15 were dropped off at another hospital. One of the boys was placed in foster care and the other is still at the hospital undergoing evaluation, reported KETV-TV. Five of the nine siblings who were abandoned Wednesday have been placed...
  • Teen charged with murder in baby drowning

    05/07/2008 8:12:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 554+ views
    star ledger ^ | May 07, 2008 | MATT DUNN
    A 14-year-old Bridgeton teenager was charged Wednesday with murder for allegedly drowning her newborn child in a public toilet last weekend. According to Cumberland County Prosecutor Ron Casella, the teenager, identified in a complaint by the initials "I.S.," was charged with purposely causing the death of her newborn baby boy during a Cinco de Mayo celebration Sunday at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, in Millville. "She was served with a complaint alleging murder. Specifically, she gave birth to the baby in a public toilet, then removed him from the working toilet bowl and placed him in the tank," Casella said Wednesday....
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. 3-month bill yield seen lowest in 50 years

    03/17/2008 8:18:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 907+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/17/08 | Richard Leong
    UPDATE 1-U.S. 3-month bill yield seen lowest in 50 years Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:41am EDT (Updates market action, adds quote) By Richard Leong NEW YORK, March 17 (Reuters) - The yield on U.S. 3-month Treasury bills fell below 1 percent on Monday to levels not seen in 50 years prompted by intense safety bids for cash spurred by the ongoing global credit crunch. Investors were pulling money out of stocks and even the booming commodity market even after the Federal Reserve conducted a fresh round of measures over the weekend to alleviate the credit crisis. Major U.S. stock indexes...
  • Police Find Dead Infant Girl Inside Garbage Bag

    04/07/2007 10:37:27 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies · 538+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 07 APRIL 2007 | AP
    (CBS/AP) NEW YORK -- A baby girl was pronounced dead after she was found in a garbage bag on a back porch early Saturday, police said. A 25-year-old woman was being questioned about the infant, police said. The woman was taken to a hospital with a medical problem around 9 p.m. Friday, and a doctor called authorities to say she might have given birth, according to police. They were directed to a Brooklyn home, where they found the infant unconscious around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The baby was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said. Medical examiners were working to...
  • Mohammed Rashed, another anti-American terrorist who received safe haven in Iraq

    08/01/2006 8:52:01 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 11 replies · 502+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | 8.01.06 | Mark Eichenlaub
    Mohammed Rashed, another anti-American terrorist who received safe haven in Iraq Earlier this year, Mohammed Rashed, a.k.a. Rashid Mohammed, was quietly convicted and sentenced in connection with the 1982 bombing of Pan Am flight 830. The attack took the life of Shigetsugu Ozawa and injured several other passengers. Ozawa's father recalled witnessing the murder of his own son in a letter to government officials, saying "At the time, my honest emotion was to wish the plane would crash into the Hawaiian ocean as I had lost the will to live since my son was no longer alive." Rashed belonged to...
  • Where was the safe haven for terrorists? Here

    02/12/2006 6:32:58 AM PST · by Cornpone · 3 replies · 461+ views
    Telegraph.com ^ | 12 February 2006 | Telegraph.com
    In the wake of the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Britain drafted UN resolution 1373 which called on all governments to "Deny safe haven to those who finance, plan, support or commit terrorist acts, or who provide safe havens; and to prevent those who finance, plan, facilitate or commit terrorist acts from using their respective territories for those purposes against other states." That elementary measure was also a piece of blatant hypocrisy from the British government. For at least a decade, and possibly much longer, it had been covert British policy to provide, in Britain, a safe haven...
  • NEW YORK MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL SOFTWARE PIRACY CHARGE

    11/25/2005 7:15:17 AM PST · by Calpernia · 437+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 22, 2005 | ICE!
    NEW YORK MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL SOFTWARE PIRACY CHARGE NEW HAVEN, CT-Kevin J. O'Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Matthew J. Etre, acting special agent-in-charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced that Hunter Pine, 27, of 33 Gold Street, New York, New York waived indictment and pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. According to documents filed with the court and statements made in court, Pine was a participant in the "warez scene" - an...
  • Safe Haven, Other Benefits Offered for Displaced Civilians, Families

    09/08/2005 10:12:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 184+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 8, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2005 – Like their military counterparts, families of DoD civilian employees ordered to evacuate their duty stations due to Hurricane Katrina and whose housing is now uninhabitable can seek temporary safe haven anywhere within the continental United States. The policy, announced by David S. C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, in a Sept. 2 memo, affects civilian employees who were ordered to evacuate their official duty stations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama by installation commanders or civil authorities. Affected civilian employees must remain within the geographic area designated by their respective commanders. However, their...
  • Displaced Military Families Can Seek Safe Haven Within United States

    09/07/2005 4:49:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 306+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2005 – Military family members ordered to evacuate military installations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama due to Hurricane Katrina are now authorized to select an alternate safe haven anywhere in the continental United States, defense officials confirmed today. David S. C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, announced the new policy in a memo sent to the service secretaries Sept. 1. The authority applies to family members whose housing was declared uninhabitable following the hurricane, Chu wrote. Families affected by the policy qualify for up to two months of advance pay, and military family members...
  • ACLU and NJ Right to Life Join forces to Defeat Bill to Open Adoption Records (Action Alert)

    12/10/2004 5:09:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 82 replies · 1,572+ views
    NJ RTL ^ | 12.10.04 | Marie Tasy
    December 10, 2004Dear Pro-Life Friends:The bill to Open Adoption Records S1093 passed the NJ Senate on Monday by a vote of 23-14-3.  The bill now moves to the Assembly where it will be merged with the Assembly version which is Bill A3237.  9/23/2004 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Family, Women and Children's Services Committee. Introduced - 12 pages PDF Format  Identical Bill Number:  S1093  Introduced - 8 pages PDF Format    HTML Format The following action is needed:  (1) Please phone, e-mail, mail and fax your two Assembly members ASAP and urge them to vote "No" on S1093/A3237.  (2) Please phone, e-mail, call and fax Assembly Speaker Albio Sires and...
  • Pakistan ‘gives Al-Qaeda refuge’

    10/30/2004 5:01:31 PM PDT · by Saberwielder · 55 replies · 1,876+ views
    The Times ^ | October 31, 2004 | Nicholas Rufford
    Pakistan ‘gives Al-Qaeda refuge’ Nicholas Rufford OSAMA BIN LADEN is being given safe haven with the help of Pakistani officials, British security sources believe. Recent intelligence reports coming from remote tribal areas of Pakistan have indicated the Al-Qaeda leader is being given refuge by senior figures in the regional government. America has given Pakistan tens of millions of dollars since the start of the war on terrorism and the hunt for Bin Laden. There is growing impatience in Washington at the failure of the military to capture him. He is believed to be hiding along the mountainous 1,500mile frontier between...
  • 20 Al Qaeda Suspects in Custody in Iran - Unable to Confirm

    07/13/2004 10:31:40 AM PDT · by GVnana · 49 replies · 2,005+ views
    FOX News Alert | 7/13/2004 | televised on FOX News
    No details yet. Follows on news of Bin Laden associate from Iran/Afghan border surrenders to Saudi authorities.
  • No Safe Haven (Al Hunt Alert)

    08/21/2003 6:43:13 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 161+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, August 21, 2003 | AL HUNT
    <p>I've never met Linda Lingle, the governor of Hawaii, but I'm a fan.</p> <p>Recently she vetoed legislation to provide safe havens for newborns so they wouldn't be left to die by mothers unwilling or unable to provide for them. There are thousands of abandoned babies, and many of them have died before being found; any system where these infants could be left at designated venues -- like hospitals, police or fire stations -- could save lives.</p>
  • Newborn rescued from Trash Can

    04/28/2003 9:50:44 AM PDT · by Coleus · 47 replies · 743+ views
    Newborn rescued from trash can Monday, April 28, 2003 By WHITNEY KVASAGER, HERALD NEWS A newborn girl is in good condition after she was found wrapped in two plastic bags and left in the bottom of a Sherman Avenue trash can.Three people walking down Sherman Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday found the baby after following what they thought were noises made by a cat. City and county police responded, and an ambulance took the child to Passaic General Hospital. Police also contacted officials at the state Division of Youth and Family Services, which will determine where the baby stays until...
  • Sanctuary: A Question for the Church

    04/24/2003 9:51:47 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 264+ views
    Sanctuary: A Question for the Church A Study Paper of the Lutheran Church in America < snip ..... > SanctuaryMany churches have become aware of the needs of these undocumented people and have declared themselves to be places of sanctuary. According to the manner in which the immigration law is implemented by the INS at present, the act of sanctuary is to be recognized as an act of civil disobedience against the United States government, not Central American governments. This act protests the refusal to grant political asylum to Central Americans displaced by violence and war, thereby declaring them...
  • South Africa: Safe haven for al-Qaeda?

    12/11/2002 6:17:00 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 424+ views
    News24.com ^ | December 10 2002
    Cape Town - South Africa could be providing a safe haven for al-Qaeda, from where the organisation - driven from European cells after 9/11 - can regroup, raise and launder money, and plan its next terror operation. The American Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported that there was mounting evidence of al-Qaeda's presence in SA. Especially after last month's attacks in Kenya, there is growing concern among South African and American law enforcement officials that Islamic extremists, including al-Qaeda, "are using South Africa's open society as a safe haven", the Journal said. The Journal quoted a senior US official as...
  • ABANDONED BABY

    07/12/2002 10:06:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 998+ views
    Associated Press - breaking on the wire | July 12, 2002
    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ An 18-year-old mother who gave birth to a baby boy in the bathroom of her father's Brookfield diner and dumped the infant in the garbage has been sentenced to four years in prison. Teresa Perez of Danbury was sentenced by Judge Patrick Carroll in Danbury Superior Court on Thursday. The baby, named Christopher, was born Nov. 23. An employee emptying the trash found the infant several hours after his birth. The child barely survived the incident. His temperature had dropped to 85 degrees and he was treated for hypothermia at Danbury Hospital. He now lives with...