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  • Things you can say about ___ but not your girlfriend FULL VERSION

    09/07/2013 10:55:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 22, 2012 | Whose Line is it Anyway
    1. Things you can say about your business, but not your girlfriend 2. Phrases you can use to describe a truck, but not your girlfriend 1:07 3. Things you can say to your dog, but not your girlfriend 1:46 4. Things you can say about your boat, but not your girlfriend 2:55 5. Things you can say about the food you eat, but not your girlfriend 3:55 6. Ways you can describe your motorcycle, but not your girlfriend 4:48 7. Things you might say about your computer, but not your girlfriend 5:37 By "WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY
  • Audit gives China green light to process U.S.

    09/05/2013 9:35:19 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 18 replies ^ | BILL TOMSON and TARINI PARTI
    U.S. officials have given the thumbs-up to four Chinese poultry plants, paving the way for the country to send processed chicken to American markets, according to audit reports obtained by POLITICO. The audit reports expected to be made public Friday show that the Chinese processing plants passed U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections performed in March and the positive results make it likely the foreign producers soon will become eligible to export to the U.S According to the audit, at first, China will only be able to process chicken that has been slaughtered in the U.S. or other certified countries.
  • #SaySomethingNiceAboutObama

    11/03/2012 11:15:23 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 75 replies
    Twitter | November 3, 2012 | Various Twitter
    If you Twitter, go there and type in #SaySomethingNiceAboutObama. Top trending item today.
  • Obama To Perry: "Be A Little More Careful About What You Say" (video)

    08/16/2011 3:58:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/16/11 | staff
    WOLF BLITZER, HOST, CNN'S "THE SITUATION ROOM": Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, Republican presidential candidate now, says, the men and women of the United States military want someone who's worn the uniform. He says he served in the Air Force. Do you see a comment like that, that he makes, referring to you, as disrespectful to the commander in chief?
  • California executives say California worst place in the nation to do business

    05/05/2011 11:55:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/5/11 | Mark Glover
    For the seventh year in a row, a survey of chief executives has ranked California as the nation's worst state in which to do business. More than 500 U.S. CEOs polled by Greenwich, Conn.-based Chief Executive magazine based their opinions on numerous factors, including regulations, tax policies, work force quality, education resources, quality of living and infrastructure
  • Egyptians say they are worse off post Mubarak

    04/07/2011 7:21:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies ^ | 4/7/11 | Conservative Byte
    Reality must be setting in for the Egyptian people, as a new article in the New York Times is reporting that “the jokes have stalled, another sign that Egypt’s revolution has too.” Glenn gave his reaction on radio. “When punch line is no longer a lifeline for Egyptians. It’s a story that talks about how the Egyptians have used humor to get through, you know, dark periods for a very, very long time and they were doing that with, you know, with the revolution,” Glenn said.
  • Americans Say Government and Politicians Are Bigger Problems than Illegal Immigration, Health Care

    07/15/2010 4:38:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 1+ views
    cns news ^ | 7/15/10 | Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
    ( - Americans now believe that government and politicians are bigger problems for the country than illegal immigration, health care, disaster response or even the federal debt. In a poll released yesterday, Gallup asked Americans: “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Not surprisingly, the most common answers focused on pocket-book issues. Thirty-one percent said they believed the economy in general was the most important problem facing the country, and 22 percent said it was unemployment and jobs.
  • What will talking power meters say about you?

    10/27/2009 10:19:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 785+ views
    msnbc ^ | 10/27/09 | Bob Sullivan
    Would you sign up for a discount with your power company in exchange for surrendering control of your thermostat? What if it means that, one day, your auto insurance company will know that you regularly arrive home on weekends at 2:15 a.m., just after the bars close? Welcome to the complex world of the Smart Grid, which may very well pit environmental concerns against thorny privacy issues. If you think such debates are purely philosophical, you’re behind the times.
  • U.S. officials say Iran's nuclear plant is no secret to them

    09/25/2009 10:35:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 600+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/25/09 | Greg Miller
    Intelligence officials say that they have known about the facility for years and that it's designed to hold enough centrifuges to possibly provide material for a single nuclear weapon each year. Reporting from Washington - U.S. intelligence officials said today that they have known about a newly disclosed Iranian nuclear facility for several years -- possibly as early as 2006 -- and that its dimensions and design all but rule out any civilian nuclear purpose.
  • Investigators say Fed threatened bank CEO

    06/10/2009 8:52:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 799+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/10/09 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve threatened to force the ouster of Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis if he didn't follow through with plans to buy Merrill Lynch & Co., Republicans said Wednesday after reviewing internal documents. Republicans also said there was evidence that the government tried to restrict information related to the merger from being publicly released.
  • Experts Say Obama May Need to Classify Photos

    05/14/2009 9:07:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 458+ views
    NYT ^ | 5/14/2009 | Scott Shayne
    The Obama administration’s strongest option as it fights to keep hundreds of photographs of prisoner abuse secret may be to classify them and claim they are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, experts on government secrecy said Thursday
  • Workers say Obama treated autos worse than Wall St

    03/30/2009 5:14:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,356+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/2009 | Jeff Karoub,
    DETROIT (AP) -- Many assembly line autoworkers reacted with skepticism and anger Monday to the Obama administration's tough tactics, which stoked long-simmering feelings that the people who put the country on wheels get treated differently than the wizards of Wall Street.
  • Democratic Party (looks White to me Howie)

    08/16/2008 1:35:15 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 6 replies · 201+ views ^ | 8/16/08 | unknown
    Democratic Leaders Congressional Leaders Speaker of the House: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Nancy Pelosi made history this year, breaking the marble ceiling to become the first woman to serve as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. With Democrats returning to the majority for the first time in 12 years, Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team are addressing the challenging issues facing the American people after years of inaction. Under her leadership, the 110th Congress is working to make America safer, to restore the American Dream and to restore accountability to government. Senate Majority Leader: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)...
  • Increased Awareness Will Improve Brain-Injury Treatment, Officials Say

    03/05/2007 3:41:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 332+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 5, 2007 – Traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of a conflict punctuated by daily bomb attacks on coalition forces and Iraqi civilians, is receiving increased emphasis from Defense Department leaders and the military medical community. DoD has made great strides in treating severe traumatic brain injuries -- those with obvious symptoms like open head trauma or loss of consciousness -- but the challenge lies in better identifying and treating mild brain injury, two top officials in the DoD health care community said. These mild injuries, which can be caused by repeated concussions or indirect exposure to...
  • Catastrophic Mudslide Could Last 100 Years, Say Scientists

    09/25/2006 7:44:43 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,333+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-26-2006 | John Aglionby
    Catastrophic mudslide could last 100 years, say scientists · Land in East Java likely to collapse as thousands flee· Attempts to seal channels will 'probably not succeed' John Aglionby in Jakarta Tuesday September 26, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Smoke rises from the site of the mudslide in East Java. Photograph: Vinai Dithajohn/EPA Mud, gas and boiling water that have been gushing out of the ground in East Java since May, submerging half a dozen villages and 20 factories, could continue for a century with "catastrophic consequences", European experts said yesterday. Efforts to seal the channels through which the mud is...
  • We Must Remain Vigilant On Bird Flu, Say Experts

    09/17/2006 3:31:08 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 527+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 9-18-2006 | Connie Levett
    We must remain vigilant on bird flu, say experts Connie Levett Herald Correspondent in Singapore September 18, 2006 THE avian flu pandemic is still a real threat to world health and trade and should not be dismissed as a millennium-bug-type phenomenon that will never materialise, according to a United Nations health official. The H5N1 virus has been laboratory-confirmed in 55 countries and has caused 220 million bird deaths and 143 human deaths, according to the World Bank. Developed countries have committed $US1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) this year to help fight the spread of the virus. "There will be another influenza...
  • Drug Can Help Cut Diabetes Risk, Say Researchers

    09/15/2006 6:43:46 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 663+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-16-2006 | Nic Fleming
    Drug can help cut diabetes risk, say researchers By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent (Filed: 16/09/2006) A drug that improves the body's ability to turn sugars into fuel can substantially reduce the chances of people at risk of Type 2 diabetes developing the disease, according to research published yesterday. In a large international trial volunteers with "pre-diabetes" taking rosiglitazone, sold under the brand name Avandia, were 60 per cent less likely than those on placebos to develop the full disease. The drug, already prescribed to those with Type 2 diabetes, was also found to help patients return to normal blood sugar...
  • Something cool the Xerox company is doing to say thanks to the Troops

    09/08/2006 8:52:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 1,352+ views
    This is for real. If you go to this website,, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldnt it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?
  • Feds Say New Orleans Is Storm-Ready

    08/27/2006 11:20:13 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 364+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-27-2006 | John Heilprin
    Feds Say New Orleans Is Storm-Ready Sunday August 27, 2006 6:46 PM By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal emergency officials claim New Orleans levee system is ready for another major hurricane, despite the less-optimistic views of other political leaders and engineers. ``I think we're in good shape,'' Don Powell, the Bush administration's coordinator of Gulf Coast rebuilding, said Sunday. ``There's no question in my mind, we're ready.'' The levees failed after Hurricane Katrina, a Category 4 storm, roared ashore a year ago, flooding the city of New Orleans. The levees were built to withstand a Category...
  • Ditch US In Terror War, Say 80pc Britons

    08/16/2006 7:07:18 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-17-2006 | Toby Helm - Philip Johnston
    Ditch US in terror war, say 80pc of Britons By Toby Helm, Chief Political Correspondent and Philip Johnston (Filed: 17/08/2006) A majority of British people wants the Government to adopt an even more "aggressive" foreign policy to combat international terrorism, according to an opinion poll conducted after the arrests of 24 terrorism suspects last week. However - by a margin of more than five to one - the public wants Tony Blair to split from President George W Bush and either go it alone in the "war on terror", or work more closely with Europe. Divided state: The public wants...
  • We're Not Stopping Now, Say Defiant Israelis

    07/23/2006 6:20:40 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 1,716+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-24-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson - Francis Harris
    We're not stopping now, say defiant Israelis By Isambard Wilkinson in Jerusalem and Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 24/07/2006) Israel brushed aside mounting calls yesterday for a ceasefire in Lebanon. Its army made clear that it planned to keep up its assault for at least a week and had not ruled out a ground invasion. Buoyed by support from Washington for rooting out Hizbollah rockets from southern Lebanon, the army treated parts of the border area as a free-fire zone. It hit at least two cars with rockets as they sought the relative safety of the city of Tyre. Israeli...
  • Time to Say Who Was Right (Gaza Retreat)

    07/07/2006 8:26:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 821+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | July 7, 2006 | Hillel Fendel
    Nationalist camp leaders warn that the right-wing had better not make the same mistake twice. "This time," they declare, "we have to say, 'We told you so.'" Nationalist camp commentator and journalist Haggai Segal and the Rabbi of Ofrah, Avi Gisser, are the first to send out the message. Segal, broadcasting on his Knesset Channel TV show and writing in his weekly column in B'Sheva, says the right-wing must not be as modest as it was when the PA broke out the Oslo War in late 2000. "The right-wing at the time," Segal writes in B'Sheva, "criminally decreed upon itself...
  • Basic training grads say 4th of July feels different now (INDEPEDENCE DAY not just the 4th of July!)

    07/03/2006 2:58:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 383+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee
    7/3/2006 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Last year Airman 1st Class Samantha Riddle spent Independence Day floating down a river and watching fireworks. The day meant nothing more than a chance to hang out with friends and to enjoy a day off from the daily grind of working in the medical field. Now, as a graduate of Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, one of the Air Force's newest members has a new respect for the holiday. "As a member of the military I have a greater appreciation of what this holiday means. In the future,...
  • Armoured Suits Are 'Too Goofy' Say US Troops

    05/08/2006 6:51:57 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 2,844+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-9-2006 | Francis Harris
    Armoured suits are 'too goofy' say US troops By Francis Harris, in Washington (Filed: 09/05/2006) American troops have complained that a new armoured body suit designed to be worn in Iraq makes them look "goofy". The water-cooled "alien spacesuits" are being handed out to turret gunners in their notoriously vulnerable Humvee vehicles. The new suit is designed to protect against roadside bombs but has had mixed reviews from soldiers The protective suit, based on those worn by bomb disposal officers, was intended to cut spiralling casualties for one of the most dangerous jobs in modern warfare. But some troops have...
  • Iraq Civil War Could Spread, Say Saudis

    04/19/2006 7:01:26 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 556+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-20-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Iraq civil war could spread, say Saudis By Anton La Guardia in Riyadh (Filed: 20/04/2006) Saudi Arabia issued a stark warning yesterday that Iraq was in the grip of civil war which threatened to "suck in" neighbouring countries. On a day when at least 17 more people were killed across Iraq, Riyadh expressed alarm that events were spiralling out of control. Prince Saud al-Faisal:b at odds with Britain over Iraq "Civil war is a war between civilians and there is already war between civilians," Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, said. "The threat of break-up in Iraq is a...
  • Stockpile Human Bird Flu Vaccine Now, Say Experts

    04/03/2006 6:16:20 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 668+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-3-2006 | Deora MacKenzie
    Stockpile human bird flu vaccine now, say experts 22:00 03 April 2006 news service Debora MacKenzie Countries should stockpile vaccines against H5N1 flu even before any H5N1 pandemic begins, experts warn. A new modelling study shows that without such vaccines, and antiviral drugs, efforts such as school closures and travel restrictions will have almost no effect on the number of deaths a pandemic would cause in the US. Yet that is what the country currently relies on. In March, US Health Secretary Michael Leavitt told a Congressional panel that "in the first six months of a pandemic we are...
  • Police Say Pa. Teens Taunted, Killed Man

    03/28/2006 4:25:00 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 335+ views ^ | 3 28 06 | DAN ROBRISH
    PHILADELPHIA - Two teenagers taunted a man rummaging through a trash bin and then killed him after he bared his buttocks at them, police said Tuesday. "He didn't want to be harassed by these kids or whatever and he mooned them," Upper Darby Township Police Sgt. David Madonna said. Christopher McEneaney, 16, and Andre Mark, 18, were charged Monday in the slaying Friday night of Martin Malone, 47. He was stabbed with a multi-tool and bludgeoned with a shovel. Police said the teens were walking through an apartment complex just outside Philadelphia when they saw Malone picking through the trash...
  • U.S. Forces to Take on Different Role in Iraq, Officials Say

    12/22/2005 3:26:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 468+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 22, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2005 – As Iraqi security forces grow and develop increased combat capabilities, U.S. forces will shift from a focus on combat operations to a focus on supporting the Iraqis as they take the lead in operations, two Defense Department officials said at a Pentagon news briefing today. American units already are partnering with Iraqi units, helping them with training, logistics, and other combat support operations, said Marine Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, operations director on the Joint Staff. This partnering will continue, with an increased focus on developing the Iraqis' combat support capabilities so they eventually will...
  • Iraqi Voters Say 'On Democracy Way'

    12/19/2005 3:27:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 442+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Dec 19, 2005 | J. Anajar
    Iraqi Voters Say 'On Democracy Way' By J. Anajar Gulf Region Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers BAGHDAD, Dec. 19, 2005 —“Democracy, referendum, constitution and parliament; we know these words’ spelling, but not their meaning.” Arusafi the well-known Iraqi poet made this comment. It applies to the period before the collapse of Saddam’s regime when all the conceptions of freedom and liberty were cancelled. What remained were only bare and inapplicable words.Now, Iraqis have started to feel the meanings of the words referred to by Arusafi. That is apparent by their challenge to the dangers; despite threats communicated by...
  • Rumsfeld: New Iraq Government Will Have Say in Troop Levels

    12/16/2005 3:02:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 330+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2005 – The new year is likely to include troop reductions in Iraq, but exactly how quickly those reductions will occur will be based on recommendations of U.S. commanders there in conjunction with wishes of the new Iraqi government, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. One day after Iraq's parliamentary elections, Rumsfeld said during a Pentagon Channel interview it's too soon to know exactly what role that new government will want the United States to play. Just as in the United States after an election, Iraq's new government is likely to take a few months...
  • Iraqi Police Academy Attackers Not Women, Officials Say

    12/06/2005 6:35:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 394+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2005 – Contrary to an earlier report, two suicide bombers who killed at least 27 people and wounded at least 50 others today in a crowded courtyard at the Baghdad police academy were men, military officials reported. "An ongoing investigation indicates the bombers, earlier reported as females, were male," a Multinational Force Iraq news release said. Officials pointed out that suicide bombings by women have been rare in Iraq. Only two such bombings are known to have been carried out by women: one in September 2005 and another in 2003, officials said. The officials went on to...
  • Military Demographics Representative of America, Officials Say

    11/23/2005 5:25:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 554+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 23, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2005 – The U.S. military is not a "poor man's force." That's the conclusion Defense Department officials reached following examination of enlisted recruiting statistics gathered over the past year. "There is an issue of how representative of America is the force," said Curt Gilroy, the director of DoD's accessions policy in the Pentagon. DoD tracks "representativeness" - as Gilroy calls it - very closely. And representativeness can take a whole host of forms - race, education, social status, income, region and so on. "When you look at all of those, you find that the force is really...
  • Iraqi Voters Say 'Yes' to New Constitution

    10/26/2005 4:46:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 310+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2005 – A majority of Iraq's citizens have approved their country's new constitution, an event the top U.S. diplomat called "a remarkable story." Iraqis "achieved yet another step on their march toward democracy," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said to reporters today during a trip Ottawa, Canada. Iraqis voted on the new constitution during an Oct. 15 referendum. The Iraqi government today announced that 78 percent of voters approved the document. Each time Iraqis faced a challenge since the fall of Saddam Hussein they've met it, whether it was in the transfer of sovereignty or the creation...
  • Iraq's Landmark Draft Constitution Adopted by Iraqi Voters, Election Officials Say

    10/25/2005 5:24:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 423+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | unattributed
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's landmark constitution was adopted by a majority of voters during the country's Oct. 15 referendum, as Sunni Arab opponents failed to muster enough support to defeat it, election officials said Tuesday. Results released by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq showed that Sunni Arabs, who had sharply opposed the draft document, failed to produce the two-thirds "no" vote they would have needed in at least three of Iraq's 18 provinces to defeat it. Nationwide, 78.59 percent voted for the charter while 21.41 percent voted against, the commission said. The charter required a simple majority nationwide with...
  • Rebellious Dutch Ready To Say No To Europe

    05/13/2005 6:52:58 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 703+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-14-2005 | David Rennie
    Rebellious Dutch ready to say No to Europe By David Rennie in The Hague (Filed: 14/05/2005) The Eurocrats are stunned. The draft EU constitution is already facing a severe test in France with opinion polls showing only a narrow majority in favour after weeks of the No vote leading. But if the document scrapes through France's May 29 referendum, it could be defeated, if not derailed completely, three days later in Holland. Dutch anti-euro demonstrators Though the polls are hard to interpret, with large numbers still undecided, the current crop shows a majority of voters ready to vote No. Many...
  • Columbine copycats (Boys plotted to hit Saint John High, police say)

    03/18/2005 5:34:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 955+ views
    National Post ^ | Friday, March 18, 2005 | Richard Foot, with files by Mike Traikos
    SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Three teenage boys have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to seize control of a school and methodically murder some of its students and teachers. Police found gunpowder and other material used for making pipe bombs at the boys' homes and believe the youths had practised making bombs. The boys, aged 15 to 17, were Saint John air cadets and their alleged plot was planned for April 20, the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre where 12 students and a teacher were killed. At a Saint John bail hearing for the two eldest teenagers on...
  • Pot scent stalls gun permit bid (WHY DO YOU THINK THEY CALL IT "DOPE"?)

    02/26/2005 5:09:43 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 711+ views
    © 2005 The Post-Standard. ^ | Saturday, February 26, 2005 | Staff reports
    SYRACUSE NY--Something didn't smell quite right to North Syracuse police when a village resident came in Friday looking for a little help. What stunk was Brian D. Courbat, 21, of 130 Lynhurst Ave. He wreaked of marijuana, police said. Officers Jeff Tripp and Rocco DePerno said when they asked him about the odor, Courbat told them he had just used marijuana, something he routinely does three or four times a day. In fact, Courbat had several packets of pot on him, police said. Courbat wanted the police to help him with the background check necessary for a pistol permit. Instead,...
  • Politician Who Won't Say Pledge Of Allegiance May Be Recalled

    12/15/2004 4:19:44 PM PST · by crushelits · 101 replies · 2,550+ views ^ | December 15, 2004 | local6
    DENVER -- A recall election is now set for an Estes Park, Colo., trustee who refuses to stand up and recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Town Board meetings.I have not been standing for the Pledge of Allegiance due to a conflict I have with the wording of the pledge, specifically the words 'under God,'" Councilman David Habecker said. Habecker said it's a violation of church and state to include the words in the pledge and for that reason, he won't stand.The board began reciting the pledge before meetings earlier this year at the suggestion of Trustee Lori...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Honor student plotted mother's murder, police say (Kept an online journal)

    11/28/2004 7:40:46 PM PST · by Zechariah11 · 49 replies · 2,572+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 26, 2004 | Peter Porco
    By PETER PORCO Anchorage Daily News November 26, 2004 ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sixteen-year-old Rachelle A. Waterman would appear to be any parent's ideal child - an honor student, an athlete, a gifted singer. But for months, she planned her mother's murder with two of her former boyfriends who are eight years her senior, according to Alaska State Troopers. Two weekends ago on Southeast's Prince of Wales Island, their plot ended in the death of 48-year-old Lauri Waterman of Craig, according to court papers. Lauri Waterman, a teacher's aide and community activist, was killed by one of the men using a...
  • Credit Raters' Power Leads to Abuses, Some Borrowers Say (SHOCKING:)

    11/23/2004 8:34:15 PM PST · by crushelits · 2 replies · 494+ views ^ | Wednesday, November 24, 2004 | Alec Klein
    The letter was entirely polite and businesslike, but something about it chilled Wilhelm Zeller, chairman of one of the world's largest insurance companies. Moody's Investors Service wanted to inform Zeller's firm the giant German insurer Hannover Re, that it had decided to rate its financial health at no charge. But the letter went on to suggest that Moody's looked forward to the day Hannover would be willing to pay. In the margin of the letter, Zeller scribbled an urgent note to his finance chief: "Hier besteht handlungsbedarf." We need to act. Hannover, which was already writing six-figure checks annually to...
  • Many Syrians Say It's Time to Quit Lebanon

    11/22/2004 6:04:44 AM PST · by crushelits · 3 replies · 492+ views ^ | Sun Nov 21 | Mariam Karouny
    DAMASCUS, Syria (Reuters) - Twenty years ago Ahmed Shukmarra went to Lebanon as one of tens of thousands of Syrian soldiers, believing his presence would help halt a civil war in Syria's small neighbor. Today he sees no reason why roughly 14,000 soldiers, part of a force first deployed in 1976, should stay in Lebanon, particularly given increasing pressure from Washington and the United Nations (news - web sites) for them to withdraw. "We went there to stop Lebanese from fighting but why we are still there ... This I can't understand," said 43-year-old Shukmarra, who left the army and...
  • Brown, Schweitzer, Velazquez and testosterone (Sandy Berger may say otherwise, plagiarism is theft)

    08/26/2004 11:55:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 298+ views
    Billings News ^ | 8/25/04 | ROB NATELSON
    Brown, Schweitzer, Velazquez and testosterone By ROB NATELSON It had to happen. Just when commentators – myself included – were talking about the “feminization” of our culture, here it comes: the testosterone election! First, there was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Next a firefight bursts out between George W. Bush and John Kerry over who will be tougher on terrorism. (It’s a clue that Bush will win this election that the focus has shifted toward the traditionally “Republican” issue of national defense and away from traditionally “Democratic” issues.) Now testosterone is pumping through the Montana governor’s race via the masculine issue of guns:...
  • Republicans Say Governor Should Quit Immediately

    08/14/2004 5:10:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 830+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/14/04 | GEORGE JAMES
    Republicans Say Governor Should Quit Immediately By GEORGE JAMES Published: August 14, 2004 A day after Gov. James E. McGreevey turned the political world in New Jersey upside down by announcing that he had engaged in a sexual relationship with another man and would resign on Nov. 15, a group of Republican officials gathered outside the State House in Trenton to repeat their call for him to step down immediately and allow for a special election on Nov. 2. Later in the day, Senator Richard J. Codey - the majority leader and the man who will take over when Mr....
  • Some Dem Delegate Chiefs Say: No Crossing Boston Picket Lines

    07/16/2004 5:51:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 748+ views
    Some Dem Delegate Chiefs Say: No Crossing Picket Lines Gov. Wants Dispute Over Before Convention POSTED: 7:28 am EDT July 16, 2004 UPDATED: 7:30 am EDT July 16, 2004 BOSTON -- Several Democratic chairmen from around the country are urging their state delegations to honor Boston police union picket lines during the Democratic National Convention. The union is promising to picket any parties or other gatherings where Boston Mayor Tom Menino is scheduled to attend. The Boston Globe reported that the heads of the California, Ohio, Tennessee and Maine delegations have written letters or phoned members asking them to boycott...
  • Top Taliban Leader Released By US, Say His Relatives

    10/08/2003 5:43:40 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 199+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-8-2003 | Hamida Ghafour
    Top Taliban leader freed by US, say his relatives By Hamida Ghafour in Kabul (Filed: 09/10/2003) Rumours swirled around the Afghan capital last night that the most senior Taliban leader in American custody had been freed. Mullah Wakil Abdul Muttawakil, the foreign minister in the ousted regime, was said to have been released from Bagram air base, the US military headquarters, two days ago after 18 months in detention. Relatives claimed that he had gone home to Kandahar, in the south of Afghanistan, but confusion surrounded the reports. Col Rodney Davis, the US military spokesman would not confirm any release,...
  • Teens Say Video Game Inspired Them in Deadly Highway Shooting

    09/06/2003 3:08:22 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 902+ views ^ | 9.6.03 | abc news
    The family of a slain motorist has filed suit against the maker of a video game that two teens claim inspired them to shoot at passing cars on a Tennessee highway Grand Theft Auto, a video game that allows players to "fire" on people and cars in realistic, shoot-'em-up fashion, is a cash cow that propelled manufacturer TAKE2interactive to the top of the video game industry. For the middle and high school students who play the game for hours on end, it's a means of escaping the monotony of teenage life. But for two stepbrothers, 16-year-old William and 14-year-old Joshua...
  • California high court must consider recall before voters get say

    07/27/2003 1:31:13 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 263+ views ^ | 07.26.03 | associated press
    The California Supreme Court declined late yesterday to halt the recall vote of Gov. Gray Davis, virtually assuring the Golden State's first voter-driven measure to oust its governor. SAN FRANCISCO — While Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante ordered an Oct. 7 recall election targeting Gov. Gray Davis, it's premature to suggest that Davis' political future rests with voters. Instead, and at least for now, Davis' fate is in the hands of seven men and women comprising the California Supreme Court, which is reviewing a host of competing yet quirky election laws stemming from a last-ditch challenge by pro-Davis forces to block...
  • Democratic Elected Officials Say:Put LaRouche in ABC-TV Debate

    04/29/2003 9:31:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 545+ views
    EIR ^ | April 29, 2003 | EIR
    PRESS RELEASE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- April 29, 2003 Democratic Elected Officials Say: Put LaRouche in ABC-TV Debate South Carolina media reported on April 29 that the state's Democratic Party chairman had received a letter from nearly 40 current and former Democratic elected officials asking that Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche be invited to the May 3 Presidential debate to be broadcast nationally by ABC-TV. At a press conference held by the representatives on April 28, Florence, S.C. City Councilman Edward Robinson released the letter, which had been sent to state chairman Richard Harpootlian on April 12. In it, the Democratic leaders—roughly half from...
  • Don't Shake Hands, They Tell Us - 'Just Say Hi And Wave Goodbye' (SARS)

    04/10/2003 7:58:12 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 143+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-11-2003 | Rachel Aris
    Don't shake hands, they tell us - 'just say hi and wave goodbye' Rachel Aris on life in Hong Kong in the shadow of Sars Friday April 11, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Tuesday April 1 New cases 80; total hospital admissions 610; total patients discharged 79; death toll 15. Personal paranoia level:5 stars With headlines screaming: "More contagious than the ebola virus" and "It's a holocaust", you'd think the entire population of Hong Kong was on the brink of being wiped out by atypical pneumonia, or severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). Even the war in Iraq has taken a back...