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  • Senior Israeli Minister’s Shocking Admission: “Israel Can No Longer Count on the United States”

    03/20/2014 10:26:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Another top Israeli leader sharply criticized the Obama administration’s handling of the Ukrainian crisis, telling reporters, “Israel can no longer count on the United States… US foreign policy is collapsing all over the world.” When was the last time you heard this come out of the mouth of an Israeli official? The Jerusalem Post reported: Another senior minister in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s cabinet sharply criticized American foreign policy Tuesday, anonymously joining the open attack by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. Speaking to journalists in the Knesset, the minister said the Americans’ handling of the crisis in Ukraine proved that Israel...
  • Police stop 70 year old man for expired tags, shoot him for holding a cane (video)

    03/13/2014 1:04:29 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 56 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/13/2014 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here YORK, SC -- A senior citizen was shot during a traffic stop when a police officer stopped him for expired tags and mistook his walking stick for a gun. Mr. Canipe, a veteran of the Vietnam War, stopped his truck when signaled. Without being prompted, he then proceeded to step out of his pickup truck to see what the problem might be. Lacking the strength to walk properly, Mr. Canipe then reached into his truck to pick up his walking stick, as he had done countless times before. But this time was different. Canipe was in...
  • U.S. ´has stepped up surveillance bugging of senior German officials since Barack Obama ordered

    02/24/2014 11:44:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/24/14 | Ted Thornhill
    The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday. Revelations last year about mass U.S. surveillance in Germany, in particular of Merkel´s mobile phone, shocked Germans and sparked the most serious dispute between the transatlantic allies in a decade. Bild am Sonntag said its information stemmed from a high-ranking NSA employee in Germany and that those being spied on included Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, a close confidant of Merkel.
  • Pensions ask retirees to pay back tens of thousands

    10/25/2013 2:10:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 37 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 10/25/13 | MELANIE HICKEN
    For retirees, it can mean owing tens of thousands of dollars. And with little warning, their pension checks are being slashed to cover their debt. In April 2011, New Jersey resident Carol Montague received a letter from American Water Works Co.'s pension plan saying it had overpaid her for more than five years and wanted its money back -- plus interest. Montague, now 67, was told she owed roughly $45,000.
  • Senior officer, NCIS agent are among those arrested in Navy bribery scandal

    10/19/2013 10:26:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/19/13 | Craig Whitlock
    The U.S. Navy is being rocked by a bribery scandal that federal investigators say has reached high into the officer corps and exposed a massive overbilling scheme run by an Asian defense contractor that provided prostitutes and other kickbacks. Among those arrested on corruption charges are a senior agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and a Navy commander who escaped Cambodia’s “killing fields” as a child only to make a triumphant return to the country decades later as the skipper of a U.S. destroyer. The investigation has also ensnared a Navy captain who was relieved of his ship’s command...
  • IAF kills senior Salafist terrorist in Gaza strike

    04/30/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/30/13 | staff
    An IAF aircraft on Gaza Tuesday morning assassinated a senior Salafist terror activist who was reportedly behind an April 17 rocket attack on Eilat from the Sinai. The IDF and Shin Bet security service confirmed that they had targeted Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. The attack marked the first “targeted strike” on a Gaza terror figure by Israel since November’s Operation Pillar of Defense, and came amid a renewal of sporadic rocket fire into Israel that seemed to show the deterrent effect of November’s operation was eroding.
  • Obama Daughters are Michelle’s ‘Senior Staffers’

    03/31/2013 10:49:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    GOP the daily dose ^ | 3/3/13 | Amy
    Michelle was caught cheating on her expense report. What a show of arrogance! This information was obtained by Judicial Watch March, 2012. The administration had to be sued to get this through the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. Michelle Obama listed daughters as ‘Senior Staffers’ to justify her expensive African vacation and safari. October 5, 2011, Judicial Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 ( a Boeing 757 ), modified by the military for the purpose of flying big-wigs around the world, to fly the First Lady and her entourage to and from Africa , at a cost of...
  • US Army’s senior neuropsychologist runs Keith Olbermann fan site, takes pot-shots at Republicans

    09/25/2012 11:41:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    The Army’s senior neuropsychologist also happens to be the long-time administrator of a Keith Olbermann fan site. When retired Lt. Col. Mike Russell isn’t working as the program manger of the Army’s brain testing program, now as a civilian, he’s busy online as the site administer of KeithOlbermann.org, which describes the former MSNBC and Current TV host as “The Last Reporter Standing.” A frequent contributor to the site’s Web forum, the main focus of the site, Russell has posted over-the-top political rants against Republicans, criticized the military’s psychiatrists and seemingly tried to recruit fellow online posters for positions on military...
  • Obama Senior Adviser Stutters Trying To Explain Why Obama Will Meet The View But Not World Leaders

    09/23/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/23/12 | GOPICYMI
    On "Fox News Sunday" Chris Wallace asks Robert Gibbs why Pres. Obama isn't meeting with other World Leaders, but is finding time to appear on the "View"
  • Obama Senior Adviser Dodges Questions About Impact Of Medicare cuts

    08/19/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/19/12 | GOPICYMI
    On "Fox News Sunday" Obama senior advisor Robert Gibbs works hard to dodge questions about Obama's Medicare cuts (August 19, 2012).
  • Senior Homeland Security staffers have no law enforcement experience

    05/14/2012 9:07:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily 'Caller ^ | 5/14/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, Janet Napolitano, has presided over the hiring of at least four senior staffers and advisers who have no law enforcement experience but align politically with the president. Jordan Grossman is a special adviser and deputy to the deputy chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, for instance, yet his resume shows no law enforcement experience. Before Grossman got his post in January 2009, he was a “special assistant” at the Obama-Biden presidential transition team after working for Obama’s 2008 election campaign. Before that, Grossman worked as a research assistant at the Annenberg...
  • Elderly Detroiter Says He Fatally Shot Suspected Teen Burglar

    03/28/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT · by taildragger · 40 replies
    My Fox Detroit ^ | Updated: Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012, 5:42 PM EDT | Alexis Wiley
    DETROIT (WJBK) -- It happened around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday. Willie White said he only had one bullet in his gun, but that one bullet was enough to protect himself and his family. "I put one bullet in the gun just in case. I was hoping I wouldn't have to use it," he remarked. However, the 75-year-old was given no other choice. He said he and his wife were in bed when they he heard a banging noise near the side door. He instantly knew what was happening. "Somebody's trying to break-in," he explained.
  • Drugs, prostitution in Capitol Heights retirement community targeted by police

    01/17/2012 12:07:55 PM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 14 replies
    The Gazette (Gaithersburg, MD) ^ | January 17, 2012 | Natalie McGill
    [...] The local police department is stepping up enforcement at the retirement community and is targeting units involved with soliciting drug dealers and prostitutes, said Capitol Heights Police Deputy Chief Anthony Ayers Sr. "We have a few individuals that conducted in the activity themselves that are actually tenants, that are on drugs and allow the prostitutes to come into their rooms," Ayers said. "We tried to let them know that we're watching them to try and get them to slow it down." [...]
  • Senior Palestinian official: UN bid is only alternative to violence

    09/21/2011 12:46:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    haaretz ^ | 9/21/11 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Senior Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said Wednesday that the Palestinians' statehood bid at the United Nations is the only alternative to violence, stressing that the UN move will give the Palestinians the change to promote their rights. "The UN is the only alternative to violence," Shaath said during a press conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly."It will be very costly to us and the Israelis. Our new heroes are Gandhi, Mandela and Martin Luther King."
  • 76-Year-Old Woman Charged with Shooting at Officers

    08/05/2011 7:22:52 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 18 replies
    News Sentinel ^ | 08-05-11 | Alund
    (excerpted) Authorities had been collecting marijuana plants on Round Mountain at the end of Rabbit Lane, according to a sheriff's report. "We could hear the rounds pass by and hit," Fontes said. Officers initially thought the shots came from the growers, Fontes said, but later discovered it was Speyrer who lived in a nearby home. According to the report, when officers noticed Spreyer in the area, they approached her and ordered her to get on the ground. Here's what the report states happened next: "Why do I have to get on the ground," the senior asked. "You shot at us,"...
  • Senior ATF, Justice Dept officials ignored Mexico-based agents’ complaints, bragged about Fast and

    07/26/2011 8:52:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/26/11 | Matthew Boyle
    House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, will soon air a different side of Operation Fast and Furious: what Mexico-based U.S. law enforcement officials dealt with. Senior Justice Department leadership in Washington ignored concerns Mexico-based Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) officials raised about the program, according to assertions made as part of the congressional investigation. A House oversight committee hearing on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. will examine effects Operation Fast and Furious had on “The Other Side of the Border.” Former ATF attaché to Mexico, Darren Gil told Congressional investigators that, when he became...
  • STC (Senior Texting Code) humor

    03/29/2011 2:50:22 PM PDT · by eccentric · 13 replies
    Taste of Home ^ | 3-29-2011 | unknown
    SENIORS TEXTING CODE : ATD - At The Doctors; BFF - Best Friend Fell; BTW - Bring the Wheelchair; BYOT - Bring Your Own Teeth; FWIW - Forgot Where I Was; GGPBL - Gotta Go Pacemaker Battery Low; GHA - Got Heartburn Again; IMHO - Is My Hearing-Aid On? LMDO - Laughing My Dentures Out; OMMR - On My Massage Recliner; ROFLACGU - Rolling On Floor Laughing And Can't Get Up. TTYL - Talk To You Louder
  • NPR Senior VP: Zionists Don’t Control NPR Like They Control the Newspapers

    03/08/2011 8:32:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3/8/11 | Alana Goodman
    As if NPR needed any more problems: the news organization’s senior VP for development, Ron Schiller, was allegedly caught on film making some very unflattering remarks about Tea Partiers, Republicans, and Zionists, the Daily Caller reported this morning: A man who appears to be a National Public Radio senior executive, Ron Schiller, has been captured on camera savaging conservatives and the Tea Party movement. … In a new video released Tuesday morning by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, Schiller and Betsy Liley, NPR’s director of institutional giving, are seen meeting with two men who, unbeknownst to the NPR executives, are posing...
  • 5 Places to Retire On Social Security Alone

    06/19/2010 7:39:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 142 replies · 2,795+ views
    yahoo ^ | Friday, June 18, 2010 | Kathleen Peddicord
    The average Social Security check is about $1,200. You can receive that payment while living anywhere in the world. In some countries, you can even have your Social Security check direct-deposited into your local bank account. Here are five places where you could retire on your Social Security income alone. Boquete, Panama. Panama offers super user-friendly options for foreign residency. Resident retirees receive a long list of benefits including discounts on everything from prescription medicines and in-country air travel to closing costs on the purchase of real estate. Granada, Nicaragua. Granada is ... home to a welcoming community of expat...
  • The Senior Wave: Older Voters Set for Historic Turnout

    10/18/2010 12:01:39 PM PDT · by no dems · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 18, 2010 | David Paul Kuhn
    It's change grandma and grandpa believe in. Seniors are poised to vote at historic levels on Election Day. And it's bad news for Democrats. They support Republicans more than any other age group. Republicans are more likely to vote at every age this year. But it's older Republican voters--including GOP-leaning independents--who could create a generational tide. Young adults are not less likely to vote. Older adults are remarkably likely. Seniors and baby boomers are more engaged in the election and more enthusiastic about voting than pre-election polling has found since at least 1994... The trend is strongest among voters age...
  • Senior rabbi speaks out against using fowl in kapparot

    09/14/2010 11:06:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 9/15/10
    Rabbi Aviner sends SPCA Israel letter, video explaining why according to halacha it is wrong to use chickens in pre-Kippur atonement rite. The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Israel has received a significant halachic backing for this year’s annual campaign against the cruel use of chickens in the kapparot (atonement) ritual. Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, head of the capital’s Yeshivat Ateret Cohanim and rabbi of Beit El, not only provided SPCA Israel with a letter last week showing the faultiness of the rite, basing his arguments on some of the greatest arbitrators, but went on video to expound...
  • Police: Man, 81, Set Off Bomb in Senior Complex

    09/07/2010 2:38:36 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 7, 2010 | David Lohr
    (Sept. 7) -- Authorities in Alabama are trying to determine why an 81-year-old man made a bomb that detonated in his apartment at an 8-story-tall senior center, killing him. Residents of the Summer Manor Apartments in northeast Decatur were evacuated, but no injuries were reported. "It is kind of hard to say what his motives [were]," Decatur police Lt. Jonathan Green told AOL News today. He said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has joined state and local agencies in the investigation. The bomb exploded at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, rocking the building, which is owned by...
  • Food bank mistakenly gives out dog food ("Senior Holistic Superfood")

    07/19/2010 4:15:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 5+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/18/10
    Food bank mistakenly gives out dog foodPublished: July 18, 2010 at 2:39 PM CLEARWATER, Fla., July 18 (UPI) -- A food bank in Clearwater, Fla., distributed a can labeled as a "superfood" that turned out to be a can of dog food, the recipient said. On Social Security, retired Air Force veteran Frank Viscido made his weekly trip from his home in Largo to the Religious Community Services Food Bank in Clearwater for free food, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported. Viscido was given the can labeled, "Senior Holistic Superfood" by a volunteer who noticed he wanted products for better...
  • Senior White House Official: UN Sanctions Alone "Would Not Be Sufficient"to Change Iran's Behavior

    06/10/2010 10:28:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 77+ views
    abc ^ | 6/10/10 | jake tapper
    THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, DC -- Senior White House officials acknowledged Wednesday afternoon that the new regime of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran “would not be sufficient” in and of itself to change the behavior of the Iranian government and convince its leaders to stop its nuclear weapons program. But, they emphasized, these sanctions are just the beginning – the “1” of a “1,2,3 punch,” as one senior White House official put it. The next step: on June 17 the European Council will meet and impose even stricter sanctions on Iran. Then Congress will pass additional tough sanctions, which...
  • Hillary Clinton’s 1969 Wellesley Thesis

    03/05/2010 1:02:54 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 40 replies · 1,577+ views
    GOPUBLIUS ^ | 1969 | Hillary Clinton
    --As I read her thesis I am persuaded that Alinsky "rules" were hijacked and abused by organized crime and union thugs to further their power over those his "rules" were meant to liberate. (Jo Nuvark) -- this document helps us understand Hillary Rodham Clinton. (snip) For the entirety of the Bill Clinton Presidency it was hidden from the general public. Why you ask? read for yourself …
  • The Real Cost Of ObamaCare

    02/24/2010 4:45:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: The linchpin of ObamaCare 2.0 is that 31 million uninsured will be covered at little added cost. But in fact, White House estimates for low costs are based on little more than accounting tricks. The president's plan "puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by $100 billion over the next 10 years — and about $1 trillion over the second decade — by cutting government overspending and reining in waste, fraud and abuse," the White House says on its Web site. Sound too good to be true? It is. None of...
  • Working For The Weekend Wednesday (Senior Moments)

    09/30/2009 10:37:04 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 61 replies · 2,251+ views
    Garage Door The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zipper was down and his fly area wide open. His assistant walked up to him and said, 'This morning when you left your house, did you close your garage door?' The boss told her he knew he'd closed the garage door, and walked into his office puzzled by the question.. As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly was open, and zipped it up... He then understood his assistant's question about his 'garage door..' He headed out for a cup of coffee and paused by...
  • Many seniors worry health reform could hurt instead of help ("RATS have a senior citizen problem")

    08/12/2009 6:21:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 472+ views
    Medical net ^ | 8/12/09
    Many seniors worry health reform could hurt instead of help12. August 2009 16:37 "Democrats have a senior citizen problem," Politico reports. "Frustrated older Americans are packing the town halls on health care. They are incredibly passionate about their Medicare benefits. Polls show senior citizens largely disapprove of health care reform ideas so far. And of course, they vote — in larger numbers than any other demographic." For the most part, Democrats have focused on appealing to middle-class Americans and the uninsured, but at his New Hampshire town hall meeting on Tuesday, "President Barack Obama made a point to reach out...
  • Major Breakthrough in Macular Degeneration

    06/17/2009 7:39:04 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 13 replies · 896+ views
    Consumer Affairs ^ | June 16, 2009
    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults, a growing problem as the population ages. Now a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky has raised hope for early detection and preventive treatment. Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati and colleague have discovered a biological marker for AMD, a receptor known as CCR3. They say it shows strong potential as a means for doctors to lesson the impact of the much-feared condition. The findings were reported in an article published online Sunday by the journal Nature. "This is a major paradigm shift in macular degeneration research,"...
  • Senior Veterans Compete to Win at Golden Age Games

    06/03/2009 6:23:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 251+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 3, 2009 – Military veterans competing in the National Veterans Golden Age Games each year have their own reasons for participating. Some come out for the camaraderie, while others come to socialize and catch up with old friends. Jonah Hicks, a 64-year-old Marine Corps and Vietnam War veteran, speeds around the track June 2, 2009, in Birmingham, Ala., as part of the cycling event at the 23rd Annual National Veterans Golden Age Games. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But others simply come to win. This...
  • Iraqi forces kill senior al Qaeda leader

    11/07/2008 8:08:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,519+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/7/08 | Tim Cocks
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces supported by U.S. firepower killed a senior al Qaeda leader who made car bombs and ran Islamist militant cells throughout northern Iraq, the U.S. military said on Friday. A statement said the Iraqi army and members of a U.S.- backed Sunni Arab neighborhood patrol shot Abu Ghazwan as he hid in the grass near a house they were searching on Thursday in Tarmiya, north of Baghdad. The patrol had been attacked with guns and a bomb in the house. "While further searching the area, a (neighborhood patrol) member discovered a trail booby-trapped with grenades...
  • Obama Plans To Downgrade Medicare

    10/30/2008 10:53:07 AM PDT · by Candybar · 29 replies · 1,065+ views
    This is Halloween and Obama is trying to scare and fool us Senior Citizens. He is planning to kill Medicare, as we know it, and give us a SEVERELY MODIFIED old age health insurance plan. Obama would, for example, eliminate a certain number of surgical procedures costing ten of thousands of dollars each. The Democrats' idea is to reign in Medicare's costs at the expense of the Senior Citizens. First, Obama wants to take away our retirement plans like in Argentina. Now, he wants to compromise our health insurance coverage. This is a helluva way to treat people! My Fellow...
  • Obama Campaign Site: Too Many Old and Stupid People in Florida

    07/28/2008 12:53:34 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 39 replies · 571+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 7/28/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    To the Alzheimer’s Disease jokes at My.BarackObama.com, over which the Obama campaign staff exercises editorial control, we add the following. The moderators whose job is to remove “objectionable” and “disrespectful” content from My.BarackObama.com had no problem with this statement, and (given the jokes about Alzheimer’s Disease and “senior moments”), it probably does reflect the campaign’s views of senior citizens. Note also that this is from the Headquarters Blog, and the blog owner has the power to remove commentary of this nature. He or she apparently considered it neither “offensive” nor “disrespectful.” In my honest opinion, Barack should focus on the...
  • Students Suspended For Wearing Senior T-Shirt

    05/16/2008 2:53:16 AM PDT · by Westlander · 28 replies · 386+ views
    ClickOnDetroit.com ^ | May 15, 2008 | ClickOnDetroit.com
    The controversy is over a T-shirt that read "puschin' it to the limit" and on the back it reads "Class of .08 Seniors."
  • Police: We had no choice but to taser senior (in his hospital bed)

    05/08/2008 12:02:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 150+ views
    BCLocalNews ^ | 5/7/08
    Police say a knife-wielding 82-year-old Royal Inland Hospital patient was tasered over the weekend after he refused to put down his weapon. “He did have a knife in his hand,” Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Scott Wilson said. “He wouldn’t put the knife down.” Wilson said Mounties received a call from hospital security early Saturday morning. “The call came in at 5:45 in the morning,” he said. “The call was that there was an irrational elderly male with a knife.” According to Wilson, officers were briefed by the security guard on duty before confronting the patient, whose name has been withheld. “They...
  • Talk about your senior moments [From My.BarackObama.com]

    04/13/2008 10:54:33 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 20 replies · 54+ views
    Barack Obama: Change We Can Believe In ^ | Mar 26th, 2008 | Obama4US.A
    McCain has had several senior moments but he is after all very OLD. Now Hillary who is only 60 is having "senior moments" as she "recalls" her harrowing trip to Bosnia as sniper bullets were whizzing overhead, but such a gracefull lady that she is she stopped in the midst of this with daughter Chelsea by her side to give time to a 8 year old Bosnian girl. Wow what courage! The films show otherwise yet this is how you recall it. If you are already having a problem with dimentia at 60...will you know where the phone is at...
  • Senior Democrats Mull Al Gore's Nomination

    03/29/2008 6:46:11 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies · 1,976+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-30-2008 | Tim Shipman
    Senior Democrats mull Al Gore's nomination By Tim Shipman in Washington Last Updated: 2:23am BST 30/03/2008 Plans for Al Gore to take the Democratic presidential nomination as the saviour of a bitterly divided party are being actively discussed by senior figures and aides to the former vice-president. The bloody civil war between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has left many Democrats convinced that neither can deliver a knockout blow to the other and that both have been so damaged that they risk losing November's election to the Republican nominee, John McCain. Former aides to Al Gore now believe he could...
  • Police Working to I.D. Suspect in UNC Senior's Slaying

    03/08/2008 8:42:48 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 209 replies · 5,164+ views
    WRAL TV website ^ | Today March 8 2008 | AP
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — Police asked for help identifying a man in surveillance pictures whom they want to question in connection with the killing of Eve Carson, 22, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lt. Kevin Gunter, a spokesman for the Chapel Hill Police Department, called the man a suspect after the press conference Saturday morning. Police Chief Bill Curran described the photos as “the biggest break” and “strongest lead” in the case yet. Two photographs show a black man in his late teens or early 20s. He is riding in a sport-utility vehicle with...
  • Handout is just that no matter its name

    02/03/2008 11:22:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies · 74+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | February 3,2008 | Dennis Byrne
    chicagotribune.com Commentary Handout is just that no matter its name Dennis Byrne February 3, 2008 Like the Boy Scout who insists on helping an old lady cross the street when she wants to stay put, everyone seems determined to help out seniors, whether we need to do so or whether everyone can afford it. The list of all the entitlements, benefits and freebies larded onto the elderly is way too long to publish here, other than to mention they include, according to AARP, deals on travel, financial services, entertainment, computers, gifts and insurance. As if that weren't enough, Gov. Rod...
  • Health and Public Policy: Older Auto Drivers Safer Than You Think

    07/20/2007 5:52:43 AM PDT · by Lou L · 50 replies · 1,145+ views
    Peace and Freedom - Policy and World Ideas ^ | July 20, 2007 | John E. Carey
    Health and Public Policy: Older Auto Drivers Safer Than You Think By John E. Carey July 19, 2007Let’s talk about older automobile drivers. Maybe it’s your Mom or Dad or Uncle Sam that shows signs of driving too slowly, running into things or having other difficulties handling a car.What do you do and what are your responsibilities?I’ve faced this dilemma three or four times already and here’s what experts say.Researchers at the Rand Institute for Social Justice found during a recent study a few interesting facts.–Young drivers between 15 and 24 years old are three times as likely to cause car...
  • Woman arrested in lawn incident meets the national (Photo update)

    07/10/2007 7:44:08 PM PDT · by restornu · 57 replies · 2,748+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | JEREMY DUDA -
    JEREMY HARMON/Daily Herald Betty Perry, 70, stands in her front yard in Orem and talks about her experience earlier in the day with an Orem police officer Friday, July 6, 2007. An officer stopped to talk to her about her dead lawn, the situation escalated when Perry refused to give her name to the officer and tried to go back in her house to call her son. Perry fell, getting various cuts on her body, and was taken to jail. Betty Perry's dry lawn is seen at her home in Orem Friday, July 6, 2007. Betty Perry's dry, desolate...
  • Coalition Forces Kill Senior Taliban Leader

    12/23/2006 3:02:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 778+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2006 – A coalition air strike Dec. 19 in Afghanistan’s Helmand province killed a senior member of the Taliban’s inner circle, military officials reported today. Credible intelligence led coalition forces to Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani’s location near the border with Pakistan, officials said. His vehicle, traveling in a deserted area, was destroyed by the air strike, instantly killing him and two unidentified associates. "Osmani was in the top ring of the Taliban leadership and he was also a close associate of Osama bin Laden and Gulbuddin Hekmatyr," said Army Col. Tom Collins, a coalition spokesman. "His...
  • Harold Ford Sr. stumping for two sons - Campaigning efforts come under scrutiny

    10/26/2006 10:46:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 685+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/26/6 | Halimah Abdullah
    For Harold Ford Sr., this campaign season has been a family affair. He's worked to drum up votes for his son Jake's bid as an independent to represent the 9th Congressional District. Ford Sr. is also a volunteer in his oldest son Harold Jr.'s Democratic U.S. Senate campaign and has offered advice on voter turnout and campaign tactics. "He (Sr.) knows the last three months of strategy better than anyone, and he (Jr.) trusts his father," said Ford Jr.'s campaign adviser, Robert Sepucha. During several local events for Ford Jr., the elder Ford plugged Jake's candidacy, said Shelby County Democratic...
  • $4,597 cash payment keeps John Ford out of jail

    10/20/2006 10:17:27 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 1,415+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/20/6 | Lawrence Buser
    Faced with a noon deadline, former state senator John Ford kept himself out of jail by making a court-ordered child-support payment of $4,597 at 11:13 this morning at Juvenile Court. Ford, 64, got his monthly payments reduced this week by 40 percent, but Referee Harold Horne also ordered him to make a purge payment or be held in contempt for falling behind in his child support obligations. By Thursday Ford had paid $8,500, but Horne said he would be jailed by noon today if Ford did not make another payment of $4,597. Juvenile Court Clerk Steve Stamson said Ford paid...
  • U.S., Afghan, Pakistani Senior NCOs Meet for First Time

    08/24/2006 3:38:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 327+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Matt Summers
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2006 – Senior enlisted leaders from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States met for the first time this week to share insights between their respective armed forces and future interoperability. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wood, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan’s senior enlisted leader, talks with senior NCOs from the Afghan National Army and Pakistani armed forces at Kabul International Airport Aug. 22, shortly before the beginning of the first meeting between senior NCOs of the three nations. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Summers, USAF  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Building a relationship between these...
  • Coalition forces detain two senior al-Qaida in Iraq leaders

    08/01/2006 6:05:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces successfully targeted and detained two senior al-Qaida in Iraq leaders and three other suspected terrorists during multiple raids in central and northern Iraq on the morning of July 29. A recent detainee provided information that led the security forces to one of the terrorists, a top leader for the Al Dhuluiyah area. The targeted individual was reportedly the main planner for the attack against Peshmerga forces at a checkpoint in Al Dhuluiya in May 2006. Credible intelligence also ties the terrorist leader to other al-Qaida leaders in the area. In a separate raid, security forces...
  • Slow-walking senior guilty, but $114 fine waived - 82 year old woman

    07/08/2006 10:05:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 395+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/8/06 | Dana Bartholemew
    A court has upheld the jaywalking ticket issued to an 82-year-old Sunland woman who slowly crossed a busy boulevard, but waived the $114 fine - a Solomonic compromise in a case that drew outrage from around the world. Mayvis Coyle of Sunland captured the attention of senior-citizens advocates - and pedestrians everywhere - after she was ticketed Feb. 15 for crossing busy Foothill Boulevard against a light. At the time, she was loaded down with groceries and walking with the help of a cane. Superior Court Commissioner Jeffrey Harkavy of San Fernando issued his ruling June 20 after reading written...
  • Feud Over Senior-Home Rules Turns Deadly

    06/27/2006 9:18:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 769+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news ^ | 6 27 06 | Associated Press
    BALTIMORE - A long-standing feud over house rules at a seniors' high rise led one octogenarian resident to shoot and kill another, police said. The shooting on Monday apparently occurred after an 86-year-old desk clerk at the building refused to allow an 80-year-old resident's granddaughter to board an elevator without a visitor's pass, police said. Thomas Batty, 86, was shot once in the head as he sat behind the front desk, and Clyde Lewis, 80, was charged with murder. Both lived on the building's 12th floor. A bail hearing for Lewis was set for Tuesday afternoon. Police Officer Troy Harris...
  • Hanging cards to help S. Florida seniors get aid after hurricanes

    06/14/2006 4:30:34 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 17 replies · 303+ views
    Morris Rappaport, 91, is armed with something new to get him through hurricane season, which last year spawned 100 mph-plus winds, ripping off roofs and leaving thousands of seniors in his Delray Beach retirement community scared and miserable. It's a slim paper card designed to hang on a door. One side, florescent lime green, is labeled, "OK." The other, colored hot pink, reads "HELP." "This is a little obvious," Rappaport said, smiling as he flipped the card from side to side. But he agreed it might be a simple solution to a serious problem: Some of the 13,000 residents of...
  • Key Senior Taliban Leaders Hunted in Coalition Strike

    05/27/2006 2:59:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 460+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 27, 2006 – Coalition forces killed five extremists in a precision strike yesterday evening on an isolated insurgent training facility near the village of Qal'a Sak, in Helmand province. Qal'a Sak village is near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Among those killed were key senior leaders of the Taliban network who had conducted attacks against coalition and Afghan forces, Afghan officials, and civilians. The extremists were also responsible for the proliferation of materials used in improvised-explosive-device construction and employment that often resulted in deaths and injuries to numerous innocent citizens, U.S. officials said in a statement. "This...