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  • Bill plans to ban iPhones from being sold in New York, Apple would face fines of $2,500 per device

    01/30/2016 10:53:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 01/30/16 | Eric Boehm
    A New York lawmaker has proposed a bill that would ban iPhones from being sold in the state, unless Apple provides special "back doors" that would allow law enforcement to spy on users. That's a double dose of the Nanny State: setting rules for what can be bought and sold, while giving the government an easier way to spy on residents' everyday activities. The bill is sponsored by State Assemblyman Matthew Titone, D-Staten Island, and it would mandate that iPhones and other cell phones sold in New York be "capable of being decrypted and unlocked." The bill has support, perhaps...
  • Fiorina-Backed Website Touted Planned Parenthood

    09/24/2015 6:55:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Carly Fiorina has taken a hard line against Planned Parenthood as a Republican presidential candidate, but in 2005 she invested in a health care website similar to WebMD that touted abortion benefits and directed users to Planned Parenthood. The Revolution Health Group website assured users abortion is safe and directed them to pro-choice groups including Planned Parenthood for more information, but did not link to any pro-life groups or offer a pro-choice perspective. Fiorina joined RHG as an investor and board member when it was founded in 2005. Her campaign did not respond to requests for comment regarding her knowledge...
  • iPhone 6 blowout: Chinese pre-orders put at 20 million plus

    10/14/2014 6:59:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | 10/13/14 | Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    A reporter who has been tracking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reservations in China for the past week estimated on Tencent QQ Monday that more than 20 million units were pre-ordered last weekend. His report is being picked up by DigiTimes and other Asian tech sites. If the 20-million figure is accurate — a big if — it would mean that five times as many iPhone 6s were pre-ordered in three days in one country as were the first weekend in 10 countries, including the U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong.
  • George Zimmerman's eBay painting: Winning bid of $100,099.99

    12/21/2013 10:11:45 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12/21/2013 | Kevin P. Connolly
    George Zimmerman earned a new title today — professional artist — when eBay bidding ended on his six-figure oil painting. The winning bid: $100,099.99. It wasn't immediately known who bought Zimmerman's original oil painting showing part of an American flag washed in blue with the words "God," "one nation," and "with liberty and justice for all" printed in the flag stripes. Bidding ended at 12:55 p.m. today. "Whoever wins within the Continental United States, will receive this painting delivered by me personally. Your friend," Zimmerman told his commenters on the eBay auction site.
  • Obama sold voters bill of goods on health care

    10/08/2013 9:44:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies ^ | 10/7/13 | Debra J. Saunders
    As a candidate for president, Barack Obama sold his signature universal health care plan with the promise that it would "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year." Now that the Affordable Care Act exchanges are open for business, voters are finding that the biggest problem with Obamacare isn't that some Web sites crashed last week but that the Obama promise of big savings for the average family was too good to be true. Now that the exchanges are open for business, people who already have individual coverage have something new to not like:...
  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses. Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60...
  • Solyndra sold assets cheap for fast cash

    02/08/2012 7:17:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim McElhatton
    Fast running out of money, solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC last summer sold off nearly $60 million worth of inventory for less than $20 million in cash to a newly formed corporate entity closely tied to the company’s biggest investors, records show. Backed by $535 million in federal loan guarantees but burning through the little cash it had left, Solyndra made its first sale in late July to a corporate entity that had been formed just a day earlier. Three more transactions followed over the next few weeks with the same buyer, Solyndra Solar II.
  • Good news: GM sold 281 Chevy Volts last month

    03/03/2011 5:01:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/3/11 | Allahpundit
    That brings the grand total so far up to … 928 cars. Which, believe it or not, is considerably more than its rival, the Nissan Leaf. I don’t get it. Why wouldn’t someone want to own a $41,000 electric car that under some circumstances gets worse mileage than a Prius? Why, it’s downright un-American not to. Peruse Chevrolet’s February sales release, and you’ll notice one number that’s blatantly missing: the number of Chevy Volts sold. The number – a very modest 281 – is available in the company’s detailed data (PDF), but it certainly isn’t something that GM wants to...
  • Author Of Pedophile Book Says He Has Sold One Copy Of Creepy Title

    11/11/2010 1:27:57 AM PST · by Parody · 14 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 10, 2010 | "Buster"
    In an interview today, the author at the center of a controversy about Amazon’s sale of a self-published pedophile’s guide told TSG that he has sold exactly one copy of the book and revealed that he was involuntarily hospitalized following a “mental breakdown.” Noting that, “I have what they call manic depression,” Phillip Greaves, 47, said that he himself was not a pedophile and that “the best advice I can give a pedophile is accept that masturbation is your best friend.” Greaves’s book, “The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct,” last week became available for...
  • Washington Times Sold For $1, Just Like Newsweek

    09/01/2010 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 9/1/10 | Matt Lewis
    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon is regaining control of the Washington Times after allies of the South Korean spiritual leader agreed to acquire the paper for just $1 and assumption of most if its debts, according to an internal memo. The memo contradicts rumors that a feud among the Moon's sons over control of the Washington Times prompted the father to buy it back for tens of millions of dollars. The deal is financially similar to the one the Washington Post cut in selling its money-losing Newsweek to businessman Sidney Harmon.
  • 3-Month Old Sold for Beer, Saved by Store Employee. (Story and Video)

    05/19/2010 11:32:13 AM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 9 replies · 981+ views
    CFH and ^ | 05/19/2010 | Damon Rexroad
    According to Chicopee, MA Police Chief, John Ferraro Jr. (see video below) it all started when Matthew Brace, his girlfriend and their 3-month old daughter went to Pride Travel Center Truckstop (located at 363 Burnett Road, Chicopee, MA 01020). Ferraro states that an employee (currently unnamed) asked Brace how old their daughter was, at which point Brace took his daughter, placed her in the employee’s truck and said “You can have her for a couple of 40’s” (slag for 40 ounce bottles of beer or malt liquor). Once the baby was in the truck, the employee demanded that the child...
  • 7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

    04/15/2010 9:14:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,403+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/10
    A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers. The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul. "By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now...
  • Citizenship for sale?

    06/21/2009 1:00:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 872+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Mariana Alvarado
    A Tucson hospital's health-care package promises affluent Mexican women the chance to have their babies in posh surroundings with access to the latest medical equipment. But the marketing materials leave out a key draw in the arrangement: U.S. citizenship for the newborn. Tucson Medical Center's "birth package" gives an official nod to a generations-old practice of wealthy Mexican women coming to U.S. hospitals to give birth. Mexican families do the same thing at all local hospitals, but TMC is the only one actively recruiting their business. The practice is legal, but offensive to some advocates of tougher U.S. immigration standards.
  • IndyMac Bank sold to private investor group

    01/02/2009 2:57:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 443+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/2/09 | E. Scott Reckard
    A group of private investors agreed today to buy IndyMac Bank, the Pasadena specialist in exotic home loans that collapsed in July and became the third-largest bank to fail since the government began insuring deposits in 1934. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which has run IndyMac since its collapse, said the bank would be purchased by IMB Management Holdings, a New York-based partnership led by buyout expert J. Christopher Flowers, hedge-fund operator John Paulson and Steven Mnuchin, chairman of private equity firm Dune Capital Management. IMB Management Holdings and the investor group will inject about $1.3 billion in new capital...
  • Exclusive: Joran van der Sloot tells Greta that he "sold" Natalee Holloway

    11/24/2008 10:41:49 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 30 replies · 2,974+ views
    What do you think?
  • Tribes give big to Gregoire, avoid sharing casino cash (WA)

    06/13/2008 8:31:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 172+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | June 12, 2008 | Chris McGann
    Governor says deal curbs the growth of Indian gamblingOLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is benefiting from more than $650,000 in campaign contributions from Indian tribes that hit the jackpot in 2005 when she killed a gambling compact potentially worth more than $140 million a year to the state. Unlike 22 other states that collect millions from revenue sharing agreements for tribal gambling, Washington gets no money from tribal casinos under the compact that Gregoire renegotiated with the Spokane Tribe. Gregoire backed away from the 2005 agreement that included revenue sharing in an attempt to keep gambling from expanding too quickly...
  • POW McCain & Obama's pro-communist terrorist friends

    04/29/2008 12:36:09 PM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 15 replies · 904+ views
    various sources | various authors
    Granted, McCain has some flaws, but consider the alternative... McCain on lower right In August of 1968, a program of vigorous torture methods began on McCain, using rope bindings into painful positions and beatings every two hours, at the same time as he was suffering from dysentery.[84][79] Teeth and bones were broken again, as was McCain's spirit; the beginning of a suicide attempt was stopped by guards.[79] After four days of this, McCain signed and taped[94] an anti-American propaganda "confession" that said, in part, "I am a black criminal and I have performed the deeds of an air pirate. I...
  • Tribune Accepts Real Estate Magnate’s Bid (Chicago Tribune and LA Times Sold)

    04/02/2007 8:14:19 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 754+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3 April 2007 | By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN
    Sam Zell, a flamboyant Chicago real estate tycoon who has never run a newspaper, has won the battle of the billionaires for the Tribune Company, meeting the company’s demand for a higher bid to match one from Ronald W. Burkle and Eli Broad. Tribune announced that its stockholders will receive $34 a share, or $8.2 billion. Mr. Zell is supporting the deal with a $315 million investment and will join the board. The centerpiece of his proposal is a complex financial structure known as an employee stock ownership plan, which is to pay for much of the deal. Separately, the...
  • Daughter sold to pay for eye op

    02/16/2007 3:28:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 803+ views
    News24 ^ | 16/02/2007 | Rueters
    Karachi - A Pakistani man sold his 10-year-old daughter for $500 to pay for his eye operation, a police official in the southern province of Sindh said on Friday. The father Noor Mohammad had agreed to hand his daughter over to a fellow villager, Gul Mohammad Kalohi, once she reached puberty, according to Abdul Hadi, district police officer for Badin, about 250km east of Karachi. "It is a shameful incident and has taken place," said Hadi. "We were informed about this incident from a complaint made by a relative of the father." Police have completed their investigation of the case,...
  • McClatchy Plans to Sell Star Tribune for $530 Million

    12/26/2006 2:48:16 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 483+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 26 December 2006 | staff
    McClatchy Co. said it plans to sell the Star Tribune of Minneapolis to a private-equity firm for $530 million, in a move to reduce debt. McClatchy said it decided to sell the newspaper to Avista Capital Partners through a private bidding process "after a strategic reevaluation of its portfolio of holdings" following McClatchy's purchase of Knight Ridder earlier this year. McClatchy said it expects a future cash tax benefit equal to about $160 million related to the sale, putting total cash proceeds at about $690 million. McClatchy purchased the Star Tribune from Cowles Media in 1998 for a total of...
  • Billionaires Set to Fight Over L.A Times

    11/12/2006 3:05:31 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 31 replies · 784+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12 November 2006 | GARY GENTILE
    LOS ANGELES - Like a train wreck or a car accident, when rich people do battle, everybody stops to watch. Billionaires Ronald Burkle, Eli Broad and David Geffen haven't taken off the gloves but all signs point to them fighting for ownership of their troubled hometown newspaper, the Los Angeles Times. The fortunes of the Times, the nation's fourth-largest daily newspaper, are being watched closely by a newspaper industry beset by sales, staffing cutbacks and circulation drops. Last week Burkle and Broad teamed up to bid for Chicago-based Tribune Co., which acquired the paper in 2000 when it bought Times...
  • Foreign ownership of U.S. airlines? ("open skies")

    07/18/2006 12:47:35 PM PDT · by cope85 · 18 replies · 488+ views ^ | July 18, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    THE NEW WORLD DISORDER Foreign ownership of U.S. airlines? Bush ready to defy Congress' ban despite pilots' fears of another Dubai ports deal The Department of Transportation, acting under President Bush's orders, is preparing to issue an administrative ruling that would open U.S. airlines up to foreign ownership, despite specific prohibitions and warnings from Congress, as well as predictions by pilots that another Dubai ports controversy is in the offing. The proposed ruling puts the Air Line Pilots Association, or ALPA – the largest airline pilot union in the world representing 61,000 pilots who fly for 40 U.S. and Canadian...
  • Presley house sold for $1.18m

    05/15/2006 4:49:58 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 119+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 16 May 2006
    PSYCHIC Uri Geller and two partners have bought the Tennessee house Elvis Presley lived in before moving to Graceland, with a winning bid of $US905,100 ($1.18 million) on eBay, he said today. "We are unbelievably pleased. This is a piece of history," Geller said by phone from England. "We intend to restore it to its old glory. We would like to bring sick children there (for tours), Palestinian children, Israeli children, American children," the Israeli-born Geller said. "Hopefully one day we might get approval to turn it into a museum." Presley bought the four-bedroom, two-bath house at 1034 Audubon Drive...
  • Immigrants rally for tuition bill (DREAM Act)

    03/31/2006 9:49:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 771+ views ^ | 03.31.06 | ELIZABETH LLORENTE
    TRENTON – As the U.S. Senate continued debates on how to handle the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, more than 100 people rallied outside the State House on Thursday to demand that undocumented students be allowed to pay in-state college tuition rates. The protesters, mainly Latino college students and undocumented immigrants from around the state, expressed frustration over a bill in the Education Committee of the state Senate that has languished since 2003. The bill would allow illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates. A similar legislative proposal, known as the DREAM Act, is pending at the federal...
  • White House Report Alleges Belarus Has Sold Arms To Iran

    03/18/2006 7:10:46 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 726+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-19-2006 | Adrian Blomfield
    White House report alleges Belarus has sold arms to Iran By Adrian Blomfield in Minsk (Filed: 19/03/2006) Belarus moved closer to international isolation yesterday after the White House submitted a largely classified report to Congress accusing the country's president of illegally selling weapons to Iran. The report, prepared on the eve of an election in Belarus widely denounced as a sham, comes amid condemnation of a brutal crackdown on his opponents by President Alexander Lukashenko, labelled Europe's last dictator by the Bush administration. According to United States officials, the report accuses the 51-year-old president of turning himself into "one of...
  • China Is Sold on Schwarzenegger

    11/19/2005 9:32:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 331+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/19/05 | Robert Salladay
    HONG KONG — Even in China, where local Communist Party officials asked for his autograph, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger could not escape being master of a traveling celebrity opera in which politics frequently gave way to simply being famous. Schwarzenegger ended his six-day trade mission to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong King on Saturday without any substantial business agreements for California firms. A Riverside County pump company could soon have an announcement on expanding its China business. And there may be news from Aeros, a Tarzana blimp maker already established here. That company wants to sell more dirigibles to the authoritarian...
  • N.J. Gov. Hopeful Says He Sold His Stock (Goldman Sachs)

    09/29/2005 7:14:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 826+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/05 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Jon Corzine (news, bio, voting record) no longer holds shares in Goldman Sachs, his former employer, according to his campaign. The disclosure regarding Corzine's finances came Tuesday after two lawyers alleged the senator had potential conflicts of interest because the Wall Street firm does business with the state. In response to media inquiries about the allegations, Corzine spokesman Tom Shea said the senator had directed the trustees of his blind trust to immediately divest Goldman Sachs shares from his portfolio. The campaign then learned, Shea said, that Corzine's trust had already been divested...
  • Toys 'R' Us reportedly being sold

    03/17/2005 4:07:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 546+ views ^ | March 17, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) – Toys ‘R’ Us is reportedly being sold. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times today report the retail chain is being bought up by a consortium of two private-equity firms and a real estate developer for more than $5.5 billion. Toys ‘R’ Us is the nation’s second-biggest toy retailer. An official announcement is expected today. Last night’s deal ends a 7-month-long auction that had been expected to end with the sale of only the company’s toy division. The New Jersey-based firm reportedly wanted to hang on to its more lucrative Babies ‘R’ Us stores, but...
  • Hillary Clinton, the action hero (Includes Ol' Crusty - *Bill & Buddy sold separately...)

    10/03/2004 8:35:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,154+ views
    Times of India ^ | 10/03/04
    Hillary Clinton, the action hero SUNDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2004 02:36:49 PM LONDON: She might not be Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Hillary Clinton has surely inspired an action figure. According to Ananova , a new action figure of Hilary Clinton will be available from November 1. The doll can be pre-ordered on the internet from the US makers, hero builders for $19.95 dollars. The doll comes with a navy blue suit and shoes with a light blue blouse and lily white underwear.
  • Scientists Find 75 Percent Of Red Snapper Sold In Stores Is Really Some Other Species

    09/22/2004 7:15:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 50 replies · 1,651+ views
    Via Science Daily ^ | 2004-07-15 | University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Scientists Find 75 Percent Of Red Snapper Sold In Stores Is Really Some Other Species CHAPEL HILL ? While learning in a course how to extract, amplify and sequence the genetic material known as DNA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate students got a big surprise. So did their marine science professors. In violation of federal law, more than 75 percent of fish tested and sold as tasty red snapper in stores in eight states were other species. How much of the mislabeling was unintentional or fraud is unknown, said Dr. Peter B. Marko, assistant professor of marine...
  • Clinton Casuals on Left Infect the Right

    06/23/2003 2:35:19 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 25 replies · 283+ views
    Obviously, the Left wants everyone to be casual when he or she talks about the Clintons. It's like someone who lets out a table-rattling fart, they hope everyone laughs it off. But Clinton is no mere passing of the wind. The name, Clinton, deserves many labels: nuclear treason, the Ron Brown coverup [with 35 mysterious deaths], Waco, Vince Foster, pardoning bomb terrorists just prior to 9-11, pardoning crack dealers to line the pockets of his brother-in-law, Tainted Blood, impeachable and power-hungry executive orders, and even the strange death of Betty Currie's brother. Most conservatives have fallen into a very simple...
  • Sold for a Mere Pittance... (the loss of the greatest works of art)

    11/26/2003 6:23:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies · 227+ views
    Fox News, Sunday (via the Art Renewal Center) ^ | August 6, 2000, London | By Dalya Alberge
    Sold for a Mere Pittance Works of art worth tens of millions of pounds today have been sold off quietly by museums over the past 50 years for a few pounds. British art institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the Exeter City Museum have disposed of pictures by masters such as Van Dyck and Henri Fantin-Latour. They were sold without public notice, dismissed as too unimportant to keep. Among the most serious cases is a painting by the 19th-century master, John William Waterhouse. In 1965, the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro sold it for £200 ($300) to...
  • Israeli Arab 'sold' Tannenbaum for $150,000

    10/13/2003 8:51:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 14, 2003 | MATTHEW GUTMAN
    An Israeli Arab with intimate ties to Hizbullah allegedly "sold" Elhanan Tannenbaum to the group in October 2000 for as little as $150,000, sources told The Jerusalem Post. On Monday, the Supreme Court stayed the lifting of the gag order on the full discloser of the events surrounding Tannenbaum's abduction and those directly implicated in the kidnapping, pending an appeal by the family. However, attention is now being focused on Kais Obeid, 30, of Taiba, the grandson of Diab Obeid, who served as a Labor MK from 1961 to 1973. Obeid anchored Hizbullah's financial connections in the territories and headed...
  • Collection of Martin Luther King Jr. Writings to Be Sold

    09/10/2003 8:53:36 AM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 238+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 09/10/03 | Staff Writer
    ATLANTA - A 7,000-piece collection of the writings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which spent four decades in his widow's basement, is ready for sale after being on exhibit for two weeks at a New York auction house. The items - appraised at $30 million - went on display Aug. 26, and hundreds of people have strolled through Sotheby's in Manhattan to get a glimpse into King's literary mind. Sotheby's said several potential buyers have come forward, but officials would not reveal them. The collection includes speeches, letters, sermon notes and even King's college transcripts. The King estate,...
  • UN security officer gave information to bombers: Iraqi TV

    08/25/2003 4:10:40 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 21 replies · 273+ views
    AFP ^ | 8/25/03 | Staff
    UN security officer gave information to bombers: Iraqi TV (9:58 am) BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi security guard at the UN headquarters in Baghdad helped attackers launch the suicide bombing there which killed 23 people, including the world body's top envoy to the country, US-run Iraqi television reported Sunday. "Iraqi official sources confirmed a security agent had given information to the plotters of the attack in which a car laden with explosives (was detonated) next to the office of Sergio Vieira de Mello," the UN special envoy, the Iraq Media Network television channel said. The television did not say if the...
  • Mother Sentenced For Selling Her Baby (Gets 15 Days)

    04/26/2003 9:21:27 PM PDT · by DeepInEnemyTerritory · 17 replies · 181+ views
    KOMO TV ^ | 04/25/2003 | KOMO Staff & News Services
    KENT - Virginia Ramsey was sentenced in Kent Friday for selling her 3-month-old son. She will spend 15 days in jail, 75 days in electronic home detention and 30 days of community service. King County Superior Court judge Richard McDermott also sentenced her to a year of probation, saying, "I still find it amazing, to some degree inexplicable," that she could give a child away or sell it. The 29-year-old Kent woman had admitted in court that she would be found guilty, but insists she thought the transaction was a kind of adoption. She says the $2,000 she received was...
  • Receipt for girl reveals Roman slave secrets

    03/25/2003 4:25:17 PM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies · 780+ views
    The UK Telegraph - Science Section ^ | (Filed: 22/03/2003) | By David Derbyshire, Science Correspondent
    Receipt for girl reveals Roman slave secrets By David Derbyshire, Science Correspondent (Filed: 22/03/2003) The first evidence of Roman Britain's slave trade has been unearthed: a receipt for a young French girl bought for the equivalent price of a small sports car today.Faint scratchings on a wooden writing tablet show that a wealthy slave working for the imperial household bought a girl named Fortunata (Lucky), a member of a Celtic tribe living on the borders of Normandy and Brittany. The silver-fir tablet had been preserved in wet London soil for 2,000 years.Although many Roman slaves were forced to work...
  • Capitol Hill Blue Sold

    03/25/2003 7:33:36 AM PST · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 71 replies · 4,180+ views
    CapitolHillBlue.Com ^ | 3/25/03 | CHB Staff
    Capitol Hill Blue, the oldest daily news site on the Internet, has been sold to a group of working Washington journalists. Doug Thompson Media, owner and operator of the web site since its debut on the Web on October 1, 1994, announced today that it has agreed to sell the site to Capitol Hill Journalism Partnership. "Capitol Hill Blue is a pioneer in web-based journalism," said partnership spokesman William J. Lowrey. "We intend to honor that tradition and improve upon it." The partnership is composed of working, Washington-based journalists who work for print, broadcast and web-based media outlets. "We intend...
  • Portugal Sold Arms To Iraq - Report

    02/27/2003 3:36:16 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 188+ views
    IOL ^ | 2-27-2003
    Portugal sold arms to Iraq - report February 27 2003 at 03:48PM Lisbon - Portugal sold weapons to Iraq, including missiles and mines, in 1993 in violation of a UN arms embargo imposed on Baghdad following its invasion of Kuwait, a Portuguese magazine reported on Thursday. State controlled arms manufacturer INDEP sold Baghdad €50 000 worth of weapons, from torpedoes to bullets, according to trade office documents obtained by the weekly Visao. In addition, Portuguese firms exported €100 000 worth of goods to Iraq, including electric transformers and mechanical parts which could be used to build planes, the magazine added....
  • Russian 'Sold Smallpox Strain' To Iraq

    12/03/2002 5:14:43 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 164+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-04-2002 | Toby Harnden
    Russian 'sold smallpox strain' to Iraq By Toby Harnden in Washington (Filed: 04/12/2002) Saddam Hussein was given a virulent strain of smallpox suitable for use as a biological weapon by a Russian scientist who visited Iraq in 1990, an informant has told the CIA. The information was considered credible enough to be presented to President George W Bush and hastened White House plans to inoculate a million Americans with the smallpox vaccine. Britain is also planning to inoculate squads of emergency workers, including health professionals and Servicemen. Nelja Maltseva, a virologist, worked in Moscow's Research Institute for Viral Preparations for...

    10/03/2002 6:54:08 AM PDT · by hoosierskypilot · 1 replies · 124+ views
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former San Francisco Immigration and Naturalization Service official was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to six months in a halfway house for taking money in exchange for citizenship application favors.</p> <p>According to prosecutors, Ruben Banda, of Fremont, took unauthorized fee payments from those seeking citizenship who thought Banda could expedite their requests for a price.</p>