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  • Dennis Ross Suggests 'Anytime, Anywhere' Inspections in Iran

    02/17/2015 9:18:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 2/17/15 | Elad Benari
    Amid tensions between the United States and Washington over a pending nuclear agreement with Iran, former U.S. diplomat Dennis Ross on Tuesday offered creative ways to reconcile those differences. Ross, who spoke at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv and was quoted by the Defense News website, suggested that transparent "anytime, anywhere" inspections on Iranian facilities must be put in place. Different, more stringent protocols based on the number of operating centrifuges Iran possesses must be applied, he added. "You have to ensure that you can verify that a program that has a thousand or two...
  • Report suggests slowdown in CO2 emissions rise

    10/31/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/30/13 | Matt McGrath
    Global emissions of carbon dioxide may be showing the first signs of a "permanent slowdown" in the rate of increase. According to a new report, emissions in 2012 increased at less than half the average over the past decade. Key factors included the shift to shale gas for energy in the US while China increased its use of hydropower by 23%. However the use of cheap coal continues to be an issue, with UK consumption up by almost a quarter. The report on trends in global emissions has been produced annually by the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency and the European...
  • Obama suggests changing unemployment system (work-sharing, bridge-to-work training)

    09/09/2011 7:26:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/9/11 | Don Lee and Jim Puzzanghera
    In urging Congress to extend jobless benefits, President Obama went beyond short-term aid and called on the country to rethink how it looks at unemployment, recognizing the long-term devastating costs of having so many unproductive people on its hands for long periods. Specifically, Obama endorsed a work-sharing plan embraced in Europe that averts layoffs by spreading the pain among co-workers, as well as a more controversial bridge-to-work idea that puts people who are on unemployment benefits into training or temporary work that would set them on a path toward regular jobs. The president also proposed, as part of his $447-billion...
  • Document suggests witness tampering by Sen. Tom Harkin’s office

    07/21/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/11 | Jonathan Strong
    A top aide to Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin supplied an answer last year to a thorny question a friendly witness would face the next day at a pivotal hearing on for-profit colleges, raising questions of witness tampering, an email obtained by The Daily Caller shows. As Harkin prepares for another event on the same subject at 2:00 p.m. today, the email raises fresh concerns about the senator’s committee conduct after he recently faced accusations from Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigators that he pressured them on an error-ridden report unveiled at the very same hearing. That Senate Health, Education, Labor...
  • Chris Matthews suggests 2012 GOP nominee to be chosen in a men’s room in Birmingham

    03/24/2011 4:18:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/11 | Jeff Poor
    Every weekday afternoon, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews imparts his over 30 years of Washington, D.C. wisdom on his viewers. And on Thursday afternoon, he offered them a doozy. In a segment about the possibility that Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann could win the 2012 nomination, Matthews wasn’t convinced the way the so-called boys’ club operates would allow that to happen. “Well, I think if the president’s down to 44 percent the way he is right now, they have to have that meeting — the white boys’ club or whatever they call those governors that meets somewhere in Birmingham. And don’t they,...
  • Krauthammer suggests Jon Stewart rally is the new standard for lack of racial diversity

    03/24/2011 10:18:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/11 | Jeff Poor
    We’re five months removed from Comedy Central host Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity,” but with an upcoming appearance for “Special Report” host Bret Baier on “The Daily Show,” Fox News Channel’s Charles Krauthammer had a suggestion for his colleague. On the airing of “Special Report Online” from Wednesday night, Krauthammer wanted Baier to point out that Stewart’s October 2010 rally in Washington, D.C. had unseated conservative rallies of that nature in terms a lack of racial diversity. “You know whenever there’s a gathering of Republicans or conservatives, the press always makes a point of saying how white the...
  • Moon Has 100 Times More Water, New Study Suggests

    06/14/2010 8:04:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 500+ views ^ | 6/14/10 | Denise Chow
    The moon's interior may harbor 100 times more water than previous estimates, according to a new study that took a fresh look at samples of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts nearly 40 years ago. The researchers determined that the lunar water likely originated early in the moon's formation history, suggesting that it is, in fact, native to the moon. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory, and other colleagues, said it's likely that the water was preserved from the hot magma that was present when the moon began to form – some 4.5 billion years ago.
  • Obama suggests value-added tax may be an option

    04/21/2010 3:00:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 184 replies · 4,624+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/21/10 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that a new value-added tax on Americans is still on the table, seeming to show more openness to the idea than his aides have expressed in recent days. Before deciding what revenue options are best for dealing with the deficit and the economy, Obama said in an interview with CNBC, "I want to get a better picture of what our options are."
  • Obama suggests some auto execs should lose jobs

    12/07/2008 12:45:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,736+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/08 | Philip Elliott - ap
    CHICAGO - President-elect Barack Obama announced support Sunday for a short-term government bailout of the nation's carmakers that is tied to industry restructuring. He also accused auto executives of a persistent "head-in-the sand approach" to long-festering problems. Obama said Congress was doing "the exact right thing" in drafting legislation that "holds the auto industry's feet to the fire" at the same time it tries to prevent its demise. In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" and later at a news conference, Obama at one point suggested some executives should lose their jobs.
  • Blair suggests French Socialists need to modernise

    05/22/2007 3:19:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 269+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/07 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - Outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair suggested Tuesday that French Socialists needed to move away from traditional ideology to gain election success after their third successive presidential defeat. In an interview broadcast simultaneously on satellite news channel France 24 and France 2 television, Blair was asked why he seemed more popular with the right-wing on the other side of the Channel than left wingers. Blair, who reformed the Labour Party from an unelectable left-wing party to a business-friendly, progressive outfit, said left-right divisions still had their place, but stressed that modern politics was also about "right and wrong"....
  • Times' ombudsman suggests review of Miller

    10/23/2005 3:18:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,182+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/23/05 | AMY WESTFELDT - ap
    NEW YORK - The New York Times' ombudsman said the newspaper should review reporter Judith Miller's journalism practices to address "clear issues of trust and credibility" in her role in the CIA leak investigation. Miller's attorney called the newspaper's recent criticism of her "shameless." Times Public Editor Byron Calame also said the paper should consider updating its ethics guidelines on using anonymous sources and quoted publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. as saying "there are new limits" on what Miller can do in the future. Calame wrote in a Sunday column that the Times and Miller's Oct. 16 accounts of the reporting...
  • Commission Suggests Changing Tax Breaks (President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform)

    10/12/2005 11:01:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 336+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/05 | Mary Dalrymple - ap
    WASHINGTON - A presidential panel says tax breaks that promote homeownership and encourage businesses to give workers health insurance should be changed to help more middle income families. "Clearly, under present law, the higher income folks benefit the most from those two aspects of the tax code," former Sen. Connie Mack, chairman of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, said Tuesday. Decisions on specific changes to recommend could be made next week as the nine-member panel wraps up its work, Mack said. The commission plans to issue a final report on Nov. 1. At the White House, presidential...
  • Panel Suggests Ways to Improve Elections

    09/19/2005 4:30:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 473+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/05 | Will Lester - ap
    WASHINGTON - A private commission trying to restore public confidence in national elections recommended on Monday requiring a free photo ID for voters, drawing opposition from Democrats and some voting rights activists. Critics suggested that having to acquire the ID cards in order to vote could be an obstacle for minorities, the poor and older Americans and might intimidate some people. "We believe such a requirement would constitute nothing less than a 21st century poll tax," said a letter from Reps. John Conyers, D-Mich., and John Lewis, D-Ga. Poll taxes were once used in some states to prevent black citizens...
  • Jesse Jackson hits out at Bush, suggests race behind New Orleans' plight

    09/02/2005 7:22:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 116 replies · 2,529+ views
    BATON ROUGE, United States (AFP) - Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson fired off a fierce attack on President George W. Bush over Hurricane Katrina and claimed black people were being locked out of top relief roles. Jackson raised the sensitive issue of race, simmering below the surface in New Orleans, even before the hurricane tragedy, pointing out that many of those trapped in the city by the storm were poor and black. "There is a historical indifference to the pain of poor people, and black people ... we seem to adjust more easily to black pain." Jackson spoke after leading...
  • AP: Memo suggests Annan oil-for-food link

    06/14/2005 9:26:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 835+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/14/05 | AP - United Nations
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Investigators of the U.N. oil-for-food program said Tuesday they are "urgently reviewing" new information that suggests U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan may have known more about a contract that was awarded to the company that employed his son. The December 1998 memo from Michael Wilson, then a vice president of Cotecna Inspections S.A., mentions brief discussions with Annan "and his entourage" during a summit in Paris in 1998. "We could count on their support," the memo said. If accurate, the memo could contradict a major finding of the Independent Inquiry Committee - that there wasn't enough evidence...
  • CA: Legislative analyst suggests halting governor's after-school program (Prop 49)

    02/24/2005 6:27:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 350+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/24/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill suggested new ways Thursday to solve the state's budget problems, including suspending the after-school initiative championed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger before the actor turned politician. Though the program hasn't begun, Hill said it could soon add $424 million to the state's bills while California remains in a budget crisis. Schwarzenegger, who headed the Inner-City Foundation to provide after-school programs for children, successfully qualified and passed Proposition 49 on the 2002 ballot. Days after Hill suggested revenues are up $2.2 billion due to an improving economy, she labeled the governor's measure - which gives...
  • Senate leader says he's open to cigarette tax increase (RINO BARF ALERT time to impeech this leech )

    02/16/2005 11:25:29 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 846+ views
    associated press ^ | 2 16 05 | MIKE SMITH
    The Republican leader of the state Senate said today that an increase in cigarette taxes is an option lawmakers could turn to this session in trying to erase the state's deficit and pass a balanced budget. "I am certainly open to consideration of an increase in the cigarette tax," Senate President Pro Tem Robert Garton of Columbus said during a weekly meeting with reporters. When asked about the possible range of an increase, he suggested 25 cents to 40 cents per pack. "I merely mention it. There will be opposition to it. I mention it. I don't want the public...
  • CA: Air pollution from dairies far less than thought, new study suggests (UC-Davis)

    01/26/2005 12:42:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 622+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/26/05 | Bakersfield Californian
    The relationship between dairies and the Central Valley's polluted air changed dramatically Wednesday morning when a UC Davis researcher reported that dairies produce far less pollution than previously believed. Frank Mitloehner, who has been running a "bovine bubble" experiment to measure gases coming from cows, said his study found cows create only half the pollutant amounts previously counted by air regulators. What's more, most harmful gases come from a cow's belches -- not its manure, he found. The burgeoning dairy industry in the Central Valley has been targeted by environmental groups that have accused dairymen of contributing to the already-dirty...
  • Major Climate Change Occurred 5,200 Years ago: Evidence Suggests That History May Repeat Itself

    12/28/2004 3:08:55 PM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 3,238+ views
    Ohio State University ^ | 12-24-2004 | Ohio State University
    Source: Ohio State University Date: 2004-12-24 Major Climate Change Occurred 5,200 Years Ago: Evidence Suggests That History Could Repeat Itself COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Glaciologist Lonnie Thompson worries that he may have found clues that show history repeating itself, and if he is right, the result could have important implications to modern society. Thompson has spent his career trekking to the far corners of the world to find remote ice fields and then bring back cores drilled from their centers. Within those cores are the records of ancient climate from across the globe. From the mountains of data drawn by analyzing...
  • Taser sues N.C.-based rival over advertising (Stinger CEO suggests a duel @ 30 feet)

    12/21/2004 8:08:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 512+ views ^ | 12/21/04
    Taser sues N.C.-based rival over advertising Associated Press Posted on Tue, Dec. 21, 2004 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Taser International Inc. has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina-based rival Stinger Systems Inc., a rival maker of stun guns, alleging false advertising and unlawful patent marketing. On Tuesday, Taser said Stinger claims to be certified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and that its gun was the first ATF-certified weapon. Scottsdale-based Taser said the ATF does not certify stun guns, it regulates them, and also said it now owns a product that has been regulated by the ATF since the...