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  • Pawn shop burglarized, guns stolen(GA)

    07/16/2012 5:14:18 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 16 July, 2012 | NA
    A burglar broke a back window and pried off security bars at Athens Pawn Shop, 615 Hawthorne Ave., at about 10:50 p.m. Sunday and stole two semiautomatic rifles, ammunition, a gun case and a computer tablet with a total value of $1,850, Athens-Clarke police said. The thief was inside the store for about 10 minutes before he set off an alarm, according to police. Surveillance video showed a man crawling behind the store’s counter with a flashlight, then grab a bag as he ran out the back of the store. The man was white, had a slim build, shaggy brown...
  • LA sheriff: Man recovers prized sports car stolen in 1970 after spotting it on eBay

    07/15/2012 9:42:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    WaPo ^ | 15 July 2012 | AP story
    <p>LOS ANGELES — A Texas man whose prized sports car was stolen 42 years ago recovered the vehicle in California after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>Robert Russell told the Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials that he had never given up searching for the 1967 Austin-Healey after it was stolen from his Philadelphia home in 1970.</p>
  • The Real Class Warfare is Baby Boomers Vs. Younger Americans

    07/12/2012 6:00:48 AM PDT · by RKV · 46 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 11 July 12 | Nick Gillespie
    Hey kids, wake up! Stop playing your X-Box while listening to your Facebooks on the iPod and wearing your iPad with the cap turned backwards with the droopy pants and the bikini underwear listening to Snoopy Poopy Poop Dogg and the Enema Man and all that! Take a break from getting yet another tattoo on your ass bone or your nipples pierced already! And STFU about the 1 Percent vs. the 99 Percent! You're not getting screwed by billionaires and plutocrats. You're getting screwed by Mom and Dad.
  • Former Obama auto czar, Treasury officials break in eleventh hour...

    07/10/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s former auto industry adviser and two former Treasury Department officials cracked at the last minute before a House oversight committee subcommittee hearing and agreed to stop stonewalling an investigation into alleged union favoritism during the administration’s General Motors bailout. Ron Bloom, Obama’s former auto czar, and former Treasury officials Matt Feldman and Harry Wilson have refused to give interviews to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) about their roles in topping up pensions for union workers while non-union workers lost nearly their entire pensions. The Treasury Department’s actions during the auto bailout...
  • Nurses' assistant pleads guilty to selling wedding bands stolen from ailing veterans

    07/10/2012 1:47:20 PM PDT · by Darnright · 26 replies ^ | 7-10-12 | Neil Harvey
    One of two nurses' assistants charged in the thefts of wedding bands from ailing, elderly veterans pleaded guilty today in Roanoke Circuit Court to eight felonies. Ashley Michelle Sweeney, 23, of Ferrum admitted that in January she accepted rings taken from four patients at the Virginia Veterans Care Center on Shenandoah Avenue in northwest Roanoke. She also admitted selling them at two pawn shops along Williamson Road. Judge Clifford Weckstein found Sweeney guilty of four counts each of receiving and selling stolen property, offenses that carry a combined maximum penalty of 120 years in prison. She will be sentenced at...
  • Ex-Broward teachers union chief charged with theft, fraud

    07/10/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 10, 2012
    Pat Santeramo ....The Broward State Attorney’s Office has charged former Broward Teachers Union President Pat Santeramo with racketeering, theft and campaign fraud. ....Among the charges: that Santeramo diverted about $165,500 in union funds to himself between 2001 and January 2012 through an "invoice-kickback" scheme with a construction company.... In one instance, Santeramo had the construction company bill BTU $89,295 for repairing the BTU building elevators. The company gave $20,000 of the union’s payment back to Santeramo in cash.... Santeramo is also accused of making a series of illegal campaign contributions by having 25 individuals, including BTU members, make donations to...
  • Bolivia may seize South American Silver embattled silver project

    07/09/2012 4:04:04 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 9, 2012 8:38am IST
    Bolivia will consider nationalizing Canadian miner South American Silver Corp's silver property, President Evo Morales said on Sundayt. Leftist Morales, who last month seized Glencore's tin and zinc mine in Bolivia, said he hadn't taken a final decision. "Nationalization is our obligation, I already raised the issue of nationalizing (the project) last year, and I told (local residents) to reach an agreement, because when they want we're going to nationalize," Morales told a farmers' gathering. Exploration work, in which South American Silver plans to invest some $50 million, is expected to end within three years. The company describes it as...
  • Identity Theft No Excuse for Not Paying Your Taxes

    07/08/2012 11:13:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2012 | John Semmens
    The problem of identity theft is growing. In 2011, the IRS reported that more than 600,000 taxpayers were affected. This is more than ten times as many as 2008—the last year under the Bush Administration. Nonetheless, the Obama IRS isn’t showing any mercy for people whose identities have been stolen “Just because your identity has been stolen doesn’t excuse you from paying your taxes,” said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. “You are still liable for taxes on the amount of income shown in our records.” The amount shown in the IRS records for you may be a problem, though. Identity thieves...
  • USDA combats ‘mountain pride,’ self-reliance to boost food stamp rolls

    07/04/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 3, 2012 | Caroline May
    One in seven Americans are on food stamps, but the government is pushing to enroll more — in many instances working to overcome Americans’ “pride,” self-reliance or failure to see a need. “Our common goal is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” the United States Department of Agriculture explains on its “Outreach Toolkits” page. “Our purpose is to ensure that those going through difficult times can feed their families healthy, nutritious food. By working as a team, we can accomplish these goals.” The USDA has adopted a range of strategies and programs designed to bring more people...
  • City considers hike in retirees’ pensions

    06/18/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 2 replies
    As cities and states across the nation take aim at public employee pensions, Boston City Hall is engaged in a very different debate: how much to increase retirees’ checks. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is proposing to boost the annual cost-of-living adjustment for most pensioners from $360 to $390, a $30 increase. City Council president Stephen J. Murphy is pushing for more, seeking a $90 increase over the current rate. Other Massachusetts cities and towns have had similar debates. Last month in Brookline, voters rejected the advice of the Board of Selectmen and approved a pension increase akin to what Menino...
  • 2 Disciplined Mpls. School Employees Keep Their Jobs (MN)

    06/14/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-13-12 | jay kolls
    Two employees admitted to misconduct but will keep their jobs in the Minneapolis Public School District. Transportation Services Manager Alonzo Anthony admitted he improperly took nearly $3,000 from the district. His punishment is a five-day suspension without pay and reimbursement. Jennifer Scott is a special education instructor. She admitted to inappropriate professional boundaries with a student. She also had been reprimanded in the past for missing more than a dozen days of work on two separate occasions. Her punishment is a two-day suspension without pay. Both employees keep their jobs.
  • It Starts: The Government’s Plan To Steal Your Money.

    06/12/2012 9:01:19 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 6-12-2012 | Simon Black
    It Starts: The Government’s Plan To Steal Your Money. Simon Black June 12, 2012 New York City There are consequences to being flat broke. There are consequences to investing any level of confidence in a financial system underpinned by debt and the creation of paper currency. There are consequences for ignoring reality and pretending that everything is normal.This is one of them: European officials yesterday flat out admitted that they were discussing rolling out a series of harsh capital controls across the continent, including bank withdrawal limits and closing down Europe’s borderless Schengen area. Some of these measures have already...
  • White House to Spend $20 million to Pitch ObamaCare

    05/23/2012 8:45:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | May 23, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Ever since the Democrats passed ObamaCare "so we could find out what's in it," Americans have overwhelmingly said they didn't like the new law.  Now, the Obama Administration is spending $20 million of taxpayer money on a new public relations campaign to try to sell us, yet again, on this unprecedented intrusion into our lives by legislation that 72% of Americans believe violates the Constitution.The new public relations campaign "will inform the American people about the many preventative benefits" of ObamaCare according to the White House spin machine.   Porter-Novelli, one of the planet's glitziest consumer marketing firms, has been awarded the...
  • Why Are the Feds Trying to Kill Tombstone?

    05/18/2012 4:37:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    In Arizona, it's no surprise that water can be hard to come by, but why is the federal government is cutting off the water supply to the famous Old West town of Tombstone?   Nearly a year ago, Tombstone's water supply lines were heavily damaged in a flood after a heavy rain due to a massive wildfire leaving loose soil in the area. (Read this article to find out why we can thank the Forest Service for catastrophic wildfires) Since the damage, Tombstone residents have been fighting to repair the water lines, but because they run through a wilderness area,...
  • N.J. man jailed after bank teller accidentally gives him an extra $2,700

    05/18/2012 2:42:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 64 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Star Ledger Staff
    CINNAMINSON — A Burlington County man was put in jail after he didn't return money mistakenly given to him by a teller while cashing a check at a bank, according to a report on Felipe S. DePadula, 27, of Riverside is charged with receiving stolen property after a teller at Delanco Federal Savings Bank on Route 130 in Cinnaminson gave him $3,000 when he went to cash a $300 check.
  • Five People Arrested; Charged with Stealing Bark from Elm Trees

    05/12/2012 8:09:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    WSAZ ^ | 5/12/2012 | WSAZ
    LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Five people have been arrested after sheriff's deputies say they stole bark from elm trees. Lewis County Sheriff's deputies the suspects stole 300 pounds of elm tree bark from private property on Little Cabin Creek. The bark is in high demand, especially in the herbal market. The bark is selling for $3.00 a pound. The bark is used as a soothing agent for cougs, gastrointestinal ailments, and skin irritations.
  • Dubious donations: Theory and practice

    05/07/2012 6:11:17 AM PDT · by libstripper · 1 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott Johnson
    We’re trying to make this easy for any serious journalist who wants to dig into this story. Yesterday we posted the story of Bill G., a victim of the kind of credit card fraud that the Obama campaign facilitated in 2008, and is inviting again this year, by rejecting basic verification devices. Today reader Ashley Tate writes from Alpharetta, Georgia to explain:
  • Let's start out with a DRT

    04/30/2012 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Neal Boortz ^ | 4/30/2012 | Neal Boortz
    I just love this one. Damn .. I wish there had been security cameras to record this for prosperity. The locale is Jacksonville, North Carolina. Now if you know Jacksonville, NC, you will know that this is not the place you want to screw around with people you aren’t all that familiar with. They train throat slitters there. Not the bad kind … the good kind. The kind that wear the uniforms of the U.S. Marine Corps (or, as Obama would pronounce it, “corpse”) and the U.S. Army. So here we have these two pretty perps, Maurice and Diego ---...
  • Forgive us our student loan debt (Is forgiving debt a moral issue?)

    04/28/2012 6:42:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/28/2012 | By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    We need to start taking student loan debt seriously, both as a troubling moral issue and as a ticking economic time bomb. By some reports, student loan debt will exceed 1 trillion dollars this year, more than the credit card debt of all Americans. A whole generation of young Americans is at risk in this excessive borrowing. They fall further and further behind in “servicing their debt” because they have no way to keep up with the payments as many of them are unemployed or underemployed. They will delay starting marriage and families; they dare not take the risk of...
  • First Lady Hails Free-Contraception Mandate: 'We Made History'

    04/25/2012 1:35:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    First Lady Hails Free-Contraception Mandate: 'We Made History' By Fred Lucas April 25, 2012 ( – First lady Michelle Obama boasted at a campaign event in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday that the Obama administration made history when it passed the president's health care proposal--and mandated that insurance companies would have to provide free contraceptives. "Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform," said Mrs. Obama. "And because we passed this law, insurance companies will now have to cover basic preventive care--things like prenatal care, mammograms, contraception--at no extra cost." The Department of Health and Human Services...