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  • Wyoming governor: Some Internet posts about refugees are racist

    04/24/2014 5:23:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 45 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | Laura Hancock
    Some of the opinions on the Internet about refugee resettlement in Wyoming are inaccurate and racist, Gov. Matt Mead said. Wyoming is the only state without a formal refugee resettlement program, but there are likely refugees living in the Cowboy State, Mead said in an interview Wednesday with the Star-Tribune. At this point, Mead is working with volunteers to gain more information about establishing a refugee program in the state. Wyomingites will get to comment on a program as it’s developed, he said.
  • Hollywood earthquake is third in 10 days

    02/08/2014 4:52:18 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 82 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 8, 2014 | Jason Felch
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake that was centered near Hollywood and shook parts of the Los Angeles basin Saturday morning was the third temblor to hit the area in the last two weeks. The latest quake occurred at 10:13 a.m. at a depth of 5.0 miles and was felt from the Westside to East L.A., said Anthony Guarino, a seismologist at Caltech. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was near the intersection of Melrose and Virgil avenues, on the eastern edge of Hollywood. It was the third magnitude 3.0 or greater quake to hit that area in the...
  • A Real Live Third Amendment Case

    07/04/2013 4:25:44 PM PDT · by UAConservative · 29 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 4 July 2013 | Ilya Somin
    The Third Amendment, which forbids “the quartering of soldiers” in private homes in peacetime without the owner’s consent, is often the butt of jokes among lawyers, because it generates so little litigation. But the Amendment has come up in this ongoing Nevada case, along with the Fourth Amendment and state law claims [HT: my former student Michael Mortorano]: SNIP “On the morning of July 10th, 2011, officers from the Henderson Police Department responded to a domestic violence call at a neighbor’s residence,” the Mitchells say in the complaint. It continues: “At 10:45 a.m. defendant Officer Christopher Worley (HPD) contacted plaintiff...
  • Abbas Promises: No Third Intifada

    11/01/2012 11:56:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/12 | Elad Benari
    Ahead of his latest unilateral statehood bid at the United Nations, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is claiming that he will never allow a third intifada. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 News, Abbas said, “There will be no intifada, and we will not, under any circumstances, return to using weapons or violence.” "As long as I'm sitting here, in this position, I will not allow an intifada. We will act only through diplomatic and peaceful means,” he said in the interview which was held Thursday in his Ramallah headquarters. "I'm ready to return to negotiations," said Abbas, repeating...
  • Obama’s Third-Party History - New documents shed new light on his ties to a leftist party

    06/07/2012 9:08:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/7/12 | Stanley Kurtz
    On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party’s In late October 2008, when I...
  • (Vanity) Proceeding with a third party

    04/10/2012 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Cato in PA · 101 replies
    Cato in PA
    So it’s come to this. Rick Santorum dropped out of the race earlier today, which leaves Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul in the running. By any reasonable estimate, Paul still doesn’t stand a chance and Newt won’t mount a serious challenge barring divine intervention. We’re left with Willard Romney the open socialist, who stands against everything we believe in as conservatives. There are many among us who refuse to vote for him. We who feel this way must unite behind a third party if we’re going to accomplish anything. If we don’t, we’re no better than the party-line...
  • Donald Trump- Form A New Party

    04/20/2011 7:30:30 PM PDT · by wistful · 64 replies
    TrueblueNZ ^ | 04/20/11 | Redbaiter
    I’ve been thinking about the battle going on over Obama’s Constitutional eligibility. Those who think its vital that Constitutional requirements are met, that fake Presidents should be exposed, and those who say it it a matter of only relatively small consequence. Its basically a fight aligned along to the barrier between the Republican establishment and the political newcomers who see the right as not having fought hard enough over the last few decades to maintain its political position. There are a number of ideological questions hanging over Donald Trump but he has one thing going for him that is his...
  • Morning Bell: The Middle East’s Third Wave

    03/01/2011 2:44:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 3/1/11 | staff
    In a private phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, almost two weeks after the unrest began, President Barack Obama finally called for Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi to step down. While the President’s inertia may have been mitigated by the need to get Americans out of the country so Qadhafi could not take any hostages, the incident demonstrates again that the wave of revolution currently sweeping North Africa and the Middle East took the Obama Administration completely by surprise. And for good reason: President Obama’s “engagement” strategy toward the “Islamic world” is thoroughly outdated and irrelevant. The first wave of...
  • Third of Russians think sun spins round Earth?

    02/11/2011 8:43:16 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 11, 2011 | Alissa de Carbonnel
    Does the sun revolve around the Earth? One in every three Russians thinks so, a spokeswoman for state pollster VsTIOM said on Friday. In a survey released this week, 32 percent of Russians believed the Earth was the center of the Solar system; 55 percent that all radioactivity is man-made; and 29 percent that the first humans lived when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth.
  • Third of Russians think sun revolves around earth, poll finds

    02/12/2011 8:13:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 2/12/11 | Staff
    Does the sun revolve around the Earth? About one third of Russians appear to believe so, according to a survey published today. Thirty-two percent of Russians reject a sun-centered Solar system, four percent more than in 2007 when a similar survey was conducted (Snip) The survey also found 55 percent of Russians believe that radioactivity is a human invention. Twenty-nine percent believe humans lived in the era of dinosaurs. Women are more likely than men to believe scientific superstitions, the survey found.
  • Third Secret of Fatima and Russia

    11/30/2010 7:38:28 PM PST · by pf707 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    November 30/2010
    ONE: In her memoirs, Lucia writes of a warning spoken by Mary pertaining to the failure of Vatican officials to obey her requests in a timely manner...before the point Russia reeks havoc upon the world: "Later...Our Lady said to me, complaining: "Not wishing to attend to my request! Like the King of France, they will repent then make it happen, but it will be (done) late. Russia will have already spread it's errors through the world, provoking wars, and persecutions of the Church: The Pope will have much to suffer." (in Portuguese: Mais tarde...Nossa Senhora disse-me, queixando-se: Não quiseram atender...
  • "The List", Obama's Ninety Third Week in Office

    11/05/2010 8:38:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 11/5/10 | Nachum
    Weeks 84 through 93Obama's Ninety Third Week in Office"The List" for 11/4/2010 "Unemployment probably held near 10 percent in October, evidence of what the Federal Reserve called the “disappointingly slow” U.S. recovery, economists said before a report today.  The jobless rate was 9.6 percent for a third month, according to the median of 80 estimates in a Bloomberg News survey. New House Judiciary Chairman to Obama: Prepare for Investigations....The San Antonio Congressman, Lamar Smith, who is in line to become chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee is promising 'a number of investigations and oversight committee actions' which he vows...
  • Democrats Back Third Parties to Siphon Votes

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Seeking any advantage in their effort to retain control of Congress, Democrats are working behind the scenes in a number of tight races to bolster long-shot third-party candidates who have platforms at odds with the Democratic agenda but hold the promise of siphoning Republican votes. The efforts are taking place across the country with varying degrees of stealth. And in many cases, they seem to hold as much risk as potential reward for Democrats, prompting accusations of hypocrisy and dirty tricks from Republicans and the third-party movements that are on the receiving end of the unlikely, and...
  • The Third Rail: What To Do With Social Security? (debt commission may recommend cutting benefits)

    08/16/2010 10:34:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16/10 | Z. BYRON WOLF
    The Third Rail: What To Do With Social Security?Touching Entitlements Poses Danger for Both Parties By Z. BYRON WOLF August 16, 2010 Painting Republicans as bogeymen who want to privatize sacred entitlement programs, Democrats have turned to Social Security to save them in the coming Midterm election. David Wright on what voters were saying on biggest day of mid-term primaries."I'll fight with everything I've got to stop those who want to gamble your social security on Wall Street," President Obama said in his weekly video address on Saturday, the 75 anniversary of Social Security's enactment. Along with Medicare, Social Security...
  • Krugman Tries to Scare Up More Government Spending with 'Third Depression' Rhetoric

    06/28/2010 7:21:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/28/10 | Jeff Poor
    According to liberal economic Paul Krugman, a "third depression" will occur if nations tighten their belts and attempt to balance their budgets. Forget about the riots in Greece over a social welfare system the government couldn't maintain or a $1.4 trillion annual U.S. budget deficit. Krugman claimed that the threat of deflation supersedes both of those results of runaway government spending - that is higher taxes in the long run and a debt to future generations.
  • The List: Obama's Seventy Third Week in Office

    06/18/2010 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 284+ views
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 6/17/10 | Nachum
    Obama's Seventy Third Week in OfficeBritish Petroleum-gateThe List" for 6/17/2010 VIDEO: Obama Breaks His Word to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer-  Obama: We'll get back to you within 2 weeks. Greta: Have you heard anything from the President? Governor Brewer: "We've not heard a word"..The deepwater drilling experts that President Obama consulted on his drilling ban and referenced in his announcement of the ban are now saying that they recommended nothing of the sort.Today, the Coast Guard stopped oil skimming vessels that were hired by the state of Louisiana...because they couldn't verify if the ships had life preservers and fire extinguishers.The...
  • TITUS VS. HECK: Republican leads House race

    04/11/2010 9:10:18 PM PDT · by rhinohunter · 7 replies · 524+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 4-11-2010 | Laura Myers
    Rep. Dina Titus' infamous F-bomb prediction that Democrats would face election year trouble after supporting the divisive health care reform has landed with an explosive bang in her backyard. The freshman Democrat is now running behind Republican opponent Joe Heck, according to the latest poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, following $1.3 million in ads outside interests opposed to the health care bill have run to try to sink Titus' re-election hopes. According to the Mason-Dixon poll, Heck would get 49 percent of the vote if the election were held today and Titus would take home 44 percent, with...
  • "The List", Obama's Sixty Third Week in Office

    04/08/2010 8:41:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 636+ views
    nachumlist.com ^ | 4/8/10 | Nachum
    Obama's Sixty Third Week in OfficeThe List" for 4/8/2010VIDEO: Obama Slams Palin In ABC News Interview On Nuclear Treaty - "I really have no response. Because last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issuesSecretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius said today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is developing a new regulation  that would require food manufacturers to display nutritional information on the front of packagesMichelle Obama gets a facelift from Good HousekeepingThe White House on Wednesday touted new rules as another “historic milestone” in government transparency, even as transparency advocates...
  • The Third & The Seventh: Unbelievable CG Video

    01/07/2010 7:10:18 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 18 replies · 1,559+ views
    Gawker.com/Vimeo.com ^ | 1/6/10 | Alex Roman/Kirk Larsen
    Alex Roman's The Third & The Seventh is a montage of enchanting slow motion shots of cameras, chairs, space shuttles, explosions, stairwells, bulbous water drops, and a trillion other things. It's all computer generated and will blow your mind. Watch!Click here for video.Click here for HD video.
  • The List: Obama's Forty Third Week in Office

    11/20/2009 2:53:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 661+ views
    Nachumlist ^ | 11/20/09 | Nachum
     Obama's Forty Third Week in OfficeLatest Additions to "The List""The List" for 11/20/20 Obama administration moves to block restitution from Iran for Beirut Marine barracks bombingFull list of taxes in Senate Obamacare billVIDEO: The National Football League has become an arm of the Obama administration with its partnership with Obama's "United We Serve" program.A video posted by the Obama administration to YouTube this week that is planned to air during broadcasts of the NFL's Thanksgiving Day games shows Barack Obama playing football on the White House lawnSenate Obamacare raises taxes on families with special needs childrenACORN got 200K worth of...
  • The List, Obama's Thirty Third Week in Office

    09/11/2009 5:13:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 421+ views
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 9/10/09 | Nachum
     Obama's Thirty Third Week in OfficeLatest Additions to "The List"The list" for 9/11/2009" The EPA announcedthat 79 applications for surface coal-mine permits in Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio and Tennessee might violate the nation's Clean Water Act and require closer scrutiny.  The EPA's action was an abrupt shift from the last big batch of surface mining permits that it's considered during the Obama administration. In May, the agency said it had no concerns with 42 of 48 permits, and blocked sixThe U.S. State Department said on Friday it was prepared to hold direct talks with North Korea to try to coax...
  • ACORN fires 2 after hidden-camera footage aired (AP)

    09/10/2009 3:57:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 178 replies · 6,196+ views
    AP ^ | September 10, 2009
    BALTIMORE — The nonprofit housing group ACORN has fired two employees at its Baltimore office who were seen on hidden-camera video giving advice to a man posing as a pimp and a woman pretending to be a prostitute.
  • John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save planet

    07/10/2009 9:48:47 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 232 replies · 7,486+ views
    Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States'...
  • Boom in tiny bedbugs is causing big trouble

    05/17/2009 6:56:51 AM PDT · by Flavius · 37 replies · 1,831+ views
    mcclatchy ^ | 5/15/09 | By Barbara Barrett,
    The biggest bedbug outbreak since World War II has sent a collective shudder among apartment dwellers, college students and business travelers across the nation. The bugs — reddish brown, flat and about the size of a grain of rice — suck human blood. They resist many pesticides and spread quickly in certain mattress-heavy buildings, such as hotels, dormitories and apartment complexes. Two shelters have closed temporarily in Charlotte, N.C. , because of bedbugs, a Yahoo chat group dedicates itself to sufferers and countless bedbug blogs provide forums for news, tips and commiseration. State inspectors say that more emphasis may be...
  • Kanye West Arrested at LA Airport

    09/11/2008 2:13:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 20 replies · 321+ views
    ABC News ^ | JACK DATE, THERESA COOK and SHEILA MARIKAR
    Police at Los Angeles International Airport arrested rapper Kanye West on felony vandalism charges after an alleged altercation with a photographer, an airport spokesman confirmed to ABC News. West and an unidentified man traveling with him "earlier described as his road manager, now being described as his body guard," according to the spokesman, is also facing charges of felony vandalism as well as battery. The pair allegedly broke the photographer's camera, which is valued at more than $10,000. The spokesman said that the incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday, outside the passenger screening area at the airport's Terminal 4,...
  • Hussien Obama's half brother located in Kenya (poverty)

    08/20/2008 7:35:10 AM PDT · by libscum · 60 replies · 299+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/18/08 | London Telegraph
    Obama's Brother living in poverty in Kenya- Can't make it up ! http://www.drudgereport.com
  • Al Gore's newest energy saver

    08/07/2008 3:25:53 PM PDT · by champisme · 16 replies · 167+ views
  • Ad Featuring Popular Police Pup Sparks Anger in Scottish Muslim Communities

    07/01/2008 2:08:52 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 58 replies · 515+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1 July 2008 | Staff
    Muslims in the Scottish district of Tayside are outraged by the appearance of a wide-eyed, 6-week-old puppy on postcards distributed by the local police force, according to the Daily Mail. Postcards showing police dog-in-training Rebel, a German shepherd born in early December, are causing a furor among the region’s Muslims who believe dogs are "ritually unclean," the Daily Mail reports. The cute cards were meant to notify locals of a new telephone number for non-emergency phone calls but instead have become a flashpoint for a clash of cultures. Shopkeepers are refusing to display the offending ad and a Dundee city...
  • Liberals Sneak Amnesty for Illegals Into Iraq Funding Bill

    05/19/2008 8:32:19 AM PDT · by TBP · 53 replies · 254+ views
    Compiled from various emal sources | Today! | TBP
    Last Thursday, a Gigantic Illegal Alien Amnesty was attached to the War funding bill in the Senate. . . Sellout Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Larry Craig (R-Idaho) have successfully inserted the "Ag Jobs" amnesty components into the Iraq War funding bill. Because this amnesty is attached to a so-called "must-pass" funding bill, it will now prove very difficult to defeat. If it passes, this bill will GIVE AN AMNESTY to about 3 MILLION Illegal Aliens agricultural workers and their families for five years (at least!) They could vote on the spending bill today or tomorrow. If the bill passes...
  • Obama Warns GOP "Lay Off My Wife"

    05/19/2008 6:57:31 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 132 replies · 1,001+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | 19 mAY 08 | IMAEYEN IBANGA
    Sen. Barack Obama ripped into a Republican ad today that targets comments made by his wife, Michelle, and called the GOP tactic "low class" and "detestable." The senator and his wife discuss the race for the White House. The Illinois senator told "Good Morning America" that he expects hardball tactics from the Republicans if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. "But I also think these folks should lay off my wife," he told "GMA" as his wife chuckled beside him. Obama told "GMA" that he believes he will win a majority of the Democratic delegates once the votes are counted...
  • Clinton Aide [chief strategist Mark Penn] Quits Amid Controversy On Colombia

    04/06/2008 5:37:20 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 13 replies · 157+ views
    Walll St. Journal ^ | April 7, 2008
    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton has replaced the longtime chief strategist of her presidential campaign, Mark Penn, after it was disclosed that he was working with Colombia's government to help win congressional approval of a trade pact that she opposes. In a statement, campaign manager Maggie Williams said that "after the events of the last few days, Mark Penn asked to give up his role as chief strategist." But Clinton campaign advisers made clear that he was all but forced out for what Mr. Penn on Friday conceded was "an error in judgment." Mr. Penn's polling firm will continue doing work...
  • JPMorgan to buy Bear for $2 a share

    03/16/2008 4:35:03 PM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 228 replies · 5,792+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 16, 2008 | JOE BEL BRUNO and MADLEN READ
    NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase said Sunday it will acquire rival Bear Stearns in a deal valued at $236.2 million, a stunning collapse for one of the world's largest and most venerable investment banks. JPMorgan Chase & Co. said the $2 a share, all-stock deal has received the required approvals from the federal government and the Federal Reserve. Bear Stearns shares close Friday at $30 a share. The Fed will provide special financing to JPMorgan Chase for the deal, JPMorgan Chase said. The central bank has agreed to fund up to $30 billion of Bear Stearns' less liquid assets. At...
  • Arab 'Third Intifada' Underway?

    03/03/2008 5:39:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 159+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | March 4, '08 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) A near-lynch by an Arab mob in Jerusalem ended without casualties on Monday, as rioters confronted soldiers in several locales. Arab students at Israeli universities held pro-Palestinian Authority demonstrations, as well. Rioting, rock-throwing and firebomb attacks by Arab mobs were reported in several locations in municipal Had they been able to, the Arab attackers "would have lynched us, not just the car." Jerusalem during the day. In one instance, two municipal workers escaped a lynch mob on Salah A-Din Street, a main road in the eastern part of the capital. On Monday night, they described the event to Mayor...
  • Third Cousins Have Greatest Number Of Offspring, Data From Iceland Shows

    02/07/2008 5:39:12 PM PST · by blam · 103 replies · 2,771+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-8-2008 | deCODE genetics.
    Third Cousins Have Greatest Number Of Offspring, Data From Iceland Shows ScienceDaily (Feb. 8, 2008) — DeCODE scientists have established a substantial and consistent positive correlation between the kinship of couples and the number of children and grandchildren they have. The study, which analyzes more than 200 years of deCODE's comprehensive define genealogical data on the population of Iceland, shows that couples related at the level of third cousins have the greatest number of offspring. For example, for women born between 1800 and 1824, those with a mate related at the level of a third cousin had an average of...
  • NIAID experts see dengue as potential threat to US public health

    01/09/2008 5:37:51 PM PST · by Flavius · 7 replies · 126+ views
    niaid ^ | 1/8/08 | na
    disease most Americans have never heard of could soon become more prevalent if dengue, a flu-like illness that can turn deadly, continues to expand into temperate climates and increase in severity, according to a new commentary by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and David M. Morens, M.D., Fauci’s senior scientific advisor. Their commentary appears in the January 9 and 16 double issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • USA Losing Out to the Third World

    12/01/2007 3:11:32 PM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 140+ views
    The Signal ^ | 30 Nov 2007 | Roger Gitlin
    One would have to be blind not to see that California isn’t the “Golden State” anymore. Every institution ranging from public education (of which I am a product) to health care is substandard. And why is that? The reasons are many and varied. But one of the reasons life has so dramatically changed in the United States is this country’s huge border problem. Our southern border with Mexico is wide open. Take your pick of presidential administrations, from Nixon to Bush II, no president (excepting possibly second-term Reagan) has made the slightest sincere effort to secure and enforce our border...
  • US, Iraqi Forces Kill 60 Insurgents

    09/30/2007 4:25:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies · 164+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 9/30/07 | STEVEN R. HURST
    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. and Iraqi forces killed more than 60 insurgent and militia fighters in intense battles over the weekend, with most of the casualties believed to have been al-Qaida fighters, officials said Sunday.The U.S. Embassy, meanwhile, joined a broad swath of Iraqi politicians — both Shiite and Sunni — in criticizing a nonbinding U.S. Senate resolution seen here as a recipe for splitting the country along sectarian and ethnic lines.U.S. aircraft killed more than 20 al-Qaida in Iraq fighters who opened fire on an American air patrol northwest of Baghdad, the U.S. command said.The firefight between U.S. aircraft...
  • The Federal Reserve cuts its key interest rate to lowered to 4.75 percent. (Breaking)

    09/18/2007 11:21:10 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 16 replies · 171+ views
    The Federal Reserve cuts its key interest rate by a half of a percentage point to 4.75 percent. More soon.
  • 'War Czar' Concerned over Stress of War on Troops [Draft?]

    08/10/2007 5:34:33 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 12 replies · 722+ views
    NPR ^ | 8/10/07 | All Things Considered
    Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan, says he is concerned about the toll the war in Iraq and extended deployments are taking on U.S. forces. The man who is widely known as the "war czar" also says that from a military standpoint, a return to a draft should be part of the discussion. On the ground in Iraq, Lute tells Michele Norris that there has been "demonstrable progress" on the security front. But on the political front, the Iraqi government is lagging behind, though he does cite progress at...
  • Economy Growth Is Best in a Year, Economy Springs Out of Rut and Grows at 3.4 Percent Pace

    07/27/2007 6:29:18 AM PDT · by misterrob · 142 replies · 3,194+ views
    AP ^ | 07/27/07 | Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy snapped out of a lethargic spell and grew at a 3.4 percent pace in the second quarter, the strongest showing in more than a year. A revival in business spending was a main force behind the energized performance. snip Inflation -- outside a burst in energy and food prices -- moderated. The second quarter's performance was better than the 3.2 percent growth rate economists were expecting. It was the strongest showing since the first quarter of 2006, when the economy expanded at a brisk 4.8 percent annual rate. Gross domestic product measures the value of...
  • Scientists breed skim milk-producing cow

    05/28/2007 2:22:51 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 13 replies · 349+ views
    UPI ^ | 05/27/07
    AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 27 (UPI) -- Scientists in New Zealand have successfully bred a cow that produces skim milk and the firm behind the process said herds of the animals are on the horizon. Officials at the biotech firm, ViaLactia, said the new breeding program would allow them to gain a significant foothold in the world's food industry by marketing to health-conscious consumers, The Times of London said Sunday. ViaLactia's chief scientist, Russell Snell, said the cow's milk is significantly healthier in three ways. "She produces a normal level of protein in her milk but substantially less fat, and...
  • Miami holds top spot on rude driver list

    05/15/2007 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 6 replies · 551+ views
    Yahoo Via AP ^ | Tue May 15, 9:07 AM ET | By SARAH LARIMER, Associated Press Writer
    MIAMI - For the second straight year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Miami motorists said they saw other drivers slam on their brakes, run red lights and talk on cell phones, according to AutoVantage, a Connecticut-based automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance. Other cities near the top of the rude drivers list were New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
  • 6 (Muslim traitors) Arrested In New Jersey Terror Plot

    05/08/2007 5:40:46 AM PDT · by Posting · 160 replies · 4,426+ views
    CBS ^ | May, 8, 2007
    6 Arrested In New Jersey Terror Plot Official: 6 Yugoslav Nationals Conspired To Kill Soldiers At Fort Dix Army Base CAMDEN, N.J., May 8, 2007 A plot to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey was stopped in its planning stages, federal officials said. (Getty Images/William Thomas Cain) Fast Facts Officials said this is more of a "homegrown" plot with no ties to al Qaeda or any other international terrorist organization, CBS News reports. (CBS/AP) Six nationals of the former Yugoslavia were arrested early Tuesday on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army base and "kill...
  • Report: News Corp. Bids for Dow Jones (Murdoch bids for Wall Street Journal-On Drudge)

    05/01/2007 9:04:07 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 1,059+ views
    AP ^ | 5-1-07 | Staff
    NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, soared almost 60 percent on Tuesday after the financial news network CNBC reported that Rupert Murdoch's media company News Corp. offered to buy the company for $60 a share. After opening at $37.12, the shares jumped $20.95. or 58 percent, to $57.28 before being halted on the New York Stock Exchange for news pending. They had traded in a 52-week range of $32.16 to $40.08 before Tuesday's news. Spokesmen for Dow Jones and News Corp. did not immediately return calls seeking comment. Dow Jones...
  • Easter Bomb Hunt

    04/06/2007 1:12:37 PM PDT · by ShelbsSpeaks · 9 replies · 989+ views
    Anti-war protesters and a group of human rights activists are hosting an "Easter cluster-bomb hunt" Monday.
  • Romney, self-described lifelong hunter, has hunted on two occasions

    04/05/2007 12:47:51 PM PDT · by mrhansen · 144 replies · 2,176+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/04/2007 | Glen Johnson
    BOSTON - To hear Mitt Romney talk on the campaign trail, you might think the Republican presidential candidate had a gun rack in the back of his pickup truck. "I purchased a gun when I was a young man. I've been a hunter pretty much all my life," he said this week in Keene, N.H., to a man sporting a National Rifle Association cap. Yet the former Massachusetts governor's hunting experience is limited to two trips at the bookends of his 60 years: as a 15-year-old, when he hunted rabbits with his cousins on a ranch in Idaho, and last...
  • Blair prepared for "different phase" on navy personnel seized by Iran

    03/27/2007 11:12:41 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 6 replies · 630+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | Published: March 27, 2007 | By Graham Bowley and Sarah Lyall
    Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that Britain was prepared to move into a "different phase" if diplomacy fails to persuade Iran to release 15 British naval personnel seized last week. Blair did not elaborate on what he meant by a different phase, but his official spokesman later played down the notion that it might mean any kind of military intervention by Britain. ... The seizing of the group comes at a time of rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear program, among other things. On Saturday, the United Nations Security Council voted to impose additional sanctions on Iran, which...
  • Obama's Heritage Traced to Ireland

    03/23/2007 4:41:49 PM PDT · by Argus · 42 replies · 604+ views
    RTE NEWS ^ | 3/15/07 | Unknown
    US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama can now count himself as one of the millions of Americans with Irish heritage. Research by the genealogy website ancestry.co.uk reveals that Mr Obama's great great great grandfather was born in Ireland, although it is not yet known where. Falmouth Kearney sailed from Ireland to New York in 1850 at the age of 19 on the S.S. Marmion arriving on the 20th of March. AdvertisementHe initially settled in Ohio, got married, had eight children, and later moved to Indiana, right next door to the state Obama currently represents in the US Senate.
  • Ugly defendants 'more likely to be found guilty than attractive ones'

    03/22/2007 11:46:26 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 48 replies · 1,186+ views
    This Is London ^ | 3/22/2007
    The study found that good-looking defendants were more likely to be cleared by jurors in a court Good looks could help guilty defendants dodge justice, researchers have said. They reported that in an experiment jurors were more likely to convict suspects deemed ugly than those seen as attractive. It is thought that the principle applies elsewhere in life, with beauty being associated with kindness, intelligence and sporting ability. The researchers at Bath Spa University came to their conclusions after asking 96 volunteers to read a transcript of a fictitious mugging case. Half of the participants were given a picture of...
  • Teacher-Student Love Turns Deadly

    03/19/2007 5:55:11 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 4 replies · 493+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/19/07
    Teacher-Student Love Turns Deadly A Tennessee Man Has Been Charged With Murder for Killing His Wife's 18-Year-Old Lover Erin McLean's husband, Eric, allegedly killed her student and apparent lover, Sean Powell. (ABC News) March 18, 2007 — The latest student-teacher sex scandal wasn't just about lust — it had deadly consequences. Eric McLean is accused of killing Sean Powell, an 18-year-old high school student who was allegedly having an affair with his wife, Erin, who worked as a counselor at Powell's Tennessee high school. /snip "She's started an affair with him," said Norman McLean, Eric's father. "There was alcohol involved...