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  • Former Officer: Soldiers Were ´Threatened´ If They Questioned Bergdahl Story

    06/02/2014 12:33:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/2/14 | Charlie Spiering
    A former U.S. officer who served in Afghanistan with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl claims that soldiers were threatened by U.S. authorities if they questioned his story. After he was captured, Bergdahl said on a video from his captors that he lagged behind on patrol, although other sources in the military suggested anonymously that he walked away from his post. “Not only has this nebulous non-story been put out for years but you know these soldiers of 4th Brigade 25th Infantry Division were threatened with legal repercussions if they spoke about Bergdahl. Everybody officially mandated silencing of what we saw has been...
  • Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

    10/18/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Law enforcement officials are investigating a threat against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was vaulted into national prominence with his push to defund ObamaCare. A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., posted on Twitter Friday morning: “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and listed Cruz’s home address in Houston. “What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” the person wrote. The author of the threat uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Army and Navy. Sean Rushton, Cruz’s spokesman, said, “We’re aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.” “I can’t comment...
  • Obama: 'I'm Not Familiar' With Benghazi Whistleblowers Being Threatened

    04/30/2013 8:17:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/30/13 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama said today at a press conference that he's "not familiar" with reports that Benghazi whistleblowers are being threatened:
  • Greenberg: Obama Administration Threatened AIG Over Bailout Lawsuit

    03/13/2013 9:03:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/13/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former American International Group (AIG) CEO Hank Greenberg accused the Obama administration Wednesday of threatening the company not to join a class action lawsuit that he has brought against the federal government over the terms of the 2008 AIG bailout. Minutes of an AIG Board of Directors' meeting in January 2013 appear to support Greenberg's claim. Frances Bivens, the lawyer who represents the U.S. Treasury in the case, warned AIG's board that if it joined the lawsuit, the company could face "another wave of congressional investigations" and public embarrassment. Greenberg, who had left AIG by the time of the 2008...
  • Jewish Students Threatened at UC Davis

    01/29/2013 10:48:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | 1/29/13 | Leila Beckwith and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
    Editor’s note: The following is the text of a letter written by Leila Beckwith and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, co-founders of the AMCHA Initiative, to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi regarding the university’s silence and inaction in the face of anti-Jewish hostility during a recent student protest. As you know, we are faculty members at the University of California, who have been investigating and documenting anti-Jewish bigotry on California public university campuses for the last several years. We are writing to you now to express our serious concern regarding an incident that occurred during a student protest on November 19, 2012, during...
  • Knesset Speaker Lights Hannukiah in Threatened Home

    12/27/2011 2:20:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) visited Beit El's threatened Ulpana neighborhood on Tuesday to light Hanukkah candles. Rivlin was warmly received in the neighborhood by residents and their children and lit the final Hannukah lamp in a house slated for demolition in May 2012. "I came to light on the last day of Hanukkah, to visit you, in a community the Prime Minister himself approved," Rivlin said. "We are a nation of laws, and no one is above the law. No person may sit on the land of another. But in this case the law does not go hand in...
  • Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

    10/30/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 344 replies
    Exclusive: Two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer and Kenneth P. Vogel October 30, 2011 08:00 PM EDT During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave...
  • Jewish MP threatened by Muslims in London

    10/30/2011 11:23:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/30/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    British MP Mike Freer was threatened by 'peaceful' Muslims on Friday as he tried to meet constituents in a North Finchley mosque. Mr Freer said about 12 people forced their way inside, with one of them calling him a "Jewish homosexual pig". The trouble began after messages on the Muslims Against Crusades website urged supporters to target him, he said. Mr Freer said a message posted ahead of the incident on the group's website made reference to Labour MP Stephen Timms, who was stabbed while holding a surgery in east London last year.
  • AP Editor: We Still Consider Herman Cain A Second-Tier Candidate

    10/10/2011 8:56:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, Herman Cain won the Florida straw poll, crushing Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. And OK, a CBS poll recently found him tied with Romney among likely Republican primary voters. Sure, he also scored a resounding victory in another straw poll this weekend. And Rasmussen just today released the finding that 56% of GOP voters like Cain's 9-9-9 plan. So is that enough to make the Associated Press consider Cain a first-tier candidate? Nah. On MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" this morning, AP's political editor, Liz Sidoti, sniffed "we still consider him a second-tier candidate." View the video here.
  • Palin Targeted in Violence-Tinged Tweets Following Arizona Massacre

    01/13/2011 3:17:31 PM PST · by Danae · 45 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/13/2011 | FoxNews.com
    Critics of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have turned to Twitter to post hate "tweets" suggesting that "she should be shot" and "assassinated." A four-minute video montage of the the "tweets" -- apparently sent after Saturday's massacre in Arizona that left six people dead and 14 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- was posted to YouTube on Tuesday. "My hatred for Sarah Palin continues to grow... I think this woman should be assassinated. Sorry about chya," was a message posted by "jenbobbi." Another user, "misskate83," posted: "Sarah Palin should be shot for her encouragement of fanaticism against Democrats." Calls to...
  • Hate Letter Threatened Wave of NY Synagogue Attacks

    01/02/2011 12:07:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A hate letter threatened a wave of New York synagogue bombings on New Year’s Eve, including the Upper West Side house of worship, whose spiritual leader, Rabbi Alan Schwartz, told The New York Post, “Someone wants to spread fear.” His Ohab Zedek synagogue - a religious center for hundreds of New York professionals, many of them singles - received a letter Thursday afternoon, threatening to blow up the house of worship on the eve of the Jewish Sabbath Friday night, which also was the eve of the secular new year.
  • Feds set aside 'critical habitat' for polar bear

    11/24/2010 2:04:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 24, 2010 | Matthew Daly AP
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska as a "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could add restrictions to future offshore drilling for oil and gas. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaska coast, is about 13,000 square miles, or 8.3 million acres, less than in a preliminary plan released last year. Tom Strickland, Interior assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks, said the designation would help polar bears stave off extinction, recognizing that the greatest threat is the melting of Arctic sea ice caused by climate...
  • A Superpower in Decline; Is the American Dream Over?

    11/05/2010 9:38:49 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Klaus Brinkbäumer, Marc Hujer, Peter Müller, Gregor Peter Schmitz and Thomas Schulz
    America has long been a country of limitless possibility. But the dream has now become a nightmare for many. The US is now realizing just how fragile its success has become -- and how bitter its reality. Should the superpower not find a way out of crisis, it could spell trouble ahead for the global economy. By SPIEGEL Staff It was to be the kind of place where dozens of American dreams would be fulfilled -- here on Apple Blossom Drive, a cul-de-sac under the azure-blue skies of southwest Florida, where the climate is mild and therapeutic for people with...
  • Primary Day 2010: The Tea Party’s Snarl

    09/16/2010 7:42:07 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 16, 2010
    ...But for voters of all stripes, Tuesday’s primaries should illuminate the growling face of a new fringe in American politics — and provide the incentive for level-headed voters to become enthusiastic about the midterm election. Republican leaders have to decide if they want the tiny fraction of furious voters who have showed up at the primary polls to steer them into the swamp for years ahead. They have a chance to repudiate the worst of the Tea Party crowd and show that they can govern without appealing to the basest political instincts. So far, they have preferred to greedily capitalize...
  • WikiLeaks says it won't be threatened by Pentagon (will publish remaining 15K docs within a month)

    08/14/2010 10:05:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/10 | Keith Moore - ap
    STOCKHOLM – WikiLeaks will publish its remaining 15,000 Afghan war documents within a month, despite warnings from the U.S. government, the organization's founder said Saturday. The Pentagon has said that secret information will be even more damaging to security and risk more lives than WikiLeaks' initial release of some 76,000 war documents. "This organization will not be threatened by the Pentagon or any other group," Julian Assange told reporters in Stockholm. "We proceed cautiously and safely with this material."
  • CA: State declares longfin smelt a threatened species (What about valley farmers and taxpayers?)

    06/26/2009 9:25:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 599+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/26/09 | Matt Weiser
    The longfin smelt today was declared a threatened species in California, officially adding another imperiled fish to the long list of problems affecting the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The California Fish and Game Commission in March declared there was enough evidence to protect the longfin under the state Endangered Species Act. That kicked off a review period, which concluded today with a formal vote by the commission to list the fish as threatened. "It disappoints me for the conflict that it will create," Commissioner Daniel Richards said after the unanimous vote in Woodland. "It speaks to the failure of our state...
  • Investigators say Fed threatened bank CEO

    06/10/2009 8:52:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 799+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/10/09 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve threatened to force the ouster of Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis if he didn't follow through with plans to buy Merrill Lynch & Co., Republicans said Wednesday after reviewing internal documents. Republicans also said there was evidence that the government tried to restrict information related to the merger from being publicly released.
  • Jewish Canadian student threatened (Muslim Mob at Jewish center in Toronto)

    02/13/2009 8:07:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 598+ views
    YNET ^ | Ohad Pas
    Another anti-Semitic incident took place in a Canadian university Thursday when over 100 anti-Israel activists surrounded a campus building belonging to the Jewish student club 'Hillel' at York University, Toronto. The activists pounded on office doors while yelling out racial slurs. Grim Portrait ADL sees 'pandemic of anti-Semitism' / Reuters US Jewish leader Abraham Foxman says Israel's military offensive in Gaza answered with hatred, attacks against Jews 'from Austria to Zimbabwe.' Civilized world must stand up and say 'No' to condemn 'this vicious, hideous violence,' he adds Full Story Campus security was forced to alert police to restore order and...
  • Look

    10/24/2008 7:08:09 PM PDT · by Revski · 3 replies · 341+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/24/08 | Revski
    This video is created from a rare photo of the Perija Parakeet (Pyrrhura caeruleiceps) in the wild is one of the first ever. The colorful parakeet species has a distinctive blue nape and white breast, is threatened by illegal bird traders and habitat disturbance and loss, according to the American Bird Conservancy. The Perija Parakeet is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species.
  • McCartney Threatened with Suicide Bombing if He Sings in Israel

    09/13/2008 11:01:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 255+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 09/14/08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Muslim Sheikh Omar Bakri has threatened to make singer Paul McCartney a target of suicide bombers if he carries out his plans to perform in Israel later this month, the London Sunday Express reported. One website called McCartney an infidel. McCartney has rejected pressure by pro-Arab groups that he call off the event. Bakri, preaching in a weekly Internet broadcast from Lebanon where he lives in exile from Britain, charged that McCartney will make "more enemies than friends" by appearing in Israel. "If you speak about the Holocaust and its authenticity never being proved historically in the way the...
  • Jewish Presence in Yesha Threatened Once Again (West Back)

    09/02/2007 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 178+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | September 2, '07 | Jewish Presence in Yesha Threatened Once Again
    (IsraelNN.com) Over 100 unauthorized Judea/Samaria outposts - slated to be tomorrow's new Jewish towns - are on a ministerial committee's agenda today (Sunday). The committee's chairman, Minister Chaim Ramon (Kadima), says that at least 26 outposts should be destroyed immediately. The timing of the session is acute, in that the State is due to give a response this week to the Supreme Court on a suit brought by Peace Now and a group of Arabs against the Jewish outpost/community of Migron. Peace Now, which has been working since 1978 to uproot all Jewish presence in Judea, Samaria and Gaza and...
  • New Orleans threatened by `brain drain'

    12/15/2006 12:54:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,424+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/06 | Michael Kunzelman - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - It wasn't the flooding that drove Dr. David Jones out of New Orleans for good. His house in the Lakeview neighborhood stayed dry. Instead, it was the way Hurricane Katrina eroded the orthopedic surgeon's practice. With fewer patients to treat and no patience for the sluggish pace of the city's recovery, he moved his family and practice to Raleigh, N.C., in July. "I love New Orleans and always will," said Jones, 39, who now works at a hospital affiliated with Duke University. "I could have made a go of it there, but it would have been slow...
  • THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD [Charismatic Perspective DEVOTIONAL for Prayerful Pondering, Loving Dialogue]

    07/16/2006 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Quix · 10 replies · 435+ views
    The True Lover Of God Mary Lindow Jun 25 2006 06:04PM THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD DOES NOT NEED TO BE LAVISHED UPON BY MAN THE PRESENT EVILS AND PRESSURES OF OUR TIME ARE NOT NEW TO GOD OR......TO THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD! The Bride of Christ has been either over stroked with false platitudes or has been allowed to be spoiled with a gluttony of self-love, self-analysis, and self-promotion. All members of the Lord’s Body, leaders and simple followers, have all had the virus of “I WANNA BE SOMEBODY” attempt to sidetrack and infect the human nature side...
  • Keeping Human and Animal Tyranny in Check

    06/13/2006 8:58:54 PM PDT · by rsmoot · 13 replies · 413+ views
    eco-logic Powerhouse ^ | June 1, 2006 | Jan Jacobson
    Commentary from the Glades Guru... Keeping human and animal tyranny in check Or Predator Management: Fact, Fantasy, and politics. By Jan Jacobson June 1, 2006 "Those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Santayana, as modified by the author. What Santayana said was "those who do not learn from history." What is becoming more obvious every day is that many bureaucrats will not learn from history. When the real world does not do as they want, they deny reality and continue, or even expand, their agenda driven programs. Unfortunately, it is the citizen, not the agenda...
  • Report: Montreal imam attacked in street

    06/11/2006 3:13:36 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies · 1,069+ views
    MONTREAL, June 11 (UPI) -- Montreal police are investigating a reported attack on a Muslim imam by a man carrying a knife who asked if the imam wanted to "die a martyr." The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. says investigators consider the attack a hate crime. Imam Said Jazeri and a friend were leaving a mosque Friday night when a man with a butcher's knife approached them. The man allegedly pointed the knife at Jazeri and asked: "Do you want to die a martyr?" Jazeri said he was able to call police while the man chased his friend down the street. A...
  • CA: School: Soltero not at protest - School claims Soltero was not threatened

    04/14/2006 9:57:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 398+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 4/14/06 | Melissa Pinion-Whitt
    ONTARIO - A boy who committed suicide over what relatives alleged were threats of jail made by a school official for protesting an immigration bill never participated in any protests, the superintendent said Thursday. Anthony Soltero, 14, of Ontario told his mother the day he shot himself March 30 that he was pulled into the De Anza Middle School vice principal's office and was threatened with harsh discipline for protesting off campus during school. But Ontario-Montclair School District Superintendent Sharon McGehee said the investigation into the incident so far has not turned up any evidence that Soltero was threatened the...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • Chavez: U.S. Threatened by Leftist Leaders (receives UNESCO and Cuba sponsored 'Marti' award)

    02/03/2006 9:03:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 468+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/06 | Vanessa Arrington - ap
    HAVANA - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, receiving a U.N. prize handed over by Fidel Castro on Friday, said Washington was right to be concerned by Latin America's tilt to the left because it represents a threat to the U.S. "empire." Chavez was visiting Havana amid an intensifying propaganda war between Washington and Latin America's leftist leaders. U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld compared Chavez to Adolf Hitler and warned darkly Thursday about populist leadership in Bolivia and Cuba. "They are right to be worried, because they know what's happening here," Chavez said in a speech lasting more than 2 1/2...
  • Threatened With Eviction At Gunpoint, The Big Easy Holdouts Are Now Hailed As Heroes

    09/17/2005 6:35:35 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-18-2005 | Toby Harnden
    Threatened with eviction at gunpoint, the Big Easy holdouts are now hailed as heroes By Toby Harnden in New Orleans (Filed: 18/09/2005)A Starving Pit Bull Attacks A Bull Beside The New Orleans Bayou Just days since they were being urged, sometimes at gunpoint, to leave their homes, the hardy band of residents who sat tight in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are now being encouraged to stay put and help to restart the city. In a remarkable U-turn, the authorities - who had previously reviled, goaded and even threatened force against the few hundred remaining "holdouts" - are hailing them...
  • Shy salamander has developers on tenterhooks (Santa Rosa, Calif.)

    02/18/2005 10:29:25 AM PST · by TenaciousZ · 20 replies · 741+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 02/18/2005 | Jim Doyle
    Ambystoma californiense, the California tiger salamander, has found success where die-hard environmentalists have failed: The lowly reptile has single-handedly slowed down Sonoma County's relentless growth. The reclusive, rarely seen creature has been credited with -- or blamed for -- delaying a dozen major construction projects on the Santa Rosa plain. It has stalled everything from new housing subdivisions and a shopping mall to a Santa Rosa elementary school. ... Conservationists have championed such issues to slow growth in their county, but no issue has matched the salamander's record for halting development. The salamander, builders say, has put on hold the...
  • 2500 Year Old Winged Man Of Pasargadae Threatened By Cold And Lichen

    01/11/2005 5:32:52 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 773+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 1-11-2005
    2500-year-old Winged Man of Pasargadae threatened by cold and lichen Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) -- The director of the Pasargadae Historical Cultural Complex said here on Sunday that the stone relief of the Winged Man at the ancient site has been seriously damaged by the cold and lichen and other environmental factors. “Experts began to study the detrimental effects two years ago after some cracks were observed on the relief,” added Babak Kial. The Winged Man, considered to be Cyrus the Great by some archaeologists and historians, is a relief of a standing man with four wings who...
  • We have been warned

    01/07/2005 9:55:35 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 193+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan 7, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    A.M. Mora y Leon of The American Thinker is among a group of bloggers who appear to be targeted by the Castroite Chavez regime running the government of Venezuela. So warns the blog Burton Terrace: Venezuelan opposition bloggers, independently financed and edited, are coming under attack in the Venezuelan government run media. Specifically targeted are "Aleksander Boyd in London, Gustavo Coronel in Washington D.C., Daniel Duquenal in Yaracuy, Miguel Octavio in Caracas and A. M. Mora y Leon in the United States of America." The author of a recent article in the government run media service threatens to report these...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Columbia University's Hysterical Professor

    12/01/2004 7:19:44 AM PST · by stevejackson · 39 replies · 3,337+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/1/2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Others may have sympathized on learning that Hamid Dabashi, a professor of Middle East studies at Columbia University, felt threatened by a graduate student at his own university, but not me. The incident began late on Sept. 27, 2004, when Victor Luria, a Ph.D. candidate in genetics and a former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, wrote Dabashi an e-mail taking strong exception to what Dabashi had written about the IDF in an article, "For a Fistful of Dust: A Passage to Palestine," he published in the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Ahram. In response, Luria wrote to Dabashi: I have rarely seen...
  • CA: Ballot move threatened on state government cuts

    11/17/2004 9:39:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 343+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 11/17/04 | Eric Stern - Modesto Bee
    SACRAMENTO — Watchdog groups Tuesday threatened to place on the ballot a measure to downsize state government if the Legislature does not adopt recommendations from Gov. Schwarze-negger's 2,600-page California Performance Review report. Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation, said the report — a sweeping plan to revamp state government — might fare better with an up-or-down vote at the polls than with legislators. "It would pass in a heartbeat," Coupal said. The comments came as the Jarvis group and the Washington, D.C.-based Citizens Against Government Waste released the 2004 California Piglet Book showcasing billions of dollars of...
  • University of Hawaii Football Star Backs Quietly Out of House Race

    10/17/2004 5:21:27 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 1 replies · 844+ views
    http://www.hawaiireporter.com ^ | 15OCT2004 | Malia Zimmerman
    University of Hawaii Football Star Backs Quietly Out of House Race University of Hawaii football star Craig Stutzmann entered politics this year after being recruited by the Republican Party of Hawaii and Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona to run against House Majority Leader Scott Saiki in District 22 of McCully and Pawaa. That looked as if it was going to be a tough race between the two candidates -- that is until Stutzmann stopped returning numerous phone calls from the party’s top leaders. Stutzmann also was not campaigning. According to Republican sources, Stutzmann received a phone call from Walter...
  • Al-Sadr to Disband Militia, Leave Imam Ali Mosque

    08/18/2004 9:30:29 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 84 replies · 5,615+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | August 18, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    BREAKING NEWS: al-Sadr to Disband Militia, Leave Imam Ali Mosque By Andrew L. Jaffee, August 18, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Threatened with an imminent raid of the Imam Ali mosque in Najaf by Iraqi forces, radical Islamist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has agreed to disband his militia, vacate the mosque, and "enter into the mainstream political process." Pressure has been building against al-Sadr for quite some time now. The power-hungry cleric has been stirring up trouble in Najaf, Karbala, and Baghdad since early April. On May 21, over 2,000 Iraqis held a demonstration in the city of Karbala insisting that al-Sadr and...
  • Bush official: Bald eagle will be off threatened list this year

    05/15/2004 8:11:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 294+ views
    Herald Tribune .com ^ | 5/15/04 | DON THOMPSON
    Bush official: Bald eagle will be off threatened list this year Last modified: May 15, 2004 6:28PM By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer SACRAMENTO -- The American bald eagle - the national symbol whose decline helped spur the Endangered Species Act and a ban on the pesticide DDT - will be off the threatened species list this year, a top Bush administration official promised Saturday. Craig Manson, the administration's point man on the Endangered Species Act, agreed with a leading environmental group which said it's time to concentrate recovery efforts on other, more needy species. The Interior Department will outline...
  • Veto Threatened on Highway Bill (Mr. Bush's 1st Veto - The Pork Stops Here!))

    04/01/2004 10:15:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 161+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/1/04 | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON, March 31 — Taking a cue from Ronald Reagan, President Bush is threatening to cast his first veto on a popular highway bill filled with pet projects of Congress members eager before the election to win highway money for constituents stuck in traffic back home. Mr. Bush's insistence that the House and Senate hold down road spending is turning the highway legislation into a test of whether he and Congressional Republicans are serious about their promises to restrain the deficit. But lawmakers are determined to press for 3,000 projects to benefit the voters back home, from the usual bridge,...
  • Man pleads guilty to threats on Sen. Clinton's life

    01/04/2004 1:38:15 AM PST · by JustPiper · 18 replies · 172+ views
    CNN ^ | 1-3-04 | N/A
    <p>CAMDEN, New Jersey (AP) -- A convicted bank robber who told a prison psychologist he wanted to "spice up" his life by shooting a famous person has admitted threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, officials said.</p> <p>Edward Falvey, 51, pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening to kill an immediate family member of a former president, a federal crime that carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. No sentencing date has been set, according to Greg Reinert, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney's office.</p>
  • Warning: Prop. 13 is threatened

    11/13/2003 8:50:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 153+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/13/03 | Op/Ed
    <p>Less than a month after a historic recall election in which voters overwhelmingly supported keeping taxes down, improving California's business climate and reaffirming allegiance to Proposition 13, the state's biggest teachers union and movie actor/director Rob Reiner announced plans for an initiative to raise new taxes - on business property - by altering Proposition 13. These people really don't get it.</p>
  • CalPERS oversteps - State taxpayers and economy threatened

    09/17/2003 10:03:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 217+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/17/03 | Op/Ed
    <p>Any business that bids to supply public services better or cheaper than government itself has just been put on notice -- back off or risk ruin. In an action extraordinary for its blatant attack on free enterprise and taxpayers, the board of the California Public Employee Retirement System instructed its staff on Monday to research ways to restrict investments in companies that supply public services and thus, the board argues, replace some of CalPERS' 1.4 million members out of work.</p>
  • Japanese Threatened With Extinction

    05/21/2002 3:59:21 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 359+ views
    IOL ^ | 5-21-2002
    Japanese threatened with extinction May 21 2002 at 06:57AM Tokyo - The Japanese people will become extinct unless the nation's birthrate stops shrinking, Health Minister Chikara Sakaguchi said on Tuesday. Commenting on a slumping birthrate, which means Japan's population of 127 million could start shrinking in 2007, he told a news conference: "If we go on this way, the Japanese race will become extinct." Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi earlier told the cabinet to encourage people to have children by providing better welfare services and making it easier to work while raising children. Figures issued in April show the number of...