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  • Syria devalues currency (44%) amid chaos ahead of new US sanctions

    06/18/2020 5:35:02 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2020 | ALBERT AJI Associated Press
    Syria devalued its currency by 44% on Wednesday, announcing a new official exchange rate for the pound amid chaos in the market, hours before new U.S. sanctions aimed at cutting off revenue for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government took effect. The sanctions, known as the U.S. Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, are the toughest set of measures to be imposed on Syria yet, preventing anyone around the world from doing business with Syrian officials or state institutions or from participating in the country’s reconstruction... Syria’s already troubled economy has sharply deteriorated, prices have soared and the national currency, the Syrian...
  • Police: Teeth a sex for money dealbreaker

    07/07/2010 9:17:23 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 1+ views
    upi. ^ | July 7, 2010
    GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Police in Florida said they arrested a woman who allegedly snatched a man's money after he decided not to pay her for sex because of her teeth. Gainesville police said Dan Alford and Jennifer Elder, 25, both told officers they had discussed the possibility of eating a spaghetti dinner and having sex after Alford honked his horn at Elder and another woman at about 7 p.m. Monday, The Gainesville Sun reported Wednesday. Police Cpl. Tscharna Senn said negotiations came to a halt "when Elder smiled and (Alford) saw the extent of her dental issues (as perceived by him)."...
  • WHITE HOUSE HEALTH CARE MEETING - LIVE THREAD

    02/25/2010 6:18:39 AM PST · by blueyon · 5,396 replies · 203,291+ views
    The White House ^ | 2/25/10 | Blueyon
    Televised Meeting to talk about healthcare..........
  • Toothless Britain takes it lion down

    04/02/2007 9:02:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 110 replies · 3,631+ views
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | 2/4/07 | Tony Parsons
    HAS Britain's standing in the world ever been lower? The country that was once a byword for freedom is now seen as a bully and a weakling. Bully enough to follow America's lead and cause mayhem in Iraq, but weak enough to stand meekly by while 14 British men and one woman are exhibited like trophies and gloated over by the mad thugs of Iran. Our 15 British hostages are forced to act like performing seals for one of the vilest regimes on the planet, and the bitter truth is that our chums in the civilised world do not give...
  • Officials: New California law toothless against human trafficking

    11/26/2006 3:49:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 348+ views
    A law passed nearly a year ago to help curb human trafficking in the state still has never been used to prosecute those suspected of enslaving immigrants, proponents of the bill said. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he hoped the bill would be a national model in countering modern day slavery when he signed it into law last year. The bill, he said, would end "a horrific crime that our society cannot abide." But authorities say the law makes it too difficult to prove immigrant workers were being held against their will, one of the criteria for classifying victims of human...
  • VANITY: What have you learned in the last 25 years?

    12/18/2005 11:08:33 PM PST · by bannie · 195 replies · 2,588+ views
    me, me, me, me, me ^ | 18DEC05 | me, me, me, me, me
    So...what HAVE you learned in the last 25 years?
  • Does HillarCare have a dental plan included? Caption this

    11/19/2004 12:26:30 PM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 59 replies · 4,891+ views
  • In Memory of These United States (1776-1865)

    04/09/2004 6:14:11 AM PDT · by sheltonmac · 63 replies · 1,660+ views
    EverVigilant.net ^ | 04/09/2004 | Lee R. Shelton IV
    It was on this day in 1865 that Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the Virginia town of Appomattox Court House, marking the end of our Second War for Independence. But April 9 holds an even greater significance: it is the 139th anniversary of the death of these United States of America. The signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, saw the birth of a new nation. It was not a single, monolithic entity but a confederation of free and independent states. Although the original 13 colonies had existed in relative unity...
  • Canada: Will our foreign policy remain toothless?

    07/24/2003 9:49:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 128+ views
    National Post ^ | July 24 2003 | Douglas Bland
    Canada's next government will face an unavoidable foreign policy crisis. It must find a way to protect Canada's interests and to act responsibly without military means in a world where military capabilities are increasingly central to foreign policy. However, the lack of the hard assets of international affairs is only the underlying cause of this crisis, but not the immediate dilemma confronting the next prime minister. Rather, the next government will find itself trapped by the defence policies and commitments of the outgoing government but unable during its term in office to find a policy fix to avoid the coming...