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  • Syria Rebels Threaten to Wipe Out Shiite, Alawite Towns

    05/22/2013 11:16:06 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 69 replies
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  • Wanna a Free Car? Be a Congressman

    08/23/2012 6:04:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2012 | John Ransom
    Maybe 15 terms in Congress is enough. In at least one case, we now have proof that it’s more than enough. California Rep. Darrell Issa finally confirmed today what has been generally known for a long while: Even as Democrats were promised to get to the bottom of the scandal surrounding sup-prime mortgage loans, a least one top Democrat was working hard to cover-up the names of Democrats who got favors from Countrywide Financial Corp. Countrywide was the biggest abuser of sub-prime mortgages and was one of the main culprits in the housing collapse that eventually infected the rest of...
  • Democrats Introduce Bill to Seal Up Obama’s Presidential Records

    10/06/2011 12:57:32 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05 October, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    According to Judicial Watch, Rep. Edolphous Towns (D-NY) has introduced the Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011. That bill would do with Obama’s presidential records what Obama has already done to his personal and collegiate records: Seal them up. In an obvious effort to protect President Barack Obama, a group of congressional Democrats has introduced legislation to create an official process that will allow the commander-in-chief to keep presidential records secret after he leaves office. Ironically, Obama revoked a similar George W. Bush order in one of his first official acts as president. In 2001 Bush penned an executive order...
  • And Now Presenting:Amazing Satellite Images Of The Ghost Cities Of China[64M Vacant Homes]

    12/14/2010 5:02:01 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 64 replies
    businessinsider ^ | | Dec. 14, 2010, 4:15 PM | Chandni Rathod and Gus Lubin
    The hottest market in the hottest economy in the world is Chinese real estate. The big question is how vulnerable is this market to a crash. One red flag is the vast number of vacant homes spread through China, by some estimates up to 64 million vacant homes. We've tracked down satellite photos of these unnerving places, based on a report from Forensic Asia Limited. They call it a clear sign of a bubble: "There’s city after city full of empty streets and vast government buildings, some in the most inhospitable locations. Click here to see the ghost towns
  • The Census and the Welfare State

    03/18/2010 6:14:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 563+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | March 15, 2010 | Jacob Hornberger
    The letter that Ralph Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, recently sent to the American people reflects what America has become under the welfare state. Here is what the letter states in part: "Your response is important. Results from the 2010 Census will be used to help each community get its fair share of government funds for highways, schools, health facilities, and many other programs you and your neighbors need. Without a complete, accurate census, your community may not receive its fair share." In that one paragraph lies the plunderbund society in all it majestic glory. Everyone is supposed...
  • Two Dems join GOP in calling for Countrywide investigation

    10/24/2009 3:52:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 515+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2009 | Rick Moran
    Susan Crabtree of The Hill has the scoop: "Two junior Democrats are urging their leaders to open an investigation into the Countrywide VIP mortgage program. Rep. Paul Hodes (N.H.), who is in his second House term, and freshman Rep. Mike Quigley (Ill.) called on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel to initiate an investigation into Countrywide Financial's 'Friends of Angelo' VIP program and whether it was used to gain influence over federal officials. They made their case for the investigation in a letter to Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.), the panel's chairman, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member....
  • Democrats lock Republicans out of committee room

    10/20/2009 5:27:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 97 replies · 6,051+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/2009 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) locked Republicans out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room to keep them from meeting when Democrats aren’t present. Towns’ action came after repeated public ridicule from the leading Republican on the committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), over Towns’s failure to launch an investigation into Countrywide Mortgage’s reported sweetheart deals to VIPs. For months Towns has refused Republican requests to subpoena records in the case. Last Thursday Committee Republicans, led by Issa, were poised to force an open vote on the subpoenas at a Committee mark-up meeting. The mark-up was abruptly canceled. Only Republicans...
  • Lawmaker Blocking Countrywide Subpoena Received Loans From Firm (Another D Crook)

    08/08/2009 6:18:08 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies · 963+ views
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  • 24 Judea, Samaria Towns Face Destruction (West Bank, Israel)

    05/25/2009 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 545+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 5/25/2009 | Maayana Miskin
    (IsraelNN.com) The IDF Central Command has warned residents of 24 Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria that they face eviction in the near future. Thousands of people who reside in the communities could find themselves homeless. The list of communities facing demolition includes towns that were built up to 10 years ago, such as Migron and Givat Assaf. Senior members of the Ichud Leumi party were informed by IDF officials that the towns will be evicted either peaceably or by force before June 6, the date on which United States President Barack Obama plans to give a historic address to...
  • A Final Weekend Push for Primary Candidates (NY)

    09/07/2008 11:44:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 211+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 8, 2008 | JONATHAN P. HICKS
    Candidates for Congress and the Legislature made a final push for votes on Sunday before Tuesday’s primary elections throughout the city and the state. In New York City, the most prominent of the hotly contested primaries are for Congress in a district in central Brooklyn and in another that includes all of Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. There are also competitive primaries throughout the state, notably in the Buffalo area. In the Staten Island Congressional district, the 13th, there are spirited races in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. The winners will compete in November for the Congressional seat...
  • Are towns designed for the benefit of men?

    09/02/2008 9:39:43 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 25 replies · 162+ views
    BBC ^ | 28 August 2008 | Sarah Bell
    The UK's towns and cities are designed primarily for men, not women, says a study. So what's the difference? If a town was designed solely for women, how would it look? If you think it would have more nail bars, shoe shops and coffee shops selling skinny lattes, then think again. A study by Cambridge University says planning projects and urban regeneration schemes tend to cater to men better than women, despite the two living their lives differently. Travel is one example. Studies show women make more complex journeys than men, dropping children off at school, going to work, getting...
  • Trans-Texas (Mayor named to committee; says she plans to listen, learn)

    03/30/2008 1:23:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 269+ views
    The San Marcos Daily Record ^ | March 29, 2008 | Anita Miller
    San Marcos — At her first meeting as part of a citizen advisory committee on the Trans-Texas Corridor, San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz plans to listen before she speaks. “I want to be better educated about where they are now in terms of the timeline,” said Narvaiz, who was appointed to the board by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on Thursday. “I want to hear from the people who put this together, what their intent was, why they figured their alignment the way they did.” The 18-member committee will advise TxDOT in the planning of TTC-35, which will roughly...
  • Forgotten story of America's whites-only towns

    02/02/2008 11:35:25 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 46 replies · 170+ views
    UU World ^ | 11.1.07 | Dan Carter
    In the 1980s my wife, a social worker, visited a nursing home on Sand Mountain, a large mountainous plateau in north Georgia that stretches westward into northeastern Alabama. When she mentioned that she noticed there were no black people in the facility or the nearby communities, one of the older residents told her of a sign that had been posted for years on the main highway at the foot of the mountain: “Nigger don’t let the sun set on you on Sand Mountain.” Although the sign had been removed, she acknowledged, Sand Mountain remained a place where no black people...
  • Operation Olympus opens route, secures towns

    07/28/2007 1:05:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 403+ views
    ANBAKIA — Two key towns were held captive by a terrorist threat in the Diyala province, effectively blocking a supply route for many citizens in the Diyala River Valley. As the anti-Iraqi forces continued to terrorize the towns, many of the citizens were displaced and became refugees in the nearby town of Anbakia, overpopulating the town and creating an even further shortage of food and services. That all changed on July 22 with the start of Operation Olympus. Early in the morning, Iraqi army soldiers on foot, and teams of paratroopers from the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, attached to...
  • Ancient Romans Built Their Towns Based On Astronomical Grids

    05/11/2007 4:11:57 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 699+ views
    New Kerala ^ | 5-9-2007
    Ancient Romans built their towns based on astronomical grids Washington, May 9 : Ancient Romans built their towns using astronomically aligned grids, a recently concluded Italian study has revealed. As part of the study, researchers examined the orientation of some 38 towns in Italy, and found that all of them followed strong symbolic aspects linked to astronomy. "It emerged that these towns were not laid out at random. On the contrary, they were planned following strong symbolic aspects, all linked to astronomy," said Giulio Magli of the mathematics department at Milan's Polytechnic University. While ancient Roman writers, including Ovid and...
  • E German Towns 'Left ToPoverty'

    04/08/2007 5:54:29 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 1,186+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-9-2007 | Harry de Quetteville
    E German towns 'left to poverty' By Harry de Quetteville in Hoyerswerda Last Updated: 1:10am BST 09/04/2007 After two decades of promises to revitalise its former communist east, Germany has abandoned swathes of the ex-GDR to poverty and depopulation, a scathing new report has revealed. The trend, which has seen hundreds of thousands flee westwards from the neglect, is so bad that the old communist east is now studded with "ghost towns", it says. The report, released late last month and called the Future Atlas 2007, is the most detailed examination of 439 towns and regions in Germany, and shatters...
  • Iowa Town's Freedom Walk Honors 9/11 Victims, Veterans

    08/28/2006 5:35:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 859+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2006 – A small community in Iowa is among 86 cities and towns in 39 states planning Freedom Walks to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, as well as the nation’s veterans, past and present. The American Legion chapter in Milo, Iowa, a town of about 1,000, is sponsoring its Freedom Walk Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. The American Legion is a member of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, which spotlights ways the American people and the nation's corporate sector support U.S. servicemembers....
  • Rakkasans revive patrols in local towns

    05/03/2006 5:49:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 166+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 2, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service, May 2, 2006) – Two towns located near Baghdad are again being patrolled after a four-month absence of coalition forces. Squaretown and Triangletown, named for their shape on the map, are a spill-over from nearby Sadr City, close to Baghdad. Apache Troop of the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stationed at Forward Operating Base Rustimayah, have resumed patrolling the area due to a recent increase in insurgent activities. The patrols present convoy drivers with unique challenges as they roll along roads riddled with refuse, but Apache Troop is...
  • Along Iraqi-Syrian border towns in Al Anbar Province, communication key to Iraqi progress

    05/03/2006 4:04:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 233+ views
    HUSAYBAH, Iraq (May 3, 2006) -- Security, safety, and quality of life – three key elements to the continuing progress in this region of Iraq’s Al Anbar Province, according to local Iraqi leadership. Once a week, local sheiks and city officials meet with Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces officials in this small town near the Iraqi-Jordanian border, to discuss these topics and overall progress in this region along the Euphrates River. It’s also an opportunity for the city and tribal leaders to address any potential problems which might hinder that progress. At the latest of these town-hall-style meetings held April...
  • Texas Town's Police Dept. Shut Down

    03/04/2006 1:13:43 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 630+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 3 4 06 | Associated Press
    TROUP, Texas - The police chief and a sergeant in this eastern Texas town were arrested on drug and evidence tampering charges and the department shut down. Police Chief Chester Kennedy was charged Friday with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. He was released from jail on a $400,000 bond. Sgt. Mark Turner, last year's chamber of commerce Officer of the Year, was booked into Smith County Jail late Thursday on a misdemeanor delivery of marijuana charge and a third-degree felony charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Turner was being held on bonds totaling $500,000. The department's equipment...
  • Many Gulf Coast Towns Feel Neglected

    01/16/2006 11:44:49 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 707+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-16-2006 | Michael Kunzelman
    Many Gulf Coast Towns Feel Neglected Monday January 16, 2006 6:32 PM By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Nicki Henderson has had plenty of reasons to be angry since Hurricane Katrina destroyed her Biloxi home, but it was a simple news item about dislocated dolphins that really made her blood boil. Henderson lost her temper when she logged on to her computer and spotted this headline: ``New Orleans Dolphins Find New Home.'' She knew the dolphins actually came from a hurricane-ravaged marine park in Gulfport, not New Orleans. The headline writer's error reinforced her belief -...
  • Wildfires Believed to Have Leveled 2 Towns (Ringgold and Kokomo)

    01/02/2006 1:21:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 343+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/06 | Angela K. Brown - ap
    CARBON, Texas - Weary fire crews kept up their fight Monday to contain major grass fires across Texas that had burned dozens of homes and apparently destroyed a couple of tiny towns. Other fires across the drought-stricken region had charred thousands of acres in Oklahoma and New Mexico, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate. Officials warned that the dry, windy weather and extreme fire danger would continue. "We don't know where we will be today," Oklahoma City Fire Department Maj. Brian Stanaland said Monday morning. "At this point, we consider the whole city a target for grass fires." Computer models...
  • TORRICELLI'S TERROR PAL$

    09/17/2002 8:49:08 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 98 replies · 982+ views
    New York Post ^ | 17 September 2002 | Sam Dealey
    <p>September 17, 2002 -- NEW Jersey voters already concerned about Sen. Robert Torricelli's low ethical threshold now learn that he's been a paid shill for a group the government identifies as a terrorist organization. Called on this by his Republican opponent, Douglas Forrester, in a debate Thursday, Torricelli said the group had been pulled from the State Department's global terror list and given a clean bill of health. Not true.</p>
  • Best Place to Live in USA

    03/21/2002 9:42:47 PM PST · by andrew · 225 replies · 11,818+ views
    N/A ^ | March 21, 2002 | Me
    If you could live and work from anywhere in the U.S, where would that be? Take into consideration lifestyle, schools, recreation, weather, cost and quality of life, etc.