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  • Richard Branson Is About to Destroy the Final Edge Bitcoin Has

    06/10/2014 12:42:23 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | June 10 2014 | Economic Policy Journal RW
    Bitcoin fanboys have long cheered the fact that Bitcoin global transfer capabilities at cheap prices make using Bitcoin, as a method of global money transfer, superior to any other transfer system, on the basis of cost. Enter Richard Branson. Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise, reports FT. It has raised $25m to expand its marketing efforts, with Sir Richard contributing a significant but undisclosed share of the funds. He was joined by existing shareholders including Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, venture capitalists Index Ventures and Kima Ventures, the investment group co-founded by the...
  • Israel's Defense Ministry won't identify arms clients

    01/15/2014 6:28:39 PM PST · by steel_resolve · 2 replies
    SpaceWar ^ | Jan 14, 2014 | staff writers
    Israel's Defense Ministry, long suspected of supplying arms to dictatorial regimes and illegal organizations, has refused to divulge the full list of its weapons customers despite what the one analyst calls "serious failures that have recently been revealed in its export control department." ...snip... The controversy was heightened by the surprise resignation in December of Meir Shalit, head of the ministry's Defense Export Control Agency, after a joint U.S.-Israel investigation found that a highly sensitive Israeli-produced electronic system licensed for sale to a French firm had been transferred to China
  • U.S. Senate committee OKs Thomson, IL prison funding

    07/19/2013 3:36:38 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Daily Herald.com ^ | July 19, 2013
    U.S. Senate committee OKs Thomson prison funding By A U.S. Senate committee has approved funding to re-open the prison in Thomson as a federal facility. Sen. Dick Durbin is a member of the Appropriations Committee that approved $166 million Thursday to reactivate Thomson and two other prisons, buy 1,000 prison beds from private contractors and expand a program to reduce recidivism. The state opened the prison in northwestern Illinois in 2001 but never fully opened it because of budget problems. The federal government bought it for $165 million last fall. Durbin and Rep. Cheri Bustos (BOO’-stohs) — both Illinois Democrats...
  • Send emails opposing anti-gun New Mexico House Bill 77 WITH ONE MOUSE CLICK

    02/27/2013 9:48:01 AM PST · by forty_years · 4 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | netWMD Editor in Chief
    Click this link to take you to a page which allows you to tell the entire membership of both the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee (16 senators) to oppose House Bill 77 with one mouse click.House Bill 77 has been revised since it was first introduced, and initially failed to move forward, but it has now passed in the New Mexico House and been referred to the Senate Public Affairs And Senate Judiciary Committees.According to the NRA, HB 77 "is the first step toward the criminalization of all private firearm transfers..." and "mandates that...
  • Penn State coach Bill O'Brien trying to keep 2012 roster together [NCAA to foster roster raid]

    07/24/2012 4:03:49 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    Centre Daily (State College, PA) ^ | July 24, 2012 | Guy Cipriano
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien has started the process of keeping his 2012 roster together. In his first interview since Monday's NCAA ruling, O'Brien told Bonnie Bernstein on the Dan Patrick Show that the transfer waiver will be one of the most difficult sanctions to cope with. The waiver allows players to transfer to another Division I school without sitting out a season. "In my opinion, the one that's the hardest is that these kids can transfer without penalty," O'Brien said today. "But at the end of the day, this means we have to reiterate to...
  • Might be headed to Concord, NC

    04/30/2012 3:58:34 AM PDT · by eyedigress · 31 replies
    now | eyedigress
    If you NC FReepers have some advice I would sure appreciate it. I need to be in a location within 30mi north of Charlotte and preferably within 10mi of the Interstate. I do not know the area. This could happen in 8 weeks and my beautiful Tennessee home will be put on the lease market. Cheers!
  • Is US Federal Financial Aid to States, Cities, and Businesses based on the ideas of Karl Marx?

    10/21/2011 9:03:07 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 5 replies
    Graewoulf | October 21, 2011 | Graewoulf
    Comrade Chairman You Lie Obama has a section in his current buy-the-union-vote "Jobs" bill to send US Federal money, ( borrowed 60 % from our grandchildren and 40 % from China and other countries ), to various financially irresponsible States, Cities and Labor Unions. Talk-the-talk-but-couldn't-walk-the-walk G. W. Bush in 2008 sent a TARP full of Federal money to all big banks, whether they were financially irresponsible or not. This Jack-booted style was seized upon by You Lie Obama to send even more Federal money to financially irresponsible businesses such as General Motors, and many financially irresponsible State and local governments....
  • UN concerned about 'forcible transfer' of 'Palestinian' terrorists

    10/18/2011 3:13:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/18/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I don't know how many of you noticed the comments of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and 'Human Rights' Commissioner Navi Pillay on Gilad Shalit's release, but they got some play on Israel Television this evening, because they are quite ludicrous. The United Nations voiced concern on Tuesday that some of the Palestinian detainees released in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit may have not have been given any choice on where to go, which could constitute an illegal forced transfer. The office of Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, welcomed the release but cited reports that some...
  • WALTER REED PATIENT TRANSFER MOVED TO SATURDAY - IRENE'S FAULT

    08/26/2011 9:23:26 AM PDT · by trooprally · 32 replies
    ALL The transfer of patients has been moved up 24 hours to Saturday, 7AM We will be there. Same game plan as original. [Mr] T
  • Barak stops transfer of Palestinian bodies to PA at last minute

    07/04/2011 8:39:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/4/11 | Amos Harel and Chaim Levinson
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered to stop the transfer of the bodies of 84 Palestinian terrorists to the Palestinian Authority at the last minute on Monday, despite earlier confirmation from the IDF Spokesperson's Office that the transfer would go through. Barak made his decision to hold off on the transfer after a Haaretz report revealed that two of the bodies to be returned to the PA were the Awadallah brothers, former leaders of the Hamas military wing, who were killed by Israeli soldiers near Hebron in September 1998. The defense minister explained his decision, saying it was important to weigh...
  • Brilliant Freeper Techs. Transfering files and Programs to homeschool computer

    09/08/2010 8:15:38 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 39 replies · 1+ views
    10.09.10 | chickensoup
    I have an Acer running Vista. I have to move the files and some of the programsto a Sony running Windows 7. I do not have a file transfer cable. I do have them both on the same wireless box. am I able to transfer? I have followed directions I have found on the internet but I cannot get the computers to see each other's files. Any ideas? Technically I am usually dangerous to myself and others.
  • Governator Schwarzenegger Halts Welfare Card Use At Casinos

    06/25/2010 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies · 2+ views
    current.com ^ | 6-25-10
    Spurred by a newspaper's report that California's welfare debit cards can be used to withdraw cash in more than half the casinos in the state, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday issued an immediate ban on state-provided cash assistance at ATMs in gambling establishments. The Los Angeles Times disclosed that Electronic Benefit Transfer cards work in automated teller machines at 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms. The report also found the state Department of Social Services published a list of useable ATMs where the EBT cards that work like debit cards could be cashed. That...
  • Hamas Stopping Transfer of Aid to Gaza

    06/02/2010 10:20:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 548+ views
    inn ^ | 6/2/10 | Gil Ronen
    The Hamas government in Gaza is apparently not interested in receiving the goods that were carried by the 'humanitarian' Turkey-sponsored flotilla Israel intercepted. The IDF Spokesman said Wednesday that "As of right now, the State of Israel has loaded 20 trucks with various types of aid found onboard the flotilla. Expired medication, clothing, blankets, some medical equipment and toys were among the aid found on the ships." "Unfortunately, the Hamas terror organization is unwilling to accept the cargo and the trucks filled with humanitarian aid have not been allowed to enter the Gaza Strip. It appears that Hamas is in...
  • US Forces begin transfer of detainees to GoI

    03/17/2010 5:11:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 216+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Maria Mengrone, U.S. Forces - Iraq
    CAMP TAJI - U.S. Forces assigned to the Camp Taji Theater Internment Facility Reconciliation Center here relinquished full control of the facility and its detainees to the Government of Iraq, March 15. By August, complete detainee operations handover to Iraq control is expected to be completed with the transfer of Camp Cropper, the last U.S.-ran internment facility in theater. "Approximately 3,000 detainees are being transferred to Iraq, that's roughly 60 percent of the U.S. controlled detainee population," said Lt. Col. Daniel D. Deadrich, Taji TIFRC commander and the 705th Military Police Battalion commander, based in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The handover...
  • Time Right to Transfer Security to Iraqis, Odierno Says

    12/10/2009 4:23:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 272+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2009 – It is necessary and right that Iraqi soldiers and police assume security responsibilities for their people, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq said in New York City yesterday. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno was in Manhattan to attend the USO’s 48th Annual Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner, where he was interviewed by “Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade. Kilmeade asked Odierno if it was too soon to transfer security responsibilities to Iraqi soldiers and police, given a recent spate of insurgent violence that has roiled Iraq. “It’s tough always to see these Iraqi...
  • Obama admin to transfer six Guantanamo prisoners

    08/19/2009 1:53:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 626+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/19/09 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration plans to transfer six prisoners abroad from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, part of the effort to close the controversial facility by early 2010. The detainees include those previously ordered released by U.S. courts or whose release has been approved through the Obama administration's review process, a Justice Department official said, declining to give further details. The administration notified Congress around August 6-7 of the planned moves, starting a 15-day waiting period before the transfers can begin. One, Mohammed Jawad, could be sent back to Afghanistan as...
  • On the Ground: Forces Mark Progress in Iraq Security Transfer

    06/29/2009 4:57:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 271+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – As the security agreement deadline looms, U.S. and Iraqi forces celebrated the transition of security in Iraq’s cities from coalition to Iraqi control and commemorated the transfer of a combat outpost and security station. Sameer Al-Haddad, receivership secretariat and representative to the prime minister, and Army Capt. Timothy Stephenson commemorate the signing over of Joint Security Station Aziziyah to the Iraqi army in Wasit province, Iraq, June 23, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Allison Churchill  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The U.S.-Iraq security agreement calls for the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from...
  • U.S. Forces Transfer Joint Security Station Mutanabe to Iraqi Army

    06/01/2009 5:08:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 425+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Joe Thompson, USA
    Capt. Adam Ropelewski, commander, Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, signs over control of Joint Security Station Mutanabe to Capt. 'Ali Abdual Zaharra Hussain, 4th Company, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Iraqi Army Brigade, at a transfer ceremony, May 28. Photo by Sgt. Joe Thompson, Multi-National Division-South. FOB DELTA — U.S. forces handed over the responsibility of Joint Security Station Mutanabe in the Wasit province to the Iraqi Army (IA) in a ceremony here, May 28. Capt. Adam Ropelewski, commander of Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, signed over the JSS to Capt. Ali Abdual...
  • Feds bought nearly 90,000 inmates one-way bus tickets to transfer them to new prison

    05/23/2009 2:19:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,829+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/23/09 | Abigail Goldman Las Vegas Sun
    Dwayne Keith Fitzen — "Shadow" to fellow inmates at the federal prison in Waseca, Minn. — was halfway through his 24-year sentence when prison officials decided to move him to a facility in California. To make the transfer, the Bureau of Prisons did something fairly routine for the government agency: It bought Shadow a one-way bus ticket and sent him, traveling unsupervised and unmarked, on the two-day trip. Fitzen was 55 at the time, a motorcycle gang member convicted of dealing cocaine. He got off the bus in Las Vegas, about 400 miles short of his scheduled destination, and became...
  • Is Horizontal Gene Transfer a Force for Evolution?

    04/15/2009 6:32:10 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 54 replies · 690+ views
    CEH ^ | April 13, 2009
    Is Horizontal Gene Transfer a Force for Evolution? April 13, 2009 — Two more genomes were published last week: the information libraries of two tiny microbes.  They are members of Micromonas, green algae less than two microns across.  The original paper and summary both bragged about how the genetic information is helping shed light on evolution, but did the data really contain any light?  If so, the light was pointing downward. Worden et al published the genomes of RCC299 and CCMP1545, two isolates of the picophytoplankton clade Micromonas.1 John M. Archibald commented on the paper in Perspectives article in the same...
  • Postal Service draws criticism for $1.2 million home buy (1000 homes postmaster could transfer)

    03/25/2009 4:38:30 PM PDT · by rgr · 21 replies · 1,511+ views
    edition.cnn.com/ ^ | 03/3.09 | Abbie Boudreau, Scott Zamost and Jessi Joseph
    At a time when the U.S. Postal Service says it is experiencing a financial crisis, it purchased a $1.2 million home from an employee so he could relocate, a CNN investigation has found. The Postal Service bought this 8,400-square-foot South Carolina home so an employee could relocate. Postal Service spokesman Greg Frey said the home will be resold, as others have been. "It's not like we threw away a million dollars," Frey told CNN. "We are hoping it's going to go for the appraised value." But a real estate agent in the area said the home could be a tough...
  • Darwinists Topple Darwin’s Tree of Life (it's about time!)

    02/20/2009 8:35:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies · 1,339+ views
    Darwinists Topple Darwin’s Tree of Life Darwin’s “Tree of Life” is a myth. It’s based on circular reasoning. It is a pattern imposed on the data, not a fact emerging from the evidence. We should give up the search for a single tree of life (TOL) as a record of the history of life on earth, because it is a “quixotic pursuit” unlikely to succeed – and the evidence is against it. Who said this? Not creationists, but a new member of the National Academy of Sciences in his inaugural paper for the academy’s Proceedings.1 W. Ford Doolittle and Eric...
  • New Laptop and iTuns/iPod question

    02/09/2009 12:43:51 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 41 replies · 1,318+ views
    My less than fertile grey matter | 02/09/09 | me
    I am soon to pull the trigger on getting a laptop. Which one, I do not know. But one thing that is slowing me down and is of great concern to me is transfering the bazillions of songs I have in my iTunes software to the new computer so I can use my iPod with that instead of the old desktop. What is a quick, simple, and easy method of doing this for someone that knows jack squat about computers?
  • Darwin's Evolutionary Tree 'Annihilated'

    02/03/2009 9:43:06 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 174 replies · 2,501+ views
    ICR ^ | February 3, 2009 | Brian Thoma, M.S.
    Darwin's Evolutionary Tree 'Annihilated' by Brian Thomas, M.S.* In 1837, Charles Darwin drew his first “evolutionary tree” in his “B” notebook, with the words “I think” scrawled above it, to illustrate his idea that all of today’s species arose from a single common ancestor. But the poor fit of gene sequence data is forcing scientists to abandon the tree.1 “Biologists need to depart from the preconceived notion that all genomes are related by a single bifurcating tree,”2 making way for a new paradigm of origins. A non-Darwinian evolutionary view has been offered, but this proposition is actually just the old...
  • Coalition Transfers 4,000th Humvee to Iraqi Government

    01/28/2009 9:18:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 410+ views
    TAJI, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009 – Coalition members transferred the 4,000th armored Humvee to the Iraqi government Jan. 25 as part of a program to provide mission-capable Humvees to Iraqi security forces and on-the-job training to Iraqi mechanics. The program, based at Camp Taji here, is managed by logistics personnel from Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, with assistance from Army Materiel Command, Tank and Automotive Command, Multinational Corps Iraq and other coalition partners. The program includes a complete refurbishment of Humvees for the Iraqi Defense Ministry, Interior Ministry and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Bureau. The project employs more than 500 Iraqis with...
  • Dick Fuld: Protecting the Assets That Remain!

    01/23/2009 9:07:10 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 893+ views
    City File ^ | 01/23/09
    Dick Fuld: Protecting the Assets That Remain! A tipster just alerted us to a bit of stunning Dick Fuld news: The disgraced ex-CEO of Lehman Brothers transferred ownership of his $13.75 million Jupiter Island mansion to his wife, Kathy, on November 10th. Could Fuld be worried about the flurry of lawsuits from incensed shareholders and creditors? Possibly! According to Martin County, Florida property records, the home was previously owned by the couple jointly. Until, that is, Fuld transferred it to his wife for the princely sum of $100 on November 10, less than two months after the firm went...
  • What to do about the Arabs in Israel and Judea and Samaria

    12/27/2008 6:05:14 AM PST · by tedbel · 26 replies · 686+ views
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Dec 27/08 | Ted Belman
    Whenever I talk about the Jewish One-State solution, many Jews, especially Israelis, will have none of it because they don't want another milllion plus Arabs in Israel, even if it is extended to the Jordan. They prefer either to get rid of them, either by compensation or war (refugee flight) or they prefer the Two-State solution as bad as that would be. Either way the Israelis want less Arabs in their midst. Why this antipathy? Could it be that so many Israelis are refugees, or their descendants, from dhimmi treatment in Arab countries or is there something more. Jewish Virtual...
  • Tax holiday bill picks up steam

    12/14/2008 8:47:08 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 30 replies · 1,333+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/14/08
    No other stimulus provision will be as immediate and as effective,' says small business lobby Posted: December 14, 2008 10:51 pm Eastern © 2008 WorldNetDaily WASHINGTON – Big business bailouts and "economic stimulus packages" are all the rage in the Capitol these days. Most involve massive transfers of wealth from taxpayers to government-directed projects. But a new and very different bill, proposed by a heretofore little-known congressman from Texas, is gaining traction from Republicans – and even a few Democrats, according to the sponsor. It's called "the tax-holiday plan." And one version of it picked up support from the National...
  • Tracing Our Interstellar Relatives

    09/12/2008 6:29:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 264+ views
    The idea that life on Earth might have originated elsewhere, on Mars, for example, has gained currency in recent times as we’ve learned more about the transfer of materials between planets. Mars cooled before the Earth and may well have become habitable at a time when our planet was not. There seems nothing particularly outrageous in the idea that dormant bacteria inside chunks of the Martian surface, blasted into space by comet or asteroid impacts, might have crossed the interplanetary gulf and given rise to life here. But what of an interstellar origin for life on Earth? The odds on...
  • Physicists spooked by faster-than-light information transfer

    08/14/2008 5:42:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies · 1,122+ views
    Nature ^ | 8/13/08 | Geoff Brumfiel
    Quantum weirdness even stranger than previously thought.Two photons can be connected in a way that seems to defy the very nature of space and time, yet still obeys the laws of quantum mechanics. Physicists at the University of Geneva achieved the weird result by creating a pair of ‘entangled’ photons, separating them, then sending them down a fibre optic cable to the Swiss villages of Satigny and Jussy, some 18 kilometres apart. The researchers found that when each photon reached its destination, it could instantly sense its twin’s behaviour without any direct communication. The finding does not violate the laws...
  • Need Info on Corpus Christi, TX

    06/07/2008 12:47:19 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies · 335+ views
    none ^ | 6/7/08 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My Brother-In-Law, my sister and their family have lived outside of Naples, Italy for years. He supports the Navy as a GS worker and their policy is that you can only spend so many years overseas before you have to come back to the states. One of their options is supporting a base in Corpus Christi, TX. My sister has looked online and found that a lot of people trash the place. Is the city really that bad (remember, they lived near Naples, home of mafiosi and piles of trash)? Are there safe towns with good schools are are a...
  • 3/4 of Israelis See at Least Partial Transfer for Arabs

    03/31/2008 8:45:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 288+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | March 31, '08 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) A survey carried out the Panels Research Institute finds that more than 75% of Israelis see partial or total transfer for Israeli-Arabs out of Israel in any final-status agreement that includes a Palestinian state. The poll asked whether it would be justified, in the framework of an agreement for the establishment of a Palestinian state, to demand the transfer out of Israel of all Arabs. Nearly 30% said yes with no reservations, while 28% said only Arabs who did not express loyalty to Israel should be expelled. In addition, another 19% said that Arabs who lived in areas bordering...
  • U.S. to Transfer 4,200 Humvees to Iraqis

    01/17/2008 5:08:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 285+ views
    TAJI, Iraq, Jan. 17, 2008 – A ceremony here today marked the beginning of a program to refurbish and transfer more than 4,200 up-armored Humvees over the next 13 months. Some 627 vehicles now are staged in the holding yard ready to undergo a maintenance overhaul of brakes, belts and fluids before the appropriate paint scheme is applied. Once this process is completed, including quality assurance checks, the vehicles will be transferred to the government of Iraq for further distribution to the Iraqi security forces, U.S. officials said. “These vehicles are very important to the Iraqi National Police as well...
  • Air Force Investigates Alleged Nuke Transfer, Pentagon Spokesman Says

    09/06/2007 4:23:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 748+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2007 – The Pentagon is awaiting results of an Air Force investigation into the alleged improper transfer of weapons by air from a base in North Dakota to a Louisiana military installation last week. News reports say several nuclear-tipped cruise missiles were mistakenly attached to the wing of a B-52 bomber, which then flew for more than three hours across several states. Media reports state the aircrew did not know nuclear weapons were aboard. “The Air Force is currently investigating an error made last Thursday in the transfer of munitions … from Minot Air Force Base to...
  • N. Korea funds transfer issue 'has concluded': Macao finance chief [ :-( ]

    06/14/2007 10:00:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 261+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 06/14/07
    N. Korea funds transfer issue 'has concluded': Macao finance chief (Kyodo) _ Macao's finance chief said Thursday evening that issue of some $25 million in North Korea-linked funds that were frozen at a blacklisted Macao bank "has concluded," apparently indicating transfer of the money that began earlier in the day has been completed. "The BDA issued has concluded," Francis Tam, secretary for economy and finance, said in a statement issued by the Macao government, alluding to Banco Delta Asia SARL.
  • N Korea still to recover frozen $25m (trouble getting account holders' signature?)

    05/04/2007 7:55:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 418+ views
    FT ^ | 05/03/07 | Demetri Sevastopulo & Anna Fifield
    N Korea still to recover frozen $25m By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Anna Fifield in Seoul Published: May 3 2007 18:38 | Last updated: May 3 2007 18:38 North Korea is having trouble recovering $25m (£12.5m) in previously frozen assets that are crucial to implementing the six-party deal towards denuclearising the Korean peninsula. Almost three weeks since the agreed deadline for North Korea to shut down its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, Pyongyang still faces hurdles in obtaining the money from Macao’s Banco Delta Asia, which North Korea insisted be released as part of the nuclear accord reached in February. A...
  • North Korea starts moving funds from BDA accounts (will take more than a month)

    04/19/2007 8:28:07 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 624+ views
    North Korea starts moving funds from BDA accounts Tokyo, April 19 (RIA Novosti) Holders of North Korean accounts at the Macao-based bank Banco Delta Asia (BDA) have started transferring their deposits, worth $25 billion, to other East Asian banks, the Japanese daily Yomiuri said Thursday. Under an agreement reached at the six-nation talks on denuclearising North Korea in February, Pyongyang was to shut down and seal its nuclear reactor, produce a list of other nuclear facilities and swap access to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors for energy supplies and other assistance within 60 days, a deadline which expired Saturday....
  • N. Korea nuclear talks break down (No kidding!)

    03/22/2007 2:55:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 629+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/22/07
    N. Korea nuclear talks break down POSTED: 4:08 a.m. EDT, March 22, 2007 BEIJING, China (AP) -- Talks on disarming North Korea's nuclear program broke down abruptly on Thursday with the country's chief nuclear envoy departing for home after a dispute over money frozen in a Macau bank could not be resolved. Kim Kye Gwan went to Beijing's airport after refusing to take part in six-party talks on ways to push forward a February agreement calling for North Korea to give up its nuclear program in return for energy aid and political considerations. Kim waved to reporters when he arrived...
  • (4th LD) Six-party nuclear talks stalled due to N. Korean boycott(not wired to NK account yet)

    03/20/2007 7:58:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 269+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 03/20/07
    (4th LD) Six-party nuclear talks stalled due to N. Korean boycott (ATTN: UPDATES with six-party talks stalled, minor changes; CHANGES headline) By Byun Duk-kun BEIJING, March 20 (Yonhap) -- Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program stalled again Tuesday after the North refused to participate until its frozen funds at a Macau bank are released. An afternoon session of the six-nation nuclear disarmament talks was cancelled due to the North Korean boycott, according to Kenichiro Sasae, Japan's chief nuclear envoy.
  • Gene Transfer Between Species Is Suprisingly Common

    03/10/2007 4:00:46 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 440+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-11-2007 | University Of California - Berkeley
    Source: University of California - Berkeley Date: March 11, 2007 Gene Transfer Between Species Is Surprisingly Common Science Daily — Bacteria are known to share genes, spreading drug resistance, for example. But how common is it in other organisms, including mammals like us? Two new studies show that most bacteria have genes or large groups of genes shared by other bacteria. Even among higher organisms, shared genes are the rule rather than the exception, UC Berkeley and LBNL researchers say. Two new studies by University of California, Berkeley, scientists highlight the amazing promiscuity of genes, which appear to shuttle frequently...
  • California will start forcing inmates to transfer out of state

    02/02/2007 1:25:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 370+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/2/07 | Don Thompson - ap
    California's prison secretary on Friday said the state will force the transfer up to 5,000 inmates to other states, an indication that an order signed last fall by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has fallen short of expectations. The involuntary transfers will start in 60 to 90 days. Corrections Secretary James Tilton said the action is needed to relieve overcrowding that threatens the safety of guards and inmates in the nation's largest state prison system. "We are severely overcrowded, and the need for more space is absolutely critical," Tilton said in a statement. "These transfers allow us to improve the safety of...
  • Detainee Transfer Announced (U.S. Department of Defense News Release)

    12/17/2006 11:31:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 388+ views
    Defense News ^ | Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
    The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred seven detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Afghanistan, five detainees to Yemen, three detainees to Kazakhstan, one detainee to Libya, and one detainee to Bangladesh. Additionally, one detainee was released to Yemen. These detainees were recommended for transfer or release by multiple review board processes conducted at Guantanamo Bay. Aproximately 85 detainees remain at Guantanamo who the U.S. Government has determined eligible for transfer or release through a comprehensive series of review processes. Departure of these remaining detainees approved for transfer or release is subject to ongoing discussions between the United...
  • CA: Judge lets transfer of 2,260 Calif. inmates despite legal fears

    11/22/2006 5:54:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 422+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 11/22/06 | Don Thompson - ap
    SACRAMENTO A state judge decided Friday to let California send 2,260 inmates to other states to relieve prison crowding, though she said the transfers may be illegal. Two state employee unions "are reasonably likely" to win their lawsuit against the state next year, but can't prove they are suffering enough immediate irreparable harm to justify a preliminary injunction in the meantime, ruled Sacramento Superior Court Judge Gail Ohanesian. Any damages the unions suffer are more than offset by the "extreme peril" created by keeping more than 173,000 inmates in space designed for fewer than 100,000, Ohanesian said. Crowding could trigger...
  • Detainee Transfer Announced (Guests checking out of Gitmo into the Afghan Arms Hotel)

    10/12/2006 5:23:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 318+ views
    The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred 16 detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Afghanistan, and one detainee to Morocco. These detainees were recommended for transfer following multiple review processes conducted at Guantanamo Bay. With today’s transfer, approximately 110 detainees remain at Guantanamo who the U.S. government has determined eligible for transfer or release through a comprehensive series of review processes. Departure of these remaining detainees approved for transfer or release is subject to ongoing discussions between the United States and other nations. The United States does not desire to hold detainees for any longer than necessary. The...
  • Officials Transfer Authority of Base

    10/03/2006 6:26:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 322+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Maj. Anna Friederich
    Officials Transfer Authority of Base Iraqi Security Forces assume control of Forward Operating Base Duke. By Maj. Anna Friederich 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Oct. 3, 2006 -- Iraqi officials and Multi-National Division - Baghdad leaders transferred responsibility of Forward Operating Base Duke to Iraqi Security Forces during a press conference Oct. 1. Col. John Tully, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, officially signed documents to sign the FOB to the Ministry of Interior, which was represented by Maj. Gen. Hussein Aooyiz Al Ghazali, commander, 5th Department of Border Enforcement,...
  • Being nice to suspected terrorists is suicidal

    09/22/2006 11:19:10 PM PDT · by humint · 19 replies · 952+ views
    Thomas Sowell ^ | Saturday, September 23, 2006 | Thomas Sowell
    When you enter a boxing ring, you agree to abide by the rules of boxing. But when you are attacked from behind in a dark alley, you would be a fool to abide by the Marquis of Queensbury rules. If you do, you can end up being a dead fool.
  • Historic Transfer of Military Authority to Take Place in Iraq

    09/06/2006 6:01:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 486+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- For the first time since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, the Iraqi prime minister, through the Iraqi minister of defense, will take operational control of the Iraqi ground forces command structure and the country’s air forces and navy tomorrow, a U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said today. “This is such a huge, significant event that's about to occur tomorrow,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman. “It's the one event that puts the prime minister directly in the operational control of his military forces as his role as the...
  • High Court approves weapons transfer to Abbas

    06/15/2006 1:12:56 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 256+ views
    www.jpost.com ^ | Jun. 15, 2006
    High Court approves weapons transfer to Abbas JPost.com Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Jun. 15, 2006 The High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday against three pleas demanding that weapons not be transferred to Palestinians. The pleas were submitted by various groups representing terror victims. The government decided several weeks ago to hand over weapons to security forces protecting Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
  • China may abandon Shanghai-Hangzhou maglev line if talks with Germany fail

    06/11/2006 2:04:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 666+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 06/09/06
    China may abandon Shanghai-Hangzhou maglev line if talks with Germany fail China may abandon the construction of the four-billion-euro Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed meglev line if talks with Germany on technical transfers and other issues fail, the 21st Century Business Herald said Friday. "The line will not be built if they keep saying no," Wu Xiangming, director of the China national magnetic levitation transportation technology research center was quoted as saying in Germany. Wu is believed to be a key figure involved in bilateral talks on the building of the 200-km-long maglev track, which will be designed to allow a maximum speed...
  • Security forces begin transfer of mission to Iraqis

    05/23/2006 4:44:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Kristina Barrett
    5/23/2006 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- The 506th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron has begun the transfer of its mission to the Iraqi government. Following the transfer of authority to the Iraqi Army by the U.S. Army in April, security forces Airmen here are now shifting their combat patrol mission of the base defense zone to the Iraqi army, Iraqi police and security infrastructure battalion. “The security forces mission here is evolving,” said 1st Lt. Justin Banez, flight leader. “Ultimately we want to ensure Iraq’s independence lies in the hands of the Iraqis. “We have moved from the Air...