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  • Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner (so says policy-setting panel of IMF)

    04/12/2014 5:37:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/12/14 | Martin Crutsinger and Harry Dunphy - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. Despite challenges that include market jitters about the Federal Reserve's bond-buying slowdown and global tensions over Ukraine, policymakers said they believe there is a foundation for sustained growth that can provide jobs for the millions of people still looking for work five years after the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. "Creating a more dynamic, sustainable, balanced and job-rich global economy remains our paramount collective goal," the policy-setting...
  • McDonald's restaurant turns to opera to drive out loitering teenagers

    11/21/2013 3:34:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/21/2013 | Jonathan Pearlman
    A McDonald's outlet in Australia has begun playing classical musical and opera late at night to deter young people from loitering around the restaurant. Fed up with their outlet's nocturnal transformation into an unofficial youth club, the store adopted the tactic a few weeks ago and says it has significantly reduced the number of loiterers, particularly around the car park. The strategy has reportedly been tried before by a local council at a car park in Australia, though previous efforts involved blaring songs by Barry Manilow. Matthew Watson, the operations manager at the Mt Annan McDonald's on the outskirts of...
  • First Lady Turns Easter Egg Roll Into White House 'Fat Camp'

    03/28/2013 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/28/13 | Craig Bannister
    This year's White House Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "fat camp" to inflict exercise and the First Lady's "Let's Move!" healthy meal plans on kids who want just want to celebrate the season on the South Lawn. An e-mail from the "Let's Move!" campaign says the Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "Let's Move! Social": "We're excited to announce that our next White House Social will be a Let's Move! Social here, at the White House. On Monday, April 1st, 2013, the First Family will host the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with...
  • A Tuckered Tingles Turns!

    11/21/2011 12:21:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 21, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Matthews on Team Plouffe: "Little kids with propellers on their heads" Throbbing Thigh of the Nation goes numb at last... _______________________________________________________________________ Seems the Mother of All Obama Enablers has now turned on Dear Leader... and he really sounds quite bitter about it. Narcissists use people, Chrissy- duh!That leaves you just another 'usee' who's political value to this vile regime has long been depleted.  So welcome to the wholly unimpressed, you hack: that non-affiliated group of sound thinking individuals I was with the very first time I heard Obama open that lying trap of his. Or did MSNBC's new (non-Obammunist) ownership simply come...
  • Budget deal turns to P.R. duel

    07/13/2011 9:18:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/11 | Neil Munro
    White House debt-ceiling negotiations have collapsed into a public relations duel, as each political coalition tries to harness the public’s simultaneous fears of defaults and runaway budgets. Obama administration officials want swing voters to pressure Republicans to agree to a tax increase in advance of the 2012 elections. Republicans want swing voters to pressure Democrats to accept budget cuts. White House officials believe that they have a winning hand. Republicans, meanwhile, view themselves as better positioned in the current debt ceiling fight than they were in the mid-1990s budget showdowns with President Bill Clinton. “That’s really the nub of it...
  • Afghan soldier turns weapon on American troops, kills 2

    11/07/2010 6:06:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers, Miami Herald ^ | 11/7/10 | WARREN P. STROBEL AND HABIB ZOHORI
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A soldier from the U.S.-trained Afghan army apparently turned his weapon on American troops in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing at least two U.S. soldiers, NATO officials said Saturday. The incident is the latest that calls into question the allegiances of at least some members of the Afghan security forces, which the Obama administration hopes will be the key to an eventual withdrawal of roughly 100,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. A NATO official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter is still under investigation, said the shootings took place late Thursday in southern Helmand province. The area...
  • The backlash: Reform turns personal

    03/24/2010 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 210 replies · 4,084+ views
    politico ^ | 3/24/10 | JAKE SHERMAN & MARIN COGAN
    Louise Slaughter and Bart Stupak have received death threats. A tea party participant published what he thought was Thomas Perriello’s home address and urged disgruntled voters to “drop by” for a “good face-to-face chat.” Vandals broke windows at Slaughter’s office in New York and Gabrielle Giffords’s office in Arizona. And angry voters are planning to protest this weekend at the home of Steve Driehaus — who’s already seen a photograph of his children used in a newspaper ad published by reform opponents. The vitriolic health care debate has become personal — too personal, say House Democrats who voted for the...
  • No.10 turns on Obama and Clinton for criticising decision to release Lockerbie bomber

    09/06/2009 9:31:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,181+ views
    DailymailUK ^ | 9/6/09 | Simon Walters
    Downing Street has hit back at Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for attacking the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber. President Obama and the US Secretary of State fuelled a fierce American backlash against Britain, claiming Abdelbaset Al Megrahi should have been forced to serve out his jail sentence in Scotland – but a senior Whitehall aide said their reaction was ‘disingenuous
  • National Jewish Leader Turns against Obama

    07/23/2009 10:28:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1,725+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/24/2009 | Leo Rennert
    A huge crack has surfaced in Obama's Jewish base in the person of Alan Solow, one of the president's closest Chicago friends and long-time supporters. Solow, who was named chairman of the Conference of President of Major Jewish Organizations last December, just released a highly critical statement on behalf of the 52-member group, in which he thoroughly disagrees with Obama's demand that Israel halt all construction of Jewish housing in East Jerusalem, including the Old City -- the holiest place in Judaism.
  • White House turns up heat on Arizona senator

    07/14/2009 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,265+ views
    apnews ^ | 7/14/09 | JOAN LOWY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is firing back at Sen. Jon Kyl for calling for an end to economic stimulus spending, and they're aiming for where it hurts the most - at home in Arizona. The White House on Tuesday released letters from four cabinet secretaries to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, citing Kyl's comments and outlining transportation, housing, Indian education and other projects in his home state they said would be eliminated if the senator has his way. Kyl, the No. 2 Senate GOP leader, has said the stimulus spending hasn't succeeded in boosting the economy and...
  • Obama turns to survey researcher for census post

    04/02/2009 5:42:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 437+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/2/09 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday selected Robert M. Groves to be the next census director, turning to a survey researcher who has clashed with Republicans over the use of statistical sampling to lead the high-stakes head count. The White House announced Obama's intention to nominate Groves, a former Census Bureau associate director of statistical design from 1990-92. If confirmed by the Senate, Groves will take the helm less than a year before the census, which has been beset by partisan bickering and will be used to apportion House seats and allocate billions in federal dollars.
  • Quiet protest turns into a scene [MoveOn, ObamaEnergyPolicy=OPEC Plan Rochester, Mn]

    07/10/2008 3:15:47 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 103+ views
    KTTC TV ^ | July 9, 2008 | KTTC TV
    What was supposed to be a quiet protest turned into a scene this afternoon. It all began with some local members who wanted to get the word out about alternative fuels. The traffic on Civic Center Drive during rush hour Wednesday muffled the words of protesters, but that didn't stop them from voicing their opinions. member Lyle Abrahamson organized the protest in Rochester for their national event, "A Day of Action for an Oil-Free President." Lyle Abrahamson says, "We're out here showing our support for Obama because we believe that he truly will bring what we call change."...
  • CA: As the CHP turns (sigh ... This is Definitely Not Broderick Crawford's 'Highway Patrol')

    04/10/2007 9:55:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 888+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/10/07 | Editorial
    A major new scandal and another potential one have emerged in recent days at the California Highway Patrol. After past CHP black eyes involving pension spiking with dubious injury claims by the majority of retiring top managers, a disastrous no-bid pistol-buying contract, bid-rigging and a stunning number of drunken-driving incidents involving top officials, it often seems that with the CHP, what can go wrong will go wrong. In the Inland Empire, assistant Inland division chiefs Mike Williams and Mike Maples abruptly left the CHP's employ last week amid sordid allegations. In Southern California, there are allegations that division Chief Gary...
  • Honeymoon Is Over As Coalition Turns On Merkel

    06/30/2006 5:40:56 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 499+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-1-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Honeymoon is over as coalition turns on Merkel By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 01/07/2006) Angela Merkel is facing a revolt from within her grand coalition government just seven months after she became Germany's first woman premier. While the Chancellor has been basking in the success of staging the World Cup finals, cracks have begun showing in the government reforms seen as vital to the country's economic stability, but which have split the ruling parties. Angela Merkel has said Germany is in 'dire need of restructuring' The revolt burst into the open when Peter Struck, the parliamentary leader of the...
  • Feud Over Senior-Home Rules Turns Deadly

    06/27/2006 9:18:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 769+ views ^ | 6 27 06 | Associated Press
    BALTIMORE - A long-standing feud over house rules at a seniors' high rise led one octogenarian resident to shoot and kill another, police said. The shooting on Monday apparently occurred after an 86-year-old desk clerk at the building refused to allow an 80-year-old resident's granddaughter to board an elevator without a visitor's pass, police said. Thomas Batty, 86, was shot once in the head as he sat behind the front desk, and Clyde Lewis, 80, was charged with murder. Both lived on the building's 12th floor. A bail hearing for Lewis was set for Tuesday afternoon. Police Officer Troy Harris...
  • Russia turns to Stalin to boost tourism

    04/19/2006 10:15:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,469+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/19/06 | AFP
    MOSCOW (AFP) - A Russian region has restored a memorial to Josef Stalin in a bid to boost tourism, in the latest of a spate of new statues and busts of the former Soviet dictator. "The idea was launched by travel agents," Yevgeny Pashenko -- a deputy governor of the Krasnoyarsk region in south Siberia -- was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. "It's a purely commercial project aimed to attract tourists in the region, without any political basis," he added Wednesday. The 400-square-metre memorial has a life-size statue of Stalin in the centre. It has been closed...
  • Paris Job Law Rally Turns Violent (Again)

    03/23/2006 11:04:25 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 825+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-23-2006
    Paris job law rally turns violent Paris police tried to separate peaceful protesters and rioters Violence has erupted in Paris as thousands of French students took to the streets to protest against a controversial labour law. Dozens of youths smashed windows, looted shops, set fire to cars and hurled stones at police. But the majority of protesters were peaceful, many of them linking arms as police tackled the violent fringe. Union leaders have agreed to meet Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin on Friday. They want the law withdrawn. The union leaders have refused to negotiate unless the law, introducing the...
  • Downtown Turns War Zone (C-130 Gunships)

    03/10/2006 2:34:19 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 5,685+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 3-10-2006 | Nadia Mohandseei
    Downtown turns war zone Friday, March 10, 2006 By NADIA MOHANDESSI About 60 Air Force personnel flooded lower Dauphin Street and the surrounding area Thursday night in mock combat battles that looked a little more like a scene from West Side Story than one from downtown Baghdad. With less singing and dancing, of course. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School's 14th Weapons Squadron, based out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., staged simulated combat scenes beginning shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday near Bienville and Cathedral squares to show personnel flying an AC-130 Gunship aircraft what different urban combat scenarios looked like from...
  • Crew Sierra Turns Over USS Gonzalez to Crew Golf

    02/22/2006 7:08:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 358+ views
    CUSNC,NAVY.MIL ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | Journalist 2 nd Class Abraham Essenmacher
    MANAMA, Bahrain – Cmdr. Jack Noell, commanding officer of DDG Crew Sierra, turned over command of the guided missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) Feb. 21, to Cmdr. Robert Randall and DDG Crew Golf at an exchange of command ceremony here. Gonzalez is taking part in the Navy's Sea Swap program, which is designed to increase forward naval presence by keeping the ship continuously present in its area of operations while swapping crews at six-month intervals. The Sea-Swap initiative has enabled Gonzalez to remain forward deployed since March 25, 2005 conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the U. S. Naval...
  • Tide Of Opinion Turns Against Venice Dam

    01/29/2006 4:40:03 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 483+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-29-2006 | Hialry Clarke
    Tide of opinion turns against Venice dam By Hilary Clarke in Venice (Filed: 29/01/2006) A multi-billion pound project to stop Venice disappearing under water is itself in danger of sinking under the weight of opposition from the city's mayor and the European Commission. Brussels is concerned about the impact the £2.9 billion Moses dam project could have on the environment, while Venice's own council believes the cash would be better spent on maintaining buildings. Water levels in Venice have risen by 32in since the 18th century, when Canaletto painted the lagoon city. Its tourist centre, St Mark's Square, floods more...