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  • Truckers road rage waltz

    12/21/2014 10:48:47 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 12 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | unknown
    It was strangely majestic for a moment.
  • Why Iran Should Get the Bomb

    06/27/2012 11:11:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | July/August 2012 | Kenneth N. Waltz
    Nuclear Balancing Would Mean StabilityThe past several months have witnessed a heated debate over the best way for the United States and Israel to respond to Iran's nuclear activities. As the argument has raged, the United States has tightened its already robust sanctions regime against the Islamic Republic, and the European Union announced in January that it will begin an embargo on Iranian oil on July 1. Although the United States, the EU, and Iran have recently returned to the negotiating table, a palpable sense of crisis still looms. It should not. Most U.S., European, and Israeli commentators and policymakers...
  • What if Iran gets the bomb?("Realist" Scholar Not Worried)

    06/22/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2012 | Bernd Debusmann
    The West worries too much about the prospect of Iran going nuclear. If it did get the bomb, the Middle East would probably become a more stable region. So says Kenneth Waltz, a veteran scholar, in an essay in one of America's most influential magazines. "Why Iran Should get the Bomb," says the headline in Foreign Affairs, the house organ of the Council on Foreign Relations, a New York think tank. "Nuclear Balancing Would Mean Stability." The author is a senior research scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. His contrarian essay coincides with yet another unsuccessful...
  • Elderly should waltz three times a week to prevent falls

    11/09/2011 7:26:32 AM PST · by Badabing Badablonde · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/8/2011
    Elderly people should waltz around the living room three times a week to reduce their risk of falls, research suggests. Pensioners can also improve their balance by carrying a bag when they walk to the shops, say scientists. But walking and cycling, although good for overall health, are no good at reducing the number of falls.
  • Documents show Wisconsin unrest orchestrated and spreading

    02/19/2011 8:47:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/19/11
    While part of the current unrest in Wisconsin is driven by local issues, new information has been uncovered indicating an orchestrated attempt to stir up 'worker protests' not only in Wisconsin but in at least a dozen states. The coordinated effort is part of a 'revolution' spearheaded in part by a group called 'Heartland Revolution,' a Kentucky-based political action organization. The group was first envisioned by a Kentucky Democrat, John Waltz, who announced his candidacy in 2009 to oppose 2-term Republican Geoff Davis for the 4th Congressional District. Waltz was defeated in the November 2010 midterm elections but embarked on...
  • 3 Hours, 2 Amendments: ACES Climate Bill Hits the House Floor

    06/26/2009 9:51:04 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 949+ views
    http://solveclimate.com ^ | Jun 26th, 2009 | by Stacy Morford
    Here we go. The U.S. House is about to launch a three-hour debate and then a vote this afternoon on the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) climate bill. Under the rules that were just approved, only two amendments will be considered, one from each party: The first is a 310-page manager’s amendment submitted early this morning by ACES author Henry Waxman (D-Calif.). The bulk of Waxman’s amendment involves the concessions that Waxman made to Rep. Collin Peterson and his farm-state Democrats to win their support for the climate bill, including shifting oversight of offset programs from the EPA to...
  • The best waltz ever

    09/23/2006 12:04:09 AM PDT · by vertolet · 14 replies · 3,766+ views
    Guys, though Mozart and Shostakovich are indeed #1 and #2 of waltzes but this waltz is not only the best waltz ever (IMO) but one of the best classical things I ever heard. Just listen. And enjoy.
  • Another Tennessee Waltz Indictment, Hooks Jr. joins father as defendant in Tennessee Waltz

    06/20/2006 6:34:23 PM PDT · by GailA · 9 replies · 889+ views
    WREC 600 AM raidio ^ | 6/20/06 | N/A
    http://www.wrecradio.com/cc-common/mainheadlines2.html?feed=118786&article=524931 Another Tennessee Waltz Indictment Hooks Jr. indicted, joins father as defendant in Tennessee Waltz. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Former Memphis city school board member Michael Hooks Jr. became the 11th person indicted in the public corruption investigation known as Tennessee Waltz. His father, Shelby County Commission Chairman Michael Hooks Sr., has already been indicted on charges he took bribes from undercover FBI agents. Hooks Jr., whose great uncle was the civil rights pioneer and NAACP executive director Benjamin Hooks, was indicted Tuesday on four counts, including embezzlement, impeding an investigation and lying to FBI agents. The indictment says Hooks and...
  • Capitol Hill Corruption: Roscoe Dixon Convicted [Tennessee]

    06/08/2006 1:12:46 PM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 24 replies · 1,193+ views
    newschannel5.com ^ | 6/8/2006 | AP
    Seven people, including five current or former state lawmakers, were busted as part of an FBI/TBI public corruption sting. The two-year undercover investigation was named “Operation Tennessee Waltz.” Capitol Hill Corruption: Roscoe Dixon Convicted Posted: 6/8/2006 2:01:00 PM Updated: 6/8/2006 2:34:44 PM A federal jury in Memphis convicted former state Senator Roscoe Dixon Thursday afternoon of extortion for taking payoffs in the Tennessee Waltz corruption investigation. The Democratic former legislator had been charged with seeking and accepting payoffs from E-Cycle Management, a fake FBI company that offered bribes to state and local officials across Tennessee. He was charged with taking...
  • (TN Governor) Bredesen Calls Special Session for Ethics Jan. 10

    12/20/2005 4:02:40 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 3 replies · 342+ views
    WTVF TV - Nashville ^ | December 20, 2005 | Erik Schelzig
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Phil Bredesen on Monday called the General Assembly into special session next month, and urged lawmakers to pass strong ethics legislation to help restore public trust in elected officials after a scandal-filled year. Beginning Jan. 10, lawmakers will evaluate proposed legislation covering several areas including the creation of an independent ethics commission, increased disclosure and regulation of lobbyists, open operation of government and changes to campaign finance laws. Ethics issues took on a greater urgency following the Tennessee Waltz government corruption sting in May that led to bribery charges against five current or former legislators...
  • Harold Ford Jr.'s Family Problems

    12/20/2005 3:39:13 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 24 replies · 2,311+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | December 20, 2005 | Oliver Staley
    Some See Kin as Baggage, But Attacking May BackfireOf all the obstacles facing Rep. Harold Ford Jr. in his race for Senate, the most vexing might be his large, complicated and controversial family. The latest incident involves Ford's father, former representative Harold Ford Sr., who last week alleged that voting irregularities in a state Senate race featuring his sister were engineered by Republicans in an effort to discredit his son. On Monday, Ford Jr. said he did not share those views, nor has he discussed them with his father. "That's my father's opinion," he said. "We talk every day but...
  • An Interview with The Mongo (and you wondered about Memphis politics and The Ford Family)

    12/17/2005 11:48:33 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 12,996+ views
    The Memphis Flyer ^ | Unknown | Rebekah Gleaves
    "Mannequins continuously bring me information from my planet." An Interview with the MongoHe may claim to be from another planet, but Memphis' most visible alien has stirred up plenty of trouble here on Earth.After a series of staccato raps on the wrought-iron front door of the Castle, Robert Hodges (a.k.a. Prince Mongo) finally appears, yawning from the early morning hour. Describing his appearance as disheveled would be too generous. Half-opened, sleepy eyes peer out of his thickly lined face. His thinning, dark brown curly hair is tousled in a style that only a pillow can achieve. This is a decidedly...
  • Sheriff Gets Probation, Then Gets Back to Work (felony of helping an inmate escape)

    12/17/2005 11:28:54 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 5 replies · 559+ views
    The Jackson Sun (Link Attached) ^ | December 17, 2005 | Tonya Smith-King
    SELMER - Citing "bad judgment" as the reason McNairy County Sheriff Tommy Riley committed the felony of helping an inmate escape, a judge sentenced him Friday to three years of supervised probation. http://www.jacksonsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051217/NEWS01/512170311/1002on.
  • Harold Ford Jr's Out-of-State Funds at Issue ($300k from NYC)

    12/16/2005 10:29:22 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 13 replies · 837+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | December 17, 2005 | Oliver Staley
    Corker cites $300,000 in NYC, lauds own homegrown war chest As the fund-raising in the Tennessee U.S. Senate campaign escalates, so does the rhetoric over who has raised how much and where. The latest skirmish began with Republican candidate Bob Corker, who sent out a press release calling attention to the amount raised out of state by Memphis Democrat Rep. Harold Ford Jr. In the first nine months of 2005, 42 percent of Ford's donations from individuals came from out of state, compared with 5 percent of Corker's, according to Political Money Line, a Washington watchdog group. The other major...
  • 2 Top Police Officials Resign in Tennessee

    12/16/2005 3:48:31 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 5 replies · 642+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 15, 2005 | AP
    2 Top Police Officials Resign in Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 10 (AP) - The top two officials in the Tennessee Department of Safety stepped down Friday, a day after an investigation found 41 troopers and staff members had criminal backgrounds or past driving violations. Gov. Phil Bredesen announced that one official, Safety Commissioner Fred Phillips, would resign immediately and the other, Deputy Commissioner Tom Moore, would retire. The Highway Patrol, overseen by the Department of Safety, has been under fire for accusations of political favoritism and corruption. That prompted Mr. Bredesen last week to order background checks of all 855...
  • TN: Three MPD Officers Indicted

    12/16/2005 3:34:38 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 9 replies · 1,691+ views
    WREG TV ^ | December 16, 2005 | Staff
    MEMPHIS - A federal grand jury indicted three Memphis Police officers Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney's office believes Officers Adam Gagnier, James Fetter and Jennifer Vickery took thousands of dollars from drivers during traffic stops then planted drugs in the cars so they could make false arrests. Both Gagnier and Vickery have already pleaded guilty. "Miss Vickery feels like she's made some bad judgement calls and she's ready to cooperate with the government and put this behind her and go on with her life," says Vickery's attorney Milton MaGee. The officers seemed to have a nack for pulling over cars loaded...
  • TN: FBI Informant Says (another) Memphis Politician Took Bribe (Democrat)

    12/16/2005 3:27:59 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 6 replies · 617+ views
    WMC TV ^ | December 16, 2005 | Staff
    For the very first time, the informant behind the FBI's Tennessee Waltz sting is speaking out. Tim Willis was a friend of the Ford's and through that family, he gained access to powerful state officials. In the end, it was Tim Willis who was their downfall, helping the FBI nab them taking bribes. Now Willis says, there's another who took money. And, for the first time, the man who helped the FBI tape state and local lawmakers taking bribes is talking. In an interview with the Nashville Post, Willis says another lawmaker, Memphis state Rep. Ulysses Jones, took money too....
  • TN: (DEM) Congressman Recommends Trooper with Long Criminal History

    12/16/2005 3:13:15 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 17 replies · 817+ views
    WSMV News ^ | December 15, 2005 | Dagny Stuart
    E-mail: dstuart@wsmv.com The hiring scandal at the Tennessee Highway Patrol is now reaching all the way to the U.S. Congress. It has been uncovered that a trooper still working on the force was recommended by Congressman Lincoln Davis -- even though the trooper had a long criminal history. Officials at the Tennessee Highway Patrol hired Martin Estel Brown as a trooper in 2004 even though their own investigator recommended that he not be hired. In trooper Brown's personnel file, that investigator documented the following information about Brown's criminal history: * In 1996 he was arrested for assault and theft --...
  • Harold Ford Sr. Sees GOP Hand in Dead Vote (we are victims)

    12/16/2005 2:53:22 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 23 replies · 1,222+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | December 16, 2005 | Marc Perrusquia
    Republican leader calls former congressman's claim 'absurd'As a Shelby County voter fraud investigation lurches forward, former congressman Harold Ford Sr. isn't waiting for answers. Ford said Thursday he's opened his own investigation into allegations that two dead voters cast ballots in the September state Senate race that his sister, Ophelia Ford, won by 13 votes. Ford said he's not prepared to make any accusations, yet suggested evidence of any skulduggery will lead to Republicans, not his own Democratic Party. "It's gotten to (where people are saying), 'Hey, we're out here voting dead people.' It is clear that is not the...
  • Local Leaders to Feel New Ethics Restraints (peer censure is the only penalty listed)

    12/04/2005 5:02:48 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 242+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | December 4, 2005 | Michael Erskine and Jacinthia Jones
    State reforms after Waltz order city, county rules In the wake of Tennessee Waltz, local municipal and county leaders have not so much as tweaked their ethics policies, let alone revamped them. But if the state legislature has its way, local officials might not have a choice. A provision inserted into a proposed ethics reform bill for state officials would require cities and counties across Tennessee to work "in concert" to come up with their own legislation for establishing new local ethics rules. Specifically, the bill instructs local governments to come up with legislation that would regulate lobbying efforts. "It's...
  • The John Ford Crime File (Courtesy of 600WREC)

    12/03/2005 12:08:03 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 7 replies · 527+ views
    New Talk 600 WREC / Memphis ^ | December 2005 | Webmaster
    The link below is a great source (w/internal links) of all things corrupt, regarding Ex Democratic Tennessee State Senator John Ford. http://www.600wrec.com/fordpage.html
  • (Former State TN Senator John) Ford's Home Is Closer to Auction

    12/01/2005 6:00:03 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 14 replies · 966+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | December 1, 2005 | Marc Perrusquia
    Maybe 2 weeks on Collierville property Former state senator John Ford has received a foreclosure notice on his Collierville home. Wells Fargo Bank is threatening to auction Ford's $495,000 home on Dec. 15, contending he is in default on his mortgage. Ford could not be reached Wednesday for comment. His attorney, Michael Scholl, said he had no information on the pending foreclosure. Ford, 63, has been in a financial pinch since his indictment in May on bribery charges. He's pleaded not guilty to charges he took $55,000 from undercover FBI agents in the Tennessee Waltz sting. Since his arrest and...
  • Grand jury returns new (TN) "Waltz" indictment (CO commishioner Michael Hooks SR (D)

    08/30/2005 1:43:13 PM PDT · by GailA · 7 replies · 618+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/30/05 | Marc Perrusquia
    Shelby County Commissioner Michael Hooks is being booked on a two-count federal indictment that charges he took some $24,000 in bribes in exchange for securing a county contract for an FBI front company. Federal prosecutor Tim DiScenza asked the judge to issue a warrant for Hooks's arrest, but asked that he be released on his own recognizance. Prosecutors say Hooks could make a court appearance by this afternoon. The indictment says: On Sept. 2, 2004, Hooks met with an E-Cycle representative and said he needed money. When told that E-Cycle didn't like to be listed on politicians' financial disclosure forms,...
  • Lawyer: Tenn. Lobbyist to Admit Payoffs

    08/10/2005 10:10:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 318+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/05 | AP - Memphis
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A lobbyist plans to plead guilty to seeking bribes for Tennessee lawmakers caught up in a federal sting operation, his lawyer said Wednesday. Charles Love is charged with passing along payoffs from undercover FBI agents to Democratic state Sen. Ward Crutchfield and Republican state Rep. Chris Newton during the investigation code-named "Tennessee Waltz." Barry Myers, a political operative, already has pleaded guilty to handling similar payoffs for Sen. Kathryn Bowers and former Sen. Roscoe Dixon, both Democrats. Former Sen. John Ford, a Democrat, also is charged in the bribery and extortion scandal and is accused of threatening...
  • Australia Day

    01/25/2003 12:39:09 PM PST · by steplock · 1 replies · 225+ views
    Ian C. Purdie ^ | 25 Jan 2003 | Ian C. Purdie
    Australia Day has just commenced minutes ago. A loooong time ago, 215 years to be exact, Captain Arthur Phillip, along with several ships including ships conveying wretched convicts, landed at what is now known as "Sydney Cove" and established a colony. In large measure this was motivated by the loss of US colonies in the "War of Independence". These two acts of history are in fact inter-related. Thankfully, Captain Arthur Phillip, did not seek to establish a penal colony, but with great foresight, a fresh start for a new nation. He succeeded beyond his wildest expectations. A very humane man,...