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  • NHS chiefs warn that hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse

    09/11/2016 11:49:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/11/16 | Denis Campbell
    The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash crisis. Years of underfunding have left the service facing such “impossible” demands that without urgent extra investment in November’s autumn statement it will have to cut staff, bring in charges or introduce “draconian rationing” of treatment – all options that will provoke public disquiet, it says. NHS 'in perpetual winter of Narnia' as waiting list reaches record 3.9m Read more In an unprecedentedly bleak assessment of the NHS’s own health, NHS Providers, which speaks for...
  • NATO warns Russia to 'fully respect' Turkish airspace

    01/30/2016 10:46:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/16
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Russia it will "face consequences" after Ankara accused Moscow of a new violation of its airspace. "Russia will have to face consequences if it keeps on such violations against Turkey's sovereignty rights," Erdogan told reporters at an Istanbul airport before leaving on a Latin America tour. "Such irresponsible steps do not benefit either the Russian Federation, or Russia-NATO relations, or regional and global peace." "A Su-34 plane belonging to the Russian Federation air force violated Turkish airspace at 11:46 (0946 GMT) local time yesterday (Friday)," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement....
  • Doctors warn EV-D68 could affect Florida kids

    09/09/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    cfnews13 ^ | 9-9-2014 | Jeff Allen
    ORLANDO -- Health officials say there’s only been about 100 confirmed cases of the upper-respiratory Enterovirus D68 since it was identified in the 1960s. But in the past few weeks, hundreds of children in at least 12 states have been hospitalized with a serious respiratory infection, and doctors believe it’s a resurgence of the virus. The early symptoms of EV-D68 are much like the common cold. Doctors said this virus can last longer, and cause major breathing problems, especially in children with asthma. “Even patients with no prior respiratory illnesses, this virus has caused some asthma-like symptoms,” said Dr. Federico...
  • EU Official Warns Israel Over Planned Construction

    12/26/2013 5:16:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/13 | Elad Benari
    The European Union (EU) is unhappy with reports that Israel plans to publish tenders for the sale of 1,400 housing units in Judea and Samaria, Channel 10 News reported on Thursday. A senior EU official who spoke to the channel issued a direct warning to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, saying that the EU would not tolerate new construction in Judea and Samaria. "There will be very little understanding on the part of European governments regarding any announcement of construction in the territories now under negotiations.... .....
  • Saudis Warn the West: We Won´t Forget Your Stance on Egypt

    08/20/2013 9:59:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    CNS news ^ | 8/20/13 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – In a blunt warning to countries critical of the Egyptian military crackdown and considering suspending aid, longstanding U.S. ally Saudi Arabia suggested that the decisions they make now will have long-term consequences for their relationships in the Arab and Muslim world. Saudi Arabia has led the way in supporting the Egyptian military’s actions, first in removing the Muslim Brotherhood administration early last month and in its subsequent steps against supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi. Its warning came as policymakers in the U.S. and Europe mull the question of continuing financial assistance to Cairo following the...
  • Saudis Warn the West: We Won’t Forget Your Stance on Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood

    08/20/2013 6:13:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/20/2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – In a blunt warning to countries critical of the Egyptian military crackdown and considering suspending aid, longstanding U.S. ally Saudi Arabia suggested that the decisions they make now will have long-term consequences for their relationships in the Arab and Muslim world. Saudi Arabia has led the way in supporting the Egyptian military’s actions, first in removing the Muslim Brotherhood administration early last month and in its subsequent steps against supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi. Its warning came as policymakers in the U.S. and Europe mull the question of continuing financial assistance to Cairo following the...
  • Lockheed Martin Exec Who Followed Admin Lead on WARN Act Resigns Due to Affair

    11/11/2012 5:17:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/12/2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The CEO-in-waiting of the defense contractor who declined to issue WARN Act layoff notices on the urging of the Obama administration — sequestration-related notices mandated by law that would have gone out just before the election — has resigned, citing an affair. Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, today resigned from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately, Lockheed Martin announced. Kubasik was set to become CEO in January. He “resigned after an ethics investigation confirmed that he had a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee. His actions violated the company’s Code of Ethics and...
  • The Constitution: For Obama, Just Another Bump in the Road

    11/04/2012 8:25:35 AM PST · by p. henry · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Otto Sorensen
    Barack Obama's instrusions on the constitutional powers of Congress, his failure to fulfill his own constitutional duties, and his willingness to sign legislation which includes provisions which violate the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution render him unfit to serve as President.
  • Business Should be cautious about taking the Obama Administration's advice on the WARN act.

    10/11/2012 7:27:00 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 10, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Want to violate the law? Yes! Enjoy paying for advice from your attorney? NO! Then Follow the Administration's advice and just say Yes! It's no Big F***** Big deal and Somebody Else will pay. Maybe. A legal blog that I follow has summarized and commented on the Obama Administration's "legal" advice that there is no need to comply with the WARN Act requirement that companies with more than 100 employees to give written notice of a facility closing or mass layoff to the affected employees (and certain governmental offices) at least 60 days prior to the facility closing or layoff....
  • Surprise! Obama Ignores A Law To Aid His Reelection (WARN Act)

    10/03/2012 8:20:50 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | October 2, 2012 | Gabriel Malor
    In case you missed it over the weekend, the Obama administration’s Friday afternoon document drop was a memo from the Department of Labor telling defense contractors not to provide legally-required notice to thousands of employees that they are about to be laid off, if automatic spending cuts agreed to by the President and the Congress take effect. Translation: President Obama wants to prevent thousands of employees, especially in swing-state Virginia, from being told that they are going to be laid off due to Department of Defense funding cuts. Because of the timing of the cuts, those notices would have been...
  • Obama Administration to Defense Contractors: No Layoff Notices Until After Election, Please

    09/29/2012 4:07:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 29, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    In an effort to make the economy look a little rosier than it is, the Obama administration is basically coercing defense contractors so as to prevent news of layoffs hitting voters before the election. With sequestration about to result in some major cuts to the defense budget, contractors will lose government business -- and that means, employees will lose jobs. But to prevent poor numbers ahead of the November election, the Obama administration has made it very, well, fiscally unwise for companies to issue layoff notices too early. The Labor Department issued guidance in July saying it would be “inappropriate”...
  • After Obama guidance, Lockheed won't issue layoff notices this year

    10/01/2012 8:49:32 PM PDT · by massmike · 29 replies ^ | 10/01/2012 | Jeremy Herb
    Lockheed Martin and other defense contractors backed down from issuing layoff notices to employees on Monday after the Obama administration promised to pick up the tab for severance costs resulting from sequestration. The news provided welcome relief for President Obama, who faced the prospect of mass layoff notices in battleground states just days before the election, and outraged Republicans, who accused the administration of bending the law to hide job losses from the public. The White House issued guidance on Friday that said the government would cover the costs if contracts are canceled and layoffs occur due to the automatic...
  • Lockheed holds off on sending layoff notices before elections

    10/03/2012 7:55:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 10/03/2012 | Kim Isaza
    MARIETTA — Lockheed Martin, which has about 8,000 employees in Marietta, announced Monday that it would not send out notices of possible layoffs to its employees right before Election Day. The move follows advisories from the Department of Defense and the federal Office of Management and Budget “indicating that DOD anticipates no contract actions on or about 2 January, 2013, and that any action to adjust funding levels on contracts as a result of sequestration would likely not occur for several months after 2 Jan,” a Lockheed spokeswoman in Bethesda, Md., said. The Budget Control Act of 2011 created a...
  • Obama To Defense Contractors: Skip The Pink Slips

    10/02/2012 4:06:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 2, 2012
    Corruption: Our lawless president tells defense contractors they can break the law requiring politically inconvenient layoff notices caused by sequestration defense cuts, and the taxpayers will pay their legal bills. When President Obama took the oath of office, he swore to uphold the Constitution and see that the laws of the United States were faithfully executed. He lied, and that lie was exposed in the administration's weekly document dump last Friday. It included a memo from the Department of Labor telling defense contractors not to obey the law and that, if they don't, U.S. taxpayers will foot their legal bills...
  • Labor Dept. Waives 60-Day Notice To Help Obama Win

    08/02/2012 4:27:16 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | August 2, 2012
    Politics: An administration that doesn't want layoff notices required by law going out days before the November election is telling defense contractors they don't have to send them for the cuts required by sequestration. As the heads of major defense contractors Lockheed Martin, EADS North America, Pratt & Whitney and Williams-Pyro testified recently before the House Armed Services Committee, they are bound by law to give employees 60 days' notice if their jobs are going to be terminated as a result of sequestration cuts scheduled for Jan. 2. Federal law under the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice) Act required...
  • Did Lockheed Martin Just Win Virginia for Obama?

    10/01/2012 10:27:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | October 01, 2012 | John Hudson
    It's difficult to understate the importance of Lockheed Martin's latest announcement on the race for the White House: the defense contractor said on Monday it will not be issuing employee layoff notices to 123,000 workers on Nov. 2—just four days before the presidential election. Amidst all of the super PACs and campaign ads, the threat of telling a sizable chunk of voters in key areas of the country that they could lose their jobs if the election didn't go Lockheed's way was one of the most potent examples of corporate electioneering. But the layoff threat was largely unreported outside of...
  • Lockheed accepts Obama’s ‘guidance’ and will delay sending layoff notices until after election

    10/01/2012 1:57:05 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 66 replies
    Michelle Malkin Blog ^ | October 1, 2012 | Doug Powers
    As we discussed on Saturday, the Obama administration has offered to cover expenses (court-ordered penalties, severence costs, etc) for contractors willing to ignore the WARN Act by delaying sending layoff notices to tens of thousands of their employees who will likely be hit by Pentagon budget cuts.
  • Officials warn DNC visitors of hotel, ticket scams

    08/31/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/31/12 | Meghan Cooke
    Officials warn DNC visitors of hotel, ticket scamsBy Meghan Cooke The Charlotte Observer Posted: Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 **SNIP** Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont President Tom Bartholomy said credentials to see President Barack Obama deliver his acceptance speech at Bank of America Stadium, which were handed out recently, will likely go on sale on Craigslist and eBay. But the BBB warns that some credentials sold by third parties could be counterfeit. Bartholomy said legitimate credentials have security features. People with fake tickets will be turned away, he said.
  • Analysts warn Americans to buy guns and gold, predicting market crash and street riots

    02/27/2012 6:04:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies · 9+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/12 | Mark Duell
    Just when you thought unemployment was dropping and stock markets were surging back, these three analysts today sent out a stark warning to Americans to brace for another financial crash. Trend forecaster Gerald Celente advises buying a gun to protect your family, stocking up on gold if the dollar crashes and planning a getaway, so it’s no shock he’s preparing for an ‘economic 9/11’. Share prices and unemployment are posting their best figures in four years since the recession hit, but Mr Celente, along with authors Harry Dent and Robert Prechter, says the rebound won’t last.
  • Senators warn new EPA rules would raise gas prices

    01/13/2012 6:17:29 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 22 replies ^ | January 13, 2012 | Judson Berger
    Snips from Excerpt Only Website: Senators from both sides of the aisle are warning that looming EPA regulations on gasoline could impose billions of dollars in additional costs on the industry and end up adding up to 25 cents to every gallon of gas.  Citing the nearly $3.40-a-gallon average price of gas and the state of the economy, the senators said "now is not the time for new regulations that will raise the price of fuel even further." 
  • Syrian warns ambassadors not to leave capital

    07/21/2011 12:57:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 21/6/11 | Bassem Mroue
    BEIRUT -Syria warned the American and French ambassadors Wednesday not to travel outside the capital without permission, two weeks after they angered the regime by visiting a city that has become the center of the country's four-month-old uprising. If the U.S. and French envoys disobey the order, Syria will ban all diplomats from leaving Damascus, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said during a lecture at Damascus University. "We did not evict the two ambassadors because we want the relations to develop in the future and in order for their governments to review their stances toward Syria," al-Moallem said. "If these acts...
  • ICE agents warn Americans “to brace themselves for what’s coming”

    06/24/2011 3:43:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 6/24/11 | Dave Gibson
    In the wake of the recent memo from the Obama administration which announced “prosecutorial discretion” in dealing with illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents across the country have been speaking out what many of them are calling a “backdoor amnesty.” On Wednesday, ICE Union president Chris Crane told PRNewswire: “Any American concerned about immigration needs to brace themselves for what's coming. This is just one of many new ICE policies in queue aimed at stopping the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws in the United States. Unable to pass its immigration agenda through legislation, the Administration is now implementing it...
  • Clinton: Iran Helps Syrian Brutality; Tehran Warns US

    06/14/2011 1:13:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday accused Iran of physically aiding Syrian forces using brutal violence to put down the country's protest movement. Hours earlier, Iran warned the United States, “Americans are not allowed to launch a military intervention in any country of the region, including Syria.” Secretary Clinton issued a brief statement two years after the Iranian brutal crackdown on a massive protest movement in Tehran following the reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which the opposition charged was rigged. She did not detail what assistance Ahmadinejad has given Syrian President Bashar Assad, but several reports have...
  • Jewish donors warn Obama on Israel

    05/20/2011 1:44:55 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies ^ | May 19, 2011
    Jewish donors and fund-raisers are warning the Obama re-election campaign that the president is at risk of losing financial support because of concerns about his handling of Israel. The complaints began early in President Barack Obama's term, centered on a perception that Mr. Obama has been too tough on Israel. Some Jewish donors say Mr. Obama has pushed Israeli leaders too hard to halt construction of housing settlements in disputed territory, a longstanding element of U.S. policy. Some also worry that Mr. Obama is putting more pressure on the Israelis than the Palestinians to enter peace negotiations, and say they...
  • Republicans Warn Obama Admin On Military Ballots

    10/12/2010 10:30:32 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 54 replies ^ | 10/12/10 8:19 AM EDT Updated: 10/12/10 10:56 AM EDT | MIKE ALLEN
    GOP prods Justice on military vote A group of Republican lawyers and law students called Tuesday for the Obama administration to do more to ensure that members of the military are able to cast ballots in the Nov. 2 elections. David Norcross, chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association, said in a statement: “The MOVE Act was passed last year to ensure that these brave men and women would have a voice in this fall’s elections. It’s unacceptable that any state would fail to meet that obligation. The Obama administration must act swiftly to guarantee that every service member receives...
  • Local governments warn: More jobs will be axed

    07/27/2010 12:28:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 5+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/27/10 | Lisa Lambert
    WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Local government revenue has dwindled so severely that U.S. cities and counties will have to cut hundreds of thousands of jobs in the coming months, leaving communities without basic services and pressuring jobless rates, according to a new survey. The survey, released on Tuesday by three government associations, aims to press Congress on pending legislation that would give them $75 billion over two years to preserve jobs. Local and state government employment accounts for more jobs in the United States than construction and manufacturing combined. The survey by the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties and...
  • Berlin Jews warn of 'alarming' rise in anti-Semitic violence

    03/29/2010 4:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 555+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/29/10 | rueters
    Germany's Jewish community on Monday warned of an "alarming" rise in anti-Semitic violence by Arab and Turkish immigrants after Berlin police reported two unrelated attacks against Jews over the weekend. "There's an urgent need to fight the roots of anti-Semitism, especially coming from young Turks and Arabs, and to effectively counter it," the Jewish Community in Berlin said in a statement. "That the violence from the immigrant community is being increasingly aimed at Jews or people they assume are Jews is alarming," it added.
  • Lawmakers warn Navy, Marines face large fighter jet shortfall

    03/22/2010 8:56:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 552+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/10 | Roxana Tiron
    The Navy and Marine Corps face a much larger shortfall of fighter jets than expected, four senior members of the House Armed Services Committee warned Defense Secretary Robert Gates. In a letter to Gates, the lawmakers said Pentagon assumptions of a shortfall of 100 fighter jets are “too optimistic.” Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) signed the letter along with ranking Republican Rep. Buck McKeon (Calif.). Two other panel members with jurisdiction over Navy programs, Reps. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) and Todd Akin (R-Mo.), also signed the letter to Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...
  • Doctors Warn Medicare Patients Will Have Fewer Options If Congress Allows 21.5% Reduction In Payment

    10/24/2009 8:18:18 AM PDT · by Son House · 66 replies · 2,407+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | October 24, 2009 | By Monica Scott
    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., center, flanked Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., discuss "the urgent need for health insurance reform". GRAND RAPIDS — Senior citizens will find it harder to find a doctor who accepts Medicare if Congress does not stop a 21.5 percent cut in payment rates, say physicians and hospitals. “We might as well start building bigger emergency rooms, because that’s where people will be if they don’t have access to a regular physician,” said Micki Benz, vice president of development for Saint Mary’s Health Care. “In the end, people’s care will suffer, and...
  • Obama's Job plan for America: One day we will ALL be working for ACORN

    I have pieced together how much ACORN staff members make and what does the Job entails. All information from ACORN.
  • Torah codes predict, and warn about, Obama presidency

    01/20/2009 6:14:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies · 7,071+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | November 7, 2008 | staff
    Two Jewish researchers, Joel Gallis and Dr. Robert Wolf, asserted with utter certainty in May 2007, long before Barack Hussein Obama had won his first primary and when it appeared that Hillary Clinton was a sure thing, that he would be the next president of the United States. More recently, in August 2008, the scholars reported that Obama's name "intersects" with a passage in the apocalyptic book of Daniel, Chapter 7, and specifically Daniel 7:25, which speaks of the last "king" who would oppress God's people under the rubric of bringing about "change" to the world. The scholars show that...
  • Experts warn of attack clues in Bin Laden video

    09/08/2007 11:48:23 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 69 replies · 2,531+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | September 8, 2007 | AFP
    WASHINGTON - Intelligence experts scouring the latest video of Osama bin Laden for clues warned on Saturday that his message offers hints that Al-Qaeda is planning another attack on US interests. In his first video appearance in three years, the elusive Al-Qaeda chief mocks the United States as "weak" and vows to escalate fighting in Iraq, all the while using language similar to the kind used ahead of other past attacks. At times, bin Laden speaks directly to Americans, using plain language that "appears to be crafted in a way as to be understood by the average person on the...
  • Islamic militants warn Austria, Germany

    03/11/2007 11:39:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 566+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/07 | Salah Nasrawi - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Islamic militants threatened to attack Germany and Austria unless the two European nations break ranks with the U.S. and withdraw their personnel from Afghanistan, according to a Web statement. "Germany will face more threats and dangers if it doesn't withdraw its troops from Afghanistan," an unidentified speaker said in a video statement posted Saturday on an Islamic Web site used by al-Qaida-linked militants. The authenticity of the video could not be verified, but it was released by the Voice of the Caliphate, which is said to be run by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida group. The unidentified speaker,...
  • Senators warn against war with Iran (Obama, Hagel, Voinovich, Biden "frustrated" over Bush policy)

    01/30/2007 2:41:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 987+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/07 | Anne Gearan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican and Democratic senators warned Tuesday against a drift toward war with an emboldened Iran and suggested the Bush administration was missing a chance to engage its longtime adversary in potentially helpful talks over next-door Iraq. "What I think many of us are concerned about is that we stumble into active hostilities with Iran without having aggressively pursued diplomatic approaches, without the American people understanding exactly what's taking place," Sen. Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record), D-Ill., told John Negroponte, who is in line to become the nation's No. 2 diplomat as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's deputy....
  • Gazans warn pope to accept Islam

    09/18/2006 12:51:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 83 replies · 1,697+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/18/06 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Citing the words of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslim religious leaders in the Gaza Strip on Sunday warned Pope Benedict XVI that he must "accept" Islam if he wanted to live in peace. The warning, the first of its kind, came as many Christians in the West Bank expressed anger over a spate of attacks on churches in protest against remarks made by the pope about the Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad. Two more churches in the West Bank were targeted on Sunday in protest against the pope's remarks, bringing to seven the number of churches that have been attacked over...
  • There's More Than One Bird Flu, Experts Warn

    05/03/2006 7:04:49 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 395+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-3-2006 | Shaoni Bhattacharya
    There's more than one bird flu, experts warn 16:13 03 May 2006 news service Shaoni Bhattacharya, Singapore The deadly H5N1 bird flu which is currently sweeping across the globe is not the only potential candidate virus for the next human flu pandemic strain, experts have warned. At an international meeting of top scientists and policymakers in Singapore on Wednesday, several other avian flu viruses were highlighted. Hiroshi Kida, at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, told New Scientist he was concerned that only the H5N1 virus was being considered in terms of producing a human vaccine. “There are other possibilities,”...
  • Computer Researchers Warn of Net Attacks

    03/16/2006 12:22:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 566+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu Mar 16, 5:27 AM ET | TED BRIDIS,
    WASHINGTON - A new variety of unusually powerful Internet attacks can overwhelm popular Web sites and disrupt e-mails by exploiting the computers that help manage global Internet traffic, according to security researchers. First detected late last year, the new attacks direct such massive amounts of spurious data against victim computers that even flagship technology companies could not cope. In one of the early cases examined, the unknown assailant apparently seized control of an Internet name server in South Africa and deliberately corrupted its contents. Name servers are specialized computers that help direct Internet traffic to its destinations. The attacker then...
  • CA: Governor, Feinstein warn fast action needed on Sacramento levees

    02/22/2006 7:39:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 424+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/22/06 | Erica Werner - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento could suffer catastrophic flooding unless the river levees in the region are repaired quickly, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other officials warned Wednesday after a helicopter tour. "We are literally today one storm or one big earthquake away from a major disaster," Schwarzenegger said at a news conference atop a levee separating the Sacramento River from a neighborhood just yards away. "Now we have seen what happened with Katrina - I think that woke everyone up." Sacramento has less than 100-year flood protection, the lowest of any large urban area in the nation, according...
  • Security Experts Warn of Kama Sutra Worm (Feb. 3rd WormWatch)

    01/25/2006 4:55:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 594+ views
    NewsFactor on Yahoo ^ | 1/25/06 | Walaika K. Haskins
    Security analysts are warning computer users about a new and potentially destructive Internet worm that can obliterate important documents. The worm, called Kama Sutra, is making the rounds now, but is scheduled to execute its first massive attack on February 3. Detected last week, the malicious worm targets computers running Windows and spreads primarily by copying itself to shared network locations and then sending itself to e-mail addresses found on afflicted computers. With subject lines that read "the best videoclip ever," "give me a kiss," and "school girl fantasies gone bad," the worm entices computer users to open the attached...
  • Rice, Cheney Warn of Iranian Nuclear Threat, Urge U.N. Action

    01/13/2006 5:21:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 367+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Petty Officer 3rd Class John R. Guardiano, USN
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2006 – Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have denounced the Iranian government's resumption of uranium enrichment research and urged that the matter be referred to the U. N. Security Council for more intense and effective diplomatic actions. The Iranian government "appears to be on the path to develop nuclear weapons," Cheney said on the nationally syndicated Tony Snow radio program Jan. 11. "This is an increasingly significant problem that the world is going to have to address." Speaking at a Washington news briefing yesterday, Rice agreed. The U.N. Security Council, she said,...
  • LA Authorities Warn Of More Booby-Trapped Pens

    12/06/2005 8:19:16 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 668+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-7-2005 | Dan Glaister
    LA authorities warn of more booby-trapped pens Dan Glaister in Los Angeles Wednesday December 7, 2005 The Guardian (UK) The authorities in Los Angeles have issued a warning to pupils after the discovery of three exploding pens. The latest booby-trapped device went off on Friday morning when a pupil picked up a marker pen lying on the floor in the boys' toilets. It went off in his hands. In August two other devices went off at El Monte district schools, injuring two others. The victims suffered minor burns and scratches on their hands and faces. Article continues
  • Children"s Author: Warn Kids About Liberals ("Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed")

    09/13/2005 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies · 2,619+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/13/05
    Children"s Author: Warn Kids About Liberals Tue Sep 13, 3:00 AM ET (PRWEB) - Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2005 - – The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina has exposed an ugly truth about liberals, and parents need to teach this to their kids, according to the author of a controversial upcoming children"s book. Katharine DeBrecht — the author of the soon-to-be-released "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" (Kids Ahead; hardcover: $15.95; ISBN 0976726904) — dismisses the notion that parents should not talk to their young kids about politics. If anything, she claims, the behavior of liberals following...
  • Beware the Russian bear, Lech Walesa warns West

    08/29/2005 7:16:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 328 replies · 3,937+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 30, 2005 | Roger Boyes
    LECH WALESA stepped down from the barricades yesterday and issued a warning to the West: beware of Russia! One of the world’s best-known revolutionaries was giving his swansong — he will resign this week from Solidarity, the union he led to help shatter communism — to journalists eager to know whether his revolution was ready to roll eastwards. Warsaw is abuzz with rumours about how the West and in particular Poland, should force the hand of President Lukashenko of Belarus. Mr Walesa sounded an unusually nervous note. The Russian bear, he said, should not be provoked by an over-ambitious West...
  • China, Russia warn of world domination (irritated with U.S. policy - WAAAA Alert!)

    07/01/2005 9:08:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 681+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/1/05 | Vladimir Isachenkov - AP
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russia and China warned other nations Friday against attempts to dominate global affairs and interfere in the domestic issues of sovereign nations in what appeared to be a veiled expression of their irritation with U.S. policy. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao signed a joint declaration after two days of talks calling for a stronger United Nations role in global affairs and opposing attempts "to impose models of social and political development from outside." The two leaders also urged other states to renounce "striving for monopoly and domination in international affairs and attempts to divide nations into...
  • Energy Officials Warn of Summer Electricity Woes (FERC comments at SF electricity conference)

    06/03/2005 9:52:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 562+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/3/05 | Bloomberg/Reuters wires
    California and federal energy officials warned Thursday that the electricity system in Southern California would face hard times this summer, especially if the weather was unusually hot, and that next summer might be even rougher. The southern half of the state "is the worst electricity supply situation in the entire country," Joseph Kelliher, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said at an electricity conference in San Francisco. "It's indisputable that there are problems, and some problems have remained for some time," he said. FERC Chairman Patrick H. Wood III, reflecting on the chaotic blackout days of the California...
  • North Korea On Brink Of First Nuclear Blast, Warn Americans

    05/06/2005 5:37:40 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 926+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-7-2005 | Fancis Harris
    North Korea on brink of first nuclear blast, warn Americans By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 07/05/2005) America's spy satellites have detected frenetic activity in North Korea indicating that the secretive Stalinist state is on the verge of detonating a nuclear weapon for the first time. The preparations include the construction of a reviewing stand that might be used by Pyongyang's leadership to observe a test explosion. Intelligence officers regard that as highly significant since Kim Jong-il's regime constructed a similar stand seven years ago when it fired a new missile over Japan, an act which triggered a major regional...
  • States warn of Medicaid fund crisis

    02/21/2005 7:31:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 418+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/21/05 | Margaret Talev
    WASHINGTON - For many of America's cash-strapped governors meeting in Washington this week, the Social Security debate represents an unwelcome distraction from what they see as a far more pressing crisis: how states are to pay for Medicaid, the health safety net for the nation's poor and disabled. "Even in the worst-case scenario, Social Security isn't going to go broke until 2042," said Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, a Democrat and chairman of the National Governors Association, who is among a group of governors in talks with the Bush administration and Congress over how to reshape Medicaid and get a grip...
  • New York Times warns against US military intervention in Iran

    01/27/2005 10:17:33 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 67 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | 01/27/2005 | AFP
    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (AFP) - The New York Times editorial board warned the US administration Wednesday against military intervention in Iran, insisting it would do "more harm than good." In an editorial entitled "Military Rumblings on Iran," the daily expressed concern over seemingly bellicose remarks by various administration officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, who last week placed Iran at the top of a list of issues that concern the United States. "These hawkish rumblings eerily recall the months before the American invasion of Iraq, when some of the same officials pressed hardest for military action, while the president remained...
  • Ad Regulators Warn FCUK Again for Double Entendre

    01/14/2005 5:27:54 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 1,574+ views
    yahoo news ^ | Wed Jan 12 | Jeffrey Goldfarb
    LONDON (Reuters) - UK advertising regulators signaled a weariness of the double entendre used by French Connection to sell its FCUK brand and warned the clothing chain again, this time over a promotion for its line of fragrances. In an ad placed for French Connection by Zirh International in the Boots pharmacy chain's magazine, a picture of a young couple sitting on a bed in their underwear included fold-out samples of perfume with the phrases "open here to try fcuk her" and "open here to try fcuk him." Though it received just two complaints, the UK's self-regulatory Advertising Standards Authority...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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