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  • JFK allowed passengers arriving on international flight to exit without going through Customs

    01/25/2016 6:37:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/23/16 | Victoria Bekiempis, Denis Slattery
    Passengers arriving at Kennedy Airport on an international flight were allowed to exit the busy hub without going through Customs -- for at least the second time in recent months, the Daily News has learned. Bumbling airline and security officials let travelers on American Airlines Flight 1223 from Cancun, Mexico, out of the airport on Monday morning without having their passports or bags checked, sources told The News. The security lapse mirrored a similar incident involving another American Airlines flight in November. A 34-year-old man who had been in Cancun to attend three Phish concerts told The News he was...
  • Obama the man without a plan

    07/22/2011 11:13:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 7/22/11 | Mark Steyn
    Earlier this month, Moody's downgraded Irish government debt to junk. Which left the Irish somewhat peeved. The Department of Finance pointed out that it had met all the "quantitative fiscal targets" imposed by the European Union, and the National Treasury Management Agency said that Ireland was sufficiently flush "to cover all its financing requirements until the end of 2013." Which is more than the government of the United States can say. That's not the only difference between the auld sod and America. In Europe, austerity is in the air, and in the headlines:
  • Without Mubarak, there is no Israeli attack on Iran

    02/12/2011 9:13:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/12/11 | Aluf Benn
    Most Israelis were either born or immigrated to this country during the period in which Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt. This is the reality they know. And this is the significance of the stability that Mubarak provided them with. (Snip) The best case scenario, in his view, even if it is less likely, is that Egypt will become like Turkey before the era of Erdogan: a pro-American country, controlled by the military. Netanyahu shared with Mubarak his concerns about the growing strength of Iran. Egypt played a key role in the Sunni, the "moderate," axis, which lined up alongside Israel
  • Tax Hike Hinged on Legislator with 1 Week of Experience

    01/13/2011 10:13:19 AM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | January 13, 2011 | Andy Shaw
    “She” is Kathy Moore, a Lincoln Park friend and former public school teacher who was put in that unenviable position by the stark reality of political hide-and-seek. Or, in this case, seek-and-hide. Her reliably Democratic 11th District, which includes Lincoln Park and Lakeview, elected a brand new state representative, Ann Williams, in November, to replace John Fritchey, a popular long-time rep who won election to a seat on the Cook County Board. Fritchey began his new job in December, so Williams could have been sworn in as a state rep a month ago to represent the district in the lame-duck...
  • Doctors without Dollars

    10/03/2010 10:49:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    www.kevinpezzi.com ^ | Kevin Pezzi
    The February 12, 2007 issue of Time magazine included an interesting article by Scott Haig, M.D. entitled Doctors without Dollars. As Dr. Haig illustrated, the traditional practice of medicine is no longer as lucrative as it once was, so doctors are looking for other ways to make a living. Some
  • "Day Without Mexicans" on Facebook

    05/25/2010 7:21:26 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies · 652+ views
    Facebook ^ | 5/25/10 | raccoonradio
    (Note: link may not work unless you are a facebook member) >>I did not make this up just passing it along..... As you may have already heard, May 25th is the day designated to protest the new immigration law. In reading all the hipe [sic], I have decided to start my own communication about this. Of course, we will not be affected by the activity on the boarder [sic] however, we can contribute by not making any purchases that day. We can help make a dent in the economy by showing how much this country needs us and how we...
  • Think Before You Plunk: Which Charity Will Use Your Haiti Donation Wisely?

    01/15/2010 6:11:22 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 41 replies · 1,125+ views
    Politics Daily/Woman Up ^ | January 15, 2010 | Donna Trussell
    Compassion and concern for the victims of Tuesday's earthquake outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has prompted caring people to make donations to assist in their aid. I had planned to write a quick post discouraging donations to big, bloated, bureaucratic charities with overpaid CEOs and marketing budgets more appropriate for multinational oil companies than nonprofits. But I soon realized that by the time I separated rumors from facts and scandals from smear campaigns, Haiti would be fully rebuilt and I would be serving out my dotage in the Sarah Daft Home. So I'll just suggest as a caution that readers check...
  • Countdown Ratings Declines Continue; Better Off Without Olbermann?

    03/30/2010 2:35:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 872+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | March 30, 2010 | by Bill Gorman
    The ratings declines for Countdown with Keith Olbermann continue. Year over year declines for the first 3 months of 2010 ranged from 40-45% in the cable news advertiser target adults 25-54 demo, and between 21-29% among average viewership.While it’s hard to completely attribute cause and effect to TV ratings, it’s interesting to note that Countdown had better ratings (and a less severe year to year ratings and viewership loss) during the month of March, when Keith wasn’t on the air (he was off from 2/24 until last night) than it did during February (and was approximately on par with...
  • Latino group calls for unity and focus on socioeconomics - (AZ-based Immigrants Without Borders)

    09/09/2006 3:48:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 419+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/8/06 | Hiram Soto
    LOS ANGELES – Immigrants Without Borders is an Arizona-based assistance organization. It doesn't have the multimillion-dollar funding of national Latino organizations, nor does it have their fame. But this regional group has something the others don't: the ability to mobilize immigrants, to organize marches like the ones seen in the past few months and a long list of community contacts. Bringing these two sides together and the development of a long-term social and economic strategy for Latinos are among the goals of the National Latino Congress. Some 1,300 leaders and activists from across the nation are attending the event, which...
  • All-Druse unit returns without single casualty

    08/14/2006 10:56:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,172+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 0:49 | YAAKOV KATZ
    They hiked over 40 kilometers, killed close to 20 Hizbullah guerrillas and spent 32 days in Lebanon without a single casualty. But on Monday, soldiers from the Herev Battalion emerged from battle, sweaty, dusty and tired making history twice - as the first battalion to enter Lebanon and the one to spend the longest amount of time deep in enemy territory under Operation Change of Direction. The battalion, consisting strictly of Druse soldiers from northern Israel, was on its way to take control of the northern border with Lebanon on July 12, when Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were kidnapped...
  • Iraqis take giant step, rebuild without U.S. support

    07/05/2006 5:47:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 407+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brian J. Holloran
    BAGHDADI, Iraq (July 4, 2006) -- An Iraqi man with sweat dripping off of his brow reaches into a bucket to grab a handful of mortar. He spreads the thick paste across a half built wall under the scorching midday sun in Baghdadi, Iraq, June 19. This is a common occurrence in any part of Iraq, but what makes this scene special is that the Iraqis are paying for the labor and materials -- not the American people. "The Iraqis are taking things into their own hands," said Gunnery Sgt. Erik E. Duane, detachment chief, Detachment 1, 3rd Civil Affairs...
  • Brothers Arrested In Terror Raid Released Without Charge (UK)

    06/09/2006 5:30:26 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 363+ views
    Brothers arrested in terror raid freed without charge (Filed: 09/06/2006) Two brothers arrested following a controversial anti-terror raid by police during which one of the them was shot, have been released without charge. Mohammed Abdul Kahar and Abul Koyair were being questioned at London's high security Paddington Green police station after the raid in Forest Gate, east London, last week. But tonight the 20-year-old and 23-year-old were released, and a police spokesman said that the search of their home had been completed. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We appreciate the police operation has caused inconvenience and disruption to the occupants...
  • Quake Victims Could Be Left Without Basic Provisions For Months, Warns President

    05/29/2006 6:16:35 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 378+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-30-2006 | John Aglionby
    Quake victims could be left without basic provisions for months, warns president · Rescuers give up hope of finding more survivors· Homeless and sick face threat of erupting volcano John Aglionby in Yogyakarta Tuesday May 30, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Indonesia's president warned last night it would take months to deal with the basic needs of tens of thousands of earthquake survivors, as rescue teams all but gave up hope of pulling more people alive from the rubble. Relief started trickling through to towns demolished by Saturday's 6.3-magnitude quake that killed at least 4,300 people on Java island, but President...
  • California gets taste of life without immigrant workers

    05/01/2006 4:17:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 216 replies · 4,086+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/1/06 | Lisa Leff - ap
    Chinese food or a hamburger were easy to come by in the Mission District on Monday. Doughnuts or bagels? No problem. But in a neighborhood where every other storefront seems to house a tacqueria, you would have been hard-pressed to find a burrito. With leaders of the national "Day Without Immigrants" calling for an economic boycott, many Hispanic-owned businesses closed for the day in the city's unofficial Latin quarter and throughout California, encouraging employees to participate in the massive protest marches. "Today, no - no working and no buying," said Enrique Varguas, 28, who rescheduled a dozen or so landscaping...
  • CA: Life without 50,000 illegal immigrants (Ventura County)

    04/23/2006 4:28:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,575+ views
    Ventura Star ^ | 4.23.06 | Tom Kisken
    The strawberries and celery could be gone, replaced by fields of wheat or endless checkerboards of pavement, homes and commerce. Fuel and packaging businesses that rely on farms would be wounded but so would construction companies and golf courses. Taxes would go down. Hospitals would have more money to spend on wellness programs that combat diabetes. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department would save $3 million a year in jail costs. There would be more jobs, but maybe not the kind people would want. Wages would rise, but so would the price of a night on the town and the hotel...
  • Hamas Forms Government Without Moderates

    03/18/2006 3:20:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 454+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/06 | Ibrahim Barzak - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas said Saturday it had completed the formation of its government without succeeding to bring in moderate parties, a step that looked likely to only increase the chances of international isolation. The narrow government to be presented to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting Sunday could bring on crippling economic sanctions that the World Bank has warned would devastate the poverty-stricken Palestinian territories. Abbas will approve the Hamas government — which does not include his pragmatic Fatah Party, presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeneh said. But he will warn the Islamic militant group, which is...
  • Providing ‘red carpet’ service, without the carpet

    02/13/2006 3:26:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 13, 2006 | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    /13/2006 - SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Day and night they arrive -- four-star generals, ambassadors. congressional leaders and even Vice President Dick Cheney. Whether they stop for a formal visit or are here en route to another location, a two-person protocol team is there to greet them with a salute and a smile. “We are the first people (distinguished visitors) see when they get off of the plane here,” said Capt. Edgar Lopez, 447th Air Expeditionary Group protocol chief. “We have to present a crisp military image, because that is often what they base their impression of their...
  • A Quandary to Our Queries

    12/21/2005 6:59:55 AM PST · by forty_years · 198+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 21, 2005 | Donnel Jones
    There’s a lot being said about Bush’s wiretapping without a warrant. However, this intrusion into our privacy is nothing new. According to Drudge, Clinton did it and so did Carter. Clinton "authorized to approve physical searches, without a court order" during what it now falsely deemed the golden age of peace during the fat 90s, when our current and real enemies were planning death in secret. So why did Clinton seek such a broad extention of his executive powers? Bush at least has done so with the war against Islamism as an alibi. Ditto for Carter during the Cold War....
  • Alaska anti-gun-control law goes into effect Wednesday

    10/16/2005 1:47:00 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 177 replies · 3,415+ views
    http://www.helenair.com ^ | 10/15/05 | MATT VOLZ
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Starting Wednesday, a new anti-gun-control law in Alaska will allow handgun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit in the seven Alaska cities where permits are now required. Gun owners will be allowed to keep their firearms in their vehicle, even if the car is parked on private property where the owner has a no-gun policy. And, some police chiefs say, local ordinances that ban guns from public buildings such as city halls will no longer be enforceable. Alaska’s new law forbids municipalities from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state law. The National...
  • Iraqi Police Conduct Raid Without Oversight

    10/01/2005 8:31:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 684+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 1, 2005 | Spc. Ben Brody, USA
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 1, 2005 – In the dead of night Sept. 24, Iraqi police with the 2nd Public Order Brigade conducted their first raid without oversight by coalition forces. The mission was directed against members of terrorist groups and criminal gangs in Medain, a district south of Baghdad. In all, the Iraqi police unit detained 20 suspects and confiscated several AK-47 assault rifles. "Medain is a very important area for us to secure - many people suspected of terrorism live in that region," said Brig. Gen. Hamed Aabdullah Abrahim, 2nd POB commander. "Our brigade is conducting qualitative operations, not quantitative,...