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  • Americas Top Fears 2016 (and it ain't globar warming!)

    10/13/2016 12:44:56 PM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    Chapman University ^ | 10-11.16 | Chapman University
    2016 Survey of things Americans fear the most was released this week: Top 10 Fears of 2016 Below is a list of the 10 fears for which the highest percentage of Americans reported being “Afraid,” or “Very Afraid.” Fear Fear Domain % Afraid or Very Afraid Corrupt government officials Government 60.6 Terrorist Attack Manmade Disasters 41 Not having enough money for the future Economic 39.9 Terrorism Crime 38.5 Government restrictions on firearms and ammunition Government 38.5 People I love dying Illness and Death 38.1 Economic/financial collapse Economic 37.5 Identity theft Crime 37.1 People I love becoming seriously ill Illness and...
  • DWS Worries Staff Being 'Priced Out' Good Meal Because of Sequester

    03/24/2013 12:50:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/22/13 | NROVideos
    Wasserman Schultz on Sequester
  • Tech firms' data gathering worries most Californians, poll finds

    04/01/2012 9:59:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/1/12 | David Sarno
    California's high-tech firms make the world's most popular smartphones, social networks and search engines, but there's one asset they're struggling to build: trust. The vast majority of Californians surveyed in a statewide poll are worried about the data collected by Internet and smartphone companies, and most said they distrust even firms known for their ardent fans and tens of millions of daily users. Many of those surveyed in the latest USC Dornsife/Times poll also said they were wary of firms collecting personal information without their knowledge and concerned that personal data could become public or be harvested to sell them...
  • US drops Amritsar from Obama itinerary over headgear worries

    10/19/2010 8:03:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Times of India ^ | 20 October 2010 | Times of India, New Delhi, India
    NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama will not visit Amritsar during his stay in India next month. While there was no official confirmation from the government, sources said the proposal to visit Amritsar had been dropped owing to reservations of US officials over the kind of scarf Obama would have to wear to visit the Golden Temple. The decision was yet to be communicated to the government till late on Tuesday. However, sources said Obama, who will arrive in Mumbai on November 6, will directly come to Delhi now after a day's stay in the country's commercial capital. Earlier, he...
  • BYRON YORK: As economic worries worsen, White House puts on the glitz

    06/01/2010 3:09:50 PM PDT · by Nasher · 14 replies · 877+ views
    Appealdemocrat ^ | June 01, 2010 | Byron York
    You know the basics. The unemployment rate is 9.9 percent. Jobs are still being lost. Worries about the global economy are causing breathtaking volatility on Wall Street. And millions of Americans who still have jobs are worrying more than ever about the safety of their retirement savings. What you may not know is that, during this moment of terrible economic anxiety, the Obama White House found the time -- and the money -- to turn itself, at least for a night, into a showcase of glitzy extravagance. On May 19, the White House held a state dinner for Mexican President...
  • Israeli Worries Weaken As Planes Finally Fly Out of Europe

    04/20/2010 1:27:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 258+ views
    inn ^ | 4/20/10 | Malkah Fleisher
    Concern over the impact on Israel's economy may soon die down, as for the first time in several days, several hundred flights took off for and from Europe Tuesday. On April 14, Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted, leaving a cloud of ash high above Europe. Authorities cancelled all flights, for fear that the ash would enter plane engines and cause them to fail in mid-air. The dearth of flights also brought Israel's international air commerce to a grinding halt. On Sunday, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz mulled calling a special meeting of the Finance Ministry to discuss the impact of the phenomenon...
  • More than a bad day: Worries Grow that Obama & Co. have a Competence Problem

    03/16/2009 5:00:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies · 2,671+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/16/09 | Michael Goodwin
    Not long ago, after a string of especially bad days for the Obama administration, a veteran Democratic pol approached me with a pained look on his face and asked, "Do you think they know what they're doing?" The question caught me off guard because the man is a well-known Obama supporter. As we talked, I quickly realized his asking suggested his own considerable doubts. Yes, it's early, but an eerily familiar feeling is spreading across party lines and seeping into the national conversation. It's a nagging doubt about the competency of the White House. It was during George W. Bush's...
  • More than a bad day: Worries grow that Barack Obama & Co. have a competence problem

    03/15/2009 8:54:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies · 2,342+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/15/09 | Michael Goodwin
    Not long ago, after a string of especially bad days for the Obama administration, a veteran Democratic pol approached me with a pained look on his face and asked, "Do you think they know what they're doing?"
  • Iran's influence in Latin America worries U.S.

    05/07/2008 9:23:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 188+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/7/08 | Adriana Garcia
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is making allies in Latin America to counter Washington's traditional influence in the region and could use them to threaten U.S. security, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday. "We are worried that in the event of a conflict with Iran, that it would attempt to use its presence in the region to conduct such activities against us," Thomas Shannon, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere, told Reuters. Left-wing governments in Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia have all become allies of Iran in recent years, and other countries in Latin America have...
  • Japan climate proposal worries activists (Trouble in a Green Paradise ahead? Go Japan! Pull OUT!)

    12/05/2007 2:53:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 71+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/07 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    BALI, Indonesia - In an opening gambit, Japan has proposed that the Bali climate conference pursue a broad "least common denominator" approach to negotiating new controls on global-warming gases. Environmentalists couldn't think less of it. The proposal says nothing about making future targets for emission reductions legally binding — the principle underlying the current Kyoto Protocol. "Is Japan scrapping the Kyoto Protocol on its 10th birthday?" asked Japanese environmentalist Kyoko Kawasaka. A Canadian colleague spoke of a "plot" by Japan and the United States to block a new Kyoto-style global agreement. Japanese officials protest that they are simply trying to...
  • Hamilton worries about prospects in Iraq

    07/16/2007 1:24:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 586+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/07 | Calvin Woodward - ap
    WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, said Monday he's "extremely doubtful" that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will be able to secure the country and allow American forces to leave any time soon. President Bush, however, reaffirmed his strong support for al-Maliki. And in what has become a drumbeat from the region, yet another military commander said Monday it would be a mistake to draw down U.S. troops just as the buildup is making its best progress. "There is no chance that the Iraqi forces could take over at any time, or certainly by the...
  • Optimism over growth, worries over climate at Davos (World Economic Forum 2007 opens)

    01/24/2007 9:29:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 289+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Giles Hewitt
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - World business and political leaders have tempered optimism over global economic growth with concern over climate change as they kicked off their elite annual retreat in Davos. The four-day gathering of movers and shakers in the Swiss ski resort boasted the usual impressive guest list, with delegates able to flit from a breakfast with Microsoft founder Bill Gates to an evening audience with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The theme of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting -- "The Shifting Power Equation" -- sought to take in everything from the growing geopolitical clout of Asia to...
  • Troubled waters - Plan to increase California's marine protected areas worries fishing industry

    09/17/2006 1:53:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 412+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/17/06 | Terry Rogers
    Aided by a governor who has promised to preserve the coast, California is expanding its network of areas where fishing and other marine harvesting are banned or restricted. The idea is to better safeguard the diversity and abundance of marine life by limiting those activities in key habitats such as lagoons, bays, kelp forests, rocky reefs and the edges of marine canyons. California already has 80 “marine protected areas” covering about 4 percent of state waters, but scientists agree that most of those sites are too small to help depleted species rebound. “No other state in the Union has done...
  • War on terror ruling worries GOP lawmakers

    07/02/2006 1:12:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 896+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/2/06 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Mitch McConnell (news, bio, voting record), R-Ky., said Sunday that Congress must address the Supreme Court's "very disturbing" finding that international law applies to the Bush administration's conduct of the war on terror. Thursday's Supreme Court ruling embracing Article 3 of the Geneva Accords in the military commission case of Osama bin Laden's former driver strikes at the heart of the White House's legal position in the war on al-Qaida. McConnell, the second-ranking GOP leader in the Senate, said the 5-3 court decision "means that American servicemen potentially could be accused of war crimes. "I think Congress...
  • CA: Delicate immigration dance Election worries affecting governor, Fox on eve of visit

    05/24/2006 8:04:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 378+ views ^ | 5/23/06 | Carla Marinucci
    When Mexican President Vicente Fox stars at an official state dinner in Sacramento on Thursday night -- during a trip that includes a visit with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a speech to the Legislature -- his famous "enchilada completa" still won't be on the menu. That was the recipe for immigration reform that the Mexican president promised to lobby hard to achieve in his six-year administration: a guest worker program; a path to legalization for millions of Mexican immigrants, legal or illegal, in the United States; and agreements from both sides of the border to protect Mexican workers from human...
  • Iran Leader Dismisses Nuke Program Worries (move along folks, We're just enriching some uranium.)

    05/10/2006 2:01:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 210+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/06 | Chris Brummitt
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Iran's president on Wednesday dismissed Western concerns over its nuclear program as "a big lie," a day after key U.N. Security Council members agreed to present Tehran with a choice of incentives or sanctions in deciding whether to suspend uranium enrichment. Meanwhile, in a letter to Time magazine published on its Web site, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered new options for solving the impasse with the United States and its allies. Hassan Rohani, Iran's former top nuclear negotiator, said Tehran would consider ratifying an International Atomic Energy Agency protocol that provides for intrusive...
  • White 'Ingratitude' Worries Tutu

    05/01/2006 6:57:18 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies · 1,429+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-2-2006
    White 'ingratitude' worries Tutu Archbishop Tutu and Mr de Klerk are both Nobel peace laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said South Africa's white community has not shown enough appreciation of the generosity shown to them by black South Africans. Ex-President FW de Klerk said in turn that black citizens should be grateful to whites for surrendering power. Archbishop Tutu headed the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission which began work in April 1996. In an interview with BBC News, he said the commission failed to engage the white community sufficiently. He also expressed concern about social inequalities and levels of poverty...
  • Iran-EU talks' message worries Israel

    02/21/2006 6:51:27 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 206+ views ^ | Feb. 21, 2006 | Herb Keinon
    Iran-EU talks' message worries Israel Herb Keinon and AP, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 21, 2006 Israeli officials expressed "disappointment" Monday that the EU was holding talks in Brussels with Iran's foreign minister, saying this was the time to disengage from the Iranians, not enter into a dialogue with them. According to the officials, the visit by the Iranian foreign minister to Brussels, as well as a visit by an Iranian delegation to Russia to discuss Moscow's proposal that Russia enrich uranium for Iran, was meant to buy Teheran more time. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to meet on...
  • Some "Don't Worry- Be Happy !" Resolutions for 2006

    01/02/2006 4:07:45 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 3 replies · 358+ views
    The morning Paper | 01/02/06 | vanity
    Some “ Don’t Worry !” Resolutions After much thought, and long hours of agonizing soul-searching – (Oh, all right !) After roughly 30 milliseconds of meditation, I have decided there are at least seven things I am NOT going to worry about in 2006. 1. UFOs and /or the threat of invasion by Wiolawa’s (Don’t ask !) Lizard People. 2. Whether the reunited lovers of Brokeback Mountain will find true happiness – or experience commitment issues. 3. The looming shadow of Zionist world domination . 4. Whether Janet Jackson will get the opportunity to have another “wardrobe mishap”. 5. Whether...
  • U.N. worries about human rights in Iran

    11/18/2005 4:54:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 303+ views
    AP on Yahoo Asia ^ | 11/18/05 | Nick Wadhams - ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A U.N. committee passed a resolution Friday expressing concern about human rights violations in Iran, deploring its use of torture, discrimination against women and intimidation of political opponents. The resolution, proposed by Canada, demands Iran stop executing people under 18, discriminating against ethnic and religious minorities, and intimidating defense lawyers, journalists and the opposition. It passed by a vote of 77 to 51, with 46 nations abstaining. "The government of Iran should be singled out and a strong message should be sent that their human rights record and practices are unacceptable," Canada's U.N. Ambassador Alan Rock...
  • Return of the alien invaders

    06/28/2005 4:25:04 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 23 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Monday, June 27, 2005 | Stephen Humphries
    Tales of a nation under attack, which recur when public anxiety rises, multiply at theaters and on TV. Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" is acutely attuned to the zeitgeist of post-9/11 America. In this adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, Earth is still the most desirable piece of real estate in the Milky Way, the envy of the galactic neighborhood. But this retelling of the alien-invasion story, set in modern-day New Jersey rather than Wells' Edwardian London, tacitly acknowledges American fears of an attack on US cities. A principal aspect of the film is the way a nation unites...
  • Iran announcement renews worries about nuclear weapons

    09/01/2004 9:25:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 302+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/1/04 | Goerge Jahn - AP
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Iran has announced plans to turn tons of uranium into a substance that can be used to make nuclear weapons, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Wednesday in a report stoking concern about Tehran's nuclear agenda. The confidential report of the International Atomic Energy Agency said the agency had been informed that the Islamic Republic planned to process more than 40 tons of raw uranium into uranium hexafluoride. Uranium hexafluoride is spun in centrifuges to produce enriched uranium, which in turn can be used to generate power or make nuclear warheads, depending on the degree of...
  • Major Fiscal Worries Not on Anyone's Agenda

    07/27/2004 10:59:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 247+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/27/04 | Janet Hook
    BOSTON — Sen. John F. Kerry has given scores of policy speeches in his bid for the presidency, issued reams of position papers, and guided the 37-page platform on major issues that the Democratic National Convention will adopt today. But Kerry and the platform are vague or silent on some of the far-reaching issues that will confront the next president: how to address the burgeoning budget deficit and the financial instability of Social Security and Medicare. Kerry has said he wants to halve the deficit in four years, but independent experts have questioned whether that promise squares with costly domestic...
  • U.K. central bank sounds warning Central bank worries hedge funds

    06/28/2004 3:26:21 PM PDT · by take · 1 replies · 189+ views ^ | June 28, 2004 | Steve Goldstein
    U.K. central bank sounds warning Central bank worries hedge funds taking same strategies LONDON (CBS.MW) -- The Bank of England, one of the world's most closely watched central banks, and Man Group, the largest publicly traded manager of hedge funds, are located not even a mile away in London's financial district, but their views are a galaxy apart. Their varying viewpoints were reinforced Monday, when the Bank of England warned that hedge funds, such as those operated by Man (UK:EMG: news, chart, profile), are a threat to market stability, on the same day the fund manager said it had raised...
  • Allard fields immigration, job worries Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo.,

    01/17/2004 6:06:51 PM PST · by fatso · 4 replies · 224+ views ^ | January 17, 2004 | Alisha Jeter
    Allard fields immigration, job worries In his first town meeting of the year, Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., addressed heated concerns regarding immigration, free trade and jobs. About 30 residents of Broomfield and surrounding cities Wednesday questioned Allard most extensively on President Bush's recently released immigration plan and other related issues. The two-term Republican senator said he needed to research the details of the plan, which would allow illegal immigrants to register with the government and obtain three-year work periods. Several in the audience bashed the plan and urged Allard to oppose it, calling it everything from part of a war...
  • New Colorado Flu Deaths Spur Wider Worries

    12/03/2003 6:00:33 PM PST · by blam · 94 replies · 482+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 12-3-2003
    New Colo. Flu Deaths Spur Wider Worries DENVER - Two more Colorado children have died from the flu, raising the statewide total to at least five in an early outbreak that could be a sign of a severe flu season for the country, health officials said. The number of confirmed flu cases in Colorado has grown to more than 6,300, health officials said Wednesday — just over more than the number from the last two seasons combined. The flu season normally peaks in January and February and runs through April. The latest victims were a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old from...
  • Ancient Find Raises Worries About Workers

    10/22/2003 4:20:49 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 208+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 10-22-2003 | Emily Heffter
    Ancient find raises worries about workers By Emily Heffter Times Snohomish County bureau A Snohomish County road crew doing routine maintenance unearthed a Stillaguamish tribal archaeological site two weeks ago in the Silvana area. The county halted the project after tribal members pointed out that it was atop an ancient Indian-village site, but the close call has raised concerns about how cautious county work crews are when they dig. Stillaguamish tribal members say some of the artifacts at the site are between 8,000 and 10,000 years old — some of the oldest artifacts on the continent. The findings haven't been...
  • No worries about terror? Donate to Hillary

    09/25/2003 5:07:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 760+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/18/03 | Byron York
    No worries about terror? Donate to Hillary Byron York Forget about her book. If you’re looking for truly revealing words from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), check out her latest fundraising appeal. “Please join HILLPAC,” Clinton writes in a mass mailing for her political action committee. “We need to win the next election for working moms and dads, who are counting on us to help get our economy moving;” for “school children who are counting on us to make sure they won’t lose more schools and teachers to budget cuts;” for “seniors who are counting on us to protect their...
  • Worries Grow With Dean Surge --- Democratic leaders: He can't beat Bush

    08/05/2003 7:53:18 AM PDT · by bedolido · 56 replies · 236+ views
    NewsDay ^ | 08/05/03 | Ken Fireman
    Washington - His face stares out at voters this week from the covers of both Time and Newsweek as well as television screens in early primary states - and even the president's home turf. "Has anyone really stood up against George Bush and his policies?" asks Howard Dean in a spot running on three local stations in Austin, Texas, where Bush sat as governor for six years before moving to the White House. "Don't you think it's time somebody did?" Dean, the former Vermont governor, has transformed himself from longshot to serious contender for next year's Democratic presidential nomination by...
  • U.S. ponders worst-case scenarios

    02/17/2003 8:18:20 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 16 replies · 430+ views
    International Herald Tribune Online ^ | Tuesday, February 18, 2003 | David E. Sanger and Thom Shanker
    (WASHINGTON) Senior Bush administration officials are for the first time openly discussing a subject they have sidestepped during the massive buildup of forces around Iraq: what could go wrong not only during an attack, but especially in the aftermath of an invasion. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has a four-to-five-page typewritten catalog of risks he keeps in his desk drawer. He refers to it constantly, updates it regularly and has incorporated suggestions from senior military commanders into it and discussed it with President George W. Bush. The list includes a "concern about Saddam Hussein using weapons of mass destruction against his...
  • "Jihad Jitters" Just A False Scare? - Response To Break-In Sparks Water Worries

    01/23/2003 5:09:55 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 1 replies · 148+ views
    TBO News ^ | 23 Jan, 2003 | JAN HOLLINGSWORTH
    TAMPA - Two weekends ago, someone broke into a Volusia County water treatment plant. No one can say who or why or even exactly when the intrusion took place. But whoever it was had access to more than 500,000 gallons of purified drinking water, and that was enough to persuade state officials to pull the plug on 15,000 water customers. The water has been tested and given a clean bill of health. But the fact that Volusia water managers waited more than 30 hours to report the break-in has prompted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to issue an emergency...