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  • Khadr tied to al-Qaeda as far back as 1988

    02/01/2003 4:50:44 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 2,646+ views
    National Post ^ | Februari 01 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Canada bankrolled man's aid agency during that time U.S. authorities have tied a Canadian aid worker to the al-Qaeda terrorist network as far back as 1988, almost a decade before the Canadian government cut off funding to his Ottawa-based Muslim charity. Evidence unsealed by a U.S. judge in Chicago shows Ahmed Said Khadr had dealings with senior al-Qaeda leaders while being financed by the Canadian International Development Agency. Although CIDA stopped giving aid money to Mr. Khadr in 1997 after he was arrested for allegedly bombing an embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, the documents allege he was working with al-Qaeda long...
  • Companies need to step in to help feed families hurt by budget cuts

    06/30/2017 11:55:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 30, 2017 | Kevin Johnson, Jilly Stephens and Diana Aviv
    The United States is a nation built on the values of equal opportunity, hard work and self-determination. It prides itself on the belief that in this land of opportunity any woman, man and child should be able to reach their full potential. The challenge is to create the environment in which people can thrive. That includes a strong social compact in which government, business and the social (non-profit) sector invest in the well-being of individuals and families and ensure pathways to opportunity and success. At the most basic level that begins with ensuring access to life's basic needs, including quality,...
  • Waco ambulance crew stops to mow lawn for woman, 98

    06/30/2017 3:35:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 30 JUNE 2017 | KWTX
    WACO, Texas (KWTX) An East Texas Medical Center ambulance crew stopped to help Wednesday after spotting a 98-year-old woman mowing her lawn in the June heat. One ETMC paramedic and two EMTs were between calls Wednesday when they spotted Margaret Durham in the 3600 block of Windsor Avenue. She appeared to be overheated, an ETMC spokesman said, so the ambulance turned around and headed back to the house, and the crew finished the mowing job. "She's elderly and looked exhausted," said paramedic Kent Haney. "She was on a dangerous slope of the yard, possibly could fall and lose control of...
  • Social Security Is Not A Benefit. It Is A Right That One Has Paid For!

    06/30/2017 9:36:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 106 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming) needs to get his facts straight about social security. You pay 6.5% as an employee, Your employer pays 6.5%. You pay 1.5% to Medicare, Total 14.5%. If you are self-employed you must pay the 14.5% yourself. How could he say, because senior citizens expect their social security and medicare benefits when they retire, they are greedy? “Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.”
  • Why Cash Remains Sacred in American Churches

    06/23/2017 1:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | June 23, 2017 | James Hudnut-Beumler
    On Tuesday, June 27, it will be 50 years since the first automated cash dispenser – which came to be known as an automated teller machine (ATM) – was inaugurated in London. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. I belong to the generation who stood 45 minutes to an hour to deposit or cash checks in the pre-ATM era. I remember getting yelled at for taking my bicycle through the drive-up line at the National Bank of Detroit to avoid the much longer line inside. It did not take me very long to become an early...
  • Trump debuts on Washington social scene at theater gala

    06/04/2017 8:01:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made his debut on Washington's social circuit on Sunday by headlining an annual fundraiser for Ford's Theater, scene of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Trump, accompanied by his wife, first lady Melania Trump, said he was glad to help continue "this long tradition of preserving one of America's most important theaters and honoring one of its greatest presidents and recognizing some of its most accomplished citizens." Trump said Ford's Theater contributes to the "vibrant culture of our nation's capital" and does "tremendous work" educating Americans about "a leader who preserved our nation in its single greatest...
  • Trump's proposed budget would cut $2.2 billion from global health spending

    05/25/2017 1:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio's Goats and Soda ^ | May 25, 2017 | Nurith Aizenman
    U.S. aid for international family planning would be eliminated. Programs to combat HIV/AIDS in the world's poorest countries would be slashed by 17 percent. Efforts to fight malaria would be chopped by 11 percent. Those are just some of the cuts to global health spending called for by President Trump in the proposed budget he unveiled this week. On one level the reductions did not come as a surprise. Trump had already made clear in his "skinny budget" proposal, released in March, that he wanted to lower spending on foreign assistance by more than a third. Yet advocates for global...
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s Moving Story Shows Why Private Charity Trumps Government

    05/05/2017 12:23:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 4, 2017 | Beverly Hallberg
    In his emotional monologue a few nights ago, Jimmy Kimmel told us a heartbreaking story with a happy ending.His newborn son, Billy, was diagnosed with a heart disease and underwent immediate surgery—which thankfully was successful.Millions have since watched and sympathized with the comedian and his family—crying when he cried, rejoicing when he rejoiced.No one ever wants that diagnosis to be their story. It’s scary, especially when you consider that a solution comes in the form of open heart surgery on the tiniest of chest cavities.Kimmel was right to praise the doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai Hospital and the Children’s...
  • Chelsea Clinton receives award for volunteering with her family's foundation after insisting ...

    04/26/2017 7:16:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Complete Headline: Chelsea Clinton receives award for volunteering with her family's foundation after insisting she's not running for public office The former First Daughter was presented with the City Harvest Award for Commitment on Tuesday night at a gala for the hunger-fighting organization Despite making several public appearances in recent months, Clinton has previously shut down rumors that she would be running for public office She said 'no child should go hungry' as she spoke at the New York event Tuesday's event was also attended by Chrissy Teigen, and Martha Stewart Chelsea Clinton urged the importance of fighting hunger as...
  • Vanity: Knights of Columbus -Who are they? What are the? Comments please!

    04/21/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by hillarynot · 83 replies
    I'm giving a talk in early June to a group on the topic of the Knights of Columbus, Who are they? What are they? What have they done for our community in the past; what can they do for our community in the future? What are public perceptions of the Knights of Columbus? I'll also cover some very interesting history of the local Council which has been around for nearly 120 years. I suspect there are members of the Knights of Columbus who don't really know the answers to these questions. I'm interested in what non-members of the public think,...
  • Trump administration negotiates US prisoner release in Egypt: report

    04/20/2017 8:18:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | April 20, 2017 | John Bowden
    A U.S. charity worker returned home after President Trump and aides quietly worked to secure her release from from an Egyptian jail after nearly three years, according to the Washington Post. Aya Hijazi, a U.S. citizen, her Egyptian husband Mohamed Hassanein and four other humanitarian workers were freed after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiation by the Trump administration.
  • IKEA & Goodwill Industries Int'l partner to host their first nat'l 'furniture take back' activity...

    04/20/2017 11:20:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    PR Newswire ^ | April 20, 2017
    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IKEA US announced today that on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., as part of the 'IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way Event', IKEA US stores* (41 of 43 stores) and Goodwill Industries International will partner together to host their first national furniture take back activity. At this time, customers can come to the IKEA parking lot where a Goodwill® truck will be present to receive their donated used furniture. In exchange, IKEA is giving these customers a coupon for $20 off a $150 IKEA purchase (valid 4/22-5/21/2017). **...
  • Conservatives Do Believe in Social Justice. Here’s What Our Vision Looks Like.

    04/01/2017 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 17, 2017 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Last month, America lost a great defender of freedom, Michael Novak.Novak was committed to rightly ordered liberty and cared deeply about the principles and practices that produce it. His enormous body of work emphasized the cultural prerequisites for political and economic freedom, as he stressed that economic conservativism and social conservatism are indivisible.In the words of Heritage Foundation founder Ed Feulner, “Michael forced those of us trained in the dismal science of economics to explain that we should be more than ‘free to choose’—rather we should be free to make good free choices.”Last year, I was the recipient of the...
  • Helpful but Inadequate: Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?

    03/26/2017 6:58:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/25/2017 | Emma Green
    President Trump’s initial budget proposal would end aid for poor families to pay their heating bills, defund after-school programs at public schools, and make fewer grants available to college students. Community block grants that provide disaster relief, aid neighborhoods affected by foreclosure, and help rural communities access water, sewer systems, and safe housing would be eliminated. Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, suggested recently that even small amounts of federal funding for programs like Meals on Wheels, which delivers food to house-bound seniors, may not be justified. With billions of dollars worth of...
  • Chelsea Clinton to Be Honored for Humanitarian Work

    03/20/2017 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2017 | Nick Bolger
    Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will be honored by Variety magazine next month for her humanitarian work along with five other women. [Snip] Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will be celebrated for her work with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which says its goal is to "reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits." Clinton co-founded the group.
  • Meals on Wheels’ donations, volunteer sign-ups soar after Trump eyes cuts

    03/17/2017 12:18:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KSWB-TV ^ | March 17, 2017 | CNN Wire
    Meals on Wheels received 50 times the typical amount of daily donations on Thursday after the White House proposed cuts to some of the program’s sources of funding, a spokesperson for the group said. Volunteer sign-ups also jumped, increasing by 500%, according to Jenny Bertolette, a spokeswoman for Meals on Wheels America. Bertolette said the support to the national Meals on Wheels office has been “amazing” and “very overwhelming.” She said local programs raise funds individually, but she theorized that “there was likely a groundswell of local support, as well.” The outpouring of support comes shortly after the White House’s...
  • Trump to let media choose where he donates his salary

    03/14/2017 8:52:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    US President Donald Trump will donate his $400,000 (Ł329,620) salary to charity at the end of 2017, his spokesman has confirmed. And in an unexpected twist, he wants the White House press corps to decide where it should go. Before taking office, Mr Trump told CBS's 60 Minutes that he would not claim his presidential salary. It was confirmed that it would be donated after multiple media outlets asked if he was keeping that pledge. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told a press briefing: "The President's intention right now is to donate his salary at the end of the...
  • Ex-NY State Senate Leader Malcolm Smith Gets Seven Years (Gregory Meeks associate)

    07/02/2015 8:48:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Former New York Senator Malcolm Smith was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for bribery and related offenses. He was convicted in February. A former majority leader in the New York Senate, Smith was defeated for re-election in 2014. Smith is the latest associate of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) headed to jail. Formal investigations of several New York politicians began in 2010 after the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) exposed corruption through stories in the New York Post, New York Times and New York Daily News. The first story, in the New York Post of January 31,...
  • Trump's “Skinny” Budget Would Increase Hunger, Poverty

    02/27/2017 2:36:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Business Wire ^ | February 27, 2017 | Chris Ford, Bread for the World
    Bread for the World warned that the current FY 2018 budget outline drafted by President Donald J. Trump would worsen hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. The cuts to domestic social safety net programs and foreign aid are aimed to boost the Pentagon’s budget by 10 percent. “President Trump is proposing slashing programs that help hungry and poor people,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “These programs include nutrition assistance in the U.S. and aid to poor and hungry people around the world. This comes when 20 million people are at risk of famine...
  • Mom Searched Bottom of Her Purse to Pay for Walmart Groceries. She Looked Back up at the Register

    02/19/2017 6:52:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    IJR ^ | February 19,2017 | Angie McPherson
    Ashley Jordan is a stay-at-home mother of five who usually hates grocery shopping: the lines always feel chaotic, especially when she brings her children, and the bill can often be more than her family can afford. But on Saturday, reports WISTV, she was pleasantly surprised by the actions of a Walmart cashier named Sharnique Dasant. Jordan wrote on Facebook that she normally doesn't engage with people at her local store in Columbia, South Carolina, but this time the woman behind the counter was friendly and conversational. After all of the items had been scanned, Jordan started digging around the corners...