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  • Ethics Panel Investigation: Should Pelosi be investigated along with the others?

    11/05/2010 11:32:04 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Various | 11/5/2010 | Vanity
    I am just trying to line up some work for the 112th House to do. One thread on this (about abuse by Pelosi of the Air Force) is: New Documents Shed Light on Pelosi’s Abuse of Air Force Aircraft The above is FreeRepublic.com thread. Below are Internet Threads/Articles not from Freerepublic.com: Air Pelosi update: Speaker’s taxpayer-funded friends & family shuttle UpdatedPelosi's children and grandchildren used military jets ... to avoid dealing with the rabbleJudicial Watch: "Air Pelosi" ScandalLouisiana: The Hayride: Criminal Misuse Of Military Jets By Speaker Of House?Neal Boortz: NANCY'S PERSONAL AIRLINE ... THE U.S. MILITARY Yes, Charlie Rangel,...
  • Petraeus to face soldier complaints over war rules

    06/25/2010 1:47:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Deb Riechmann | Associated Press writer
    Gen. Petraeus to face grilling from the toughest questioners; the Troops over the Rules of Engagement.
  • Regulators look into complaints of sudden acceleration in Ford sedans

    06/03/2010 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 488+ views
    chicago tribune ^ | 6/3/10 | Jerry Hirsch
    Federal safety regulators have launched an investigation into whether floor mats in Ford Motor Co.'s 2010 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans can trap the gas pedal, causing unintended acceleration. The investigation follows complaints of a similar nature that sparked the recall of millions of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles in recent months.
  • Toyota's new woes

    02/03/2010 3:28:33 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 610+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 3, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Toyota has hit another pothole. The company has gotten over 100 complaints in the US and Japan about brake problems involving it popular Prius hybrid, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Two involved crashes resulting in injuries. Japan's transport ministry ordered an investigation early today. The complaints are the latest in a spate of quality troubles for the auto maker as it grapples with massive global recalls due to sticking accellerators. The Prius is not part of that recall of nearly 4.5 million vehicles.
  • SEC told to fully probe complaints to bust fraud

    09/11/2009 5:00:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 795+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/09 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After bungling five probes that should have uncovered Bernard Madoff's $65 billion fraud, regulators must learn to aggressively investigate tips and complaints to catch wrongdoers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's internal watchdog said on Thursday. A scathing report issued last week by SEC Inspector General David Kotz found that the agency missed numerous red flags, did not properly follow up on leads and dismissed tips and complaints that might have uncovered Madoff's investment sham. At a congressional hearing to examine the SEC's shortcomings, Kotz outlined dozens of recommendations to improve SEC procedures for handling tips and...
  • Muslims Criticize Producers of Seattle Police Training Program

    05/26/2009 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 16 replies · 512+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | May 26Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Another day....another complaint by Muslims. Recently over a dozen US Islamic organizations have made it clear that they do not care for how the authorities handle the threat of Islamic terrorism. American Muslims have now added a Seattle police training program to their list of complaints.
  • Frivolous complaints

    05/14/2009 5:46:29 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 541+ views
    Newsminer ^ | May 14, 2009 | Staff
    The ethics complaints against Gov. Sarah Palin are dropping left and right — as in dropping dead. That’s an appropriate fate for most of them. The Alaska Personnel Board has dismissed 11 complaints against the governor as of Tuesday’s count. Many of these were based on creative interpretations of the state’s new Executive Branch Ethics Act. A few of the complaints to the board have highlighted circumstances that deserved a thorough review. Those circumstances — involving the governor’s removal of former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan and the hiring of a transportation department employee in Fairbanks — received the proper...
  • 20 ridiculous complaints made by holidaymakers

    03/24/2009 5:44:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 1,206+ views
    CLICK ABOVE LINK AND HAVE FUN ( they're all real cases by the way ).
  • Palestinian: Soldiers invaded my home to nap

    12/19/2006 6:57:13 AM PST · by Alouette · 17 replies · 713+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 19, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Resident of Palestinian village forced to empty his home to accommodate over 20 soldiers for some 15 hours supposedly to carry out observation. Palestinian claims soldiers 'just went to sleep' Ali Waked Published: 12.19.06, 15:00 A resident of the Palestinian village of Salem near Nablus was forced to accommodate 20 soldiers for 15 hours in his home, after they broke into his house in order to rest. The soldiers claimed that he had to empty rooms for them in his house, for a security mission. Mudayen Jbur, a resident of the village, told Ynet that "just before morning prayer, at...
  • Veterans Day parade ready to roll, despite some complaints

    11/07/2006 4:55:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 416+ views
    SIERRA VISTA ? Nearly four-dozen entries are scheduled to take part in the Veterans Day Parade in this community, which is home to an active-duty Army post and to a number of military retirees. For the first time, the parade's grand marshal is a woman veteran ? retired Army Col. Virginia Gannon. She was named to the honorary position ? the eighth grand marshal ? by Sierra Vista Mayor Thomas Hessler. "Sierra Vista is a better place because of people like Virginia Gannon," Hessler said. "She is one of those rare and special people who make a difference every day."...
  • Public School Teachers

    09/13/2006 8:21:18 PM PDT · by bannie · 69 replies · 1,276+ views
    My little old brain ^ | 13SEP06 | me
    I keep seeing people drag public school teachers down. If you don't like what teachers are doing, direct conservative people--your children?--into the profession so that it can be changed. That was what the liberals did in the '50's and '60's.
  • Anti-abortion posters draw complaints(and threats of bodily harm)

    07/05/2006 11:17:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,330+ views
    http://www.pittsburghlive.com ^ | 7 1 06 | Tom Mitchell
    KITTANNING - Borough Police Chief Ed Cassesse said his department received more than a dozen calls within five minutes regarding several box-van trucks that were driving through city streets with graphic anti-abortion posters on their sides. According to Kathy Knepshield, a staff member of the Armstrong County YMCA, several of the trucks rolled past the YMCA on North Water Street around noon and one of the drivers was allegedly taking photos of children in an outdoor day camp. Knepshield said the posters, bearing images of an aborted fetus, upset many of the children in the camp. "The first time a...
  • An Anti-Cop Outrage

    05/12/2006 6:14:42 AM PDT · by bondjamesbond · 10 replies · 706+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/11/06 | NY Post Editorial Board
    May 11, 2006 -- The 2004 Republican National Con vention presented New York City with an age-of-terror public-safety challenge of unprecedented scope - and the NYPD, with characteristic brisk efficiency, did Gotham proud. Not to hear The New York Times tell it, though. The paper's campaign to smear the NYPD's policing of the event is rising to new levels of absurdity - and now it's enlisted the Civilian Complaint Review Board into the effort. The paper yesterday published excepts from a CCRB letter to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly - a document leaked to the paper before it was even delivered...
  • Gym agrees to changes after complaints by Muslims about privacy

    04/26/2006 2:33:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 117 replies · 2,152+ views
    LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A chain of fitness centers has put up partitions in response to complaints by Muslim women about a lack of privacy while they work out. Fitness USA agreed to the changes at its Lincoln Park gym after meeting with a concerned Muslim member of the gym and Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Some Muslim members of the gym said they need to work out in single-sex rooms to meet Islam's standards of modesty. They said they joined Fitness USA because it accommodated this need. But the...
  • KFC Advert Breaks Complaints Record

    04/25/2006 7:31:01 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-26-2006 | David Derbyshire
    KFC advert breaks complaints record By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor (Filed: 26/04/2006) A fast food commercial that featured call centre staff singing with their mouths full has become the most complained-about advert of all time. The ASA received a record 1,671 objections to the advert for Kentucky Fried Chicken The Advertising Standards Authority received a record 1,671 objections last year to the television advert for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Most callers said that it set a bad example to children, or ridiculed people with speech impediments. Some even claimed that it placed call centre employees in a bad light. It...
  • Gerald Ford 'troubled' by former generals' Rumsfeld complaints

    04/21/2006 3:04:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 2,142+ views
    Former President Ford said Friday he is troubled by the efforts of retired generals to force the ouster of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Ford, who appointed Rumsfeld as his White House chief of staff and then chose him to be defense secretary during his administration, said in a statement that President Bush was right to keep Rumsfeld in his post. The statement was released by spokeswoman Penny Circle as Bush arrived in California for the weekend. Ford, 92, said the decision on keeping Rumsfeld is the president's alone. "Allowing retired generals to dictate our country's policies and its leadership...
  • Netherlands court bans complaining mom

    10/08/2005 4:39:30 AM PDT · by Gordon Pym · 26 replies · 931+ views
    Tri City Herald (WA) ^ | Saturday, October 8, 2005 | AP
    Netherlands court bans complaining mom Copyright © 2005 AP Online This story was published Friday, October 7th, 2005 The Associated Press AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A woman in the Netherlands has been banned from any contact with her daughter's school or teachers after complaining too much, a court ruled Friday. The woman, whose name was not released, "overloaded" the Borgh Elementary School in the northern city of Zuidhorn "with an incessant stream of questions, comments and complaints," a panel of judges at the Groningen District Court wrote in their judgment. "For causing an illegal hindrance ... she will be barred...
  • Japanese TV (Clip) Shows Japanese Viewers Scenes of N.O. Refugees Complaining, Bashing Bush

    09/02/2005 9:21:28 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies · 1,095+ views
    TBS Television (Tokyo) 1 minute video clip ^ | 3 Sept 2005 | TBS Television (Tokyo) video clip
    From the major Japanese TV network TBS, here is a short video clip from a segment of their evening news, broadcast coast-to-coast in Japan. Probably seen by nearly 10-30 million people over there. Cut, paste, and view in your browser (Windows Media format, 300k):http://www.bcast.co.jp/cgi-bin/yahoo/news.asx?cid=20050903-00000016-jnn-int-movie-001&media=wm300kAnd a slower link:http://www.bcast.co.jp/cgi-bin/yahoo/news.asx?cid=20050903-00000016-jnn-int-movie-001&media=wm56k(Or just hit the link above)
  • Reconsidering Gitmo - (what methods would be "acceptable" to libs ro prevent bombings?)

    07/25/2005 4:16:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 603+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE.COM ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | HENRY I. MILLER
    The terrorist attacks on London's transportation system place recent reports of American soldiers' abuse of detainees at Guantanamo in a new perspective: They illustrate the unintended consequences of absolute prohibitions and generalizations about the treatment of prisoners. The Pentagon's own investigations reveal that incidents at Guantanamo include the chaining of a detainee to the ground in an interrogation cell, another inmate silenced with adhesive tape over his mouth, and a female interrogator pretending to smear menstrual blood on a prisoner's face. The treatment of one important prisoner — Mohamed al-Qahtani, a Saudi who has admitted being the so-called 20th hijacker...
  • China: 4,000 college students rioted in Jiang-su Province (a premeditated riot)

    07/01/2005 6:27:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 700+ views
    /begin my translation China: 4,000 college students rioted in Jiang-su Province 2005/07/01 4,000 students at Jiu-jiang University in Jiang-su Province of Southern China rioted, because the school demanded various fees on them, which they cannot pay. On the night of June 26th in Chinese local time, following the plan they hatched, the students staged the protest, destroying luxury cars parked at their campus, a school cafeteria, and a supermarket, while throwing thermos out of the dorm windows, it is reported. It went on until 5 am in the morning. It settled down a bit after Cai Xiao-ming, the university president, came to...