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  • How to crack the Costco code that shopping sites are buzzing about

    04/21/2014 7:21:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    Financial Post ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | Lou Carlozo
    NEW YORK — As superstore pricing mysteries go, it’s not the equivalent of “The Da Vinci Code,” but there’s still something deliciously elusive about the so-called “Costco Code” that has set the tongues of shopping mavens wagging for the past several months. At least the plot line is direct enough: If you can interpret what the various sequences of digits and asterisks mean on Costco Wholesale Club price signs, you’re on your way to scoring serious bargains. Here’s how it works, according to Costco shoppers spreading the word online: If a price at Costco ends in .99, you’re paying full...
  • How to get generic drugs even cheaper Rx prices can vary by $170 among retailers

    01/05/2014 9:39:36 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 29 replies
    Clark Howard.com ^ | 8-19-13 | Clark Howard
    Generic drugs now account for well over 80% of all prescriptions. Just 10 years ago, less than half of drugs sold were generics. Much of the growth is because employers make generics extra-affordable through mail order programs (pharmacy benefits managers). Then you also have the grocery stores and big box retailers who do $4 generics. Meanwhile, a lot of breakthrough drugs that were patent protected are no longer so and are now selling as generics. But what you don't know about the pricing of generics can hurt your wallet. The big pharmacy chains discount generics 30% from the brand name...
  • Top GOP Senator Says Obama Could Be Impeached Over ‘Most Egregious Cover-Up in American History’

    05/10/2013 7:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 10, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said President Barack Obama could possibly be impeached over what happened in Benghazi. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview Thursday that “of all the great cover-ups in history” — including the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra and Watergate — Benghazi “is going to go down as most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history.” “We may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said on the Las Vegas-based “Rusty Humphries Show.” “The I-word meaning impeachment?” Humphries asked. “Yeah,” Inhofe confirmed. When Humphries questioned the likelihood of impeachment,...
  • Happy Halal Thanksgiving (Boycott Butterball)

    11/21/2011 6:47:27 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 91 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 21, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Did you know that the turkey you're going to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day this Thursday is probably halal? If it's a Butterball turkey, then it certainly is. I discovered that only two plants in the U.S. that perform halal slaughter keep the halal meat separated from the non-halal meat. At other meat-packing plants, animals are slaughtered following halal requirements, but then only a small bit of the meat is actually labeled halal. Wendy Howze, a Butterball Consumer Response Representative, responded: "Our whole turkeys are certified halal." Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus, and the jugular vein, and letting...
  • Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    08/20/2011 1:22:56 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | August 17, 2011 | JIM MOTAVALLI
    Costco, the membership warehouse-club chain, was an early leader in offering electric-vehicle charging to its customers, setting an example followed by other retailers, including Best Buy and Walgreen. By 2006, Costco had installed 90 chargers at 64 stores, mostly in California but also some in Arizona, New York and Georgia. Even after General Motors crushed its EV1 battery cars, the Costco chargers stayed in place. Yet just as plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt enter the market, Costco is reversing course and pulling its chargers out of the ground, explaining that customers do not use them. Photographed...
  • Loosening export controls (Obama moves oversight of selling missile technology to Commerce Dept.)

    10/15/2009 8:36:20 AM PDT · by austinaero · 81 replies · 3,128+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/15/09 | Bill Gertz
    President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department -- a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development. The president issued a little-noticed "presidential determination" Sept. 29 that delegated authority for determining whether missile and space exports should be approved for China to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
  • US store chain cuts sales of food from China

    02/12/2008 6:29:09 PM PST · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 161 replies · 439+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 12, 08 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US grocery chain Trader Joe's said Monday it would stop selling food imported from China due to customers' concerns about the products' safety. "Our customers have voiced concerns about products from this region and we have listened," Trader Joe's spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki said in a statement. "All single ingredient food items sourced from mainland China are scheduled to be out of our stores by April 1," she said. "We will continue to source products from other regions until our customers feel as confident as we do about the quality and safety of Chinese products."
  • Tainted Drugs Tied to Maker of Abortion Pill (China again)

    01/31/2008 8:24:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 205+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2008 | JAKE HOOKER and WALT BOGDANICH
    BEIJING — A huge state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical company that exports to dozens of countries, including the United States, is at the center of a nationwide drug scandal after nearly 200 Chinese cancer patients were paralyzed or otherwise harmed last summer by contaminated leukemia drugs. Chinese drug regulators have accused the manufacturer of the tainted drugs of a cover-up and have closed the factory that produced them. In December, China’s Food and Drug Administration said that the Shanghai police had begun a criminal investigation and that two officials, including the head of the plant, had been detained. The drug maker, Shanghai...
  • Long Beach won't give up on COSCO - Congress kills bid by Chinese for naval base (Hunter)

    03/21/2007 6:53:50 AM PDT · by pissant · 61 replies · 1,173+ views
    WND ^ | Sept 21, 1998 | Joseph Farrah
    Although Congress has killed a deal to lease the abandoned Long Beach Naval Station to a Chinese shipping company, local officials are still fighting to make other accommodations to keep the China Ocean Shipping Co. from leaving the harbor. Port of Long Beach officials were officially stripped of their ability to lease the former Navy land to COSCO late last week, when congressional conferees submitted to Congress the 1998-1999 defense authorization bill. The legislation's final language effectively prohibits the Chinese company from leasing any part of the Long Beach Naval Station after it is converted into a cargo terminal. Officials...
  • Commentary: China's dire prediction

    02/04/2007 6:37:27 AM PST · by AncientAirs · 22 replies · 868+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2007 | Musharraf
    "... public opinion polls showed China with a better image than America in friendly European countries .... "Hence, Musharraf's decision ... to assist the ... Taliban "moderates" to retake power in Kabul. "Chinese ... view U.S. dependence on space as an asymmetric vulnerability .... "On Jan. 11, China decided it was time to demonstrate the fragility of the U.S. military dependence on communications satellites. ... With pinpoint accuracy, the missile pulverized the Feng Yun 1-C 500 miles above Earth, scattering thousands of tiny fragments that could easily puncture the metal skin of other satellites in orbit. "Gen. Yao Yunzhu ...If...
  • Calls for 'punitive' US sanctions against China (Duncan Hunter)

    02/01/2007 8:29:01 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 35 replies · 908+ views
    Breaking News.ie ^ | 01/02/2007 - 15:08:00 (as noted on site) | The Associated Press
    BreakingNews.ie Calls for 'punitive' US sanctions against China US lawmakers called for legislative action today to address a huge trade imbalance with China, reflecting what they described as a growing impatience among US citizens with Beijing’s economic policies. At a congressional advisory panel, lawmakers also complained of massive Chinese counterfeiting of copyrighted goods that they said hurt American manufacturers. The focus, however, was a soaring US trade deficit with China. “It is dangerous for our national security. It is dangerous for our economy and we need to do something about it,” Democratic Senator Ben Cardin told the US-China Economic...
  • China Confirms It Has Shot Down Satellite

    01/23/2007 5:50:10 AM PST · by XR7 · 32 replies · 963+ views
    AllHeadlineNews ^ | 1/23/07 | Jacob Cherian
    Beijing, China (AHN) - China confirmed Tuesday that it had tested anti-satellite weapon. However, it added that the nation does not have intentions of an arms race in space. Beijing said it had officially told the governments of the U.S., and Japan about the missile test. The Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said China was interested only in "peaceful development of outer space." The satellite intercept test is said to be the first of its kind in well over 20 years and there are concerns that it may give rise to a space arms race. An article in the American...
  • China Supports Palestinian, Arab Cause: President Jiang

    04/29/2002 2:39:24 PM PDT · by krodriguesdc · 11 replies · 500+ views
    peoplesdaily.com.cn ^ | April 29, 2002 | peoplesdaily.com
    Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Monday, April 29, 2002 China Supports Palestinian, Arab Cause: President Jiang The Chinese government and people firmly support the just cause of the Palestinian and Arab people, said Chinese President Jiang Zemin at a meeting Monday morning with visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The Chinese government and people firmly support the just cause of the Palestinian and Arab people, said Chinese President Jiang Zemin at a meeting Monday morning with visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Jiang condemned Israel for its refusal to implement United Nations resolutions, its invasion of Palestinian-controled areas and...
  • Unsightly Evidence of U.S. Trade Gap Piles Up

    07/12/2006 8:29:36 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 168 replies · 1,884+ views
    KTLA ^ | July 9, 2006 | Deborah Schoch
    To understand the trade deficit, residents of Sandison Street do not need the help of world-class economists. They can just glance across the street at the mountain of faded brown cargo containers blocking the Wilmington sky. The equation is simple. As the deficit grows, the mountain gets higher. "It's getting taller; it's spreading out," said resident Maria Lopez, eyeing the pile that stretches for two blocks. Tens of thousands of containers sit empty today in Wilmington — stark testimony that America buys more from other countries than it sends overseas to sell. Millions of the 40-foot-long steel containers arrive in...
  • The Job is Not Finished Until the Red Chinese are out of Long Beach

    04/26/2006 6:22:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 769+ views
    American Policy Center ^ | April 3, 2006 | Tom DeWeese
    Americans were rightly outraged over the possibility of an Arab nation with ties to terrorists taking control of six major American ports. Protests from across the nation helped to squelch the deal. However, the job’s not finished. The Communist Chinese still control ports at Long Beach. Congressman Charlie Norwood, (R-GA) made a strong case for getting the Chinese out of the port of Long Beach when he noted that while Dubai has been a reliable partner for America in the War on Terror, Red Chinese officials have threatened invasion of America’s ally on Taiwan and nuclear war against the United...
  • China in Midst of Huge Military Build Up

    03/17/2006 7:59:39 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 127 replies · 2,238+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 3/17/2006 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    While the news media and politicians in the United States continue their focus on the Dubai Ports World deal or censuring President George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton, there are enormous changes occurring in communist China. For the most part, the news media and pundits have ignored events in China for over a decade. Even when President Bill Clinton allowed dual-purpose technology transfers to the Chinese, few realized the significance of those transfers, and little was reported in the US media. Some of that US technology helped the Chinese government in perfecting the accuracy of their Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)....
  • Remembering Ron Brown and Long Beach

    03/03/2006 5:05:34 PM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 1,584+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/3/06 | Jack Cashill
    In April 1993, back before Democrats began to care about port security, first lady Hillary Clinton invited Commerce Secretary Ron Brown to a one-on-one lunch on the balcony of the White House. The given reason was to talk politics and thank him for his help "fixing" a near scandal that involved Chief of Staff Mack McLarty. But, in fact, Hillary wanted more. She was about to test Brown, to see whether or not he would be a "good soldier." According to Brown confidante Nolanda Butler Hill, who "debriefed" him after the balcony lunch, the Clintons had a mission for...
  • Foreign involvement is nothing new [COSCO Chinese gov't co runs terminals]

    03/03/2006 10:45:42 AM PST · by syriacus · 19 replies · 945+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | February 23, 2006 | Kathleen Pender
    Most terminal operators at U.S. ports are foreign companies and some are owned in part by foreign governments. APL, which manages terminals in Oakland, Los Angeles, Seattle and Alaska, is owned by the NOL Group, which is majority owned by the Singapore government. The Chinese government owns part of a company that operates a terminal at the Port of Long Beach. That company, Cosco Container Lines, a division of China Cosco, caused a stir similar to the current one back in 1998. Cosco ships had been calling on the Port of Long Beach for many years, using a public terminal....
  • Al Haig, Bill Clinton and the COSCO deal

    02/27/2006 1:08:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 918+ views
    WND ^ | 09.27.97 | Joseph Farah
    Last week, former Secretary of State Alexander Haig suggested on national television that I should be "jailed for perjury" for criticizing U.S. government plans to permit a company controlled by the Chinese military to operate a strategic port facility in Long Beach, Calif.Gen. Haig has always been something of an authoritarian control freak. No one conscious at the time President Reagan was shot will ever forget his chilling "I'm in control here" statement from the White House. But his offhand call to jail a journalist exercising his First Amendment rights raises other questions. Haig is proudly listed in official publications...
  • Hillary still hell bent on "pausing" UAE port deal (Summary of Senate Briefing by CFIUS)

    02/23/2006 8:48:53 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 3 replies · 249+ views
    Sea2Sea ^ | February 23, 2006 | MataHarley
    After a 2.5 hour briefing to the Senate Armed Servicess Committee today by CFIUS representatives from various Departments on the facts and details of the UAE port acquisitiong from P&O, Sen Clinton (who will no doubt have company in this) will still introduce legislation bent on stopping the port sale until there is an additional 45 day investigation into potential security risks. CFIUS members, including Robert Kimmitt (Dep Treasure Sec'y), Michael Jackson (Dept DHS Sec'y), Radm Gilour (Asst. Commandant for Prevention), Jayson Ahern (Asst. Commissioner, Customs & Border Protection) were among the plethora of experts willing and able to answer...
  • (from 1999) CLINTON LINKED TO INTERNATIONAL TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN (yes, Hillary knows about slavery)

    02/04/2006 8:51:24 PM PST · by doug from upland · 38 replies · 1,163+ views
    worldnetdaily dot com ^ | 1999 | Charles Smith
    Clinton linked to 'international trafficking in women' Documents show presidential mission invited organized crime members Posted: October 26, 19991:00 a.m. Eastern By Charles Smith © 1999 WorldNetDaily.com Despite White House denials, the Clinton administration has had major contacts with Asian organized crime syndicates such as the Triads, and has befriended kingpins of international prostitution operations. Unraveling the tangled web involving Bill Clinton, Beijing and Asian organized crime starts with the president's close, and self-described "old," friendship with Arkansas restaurant owner Charlie Yah Lin Trie. Trie, who managed to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to Bill Clinton and the Democratic party, is...
  • Update 1: China COSCO Holdings Makes Weak Debut

    06/29/2005 11:24:06 PM PDT · by familyop · 2 replies · 184+ views
    Associated Press by way of Forbes ^ | 30JUN05 | Associated Press
    China COSCO Holdings Ltd., a unit of China's largest shipping firm, made a lackluster debut Thursday on Hong Kong's stock market, opening 11 percent down from its initial public offering price. The company raised $1.22 billion in third big mainland Chinese IPOs this month. The stock started trading at 3.80 Hong Kong dollars (49 cents), quite a bit below its IPO price of HK$4.25 (55 cents) and even worse that analysts' gloomy projections. The stock dipped as low as HK$3.70 (47 cents) during morning trading. "It's a disaster for a major issue of this size," said Francis Lun of Fulbright...
  • vanity: looking for information on China controlled ports in this hemisphere

    06/26/2005 6:34:47 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 7 replies · 395+ views
    none | today | self
    I am trying to help a friend write an article, but we need a graphic that we both once saw. Does anyone know of a map that shows the location of Chinese owned ports in the western hemisphere that they have taken over in the last 10 years?
  • China Cos. Show Appetite for Brand Names (Red China buying-up America)

    06/22/2005 10:10:14 AM PDT · by BringBackMyHUAC · 20 replies · 703+ views
    AP ^ | ELAINE KURTENBACH
    China Cos. Show Appetite for Brand Names By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer Wed Jun 22, 8:50 AM ET China is moving into the merger-and-acquisition major leagues, as its star corporations shop for American household names like Unocal, Maytag and IBM, hoping that global ambitions will mean bigger profits. State media reports quoted unnamed officials at China National Offshore Oil Corp., or CNOOC, as saying the company's board would meet this week and decide whether to go ahead with a $20 billion bid for Unocal Corp., the ninth-biggest U.S. oil and gas company. The CNOOC purchase, if it went through,...
  • Rumsfeld warns China on lack of democracy

    06/03/2005 9:31:36 AM PDT · by XR7 · 114 replies · 1,382+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/3/05 | Carol Giacomo
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned on Friday that China's failure to match economic freedoms with democratic reforms could raise tensions and undermine its growing influence in the world. On way to a regional security conference that is expected to focus on China and North Korea, Rumsfeld drew a stark contrast between China and India, the world's largest democracy, which America is courting as a counter-weight to the communist nation. "We anticipate that the relationship with India will continue to be strengthened. With respect to China, it's not completely clear which way they are going because you have...
  • In Canada spies are us (Chinese infiltration)

    01/26/2005 7:47:13 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 6 replies · 725+ views
    CFP ^ | January 26, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Operation Sidewinder. It sounds like a Hollywood spy movie starring Harrison Ford. For a long time, Sidewinder moldered on the shelf as just another conspiracy theory. In reality, Sidewinder was a controversial report put together by a small but hard-working team of RCMP and CSIS (Canadian Security & Intelligence Service) officials. It was Sidewinder that sounded the first alarm bells that China is one of the greatest ongoing threats to Canada’s national security and Canadian industry. But even after Sidewinder was side swiped by former Prime Minister Jean Chretien, intelligence proves that there is no doubt that an active Chinese...
  • Business Section:Cosco Pacific to bolster container business

    08/21/2004 6:55:02 PM PDT · by AnimalLover · 7 replies · 361+ views
    Cosco Pacific to bolster container business
  • CA: S.J. aims to clean up bid process (CivicCenter/GovtPagodaGate)

    08/18/2004 8:58:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 245+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/18/04 | Aaron C. Davis
    As San Jose prepares to rebid a botched $8 million contract that favored Cisco Systems equipment for its new downtown City Hall, City Manager Del Borgsdorf on Tuesday said he has launched a nationwide search for legal and technical experts to help keep the process clean. In reporting to the council on the latest from the technology scandal, however, Borgsdorf provided no new details about expected construction delays or cost overruns to the $388 million project. And not one council member, or Mayor Ron Gonzales, questioned him about the problems. Borgsdorf said only that city officials were attempting to ``restore...
  • Wang Jun's excellent White House adventure

    05/06/2004 5:27:27 AM PDT · by BobKeyser · 6 replies · 336+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 6, 2004 | Jack Cashill
    Wang Jun's excellent White House adventure By Jack Cashill © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Soon after Ron Brown returned from New York to pick up a reported $1.2 million from Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz, he learned he would be meeting – by order of the White House – with a character by the name of Wang Jun. The sheer bravado of Wang Jun's petition and the brazenness of the Clintons in welcoming him leave one awestruck. Wang Jun chaired Poly Technologies, a company controlled by the People's Liberation Army. According to a Rand Corporation report forced from the U.S. Department of Commerce...
  • Chinese in at Port of Los Angeles

    03/06/2003 11:01:34 PM PST · by AnimalLover · 45 replies · 987+ views
    QUESTION: If the Chinese were denied use of the old Naval Shipyard at the Port of Los Angeles due to security reasons, why are they taking over the old Todd Shipyard a short distance away? I have tried for over a year and no one can or will answer this for me. Can anyone help me?
  • We Must Keep Watch! Trouble brewing in Panama

    01/09/2003 8:35:17 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies · 879+ views
    TheAmericanEnterprise ^ | 1/8/03 | Fred Gedrich
    With eyes of the world focused on the Middle East and Korean peninsula, the United States must not ignore signs of trouble emanating from its strategically important and friendly neighbor in Central America: Panama. This country houses the famous Panama Canal that, for nearly a century, has served as a prime U.S. economic and national security interest. The 50-mile American-made waterway is a spectacular engineering feat. It separates North and South America and provides merchant ships and military vessels an 8,000-mile shortcut to U.S. ports on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. In today's dollars, it cost about $7 billion to...
  • Li Ka-Shing Seeks U.S. Contract

    08/05/2002 10:50:16 PM PDT · by thatcher · 13 replies · 599+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 | Charles R. Smith
    Hutchison Whampoa Teams With U.S. Defense Firm for Port Security Li Ka-Shing Seeks U.S. Contract Hutchison Whampoa Teams With U.S. Defense Firm for Port Security Hutchison Whampoa, the firm that currently runs both ends of the Panama Canal, is teaming up with an American technology company in a bid to win tens of millions of dollars in U.S. port security funding. Three companies - Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., PSA Corp. Ltd. of Singapore, and London-based P&O Ports - will test an advanced electronic system manufactured by California-based Savi Technology to ensure the security of cargo entering U.S. ports. Hutchison Whampoa's effort...
  • Canada Wide Open for Terrorists

    07/10/2002 5:07:20 PM PDT · by flamefront · 17 replies · 640+ views
    newsmax ^ | 10 July 2002 | Charles R. Smith
    Vancouver and Halifax Ports Go Unguarded Amid renewed concern over new terror attacks against America, Canada has left its ports unguarded. Canada has removed its police on the ground inside the port facilities of Vancouver and Halifax, reportedly in response to budget shortfalls. According to U.S. and Canadian intelligence officials, the ports are currently "wide open" for terrorist infiltration. The lack of police to patrol and inspect these ports of entry has raised concerns inside the U.S. that al-Qaeda terrorists may use the unguarded entry points as landing areas for attacks on America. Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston are...