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  • An Ebola goof and an Obama crony (pocketed $30 Billion stimulus for faulty Texas tech)

    10/09/2014 5:23:53 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/9/14 | MICHELLE MALKIN
    --snip-- Texas Health contracts with Epic Systems for its electronic-medical-records (EMR) system. Epic was founded by billionaire Judy Faulkner, a top Obama donor---the dominant EMR player in the US health-care market. The firm’s Top 10 PAC recipients are all Dem/lefty outfits: DCCC got nearly $230,000; DNC Services Corp. nearly $175,000.......Obama campaign-finance bundler, Faulkner, served as an adviser to WH health-information-tech guru David Blumenthal--in charge of dispensing EMR subsidies. Faulkner also served on the same committee Blumenthal chaired. Epic and other large firms lobbied aggressively for nearly $30 billion in 2009 stimulus subsidies. Epic has been the subject of rising industry...
  • Ebola, electronic medical records, and Epic Systems

    10/08/2014 7:48:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    MichelleMalkin ^ | 10/7/14 | michellemalkin
    A Dallas hospital’s bizarre bungle of the first U.S. case of Ebola leaves me wondering: Is someone covering up for a crony billionaire Obama donor and her controversy-plagued, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company? Last week, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital revealed in a statement that a procedural flaw in its online health records system led to potentially deadly miscommunication between nurses and doctors. The facility sent Ebola victim Thomas Duncan home despite showing signs of the disease—only to admit him with worse symptoms three days later. Hospital officials, who came forward “in the interest of transparency,” initially cited workflow and information-sharing...
  • Ebola, Electronic Medical Records and Epic Systems

    10/08/2014 4:30:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    A Dallas hospital's bizarre bungle of the first U.S. case of Ebola leaves me wondering: Is someone covering up for a crony billionaire Obama donor and her controversy-plagued, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company? Last week, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital revealed in a statement that a procedural flaw in its online health records system led to potentially deadly miscommunication between nurses and doctors. The facility sent Ebola victim Thomas Duncan home despite showing signs of the disease -- only to admit him with worse symptoms three days later. Hospital officials, who came forward "in the interest of transparency," initially cited workflow...
  • Scandal: Wealthy Obama Donor Behind Epic Ebola Fail

    10/07/2014 9:02:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 88 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 8, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    A Dallas hospital's bizarre bungle of the first U.S. case of Ebola leaves me wondering: Is someone covering up for a crony billionaire Obama donor and her controversy-plagued, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company? Last week, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital revealed in a statement that a procedural flaw in its online health records system led to potentially deadly miscommunication between nurses and doctors. The facility sent Ebola victim Thomas Duncan home despite showing signs of the disease -- only to admit him with worse symptoms three days later. Hospital officials, who came forward "in the interest of transparency," initially cited workflow...
  • Leaked Border Crisis Intel Shreds Narrative from Media and Obama Ad

    07/15/2014 9:42:47 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/2014 | Brandon Darby
    An elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014 was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units illegally entering the United States. The EPIC report indicates that the belief among the illegal immigrants that they would receive permisos and be allowed to stay was the driving factor in their choices to come to the United States and that the crisis will continue until 'misperceptions' about U.S. immigration benefits were...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Circus World" a/k/a "The Magnificent Showman"(1964)

    07/06/2014 12:21:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Henry Hathaway
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center Challenges Facebook's Manipulation of Users

    07/06/2014 10:34:23 AM PDT · by dalight · 7 replies
    epic.org ^ | July 3, 014 | EPIC
    EPIC Challenges Facebook's Manipulation of Users, Files FTC Complaint EPIC has filed a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission concerning Facebook's manipulation of users' News Feeds for psychological research. "The company purposefully messed with people's minds," states the EPIC complaint. EPIC has charged that the study violates a privacy consent order and is a deceptive trade practice. In 2012, Facebook subjected 700,000 users to an "emotional" test with the manipulation of News Feeds. Facebook did not get users' permission to conduct this study or notify users that their data would be disclosed to researchers. In the complaint, EPIC explained...
  • 40% discount on @HillaryClinton book at @booksamillion

    06/10/2014 9:31:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/10/14 | @Toby Harnden twitter account
    40% discount on @HillaryClinton book at @booksamillion. Manager: "very unusual" >20% for new book, "really threw me" pic.twitter.com/KaLEeXRZX2
  • U.S. justices reject call to review intelligence court action on phone records

    11/18/2013 10:59:31 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 18, 2013 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would not review a ruling by a secretive intelligence court that authorized government access to millions of Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) phone-call records.
  • Photo: Legless Vet Takes Barrycade to White House

    10/13/2013 9:04:14 AM PDT · by kristinn · 156 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2013
  • Nature in action - Epic struggle ends in death

    08/07/2013 6:48:36 PM PDT · by Baynative · 30 replies
    imgur website ^ | 7/7/13 | Baynative
    Mountain goat and lion found dead on a closed road in Glacier National park. It seems they both fell to their deaths when the cougar attacked the goat far up on the cliffs out of sight and to the right. (Not sure where to post this, but I think it was is interesting)
  • Analysis: Some Republicans see new scandal in Sebelius fundraising

    05/22/2013 7:11:04 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 21, 2013 4:06am EDT | David Morgan
    (Reuters) - With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation. On top of the troubles the administration is facing over its handling of the attack on the Benghazi mission, the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records, Republicans hope to target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. They are questioning her soliciting of funds on behalf of a non-profit...
  • Sausages And Bacon Linked To Premature Death

    03/07/2013 7:52:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/07/2013 | Jennifer Welsh
    If you love sausages, hot dogs, and brats, you might be in for a shorter life, a new study suggests. The study analyzed data from half a million men and women, as a part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. It was published in the journal BMC Medicine [PDF]. They found a link between "processed" meat — which includes all meat products, including ham, bacon, sausages; small part of minced meat that has been bought as a ready-to-eat product — and cardiovascular disease and cancer, they report. Also, they found that the more processed meat you eat...
  • Sausages, bacon tied to early deaths?

    03/07/2013 7:11:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    indiatimes.com ^ | Mar 8, 2013, 07.25 AM IST | Kounteya Sinha, TNN |
    LONDON: The bacon and sausage on your plate or those steaming hot pies are increasing your chances of premature death from cancer and heart disease. Processed meat is to blame for one in 30 early deaths, a large-scale study has now found. The EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) study involving 10 countries and 23 centres in Europe and almost half a million people has found that risk of premature death increased with the amount of processed meat eaten by a person. According to the study, even one sausage a day is bad for your health. The researchers...
  • Homeland Security Drones Designed to Identify Civilians Carrying Guns

    03/06/2013 8:35:48 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-5-13 | Wynton Hall
    Recently uncovered government documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) unmanned Predator B drone fleet has been customize designed to identify civilians carrying guns and track cell phone signals. "I am very concerned that this technology will be used against law-abiding American firearms owners," said founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation Alan Gottlieb. “This could violate Fourth Amendment rights as well as Second Amendment rights." The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) obtained a partially redacted copy of Homeland Security’s drone requirements through a Freedom of Information Act request; CNET uncovered an unredacted copy....
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "55 Days At Peking"

    08/26/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QViEiDjd7Ew
  • Exceptionally grave damage: NSA refuses to declassify Obama’s cybersecurity directive

    11/20/2012 5:51:33 PM PST · by Founding Father · 47 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 21, 2012
    The National Security Agency has shot down a Freedom of Information Act request for details about an elusive presidential order that may allow the government to deploy the military within the United States for the supposed sake of cybersecurity. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) reports on Tuesday that their recent FOIA request for information about a top-secret memo signed last month by US President Barack Obama has been rejected [PDF]. Now attorneys for EPIC say they plan to file an appeal to get to the bottom of Presidential Policy Directive 20. Although the executive order has been on the...
  • Department of Homeland Security schemed to spy on political opponents

    02/18/2012 9:35:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/18/2012 | Doug Book
    Documents obtained as the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit prove Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security has invented a fantastic cover story for its agenda of spying on Americans who are unwilling to relinquish their rights and liberty to the Obama Regime. In April of 2011, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking from the DHS all records pertaining to the Department’s “Media Monitoring Initiative.” Begun 2 years ago, DHS claimed the purpose of the Initiative was “…to assist DHS and its components involved in the security, safety, and border...
  • An Epic conflict of interest

    12/27/2011 9:55:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/11 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    Meet Judy Faulkner. She is the founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corporation in Wisconsin. She is also a member of the GAO Health Information Technology Policy Committee and an advisory board member of the Journal of Healthcare Information Management. She is also politically active. In 2008, Faulkner gave at least $110,000 to political organizations and candidates, including $57,000 to the Democratic National Committee and $2,300 to then-Senator Barack Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. After Obama’s election, Faulkner continued giving to the Democrats, giving at least $85,000 through the 2010 midterm election. In 2010, Faulkner gave $60,000...
  • Whale nearly swallows kayaker and surfer

    11/11/2011 12:47:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 21 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A whale nearly swallowed two people on a kayak and a woman on a surfboard. The humpback whale lunged from out of nowhere just several feet away, forcing thousands of anchovies to the surface, with sea gulls swarming around the scene in search of breakfast. Barbara Roettger filmed the epic near-miss event near Santa Cruz, California where recently a sailboat collided with another humpback whale and at least one kayaker capsized. Oh, and for the record, humpback whales typically are about 50 feet long and weigh 50 tons. That’s a whopping 2000 pounds for every foot of whale. Short be...
  • Returning to 2005 Spending Levels Would Match Current Revenues (Vanity, Comments?)

    07/30/2011 10:52:22 AM PDT · by Rodm · 23 replies
    CBO ^ | Rod M
    Returning to 2005 Spending Levels Would Match Current Revenues of 2.5 Trillion dollars. Outlays in 2005 were 2,472.2 Trillion. This solution would result in no rise the debt limit and we would have a balanced budget. This would also secure our AAA credit rating. This idea probably has too much common sense for the "Inside the Beltway Crowd."
  • Federal Court Rules That TSA ‘Naked Scans’ Are Constitutional

    07/17/2011 6:38:06 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 110 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2011 12:13pm | Kashmir Hill
    Last weekend, a Tennessee woman was arrested at the Nashville airport for disorderly conduct after she refused TSA security measures for her children. The woman didn’t want her two children to have to go through a whole-body-imaging scanner. When a Transportation Security Administration officer told her the machines were safe, she said, “I still don’t want someone to see our bodies naked.” She won’t be pleased with a ruling then out of the D.C. Circuit today. This morning, the federal court ruled that the “naked scans” of air travelers do not violate Americans’ constitutional rights. Privacy rights group EPIC had...
  • Documents Reveal TSA Plan To Body-Scan Pedestrians, Train Passengers

    03/02/2011 5:55:24 PM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 2, 2011 | Andy Greenberg
    Giving Transportation Security Administration agents a peek under your clothes may soon be a practice that goes well beyond airport checkpoints. Newly uncovered documents show that as early as 2006, the Department of Homeland Security has been planning pilot programs to deploy mobile scanning units that can be set up at public events and in train stations, along with mobile x-ray vans capable of scanning pedestrians on city streets. The non-profit Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) on Wednesday published documents it obtained from the Department of Homeland Security showing that from 2006 to 2008 the agency planned a study of...
  • Court Grants Government Motion in EPIC Body Scanner Lawsuit

    01/13/2011 3:22:51 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 5 replies
    YubaNet.com ^ | 01/13/2011 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 12, 2011 - A federal court granted the Department of Homeland Security's motion to conclude one of EPIC's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits. The decision stems from a 2009 lawsuit brought by EPIC, a leading privacy organization to obtain information about the controversial airport body scanners. As a result of the lawsuit, EPIC has already obtained the technical specifications and vendors contract for the screening devices that generate naked images of air travelers. According to EPIC, the documents show that the devices can store, record, and transmit images. "The documents show that the TSA was not...
  • Words "viral" and "epic" consigned to college trash

    01/02/2011 6:47:58 AM PST · by speciallybland · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/31/2010 | Ros Krasny
    This story might be epic, and could even go viral, but not if Lake Superior State University has anything to do with it. Just sayin.' The small college in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, released on Friday its annual list of "banished words" -- terms so overused, misused and hackneyed they deserve to be sent to a permanent linguistic trash can in the year ahead. "Viral," often used to describe the rapid spreading of videos or other content over the Internet, leads the list for 2011. "This linguistic disease of a term must be quarantined," Kuahmel Allah of Los Angeles said...
  • 'Viral' and 'epic fail' among 2011's banished words

    12/31/2010 12:48:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    'Viral' and 'epic fail' among 2011's banished words 'Viral', 'epic fail' and 'Mama Grizzly' are among a list of 'banished' words and phrases for 2011. 7:59PM GMT 31 Dec 2010 Lake Superior State University in Michigan, USA, released its annual list of overused and misused words and terms that should be banned for the year ahead. 'Viral' is often used to describe the rapid spreading of videos or other content over the internet, leads the list for 2011. "This linguistic disease of a term must be quarantined," Kuahmel Allah of Los Angeles said in making a nomination. Runners-up included 'epic'...
  • Naomi Watts Toughens Up For'Fair Game'[Plame-Wilson Film "Reinforces Their Patriotism"]

    11/11/2010 10:49:15 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 51 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 12, 2010 | Mal Vincent
    Minutes after Naomi Watts, movie star, arrived at the CIA’s secret Virginia training center called The Farm, she was thrown to the ground in a way that left bruises. When she cried out in pain, her instructor glared and informed her, “Don’t say 'ow’ again unless you need to go to the hospital.” During the days that followed, she was “stripped of everything that cloaked her in specialness,” said director Doug Liman. The actress chose the rough treatment, Liman said. He chose Watts to play Valerie Plame Wilson, the spy who was outed in one of the most controversial episodes...
  • Interview with Epic Beard Man after AC transit bus fight

    02/19/2010 4:56:47 PM PST · by nightlight7 · 32 replies · 1,799+ views
    YouTube ^ | 02/19/2010 | n/a
    The old guy tells his side. Interesting fellow. Several new details about the story came out... The original video of the fight is here (with translations).
  • Transit bus fight in Oakland creating buzz (VIDEO: 67 year old man beats-down thug)

    02/17/2010 3:21:44 PM PST · by AAABEST · 232 replies · 7,192+ views
    OAKLAND — A You Tube video showing a fight between two AC Transit bus riders has ignited a flurry of online debates about violence, race and the safety of public transit. The video, which shows an older white man exchanging blows with a younger black man, is attracting hundreds of thousands of hits. The fight took place Tuesday afternoon on a bus in downtown Oakland, near the corner of Harrison and Webster streets. We will update this story when further details are available.
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,140 replies · 219,508+ views
  • Congressional Testimony by Robert S. Mueller, III

    03/25/2009 3:37:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 411+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress09/mueller032509.htm Congressional Testimony Robert S. Mueller, III Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Statement Before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 25, 2009 Good morning Chairman Leahy, Senator Specter, and Members of the Committee. I am pleased to be here today. As you know, we in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have undergone unprecedented transformation in recent years, from developing the intelligence capabilities necessary to address emerging terrorist and criminal threats, to creating the administrative and technological structure necessary to meet our new mission as a national security service. Today, the FBI is a...
  • Chavez views presidency as epic struggle

    09/23/2007 3:53:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 129+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/23/07 | Ian James - ap
    MANTECAL, Venezuela - Hugo Chavez is driving across the plains of Venezuela, raving about a Hollywood film in which the enslaved hero rises up to challenge the emperor of Rome. "'Gladiator' — What a movie! I saw it three times," the president tells an Associated Press reporter traveling with him in a Toyota 4Runner, along with his daughter and a state governor. "It's confronting the empire, and confronting evil. ... And you end up relating to that gladiator." The parallel is unstated but clear. To Chavez, the United States is the empire, and he is the protagonist waging an epic...
  • Epic Hero (Gilgamesh Saga)

    05/01/2007 4:20:40 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,119+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 5-1-2007 | Daqvid Damrosch
    Epic HeroHow a self-taught British genius rediscovered the Mesopotamian saga of Gilgamesh—after 2,500 years By David Damrosch In November 1872, George Smith was working at the British Museum in a second-floor room overlooking the bare plane trees in Russell Square. On a long table were pieces of clay tablets, among the hundreds of thousands that archaeologists had shipped back to London from Nineveh, in present-day Iraq, a quarter-century before. Many of the fragments bore cuneiform hieroglyphs, and over the years scholars had managed to reassemble parts of some tablets, deciphering for the first time these records of daily life in...
  • BREAKING: Largest U.S. Islamic Charity Raided by FBI!

    09/18/2006 11:35:20 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 281 replies · 18,254+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 9/18/06 | Debbie Schlussel
    September 18, 2006 BREAKING: Largest U.S. Islamic Charity Raided by FBI Printer Friendly By Debbie Schlussel I've been writing about LIFE for Relief and Development for years, and I think my columns (especially this one), have finally made a difference. Ditto for my complaints about LIFE to Assistant U.S. Attorney for counterterrorism, Ken Chadwell. Less than half an hour ago, the FBI began raiding LIFE and hauling out documents. Well, it's about time. LIFE--the largest Islamic charity still open for business in America--openly admitted on its 1995-'97 taxes to be a major funder of HAMAS. Headquartered in the Orthodox Jewish...
  • WHAT IS "GMUG" AND WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU

    10/05/2005 7:38:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,014+ views
    BLUERIBBON COALITION ^ | September 26 | Brian Hawthorne
    "GMUG" stands for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. Combined, they encompass some 2.9 million acres of National Forest lands in Central and Western Colorado. These three forests are home to some of the most outstanding recreational opportunity in the West. Right now, the forest's are revising their Forest Plans. These management plans provide broad guidance on what activities may or may not occur on these lands. The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national recreation advocacy group that champions recreational access and responsible use of public and private lands, is growing increasingly concerned about the influence several anti-access groups...
  • Mexican Indians Preserve Epic Endurance Race

    12/17/2005 12:12:25 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 596+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12-15-2005 | Tim Gaynor
    Mexican Indians preserve epic endurance race By Tim Gaynor | December 15, 2005 CEROCAHUI, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's Tarahumara Indians are struggling to preserve one of the world's toughest endurance contests: a race of up to 100 miles over flinty mountain tracks while kicking a ball. The tribe calls itself the "Raramuri," which in its language means "foot runner," and its men take to the trails of northwest Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains every few weeks in flimsy sandals for a 24-hour-long foot race that would make marathon runners shiver. Their bizarre long-distance game, dubbed the "carrera de bola" or "ball...
  • The American Spectator Requests Help

    11/05/2005 12:19:41 AM PST · by Lecie · 33 replies · 1,326+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | November 04, 2005 | J. Peter Freire
    Joe's In For It Now - Friday, November 04, 2005 @ 3:23:37 PM This story popped up today on American Thinker. Apparently, Wilson outed his wife far before Novak ever did, and the site which normally carries the program and the speech is down. Does anyone have the mp3 in which Wilson gives his speech? Please, please, please email us at editor@spectator.org if so. Posted By: J. Peter Freire The American Thinker http://www.americanthinker.com/comments.php?comments_id=3345 The speech was given at EPIC, the Education for Peace in Iraq Center, a left wing organization, which has, a least for the moment, an audio file...
  • World may have to live with nuclear Iran -US study

    10/13/2005 4:53:03 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 35 replies · 916+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct 13, 2005 | Reuters
    Iran is determined to acquire nuclear weapons and the United States may find it less costly to deter a nuclear-armed Iran than to dismantle its weapons program, according to two U.S.-funded researchers who advise the Pentagon. "Can the United States live with a nuclear-armed Iran? Despite its rhetoric, it may have no choice," concluded the report by Judith Yaphe and Air Force Col. Charles Lutes, which was released on Thursday. The potential for rolling back Iran's program, once it produces a nuclear weapon, "is lower than preventing it in the first place and the costs of rollback may be higher...
  • Joseph Wilson EPIC Lecture 6/14/2003 Outline/Transcript

    10/09/2005 8:55:28 PM PDT · by Fedora · 140 replies · 8,364+ views
    EPIC: Education for Peace in Iraq Center ^ | 6/14/2003 | Joseph Wilson as transcribed by Fedora
    Transcriber's introduction:The following outline and transcript, created by the poster, are based on an audio recording of Joseph Wilson's evening keynote lecture to the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) on June 14, 2003, delivered several weeks prior to Wilson's New York Times op-ed of 7/6/2003 which preceded the controversial Robert Novak article mentioning Valerie Plame's CIA background. Wilson's speech was immediately preceded by that of the other keynote speaker, Ray McGovern of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. After their individual speeches Wilson and McGovern held a joint question-and-answer session. Other participants in the forum and their respective topics...
  • Peace visit to Iraq had outside help

    10/02/2002 10:14:26 PM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 487+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/03/02 | Joyce Howard Price
    <p>The trip that three Democratic congressmen made to Baghdad last week was jointly funded by two private organizations — a religious group and a charity, both of which oppose a war with Iraq.</p> <p>The costs were shared by the Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq, a project of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, and a charity in Southfield, Mich., called Life for Relief and Development (LIFE), which provides humanitarian aid to Iraq.</p>
  • Rise and Fall Former sheriff in shackles after term of scandal, controversy (South Texas)

    06/12/2005 7:34:21 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 1,807+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | June 12, 2005 | EMMA PEREZ-TREVIÑO AND SERGIO CHAPA
    In the public eye, Conrado Cantu had it all. The former Cameron County sheriff was often described as charismatic, a man with a firm handshake and a popular catchphrase “Animo” — meaning cheer and encouragement — that became synonymous with his own name. He had politicians by his side, voters on their feet, a badge and a fleet of law enforcement officials at the ready. But the brass badge that adorned his chest was used to shield political allies and drug traffickers, federal investigators are alleging. It helped the former lawman collect a percentage of drug profits and shake down...
  • Ex-sheriff, deputy constable under arrest (South Texas)

    06/09/2005 9:46:01 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 695+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | June 9, 2005 | SERGIO CHAPA
    BROWNSVILLE, —- A sheriff’s deputy slammed shut the gate at Conrado Cantu’s home Wednesday as federal agents left with property collected for an ongoing investigation that has landed the former lawman in jail. Federal authorities arrested ex-Sheriff Cantu, his former captain, Pct. 1 Deputy Constable Rumaldo Rodriguez, and a former jail vendor on undisclosed criminal charges Wednesday. The three men are scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate today. Officials with the FBI, DEA and U.S. Customs confirmed their involvement in a Wednesday morning operation but would not provide details about the case against the defeated sheriff that was unseated...
  • EPIC 2014 (Must See!)

    12/22/2004 5:13:41 AM PST · by RobFromGa · 24 replies · 502+ views
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  • Presidential race tightens in Michigan (K48, B44 - EPIC/MRA)

    09/20/2004 6:30:06 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 18 replies · 674+ views
    AP ^ | 9-20-04 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    Presidential race tightens in Michigan 9/20/2004, 6:37 p.m. ET By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The race between Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and President Bush has tightened in Michigan, with Kerry and running mate John Edwards getting 48 percent and 44 percent going to Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a new poll released Monday by Lansing-based EPIC/MRA. An early August poll conducted by EPIC/MRA had the Democrats leading the GOP ticket 49 percent to 42 percent, with third party candidate Ralph Nader and running mate Peter Camejo getting 3 percent and...
  • Judge tosses online privacy case (Northwest Airlines website)

    06/16/2004 12:46:00 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 4 replies · 334+ views
    CNet ^ | June 16, 2004, 4:00 AM PDT | Paul Festa
    The dismissal of lawsuits brought against Northwest Airlines has online privacy advocates renewing calls for federal privacy legislation. In a decision dated June 6, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson ruled that seven consolidated class action lawsuits against Northwest had no merit--in part because the privacy policy posted on the airline's Web site was unenforceable unless plaintiffs claimed to have read it. The plaintiffs had contended that the airline, in giving passenger information to the government in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, violated laws and its own privacy policy. "Although Northwest had a privacy policy for...
  • The Truth About An Epic Tale Of Love, War And Greed (Troy)

    03/25/2004 12:03:11 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,304+ views
    The truth about an epic tale of love, war and greed (Filed: 24/03/2004) The legend of Troy has an enduring grip on the imagination. Aidan Laverty talks to the scientists who say they have proved that a siege really took place It's one of the greatest stories ever; the tale of a war fought over the love of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. Now as Hollywood breathes fresh life into the myth, archaeologists have uncovered new evidence from the site of Troy that brings us closer than ever to the truth behind this ancient legend. City scan:...
  • An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet Erratic (Traitor/'Rat Susan Lindauer)

    03/11/2004 8:30:06 PM PST · by Stultis · 32 replies · 822+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12 March 2004 | JAMES DAO
    An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet ErraticBy JAMES DAO Published: March 12, 2004 TAKOMA PARK, Md., March 11 — Susan P. Lindauer wore her liberal politics on her sleeve, as well as on her aging Mazda, where bumper stickers proclaimed her unabashed opposition to the Iraq conflict. "Peace in Iraq through change at home," one said. "War is not the answer," another said. To her neighbors — who described her as gentle if somewhat lonely — Ms. Lindauer was typical of this left-leaning enclave on the northern doorstep of Washington, a place fondly known by its residents as...
  • Lindauer Links- the Enemy Within--

    03/11/2004 4:43:49 PM PST · by backhoe · 32 replies · 781+ views
    various FR links | 03-11-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095652/posts Accused spy for Iraq worked for California congresswoman (Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose)Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/04 | AP- Washington Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Susan Lindauer Revolving Doors   http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095691/posts Saddam Spy Suspect Lindauer: 'I'm an Anti-war Activist'NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095762/posts American charged in Iraqi conspiracy [Andy Card's distant cousin]CNN ^ | March 11, 2004     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095744/posts How Susan Lindauer Was Caught NRO ^ | 11 March 2004 | Byron York"discussed the need for plans and foreign resources to support [resistance] groups operating within Iraq." Lindauer is a former journalist for U.S. News...
  • AP: ACCUSED SPY IS COUSIN OF BUSH STAFFER

    03/11/2004 4:44:13 PM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 101 replies · 1,226+ views
    AP ^ | 3/11/04
    Today: March 11, 2004 at 16:15:43 PST Accused Spy Is Cousin of Bush Staffer By MATTHEW DALYASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman charged with working for the Iraqi spy agency is a distant cousin of President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew Card, and has held a variety of jobs in journalism and on Capitol Hill. Susan Lindauer, 41, worked in the press offices of four Democratic members of Congress. She also worked for Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fox News. Her father, John Lindauer, was the Republican nominee for governor in Alaska in...
  • American Charged With Spying (For IRAQ) - Update: Former Mosely Braun,Lofren, DeFazio, and Wyden Aid

    03/11/2004 7:44:41 AM PST · by SierraWasp · 751 replies · 4,555+ views
    NEW YORK -- An American citizen was arrested Thursday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy, prosecutors said. Susan Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her hometown of Takoma Park, Md., and was to appear in court later in the day in Baltimore, authorities in New York said.