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  • What does Trump's Paris climate decision mean? (Goodbye Paris)

    05/31/2017 1:12:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    politico ^ | 05/31/2017 02:55 PM EDT | Nick Juliano
    While President Donald Trump is keeping everyone in suspense, a White House official said Wednesday morning that Trump will formally withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement. ... Why is Trump pulling out? Trump has repeatedly dismissed human-caused climate change as a “bulls---” “hoax” invented by the Chinese to undercut U.S. manufacturing, and those who urged him to exit virtually all believe that scientists’ warnings of more extreme weather and rising seas are overblown. Trump also has said that U.S. coal, oil and manufacturing companies are disadvantaged by efforts to reduce carbon emissions. While the question of...
  • Barack Obama's Close Confidante Valerie Jarrett Has Moved Into His New DC Home

    03/02/2017 6:26:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/01/17 | LEON WAGENER
    Obama's goal is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment, a family friend tells Jarrett has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion to work closely with the former president and Michelle Obama Jarrett lived in the White House, dined with the Obamas, and helped shape his domestic and foreign policies Obama cannot use his West End office, a post-presidency perk, for political purposes He's coming. And he's ready to roll.' former Attorney General Eric Holder said yesterday about the former president's reentry into the political scene Barack Obama is turning...
  • ObamaCare forcing people into Medicaid (Paid for by taxpayers)

    11/22/2013 7:03:39 PM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/22/2013 | Doug McKelway
    One woman’s demoralizing experience with the ObamaCare website, which her daughter documented in an article this week in The Wall Street Journal, is shining a light on how the health care law is forcing people into Medicaid even if they don’t want it. "How has it come to this?" Nicole Hopkins wrote of her mother’s experience. After having had her insurance canceled this fall like so many millions of Americans, her mother Charlene sought a new insurance policy on But it gave her only one choice – Medicaid - which is the government's traditional safety net to cover the...
  • Sharks rookie scores four magical goals and might be a wizard

    10/10/2013 11:21:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    espn ^ | 10-9-13 | Mike Brehm
    that was just plain strange (karma for the Rangers’ long goal on Jonathan Quick the night before, perhaps?), Hertl had another highlight-reel goal in the third period, beating Rangers goalie Martin Biron after putting the puck through his own legs. Hertl, playing his third NHL game, finished the night with four goals (and six in his last two), continuing the strong start this season by some of the league’s younger players.
  • REPORT: Obama Is Considering A Limited Two-Day Strike On Syrian Military Targets

    08/27/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 196 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/27/2013 | Michael Kelly
    President Obama is considering a strike on Syrian military targets involving sea-launched cruise missiles or possibly long-range bombers that would last no more than two days, according to senior administration officials and reported by Karen DeYoung and Anne Gearan of The Washington Post. Reuters reports that the West has told the opposition to expect a strike "within days." The limited strike would seemingly be a response to allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people before dawn on August 21. Hundreds were killed and thousands suffered "neurotoxic symptoms." The design of the potential attack implies sending...
  • Expert panel: NASA seems lost in space, needs goal

    12/05/2012 10:14:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/5/12 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA is adrift without a coherent vision for where it should be going, an independent panel of space, science and engineering experts says. But the report by the National Academy of Sciences doesn't blame the space agency. It faults the president, Congress and the nation for not giving NASA clear direction. At the same time, the report said NASA is doing little to further the stated goal of the White House to send astronauts to a nearby asteroid. Panel member Bob Crippen, a retired NASA manager and astronaut who piloted the first space shuttle mission, said he...
  • 51-year-old goalie suits up for Minnesota Wild

    11/23/2011 3:47:17 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    sporting news ^ | 11-23-11 | sporting news
    Hopefully for the Minnesota Wild, goalie Josh Harding stays healthy on Wednesday night, because their backup is 51 years old. Paul Deutsch, who runs a printing business in Richfield, Minn., is filling in for Niklas Backstrom, who's out for personal reasons, and Matt Hackett, who couldn't make it to St. Paul from the team's AHL affiliate in Houston in time. Deutsch, according to the Star Tribune, is a friend of former assistant coach Mike Ramsey and filled in for Wild goalies in the past, but only in practice.
  • Kicking Queen' Hits Game-Winning Field Goal

    10/04/2011 6:00:10 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 11 replies
    WJBK FOX 2 News ^ | Monday, 03 Oct 2011 | Ron Savage
    Brianna Amat crowned homecoming queen PINCKNEY, Mich. (WJBK) - She's the first girl to kick on Pinckney's varsity football team. On Friday night, Brianna Amat kicked a 31-yard game-winning field goal and was crowned homecoming queen on the same night. Click on the video player to watch Ron Savage's report. Amat was already a soccer star at Pinckney High. She told her soccer coach she wanted to kick footballs as well. Head football coach Dan Burholder was impressed, so he put her on the team. Friday night was Brianna's biggest game against Grand Blanc, who was ranked No. 7 in...
  • Botched PAT call hands Toledo yet another close loss (Updated)

    09/25/2011 2:02:24 AM PDT · by rawhide · 1 replies ^ | 9-24-11 | Graham Watson
    BIG EAST Conference coordinator of football officiating Terry McAulay has issued the following statement, with regard to a play in the fourth quarter of Saturday's football game between Syracuse and Toledo. "After studying the videos of the Syracuse extra point attempt at 2:07 of the fourth quarter, we have concluded that the ruling on the field that the kick passed between the uprights was incorrect, and that the replay official made an error in failing to reverse that ruling. In reviewing the video, we have determined that the angle from behind the kicking team shows conclusively that the ball passes...
  • John Boehner responds: Obama 'moved the goal posts'

    07/22/2011 6:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 124 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/22/11 | Michael A. Memol
    Negotiations on a debt ceiling increase broke down when President Obama made a late push for additional tax increases House Speaker John Boehner said late Friday, countering the president's account of the swiftly-deteriorating talks. Moments after Obama professed to be puzzled at Republicans' unwillingness to accept "an extraordinarily fair deal," Boehner said it was the president who scuttled the plan. "The White House moved the goal posts," he said, with Obama demanding $400 billion in revenues beyond what the two had already agreed to. "It's the president who walked away from his agreement and demanded more money at the last...
  • Goal Was Never to Capture bin Laden

    05/04/2011 10:27:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/4/11 | Yochi Dreazen, Aamer Madhani & Marc Ambinder
    The Navy SEALs knew their mission was to kill the al Qaeda leader, not take him aliveIn the weeks before President Obama ordered Navy SEALs into Pakistan in pursuit of Osama bin Laden, administration officials weighed using American warplanes to obliterate the terror mastermind's fortified compound from the sky or sending commandos on a high-risk mission to assault the structure from the ground. But there's one option the administration appears to have never seriously considered: taking bin Laden alive. In an important new detail about Sunday's raid, the White House disclosed on Tuesday that bin Laden was unarmed when the...
  • Geithner's Goal: Rebalanced World Economy .

    10/20/2010 6:49:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/20/10 | Damian Paletta & David Wessel
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he would use weekend meetings of G-20 finance ministers to advance efforts to "rebalance" the world economy so it is less reliant on U.S. consumers, to move toward establishing "norms" on exchange-rate policy, and to persuade others the U.S. doesn't aim to devalue its way to prosperity. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Geithner said the world sorely needs to agree on guidelines for exchange-rate policy. "Right now, there is no established sense of what's fair," he said. He also said the U.S. is pressing the Group of 20 industrial and developing
  • Police: man killed by family for watching soccer

    06/18/2010 8:04:22 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies · 573+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 06/17/10 | Mia Snyman
    Police say a South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country. David Makoeya, a 61-year-old man from the small village of Makweya, Limpopo province, fought with his wife and two children for the remote control on Sunday because he wanted to watch Germany play Australia in the World Cup. The others, however, wanted to watch a gospel show.
  • 9 year old scores greatest goal in Boston this season Puck Daddy NHL Sports

    10/16/2009 9:59:28 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 22 replies · 1,419+ views ^ | 10/14/09 | Met4larm
    Cool shot! Ah, to be 9 years old again, showing off for the cameras!Here's the link again.
  • White House: Obama would go to moon for his goal

    08/19/2009 10:56:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 986+ views
    AP on ^ | 8/19/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- How far is President Barack Obama willing to go for a deal on overhauling the health care system? Try all the way to the moon. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs joked Wednesday that Obama would orbit the moon if he thought it would help get a deal on a bill Congress can vote on after it returns from summer break.
  • Iraqi soccer player shot dead attempting goal

    03/16/2009 10:46:14 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 52 replies · 3,756+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-16-2009 | AP
    Police say an Iraqi soccer player has been shot dead just as he was about to kick what could have been the tying goal in a weekend game south of Baghdad.

    02/04/2009 9:21:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Financial Sense ^ | 02/02/09 | Fred Cederholm
    TH*NK*NG (INVENTORIES) by Fred Cederholm Economic Analysis Column Columnist, Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel February 2, 2009 I’ve been thinking about inventories. Actually I’ve been thinking about Christopher Columbus, the Obama stimulus putsch, housing, and unemployment. An inventory refers to a categorical listing of things. It can be used by an individual, business, or governmental unit to take stock in what is available for consideration in making their forward moving decisions. It is an accounting of items at a snapshot in time - a benchmark reckoning. After all… how can you plan for where you are headed, if you don’t have...
  • CA: One gaseous goal (GoreBalism on the march and coming to a local gubamint near you)

    04/05/2007 9:35:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 355+ views
    New Times ^ | 4/5/07 | Patrick Howe
    California's ambitious new plan to shoehorn the state's lug-soled boot of a carbon footprint into a slimming strappy little number depends in part on getting local governments to radically change the way communities develop and grow. Trouble is, nobody's yet told the planners how to craft the sort of strategies that would meet the goals, there's no money to pay for any changes yet, and so far there's no way to tell even if they do meet the targets. "I'm afraid it's truly a situation where the details are to follow," Suzanne Reed, a policy expert for the Sacramento-based Center...
  • Explosion kills two in Pakistan

    02/23/2007 10:56:15 PM PST · by csvset · 7 replies · 310+ views
    BBC ^ | 24 February 2007 | Beeb
    Police in Pakistan say two people have been killed in the province of Punjab after the bomb they were carrying on a bicycle accidentally exploded. Police say they hit a road bump on the outskirts of a town in the province. Deputy Superintendent Bashir Ahmed said they did not know whether the two men intended to plant the explosives or to carry out a suicide attack. Correspondents say Pakistan has suffered a series of suicide attacks in recent weeks. The two men died near Chichawatni, 120km (75 miles) north of Multan. There is speculation that there were intending to...
  • Bill would urge ban on pellet, BB guns

    12/03/2006 4:24:33 PM PST · by Disturbin · 23 replies · 673+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 8, 2006 | Raja Mishra
    New Bedford city councilors will vote tomorrow on a measure that urges state legislators to ban pellet, BB, and replica guns, weeks after a 38-year-old man was fatally shot by police after drawing a pellet gun. Brian K. Gomes , councilor at large, said he plans to introduce a motion that would call on the city's Beacon Hill delegation, as well as legislative leaders, to push for a wide-ranging ban on fake firearms that could confuse police. The proposed bill would ban all sales of BB and pellet guns, as well as replicas of handguns and sawed-off shotguns, unless they...