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  • 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 HeathCare.gov. 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
    yahoo.com/sports ^ | 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
    YouTube.com ^ | 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 SFGate.com ^ | 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.
  • TH*NK*NG (INVENTORIES)

    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...
  • Army to hit 2006 recruit goal

    09/08/2006 5:59:40 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 5 replies · 325+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8 September 2006 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a big turnaround from a year ago, the U.S. Army will achieve its 2006 goal of 80,000 new soldiers despite lingering reluctance by some potential recruits to join amid the Iraq war, officials said on Friday. ADVERTISEMENT Adding recruiters, sweetening enlistment bonuses, accepting older volunteers and even tolerating more tattoos helped the active-duty Army rebound from fiscal-year 2005 when it fell almost 7,000 recruits short of 80,000, officials said. "We will make our 80,000 mission (for new recruits) for the fiscal year," said Maj. Gen. Sean Byrne, the Army's director of personnel management. Fiscal 2006 ends...
  • Army reaches retention goal with Fort Campbell Soldier

    09/01/2006 9:58:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 390+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 31, 2006
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Army News Service, Aug. 31, 2006) – The active Army reached its fiscal 2006 retention goal one month early today when a Fort Campbell Soldier reenlisted. Staff Sgt. Michael Obleton, a truck driver assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, became the 64,200th reenlistment since Oct. 1, 2005. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard Cody presided over the ceremony. “What a commitment. Our Army has been at war longer than we fought in World War II. Soldiers still reenlist knowing full well the dangers, knowing full well the sacrifice,” said Cody. Obleton, of Columbus, Ga.,...
  • Air Force recruiting meeting its goal for 7th year

    08/17/2006 4:37:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 570+ views
    8/17/2006 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- The Air Force is on track to make its recruiting goal this year, marking the seventh consecutive year the service has brought in the right number and mix of new Airmen. To date, 25,645 people have enlisted in the Air Force and entered active duty in fiscal 2006. That puts the Air Force on pace to send 30,750 men and women to basic training and technical schools to fill jobs in more than 150 areas. In response to the Air Force's force shaping, fiscal 2007 recruiting goals have been reduced by...
  • National Guard Set to Meet Goal of 6,000 Troops on Border

    07/25/2006 4:47:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 436+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, July 25, 2006 – The Army National Guard will meet its goal of having 6,000 soldiers along the Southwest border by Aug. 1 to assist the U.S. Border Patrol in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants, the head of the National Guard Bureau told reporters here today. "They will be in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas come the first of August," Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum said. "We will meet the president's commitment to do that." In May, President Bush requested the Guard be used to help strengthen the border. The following month...
  • Marines’ Goal: Gain Trust, Improve Community

    06/28/2006 11:09:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 232+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brett Bartels hands out toys to children in a market in Barwana, in western Iraq, June 15, 2006. Multinational Force-Iraq photo by Sgt. Roe F. Seigle Marines’ Goal: Gain Trust, Improve Community The Marines' "gifts for grades" incentive encourages Iraqi schoolchildren to earn good grades. By U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Roe F. Seigle 1st Marine Division BARWANA, Iraq, June 28, 2006 -- As U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brett Bartels stood in front of a military vehicle handing out hundreds of stuffed animals and soccer balls on a road in Barwana, his goal was simple -...
  • Aide to Zarqawi's replacement killed by own bomb

    06/22/2006 2:08:37 PM PDT · by radar101 · 141 replies · 3,205+ views
    World Tribune ^ | June 21, 2006 | WT
    The assistant to Al Qaida's new network chief has been killed in a foiled insurgency strike. Iraqi security sources said a lieutenant of Al Qaida network chief Abu Ayoub Al Masri was found killed in a car on its way to an insurgency strike. The sources said a bomb inside the car blew up prematurely and killed the lieutenant and three other Al Qaida operatives. Officials identified the Al Masri aide as Mansour Sulayman Mansour Khalifi Al Mashhadani. The U.S. military confirmed the killing, reported to have taken place in Yusufiyah, west of Baghdad on June 19. U.S.-led coalition spokesman...
  • 2006 WORLD CUP -- Day 3 Thread -- USA Ready For Opener

    06/12/2006 5:28:43 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 341 replies · 7,162+ views
    MLSnet.com ^ | 6-12-06 | MLSnet.com
    The wait finally comes to an end Monday for 11 of the 15 MLS players at the 2006 World Cup as the U.S. national team opens Group E play against Czech Republic in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan will lead the U.S. team into action starting at 11:55 a.m. ET on ESPN2. In other action, Australia meets Japan in Kaiserslautern at 8:55 a.m. (ESPN2) for a Group F match. Italy and Ghana clash in the third match of the day, a Group E affair in Hanover at 2:55 p.m. (ESPN2).
  • 2006 WORLD CUP -- Day 2 Thread -- Live on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

    06/10/2006 5:54:26 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 373 replies · 4,720+ views
    FIFAworldcup.com ^ | 6-10-06 | FIFAworldcup.com
    One of the most fancied teams in Germany, England will open their FIFA World Cup™ campaign against Group B rivals Paraguay today -- LIVE NOW on ABC: England v Paraguay
  • 2006 WORLD CUP -- Day 1 Thread -- Finally, It's Game On (Live on ABC at 11:00AM ET)!

    06/09/2006 7:43:16 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 247 replies · 4,084+ views
    FIFAworldcup.com ^ | 6-9-06 | FiFA.com
    Germany, the hosts of the 18th FIFA World Cup™, kick off the tournament on Friday against Costa Rica in Munich (LIVE on ABC at 11:00AM ET). This represents a change to a tradition established back in 1974 which saw the defending world champions having the honour of getting the proceedings under way. The other two teams in Group A, Poland and Ecuador, will fight it out later in the evening.
  • Iran Insists Enrichment Goal Is Peaceful

    04/11/2006 2:43:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 491+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/06 | Ali Akbar Dareini - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's hard-line president said Tuesday that the country has joined the club of nuclear countries by successfully enriching uranium for the first time — a key process in what Iran maintains is a peaceful energy program. The announcement from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was certain to heighten international tensions surrounding Iran's nuclear program. The U.N. Security Council has demanded that Iran stop all enrichment by April 28 because of suspicions the program is designed to make nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad warned the West that trying to force it to abandon uranium enrichment would "cause an everlasting hatred in the...
  • Airman Sets Refueling Goal

    02/10/2006 4:10:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 396+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Master Sgt. Scott King
    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daisi Eyerly pumps fuel into a B-52. She is deployed to a forward operating location and hopes to pump 1 million gallons of fuel in just 60 days. U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Doug Nicodemus U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daisi Eyerly Airman Sets Refueling Goal By Master Sgt. Scott King 40th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Feb. 10, 2006 — She’s well on her way, 160,000 and counting every day. Senior Airman Daisi Eyerly, a national guardsman arrived here with a lofty goal – to pump 1 million...
  • Teen’s goal: Keep troops tuned in

    01/01/2006 10:38:15 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 1,094+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Jan 1, 2006 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    Fourteen-year-old Kaylee Marie Radzyminski peers into a music CD Saturday in her grandparentsÕ Sierra Vista home. Radzyminski is visiting for the holidays from Cleveland, Tenn. She has started a program were CDs and DVDs can be donated to U.S. troops. The program is called Tunes 4 the Troops. (Mark Levy-Herald/Review)SIERRA VISTA — U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Kaylee Marie Radzyminski, 14, wants your movies, video games and music compact discs for shipment to troops overseas. Any game, album or book in a compact disc format will work for Radzyminski’s Tunes 4 the Troops program, based out of Cleveland, Tenn. For the...
  • Palestinian militant killed in botched West Bank grenade attack

    12/11/2005 9:36:22 AM PST · by Alouette · 51 replies · 756+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Dec. 11, 2005
    A Palestinian militant was killed on Sunday when a grenade he tried to throw at Israel Defense Forces troops exploded prematurely in the Balata refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, witnesses and the IDF said. They said 18-year-old Ayad Hashash, member of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction, attempted to attack soldiers scouring Balata refugee camp in Nablus for militants. Later on Sunday afternoon, soldiers in Nablus shot and wounded a Palestinian who tried to throw a concrete block at them. Another Palestinian sustained burns also in the Nablus...
  • Maradona stands by 'Hand of God'

    08/23/2005 6:10:27 AM PDT · by jjbrouwer · 27 replies · 1,382+ views
    BBC ^ | August 23 | unknown
    Argentine football hero Diego Maradona has said he is unrepentant about using his fist in a controversial goal against England in the 1986 World Cup. Speaking on his TV show, Maradona said the intervention, which he nicknamed "The Hand of God", was justified. "The truth is that I don't for a second regret scoring that goal with my hand," he said on the programme. The footballer apparently defended his goal as his response to Britain's claim to the Falkland islands. He said he wanted to let Argentines and the whole world know the truth about a key moment in football...
  • Army comes up short of recruiting goals for second consecutive month

    04/05/2005 9:14:41 PM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies · 832+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6 Apr 05 | Lisa Burgess
    Army comes up short of recruiting goals for second consecutive month Service adds incentives in effort to reverse downward trend By Lisa Burgess, Stars and Stripes European edition, Wednesday, April 6, 2005 ARLINGTON, Va. — With all three Army components once again missing their recruiting goals, service leaders quickly added another series of incentives in an effort to boost enlistments. The active Army missed its recruiting goal in March by 32 percent, marking the second month in a row the component has not brought enough new soldiers into the fold, according to statistics from the U.S. Army’s Recruiting Command at...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • John Kerry's Perfect Running Mate(Kerry & Specter as VP Candidate!)

    11/09/2004 1:18:12 PM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 578+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 18, 2004, 8:35 a.m. | Stephen Moore
    February 18, 2004, 8:35 a.m. John Kerry’s Perfect Running MateKerry-Specter 2004. Now that John Kerry is the slam-dunk Democratic presidential nominee, all of the political speculation turns to the selection of his running mate. He needs to pick someone who is an ideological soul mate and agrees with him on most big issues. Someone with an unimpeachable record of successfully and consistently arguing the case for left-of-center policies: liberal judicial appointees, smaller tax cuts, bigger investment in social-welfare programs. Someone from a large and competitive state. Someone who will further energize the left-wing base of the Democratic party. Someone...
  • THE CLINTON-KERRY-CLINTON CONNECTION

    10/06/2004 2:26:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 43 replies · 2,153+ views
    GULF1.COM ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2004 | COLONEL BOB PAPPAS, USMC (Ret)
    The Clinton-Kerry-Clinton “Connection” by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret. The Clintons are on the Kerry bandwagon, or so it seems, after all, they and their former team are full swing on the Kerry campaign team or in support of it; there are Paul Begala, Joe Lockhart, and James Carville to name a few. Additionally, Ms. Clinton makes periodic statements supporting the erstwhile Senator; and, it is widely known that Mr. Clinton has had a number of lengthy conversations with Kerry in regards to his “campaign.” But, why? It is widely assumed, if not known, that Ms. Clinton has Presidential aspirations...
  • Kerry's Goal of Independence From Middle East Oil Divides Advisers

    08/06/2004 10:44:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 825+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/7/04 | Neela Banerjee
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 - The idea of a United States independent of Middle East oil is a touchstone of Senator John Kerry's campaign and a huge crowd pleaser, but has divided and exasperated many of his most experienced energy advisers. Some advisers say they worry that Mr. Kerry's focus on freeing the United States from reliance on oil from the Persian Gulf, the linchpin of the energy plan he released on Thursday, is unrealistic and misleading and that hammering away at it would erode Mr. Kerry's credibility with business, the news media and other countries. The advisers, who include independent...
  • U.S. Reaches All-Time High Seventh in FIFA World Rankings

    07/11/2004 12:01:52 AM PDT · by Central Scrutiniser · 37 replies · 744+ views
    US Soccer ^ | 7-7-04 | Some guy
    U.S. Reaches All-Time High Seventh in FIFA World Rankings CHICAGO (July 7, 2004) - Two months after climbing back into the Top 10 in the FIFA World Rankings, the U.S. Men’s National Team continued its climb up the ladder, by moving up two notches to their highest ranking ever at seventh, ahead of such powerhouses as England, Italy, Argentina and Germany. This is the 16th time the U.S. has been ranked in the Top 10 since breaking in for the first time in August of 2002 after their remarkable quarterfinal run in the 2002 World Cup. The U.S. dropped out...
  • Goal: Help state run a tight ship (team works to re-invent bureaucracy, cut costs)

    04/24/2004 9:05:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 137+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/24/04 | Alexa H. Bluth
    Sequestered in the depths of the state's now-defunct Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency offices, more than 250 state workers and others are quietly and quickly working on one of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's most ambitious projects yet. The workers, on loan to the governor from other departments forced to make do without them in the midst of a hiring freeze, are attempting to reinvent the bureaucracy to trim costs and cut waste in virtually every corner of state government, all by June 30. Some are skeptical that this mysterious group promising a dramatic government reorganization can succeed. Others worry that recommendations...
  • sharptonexplore2004.com

    04/02/2003 9:52:07 AM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 159+ views
    AL SHARPTON 2004 DOT COM     Thank You For Your Contribution! Please make your check payable to Rev. Al Sharpton Presidential Exploratory Committee.  Please print and sign this page and return it with your check to the following address: Rev. Al Sharpton Presidential Exploratory Committee PO Box 25812 Washington, DC  20007 First name:     Last name:     Street:          City:             State:           Zip:              I confirm that the following statements are true and accurate: I am a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien. This contribution is not made from the general treasury funds of a corporation, labor organization or national bank....
  • California GOP goal:Appeal to minorities

    02/22/2003 8:28:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 174+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/22/03 | Aurelio Rojas
    <p>Republican strategist Kevin Spillane recalls requesting a meeting in 1998 with Gov. Pete Wilson to introduce a promising Latino candidate.</p> <p>"They didn't have time for us," Spillane said.</p> <p>Texas Gov. George W. Bush and his political adviser, Karl Rove, did. They granted Spillane and his client a generous one-hour meeting.</p>