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  • Obama Leaves Office - Count Down Timer

    01/09/2017 7:53:41 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
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  • Fox News' Greta Van Susteren leaves network

    09/06/2016 8:33:38 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-6-2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren has left her post after 14 years on air, the network's new co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine announced Tuesday. Van Susteren's departure came hours after ousted Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes reached a $20 million settlement with former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who accused him of sexual harassment before she left the network earlier this summer. The network also offered Carlson a public apology "for the fact that [she] was not treated with respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve," according to Vanity Fair.
  • University of Missouri president leaves over race complaints

    11/09/2015 8:33:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 110 replies
    AP ^ | 11/09/15
    The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday amid criticism of his handling of student complaints about race and discrimination. President Tim Wolfe said Monday that his resignation is effective immediately. The announcement came at a special meeting of the university system's governing body, the Board of Curators. The complaints came to a head over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they would not participate in team activities until Wolfe was removed or stepped down. For months, black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the overwhelmingly white flagship campus...
  • Same Moonshine, Different Name: Welcome To The Age Of Cellulosic Ethanol

    09/15/2013 7:29:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 23, 2013 Issue | Christopher Helman
    A Dutch company and an American ethanol producer hope to put a new kind of fuel in your gas tank — whether it makes economic sense or not. Thanks, Washington. Amid the cornfields of Emmetsburg, Iowa sits an ethanol plant that takes in 20 million bushels of corn and churns out about 55 million gallons of corn ethanol a year. Rising next to it is a revolutionary new facility. It will make ethanol as well, but instead of using juicy kernels of corn, its feedstock will be 285,000 tons a year of corncobs, leaves and husks. Although its 25 million...
  • Putin Will Leave G20 Summit Early After West Blasts Moscow Over Ukraine

    11/15/2014 11:39:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 1/15/14 | Sam Frizell
    Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early after Western leaders lambasted him Saturday over the crisis in Ukraine and threatened further sanctions. “I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Putin, according to his spokesman Jason MacDonald, Reuters reports. President Barack Obama said the United States was at the forefront of “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which is a threat to the world, as we saw in the appalling shoot-down of MH17.” German Chancellor Angela...
  • Snowden granted 1-year asylum in Russia, leaves airport

    08/01/2013 5:13:19 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 8 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 08/01/2013
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and is allowed to enter the country’s territory. The whistleblower has been granted temporary political asylum in Russia, Snowden's legal representative Anatoly Kucherena said. “I have just handed over to him papers from the Russian Immigration Service. They are what he needs to leave the transit zone,” he added. Snowden has already left the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, an RT crew at the scene has confirmed. His present location has not been made public nor will it be disclosed, Kucherena said, adding that Snowden is among the...
  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • Holder assistant leaves Justice Department

    01/03/2012 7:29:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/3/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Laurie Robinson, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) under Attorney General Eric Holder, is leaving the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to an announcement released just before the start of the Iowa caucuses. "Laurie Robinson has helped transform OJP’s role in the criminal and juvenile justice field, bringing scientific rigor, a true sense of partnership, transparency, and accountability to the agency," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement on her departure at the end of February. "I am proud of her service to OJP’s constituents, the Department of Justice and the Obama Administration and personally...
  • Fraud case leaves California Democrats scrambling

    10/23/2011 12:26:48 AM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    Reuters (Yahoo) ^ | 10/22/2011 | Mary Slosson
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stunning accusations that a top California Democratic campaign treasurer looted the war chests of her big-name clients have left candidates across the state scrambling to raise more money as election season looms. Kinde Durkee, who controlled the funds of roughly 400 candidates and groups, ranging from Senator Dianne Feinstein to local Democratic youth clubs, was arrested in September and charged with fraud. While the extent of the losses isn't yet clear, the coffers of dozens of Democratic politicians have been frozen, prompting the crippled campaigns to ask the California Fair Political Practices Commission to permit further...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, October 31-Nov. 6, 2010: Tribute to Autumn

    11/02/2010 9:18:11 PM PDT · by cogitator · 2 replies
    These versions are not clickable to be bigger; if you go to Mangelsen's Web site, you can click on them and see larger versions. I found these in the Online Gallery, either New Releases, or Landscapes/Flowers/Trees.
  • Imam leaves United States under plea deal in terror case

    07/05/2010 10:33:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 7/5/10 | Susan Candiotti
    (CNN) -- A New York imam who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents as they investigated an alleged terror plot left the United States on Monday as part of his plea deal, a government spokesman and the imam's attorney told CNN. Imam Ahmad Afzali and his wife left on a 2 p.m. flight to live in Saudi Arabia, said Afzali's attorney, Ron Kuby. A government spokesman confirmed Afzali's departure. After his guilty plea earlier this year for lying to federal agents in the case involving Najibullah Zazi's alleged subway bombing plan in New York City, Afzali had 90 days...
  • Yet another journalist leaves media for liberal policy job

    06/15/2010 10:07:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 218+ views
    daily caller ^ | 6/15/10 | Alex Pappas
    And another member of the media is leaving the world of reporting for a left-leaning advocacy job. Ed Chen, a Bloomberg reporter covering the Obama administration who was most recently the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, will rejoin the Natural Resources Defense Council to do the “Lord’s work,” he said in a departure e-mail. It’s not Chen’s first time leaving journalism for the NRDC, a powerful green group known for clashing with industry by filing pro-environmentalist litigation. Chen, once a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, left the news business in 2006 to work for the environmentalist group,...
  • AP:Big First Year Leaves Obama Tired

    12/29/2009 4:52:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies · 1,356+ views
    CNS News/AP ^ | December 29, 2009 | Julie Pace
    Washington (AP) - After a sleepless, overnight flight to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month, President Barack Obama made a not altogether surprising admission. He was tired. Who could blame him? The president was on his ninth foreign trip to his 21st country; he added a 10th trip the following week. The year had been bookended by the two most intense periods of his young presidency -- the early decisions to bail out the nation's banks and automobile industry, steps the president deemed unpopular but necessary, and his December orders to deploy 30,000 additional U.S. troops...
  • At key moment, Obama leaves health post unfilled

    10/29/2009 10:56:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 298+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/30/09 | Byron York
    Medicare and Medicaid, the federal government's health insurance programs for the elderly and poor, play a big role in the health care reform proposals being considered on Capitol Hill. President Obama and Democrats in Congress hope to cut Medicare spending by nearly a half-trillion dollars over the next decade, and reform plans call for a big expansion of Medicaid during the same period. The proposals raise serious questions. Is it really possible to take so much money out of Medicare and not affect coverage? Is expanding Medicaid a good idea
  • Mullen leaves door open for more Afghanistan troops

    07/05/2009 12:03:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 264+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/5/09 | Eric Zimmermann
    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed confidence today in the U.S. military offensive in southern Afghanistan but left the door open to additional troops in the country if the situation calls for it. Admiral Mike Mullen sought to clarify an apparent disagreement with National Security Adviser Jim Jones, who reportedly told commanders in Afghanistan not to expect any additional troops. Admiral Mullen said he would wait to hear from General Stanley McChrystal, the new head commander in Afghanistan, who is conducting a 60 day assessment
  • Obama leaves door open to tax on health benefits

    06/24/2009 7:28:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 685+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/24/09 | DAVID ESPO
    President Barack Obama left the door open to a new tax on health care benefits Wednesday, and officials said top lawmakers and the White House were seeking $150 billion in concessions from the nation's hospitals as they sought support for legislation struggling to emerge in Congress. "I don't want to prejudge what they're doing," the president said, referring to proposals in the Senate to tax workers who get expensive insurance policies. Obama, who campaigned against the tax when he ran for president, drew a quick rebuff from one union president.
  • Hillary Clinton leaves flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe, asks ‘Who painted it?’

    03/28/2009 10:00:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 2,756+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/28/09 | staff
    Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 27, 2009 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” after asking who painted the famous image. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the appearance on Mary’s eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, October 14-20, 2007: Stairs Falls, Franconia Notch, NH

    10/17/2007 11:07:07 AM PDT · by cogitator · 13 replies · 75+ views
  • Famous fossil Lucy leaves Ethiopia (on a U.S. tour)

    08/06/2007 7:10:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 3,296+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/07 | Anita Powell - ap
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - After 3.2 million years in East Africa, one of the world's most famous set of fossils was quietly flown out of Ethiopia overnight for a U.S. tour that some experts say is a dangerous gamble with an irreplaceable relic. Although the fossil known as Lucy had been expected to leave the Ethiopian Natural History Museum this month, some in the nation's capital were surprised the departure took place under cover of darkness with no fanfare Sunday. "This is a national treasure," said Kine Arega, a 29-year-old attorney in Addis Ababa. "How come the public has no...
  • Kremlin 'Bullying' Leaves Western Energy Companies Furious

    09/22/2006 6:04:17 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 745+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-23-2006 | Adrian Blomfield
    Kremlin 'bullying' leaves western energy companies furious By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow (Filed: 23/09/2006) In the past few years, mention of Vladimir Putin at the dinner table of some western leaders could have brought on a case of indigestion. In the past week, though, the Russian president has been causing ulcers. Sakhalin Energy extracts oil and gas from one of the world's most inhospitable regions On Monday, Russia suspended an environmental permit for an oil and gas project led by Royal Dutch Shell on Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean. The international community has watched with queasiness as democracy in...
  • House candidate dies, leaves only Lucio III on ballot

    08/28/2006 10:46:53 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 1,239+ views ^ | 8 28 06 | Elizabeth Pierson
    AUSTIN – Jim Fuller, Libertarian candidate for Texas House District 38, has died. Fuller was vacationing at his stepson’s house in Kalamazoo, Mich., when he did not wake up the morning of Aug. 12, said Floyd Murray, his stepson. The cause of death was ruled congestive hear t failure. Fuller’s death leaves only Eddie Lucio III on the November ballot for the open seat that includes most of Harlingen and northern Brownsville. Lucio III, considered to be the frontrunner, has wide family influence and was the only candidate raising money. The Republican candidate, Brownsville businessman Luis Cavazos, withdrew from the...
  • Surgery As Practiced By The Ancients Leaves Long Heritage

    07/01/2006 6:45:07 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 626+ views
    Kathimerini ^ | 7-1-2006 | Penny Bouloutza
    Surgery as practiced by the ancients leaves long heritageResearchers find that medical treatments still in use today date from antiquity By Penny Bouloutza - Kathimerini Medical practitioners in antiquity left a wealth of knowledge for doctors of the future: the main principles of the diagnosis of disease and the treatment of injuries have been known since the time of Hippocrates. Stefanos Geroulanos, professor of surgery at Zurich University and director of the intensive-care unit at the Onassis Cardiology Center, said that the first operations were performed in the Neolithic period. “Dozens of skulls have been found with holes drilled in...
  • Grape Glut Leaves Vinyards Facing Ruin (Australia)

    06/06/2006 5:56:46 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 758+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2006 | Nick Squires
    Grape glut leaves vineyards facing ruin By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 07/06/2006) Hundreds of Australian vineyards are facing ruin amid a glut of grapes that has left the industry producing far more wine than it can sell at home or overseas. The problem is so severe that the industry said yesterday that it will take a multi-million pound government bail-out to save smaller producers from going out of business. The popularity of Australian wine in Britain and America, coupled with generous government tax breaks, encouraged a craze for establishing vineyards from the late 1990s. The Wine Grape Growers' Council...
  • CA: Revised budget plan leaves out payment of 'loan' to schools

    05/10/2006 8:49:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 189+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/10/06 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will propose a revised state budget Friday that uses most of a $4.5 billion windfall in unexpected tax revenue to pay down debt and build a larger budget reserve, rather than pay off a disputed “loan” to schools, administration officials said yesterday. Schools will get their regular share of the new revenue as required by the Proposition 98 school-funding guarantee, the officials told reporters in a briefing. The Schwarzenegger aides would discuss the budget only on condition of anonymity. But they refused to discuss the governor's plans, if any, to deal with a $3.2 billion...
  • Third World Veto Leaves UN In Budget Crisis

    04/29/2006 6:43:10 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 609+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-30-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    Third World veto leaves UN in budget crisis By Philip Sherwell in New York (Filed: 30/04/2006) Third world nations have blocked a sweeping United Nations reform package that is backed by the West, in an acrimonious showdown that has left the troubled organisation heading for a budget crisis in June. Britain and the United States condemned the vote, late on Friday night, that scuttled proposals by the UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, to overhaul the world body in the wake of the Iraqi oil-for-food scandal. Kofi Annan's reform plans have been scuttled Supported by America, the European Union and Japan, which...
  • Flight Across China Leaves Man Stranded(and you thought you had a bad day at the office)

    04/06/2006 2:25:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 45 replies · 6,816+ views ^ | 4 5 06 | CURT WOODWARD
    SEATAC, Wash. - As the sun dipped low in the sky last Sunday and his plane began its descent, Eugene Nelson had a sinking feeling that something was wrong. He'd been in the air for hours, much longer than his business flight from Hong Kong to Taiwan should have taken. Then the airliner flashed a map of his flight's path on a video screen, and it hit him. Instead of descending toward the island off China's eastern coast, the next stop on the Intel Corp. engineer's itinerary would be the remote city of Taiyuan, an industrial center deep within China....
  • Operation Brand Iron leaves mark on remote Iraqi villages

    02/14/2006 3:40:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 334+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 14, 2006 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    LAKE QADISIYAH, Iraq (Feb. 14, 2006) -- Without a moon and with temperatures below freezing, more than 80 Marines with Mobile Assault Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, began their three-day operation seeking out terrorist activity in remote villages here Jan. 29-31. Operation Brand Iron consisted of searching nearly 100 kilometers of shoreline and remote villages surrounding the massive Lake Qadisiyah. They looked for weapons caches and gathered information about the people living in the area. “We did some area reconnaissance, which is getting a census on the people in the area,” said Sgt. Alexander M. Murray, a Portland, Ore.,...
  • Marine captain leaves no man behind, earns Silver Star (Awarded not earned!)

    02/09/2006 5:01:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 94 replies · 2,383+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Patrick J. Floto
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2006) -- While fencing in high school and college, every elegant move made by Capt. Brain R. von Kraus was well thought out, even in the most heated duels. These same swift, but calculated decisions were made on Jan. 25, 2004 during an ambush where then 1st Lt. Von Kraus displayed exceptional bravery as he dismounted his vehicle and entered the enemy kill zone to aid his stricken Marines. For these actions, von Kraus was awarded the Silver Star here Feb. 8 by Maj. Gen. Richard F. Natonski, commanding general of the...
  • Anglo-Saxon Gold Coin Leaves British Museum Out Of Pocket

    02/09/2006 4:47:45 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,122+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-9-2006 | Nigel Reynolds
    Anglo-Saxon gold coin leaves British Museum out of pocket By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent (Filed: 09/02/2006) A gold coin lost 1,200 years ago on a river bank in Bedfordshire became the most expensive British coin when it was bought by the British Museum for £357,832 yesterday. A little smaller than a pound coin in diameter and much thinner, the glittering mancus, the value of 30 days' wages for a skilled Anglo-Saxon worker, now ranks among the museum's most valuable artefacts. Anglo-Saxon coin depicting Coenwulf, King of Mercia Experts described the coin as "the find of the last 100 years". But...
  • Taleban Clash 'Leaves Many Dead'

    02/03/2006 3:31:36 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 487+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-3-2006 | Paul Wood
    Taleban clash 'leaves many dead' Some 300 army troops were said to have been involved in fighting Nearly 20 combatants have been killed in a battle between Afghan troops and Taleban fighters in the southern province of Helmand, officials say. Helmand's deputy governor told the BBC that at one point, he and 100 soldiers were surrounded by 200 Taleban. He said 16 Taleban and three soldiers had been killed, with 13 more wounded. The BBC's Paul Wood in Kandahar said it is the most serious fighting between government forces and the Taleban for two years. Taleban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf...
  • Morales sends coca leaves to George Bush

    01/22/2006 9:43:23 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 603+ views
    La Vanguardia | 01-22-06 | JOAQUIM IBARZ
    HOJAS DE COCA PARA EL ENVIADO DE BUSH La hoja de coca selló la distensión que Evo Morales propicia con Washington. Thomas Shannon, enviado especial del presidente Bush y subsecretario de Estado para asuntos del Hemisferio Occidental, recibió con sonrisa complaciente las hojas de coca que le obsequió el presidente boliviano horas antes de su toma de posesión. Hace unas semanas, el vicepresidente Alvaro García Linera dijo que Morales pronto daría señales claras de cambio. No hubo que esperar mucho para que se advirtieran que algo nuevo empieza en Bolivia. Evo no sólo hizo que Shannon aceptara la cita en...
  • Man leaves children in cold car for six hours(father of the year alert)

    12/20/2005 2:19:07 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 46 replies · 1,637+ views ^ | 12 20 05 |
    Greenwood, IN - An Indiana man is behind bars for intentionally leaving his girlfriend's children in a car in the frigid cold. On Sunday, police say Gary Willhoite left a six-year-old, a four-year-old, and a two-month old at a Greenwood gas station just south of Indianapolis. Authorities say he was angry with his girlfriend, so he left her kids in a car for six hours. By the time the children were found, police say ice had formed inside the car. Lt. Bob Dine with the Greenwood Police Department says, "The baby was in the car seat, had a wet diaper,...
  • Waiting for the call: Former sailor leaves good job to do his part in Corps

    12/09/2005 2:57:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 500+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Pvt. Charlie Chavez
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2005) -- A Company D graduate served his country once before as a sailor, and he returns to serve again as a Marine despite criticism from his friends and family. Pfc. Leonidez Cruz, Platoon 1131, 30, grew up in El Paso, Texas and joined the Navy in 1994 - a week after he graduated from high school. Trying to get away from home, Cruz wanted to move his life in a different direction. "I just wanted to get away from home and see the world, so I went into the aviation-electrical...
  • 571st Medical Company leaves Iraq after saving thousands of lives

    12/09/2005 2:39:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 784+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 9, 2005) -- After more than 11 months of flying in combat to rescue wounded warriors from the battlefields of Iraq, the Soldiers of 571st Medical Company are ready to head home. The UH-60 Black Hawk air ambulance squadron, based out of Fort Carson, Colo., transferred authority for medical evacuations in western Iraq to the 82nd Medical Company during a ceremony, Dec. 7, at Al Asad, Iraq, which is primarily a Marine Corps installation. The Soldiers of the 571st leave knowing they successfully evacuated 2,938 casualties and logged 5,349 combat flight hours. The Mission “There is...
  • Marine artist leaves fingerprint on world

    11/22/2005 3:50:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 629+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Nov. 22, 2005) -- Before he found fame as the artist who painted the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo was simply known as Michel. Michelangelo left a mark in the world of creativity that will never be imitated. Corporal Willie M. Rockward, armorer, II Marine Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), strives to do the same with his lifelong passion in art. Rockward, 24, beamed with creativity and imagination, became interested in comic books for their artistic styles and drawings as he grew older. “I followed the artists,” said the Houston native. “Some people bought the whole comic...

    11/16/2005 4:40:17 PM PST · by NickatNite2003 · 47 replies · 2,464+ views
    CNN | NickAt Nite2003 (me)
    Ted Koppel has announced he is leaving Nightline to Wimp Blintzer. Another lying DimoLeftist traitor dirtbag bites the wienie with relish! Oh happy day! :o)
  • Bush Leaves Louisiana After Spirit-Lifting Trip

    10/11/2005 6:37:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 576+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON — President Bush expressed his pride Tuesday in military servicemen and women who have been helping with Hurricane Katrina relief. Speaking in Belle Chasse, La., to National Guardsmen representing 49 states, the president thanked the soldiers for their service. "I am incredible proud of those who wear our nations uniform and I am incredibly proud of the job you have done. You have brought great credit to your units, credit to your family and credit to our nation," Bush said....
  • Hospital Ship Leaves New Orleans

    10/10/2005 4:28:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 422+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 10, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed New Orleans Oct. 8 to return to her homport in Baltimore after providing several weeks of disaster relief to the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Comfort has been acting as an emergency trauma center for the city since Sept. 28. During the ship's 10 days in New Orleans, Comfort's medical staff has worked alongside local civilian physicians to treat trauma patients aboard ship in a partnership between the Navy and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Comfort...
  • Myers Leaves Top Military Post Confident of Iraq Strategy

    09/30/2005 5:49:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 440+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2005 – Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers started his last day on the job today reflecting on the war on terror that's dominated his term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and affirming his belief that the United States "will be successful in Iraq." Myers, who retires today as the top military officer and with four decades of service, said during CBS's "The Early Show" that he's always been "very realistic" about the situation in Iraq and has never viewed it through rose-colored glasses. "It's a huge undertaking," he said, noting that the coalition...
  • Rise Of Militias Leaves Basra In The Balance

    09/29/2005 5:47:04 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 338+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-30-2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Rise of militias leaves Basra in the balance By Adrian Blomfield in Basra (Filed: 30/09/2005) The people of Basra know it as the "station of death". For the British, however, Jameat police station may be the difference between success and disaster in Iraq. British troops have trained for a ‘doomsday scenario’ in which armed militias take control of the city of Basra Basra was the heartbeat of Iraq's Riviera 30 years ago. Girls wore sunglasses and short skirts; nightclubs flourished on the Corniche, where the glamorous drank arak, once the tipple of choice. Then it found itself close to the...
  • No Longer Centre Stage, But Clinton Leaves Them Calling For More (Makes Streisand Squeal)

    09/17/2005 5:44:05 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 1,387+ views
    The telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-18-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    No longer centre stage, but Clinton leaves them calling for more By Philip Sherwell in New York (Filed: 18/09/2005) If there was any doubt that Bill Clinton still elicits the adoration of women, Barbra Streisand was on hand last week to squash it. As the former president laid out his agenda for world change from a podium flanked by Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice and King Abdullah of Jordan, the singer-actress emitted a series of gentle but disconcerting squeals of approval, interspersed with admiring sighs. Bill Clinton and Tony Bennett Hers was typical of the audience reaction at launch of the...
  • Roberts's performance in hearings leaves Democrats with 'dilemma'

    09/16/2005 6:55:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies · 1,757+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 9/16/05 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    Roberts's performance in hearings leaves Democrats with 'dilemma' By Sheryl Gay Stolberg The New York Times FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2005 WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats are deeply conflicted about how to vote on the nomination of Judge John Roberts Jr. to be the 17th chief justice of the United States, and appear divided about how, and whether, to use their vote to send a message to President George W. Bush as he selects a candidate to fill a second Supreme Court vacancy. "That's a critical part of this conversation," Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat and a...
  • Hurricane leaves wave of scams in its wake

    09/16/2005 4:19:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 431+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | Elaine Wilson
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Army News Service, Sept. 16, 2005) -- The nation watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast region, and then countless heart-wrenching stories stirred people to open their homes, wallets and hearts to the evacuees. But, as the disaster grew in proportion, so did the wave of Internet, e-mail and phone scams designed to rip off generous people. Rather than let a few criminals deter a nation’s generosity, the best way to counter the latest rash of crime is through education, said Timothy Haight, a legal assistance attorney with the Office of the...
  • First wave leaves D-M

    09/06/2005 6:59:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 457+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sep 6, 2005 | Jane Erikson
    Total of 1,500 will go to combat, other areas Brooke McDonough smiled bravely Monday morning as her husband, Lt. Col. Marty McDonough, slowly guided his A-10 fighter jet down the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The airman was one of about 50 who took off from the base Monday, the first wave of about 1,500 D-M personnel who will be sent this month to combat theaters in Iraq and Afghanistan and other sites overseas. McDonough and other members of D-M's 354th Fighter Squadron will provide cover for Marines and soldiers on the ground. It will be January before McDonough...
  • Austere federal budget leaves out some California priorities

    02/07/2005 6:21:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 337+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/7/05 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's top federal funding priorities for California would go unmet under the lean $2.57 trillion federal budget President Bush proposed Monday. Funding increases the governor requested for after-school programs, water quality improvement and reimbursing states for the cost of jailing illegal immigrants all were ignored. Other programs were funded at levels less than Schwarzenegger sought - among them the CalFed water project to restore California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and a high-tech research project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. But the budget proposal did include some of Schwarzenegger's federal spending goals, which he listed...
  • AP: CBS Probe Leaves Unanswered Questions

    01/16/2005 7:23:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 933+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/05 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK - CBS hoped that the release of an independent probe of its ill-fated story on President Bush (news - web sites)'s military service, painful as it was, would at least lift the cloud over its news division. If only it were that simple. The report, and the network's response to it, left some questions unresolved: _ How does CBS News President Andrew Heyward effectively lead when there's widespread surprise — including, undoubtedly, in his own shop — at how he kept his job when four others were fired for their roles in the news organization's worst embarrassment in...
  • Blue blue town - election aftermath leaves RATS down in the dumps (An excellent four year whine...)

    11/14/2004 1:58:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies · 3,589+ views
    Chapel Hill News ^ | 11/12/04 | ANNE BLYTHE, MATT DEES
    Blue blue town Published: Nov 12, 2004 Election"s aftermath leaves Democrats down in the dumps and looking for ways to cope with four more years of W. By ANNE BLYTHE AND MATT DEES, STAFF WRITERS TVs have been off. Some of the political commentary is too much to take. Radios are tuned to music, not talk. Newspapers with front-page pictures of President Bush either go straight into recycling bins or get flipped over quickly to hide what die-hard Democrats and Anybody-But-Bush fans commonly refer to as “that smug mug.” Sure, 11 days have passed since 59 million Americans cast ballots...
  • High Point Publisher Leaves $1 Million To His Dogs

    05/12/2004 4:36:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 184+ views ^ | 5/12/04
    High Point Publisher Leaves $1 Million To His Dogs POSTED: 7:14 am EDT May 12, 2004 UPDATED: 7:39 am EDT May 12, 2004 HIGH POINT, N.C. -- When High Point Enterprise publisher Randall Terry Jr. died last week, he left a substantial amount of money to six of his closest companions -- his golden retrievers. Ajax, Athena, Achilles, Diana, Rumor and Venus were his family, says Terry's assistant Paula Welton. The dogs and their owner shared the kind of bond only dog-lovers know, and Welton says the dogs gave Terry peace in his final moments. They came to visit him...
  • Congress leaves Washington with stubborn issues unresolved

    11/28/2003 5:19:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 396+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/28/03 | Jim Abrams - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The congressional year ends with the future of President Bush's vaunted energy bill uncertain and no decision on how to fix the nation's crumbling highways or avoid a looming trade war with Europe. With Republicans in control of the White House and both houses of Congress, it wasn't supposed to be this hard.</p>