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  • We Are Not Letting EU Go German Finance Minister Warns That Britain Could Still Be Paying

    11/18/2016 2:31:27 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/16 | JAMES TAPSFIELD
    Britain could be forced to write cheques to Brussels until 2030 despite leaving the EU, the German finance minister has warned. Wolfgang Schauble delivered his blustering warning as Theresa May flew into Berlin for talks with Angela Merkel and other world leaders. Mr Schauble said post-Brexit Britain would be bound by tax rules restricting it from granting incentives to keep investors in the country. He also insisted there will be no special deal to curb freedom of movement if the UK wants to remain part of the common market. Signalling that the bloc is determined to take a tough line...
  • List of all the Celebs that would leave...

    11/08/2016 11:59:45 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 38 replies
    The inter webs ^ | 11/9/2016 | NET
    Lena Dunham, Barbara Streisand, Rosie O’Donnell, Cher, Eddie Griffin, Samuel L. Jackson, John Stewart, Omari Hardwick, Whoopie Goldburg, Al Sharpton, Raven-Symone, Jennifer Lawrence, Barry, Diller, Miley Cyrus, George Lopez, Chelsea Handler, Jenny Slate, Neve Campbell, Zosia Mamet, Chloe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Elisabeth Moss, Spike Lee, Kathryn Hahn, Lily Depp, Gabrielle Union, Matt Damon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Amy Schumer, Will.I.Am, Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Keegan Michael-Key, Ne-Yo
  • Germans Leaving Germany 'In Droves'

    10/21/2016 9:09:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 96 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 20, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    More than 1.5 million Germans, many of them highly educated, left Germany during the past decade. — Die Welt. Germany is facing a spike in migrant crime, including an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults. Mass migration is also accelerating the Islamization of Germany. Many Germans appear to be losing hope about the future direction of their country.
  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/03/2016 7:29:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 243 replies
    FR ^ | dfu
    Here you go. Say bye bye here instead of wasting our time on your individual crybaby threads. Jim doesn't have to remove your account. Just quit posting.
  • U.S. woman leaving Peru after 20-year sentence for aiding rebels (Lori Berenson)

    12/01/2015 1:18:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/15 | Marco Aquino
    LIMA (Reuters) - Lori Berenson, a New Yorker once jailed in Peru for helping Marxist insurgents, is returning to the United States with her six-year-old son after finishing a 20-year sentence, her lawyer said Tuesday. Berenson, 46, was making preparations to leave Peru "in coming hours," said Anibal Apari, her attorney and the father of her son. He declined to be more specific. Apari and Berenson met in prison in 1997. He was also an inmate at the time. Berenson was on parole for the past 5 years after spending 15 years in prison. In 1996, Berenson was found guilty...
  • Bye-Bye Boo-Hoo Blubberman! (A musical celebration of Boehner's departure) [vanity]

    09/25/2015 8:21:14 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 45 replies
    He accomplished nothing good during his tenure as "Speaker of the House", but he sure bawled enough times, like a little baby badly in need a diaper change! It seems like a good time to make a musical celebration of this happy occasion of his leaving office. Here are some teary tunes for the crybaby. (Maybe you can add other "crying" songs to the list.) Bye-Bye Boo-Hoo Blubberman! "Hit The Road Jack"- Ray Charles "Crying Time"- Ray Charles "Cry Me A River"- Julie London "96 Tears"- Question Mark & The Mysterians "A Little Bitty Tear Let Me Down"- Burl...
  • Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show

    02/10/2015 4:01:05 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 2/10/15 | James Hibberd
    Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show. The Comedy Central host informed his audience during Tuesday night’s taping he is stepping down from his role hosting the late-night series, a post he’s held since 1999. EW obtained this statement from Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless: “For the better part of the last two decades, I have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through...
  • Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report

    12/07/2014 8:53:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/7/14 | Brian Bennett
    As head of the Senate Intelligence Committee since 2009, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has spent hundreds of hours in secret briefings and seen thousands of pictures from battlefields in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. She keeps two images with her. One shows a little girl wearing a gingham dress, white tights and black Mary Janes — but the girl's head is gone. Another is of a teenage boy, duct tape over his mouth, eyes bulging out, being forced to hold two severed heads. "To me, it's what we are up against," Feinstein said in an interview. "It is a testament to pure...
  • Greedy Politicians Get their Comeuppance as Taxpayers Escape

    05/04/2014 10:47:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 4, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    If you’re a regular reader, you already know I’m a big supporter of tax competition and tax havens. Here’s the premise: Politicians almost always are focused on their next election and this encourages them to pursue policies that are designed to maximize votes and power within that short time horizon. Unfortunately, this often results in very short-sighted and misguided fiscal policies that burden the economy, such as class-warfare tax policy and counterproductive government spending. So we need some sort of countervailing force that will make such policies less attractive to the political class. We don’t have anything that inhibits wasteful...
  • Two thirds of French Jews considering leaving

    03/23/2014 12:13:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/23/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In light of this story, it should come as no surprise that two thirds of French Jews are considering leaving. Israel’s Immigration and Absorption Ministry presented its findings to the Knesset this week that more than two thirds of French Jews are considering leaving the country. The findings were presented in the context of an Israeli government effort to increase immigration from France; however they raise serious concerns that a prolonged exposure to increasingly virulent forms of anti-Semitism are taking their toll on the sense of security felt by Jewish communities in France and across Europe. ... Of the...
  • Indication Bombs Will Fly Soon at Syria?

    08/30/2013 6:47:51 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 33 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | August 30, 2013 | Robert Wenzel
    CBS Evening News âś” @CBSEveningNews JUST IN: @elizapalmer reports from Damascus that UN is pulling inspectors out at 4am Saturday morning instead of 7am 1:54 PM - 30 Aug 2013
  • US publicly voices concerns over Britain leaving EU

    01/09/2013 4:05:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1/9/13 | David Blair
    Philip Gordon, the US assistant secretary responsible for European affairs, said that Britain´s membership of the EU was "in the American interest". His remarks came as David Cameron prepares to deliver a speech on Europe later this month. The Prime Minister is expected to promise to renegotiate Britain’s membership and then put the new terms to a referendum.[Snip] "Britain has been such a special partner of the United States--that shares our values, shares our interests, has significant resources to bring to the table. More than most others, its voice within the European Union is essential and critical to the
  • With Frank leaving, Mass. Dems ponder bleak future

    11/29/2011 2:45:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies ^ | 11/29/11 | Steve LeBlanc - Associated Press
    BOSTON (AP) -- Rep. Barney Frank's decision to step down at the end of his term is the latest jolt to the bruised ego of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, which once counted Kennedys, House speakers and a president among its ranks. Instead, some of the state's best-known political figures are now Republicans, among them Sen. Scott Brown and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "For a long time, Massachusetts Democrats have felt they played a special role in the national Democratic Party," said Tufts University political science professor Jeffrey Berry. "I think that has gone at this point. There is no one...
  • Dual-National Iranians Flee, Fearing Israeli Attack

    11/13/2011 1:02:56 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/11 | Chana Yaar
    Iranians who are able to flee their country are doing so, fearing an Israeli attack, Voice of Israel state radio reported Sunday. Iranian business people who hold dual citizenship with passports from European nations are allegedly leaving in droves. They apparently fear that Israel is preparing to attack Iran's nuclear facilities to eliminate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's oft-repeated threat to annihilate the Jewish State. In a radio interview, a Palestinian Authority business owner with strong ties in Iran reported that many Iranians fear a “major attack” by Israel that would cause “terrible damage,” especially in Tehran. The source had returned to...
  • Officials: Obama Leaving to Commanders Details on Afghan Departure

    06/26/2011 3:19:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    fox ^ | 6/26/11 | Associated Press
    In promising a U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan will begin in July, President Barack Obama is permitting his commanders to decide critical details, including the number of troops to depart first and whether any of those will be combat forces, administration and military officials said Sunday. Providing that leeway is important to Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. It allows him to pace this year's phase of the withdrawal in a way that preserves combat power through the end of the traditional fighting season in October or November.
  • Fr. Corapi Announces He's Leaving The Priesthood

    06/19/2011 4:43:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 26 replies
    CNA ^ | June 18, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    In the wake of being suspended over what he claims are unproven allegations, popular speaker Fr. John Corapi announced that after 20 years in ministry, he's leaving the Catholic priesthood.“I am not going to be involved in public ministry as a priest any longer,” he said in an online post. “There are certain persons in authority in the Church that want me gone, and I shall be gone.”In a June 17 post on a website with the title of his new ministry “Black Sheep Dog,” and a related YouTube video clip, Fr. Corapi outlined his reasons for leaving. He said...
  • AP source: Couric leaving news anchor post

    04/03/2011 9:27:58 PM PDT · by quantim · 31 replies
    AP/World ^ | Apr 4, 12:07 AM EDT | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at "CBS Evening News" less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. A network executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric has not officially announced her plans, reported the move to The Associated Press on Sunday night. The 54-year-old anchor is expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012 and several companies are vying for her services. Couric's move from NBC's "Today" show was big news in 2006, and she began in the anchor chair with a...
  • Islam in Fast Demise: In Africa Alone Everyday, 16,000 Muslims Leave Islam

    03/20/2011 9:11:32 PM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 32 replies
    Faith Freedom ^ | Unknown | Ali Sina
    More and more Muslims are discovering that the violence evinced by some of their coreligionists is not an aberration but is inspired by the teachings of the Quran and the examples set by its author. Muslims are becoming disillusioned with Islam. They find out that the mechanistic ritual of praying five times per day, reciting verses that they do not understand and indeed mean nothing, getting up at taxing hours of the morning and abstaining from food and water until the sunset are not means to becoming more spiritual but are instruments to control their mind. These enlightened Muslims no...
  • Kathleen Parker Leaving CNN Show with Spitzer

    02/25/2011 4:37:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | P.J. Salvatore
    NEW YORK (AP) – CNN’s prime-time talk show “Parker/Spitzer” is no more with the departure of Kathleen Parker. Her partner, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, will remain in the time slot in a new show called “In the Arena,” working with E.D. Hill, Will Cain and others.
  • Biden's Afghan Reversal 'We are not leaving in 2014.'

    01/13/2011 9:42:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    wsj ^ | 1/14/11 | editor
    In late December, we scored Joe Biden for putting his foot through the Administration's carefully designed Afghan diplomacy. The Vice President declared to much media fanfare on NBC's "Meet the Press" that U.S. troops would start leaving Afghanistan this summer and that "We're going to be totally out of there, come hell or high water, by 2014." We're happy to say the Veep seems to be coming around. This week on a visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mr. Biden reversed himself in a way that deserves as much attention as his earlier blunder. "It is not our intention to govern...
  • ‘Leaving Cal.’ list grows to 144 firms

    11/25/2010 1:26:21 AM PST · by South40 · 56 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Jan Norman | 9/23/2010
    Irvine consultant Joe Vranich, who has been compiling a list of companies leaving California because of the state’s anti-business environment, is now up to 144 companies that have departed in 2010, including 34 in Orange County. In addition, he lists 51 companies (8 from Orange County) that left in 2009. That three-fold increase, Vranich says, is the tip of the iceberg that is California’s financial woes. “Quite clearly, the exodus of businesses out of California continues. It makes sense for companies to reduce their California footprint considering the ample supply of attractive, lower-cost alternative locations. Unless California reduces its hostility...
  • Dear Airline, I'm Leaving You

    11/19/2010 10:07:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 11/19/10 | Megan McArdle
    But don't feel too bad. It's not you, it's me. Or rather, it's the TSA. I'm not going to lie. It's come between us. If I have to let someone else see me naked in order to be with you--well, I'm just not that kinky. And deep down, I don't think you are either. I think it's the TSA making you act like this. Frankly, you haven't been the same since you started running around together. But I can't put all the blame on them. I think you went along because you thought I had to have you--that I couldn't...
  • Axelrod leaving White House next year to work on campaign

    09/25/2010 9:51:02 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies ^ | September 24, 2010 5:45 AM |
    UPDATED STORY David Axelrod, a top advisor to President Obama and the main architect of his election victory in 2008, will be leaving the White House next year and returning to Chicago to work on the president's re-election campaign, a White House aide said Thursday. Axelrod has not specified a departure date, but he plans to remain in his current position "well into 2011,'' the aide said.
  • Please advise how to delete account..

    08/15/2010 6:24:09 PM PDT · by MrPiper · 379 replies · 1+ views
    see ya..........
  • 84 companies added to ‘leaving California’ list

    07/16/2010 10:49:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ocregister ^ | 7/16/2010 | jan norman
    He includes 25 Orange County companies – including Kyjen Company (Huntington Beach to Centennial, Colo.) and MotorVac Technologies (Santa Ana to Ontario, Canada) – that have expanded outside California or moved completely. But he excludes companies like Irvine Scientific of Santa Ana, which is building a production facility in Japan, because it’s tied to a global expansion strategy, not California’s business environment. Here are the Orange County companies on Vranich’s list: * Bazz Houston Co., Garden Grove, moving jobs to Tijuana * CB Richard Ellis, Newport Beach, moved IT jobs to Texas * Ditech, Costa Mesa, moved most work and...
  • Iranian flotilla leaving for Gaza

    06/14/2010 11:24:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 817+ views ^ | 6/14/10 | staff
    Half will be sent through Istanbul; Iranian MPs will fly to Gaza. Two Iranian cargoes of humanitarian aid for Gaza will leave next week and one of them will be shipped through Istanbul, the official Iranian news agency, IRNA reported Monday. The announcement quoted Mohammad Ali Nouraee, an aid official, who said one cargo will be sent to Turkey, and then shipped to Gaza from Istanbul while the other will leave from the port of Khorramshahr. Nouraee said that the ships would sail without protective security because the Iranians “do not want to fight", however he emphasized that "we are...
  • Report: Campbell Brown Leaving CNN

    05/18/2010 2:20:19 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 53 replies · 1,906+ views
    TV Newser ^ | May 18, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    Breaking: News emerging that CNN's Campbell Brown will leave the network. Mediaite's Steve Krakauer reports that CNN has granted Brown's request to be let out of her contract early, and that Brown will remain as primetime anchor of her eponymous show until a replacement is found: A source with knowledge of the situation tells Mediaite Brown made the request months ago -- and before all the 'how to fix CNN' articles began rolling out. We hear she originally lobbied for the 7pmET opening, with the thinking the show would work better at an earlier hour (and without the Bill O'Reilly/Keith...
  • Security forces Airmen reflect on time at Camp Bucca

    01/04/2010 4:15:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Shaun Emery, USAF
    1/4/2010 - CAMP BUCCA, Iraq (AFNS) -- Following the deactivation of the 887th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Airmen from the 820th Security Forces Group, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., finally said goodbye to their home away from home for the past three years. Since its introduction in March 2004 to its deactivation Dec. 3, 887th ESFS security forces Airmen have overcame adversity, adapted to an ever-changing mission and forged strong relationships with the Iraqi people. According to Staff Sgt. Charles Carpenter, 887th ESFS technologies NCO in charge, it was fitting that 822nd Security Forces Squadron was deployed to Camp Bucca...
  • Wealthy leaving Maryland in droves to avoid higher taxes

    05/17/2009 9:16:45 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 29 replies · 2,432+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | May 17, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    A year ago, Maryland created a higher tax bracket for millionaires intended to help balance the state's finances and make the tax code more progressive. How is it working for them? In the last year the number of Marylanders with more than $1 million in taxable income who filed by the end of April has fallen by 1/3 to about 2,000. Taxes collected from those returns as of last month have declined by roughly $100 million. Increasing taxes on the rich has failed because the rich are mobile and can choose where they live. I am sure the states with...
  • Why Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving the U.S.

    03/03/2009 9:45:54 AM PST · by central_va · 351 replies · 3,538+ views ^ | Tuesday March 3, 2009, 8:08 am EST | Vivek Wadhwa
    As the debate over H-1B workers and skilled immigrants intensifies, we are losing sight of one important fact: The U.S. is no longer the only land of opportunity. If we don't want the immigrants who have fueled our innovation and economic growth, they now have options elsewhere. Immigrants are returning home in greater numbers. And new research shows they are returning to enjoy a better quality of life, better career prospects, and the comfort of being close to family and friends
  • Some Mexicans leaving US, planning never to return

    12/15/2008 9:01:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,826+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | Ivan Moreno - ap
    DENVER – After going months without a full-time job, Daniel Ramirez has decided it's time to return to family in Mexico. Vicenta Rodriguez Lopez .. can't afford to live in Colorado any more because her husband was deported. Roberto Espinoza is going back, too. ...
  • Mom Faces Trial for Leaving Child in Car (kid never out of sight or more than 10 yards away)

    03/12/2008 10:51:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 198 replies · 4,546+ views
    AP ^ | 3/11/08 | Don Babwin
    CHICAGO (AP) — Treffly Coyne was out of her car for just minutes and no more than 10 yards away. But that was long and far enough to land her in court after a police officer spotted her sleeping 2-year-old daughter alone in the vehicle; Coyne had taken her two older daughters to pour $8.29 in coins into a Salvation Army kettle. Minutes later, she was under arrest — the focus of both a police investigation and a probe by the state's child welfare agency. Now the case that has become an Internet flash point for people who either blast...
  • Mo. Pol Charged With Leaving Crash Scene

    01/25/2008 1:39:42 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 101+ views
    Google | AP ^ | 1/24/08 | Jim Salter
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri legislator was charged with a felony Thursday for allegedly driving away after hitting a pedestrian with his pickup truck. Authorities say state Rep. Brad Robinson was driving the truck that hit a 46-year-old man south of St. Louis in the early hours of New Year's Day. His wife, Tara, had told police she was driving, but authorities say a high school's surveillance camera captured the couple switching seats in the truck moments after the accident. The Democratic lawmaker from Bonne Terre was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, and could get up...
  • I Won't Leave Free Republic, But I will Say I am to Get People to Respond

    01/01/2008 12:27:58 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 57 replies · 347+ views
    Vanity | 01/01/08 | Not Me
    I am leaving. Unless I don't. Then I will stay. But if I stay, I will not leave. Unless I left before I did that.
  • USS Kitty Hawk sails out of harbour

    07/09/2007 11:18:28 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 1,146+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 July 2007
    THE 7000 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk have farewelled Sydney – and about $10 million of their money during their five day stay. Escorted by a flotilla of small boats, the Kitty Hawk left Sydney Harbour after five days docked at the Garden Island Naval Base. It is estimated the 7000 sailors spent $2 million a day during their visit to Sydney – or around $280 a crew member, a day. The sailors also engaged in various charitable works around the city, including a visit to sick children at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. This was probably...
  • Florida exodus? Statistics show residents starting to leave for less costly locales

    01/11/2007 9:04:08 AM PST · by Fawn · 125 replies · 2,711+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 01/11/06 | By Paul Owers
    For the first time in 30 years, United Van Lines Inc. says it moved more people out of Florida than in, and analysts see that as a sign that consumers are looking elsewhere for a cheaper slice of life. The nation's largest moving company reported 16,212 inbound shipments to Florida last year and 17,019 outbound shipments. United moved more people to Florida in each year from 1999 to 2004, but the number of inbound moves fell in 2005, spokeswoman Jennifer Bonham said.
  • Gyllenhaal become Miami Herald executive editor (Editor Leaves Minneapolis Star and Tribune)

    12/15/2006 12:41:27 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 18 replies · 562+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | 15 December 2006 | Jim Romenesko
    After almost five years at the Star Tribune, our editor, Anders Gyllenhaal, has been called to a new challenge: to be the executive editor of the Miami Herald, another McClatchy newspaper and the paper where, earlier in his career, he earned a good many of his journalistic stripes. As Anders said in a note to the newsroom: "I want you to know this has been a very difficult decision that has kept me awake many nights. In the end, my family and I decided to take a kind of homecoming, returning to the place where Beverly and I met, where...
  • Netherlands only European country where emigrants outnumber immigrants

    08/04/2006 1:38:34 PM PDT · by untenured · 18 replies · 926+ views
    Statistics Netherlands ^ | Maz 23, 2006 | Jan Latten and Han Nicolaas
    The Netherlands is the only country in Western Europe where emigrants outnumber immigrants. In 2005, an unprecedented 121 thousand persons left the country. Immigration totalled 92 thousand persons. Such a large negative net migration is found nowhere else in Europe.Emigrants outnumber immigrants since 2003 For decades, the number of people who came to settle in the Netherlands outnumbered those who were leaving the country permanently. This situation changed in 2003, when emigrants outnumbered immigrants for the first time.  There seems to be no end to the emigration increase in the foreseeable future. In the first quarter of 2006 29 thousand persons left...
  • Mother charged for leaving kids in park

    07/11/2006 5:44:56 PM PDT · by Westlander · 4 replies · 442+ views
    Observer-Eccentric ^ | July 11, 2006 | Carol Marshall
    Canton police aren’t sure why Qamara Biquis Muhammad’s little boys were left in her van for more than two hours. They’re not precisely sure where the mother of the 3- and 5-year-old children went in the hours before 2:30 a.m. July 10. And they’re not really sure why Muhammad had lost custody of the children, and how long ago the boys went to live with their grandmother. The children were placed in the care of a family member, and Muhammad, 24, of Ypsilanti was charged with two counts of second-degree child abuse, each a four-year felony, and two counts of...
  • Corkscrew Asteroid (Leaving Earth Orbit)

    06/09/2006 3:54:45 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 458+ views
    Science NASA ^ | 6-9-2006
    Corkscrew Asteroid 06.09.2006 A tiny asteroid looping around Earth for the past seven years is about to leave the neighborhood. Asteroid 2003 YN107 is looping around our planet once a year. Measuring only 20 meters across, the asteroid is too small to see with the unaided eye—but it is there. This news, believe it or not, is seven years old. "2003 YN107 arrived in 1999," says Paul Chodas of NASA's Near Earth Object Program at JPL, "and it's been corkscrewing around Earth ever since." Because the asteroid is so small and poses no threat, it has attracted little public attention....
  • Rice: Leaving Iraq Early Would Be Missed Opportunity

    04/14/2006 5:23:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 279+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 14, 2006 – Democracy in Iraq could secure the beginnings of a new Middle East, the nation's top diplomat said yesterday in a radio interview. On "The Sean Hannity Show," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned that leaving Iraq would be to leave the country to fugitive Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his ilk. "I would just ask the American people to think about the alternative," Rice said. "The alternative is to leave prematurely from Iraq and leave that country to the likes of Zarqawi and al Qaeda and to miss the chance, to miss the opportunity...
  • Retiree Drives Off Without Wife

    03/30/2006 9:48:35 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 259+ views
    local6 ^ | March 29, 2006
    TUCUMCARI, N.M. -- A 77-year-old Minnesota woman says she's not mad at her husband for leaving her behind as they traveled through New Mexico. Regina Vogt said it was "just a misunderstanding." But she says she was really surprised to walk out of a Wal-Mart and discover the motor home she and her husband arrived in was gone. Lloyd Vogt says he drove off, thinking she was sleeping in the back. The retirees had stopped at the store last week on their way home to Rochester, Minnesota. They went in separately and never ran into each other. Mrs. Vogt settled...
  • Sprawl pushes dairy families to consider leaving California

    02/25/2006 1:01:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,162+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/25/06 | Christina Almeida - ap
    CHINO, Calif. (AP) - Watching his 18-month-old grandson waddle past a herd of cows on the family's 80-acre dairy farm, Sybrand "Syp" Vander Dussen feels certain about one thing. The boy, the youngest in a long line of dairymen, will one day follow in his footsteps. The question is where. For nearly 60 years, the Vander Dussens have milked cows. Suburban development edged them first from a farm near Los Angeles and is now squeezing them from land in once rural San Bernardino County. In a state where the lines between rural and urban are disappearing, homes and cars are...
  • More And More Dutch Leaving The Netherlands

    02/11/2006 9:37:11 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies · 487+ views
    NISNEWS ^ | February 11, 2006 |
    THE HAGUE, 11/02/06 - More and more people are leaving the Netherlands. As the birth rate is also falling, population growth in 2005 was as a result the lowest since 1900, according to data released Friday by the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS). Last year, 121,000 Dutch people emigrated abroad, compared with 110,000 a year earlier. The number of immigrants was much lower, unchanged from 2004 at 94,000. Among these, the numbers from traditional immigration countries such as Turkey and Morocco shrank considerably. Half of the emigrants were born in the Netherlands. Among these, more and more emigrate to countries...
  • Iraqis Leaving Religiously Mixed Areas

    01/28/2006 2:22:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 359+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/06 | Hamza Hendawi - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - For months, the young Shiite couple could not decide whether to move from Dora, a mostly Sunni Arab neighborhood and one of Baghdad's most dangerous. After death threats, the murder of a neighbor and the birth of their first child, they decided it was time to go. High rents kept Rana Ali and her husband, Hussein Youssef, from finding a new home in one of the capital's safest areas, where Shiites are dominant, and they could not afford refuge in Iraq's overwhelmingly Shiite south. Instead, they settled in nearby Saydiyah, another majority Sunni area only marginally safer...
  • Population drop raises concern over House seats

    12/26/2005 8:24:26 PM PST · by george76 · 142 replies · 3,785+ views
    Transcript Statehouse Bureau ^ | December 26 | Rebecca Fater
    Massachusetts has lost thousands in population over the last two years, according to newly released U.S. Census numbers. But the numbers do more than signal an...exodus from the Bay State... It puts Massachusetts in danger of losing yet another congressional seat after 2010, when the House of Representatives is reapportioned. "It's discouraging," said Phil Johnston, chairman of the state Democratic Party. "It means we're losing political clout with the Congress, and it's not good." Since 1920, when Massachusetts had 16 representatives, the state has seen a steady decline, down to the current 10 representatives... "It would be likely we would...
  • Bush: Leaving Iraq Too Soon Would Endanger America

    12/14/2005 6:15:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 296+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2005 – Leaving Iraq before the mission there is finished will make America less, not more, secure and will send a dangerous message that will ring around the world, President Bush said today here at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Speaking the day before Iraq's national elections, Bush disputed critics who claim the United States would be safer and Iraq less violent if the United States withdrew its forces there. "This view presumes that if we were not in Iraq, the terrorists would be leaving us alone," Bush said. In reality, the president said, terrorists have been...
  • No bond for mom charged with leaving tot on Beltway(mother of the year alert)

    08/01/2005 12:54:44 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 1,277+ views ^ | July 29, 2005 | DERRILL HOLLY
    FAIRFAX, Va. -- The mother who allegedly abandoned her toddler on the Capital Beltway then hit him with the car as he tried to get back in was ordered held without bond Friday. Channoah Alece Green, 22, of Newport News, will stand trial Aug. 26 on felony child endangerment charges. Authorities said that on Tuesday night, Green got angry with her 4-year-old son and left him on the side of the highway near the Lee Highway overpass in Falls Church. She was arrested hours later in Hanover County, about 90 miles south, following a traffic accident there, Virginia State Police...
  • CA: Top Schwarzenegger aide leaving (Paul Miner - 'Blow up the boxes' guy moves on..)

    04/05/2005 3:50:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/5/05 | Dion Nissenbaum
    SACRAMENTO - The chief architect of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's unfulfilled plan to ``blow up'' bureaucratic boxes is leaving the administration as Team Arnold gears up for a critical battle. Paul Miner, one of the Republican governor's earliest political advisers, will leave next week to launch a new West Coast government affairs operation for General Electric. His departure comes at a decisive point for the governor, whose popularity is in decline as he prepares for a special election showdown that could define Schwarzenegger's historic impact on California. ``Now is the time,'' Miner said Monday. ``Arnold is an intellectual, energetic machine and...
  • ABC's Koppel Leaving 'Nightline'

    03/31/2005 8:28:46 AM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 35 replies · 971+ views
    NEW YORK - Ted Koppel, who has anchored ABC News' "Nightline" since its inception a quarter-century ago, said Thursday he will leave the network when contract expires at the end of the year.