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  • The $400 million payment to Iran was American diplomacy at its finest

    08/12/2016 3:29:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    The latest victim in the presidential race’s assault on truth — to say nothing of nuance — came last week in the flurry of accusations surrounding the United States’ payment of $400 million to Iran. Donald Trump called it ransom, and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) accused the United States of acting like a “drug cartel.” In reality, the payment represented continued adherence to a masterful feat of American diplomacy and to the peaceful resolution of disputes under international law. Ronald Reagan understood how important it is for us to keep our promises — which is why, as president, he upheld...
  • TV and Radio Ads from the 2016 Presidential Campaign

    12/29/2015 3:03:41 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Ads from campaign committees, super PACs and other interested groups are filling the airwaves in Iowa and New Hampshire. According to the Wesleyan Media Group, over 80 percent of the TV ads are being run by outside spending groups, mainly super PACs (>). Although radio ads get less attention, the ad wars are being waged on radio as well as TV.
  • Court allows Christie to hide $1 million in Amex charges

    08/10/2015 10:22:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies ^ | 08/09/15 | Mark Lagerkvist
    Based on secret evidence, a New Jersey court is allowing Gov. Chris Christie to hide American Express bills that show how his state police security team charged more than $1 million to pay for out-of-state travel. Judge Mary C. Jacobson dismissed a public records suit by New Jersey Watchdog on Friday, ruling that details of past expenses for food, lodging and transportation could create a potential security risk for the governor in the future. “The court finds the general interest of the public to have a breakdown pales in comparison,” said Jacobson during a hearing in Mercer County Superior Court....
  • WSJ: Clinton Foundation Got Millions From Foreign Nationals While Hillary at State Dept

    03/21/2015 5:07:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2015
    he Wall Street Journal reported that while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state, The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from individual foreigners with strong connections to their governments, including a Ukrainian parliament member and a member of the Saudi royal family.
  • Wrong Tax Info Sent To Nearly 1 Million Obamacare Customers

    02/21/2015 6:30:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 2/20/15 | Tom Namako
    The federal government is now asking about 800,000 to delay filing their taxes, which means they’ll get their returns later. About 800,000 customers got the wrong tax information from the federal government, and now the Obama Administration is asking those people to hold off filing their 2014 taxes, the Associated Press reported. The error was revealed by officials on Friday. The end result is that these people will have to wait longer to get their tax refunds. “Another 50,000 or so who already filed may have to resubmit their returns,” the AP reported.
  • GOP House votes to repeal Obamacare, wastes over $70 million in the process

    02/03/2015 5:22:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/03/15
    **SNIP** The bill passed as a perfect example of partisan politics. Passing with a vote of 239-186, all but three Republicans and no Democrats pushed the bill through. Based on calculation by CBS News in 2013, following the 33rd repeal, the Daily Kos notes that Republicans had spent an estimated $72.5 million in tax payer money attempting to repeal the law. Obamacare has resulted in a mix bag, proving to be less destructive than Republicans had warned, but not as effective as Obama and the Democrats had promised. Nearly 10 million more Americans have access to affordable health care, but...
  • Apple's iBooks Platform Seeing 1 Million New Users Per Week After iOS 8

    01/17/2015 10:20:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | 1/17/15 | Juli Clover
    Apple's iBooks platform is seeing an average of a million new users per week after the company's decision to ship iOS 8 with the app pre-installed, according to Apple Director of iBooks Keith Moerer, who spoke today at the Digital Book World Conference. efore iOS 8, the iBooks app had to be searched for and downloaded from the App Store, putting it on par with several other App Store-based e-books apps like Amazon's Kindle app for iOS. Pre-installing iBooks made it "so easy" for new users to try iBooks for the first time, said Moerer. Family Sharing, also new in...
  • $2 Million Missing After Hong Kong Van Spills Cash On Road

    12/24/2014 1:54:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | Zoe Mintz
    **SNIP** Hong Kong police have asked anyone who grabbed the money to return it authorities as soon as possible. “Otherwise, they may have committed the crime of theft,” Wan Siu-hong, a district police officer, told reporters, according to Radio Television Hong Kong. There was an estimated 35 million Hong Kong dollars --- $4.5 million US -- in the van. About $2.5 million has been recovered. Nearly $2 million is missing, according to the police. The van belongs to G4S, a British security company. According to the South China Morning Post, the company said it was liable for the multimillion-dollar loss...
  • Tell your Senators to say NO to the anti-gun funding bill

    12/14/2014 1:09:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 12 December 2014
    You’ve probably heard the news already regarding the corrupt anti-gun government funding bill which passed late last night. In the end, even liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) balked about supporting the bill, known as the Cromnibus. But Boehner was aided by Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who worked the phone tirelessly Thursday, giddy at the prospect that Boehner would agree to fund Obama's illegal executive actions on gun control, immigration and the anti-gun ObamaCare. In the end, the Boehner-Obama-Biden team was able to pass the giant $1.1 trillion anti-gun bill by a vote of 219-206. And 162 House Republicans who...
  • Google Says Not To Worry About 5 Million 'Gmail Passwords' Leaked

    09/11/2014 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/10/14 | Kashmir Hill
    This week, a list of nearly five million Gmail addresses paired with passwords appeared online, posted in a Russian Bitcoin security forum. Some people who checked the list and found their Gmail addresses there reported that it contained an old password for them, and often a password that they had reused on multiple sites. There’s speculation that the addresses may hay been stolen from other sites where people used their Gmail address as a log-in
  • 20 million more Americans could lose insurance

    02/23/2014 4:26:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 2/23/14 | Greg Corombos
    **SNIP** Much like individual policyholders last year, small group plan holders are discovering their plans don’t qualify for being grandfathered, despite the famed assurance that if they liked their plans they could keep them. “If you had your plan prior to March 2010 when Obamacare became law, it was supposed to be grandfathered in. You were supposed to keep it, but the Department of Labor came out with these grandfather regulations. It’s almost like telling a guy you can keep walking on the beach as long as you don’t get any sand on your feet. It’s almost impossible not to...
  • NSA Paid a Huge Security Firm $10 Million to Keep Encryption Weak

    12/20/2013 4:16:47 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 99 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 20 dec 2013 | Gizmodo
    Reuters reports that the NSA paid massive computer security firm RSA $10 million to promote a flawed encryption system so that the surveillance organization could wiggle its way around security. In other words, the NSA bribed the firm to leave the back door to computers all over the world open. Thanks to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, we already knew the NSA played a central role in promoting a flawed formula for generating random numbers, which if used in encryption, essentially gives the spies easy access to computing systems. A piece of RSA software, bSafe, became the most significant vector...
  • 1.3 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits

    12/17/2013 6:11:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    PressTV ^ | 12/17/13
    More than 1.3 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits on December 28 as a budget deal proposal in Congress fails to extend the federal program. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program is not included into the budget deal that would likely pass the Senate this week. Senate Democrats have admitted that they would miss the deadline to extend the benefits and Senate Republicans have not paid attention to the issue at all.
  • Worst rollout of the year? Ohio candidate owes $1 million in back taxes

    12/04/2013 1:38:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/4/2013 | REID WILSON
    “Historians and pundits always say that the first real decision a governor makes is the one of running mate,” Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, Ohio Democrats’ likely nominee for governor next year, wrote to supporters when he announced he had chosen state Sen. Eric Kearney (D) as his running mate. FitzGerald may be starting to wish voters weren’t paying attention to his first gubernatorial decision. That’s because, in the two weeks since joining the ticket, Kearney has been under almost constant barrage for owing back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. And the campaign’s response to the revelations about their...
  • Francis Bacon triptych sells for record $142.4 million at Christie’s auction

    11/12/2013 10:27:39 PM PST · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | November 12, 2013 | Chris Michaud
    Francis Bacon’s three-paneled painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie’s.
  • How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

    11/06/2013 2:09:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/26/2012 | TheDrawShop
    This whiteboard animation shows what happened when Hitler lied to get elected and people don't care or pay attention to the lies of their leaders, until they do care...and at that point, it is too late. Parts of this video are narrated by a man who served as a German soldier and a German woman who lived right by the railroad tracks the cattle trains ran on that carried the Jews to their deaths. Based on Andy Andrews' book, How Do You Kill 11 Million People? Produced by This is real, don't be fooled. This is happening.
  • Earthquake hits Washington, D.C. – News media ignores it. Patriots ride to counter Muslim protest.

    09/11/2013 4:28:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies ^ | September 10, 2013 | Nelson Abdullah
    The air quality around our nation’s capitol smelled a lot like exhaust fumes today and the noise level was simply deafening. But the most dramatic effect was the earth shaking from the million or more motorcycles that slowly sped toward town, like an unstoppable army of patriots. Here are the first news reports, not from the left-wing mainstream news media but from the participants, themselves. The bikers’ Facebook page has exploded with over 100,000 likes, almost doubling the number in just two days. Biker clubs from all over America have signed on to participate in the ride and some clubs...
  • Authorities announce $1 million reward for ex-cop suspected in 3 killings.

    02/10/2013 5:08:20 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/2013 | Fox News
    Seeking leads as the massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner -- the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings -- progressed into its fourth day, authorities on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward at a news conference at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. “This search is not a matter of if, but a matter of when," he said. "I want Chris Dorner to know that.” Read more:
  • Obama approves $155 million more in aid to Syrian people

    01/29/2013 6:08:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/29/13
    **SNIP** The president says that he is "under no illusions" about the situation in Syria, where government forces and rebel groups have clashed for two years. But he says Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime continues to weaken and will eventually come to an end.
  • Big bucks for bikes? [San Francisco; as much as $500 million over five years]

    01/29/2013 7:27:02 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 16 replies ^ | Jan 28 [2013] | Michael Cabanatuan
    It’s no secret that San Francisco hasn’t invested much money in bicycling improvements — almost nothing until the past couple of years. But even those relatively small investments have led to a surge in the number of commuters riding their bikes in San Francisco. Over the past decade the number of trips being taken by bicycle have increased by 71 percent. Now, bike advocates — and the Municipal Transportation Agency — would like to see what happens if they put some real money — perhaps as much as half a billion over the next five years — behind biking.
  • [San Francisco] MTC building price soars to $218 million

    11/29/2012 2:09:40 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Michael Cabanatuan and John Coté
    (11-29) 12:56 PST San Francisco -- Things are looking up for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's controversial plan to transform the old tank factory and postal facility at 390 Main St. into a suitable place for regional agencies to cohabit - particularly the price tag. The estimated cost now stands at $218 million, which is $38 million higher than the original estimate from July 2011 but $51 million more than the most recent estimate, adopted in November 2011. (The projected cost fell after the agency bought the building at a lower price.)
  • VTA light-rail extension to Los Gatos: $175 million for 200 new riders

    11/28/2012 4:20:01 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/28/2012 | Mike Rosenberg
    Just how many new riders would jump on a train to one of Silicon Valley's most desired destinations? About 200, it turns out -- and it would cost taxpayers up to $175 million to build the rail line to Los Gatos. The new projections come from the Valley Transportation Authority's updated forecast for a long-envisioned light-rail extension. Still years from reality, the Los Gatos line would be one of the least-used light-rail extensions planned in the nation -- and would reduce South Bay vehicle traffic by a mere 0.01 percent.
  • Matt Lauer getting $25 million to stay on 'Today,' source says

    03/12/2012 4:23:13 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 19 replies
    Newsday ^ | 3/8/12 | Verne Gay
    I am reliably told that NBC and Matt Lauer are closing in on a deal that will pay him an estimated $25 million per year over the course of a multiyear deal, possibly as many as three, but more likely two. NBC declined to comment.
  • Tommaso the black cat inherits $8.5 million from his Italian owner

    12/10/2011 9:47:16 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 10 2011, | Kevin Deutsch
    Rags to riches tale of kitty who went from living on the streets to lap of luxury once down-on-his-luck stray cat has become the world’s richest kitty — thanks to a childless widow who left him $8.5 million in her will. Tommaso the black cat, who once scoured the streets of Rome for food, can now afford a gilded litter box with the inheritance. In a handwritten will penned shortly before her death last month, Maria Assunta, 94, ordered that the money from her real estate empire should keep the green-eyed feline she rescued in the lap of luxury. Animals...
  • Garrison Keillor's St. Croix River retreat listed for sale at $1 million

    11/04/2011 5:45:49 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-4-11 | Andy Rathbun
    For about $1 million, you can get a taste of Lake Wobegon on the St. Croix River. Garrison Keillor has put his 11.5-acre riverfront property in Pierce County, Wis., up for sale. Complete with 460 feet of shoreline and clay tennis courts, the two-parcel property features four dwellings: a nearly 1,900-square-foot log home, a log guest home, a studio and a detached office. "It's in the woods - it feels like a hamlet," said Joyce Peterson, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet. The office, which, Peterson called "a writer's cottage," was where Keillor wrote the novel "Wobegon Boy," she said....
  • Unions spent $6.3 million to Lobby Against Walker Bill (WI)

    09/17/2011 9:43:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    JS Online ^ | September 15, 2011 | Scott Bauer
    Madison - The top four spenders on lobbying the Legislature during the first half of 2011 were labor unions fighting against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to curb collective bargaining, a report released Thursday showed. The four unions spent $6.3 million in the first six months of the year, the Government Accountability Board reported. Walker introduced his plan in February and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed it in March. The unions helped organize rallies at the Capitol in protest over the bill that grew as large as 100,000 people. The debate, which captured the nation's attention, also spurred Democratic senators to leave...
  • 'March of the Million': Over 100,000 gather in Tel Aviv

    09/03/2011 9:52:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post[ ^ | 9/3/11 | JPOST.COM STAFF AND JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    Over 153,000 people gather across country to take part in social protest movement marches, rallies being held; protesters in Tel Aviv's Kikar HaMedina prepare for huge rally. Over 100,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening for social movement protests taking place as part of the “March of the Million.” People were gathering in Kikar Hamedina in the city where a huge rally was set to take place after a march through the streets of the city.
  • Gunmen take $1 million in loot, threaten baby during Hollywood jewelry heist

    08/24/2011 5:52:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2011 | Ihosvani Rodriguez and Robert Nolin
    HOLLYWOOD— The gunman's orders were dreadfully clear. "You will follow my demands," he said, "or I will kill this child." His pistol was pointed at the head of a baby in a stroller. The young victim was among employees and customers caught in a million-dollar, broad daylight heist at Koosh Jewelers on Tuesday. Apart from frayed nerves no one, including the baby, was hurt.
  • U.S. places $40 million chicken order

    08/17/2011 11:10:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 8/17/11 | Parija Kavilanz
    New York - The United States is stepping in to help bail out another American industry -- chicken farmers and meat processors. The nation's chicken industry is having a difficult year. Chicken producers are struggling with higher costs of running their business at the same time that consumers are buying less meat. This has created a glut of chicken products in the market. Total chicken production in the first half of 2011 rose 4% compared to the same period a year ago, while demand for chicken has cooled, (Snip) The Department of Agriculture, keenly aware of these issues, announced Monday
  • Leave Congress in disgrace? Collect one million dollars (Wacky Wu scores)

    08/04/2011 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/28/11
    Leave Congress in disgrace? Collect one million dollarsThe Daily Caller Thu, Jul 28, 2011 Oregon Democratic Rep. David Wu is leaving Congress without his dignity — after donning a tiger costume and allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman — but he will have a generous congressional pension to ease the pain. According to the National Taxpayers Union, Wu stands to benefit from nearly $1 million in pension payments. And his case is far from unique. In fact, congressmen convicted of crimes — including former Reps. James Traficant of Ohio, William Jefferson of Louisiana and Duke Cunningham of California — can...
  • But What Will The Violence Policy Center Say? (about Ruger and the NRA)

    05/28/2011 5:13:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 27 May, 2011 | John Richardson
    Ruger is attempting to become the first firearms manufacturer to sell one million guns in one year. They issued the following release saying what happens if they meet their sales goal. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the "Million Gun Challenge" to benefit the NRA. Ruger pledges to donate $1,000,000 to the NRA if one million new Ruger firearms are sold between the 2011 and 2012 NRA Shows. "Our goal is to present the NRA with a check for one million dollars during the 141st NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis next April," said Ruger...
  • Islamic Group Places $2.2 Million Bounty on Head of Koran-burning Forida Pastor

    03/24/2011 9:37:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/24/11 | Howard Portnoy
    Well, Florida pastor Terry Jones has gone and done it. The evangelical minister, who threatened last September 11 to burn a copy of the Koran and then backed down in the face of public pressure, has made good on his incendiary promise. With 30 people present as witnesses, he set fire to a copy of the embattled religious text. And, as happens in the event of real or imagined slights, the other shoe summarily dropped. No sooner had Jones fired up his Bic than an Islamic “court” in Pakistan found him guilty of the crime of desecrating the religion’s most...
  • $461 million project will speed train trip to Raleigh by 13 minutes

    03/23/2011 12:13:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    wbtv ^ | 3/23/11 | AP/WBTV)
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WBTV) - North Carolina transportation officials say they've reached an agreement that will allow them to obtain $461 million in federal grants to improve train service. The agreement will allow faster and more frequent passenger service between Charlotte and Raleigh. State transportation secretary Gene Conti says the agency will seek bids for contracts for tracks, bridges and trains. Officials say the new service would cut travel time from Charlotte to Raleigh to less than three hours, even with seven stops along the way. However, the ride will only be 13 minutes faster. The project is expected to create...
  • Out of 1.2 Million Federal Employees, Only 737 Denied Raises for Poor Performance

    03/22/2011 1:37:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/22/11 | Mark Hemingway
    Here's your eye-popping statistic of the day, courtesy Stephen Losey at Federal Times: Does job performance play a factor in employee raises and step increases? Unions defending the General Schedule say yes. But the latest numbers say clearly no. Only 737 out of more than 1.2 million GS employees — or one in every 1,698 — were denied a regularly scheduled step increase and accompanying raise in 2009 because of poor performance, according to data provided by the Office of Personnel Management at Federal Times' request. That equates to a 0.06 percent denial rate, which is far lower than any...
  • How Labour let in 3 million immigrants, in defiance of the overwhelming wishes of the British

    02/22/2011 10:50:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/11 | Sir Andrew Green
    Official figures to be published on Thursday will confirm that foreign immigration under Labour added more than three million to our population. At the same time nearly one million British citizens voted with their feet, some saying that they were leaving because England was no longer a country that they recognised. How could all this have happened in the teeth of public opposition? Even the Labour government’s own survey last February showed that 77 per cent of the public wanted immigration reduced, including 54 per cent of the ethnic communities, while 50 per cent of the public wanted it reduced
  • Retiree Care to Cost City $4.4 Billion (San Francisco has set aside $9.7 million to cover costs)

    12/20/2010 12:55:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/16/10 | ELIZABETH LESLY STEVENS
    Retiree Care to Cost City $4.4 BillionBy ELIZABETH LESLY STEVENS Published: December 16, 2010 After months of delays, the San Francisco controller’s office announced Thursday that it expected the city to pay $4.4 billion to provide municipal retirees and their dependents with lifetime health benefits. The city has set aside $9.7 million to cover the costs. The estimate of San Francisco’s unmet health care liability has been closely watched by ratings agencies, labor unions and other groups concerned about the city’s long-term finances. Moody’s Investors Service downgraded San Francisco’s debt rating in November, citing the enormous retiree health-care obligations, among...
  • ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Premiere Draws 5 Million, Breaks TLC Ratings Record

    11/15/2010 11:29:26 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 163 replies
    TV Newser ^ | November 15, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    The ratings are in, and it looks like “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is a hit. TLC says nearly 5 million total viewers tuned in to the premiere of the series. In case you haven’t seen our previous coverage, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is a documentary series from producer Mark Burnett and starring former Alaska governor and Fox News Channel contributor Sarah Palin. TLC says 4.96 million total viewers tuned in, including 1.8 million adults 25-54, and 1.6 million adults 18-49, two of the network’s key demos. That is the best premiere in network history with regards to total viewers, beating the 2003...
  • Spectacular spiral galaxies more than 60million light years away

    10/30/2010 9:03:41 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 42 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Oct. 29, 2010 | Staff
    Displayed in all their exquisite detail, six spectacular galaxies are pictured more clearly that they ever have before. All of them are beautiful examples of spiral galaxies and were captured in images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The pictures were taken in infrared light, using the impressive power of the HAWK-I camera, and will help astronomers understand how the remarkable spiral patterns in galaxies form and evolve.-incredible-new-detail.html#ixzz13uAfNijg
  • US to spend $ 200 m daily on Obama's visit

    11/03/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    IBN live ^ | 11/02/2010 | Press Trust Of India
    The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai."The huge amount of around $ 200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments....
  • French strikes: 3.5 million take to streets to protest pension reform

    10/12/2010 3:48:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12 October 2010 | Henry Samuel in Paris
    More than three million people took to the streets of France in protest at pension reforms, with distant echoes of May 1968 as students and schoolchildren swelled numbers to record highs.
  • 10 former San Diego city employees will split $61 million in pensions

    10/07/2010 12:10:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    10 former San Diego city employees will split $61 million in pensionsOctober 4th, 2010 Ten former San Diego city employees will split $61 million dollars for the rest of their lives. Did they win the lottery? No – they will receive it in payouts from the City of San Diego pension system, according to CFFR’s president Marcia Fritz. “I was shocked by what I discovered in the City of Bell, and I’m shocked by what I discovered in the City of San Diego. San Diego is just like Bell – only bigger,” said Fritz. These are just two of several...
  • Obama goes on incredible $192 million splurge-fest

    09/16/2010 6:01:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/16/10 |
    House Republicans are collecting photos from citizens showing how the Obama administration is using nearly $200 million in taxpayer money to plaster every possible highway with signs touting how stimulus cash is "Putting America to Work" with infrastructure projects. Rep. Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, posted a new video inviting citizen watchdogs to send in photos of the green "Projects Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" popping up around the country.
  • 747-8's one million pound takeoff

    08/25/2010 10:28:16 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Boeing ^ | 8/23/10 | Bernard Choi
    The airplane starts accelerating down the runway. In the flight deck, Captain Paul Stemer feels the weight of the situation. "It's a lot of mass, a lot of energy. I have to stay ahead of it." It's up to Capt. Stemer to command RC521, the second 747-8 Freighter, into defying gravity and lifting more than 1 million pounds into the air. It's a feat neither he nor any Boeing Flight Test pilot before him has ever attempted. While the airplane gathers speed, 100 knots, 120, 140, now 160 knots, the amount of available runway quickly evaporates. RC521 still needs to...
  • 'They killed me in prison a million times. So what more do they want?'

    08/24/2010 7:58:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    the scottsman ^ | 8/24/10 | DAVID MADDOX
    CRITICS of the controversial decision to release the Lockerbie bomber have said he should consider himself lucky to be free, after he complained about his time in Greenock Prison. Reacting in Libya to continued outrage over his release a year ago, on the basis that he had just three months to live, Abdel-baset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi said: "They want to quicken my death. Is it up to me? "They killed me in prison a million times, denied as I was from seeing my children and family. So what more do they want?" However, yesterday Scottish Conservative deputy leader Murdo Fraser...
  • Three Million Jobs: Really?

    07/15/2010 7:11:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 7/15/10 | Veronique de Rugy
    The White House can repeat these “jobs saved or created” numbers as often as it wants; it won’t make them true. Consider this Business Week report on a study released today by the Council Of Economic Advisers: The report says the stimulus has “saved or created” about 3 million jobs, and is moving toward a goal of 3.5 million jobs by the end of the year, according to an administration official speaking on condition of anonymity before the report’s release today. As it turns out, when you unpack the numbers, you find that Romer and her team didn’t actually count...
  • Certificate of Irishness open to 70 million people worldwide

    06/21/2010 10:06:16 AM PDT · by Palter · 30 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 21 June 2010 | PAUL CULLEN
    The Government has announced plans to introduce a certificate of Irish heritage for up to 70 million people of Irish descent around the world who do not qualify for citizenship. Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin said at the weekend he had decided to proceed with the initiative, which was first proposed at the Global Irish Economic Forum at Farmleigh last year. The certificates will be issued by a third party agency acting under licence from the Department of Foreign Affairs, which is considering charging a fee for each document issued. The initiative is intended to be self-financing, according to...
  • Obama's trip to Ohio cost 'between $500K and $1 million'; Spoke for just 10 minutes...

    06/18/2010 2:59:16 PM PDT · by kcvl · 28 replies · 1,108+ views
    Obama Jokes About Biden's "Big F-ing Deal" Comment
  • Oregon revenue drops sharply, rips $563 million hole in state budget (raise taxes, lose revenue)

    05/28/2010 7:56:10 AM PDT · by Ravi · 50 replies · 1,044+ views
    OR Live ^ | 5/25/10 | esteve
    SALEM -- Oregon’s stubbornly bad economy has left a huge hole in the state budget, distressed lawmakers learned today -- $563 million that must be cut from schools and other programs over the next year unless more money comes in. The figure was reported during the quarterly economic and revenue forecast, delivered minutes ago to a somber gathering of House and Senate revenue committees. The bad financial news means that either Gov. Ted Kulongoski or the Legislature must take steps to balance the current two-year budget, which
  • Liberals gear up for million-criminal march

    03/19/2010 6:08:19 AM PDT · by aquapub · 10 replies · 606+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-19-10 | Robert Moon
    Imagine illegally breaking in to someone else's country, marching down their streets with your flags and demanding that they speak your language, educate your children and cut you welfare checks...all while branding anyone who dares to object as a bigot or xenophobe.
  • Census Bureau Blows $2.5 Million On Reminder To Be Counted

    02/08/2010 2:04:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies · 436+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Your tax dollars at work. The real problem here is the federal government and the Congress-critters think $2.5 million is a drop in the bucket, but for many Americans, it is more money than will be earned in a lifetime. I understand $2.5 million is something like 0.0000066 percent of the budget, but perception matters.