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  • Iraqi scientist urges nuclear caution

    10/27/2005 11:17:43 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 5 replies · 446+ views
    Oak Ridger ^ | 10-27-05 | John Huotari
    The sign out front said "Saddam Hussein's Nuclear Mastermind." Inside, Mahdi Obeidi, former head of Iraq's centrifuge program for uranium enrichment, told more than 200 people, including Department of Energy employees, that he wants to help stop one of humanity's greatest nightmares - global weapons of mass destruction. "We cannot afford one mistake," Obeidi said. "Everybody should be concerned." Obeidi, who emigrated to the United States in 2003, spoke on Wednesday morning at the Pollard Auditorium at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. His visit was sponsored by the Oak Ridge Office of Counterintelligence and funded by the U.S. State Department, according...
  • U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico

    09/15/2014 7:36:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/15/14 | Michael S. Schmidt
    Washington - Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened state of alert, and an American military base near the border has increased its security. As the Obama administration and the American public have focused their attention on ISIS in recent weeks, conservative groups and leading Republicans have issued stark warnings like those that ISIS...
  • A Gay Bomb? 5 Unbelievable Pentagon Schemes

    05/16/2014 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/16/2014 | Yahoo
    The job of the Defense Department is to keep the country safe by preparing for all possible contingencies, from an invasion by Russian forces to North Korea launching nuclear missiles at Japan. This mandate also means they must get ready for some pretty unlikely scenarios. From wars in space to aliens, here are five of the Pentagon’s strangest plans.
  • Obama to outline new plans for jobless next week

    01/25/2014 2:50:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/25/14 | Roberta Rampton - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce a new plan next week to help Americans who continue to struggle to find jobs even as the economy recovers from recession, his senior adviser, Dan Pfeiffer, said on Saturday. Obama's efforts to help the long-term unemployed are part of an economic strategy he will lay out in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday and expound upon during a four-state tour, Pfeiffer said in a mass email from the White House. "With some action on all our parts, we can help more job seekers find work, and more working...
  • 73,000 losing coverage as insurers drop plans (In Maryland)

    11/04/2013 6:31:47 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 58 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/4/2013 | Meredith Cohn,
    About 73,000 policy holders around the state will lose their insurance in coming months because nine insurance companies are dropping some health plans that were not grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act, the Maryland Insurance Administration confirmed Monday.
  • How many people will have their health plans disrupted?

    11/01/2013 5:01:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-31-2013 | Megyn Kelly
    Avik Roy on how 93 million Americans may lose coverage
  • Cruz: President Obama should listen to people who have lost their plans

    10/21/2013 9:09:23 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10-21-13 | Debra Heine
    Just prior to the president's ObamaCare pep rally in the White House Rose Garden, Monday morning, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding Obamacare's failure to live up to Obama's many promises: Today President Obama will draw the media’s attention to a handful of persons who have applied for Obamacare while ignoring the untold number of Americans who are losing the plans they liked because of Obamacare. Yesterday, Kaiser Health joined numerous other news outlets by confirming a new victim of Obamacare: Americans who are receiving cancellation notices from their insurers due to the Affordable Act. “Health...
  • Number, cost of Obamacare plans may surprise

    10/04/2013 1:30:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10-3-2013 | Scott Powers, Staff Writer
    Once people start checking out the health-insurance policies available under the Affordable Care Act, they may be in for two big surprises. The first may come as they realize how many choices they have: People in Orange, Lake and Osceola counties can pick from up to 98 different plans, from four companies each offering multiple levels of coverage. Seminole offers 158. "You hit the button, and 80 or 90 or 100 plans jump out, and you have no idea what to do," said Don Kirkendall of AffordableOne Insurance in Winter Park. The second will come from the retail price —...
  • Syria crisis: UK draws up contingency military plans

    08/27/2013 2:13:56 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27 August 2013
    The UK is drawing up contingency plans for military action in response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria, Downing Street has said. David Cameron will also consider a recall of Parliament when he returns to No 10 later on Tuesday. MPs from all parties have demanded they be consulted before any move to support military action is taken. The suspected chemical attack took place on Wednesday near Damascus, and reportedly killed more than 300 people. Syrian rebels say the Assad government was responsible, but it blames rebel forces - saying footage of the attack was "fabricated". Mr Cameron is...
  • Obamacare will kill off some existing health plans (exempt RATS knew all along)

    04/03/2013 4:00:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/03/13 | Jason Notte
    Cheap, no-frills insurance that doesn't cover medication, maternity or mental health services will get the scalpel in 2014. Know that health care plan you just signed up for? Don't get too attached. The Affordable Care Act mandate most commonly known as Obamacare has some tight stipulations that, CNN says, are forcing health care companies to rip up most of their current plans and draft new ones that comply. According to a University of Chicago study, just about half of the individual health care plans currently on the market won't cut it once key provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick...
  • The quiet liberal plans for entitlement reform

    01/27/2013 5:24:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/13 | DAVID NATHER
    **SNIP** Social Security: 'Chained CPI' Savings: $112 billion The idea is to change the way the government figures out how much more seniors should get in Social Security benefits each year to account for changes in their cost of living. This new formula — a tweak to the consumer price index — would assume that people switch their buying habits when prices rise, rather than just buying the same things over and over. So, for example, if the price of ground beef goes up, someone might buy chicken or fish instead. The result: Social Security benefits will rise more slowly.
  • North Korea plans nuclear test, more rockets: Defense Commission ("Targeted at the United States")

    01/23/2013 7:42:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    SNIP "We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States," the country's top military body said.
  • Obama plans election-night rally in Chicago convention center

    10/18/2012 3:24:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2012
    U.S. President Barack Obama plans to usher in what he hopes will be a second four-year term in the White House at an election-night rally at a huge convention center near downtown Chicago, campaign and city officials said on Wednesday. The event will likely draw thousands of supporters to the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Obama's hometown and the site of his re-election campaign headquarters. Supporters are expected to watch the voting results come in and then hear a speech by the incumbent Democrat who faces Republican Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and private equity executive, in the...
  • How Would Candidates’ Tax Plans Affect Investors?

    10/15/2012 3:24:23 AM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies
    Telegram.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Daniel Wagner
    With the outcome of next month’s presidential election increasingly hazy, here’s a shred of clarity that investors can cling to: The tax rates they pay on investment income such as stock profits and dividends are almost certain to change. Whether rates rise or fall could affect the prices of some dividend-paying stocks, experts say. Some, mainly Republicans, believe that lower rates would boost the economy and lift markets. Under the current system, people pay the government 15 percent on most dividends and capital gains, the profits from selling investments. Both candidates’ proposals would divide taxpayers into two categories: Those who...
  • Did China Get Plans for Our Semi-Secret F-22 Raptor And Copy It? See the Alleged Pictures

    06/04/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/14/12 | Liz Klimas
    Last week, the blog China Defense posted two photos, nearly identical, with only one line of text: “Just in case you might get confused, only one bird below is the J-20.” The J-20 stealth fighter is the creation of the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the People’s Liberation Army in China. About a year and a half ago, the People’s Liberation Army conducted its first tests of the aircraft, which is expected to be fully operational sometime between 2017 and 2019.
  • US draws up plans for nuclear drones

    04/02/2012 12:43:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 4/2/12 | Nick Fielding
    American scientists have drawn up plans for a new generation of nuclear-powered drones capable of flying over remote regions of the world for months on end without refuelling. The blueprints for the new drones, which have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories – the US government's principal nuclear research and development agency – and defence contractor Northrop Grumman, were designed to increase flying time "from days to months" while making more power available for operating equipment, according to a project summary published by Sandia. "It's pretty terrifying prospect," said Chris Coles of Drone Wars UK, which campaigns against the increasing...
  • Newly Formed Jewish Tea Party of N.Y. Plans First Event

    08/21/2011 9:50:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/20/11 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The newly established Jewish Tea Party of New York will hold its first official event Wednesday, a Staten Island Stands With Israel event co-hosted by the Staten Island Tea Party. "It is time for Americans to stand and proclaim their support of the only true democracy in the Middle East," said group founder Ilya Galak, editor of Citizens Magazine, a publication that caters to the borough's burgeoning immigrant Russian population. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Staaten, West Brighton. Said Galak: "Israel is a staunch ally of the United States in a...
  • Plans for massive oil pipeline opposed by environmentalists

    08/18/2011 2:30:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/1/8/11 | Dana Hull
    A controversial proposal to build a massive underground pipeline to carry 700,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas has become the environmental issue of the summer, pitting developers and labor unions desperate for construction jobs against environmentalists and Native American tribes who fear the pipeline will spell environmental disaster. TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL project would consist of more than 1,700 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipe, about 327 miles of which would be in Canada while the rest would snake southward through the central United States. Because the pipeline would...
  • Senator Demint: Slams Both Reid and Boehner's Debt Plans(VIDEO)

    07/26/2011 6:08:33 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 27 replies
    foxnews.com/on-air ^ | July 25, 2011 | foxnews.com/on-air/ Greta
    DeMint Still Fighting for 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Sen. DeMint reacts to Pres. Obama's speech and critiques debt plans revealed by Boehner and Reid WATCH THE VIDEO.
  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood plans political party

    02/15/2011 9:01:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/15/11 | Lee Keath & Hamza Hendawi
    CAIRO - Egypt's long banned Muslim Brotherhood said Tuesday it intends to form a political party once democracy is established, as the country's new military rulers launched a panel of experts to amend the country's constitution enough to allow democratic elections later this year. The panel is to draw up changes at a breakneck pace - within 10 days - to end the monopoly that ousted President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party once held, which it ensured through widespread election rigging. The initial changes may not be enough for many in Egypt calling for the current constitution,
  • Obama plans to cut deficit by $1.1 trillion

    02/13/2011 10:09:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 93 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/13/11 | Jeff Mason and Thomas Ferraro - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2012 will seek to cut the record federal deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next 10 years, White House budget director Jack Lew said on Sunday. Lew, speaking on CNN, said the president was also on track to halve the budget deficit by the end of his first term in office, which goes through 2012. But Republicans, who control the House of Representatives, said the spending cuts in the president's budget to be released on Monday were not enough. "We are reducing programs that are important programs that we care...
  • Where's the GOP Health Care and Jobs Plans?

    01/25/2011 9:23:53 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 13 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Jan. 25th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    When it comes to the democrats job creating abilities, it's non-existent. But to be fair, I haven't heard what I want to from republicans either. What are their job creating ideas? Are they going to bring back our American companies from overseas by cutting the red tape, regulations and tariffs that made them go outside the U.S.? Are they going to put a choker leash on the Unions? Are the "green" jobs actually going to stay in the U.S.?
  • Hezbollah plans to resign from Lebanese government

    01/12/2011 4:25:08 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    BEIRUT – The Islamic militant group Hezbollah and its allies plan to resign from the Lebanese Cabinet and topple the government on Wednesday over tensions stemming from the international investigation of the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, officials said.
  • Issa plans to 'go after a lot of things,' 'do a lot of investigating' as chairman

    11/07/2010 6:04:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/10 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee promised Sunday that he would launch a number of investigations as chairman in the next Congress, but that he would do so in a "less partisan way." "The most important thing my committee can do is seek the truth," Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said on "Fox News Sunday." "I'm going to go after a lot of things and I'm going to do a lot of investigating," he said. Issa said that one issue to be tackled would be administration earmarks in the form of competitive grants. He was asked...
  • U.S. Rep. Dave Camp: Americans being forced out of health plans because of ObamaCare (Deception?)

    07/18/2010 3:51:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 3+ views
    Our Midland ^ | 7/18/10 | U.S. Rep. Dave Camp
    Camp: Americans being forced out of health plans because of ObamaCareBy U.S. Rep. Dave Camp Updated: 8:41 am, Sun Jul 18, 2010 President Obama and the Democrats repeatedly told Americans that if they liked the health plan they have, they can keep it. Sounds good. Too bad it's not true. As a result of the Democrats' health care law, residents in Virginia have already lost access to one health care plan and now many residents in Maine could lose theirs as well. If this trend continues, millions of Americans will lose their health plan -- something nonpartisan experts repeatedly warned...
  • Pentagon plans 'flying submarine'

    07/05/2010 12:03:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies · 1+ views
    telegraph uk ^ | 7/5/10 | Tom Chivers
    Pentagon researchers are attempting to develop a military vehicle which can travel underwater like a submarine before bursting out of the waves and flying like an aeroplane. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the US military science and technology department, has set about creating an aircraft that can fly low over the water until near its target before disappearing under the sea to avoid detection. It would then creep closer in submarine form before attacking its target, probably a ship or coastal installation, and fly home.
  • Plans of the Lord

    07/03/2010 7:29:28 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 1 replies
    DaySpring ^ | July 2010 | DaySpring
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  • Plans for global bank tax 'dead'

    06/26/2010 8:58:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/10 | Andrew Beatty
    HUNTSVILLE, Canada (AFP) – The drive for a punitive global tax on the world's largest banks ran into the sand Saturday with key G8 and G20 nations dismissing the European plan as unwarranted. A last-gasp European push for the levy failed as a raft of developed and developing countries -- led by G20 hosts Canada -- rejected one-size-fits-all rules. Britain, France and Germany had argued the tax would curb the type of excessive financial risk-taking that pushed the global economy to the brink, and help build a nest egg for future crises. But the idea came up against fierce opposition...
  • Portland doctor plans house where terminally ill can kill themselves

    06/24/2010 4:16:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    oregon live ^ | 6/24/10 | Updated: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 12:09 PM Anne Saker, The Oregonian Anne Saker, The Oregonian
    A Northwest Portland psychiatrist who the state has reprimanded for wrongly prescribing drugs says he plans to open a facility in the city and charge fees to help patients end their lives under Oregon's Death with Dignity Act. Stuart G. Weisberg has mailed invitations to local doctors and politicians inviting them to a July 21 "presentation" at the deluxe El Gaucho restaurant in downtown to unveil his new business, End of Life Consultants LLC.
  • Do Florida Democrats Have Nefarious Plans to Win Elections by Running Phony Tea Party Candidates?

    06/23/2010 10:00:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    browardpalmbeach.com ^ | 6/23/10 | Thomas Francis
    It sounds like the sort of diabolically genius plot that usually comes from Republicans, but there's reason to wonder whether Florida Democrats have conspired to put tea party candidates on ballots in hopes that it will siphon votes from leading Republican candidates. Chief suspect: Fire-breathing liberal Alan Grayson, the Orlando Democrat whose health-care histrionics have led him into a tough reelection race. Roll Call notes that a woman running in his race as a Florida Tea Party candidate was previously working for Grayson as a pollster.
  • Left Plans Massive In-Your-Face Anti-Capitalism Rally on DC's K Street

    05/14/2010 4:39:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 442+ views
    big government ^ | 5/14/10 | Matthew Vadum
    The left-wing militants of SEIU and the National People’s Action group plan to shut down K Street, the heart of the lobbying industry in the nation’s capital, at a massive in-your-face rally and march planned for Monday. The goal of the “action” –in organizing parlance— is a show of force calculated to intimidate bank lobbyists and show support for sweeping anti-bank legislation pending in Congress. The action, called The Showdown on K Street, is listed at the website of Jobs With Justice. JwJ works closely with ACORN, other community organizing groups, and the labor movement.
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie plans privatization of as many as 2,000 state jobs

    03/11/2010 10:19:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 819+ views
    nj.com ^ | 3/11/10 | Statehouse Bureau Staff
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie Thursday will create a commission to privatize as many as 2,000 state jobs beginning next January, officials said tonight. As he grapples with an $11 billion deficit in the budget he will present on Tuesday, Christie is also considering invoking the Disaster Control Act to suspend Civil Service rules to make it easier for him to lay off higher paid workers, according to two administration officials. The Republican governor today plans to sign an executive order creating the task force to cut the size and cost of the state payroll. Three officials familiar with his...
  • Obama's plans for NASA changes met with harsh criticism

    03/09/2010 7:27:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 553+ views
    WaPo ^ | 3/9/10 | Joel Achenbach
    Harrison Schmitt's credentials as a space policy analyst include several days of walking on the moon. The Apollo 17 astronaut, who is also a former U.S. senator, is aghast at what President Obama is doing to the space program. "It's bad for the country," Schmitt said. "This administration really does not believe in American exceptionalism." Schmitt's harsh words are part of a furious blowback to the administration's new strategy for NASA. The administration has decided to kill NASA's Constellation program, crafted during the Bush administration with an ambitious goal of putting astronauts back on the moon by 2020. Obama's 2011...
  • Two plans are on the way for coastal drilling leases

    03/04/2010 11:03:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 337+ views
    Chron.com ^ | 3/4/10 | JENNIFER A. DLOUHY
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will announce its plans for coastal oil and gas drilling leases by the end of March, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday. Salazar told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that he was preparing two plans to govern leases on the outer continental shelf — one with court-mandated changes that would apply through June 30, 2012, and another completely new blueprint for leasing from July 1, 2012, until 2017. The decision to go with sequential schedules means Salazar is scrapping a Bush-era proposal for 2010 through 2015 that would have allowed leases on Pacific...
  • Deal Reached on Taxing 'Cadillac' Plans [Unions, Govm't Wkrs Exempt]

    01/14/2010 5:26:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,178+ views
    fox news ^ | 1/14/10 | staff
    The White House has reached a deal with health care negotiators, including labor unions, on taxing the high-level "Cadillac" plans that workers with high-risk jobs often purchase. The White House has reached a deal with health care negotiators, including labor unions, on taxing the high-level "Cadillac" plans that workers with high-risk jobs often purchase. The excise tax on high-cost insurance plans has been one of the biggest sticking points in the negotiations, as President Obama has favored the Senate plan, which calls for the tax, while House Democrats have preferred raising taxes on high-income earners.
  • New Obama plans: 'spend our way out' of downturn

    12/08/2009 10:46:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 522+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 12/8/09 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama outlined new multibillion-dollar stimulus and jobs proposals Tuesday, saying the nation must continue to "spend our way out of this recession" until more Americans are back at work. Without giving a price tag, Obama proposed a package of new spending for highway, bridge and other infrastructure projects, deeper tax breaks for small businesses and tax incentives to encourage people to make their homes more energy efficient.
  • US 'plans' two naval bases in Panama

    09/29/2009 10:31:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1,084+ views
    presstv.ir ^ | 9/28/09 | staff
    The US and Panama have signed an agreement allowing Washington to deploy two naval bases in Panama to beef up anti-narcotic measures. A preliminary agreement on the bases was reached recently in New York between Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A final treaty is expected to be inked in the coming days, reported Panama's La Prensa newspaper, according to Russia's RIA Novosti.
  • Iran Plans Yom Kippur Missile Test

    09/26/2009 9:55:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 585+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/26/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Iran will hold missile defense exercises on Sunday, Iranian media reported Saturday. The exercises will coincide with the Yom Kippur holiday, the holiest day of the year according to Judaism and the anniversary of the beginning of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
  • Plans for largest East Jerusalem settlement filed for approval

    08/23/2009 5:44:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 273+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 8/23/09 | Nir Hasson
    A plan for the building of a new settlement, Ma'aleh David, in the middle of an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem was filed for approval by the relevant municipal committee at the Jerusalem Municipality. The plan calls for the construction of 104 housing units on the land where the former headquarters of the Judea and Samaria police was housed in the neighborhood of Ras al-Amud. The new settlement is planned to be connected to an existing Jewish neighborhood, Ma'aleh Zeitim, and together will be occupied by some 200 families, forming the largest Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem
  • Tax on 'gold-plated' health care plans gains ground

    07/26/2009 8:55:53 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 46 replies · 765+ views
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2009 | by Mike Allen
    White House officials are embracing a plan to tax "gold-plated, Cadillac" insurance policies, giving momentum to an idea that is receiving bipartisan consideration on Capitol Hill. "A premium charge on top of the most expensive packages is one of the ways to ensure that there's a lid on health-care costs," a top administration official told POLITICO. "The president believes this is an intriguing idea." Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday on Bloomberg TV that he is "taking an intense look at it." And top House leadership official told POLITICO that the...
  • Iran Plans Major Gas Investments

    07/04/2009 5:09:01 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 353+ views
    The Khaleej Times Online ^ | 04 Jul 2009 | Khaleej Times Online
    Iran has unveiled plans to invest around $75 billion in its two major gas fields by 2015 to exploit their huge undeveloped reserves. Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Seyfollah Jashnsaz said that the country would finance a $40 billion investment in the South Pars gas field in a five-year plan to produce some 28 billion cubic meters of gas annually from the field. Iran and Qatar share the largest gas field in the world in the Persian Gulf, where the Iranian part is divided into 24 phases. Jashnsaz also noted that a $25-billion investment is planned...
  • Wounded EOD technician has big plans (EOD Ping)

    07/01/2009 4:20:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 693+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Sarah E. Stegman, USAF
    7/1/2009 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) -- One step on May 11 changed the life course of an explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron here. Staff Sgt. David Flowers, 28, was deployed with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, when he was wounded by an anti-personnel mine on May 11. "My team was tasked to go out and dispose of a weapons cache that was called in by the Afghanistan National Police," Sergeant Flowers said. "We went out to the location and found a bunch of ordnance." After finding...
  • White House Plans To Keep Terror Plane Pics Secret

    05/05/2009 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1,745+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 5/5/2009 | John Carney
    You paid $328,835 for the Air Force mission that forced the evacuation of Goldman Sachs and sent Jersey City office workers fleeing for their lives and now you'll never get the lousy snapshots that formed the entire rationale for buzzing lower Manhattan.
  • U.S. readies plans for high-speed rail development ("broad and strategic")

    04/14/2009 6:23:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 859+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/14/09 | Lisa Lambert and John Crawley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is expected to unveil its plans on Thursday for accelerating development of high-speed rail, a concept that in the past has had mixed political support and little public funding. "It will be broad and strategic," Karen Rae, acting head of the Federal Railroad Administration, told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday about the initiative described by officials as President Barack Obama's top transportation priority. "It's going to talk about how we begin to create this new vision for high-speed and intercity rail," Rae said. White House and transportation officials have spent the past several...
  • U.S. Plans Key Role In Naming GM Board

    04/01/2009 3:49:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 772+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/1/09 | Peter Whoriskey and Kendra Marr
    The Obama administration will play a key role in reshaping General Motors' board of directors over the next six months, potentially giving it even greater control in the management of the storied American manufacturer.
  • Republicans may slow Obama's economic plans

    01/02/2009 1:10:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 986+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/09 | Donna Smith
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in Congress could stand in the way of Democratic President-elect Barack Obama's hopes of signing a massive economic stimulus plan into law right after he takes office on January 20. The plan, aimed at easing the financial crisis, tops the agenda of the newly elected Congress due to be sworn in on Tuesday -- two weeks before Obama. Hearings in the new Congress could push a final package well into February. Democrats who control Congress predict the plan -- including tax relief for the middle class and spending on schools, roads and other infrastructure -- will...
  • Obama Will Raid Our Retirment Plans

    10/30/2008 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Candybar · 35 replies · 1,526+ views
    When I returned home last night, my wife was sick. We are senior citizens. She said she had heard that the Democrats were going to raid our Retirement Plan. She said it's happening NOW in Argentina. She was very concerned that Obama and his Left-Wing Liberal Democrats were going to steal away from us our little retirement nest egg. I told her I had read on the Congressional website that the House Committee on Education and Labor has, indeed, been holding hearings on this exact thing. In addition, I said, the Democrats are advocating that an additional 5% of our...
  • America Supports You: Freedom Walk Plans Shape Up Worldwide

    07/28/2008 5:49:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 82+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 28, 2008 – Individuals and organizations around the globe are planning special commemorations to mark the quickly approaching seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. So far, nearly 185 America Supports You Freedom Walks are scheduled to take place on and around Sept. 11. Of those walks, eight are scheduled overseas, in Heidelberg, Germany; Santa Rita, Guam; Baghdad; Vicenza, Italy; Iwakuni, Japan; Moron, Spain; and Seoul and Daegu, South Korea. America Supports You is a Defense Department program connecting citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad. “The America Supports...
  • Alaskan sea drilling plans criticized (46K square miles off Alaska's northwest coast open to leases)

    01/03/2008 2:50:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 93+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/3/08 | Dan Joling - ap
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The federal government will open up nearly 46,000 square miles off Alaska's northwest coast to petroleum leases next month, a decision condemned by enviromental groups that contend the industrial activity will harm northern marine mammals. The Minerals Management Agency planned the sale in the Chukchi Sea without taking into account changes in the Arctic brought on by global warming and proposed insufficient protections for polar bears, walrus, whales and other species that could be harmed by drilling rigs or spills, according to the groups. The lease sale in an area slightly smaller than the state of Pennsylvania...
  • Pentagon draws up plans for Pakistani fighting corps

    11/19/2007 6:13:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 51+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/07 | Jim Mannion
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon plans to train and equip an expanded paramilitary force in Pakistan's tribal areas in a major effort to counter the growing strength of Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces, officials said Monday. US Army troops will be used to train the Pakistani Frontier Corps at a new center in the tribal areas that border Afghanistan, said Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell. The efforts come amid political instability in nuclear-armed Pakistan under President Pervez Musharraf and mounting US concerns over the spread of Islamic militancy. It was unclear how many military trainers will be required, but any increase...