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  • Study: Proposed Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Chicago hyperloop would be highly profitable

    12/20/2019 5:39:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 17, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Development of a proposed hyperloop transportation system linking Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago would not only be a boon to communities along the travel corridors but also would be a strong business investment. That’s the conclusion of a 157-page feasibility study released Monday in Cleveland by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., a California-based company developing the technology to move passengers and freight at more than 500 mph through low-pressure tubes. Consultant Transportation Economics and Management Systems performed the $1.3 million study of the proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop System. For the first time, the study estimated...
  • Chicago SWAT Member Races 15K in Gear, Saves Life, Then Proposes to Girlfriend

    11/10/2019 8:35:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 9, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    When Sgt. Michael Nowacki of the Chicago Police SWAT Team had a day off this past weekend, he needed to find something to do. His longtime girlfriend, Officer Erin Gubala, was busy working the finish line of the Hot Chocolate 15K as part of Chicago Police’s bike patrol unit. Nowacki, an avid runner since he joined the Army in 1990, decided he might as well run the race, and represent his department while doing so—by completing it in his SWAT gear. An experienced marathoner with 11 Chicago Marathons under his belt, a 15K wouldn’t be that bad. The gear aspect,...
  • Pa. Turnpike considers public-private partnership to upgrade five tunnels

    01/20/2019 9:42:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 20, 2019 | Ed Blazina
    Call it the $350 million question. Over the next six weeks, the Pennsylvania Turnpike will try to decide whether to rehabilitate its five sets of tunnels one at a time over 10 to 15 years or enter into a public-private partnership with one firm that would do all of the work in five to six years and be responsible for maintenance for about 30 years. And the $350 million is key because a large part of that money would be the upfront cost if the agency decides to pursue a partnership, said Brad Heigel, the turnpike’s chief engineer. Mr. Heigel...
  • Michigan Ballot on Supreme Court and Proposals

    11/05/2018 5:56:51 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 14 replies
    MI SoS ^ | Nov 5, 2018 | Vanity
    On the Michigan ballot for Supreme Court there are 6 candidates, you can vote for 2. However if you don't look up beforehand there is no party affiliation to guide your decision. The candidates are: Samuel Bagenstos Megan Kathleen Cavanagh Elizabeth T. Clement Justice of Supreme Court Doug Dern Kerry Lee Morgan Kurtis T. Wilder Justice of Supreme Court In my research it appears that Clement and Wilder are the closest to being conservative. If you agree the easiest way to identify them on your ballot is they both have "Justice of Supreme Court" associated with their names, the others...
  • Man Allegedly Snaps GF's Neck And Pokes Out Her Eyes After She Turns Down Marriage Proposal

    11/07/2017 8:33:34 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    Oxygen ^ | 11/7/17 | Gina Tron
    Man Allegedly Snaps GF's Neck And Pokes Out Her Eyes After She Turns Down Marriage Proposal by Gina Tron November 7, 2017 • 10:00 AM ET He is 34 and she was 19.  Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email More A man from Berks County, Pennsylvania snapped his girlfriend’s neck and poked her eyes out after she rejected his marriage proposal on Halloween. According to NBC10, Christopher R. Tucker, 34, asked 19-year-old Tara Serino to marry him at his home. The teen rejected his offer, and allegedly told him she was sleeping with other men. She also reportedly made an “off-hand comment”...
  • Iowa Secretary of State Pate rolls out voter ID proposal

    01/05/2017 3:34:51 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | January 5, 2017
    Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is asking legislators to quickly approve a bill that would require voters to show some form of identification before casting a ballot. “This bill will make it difficult to cheat the system,” Pate says. The bill Pate seeks would require Iowans to show a driver’s license, a military ID, their passport or a voter ID card issued by his office to be eligible to vote in their precinct on Election Day.
  • The World's Biggest Banks May Very Well Grow Even Larger

    02/23/2016 7:11:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 23, 2016 | Eleanor Bloxham
    Ever since the financial crisis, many outside the wealthy elite (sometimes referred to as populists) have argued that the largest banks are too big and too risky. Minneapolis Federal Reserve president Neel Kashkari recently echoed those beliefs.Yet if a new Federal Reserve proposal goes through, Wells Fargo and other large banks might get even bigger and riskier, adding billions to their balance sheets that could increase the banks’ risk profiles.The Federal Reserve says the proposal, which specifies the amount and kind of debt that systemically important large banks must hold, could help make sure that those banks can be wound...
  • Charge filed after I-45 shut down for marriage proposal (Houston)

    12/16/2015 11:34:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    KTRK.com (ABC News) ^ | 12/15/2015 | staff
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Charges have been filed against a man who stopped traffic on a busy freeway for a marriage proposal.The proposal happened on the North Freeway near downtown Houston on Sunday. Eyewitness News learned Tuesday that Harris County District Attorney's Office is charging Vidal Valladares, 24, with obstruction of highway, a class b misdemeanor.We spoke with the couple on Tuesday, as Valladares said he was going downtown to answer to the charges."I'm feeling bad, and of course," said Valladares. "I'm wanting to apologize to everyone if I caused any problems. That wasn't my intention in the beginning. I just...
  • 'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ': Scott Walker tells how he proposed to his wife

    06/07/2015 10:08:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6-7-14 | Francesca Chambers
    Barbecue has a special place in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's heart. The White House aspirant met his wife, Tonette, at a Wisconsin barbecue joint, Saz's, in Milwaukee, and took her back there four months later to propose. He reminisced about their courtship today while devouring a spare rib at a 'Roast and Ride' event in Boone, Iowa, 'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ,' he told reporters after he finished his story. Walker had just finished helping employees of Lynch BBQ, the event catering company, prepare a rack of ribs when he professed his love for barbecue - and his spouse....
  • Hamas Rejects 'Final' Ceasefire Proposal: 'Death For Allah Is Our Most Exalted Wish'

    08/17/2014 12:25:54 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/14 | Daniel Nussbaum
    JERUSALEM - Hamas reportedly rejected a comprehensive, 11-clause long term ceasefire proposal on Saturday. Egypt has warned that this proposal will be its final effort to secure a lasting end to the Israel-Gaza conflict. According to details leaked by Egyptian newspaper al-Shorouk, the 11-clause proposal contained several key concessions to the Palestinian delegation, including the opening of border crossings between Israel and Gaza, the elimination of the so-called "buffer zones" along the Israel-Gaza border, the extension of the fishing zone to 12 miles off the Gazan coast, and the assistance of Israel and the Palestinian Authority in rebuilding the infrastructure...
  • If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

    05/05/2014 6:57:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 05/05/2014 | CONNIE CASS, Associated Press
    <p>Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington's famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.</p>
  • Ariz. Bill Decried As License to Discriminate

    02/20/2014 9:16:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 20, 2014 | MSN
    PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
  • Fed Unanimously Adopts Bank Liquidity Proposal

    10/29/2013 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2013 | Reuters
    The banks would hold a buffer of liquid assets - such as government bonds - to draw on to ensure they can meet withdrawals by depositors, to post collateral due to credit rating downgrades and to meet other needs. U.S. government debt and excess reserves held at the Fed are deemed the most liquid under the Fed's proposal, while claims on government-sponsored enterprises, such as mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are less liquid and may make up only 40 percent of the buffer.
  • NO DEAL: Obama Rejects GOP’s Compromise Proposal of Short-Term Debt Limit Increase

    10/10/2013 3:36:03 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-10-2013 | Jason Howerton
    President Barack Obama rejected the GOP’s short-term debt limit plan because it does not also end the partial government shutdown, the New York Times reports. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reportedly left Thursday’s meeting at the White House with Obama without issuing a public comment to the press. Even though House Republicans softened their long-standing demands, Obama’s rejection isn’t entirely a shock given that Senate Democrats had already declared it unacceptable on Thursday. “Not going to happen,” declared Majority Leader Harry Reid, standing outside the White House after he and fellow Democrats met with President Barack Obama. Reid referred to...
  • Woman flips the bird in couple's proposal photos

    09/27/2013 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 87 replies
    WTOP Sports ^ | Thursday - 9/26/2013, 2:58pm ET | Mike Murillo
    WASHINGTON - As far as Molly Ryan knew, she was headed to Coors Field in Denver with her family to see the Rockies take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ryan's parents and her boyfriend, Kenny Lovelace, knew this was more than just a family outing. This was the night Lovelace was going to ask Ryan to become his wife. ... Ryan said "yes" and fans nearby cheered for the couple -- everyone but the older couple, that is. They continued to look unamused by the event. In fact, unbeknownst to Mullins, another woman who was there with them retrieved a security...
  • Russia's Syria Proposal: US Must Pledge Not to Use Force, and Assad Regime Can't Be Blamed for

    09/10/2013 8:30:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 9/10/13 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Pushing ahead his proposal to avert military strikes against his ally in Damascus by having it surrender its chemical weapons stocks, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday the initiative would only be feasible if the U.S. pledges not to use force. The plan will only work, he said in a statement released on the Kremlin website, “if the United States and other nations supporting it tell us that they’re giving up their plan to use force against Syria.” “You can’t really ask Syria, or any other country, to disarm unilaterally while military action against it is being contemplated.”...
  • Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control

    09/10/2013 4:24:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 81 replies
    Interfax ^ | September 10, 2013
    (Headline only) Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control - Interfax
  • Obama: Russia's Proposal is Significant, but I'm Skeptical

    09/09/2013 6:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 9/9/13 | Elad Benari
    President Barack Obama’s media blitz began on Monday evening, as he gave interviews to six television networks in which he presented his case on Syria. In his interview with NBC News, Obama called a Russian proposal for Syria to turn over control of its chemical weapons to international monitors in order to avoid a military strike a “potentially positive development” that could represent a “significant breakthrough.” At the same time, he said, he remains skeptical that the Syrian government would follow through on its obligations based on its recent track record. “Between the statements that we saw from the Russians--...
  • Gang of 8 Republicans Reject Senate Conservatives' Request for Immigration Proposal Briefing

    04/09/2013 10:58:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-9-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Republican members of the bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight” have passed the deadline for Senate Judiciary Committee ranking GOP member Sen. Chuck Grassley’s request for a briefing on their coming immigration reform bill. Last week, Grassley (R-IA) and his conservative committee colleagues Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote to “Gang of Eight” senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), asking them to champion a transparent immigration reform process complete with thorough hearings examining each facet of any legislation those “Gang” Republicans and their Democratic counterparts develop....
  • California budget proposal would end a science requirement

    06/05/2012 10:20:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/6/12 | Teresa Watanabe
    A little-noticed proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to eliminate the second year of science as a high school graduation requirement is sparking concern among educators who fear it could deepen the academic divide among students and further erode the state's scientific and technological leadership. The recommendation in Brown's revised May budget is aimed at freeing the state from reimbursing local school districts for the $250-million annual cost of the second-year science course. The state has not made any payouts to school districts since the requirement was ruled a mandate in 2005, so California owes public school systems $2.5 billion in