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  • This Tax Day, Demand Postal Accountability

    04/08/2019 3:37:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 8, 2019 | Ross Marchant
    With Tax Day quickly approaching, taxpayers can find a long and growing list of how Uncle Sam is spending/wasting their hard-earned money. The United States Postal Service (USPS) claims to not be on that list, despite a recent watchdog report showing that the agency reaps more than $3.6 billion each year in indirect taxpayer subsidies.And every year, the organization that describes itself as using “zero tax dollars” accumulates larger losses. The USPS most recently reported a $1.5 billion net loss for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, driven by declining mail revenues and soaring delivery costs. According to a recent...
  • OneJet has yet to resume service from Pittsburgh International as planned (Corporate Welfare)

    10/03/2018 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 14 replies
    Tribune Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 3 October 2018 | Theresa Clift
    Updated 2 hours ago Startup airline OneJet did not resume ticket sales Monday as planned, and it’s unclear whether it ever will. The carrier announced Aug. 29 it was suspending all flights for eight weeks during an “operational transition,” but planned to resume ticket sales Oct. 1. As of Wednesday, the announcement was still posted to the carrier’s website , but when customers go to book a flight, the site says no flights are available to any destination. OneJet CEO Matt Maguire did not return calls seeking comment. Airport spokesman Bob Kerlik said airport officials have not received any information...
  • Carly Fiorina Jumps to Defend Ted Cruz From 'Daily Mail' Reporter ...

    03/29/2016 6:28:40 AM PDT · by McGruff · 143 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 29, 2015 | Tim Hains
    At a campaign event Monday in Wisconsin, Ted Cruz backer and former 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina steps in to deflect a question from a Daily Mail reporter asking about rumors reported by the National Enquirer about Ted Cruz's personal life. DAILY MAIL REPORTER: Will you respond more definitively [than his previous denial, which was interestingly worded] to the story in the National Enquirer CARLY FIORINA: If I may-- REPORTER: No, I'm sorry, I asked the senator that question. FIORINA: I'm going to comment, okay? REPORTER: Do you have first-hand knowledge of the senator's marriage? FIORINA: I'm going to comment. This...
  • Poll: Who would America rather have a beer with? Trump or Cruz?

    01/17/2016 10:02:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Poll questions For Freepers: Who would America (not Freepers) rather have a beer with? Trump or Cruz? Who do you trust more on Immigration? Who do you trust more on Fair Trade? Who would you rather have running your private business Trump or Cruz? Who do you trust more on NOT being politically correct?
  • The Staggering Cost Of A Largely Failed Fight Against ISIS

    07/10/2015 8:59:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 7/9/2015 | Ethan Barton and Erica Wenig
    President Barack Obama has presided over billions spent battling the Islamic State, despite, by his own admission, lacking a clear and complete strategy to defeat the terror group. War against Islamic State has cost a total of $2.91 billion, averaging $9.2 million per day, according to the Pentagon. More than 50 percent of the cost is directly tied to airstrikes, The Hill reports. Republican Sen. John McCain has criticized the campaign against Islamic State as too weak, noting that 75 percent of airstrike missions return without firing a weapon. Speaking on CBS’s “Face The Nation” in late May, McCain said,...
  • SHOCK: Obama was 'incapacitated' due to 'staggering, inapt activities'

    05/21/2013 6:31:41 PM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 149 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | 5/21/13 | J.R. Elliot
    Full title - "SHOCK: Obama was 'incapacitated' due to 'staggering, inapt activities' between the hours of 1800 and 2300 on the night of Benghazi... ""Two sources close to the inner circle of the Obama White House have communicated exclusively to RedFlag News that during the night of Benghazi, President Obama was 'incapacitated' due to 'staggering, inapt activities' between the hours of 1800 and 2300."
  • Just Like Beer, Scotch Gets Canned

    02/08/2013 6:57:39 PM PST · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09 Jan 13 | Lauren Torrisi
    Just when the controversy over the banned FourLoko has died down, a beverage company has come out with straight Scotch in a can, just like soda pop. Though there’s been no uproar so far, as was the case with the alcohol-caffeine combo FourLoko, Scottish Spirits’ “Scotch in a Can” is being marketed as a “distilled and matured in Scotland for a minimum of 3 years in oak casks.” It has notes of “honey, vanilla, butterscotch, apples and pears,” and a “hint of peat and smoke in the background,” as described on their site. Each can contains about eight shots or...
  • Rescuing wasted food to fight hunger

    11/20/2012 9:52:18 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 18, 2012
    There are no hard-and-fast rules for food expiration dating. Most people don't want to take chances, so once food hits the printed expiration date, they simply toss it out. But tossing it out has become a problem in itself. It's been estimated that up to 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes right in the trash. "I can be as picky as everybody else," says Janet Kalish, and she can afford to be. She's no vagrant - Kalish is a New York City high school teacher who got fed up with seeing supermarkets toss out good food. So...
  • Obama, Cameron Take in ‘March Madness’ Basketball Game

    03/14/2012 5:10:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC (All Barack Channel) ^ | 3/13/2012 | Mary Bruce
    President Obama, America’s basketball-fan-in-chief, brought British Prime Minister David Cameron to Dayton, Ohio, this evening to take in one of America’s favorite sporting events: the NCAA basketball tournament. Obama and Cameron, dressed casually in slacks and jeans, respectively, watched courtside as Western Kentucky defeated Mississippi Valley State in the opener of the men’s tournament at the University of Dayton.
  • Judge Tells Woman At Sentencing: 'You Were Wasted'

    09/03/2011 11:51:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The woman sentenced less than 24 hours ago for assaulting a Jefferson County Public Schools bus driver wasn't scheduled to report to jail until Friday night, but Chesica White is already there. She was jailed after reporting to the probation office. When a Jefferson Circuit Court judge ordered White to spend 30 days in jail, he also told her she would be subject to random drug testing. Courtroom Video "Ms. White, it was apparent to almost everybody in the courtroom yesterday that you were higher than a kite," Judge McKay Chauvin said in court Friday morning. "So...
  • 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
  • American badly hurt in clash with Israeli military

    03/13/2009 11:36:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 110 replies · 3,357+ views
    Indianapolis Examiner ^ | 3-13-09 | Amy Teibel
    JERUSALEM (Map, News) - An American demonstrator was critically wounded Friday in a clash between protesters and Israeli troops over Israel's West Bank separation barrier. Peace activists with the International Solidarity Movement said Tristan Anderson, of the Oakland, Calif., area, was struck in the head with a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops. The military and the Tel Aviv hospital where Anderson was taken had no details on how he was hurt. "He's in critical condition, anesthetized and on a ventilator and undergoing imaging tests," said Orly Levi, a spokeswoman at the Tel Hashomer hospital. She described Anderson's condition...
  • GAO: Millions wasted on gov't cards (for internet dating,lavish dinners,lingerie, etc.)

    04/08/2008 6:14:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 345+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/8/08 | Hope Yen - ap
    WASHINGTON - Federal employees charged millions of dollars for Internet dating, tailor-made suits, lingerie, lavish dinners and other questionable expenses to their government credit cards over a 15-month period, congressional auditors say. A report by the Government Accountability Office, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, examined spending controls across the federal government following reports of credit-card abuse at departments including Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. The review of card spending at more than a dozen departments from 2005 to 2006 found that nearly 41 percent of roughly $14 billion in credit-card purchases, whether legitimate or questionable, did not follow...
  • Mexican stray dogs get free pass into California but not without hardship, heartache

    09/25/2007 11:50:02 AM PDT · by biscuit jane · 6 replies · 70+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinal ^ | 09/24/07 | Tom Ragan
    By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER Immigration reform debates still rage. Thousands of Mexicans still cross daily into the United States for a better life. Some risk their lives by walking across the hot Arizona desert. Others take their chances with the unpredictable Rio Grande. One group, however, is getting a free pass from Mexico to the United States:
  • Drunk man rides horse into bank

    04/25/2007 12:34:04 AM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 507+ views
    Metro ^ | April 25, 2007
    A drunk German horse rider rode into a bank foyer to sleep for the night, after having one too many for the road during a stopover at his local beergarden. Wolfgang Heinrich, 40, from the German town Wiesenburg, had been riding with his Haflinger horse Sammy when he stopped to have a drink with friends. But when he left the pub he realised he was too drunk to ride all the way home - and because it was cold, he decided to use his bank card to open up a nearby bank foyer and take himself and Sammy inside to...
  • Obama Has Traveled World in Senate Career (Join the Senate, see the world!)

    02/15/2007 6:04:07 AM PST · by DBCJR · 19 replies · 558+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 15, 2007 | DENNIS CONRAD
    Barack Obama's two years in the Senate have taken him around the world, from Russia to Iraq to Kenya _ an itinerary more costly to taxpayers than any other senator who took office with him. The Illinois Democrat's travels in 2005 and 2006 cost taxpayers nearly $28,000 as he studied nuclear proliferation, AIDS, Middle Eastern violence and more. Eight other freshmen senators took office in 2005, and about $19,200 was the most anyone spent for government-paid travel, according to reports filed with the Senate Office of Public Records. Obama's journeys are unusual for such a junior senator, but not for...
  • Obama: Wasting His Own Breath

    02/15/2007 5:58:34 AM PST · by DBCJR · 15 replies · 892+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Feb 14, 3:00 AM ET | Michelle Malkin
    I have good news for everyone offended by the description ... Several days after taking flak for his disparaging comments dishonoring such heroism, Obama blubbered about what he really meant. ''I was actually upset with myself when I said that, because I never use that term,'' he told the Des Moines Register. Well, then what dastardly saboteur slipped it into his well-rehearsed stump speech? What supernatural force produced the guttural noise that glided effortlessly from his voicebox through his lips and pronounced the term "wasted"? "What I would say — and meant to say — is that their service hasn't...
  • Obama blames slip of tongue for saying GIs’ lives ‘wasted’

    02/14/2007 9:58:04 AM PST · by DBCJR · 49 replies · 1,406+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - Updated: 08:37 AM EST | By Herald wire services
    Obama told a campaign trail crowd in Iowa on Sunday that the nation’s Iraq war dead were lives “wasted” but immediately claimed a “slip of the tongue.” “We now have spent $400 billion and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted,” Obama said on Iraq. “I was actually upset with myself when I said that, because I never use that term,” he later told the Des Moines Register. “Their sacrifices are never wasted . . . What I meant to say was those sacrifices have not been honored by the same attention to strategy, diplomacy and...
  • I got an A in Phallus 101

    01/07/2007 6:56:22 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 104 replies · 3,984+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/7/06 | Charlotte Allen
    The "dirty dozen" list of "America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses" is out — and Los Angeles-area institutions of higher learning have walked away with one-fourth of the ranked honors (or dishonors). Occidental College, an 1,800-student liberal arts school in Eagle Rock, is the only college on the list to collect not one but two citations for excellence at offering trendy theories of gender, skin color and white-male oppression at the expense of actual academic content. UCLA didn't fare badly either, with one citation. And believe me, the competition was stiff. The Southern California colleges were competing against...
  • Kennedy's checkpoint

    05/30/2006 5:57:20 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 7 replies · 932+ views
    Inside Politics - Washington Times ^ | 5/30/06 | Greg Pierce
    On the lookout The group Public Advocate of the United States said yesterday that it had set up sobriety checkpoints on Capitol Hill over the holiday weekend to protect the public against Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and his son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat. "Citizen volunteers have responded to the call, and we have erected checkpoints at several intersections to prevent any Kennedy from driving in an impaired manner on Capitol Hill. We selected the long Memorial Day weekend due to the increased potential for a repeat of earlier car accidents," said Eugene Delgaudio, president of...