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  • Air Force fires commander of land-based U.S. nuclear arsenal

    10/11/2013 6:29:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11 Oct 2013 | Craig Whitlock
    The Air Force on Friday fired the general in charge of all land-based nuclear missiles, the second time in a week that a senior commander of the country’s nuclear arsenal has been let go for allegations of personal misconduct. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, commander of the 20th Air Force, was removed from his job “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment,” said Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick, an Air Force spokesman. Air Force officials said Carey has been under investigation since this summer for allegations of “personal misbehavior” but would not specify what prompted his...
  • Adelson tally to Gingrich: $20M

    04/20/2012 7:45:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-20-12 | Phillips
    Even as Newt Gingrich’s campaign teetered on the edge of collapse in March, the wife of a casino mogul gave a pro-Gingrich super PAC another $5 million. The contribution brought the Adelson family’s pro-Gingrich tally to $20 million — a figure Sheldon Adelson himself was floating in December, POLITICO reported. The Adelsons almost single-handedly funded Winning Our Future’s operations since its inception in December, but in recent days, Adelson has signaled he will put his wealth behind establishment Republican candidates. The super PAC, Winning Our Future, ended last month with $5.76 million in its account, having raised $5.05 million while...
  • Of Muppets and Manhattan (Goldman Sachs' woes reflect the woes of New York City)

    03/21/2012 6:25:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | 03/21/2012 | NICOLE GELINAS
    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein woke to a headache yesterday. One of his vice presidents chose to resign via the New York Times opinion page, saying that he no longer wanted to take unfair advantage of the firm’s customers. But the people who should go to bed worried tonight are New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Goldman’s PR crisis is New York’s fiscal crisis. Goldman veteran Greg Smith wrote that he was leaving the company after nearly 12 years because its culture was “as toxic and destructive” as he’d ever seen. He claimed that Goldman’s business model...
  • FBI releases Michael Jackson files

    12/22/2009 5:45:07 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 19 replies · 973+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/22/2009
    US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday released hundreds of pages from files on Michael Jackson, revealing the agency assisted in the child molestation probes involving the late pop icon. Responding to requests from various media organisations, the FBI issued more than 300 pages of documents relating to Jackson, who died in June at the age of 50 following an overdose of prescription drugs. The documents contained no new information about Jackson's mysterious death, which is the subject of a criminal investigation targeting the singer's personal physician, Conrad Murray. However the papers reveal information about a 1992 extortion plot involving...
  • Airport adds foot basins for Muslim cabbies Police worry Kansas City 'catering' to Islamic rituals

    04/29/2007 4:17:20 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 107 replies · 3,978+ views
    WND ^ | April 28, 2007 | Staff
    The Kansas City International Airport has added several foot-washing basins in restrooms to accommodate a growing number of Muslim taxicab drivers who requested the facilities to prepare for daily Islamic prayer, WND has learned. The move concerns airport police who worry about Middle Eastern men loitering inside the building. After 9/11, the airport beefed up its police force to help prevent terrorist attacks. "Why are we constructing places of worship for them inside our airports?" said an airport official who requested anonymity. "Why are we catering to their rituals? We don't do it for any other religion." Other major airports...