Archive for April, 2012

Pre-Olympics Heathrow jam

At London’s Heathrow Airport, the corporate slogan is “Making Every Journey Better”. An experienced Border Agency immigration worker says waits of up to three hours have left staff facing public order problems. Channel 4 Europe’s Andy Davies reports. There is a very big problem at London’s Heathrow Airport. Planes land but it sometimes takes hours […]

Hiker survives 3 desert nights

A woman was rescued from the Utah wilderness after spending four days lost. KSL’s John Daley reports. A hiker who returned to the trail where she took a survival course 40 years ago almost didn’t make it out alive. Victoria Grover, 59, nearly died of hypothermia in the high desert of southern Utah over the weekend. […]

Suit vs. ‘3 Cups" author tossed

Handout via Reuters Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea,” posed with schoolchildren in Afghanistan. He has come under fire for exaggerating and conflating certain details in his book, and four readers filed suit against him. A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims “flimsy and speculative” that […]

7 killed in NYC crash mourned

A man is mourning the deaths of his wife, daughter and five other family members who were killed when their SUV plunged off an overpass near New York City’s Bronx Zoo. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports. Updated at 1:21 p.m. —Three generations of a family died in a crash  just a few miles from home when […]

EPA official quits over ‘crucify’

Saying he had become a distraction, a senior Environmental Protection Agency official who used the word “crucify” to describe how the EPA enforced laws in the oil industry resigned on Monday. “My continued service will distract you and the agency,” Al Armendariz said in his resignation letter to EPA chief Lisa Jackson. “I regret comments I made several […]

Camping for apprenticeship

Keith Bedford / Reuters Job seeker Matthew Cox, the first person in line, cheers after picking up a job application form at the training offices of Local Union 46, a union representing metallic lathers and reinforcing ironworkers, in the Queens borough of New York on April 30. All images in this post were photographed on […]

Obama returns bin Laden fire

  President Obama escalated a war of words with Republican foe Mitt Romney, challenging the former Massachusetts governor to explain his 2007 comments suggesting that it might not be worth leveraging all U.S. resources to find Osama bin Laden. The president denied that he or the United States were engaged in “excessive celebration” to mark […]

Koalas get protection in parts of Australia

The face of Australia on Monday got some needed protection in parts of the country. While nearly a plague in South Australia, the iconic koala was listed as “vulnerable” in Queensland and New South Wales due to crashing numbers, dwindling habitat and other threats. “On a species as iconic as the koala, I really don’t […]

Iran, Netanyahu and the Holocaust

Esther (1865) is a painting by John Everett Millais depicting the central character from the Biblical Book of Esther.   By Arshin Adib-Moghaddam and Abbas Maleki For Veterans Today   Would a nuclear Iran cause another Holocaust?   If we are to believe Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his supporters, then yes. In his […]

Veteran Borrowers in Delinquency

Quick Reference Sheet General Guidance The US Department of Veterans Affairs urges all veterans who are encountering problems making their mortgage payments to speak with their servicers as soon as possible to explore options to avoid foreclosure. Contrary to popular opinion, servicers really do notThe not want to foreclose because foreclosure costs a lot of […]

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 30, 2012

Veterans! Here’s your Top 10 News stories of the day compiled from the latest sources   We encourage you to browse our list so that you can take what you want and keep what you need   1.    Holleder posthumously awarded Distinguished Service Cross.  Pat Tillman and Don Holleder played football well enough to draw […]

Is Ron Paul a “False Flag” Pied Piper?

By Captain Eric H. May   For years my colleagues and I have been asking Ron Paul about a slew of petrochemical disasters in and around his Houston-area congressional district. Several of them occurred during federal terror exercises, and resulted in record profits for Big Oil. He has stonewalled not only us, but also his […]

Justice? Law and Order? My Ass!

More History you don’t know.   by Tom Valentine   Federal Reserve notes never were money; corporations like Monsanto get away with mass murder and theft—we all know that “you can’t fight city hall” and all who seek justice for criminal acts by government are continuously frustrated—how can this be? Don’t we live in a […]

Pentagon researchers want your pee!

Their mission is to safeguard the United States from weapons of mass destruction through the marvels of modern technology. And now, if you don’t mind, the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency – commonly known as the DTRA – would like a newly designed high-tech uniform they can literally piss on. The DTRA has released instructions […]

Red Cross prepares Chicago for mass exodus during NATO Summit?

Chicago, Illinois is expected to swell with armed security forces during next month’s NATO Summit, but will that be enough to keep the Windy City under control? Officials are now readying a massive exit strategy to vacate the entire metropolis. A memo has been sent out of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Red Cross office that confirms […]

Drone strikes are back: US and Pakistan fighting over extrajudicial murders

Despite continuing pleads to abolish drone strikes in Pakistan, the United States used an unmanned aircraft to target a girls’ school over the weekend, executing four suspected militants in the strike. The latest report comes a month after the United States last launched a drone strike in Pakistan, but also nearly four years since the […]

Lockheed Martin strike to make F-35 even more expensive

When all is said and done, the cost of the United States’ F-35 jet fighter program is expected to exceed the entire gross domestic product of Spain. But will it be worth the decades of research and $1.5 trillion price tag? Even with the Pentagon expecting to take another seven years to complete a working […]

‘General strike’ to hit the US on May First

In more than 100 cities from Washington State to the District of Columbia, protesters are orchestrating a massive country-wide demonstration on Tuesday, May 1, and their plans call for what could be the biggest event of its like in recent memory. In locales like New York City, San Francisco, California and at least 100 cities […]

Detectives investigate deaths of two men at Fishing Point

DETECTIVES in the state’s north are conducting inquiries following the deaths of two men. Police and other emergency services were called to a house on Alkrington Avenue, Fishing Point, just before 6.30am today, where they found two men with gunshot wounds. Both men, believed to be aged in their 50s and 60s, died at the […]

Cessnock chopper crash inquiry findings

A helicopter crash that killed two people at Cessnock was the result of a bolt detaching from the flight control system and human error, an investigation has found. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released yesterday its report into the incident on February 4 last year that killed experienced pilot Ivor Durham, 52, and Mudgee man […]

Paul Hogan settles tax row but isn’t smiling

<!– Paul Hogan and his business partner John Cornell have ended their long running tax dispute with the Australian Tax Office.The pair had been targeted by the ATO’s pursuit of high wealth tax evaders in Operation Wickenby in which Mr Hogan was detained in Australia while attending his mother’s funeral. That prohibition order has been […]

60 Minutes interview exposes Gordon Wood’s lies

Video Image Gordon Wood says he is struggling to just to life since being acquitted of murdering his girlfriend. UNDER QUESTIONING: Gordon Wood on 60 Minutes. Picture: Channel 9 Source: The Daily Telegraph GORDON Wood has been caught out lying on national television during a paid interview designed to sway public opinion his way. They […]

Newspoll, rates and rorts

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Bikies and unions oppose anti-association bill

Updated May 01, 2012 09:08:20 Photo: Bikies, along with other groups, are opposed to the anti-association laws. (file) (ABC TV) Bikies, union officials and social justice groups met last night to oppose a State Government bill which makes it illegal for people in declared criminal organisations to associate with each other. Headed by the United […]

Horse industry shattered over stud owner’s death

Print page Email this Updated May 01, 2012 08:39:30 Martin Hawcroft was found dead in a paddock on his Byerley Stud property yesterday Tributes are pouring in for a Hunter Valley businessman found dead on his horse stud, as police investigate whether it was a tragic accident. Investigators are not treating the death of Martin […]

Victorian man held for Gold Coast shopping centre shooting

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Trial of Iraq’s fugitive Sunni VP to open Thursday

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq‘s Supreme Judicial Council said Monday the terror trial of the country’s fugitive Sunni vice president will begin Thursday. Council spokesman Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar said the trial will focus on three charges out of 150 cases in which Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi has been linked to death squads against Shiites and government officials. […]

Cross-border collaboration sought for Bakken crime

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies from North Dakota, Montana and Canada have agreed to work across borders to police a spike in crime brought by the Bakken oil boom, the U.S. Attorney for Montana said. Tens of thousands of workers pouring into the region are straining the resources of sparsely-populated counties, from police […]

Iraq fugitive VP charged with murdering six judges

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq‘s fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi and some of his bodyguards have been charged with murdering six judges and a series of other killings, a judiciary spokesman said on Monday. Hashemi, one of Iraq’s top Sunni Muslim politicians, fled Baghdad in December when the Shi’ite-led central government issued an arrest warrant for […]

All Three ‘Dougherty Gang’ Siblings Sentenced to Prison Time

The three “Dougherty gang” siblings, who went on a multi-state crime spree in 2011, were sentenced to prison today in Colorado. Among them, they will serve 74 years behind bars. Ryan Dougherty, 22, the last to be sentenced, was given 18 years in prison. He had faced a maximum of 20 years after pleading guilty […]

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