St. Louis Mail Handlers President Convicted of Embezzlement
Ex-Orange County Print Shop Workers President, Treasurer Sentenced
IBEW Dues Clerk in Detroit Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
SE Virginia Local Postal Workers President Sentenced
Bricklayers Local Secretary-Treasurer in Ohio Indicted for Theft
Locomotive Engineers Secretary in Kansas Indicted for Theft
D.C. Security Professionals Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement
Sheet Metal Workers Business Manager in Oklahoma Sentenced
Railroad Signalmen Chairman in New Mexico Sentenced
Locomotive Engineers Secretary-Treasurer in Illinois Sentenced
AFGE Council Treasurer in Washington State Sentenced
Steelworkers Financial Secretary in Ohio Charged with Theft
Pennsylvania Utility Workers Ex-Local Presidents Sentenced
Postal Workers Secretary-Treasurer in Georgia Charged with Theft
The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of obama on it. The Postal Service noticed that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes. This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation. After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special Presidential commission presented the following findings: 1.The stamp is in perfect order. 2. There is nothing wrong with the glue. 3. People are spitting on the wrong side.
and obama wasted the blood of dead American troops in Iraq, vacating it, and turning it over to ISIS. People with the name Hussein are expected to do that, ya know.
People whose name is Hussein would want to weaken the American military. It is happening right under our noses.
Odierno: More troops in Afghanistan may get pink slips
Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 20, 2014 | By Jon Harper
WASHINGTON — More soldiers could learn while in Afghanistan that they are being forced out of the military, the Army’s top officer said Friday.
Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno discussed the cuts with reporters Friday at a breakfast in Washington.
The notifications, part of an effort to rapidly shrink the size of the ground forces, have drawn heavy criticism from lawmakers. In June, more than 1,100 Army captains were notified that their military careers would soon end. It was later revealed that 48 were serving in Afghanistan when they were informed that they were getting the ax.
“The men and women deployed overseas have left their homes and families to fight for our country,” Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ariz., said in a written statement in July. “It’s deplorable the obama administration would treat them this way.”
More separation notifications went out to 550 Army majors last month, and early retirement boards for lieutenant colonels and colonels are scheduled next year.
That's how it works when a dollar value is assigned to life, kiddies.
Are you telling us the commander-in-chief-community-organizer had nothing to do with this? Perhaps you should give Leon Panetta a call and straighten him out. LOL
and we have more ice than ever.
Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began. Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent. Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago. "This is an area covered by sea ice which we've never seen from space before," he said.
dailycaller ^ | 09/19/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
New York City councilman and State Assembly shoo-in Charles Barron has reiterated his admiration of dictators and said he hopes to host one of them — Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe — in the states … again.
“I would love for him to come to Albany. I would love for him to come anywhere in the United States, really,” Barron said in a recent interview with the New York Observer. “I think he’s a shining example of an African leader on the African continent.”
Barron famously hosted Mugabe as city councilman in 2002.
Mugabe took control of Zimbabwe in 1983 and instituted martial law in 1987. He rose to power after starting an ethnic cleansing in which tens of thousands of people were murdered, the Observer reports. Barron praised him because he seized land from white landowners and redistributed it to black Africans.
“No one’s perfect,” Barron told the Observer. “I see him as a freedom fighter.”
Barron has expressed support for dictators around the world, including Libyan dictator Muammar el-Quaddafi and Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro.
He told the Observer, “All my heroes were America’s enemies.”
Barron is expected to beat his Republican opponent for a New York Assembly seat handily. The Observer reports that he is running to replace his wife in the Assembly, who in turn is replacing him as city councilman.
BY ASTRID GALVAN
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety.
Reports that federal prosecutors have stopped some prosecutions under Operation Streamline surfaced nearly two weeks ago when Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder seeking information on the status of the zero-tolerance program that circumvents the civil immigration system and lumps together months' worth of criminal proceedings into one day for immigrants caught crossing the border illegally.
In Burlington, VT, the temperature reached the freezing mark for the earliest time in the season since 1964! That data is according to the National Weather Service in Burlington.
Low temperatures dropped into the 20s and 30s across the area and broke/tied records in some cases. A record low was established in Massena, NY for Thursday and Friday. A record low was tied for Friday in Burlington and St. Johnsbury. These temperatures were 10-20 degrees below average for this time of the year!
It means the end of the growing season for 2014 for many. This is particularly early to see this kind of cold weather.
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/18/2014 | IBD Staff
Health Reform: It seems the administration had been exaggerating the number of people enrolled in obamaCare to the tune of about 700,000. We're shocked! Shocked!
At a hearing Thursday, Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, finally confessed that 7.3 million were enrolled in obamaCare plans as of mid-August.
In other words, the administration had been inflating the "enrollment" number nearly 10% by counting anyone who had completed the application process, not those who paid their premiums.
Now, they say it's no big deal, because everyone expected some attrition. But even this new, lower number is likely to be inflated.
How many non-muslims are named Hussein? There are a lot of Husseins in the world. Are you gonna tell us the only one that is not a muslim is obama?
Microsoft lays off 2,100, axes Silicon Valley research
Yahoo Finance ^
SEATTLE, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its new CEO's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 percent of its workforce. News of the closure of the Microsoft Research lab at the company's campus in Mountain View, California, was first made public on Twitter by employees.
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2014
Rep. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) is leading Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall by eight percentage points, according to a new poll released Thursday. According to Quinnipiac: Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall trails U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, his Republican challenger, 48 – 40 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Independent candidate Steve Shogan gets 8 percent. With Shogan out of the race, Rep. Gardner leads 52 – 42 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters.
Roll Call Politics ^ | September 15, 2014 | Emily Cahn
Democrats are sending warning signals on a previously sleepy southern California House race — a tangible sign of an increasingly tough midterm for the party.
Freshman Rep. Julia Brownley is one of three House Democrats receiving extra and early help from the national party. A year ago, her district was barely on the party’s radar of competitive races, after obama carried it by 10 points last cycle.
“This is a tight race and a difficult seat, and we are committed to hanging onto it,” said Matt Thornton, a spokesman for House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC aiding Brownley’s re-election.