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Under the so-called Jobs Bank program, laid-off factory workers can receive as much as 95 percent of their regular pay for not working. Some have been getting it for years. 98% of UAW contributions go to Democratic politicians who can help the union get what they want. The Albuquerque Police Department put a want ad in the city's weekly newspaper for ''people that hang out with crooks to do part-time work''. The kettle's career began in 1891, when Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner to the poor of San Francisco.
Let the pig show you how to save money. The Cessna 337 Skymaster was flying through the cold night sky over the Arctic when first one engine failed, and moments later, the other. Kansas City radio station Star102.1  plays only Christmas music from Halloween through Christmas.                                                                                                                              Not opening? To bypass your pop-up blocker program, hold down [CTRL] key when clicking.  France’s colonial empire may have disappeared, but the Legion lives on. Almost 7,700-strong, it still operates around the world and gets into regular scrapes in Africa.
O.J. Simpson learns Friday whether he will be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a Nevada state prison. A new Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation study shows overdraft fees are boosting banks' profits at the expense of consumers, especially young and low-income ones. The story of an attack on a U.S. destroyer by North Vietnam was all President Johnson needed to get approval to escalate the Vietnam War. The incident never happened. Shopping online for bargains is a lot easier than fighting the crowds at the mall. But, you need to know a few things to find the best deals.
The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to terrorist attacks or rowdy citizens. Half-way to Hawaii, Admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor strike force is driven off-course by a ferocious winter storm. Pilots are donating their time, planes and fuel to transport dozens of dogs a month from overcrowded shelters where they face almost certain death. Bush has the power to do the right thing, and free low-level nonviolent offenders serving the time that should be meted out to violent and repeat criminals. Will he?
Cancer is not one disease, but many diseases that occur in different areas of the body. Each type of cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells. Political cartoonists turn their attention to Thanksgiving, followed immediately by the Christmas shopping season. Bush: ''I would like to be a person remembered as a person who, first and foremost, did not sell his soul in order to accommodate the political process.'' A CBS report by Dan Rather says Osama Bin Laden was admitted to a Pakistani hospital on September 10, 2001 for kidney dialysis, and was still there on September 12th.
Two new Federal Reserve programs have pushed the potential bill for U.S. financial rescue efforts to about $8.317 trillion. The Kennedy Assassination still captures the interest of those that believe it was a conspiracy. Experts say paying workers no longer working is a major reason why the automakers are in trouble, and a problem that a bailout can't fix. After Sarah Palin pardoned one lucky bird, a worker sliced a turkey's neck, bled it out and twisted its head off behind the governor, directly in the camera's line of fire.
$1.96 will provide a good Thanksgiving dinner for someone less fortunate. Click to learn more. In uncertain economic times, more people are starting to stock-up, and finding deals has become a new hobby. Amy Goodman is the host of the '' Democracy Now ! ''.  A seasoned reporter, Amy gives you the news you don't see on network television. The farm estimated some 600,000 pounds of produce was harvested by 40,000 people in a single day.
The plane carrying Veronica Bowers, her husband Jim, their son Cory and infant daughter Charity was shot down by a Peruvian jet on April 20, 2001, after it was tracked by a CIA surveillance plane that suspected it was carrying drugs. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and retailers have their best prices on dynamite merchandise to attract shoppers on that day.  The merchandise and prices are supposed to be a secret. See the ads here. The situation in Myranmar is tragic. The military regime jails anyone who protests, including the winner of the 1990 presidential election. Relief supplies and offers of help for the 2008 cyclone survivors were rejected by the government and thousands died unnecessarily. About to get your 15 minutes of fame?  Call us first!
As part of his compensation package at Ford, CEO Mulally's family continues to live in Seattle, and he commutes home from Detroit every weekend on a company jet. Mitt Romney grew up in the auto industry. His dad George ran American Motors, maker of the Rambler, a teenage boys dream car. The seats folded to make it into a bed. During an attempt to leave the area with some disillusioned cult members, Ryan, Harris, and several others were killed in an attack by Jones' followers. Haitian mothers keep their children alive by parceling out food to them, but some make an excruciating choice when their food rationing fails, making a decision as to which children live and which die.
We can never repay the cost of the Iraq war. A sealed space in Egypt's Great Pyramid may help solve a centuries-old mystery: How did the ancient Egyptians move two million 2.5-ton blocks to build the ancient wonder? Many credit-counseling and debt-consolidation companies are total scams and make quick bucks by preying on stressed-out, financially vulnerable consumers. On November 18, 1963, the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, visited Tampa, Florida. Four days later, he was assassinated in Dallas.
The Nigerian Scam, also called Advance Fee Fraud or a 4-1-9 Scheme, has taken billions from gullible victims who think they are getting something for nothing. The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions. When you approach Austin, Minnesota, you can smell the Spam in the air. Or, maybe it is the plant next door where every day 19,000 pigs give their last squeal. The $700 billion was supposed to be used to buy troubled assets, not to piss it away on AIG and other projects.
Deployment of U.S. military inside the U.S. was prohibited by The Posse Comitatus Act . It only took a few paragraphs slipped into a mostly unread spending bill to take that away. Melungeons are defined as having racially mixed ancestry. So, they do not exhibit characteristics that can be classified incontrovertibly as being of a single racial phenotype. The August 31, 1942 Time magazine tells about the trip after Churchill returned home safely, but really doesn't mention how dangerous it was.  To learn more go to www.flyingthesecretsky.com World War One ended at 11 AM on November 11, 1918
Barack Obama hasn't even been inaugurated as president and Sarah Palin is already weighing up her chances of running against him in four years time. For a snowstorm to be classified as a blizzard, winds must exceed 56 km (35 mi) per hour and the temperature must be -7° C (20° F) or lower. For someone who reached the age of 90, Winston Churchill had a habit of living dangerously. From IRA gunmen to Nazi assassins, Walter Thompson kept Churchill alive. When asked by his pilot if he was a short-snorter, Churchill dug around in his luggage and found his ''membership card'', an American $1 bill signed by some pretty famous people.
The Lunula Is the white half-moon part at the base of the fingernail or toe nail. It is paler than the rest of the nail because it isn't so firmly attached to the blood vessels and is most visible on the thumbs. As he enters the transition period, Barack Obama will receive highly classified briefings from intelligence officials. The Queen Mary, now a floating hotel and tourist attraction in Long Beach, California, is considered the most haunted structure in America. How did she get that way? The Royal Danish Navy's History from 1510 to the present.
Whatever you thought about Fred Phelps before, you can add wife beater and child abuser to the list. Senator Barack Obama addresses the crowd after becoming the first African-American president-elect in U.S. history. This shocking documentary should be seen by every voter. Adding Global Air Links to your website is free, easy to install, and helps build traffic. Click to learn more.
Political and campaign operations in 2008 spent over $1 billion to put desired candidates in power. Up against this: Patriots operating on shoestrings. According to the handout, Republicans vote on Tuesday, Democrats on Wednesday. It might have been a joke, but election officials and law enforcement took it very seriously. Voting machines are going to be a problem again. Eugene Morgan's ashes were spread in the area where the USS Indianapolis went down in 1945.
Orson Welles' ''War of the Worlds'' radio drama was so realistic that some people committed suicide to avoid.being killed or captured by the Martians. The election of 1876 was so close, Hayes finally won with a single electoral vote. Both sides accused the other of fraud, but Tilden won the popular vote, and probably the election. There are haunted houses everywhere. While Roosevelt was campaigning in Wisconsin in 1912, he was shot by a saloonkeeper named John Schrank. The bullet lodged in his chest after penetrating his steel eyeglass case and a folded copy of his 50 page speech.
James Traficant and his toupée were convicted of bribery, tax evasion, and racketeering in 2002, and they will get out of prison in 2009. Can they get their old job back? The blogs are buzzing. Barack Obama 's 30 minute TV ad on every television station is an emotional hit. Click to see it. A political organization says it tries to protect and strengthen democracy by disseminating unreported and underreported news stories untainted by political or corporate influence. ES&S iVotronics touch screens have already been observed now in four completely separate States, flipping the votes, in the early voting that has taken place.
The United Facist Union candidate was Jackson Kirk Grimes. A study in Australia says that a few alcoholic drinks a day could make you a happy person, but if you smoke, you're just coping with a hard life. The recent death of TV anchor Anne Pressly in Arkansas reminds us of the danger of being in the public eye. In addition to the investors who lost billions, the Tom Petters Ponzi Scheme caught employees of Sun Country Airlines, and his other companies, short of cash.
Is the US already at war with Iran? In ''America's Secret War'', Al Gore's ''Current'' channel investigates claims that the United States supports groups that are attacking Iran. Just remember, there can be too much of a good thing. Pressly was discovered before she was to appear on ABC affiliate KATV's ''Daybreak'' program. Her mother went to her home after she didn't answer her regular wake-up call. The new Republicrat Party is the third-rail of politics.
Do you dream in black and white? If so, the chances are you are over 55 and were brought up watching a monochrome television set. Most of the celebrities on the list were homeless before becoming rich and famous. But some lost everything and wound-up that way. In some ways, bears are smarter than people. To some people, Bachmann sounded like Joseph McCarthy. In the 2 days following Bachmann's remarks on ''Hardball'', 13,000 people contributed $640,000 to Tinklenberg.
We grew-up hearing how investors who lost everything in the 1929 stock market crash jumped from windows on Wall Street. Did it really happen? OpenGate Capital has agreed to pay Macrovision $1 for the unprofitable magazine and all its liabilities, which are several million. This fellow should wirte a ''how to'' book. The number of deaths from 'Operation Thunderclap' was overstated by the Nazis to help persuade Germans that this awaited them unless they fought for Nazism.
Hopefully, your boss is better than the one in the movie ''Office Space''. Did you remember your boss today? Democracy Now reports news you may not see on network or satellite stations. From the frightening to the humorous to the bizarre and enlightening, we present the most popular All That Is Interesting pictures. In 2012 John McCain wll be 76 and might not run for re-election. How would Sarah Palin look in the Oval Office?
A British airliner was among four deliberately diverted into a potentially dangerous thunderstorm area to test the skills of a trainee US air traffic controller. In addition to paying for their own health insurance and retirement, self-employed people have to pay 15.3% to the government on the first $102,000 of income in 2008. Even with creative collection techniques available to them, loan sharks are having trouble collecting in this economy. If you're stopped by the police, do you know what you should do, and what you shouldn't? Click to find out.
The archdiocese concluded in 2000 that the alleged visions were not divine and barred Sullivan from delivering them at an Emmitsburg church. The video is 24 minutes long, and the ''vision'' starts at 16:42.
Kaijamar "Kai" Dion Carpenter said he was acting on CIA orders to kill his mother, who was draining so much money from banks that it would cause worldwide famine. A friend of mine rolls his own filtered cigarettes using a $20 machine, and says it costs him about $1.30 a pack. Are the side-effects of those drugs you are taking worth the benefits? Click to check them out.
The major story of the 1960 debate became the photogenic appeal of John Kennedy versus the sickly look of Richard Nixon. The majority of television viewers felt Kennedy won, but most of the radio audience said Nixon was the winner. John McCain does the right thing, and defends Barack Obama against assinine remarks by some attending his rally in Minneapolis. The makers of Halloween costumes come up with a winner. A few years ago, I dictated a letter to a new secretary at the bank I worked at, and said ''send a carbon copy to our attorney''. She asked what a carbon copy was.
Finally, something both candidates can agree on. Both Obama and McCain are calling for AIG executives to be fired, with reimbursement to the U.S. Treasury. Officials present said Chuck Yeager was probably flying more than 600 miles an hour when he went under the bridge.  As he flew away, he did three slow rolls before disappearing from sight. Pssst... Do you know who Obama hangs-out with?  The Republican National Committee wants you to know. What is going on with the stock market?
The fact-checkers at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com say everything in this video is true. The classic American hobo communicated with a code written in chalk or coal, giving information and warnings to other Knights of the Road. On the cover of Rolling Stone. John McCain definitely won't be sending 5 copies to his mother. A group of farm lenders rescued Farmer Mac from a glut of souring investments by injecting $65 million of fresh capital into the smaller cousin of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
Time for elected officials to listen to the folks back home. Were you happy with the outcome of the bailout bill? Let those responsible know what you think on November 4th. Ethanol from corn was the greated farm subsidy program ever devised, but it is very cost ineffective. Using garbage could be the future. The vice presidential debate will give undecided voters an opportunity to see who is best suited for the position which is only a heartbeat away from the presidency.
Fifty-three percent of debate watchers said that Biden seemed more likely to bring change than the 42 percent who chose Palin. Ray Lamb owned Dakota Bank in Fargo, and banks in Hettinger, Drake, Buffalo, Bismarck, all in North Dakota, and the bank in Ada, Minnesota where I was president. Click here to contact your Senators. Authorities have confirmed that wreckage found in California is that of the Super Decathlon Steve Fossett was flying when he went missing over a year ago.
Americans will breathe easier, knowing that toy arrows are now exempt from excise tax.
(October 2, 2008)
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What is coming next? Some words aren't used much anymore. Honeyfugle means ''To dupe, deceive, swindle.''  Roosevelt called Taft a ''puzzlewit'', a person with confused ideas. ''It is really true what they say: Those who do not study the past get an exciting opportunity to repeat it.'' - Jon Stewart The CNN Poll says Obama won the first round, but that both candidates looked ''Presidential''.
If this bail-out bill is approved, what is in the shoe that will be dropped next week? It is obvious that the American public is not being told the full story. Click here to tell Nancy Pelosi what you think. There is a reason Newman's sauce is more expensive, it's the best stuff you can buy in a grocery store. And, you can feel good, knowing  all profits go to charity. ''I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis -- broad Executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe.'' Conspiracy theorists believe the building collapses on September 11, including that of building seven, were the result of controlled demolition.


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