COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 12 (AP) — A man who could not find steady work came up with a plan to make it through the next few years until he could collect Social Security: He robbed a bank, handed the money to a guard and waited for the police.Those guys in Ohio haven't lost all their marbles after all!
On Wednesday, the man, Timothy J. Bowers, told a judge that a three-year prison sentence would suit him, and the judge obliged.
BOISE – There's a record number of flu vaccine doses nationwide, but Central District Health in Boise has not received its shipment, and that means thousands will have to wait for their flu shot....And this is regular flu. In, as far as anyone know so far, a regular year.
The pharmaceutical reps and manufacturers have been contacted, but so far no explanation has been offered. It's a situation that is also happening outside of Idaho.
"There are health districts and private providers all over the county that have only received 10-15 percent of the orders they have placed. It’s kind of hard to get straight answers out of anybody," said Fotsch.
Three weeks after a 5-year-old girl died from being sedated in his office, Hicham Riba wants his dental license restored -- and wants permission to again be able to sedate his patients....persevere.
the suspension is based on a "fatally flawed dental opinion."So, OK, that might be an unfortunate choice of words. And...
Riba adds that he will be "irreparably harmed" if the suspension continues, as he "will likely lose a substantial amount of business."Ya think?
By a combination of luck and design, Democrats seem to be fielding an uncommonly high number of uncommonly good-looking candidates.Thanks, WaPo!
But critics fear that any steps toward federalism now could wreck Sunnis' faith in the political process and push them toward violence...(International Herald Tribune)
The United States has quietly started a campaign projected to cost up to $42 million to bolster Hamas's political opponents ahead of possible early Palestinian elections, say officials linked to the program. ...(Haaretz)
"This project supports (the) objective to create democratic alternatives to authoritarian or radical Islamist political options," one official U.S. document obtained by Reuters said.
So if the gay Republicans are not really Republicans, what are they? One veteran observer of this network told AIM that the Foley scandal should make it crystal clear that the gay Republicans are in reality "liberal activists" who want to use the party to advance the same homosexual agenda embraced by the Democrats....and explodes in a brilliant display of shameless bozoblather with...
...Only now are House Republican leaders like Dennis Hastert beginning to understand the trap they may have gotten themselves into. They thought they were being tolerant and diverse and constructing a "big tent" when they were giving gay Republicans important positions of power. It is now apparent that this power has been used to sabotage the party from within.
It's time to get beyond partisan politics and follow the evidence wherever it leads.It is to marvel, it really is.
(AP) The Justice Department gave its unconditional approval to AT&T Inc.'s buyout of BellSouth Corp. on Wednesday, a coast-to-coast behemoth that would be the largest U.S. provider of telephone, wireless and broadband Internet services.You're still glowin', you're still crowin', you're still goin' strong.
"AT&T is focused on bringing more video choices and next-generation broadband services to as many consumers as possible, and our merger with BellSouth will help deliver these benefits to more consumers, more quickly," Ellis said."Ellis" is a lawyer. AT&T has been run by lawyers since the mid-50s.
The Vikings were not out to lord it over the Indians or bring democracy here or teach folks about Nordic gods. They were free spirits, sailors, explorers, so they left some carved stones here and there, relished the exhilaration of the voyage and the sight of new lands, and went home and composed sagas for the amusement of their friends and families. That arrogant fool Columbus, who demanded 10 percent of all the gold the Spanish stole in the New World, got the holiday, a town in Ohio and another in Georgia, a major river in the Northwest and a university in New York. But who cares?(Salon)
It is possible that Libya will become the first country in the world where all school-age children are connected to the internet through educational computers, he told the newspaper. "The US and Singapore are not even close," [Negroponte] said.That's Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of MIT's Media Lab (not the spook), who now heads a non-profit called One Laptop Per Child. OLPC's aim is to provide cheap, rugged laptop computers to schoolchildren in "developing countries." The MIT-developed computers cost about $100 each, need about 10% of the power "normal laptops" do, and - here's the catch - rely on free software such as Linux rather than Microsoft Windows to keep costs down.
"With our intelligence on North Korea so uneven, the doctrine of preemption must return to the fore," wrote Dan Blumenthal, an Asia specialist at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) who worked for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during President Bush's first term, in the NRO on Tuesday.
"Here he was, in the flesh! Oh! My God! He was soooo CUTE! ... He immediately asked me out and I immediately accepted," Sullivan wrote. She quickly learned "there are two things football players think about all the time ... FOOTBALL AND SEX ... and seldom in that order."Getting elected.
And hey, would it look great in your living room or what?A classic Wurlitzer jukebox with an iPod dock. Awesome. It's not clear exactly how this would work in a burger joint or bar but in your living room (or, well, family room, if you insist) it would be so fine. Stands about 5 feet tall, holds 100 CDs and an iPod. No mention of a price, but I'm guessing buying another lotto ticket might be a good idea.
- A remote access program called PC Anywhere was found resident in the systemAnd other places, including Alaska, Georgia, and Ohio. Go. Read. Weep.
- Evidence of insertion of an encrypted Lexar Jump Drive was present
- Evidence of attempts to alter or write HTML files (used to report results) was present
- Apparently without a firewall, the GEMS system was opened up to the County Network
- A prohibited program, Microsoft Access, which makes editing the election chimpanzee-easy, was installed on the system AND USED shortly after the election.
SAVAGE: The fact of the matter is, in the year 2000, there was an article that I have in my hand -- "U.S. aid helps North Korea build nukes, Congress told." Did you know that the Clinton administration, in the mid-90s, financed two light water nuclear reactors in North Korea? Did you know any of that? That's number one.(That's Michael Savage, as quoted by Media Matters.)
Eight months after his talk, Mr. Mudd admits that some in the bureau do not accept his guiding premise: that arresting bad guys is sometimes less important than collecting intelligence to uncover the next terrorist plot.Or...wait...don't arrest the bad guys? OK. There might be a little problem with that.
Michael Wilson, a professor at UC Berkeley's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, said the United States is becoming a "dumping ground" for consumer goods that are unwanted and illegal in much of the world. Wilson warned earlier this year in a report commissioned by the California Legislature that "the United States has fallen behind globally in the move toward cleaner technologies."(LA Times)
A plutonium device should produce a yield in the range of the 20 kilotons, like the one we dropped on Nagasaki. No one has ever dudded their first test of a simple fission device. North Korean nuclear scientists are now officially the worst ever.It was only a kiloton, these guys say. Maybe half - 500 tons of TNT. So that's not much, is it? Just a little pop. How much damage can 500 tons of TNT do? Probably no more than, say, four Foley IMs.
Bush is less worried about his standing with history, telling aides that George Washington's legacy is still being debated two centuries later. But he understands that losing one chamber of Congress will cripple his lame duck-weakened final two years.Call me craZy, but maybe when the DOOFUS compares himself to George Washington that's a wee bit of a stretch.
David Thomas, a father taking his family to the concert, said that he, too, was leaning toward voting Republican and that the scandal only reinforced his conservative Christian convictions. “That is the problem we have in society,” Mr. Thomas said. “Nobody polices anybody. Everybody has a ‘right’ to do whatever.”Yup that's, it's those freakin' "rights" and all that "whatever," Davey boy. "Rights" are a bitch. If we just didn't have so much "whatever" and so many "rights"...well, "rights" and "liberals"...
But as far as culpability in the Foley case [yeah, you knew we were talking about the "Foley case" here, didn't you?], Mr. Dunn [a dean at Pat Robertson's Regent University] said, House Republicans may benefit from the evangelical conception of sin. Where liberals tend to think of collective responsibility, conservative Christians focus on personal morality.Know what I'm really tired of? It's these so-called "conservatives" telling me what "liberals" think. And the so-called "press" reporting it like it actually means something, and I should care.
A certain dime-store cowboy has had his bluff called, and everybody around the table can see that all he's holding is a busted straight (not to mention a busted Army).But nobody steals a march on Tony Snowjob - he's right on top of the situation:
The U.S. military might globally -- the United States has a robust and mobile -- robust and mobile military capabilities. But again, I want to steer you away. There are attempts to try to describe this almost in breathless World War III terms. This is not such a situation. This is a situation in which people are working with a regime in North Korea, trying to reason with a dictator, to step back from provocative activities. That is the most important thing.Robust and mobile! I feel better now.
Last month, 776 U.S. troops were wounded in action in Iraq, the highest number since the military assault to retake the insurgent-held city of Fallujah in November 2004, according to Defense Department data. It was the fourth-highest monthly total since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.It's all about checking the spiral of sectarian violence, says this WaPo story. I bet you don't know what a "spiral of sectarian violence is," do you? Well, neither do I. But there does seem to be a lot of spirals in Iraq these days - later: "The Baghdad security plan and the general spiral of operations is driving us to be more active than we have been in recent months," says some guy named Michael O'Hanlon. See? Spirals all over the place. It's starting to look like tornado season there.
The triggering of an alert wouldn't necessarily precipitate a retaliatory hail of Russian nuclear missiles, Postol said. Nevertheless, he said, "there can be no doubt that such an alert will greatly increase the chances of a nuclear accident involving strategic nuclear forces."And what, you may ask, might trigger that alert? Well, those wacky guys at the Pentagon are playing with bombs again, trying (according to the story here) to modify submarine-launched missiles, change them from nukes into "conventional weapons" for use on "North Korea and Iran." Woohoo!
T-Mobile to launch mixed-signal phone
Years ago, captains would actually park in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal...to kill off any marine growth on their ships, thanks to water so polluted it could change color daily, said John Waldman, a Queens College professor who has studied the environmental history of New York Harbor.But now, thanks to those goody-goodies who passed the Clean Water Act of 1972, the harbor is once again becoming home to gribbles and shipworms - that's right, gribbles! and shipworms! - which are eating up the boats and piers. Or at least munching on them, which is bad enough. Because munching makes holes and if you happen to own a boat or pier, holes are bad.
In a new report, the investigators, from the Government Accountability Office, said “key information security controls were missing” from a huge communication network used by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Right. Another one. No big data spills yet, they say, although - see, it's like this - if they have had one they wouldn't know. No way to tell. Right.
As a result, they said, sensitive, personally identifiable information “could be improperly modified, disclosed or deleted.”
The potential for unauthorized users to gain access to the agency’s computers because of a lack of strict password controls. Passwords are often so simple that outsiders can guess them.Right.