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In October, students packed Old Cabell Hall to hear from Frank Warren, who’s been described as "the most trusted stranger in America." Warren collects secrets by the truckload, sent to him by people he’s never met.
A community art project he calls PostSecret—which began in 2005 when Warren passed out self-addressed postcards and asked people to anonymously mail their secrets to him—has evolved into something of a cultural phenomenon. Approximately 1,000 secrets per week arrive at his home in Germantown, Md., adding to his grand total of more than 200,000, many of which he’s published in four PostSecret books.
Postsecret has become an inspiring and artistic take on the world that leaves many of it readers and writers with relief that they are not alone. For those who haven't heard of it, or those who have, take the time to look these things over, they might change your life.
Even just writing one...In October, students packed Old Cabell Hall to hear from Frank Warren, who’s... more
"Secrets secrets are no fun. Secrets secrets hurt some one." Uhm, not if they're anonymous! Apparently that makes secrets fun for everyone! SecretTweet is the latest stop on the web where the cyber-nosy can delve into the private lives of unidentified tweeters as they spill their digital guts onto their computers. What is it with anonymous confessions that's so addicting? I find that reading sites like this, or PostSecret, can sometimes leave me more depressed than when I signed on. But I still go back for more, as if somehow reading others' secrets validate my own. Do you read, or participate, in sites like this?
http://secrettweet.com/"Secrets secrets are no fun. Secrets secrets hurt some one." Uhm, not if... more
By Martin Asser
BBC News, Damascus
Just off the crowded central market in Old Damascus, a sales assistant called Mahmoud is giving me my first introduction into an unusual Syrian speciality - musical knickers.
The garments come in many different shapes and colours, and play little tunes - or other extraneous noises like telephone ringtones - all made by small electronic devices hidden in the lining.
Singing underwear isn't the only item on sale at the "Fatin Shop for Ladies Indoor Clothing", where Mahmoud is proudly showing off his product lines.
They used to tell me at art school: 'Look within your culture'. So I looked and I was in for a big surprise
Rana Salam, author of Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie
He's got knickers with flashing fairy lights, others that glow in the dark, a bra-and-knickers set shaped like manicured women's hands enveloping the wearer's crotch and breasts.
In a slightly higher price range, he's got remote-controlled bras and knickers, designed to spring open and fall to the floor with a clap of the hands or a press of a button.
Welcome to the no-frills world of Syrian lingerie - no frills, but plenty of tassels, and feathers, and zips, and bras which open like curtains, and...
There's a whole street off the historic Hamadiyeh Souk selling this genre of clothing - all outfits manufactured in Syria, some that Madonna herself might blush to wear, all showing bawdy creativity and a wicked sense of humour.
Forthright displays of the some world's kinkiest "leisure wear" have long been a feature of Syrian souks - though many tourists don't notice the crotchless knickers and PVC French maid outfits among the more traditional inlaid backgammon sets and textiles.
Mahmoud demonstrates a remote-controlled knickers (Photo by Martin Asser)
Mahmoud demonstrates various styles, including remote-controlled knickers
It stems from the Syrian tradition for brides-to-be to be given a trousseau of exotic underwear - sometimes dozens of items - usually by girlfriends, aunties and cousins, to add spice to their wedding nights, honeymoons and beyond.
With a glint in his eye, Mahmoud, who's barely out of school himself, says "some ladies keep coming back until their 30s".
Now two London-based Arab women, Rana Salam and Malu Halasa, are shining a spotlight on this little-known local speciality, with a new book called The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie.
"They used to tell me at art school: 'Look within your culture'. So I looked and I was in for a big surprise," graphic designer Ms Salam told me at the launch in London last month.
"The point of the book is to go be.
I always tell myself, "SELF you got to get out more see the world, get off that hippie website and go to Syria" and then my self answers. Nah, you gotta post three more articles before you can even go to bed. Roses on her chest is cool but I would rather have Tulips on my Organ.By Martin Asser BBC News, Damascus Just off the crowded central market in Old... more
ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) -- Investigators said Friday that they think remains found near a home where Caylee Anthony lived with her grandparents are those of the missing toddler.
Caylee Anthony, 3, has been missing since June in a case that has received national attention.
Caylee Anthony, 3, has been missing since June in a case that has received national attention.
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But, they added, police and prosecutors are waiting until DNA and other tests are completed before making a positive identification.
Orange County, Florida, sheriff's spokesman Carlos Padilla gave three reasons for the belief the body is Caylee's:
• No other children have been reported missing in the area.
• The remains are consistent with a child of Caylee's age.
• They were found in close proximity to the home of Caylee's grandparents.
Caylee Anthony was 2 when she disappeared in June. Her mother, Casey Anthony, 22, didn't report her missing for a month and is charged with murder.
The first word that the corpse found Thursday had been tentatively identified as Caylee's came as her mother's attorneys sought a court order allowing them to observe the autopsy and conduct their own forensic tests.
Lawyer Linda Kenney Baden said in court that investigators told the defense team they "were proceeding as if this were little Caylee Anthony."
Strands of hair found with the remains, discovered Thursday a half-mile from the home of Caylee's grandparents, are the same color as the girl's, the lawyer said. The age and measurements also were a match for Caylee, Baden added.
Casey Anthony, 22, was charged in October with killing her daughter, but her lawyers insist that she is innocent.
After watching this mini series unfold the past five months, I have come to some conclusions of my own. They may be wrong, but, I don't think so. One is that the Grandparents have always known Caylee was dead, at least since july 16th. Having known a liar or two in my life, the grand parents stink of guilt. I will continue my assumptions on the posts.ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) -- Investigators said Friday that they think remains found... more
"I am a Federal Informant" Yes, but what does that have to do with a price of a Senate seat in ILL.?Jesse Jackson JR. Today announced that he was a Federal Informant. The Feds were quick to say, "Yes, but not on this case" So ....why this sudden confession? Could he be trying to sway public opinion? I am reminded of one of the Micheal Jackson trials, when Jackson was asked if he had ever had a real GIRLFRIEND. He said, "Brooke Shields", Shields later laughed and rebuffed the statement. Saying something to the effect like "we were pretend boy and girlfriend" But we never EVER had sex. Why would Jessi Jackson Jr. say this? Does he really have something to be worried about? HUUUMJesse Jackson JR. Today announced that he was a Federal Informant. The Feds were quick... more
His transition team's response may have been too cautious and slow.
By Thomas Fitzgerald
Inquirer Staff Writer
President-elect Barack Obama's response to Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's alleged effort to sell his old Senate seat grew steadily more specific last week, but it might not have been enough to blow away the stink.
The scandal was a major test of the Obama team's ability to manage a media firestorm that threatened to tarnish his political image as a reformer, while continuing to assemble an administration and attempt to shape economic policy.
Obama reacted tentatively at first and then with surer footing over three days, an evolution that mirrored how he handled other controversies during the campaign.
But some, including Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell, say that approach might not work so well on the presidential stage.
At the end of the week there were lingering questions about whether Obama's staff had contact with Blagovjevich, a rare blemish on an transition process that even Republicans have called near-flawless.
"They have never been in an executive position before," Rendell said Friday on MSNBC's Morning Joe program. "The rule of thumb is whatever you did, say it and get it over with and make it a one-day story as opposed to a three-day story. Politicians are always misjudging the intelligence of the American people."
Rendell said that "of course" Obama's people must have talked with Blagojevich, saying one possible point of contact is chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who succeeded the Illinois governor in Congress. Later, Rendell said he did not mean to suggest the president-elect or advisers did anything substantively wrong. He instead said was criticizing how the transition office handled media inquiries on the topic.
At first, Obama was vague, saying Tuesday that he was sobered by Blagojevich's arrest, had not discussed the Senate seat with him and would not comment on an ongoing federal criminal investigation. The next day, he said through a spokesman that Blagojevich should resign, but did not address questions about staff communications with the governor.His transition team's response may have been too cautious and slow. By Thomas... more
It should be noted that virtually all of the lurid reports being palmed off on the public as examples of “alien misbehavior” are actually secret psychological warfare operations by human rogue military-intelligence units.
These renegade military-intelligence units kidnap civilians without legal authorization or justification. These units drug those they kidnap, (often experiencers). These renegades deliberately intimidate, interrogate, physically abuse, and even gang-rape the civilians they kidnap. These covert-operations military-intelligence units then use brainwashing techniques to make the civilians they kidnap forget about the military kidnapping, while the renegades hypnotically implant a false memory about the horrific experience as an alien abduction .
The Councilor For the Watchers, (a member of the High Council of the Star Nations), has passed on the information that the Cabal have appropriated advanced false-image technology, and applied it to their vile MILABS (Military Mind Control And Alien Abduction - faked alien abductions) purposes.
Originally, the U.S. military developed advanced holographic image-projection technology which permits them to create three-dimensional life-like images of, for example, rows of soldiers advancing forward for battle. These images are true-to-life, not like those cheesy holographic images in the earlier Star Wars movies, glowing with a bluish-white light. This new advanced technology allows the Army to create fake battalions on the march, for Saddam Hussein or whomever to waste their battalions and tank columns on responding to, while the real U.S. military are actually conducting battle somewhere else.
True to their duplicitous style, the Cabal let the U.S. taxpayer foot the enormous bill for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the Department of Defense to develop this exotic, classified war technology. Then the Cabal stole this technology.
The Cabal have applied this technology to several dark purposes.
For one, the Cabal conduct psychological warfare operations on innocent civilians by projecting and having a realistic-looking 3-D fake extraterrestrial visit a human person. This image can be blended with psychotronic thought-projections into the head of the civilian victim, so she thinks the extraterrestrial is communicating with her. This visit is misused to give the victim menacing messages. And the Cabal can even beam false emotion-generating waves at the victim to make her think that the extraterrestrial is emitting cold or menacing vibes.
If an even more intense terrifying experience is desired, the Cabal can render the victim unconscious by either psychotronics or sleeper gas, etc...It should be noted that virtually all of the lurid reports being palmed off on the... more
Most people assume covert government projects are paid for with separate budget appropriations, passed by a vote of congress. They also assume that while congress may not know what the money is being used for, at least congress knows how much is being spent. Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth. In the last 50 years, at least $40 trillion (in 2004 dollars) has been siphoned away from legitimate uses and spent on secret projects.
The diversion of public monies on a scale this vast can not be accomplished through conventional parliamentary mechanisms. It requires a coordinated effort at the very highest levels of government. It also requires a continuous flow of maladapted policies and legislation to supply the raw material. This raw material is human victims. In other words, you...
With less than 5% of the world population, America now consumes over 50% of the world's natural resources and manufactured goods. If you're a Japanese factory worker, or a Brazilian farmer, a Canadian cattle rancher, or a European banker. Chances are directly or indirectly, you're working for America. The American people do not receive the fruits of your labors. Contrary to government generated statistics, the economic standard of living in America has been declining for decades.
What follows is a detailed description of the biggest theft in human history. A theft spanning half a century, and involving the diversion of wealth from an entire planet.
The master magicians:
The art of magic involves the skillful capture of attention. A magician says "watch closely while I make this rabbit disappear". He must capture your full attention because without it, you will notice the slight-of-hand performed by his assistant, that creates the illusion of his magic. The diversion of federal government revenue into clandestine projects makes use of this same technique.
Every day on TV news programs, you see the political leaders of America engaged in a grand debate over how to make the world in general, and America in particular, a better place to live. And every few weeks another foreign dignitary makes a pilgrimage to the White House, in order to confer on momentous matters of world peace and security. These men and women are not America's leaders, they are magicians. And you are not their constituency, you are their audience. Their proclamations are as meaningless as a magician's pronouncement of abracadabra. They capture your attention, while their assistants pilfer your wallet, and plunder your children's future.
Most people assume that congress and the president jointly determine how tax revenue is being spent. However, the money is actually spent by semi-autonomous bureaucratic empires, with names like Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development (the list goes on and on)...
Each Department is managed by a secretary, nominated by the president, and approved by congress. These managers (secretaries) are the "magician's assistants". And they are responsible for stealing the rabbit, while your watching the magic show. As a general rule, the less public visibility a department secretary has, the more money that bureaucratic empire is diverting (stealing).
Each bureaucratic empire, guided by a magician's assistant (the secretary), creates an annual budget that is submitted to congress and the president for review and approval. 90% of the time, approval is automatic. In other words, most of the time congress and the president don't tell the bureaucratic empires how to spend money, just how much money to spend.Most people assume covert government projects are paid for with separate budget... more
Does the United States Air Force or one of America's intelligence agencies have a secret hypersonic aircraft capable of a Mach 6 performance? Continually growing evidence suggests that the answer to this question is yes. Perhaps the most well-known event which provides evidence of such a craft's existence is the sighting of a triangular plane over the North Sea in August 1989 by oil-exploration engineer Chris Gibson. As well as the famous "skyquakes" heard over Los Angeles since the early 1990s, found to be heading for the secret Groom Lake (Area 51) installation in the Nevada desert, numerous other facts provide an understanding of how the aircraft's technology works. Rumored to exist but routinely denied by U.S. officials, the name of this aircraft is Aurora.
The outside world uses the name Aurora because a censor's slip let it appear below the SR-71 Blackbird and U-2 in the 1985 Pentagon budget request. Even if this was the actual name of the project, it would have by now been changed after being compromised in such a manner.
The plane's real name has been kept a secret along with its existence. This is not unfamiliar though, the F-117a stealth fighter was kept a secret for over ten years after its first pre-production test flight. The project is what is technically known as a Special Access Program (SAP). More often, such projects are referred to as "black programs."
So what was the first sign of the existence of such an aircraft? On 6 March 1990, one of the United States Air Force's Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spyplanes shattered the official air speed record from Los Angeles to Washington's Dulles Airport. There, a brief ceremony marked the end of the SR-71's operational career. Officially, the SR-71 was being retired to save the $200-$300 million a year it cost to operate the fleet. Some reporters were told the plane had been made redundant by sophisticated spy satellites.
But there was one problem, the USAF made no opposition towards the plane's retirement, and congressional attempts to revive the program were discouraged. Never in the history of the USAF had a program been closed without opposition. Aurora is the missing factor to the silent closure of the SR-71 program.
Testing such a new radical aircraft brings immense costs and inconvenience, not just in the design and development of a prototype aircraft, but also in providing a secret testing place for aircraft that are obviously different from those the public are aware of.
Groom Dry Lake, in the Nevada desert, is home to one of America's elite secret proving grounds. Here is Aurora's most likely test location. Comparing today's Groom Lake with images of the base in the 1970s, it is apparent that many of the larger buildings and hangars were added during the following decade. Also, the Groom Lake test facilityBackground Does the United States Air Force or one of America's intelligence... more
The thunderous applause was still ringing in his ears when the state's new governor, David Paterson, told the Daily News that he and his wife had extramarital affairs.
In a stunning revelation, both Paterson, 53, and his wife, Michelle, 46, acknowledged in a joint interview they each had intimate relationships with others during a rocky period in their marriage several years ago.
In the course of several interviews in the past few days, Paterson said he maintained a relationship for two or three years with "a woman other than my wife," beginning in 1999.
As part of that relationship, Paterson said, he and the other woman sometimes stayed at an upper West Side hotel — the Days Inn at Broadway and W. 94th St.
He said members of his Albany legislative staff often used the same hotel when they visit the city.
"This was a marriage that appeared to be going sour at one point," Paterson conceded in his first interview Saturday. "But I went to counseling and we decided we wanted to make it work. Michelle is well aware of what went on."
In a second interview with Paterson and his wife Monday, only hours after he was sworn in to replace scandal-scarred Eliot Spitzer, Michelle Paterson confirmed her husband's account.
"Like most marriages, you go through certain difficult periods," Michelle Paterson said. "What's important is for your kids to see you worked them out."
The First Couple agreed to speak publicly about the difficulties in their marriage in response to a variety of rumors about Paterson's personal life that have been circulating in Albany and among the press corps in recent days.
He should write a book telling sighted men how to get away with adultery. He'd make millions.
This guy is smart, confess before you are in office!!! Or pay the consequences.The thunderous applause was still ringing in his ears when the state's new... more
ALBANY, N.Y – Caroline Kennedy has told New York Gov. David Paterson she wants to be the state's next Senator, becoming the highest-profile person to actively lobby for the seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Kennedy has told the Democratic governor she wants the job should Clinton be confirmed as secretary of state for President-elect Barack Obama, according to two people familiar with the conversations between Kennedy and Paterson.
The people spoke on the condition of anonymity Monday because neither Kennedy nor Paterson have acknowledged she is seeking the position.
If appointed by Paterson, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy would hold the seat once occupied by her late uncle, Robert F. Kennedy.
There was no immediate comment from the Kennedy family or from Paterson.
Paterson has sole authority to name a replacement for Clinton, who was first elected in 2000 and re-elected by a wide margin in 2006.
Over the past week, Kennedy has reached out to several prominent New York Democrats to tell them of her interest in the Senate seat. They included Joel Klein, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education; Kennedy worked closely with Klein as executive of Office of Strategic Partnerships for the New York City Department of Education, where she raised some $65 million for the city's schools.
Other Democrats who appear to be on Paterson's short list include New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who won't say publicly if he's interested.
One of the early front-runners, Rep. Nydia Velazquez of Brooklyn, took herself out of the running Friday.
Paterson, a Democrat, will appoint someone to fill Clinton's seat for two years if she is confirmed as secretary of state. He is expected to tap someone who can raise a lot of money and help him politically when they run together on the 2010 ticket.
Other names in the mix include Nassau County District Executive Tom Suozzi, who is also a possible choice for lieutenant governor with Paterson in 2010; Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown; Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr.; and Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Steve Israel, Jerrold Nadler, Kirsten Gillibrand and Brian Higgins.
Republicans wasted no time in criticizing Kennedy as unqualified for the job and unfamiliar with the state.
"If anything, it makes me more determined to run," said Rep. Peter King, a Long Island Republican who has already expressed his interest in the seat.
"As far as record of achievement I strongly believe that I'm much more qualified, much more experienced, and have an independent record," said King. "Nothing against Caroline Kennedy but I don't think anyone has a right to a seat."
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gory Mone Posted 07.12.2007 at 5:28 pm 4 Comments
Homestakeminew All top-secret government labs are either buried underground or hidden deep in a mountain. Everyone knows that, which is what makes the National Science Foundation’s recent announcement that it plans to convert the Homestake Mine, the deepest of its kind in the U.S., into a research facility, so surprising. How can it possibly be top secret if they’re telling everyone? The only answer, of course, is that they really are going to conduct legitimate research in astrophysics, biology and geology.
The Homestake Mine, located in Lead, South Dakota, extends 8,000 feet down into the Earth and has over 375 miles of tunnels. It already has a rich scientific history: In 1965, physicist Raymond Davis led a team that set up the world’s first underground solar neutrino detector in a cavern deep in the mine, and eventually earned the Nobel Prize for his work. Scientists at the new lab will also pursue astrophysics research, along with work on carbon sequestration, organisms living in extreme conditions and geophysics. Over the next 30 years, two laboratories will be constructed. One will extend down to 4,800 feet, and the other will lie all the way down at 7,400 feet. We’re guessing that’s where they’ll hide the aliens.—Gregory Monegory Mone Posted 07.12.2007 at 5:28 pm 4 Comments Homestakeminew All top-secret... more
It wasn't me I swear, I was at the Cave Pub that day. This explains a lot. It hasn't got it's due in the scientific community yet. But, there is a lot of evidence to support the theory.It wasn't me I swear, I was at the Cave Pub that day. This explains a lot. It... more
Morning Edition, March 19, 2008 · Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years. That could mean global warming has taken a breather. Or it could mean scientists aren't quite understanding what their robots are telling them.
This is puzzling in part because here on the surface of the Earth, the years since 2003 have been some of the hottest on record. But Josh Willis at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says the oceans are what really matter when it comes to global warming.
In fact, 80 percent to 90 percent of global warming involves heating up ocean waters. They hold much more heat than the atmosphere can. So Willis has been studying the ocean with a fleet of robotic instruments called the Argo system. The buoys can dive 3,000 feet down and measure ocean temperature. Since the system was fully deployed in 2003, it has recorded no warming of the global oceans.
"There has been a very slight cooling, but not anything really significant," Willis says. So the buildup of heat on Earth may be on a brief hiatus. "Global warming doesn't mean every year will be warmer than the last. And it may be that we are in a period of less rapid warming."
In recent years, heat has actually been flowing out of the ocean and into the air. This is a feature of the weather phenomenon known as El Nino. So it is indeed possible the air has warmed but the ocean has not. But it's also possible that something more mysterious is going on.
That becomes clear when you consider what's happening to global sea level. Sea level rises when the oceans get warm because warmer water expands. This accounts for about half of global sea level rise. So with the oceans not warming, you would expect to see less sea level rise. Instead, sea level has risen about half an inch in the past four years. That's a lot.
Willis says some of this water is apparently coming from a recent increase in the melting rate of glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica.
"But in fact there's a little bit of a mystery. We can't account for all of the sea level increase we've seen over the last three or four years," he says.
One possibility is that the sea has, in fact, warmed and expanded — and scientists are somehow misinterpreting the data from the diving buoys.
But if the aquatic robots are actually telling the right story, that raises a new question: Where is the extra heat all going?Morning Edition, March 19, 2008 · Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying... more
A burial chamber containing what may be the remains of a retainer of an early ruler of Teotihuacan, an ancient metropolis 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, has been found within the Pyramid of the Moon, at the northern end of the site's main thoroughfare, the Street of the Dead. Discovered by Arizona State University (ASU) archaeologist Saburo Sugiyama, the skeleton, thought to be that of an adult male who was bound and sacrificed, was buried in a square chamber 11.3 feet on each side and five feet deep. He was surrounded by more than 150 burial offerings, including obsidian and greenstone figurines, obsidian blades and points, pyrite mirrors, conch and other shells, and the remains of eight birds (hawks or falcons) and two jaguars, which may have been buried alive. "The quality of the offerings," says Sugiyama, "is exceptional, particularly in light of the more than 1,200 burials found at the site so far."
[image] A greenstone figurine with inlaid pyrite eyes (Brad Lang) [LARGER IMAGE]
Mexico's first great city, Teotihuacan coalesced out of a number of small hamlets in the early years of the first century B.C., after, as archaeologists believe, the discovery of a four-chambered lava-tube cave in the Teotihuacan Valley. Caves played an integral role in Mesoamerican religion, being places of emergence of gods and ancestors as well as portals to the underworld, the world of demons and other potent beings. The Teotihuacan cave may have held particular significance, its four lobes representing the four parts of the Mesoamerican cosmos. It soon became a focal point of ritual activity and settlement in the valley. Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Sun was built directly over the cave in the second century A.D.A burial chamber containing what may be the remains of a retainer of an early ruler of... more
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Officially, Illinois lawmakers will gather soon to consider a special election to replace Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate — but it was already clear Sunday that ousting disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich was at the top of many to-do lists.
"On a scale of one to 10, impeachment is 25 and everything else is a two," said Rep. Jack Franks, a fellow Democrat from Woodstock.
A legislative session beginning Monday will be the first since Blagojevich was arrested last week on charges that he tried to profit from his power to choose Obama's replacement and shook down businesses seeking state deals.
Republicans said Sunday that they plan to put intense public pressure on Democrats to move against Blagojevich. A spokesman for Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan said he will discuss the idea with Republican leaders on Monday.
Meanwhile, Blagojevich was expected to firm up his legal representation after meeting over the weekend with Chicago attorney Ed Genson, who has defended media mogul Conrad Black and R&B singer R. Kelly. On Sunday, Blagojevich's wife, Patti, went into Genson's building.
Genson, a bulldog who generally takes his cases to trial, has said he and the governor would make a "mutual decision" on Monday. Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero said the governor "has no plans on resigning Monday."
Chicago deserves all of this negative attention in my opinion. Corruption has been the city's trade mark for over one hundred years. Why is everybody so surprised? Chicago has had plenty of time to clean itself up. So...they must be happy with corrupt politicians. They keep electing them. And ....this guys Reputation precedes him. So , to now act as if "we got to get this guy outta here" is just a silly attempt. to either divert the countries attention away from their corrupt state. Or an attempt to shut him up before he makes a deal. A deal exposing WHO KNOWS !!! His life isn't worth a wooden nickle right now. He had better get some DAMN good protection from the FEDS. and some good Life Insurance. Because you know he isn't going down alone, Jesse Jackson JR. reputation is all ready ruined, and the more he talks the more he looks dirty. The question is where are all the skeletons buried, because the scandal is too big to handle in house anymore. And this guy isn't going down alone.SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Officially, Illinois lawmakers will gather soon to consider... more
Gordon Brown says it is time for "action, not words"
Three-quarters of the most serious terror plots being investigated by UK authorities have links to Pakistan, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.
He was unveiling a £6m ($8.9m) deal with Pakistan he called "the most comprehensive anti-terrorist programme" between the UK and another country.
He is in Pakistan meeting President Asif Ali Zardari, following talks with India's premier Manmohan Singh.
UK police want to quiz a Pakistani suspect in the Mumbai attacks.
They want to interview Mohammed Ajmal Amir Qasab - the sole gunman taken alive - about terror groups operating from Pakistan.
Mr Brown's series of meetings in the region came as Pakistan accused India of violating its airspace.
India has denied this but has announced a security overhaul. It blames Pakistan-based militants for the Mumbai attacks, which killed at least 170 people, including one Briton.
Mr Brown said he had wanted to express his condolence for thelink Gordon Brown says it is time for "action, not words"... more
In my opinion this year has sucked big time. Financial crisis, oil prices, corruption, war, hunger, you name it. Chime in with a story of what sucked about 2008 for you?In my opinion this year has sucked big time. Financial crisis, oil prices, corruption,... more