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By David Edwards
Sunday, January 22, 2012
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said on Sunday that he may block an extension of the payroll tax holiday if President Barack Obama does not approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
“We’re going to do everything we can to make sure that this Keystone pipeline is in fact approved,” the Speaker told Fox News host Chris Wallace.
“Are you saying you may link the Keystone pipeline to extending the payroll tax holiday?” Wallace asked.
“We may,” Boehner admitted. “As I say, all options are on the table.”
“Why not demand that if he wants the payroll tax cut, he has to approve it?” Wallace urged. “In other words, it comes with it. You want the payroll tax cut, the pipeline goes with it.”
“All options are on the table,” Boehner repeated.
Wallace also noted that during his upcoming annual State of the Union speech, Obama would ask for more help for the middle class, propose that the wealth pay more taxes and suggest a “grand bargain” to cut the deficit and raise the nation’s debt limit.
“It sounds to me like the same old policies that we’ve seen,” Boehner complained. “And if that’s what the president’s going to talk about Tuesday night, I think it’s pathetic.”
Last week, the Obama administration rejected TransCanada Corp.’s plan to pipe Canadian oil sands through sensitive environmental areas to Gulf Coast refineries. The 2 percentage point payroll tax cut for 160 million workers expires in February.
Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 22, 2012.
"Ain't nobody who has tried Harder than Mr Boehner, LMFAO!!!!"By David Edwards Sunday, January 22, 2012 House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said... more
ATHENS, Ga. - Alleged Athens cop killer Jamie Hood surrendered peacefully to authorities late Friday night on live television. Hood, 33, took eight hostages inside a residence late Friday afternoon. He is accused of shooting two police officers on Tuesday.
Hood was seen walking out shirtless and surrendering to authorities at about 11:15 p.m. at the Creekstone Apartments. The remaining hostages that were being held inside the residence also emerged. Hood agreed to surrender, but wanted television cameras to be present when he did it.
Officers immediately swarmed Hood after the group walked out of the house, ordering him to the ground and patting him down. He did not resist.
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/news/georgia/fbi-contact-athens-cop-shooting-suspect-20110325-es_12480937ATHENS, Ga. - Alleged Athens cop killer Jamie Hood surrendered peacefully to... more
A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves promising participants payment, services or ideals, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme or training them to take part, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public. Pyramid schemes are a form of fraud.
The Fractional reserve system is a ponzi scheme of all ponzi schemes. Is business model is that of a Pyramid scheme. The Fraudulent imposition of interest,creates the largest of pyramid schemes ever. We must look at this portion of our government not the parts that help people. (i have added some to the following paragraph to help enlighten you...the original can be seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_scheme )
A successful pyramid scheme combines a fake yet seemingly credible business with a simple-to-understand yet sophisticated-sounding money-making formula which is used for profit. The essential idea is that a "con artist" Mr. X(the fed), makes only one payment. To start earning, Mr. X has to recruit others(congress) like him who will also make one payment each. Mr. X gets paid out of receipts from those new recruits. They then go on to recruit others(the states). As each new recruit makes a payment, Mr. X gets a cut(interest). He is thus promised exponential benefits as the "business" expands.
Such "businesses" seldom involve sales of real products or services to which a monetary value might be easily attached(Fiat federal reserve note). However, sometimes the "payment" itself may be a non-cash valuable(Your mortgage). To enhance credibility, most such scams are well equipped with fake referrals, testimonials, and information. The flaw is that there is no end benefit. The money simply travels up the chain. Only the originator (sometimes called the "pharaoh") and a very few at the top levels of the pyramid make significant amounts of money. The amounts dwindle steeply down the pyramid slopes. Individuals at the bottom of the pyramid (those who subscribed to the plan, but were not able to recruit any followers themselves) end up with a deficit(Bankrupt).
Pyramid schemes are illegal in many countries including Albania, Denmark, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Italy, Japan,, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania,, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
These types of schemes have existed for at least a century, some with variations to hide their true nature, and many people believe that multilevel marketing is also a pyramid scheme.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_schemeA pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves promising... more
Four pre-school children and their teacher have been freed by French police after being held hostage for four hours by a sword-wielding teenager.Elite officers negotiated the safe release of the youngsters from the Charles Fourier nursery in Besancon, eastern France, and the 17-year-old hostage-taker is in custody.
The 17-year-old originally took 20 children hostage at the Charles Fourier pre-school in Besancon, eastern France, shortly after it opened this morning.
He later released 14 of the children, aged between four and six years old.
Elite police then moved into the building and negotiated the release by telephone to free the remaining four children who were being held along with their teaching assistant.
According to French news reports the teenage boy has a "personality disorder" and that contact has been made with his doctor. Four pre-school children and their teacher have been freed by French police after... more
A gunman with what police described as "concerns" with the Discovery Channel networks took at least one person hostage in the company's suburban Washington headquarters Wednesday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHcPPUN0nbA&feature=subA gunman with what police described as "concerns" with the Discovery Channel... more
"All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions," it reads. "In those programs' places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.""All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more... more
(UPDATE)(CNN) -- Three hostages were rescued from the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland, Wednesday afternoon after police shot and killed the man who was holding them, officials said.
The hostages were unharmed, Police Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department said.
The suspect, identified by a law enforcement official as James Lee, earlier was in communication with authorities.
A number of devices in backpacks that Lee held have to be rendered safe, Manger added.
During negotiations, "he had a wide range of emotions," he said.
Law enforcement authorities have identified the Discovery Communications hostage-taker as James Jay Lee, according to NBC News.
Lee has a history of protesting the Discovery Channel; in 2008, he was arrested on charges of littering and disorderly conduct over a protest he organized against the network, according to DCist.
Lee is believed to be behind the website SaveThePlanetProtest, which lists 11 demands for the Discovery Channel. Among them, specific programming suggestions: (click on link to see)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/01/james-lee-discovery-chann_n_702356.html(UPDATE)(CNN) -- Three hostages were rescued from the headquarters of the Discovery... more
ITV last night and continuing today will delay airing an episode which features a hostage/shooting situation. The decision was made because of the tragic events in Cumbria yesterday.
ITV are reported to be in talks to when it'll be appropriate to air the episode.ITV last night and continuing today will delay airing an episode which features a... more
Peter Moore, who was kept as a hostage in Irag for two and half years has spoken for the first time of his ordeal.
He was regularly beaten and subjected to mock executions. They would handcuff him and hold a pistol to his head before pulling the trigger and firing a loaded gun behind him. At this point Mr Moore said "I just thought I was dead. And then I realised I could still hear laughing, I was still handcuffed and that wasn't the case."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8481927.stmPeter Moore, who was kept as a hostage in Irag for two and half years has spoken for... more
January 20: General Interest
1981 : Iran Hostage Crisis ends
Minutes after Ronald Reagan's inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis.
On November 4, 1979, the crisis began when militant Iranian students, outraged that the U.S. government had allowed the ousted shah of Iran to travel to New York City for medical treatment, seized the U.S. embassy in Teheran. The Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran's political and religious leader, took over the hostage situation, refusing all appeals to release the hostages, even after the U.N. Security Council demanded an end to the crisis in an unanimous vote. However, two weeks after the storming of the embassy, the Ayatollah began to release all non-U.S. captives, and all female and minority Americans, citing these groups as among the people oppressed by the government of the United States. The remaining 52 captives remained at the mercy of the Ayatollah for the next 14 months.
President Jimmy Carter was unable to diplomatically resolve the crisis, and on April 24, 1980, he ordered a disastrous rescue mission in which eight U.S. military personnel were killed and no hostages rescued. Three months later, the former shah died of cancer in Egypt, but the crisis continued. In November 1980, Carter lost the presidential election to Republican Ronald Reagan. Soon after, with the assistance of Algerian intermediaries, successful negotiations began between the United States and Iran. On the day of Reagan's inauguration, the United States freed almost $8 billion in frozen Iranian assets, and the hostages were released after 444 days. The next day, Jimmy Carter flew to West Germany to greet the Americans on their way home.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~January 20: General Interest 1981 : Iran Hostage Crisis ends Minutes after Ronald... more
• Hostage released after two years
• Shia cleric freed as part of deal
• Aid money at heart of abduction
GuardianFilms has exclusively uncovered the story of what happened to the five Britons kidnapped in Iraq Link to this video
The five British men kidnapped in Iraq were taken in an operation led and masterminded by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, according to evidence uncovered during an extensive investigation by the Guardian.
The men – including Peter Moore, who was released today after more than two years in captivity – were taken to Iran within a day of their kidnap from a government ministry building in Baghdad in 2007, several senior sources in Iraq and Iran have told the Guardian.
They were incarcerated in prisons run by the al-Quds force, a unit that specialises in foreign operations on behalf of the Iranian government.
One of the kidnappers has told this paper that three of the Britons – Jason Creswell, Jason Swindlehurst and Alec Maclachlan – were subsequently killed after the British government refused to take ransom demands seriously.
Last night it emerged that part of the deal that led to the release of Moore involved the handing over of a young Shia cleric, Qais al-Khazali, a leading figure in the Righteous League, which emerged in 2006 and stayed largely in the shadows as a proxy of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's elite unit, the al-Quds forces. Khazali was last night handed over by the US military for release by the Iraqi government.
The year-long Guardian investigation can also reveal that:
• Moore was targeted because he was installing a system that would show how a vast amount of international aid was diverted to Iran's militia groups in Iraq.
• The bodyguards' bodies were eventually traded for the release of Iraqi prisoners.
• They had probably been dead for at least 18 months before three of their bodies were handed over earlier this year.
Moore, 37, a computer expert from Lincoln, and the four security guards were taken on 29 May 2007 from the Iraqi ministry of finance's technology centre in Baghdad. He had been a contractor working to install sophisticated software in the ministry to track down billions of dollars in international aid and oil revenues.
A group of up to 100 men entered the building and took the Britons, racing off into Baghdad traffic in a fleet of Toyota Land Cruisers. A sixth man – who the Guardian can reveal was Peter Donkin – was left by the kidnappers after he managed to hide under floorboards.
A former Iranian Revolutionary Guard member, speaking to this paper under condition of anonymity, said the extraordinary kidnap was masterminded by Iran. The man, a former major who worked for 14 years inside the Iranian organisation and claims to have taken part in kidnap operations himself, believes the hostages were held in two al-Quds camps in Iran – one known as Qasser Shiereen military camp, close to the Iraqi border crossing with Mehran, and a second camp known as the Tehran Pars, located near a salt lake north-east of Qom.
"It was an Iranian kidnap, led by the Revolutionary Guard, carried out by the al-Quds force," he said. "My contact works for al-Quds. He took part in the planning of the kidnap and he watched the kidnapping as it was taking place. He told me that they spent two days at the Qasser Shiereen camp. They then took them deep inside Iran."
This claim is backed up by a serving Iraqi minister with close links to Iran. "This was an IRG [Iranian Revolutionary Guard] operation," he said. "You don't think for a moment that those militia groups from Sadr City could have carried out a high-level kidnapping like this one."
A former intelligence chief at the Iraqi ministry of defence has also described to the Guardian how intelligence operatives followed the kidnappers as they took the hostages from a mosque in Baghdad's Sadr City to the Iranian border. "They were hooded and handcuffed, then t• Hostage released after two years • Shia cleric freed as part of deal... more
A Guardian investigation reveals allegations that high-ranking Iraqi government officials were involved in the kidnapping of five Britons in BaghdadA Guardian investigation reveals allegations that high-ranking Iraqi government... more
Update: Gunman taken into custody:
The Dutchess County Sheriff's Department says Stissing Mountain High School was under lockdown with a hostage situation Tuesday morning.
At about 10 a.m., the suspect was taken into police custody and no injuries were reported.
According to the Pine Plains Town Supervisor Gregg Pulver, the school's principal was taken hostage at the start of the school day at about 8 a.m.
The gunman is described as a man in his 40s, who has had previous run-ins with the law and may be mentally unstable.
The suspect reportedly walked into the school with a rifle. He first went to the bathroom, then went to the principal's office and took the principal hostage.
Reports also say the gunman graduated from Stissing Mountain High School in the 1980s.
The gunman was in contact with a hostage negotiation team and reports say the gunman and principal were in an isolated location, possibly the principal's office, away from students.
An evacuation plan is underway and some students have already been escorted out. At this hour, some students still remain inside the school.
Parents of students were instructed to go to Stissing House Restaurant and Tavern parking lot at the center of town, where they will be reunited with their children.
Police units are on the scene and unconfirmed reports say the New York State Police requested that several ambulances remain on standby at the Pine Plains school.
Among several other agencies, New York State Police's rifle team and SWAT team are on the scene.
The local fire department has also closed several surrounding streets to traffic.
There are approximately 500 students and 100 staff members at the high school.
The high school is located at 2829 Church Street and shares the same address as the Stissing Mountain Middle School.
Pine Plains is located about 90 miles north of New York City. It is described as a close-knit rural town with a population of about 2,400 people.Update: Gunman taken into custody:... more
"A gunman who held eight hostages at the Workers' Compensation Board building in downtown Edmonton surrendered peacefully around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Edmonton police.
The alleged hostage taker is Patrick Clayton, 38, a carpenter who was out of work because of an injury. Court documents obtained by CBC show a history of drug abuse and financial problems.
When CBC reporter Briar Stewart visited Clayton's home in a highrise building near the University of Alberta, she was able to reach him by buzzing his apartment intercom, which was forwarded to his cellphone. Clayton told Stewart he was at the WCB building and that the media should come down.""A gunman who held eight hostages at the Workers' Compensation Board... more
This moment in American History is proof of how to treat A country like Iran ..at times being a Strong President is called for..Not Apoligising or looking back but a Leder who looks forward and sees a America who others look forward to lead them ..and a leader who Country's like Iran who turn their Nose up to the wishes of America the UN and the World As Ronald Reagan spoke this Great Day "ALL" of Americans Hostages were Flying out of Iran ....something jimmy Carter could not Do! once a leader said the Words "Nothing but fear but fear itself" ..at this moment A Country like Iran with Obama in Power has nothing to fear at all!This moment in American History is proof of how to treat A country like Iran ..at... more
The 24th Day (2004) is a compelling psychological thriller for our times. This independent film stars James Marsden (X-Men) and Scott Speedman (Underworld). The opening scenes immediately start laying the groundwork for this tale of deception while testing our assumptions. Striking performances make this thriller into a drama like experience.
One evening at the bar Dan (Marsden) is enjoying a drink with Isabella when Tom (Speedman) comes into the scene. The three tell stories, laugh, and drink - just having a great time. Later on Dan and Tom are playing a game of knowledge and relaxing and...The 24th Day (2004) is a compelling psychological thriller for our times. This... more
The US state department says it's investigating reports that three Americans have been detained by Iranians after wandering near the border in the self-ruled Kurdish region in northern Iraq.
Two Kurdish officials say the three Americans apparently were arrested after entering Iranian territory without permission.
One security official says the missing Americans were tourists on an outing.
The official says the three contacted a colleague today and said "they had mistakenly entered Iranian territory and troops surrounded them".
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information.
State department spokesman Robert Wood says the US embassy in Baghdad is "aware of the report and is investigating".The US state department says it's investigating reports that three Americans have... more