A gas tanker that exploded killing three firemen in central China on Saturday was still burning a day later, Chinese state television reported on Sunday. The tanker overturned on Saturday morning on the Changde-Jishou Expressway in Huaihua City, in the Yunling county area of Hunan Province. The firemen were killed when the tanker exploded after they had arrived to deal with the overturned vehicle. Surveillance footage shows the tanker lying [...]
Undercover reporter sold ‘firemen’s key ring’ – which can open elevators, subway station gates and electric panels all over New York City
Ferraris also has listings on eBay for keys from Los Angeles and Boston
A retired locksmith is leaving the door open for anybody who wants to make themselves at home in various areas of New York City’s infrastructure.
Daniel Ferraris, 69, of Union City, New Jersey, is reportedly not asking questions [...]
(Reuters) – Over 150,000 Portuguese marched on Saturday against planned tax hikes that have shattered the consensus behind austerity imposed by an EU/IMF bailout, and tens of thousands more marched in Spain, seen as the next country needing to be bailed out.
The rallies in Portugal were mostly incident-free, but a young protester of about 20 was taken to hospital with burns after an attempted self-immolation during the protests in the northern town of [...]
ATHENS (Reuters) – About 4,000 Greek police, coastguards and firemen protested in Athens on Thursday, staging faked suicides on gallows they placed outside the finance ministry and parliament to symbolize the pain of budget cuts.
“The troika is sucking our blood,” they shouted, referring to the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, the international creditors bankrolling Greece on condition it cuts public spending and raises taxes.
Huge protests against crisis pay cuts and tax hikes filled the streets of Spanish cities late Thursday, as angry workers branded the crisis measures “robbery”.
“Hands up, this is a robbery!” protesters bellowed in Madrid, where hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed the avenues of the city centre, whistling, yelling and waving flags.
Unions called more than 80 demonstrations across the country, the latest and biggest in an almost daily series of [...]
Cops, Firemen, City, State workers, almost everyone connected to government heed my warning. You will lose your jobs..
Now, when these cities start collapsing in on themselves, what happens?
San Bernardino became the third California city in that small span to choose Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection with a City Council vote on Tuesday night.
The Southern California city of about 210,000 people will also become the second largest in the nation ever to [...]
Crematorium oven reached 300C and set alight to the filter
Black smoke billowed into the building
Firefighters battled the blaze in special breathing kit, but got covered in burnt grease
Officials call for weight limit on bodies to be cremated
Austrian crematorium officials have blamed a deceased woman’s obesity for causing a blaze which had to be tackled by firefighters.
Firemen in the southern city of Graz were covered in thick sticky soot as they [...]
What was set to become the tallest building in continental Europe, just as the Empire State Building became the tallest building in the world at the beginning of the First Great Depression, the Moscow Federation Tower is ablaze:
RT: A massive fire that engulfed Moscow’s Federation Tower for hours has been put out. Firefighters struggled to tackle the flames in a 300-square meter area of the under-construction skyscraper set to become [...]
(CBS News) SAN JOSE, Calif. –The economy is slowly improving, but many cities are struggling under a mountain of debt, much of it in pension obligations to people like policemen and firemen. The city council in San Jose, California voted yesterday to put a measure on the ballot that would slash the pensions of its union workers in June. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy explores the issue.
San Jose Mayor Chuck [...]
With gold and silver continuing to consolidate, today King World News has released the eagerly anticipated audio interview KWN Resident Expert Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Markets. Jim Rickards was not only talking gold, he also discussed the KWN interview with giant killer Harry Markopolos, where Markopolos accused Bank of New York Mellon and State Street of stealing $6 to $10 [...]
In a King World News exclusive interview, the man who brought down Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme informed KWN, “Bank of New York is going to go down, Eric. Between Bank of New York Mellon and State Street, these two institutions have stolen between $6 to $10 billion from tens of millions of Americans retirement savings accounts. It’s been a hell of a crime spree for [...]
FIREFIGHTER John “Jack” Slivinski was enthusiastic on Friday when he talked with a friend, photographer Katherine Kostreva, about a fundraiser coming up in September for the widows of fallen Philadelphia firemen.
“It was moving forward,” Kostreva said yesterday. “He was excited about that.”
One day later, the man she called a “brave hero” was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head inside his Lawndale home, [...]
OTSUCHI, Japan | On a misty Sunday morning, a cloud of fog seems to hover like a halo over the temple.
For many locals who come to worship here, the temple seems to have magical powers. The March 11 tsunami rushed up a slope to the steps of the temple grounds and then turned back, dragging thousands of people and buildings with it back into the ocean.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WBBM) â€“ A state lawmaker doesnâ€™t want drivers to stop and take pictures or videos of vehicle accidents.
As WBBM Newsradio 780â€™s Alex Degman reports, a measure to ban that practice has passed an Illinois House committee.
The billâ€™s sponsor, state Rep. Tom Holbrook (D-Belleville), says amateur photographers often get in the way of emergency personnel.
â€œPutting your cell phone over the firemenâ€™s shoulders as heâ€™s using the [...]
A sizable number of voters are following new Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkerâ€™s showdown with unionized public employees in his state, and nearly half side with the governor.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in his dispute with union workers. Thirty-eight percent (38%) agree more with the unionized public employees, while 14% are [...]
Retroactively put a public sector pension cap at $50,000.00 per year (4 times current average SS so pretty freaking good and then when the person hits 62 they get to add in SS)
NO COLA for anyone getting pension over $30,000.00 who is also getting SS which comes with it’s own COLA (can’t give 2 taxpayer funded COLA’s to 1 person)
Raise retirement age to a reasonable age
Only base pay can be [...]