The White House is picking winners and losers as it cuts back because of the sequester, and a planned reception for American Jews is getting the short end of the stick.
Many other events are proceeding as planned, but according to the Jewish news service JTA, the annual White House celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month is canceled.
“Jewish invitees usually include luminaries in the arts, sports and sciences, lawmakers, armed services personnel [...]
Is a UFO war underway between extraterrestrials and naval forces? That’s the shocking claim being made by a former US military contractor and scientist named John Kettler who alleges there is a UFO war raging in the waters off Antarctica, according to information made available on Oct. 26, 2012 by the Exopolitics Institute News Service.
The National Weather Service has issued what is called a “Particularly Dangerous Situation” for southeast Louisiana, an event that is not common and could mean dangerous weather on the way.
According to WWLTV meteorologist Derek Kevra, “The potential for severe weather is now looking like a certainty with winds of 75 miles per hour, large hail and the possibility of tornadoes.”
The switch problem that led to a complete service shutdown at Penn Station on the busiest travel night of the year has been resolved, Long Island Rail Road said.
The station — which was shut down due to overcrowding — was reopened.
Amtrak, NJ Transit and Long Island Rail Road were all still down for about an hour.
Expect delays on many lines, officials said.
At one point, thousands of people packed the streets [...]
(CNSNews.com) – The Secret Service has expanded its operation to Twitter, urging Americans to report on their fellow citizens whose tweets “concern you.”
“To report a tweet that concerns you, call the nearest field office in your state,” the Secret Service tweeted on Oct. 23. The agency then links to a list of contact numbers for Field Offices in each state.
The Secret Service sent another tweet on Wednesday, again asking its followers to report tweets. [...]
August 3, 2012
The mainstream media is at it again, lying to the public about fluoride. This time, the culprit is HealthDay, a “canned news” service that spits out lies and disinformation to be published by subscribing websites. Recently, HealthDay put out a story by author Alan Mozes claiming that bottled water might be harming children’s dental health because there’s no fluoride in it! (http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=667053)
And to really push their lie, [...]
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -
Without help from Congress, the U.S. Postal Service is likely to default on a big bill due Wednesday to the federal government — $5.5 billion to prepay health care benefits for retirees.
Postal officials have said they’re bracing for default on the payment. They also don’t have the money to make a $5.6 billion payment due Sept. 30.
Congress alone has the power to help the service. The Senate passed [...]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned MSNBC.com, freeing the world’s largest software maker to build its own online news service.
The breakup announced late Sunday dissolves the final shreds of a 16-year marriage between Microsoft Corp. and NBC News, which is now owned by Comcast Corp. The relationship began to unwind in 2005 when Microsoft sold its stake in MSNBC’s cable TV channel [...]
By Christopher Noble
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) – Euro zone nations are debating whether to delay a 5.2 billion euro payment to Greece because some governments in the currency bloc are concerned about making payments to the debt stricken country before political upheaval there settles down, Dow Jones reported on Wednesday. Officials of the euro zone will hold conference calls in coming days to discuss the matter, the news service reported. The [...]
WASHINGTON — Three more Secret Service agents are slated to lose their jobs in the wake of the Colombia prostitution scandal, FOX News Channel confirmed Friday.
It was unclear if the agents had already been fired, or if they would soon lose their jobs. It is also unclear what their positions were inside the Secret Service.
The latest job losses bring the total number of Secret Service employees ousted in the scandal [...]
Iranian Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi said Israel would be attacked with 150,000 missiles if it launches any military action against the Islamic Republic, the Iran Independent News Service reported Sunday.
Speaking before 50,000 army volunteers in Bushehr, the minister said “Iran is not Iraq or Afghanistan, if the Americans make the mistake and attack Iran, we will show them how to fight,” adding “Israel has to be punished for what it has done [...]
By Steve Goldstein
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. Postal Service is proposing to cut 120,000 jobs by 2015 and withdraw its employees from federal health and retirement plans, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing a notice to employees. Some of the 120,000 cuts would come from buyouts but a significant number would come from layoffs. Union contracts prohibit those layoffs so the plan would need [...]
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — A group of Facebook investors is looking to sell $1 billion worth of shares on the secondary market, which, if successful, would value the company at more than $70 billion, Reuters reported late Wednesday on its website, citing several sources familiar with the situation. The move highlights growing concerns among investors that Facebook’s market valuation cannot keep up with its growth, [...]
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin] MacIver News Service â€“ For the first time in history, the average annual compensation for a teacher in the Milwaukee Public School system will exceed $100,000.
That staggering figure was revealed last night at a meeting of the MPS School Board.
The average salary for an MPS teacher is $56,500. When fringe benefits are factored in, the annual compensation will be $100,005 in 2011.
MacIverâ€™s Bill Osmulski [...]