Add Buffalo to the list of teams that said "No" to any more of the T.O. Show.
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"...wearing a Team USA T-shirt when somebody snapped a photo of a woman kneeling below Lago’s waist to kiss his medal. That picture, and another showing him sticking the medal in the woman’s mouth while teammate Greg Bretz looks on, appeared Friday on the TMZ Web site."
Well, at least the CIA got top billing in that statement."...Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's second-in-command, was apprehended in Karachi, Pakistan, by a joint CIA-Pakistani operation and officials said he "was talking."
Baradar is being held in Pakistan by local authorities for the time being, but other options have been somewhat limited by new NATO rules -- and by President Obama's own policies.Policies, like that one BHO hastily signed on his second day in office, reversing the 'harsh' interrogation and detention methods of the previous administration.
Baradar, who also functioned as the link between Mullah Omar and field commanders, has been in detention for more than 10 days and was talking to interrogators, two Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday. One said several other suspects were also captured in the raid. He said Baradar had provided "useful information" to them and that Pakistan had shared it with their U.S. counterparts. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.
The White House declined to confirm Baradar's capture. Spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters the fight against extremists involves sensitive intelligence matters and he believes it's best to collect that information without talking about it.
We can't confirm the guy was captured but we can confirm that we are having a strategy meeting about what to do since we captured the guy.President Obama is huddling with members of his war cabinet Wednesday to discuss strategy in Afghanistan after the recent capture of the Taliban's top military commander.Obama will meet in the White House Situation Room with top officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and General David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command.General Stanley McChrystal, the senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador to Kabul, were to join the meeting via video conference, the White House said.
Others cautioned it was too soon to say whether the arrest (as yet unconfirmed by the U.S.) represented a strategic change or was a one-off event aimed at reducing some of the U.S. pressure on the country. Some said they believed it was simply the result of good intelligence work by the United States.
"I think the intelligence comes from the Americans," said Rahimullah Yousafzai, a Pakistani journalist and expert on the Taliban. "They tell the Pakistanis that 'we have to raid some place' and the Pakistanis say 'we will go along with you."
--More than 10,000 census employees were paid over $300 apiece to attend training for the massive address-canvassing effort, but they quit or were otherwise let go before they could perform any work. Cost: $3 million.
--Another 5,000 employees collected $300 for the same training, and then worked a single day or less. Cost $1.5 million.
--Twenty-three temporary census employees were paid for car mileage costs at 55 cents a mile, even though the number of miles they reported driving per hour exceeded the total number of hours they actually worked.
--Another 581 employees who spent the majority of their time driving instead of conducting field work also received full mileage reimbursements, which investigators called questionable.And the real work hasn't begun yet!
“I'm not sure. I am not going to really judge or answer about something I'm not really sure about. But the rumors are there that there was a conspiracy. True or not? It's hard to believe, you know, what happened. It's really hard to comprehend what happened. Maybe. I'm not sure.”
“I find 80 percent of my employees at the factory are Hispanics. I don't find, you know, many white people really willing to work, you know, unfortunately.”
While still declining to answer the question, Shami said that at his Houston hair care products factory, Hispanics are vital to his business and the economy.
Asked to explain what he meant about not hiring many whites, he said they want special treatment. “A majority of the people are going to be Hispanic and African-American. You don't find white people who are willing to work in factories. And our history proves, you know, lots of time when they, you know, the white people come to work in a factory they either want to be supervisors or they want to be, you know, paid more than the average person. And unfortunately they exit.”Because, you know, you white people, with your high school educations, knowledge of labor laws and expectation of minimum wage, you won't work in a sweatshop, you know.
Is there another system in America that can create a $2,000 bill out of $86 debt, simply by ignoring that debt for as little as 45 days? Banks and their obnoxious NSF fees may come close, but you'd have a write about 80 checks for $1 -- and bounce them all to get into that kind of trouble.
Thousands of disabled veterans in Texas get to drive toll roads for free — but not in North Texas.
In September, the Texas Legislature passed a law giving toll road operators the choice to waive fees to disabled vets.
Three months later, Houston’s major toll road operator, Harris County Toll Road Authority, adopted the idea.
Any driver with a specialty license plate showing they’re a disabled veteran, Purple Heart or Congressional Medal of Honor recipient will not be charged on its 119 miles of highway.
The North Texas Tollway Authority hasn’t yet embraced the idea.
The NTTA says it can’t waive tolls because of contractual agreements with its bondholders who helped pay for the highways.
The agency estimates there are nearly 21,000 disabled veterans in North Texas; giving them a free ride would cost the agency nearly $3 million a year, officials say.
From here via American Thinker.The FBI is pressing Internet service providers to record which Web sites customers visit and retain those logs for two years, a requirement that law enforcement believes could help it in investigations of child pornography and other serious crimes.
Well, nobody in our government has a problem violating the Wiretap Act.What remains unclear are the details of what the FBI is proposing. The possibilities include requiring an Internet provider to log the Internet protocol (IP) address of a Web site visited, or the domain name, a host name, or the actual URL. While the first three categories could be logged without doing deep packet inspection, the fourth category would require it."We're not set up to keep URL information anywhere in the network," said Drew Arena, Verizon's vice president and associate general counsel for law enforcement compliance.And, Arena added, "if you were do to deep packet inspection to see all the URLs, you would arguably violate the Wiretap Act."
By all means, give the FBI everything they need - within reason - to conduct criminal investigations. But tracking an individual's website history is pretty far over the line. Anytime the potential for abuse outweighs any possible gains, such an idea should be deep sixed.
Over the next decade, we will have to fight very hard to keep the internet from falling into the hands of statists who would use it to oppress us. The UN will try to take it over. The US government will try to tax it, and perhaps even level a charge for email. Other nations like China will continue to restrict freedom on the net.
All must be resisted if this last, true bastion of unfettered personal liberty and expression is to remain in the hands of the people.
You are designing a rectangular picnic cooler with length 4 times its width and height 2 times its width. The cooler has insulation that is 1 inch thick on each of the four sides and 2 inches thick on the top and bottom. Let x represent the width of the cooler. What is a polynomial function C(x) in standard form for the volume of the inside of the cooler?
"This president is a real slow learner."