Archive for October, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — The death sentence of Douglas Stankewitz, California’s longest-serving death row inmate, was overturned by a federal appeals court. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Monday in a 2-1 ruling that Stankewitz, convicted of murdering Theresa Greybeal in 1978 in Fresno, should be re-sentenced to life imprisonment without parole unless […]
NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for applications for Hurricane Isaac aid in Louisiana. Applications can now be submitted until Nov. 29, three months after Isaac hit the state, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported. “We requested this extension because several parishes were added to our disaster declaration weeks […]
CHICAGO (UPI) — Chicago recorded 438 homicides so far this year, three more than in all of 2011, making it one of the most violent cities in the United States, officials say. In a recent killing, a 33-year-old father of four was shot and killed Monday, an innocent bystander in a turf war between gangs, […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — A U.S. Marine amphibious unit has reported for duty in the Persian Gulf area, the Corps announced Tuesday. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit sailed into the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, which includes the Persian Gulf, the overall Middle East and eastern Africa. The 15th MEU has about 2,400 troops aboard […]
KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) — A person dressed as an Afghan police officer killed two International Security Assistance Force members in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said. The matter is being investigated, the ISAF said in a release. ISAF did not provide other information about the incident nor the identities of the victims. It is ISAF policy […]
As last week drew to a close, a new viral ad hit the Web. In it, a young woman named Lena Durham — otherwise noteworthy for acting in, writing, directing and producing some witless, juvenile shlock named “Girls” for HBO — describes in sexual undertones voting for Barack Obama.
People everywhere are shouting from the rooftops: “This is the most important vote of your lifetime!” But the 2012 Presidential election is not a make-or-break election. America, as the Founders envisioned, has already been broken for a long, long time.
Mainstream media continue to push the idea that the upcoming Presidential election is about race. A recent Associated Press poll claims that 51 percent of Americans harbor negative feelings toward blacks.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is looking for potential future additions to the United States’ massive security/surveillance apparatus; her agency has begun target kindergarten-aged children with cybersecurity training.
President Barack Obama, seeking to embolden his weak record on American business, said that he would appoint a “secretary of Business” if he is elected to a second term in the White House.