Posts Tagged ‘reports’
Quietly and without much notice, the Air Force has reversed its policy of publishing statistics on drone strikes in Afghanistan as the debate about drone warfare hits a fever pitch in Washington. In addition, it has erased previously published drone strike statistics from its website. Since October, the Air Force had been providing monthly updates on drone strikes -- or in its words "weapons releases from remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)." But today, Air Force Times reporters Brian Everstine and Aaron Mehta discovered something was amiss: The statistics published for February "contained empty space where the box of RPA statistics had previously been." In other words: The drone strike data was gone. But that's not all. The Air Force had also scrubbed drone strike data from earlier [...]
White House Releases New State-by-State Reports on the Impacts of the Sequester WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the White House is releasing new state-by-state reports on the devastating impact the sequester will have on jobs and middle class families across the country if Congressional Republicans fail to compromise to avert the sequester by March 1st. The link to each state report can be found below: 1. Alabama 2. Alaska 3. Arizona 4. Arkansas 5. California 6. Colorado 7. Connecticut 8. Delaware 9. District of Columbia 10. Florida 11. Georgia 12. Hawaii 13. Idaho 14. Illinois 15. Indiana 16. Iowa 17. Kansas 18. Kentucky 19. [...]
Choose Your Own Crime Stats Crime stats they'd rather you not hear. https://www.facebook.com/AmidstTheNoise https://twitter.com/AmidstTheNoise Please do not copy this video and upload, just link to it. Thank you very much. Sources: FBI Uniform Crime Reports Table 1 http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-... FBI Uniform Crime Reports Table 16 http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-... FBI Uniform Crime Repots Table 8 http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-... Crimes Detected in England and Wales 2011/2012 http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/researc... via Choose Your Own Crime Stats - YouTube.
That’s right, you heard me. Words have no meaning. Or at the very least they can mean different things to different people. What we have to be vigilant of is not the twisting of words; that can be spotted by anyone with a borrowed brain cell. What we must train ourselves to do is to realize that words ultimately have no meaning, and this is what leads to being misled or at least made to feel “why bother”. This powerful knowledge actually came to me from a retired corporate strategist. He learned it from years of literal blood and no shortage of sweat, and then applying it trying to allow small business owners to take on the Big Boys on equal footing. He asked me simply what came to mind when he said “dog”. I immediately thought of a boxer, a specific breed. Another might [...]
“This intervention could wind up being Barack Obama’s finest hour. His intentions are pure — this is a humanitarian mission, not blood for oil. We’ve got a coalition with us, the United Nations, the Arab League. And the diplomacy has truly been masterful — future military planners will surely use Obama’s Libya template as a guide.” — NBC chief foreign correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Meet the Press vs. “It’s terrible that Saddam Hussein is butchering his people, but the United States simply cannot send in the Marines to take on every dictator. And, while the Bush administration likes to brag about the 30 nations in their coalition, it will be the United States that does most of the fighting in Iraq. I fear this is the wrong war at the wrong time and in the [...]
Maybe the left needs to stop attacking and kiss and make-up with the Teaparty movement. Rasmussen is reporting that nearly one forth of all voters consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement Twenty-four percent (24%) of U.S. voters now say they consider themselves a part of the Tea Party movement, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s an eight-point increase from 16% a month ago. Another 10% say they are not a part of the movement but have close friends or family members who are. Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters say they have no ties to the Tea Party movement. Eleven percent (11%) more are not sure. The rise in Tea party support is perhaps not surprising at a time when more voters than ever (58%) favor repeal of the national health [...]
ABC news reports that Palin has Jet requirements for speaking engagements when Pelosi Uses Pentagon Jets At Taxpayer Expense
ABC news thinks they have a scoop on Sarah Palin and her Rider requirements for speaking engagements. Who cares that she wants a certain type of staws and a Lear jet. Entertainers have had Riders since the begining of the industry. This writer remembers when I was a concert promoter that Van Halen didn't want Green M&Ms and Greg Allman require a White (only) Mercedes Benz. It was all part of the contact, if you couldn't handle the Rider you didn't get the entertainer. Palin and other speakers like Pres. Bill Clinton have special requirements. The taxpayers don't pay for it so so what? But when Nancy Pelosi wants a Gulfstream G5 Filled up and waiting to go on the weekends to go back and forth to San Francisco, well that is news.. why? because you pay for it and it is [...]
A lot has happened since our last Senate update in January. And yet overall, the balance hasn’t changed dramatically. Republicans are still likely to gain seats in a cycle that started off in 2009 looking good for Democrats. But how many new GOP senators will there be? It’s time for a dose of reality in the midst of April showers for some incumbents. The chart below gives you what you need, and we’ll add a few comments on selected races: Read the full analysis at Rasmussen Reports™.
The widow of Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha will not run to replace her husband, The Associated Press reports. Joyce Murtha feels it's "too soon after his death to be on the campaign trail," according to an email the AP said it received Monday from the Murtha for Congress Committee. CQ Politics reports that another person with close ties to John Murtha is poised to enter the race: Mark Critz, the late congressman's district director. CQ (subscription required) reports that: via John Murtha's widow will not seek his Pa. seat - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USATODAY.com.