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Lapses in Oversight of Parolees

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Auditor General Jack Wagner Faults Board of Probation and Parole for Lapses in Oversight of Parolees
Cites Failure to Monitor Missing Parolees and Parolee Treatment Plans
HARRISBURG, June 11, 2009 – Auditor General Jack Wagner faulted the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole for lapses in oversight of parole agents and parolees, which could result in parolees [...]

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Human Error Blamed

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Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Tuesday, June 2, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va. — Due to a “human error,” 134 petty officers second class were incorrectly notified that they had been promoted to E-6 before the Memorial Day weekend, said Rear Adm. Dan Holloway.
The Chief of Naval Personnel has ordered an investigation into how the mistake happened, said Holloway, [...]

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CIA And OSS Training

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A Look Back … The Office of Strategic Services: Training in the Forest
As a recruit for a new intelligence organization, you train by creeping along trails laced with booby traps. You learn how to use weapons, radios and codes. Where might such secretive training take place? In the midst of our [...]

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Disbarment of Bush-Cheney’s Torture Lawyers?

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Two orginizations are seeking the disbarment of Bush-era lawyers. Voters For Peace asks you to sign their petition:
I am writing you to urge you to hold torturers, their enablers and those who formulated the policy accountable to the rule of law. Three steps are needed:
1. Lawyers who used their license to [...]

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Mississippi Disaster

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President Obama Signs Mississippi Disaster Declaration
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes during the period of March 25-28, 2009.
Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments [...]

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Wrestling Divas Visit Troops in Afghanistan

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Send Babe Bombs Instead of Dropping Bombs
By Army Spc. Opal Hood
Special to American Forces Press Service
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, April 1, 2009 – Troops from different service branches and different countries eagerly got into a line that wrapped around the inside of a tent here March 24 to meet four former World Wrestling Entertainment “divas.”
For more [...]

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Oboma Budget Bad Business

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The world has been waking up and raising a voice against President Oboma’s budget and stimulus plans. How can you spend, spend, spend money you don’t have? Who will pay back the debt?
The European Union has taken a stance against the massive amount of spending. The head of the EU, Czech Prime [...]

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What Is a Dollar Worth?

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The Federal Reserve Board announced:
“Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that the economy continues to contract. Job losses, declining equity and housing wealth, and tight credit conditions have weighed on consumer sentiment and spending. Weaker sales prospects and difficulties in obtaining credit have led businesses to cut [...]

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The Whitehouse Says “Compromise”

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There was bad news and then there was good news.
Yesterday we learned that in January, the country suffered its largest one-month job loss in 34 years.
But last night, the Senate struck a compromise on the economic recovery plan and put us on our way to giving the economy the short-term jolt and long-term investments it [...]

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What In The World Is Going On Here?

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By Rev. LeRoy Montana
So, there’s this little planet. Eight people live there.
And there’s an apple tree that has seven apples.
Make sure everybody gets an equal share of the apples; socialism?
The apples belong to the planet and everybody gets some; communism?
Somebody doesnt get an apple - maybe they can trade a something equal in value, or, [...]

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