Archive for May 26th, 2010

Rasmussen: 47% Say U.S. Should Aid South Korea Militarily

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Male voters are twice as likely as female voters to think the United States should provide South Korea military assistance if it is attacked by North Korea. (more…)

Rear-end collisions jump at red-light camera intersections in West Palm Beach — Palm Beach Post

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

But at the three city intersections from Feb. 21, when fines began, through May 1, The Post found:
–Rear-end collisions increased to five from two. Rear-end accidents sometimes go up with cameras because anxious drivers are more likely to stop abruptly.
–Overall accidents increased to seven from six.
–The only injury in either period came under cameras, in a rear-end crash in March 2010. The injury was “non-incapacitating,” according to records supplied by cities and compiled in Palm Beach County’s accident database.
City officials did not dispute the data but said it was too soon to draw meaningful conclusions.

Tylenol recall: Serious side effects investigated

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – The Food and Drug Administration is looking into reports of at least 775 serious side effects from drugs recalled by McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson, according to a source close to a Congressional investigation.

ABC — Campaign for Kandahar May Be America’s Last Chance to Win Over Afghans

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Since arriving in Afghanistan one year ago, Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his staff have had their eye on one prize above all others: the southern province of Kandahar, the ancient fault line between civilizations where the Soviet Union lost its final battles, the Afghan Taliban was born, and where the group first reemerged after the U.S. invasion.

WND — Sestak White House scandal called ‘impeachable offense’

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

“This scandal could be enormous,” said Dick Morris, a former White House adviser to President Bill Clinton, on the Fox News Sean Hannity show last night. “It’s Valerie Plame only 10 times bigger, because it’s illegal and Joe Sestak is either lying or the White House committed a crime.

USA Today — Activists blast Mexico’s immigration law

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

But in Mexico, illegal immigrants receive terrible treatment from corrupt Mexican authorities, say people involved in the system.

And Mexico has a law that is no different from Arizona’s that empowers local police to check the immigration documents of people suspected of not being in the country legally.

Fox DC — Transexual Loses Bid For State-Paid Breast Enlargements

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Link.

Two more Census workers blow the whistle: NY Post

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

But first, this much we know.

Each month Census gives Labor a figure on the number of workers it has hired. That figure goes into the closely followed monthly employment report Labor provides. For the past two months the hiring by Census has made up a good portion of the new jobs.

Labor doesn’t check the Census hiring figure or whether the jobs are actually new or recycled. It considers a new job to have been created if someone is hired to work at least one hour a month.
One hour! A month! So, if a worker is terminated after only one hour and another is hired in her place, then a second new job can apparently be reported to Labor . (I’ve been unable to get Census to explain this to me.)