The Homeland Security Department objected at first to a United Arab Emirates company’s taking over significant operations at six U.S. ports. It was the lone protest among members of the government committee that eventually approved the deal without dissent.
Amanda, a long-time reader from Tampa, wants to know if I consider the consequences of what I write before publishing such stories. “It appears you enjoy stirring the pot,” she wrote in an email. “Don’t you ever worry about how what you write affects people?” Oh yeah Amanda. More than you know.
Looks like self-righteous Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has some explaining to do as a review of expenses for his fancy charity Operation Good Neighbor charity shows less than half the money raised actually goes out in contributions while a big chunk goes to pay fat salaries to aides.
By DALE McFEATTERS
An Austrian court has sentenced disgraced historian David Irving to three years in prison. But prosecutors say that isn’t punishment enough and that the 67-year-old should serve the full 10 years for violating an Austrian law proscribing anyone who "denies, grossly plays down, approves or tries to excuse the National Socialist genocide or other National Socialist crimes against humanity …"
Sen. Rick Santorum’s charity donated about 40 percent of the $1.25 million it spent during a four-year period, well below Better Business Bureau standards — paying out the rest for overhead, including several hundred thousand dollars to campaign aides on the charity payroll.