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|1199||English King Richard I is killed by an arrow at the siege of the castle of Chaluz in France.|
|1789||The First U.S. Congress begins regular sessions at Federal Hall in New York City.|
|1814||Granted sovereignty in the island of Elba and a pension from the French government, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates at Fountainebleau. He is allowed to keep the title of emperor.|
|1830||Joseph Smith and five others organize the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Seneca, New York.|
|1862||Confederate forces attack General Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee.|
|1865||At the Battle of Sailer's Creek, a third of Lee's army is cut off by Union troops pursuing him to Appomattox.|
|1896||The Modern Olympics begin in Athens with eight nations participating.|
|1903||French Army Nationalists are revealed to have forged documents to guarantee a conviction for Alfred Dryfus.|
|1909||Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first men to reach the North Pole.|
|1917||The United States declares war on Germany and enters World War I on Allied side.|
|1924||Four planes leave Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.|
|1938||The United States recognizes Nazi Germany's conquest of Austria.|
|1941||German forces invade Greece and Yugoslavia.|
|1965||President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes the use of ground troops in combat operations|
List Released With 132 Names Who Pulled Cyprus Deposits Ahead Of “Confiscation Day”Whew. That’s a lot of tipping off for a small country. Do click those links. The Russians were left a back door — they couldn’t take their money from the main Cyprus banks, but they could make withdrawals at the branches in London. Clicking through the Russia link, we find this from Reuters:
With every passing day, it becomes clearer and clearer the Cyprus deposit confiscation “news” was the most unsurprising outcome for the nation’s financial system and was known by virtually everyone on the ground days and weeks in advance: first it was disclosed that Russians had been pulling their money, then it was suggested the president himself had made sure some €21 million of his family’s money was parked safely in London, then we showed a massive surge in Cyprus deposit outflows in February, and now the latest news is that a list of 132 companies and individuals has emerged who withdrew their €-denominated deposits in the two weeks from March 1 to March 15, among which the previously noted company Loutsios & Sons which is alleged to have ties with the current Cypriot president Anastasiadis.
The two banks at the centre of the crisis – Cyprus Popular Bank, also known as Laiki, and Bank of Cyprus – have units in London which remained open throughout the week and placed no limits on withdrawals. Bank of Cyprus also owns 80 percent of Russia’s Uniastrum Bank, which put no restrictions on withdrawals in Russia. Russians were among Cypriot banks’ largest depositors.That had to be deliberate. Now the Greek-language paper Sigma has broken a story about a list of depositors who were obviously warned, given the timing of their withdrawals, and has photos of the list; click to see it. The Zero Hedge writer closes:
So, ironically enough, in answer to our question from last week, “So Who Knew“, the answer appears to be everyone.Why do you care? I’ll answer with a question. What are the odds that New York bankers and regulators are less corrupt than the family of the Cypriot president? Would you take those odds with money on the line?
We've gotten a bill into the Senate that Progressives are going to hate almost more than they hate Voter ID.Here's the thing: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled back in 1979 that college students have the right to register and vote where they go to school. What North Carolina repugicans are proposing to do, then, essentially requires a student's parents to pay more if the student exercises that right.
If other states pick up this legislation, it will shift the landscape of college town voting all across the nation and may even put "college states" like Massachusetts back into play because so many students use the same-day registration rules to vote in that state.
The Federal Aviation administration (FAA) has had a "no fly zone" in place in Mayflower, Arkansas since april 1 at 2:12 pm and will be in place "until further notice," according to the FAA website and it's being overseen by ExxonMobil itself. In other words, any media or independent observers who want to witness the tar sands spill disaster have to ask Exxon's permission. - steve horn's daily kos
According to internal reports, Border Patrol agents used the airborne radar to help find and detain 1,874 people in the Sonora Desert between Oct. 1 and Jan. 17. But the radar system spotted an additional 1,962 people in the same area who evaded arrest and disappeared into the United States. [...]Force choking would probably improve morale! Brian Bennett of the Los Angeles Times reports: Here.
The radar is sharp enough to detect and track individuals on foot from a Predator five miles overhead. It uses a synthetic aperture radar to collect high-contrast black-and-white images and to follow scores of moving targets in real time. The processed signals are transmitted from the drone to a ground station, where the figures are displayed as moving dots on a detailed map.
"It's a match made in heaven for border security," said a former U.S. law enforcement official.
He said the radar had helped Border Patrol agents watch migrants and smugglers gathering on the Mexican side of the border before they start trekking north. But not all of the agents are happy to get a precise head count for the first time of how many people they are missing.
"The rank-and-file guys are afraid it will make them look bad," the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the program are not public.
Lafrenière is the head of the service's communications division and frequently appeared in the media during the student protests.
Pawluck said that when the picture was taken, she didn’t know who Lafrenière was, but she found the image interesting.
Montreal police confirmed that a young woman was arrested at her home Wednesday and brought to the police station to be questioned by investigators. They did not name Pawluck.
After hauling him out of his vehicle it transpired he was neither drunk nor on drugs but intoxicated by the top tunes blaring from his stereo, Bristol Crown Court was told. [...]Mr. Cogley has been convicted and sentenced to community service, fined and banned from driving for a year.
Mr Hollier said Cogley headed from Marlborough Street into Dighton Street, "cut up" a motorist and rounded a corner so sharply the whole van rocked on its chassis.
Mr Hollier told the court Cogley then drove slowly through two sets of red lights in Stokes Croft before swerving from lane to lane as he headed towards Montpelier Station. Police rushed the vehicle and Cogley was arrested and breathalysed, but blew a zero reading.
Mr Hollier said: "When asked about it he said he was listening to drum and bass and was in a hurry."
Steve Luebeck, general manager at Fairmont, said staff knew the animal was missing, but they hadn’t realized it had been stolen until they saw Wednesday’s article in The Montana Standard that reported a goat had been brought into an Uptown bar at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.Luebeck said they would press charges against the kidnappers -if they knew who they were. More
A patron called police, and an animal control officer took the goat to the shelter.
The goat was returned to the petting zoo on Wednesday.
“She made it home, and she’s safe and sound,” Casagranda said.
Luebeck said nothing like it had ever happened at the petting zoo, which goats and miniature horses call home. He said he hoped anyone who knows about the incident will come forward with information. He said if livestock were stolen from a rancher, it wouldn’t be considered a joke.