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Brew City Taxi Wars: The Fight for Transportation Freedom in Milwaukee
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Manchin, INHOFE Urge Full Funding of FAA Contract Towers Manchin, INHOFE Urge Full Funding of FAA Contract Towers WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittee on Transportation,More >> WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittee on Transportation,More >> $1 Million grand prize finalists decide to split prize money $1 Million grand prize finalists decide to split prize money CHARLESTON, W.Va. The West Virginia Lottery’s $1 Million Dollar Monopoly Millionaire Second Chance Grand Prize drawing event ended with a twist on Thursday when Josh Schoolcraft announced to the mediaMore >> CHARLESTON, W.Va. 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The West Virginia Center for the Book invites participants of WV Reads 150, a reading initiative in honor of West Virginia’s sesquicentennial, to a celebration on Saturday, January 11,More >> Local festival representatives to attend State Convention Local festival representatives to attend State Convention Several Beckley Renaissance committee members representing local festivals (Beckley’s Kids Classic Festival, Appalachian Festival, & the Rocket Boys Festival) will attend the West Virginia Fairs and FestivalsMore >> Several Beckley Renaissance committee members representing local festivals (Beckley’s Kids Classic Festival, Appalachian Festival, & the Rocket Boys Festival) will attend the West Virginia Fairs and FestivalsMore >> Community invited to attend WVSOM Mini-Medical School Community invited to attend WVSOM Mini-Medical School LEWISBURG, W.Va. Beginning Monday, Jan. 27, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is offering members of the community a dynamic introduction to human health with a Mini-Med School led byMore >> LEWISBURG, W.Va. Beginning Monday, Jan. 27, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is offering members of the community a dynamic introduction to human health with a Mini-Med School led byMore >> Transcript of Va. Gov. McDonnell’s final State of the Commonwealth Address Transcript of Va. Gov. McDonnell’s final State of the Commonwealth Address Mr. Speaker. Mr. President. Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the State Corporation Commission, Ladies and Gentlemen of the General Assembly, now in your 395th year, My fellow Virginians, ItMore >> Read the full transcript of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s 2014 State of the Commonwealth Address, delivered Wednesday evening from the StateCapitol in Richmond.More >> Transcript of Gov. Tomblin’s State of the State Address Transcript of Gov. 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CHARLESTON (WVVA) – Freedom Industries has issued its first statement on the chemical spill the occurred at its plant along the Elk River near Charleston. Below is the full statement:

“Since the discovery of the leak, safety for residents in Kanawha and surrounding counties has been Freedom Industries’ first priority. We have been working with local and federal regulatory, safety and environmental entities, including the DEP, Coast Guard, Army Corp of Engineers and Homeland Security, and are following all necessary steps to fix the issue. Our team has been working around the clock since the discovery to contain the leak to prevent further contamination. At this point, Freedom Industries is still working to determine the amount of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol, or Crude MCHM, a chemical used in processing coal, that has been released, as the first priority was safety, containment and cleanup.

Freedom Industries is in the process of setting up an Incident Command Center on site. As more factual information is made available, we will keep you updated.”

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The free service may stop or change significantly without enough financial assistance

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Without enough financial support, Freedom Transit may permanently discontinue or significantly change its service.

Four municipalities and the Adams County commissioners were asked to provide funding to help keep Freedom Transit from reducing its service or ceasing it entirely, but none have made any commitments, said Richard Farr, executive director of the York Adams Transportation Authority.

The free system, which provided more than 149,000 trips in 2013 and grew 76 percent between 2012 and 2013, started in 2009 as a three-year demonstration project, according to a news release.

Now the demonstration period has ended, the authority no longer receives 100 percent of its funding from the federal government through a U.S. Department of Transportation grant, Farr said.

The annual operating cost of Freedom Transit is more than $900,000, he said.

The authority needs $65,264 in local funds to access more than $900,000 in state and federal funds, according to a news release.

Farr said the authority wrote letters to Cumberland Township, Straban Township, Gettysburg Borough and Mount Joy Township in May asking the municipalities to help supply the needed funds.

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Nestled on the southern coast of Portugal, Faro is the heart of the country’s Algarve region, where cerulean waters and mouthwatering cuisine rival those of the French Riviera or Italy’s Amalfi coast.

But unlike some beach towns that are all sun and no soul, Faro is more than postcard-perfect views. There are charming walkways, a walled historic town and pristine islands. Here are some tips for experiencing what the city has to offer.

HISTORY, WALKWAYS AND ART

Enter Faro’s walled old town through the neoclassical arch of the Arco da Vila and traipse through cobblestoned streets, towering stone facades and the curved arches, some of which date to 13th century Moorish rule. From the Largo da Se, a square lined with orange trees and surrounded by an 18th-century Bishop’s Palace, there’s easy access to a 19th-century Town Hall and a cathedral. Ascend the tower for great views of the town, the Ria Formosa lagoons, and the trail of shrubs and flowers that crown the top edges of these historic walls.

Seek inspiration for your own walls at the Faro Municipal Museum, Trem Gallery and other artistic haunts sprinkled throughout the old town, or at a number of shops, where iconic Portuguese tiles, with intricate blue designs painted onto porcelain white backgrounds, start at 5 euros apiece.

Outside the old city, a network of walkways without a car in sight provides a pleasant stroll through the litany of boutiques and restaurants. Sample local fare at the always bustling Pasterlaria Bijou, 33 Rua Santo Antonio, a popular caf that offers regional delicacies like Florentinas, caramelized almond layers, and marzipan in twee shapes filled with sweet egg yolk.

Walkways in and around this area are practically works of art, with black and white stones arranged in intricate patterns that form borders, shapes (such as fish and sea horses), building names, and important dates in the city’s history.

Not to be missed but also not for the faint of the heart, the walls of the Capela do Ossos (Chapel of Bones) inside the Carmo Church are lined with skulls and human remains (1 euro; open weekdays).

For modern versions of grit, scope out the impressively detailed graffiti murals, which range from political to flat-out funny and swath walls around town. Not even trains are spared from the spray painter’s mark, turning the transportation system into rainbow-hued blur as they chug along the tracks hugging the coastline.

In summer, locals gather by the marina to watch free performances by beautifully costumed folk groups of traditional song and dance.

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LAKELAND | A proposed project that would add pedestrian islands and traffic separators to South Florida Avenue met with concerns at a public hearing Tuesday from residents worried about increased traffic, safety and the impact on businesses.

The $469,000 Florida Department of Transportation project, which is tentatively scheduled to begin construction next summer, will add seven pedestrian refuge islands to the center turn lanes on South Florida Avenue stretching from Belmar Street to the Polk Parkway. But most of the concern was directed at three traffic separators planned near Edgewood Drive, Pablo Street and just north of Ariana Street.

The separators will be concrete barriers used to divide traffic in both directions, similar to the ones farther down South Florida Avenue, just south of the Polk Parkway.

The planned separators from Carey Place to Edgewood Drive, and then from Edgewood Drive to Pablo Street, will completely eliminate the middle lane, dividing it into two left-turn lanes at each intersection.

Laurie Gonzalez, who lives off South Florida Avenue near the planned dividers, said that stretch will become even more congested and cause traffic problems as cars try to turn left at Edgewood Drive.

“The left lane is too short. It will just push the traffic back into the regular lanes, and you already have to wait to turn there during rush hour,” Gonzalez said.

Amy Blair, district resurfacing and minor design engineer for FDOT, said the islands should help pedestrians cross more safely at places without intersections and other signals, while the separators will help control traffic congestion at the busy intersections.

Blair said the FDOT considered business entrances when designing the barriers, but some of the accesses and driveways could be affected.

Gonzalez was not alone with concerns that the separator in front of Edgewood Plaza would hurt businesses in that area because drivers can’t easily turn into them.

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Tanger Outlet customers and employees will soon be seeing the South Strabane Township shopping complexs first and only public transit stop.

The Washington County Transportation Authority plans to add the stop to all but its earliest morning runs beginning Wednesday.

The stop will be in the parking lot adjacent to the walkway to the Brooks Brothers and Calvin Klein stores.

Its good news, I think, said Sheila Gombita, executive director of the Washington County transportation agency.

The first stop at Tanger Outlets on the McDonald-Canonsburg trip to Washington will be at 9:15 a.m., and approximately every 90 minutes thereafter, with the last stop on that run at 4:45 p.m.

The Washington to Canonsburg-McDonald run will make its first stop at Tanger Outlets at 10:35 a.m., with its last Tanger stop at 6:05 p.m.

Wednesday also marks the beginning of the third and final year of the Freedom Line pilot program, which has a variety of funding sources.

Decisions are to be made within the next four to five months as to where were going to go with it. We plan to try and look for a local match. Ride it now, and that way it will continue, Gombita said.

The stop at the shopping complex, which opened in August 2008, came about through requests from both Tanger employees and people who wanted to take the bus to shop there.

With the addition of Tanger Outlets comes the subtraction of a stop at the Meadowbrook housing plan in North Strabane Township, due to lack of ridership.

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IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – Mar 19, 2013) – Fuel Freedom Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign dedicated to breaking America’s oil addiction, announces Michael D. Jackson as its new Director of Research.

Fuel Freedom Foundation advocates for an open fuel market to enable cheaper, cleaner, American-made replacement fuels to compete fairly with gasoline at the pump. Competition will drive down transportation fuel prices, create jobs and promote innovation. Jackson’s 40 years of experience working on feasibility studies and full-scale demonstrations of alternative fuels and energy systems complements the foundation’s efforts, and will provide insight and solid direction in research project decisions.

Prior to joining Fuel Freedom Foundation, Jackson served as senior director of Transportation Technology at TIAX LLC, a laboratory-based technology development company that takes early-stage inventions and transforms them into technology-enabled products ready for commercialization. There, Jackson was responsible for transportation policies and technologies toward improving vehicle emissions and fuel economy.

“I am most pleased to be joining Fuel Freedom Foundation. The Transportation Technology group at TIAX has played a key role in demonstrating the viability of cleaner replacement fuels in the transportation sector, and helps to establish both supply- and demand-side measures to encourage the use of these fuels,” said Jackson. “I look forward to continuing my work at Fuel Freedom Foundation in the effort to demonstrate the viability of replacement fuels like ethanol, methanol and natural gas. The goal is to enable the current vehicle fleet to utilize these abundant, domestic fuels, and then drive mass adoption for them and end America’s addiction to oil.”

Opening the fuels market by breaking the oil monopoly is America’s next giant leap forward. By commercializing cheaper, cleaner and domestically produced replacement fuels, we can strengthen the economy, relieve families from the burden of high gasoline prices, secure our nation from oil-producing adversarial countries and significantly reduce harmful air toxins. Enabling cars to utilize replacement fuels is safe and most cars would require simple, inexpensive modifications to become flex fuel.

Jackson is internationally recognized for his work on low-emission, heavy-duty engines and vehicles. He has worked with California agencies on demonstrating the feasibility of alternative fuels for light- and heavy-duty vehicles, developing a cost-benefit analysis suggesting goals to reduce California’s dependence on petroleum, and helping develop the California Hydrogen Highway Network and Alternative Fuels Plan. In addition, he has provided expert testimony to Congress and to California legislative entities on the use of alternative fuels in the transportation sector. He has also been an expert witness on litigation regarding California’s greenhouse gas vehicle regulations and Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) contamination.

“Michael’s background and knowledge of transportation policy, fuel and emissions technology and feasibility of transitioning to replacement fuels gives Fuel Freedom Foundation a strategic edge, as we move forward to attain our goal of ending America’s addiction to oil,” said Eyal Aronoff, Co-Founder of Fuel Freedom Foundation. “Michael will be instrumental to our efforts and an asset to our team.”

Please visit www.fuelfreedom.org to learn more about how you can join the Fuel Freedom team, get involved, and help end America’s addiction to oil.

About Fuel FreedomFuel Freedom Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the U.S. economy’s oil addiction by powering cars and trucks with cheaper, cleaner, healthier American replacement fuels. Consumers could easily convert their cars to run on replacement fuels for gasoline, but outdated regulations and entrenched commercial interests stand in the way. The Fuel Freedom campaign works to remove barriers to competition so that natural gas, methanol, ethanol and electricity can compete on equal footing with gasoline at the pump and the dealership. Achieving Fuel Freedom will lower fuel prices, create jobs, spur economic growth, reduce pollution, and improve national and global security. For more information go to the Foundation’s website at www.fuelfreedom.org; Facebook: FuelFreedomFoundation; and Twitter: @FuelFreedomNow.

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RALEIGH Motorcyclists who love the wind in their hair are pushing again for the freedom to ride without safety helmets in North Carolina, and they found support Tuesday from members of a state House committee.

North Carolina is one of 19 states where safety helmets are mandatory for all motorcyclists. Studies credit helmets with reducing deaths and serious brain injury in crashes, and a recent survey by the Governors Highway Safety Program found that 78 percent of motorcycle riders support the state law.

But opponents have tried to weaken or repeal the helmet rule in nearly every legislative session since the mid-1990s. This year their cause is led by a motorcycle-riding Republican from Gaston County.

Rep. John Torbett of Stanley enjoys the chance to ride across the state line into South Carolina, where helmets are required only for bikers 20 and younger. He parks his motorcycle and pulls off his full-face helmet.

Thats my choice, Torbett said Tuesday at a House Transportation Committee meeting. Thats what I choose to do. South Carolina provides that opportunity.

Torbetts bill would require helmets only for the youngest riders. He proposed to let motorcyclists ride bareheaded when they turned 18, but he accepted a committee amendment that would match the South Carolina standard: helmets mandatory until age 21.

Personal freedom is the chief argument for opponents of the helmet law.

Torbett warned legislators that they would hear arguments about lives saved and insurance costs reduced by helmets, but the only safety statistics considered by the committee Tuesday came from Torbett himself.

Using data he attributed to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Torbett distributed a chart that depicted slightly higher death rates for motorcyclists in states with mandatory helmet laws, when compared with those in other states. That was welcome news for a couple of committee members who wanted to support his proposal for relaxed regulation.

I agree with the bill sponsor on the freedom aspects, said Rep. Frank Iler, a Republican from Oak Island, the committee co-chairman. I had some safety concerns, but, apparently statistically, that may not be a problem.

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IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – Mar 12, 2013) – Fuel Freedom Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign dedicated to breaking America’s oil addiction, announced today that Donald Dunn, fundraiser and political campaign strategist, has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Development. Dunn will lead the development and fundraising efforts for the foundation.

Fuel Freedom Foundation advocates for an open fuel market that will enable cheaper, cleaner, American-made replacement fuels to compete fairly with gasoline at the pump.

Dunn has been extensively involved in fundraising and political campaigns at the local, state and federal level. Prior to joining Fuel Freedom Foundation, Dunn, a Utah native, was development director for the University of Utah’s Department of Medicine. He has also served as chairman of the Utah Democratic Party and was a candidate for Congress in 2000 and 2002. Dunn served in the Clinton White House Office of Political Affairs, where he helped oversee the Southern United States. Currently, Dunn serves as a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. Dunn graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in political science and earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

“Fuel Freedom Foundation is a perfect place for me to continue serving my community and the public. High gas prices and the repercussions of our oil addiction are far-reaching. They are killing the American economy and making the financial lives of American families more difficult,” said Dunn. “Fuel Freedom Foundation is creating change that will improve our economy and every American’s well-being in general. I am honored and excited to help change the world by taking part in a movement that offers viable solutions to our oil addiction and promotes competition, innovation and entrepreneurship in the transportation fuels market.”

Simple, inexpensive modifications to vehicles on the road today would enable cars to use replacement fuels like natural gas, methanol and ethanol. Removing regulations and commercial barriers to competition in the transportation fuels market would enable cars to be flex-fuel with minimal upgrades. By commercializing cheaper, cleaner and domestically produced replacement fuels, America would strengthen its economy, relieve families from the burden of high gas prices, secure the nation from oil-producing adversarial countries and significantly reduce harmful air toxins.

“I am pleased to welcome Donald to our team at Fuel Freedom Foundation. Our oil addiction is a nonpartisan issue threatening our way of life, our security, our economy and our health. Foreign oil drains over $330 billion a year from our economy, money that, if kept at home, could add $1 trillion to our GDP and create up to 3 million new jobs,” said Joe Cannon, CEO of Fuel Freedom Foundation.”Donald is a proven leader with over 23 years of experience successfully executing campaign and fundraising initiatives, and we fully expect the same successful results that always follow Donald and his pursuits.”

Please visit www.fuelfreedom.org to learn more about how you can join the Fuel Freedom team, get involved, and help end America’s addiction to oil.

About Fuel FreedomFuel Freedom Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the U.S. economy’s oil addiction by paving the way for vehicles to be powered with cheaper, cleaner, healthier American replacement fuels. Consumers could easily convert their cars to run on replacement fuels for gasoline, but outdated regulations and entrenched commercial interests stand in the way. The Fuel Freedom campaign works to remove barriers to competition so that natural gas, methanol, ethanol and electricity can compete on equal footing with gasoline at the pump and the dealership. Achieving Fuel Freedom will lower fuel prices, create jobs, spur economic growth, reduce pollution, and improve national and global security. For more information go to the Foundation’s website at www.fuelfreedom.org; Facebook: FuelFreedomFoundation; and Twitter: @FuelFreedomNow.

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Video news releases, also known as prepackaged news stories, are video segments created or funded by private corporations or government agencies to be indistinguishable from standard news programs. When broadcast on the air without disclosure of the stories' government origins, they violate prohibitions on sponsorship disclosure. www.law.cornell.edu CIA Front man Anderson Vanderbilt Illuminati bloodline Cooper tries to vilify a professor who is exercising his first amendment right to free speech. Cooper is only fanning the flame on a burning bag of dog shit that nearly everyone with at least two brain cells is waking up to. Anderson Cooper has long traded on his biography, carving a niche for himself as the most human of news anchors. But there's one aspect of his past that the silver-haired CNN star has never made public: the months he spent training for a career with the Central Intelligence Agency www.informationliberation.com The secret CIA past of CNN's Anderson Cooper www.rawstory.com Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged TV News www.nytimes.com 50 False News Stories By Bush Propaganda Machine rense.com www.google.com www.communityvision21.com www.conspiracy-cafe.com usahitman.com New Age of Prepackaged TV News Pre Planned News Stories Going On NOW AKA Sandy Hook Truth in Broadcasting Act of 2005 : report of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on S. 967. library.lehigh.edu Truth in Broadcasting Act of 2005 : report of the Committee on Commerce …

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Video news releases, also known as prepackaged news stories, are video segments created or funded by private corporations or government agencies to be indistinguishable from standard news programs. When broadcast on the air without disclosure of the stories' government origins, they violate prohibitions on sponsorship disclosure. www.law.cornell.edu CIA Front man Anderson Vanderbilt Illuminati bloodline Cooper tries to vilify a professor who is exercising his first amendment right to free speech. Cooper is only fanning the flame on a burning bag of dog shit that nearly everyone with at least two brain cells is waking up to. Anderson Cooper has long traded on his biography, carving a niche for himself as the most human of news anchors. But there's one aspect of his past that the silver-haired CNN star has never made public: the months he spent training for a career with the Central Intelligence Agency www.informationliberation.com The secret CIA past of CNN's Anderson Cooper www.rawstory.com Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged TV News www.nytimes.com 50 False News Stories By Bush Propaganda Machine rense.com www.google.com www.communityvision21.com www.conspiracy-cafe.com usahitman.com New Age of Prepackaged TV News Pre Planned News Stories Going On NOW AKA Sandy Hook Truth in Broadcasting Act of 2005 : report of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on S. 967. library.lehigh.edu Truth in Broadcasting Act of 2005 : report of the Committee on Commerce …

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OPT OUT FILM Invasive TSA Procedures! : TSA Opt Out Week! Coming Soon! This Thanksgiving, Infowars.com is giving thanks for the First Amendment, by getting back in the faces of those who are attempting to abuse their authority to silence free speech and in turn conceal flagrant abuses of our rights and our basic dignity — with the launch of the national Opt Out and Film campaign. Of course, every week should be First Amendment week, but we're picking one week in particular as part of a grass roots outreach that we hope will contribute towards putting an end to what has come to represent the face of big government tyranny — the Transportation Security Administration. In November 2010, the national opt out day was a huge success that generated massive media attention. The TSA was forced to mothball most of its radiation-firing body scanners for that one day in a desperate attempt to avoid embarrassment — a political act that proved the naked scanners had nothing whatsoever to do with genuine security concerns. Now it has been confirmed that the TSA punishes people who opt out of the scanners by subjecting them to more invasive grope downs, it's time to re-assert our dignity, and we're going to do it using the First Amendment. The TSA's own website admits that it is not illegal to film TSA agents, just as it is not illegal to film police officers. However, there are innumerable examples of the TSA threatening travelers who either film them or who simply dare to display …From:CashCapital47Views:0 0ratingsTime:20:35More inNews Politics

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Have you watched Ke$ha’s new video for her single “Die Young” yet? If not, stop what you’re doing and go give it a watch.

As we’ve come to expect from the “Blow” singer’s creative and unpredictable storytelling in her previous videos, “Die Young” takes the phrase “cult following” to a new level. Here are the five craziest moments:

Unusual Modes of Transportation Talk about making an entrance. Instead of simply walking into frame or stepping out of a car, Ke$ha appears riding in the back of a hearse, from which she is removed by a bunch of strapping, leather-clad gentlemen who hoist her up on their shoulders and carry her around like some sort of funeral totem. Heaven forbid Ke$ha’s feet should touch the dusty ground.

The Illuminati References This one is up for all kinds of creative interpretation, but clearly Ke$ha and her video team wanted to send some mixed messages and drive the “we’re in a cult” vibe with multiple references to the Illuminati. Thanks to our good friends at MTV Buzzworthy, you can see a bunch of them in all their smoky, electric glory via a series of great GIFs.

Ke$ha’s Barely There Wardrobe Whoever thought that cult leaders can only wear long robes and billowy, drapey clothing needs to broaden their horizons by checking out Ke$ha’s sexy outfits in this video. She shows off a very toned body in several skimpy ensembles. One is a black leather swimsuit-like number accessorized by a half-cowboy-chap-type adornment on one leg; another is a lacy set of white lingerie over which Ke$ha wears a furry white caplet/mini shawl on her back.

See Ke$ha’s Illuminati symbolism at its GIF-y best!

Wolves Wrestling This is probably the most random element in the video, but right around the 1:30 mark when Ke$ha is doing some sexy dancing/grinding with her cult followers there are quick cuts to a pair of wolves engaged in what could be play-fighting or a scary death match. We’re going with the former. So what can we make of the wolves? Perhaps this is a nod to Ke$ha’s dedicated fanbase, her “Animals,” or maybe she just likes wolves.

The Golden Tooth Lives On! Instead of the golden touch, Ke$ha’s got a golden tooth, which many of us thought would serve as just a passing fashion statement when we first spotted her with the fancy metal in her mouth back in the fall of 2010. Thanks to several isolated shots of Ke$ha’s mouth singing to the track in the video, we get plenty of glimpses of her gold embellishment, further accented by deep-red glossy lips.

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Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company, today launched Passport to Freedom, its comprehensive initiative seeking to unite the travel and tourism industry in the fight against human trafficking. Announced by Sabre Holdings Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland, actress and advocate Jada Pinkett Smith, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow, and Tekla Roberts, a human trafficking survivor and program advocate, the initiative aims to raise awareness about human trafficking issues; advocate for legislative change; and provide opportunities for leaders in government, travel and non-profit organizations to collaborate on an issue affecting up to 27 million people globally.

Sabre has a presence with all segments of the travel sector from agents and airlines to tour services and travelers, and everything in between, putting us in a unique position to act as a driving force in raising awareness for this cause, said Gilliland. Human trafficking impacts countries around the world, including every major city in the United States. Passport to Freedom is part of our effort to rally the travel and tourism industry to not only end these crimes, but to also help those who are affected rebuild their lives.

Passport to Freedom addresses these issues by focusing on three primary objectives: to educate, collaborate and advocate. The program will also include a long-term scholarship and employment program providing job training to human trafficking survivors for careers in the travel and tourism industry.

Additional elements include:

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood has launched an initiative to address the role of transportation in human trafficking. Under his direction, the Departmentis training 55,000 DOT employees in the U.S. and abroad. The Department is also working with the transportation industry to raise awareness about the issue.

We are working with all our modes of transportation to help stop the flow of human trafficking, but we cant do it alone, said Secretary LaHood. Raising awareness about human trafficking can save lives, if everyone gets involved. Public/private initiatives like the one Sabre is launching can make a real difference in ending this terrible crime.

Secretary LaHood sent a video message of support to attendees of a workshop Sabre hosted on Thursday to discuss and develop solutions to human trafficking.

Human trafficking is a $32 billion trade, making it one of the most lucrative, widespread and fastest-growing global crimes. The travel and tourism industry is often an unwilling and unknowing participant in these crimes as millions are trafficked within and across domestic and international borders and kept in hotels or other public housing for commercial sex or forced labor each year.

Actress and advocate Jada Pinkett Smith, who has testified before Congress appealing for federal funding to assist human trafficking victims, also took part in several events Sabre hosted on Thursday.

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BREWER, Maine Stories about how fugitive slaves in the 1800s made their way to freedom in Canada by way of Brewer are pieces of local lore that should never be forgotten, historian Richard Dick Campbell said Saturday.

Nothing was documented, he said, but there are lots of tidbits of history that link Brewer to the Underground Railroad.

Brewers Chamberlain Freedom Park is home to the only official Maine memorial to the Underground Railroad, a vast network of secret routes and people credited with helping thousands upon thousands of runaway slaves escape the tyranny of their southern owners.

The park sits at the location of the former Holyoke House, a brick house once occupied by wealthy abolitionist John Holyoke, where a slave-style shirt was found tucked in the eaves of the attic in 1995 and a stone-lined shaft was discovered the following year when the Department of Transportation tore down the house to improve the four-way intersection at State and North Main streets.

The handstitched white shirt is now on display at the Brewer Historical Society, which oversees the park that features a historic display, a bronze statue of Brewer native and Civil War hero, Col. Joshua Chamberlain, and the North to Freedom statue.

The statue depicts a runaway slave looking back toward the south and leaning to the north as he hoists himself out of an underground tunnel to freedom. It serves as a tribute to slaves who used the Underground Railroad, to the abolitionist movement and to the role the state played, Campbell said.

Houlton sculptors Glenn and Diane Hines created the historic figure that sits on a grate over the stone-lined shaft that Campbell, fellow historian Brian Higgins and others believe was used to hide slaves. The shaft is located where the root cellar of Holyokes summer kitchen once stood. The home also was known as the Christmas House.

Oral traditions are that it was the site of the Underground Railroad, Campbell said.

Even though every state in the north had legally abolished slavery in the first decades of the 1800s, thanks to abolitionists who believed slavery was against their Christian faith, the federal government continued to pass laws allowing the capture of runaway slaves, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Centers website states.

The federal government had passed Fugitive Slave Acts as early as 1793 that allowed slave catchers to come north and force runaways back into slavery, the site states. By the 1830s and 1840s, these laws were expanded in reaction to increased Underground Railroad activity. With the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, assisting or helping hide fugitive slaves became a federal offense, making all Underground Railroad activity subject to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.

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ARLINGTON, Va., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Astrium, the number one company in Europe for space technologies and systems, has successfully completed a set of tests on tank structures proving that key design and manufacturing processes used for Ariane launchers are ready for production of the Liberty commercial launch vehicle second stage with ATK (ATK).

Download film of the tests at: http://46.218.194.177/astrium/ASTRIUM_LIBERTY

The tests covering load-carrying cryogenic tanks demonstrate that existing Astrium processes can be leveraged to confirm the overall Liberty schedule and enable a speedy entry into service and into orbit. Astrium is also working on leaner production processes for the second stage to bring best value to the Liberty launch vehicle.

Liberty is a complete commercial crew transportation service, including the spacecraft, abort system, launch vehicle, and both ground and mission operations, designed from inception to meet NASA’s human-rating requirements with a planned first test flight in 2014 and Liberty crewed flight in 2015. Astrium, as a major subcontractor, will provide the second stage of the Liberty launch vehicle – based on the liquid-fuelled cryogenic core of the Ariane 5 vehicle powered by the Safran-built Vulcain 2 engine. The Ariane 5 launcher, for which Astrium is the Prime Contractor, was developed under the aegis of the European Space Agency and is operated by Arianespace. With 48 consecutive successful missions over nearly nine years, it is the world’s most reliable launcher. This includes the launch of three Autonomous Transfer Vehicles to resupply the International Space Station in the last four years. During this time, the Ariane 5 has launched more commercial satellites into orbit than any other launch vehicle in the world.

A film from the Astrium site in les Mureaux, near Paris (France), shows the work done to complete the stage testing. It shows the machining, forming, computerized automatic welding and inspection of cryogenic tank elements to provide the increased thickness and stiffened profiles necessary for the Liberty second stage. An additional tank panel of increased thickness is welded and tested in a cryogenic environment at the Euro Cryospace facilities (an Astrium and Air Liquide joint-venture). These successful tests demonstrate that Astrium’s manufacturing technology has the capability to process panels that are several times thicker than those of Ariane 5. These panels meet the needs for the strengthened cryogenic tanks of Liberty’s second stage.

Alain Charmeau, CEO of Astrium Space Transportation, said: “These tests take the Liberty second stage one step closer to production. They demonstrate conclusively that our proven processes can manufacture thicker and stiffer cryogenic tanks for the Liberty second stage.

“Welding, machining, and forming space hardware is a highly sophisticated industrial process. Our extensive experience in manufacturing all Ariane launchers has given us comprehensive and unmatched capability that we can now utilize for a new commercial space transportation system Liberty. We are proud to be a valued partner alongside ATK and Lockheed Martin and look forward to the success of Liberty,” he continued.

“Astrium’s world-class commercial launch team provides unique vehicle and systems capabilities to Liberty,” said Kent Rominger, ATK program manager for Liberty. “These tests by our Astrium teammates demonstrate how our flight-proven Liberty team is hard at work and keeping Liberty on schedule for first launch in 2014.”

For additional information on the Liberty Transportation Service please visit the Liberty website at: http://www.libertyspace.us/

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – A $1 million donation to Liberty University will be used to fund scholarships for students pursuing missions work. Liberty says in a news release that the donation came from a Georgia man who died in October 2011 at the age of 82. The man named the university as the main beneficiary in his will. Liberty didn’t identify the donor. Everett Foutz with the university’s Planned Giving Department says the man was a private person who donated the money in honor of his mother and brother. Foutz says the man was interested in missions work and spent time overseas in government service.

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The paint had barely dried on Modesto’s free speech zone before it got a new coat. Thursday morning, a yellow box with the words “Designated Free Speech Area” stenciled on all four sides marked the sidewalk. By Thursday night, it was solid green.

In my Thursday column, I wrote about how the city recently created a free speech area on a sidewalk at the transportation center downtown. The city did this because Kevin Borden, whose ultraloud fire-and-brimstone preaching annoyed visitors at Brenden Theatres in Tenth Street Place a couple of years ago, found a new altar next to the ticket booth at the bus depot.

According to the city, he bellowed so loudly over the street noise and idling buses that folks trying to buy bus tokens or get information couldn’t converse effectively with the attendant inside the booth. So, the city established the zone on the county transit side of the station, distancing Borden from the crowds that use the city buses.

Keep in mind that in 2009, Borden sued the city in federal court for abridging his free speech rights and won. He got a $1 settlement and the city had to pay his lawyers $35,000.

Borden began orating at the transportation center last year.

“This was, in effect, to protect Mr. Borden’s right to free speech,” Modesto City Attorney Susana Alcala Wood said.

They did this, of course, by restricting where he can speak, which she said the city has the constitutional authority to do. Wood said the city also maintains a free speech zone during the farmers markets on 16th Street that run twice each week from April into December.

The zone at the transportation center also addresses safety issues, she said. After all, the station can be a busy place, with people and buses coming and going every which way.

“We had to provide him an area,” she said. “He couldn’t be run off of the transportation facility. Still, conducting the business of the transportation center is paramount.”

Indeed, the city decided to protect perhaps the only person at the station who stood in one place and wasn’t trying to go somewhere.

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I need to start this off with a note to the editor:

Put a bright yellow border around this column with the words “Designated Free Speech Area” stenciled in.

That would match what Modesto city officials recently imposed upon the sidewalk at the transportation center downtown.

This episode involves Kevin Borden, who in 2009 received a $1 settlement in federal court from the city after it stopped him from preaching fire-and-brimstone sermons in front of Brenden Theatres at Tenth Street Place. The city also had to pay $35,000 to cover his legal fees.

Ultimately, he took his pulpit to the transportation center, preaching atop a box near the ticket office and infor- mation booth.

On Dec. 6, according to documents, some bus riders complained about him and particularly how loudly he spoke in the always noisy bus depot.

Marcie Garza, who has dispensed tickets and route information for the past six years, said that while he didn’t bother her, he did bother some of the bus riders. A policeman told him to move and he refused, again challenging the city.

The city’s legal department determined that it controls the “time, place or manner” of protected speech in public. Because the depot wasn’t created for the “purposes of assembly, communicating thoughts between citizens, and discussing public questions,” it could decide where on the premises he could exercise his free speech rights.

Hence, it created the “Designated Free Speech Area” on a sidewalk about 25 yards away, closer to where riders board the lesser-used county buses and next to the Union Pacific tracks. It’s a box painted on the sidewalk.

Remember the TV show “WKRP in Cincinnati,” when ag reporter Les Nessman taped lines on the floor to act as the walls of his imaginary “office”? It’s that kind of thing.

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