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#1040991 Dec 13, 2013
Va. Beach on defensive again over red-light cameras

The intersection of Virginia Beach Blvd. and Independence Blvd. had the highest average violation rate per 1,000 vehicles (4.6) and the second-most violations (28,976) in 2010. A vehicle not stopping for a right on red, sets off the flash for the red light camera. Jan. 29, 2011.
The intersection of Virginia Beach Blvd. and Independence Blvd. had the highest average violation rate per 1,000 vehicles (4.6) and the second-most violations (28,976) in 2010. A vehicle not stopping for a right on red, sets off the flash for the red light camera. Jan. 29, 2011.(L. Todd Spencer | The Virginian-Pilot)

By Kathy Adams
The Virginian-Pilot
© December 13, 2013
VIRGINIA BEACH

The city is preparing to once more defend the legality of its red-light cameras after a woman decided to fight a $50 ticket and question the program's legitimacy in court.

Resident Vanessa Dallas received a citation through the city's PhotoSafe program that accused her of running a red light July 19, according to General District Court records online. She hired prominent attorney Gary Byler and gained the backing of the National Motorists Association, which has been an opponent of the cameras.

The case was slated to go before a judge Thursday but was postponed until Jan. 21 to allow additional time for Byler and the city to prepare legal arguments.

This will be PhotoSafe's third major legal challenge since its inception in 2009, Associate City Attorney Michael Beverly said. The first two - challenging the constitutionality of the program and the validity of the city's contract with the cameras' operator, Redflex Traffic Systems - were unsuccessful, he said.

Byler plans to argue that the city did not comply with state law in implementing its program, he said in court.

Beverly said he believes the city has complied with state law and Virginia Department of Transportation guidelines. It has cameras at 13 intersections that snap photos and capture video of cars that blow through red lights or fail to come to a complete stop before turning right on red.

Police issued 51,662 tickets in 2012, and the fines contributed nearly $1 million to the city's general fund after expenses that fiscal year, according to a PhotoSafe presentation provided by the Police Department.

The tickets are a civil infraction and do not affect a motorist's driving record. Only a handful of drivers contest them.

Byler said he plans to argue that the red-light cameras are unsafe and have led to an increase in collisions.

"The city of Virginia Beach has systematically taken millions from its citizens under what we believe are inappropriate circumstances," Byler said. "It's not $50, it's millions at stake, as well as the safety of the motoring public."

The city plans to release a three-year study on the PhotoSafe program, including analyzing collision rates, next year, traffic engineer Robert Gey said.

"We obviously feel the police have a very solid program that goes by all the rules," he said.

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1040993 Dec 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another right whiner who thinks the US must pay minimum wage top compete in the market place & then has a tizzy fit as they run screaming down the street " OMG OM the 47% OMG OMG OMG"
who said anything about minimu wage, dumbass. Learn to read, dumbfck.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1040995 Dec 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you see the other day when he flipped out and thought all his SOCKS had became Waxman.
Post after post of screaming Waxman. Everywhere more Waxmans.
yeah...lol he does that. Everyone was gunner for a while too.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1040996 Dec 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Some of these groups aren't really who they appear to be. They are counter productive to Conservative goals.
If this has hurt their brand-I say great as we are fed up with their endlessly ensuring Dem victories!
You should be in mourning.
Yep. Con goals...

Con goals...

Con goals...

Hurt the branding...

Hurt the branding...

Hurt the branding...

So in other words, loyalty to the party and screw America and Americans. Yep, we got that too!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1040997 Dec 13, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text> Sheeeeeeeeat on a splinter, flack, but could you, with your billions in wealth and your genius level among roadies everywhere, learn how to post a link--not screen shoot the whole damn mess? Nobody has the time to read that crap but you.
how many times does he need to tell you dumbfcks you can't link to a broadcast?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1040998 Dec 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFLMAO, don't forget the victory lap they took for making Obama the word of the year-selfie.
Wahooo, those guys are so powerful.
powerful enough....

Kevin Jennings To Critics: "You Completely Failed"

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2011/06/17/kevin...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1040999 Dec 13, 2013
And, last but not least...

Campaign Lies

No more wiretapping of citizens
Youtube

Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical
Dreams of My Father – A radical Socialist.

Would have the most transparent administration in History
Cato Institute

We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.
Boston Globe

I have visited all 57 states.
Snopes

I’ll get rid of earmarks.
Source: Any bill passed during presidency

When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.
Campaign Speech

Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes.
YouTube

Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration.
He has done nothing but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total failure” has now become his greatest achievement.

Present Votes Are Common In Illinois
NPR

I don’t Have Lobbyists
US News

My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country
CNN

Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Obama Campaign Video

I Barely Know Rezko
Sun Times

My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church
ABC News
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1041000 Dec 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
uber-moonbat....
O'Reilly Attacks MediaMatters for Accurately Quoting Him
http://crooksandliars.com/2007/04/28/oreilly-...
Sonic freaking that some declared non-victory by a Moon bat group has no earth shattering effect.

His whole life is being number one fan of this group
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1041001 Dec 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
List of lies (continued)
Fourth Year
“The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed.”
Politifact.com
“Mitt Romney raised nursing home fees eight times.”
Politifact.com
“Planned Parenthood provides mammograms”
Spero News
“We got back every dime we used to rescue the financial system”
cbsnews.com
Benghazi violence was caused by an internet video & demonstrations
State Department
Because of Obamacare,“over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up — it’s true — but they’ve gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years.”
politifact.com
“I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration”
abcnews.com
Romney and Ryan will gut pell grants for low-income college students.
Factcheck.org
"My budget will cut the deficit by $4 Trillion over 10 years."
Factcheck.org
“I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Bluffs, Iowa.“He is one of the leaders of Congress standing in the way. So if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities.”
House passed bill on August 2, 2012 (Paul Ryan voted yes)
“You Didn’t Build that!”
lol! It's amazing how your sources lead nowhere!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1041002 Dec 13, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
RealDave are you really this Stupid…. ObAmaCAre is ACA!!
Why does texass hate women son?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1041003 Dec 13, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
RealDave are you really this Stupid…. ObAmaCAre is ACA!!
The ACA is a bill passed in Congress before the dumbass Cruz was elected to the Senate.

Why are all you people this GD stupid.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1041004 Dec 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
powerful enough....
Kevin Jennings To Critics: "You Completely Failed"
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2011/06/17/kevin...
MMfA is a joke. Get a reality check.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1041005 Dec 13, 2013
Wonder how long that list will continue to grow over the next three years in this wonderful and wacky world of Barack Obama's?

Just thought the end of another year would be a good time to recap where we've been during the last five.

Good morning everyone.
Mimi

Palm Coast, FL

#1041006 Dec 13, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
You hearing typed words on a screen you old as dirt teapublican?
It is certainly not in your best interest to reveal yourself as the acknowledged moron.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1041007 Dec 13, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
who said anything about minimu wage, dumbass. Learn to read, dumbfck.
So, your comment had nothing to do with union worker compensation?

Private enterprise union participation is about 6 1/2%.

This makes you comment even dumber.

Right whiners: "when it doubt, the workers get paid too much"

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Since: Dec 08

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#1041008 Dec 13, 2013
OUTTA HERE
Iran Quits Nuclear Talks
Ebrahim Noroozi/AP
3. Iran Quits Nuclear Talks
Iran has pulled out of nuclear talks with Western powers over the U.S. expansion of its blacklist against companies evading sanctions against Iran, which Tehran said was against the spirit of the deal the nations struck a few weeks ago in Geneva. The U.S. agreed not to impose any new sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iran slowing the progress of its nuclear program. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said she expects the talks to resume soon, while Iranian chief negotiator Abbas Araqchi said his country was considering the “appropriate response.” Iran pulled out of the current talks on their fourth day after the U.S. added a dozen companies to its blacklist.

Read it at Agence France-Presse

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1041009 Dec 13, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! It's amazing how your sources lead nowhere!
Here's the politifact.com site about the sequester quote.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1041010 Dec 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
And, last but not least...
Campaign Lies
No more wiretapping of citizens
Youtube
Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical
Dreams of My Father – A radical Socialist.
Would have the most transparent administration in History
Cato Institute
We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.
Boston Globe
I have visited all 57 states.
Snopes
I’ll get rid of earmarks.
Source: Any bill passed during presidency
When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.
Campaign Speech
Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes.
YouTube
Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration.
He has done nothing but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total failure” has now become his greatest achievement.
Present Votes Are Common In Illinois
NPR
I don’t Have Lobbyists
US News
My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country
CNN
Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Obama Campaign Video
I Barely Know Rezko
Sun Times
My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church
ABC News
His list of documented lies are endless.

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Since: Dec 08

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#1041011 Dec 13, 2013
Al Qaeda’s Black Flag Flies Over Iraq
The TelegraphBy The TelegraphDecember 13th 20139:10 AM
FOLLOWMore Stories by The Telegraph
Friday's anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s arrest sees the country struggling with a resurgent al Qaeda and a death rate double that of a decade ago.
Ten years after the capture of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is at risk of becoming a failed state again as al-Qaeda reclaims vast swathes of the country.
Friday’s anniversary of the Iraqi dictator’s arrest sees the country still struggling with his legacy, with al Qaeda launching a fresh campaign of terrorist atrocities from new territory carved out in western and northern Iraq.
Backed by jihadists fighting the civil war in neighboring Syria, the group is trying to create an “emirate” straddling the two countries, taking advantage of the collapse in security across the border.
Bridges linking four key border towns on the Iraqi side have been dynamited, making it difficult for security forces to operate in the area.
Road signs have even been put up proclaiming it to be the turf of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the name for the joint Syrian-Iraqi al Qaeda franchise.
Further north in the city of Mosul, another al Qaeda stronghold, the group is boosting its war chest by raking in up to £5 million a month in “tithes” from local businesses.
Using their new safe haven as an operating base, al Qaeda has mounted repeated strikes across the country, with an average of 68 car bombs a month this year.
After a period between 2009 and 2011 in which violence was on the wane, al Qaeda’s resurgence in the past year has led to a fresh sense of despair on the streets of Baghdad, where many young Iraqis think now only of leaving the country.
“It is not as bad as during the civil war, but whenever you leave your house, you can’t be sure that you will be coming back,” said Shadi Karaqzi, 23, an accountancy student smoking a shisha pipe in a central Baghdad cafe, itself the target of a devastating car bomb attack in 2007.“We are living in terror.”
“The wish of most young men now is just to live abroad so that they can have a normal life,” added his friend Ghaith Hamed, 22.
In recent months, al Qaeda’s so-called “reload rate”– the time between one series of mass attacks and another – has dropped to as little as a week, down from four to six weeks.
The death toll for 2013 has already topped 7,000, with the United Nations saying that 979 died in October alone, the latest month for which figures are available.
That is roughly twice the Iraqi death rate when US forces plucked Saddam from his “spider hole” in Tikrit in December 2003, an arrest hailed at the time as spelling the end of Iraq’s insurgency problems.
The brunt of al Qaeda’s new onslaught is borne by Iraq’s majority Shia Muslim community, who are classed as apostates in the terror group’s extremist Sunni Muslim vision.
So far, senior Shia clerics have forbidden retaliation. But in interviews with The Telegraph, both Iraqi politicians and foreign diplomats have expressed fears that the sheer scale of the current onslaught is putting a strain on Shias’ willingness to turn to the other cheek.
They fear a return to the sectarian warfare of 2006-2007, when up to 3,000 people a month were killed in tit-for-tat violence waged by Sunni and Shia death squads.
Only last month, police found the bodies of 19 people – including a family of five – shot dead and dumped in two districts of Baghdad, one mainly Sunni, the other Shia.
“Al Qaeda is trying to return the country to the civil war era by killing Shias,” said Sami al Askary, an Iraqi MP and adviser to Nouri al Maliki, the prime minister.“So far they have not succeeded, but nobody knows how long for. When the rage comes, you cannot expect how people will react.”

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#1041012 Dec 13, 2013
Cairo sees first snow in years as cold snap hits Egypt
December 13, 2013 04:08 PM
Agence France Presse
Snow covers the scene in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, some 400 kms south-east of Cairo on December 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
Snow covers the scene in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, some 400 kms south-east of Cairo on December 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
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CAIRO: A regional cold snap spread to Egypt on Friday, with some Cairo suburbs seeing snowfall for the first time in years, a weather official said.

The Middle East has been hit by a fierce winter storm, with temperatures in Egypt plummeting over the past two days as torrential rain also lashed parts of the country.

"It is the first time in very many years" that it has snowed in the suburbs of Cairo, said Ali Abdelazim, an official at the meteorological centre.

"The whole garden was white," Karim Kheirat told AFP by telephone from the new town of Medinati northeast of the capital.

"It's the first time in my life that I have seen it like this."

Other suburbs of the capital also saw light snow showers, residents said.

In the Sinai Peninsula, the storm deposited a blanket of snow several centimetres (inches) thick in the mountainous area around Saint Catherine's monastery for the first time in decades.

Mokhtar Hussein, who lives in the area, said he had not left his house since Thursday because of the weather.

"We aren't leaving the house at all because the whole town is covered in snow," he said.

On the Mediterranean coast, gardens, streets and houses in the town of Ras al-Bar were covered by a layer of white after heavy snow, resident Rania al-Mubashir said.

The northern coastal city of Alexandria only received light snowfall, but authorities shut the port for the third consecutive day because of the bad weather and strong winds.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/...
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