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Since: Apr 12
#1 Oct 24, 2012
"SALT LAKE CITY (AP)- A Republican activist charged with raping five women apparently committed suicide Tuesday at the Heber cabin where the crimes allegedly took place, sheriff's officials said.
Two bail bond agents were dispatched to the cabin Tuesday to check on Gregory Nathan Peterson because his ankle monitor was not responding, Wasatch County Sheriff Todd Bonner said.
Peterson, 37, had been out on bail since Oct. 19 on multiple charges of rape, assault and kidnapping. He was to stand trial on 23 felony charges and two misdemeanor counts."
#2 Oct 24, 2012
Why are you not touting the stimulous latest "sucess":
LG Chem says it has not wasted taxpayer money and promised to repay the federal government if it had billed it for "idle time" spent by its workers, the company said in a statement made in response to a Target 8 investigation.
The company has refused to comment to Target 8 but released a statement to the Grand Rapids Business Journal, which published a report on Tuesday.
A Target 8 investigation revealed last week that workers at the Holland plant had little or nothing to do, and that some were spending time playing card games and board games, or watching movies. Many were leaving the plant on company time to help work at area non-profit agencies.
The Korea-based company received a $151 million U.S Department of Energy grant as part of the federal stimulus program to build the $300 million plant. The company's reports to the federal government show that 100 of its 200 employees have been funded by federal "recovery funds."
The plant was expected to employ 300 workers and turn out 15 million battery cells each year, with production starting early this year. But with sluggish sales of the Chevy Volt, the plant has produced only test cells.
LG Chem's statement doesn't appear to address allegations of card games, board games and movies. However, it did say that employees "have engaged in team-building activities and some labor donation to aid nonprofit groups in the community.”
LG Chem told the Business Journal that its workers continue to report to work because the company "feels a duty to take care of the people and to keep them on the team, so they can be ready for production."
However, workers have told Target 8 they haven't trained for months and that battery-making supplies were returned to Korea. Some have quit and some are looking for work.
"The company will not use (Department of Energy) grant money to pay for any idle time," LG Chem said in the statement to the Journal. "It will review prior billings, and if any has been used, then that money will be refunded to the DOE.”
LG Chem also said it has extended furloughs -- workers taking a week off without pay every fourth week -- since late August.
"LG Chem has the strongest motivation to operate the plant, because it has invested more than 50 percent, over $150 million, of the cost to construct the facility, so it will utilize the plant when the time is right,” according to the statement to the Journal.
LG Chem has a lot to lose if it doesn't.
The state approved a $25.2 million job-creation state tax credit over 15 years, and a battery cell state tax credit worth $100 million over 4 years. Both are tied to job creation. LG Chem has yet to file claims for that money.
A Renewable Energy Renaissance Zone will allow LG Chem to operate free of property taxes for 15 years -- if it reaches 300 employees within 5 years. That's another $48.5 million.
Since: Apr 12
#3 Oct 24, 2012
"Mirror Mirror onthewall
Mirror Mirror on the wall who is:
The biggest mouth of all
The most crass of them all
The biggest racist of them all
Has the poorest judgement of them all
Is the most shallow of them all
Is unemployable in the state of WV in higher education
May be employable at some low rung black college in other state as a low level employee
Does not have a doctorate in any employable field of study. One would never hire her in higher education administration LOL
Is aging exponentially
Is pushing her husband away
Continues to antagonize her enemies
Continues to show poor judgement on a daily basis
Continues to hurt any people or organizations she is affiliated with
Has hideous friends such as Ruth and Bill
We all know the answer to these questions!!!!! and its not Aida. LOL but it is the Aid impersonator."
#4 Oct 24, 2012
This GOP activist is just a typical repulsivecon in today's news. Just ask Akin or Mourdock.
#5 Oct 24, 2012
Or for that matter, ask Romoney and Lying Ryan. They BOTH agree wholeheartedly with Mourdock's statement.
Make no mistake, women, these guys in the GOP hate you. They want you barefoot and pregnant, with no rights of your own, even to your own body. WAKE UP!
#6 Oct 24, 2012
Good news. The world is a better place without him.
Good riddance to trash.
#7 Oct 24, 2012
Yes, the Romoney's are white trash. Wealthy white trash, but white trash in any case.
(I'm white, so forget your Archie Bunker stuff).
Since: Apr 12
#8 Oct 24, 2012
"Palin Uses Slavery-Era Phrase To Describe Obama’s Libya Response
This woman is never going away, is she?
No, sir, she isn't. Like polio, still seen in parts of the world." TP
Since: Apr 12
#9 Oct 24, 2012
"I despise the fact the GOP & Tea party runs on family values, while most lie, cheat, & commit adultery. Do as I say, not as I do. They are a joke."
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