Category Archives: USA Daily Report

USPS Defaults On Billions. Mail Delivery To Go On

USPS Defaults On $5.5 Billion Payment To Treasury

NPR (blog)-Aug 1, 2012
For the first time ever, the United States Postal Service has defaulted on a payment to the Treasury. The USPS warned of a default in a

USPS Union Members Planing On Change While Post Office Defaults On Billions

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The Trails Of The Debt Life

Debt Bomb Impact: This Guy Says China Is Real

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Debt Bomb Impact: This Guy Says China? So What!

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Debt Bomb Impact: These Girls Say They Are Moving To China!

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Debt Bomb Impact: These Girls Are Happy The Government Motors Cadi XTS Is Made In China!

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Debt Bomb Impact: This Guy Has Been Dreaming Of China For 30 Years!

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Debt Bomb Impact: This Guy Gives The Kiss From China!

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Debt Bomb Impact: This Guy Fights Like China

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KissIn @ Chick Fil A From Chicago to Boston

  1. Chick-fil-A protesters begin kissing to support gay rights‎ – 4 hours ago
    Supporters of same-sex marriage have started kissing at Chick-fil-A locations across the United States, to show their displeasure with

Now Up To $181 Million Powerball Jackpot

The Star-Ledger –
  1. Powerball Jackpot Now Sitting At $181 Million
    WebProNews‎ – by Chris Crum‎ – 3 hours ago
    The Powerball Jackpot is now sitting at $181 million, with the next drawing winners on Wednesday, winning $9644769 in non-jackpot prizes.
  1. The Star-Ledger –‎ – 11 hours ago
  2. Brevard Times‎ – 12 hours ago

The Boston Mayor And The Chick-fil-A Business

  • Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’ sets record

    news.blogs.cnn.comNew9 hours ago
    Chick-fil-A says it set a sales record on Wednesday, the day that supporters rallied around the fast-food chain
  • Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Brings Out Fans

    abcnews.go.comNew1 day ago
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee organizes support for traditional marriage.
  • Boston mayor’s letter to Chick-fil-A: Stay out of 25, 2012
    From the blog The Lookout: On the heels of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s controversial public comments
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    Bank Of America BIG Pwned! BOFA Profits The House Won


    BOFA ATM error let a customer take $1.5 million from checking account.

    Detroit man discovers that Bank Of America was not blocking any withdrawl and so he decides to gamble the money, and FAST.

    1. ATM Error Lets Detroit Man Gamble Away $1.5M – ABC News › Money

      Jun 19, 2012 – A man in Detroit who used an error from Bank of America to withdraw over $1.5 Detroit Man Gambled Away Over $1.5M After ATM Error

    2. ATM error costs BofA big time | › Finance BlogsBankingCached

      Jun 22, 2012 – A technical glitch gave a Bank of America checking account holder a $1.5 million balance boost. Go to to learn about other

    3. Error lets man withdraw $1.5M, gamble it away – New York Daily News…/32339696_1_abc-news-detroit-man-ban…Cached

      Jun 20, 2012 – A Bank of America mistake allowed a Detroit man to steal more than a million dollars by making a series of big withdrawals from ATMs.

    4. BofA atm error…funny but sad

      5 posts - 4 authors - Jul 2

      People are just stupid. How on earth does someone think the bank won’t eventually catch on to their error? Did he think they would just say

    5. ATM error costs BofA big time – Topic…/m/6800010392001Cached
      15 posts - 11 authors - 4 days ago

      ATM error costs BofA big time. By David McMillin · Friday, June 22, 2012 “For all the readers who have been frustrated with Bank

    California Supreme Court Unanimously Backs LA County Child Custody Case, While Iowa Supreme Court Gives Absolute Immunity to Department of Human Services Social Workers

    From the Los Angeles Times:


    LOS ANGELES — Parents who transport a youngster without a car seat and lose the child in a fatal traffic accident may have their surviving children removed by social welfare authorities, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday.

    The state high court ruled in favor of Los Angeles County social workers who placed two young boys in foster care after their 18-month-old sister, held on the lap of an aunt, was killed when a driver ran a stop sign and plowed into the car their father was driving.

    The ruling permits counties to remove children in such cases even if the child’s death was not caused by criminal negligence or abuse. Social welfare agencies also are not required to show that the fatal conduct posed a risk to the surviving children, the court said.

    Lawyers for Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services said Thursday’s decision would make it much easier to win legal control over children who have lost a sibling because of a parent’s lack of care. “It’s a big case for us, and it is a big case for the child welfare community,” said James M. Owens, assistant county counsel.

    But Christopher Blake, an attorney for the father in the case, complained that the ruling was overly broad and would encourage social workers to wrest away control of children simply because they were transported without a car seat or seat belt.

    “It will make it too easy for children to be removed from their parents when their parents make a tragic mistake,” Blake said.

    The case was brought by the father, identified as William C., after his two young sons were put in foster care following the death of his daughter.

    William and his three children lived in South Los Angeles with his mother and extended family. He had been separated from the children’s cognitively impaired mother.

    William was en route to a hospital in June 2009 after his daughter, Valerie, fell off a bed and injured her arm, according to court records. William said he had loaned his car, which contained a car seat, to someone else and drove another vehicle to the hospital with the injured daughter on her aunt’s lap. He suffered “extreme remorse” after the accident, the court said.

    County social workers received a report a week later that Valerie’s siblings, Ethan, 3, and Jesus, 8 months old, were being neglected.

    The county investigated and determined that the children lived in a household with about 20 people. They also found evidence of unsanitary conditions and reported that the children were dirty and appeared unsupervised. Ethan was suffering from severe developmental delays and had rotten teeth that required extraction, according to the court.

    In removing the boys, the county invoked a law that says children may be taken from their parents if negligence has caused a child’s death. William contended that the law should apply only if the negligent act was criminal and posed a risk to the surviving children.

    But the court said a “breach of ordinary care” was enough to trigger government intervention.

    “When a parent’s or guardian’s negligence has led to the tragedy of a child’s death, the dependency court should have the power to intervene … even if the parent’s lethal carelessness cannot necessarily be characterized as sufficiently ‘gross,’ reckless, or culpable to be labeled ‘criminal,’” Justice Marvin R. Baxter wrote for the court.

    The court said social welfare agencies were not required to show a connection between a child’s death and potential harm to the surviving children. A parent’s responsibility for a death “inherently” poses concerns for the safety of other children, it said.

    Blake, William’s attorney, said the ruling would affect other parents more than William. After more than a year in foster care, his children were returned to him after he took several parenting courses.

    Kim Nemoy, principal deputy county counsel, said the county had sympathy for the grief-stricken father and worked to ensure he would be able to regain custody once his parenting skills improved.

    “This was a family that was greatly in need of social services,” she said.



    From the New England Cable News:


    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two social workers with the Iowa Department of Human Services have immunity against a lawsuit filed by a mother who sued after her daughter was temporarily removed from custody, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

    The high court, in upholding Linn County District Court’s dismissal of the case, said that social workers are entitled to absolute immunity when filing a petition to protect a child in need of assistance as well as when a social worker acts as an ordinary witness in a child custody case.

    Absolute immunity protects government workers from civil liability to ensure that their duties are performed with independence and without fear of consequences.

    The decision stems from a case in which social workers removed Vania Minor’s daughter from her home in 2005 after they became concerned about the child’s care. The case was dismissed and the child returned to Minor’s care about three months later.

    Minor sued, claiming the social workers violated her right to the care, custody, and control of her child and a child’s right to adequate medical care, protection, and supervision.

    The suit was dismissed in 2009 in Linn County District Court, as the judge found the workers were covered by protections in federal law providing immunity to government workers when performing certain acts. Minor appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court.

    Minor’s attorney, Matthew Reilly said an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is being considered because considerable constitutional legal questions remain about whether DHS workers should be given absolute immunity, protecting them from civil lawsuits. It has to be filed within 90 days, Reilly said.

    “It’s basically telling them that they are above the law and they’re not accountable to anybody,” Reilly said.

    The court said it has never considered whether social workers are entitled to absolute immunity and pointed out that other courts have ruled both ways. It concluded absolute immunity applies when social workers are performing those specific duties.

    The court says social workers are entitled to qualified immunity when acting in the role of a complaining witness, such as when the social worker files court documents in child custody cases, and when investigating a case.

    Qualified immunity protects government officials from liability for civil damages as long as their conduct does not violate clearly established laws or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.


    South Florida Lifeguard, Tomas Lopez Declines Old Job

    Tomas Lopez, the South Florida lifeguard that was fired after helping to rescue a swimmer said Thursday that he “humbly declined” Jeff Ellis Management offer to return him to his old lifegard position.

    The Hallandale Beach, Florida lifeguard got fired after leaving his post to perform an ocean rescue outside his coverage zone.



    HALLANDALE BEACH Fired lifeguard says ‘no thanks’ when he’s re - 7 hours ago
    The 21-year-old lifeguard fired for leaving his coverage zone to help rescue a man struggling in the ocean is re-offered his job. He turned it

    Highly Cited: Hallandale Beach lifeguard fired after participating in beach rescueMiami Hurricanes (blog)
    In-Depth: Lifeguard fired for saving man outside his ‘zone.’ Outsourcing gone Christian Science Monitor

    Castro Triggers Radiation Sensor At Check Point

    Raul Castro, Arizona’s 96-year-old Mexican-American former governor was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after pacemaker caused radiation sensor to go off, Castro said.

    The former governor of Arizona had to suffer triple-digit heat while being driven to lunch in Tucson to celebrate his birthday.


    News Reports:

    Ex-Arizona governor, 96, detained at checkpoint in sweltering heat

    Chicago Tribune - 6 hours ago
    PHOENIX, July 5 (Reuters) – A 96-year-old former governor of. Arizona state’s first and only Mexican-American governor, was stopped by

    Highly Cited: Raul Castro, 96-year-old former US ambassador and Arizona
    Border Agents Detain Arizona’s Ex-Governor, 96Newser