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Washington (CNN) -- In the most extensive reshaping of the Obama administration's national security team to date, the president will name Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta as his nominee to succeed Robert Gates as defense secretary, top U.S. officials said Wednesday. Gen. David Petraeus will be nominated to take over as CIA director, and Lt. Gen. John Allen will succeed Petraeus as head of the U.S-led international military force in Afghanistan, a senior administration official told reporters. In addition, longtime diplomat Ryan Crocker will be nominated as the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, the official said. President Barack Obama will formally announce the changes on Thursday, according to the senior administration official. It is the biggest reshaping of Obama's national security team since he took office in January 2009 and reflects a longstanding plan by Gates to step aside this year. More changes also are coming. Both Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and FBI Director Robert Mueller are not eligible for renomination for terms that expire this year.
MORIAH, N.Y. (AP) - Crews are cleaning up the thousands of dead fish that have washed up along Lake Champlain's New York shoreline, including a stretch where public campgrounds and beaches are being prepared for opening this spring. Lakeside residents in Vermont began reporting thousands of dead alewives showing up along the shore earlier this month. Vermont fisheries biologists say alewives, a species not native to the lake, are sensitive to frigid temperatures and likely died off during the winter. Officials in the Essex County town of Moriah (mor-EYE'-uh) tell the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh that the stench from fish rotting on the shore would have affected the opening of local campgrounds. Inmate work crews from a nearby shock incarceration camp are dumping the fish in large trash containers that are then hauled away to a landfill.
A very good post S&F for you my friend ... Yeah, the Royal Wedding and Obama's BC are such a crappy cause for Breaking News ... There's so much more happening in the World that we need to know about!
I agree with you, read something yesterday stating that 559 tornadoes were counted just for the month of April. The last record for April was 274 tornadoes in 1974. Then there was also the Federal Reserve speech presented by Bernanke, the key in that one was they are promising more openness with the Federal Reserve which NEVER happened before. Trying times indeed!
Exactly, even now people are just posting stuff about The Wedding and The Birth Certificate! Since yesterday afternoon, ATS has been a borough for worthless news and links in regards to the above!
Yeah, I know what you mean regarding the Fed. What gets me is that they are starting to actually say something. That is what they never did before. Look back into the 90's and earlier, they were completely secret about everything. I also wonder if this has anything to do with the 100 year lease, it is set to expire in 2012.
Thank you so much for posting this! S&F. I had read about the stories, but those videos really bring it home. That tornado footage is scary! I feel for the people who lost loved ones. The only way to make the content here GOOD, is to post GOOD content and ignore the shabby crap that has become so popular these days. What we feed grows, what we starve dies.
the fish thing is alarming, for sure, but what jumped out at me was the fact that "inmate work crews" (newspeak for slave labor) were cleaning it up. don't we have agencies and task forces and volunteer networks for that kind of thing? why is it okay to get free labor out of someone just because they broke a law or two? and making them clean up dead fish? pukefest. it sickens me when people hide behind labels to make bad things seem all right. being a criminal has nothing to do with doing hard labor.
it's so nice to see that there are true ATSers on this site still. When I joined a year ago, there was this strong old-school presence, dudes like Slayer69 and the like, which helped keep us on topic and away from the MSM troll bait. but just in this past year, it seems like this site has degenerated into Red Vs. Blue, Left Vs. Right bull crap. either that, or sheep jumping onto the newest "Truth" movement. stay focused! we are at war with our elite rulers right now, whether you know it or not! it's only a matter of time before the People's Resistance goes global and this war goes hot. better make sure you know which side you are actually on, there's so much disinformation and misinformation out there these days.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! So tired of the other threads you mentioned. It seems like they will never end! There are so many more important issues in our country and our world. I truly believe we are being distracted from the important issues. So many good minds, and wasting it on silly threads. to you for starting this thread OP!