Wednesday April 22nd

Freddie Mac acting CFO allegedly takes his own life. 41 year old 16 year veteran of Freddie found by family members in pre dawn hours.

David Kellermann, acting chief financial officer of Freddie Mac, committed suicide in his Hunter Mill Estates home Wednesday morning. Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Mary Anne Jennings tells WTOP Kellermann, 41, police responded to the home after family members called police around 5 a.m. “We were called from inside the house to come investigate an apparent suicide,” Jennings says.

IRS pays illegal aliens and other foreign workers 7 billlion dollars over three years for child tax credits even though many of these people didn’t pay any federal taxes or have social security numbers.

The IRS allowed foreign workers – many of them in the U.S. illegally – to improperly claim nearly $7 billion in child tax credits from 2004 to 2007, a government investigator said Thursday. Most of the credits went to workers who didn’t make enough money to pay any federal income taxes, J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, said in a report. In those cases, the workers received payments from the Internal Revenue Service after filing income tax returns.

24 year old man killed in freak softball accident.

A member of a men’s slow-pitch softball team has died after being taken off life support, two days after he was hit in the neck by a ball. Teammates say 24-year-old Alberto Naranjo of Elkhart, Ind., was sliding into home plate during a game Saturday morning when a throw struck him below his left ear. He started to get up, but collapsed.

Four states responsible for most foreclosures in this country.

The 26 U.S. cities with the worst foreclosure problems are concentrated in four states – California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada, a report released Wednesday shows. The report on foreclosures for the first quarter by RealtyTrac Inc. said the highest foreclosure rates were found in Las Vegas, Merced, Calif. and the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area in Florida. Next on the list were the California metro areas of Stockton, Riverside, Modesto, Bakersfield and Vallejo-Fairfield.

Federal program to help those in trouble with their mortgage requires homeowners to share equity with the government.

What costs do I have to pay?

The new mortgage, if approved, will replace all of the current mortgages on your home. You will not owe any payments, fees or debts on mortgages you now hold.

You must agree to share both the equity created at the beginning of this new mortgage and a portion of any future appreciation in the value of your home.

U.S. to train 9,000 Mexican police officers. As long as these guys are making $400 bucks a month there will always be corruption in the ranks especially with drug cartels paying them thousands to look the other way.

The U.S. and Mexico are drawing up plans to dispatch up to 300 former U.S. law enforcement officials to Mexico this year to train thousands of Mexican police investigators in their fight against drug cartels, U.S. officials said. Mexican officials would select about 9,000 Mexican police for training at undisclosed locations there, one U.S. diplomatic and one law enforcement official said. The goal would be to quell corruption and violence fueled by warring drug groups.

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PETA clowns up in arms over Nascar chicken dance promotion.

The Talladega Superspeedway is going ahead with plans for a fast-food promotion at this weekend’s race despite complaints by an animal rights group. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked Guinness World Records to ignore an attempt to set a world record for the largest group chicken dance at Talladega, site of the Aaron’s 499 race on Sunday.

This is the same group of lunatics who killed 95% of the small animals in it’s care in 2008….ed.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving reverse discrimination. City of New Haven Connecticut was concerned they would be sued by blacks for not promoting them even though they scored lower than whites on testing.

In what could become a major showdown over the use of race as a factor in hiring, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to hear a reverse-discrimination case filed by white and Hispanic firefighters who claim they were passed over for promotion because they aren’t African-American. At issue in Ricci v. DeStefano is whether city officials in New Haven, Conn., acted legally when they threw out the results of a promotion exam because no black candidates scored high enough to be considered for a management job. Officials said they were worried that black applicants might file a discrimination lawsuit against the city if they went ahead and promoted the white and Hispanic firefighters who scored well on the exam.

Yahoo~ooooo preparing to lay off close to 700 employees as first quarter earnings tank.

Yahoo Inc.’s first-quarter results tread familiar ground as the Internet company’s financial erosion triggered another round of layoffs and management promised better days ahead. With its three-year slump worsening, Yahoo said Tuesday that it will lay off nearly 700 workers. It’s the first significant payroll purge since Yahoo hired Carol Bartz as its new chief executive in January, but marks the Sunnyvale-based company’s third round of job cuts during the past 14 months.

Young Marine, caught up in “gun on airplane” snafu, pleads not guilty on various charges.

Standing ramrod straight in his Marine Corps service uniform, Corporal Justin W. Reed pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges he illegally smuggled a semiautomatic handgun and a raft of bomb-making materials onto a Boston-bound plane Sunday. A judge in East Boston District Court set 2,500 cash bail for the 22-year-old, who was traveling from a military base in California where he taught an urban-warfare course to his home in Jacksonville, N.C.

Woman paralyzed after ignoring “fasten seat belt” sign on Texas flight. Plane hits major turbulence while she was sitting on the john and she winds up with broken neck, back.

A woman who was paralyzed after disobeying warnings to remain in her seat during a turbulent flight over Texas has suffered the same type of catastrophic injuries as the late Christopher Reeve, according to her doctor. “She is paralyzed from the nipples to her toes,” said Dr. Trey Fulp, the spinal surgeon who will perform a second operation today on the passenger at the McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Tex. The woman was one of two passengers and one crew member on Continental flight 511 from Houston to McAllen who were injured early Saturday morning in mid-flight.

Chris Simcox, founder of the anti illegal immigration group Minutemen, to challenge former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who has a weak record on border security issues, for U.S. Senate seat.

Chris Simcox, founder of the pro-border enforcement group the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will announce on Wednesday his plans to challenge Sen. John McCain in the Arizona Republican Senate primary in 2010. Simcox, who spoke with on Tuesday, said he has voted for McCain – the GOP presidential nominee in 2008 – in the past despite his many concerns about McCain’s politically moderate leanings.

Really funky looking three wheel electric car, guaranteed to go 100 miles between charges, due to roll out by end of year. Hauls ass, uses no gas and handles flat as a race car!

If you’re the kind of person who loves to be the center of attention, the Aptera 2e is the car for you. The three-wheel, two-seat electric car draws a crowd everywhere it goes. We discovered this Tuesday as we drove the 2e around downtown San Francisco, where the car literally stopped traffic. People pointed. They snapped pictures. They asked “What is it?” and “How much?” One person asked, in all seriousness, if you can drive it under water. Another asked, perhaps inevitably, “Can it fly?” “It flies right past gas stations,” replied Paul Wilbur, president and CEO of Aptera Motors. The line came out so quickly you get the impression he’s used it before.

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