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  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • Obama Passes Law BANNING FREE SPEECH: Media No Longer Allowed To Name Mass Shooter

    10/08/2015 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10/8/15 | Pamela Geller
    President Barack Obama held a press conference today to announce signing into law a bill that prevents U.S. media outlets from naming the shooting suspect in any of their news coverage. This is is tyranny. His illegally seized power cannot usurp our first amendment and the rights of the freedom of the press. For years Islamic supremacists like Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Rauf and others demanded that the media stop reporting on jihad terror because it might cause islamophobia (euphemism for opposition to jihad terror). It was unthinkable before Obama. Now that they have their stooge in the White...
  • Deep Thoughts On Flag Banning

    06/30/2015 4:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Its not possible for me to write about First Amendment issues and refrain from weighing in on the current Confederate flag controversy that is brewing down in South Carolina. Many of my students and readers have asked for my take, so here it is. I will start with an empirical prediction of what I think will happen. Ill follow that with my opinion about why I think it will be bad for the country. First, there will be the successful effort to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol. The move will spread to other states like Mississippi...
  • Obama Says Muslim Country that Banned Bible has Work to Do on Human Rights Just like the USA

    04/28/2014 8:41:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/28/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO On his visit to Muslim Malaysia, Obama at least went so far as to acknowledge that the Muslim country has some human rights issues. That’s more than he did for his own Indonesia, which is a genocidal nation engaged in an illegal occupation of Christian territories. And he did it with the usual backhanded slaps at America. President Obama celebrated America’s closer ties with the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia Sunday, even as he suggested “there’s more work to be done” here on the issue of human rights.“There’s a recognition by the Malaysian government that...
  • White House blocks access to Obama events, news groups say

    11/22/2013 11:23:15 AM PST · by Jonah Vark · 39 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | November 21, 2013 | By Anita Kumar
    <p>WASHINGTON The nations largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the publics ability to monitor its own government.</p> <p>The organizations accuse the White House of banning photojournalists from covering Obama at some events, and then later releasing its own photos and videos of the same events.</p>
  • Albuquerque Voters Defeat Measure Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    11/19/2013 10:30:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After a monumental battle that saw national pro-life groups and abortion supporters engage in a furious fight in the state of New Mexico, voters in Albuquerque today defeated the nations first city-wide ban on late-term abortions. Initial results from 50,000 early and absentee ballots showed 56 percent of voters against the proposal, while 44 percent supported the ban on most abortions after 20 weeks. The totals from voters casting ballots on election day didnt change those percentages much and, with 28 of 50 precincts tallied, the vote remained 55-45 against the ban. Some pro-life advocates are asserting the results are...
  • Spain: Jihadists Threaten Catalonia over Burqa Ban

    09/14/2013 9:41:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | September 13, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    A jihadist group affiliated with Al Qaeda has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe. The threats were issued by a group called "Africamuslima" in response to efforts by Catalonian lawmakers to increase surveillance of radical Salafists seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law in Spain and other parts of Europe. Catalonia -- a region of 7.5 million people centered on the Mediterranean city of Barcelona -- is home to the largest Muslim population in Spain. Most of the estimated 450,000 Muslims...
  • San Jose councilman proposes banning sodas

    08/23/2013 11:23:30 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 26 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/23/2013 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- Want a Coke at the San Jose Library? A root beer for the kids at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo? Maybe some whole milk for the little one? Forget it! That stuff makes you fat. A San Jose councilman wants the city to stop providing sugary drinks and whole milk at city properties and events to promote healthier diets. "We cannot stop the obesity epidemic," City Councilman Ash Kalra said in his proposal. "But as the city of San Jose, we can do our part by being socially responsible and accountable for the products we make available...
  • Why Liberals Like Affirmative Action

    06/29/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 29, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    The Supreme Court punted on the University of Texas affirmative action case the other day. But the issue won't seem to go away - except in California. California? Yes, California. Although seen as a bastion of liberalism in the public mind, the state passed proposition 209, banning affirmative action, 17 years ago. So what happened? Are California university campuses today completely lily white? Or all Asian? Hardly. As explained in a study for the Cato Institute, with the exception of one or two "elite" institutions, California university campuses are more diverse today than before the ban, and the graduation rates...
  • Banning Police Watch Residents With Newly Installed Security Cameras

    06/18/2013 7:44:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies ^ | June 18, 2013 7:29 PM
    BANNING {Californai} ( Authorities have installed a dozen surveillance cameras in Banning to watch its residents. Banning Police Chief Leonard Purvis said the cameras are a way for officers to keep an eye on the city without having as many patrols on the ground. We definitely dont want anybody to feel that were trying to be Big Brother, we just want to be able to provide an extra presence, he said. While the cameras arent manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the video is stored for 30 days. Theyre not going to know when were watching and...
  • Proof That Merely Banning Things Doesn't Work

    04/16/2013 5:05:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Comedian Jay Mohr recently used the Boston Marathon bombing as a rationale to do away with the Second Amendment. If this tragedy proves anything, it's that liberals are totally wrong about how gun control would work.
  • Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

    02/06/2013 3:30:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Stossel
    I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!" Well, it can. So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that. After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos...
  • Banning Guns Isn't The Answer (pic)

    12/17/2012 4:38:57 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Fury over rural diktat banning women from 'falling in love' (India)

    07/15/2012 11:29:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 7/14/12 | RAHUL BEDI in New Delhi
    A VILLAGE council in India has issued a Taliban-like diktat banning women under the age of 40 from falling in love, using mobile phones or going out in public unescorted. The fiat issued by the Asara village council in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh province, 40km northeast of the capital New Delhi, has outraged womens rights activists across India. It also requires women to cover their heads while away from their homes. Anyone defying the order would be ostracised and then expelled from the village, council member Mohammad Mokam said yesterday. He added there were other ways to make the...
  • San Francisco considers banning the sale of all pets

    06/26/2011 9:40:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/26/11 | Maria L. La Ganga
    San Francisco - The first vision was simple and straightforward: To curtail puppy mills and kitten factories, the sale of cats and dogs should be banned in San Francisco, where the loving guardians of animal companions come to regular blows politically with the loving parents of children. The ban was put on hold last year after animal advocates broadened it to include anything with fur or feathers. Now it's back, with a new name and a new strategy: More is more. The Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal is on its way to the Board of Supervisors, and it hopes
  • National Fatwa Council decides against banning poco-poco dance

    04/22/2011 5:38:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Malaysian Star ^ | April 22, 2011 | by: Bernama
    SEPANG: The special meeting or muzakarah of the National Fatwa Council has decided not to put a ban on the "poco-poco" dance among Muslims in the country as long as it is practised according to the stipulated regulations. The National Fatwa Council would remain respectful of the decision made by the Perak Fatwa Council to ban the dance in the state as their research showed that it had elements of Christianity and soul worshipping. National Fatwa Council chairman Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said the regulations referred to the guidelines issued by the council in 2007, which reminded the...
  • Protest of the banning of Verdugo

    05/01/2011 12:17:34 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 75 replies
    Self | 5/1/'11 | Zionist Conspirator
    To begin, I must state that I do not know what it was that led to the banning of Verdugo from Free Republic. It is quite possible he said something absolutely outrageous. However, if this is the case, I am unaware of it. I also wish to state that I do not in the least dispute the right of Jim Robinson to ban anyone from this site--his private property--at any time for any reason. However, I believe the banning of Verdugo was an injustice and I wish to protest it. I hope everyone who reads this will recall that my...
  • Black officers in Calif. allege racism, threaten suit

    04/13/2011 1:13:52 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies ^ | April 13, 2011 | John Asbury
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Banning city officials are conducting an investigation into allegations of racism and discrimination at the Banning Police Department after one current and two former officers issued a letter indicating they may sue the city. A Los Angeles attorney, Rupert Byrdsong, sent the letter to the Banning City Council, City Manager Andy Takata and Banning Police Chief Leonard Purvis late Sunday requesting the city investigate disciplinary actions, pay, promotions and the general treatment of black officers versus white officers. The letter details the accounts of three officers - Marcus Futch, fired in September 2010, Greg Herrington, terminated in...
  • Banning Happy Meals: Good idea for Philadelphia area? (Will Obama t-shirts be next?)

    11/04/2010 10:50:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/04/10 | Peter Mucha
    Banning Happy Meals: Good idea for Phila. area?By Peter Mucha Inquirer Staff Writer Posted on Thu, Nov. 4, 2010 It's all about the children. Gotta protect them ... from Happy Meals. At least in San Francisco. The Board of Supervisors there is basically telling fast food restaurants, no fair using toys to sell cheeseburgers and fries to girls and boys. Hello Kitty makes kids fat? Megamind controls their minds? A first-of-its-kind ordinance plans to ban, starting at the end of 2011, free playthings being included with meals loaded with calories, sugar and fat. "We're part of a movement that is...
  • NYC to try banning smoking in parks and beaches

    09/15/2010 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/15/10 | Staff
    New York City officials want to take their smoking ban outdoors. City officials announced new legislation on Wednesday that would outlaw smoking in parks, beaches, marinas, boardwalks That means no smoking in Central Park or on the Coney Island boardwalk. Violators could be issued quality-of-life summonses by the parks department and pedestrian plazas throughout the city.
  • A Tale of Two Book Banners: Palin Ripped, Kagan Excused

    06/29/2010 3:50:00 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 12 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | 5-24-10 | Publius Forum
    Comparisons are always a great way to show how differently the Old Media treats conservative and leftist politicians in America today and Obama's nomination of the Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court gives us another opportunity to see the Old Media's penchant to excoriate a Republican's actions while soft peddling and excusing away similar actions by a left-winger. In this case, it is instructive to see how the Old Media treated the claim that Sarah Palin banned books from the Wasilla library when she was mayor and today how it is treating the recently highlighted Supreme Court arguments made...
  • Woman banned from British bars

    04/17/2010 7:15:02 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies · 1,684+ views
    upi ^ | April 16, 2010
    BROMSGOVE, England, - A British court issued the first nationwide Drinking Banning Order to a woman who is now barred from buying alcohol anywhere in England or Wales. Kidderminster Magistrates' Court issued the order to Laura Hall, 20, of Bromsgove, England, banning her from all pubs, clubs and bars and preventing her from buying or publicly consuming alcohol anywhere in England or Wales, the Daily Mail reported Friday. Police said they applied for the order after Hall was convicted of a number of public order offenses and was caught violating bans from numerous clubs and pubs. "There have been some...
  • Supreme Court to Revisit Hillary Documentary

    08/30/2009 10:23:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,810+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2009 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court will cut short its summer break in early September to hear a new argument in a momentous case that could transform the way political campaigns are conducted. The case, which arises from a minor political documentary called Hillary: The Movie, seemed an oddity when it was first argued in March. Just six months later, it has turned into a juggernaut with the potential to shatter a century-long understanding about the governments ability to bar corporations from spending money to support political candidates. The case has also deepened a profound split among liberals, dividing those who...
  • Supreme Court to Revisit Hillary Documentary

    08/30/2009 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies · 1,171+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 29, 2009 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court will cut short its summer break in early September to hear a new argument in a momentous case that could transform the way political campaigns are conducted. The case, which arises from a minor political documentary called Hillary: The Movie, seemed an oddity when it was first argued in March. At issue is whether the court should overrule a 1990 decision, Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which upheld restrictions on corporate spending to support or oppose political candidates. The courts order calling for re-argument, issued in June, has generated more than 40 friend-of-the-court briefs....
  • Bill Banning Erectile-Dysfunction Ads Reintroduced

    05/05/2009 4:32:28 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 91 replies · 3,185+ views ^ | 05/04/09 | Jeffrey Yorke
    A measure that would prevent radio and television broadcasters from airing advertising between 6 a.m.-10 p.m. related to erectile dysfunction has popped up again in Congress. Jim Moran, the left-leaning Virginia Democrat who first introduced the Families for ED Advertising Decency Act in Congress in 2005, along with fellow Democrat Robert Brady of Pennsylvania, reintroduced the measure on April 29 with the aim to "prohibit as indecent the broadcasting of any advertisement for a medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and for other purposes." The prohibition would apply to all "pioneer and generic drugs that are medications for treatment...
  • US to enforce law' banning assault weapons

    03/26/2009 9:24:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 114 replies · 3,388+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/09 | AFP
    MEXICO CITY (AFP) The Obama administration wants to crack down on the sale of assault weapons that are arming Mexican drug cartels, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview with NBC television. Clinton late Wednesday called letting a previous US ban on the sale of assault weapons expire "a mistake." "I think these assault weapons, these military style weapons, don't belong on anyone's street," said Clinton who pushed for the ban as a New York senator. "During the time period from 1994 to 2004, when the ban was in effect, our police in America were able to...
  • Bomb suspect killed self; blasted Rove, Cheney and Bush in note

    01/01/2009 11:55:24 AM PST · by Patrick1 · 16 replies · 598+ views
    Al-AP ^ | 01/01/09 | Patrick1
    ASPEN A man who left bomb threats and homemade bombs around Aspen on New Year's Eve shot and killed himself in his car a few hours after his threats cleared much of the resort town, Aspen Police said. Assistant Aspen Police Chief Bill Linn said James Chester Blanning, 72, walked into two Aspen banks Wednesday afternoon and left packages wrapped in holiday paper along with notes saying the boxes contained bombs. The notes threatened "mass death" and demanded $60,000 cash, along with criticisms of President George Bush, Linn said.
  • No Quarter Should Not Be Banned

    09/18/2008 9:42:58 AM PDT · by solfour · 32 replies · 125+ views
    self ^ | 9/18/2008 | Solfour
    I tried to post here an excellent editorial on Obama's economic corruption but was disallowed because the source is I became interested in No Quarter recently because it pops up when searching for information about Obama's birth. It is a Democrat site, but right now, it is pro-McCain and anti-Obama and it seems a shame not to be able to use its work. Also, I don't really see the point of banning articles by source (since you can ban users or subject articles to review depending on the source), but if you must, it would be nice if the...
  • Penn & Teller attend environmental rally, "environmentalists" sign petition banning water.

    04/06/2007 12:43:29 PM PDT · by girlangler · 48 replies · 3,515+ views
    youtube ^ | April 5, 2007 | Penn and Teller
  • Put away that flute and drive the car

    03/06/2007 8:10:38 AM PST · by Ellesu · 64 replies · 1,105+ views ^ | 03/03/07 | Chuck Thomas
    Can any legislation be successful in banning all distractions for motorists? Like California, many states are banning the use of cell phones while driving a car, and some bans go way beyond cell phones. So far, Vermont may have the longest list of no-nos for motorists, with a proposed law that even prohibits playing the flute while driving. I've played a bit of flute in my time not very well but not as badly as if I were trying to drive and "tootle" at the same time. The Vermont law also would forbid such driving distractions as smoking,...
  • Judge Blocks Law Banning Sales of Violent Video Games to Minors in Louisiana

    08/25/2006 8:44:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 823+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | DOUG SIMPSON
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- A state law that would ban sales of violent video games to minors violates free speech rights and cannot be enforced, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge James Brady said the state had no right to bar distribution of materials simply because they show violent behavior. Brady issued an injunction, calling the law an "invasion of First Amendment rights" of producers, retailers and the minors who play the games. ----snip----
  • Ann Coulter Speaks, Crowd Erupts

    02/11/2006 1:56:55 PM PST · by george76 · 374 replies · 13,958+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/10/06 | Ivy J. Sellers
    Ann Coulter...was definitely Fridays biggest draw at CPAC 2006. From the get-go the conservative columnist had the crowd cheering and was frequently interrupted by applause. Many of Coulters talking points came from recent news events -- such as the great Danish cartoon caper and President Bushs Supreme Court nominees. Muslims are the only group who kill because people call them violent, she said of Islams rage over the printing of Muhammad cartoons. Speaking about the nation's highest court, Coulter not only expressed elation at Justice Samuel Alitos confirmation, she also shared her feelings on Chief Justice John Roberts ... She...
  • Guns aren't the problem

    12/28/2005 9:56:59 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 20 replies · 835+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dec. 28, 2005 | Arthur Weinreb
    Those on the left of the political spectrum love to scoff at the notion that "guns dont kill people; people kill people". Ban guns and all will be right with the world. Banning guns and molly coddling potential killers with state sponsored outreach programs will reduce crime. Those that think that social programs are the answer to everything have been doing it their way for the past 40 years and as an example, the city of Toronto has recorded a record number of gun deaths. When will they ever learn this approach simply doesnt work?
  • On Banning Things - (MA move to "ban" Oxycontin; Democrats as "directing brain" lawmakers!)

    05/13/2005 1:24:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 726+ views
    AMERICAN SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | Lawrence Henry
    The old NRA slogan says, "Guns don't kill people. People do." That's no fun, if you're a "lawmaker" -- odious name for a representative, isn't it? U.S. Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-South Boston), "has filed a bill seeking to pull the controversial drug [painkiller Oxycontin] from the market," reported the Boston Herald Saturday, May 7. In announcing his bill, Lynch referred to a recent robbery attempt in an Arlington, Massachusetts pharmacy. Two would-be thieves showed guns and demanded the druggist's Oxy stash. Lynch did not tell what happened next, which would have suited the NRA's purposes better than his. The...
  • Death Knell for FreeRepublic?(Banned Sierratimes Forum Poster Comments)

    03/22/2005 2:23:38 AM PST · by tadowe · 196 replies · 3,161+ views
    <p> has over the years filled a unique and valuable niche for conservatives. In the past, I was also a Freeper, but I ceased posting when founder Jim Robinson first began censoring and banning members for any criticism of George Bush. I knew then the handwriting was on the wall for; that the situation would only grow worse with time. . .</p>
  • The Coming Christmas Break Point

    12/20/2004 8:03:33 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 535+ views
    America was not founded on the concept of a "wall of separation between church and state," it was founded upon pluralism. The "wall of separation" phrase does not appear in any of our founding documents; it is taken from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson. To base our laws on the correspondence of Jefferson, rather than the Constitution ratified by representatives of each of the original " united states ," is in direct opposition to our system of representative government. Jefferson was a brilliant man, but he also favored slavery and was fanatical about macaroni and cheese. However, slavery was...
  • Liberals Wish Us Unhappy Holidays - (Lisa Fabrizio's Newest!)

    12/19/2004 3:23:00 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 542+ views
    In an effort to assuage their latest electoral pain, some in the far left of the Democratic Party have laid siege to Ohio in hopes of reviving their flagging every vote counts war chant, while others have enrolled in PEST-control programs to ease the suffering inflicted by the recent red-state tidal wave. The most vocal however are those still mystified by the values issues cited by many of the voters who re-elected President Bush. Unwilling to learn from their defeat and unable to process concepts like faith, morality, and patriotism, they have decided to throw more gasoline on their funeral...
  • The Grinch Was a Liberal: How the Left Stole Christmas

    12/19/2004 8:42:10 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 1,847+ views
    Its appallingly looking NOT like Christmas Evrywhere you go: Leftists are at it once again, using their anchormen On a campaign to spread disdain you know. Yes, its that time of year againwhen socialists, atheists, and malcontents (AKA members of the ACLU and all who support the positions it advocates) get together to conspire not necessarily by the fire, mind you to spoil everybodys good time. Lets see what theyve accomplished so far this Christmas season (yes, I said Christmas sue me!): Federated Department Stores you know, of Macys and Miracle on 34th Street fame...
  • ZOT!!! The mods must be gay or sumthin.

    11/17/2004 7:48:25 AM PST · by iamprofamilyvalues · 121 replies · 5,902+ views
    11/17/04 | iamprofamilyvalues, as told to Reddy "Lumberjack" Kilozot.
    I'm so angry. I found out (by Googling Mehlman+gurley) that Dan Gurley, National Field Director for B/C04, and Jay Banning, CFO for Republican fundraising, are publicly "outed", and future RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, "all but" (no pun intended). Has the President and the RNC turned their backs on us? Why is this just now coming out? I feel betrayed. The government and public service should be off-limits to moral degenerates. Is this why the RNC supports useless marriage amendments instead of the REALLY necessary banning of these "people" from teaching in public schools, the civil service, etc? WHAT GIVES?? I...
  • Bill banning smoking in autos carrying children passes Assembly committee

    05/05/2004 7:20:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 502+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/5/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - California could be the first state in the country to fine motorists who smoke while driving with young children in the car if a bill passed by an Assembly committee Wednesday becomes law. The bill, passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee and now on its way to the full Assembly, would lead to fines up to $96. [snip] The bill would make it an infraction, punishable by a $25 fine for a first offense, to smoke a cigar, pipe or cigarette in a vehicle in which there was a child who was required to be carried in...
  • Dixie Outfitter shirts banned at local school [banned shirt because it had confederate flag]

    11/23/2003 2:20:53 PM PST · by yonif · 15 replies · 959+ views
    Gadsden County Times ^ | 11/21/03 | Michael O'Halloran
    Call it southern pride or good fashion, but at Greensboro High School you can call it controversial. On Friday, Greensboro High School banned a popular brand of shirts known as Dixie Outfitters, because the clothing bears the image of the confederate flag. Student Amanda Burdick told the school board Tuesday night that Greensboro High announced that the confederate flag shirts were banned "because they offended some people." Burdick, a GHS senior, said she has been wearing the shirts with the flag since the beginning of the school year and she was upset that the school was now banning the shirts....
  • What it takes to get banned from FR? (Vanity)

    11/18/2003 10:20:36 AM PST · by CSM · 145 replies · 299+ views
    None | Today | CSM
    Given the rumors and speculation regarding banning of individuals from FR, I took the suggestion of another poster to start a thread around the topic. I have gone back and reread the rules and the specific speculation of posting to one type of thread or posting one type of article only is not called out as against the rules. So, outside of the rules, what constitutes being banned or suspended from posting on FR?

    09/21/2003 11:55:59 PM PDT · by kattracks · 317 replies · 1,268+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/22/03 | KENNETH LOVETT
    <p>September 22, 2003 -- ALBANY - Smoking even in the privacy of your own car could be banned under one of at least five state bills introduced in the past year to limit where a person can light up.</p> <p>From public beaches to carnivals to a person's private vehicle, the legislation would make it more difficult for smokers to take a drag.</p>
  • How Secure are FReepmails?

    07/30/2002 11:37:59 AM PDT · by harrowup · 34 replies · 574+ views
    Self | 07/30/02 | harrowup
    Serious charges continue to surface at concerning the privacy of FReepmail. Some continue to opine and/or charge that they were banned because of something they wrote in FReepmail. 1. Who has access to authentication codes and passwords besides JR and John?2. Do any moderators, n.e.c. have the need to read mail which is reported to be obscene or do they rely on the person reporting the abuse?3. If FReepmail has ever been viewed without permission is there a log of such?4. If so, what possible reason can be advanced to justify such?