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  • 'To Do list' software

    08/19/2014 4:57:10 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 22 replies
    myself | 8/19/14 | vanity
    I need to create a rather long,involved punch list for a volunteer event. I need to be able to add,move, and remove tasks. I need to be able to assign or re-assign tasks to individuals. Any suggestions on a simple software package for the not-so-computer-illiterate person ?
  • Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws

    06/26/2014 11:51:06 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 26 at 10:27 AM | RADLEY BALKO
    As it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These LECs are funded by several police agencies in a given geographic area and overseen by an executive board, which is usually made up of police chiefs from member police departments -------------- Some of these LECs have also apparently incorporated as 501(c)(3) organizations. And it’s here that we run into problems. According to the ACLU, the LECs are claiming that the 501(c)(3) status means that they’re private corporations, not government agencies.
  • Arlington National Cemetery lacks funds to hit wreath-laying goal

    12/05/2013 3:59:00 AM PST · by maine yankee · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/05/13 | Patricia Sullivan
    WASHINGTON — The number of wreaths that can be laid on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery might be limited this year because donors who have paid the costs are now splitting their donations to help the tradition spread to other veterans cemeteries across the nation. That has left the nonprofit Wreaths Across America short about $525,000 — meaning it can afford just 100,000 wreaths, or 35,000 fewer than it planned to lay Dec. 14 against Arlington Cemetery’s stark white gravestones.
  • USS Zumwalt Time Lapse launch

    11/01/2013 2:21:19 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 24 replies
    facebook ^ | 11/01/13 | General Dynamics
    A time lapse shot of the USS Zumwalt being moved from the pier to the drydock, and then to the water.
  • LePage vows to protect Second Amendment

    02/08/2013 11:41:17 AM PST · by maine yankee · 3 replies
    Bangor daily news ^ | 02/08/13 | Christopher Cousins
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s remarks to a rally Friday against gun-control legislation under consideration in Congress lasted only a few seconds, but his message was crystal clear.
  • Maine’s Elected Republican National Delegates Say 'No Deal' to Their Challengers

    08/07/2012 5:25:35 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 6 replies
    PRWEB ^ | 08/06/2012 | staff
    By unanimous vote of those present, the 40 contested members of the Maine Delegation to the Republican National Convention being held this month in Tampa, Florida, did not accept a deal put forward by Charles Webster, State GOP Chairman.
  • Law and Order Episode

    02/10/2012 9:23:36 AM PST · by maine yankee · 12 replies
    02/10/12 | maineyankee
    A friend tells me he was watching part of an episode of 'Law and Order' last evening. Does not remember which one of the many L&E shows. I no longer watch conventional television, so I need help finding this. The plot involves two detectives stubling upon prisoners held secretly in a state prison. Detectives found out because of the differance between official head count and number of meals served. My friend says the great quote from the show; "Ever read the Patriot Act ?" "I read the original-1984." Help me find this episode.
  • Nevada Health District shuts down organic farm picnic

    11/11/2011 5:38:36 PM PST · by maine yankee · 18 replies · 2+ views
    economic voive ^ | 11/9/11 | : Richard Henley Davis
    The Southern Nevada Health District has raided an organic farm picnic destroying the organic produce, which was classified by them as bio-hazard material. The raid at the highly regarded and reputable Quail Hollow Farm, which sits in the picturesque Moapa Valley of Southern Nevada took place place after a tip off of the event because some of the food was not ‘certified’ in the correct state.
  • E-mail lists for press releases

    07/12/2011 6:47:08 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 1 replies
    Hisownself | 07/15/2011 | Maine Yankee
    Some friends and I are starting a new blog. (Isn't everybody?). It will be mainly political/financial/constitution. We have not done this type of thing before and need help gathering E-mail addresses for the major (and minor) news outlets. Also addresses for politically active groups around the USA.
  • M4 refurbishment

    06/26/2011 4:05:04 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 24 replies
    vanity | 06/26/2011 | vanity
    I need a little research help. I am looking for info about companies that ‘rehab’ or refurbish small weapons for the military. Most interested in rehab of Colt M4 and Bushmaster M4. Large scale projects under contracts Who’s doing it. What specs. Costs or bids per unit.
  • 3 NJ Women Arrested For Stealing 380 Grave Markers

    06/06/2011 5:09:08 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 45 replies
    CBS philly ^ | 06/06/2011 | staff
    CINNAMINSON, N.J. (CBS) – Three New Jersey women are behind bars for a crime, that is becoming more and more common according to police. Authorities say they stole brass markers from the graves of veterans at local cemeteries, and sold the stolen markers to a scrap yard. Authorities tell Eyewitness News the suspects needed drug money.
  • One dead in Brit nuke sub horror

    04/08/2011 7:46:58 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 104 replies
    the sun ^ | 04/08/11 | staff writer
    ONE person has died and another is in a life-threatening condition after a shooting on board the nuclear submarine HMS Astute
  • Maine 10th Ammendment Bill

    04/01/2011 12:00:27 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 4 replies
    vanity | 05/01/2011 | vanity
    An Act To Prohibit Enforcement of Federal Laws in Violation of the Constitution of the United States http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=1172&snum=125 SUMMARY This bill expresses the findings of the Legislature that the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution is valid for the regulation of interstate commerce but not intrastate commerce. The bill prohibits a federal or state official, agent or employee from enforcing a federal act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation that attempts to regulate goods grown, manufactured or made in this State or services performed in this State. Violation by a federal official is a Class C crime, punishable by...
  • Breaking News - LePage And MDOT Pull Plug On Gateway 1

    03/01/2011 2:32:03 PM PST · by maine yankee · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Lincoln County News (Maine) ^ | 3/1/2011 5:00:00 PM | Samuel J. Baldwin
    At the directive of Gov. Paul LePage and the Commissioner of the Maine Dept. of Transportation all work on Gateway 1 will cease indefinitely, effective immediately. The suspension of work on the proposed interlocal coalition was announced in a letter sent to participating towns and individuals on March 1 from David Bernhardt, the Commissioner of the DOT.
  • Struggling Supervalu confronts rising prices

    01/12/2011 4:32:15 PM PST · by maine yankee · 5 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | 1/11/11 | annie gasparro
    Inflation looks to be the biggest challenge for Supervalu as it tries to bring prices back down in line with competitors to win customers back. "With all of our major vendors announcing their intentions to pass along rising costs, we expect store prices to rise throughout the calendar year," anywhere from 3 percent to 14 percent, Chief Executive Craig Herkert said during an earnings conference call Tuesday.
  • Bushmaster in Windham (Maine) closing, 73 workers affected

    12/10/2010 2:29:20 PM PST · by maine yankee · 24 replies
    WGME-6 ^ | 12/10/10 | Ted Homer
    The company that owns Bushmaster Firearms in Windham is shutting the facility down, putting more than 70 people out of work. Freedom Group, Inc. which owns the Bushmaster brand, says it's closing the facility on Roosevelt Trail, effective March 31, 2011
  • Caravan of wreaths leaving Maine for Arlington

    12/06/2010 6:49:52 AM PST · by maine yankee · 7 replies
    washington post/AP ^ | Saturday, December 4, 2010; 12:05 PM | CLARKE CANFIELDT
    PORTLAND, Maine -- Tens of thousands of wreaths aboard 20 tractor-trailers in Maine are destined for Arlington National Cemetery and other sites.
  • Maine goes red

    11/03/2010 9:00:17 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 42 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 11/03/10 | vanity
    Local TV station calling it for Paul Lepage
  • Maine poll warden told to stay home Election Day

    11/01/2010 11:39:00 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 19 replies · 1+ views
    wgme ^ | 11/01/10
    Maine poll warden told to stay home Election Day November 01, 2010 13:46 EDT BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A longtime Maine election warden has been asked to stay home on Election Day after refusing to let a uniformed, armed Bangor police officer vote because he wouldn't hand over his gun in the polling place. Bangor City Clerk Patti Dubois said Monday that Wayne Mallar won't be working the polls Tuesday. According to the Bangor Daily News, Dubois also planned to apologize to Officer James Dearing and ensure that he has another chance to vote. Officials said Mallar refused to let...
  • LePage: "Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell"

    09/29/2010 5:03:02 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 11 replies
    wgme13 ^ | 10/29/10 | staff
    Paul LePage, Maine's Republican Candidate for governor, is drawing attention again with recent comments he made in a video posted online Tuesday afternoon. He referenced his imagination of future newspaper headlines should he become governor: "you're gonna be seeing a lot of me on the front page saying Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell."
  • Glenn Beck's plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches

    08/17/2010 12:14:52 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 46 replies
    washington post ^ | 08/17/10 | staff writer
    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said that his organization and 200 other groups are planning a rally on Oct. 2 in the District "to pull America back together and put America back to work. . . . On that day we will reflect Dr. King's true legacy and his determination to eliminate poverty, racism and hatred in all forms." Other organizations are staging "counter-events" on the Mall Aug. 28, including a grass-roots network of artists, community organizers and social activists calling themselves "Celebrate the Dream," which last Thursday secured a permit from the National Park Service to unveil an original sculpture...
  • MAINE REPUBLICANS STAND WITH ARIZONA

    08/13/2010 2:58:11 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 22 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lance Dutson, Communications Director, Maine Republican Victory Campaign 207-322-3843 August 13, 2010 MAINE REPUBLICANS STAND WITH ARIZONA Maine-authored resolution receives unanimous support from Republican National Committee AUGUSTA - A resolution in support of Arizona's right to enforce existing federal immigration laws was passed last week at the Republican National Committee meeting in Kansas City. The resolution was introduced by Maine GOP Committeewoman Jan Staples, and received unanimous support. "Maine Republicans stand with the people of Arizona," said Staples. "As a border state, we understand the gravity of this issue. The safety of our citizens is of...
  • Maine GOP gov candidate had Dickens-like childhood

    07/19/2010 6:11:35 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 14 replies
    P ^ | 07/19/10
    WATERVILLE, Maine — Few politicians can surpass Maine's Republican candidate for governor when it comes to the school of hard knocks. Paul LePage was 11 when he ran away to escape an abusive father. He hustled on the streets of Lewiston, shining shoes, selling newspapers and begging before being taken in by two families. He eventually managed to go to college and even earned an MBA from the University of Maine. He's getting used to defying the odds. LePage, Waterville's mayor, defeated six other Republicans to win a spot on the November ballot with Democratic Senate President Libby Mitchell and...
  • Maine Activists redefine GOP platform

    05/09/2010 3:19:03 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 72 replies · 1,491+ views
    In a move that seemed to surprise many members of Maine's Republican Party, a group of tea party-style activists redefined the party platform at the convention Saturday
  • St.Louis tea party-protest at SEIU hdqtrs. !!

    08/07/2009 11:30:26 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 205 replies · 7,380+ views
    st louis tea party website ^ | 08/07/09 | maine yankee
    The St. Louis Tea Party will hold a press conference and peaceable protest at SEIU Headquarters 5585 Pershing Ave., Suite 130, St. Louis, MO 63112 at Noon Saturday, August 8, 2009 snip The Tea Party specifically requests the NAACP and the ACLU to come out in support of Kenneth Gladney’s rights which were trampled by these hooligans. We call on Representative Russ Carnahan to denounce the beating. We call on President Obama to denounce the beatings. We call on St. Louis County to prosecute the assailants to fullest extent of the law.