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  • Closing Gun-Control Loopholes [Christian Science Monitor opposes the right to own firearms.]

    12/03/2003 6:08:19 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 22 replies · 193+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/3/03 | Editors
    Closing Gun-Control Loopholes The Supreme Court Monday refused to hear a legal challenge to California's ban on assault weapons. The decision sends another powerful signal to those who would use the Second Amendment as an argument for the rights of individuals to own guns, including the National Rifle Association. Surely the right to keep and bear arms, outside a militia, shouldn't include Uzis, AK-47s, and similar assault weapons. The high court's decision should also firmly set Congress on course to renew the federal ban on assault weapons when it expires next year. But when it comes to keeping guns out...
  • Gotta See This!--Operation Infinite Freedom!--09-22-03

    09/22/2003 4:27:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 33 replies · 359+ views
    =====Washington===== U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) fields a question during a press briefing at the White House, September 22, 2003. Rice spoke about President George W. Bush (news - web sites)'s trip to New York tomorrow, where he will address the United Nations (news - web sites) General Assembly on the situation in Iraq (news - web sites). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) listens to Iraqi Minister of Electricity Ayham Sameraei (R) as he speaks to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House, September 22, 2003....
  • Couple duped with bogus check can't have truck back, judge rules

    08/08/2003 10:08:47 AM PDT · by bedolido · 58 replies · 609+ views
    Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/07/03 | Susan Weich
    <p>When Ken and Donna Hampe sold their black 1999 Chevy Silverado truck they thought they had made a deal for $20,900.</p> <p>But the cashier's check they accepted in September turned out to be counterfeit and the man who bought the truck was long gone.</p>

    07/28/2003 5:41:31 PM PDT · by sportscaster · 25 replies · 255+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 7/28/03 | some left wing-nut
    <p>The check is in the mail for most people who claimed the child tax credit last year.</p> <p>If it's not, it soon will be.</p> <p>The federal government has begun mailing the first of more than 600,000 checks to Virginia residents. The checks are part of an accelerated new law that increased the child tax credit.</p>
  • CA: Integrity check

    07/13/2003 9:22:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 160+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/13/03 | Op/Ed
    Recall movement tests the fairness of California government We should know by Sept. 3 whether there's an ounce of integrity left in California's political system. That's the date by which Secretary of State Kevin Shelley should, barring any back-room shenanigans, certify the petitions for a fall vote on the recall of Gov. Gray Davis, if enough signatures have been collected. But in California, most all of government is politicized, even the state and county bureaucracies that are charged with evenhanded oversight of electoral matters. Whether state and county officials move the recall process along at a fair place, or whether...
  • Arnie Announces He Will Take On California Governor (or so says channel 13)

    06/11/2003 7:31:26 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 147 replies · 192+ views ^ | June 11, 2003 | Staff
    Arnie Announces He Will Take On California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is going against his wife Maria Shriver's wishes and running for California Governor in 2006. The action man was forced to pull out of plans to run for office last year due to his filming commitments, but he's determined to get political, despite his wife's reluctance. Shriver, a member of America's famous Kennedy clan, believes her husband can do more good for people by privately championing causes. But, although Arnie agrees with her, he tells Esquire magazine that he plans to overturn California Governor Gray Davis as a Republican candidate....
  • Lockheed-Martin chosen to develop system to check air passenger backgrounds

    03/01/2003 9:48:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 436+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 3/1/03 | AP - Washington
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense contractor Lockheed-Martin will develop a new system to check background information and assign a threat level to all commercial air passengers, the Transportation Department announced.</p> <p>The company, which employed Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta in the mid-1990s, was awarded a five-year contract to administer the program. The first phase of the contract is worth $12.8 million, transportation officials said.</p>
  • Charge dropped against man accused of writing obscenities on check

    01/24/2003 3:00:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 259+ views ^ | 1/24/03 1:16 PM | AP
    HOWELL, Mich. (AP) -- A charge against a man accused of scrawling obscenities on a check to pay a traffic ticket has been dropped after a judge said he didn't want to commit any more of the court's resources to the case. District Judge John Pikkarainen dismissed the contempt of court charge against Eric Wilmoth on Thursday. "I'm definitely relieved and very happy," Wilmoth told The Ann Arbor News. "I was pleasantly surprised by the judge's decision." In his opinion dismissing the charges, Pikkarainen wrote, "If the words written by the respondent were uttered in a courtroom setting before a...
  • Voluntary Alternatives to Taxation

    01/11/2003 7:34:51 PM PST · by ultimate_robber_baron · 13 replies · 746+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | April 16, 2002 (what a date!) | Stuart K. Hayashi
    Voluntary Alternatives to Taxation Stuart K. Hayashi Most Americans believe paying taxes is a patriotic duty. Yet this very nation was founded upon people evading taxes in 1776. When individuals don’t pay taxes, the government goes after them with guns, even though they haven’t used force on anyone else. Thus, taxation is an initiation of physical force against the individual’s right to life, liberty and property. Because taxation is forcible extortion, it violates your right to property. If you don’t pay taxes, you can be jailed, hence depriving you the right to liberty. And if tax “evaders” fight tax...
  • What is a DOJ "National Agency Check"?

    09/09/2002 3:34:47 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 4 replies · 1,582+ views
    Vanity ^ | Monday, September 09, 2002 | Me
    What is a "National Agency Check"? What databases will it search? Will it turn up misdemeanor convictions on a state level. Will it find any charges (for any offense, including traffic offenses) on a state level?