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  • Police use draconian 'riot law' to break up pro-life vigil outside abortion clinic

    06/06/2014 10:04:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mail online ^ | Arthur Martin and Simon Caldwell
    Pro-life campaigners have been threatened with arrest under a draconian ‘riot law’ for holding prayer vigils outside an abortion clinic. Police used legislation which is commonly used to disperse rioters and football hooligans to force three campaigners to move away from the clinic on two separate occasions over the past six weeks. Officers issued the group, who try to persuade women to keep their unborn babies, with Section 14 Public Order Act notices. The strongly worded notice, which was used on both occasions, read: ‘I believe the intention of the organisers is the intimidation of others with a view to...
  • (CSI Poop Police) DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy

    02/09/2012 6:45:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 9, 2012 | Brad Wills
    DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy SAN DIEGO - The same DNA technology that has solved cold case murders is now being used to crack down on a whole new class of criminals: dog owners who don't clean up after their pets. "Unfortunately, people leave surprises in my yard, but I always carry plastic bags, so I can clean up those surprises," said dog owner Ted Stevens. Now, BioPet Vet Lab ,a company in Knoxville, Tenn., has developed technology that is says can identify the dogs that leave unwelcome calling cards on neighborhood lawns. The system, called Pooprints,...
  • Obama Administration punishes reporter for using multimedia

    04/29/2011 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 74 replies · 2+ views
    SFGate,com ^ | A.D. 28 April 2011 | Phil Bronstein
    The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots. And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights. White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news. The Chronicle's Carla Marinucci - who, like many contemporary reporters, has a phone with video capabilities on her at all times - pulled out a small video camera last week and shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel.
  • On Those “Draconian” Spending Cuts

    02/08/2011 1:48:29 PM PST · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | February 8th, 2011 | Brandon Stewart
    Last week, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) outlined $58 billion in non-security domestic spending cuts. Within hours, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) attacked the proposal calling it “unworkable” and “even more draconian than we originally anticipated.” But these outcries were hardly unexpected considering Washington’s spending addiction. As National Review’s Rich Lowry commented in his column this morning, “There is a complicated mathematical symbol practically unknown to the House Appropriations Committee. It’s called the minus sign.” In response to these outcries, Matthias Shapiro, the creator of Obama Budget Cuts Visualization and The National Debt Road Trip videos, has created another new video which...
  • Death of the office joke: Coalition enacts Harriet's PC equality law which means ANYONE can sue for

    10/01/2010 8:12:00 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Last updated at 1:21 AM on 2nd October 2010 | Jason Groves
    Draconian new equality laws could spell the end of the office joke. Ministers yesterday announced that the vast bulk of Labour’s controversial Equality Act would be implemented immediately, despite concerns about its impact on business and office life.
  • So-Called Health Bill Appears to Be Draconian Trojan Horse (Critical Vanity)

    07/27/2009 8:33:25 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies · 1,276+ views
    Various | 07/27/2009 | EagleUSA
    Today I received, from a reliable source, the below snippet from an email passed along containing more information, revealing the draconian and egregious content of the so-called Obama Health Plan which is really being used as a TROJAN HORSE for a much wider takeover of free America and control over its citizens. I do not have a copy of the bill to verify the information but those that might, hopefully will do so. This horror story just keeps getting worse. ================ Text from an email that I received yesterday: It seems the “National Health Care” debate is just cover -...
  • The Difference Between Fallen Angels, Demons, Aliens, Jedi, and the Watchers

    05/12/2006 8:24:27 PM PDT · by restornu · 121 replies · 31,935+ views
    The Watcher Files ^ | By Sherry Shriner
    In these last days, the Bible says it will be a time of mass hybridization and the mixture and corruption of human DNA by fallen angels, also known as "Aliens." The government is and has been, conditioning the existence of aliens through Hollywood, science fiction, cartoons, and other sources. However, they are not telling you the whole truth. These Aliens are not ascended masters, or enlightened ones, or beings from galaxies millions of miles away, nor are they our forefathers or original creators. They are fallen angels who were kicked out of heaven for their rebellion against the headship...
  • EU mulls media code after cartoon protests (Censorship, movement toward Neo-Stalinism)

    02/08/2006 8:10:00 PM PST · by Wiz · 37 replies · 1,559+ views
    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union may try to draw up a media code of conduct to avoid a repeat of the furor caused by the publication across Europe of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, an EU commissioner said on Thursday. In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph, EU Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini said the charter would encourage the media to show "prudence" when covering religion. "The press will give the Muslim world the message: We are aware of the consequences of exercising the right of free expression," he told the newspaper. "We can and we are ready...
  • Cannabis Interrupted

    07/14/2005 3:19:42 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 136 replies · 1,319+ views
    The Nation ^ | 7/13/05 | Herman Schwartz
    The Supreme Court's medical marijuana decision this past June was a minor defeat for the so-called states' rights cause but a major setback for compassion and common sense. It marked one of the few defeats suffered by retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in her long campaign against federal regulation of the national economy and for the enhancement of individual rights. This time, she should have won. Although the decision temporarily halted the conservative assault, it allowed federal authorities to deny a locally grown and marketed drug with proven therapeutic value to people who desperately need it. In Gonzales v. Raich,...
  • CA: Do we look that dumb? Draconian state, special interest control over valley's growth proposed.

    04/04/2004 6:50:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 163+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/4/04 | Op/Ed
    Proposed legislation that threatens local land control undermines the credibility of the saying: If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, why it must be a duck. Sen. Sheila Kuehl has introduced legislation, SB 1462, that sounds pallatible, but would squeeze power from local planning commissions, city councils and boards of supervisors. Her bill would establish a 17-member Southern California Military Greenway Commission. The proposal would have the naive believe it is merely designed to protect the region's valuable military bases. After all, there's few if any in Kern County who would not want the strongest measures enacted...
  • Devil's Dictionary

    02/07/2003 9:19:10 AM PST · by Isara · 31 replies · 419+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Friday, February 7, 2003 | Editor
    Spending: Having spent themselves into a hole, politicians are trying to make us feel sorry for them as they devise ways to climb out with anything but real cuts. Watch your wallet and listen up. The terms used as they work through their problems are right out of Alice in Wonderland. Herewith, a short though incomplete list. cuts, n. Reductions not in dollars spent but in the rate at which spending is allowed to increase. The University of California budget, up 68% in eight years, is said to face "extraordinarily significant cuts," though it's scheduled for a 4.9% increase. Draconian,...