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  • Watchdog Group Disputes FBI's Claims on E-Mails

    10/05/2006 8:19:20 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 86 replies · 2,729+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | oct 6, 2006 | Dan Eggen
    The watchdog group that first provided the FBI with suspicious e-mails from then-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) said yesterday that FBI and Justice Department officials are attempting to cover up their inaction in the case by making false claims about the group. Law enforcement officials said the allegations by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) are without merit, and they stood by allegations that the group had refused to provide some information to the FBI. The dispute is the latest controversy this week for CREW, a liberal-leaning group that has come under attack from House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert...
  • Man fined for criticising 'traitor' PM (new way to cut deficit!!!)

    09/27/2006 5:30:11 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 182+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 28 September 2006
    AN Ankara court fined an elderly man 10,000 lira ($8929) for criticising Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in a visitors' book at the former home of Kemal Ataturk, revered founder of modern Turkey. Fethi Dorduncu visited the house in the Greek city of Thessaloniki in May and wrote in the visitors' book that Mr Erdogan was a "traitor" bent on destroying Ataturk's secular republic and building an Islamic state in Turkey. Mr Erdogan ripped the page from the book in anger when he later visited the house, which is now a museum, in the city where Ataturk was born in 1881...
  • Barbaro Continues Steady Improvement

    09/19/2006 3:52:18 PM PDT · by beyond the sea · 34 replies · 748+ views
    UPI ^ | 9/19/06 | unknown
    KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro continues to gradually improve from injuries suffered in the Preakness, veterinarians in Pennsylvania said Tuesday. Barbaro suffered injuries to three bones in and around his right hind ankle at the start of the Preakness on May 20. It was feared the horse, which had won the Kentucky Derby by 6 1/2 lengths, would have to be destroyed. But Barbaro has been making progress while at the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital, where veterinarians said the horse's improvement was gradual. "He had an...
  • City of Louisville, Kentucky Proposes Strict Limitations on Hunting Dog Ownership

    08/14/2006 9:33:01 AM PDT · by girlangler · 55 replies · 1,760+ views
    U.S. Sportsmans Alliance ^ | 8/14/2006 | news release
    City of Louisville, Kentucky Proposes Strict Limitations on Hunting Dog Ownership- (08/14) Kentucky Join our e-mail alert list A recently proposed municipal ordinance imposes strict limitations on hunting dog ownership within the city of Louisville, Kentucky. The ordinance, which unnecessarily burdens hunting dog owners, modifies Section 91 of Louisville city code. Among other restrictions the ordinance prevents a dog owner from tethering a dog during the day. The proposal also requires anyone who raises a litter of puppies to purchase a $300 animal dealer’s license. The ordinance seeks to also limit the number of dogs able to be owned by...
  • Slow-walking senior guilty, but $114 fine waived - 82 year old woman

    07/08/2006 10:05:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 395+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/8/06 | Dana Bartholemew
    A court has upheld the jaywalking ticket issued to an 82-year-old Sunland woman who slowly crossed a busy boulevard, but waived the $114 fine - a Solomonic compromise in a case that drew outrage from around the world. Mayvis Coyle of Sunland captured the attention of senior-citizens advocates - and pedestrians everywhere - after she was ticketed Feb. 15 for crossing busy Foothill Boulevard against a light. At the time, she was loaded down with groceries and walking with the help of a cane. Superior Court Commissioner Jeffrey Harkavy of San Fernando issued his ruling June 20 after reading written...
  • Feds fine few employers of illegal immigrants

    05/24/2006 8:25:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 514+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/24/06 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON - Despite the national spotlight on immigration reform, the federal government has virtually abandoned financial sanctions as a way to punish employers for hiring illegal immigrants, choosing instead to pursue criminal penalties, according to officials and documents. Dean Boyd, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said fines against employers were ineffective as a deterrent to hiring illegal immigrants, with some companies simply considering the penalties a cost of doing business. So beginning in 2003, he said, the agency dramatically decreased the number of fines imposed, while increasing its criminal prosecutions. "We have found that to be a far...
  • Judge Jones Praised for Enforcing Taylor Law against illegal 100 Strike

    04/20/2006 8:31:55 AM PDT · by NAWER · 3 replies · 961+ views
    US Newswire ^ | 4/20/06 | Will Fine
    Group says huge blow to organized labor WASHINGTON, April 18 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Alliance for Worker and Employer Rights today praised Judge Jones historic decision protecting the security and right to work for all New Yorkers enforcing the Taylor Law against TWU Local 100 illegal strike.
  • Sharapova Reaches Miami Final on Six Toes

    04/01/2006 5:05:38 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 95 replies · 2,397+ views
    tennis-x.com ^ | 4/1/06 | unknown
    MIAMI, FL -- Russian Maria Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champ who on Thursday powered her way to the NASDAQ-100 Open final in Miami, revealed the secret, or perhaps hindrance, to her tennis success -- six toes on each foot. Seen changing her shoes and socks Friday courtside before a practice session, Sharapova was caught and then spoke of the not-so-secret (at least in Russia) genetic abnormality that has propelled her to success, or is possibly the cause of her sometime-suspect movement during matches. "It is an old story in Russia, there are a couple Russian players who have known since...
  • Hillary’s cash machine rolling

    01/05/2006 8:31:45 PM PST · by ncountylee · 11 replies · 815+ views
    newsday ^ | January 5, 2006 | GLENN THRUSH
    NY’s junior senator is in full fundraising mode for other Dems and her own possible ‘08 presidential bid WASHINGTON -- What's in a name? About $50 million for Democrats who have used Hillary Rodham Clinton's money-making moniker to raise cash for their campaigns since 2001. New York's junior senator has drummed up at least that much for Democrats around the country simply by lending her name to "Dear Friend" fundraising letters or appearing at events on their behalf, according to a new estimate of Clinton's fundraising clout compiled by her campaign. She's raised $1.2 million for Senate and House hopefuls...
  • AOL to Pay $1.25 Million Fine

    08/24/2005 9:36:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 658+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2005 | Yuki Noguchi
    America Online Inc. agreed to pay a $1.25 million fine and change its practice of discouraging consumers from canceling service, after New York Attorney General Eliot L. Spitzer started an investigation into the company's behavior. Spitzer's office received about 300 customer complaints since 2000 and found that AOL's customer service personnel were given a financial incentive to prevent subscribers from leaving the service.
  • CA: Retired FBI agent gets probation, fine (Katrina Leung case)

    07/18/2005 7:02:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 574+ views
    AP ^ | 7/18/05 | Linda Deutsch
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A retired FBI agent who pleaded guilty to lying about his affair with a suspected Chinese double agent was sentenced Monday to probation and fined $10,000 after apologizing for his behavior. "I have nobody but myself to blame for being here today," James J. Smith said. "I stand before you ashamed and humiliated by my actions, and all I can do is apologize." Standing before Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, Smith added, "I apologize to your honor, to the court and to the citizens of the United States." Smith, 61, at one time faced up to five years...
  • Mary Eaton's defense of illustration as a fine art (with comments by Fred Ross)

    07/04/2005 9:08:03 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies · 934+ views
    Art Renewal Center ^ | 4 July 2005 | Mary Eaton
    The article follows... Hi everybody. Have been following the Commercial art=Bad art thread for a couple of days and wanted to throw in my two cents. On the topic of 'commercial illustration=bad art' and Rockwell, Parrish, and N. C. Wyeth, et al. be damned: I can't say I agree. If one has to say that the damning detail of the art was the fact that Rockwell had to accept guidelines as to what he was to paint (i.e. paint Santa having milk and cookies for our December issue of The Saturday Evening Post) so then his art isn't art, but...
  • NYT: Report Details F.B.I.'s Failure on 2 Hijackers - Follow-Up is Faulted on 9/11 Intelligence

    06/10/2005 5:59:54 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 576+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 10, 2005 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    The F.B.I. missed at least five chances in the months before Sept. 11, 2001, to find two hijackers as they prepared for the attacks and settled in San Diego, the Justice Department inspector general said in a report made public on Thursday after being kept secret for a year. Investigators were stymied by bureaucratic obstacles, communication breakdowns and a lack of urgency, the report said. The blistering findings mirror those of the independent Sept. 11 commission last summer and a joint Congressional inquiry in 2002 but they also provide significant new details about the many bureaucratic breakdowns that plagued the...
  • Japan: Cop faces charges for slapping foreigner

    05/08/2005 10:13:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 460+ views
    Cop faces charges for slapping foreigner MAEBASHI -- A police assistant inspector faces charges for repeatedly slapping a male foreigner feigning sleep while in detention, police said. Documents accusing the 39-year-old assistant inspector of abusing his position as an officer have been forwarded to the Maebashi District Public Prosecutors Office. The assistant inspector has also been fined 10 percent of his monthly wage for one month. He admits to the allegations. "I've done something terrible," he said. Police said the assistant inspector slapped a Brazilian man in his 30s four or five times to the head while the suspect was...
  • Ethics Problem With Another Democratic Leader

    04/13/2005 11:47:56 AM PDT · by Richie Rich · 2 replies · 234+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 04/13/05 | Richie Rich
    Last week I posted some of Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid's ethics problems. Today it looks like House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi has joined the fray. According to the National Legal and Policy Center: The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has fined two leadership PACs associated with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in response to a Complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) on October 25, 2002. The FEC also has fined three campaigns that failed to return excessive contributions from Pelosi’s PACs within 60 days, as required by law. Under conciliation agreements reached with the FEC,...
  • Crime and (Non)Punishment - (Doc Farmer on Sandy Berger's archives burglary.....)

    04/06/2005 8:10:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 409+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 6, 2005 | DOC FARMER
    I was a bit careless this past weekend. And, in the spirit of confession being good for the soul, I’d like to tell you about it. Normally on the weekend, I like to sleep. A lot! One of my colleagues, a former paramedic, has informed me without any doubt or hesitation that there is no way to “make up” for lost sleep. Well, call the Mayo Clinic (and hold the ham on rye) because I do it every single weekend. I’m talking serious snore time here. But not this past weekend. No, I decided to take a quick trip over...
  • OUTRAGE - (SandyBergerGate.......Clinton's pink panther classified document thief)

    04/04/2005 7:29:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 729+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 3, 2005 | GEOFF METCALF
    Bill Clinton's national security advisor (predecessor to Condoleezza Rice) has pled GUILTY to stealing classified documents and destroying some of them. Notwithstanding his initial claims the incident in which he secreted documents in his pants and socks was an "honest mistake," Sandy Berger copped a plea and got a dainty slap on the wrist. Berger's theft and lying were neither honest NOR a mistake. He willfully, with malice of forethought, and full knowledge of the severity of his crime, stole classified documents and destroyed some of them. The act is outflippingragous. The arrogance of Berger in presuming he could (and...
  • Swank fined for bearing forbidden fruit

    03/29/2005 10:38:29 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 27 replies · 1,304+ views
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2005 | AP
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Two-time Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank has been fined for bringing forbidden fruit into New Zealand, after getting a thumbs down from judges in an appeal, a court said Wednesday. Swank was issued notice of a fine for breaching New Zealand's strict quarantine laws when she failed to declare an apple and an orange while arriving at an airport on January 15 on a flight from Los Angeles, but appealed the penalty to a court. The Manukau District Court on Wednesday advised the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry that Swank's appeal had been rejected and...
  • EU could fine Microsoft 5 mln dlrs per day

    03/21/2005 9:46:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 660+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 21 2005 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - EU authorities could fine US software giant Microsoft 5 million dollars (3.8 million euros) per day if the company is unduly slow to apply measures imposed a year ago. The European Commission, which took action against Microsoft for abusing a dominant market position, would decide in two weeks' time on what to do, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. It had powers enabling it to apply a fine of up to 5.0 percent of average daily sales throughout the world, equivalent to about 5.0 million dollars, the newspaper calculated. The report quoted EU competition spokesman Jonathan Todd...
  • Democrats launch counter-Bush road trip (The 'Social Security Is Just Fine' Tour)

    03/03/2005 2:44:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 554+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/03/05
    Democrats launch counter-Bush road trip By Associated Press Thursday, March 3, 2005 WASHINGTON - The Democrats' battle for the hearts and minds - and wallets - of voters worried about Social Security hits the road Friday, with its first stop at a New York City college. On the same day President Bush visits Westfield, N.J., to tout his plan for personal accounts within Social Security, Senate Democrats will bring their opposing effort to Pace University. The Pace event, featuring former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry and New York's two senators, Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, kicks off a swing...
  • CA: 2001 Hahn Donor Gets $270,000 Ethics Fine

    02/09/2005 8:59:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 473+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/9/05 | Patrick McGreevy
    The Los Angeles Ethics Commission on Tuesday imposed a record $270,000 fine against Westside developer Mark Alan Abrams after the panel concluded that he hatched a scheme to launder political contributions to benefit James K. Hahn's 2001 mayoral campaign and the campaigns of two Hahn allies. The fine is the largest penalty assessed against an individual by the ethics panel in its 15-year history. "The actions of Mr. Abrams here really strike at the heart of democracy," said Gil Garcetti, president of the Ethics Commission. "It's simply not right." No one has said that Hahn knew the contributions were tainted,...
  • Lesbian says she's happy with city's fine over discrimination complaint

    12/28/2004 10:20:54 AM PST · by The Teen Conservative · 42 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Ledger-Inquirer ^ | 12/28/04 | Daniel Yee (AP)
    Lesbian says she's happy with city's fine over discrimination complaint DANIEL YEE Associated Press ATLANTA - The woman who filed a complaint against an Atlanta country club that refused to extend spousal benefits to her domestic partner said the city's fine against the Druid Hills Golf Club sends out a strong anti-discrimination message. Mayor Shirley Franklin's decision to fine the club up to $90,000 for violating the city's human rights ordinance came as a "pleasant surprise," said Lee Kyser, one of the club's two gay members who filed complaints with the city in January challenging the club's policy. It is...
  • CA: Los Banos weighs fine for elderly man who tried to build fence (87-year old WW2 vet)

    12/11/2004 3:04:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 982+ views
    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - City officials here must decide whether to charge an 87-year-old man for damage caused when he tried to erect a fence in the middle of a street bordering his property. Bernard Gardner said he was trying to reclaim property the city of Los Banos took from him for a street-widening project in the 1940s, when he was off fighting in World War II. The street was damaged when one of Gardner's neighbors used a jackhammer to dig three post holes in the middle of West L Street. He was stopped by city crews in Los...
  • Steelers' Roethlisberger Told Not to Write on Shoes (No Jesus, no nothing)

    12/02/2004 4:05:58 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 133 replies · 2,718+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 12/02/04 | Ed Bouchette
    Ben Roethlisberger might be 9-0 as a starting quarterback for the Steelers, but he's 0-2 with the NFL's uniform police. Roethlisberger was warned to cease and desist or pay a $5,000 fine if he continues to write messages on his white Nike game shoes. Roethlisberger has written the No. 40 on the sides of his shoes this season in honor of late Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman, and written the initials "PFJ" on the toes of each shoe. The initials stand for Play For Jesus, a message Roethlisberger has carried onto football fields since he was a high school sophomore...
  • WOMAN FINED FOR FUMBLING NATIONAL ANTHEM (MEXICO)

    11/16/2004 1:26:36 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 21 replies · 1,022+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 15 Nov 2004 | Editor, Associated Press
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A woman who fumbled a few phrases of Mexico's national anthem while singing the song before a soccer game in Guadalajara has been fined $40 for the blunder.
  • Doctor Accused Of Paying Fine With Feces-Covered Money

    10/08/2004 3:29:13 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 678+ views
    local6.com ^ | 10 8 04 | ap
    BURLINGTON, Iowa -- A psychiatrist who police say smeared excrement on dollar bills used to pay a parking ticket has been charged with harassment of a public official. Ronald Preston McPike, 52, was arrested Sept. 30 at his office in Burlington. He pleaded not guilty to the charge, a misdemeanor, and was released on $125 bond pending a Dec. 8 court appearance. Officers received an envelope in July labeled "Foreign brown substance on bills." The envelope contained several dollar bills and a parking ticket made out to a vehicle registered to McPike, police said. Tests indicated the brown substance was...
  • Finnish bank director gets 15,000-euro speeding ticket

    10/05/2004 6:53:29 AM PDT · by SilentServiceCPO · 7 replies · 501+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/5/04 | Staff Writer
    A senior executive at Finland's third largest bank Sampo was handed a fine of 14,624 euros (17,951 dollars) for speeding by the Helsinki appeals court, Finnish media reported...In Finland fines are given according to one's salary. (editing mine)
  • Developer hit with ($100,000) fine for tearing down shed

    10/02/2004 12:24:40 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies · 1,412+ views
    Statesman Journal ^ | 10/2/04 | The Associated Press
    A Bend-area developer who demolished a local landmark before getting the necessary permit will have to pay a $100,000 penalty, a De-schutes County Circuit judge has ruled. Judge Michael Adler found that Crown Investment LLC skirted the legal process when it leveled a well-loved 67-year-old mill without the permission of the city or the court. Adler said the $100,000 award must be used by the city to construct a memorial to the crane shed. excerpt
  • Fine Detroit Dining for the Kerrys

    09/14/2004 5:23:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 820+ views
    me ^ | self | self
    Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" is now spinning out of control, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had...
  • Possible "controlling legal authority" for FCC complaint against CBS for forgeries. (Vanity)

    09/12/2004 11:59:20 AM PDT · by tdewey10 · 52 replies · 2,173+ views
    FCC ^ | 1973 | FCC
    TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION COMMISSION (CONTINUED) PART 73_RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES--Table of Contents Subpart F_International Broadcast Stations Sec. 73.731 Licensing requirements. (a) A license for an international broadcasting station will be issued only after a satisfactory showing has been made in regard to the following, among others: (1) That there is a need for the international broadcasting service proposed to be rendered. (2) That the necessary program sources are available to the applicant to render the international service proposed. (3) That the production of the program service and the technical operation of the proposed station will be conducted by qualified persons. (4) That...
  • Fine Portland Dining for the Kerrys

    08/13/2004 2:29:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,036+ views
    me ^ | August 13, 2004 | self
    Howdy. Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" rolls on, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus like the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. Gosh, maybe that's what you and the missus had a spat over recently: stayed in separate rooms. She might have even said "shove it". We all saw that...
  • Fine Santa Monica Dining for the Kerrys

    08/11/2004 12:42:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1,201+ views
    me ^ | Aug. 12, 2004 | self
    Bonsoir! Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" continues, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at...
  • Fine Las Vegas Dining for the Kerrys

    08/10/2004 5:17:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,378+ views
    self ^ | Nov. 10, 04 | me
    Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" continues, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at a...
  • Fine Grand Canyon Dining for the Kerrys

    08/09/2004 3:44:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1,220+ views
    self ^ | self | self
    Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" continues, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at a...
  • Fine Cape Girardeau Dining for the Kerrys

    08/04/2004 10:08:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 877+ views
    self ^ | August 4, 2004 | self
    Well, Senator Kerry, the flyover tour continues it must be just so hard on your stomachs. You are getting smarter though! You and the missus didn't even show up to that stupid Milwaukee Dairy Queen or that grubby Leon's BBQ place to throw your food away! Hey, I know you said you'd go, but you cleverly ducked that one and ate some fine cuisine at Pieces of Eight on the lakefront. Pretty slick my friend. It was a scenic location and the missus probably approved of that one. We understand that you and the missus are used to the finest...
  • Fine Jefferson City Dining for the Kerry's

    08/03/2004 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,720+ views
    Self ^ | August 3, 2004 | self
    Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" continues, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at a...
  • Fine Beloit Dining for the Kerry's

    08/02/2004 5:09:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 984+ views
    self ^ | August 2, 2004 | self
    Now Senator Kerry. I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the Trash. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at some fancy place uptown so you and missus wouldn't have to eat all that "flyover country" garbage that the little people call food. I know that a wealthy "Uber" class person such as yourself wants to really eat the way you are used to....
  • Fine Dubuque Dining for the Kerry's

    08/01/2004 9:26:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 2,328+ views
    self ^ | August 1, 04 | self
    Hey Senator Kerry. I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at your last stop. We saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at some fancy place uptown so you and missus wouldn't have to eat all that "flyover country" garbage that the little people call food. I know that a wealthy "Uber" class person such as yourself wants to really eat the way you are used to. So, as a service to your campaign,...
  • Mossawa: Outlaw Talk of 'Transfer' - Expulsion of Jews Fine, Though

    06/01/2004 8:40:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 193+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | June 1, 2004 | staff
    An organization working on behalf of Israel's Arab citizens is calling for legislation making the mere discussion of "transfer" illegal. INN spoke with one of its representatives about the "transfer" of Jews from Yesha. The release of a new report today by the Mossawa Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel regarding the treatment of Israeli Arabs was covered extensively in the Israeli press. The report's authors accuse Israeli authorities, the police and the judicial system of creating a climate of violence and racism against Arab citizens of Israel. Mossawa’s report comes days after Transportation Minister Avigdor Lieberman (National Union)...
  • Arlington camera acts as a rolling tax collector

    05/28/2004 2:33:54 AM PDT · by pageonetoo · 32 replies · 210+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 05/28/2004 | Tarron Lively
    Property-tax evaders and parking-ticket scofflaws in Arlington County take notice: Officials are collecting outstanding taxes and fines at the rate of about $900 an hour with the help of an electronic roving eye.     County officials last month began using the BootFinder, a small, hand-held camera that scans license plates of parked cars to identify people with delinquent property-tax bills and unpaid parking tickets.    The county spent $27,000 to buy the camera, which was developed by Alexandria company G2 Tactics, and has recovered about $900 each hour of its use, said Arlington County Treasurer Frank O'Leary. (excerpted)
  • Bustamante agrees to largest ever campaign violation fine

    04/13/2004 7:29:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 223+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/13/04 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante paid a record $263,000 fine for violating state limits on accepting campaign donations, California's Fair Political Practices Commission said today. The state's political watchdog agency charged in a civil lawsuit filed in January that Bustamante and his supporters improperly moved $3.8 million between campaign committees during the recall election in an effort to skirt contribution limits. Although FPPC officials have said Bustamante faced fines of as much as $9 million, the $263,000 settlement is still the largest ever paid by a candidate.
  • Man fined $10,000 for going to church

    02/10/2004 6:16:14 PM PST · by Mikey · 5 replies · 109+ views
    A Maine resident is facing two $5,000 fines for twice crossing the U.S.-Canada border so he could attend church. Richard Albert (courtesy: Bangor Daily News) The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection recently notified Richard Albert, 52, of the fines, saying he violated new tighter security regulations by crossing back into the U.S. on Sundays, when the local crossing station was closed, reported the Bangor Daily News. According to the report, Albert's home is right next to the U.S. Customs office, a mere 30 yards from the international border. His church, however, is on the Canadian side. Although Albert...
  • Feds Fine Man $10,000 for Going to Church

    02/10/2004 11:50:41 AM PST · by WinOne4TheGipper · 38 replies · 214+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Feb. 10, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    The federal government is fining a resident of Maine $10,000 for going to church. Richard Albert, 52, of the remote northern hamlet of Township 15 Range 15, said the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection recently notified him of two $5,000 fines for twice crossing from Quebec into Maine on a Sunday, when the border station is closed. Albert's home is 30 yards from the Canadian border, beside the U.S. Customs office. The church is on Quebec's side of the border, which means he has to cross the boundary illegally to attend services. He "said he has been crossing...
  • Brady Campaign to Pay Fine for Voter Mailings (Not reporting)

    12/09/2003 9:35:58 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 4 replies · 131+ views
    Join Together ^ | 12-8-03
    Brady Campaign to Pay Fine for Voter Mailings 12/8/2003 The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has agreed to pay a $26,000 fine for failing to report money spent on voter mailings before the 2000 election, the Associated Press reported Dec. 4. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined the gun-violence prevention group after its Voter Education Fund failed to report in a timely fashion $111,777 spent on mailings to oppose Kentucky Rep. Ernest Fletcher's election and $99,731 spent against Pennsylvania Rep. Pat Toomey. The FEC requires such information to be reported within 24 hours.
  • Vicious-dog (Pitbull) law: Guide dog stands firm during attack by another canine

    09/09/2003 10:05:26 AM PDT · by xzins · 102 replies · 3,043+ views
    The Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | 9 Sep 03 | Jane Prendergast
    Case calls attention to vicious-dog law -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Guide dog Sparky stands firm during attack by another canine (Pit Bull) By Jane Prendergast The Cincinnati Enquirer CLIFTON - Ted Chism can't see very well. That's why he has Sparky. The retired social worker and the yellow Labrador retriever were on their way home Sunday evening from their regular walk to Clifton Elementary School when a bulldog - possibly a pit bull - tore through its leash and attacked Sparky. The 80-pound guide dog is OK after treatment at an emergency veterinary clinic, where they shaved wide swaths around bites on his...
  • Man fined for sitting on bench[Germany-you can't sit at playground w/o being accompanied by a child]

    08/11/2003 6:33:15 AM PDT · by yonif · 69 replies · 272+ views
    Ananova ^ | 07:49 Friday 8th August 2003
    A court in Germany has ordered a man to pay 75 euro for sitting on a park bench. The man was sitting on the bench in the Botanical Garden in Munich when he was approached by police. They told him he couldn't sit on the bench, next to a playground, unless he was accompanied by a child. He later received a letter telling him to pay a 150 euro fine, but went to court. The court heard the regulation had been established to protect playing children against drug addicts and prostitutes, who frequently come to the garden. But the man...
  • You don't say (ANN COULTER)

    06/18/2003 4:22:05 PM PDT · by anncoulteriscool · 61 replies · 371+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 18, 2003 | Ann Coulter
    You don't say Posted: June 18, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Universal Press Syndicate If you are one of the millions of Americans who recently canceled your subscription to the New York Times, you may not know that we are in the middle of a civil-liberties emergency. Apparently, in the weeks following the terrorist attack of 9-11, the FBI rounded up a lot of Muslim men who were in this country illegally. Not only that, but some were actually questioned. These, my friends, were only some of the atrocities detailed in a "frank and blistering" report plastered all over...
  • Mother Fined for Child's Fear of Dentist

    05/23/2003 10:25:26 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 27 replies · 544+ views
    Yahoo!/Reuters ^ | 05/23/2003 | Staff
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German mother was fined 100 euros ($116.9) because her eight-year-old daughter refused to open her mouth for the school dentist. "The dentist wanted to check her teeth, but the girl was afraid and refused to open her mouth. So the dentist reported her," a court spokesman in the central town of Wernigerode said on Thursday. Local authorities imposed the fine on the mother and the court upheld that decision. The mother has agreed to pay the fine.
  • The Nincompoop Prize (Politically Correct Art run insane.)

    12/03/2002 5:48:09 AM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies · 348+ views
    The Art Renewal Center ^ | December 11, 2001 10:15 a.m. | Mr. Derbyshire
    Special Note The Turner Prize, which was for an empty room as discussed in this article, really leaves nothing to illustrate. Therefore we are illustrating fine works by living artists that wouldn't have even been considered for the Turner award, which rather than being a trophy of achievement, we at the Art Renewal Center consider an accolade of shame. AS FAITHFUL READERS KNOW, I AM A TRUE Renaissance man. Humani nihil a me alienum puto, and there is no sphere of human endeavor into which I have not, at one time or another, peered inquisitively, grasped the fundamentals more or...
  • Finnish man gets six-figure speeding ticket

    04/15/2002 3:35:47 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 7 replies · 541+ views
    Canoe News ^ | Sunday April 14, 2002 | MATTI HUUHTANEN
    HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- Looking at Anssi Vanjoki's speeding ticket, many Finns are wondering whether their egalitarian spirit has taken them over the edge. True, Vanjoki was doing 46.5 mph in a 30-mph zone. But $103,000? The reason the penalty was so harsh is that traffic fines in Finland are based not just on the severity of the offense, but on the offender's income. Vanjoki is a senior executive of Nokia, the world's largest cell phone maker, and his fine was assessed on a 1999 income of $5.2 million. A court later slashed it to $5,245, but not before Finns...