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  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms

    06/19/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    WSLS ^ | 06/18/12 | Aaron Martin
    When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first time in 2012. "He...
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms (video at link)

    06/19/2012 5:51:42 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 6 replies
    BEDFORD COUNTY, VA -- When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first...
  • Waters forms legal defense fund to wage fight against ethics charges

    09/04/2010 2:24:35 AM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-3-10 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has established a legal defense fund to pay for any expenses associated with her full-throttled battle against ethics charges that she used her position to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. Waters filed paperwork with the ethics committee to form the fund in late August. Her office did not comment about whether she had already held fundraisers to help fill the fund’s coffers or has events planned. “I have made clear from the beginning that I have not violated any House rules and therefore will mount a vigorous defense against these baseless charges,”...
  • Four Liturgical Forms [Ordinariate]

    05/18/2010 10:22:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 111+ views
    The Anglo-Catholic ^ | 5/17/10 | Fr. John Hunwicke, SSC
    Some things about the Eucharistic worship of the Ordinariates are already clear. Since Ordinariate clergy will be part of the Roman Rite, they will be able lawfully to use the Ordinary Form in a translation which will have received the recognitio of the Holy See – and I am of course thinking of the new ICEL translation of the Roman Rite. Doubtless many will use this rite, since (particularly in England) very many Anglican Catholic clergy have in the past used the OF. Those who adhered to more ‘Anglican’ forms – the Alternative Service Book or Common Worship – commonly...
  • Architect's wicked wit cuts through red tape

    05/07/2008 11:22:47 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 52 replies · 166+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/6/08 | Gordon Rayner
    An architect's wickedly sarcastic replies to pointless questions on a planning form have made him an unwitting champion for all those exasperated by bureaucracy. John Jessop earned a cult following among his colleagues after his withering comments were leaked in an e-mail which has been sent all round the country. After being asked to fill in a “design access statement” for a storage shed on a small farm, he wrote: “The density is like on a farm, the social context is a farm in the country, the economic context is farming in the United Kingdom in 2008 (which is not...
  • Don't answer Census, don't face going to jail (250,000 forms are being mailed out)

    11/16/2007 7:33:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 115 replies · 1,111+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/14/07 | Bob Unruh
    Don't answer Census, don't face going to jailGovernment demands answers, but official confirms penalties not applied Posted: November 14, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Another month is coming, and another 250,000 forms are being mailed out in the U.S. Census Bureau's perpetual American Community Survey, which demands responses to personal questions about a family's lifestyle, housing accommodations, work schedules, physical and mental disabilities, income and the like. That means roughly 250,000 times recipients will see the warning that participation is required by law, and there are penalties including fines for not answering each question. But,...
  • A CHALLENGE TO H.R. 25 [alleged fair tax] SUPPORTERS

    10/15/2006 2:27:58 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 85 replies · 1,310+ views
    AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE | 10-12-06 | John William Kurowski
    A CHALLENGE TO H.R. 25 [alleged fair tax] SUPPORTERS What part of our federal Constitution grants power to Congress to lay and collect a “sales tax”? I have been told by some proponents of H.R. 25 to read Article 1, Section 8, but, I do not see “sales tax” in the list of specific taxing powers granted in that part of the Constitution. I guess it’s safe to assume at this point in time the promoters of H.R.25 were pretending that a power was granted to Congress to lay and collect a “sales tax”. In addition, those who promote H.R....
  • The Fraudulent Tax

    10/10/2006 8:59:26 AM PDT · by cryptical · 590 replies · 6,140+ views
    The Mises Institute ^ | October 9th, 2006 | Laurence M. Vance
    Advocates of replacing the income tax with the FairTax — a consumption tax in the form of a national retail sales tax (NRST) on new goods and services — regularly point to the complexity of the tax code, the millions of hours and dollars wasted on compliance costs, the evils of the withholding tax, and the abuses of the IRS to bolster their case for the FairTax. The twin truths that taxation is theft (no matter how the money is collected) and that the US government should never be given a budget that is in the trillions (no matter how...
  • National Taxpayers Union Supports The Fair Tax

    09/19/2006 2:35:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 310 replies · 2,385+ views
    Why NTU Supports the FairTax: The Fair Tax Act of 2005 would promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States. Legislative Status: Rep. John Linder (GA) introduced H.R. 25 in the House of Representatives on January 4, 2005. Senator Saxby Chambliss (GA) introduced S. 25 in the Senate on January 24, 2005. NTU has endorsed the FairTax since 1998 and continues to work for its adoption Benefits of the FairTax: The FairTax plan brings fairness, transparency,...
  • A Battlefield for Tax Reform - Vanity

    09/17/2006 8:03:05 AM PDT · by Principled · 347 replies · 2,227+ views
    vanity | 9/17/06 | Principled
    A Battlefield for Tax Reform There are a few significant battlefields in the war for tax reform. One of them is Free Republic. What makes the Free Republic battlefield significant is that the debate is at the cutting edge. The debate on Free Republic is the most current and most knowledgeable. It is a year ahead of other significant battlefields (radio talk shows, political town-hall meetings, conversations among neighbors and coworkers.) The trend on Free Republic with respect to tax reform is going to show up in the real world. Free Republic is a tiny segment of the world, albeit...
  • The Internal Revenue Code:Unequal Treatment Between Large and Small Firms

    09/15/2006 1:53:44 PM PDT · by pigdog · 20 replies · 1,325+ views
    U.S. Small Business Administration ^ | 2001 | Dan R. Mastromarco and David Burton
    We are grateful for the opportunity to expose some of the inequities in the U.S. tax laws. When we began this project, we thought we would highlight a few, mostly wellknown inequities, such as the seemingly interminable inequity between the deductibility of health insurance premiums for the self-employed versus C Corporations. Unfortunately, our investigation uncovered much more. What we found were dozens of sections of the Internal Revenue Code which, on their face, disadvantage small firms. There is little doubt that this is just the surface of the problem. The root causes of these disparities are several.
  • CA: Phony GOP voter forms prompt state investigation

    09/01/2006 4:31:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 858+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/1/06 | Robin Hindery - ap
    SACRAMENTO The secretary of state's office said Friday that it would investigate allegations that signature gatherers paid to sign up voters for the California Republican Party submitted registration forms containing fake names. "If credible evidence of wrongdoing is found, we will work with local law enforcement to vigorously prosecute to the fullest extent of the law," Secretary of State Bruce McPherson said in a statement. McPherson announced his investigation after the GOP said a routine screening of registration forms yielded some "questionable patterns." "Together with the vendor, we figured out some kind of fraud was being perpetrated," said party spokesman...
  • General: Baghdad Division Curbing Violence as Government Forms

    03/31/2006 4:28:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 168+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2006 – The beefed-up force in and around Baghdad is helping curb violence and likely will stay at current levels as Iraq's new unity government forms, the force's commander told Pentagon reporters today. Army Maj. Gen. James Thurman said Multinational Division Baghdad, with about 32,000 Iraqi security forces and just over 29,000 U.S., Georgian, Macedonian and Estonian troops, is likely to keep its current strength until the government becomes operational. "I see that as being a critical piece in getting the overall rule of law of law established in all of Iraq," and specifically, Baghdad, he told...
  • Hamas Forms Government Without Moderates

    03/18/2006 3:20:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 454+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/06 | Ibrahim Barzak - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas said Saturday it had completed the formation of its government without succeeding to bring in moderate parties, a step that looked likely to only increase the chances of international isolation. The narrow government to be presented to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting Sunday could bring on crippling economic sanctions that the World Bank has warned would devastate the poverty-stricken Palestinian territories. Abbas will approve the Hamas government — which does not include his pragmatic Fatah Party, presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeneh said. But he will warn the Islamic militant group, which is...
  • Just the tax for bleeding-heart liberals - (any takers in Malibu, the Hamptons or Nantucket?)

    06/17/2005 4:30:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 30 replies · 647+ views
    SEATTLE PI.COM ^ | JUNE 17, 2005 | DEROY MURDOCK
    NEW YORK -- President Bush's bipartisan Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform should propose a measure to assist a neglected segment of society: the avowedly under-taxed. The HOT would give those who think their levies are too low the ability to pay the steeper tax bills they say they deserve. This is the truly compassionate thing to do. The HOT, or Higher-rate Optional Tax, would offer relief to powerful Democrats and wealthy liberals who cannot stand it when Republicans cut their taxes. Look how lowering taxes has raised the blood pressure of these Americans: "I don't need a tax cut,"...
  • Divided UN Panel Opposes All Forms of Human Cloning

    02/18/2005 7:44:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 307+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/18/05 | Irwin Arieff
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A deeply divided U.N. General Assembly committee adopted a nonbinding statement on Friday calling on governments to prohibit all forms of human cloning, including techniques used in research on human stem cells. The assembly's legal committee voted 71 to 35 with 43 abstentions in favor of the proposal put forward by Honduras and backed by the George W. Bush administration. The measure now goes to the full 191-nation assembly. Islamic countries said they would abstain because there was no consensus. Opponents of the measure, like Britain, Belgium and Singapore, said the text would have no impact...
  • New chant idea for protesting kerry rallies

    09/12/2004 7:13:10 PM PDT · by BoBToMatoE · 10 replies · 444+ views
    Was talking to a friend of mine tonight at church (who is a former member of the 101st. He was a door gunner in a "slick." His group was called the "ghost riders."). At every rally we need to have a group of people chanting the following hey-hey ho-ho sign the form one eight oh. So what do you guys think?
  • National Wine Club Puts a Cork in Seattle

    02/08/2004 4:51:51 PM PST · by AlbertWang · 9 replies · 285+ views
    AP ^ | February 08, 2004 at 12:45:13 PST | REBECCA COOK
    National Wine Club Puts a Cork in Seattle By REBECCA COOK ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE (AP) - The Wine Brats are taking their toys and going home. The quirky wine-appreciation club has 30 successful chapters nationwide, but it's closing its chapter in the nation's second-biggest wine-producing state because of a quarrel with the state Liquor Control Board. Leaders of the nonprofit group apparently failed to follow the steps needed to ship wine in from out of state - but they say they never expected wine-friendly Washington to be such a tough customer. "It just strikes me as a little bit strange...
  • INS deluged with change-of-address forms but has no system for keeping up

    09/06/2002 8:10:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies · 154+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-6-02 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) --  The Immigration and Naturalization Service has been deluged by hundreds of thousands of change-of-address forms after Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the enforcement of a law requiring immigrants to alert the government when they move.</p> <p>The INS says it does not have a system in place to keep up with all the paperwork.</p>