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  • Federal Rights For State Workers Upheld (states cannot pass laws that limit rights to negotiate)

    04/04/2011 12:58:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Official Wire ^ | 4/01/11
    Federal Rights For State Workers UpheldPublished on April 01, 2011 by Staff Reporter CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (USA) A U.S. district court judge has ruled states cannot pass laws that limit private-sector workers' rights to negotiate job terms, a union attorney said. "The state can't legislate workers' rights," said attorney Terrance McGann, who represented the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters in a case challenging a 2010 law in Illinois intended to allow exhibitors at Chicago's McCormick Place convention hall to bypass paying overtime, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Judge Ronald Guzman's ruling upholding the National Labor Relations Act on behalf of the...
  • Tennessee gun carry restrictions might be unconstitutional

    02/19/2011 4:54:21 AM PST · by kwikrnu · 3 replies
    I've had a lawsuit against the State of Tennessee since May 2010. My lawsuit claims that the State unlawfully infringes upon the rights of the people to bear arms and that a law, tca 39-17-1307(a)(1), which was introduced in 1989 is unconstitutional. The law makes it a criminal offense for anyone to carry a loaded firearm in public. There are several defenses; hunting, fishing, handgun permit, being a judge or law enforcement, or carry on private property. I have standing because I have been denied a handgun carry permit and unless I'm hunting or fishing it is a criminal offense...
  • Banks Broke Laws? Ok, Where....

    02/17/2011 7:48:34 AM PST · by FromLori · 15 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 2/17/2011 | Karl Denninger
    .... are the handcuffs? A review of mortgage-servicing practices by U.S. regulators found serious problems with internal controls and staffing levels at the companies, which are likely to result in formal enforcement action against more than a dozen major financial institutions, according to people familiar with the situation. "Formal enforcement action" = A tiny fine and a scolding. Well, maybe a scolding. But wait... "By emphasizing timeliness and cost efficiency over quality and accuracy, examined institutions fostered an operational environment that is not consistent with conducting foreclosure processes in a safe and sound manner," Mr. Walsh said in his remarks....
  • What does US foreign policy gain with a controversial president?

    02/12/2011 1:09:55 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    The Cosmos ^ | 2/21/2011 | Vanity
    What does US foreign policy gain with a controversial president? People around the world are asking the same questions we are. 1.Is Obama a US citizen? 2.When did Obama become a US citizen? 3.Does citizenship really matter? 4.Do borders really matter? 5.Do the origins of national identity really matter? 6.Do constitutions really matter? 7.Can a popular president do no wrong? 8.Does Obama have to answer to Congress, the Judiciary or ignorant racist citizens? 9.Was Obama eligible to become the president? 10.Does his eligibility even matter anymore? 11.Do we have a right to know how Obama paid for his education? 12.Do...
  • A License to Shampoo: Jobs Needing State Approval Rise

    02/07/2011 11:05:18 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 7, 2011 | STEPHANIE SIMON
    Amid calls for shrinking government, lawmakers across the country are vowing to cut regulations that crimp economic growth. President Barack Obama recently said it's time to root out laws that "are just plain dumb." Tell that to the cat groomers, tattoo artists, tree trimmers and about a dozen other specialists across the country who are clamoring for more rules governing small businesses. They're asking to become state-licensed professionals, which would mean anyone wanting to be, say, a music therapist or a locksmith, would have to pay fees, apply for a license and in some cases, take classes and pass exams....
  • Army officer's wife killed teen children because they were 'mouthy,' Tampa authorities say

    01/29/2011 10:33:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11:47 a.m. EST, January 29, 2011
    The woman who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy will not appear in court Saturday because she's being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General Hospital shortly after midnight Saturday to be treated for a medical condition that existed before she was taken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies — who oversee jail inmates — said they could not reveal Schenecker's medical condition, citing health care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son...
  • Tampa police lodge dozens of felony counts against woman they say was Dontae Morris associate

    01/24/2011 7:45:45 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 31 replies
    St. Pete Times ^ | 11/01/24 | Shelley Rossetter
    TAMPA — A woman whom police investigated for her relationship with Dontae Morris, a suspect in two police killings, was arrested after a traffic stop Sunday on charges including 81 felony gun counts. Alaina Nichole Riggins, 26, of Seffner was being held on $614,500 bail in a Hillsborough County jail. Among the charges, police filed one for each of the more than 70 bullets they said they found on her. An arrest report says a Tampa officer observed a gold Toyota she was driving make repeated turns without using a signal on E Clifton Street early Sunday. The officer turned...
  • To Everyone Who is Calling for Stricter Gun Laws

    01/14/2011 7:31:53 PM PST · by MsLady · 18 replies
    Girl friend | Jan. 14, 2011 | ?
    To everyone who is calling for stricter gun laws in light of the tragedy in Tucson, may I offer this little tidbit: If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat! Remember: Hold the person accountable for their actions, not the means they chose to utilize!!
  • Are There Separate Laws for the Protected Federal Class?

    01/10/2011 10:26:43 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 42 replies
    1/10/11 | dagogo redux
    The news and discussions flowing out of the AZ killings has raised a question for me, one I hope some of you can help me answer. I saw repeated references to a special set of laws pertaining to the murder or the attempted murder of Federal Officials and Federal Employees. I am wondering how this status as a "protected" class got started, and how deeply it has spread. Is a drive-by shooting a different sort of crime, with different legal proceedings and different sentencing guidelines, if an "innocent bystander" victim happens to be an off-duty mail clerk working for the...
  • Strained States Turning to Laws to Curb Labor Unions

    01/04/2011 5:19:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/03/11 | STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Strained States Turning to Laws to Curb Labor UnionsBy STEVEN GREENHOUSE Published: January 3, 2011 Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics. **SNIP** “We can no longer live in a society where the public employees are the haves and taxpayers who foot the bills are the have-nots,” Mr. Walker, a Republican, said in a speech. “The bottom line is that we are going to look at every legal means...
  • Almost Everything Is A Crime: 14 Most Ridiculous Things That Americans Are Being Arrested For

    12/31/2010 10:38:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 12/30/2010 | Michael Snyder
    Doesn't it seem like almost everything is becoming a crime in America now? Americans are being arrested and charged with crimes for doing things like leaving dog poop on the ground, opening up Christmas presents early, not recycling properly, farting in class and having brown lawns. But is it healthy for our society for the police to be involved in such silly things? Every single day the United States inches closer to becoming a totalitarian society. While there are some that would welcome this shift, the truth is that throughout history the societies that have experienced the greatest economic...
  • Lawmakers seek cash during key votes

    12/26/2010 2:39:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2010 | Carol D. Leonning , T.W. Farnam
    Numerous times this year, members of Congress have held fundraisers and collected big checks while they are taking critical steps to write new laws, despite warnings that such actions could create ethics problems. The campaign donations often came from contributors with major stakes riding on the lawmakers' actions. ....Earlier this month, the chairman of the Senate committee overseeing tax policy, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), gave himself a birthday-party fundraiser - on the same day that the chamber took its first vote on an $858 billion tax package that would provide breaks to wealthy citizens and business interests. ....Over the course...
  • Suffocated By Red Tape - 12 Ridiculous Regulations That Are Almost Too Bizarre To Believe

    11/27/2010 11:49:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | November 12, 2010
    Even with all of the massive economic problems that the United States is facing, if the government would just get off our backs most of us would do okay. In America today, it is rapidly getting to the point where it is nearly impossible to start or to operate a small business. The federal government, the state governments and local governments are cramming thousands upon thousands of new ridiculous regulations down our throats each year. It would take a full team of lawyers just to even try to stay informed about all of these new regulations. Small business in the...
  • DeMint: Over 90% of Bills Passed Secretly With No Debate, No Vote

    11/08/2010 10:45:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 26 May 2010 | Sen Jim DeMint
    video 10:38
  • Drowning in Law: A flood of statutes, rules and regulations is killing the American spirit

    10/17/2010 8:15:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | October 10th 2010 | Philip K. Howard
    Drowning in Law: A flood of statutes, rules and regulations is killing the American spirit BY Philip K. Howard Sunday, October 10th 2010, 4:00 AM Government is broken and the economy is gasping. The reason is the same: Americans no longer feel free to roll up their sleeves and make the choices needed to fix things. Governors come to office and find that 90% of the budget is pre-committed to entitlements and mandates enacted by politicians long dead. Teachers no longer have authority to maintain order in the classroom. Legal mandates and entitlements have accumulated, like sediment in the harbor,...
  • Anger over return of 'Sus' laws that will let police target minorities

    10/15/2010 3:24:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th October 2010 | By James Slack
    Police will soon be allowed to return to the days when they could stop and search people on the basis of their ethnic background. Last night the news threatened to ignite a huge row between the Government and civil liberties groups. So-called ‘Sus laws’ were scrapped in the 1980s after the alleged targeting of black people by police led to race riots in London, Birmingham and Liverpool.
  • Austin chief pushes for new drunk driving charge

    10/11/2010 7:04:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Oct. 7, 2010 | AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
    Austin chief pushes for new drunk driving charge Acevedo says proposal is aimed at impaired drivers, who can be dangerous even if they aren't legally drunk By Mike Ward AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Updated: 5:14 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 A campaign to create a new category of driving while intoxicated is being promoted at the Capitol as one way to curb growing problems in Texas’ system of punishing drunken drivers. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, among the supporters of the change, said the idea behind a new offense of “driving while ability impaired” — DWAI — would cover drivers whose blood-alcohol...
  • Illegal Immigration and the Proper Response

    10/06/2010 11:09:34 PM PDT · by hawkins · 1+ views
    That Christian website ^ | 10/07/2010 | Travis Main
    The world has a great number of problems. Does the Bible have a solution for them all? 2 Pet. 1:3 establishes we have all things we need for life and Godliness. Therefore, let’s challenge the verse. Does the Bible give direction in regard to illegal immigration. I believe that it not only gives information to the immigrant, but it also gives information to the local church and its members about how to proceed. This sermon is part of the “Big Problems Series” and is number #3 in the series. To watch video of this sermon: http://www.thatchristianwebsite.com/video/immigration/immigration.m3u To download video of...
  • <I>Antigone</i> Revisited

    09/14/2010 8:34:48 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 11 replies
    9/14/10 | dagogo redux
    I have long admired Robert Fagles’ translations of the classics, and was re-reading his rendition of Antigone by Sophocles a few nights ago. I was inspired to do so by recent events. I thought I’d post this vanity to encapsulate my mental ramblings and see if they resonate with anyone else out there. Antigone is the first of the three “Theban” plays written by Sophocles, the Greek playwright most famous for his second Theban play, Oedipus Rex. The story of that play tells of the tragedy of Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother, Jocasta. Although he did...
  • How does the Fed choose it's lawsuits against states ?

    08/05/2010 8:52:20 PM PDT · by TheRevolution1776 · 3 replies
    With the recent dismissal of the state law in Arizona by a judge on the grounds that it will interfere with the Federal's ability to function, what will they do come November in California ? See, they will be voting yes or no on prop 19 which will legalize marijuana, however, under federal law you could still be arrested even though it is legal under state law. Will Holder and others dispatch a team of lawyers to sue and take the proverbial teeth out of that should it pass ? They claim that the Arizona law was stepping on the...