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  • Heslam: Parents rocked as driver hits son, two others

    05/16/2014 6:51:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 16, 2014 | Jessica Heslam
    Six-year-old Larry DaSilva said he just closed his eyes as the car that authorities say was driven by a schizophrenic Brockton woman off her meds plowed into him and two other children as they crossed the street to their school bus. The collision sent the first-grader and his race car backpack flying six to seven feet in the air in front of his horrified father, knocking off his Air Jordan sneakers, one of which become lodged under one of the car’s wheels.
  • Police might be tracking you, but you can't see the records

    04/24/2014 6:33:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies
    Post Standard: Syracuse NY ^ | April 24, 2014 at 8:38 AM | By Marnie Eisenstadt | meisenstadt@syracuse.com
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Onondaga County has 5.2 million records showing where drivers have been over the past year. But if you'd like to know what the county has on your travels, you're out of luck. Police cars throughout the county are outfitted with special cameras -- license plate readers -- that take hundreds of pictures of license plates a minute. Those records, showing the plate and where it was photographed, are warehoused in the county's database and held for a year. Onondaga County denied a Freedom of Information Law request from me for all records they had on my license...
  • One in eight Minnesotans on the road don't have valid licenses

    02/05/2014 3:06:20 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    MPLS Star,Tribune ^ | 2-5-14 | Tim Harlow
    A startling number of Minnesota drivers don't have a valid license and should not be behind the wheel. A KARE-TV/MPR report found that approximately 1 in 8 drivers don't have driving privileges because their licenses have been suspended, revoked, canceled or disqualified. In some cases, they had no license at all. Yet they still drive. Reporter Trisha Volpe analyzed court records between 2008 and 2013 and found that nearly 310,000 people have been convicted for driving when the law says they can't. In the Twin Cities metro area that number was 181,000 with scores of repeat offenders. Volpe reported that...
  • Vanity: Need advice for best state

    01/05/2014 6:21:07 PM PST · by Utilizer · 98 replies
    05 Jan 2014 | self
    Due to health considerations, I have been unable to travel for some time. However, doctors have now given tentative approval for limited travel for a few days. This may be the last chance I have to do so before declining health no longer allows that, so I am thinking of visiting with BIL's family in Vermont, with perhaps one or two short stops to visit other family members on the way back. I am looking for recommendations for the following needs: 1. A State where the Driver's Licence requirements are not unduly onerous since I have only a limited time...
  • National ID headed for your wallet, purse Homeland Security to require digital features in driver's

    12/30/2013 7:08:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Just as you were wrapping your mind around the idea that under Obamacare and the accompanying changes in the health-care system, your medical records will be floating around in some online repository, available to far too many people, you’re being told you’ll soon have a National Identity Card and a Western Hemisphere-compliant travel document whether you want it or not, if you plan to drive in the United States. The federal government says it soon will be enforcing its demands that state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards comply with Department of Homeland Security standards. DHS announced just before Christmas a...
  • Obama administration considers changing driver license guidelines for elderly

    12/08/2013 4:57:16 PM PST · by knak · 107 replies
    State Column ^ | 12-8-13 | Kramer Phillips
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it will work to change its strategic plan to ensure the safety of the U.S.’s growing population of older drivers and passengers. In a statement released earlier this week, the NHTSA says its changes are the result of the growing population of elderly drivers. The agency says it will make a number of changes, including researching a number of advanced vehicle technologies including vehicle-to-vehicle communications, refining its data collection systems, and shifting its focus to efforts on public education and identifying functional changes including vision, strength, flexibility and cognition. “NHTSA’s Older Driver...
  • Portland police are collecting thousands of license plate numbers every day (Oregon)

    12/03/2013 11:34:41 AM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | 12/3/2013 | Kristian Foden-Vencil
    Cameras on Portland police cars are starting to collect information on local vehicle license plates, and can track up to 128,000 vehicle license plates per day. That means that if authorities are investigating a murder and want to check on the whereabouts of a suspect's car three years ago, they can tap into a computer and perhaps find out where it was on a particular day. The system is already solving dozens of crimes. But some civil liberties advocates have reservations.
  • Michgan freepers..need help navigating the deer hunting license procedure.

    11/11/2013 8:40:02 AM PST · by kyperman · 13 replies
    All Michigan freepers out there, need some help. I am NOT a hunter, but my son wants to go. We live on 80 a acres or private land that my dad owns. I want to take my son hunting this year, we are learning together. I am confused by the license process. I want two licenses, one for me and one for him....are these the same as TAGS? Or are tags in addition to the actual hunting license. Also, If I wanted to obtain a private land permit after the drawing, does that go by region?
  • Neither Putin nor Obama get it

    09/17/2013 9:19:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Gary Bauer
    At the core of America’s founding was a simple, yet literally revolutionary, idea: that all people deserve to be free because they are created by God in His image, and that our rights come from God, not government. This was articulated in the most important sentence in America’s founding, the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Those 36 words are sometimes called the best-known...
  • Senate Panel OKs Measure Defining a Journalist

    09/12/2013 1:15:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 131 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/12/13 | ap
    The vote was 13-5 for a compromise defining a "covered journalist" as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years. It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a "covered journalist," who would be granted the privileges of the law.
  • Freedom ≠ Polygamy and Heroin: Conservatives are wrong to worry abut libertarian policies

    07/18/2013 8:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    REASON ^ | 07/18/2013 | Shikha Dalmia
    Cultural conservatives can’t be too happy about the country’s growing tolerance for gay marriage and legal marijuana, both of which a slim majority now supports. This erosion of traditional moral codes, they fear, will put America on the highway to Gomorrah. But removing government from the business of enforcing morality doesn’t mean that individuals will celebrate their liberation by smoking crack and throwing orgies. It means that they’ll become active agents in choosing their own morality. The late Robert Bork famously warned in his 1996 jeremiad Slouching Toward Gomorrah that America would succumb to moral decadence if Uncle Sam didn’t...
  • Newspaper Censorship in America: Is this Celebrated Advice Columnist a Criminal? [video only]

    07/18/2013 4:29:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-16-2013 | InstituteForJustice
    In May 2013, John Rosemond — America's longest running newspaper columnist—received an astonishing order from the Kentucky attorney general: Stop publishing your advice column in the Bluegrass State or face fines and jail. The attorney general and Kentucky's psychologist licensing board believe that John's column, which is syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, constitutes the "unlicensed practice of psychology" in Kentucky when it appears in a Kentucky newspaper. Kentucky's crackdown is part of a national surge in the abuse of occupational licensing laws to censor advice. On July 17, 2013, John joined the Institute for Justice to fight back...
  • License-plate readers let police collect millions of records on drivers

    06/26/2013 3:04:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    CIRO ^ | 6/26/13 | Ali Winston
    Click for larger image A license-plate reader mounted on a San Leandro Police Department car can log thousands of plates in an eight-hour patrol shift. “It works 100 times better than driving around looking for license plates with our eyes,” says police Lt. Randall Brandt. Credit: Michael Katz-Lacabe When the city of San Leandro, Calif., purchased a license-plate reader for its police department in 2008, computer security consultant Michael Katz-Lacabe asked the city for a record of every time the scanners had photographed his car.The results shocked him.The paperback-size device, installed on the outside of police cars, can log thousands of...
  • CT:State took guns of man for mischief night egg fight

    06/08/2013 7:09:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | 8 June, 2013 | Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD -- A longtime gun owner who recently had his permit revoked over a 1971 Halloween egg fight was the inspiration for an amendment to the state's new gun law. James E. Gorham, a 61-year-old Norwalk gun collector and target shooter, received a letter in January ordering him to turn in his guns; his one instance of teenage mischief disqualified him from legal gun ownership. "I was first contacted by the Norwalk Police Department before I got a certified letter from the State Police," said Gorham, a businessman. "It was a real surprise. They told me I had been involved...
  • Fraudulent and deceptive: Late-term abortionist Riley’s Maryland Medical license permanently revoked

    05/20/2013 10:08:53 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5-20-2013 | Operation Rescue staff
    BALTIMORE, May 20, 2013 (Operation Rescue) - The Maryland Board of Physicians has permanently revoked the license of abortionist Nicola I. Riley in a scathing 24-page order issued on May 6, which prohibits her from ever again applying for licensure or reinstatement of her license. “In view of the fraudulent and deceptive nature of Dr. Riley’s criminal conduct, her demonstrated lack of candor and integrity on her application to the Board and to Utah and Wyoming, and her demonstrated propensity for dishonesty and misrepresentation, Dr. Riley’s unprofessional conduct is not remediable,” stated the Board. “In light of the unprofessional manner...
  • Connecticut shop that sold a gun to Sandy Hook school shooter's mother Nancy Lanza loses its

    04/05/2013 4:06:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Connecticut shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter's mother has lost its federal firearms license. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, about 15 miles north of Hartford, on December 20, and the 60-day time frame to appeal has expired. The agency didn't disclose why it revoked the license. 'It's been revoked. It's final at this point,' is all ATF spokeswoman Deb Seifert would tell reporters. Lanza Adam Lanza may have used a gun purchased from the store on his killing spree It was first...
  • California Doctors, If you don't pay your state Taxes- risk License Denial or Suspension

    03/08/2013 8:36:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Medical Board of California ^ | 3/8/13 | State of CA
    Effective July 1, 2012, the Medical Board of California is required to deny an application for licensure and to suspend the license/certificate/registration of any applicant or licensee who has outstanding tax obligations due to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) or the State Board of Equalization (BOE) and appears on either the FTB or BOE's certified lists of top 500 tax delinquencies over $100,000. (AB 1424, Perea, Chapter 455, Statutes of 2011) Once it has been determined that an applicant or a licensee is on a certified list, the applicant or licensee has 90 days from the issuance of a preliminary...
  • "Freedom" License Plate Banned In Washington D.C.

    03/05/2013 11:24:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | March 5, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    The word “FREEDOM” is among the list of banned vanity license plate slogans for Washington D.C., according to a government file obtained by a Freedom of Information Request filed by the transparency website GovernmentAttic.org
  • License-plate recognition has its eyes on you (36 million location scans and counting)

    02/25/2013 4:20:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    SD city beat ^ | 2/20/13 | Jon Campbell
    Where’s your car? Well, dude, it’s in a huge Orwellian police database. That might seem like the plot of a bad movie, but since around 2010, police agencies in San Diego County have quietly used a network of sophisticated devices called license-plate readers (LPR) to monitor and record the movements of thousands of everyday drivers. Even as you read this, police cars equipped with LPR are patrolling the streets, automatically scanning and photographing every license plate in sight, tagging each with a GPS coordinate and filing the information away. For years. With 36 million scans and counting—an average of 14...
  • Exotic Cars and Montana Plates

    02/23/2013 9:48:59 AM PST · by nascarnation · 53 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 2/22/2013 | Doug DeMuro
    In its simplest form, an exotic car with a Montana plates is an immense tax dodge. Being the Wild West, you see, Montana levies no sales tax. Instead, its government chooses to operate under the unique “we don’t need no stinkin’ money” principle, which possibly explains why they went without speed limits for several years: they couldn’t afford the signs. In my home state of Georgia, the Veyron’s $1.7 million MSRP would be taxed at seven percent, which comes out to $119,000. For a license plate. Anyway, if you lived in Montana, the same Veyron would cost virtually nothing to...
  • Researchers Debate a License to Smoke Cigarettes

    11/14/2012 6:14:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    LiveScience ^ | November 13 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    They do it for coal-burning power plants. So how about something for what many consider to be a walking smokestack — the cigarette smoker? Yes, a license to smoke. Simon Chapman, a professor of public health at the University of Sydney in Australia, offers this radical proposal to help reduce the damaging health effects of tobacco, both for the user and the recipient of second-hand smoke.
  • AAA: One in seven NC drivers does not have a license

    10/09/2012 6:03:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 10/08/12 | Tenikka Smith
    AAA: One in seven NC drivers does not have a licenseBy Tenikka Smith Posted: 12:56 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One out of every seven drivers on the road in North Carolina does not have a license, according to a study by AAA. The agency plans to use its research to push state lawmakers to take a tougher stance to get these dangerous and illegal drivers off the roads. **SNIP** "I'm driving without a license. I get caught. First offense would be a stiff fine, a potential for jail," Crosby said of what the group would like...
  • Elizabeth Warren law license problem goes to Court

    10/09/2012 5:34:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/09/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    MA Republican Party asks Court to correct BBO General Counsel's misstatements of law and perceived "partisan agenda" As you are aware, I have pointed out that Michael Fredrickson, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, has some explaining to do: As detailed here before, within hours of my posting about Elizabeth WarrenÂ’s lack of a Massachusetts law license, Michael Fredrickson, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, gave an interview to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in which he defended Warren.Fredrickson did not indicate in the interview as reported that he was speaking in any...
  • Conservatives Say Elizabeth Warren Is A Money-Grubbing Lawyer Who Never Took Pro Bono Cases

    10/05/2012 4:18:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/05/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Conservatives Say Elizabeth Warren Is A Money-Grubbing Lawyer Who Never Took Pro Bono CasesErin Fuchs | Oct. 5, 2012, 4:57 PM **SNIP** Conservatives have hammered the Harvard law professor for practicing in Massachusetts without a law license there and representing corporations while promoting herself as a populist. Now Cornell law professor William Jacobson, who runs the right-leaning blog Legal Insurrection, is implying that Warren never provided her services pro bono, as many attorneys do.
  • Elizabeth (“Dances with Moonbats") Warren supporters: “No! No! No! it couldn't be true... (CONT)

    10/04/2012 7:26:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/03/12 | Jim Bozeman
    Elizabeth Warren supporters: “No! No! No! it couldn't be true that anyone else could love you like I do.”by Jim Bozeman Wednesday, October 3, 2012 **SNIP** Elizabeth “Dances with Moonbats" Warren, is not content to be a self-professed Indian or a self-professed professor (say that five times fast). She is also a self-professed lawyer in Massachusetts. The problem is, she doesn’t have a license to practice law in the Bay State. **SNIP** If the voters of Massachusetts elect Elizabeth “Joke-ahantas" Warren as their next U.S. Senator, then they deserve what they get. Maybe the state that sent Barney Frank to...
  • Here's The Massachusetts Law License Rule (not law) Elizabeth Warren Probably Broke

    10/02/2012 4:28:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/02/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Here's The Massachusetts Law License Rule Elizabeth Warren Probably BrokeErin Fuchs | 20 minutes ago **SNIP** So, what does the rule for lawyers in Massachusetts say? Well, like most laws, it's open to interpretation, but it appears Warren might have at least severely bent the rule. The rule says lawyers without a license in Massachusetts can practice there "on a temporary basis," especially if they're working on cases with attorneys who are licensed in the state. Still, it's not clear that Warren was practicing law on just a temporary basis since she was heavily involved in a number of cases...
  • Is tonight the night Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem goes mainstream? (huge development)

    10/01/2012 3:42:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/01/12 | William A. Jacobson
    Is tonight the night Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem goes mainstream?Posted by William A. Jacobson Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5:20pm Despite a Drudge link, huge linkage everywhere in the conservative blogosphere, and defensiveness in the left-legal blogosphere, Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem has not broken into the mainstream media. **SNIP** There was a huge development today, as reported by Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.com, Warren Law License Controversy Could Surface in Debate. The Board of Bar Overseers General Counsel no longer is giving public comment, and there are questions as to how the BBO can proceed now that the...
  • Elizabeth Warren's Law License Issues Have Gotten Even Worse Before Tonight's Big Debate

    10/01/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/01/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Elizabeth Warren's Law License Issues Have Gotten Even Worse Before Tonight's Big DebateErin Fuchs | Oct. 1, 2012, 1:09 PM U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is facing new scrutiny over whether she illegally practiced law in Massachusetts without a license. Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly recently polled attorneys in the state about whether Warren should be investigated for "possibly" practicing law without a license from the state. Eighty-seven percent of the 1,134 lawyers polled want the Harvard law professor investigated.
  • Mass Lawyers Weekly readers want investigation of Elizabeth Warren license problem

    09/30/2012 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/28/12 | William A. Jacobson
    Mass Lawyers Weekly readers want investigation of Elizabeth Warren license problemPosted by William A. Jacobson Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:42pm Mass Lawyers Weekly ran a reader poll today regarding the following question: Should U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren be investigated for possibly practicing law without a license? I heard about the poll in an email just after 1:30 p.m. today. I did not publicize the poll because while online polls are not scientific, I also didn’t want someone to say that the results were skewed by me publicizing the poll.
  • New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates

    09/29/2012 9:56:28 AM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    WSJ ^ | 28 Sept 2012 | JULIA ANGWIN and JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES
    For more than two years, the police in San Leandro, Calif., photographed Mike Katz-Lacabe's Toyota Tercel almost weekly. They have shots of it cruising along Estudillo Avenue near the library, parked at his friend's house and near a coffee shop he likes. In one case, they snapped a photo of him and his two daughters getting out of a car in his driveway. Mr. Katz-Lacabe isn't charged with, or suspected of, any crime. Local police are tracking his vehicle automatically, using cameras mounted on a patrol car that record every nearby vehicle—license plate, time and location. "Why are they keeping...
  • Scott Brown Says Elizabeth Warren Has A Secret Roster Of Corporate Clients (w/o a license?)

    09/27/2012 2:35:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/26/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Scott Brown Says Elizabeth Warren Has A Secret Roster Of Corporate ClientsErin Fuchs | Sep. 26, 2012, 4:49 PM U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was pilloried by right-wing bloggers Monday for practicing law in Massachusetts without a license there. Now, her opponent, Republican Senator Scott Brown, is calling for her to release a full list of her corporate clients, "There is a list, and it does exist," Brown said in a letter to Warren. Here are the companies we already know have been represented by Warren, who has touted herself as an advocate for consumers:
  • Has Elizabeth Warren Been Practicing Law Without A License?

    09/26/2012 4:39:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Power Line ^ | 9/25/12 | John Hinderaker
    Has Elizabeth Warren Been Practicing Law Without A License?Posted on September 25, 2012 by John Hinderaker **SNIP** This section is one that frequently applies to my own law practice. I provide legal services in jurisdictions where I am not admitted to practice all the time, under the pro hac vice rules of the local state and federal courts. Under those rules, I can apply to practice in the courts of other states, including Massachusetts, as long as I am licensed and in good standing in Minnesota, and agree to abide by the ethics rules of those states. But you can’t...
  • Elizabeth Warren Defrauded Asbestos Victims While Practicing Law Without a License

    09/25/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 9/24/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Elizabeth Warren Defrauded Asbestos Victims While Practicing Law Without a LicensePosted by Daniel Greenfield Sep 24th, 2012 Laws? They’re for little people. Laws don’t apply to Harvard professors. They apply to Harvard janitors. Compassion? Liberals are great at that. Just ask Elizabeth Warren who was paid nearly a quarter of a million dollars to help Travelers Insurance deny asbestos compensation to asbestos victims… and she did it while practicing law without a license. And wearing a fake Cherokee headdress. After this latest story, I have a feeling that Elizabeth Warren wishes she had run for the Senate in Oklahoma, instead...
  • Warren faces question over law license in latest accusation to roil Senate race

    09/25/2012 4:50:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/25/12
    Warren faces question over law license in latest accusation to roil Senate racePublished September 25, 2012 FoxNews.com **SNIP** Warren had to have had an active state bar license when applying to try cases before the high court, according to the Supreme Court. So the more questionable issue appears to be whether Warren practiced state-level law from her Harvard office without a Massachusetts license. Warren was paid $212,000 for three years of work in a case that involved thousands of asbestos victims and was “notable because Warren, who has gained fame for defending consumers against big business, was in this case...
  • Bill and Ted's Excellent License

    08/10/2012 9:01:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 8 replies
    OStatic ^ | 08 August 2012 | Susan Linton
    When a programmer decides to release their work, they have to decide on a license, of which there's no shortage. Most know of the GPLs, Apache's, Mozilla's, and BSDs. But there's a new license in town and it is inspired by two big-hearted goofs.Sometimes companies or coders decide to create their own for various reasons. While considering licenses, Lunduke did just that. Officially named the Greater Lunduke License or GLL, The Bill & Ted License borrows language straight from the slackers' own words. In fact, Lunduke credits them right in the preamble, "The "Greater Lunduke License" is inspired, in part,...
  • Louisiana Offers New Hunting Permit And Driver's License Combo

    06/09/2012 5:04:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    fieldandstream.com ^ | 8 June, 2012 | Chad Love
    The day I bought a lifetime Oklahoma hunting and fishing license, my life got exponentially simpler. No longer would I have to keep track of a yearly hunting license, a yearly fishing license, a state duck stamp and separate tags for deer gun, muzzleloader and archery seasons. No more thick wad of paper in my wallet, no more worrying that I was carrying the wrong license. Just one simple plastic card, sort of a redneck "One Ring to Rule Them All." It's a wonderful thing, but the state of Louisiana just did it one better. From this story on nola.com:...
  • The Dangers of Painting — State Law Requires Training, Exam, Fees For the Right to Earn a Living

    06/05/2012 11:07:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/2/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Want to make a little extra cash painting houses this summer? Thanks to Michigan’s licensing apparatus, it’ll cost you. Michigan law requires painting contractors to pay $235, take 60 hours of state-approved prelicensure education, pass two exams and be over 18 years of age, according to the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm. Michigan is one of only 10 states that licenses painters — and only five states require any education to paint for a living. Lisa Knepper, director of strategic research at the Institute for Justice, worked on the firm’s recent report on licensing in all...
  • Caveman Blogger Fights for Free Speech and Internet Freedom

    05/29/2012 11:42:51 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    Institute for Justice ^ | 29 May 2012 | Institute for Justice
    Cooksey v. Futrell, et al. Can the government throw you in jail for offering advice on the Internet about what food people should buy at the grocery store? That is exactly the claim made by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition. In December 2011, diabetic blogger Steve Cooksey started a Dear Abby-style advice column on his popular blog (www.diabetes-warrior.net) to answer reader questions. One month later, the State Board informed Steve that he could not give readers advice on diet, whether for free or for compensation, because doing so constituted the unlicensed, and thus criminal, practice of dietetics. The State...
  • Massachusetts To Give Obama's OUI Illegal Immigrant Uncle His Drivers License Today

    05/11/2012 4:24:14 AM PDT · by suspects · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 11, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Sometime today, Onyango “Uncle Omar” Obama — who was ordered deported from the United States back during the first Bush’s presidency — will be given a driver’s license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. All he has to do is show up. When this criminal alien walks into the RMV waiting room, he’ll be walking past American citizens — many of them fighting a tooth-and-claw battle with the bureaucracy to get back the license to which they are legally entitled. Every day, Registrar Rachel Kaprielian’s legion of government hacks screw over legal citizens with legitimate complaints — all because...
  • Insane Licensing Standards Need to be Scaled Back

    05/01/2012 7:19:29 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/1/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    There’s a reason organizations like the Mackinac Center describe themselves as “free market” rather than “pro-business.” Too often, businesses — especially, but not exclusively Big Business — self-servingly try to use government to limit competition and keep prices high. For true defenders of the free enterprise system, the benchmark of good policy is what benefits consumers, not what serves the narrow interests of a particular firm or industry. Michigan’s licensed barber shop colleges provide a case study of such a price-hiking “conspiracy against the public," to use the phrase coined by Adam Smith, the father of modern economics.* Recently, a...
  • NYC Gun Owners Misfire in Legal Challenge

    03/29/2012 5:52:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    courthousenews.com ^ | 28 March, 2012 | ADAM KLASFELD
    MANHATTAN (CN) - As dusk settled over the city Monday, a federal judge ruled that New York City won its showdown with handgun owners who challenged a $340 residential licensing fee as unconstitutional. A city attorney applauded the ruling, saying the fees were needed to do the exhaustive background checks that keep New York City safe. "The city has some of the strongest laws in the nation to ensure that guns do not fall into the hands of criminals," Michael A. Cardozo said. "Today's decision rejects a constitutional challenge to home handgun application and renewal fees, upholds our ability to...
  • Badger Guns lost license over serious infractions

    03/12/2012 12:09:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies · 1+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2-11-12 | John Diedrich
    Federal regulators found numerous serious violations at Badger Guns, prompting them to take the rare step of revoking the gun store's license last year, newly released documents show. The West Milwaukee gun shop long has been under fire because of its high number of crime gun sales, including those used in shootings of Milwaukee police officers. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked Badger Guns' federal license last year. The store stopped selling guns Dec. 31. The ATF has refused to say why the store's license was revoked, citing a law passed by Congress that shields public...
  • Man Spends Time In Jail For Not Having A Dog License

    02/14/2012 11:31:38 AM PST · by Gennie · 70 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | February 13, 2012 | CBS Denver
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A Jefferson County man was held in jail after refusing to get a license for his dog. Now he and his wife are fighting the fine in court. 4 On Your Side Investigator Rick Sallinger wanted to know how many others don’t have licenses and face the possibility of arrest.
  • Congratulations! The city says you are a business

    11/27/2011 9:26:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/26/11 | Tom Barnidge, Contra Costa Times columnist
    If you have trouble falling asleep, here's something new to try. When you curl up in bed tonight, bring along a copy of the local municipal code to read. Slogging through the lawyerly fine print will not only make your eyelids heavy, it could help you unearth some surprising discoveries. I learned the other day that if you earn an income working at home -- anything from lacing lanyards for a craft sale to consulting on paramilitary projects for Halliburton -- most East Bay cities require you to have a home occupation permit and a business license. There are a...
  • Perry Says He Opposes Texas Confederate Plate

    10/27/2011 7:50:45 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/27/2011 | Nathan Koppel
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday he was opposed to the state issuing a license plate featuring a Confederate battle flag, publicly declaring his position on the proposal for the first time. The Sons of Confederate Veterans applied for the Texas plate but opponents have called it highly offensive to African-Americans. The group is a national organization open to the male descendants of any man who served honorably in the Confederate forces during the Civil War.
  • Van Jones License to practice Law...suspended...twice!

    10/02/2011 8:46:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Cal Bar. Gov ^ | 10/2/11 | Cal Bar
    Anthony Kapel Jones - #200360 Current Status: Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled) See below for more details. Profile Information The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California. Bar Number: 200360 Address: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights 344 40th St Oakland, CA 94609 Map it Phone Number: (510) 428-3939 Fax Number: (510) 428-3940 e-mail: Not Available County: Alameda Undergraduate School: Univ of Tennessee; Martin TN District: District 3 Sections: None Law School: Yale Law School; New Haven CT
  • In Observance of Constitution Day - September 17, 2011

    09/17/2011 8:40:04 AM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 10 replies
    Stedman Associates | 1996 | Lewis
    The U. S. Constitution's Precious Cargo* "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court even can do much to help it." - Judge Learned Hand The Constitution's words are only the vehicles which carry great ideas across the centuries. The precious cargo must be defined, protected, and treasured by "We, the People" in order for its benefits to accrue to each generation. Take the word, "liberty". What message does this semantic vehicle bring? Abe Lincoln: "We all declare for...
  • More Bus Drivers Busted For Fraud (NY - obtained multiple CDL licenses using an alias)

    09/14/2011 10:34:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    More Bus Drivers Busted For FraudGot Licenses With Fake Names, Info Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced last Thursday, Aug. 18, that a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) investigation has led to the arrests of 51 commercial drivers, including bus drivers, for fraudulently obtaining multiple driver licenses using an alias. The arrests were made as the result of the use of facial recognition technology which reviewed the records of 600,000 holders of New York State Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs). In addition to the most recent arrests, more than 70 other CDL drivers were arrested based on the use of facial recognition...
  • New Mexico's "Mama Grizzly" on Driver's Licenses for Illegals

    09/08/2011 12:49:07 PM PDT · by LaybackLenny · 23 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/8/11 | Gov. Susana Martinez
    One thing I find fascinating as governor is the disconnect between those in and around the capitol and real New Mexicans. The issue of giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants is perhaps the best example. They say it's controversial, but New Mexicans are remarkably united - across ethnic, party, and religious lines. Critics can attack my heritage, accuse me of being a "bad Catholic" for my position, but I will keep my word to you and continue the fight to repeal this dangerous law.
  • More Than 1,100 People Must Retake Driver's Test ( Denver : Somalia , Ethiopia)

    07/27/2011 9:47:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    ch 7 tv ^ | July 27, 2011 | Kim Nguyen
    Many Of Ola's Driving School Customers Are From Somalia, Ethiopia. More than 1,100 people must retake their driving test after the Colorado Department of Revenue shut down a driving school. ... an investigation continues into whether he accepted cash in exchange for certifying driving tests.