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  • Consumer Rights: Court Rules Against Used Software Sales

    09/13/2010 1:35:31 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 88 replies · 1+ views
    ECN Magazine ^ | September 13, 2010 | Jason Lomberg
    The 9th Circuit of Appeals has reaffirmed the right of software companies to circumvent the first-sale doctrine by “licensing” rather then “selling” its products. The significance of this ruling cannot be overstated—it could singlehandedly destroy the used software market. In 2005, one Timothy Vernor bought a sealed copy of AutoCAD Release 14 at a garage sale. In 2007, Vernor purchased four used copies of Release 14 from an authorized dealer, Cardwell/Thomas & Associates (CTA). He subsequently placed all but two copies on eBay, and in each instance, Autodesk appealed to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), alleging copyright infringement. In...
  • Philly requiring bloggers to pay $300 for a business license

    08/22/2010 7:35:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/22/10 | Mark Hemingway
    It looks like cash hungry local governments are getting awfully rapacious these days: Between her blog and infrequent contributions to ehow.com, over the last few years she says she’s made about $50. To [Marilyn] Bess, her website is a hobby. To the city of Philadelphia, it’s a potential moneymaker, and the city wants its cut. In May, the city sent Bess a letter demanding that she pay $300, the price of a business privilege license. (Snip) It would be one thing if Bess’ website were, well, an actual business,
  • False Freedom... pt 3 of true and false freedom

    07/06/2010 8:15:32 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies · 2+ views
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 07/05/10 | Bill Randles
    *False Freedom is rebellion against the very laws of our being… Remember that true freedom, is liberation to be what we were made by our Creator to be in the first place. False freedom is actually rebellion against the Creator, therefore it often manifests itself as rejection of the God ordained uses. Picture an astronaut making a spacewalk, and really having an existential experience in the process. There is no North ,South .East, or West not even Up or Down! No weight, no boundaries, nothing but pure freedom! Ah, but wait a second, not quite absolute freedom…for the astronaut is...
  • $15 mistake could sink $912,825 payday

    06/21/2010 2:30:02 PM PDT · by rawhide · 10 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | Luke DeCock
    Marlin fishing is a big-money business, from the multi-million dollar boats to the million-dollar-plus purse in tournaments like Morehead City’s Big Rock. Still, the deep-pocketed fishermen and hired hands aboard need the same $15 North Carolina recreational fishing license everyone else does. That lesson could cost one boat hundreds of thousands of dollars. A record-setting blue marlin that would have won almost $1 million in last week’s Big Rock was on the verge of disqualification today as tournament officials investigated whether one of the boat’s hired crewmen failed to purchase a license. Andy Thomasson, hauled in the record-setting 883-pound blue...
  • This Week in California... Electronic Ads on License Plates?

    06/21/2010 10:25:29 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 6 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 6/21/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    This is the first installment in what I hope becomes a weekly update about the sheer amount of ridiculous crap that comes out of California. Keep in mind, I grew up there (southern California, mind you) – I love the Golden State– it is beautiful, dynamic, and completely politically retarded. That being said… let’s get rolling. Electronic license plates that would flash advertisements? Yes, you read that right. According to the San Jose Mercury News (emphasis mine):
  • China Creates Pirate Copy of Russia’s Su-33 Fighter Jet

    06/05/2010 8:18:55 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 25 replies · 924+ views
    Market Oracle ^ | 6/5/2010 | Market Oracle
    China’s Shenyang Aircraft Corporation created a copy of a Russian deck-based Su-33 fighter jet. The Chinese model of the aircraft was called J-15, Interfax reports with reference to the May issue of the Kanwa Asian Defence military publication. The Chinese fighter jet is based on the Soviet T10K training aircraft, which China received from Ukraine. Chinese engineers found it very difficult to solve the problem of folding wings of deck-based fighter jets. Now the problem has been solved. It is not clear yet, if the new plane has performed its first flight yet: the Chinese Air Force does not have...
  • Family thankful for Gold Star plate

    06/03/2010 9:42:50 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 2 replies · 144+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 6:13 PM EDT | Kristin Maiorano
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A local lawmaker recently received what he calls his "highest honor." State Sen. Ron Alting (R-22nd district) received a bracelet today from the Frantz family in Lafayette. It was specially made in honor of their son, Matthew Frantz, who was killed in Iraq in January 2006. Matthew's mother, Marilyn Frantz, said the bracelet was the least they could do for Alting's efforts to establish Gold Star license plates in Indiana. The license plates are now available for the parents, spouses, siblings and children of anyone who died while serving in the military on active duty. Frantz...
  • Michigan Considers Law to License Journalists

    05/28/2010 5:34:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies · 1,183+ views
    fox ^ | 5/28/10 | Jana Winter
    A Michigan lawmaker wants to license reporters to ensure they’re credible and vet them for “good moral character.” Senator Bruce Patterson is introducing legislation that will regulate reporters much like the state does with hairdressers, auto mechanics and plumbers. Patterson, who also practices constitutional law, says that the general public is being overwhelmed by an increasing number of media outlets--traditional, online and citizen generated--and an even greater amount misinformation. “Legitimate media sources are critically important to our government,” he said. He told FoxNews.com that some reporters covering state politics don’t know what they’re talking about and they’re working for publications...
  • Grayson Wants Doctor's License Revoked

    04/29/2010 7:38:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 34 replies · 1,186+ views
    WFTV ^ | April 29, 2010 | WFTV
    LAKE COUNTY, Fla. -- WFTV found out that a Lake County doctor, who posted signs telling people if they supported the president's health care plan they should to get treatment somewhere else, regularly leaves the country to perform a procedure not approved in the U.S. He claims the procedure cures prostate cancer. Now, a congressman is calling for his license to be revoked. The sign that started the controversy is still on the front door of his Mount Dora doctor’s office telling patients who voted for Obama to seek care elsewhere. Now, urologist Jack Cassell is under fire for taking...
  • Elderly drivers’ risk not clear-cut

    04/05/2010 7:30:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 53 replies · 1,270+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 3, 2010 | Erika Slife and Bonnie Miller Rubin
    Elderly drivers’ risk not clear-cut The debate about when to take the keys away from the elderly flared up again when 86-year-old driver struck three teenage Chicago cyclists on March 24 By Erika Slife and Bonnie Miller Rubin, Tribune reporters April 3, 2010 Alice Topping was in her convertible, soaking in one of fall's last nice days, when she came to a four-way stop in her Evanston neighborhood just as another car approached. Assuming the other driver would stop at the sign, she began to drive through the intersection when she felt a hard crash. "Look what you've done to...
  • BSO: Man with 19 license suspensions arrested in fatal Pompano Beach hit-and-run

    03/24/2010 8:06:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 394+ views
    A man with at least 19 driver's license suspensions has been arrested in connection with an October hit-and-run crash in Pompano Beach that killed one man and injured another, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Paul H. Paraison, 28, of Pompano Beach, was arrested Monday after a traffic stop along the 1200 block of North Federal Highway.
  • Latinos scramble to ensure a ride after licenses canceled[Ohio]

    12/21/2009 3:27:08 PM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 1,228+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | 21 Dec 2009 | Randy Ludlow and Stephanie Czekalinski
    Many leaving state, advocates say The signs are popping up at Latino markets throughout Columbus. "Necesitas ride?" one asks in a mix of English and Spanish. "I'll take you wherever you want." For a fee, the impromptu taxi services offer transportation to undocumented immigrants who were forced to park their cars because they could not prove legal U.S. residency. Some are transferring "ownership" of their cars to family members or friends who are legal U.S. residents so that they can remain on the road in legally registered vehicles. Those without friends or family members here are turning to strangers, paying...
  • Pro-abortion license plates now available in VA (BARF ALERT)

    12/17/2009 12:06:07 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies · 977+ views
    Dear xxxxx, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia is pleased to announce that our 'Trust Women, Respect Choice' license plate is now available for pre-order. The funds generated from the sale of these plates will go directly to Planned Parenthood affiliates across the state to provide critical prevention services. Absolutely no revenue will go towards abortion-related care. Instead, the money will be used to provide annual gynecological exams, sexually transmitted infection testing, and follow-up care for underinsured and uninsured patients. Click here to learn more about Planned Parenthood's services. When the Virginia General Assembly convenes on January 13, 2010, Planned Parenthood...
  • Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home (Thinking about selling your house? HA!)

    11/24/2009 6:06:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies · 40,135+ views
    Nachi ^ | 11/03/09 | Frank M. Carrio
    Cap and Trade: A License Required for your HomeFrank M. Carrio, CMI ESOP Committee Member 11/3/09, 12:29 AM We encourage you to read the provisions of the Cap and Trade Bill that has passed the House of Representatives and being considered by the Senate. We are ready to join the next march on Washington! This Congress and whoever on their staffs that write this junk are truly out to destroy the middle class of the USA.... A License Required for your house Thinking about selling your house - A look at H.R. 2454 (Cap and trade bill) This is unbelievable!...
  • Obama Administration Challenges Fox Status

    10/25/2009 10:36:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies · 1,415+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 24 October 2009 | John Semmens
    Obama Administration advisor David Axelrod said his analysis of Fox News broadcasts confirms that “it is not really a news station and should not be treated as such. The President has requested that the Federal Communications Commission “review Fox’s broadcasts and determine whether its license should be revoked.” Two key charges against Fox are pending. One is that “its on-air personnel are insufficiently diversified.” “We feel fairly certain that the racial and ethnic composition of the on-air staff does not reflect a proportionate balance with the composition of the nation’s population,” Axelrod said. “This is a violation of the Equal...
  • Jefferson's law license suspended (Billy Jeff RAT-La convicted of 11 felonies two months ago)

    10/17/2009 5:42:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 651+ views
    WAFB ^ | 10/17/09
    Jefferson's law license suspendedUpdated: Oct 17, 2009 10:19 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Louisiana congressman convicted of taking bribes and racketeering has had his law license suspended. An order issued Wednesday by the Louisiana Supreme Court says William Jefferson is suspended from practicing law pending another order by the court. In August, a federal jury in Virginia convicted the New Orleans Democrat on 11 of 16 counts. Prosecutors said Jefferson received more than $500,000 in bribes and solicited millions more in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. His sentencing is set for...
  • Ownership Or License: The Difference Matters

    09/29/2009 10:31:41 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 3 replies · 513+ views
    Tech Dirt ^ | 28 September 2009 | Michael Masnick
    Those who rely on copyright like to do a neat little trick at times. When it's convenient, they like to claim that what they're offering is no different than a physical good. In such situations, if you make a copy, they claim that you "stole" it, and that it's "no different" that walking into a store and taking something off the shelf without paying for it. Yet, at other times, if you point out the sorts of restrictions that would lead to -- such as no control over the product post-sale -- suddenly they change their tune. You didn't buy...
  • And Don't Let Us Catch You Being Neighborly Again

    09/27/2009 10:17:39 AM PDT · by Saije · 17 replies · 1,273+ views
    Reason ^ | 9/26/2009 | Radley Balko
    State bureaucrats threaten to fine, jail a Michigan woman for watching her neighbors' kids. Lisa Snyder of Middleville says her neighborhood school bus stop is right in front of her home. It arrives after her neighbors need to be at work, so she watches three of their children for 15-40 minutes until the bus comes. The Department of Human Services received a complaint that Snyder was operating an illegal child care home. DHS contacted Snyder and told her to get licensed, stop watching her neighbors' kids, or face the consequences. "It's ridiculous." says Snyder. "We are friends helping friends!" She...
  • How Government Solved the Health Care Crisis

    09/09/2009 2:45:39 PM PDT · by secretagent · 11 replies · 807+ views
    libertariannation ^ | 1994 | Roderick T. Long
    Today, we are constantly being told, the United States faces a health care crisis. Medical costs are too high, and health insurance is out of reach of the poor. The cause of this crisis is never made very clear, but the cure is obvious to nearly everybody: government must step in to solve the problem. Eighty years ago, Americans were also told that their nation was facing a health care crisis. Then, however, the complaint was that medical costs were too low, and that health insurance was too accessible. But in that era, too, government stepped forward to solve the...
  • check your N.J. driver license!

    08/28/2009 3:21:24 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 42 replies · 1,678+ views
    self | 8/28/09 | NewJerseyJoe
    Folks, check your NJ driver license for the expiration date. How often do you look at your license? Like me, probably not very often. The other day, I pulled out my license in preparation for an ID screening (for a potential job opportunity). When I looked at it, I noticed it had expired IN JANUARY. And I NEVER received a notice to renew. Like you, I have the new high-tech license -- which can't be renewed by mail. You'd think they would send a notice to renew. So I'm going down to DMV first thing in the morning to straighten...
  • NYS to require new license plates (Why? To raise revenue of course. No other reason)

    08/04/2009 7:21:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies · 2,281+ views
    Your license plates will cost you. Beginning in April when you renew your vehicle registration, you'll need to purchase a new set.... "Every single car, every single truck out there will pay the $25 one-time fee. If you opt to keep the same plate number, you'll see a one-time fee of an additional $20 - so upwards of $45." It stems from a little-noticed provision in the recently passed state budget driving out the current design.... it comes with even more charges. This September, there's a 25-percent increase in your registration fee. And renewing your license is going from $50...
  • Michelle Obama attorney license on court ordered inactive status

    06/30/2009 8:39:25 AM PDT · by Aria · 20 replies · 2,837+ views
    "No malpractice report required as attorney is on court ordered inactive status." rest of report at link
  • Florida licenses contribute to marine fisheries (And State coffers!)

    06/12/2009 6:21:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies · 1,336+ views
    ESPN ^ | 6-12-2009 | Staff
    Governor Charlie Crist signed CS/SB 1742 into law and repealed the resident shoreline exemption from the Florida Saltwater Fishing License. The shoreline exemption repeal was a top legislative priority for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and CCA Florida. With help from Senator Lee Constantine (R-Altamonte Springs), Senator Carey Baker (R-Eustis), and Representative Baxter Troutman (R-Winter Haven), the bill was carried through the Florida Legislature and placed on the Governors desk. "The repeal means that shoreline anglers capable of buying a license will now be contributing to marine fisheries conservation," said Bill Bird, CCA Florida Chairman. "Most importantly the...
  • CA: ACLU takes city to task over license checkpoints (city of Escondido 'fishing' for illegals)

    04/22/2009 10:09:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 799+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/22/09 | Angela Lau
    ESCONDIDO — The American Civil Liberties Union yesterday demanded that the city of Escondido change the way it conducts driver's license checkpoints, which critics say are intended to apprehend and deport illegal immigrants and are resulting in suspicion and resentment among many Latinos. At a news conference yesterday in San Diego with El Grupo – a coalition of Latino and advocacy organizations – the ACLU said the city needs to be more transparent. Escondido has checkpoints about twice a month, for two hours, on a busy road. Drivers who fail to produce licenses or have revoked or suspended licenses are...
  • 'ILVTOFU' plate banned in Colorado

    04/09/2009 12:43:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies · 1,296+ views
    DENVER — One Colorado woman’s love for tofu has been judged X-rated by state officials. Kelly Coffman-Lee wanted to tell the world about her fondness for bean curd by picking certain letters for her SUV’s license plate. Her suggestion for the plate: “ILVTOFU.” But the Division of Motor Vehicles blocked her plan because they thought the combination of letters could be interpreted as profane.
  • Oldest US nuclear plant gets a new 20-year license (Oyster Creek)

    04/08/2009 6:54:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 400+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/8/09 | Wayne Parry - ap
    LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. – The nation's oldest nuclear power plant has been granted a new license allowing it to operate for another 20 years. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission dismissed objections from anti-nuclear and environmental groups and issued the license Wednesday to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J., about 50 miles east of Philadelphia and 75 miles south of New York City. ... Oyster Creek's boiling-water reactor is considered obsolete by today's standards.
  • TV licence demand sent to 16th century mathematician ( Germany )

    03/13/2009 3:52:06 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 17 replies · 1,176+ views
    Ananova.com ^ | 13 March 2009 | None
    A German mathematician who died 450 years ago has been sent a letter demanding that he pay for a TV licence. Germany's GEZ sent the bill to the last home address of algebra expert Adam Ries, who bought the property in 1525. "We received a letter saying 'To Mr Adam Ries' on it, with the request to pay his television and radio fees," said Annegret Muench, who now heads a club honouring the mathematician, which uses the house as its HQ. Miss Muench returned the letter to the GEZ with a note explaining the request had come too late, as...
  • O'Malley Backs Tougher Driver's License Law[Maryland]

    02/26/2009 10:55:10 AM PST · by BGHater · 9 replies · 422+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 26 Feb 2009 | Lisa Rein
    Md. Motorists Would Have to Prove They Are in the Country Legally Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley backed legislation yesterday that would require drivers to prove that they are in the country legally to get a license, setting up a major clash with immigrant advocates who are pushing to preserve the state's policy of allowing undocumented immigrants to drive. Maryland is one of only four states -- and the only one on the Eastern seaboard -- that does not check the immigration status of its drivers. Thousands of men and women who are not legal residents, many living in the Washington...
  • O54MA road ban (Britain: Auto license plates that can used by terrorist sympathizers banned)

    11/21/2008 4:06:01 PM PST · by Stoat · 2 replies · 657+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | November 21, 2008 | DAVID WOODING
    EXCLUSIVE  O54MA road ban Illegal ... 'Osama' number plate   By DAVID WOODING Whitehall Editor Published: Today       CAR registration numbers that may be snapped up by terrorist sympathisers have been BANNED. They are among hundreds of potentially offensive plates spotted by licensing chiefs. O54MA (Osama), HO57AGE (hostage), BU58OMB (bus bomb), MA56ACA (massacre), and HE58OLA (Hezbollah) will not be issued by the DVLA. Anything including JEHAD or HAMAS is also out. Other plates on a black list drawn up by a secret panel are thought provocative on religious grounds or likely to spark racial hatred. They include MO56LEM...
  • Washington State Initiative 409

    11/17/2008 9:30:09 PM PST · by robo_tek · 3 replies · 490+ views
    http://www.respectwashington.us/ ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | robo_tek
    For all those in Washington State who are tired of the Illegals costing our state millions of dollars, the time is short for us at Respect Washington and WCRG to gather the necessary signatures before turning them into the Sec of States office in Olympia. Get your friends and family to sign I-409. Lets send a strong message to Olympia, Wa: NO MORE BENEFITS TO ILLEGALS!! http://conservatation.blogspot.com/ http://www.respectwashington.us/
  • 'Joe the Plumber' Owes $1,200 in Back Taxes

    10/16/2008 10:04:13 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 172 replies · 2,838+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/16/2008
    HOLLAND, Ohio -- Joe the Plumber's story sprang a few leaks Thursday. Turns out that the man who was held up by John McCain as the typical, hard-working American taxpayer isn't really a licensed plumber. And court documents show he owes nearly $1,200 in back taxes. "Joe," whose name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, was cited repeatedly in Wednesday night's final presidential debate by McCain for questioning Barack Obama's tax policy. Wurzelbacher instantly became a media celebrity, fielding calls during the debate and facing reporters outside his home near Toledo on Thursday morning for an impromptu nationally televised news conference.The burly,...
  • We could all be tracked-Cops test license-plate cameras that store, trace data[OR]

    10/11/2008 9:14:12 AM PDT · by BGHater · 26 replies · 751+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | 09 Oct 2008 | Jim Redden
    Portland police are testing a high-tech camera system that rivals anything in a science fiction movie. It can reach back in time and track your movements across the city — and even produce photos of your previous locations. But — while some are raising Big Brother civil liberties questions about the concept — the police promise they will only use it to solve crimes, like finding stolen cars or locating wanted criminals. The system features a series of cameras that mount on patrol cars that automatically read and photograph the license plates of all passing vehicles — including those parked...
  • Australia issues first license to clone human embryos

    09/18/2008 11:27:31 AM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 225+ views
    Reuters ^ | 17 Sep 2008 | Michael Perry
    The Australian government has issued its first license allowing scientists to create cloned human embryos to try and obtain embryonic stem cells. The in vitro-fertilization firm Sydney IVF was granted the license and reportedly has access to 7,200 human eggs for its research. If the firm is successful it would be a world first, the Australian government's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), which granted the license, said on Wednesday. Scientists in other countries have made stem cells they believe are similar to embryonic cells using a variety of techniques, but none have been able to extract embryonic stem...
  • California bans 'brides,' 'grooms' License rejected for couple seeking traditional marriage

    09/09/2008 10:15:36 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 24 replies · 206+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 08, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    California bans 'brides,' 'grooms' License rejected for couple seeking traditional marriage Posted: September 08, 2008 9:05 pm Eastern By WorldNetDaily By Chelsea Schilling © 2008 WorldNetDaily ROSEVILLE, Calif. – "Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California. That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to be called "Party A" and "Party B" on marriage licenses.
  • New laws for motorcycle licensure take effect July 1

    06/29/2008 7:35:06 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 41 replies · 141+ views
    Jackson County Floridian ^ | June 28, 2008 | Staff JCFloridian
    TALLAHASSEE — The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles wants to remind future motorcyclists of a change in Florida law effective July 1, 2008. Beginning July 1, new motorcyclists must successfully complete the Basic Rider Course through the Florida Rider Trainer Program before they can have the motorcycle endorsement added to their driver license, per section 322.12(5)(a), Florida Statutes.
  • Westfire's License In Limbo (Police-No North Unit Cars Patrolling City Of Rochester, Mn)

    06/17/2008 6:53:47 PM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies · 378+ views
    KTTC-TV ^ | June 17, 2008 | Chris Woodard
    ROCHESTER, MN (KTTC-TV) -- A local business that is clashing with Police could lead to a liquor license lost. They have a long list of police calls and a self-admitted problem with gang violence. Now, the future of Westfire Grille, is very close to burning out. For the second time in the last month the Rochester City Council is finding the future of a bar in their hands, but this time around it's not about neighbors. The problem is with the police. Rochester Police Lt. Dan Pulford says, "1 o'clock in the morning, 2 o'clock in the morning, I will...
  • License Plate Revolution takes place on July 4th

    06/13/2008 3:23:09 AM PDT · by Freestar · 21 replies · 169+ views
    Freestar Media ^ | 6/13/08 | FreestarMediaDotCom
    From the guy who started the Lost Liberty Hotel... Logan calls on all Americans who are sick of the continual growth of government and the continual loss of freedom to rebel by revolving their license plates 180 degrees on July 4th. http://www.licenseplaterevolution.com
  • Feds OK 'enhanced' NY driver's licenses for border crossings (no passport required)

    05/27/2008 3:14:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 83+ views
    Feds OK 'enhanced' NY driver's licenses for border crossingsPublished May 27, 2008 01:05 pm - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. David Paterson says the federal government has formally approved the state's "enhanced" driver's license, which can be used to cross the United States border without a passport. The optional enhanced driver's license will be available for use next summer when passports or approved driver's licenses will be required for border crossings, including entry into Canada. New Yorkers will have to provide proof of citizenship to apply for the enhanced license at a Department of Motor Vehicles office. The...
  • Feds fight threat of small-boat terror strikes (want a federal boat license_

    04/27/2008 7:05:54 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 30 replies · 41+ views
    CNN ^ | AP
    That is why the strategy is intended to create a layered defense that would create a national federal standard to operate a boat, Allen says. The Coast Guard will work with states to establish minimum safety standards and ways to enforce the new rules. That may include requiring boat operators to have a copy of the safety certification on board with them and a piece of identification that links them to the certificate. That's important, security officials say, because currently there is no uniform requirement for pleasure boaters to have identification on board with them on the water.
  • Some detour around license law[Illegals][Oregon][Washington]

    03/10/2008 7:45:32 PM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 623+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 10 Mar 2008 | ESMERALDA BERMUDEZ
    Immigration - People here illegally see Washington as one way to avoid Oregon's new proof-of-residency rules A month after Oregon's new driver's license rules went into effect, illegal immigrants and their advocates already are seeing ways to skirt the law. Some illegal immigrants and immigrant-rights groups say the most likely approaches are relocating to Vancouver or elsewhere in Washington, where getting a driver's license is easier; carpooling, using public transit or getting rides from friends and family; driving without a license; or remaining in Oregon until current licenses expire, then returning to native countries. Washington state is one of a...
  • Thousands may lose licenses[Indiana][Drivers License][206K Non Match SSN]

    02/04/2008 10:03:33 AM PST · by BGHater · 35 replies · 1,261+ views
    SouthBend Tribune ^ | 02 Feb 2008 | JOSEPH DITS
    Deadline's up to make sure BMV, Social Security records match. The The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it will revoke the driver's licenses of up to 56,000 people across the state in coming weeks. They are among the 206,000 people who had received letters in November saying the information on their licenses didn't match Social Security records. Thursday was the deadline to fix the mismatched data -- be it their name, gender, date of birth or Social Security number. The whole effort -- a comparison of the BMV's 6.4 million records with those of Social Security -- had raised...
  • 'Tofu' license pits open source against meat

    01/27/2008 5:19:35 AM PST · by dayglored · 37 replies · 195+ views
    The Register ^ | Jan 26 2008 | Gavin Clarke
    What you can - and cannot do - with your software is often determined by the code owner's license. From not using open source APIs with closed-source digital rights management (DRM) to being barred from fiddling with Windows source code, we've seen it all. Or have we? Joining the open source and commercial melee is a document that pretty much rules out using a new JavaScript tool by anyone working in - or associated with - the pharmaceutical, farming and food, and some manufacturing industries. Oh, and certain universities are out, too. ExtTLD, for developing components on the open source...
  • Illegal Immigrants to be Refused Licenses

    01/21/2008 9:25:26 PM PST · by Westlander · 18 replies · 151+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1-21-2008 | Associated Press
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Illegal immigrants no longer will be able to get Michigan driver's licenses starting Tuesday.Michigan has been one of eight states to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses.
  • Court upholds denial of driver's license (Maryland/New Jersey illegal alien)

    01/13/2008 11:41:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 310+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1/10/08 | Liz F. Kay & Tim Wheeler
    Court upholds denial of driver's licenseBy Liz F. Kay and Tim Wheeler | Sun reporters January 10, 2008 The state's high court upheld yesterday a decision to deny a driver's license to a Maryland resident whose permit in New Jersey was suspended because he had forged citizenship documents. Ramiro Silba Alavez, who is from Mexico, received a New Jersey license that was withdrawn after it expired in 1991, according to the decision, because the applicant had made misrepresentations on his application when he arrived in the United States. Unlike Maryland, New Jersey requires applicants to prove they are American citizens...
  • Bill aims to boost organ donations (New Jersey)

    12/21/2007 5:25:42 AM PST · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 147+ views
    Star-Ledger Staff ^ | Friday, December 21, 2007 | BY SUSAN K. LIVIO
    Senate President Richard Codey said yesterday he has introduced a bill to require drivers to decide whether they want to become donors before they can obtain or renew their license. The "New Jersey Hero Act" also would make New Jersey the first state in the nation to incorporate organ donation education into the high school curriculum beginning in the 2008-09 school year. "For the first time anywhere in this country, we are mandating a discussion -- one that can and will save lives and make everyone a hero," said Codey (D-Essex).
  • Thompson does not have hunting license

    12/05/2007 11:18:26 PM PST · by dayglored · 84 replies · 124+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 2007-12-05 | Peter Hanby
    Thompson does not have hunting license COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) — Fred Thompson has made a point of visiting gun shops and gun shows while hitting the campaign trail in New Hampshire and South Carolina, usually with camera crews in tow. But Thompson said Wednesday he does not have a hunting license, nor has be been hunting recently. "It's been too long, it's been too long," Thompson told CNN Wednesday. Asked if he has a hunting license, Thompson said he currently does not. "At the present time I do not, but I have been hunting plenty of times. I usually...
  • How to Lose Your License Without Really Trying

    12/03/2007 12:46:40 PM PST · by secretagent · 287 replies · 231+ views
    reason ^ | December 3, 2007 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Careful about doling out glasses of spiked eggnog to the college-aged kids in your family this Christmas. A glassful could cost you your license, even if no one gets near a car. North Carolina is taking bans on booze to a new level as part of a passel of legislation that also bans alcohol inhalers and changes requirements for ankle bracelets for boozers: "As of Saturday, people can lose their driver's licenses for providing alcohol to anyone under 21. The penalty is important because many underage drinkers get alcohol from friends or family members, said Craig Lloyd, the executive director...
  • Student arrested trying to renew driver's license[Illegal][Oregon]

    11/25/2007 10:09:17 AM PST · by BGHater · 87 replies · 1,772+ views
    KATU.com ^ | 22 Nov 2007 | KATU Web Staff
    HILLSBORO, Ore. - A college student from Washington County could be deported after trying to renew her driver's license at a local DMV. Alejandra Trujillo, 20, went to the Tanasbourne DMV office on Friday.     When a DMV worker asked her for identification, authorities say she handed over a fake Social Security card. The DMV worker called police  and they arrested Trujillo. Lt. Mike Rouches of the Hillsboro Police department said "at that point he [the officer] had probable cause to arrest her for the crime of criminal possession of a forged instrument." Wednesday evening, supporters of Trujillo picketed outside...
  • Compelling State interest. What is THAT??

    11/23/2007 9:26:11 AM PST · by Bowtie52 · 65 replies · 1,948+ views
    11/21/07 | Bowtie52
    At some point, while no one was looking, someone has had to have replaced the Constitution with something less. Is the term “Compelling State Interest” not in direct opposition to the term “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union…..” Something very dreadful has happened and is happening still. How can the State have a compelling interest in anything but the will of the people? The State is not an entity with a will of its own. It is comprised of the People so how can it have a compelling interest of its...
  • Spitzer Sued Over License Plan (by New York State Assembly Republicans)

    10/31/2007 4:38:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 360+ views
    WTVH ^ | 10/31/07
    Spitzer Sued Over License PlanStory Updated: Oct 31, 2007 at 6:40 PM EDT Governor Eliot Spitzer's plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens has sparked legal action by Assembly republicans, and created a point of controversy for the democratic candidates for president. Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) plans to file a lawsuit Thursday accusing Spitzer and DMV Commissioner David Swarts of attempting to enact an "unlawful plan." Tedisco cites five causes of action, including an existing state law that requires driver's license applicants to have a valid Social Security number. Moderator Tim Russert asked Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)...