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  • University of California plans to limit resident enrollment

    03/09/2015 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 6, 2015 | BY ALEXEI KOSEFF
    The standoff between state officials and the University of California over its finances and admissions policy grew tense Tuesday as the university threatened to limit enrollment of California students next year unless it receives more money from the state. UC President Janet Napolitano told an Assembly budget subcommittee that the university will cap in-state enrollment at current levels while continuing to increase the number of nonresident students. “We will not not be admitting students that we don’t know that we actually have funding for,” Napolitano said. UC will still increase the number of out-of-state and international students by up to...
  • Rules of engagement limit the actions of U.S. troops and drones in Afghanistan

    11/27/2013 5:48:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/27/13 | Rowan Scarborough
    The new U.S.-Afghanistan security agreement adds restrictions on already bureaucratic rules of engagement for American troops by making Afghan dwellings virtual safe havens for the enemy, combat veterans say. The rules of engagement place the burden on U.S. air and ground troops to confirm with certainty that a Taliban fighter is armed before they can fire — even if they are 100 percent sure the target is the enemy. In some cases, aerial gunships have been denied permission to fire even though they reported that targets on the move were armed. The proposed Bilateral Security Agreement announced Wednesday by Afghan
  • Debt limit increases, national debt increases $1/3T on first day.

    Debt limit increases, national debt increases more in one day than the entire increase of all of 2013. date   debt   change 12/31/2012         -         $16,432,730,050,569.10         -         10/16/2013         -         $16,747,360,549,057.20         -         $314,630,498,488.10 10/17/2013         -         $17,075,590,107,963.50         -         $328,229,558,906.30  --and there are people who actually believe that increasing the debt limit does not increase the debt...
  • Obama accuses Republicans of acting like a ‘deadbeat’ by refusing to raise the debt limit

    07/28/2013 6:56:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Casting House Republicans as stubborn deadbeats, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to discredit House Republicans in upcoming fiscal fights by painting them as roadblocks to a thriving middle class. **SNIP** “Shutting down the government just because I’m for keeping it open — that’s not an economic plan,” Obama said, wiping sweat from his face in a muggy port warehouse. “Threatening that you won’t pay the bills in this country, when we’ve already racked up those bills, that’s not an economic plan — that’s just being a deadbeat.”
  • US supporters of late abortion shout ‘Hail Satan’ as Texas legislators consider a 20 week limit

    07/03/2013 3:00:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 7/2/2013 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Young women and men supporting late-term abortions shouted ‘Hail Satan’ throughout the day as the Texas House and Senate convened a special session to discuss timekeeping measures following Democrat Wendy Davis’ filibuster de-railing the vote to limit abortions to 20 weeks and establishing stricter safety standards for abortion clinics. On one occasion some young women shouted ‘Hail Satan’ as Christians gave personal testimony about  abortion and sang ‘Amazing Grace’.Breibart reports:‘It would be difficult to argue that the pro-abortion crowd wasn’t an “unruly mob” — last week protesters shut down proceedings by screaming from the gallery and used social media to debate...
  • Poll to FREEP, NTSB Board for states to lower blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05

    05/15/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 73 replies
    State Journal Register ^ | May 15, 2013 | Steelers6
    One recent recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board was to reduce states’ drunken-driving threshold from .08 to .05 blood alcohol content. What do you think? That’s way too strict. 42% Sounds good to me. 35% The standard should be zero. 21%
  • U.S. to Hit Debt Limit Monday [Merry Cliffmas]

    12/26/2012 2:35:48 PM PST · by mykroar · 23 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 12/26/2012 | Reuters
    The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday announced the first in a possible series of emergency steps to push back the day when the government will exceed its legal borrowing authority as imposed by the U.S. Congress. The Treasury said on Dec. 28 it would suspend issuance of State and Local Government Series securities, known as "slugs", which are special low-interest Treasury securities offered to state and local governments to temporarily invest proceeds from municipal bond sales. Slugs, which count against the debt limit, have been suspended several times over the last 20 years to avoid hitting the debt ceiling. The Treasury...
  • Obama to Stress Need to Raise Debt Limit 'Without Drama'

    12/05/2012 5:24:13 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 18 replies
    cnbc ^ | December 05, 2012 | 07:30 AM EST | Reuters
    Snip. "The President will highlight why it would hurt our economy and our nation's businesses if we do not find a solution to avoid another debt ceiling crisis, and will ask the business leaders for their help in supporting an approach that resolves the debt limit without drama or delay," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. It was the reluctance of congressional Republicans to agree to such an increase in 2011 without deep spending cuts that brought the nation to the brink of default. The result was a historic lowering of the U.S. credit rating and a...
  • Debt Limit: The Other Fiscal Cliff

    11/29/2012 10:23:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/12 4:33 AM EST | By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and JAKE SHERMAN
    [Nothing raises the ire of Republicans in Congress like the specter of Obama taking matters into his own hands. If the White House goes that route and raises the debt ceiling by executive order, Boehner and his leadership team would likely take immediate legal action to halt the debt ceiling increase, sources familiar with his thinking said.] -Snip- President Barack Obama made a demand of House Speaker John Boehner near the end of their first White House meeting on the fiscal cliff: Raise the debt limit before year’s end. Boehner responded: “There is a price for everything.” And with that...
  • Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters

    11/07/2012 12:13:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/7/12 | Stephan Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills. Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often. “I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann Warns Government May Limit Number of Babies

    03/07/2012 1:55:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 3/7/12 | Michael Allen
    On Tuesday night, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on GBTV’s 'Real News From The Blaze' to attack government mandated insurance coverage for contraception, which she claimed could lead to the "health care dictator" limiting the number of babies born per family. Rep. Bachmann said: “Going with that logic, it isn’t far-fetched to think the President of the United States could say…we need to save health care expenses…the federal government will only pay for one baby to be born in the hospital per family. Or two babies to be born per family. That could happen.”
  • Debt limit request delayed

    12/30/2011 11:42:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Politico44/whiteboard ^ | 12/30/11 | Jennifer Epstein
    HONOLULU -- President Obama will hold off on asking Congress to raise the debt limit on Friday as the Treasury Department had originally intended, White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said. Listening to requests from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to have more time so that both houses can vote on a measure of disapproval. As part of the $1.2 trillion deal reached in August, both houses voted on a similar incremental increase in September. It passed in the House but fell in the Senate, and would need a two-thirds majority...
  • Senate blocks Barack Obama's school potato limit

    10/18/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/18/11 | BBC News
    The US Senate has blocked a proposal by the Obama administration to limit potatoes in school lunches. The lawmakers also backed an amendment which bars putting any limits on serving other vegetables in US schools. The administration's proposal had envisaged that pupils would have no more than two servings a week of potatoes and other starchy vegetables. Government health officials say pupils should have more diverse diets, because they get enough potatoes already.
  • Michigan governor signs 48-month welfare limit [Gov. Rick Snyder - Republican]

    09/07/2011 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Justaham · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9-6-11 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a stricter, four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits, prompting advocates for the poor to warn that tens of thousands of residents will find themselves without cash assistance on Oct. 1. Michigan's first-year Republican chief executive said the state will offer exemptions to the limit for those with a disability who can't work, those who care for a disabled spouse or child and those who are 65 or older and don't qualify for Social Security benefits or receive very low benefits. Some recipients who are the victims of domestic violence also may...
  • Dem lawmaker looks to kill the debt limit (Nadler - the credit card hole can never be deep enough)

    08/10/2011 6:06:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/11 | Peter Schroeder
    Dem lawmaker looks to kill the debt limitBy Peter Schroeder - 08/10/11 03:39 PM ET Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) wants to do away with the debt limit, and will introduce a bill to do just that. Calling the debt limit “truly arbitrary” while blasting Republicans for playing a “dangerous game of chicken” with it, the liberal congressman said Wednesday he was drafting a bill to eliminate it. "Let us abolish the debt ceiling, which has become a serious threat to our economic future and a pawn for Republicans intent on holding the economy hostage to impose their own extreme agenda,”...
  • Reid-Boehner Deal - $2.4 Trillion Largest Debt-Limit Increase in U.S. History

    08/01/2011 11:15:05 AM PDT · by GreatJoeMcCarthy · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 01, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The bill to increase the federal debt limit that has been put before Congress today would increase that limit by up to $2.4 trillion, which would be the largest increase in the debt limit in U.S. history by a margin of half a trillion dollars, according to records published by the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Research Service. In fact, according to records published by the Congressional Research Service, if the current bill is passed and the debt limit is increased by $2.4 trillion, the two largest debt-limit increases in U.S. history would come in back-to-back years, both during...
  • Potential Debt Limit ‘Plan C’ Emerges, Democrats Say

    07/29/2011 3:29:15 AM PDT · by Son House · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 28, 2011 | By Ed Henry
    These Democratic officials see three steps to a compromise and they stress that the White House believes the first two steps are not necessarily that difficult, while the third one -- the trigger mechanism -- will be the flashpoint. Part One of the emerging compromise involves the spending cuts in the Boehner and Reid plans, which the Democratic officials note have some overlap and can be bridged relatively easy. Part Two involves the fact that both Boehner and Reid want to set up a special committee of Congress to come back with a second round of spending cuts -- and...
  • Obama isn’t out of danger in debt-ceiling debate (Exposition on lefty moonbat logic)

    07/14/2011 3:35:08 PM PDT · by yup2394871293 · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2011 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    The wounded are especially dangerous fighters. President Obama now occupies the high ground in the debt-ceiling debate, having called the Republicans’ bluff on the debt. He showed that deficit reduction is not now, and never has been, the GOP’s priority. He dare not get overconfident.After thwarting the deal that House Speaker John Boehner was cooking up with Obama, Rep. Eric Cantor, the majority leader and Boehner’s rival, needs to show he knew what he was doing and recoup political ground. Cantor is likely to present Obama with spending cuts that the president once seemed to endorse as part of a...
  • Debt-Limit Harakiri

    07/12/2011 10:22:33 PM PDT · by yup2394871293 · 84 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2011 | WSJ
    Mitch McConnell isn't selling out Republicans. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said yesterday he's concluded that no deal to raise the debt ceiling in return for serious spending restraint is possible with President Obama, and who can blame him? We've never thought the debt ceiling was the best leverage for a showdown over the entitlement state, and now it looks like Mr. Obama is trying to use it as a way to blame the GOP for the lousy economy.This may have been the President's strategy all along: Take the debt-limit talks behind closed doors, make major spending cuts seem possible...
  • FREEP This Poll!

    06/24/2011 12:10:32 PM PDT · by llandres · 29 replies
    Do you think congress should raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit? Yes No Not sure
  • Moody's Issues Credit Warning to U.S. Amid Political Wrangling Over Debt Limit

    06/02/2011 5:13:05 PM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies · 1+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | FOXNEWS.com
    Moody's Investor's Service said it would place the government's Aaa rating under review for a possible downgrade due to the "very small but rising risk" of a short-lived default if the White House and Republican leaders can't agree on raising the nation's debt ceiling, which has already hit $14.3 trillion. Moody's announcement followed the lead set by S&P, which announced in April that it was downgrading the U.S. credit outlook to negative over the nation's mounting debt. The news was just the latest sign of the massive financial problems facing the nation as the economy's recovery sputters. ... Rep. Dave...
  • Republicans signal moves on debt limit hike

    05/03/2011 8:57:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/3/11 | Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the Congress on Tuesday signaled a willingness to raise the country's credit limit "sooner rather than later" and avoid a series of short-term measures that could damage the economy. In the face of intense pressure from business groups for a prompt and tidy handling of a statutory increase in how much the government can borrow, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told reporters, "Why wait" until the last minute for Congress to pass legislation. He added that he would rather address the matter "sooner rather than later. The United States is on the verge of...
  • Cantor in 2010: ‘Beyond Comprehension’ To Lift Debt Limit to $14.294 Trillion

    04/13/2011 9:22:40 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 30 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | Terence P. Jeffrey
    On Feb. 4, 2010, when the House of Representatives voted to increase the legal limit on the national debt by another $1.9 trillion (lifting the limit from $12.394 trillion to $14.294 trillion), not one Republican voted for the increase. Then-Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R.-Va.) rose on the House floor that day and declared that it was “beyond comprehension” and “a travesty” to talk about raising the legal debt limit to $14.294 trillion. Last week, the Republican House leadership agreed to a deal with President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) to spend $3.7555 trillion in this fiscal--even...
  • Dems to vote against credit-limit hike? (Fiscal responsibility at last ?)

    01/11/2011 2:22:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember last week when refusing to support a raise in the debt-limit ceiling was called “deeply irresponsible” by the Obama administration? Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner made that accusation in a letter to Congress, while Barack Obama’s economic adviser Austan Goolsbee warned Republicans not to “play chicken” with the debt ceiling. In an interview with ABC on January 2nd, Goolsbee warned that “[t]he impact on the economy would be catastrophic,” while Geithner warned of “catastrophic economic consequences that would last for decades.”That’s now old and busted. The new hotness? Voting against the debt-ceiling hike to make Republicans the responsible party: Relegated...
  • Congress about to limit political speech of bloggers?

    05/19/2010 12:58:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 859+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The same sloppy legislative writing that created so many unintended consequences in ObamaCare also plagues the DISCLOSE Act, the effort in Congress to tighten spending rules in the wake of the Citizens United decision — and that’s the generous take on the situation. Reason’s Bradley Smith and Jeff Patch warn that the perhaps-unintended consequences of legislative language will allow the FEC to regulate political speech online. The fact that media entities like the New York Times have specific exemptions built into the bill makes the intent, or lack thereof, rather murky: Last week, a congressional hearing exposed an effort to...
  • A "Just Add One" Campaign

    03/18/2010 9:04:02 PM PDT · by WKeller · 9 replies · 450+ views
    Vanity | 3/18/2010 | WHKeller
    The only way we are going to stop this government from spending money is to starve it to death!!!
  • House Passes Increase on Debt Limit by $1.9 Trillion on a 217-212 Vote

    02/04/2010 11:41:39 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 1 replies · 204+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Chad Pergram
    The House of Representatives Thursday voted to raise the debt limit by $1.9 trillion. That vote raises the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, a new high for the amount of debt the U.S. has ever carried. As recently as 2001, the U.S. debt was only at $5.7 trillion. But exploded throughout the past decade after Sept. 11, 2001, amid record spending by the Bush and Obama administrations. If Congress doesn't hike the debt ceiling, the U.S. would be unable make good on Social Security and Medicare payments. The Senate approved the debt limit increase in mid-January on a 60-40 party-line...
  • UPDATE 4-Senate backs increase in debt limit to $14.3 tln (Dems Hope To Not Vote Again)

    01/29/2010 3:46:35 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 12 replies · 557+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 Jan 2010 | Andy Sullivan
    The U.S. Senate voted narrowly on Thursday to increase the government's borrowing authority to $14.3 trillion, which would allow the Treasury Department to continue servicing the country's spiraling national debt through most of 2010. Senate Democrats hope the 60 to 40 party-line vote will enable them to avoid another politically toxic vote on the issue before the November congressional elections. The House of Representatives will vote on the legislation next week, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said. It will then go to President Barack Obama and be signed into law. Congress must periodically raise the legal limit for the government's...
  • THE NATIONAL DEBT MADE SIMPLE

    01/23/2010 12:35:26 AM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 4 replies · 426+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 23, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    This video takes you to the United Estates--a gated community in sunny Florida--to help you understand the impact of Congress decision to annually raise our nations debt limit, (WHICH THEY'RE ATTEMPTING TO DO FOR THE FOURTH TIME OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION) without addressing the out-of-control spending that keeps us buried in debt.
  • DEMOCRATS PUSH TO INCREASE DEBT LIMIT ANOTHER $1.9 TRILLION

    01/21/2010 8:25:26 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 11 replies · 427+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 21, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday proposed increasing the limit on the nation's credit card by a whopping $1.9 trillion, to $14.3 trillion. The latest increase comes on top of a $290 billion measure that passed the Senate on Christmas Eve, less than thirty days ago. The Christmas Eve vote was 60-39, with all but one Democrat voting in favor, and all but one Republican voting "No". This is the second time in less than a month, and the FOURTH time during the young Obama administration, that the nation's debt ceiling has been increased...
  • 0bama to Limit Pay for Wall Street, NFL, NBA, MLB

    03/23/2009 11:50:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 48 replies · 2,862+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 3/22/2009 | Scott Ott
    (2009-03-22) — With the debate over AIG executive bonuses nearly bringing official Washington to a standstill in the past three weeks, the Obama administration today expanded its plan to control Wall Street executive pay, adding provisions to limit compensation for star performers in the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB).“Some of these sports stars, like AIG execs, have negotiated sweetheart deals paying them millions of dollars, and yet they lose games,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. “The president shares the outrage of the American people at these obscene salaries and bonuses. There’s...
  • U.S. to limit its aid for Gaza

    03/01/2009 9:58:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 644+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2, 2009 | Paul Richter
    Reporting from Sharm El Sheik, Egypt -- The Obama administration intends to spend most of a $900-million Palestinian aid package on support for the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, rather than in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip communities that were badly damaged in the recent weeks-long Israeli offensive, a State Department official said Sunday. Robert A. Wood, the department's chief spokesman, said that about $300 million of the money will be spent on humanitarian relief for Gaza, and the remainder will help offset the Palestinian Authority's budget shortfall and fund its economic development, security and other projects in the West...
  • Comcast Considering 250GB Monthly Data Caps, Disconnecting Repeat Pirates

    05/08/2008 9:20:47 AM PDT · by TLI · 24 replies · 563+ views
    GIZMODO ^ | Wed May 7 2008 | Matt Buchanan
    Other than Time Warner's single-city foray into monthly data caps, consumption-based billing has mostly been little ISPs with little monopolies, and given the market, we thought it'd stay that way. Broadband Reports is, uh, reporting that now Comcast is mulling monthly caps (which Comcast's PR guy confirms, though not the details)—something like 250GB, and then $1.50 for every GB over that. According to their source, the idea has "a lot of momentum" and it'll start rolling out in the next two months. The other part is that they're going to start ramping up DMCA notices to pirate assholes, with a...
  • CA: Lee, others seek limit to president's pact power (resolution to restrict long-term commitments)

    03/07/2008 10:49:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 249+ views
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 3/7/08 | Josh Richman
    President Bush can't make major, long-term economic and military commitments to Iraq without consulting Congress first, according to a resolution introduced Thursday by several legislative authors, including two Bay Area House members. The resolution isn't binding, acknowledged Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, who crafted it along with Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, and Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, to put on record congressional opposition to such far-reaching pacts. "Consistently I have seen this administration ... really erode our checks and balances, erode our democracy," Lee told reporters Thursday. "This resolution is long overdue and we've got to...
  • Pakistan to limit state of emergency (will end in a month per Attorney General)

    11/09/2007 9:55:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 93+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/9/07 | Matthew Rosenberg - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan quickly ended house arrest for opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on Friday as President Gen. Pervez Musharraf came under new U.S. pressure to end a crackdown that Washington fears is hurting the fight against Islamic extremism. On Saturday, the nation's Attorney General Malik Mohammed Qayyum told The Associated Press that the country's "state of emergency will end within one month." He provided no further details and would not say when a formal announcement might come. A week ago, Musharraf declared the state of emergency and suspended the constitution, citing gains by extremists in Pakistan's frontier region and...
  • Freep Poll: Should trucks on rural interstates be allowed to go 65 MPH

    10/05/2007 7:47:56 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 6 replies · 271+ views
    State Journal Register ^ | October 5, 2007 | the eagle has landed
    It's 55 MPH in Illinois for trucks, it should be 65 as all passenger cars to eliminate differential speed. Yes is slightly behind.
  • Treasury Secretary Paulson urges Congress to boost debt limit

    07/31/2007 10:36:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 22 replies · 477+ views
    AP ^ | 30 July 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Monday said the United States may be unable to pay its bills this fall unless Congress raises the government’s borrowing authority, now capped at $8.965 trillion. Paulson, in a letter to lawmakers, estimated the government is likely to bump into the statutory debt limit in early October. "Accordingly, I am writing to request that Congress raise the statutory debt limit as soon as possible," Paulson wrote. He did not say how much more borrowing authority the Bush administration needs. Congress has already boosted the statutory debt limit several times during President Bush’s tenure....
  • Greens demand 20mph speed limit [London Assembly Green Party may introduce bill within 3 years.]

    05/15/2007 6:42:18 AM PDT · by bedolido · 14 replies · 544+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 5-15-2007 | David Williams
    A speed limit of 20mph could be introduced across much of London within three years. The measure, which would affect central London and residential areas where the limit is usually 30mph, is being demanded by the London Assembly Green Party, backed by road safety experts. Jenny Jones, the Mayor's Green road safety adviser, said she had discussed the plan with Ken Livingstone and that he backs more 20mph zones, but needed a little "arm-twisting" to accept their introduction across London.
  • McConnell: U.S. laws limit spy efforts

    04/04/2007 4:05:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 200+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/07 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    WASHINGTON - Current law prevents the government from fully using its capabilities to protect the United States, National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell said Wednesday. Speaking to a conference of federal officials, McConnell said he wants the government to have a more vigorous debate over laws and regulations for intelligence surveillance and similar activities. "One of the things I worry about most is the current laws and regulations that we have prevent us from using all the talents (and) the capabilities of the government to even play broadly in protecting the nation," he said. McConnell was not specific about any proposals,...
  • White House Says It Will Oppose Efforts to Limit Iraq Authority

    02/23/2007 3:03:02 PM PST · by do the dhue · 37 replies · 1,931+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Friday, February 23, 2007 | FOX News' Major Garrett and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    WASHINGTON — The White House and allied congressional Republicans sought Friday to fight off new plans by Democrats to limit the president's authority to wage war, including policies that would rein in President Bush's plans to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. The latest political feud came on the heels of reports that Senate Democrats were seeking to introduce legislation that would force Bush to seek Congress' approval for further military actions. Democrats say the president has overstepped authority granted to him by Congress in 2002 in the lead up to the Iraq invasion. One draft of the Senate Democrats'...
  • Presidential (DNC) hopefuls eye forums limit

    02/01/2007 7:13:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 324+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/07 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - Campaign aides for the leading Democratic presidential candidates have been working together on how to keep their bosses apart, at least for a while. Representatives for Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) and 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards contacted Democratic National Committee executive direction Tom McMahon to request a meeting. The top advisers to Clinton and Obama then secretly came to McMahon's office together Wednesday and asked him to bring some order to the schedule of joint appearances. In the next three months, there are two candidate forums scheduled in Nevada, a...
  • Bill would limit use of name, photo of soldiers (with poll)

    01/11/2007 8:45:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 416+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Daniel Scarpinato
    PHOENIX — A T-shirt sold by a Flagstaff man has provoked potential legislation to make it illegal to use a fallen soldier's name or photo for profit without the permission of their next of kin. Brushing off concerns it would violate free speech, some state lawmakers want to broaden the scope of the legislation to forbid using the name or photo for any purpose. The bill, introduced Wednesday by Sen. Jim Waring, a Phoenix Republican, would make it a misdemeanor to publish the name or picture of any active or former member of the armed forces, without prior permission. If...
  • City of Louisville, Kentucky Proposes Strict Limitations on Hunting Dog Ownership

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

    06/01/2006 10:47:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 196+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/1/06 | Clea Benson
    As lawmakers Wednesday began the final phase of drafting a state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged self-discipline. In a speech to students at California State University, Sacramento, the governor cautioned against saddling California with new costs that it might not be able to meet in the future. The state is enjoying a windfall of about $7 billion in unexpected tax revenue, driven by an increase in personal income among the wealthiest state residents. Schwarzenegger has proposed dividing up the extra funds among schools, the repayment of debts incurred during the budget crisis...
  • Shaken But Not Stirred: Rock Formations Reveal Past Quakes' Size Limit (So.Calif)

    03/19/2006 8:11:22 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 560+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-18-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Shaken but Not Stirred: Rock formations reveal past quakes' size limit Sid Perkins Dozens of precariously balanced rocks in southern California tell a story just by standing there: Earthquakes that have occurred on nearby faults in recent millennia haven't exceeded magnitude 7. Researchers developing seismic-hazard maps for that and other areas are pondering how such rocky evidence might best be incorporated into their next round of updates. STILL STANDING. Analyses of this 1.3-meter-tall stone southeast of Riverside, Calif., and other precariously balanced rocks suggest that recent earthquakes on nearby faults haven't exceeded magnitude 7. J. Brune, et al. The Elsinore...
  • Iraqi Forces Limit Damage, Save Lives in Recent Violence, General Says

    03/02/2006 4:33:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 145+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 2, 2006 – Decisions made by a capable Iraqi government and executed by capable Iraqi security forces have limited damage and saved lives during recent violence, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman in Baghdad said today. "The Iraqi government, at the point of crisis, decided to impose certain emergency measures," Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch told reporters during a news conference. "They relied on the Iraqi security forces to implement those measures." To date, beginning with the Feb. 22 bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, there have been 33 attacks on mosques across Iraq, Lynch said. The attacks...
  • CA: Regents chairman (Parsky) wants to limit number of boards UC leaders can sit on

    02/14/2006 9:44:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 170+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/14/06 | Eleanor Yang
    The chairman of the University of California's board of regents wants to limit the number of corporate boards university leaders can sit on, a step that could directly affect UCSD's chancellor, Marye Anne Fox. UC Regent Chairman Gerry Parsky said the system needs to ensure chancellors keep the university as their top priority and that any benefits board memberships may bring to the university aren't outweighed by excessive demands on their time. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported last month that Fox sits on 10 corporate and nonprofit boards, more than any other chancellor in the 10-campus system. Fox has said...
  • Fast-Spinning Neutron Star Smashes Speed Limit

    01/12/2006 3:43:49 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 598+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-12-2006 | Maggie McKee
    Fast-spinning neutron star smashes speed limit 19:00 12 January 2006 NewScientist.com news service Maggie McKee The fastest-spinning neutron star ever found is discovered in a crowded star cluster near the centre of the Milky Way, a new study reveals. The star rotates 716 times per second – faster than some theories predict is possible – and therefore may force researchers to revise their models. Neutron stars form when a massive star explodes at the end of its life and leaves behind a super-dense, spinning ball of neutrons. These stellar corpses emit intense beams of radio waves from their poles and...
  • Firms' Threat To Limit Bird Flu Vaccine (UK)

    10/26/2005 5:37:07 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 258+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-26-2005 | Rosie Murry-West
    Firms' threat to limit bird flu vaccine By Rosie Murray-West (Filed: 26/10/2005) The makers of flu vaccine yesterday threatened not to produce enough bird flu vaccine to deal with an outbreak unless ministers agreed to buy more of their products. Richard Stubbins, of the UK Vaccine Industry Group, told a House of Lords select committee that it was "unreasonable" for the Government to expect the industry to build new plants to produce enough vaccine for a pandemic then mothball them. The Government is stockpiling millions of doses of Tamiflu He called for the Government to vaccinate everyone aged over 50...
  • A most politically incorrect statement

    10/19/2005 8:28:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 46 replies · 2,425+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 4-1-05 | Ronald Khol
    One day my wife and I were leaving the Mountaineer Casino and Resort in Chester, W. Va. The casino has two installations connected by a shuttle bus. One is a hotel and casino, and the other is a racetrack and casino. As we departed the racetrack, a shuttle bus from the other installation pulled up to the door. A crowd filed off the bus, and almost everyone was holding an alcoholic drink. (You normally don't carry free soft drinks from one building to the other.) Also, many of the passengers were smoking cigarettes. In this day of political correctness run...