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  • Air Force wants owners to give up property near secret Area 51

    09/07/2015 5:53:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    AP Fox News ^ | 09/07/15
    LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property that over time has been surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51. They're being told to take a $5.2 million "last best offer" for their property by Thursday -- or the government will seize it through condemnation. The owners include descendants of a couple who lost their hardscrabble mining enterprise after the Air Force moved in in the 1940s. Nuclear tests then began in 1951, their mine mill mysteriously exploded in 1954 and they ran out of money...
  • Defiant Sweetcakes owners have until Monday to pay crushing $135k fine

    07/12/2015 12:16:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 103 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 7/12/15 | Barbara Boland
    After getting hit with a financially-crushing $135,000 fine last week for their decision to not bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, the Christian owners of the Oregon "Sweetcakes by Melissa" bakery say they have until Monday to pay up, or else the state of Oregon could place a lien on their home. The punishing fine was levied by Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industry against the couple for unlawful discrimination against a same-sex couple. They must pay in full by Monday with "personal property" rather than only business assets and the fine "has the potential to financially ruin" the...
  • Breaking: Obama VA Is Trolling Veteran Community For Gun Owners

    08/13/2014 4:58:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama VA may be running a back door gun registry under the guise of a “free gun lock” program. A Progressives Today reader sent in this letter they received with the following worrisome comment attached: Is this a backdoor way of the VA attempting to create a gun registry on vets? I think it is… (Click to enlarge) Dear Veteran:The James E. Van Zandt VA Medial Center is extending the opportunity to request free gun locks to the Veterans we serve. We are providing this opportunity because, as your partner in health care, we are committed to keeping you...
  • Connecticut Gun Owners: “Come and Get Them!”

    03/04/2014 6:55:03 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/4/2014 | Michael Schaus
    Connecticut gun owners are calling the state’s anti-gun bluff. The state recently passed a slew of anti-gun legislation, including a gun registration program for so called “assault rifles” that has been received with less enthusiasm than Obamacare. In fact, many gun owners in Connecticut have elected to ignore the patently unconstitutional law in the same way that Millennials have ignored the IRS requirement for health insurance. And now, as the state issues threatening letters and increased confiscation rhetoric, citizens are telling the state: “Come and take them.”
  • Ariz. Bill Decried As License to Discriminate

    02/20/2014 9:16:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 20, 2014 | MSN
    PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
  • Officials in Connecticut Stunned by What Could Be a Massive, State-Wide Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’

    02/13/2014 7:51:11 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 106 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-13-2014 | Jason Howerton
    On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight. Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told The Courant. At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state. “No one...
  • New GOA email alert. Scroll down, put in your info and it will send the email to your Senators!

    04/12/2013 6:47:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    GOA ^ | 4-12-2013 | GOA
    The Honorable* (Your Senator) (Address) "I was disappointed to see that 68 Senators did not support the Paul-Cruz-Lee filibuster. Now that the Senate has moved to proceed to S. 649, several gun control issues will be coming up - including the universal registry bill, the Feinstein gun ban, and the magazine ban. As for the Toomey-Manchin-Schumer universal registry bill, don't believe the press' efforts to sugar-coat it. If you have ever had an "Internet ... posting" on (or related to) your gun, you can sell it only by going to a dealer and filling out a 4473 and getting the...
  • Gun Owners of America Chief to Chris Matthews: 'We Don't Trust People Like You'

    04/05/2013 4:29:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/4/13 | Noel Sheppard
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: I'm left with the idea we live in an imperfect society with some people who are violent and the people who are known to be violent shouldn't get guns. Do you agree with that? LARRY PRATT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA: Yes, and as long as you don't take my guns away from me, I can handle the guy with the gun. MATTHEWS: See, this is pure rhetoric. I’m sticking to one point tonight. PRATT: Oh, I see. My linear logic is pure rhetoric and you're jumping from… MATTHEWS: No, you’re changing the topic. I'm talking about...
  • Store owners say plastic bag ban causes more shoplifting

    02/28/2013 1:50:46 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 51 replies
    www.seattlepi.com ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Casey McNerthney
    When the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a ban on plastic bags and required businesses to charge a nickel for paper bags, city leaders believed it would be better all around. "I think we've gotten to a place where it's really going to work for the environment, businesses and the community in general," Councilman Mike O'Brien said at the time. But the bag ban is contributing to thousands of dollars in losses for at least one Seattle grocery store, and questions have been raised about the risk of food-borne illness from reusable bags that shoppers don't often wash.
  • Triumph for property owner’s rights! : Victorious motel owner slams U.S. Attorney ;

    01/26/2013 11:54:47 AM PST · by virgil283 · 26 replies
    iowntheworld ^ | January 26, 2013 - 08:06 | BigFurHat
    "A Tewksbury motel owner who just beat back U.S. Attorney three-year bid to seize his business has become the latest critic to accuse ...of prosecutorial bullying. I don’t think she should have the power she has to pull this stuff on people,” Russ Caswell, owner of the Motel Caswell, .... The feds first tried to grab Caswell’s property in 2009 under drug seizure laws, citing numerous drug busts at the motel. Caswell’s defense team argued that he was not responsible for what guests did. And his lawyers found there was actually more drug activity at nearby businesses, and theorized the...
  • MSNBC Guest Draws Parallel Between Gun Owners and Child Molesters

    01/03/2013 5:47:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/3/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former New York City mayoral candidate Mark Green drew a parallel between gun owners and child molesters Thursday evening on MSNBC. Green suggested that residing near gun owners and residing near child molesters may pose comparable risks, and thus there should be a registry for both: MARK GREEN: Well it is a neighbor’s interest, even if a law-abiding person has a person, has a permit, has a gun, Adam Lanza stole a gun from his mother who he of course killed. I’m a lawyer and believe in the right to privacy. This is in the public domain. The information is...
  • Putnam County Clerk refuses to release names of Putnam County gun owners to the Journal

    01/03/2013 10:11:24 AM PST · by MWestMom · 32 replies
    Fox News
    Putnam County clerk refuses to release names of gun owners to the paper who published names of gun owners on a map.
  • Stigmatizing Gun Owners Makes Civil Debate Impossible

    12/27/2012 8:27:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/27/12 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The decision of a newspaper in New York’s Westchester County to publish an interactive map that allowed readers to discover the names and addresses of owners of legal guns is generally being debated as one about whether the Gannett-owned Journal News showed good judgment. It didn’t, but the problem goes a lot deeper than whether or not a newspaper ought to publicize information that is legally available to the public in this manner. The controversy goes to the heart of the entire discussion about guns in this country. No matter what those behind this stunt say
  • Sanford Business Owners Worry Trayvon Martin Rally Could Hurt Business

    SANFORD, Fla. — The cries for justice in the case of slain teen Trayvon Martin was killed continue on Friday. The NAACP has planned another march for Trayvon through part of Sanford on Saturday, and some downtown business owners said they are furious. They told WFTV the rally could scare shoppers away on their busiest day of the week. The rally will start at a school and will end at police headquarters, which are blocks away from downtown Sanford. Christine Johns was happy to see her first customer of the day, but it was hours after she opened her antique...
  • Jed York: NFL owners allocate $200 million for 49ers stadium

    02/02/2012 2:24:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 2/2/12 | Lisa Fernandez, Mark Gomez and Howard Mintz
    NFL owners on Thursday allocated $200 million in funding for the future 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, a crucial and long-awaited piece in paying for the $1 billion project, according to team owner Jed York. NFL owners voted on stadium funding today during a meeting in Indianapolis, which is hosting the Super Bowl. York tweeted the news after the meeting, saying it was "A big step forward today." "With the NFL's muscle now behind the new stadium, we are moving forward," York said. "I expect an official groundbreaking ceremony very soon." ... York is expected to hold a conference call...
  • NFL owners' treatment of players compared to 'modern-day slavery'

    03/16/2011 6:51:35 AM PDT · by RoadKingSE · 86 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 03/15/2011 | Jeremy Fowler
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson compared NFL owners' treatment of players to "modern-day slavery," according to an online interview published Tuesday by Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo's Doug Farrar, who conducted the interview Friday with Peterson, removed that comment from the story later Tuesday, explaining on Twitter that he wants to give Peterson the chance to provide context. Peterson, who is known to be thoughtful when speaking with the local media in Minnesota, is in Africa with other NFL players on a goodwill trip and unavailable for immediate comment.
  • In a Tale That Wags Dog Owners, They Rent Flocks for Bored Collies

    12/28/2010 9:55:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies · 5+ views
    wsj ^ | 12/28/10 | MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
    Compulsive Sheep Herders Need a 'Job' to Entertain Them; 'That'll Do' BATTLE GROUND, Wash.—Sue Foster knew what she needed to do when her border collie, Taff, was expelled from puppy school for herding the black Labs into a corner. She rented some sheep. Then she bought another border collie and rented some grazing land. Then she bought some sheep of her own. And a third border collie. Now, like the old lady who swallowed the fly, Ms. Foster keeps a llama to chase off the coyotes that threaten the lambs that go to market to finance the sheep that entertain...
  • Meet the New Small-Business Owners in Congress [There are 33, and all are Republicans]

    11/17/2010 10:13:16 AM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 16, 2010 | ROBB MANDELBAUM
    Last Tuesday’s elections will send 33 small-business owners and entrepreneurs to Washington, according to The Agenda’s exhaustive (and exhausting) search. All are Republicans.
  • Small Business Owners Furious as ‘Tan Tax’ Begins

    07/02/2010 7:49:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Tanning salons brace for the hit ObamaCare is about to put on their bottom lines. The thirty million Americans who visit indoor tanning facilities each year are about to get an unwelcome lesson in ObamaCare every time they walk through the front door of the tanning salon. That lesson comes in the form of a president and a Congress with a target on the tanners’ wallets: starting today — July 1 — the ObamaCare tax on “indoor tanning services” takes effect — a 10 percent federal excise tax on the retail price of a tan. The tax is just one...
  • EDITORIAL: Kagan's threat to gun owners

    06/09/2010 5:50:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 501+ views
    washington times ^ | 6/9/10 | editor
    Nominee has a past that is opposed to individual self-defense President Obama poses a real and present danger to the Second Amendment, and he's working to pack the Supreme Court with justices who will undermine Americans' gun rights. Mr. Obama didn't fess up to this radical agenda when running for the highest office in the land. "I have said consistently that I believe that the Second Amendment is an individual right, and that was the essential decision that the Supreme Court came down on," Mr. Obama told Fox News in June 2008. Despite the campaign rhetoric, Mr. Obama is appointing...
  • Walz(D-Mn) Visits Austin for Roundtable With Businesses Owners

    04/14/2010 3:30:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Austin Daily Herald ^ | April 10, 2010 | By Rachel Drewelow
    Friday, Walz toured Austin, talking with local business owners about their concerns regarding health care reform, regulatory agencies, availability of credit, pork barrel spending, energy and the cap-and-trade strategy, which allows facilities to buy and sell pollution credits in order to meet a national limit on greenhouse gas emissions. Walz stopped by Jim’s SuperFresh Produce, 2101 Fourth St. NW, Donker’s Appliance, 1107 First Ave. SW and Medicap Pharmacy, 1109 W. Oakland Ave., to talk with business owners before making his way to Main Street’s Town Center for a roundtable discussion Friday morning. Much of discussion was focused Friday on health...
  • USA Gun Owners Buy 14 Million Plus Guns In 2009

    03/05/2010 12:15:48 PM PST · by fuzzybutt · 74 replies · 1,688+ views
    AmmoLand.com ^ | January 13th, 2010 | AmmoLand.com
    Washington, DC --(AmmoLand.com)- Data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for the year reported 14,033,824 NICS Checks for the year of 2009, a 10 percent increase in gun purchases from the 12,709,023 reported in 2008. So far that is roughly 14,000,000+ guns bought last year! The total is probably more as many NICS background checks cover the purchase of more than one gun at a time by individuals. To put it in perspective that is more guns than the combined active armies of the top 21 countries in the world.
  • A Novel Idea. Register non-gun owners

    11/13/2009 8:41:12 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 36 replies · 1,569+ views
    resistnet ^ | 10/21/2009 | wayne Crook
    Subject: A Novel Idea Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as Vermont 's own Constitution very carefully, and his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New England and elsewhere. Maslack recently proposed a bill to register "non-gun-owners" and require them to pay a $500 fee to the state. Thus Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun Maslack read the "militia" phrase of...
  • Million Gun Owner March Website Went Online

    02/07/2009 11:51:01 AM PST · by ElKafir · 7 replies · 819+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Pay them a visit and if you believe in freedom and the right to defend yourself and your family, drop a few bucks in their donation box. Read on
  • Tax holiday bill picks up steam

    12/14/2008 8:47:08 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 30 replies · 1,333+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/14/08
    No other stimulus provision will be as immediate and as effective,' says small business lobby Posted: December 14, 2008 10:51 pm Eastern © 2008 WorldNetDaily WASHINGTON – Big business bailouts and "economic stimulus packages" are all the rage in the Capitol these days. Most involve massive transfers of wealth from taxpayers to government-directed projects. But a new and very different bill, proposed by a heretofore little-known congressman from Texas, is gaining traction from Republicans – and even a few Democrats, according to the sponsor. It's called "the tax-holiday plan." And one version of it picked up support from the National...
  • New York yellow cab owners sue over green plan

    09/09/2008 8:29:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 229+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/08 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group of New York taxi owners is suing the city over a plan to turn the entire fleet of cabs "green" by 2012, saying the plan compromises safety and is unconstitutional. Under the plan, promoted as an environmental model for other large cities, every new taxi must get at least 30 miles per gallon, a target now met by hybrid and clean diesel cars. The Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade, an association of taxi owners accounting for about a quarter of the city's 13,000 yellow cabs, filed a complaint in Manhattan federal court late on...
  • When Funny Faces Aren't Funny

    You ever notice the annoying voices that owners use to speak to us? I can live with that but here’s a trend I’m happy they stopped dead in its tracks. (Jayna Hutchinson, a 33-year-old Vermont woman, was charged with cruelty to animals and resisting arrest after a police officer caught her staring at his dog in a “taunting/harassing manner.”) Dogs on the scene have reported to...
  • Government warns owners about Fords (~4.6 million Ford vehicles subject to recall; engine fires)

    02/28/2008 12:34:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies · 225+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/08 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON - The government on Thursday warned owners of about 4.6 million recalled Ford vehicles to bring their cars and trucks immediately to dealerships to disconnect cruise control switch systems that have been linked to engine fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued the consumer advisory to the owners of certain unrepaired Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, vans and passenger cars who have not yet responded to past recalls. The recalls have vexed the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker, affecting its popular F-Series pickup trucks, prompting hundreds of complaints and dozens of lawsuits over engine fires. Three...
  • Dog's Fate Devastates Family

    11/08/2007 8:24:29 AM PST · by lastchance · 94 replies · 229+ views
    The Times (New Jersey) ^ | Nov 8, 2007 | Linda Stein
    Judge orders shepherd destroyed after vicious attack Thursday, November 08, 2007 BY LINDA STEIN PRINCETON TOWNSHIP -- A family whose beloved German shepherd faces death for having led a dog attack on a landscaper is devastated by the news but vows to continue to fight to save him. ..."He's innocent. He did nothing more than protect my wife. He never bit anyone until she was grabbed and pulled to the ground," James said. Congo has been ruled vicious by a municipal judge and ordered put down. ...The landscaper, Giovanni Rivera, has won a $250,000 insurance settlement as a result of...
  • The Owner of America's Defeat

    04/26/2007 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Dog · 24 replies · 928+ views
    The Party of Defeat | April 26 2007
    THIS IS THE OWNER OF OUR DEFEAT TO AL QAEDA IN IRAQ.
  • America Supports You: Restaurant Owners Give Night Out to Recovering Troops

    08/20/2006 1:31:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 37 replies · 1,851+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Linda D. Kozaryn
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2006 – Over the past two and a half years, about 500 severely wounded servicemembers and their families have enjoyed 5,000 free dinners out on the town thanks to Hal Koster and Marty O’Brien. “Some of them have come to multiple dinners because some of them are here for years,” Koster said Aug. 18, as he looked over the 60 or so guests dining on the rooftop of The Exchange restaurant here. About 20 servicemembers, many in wheelchairs and prosthetics, family members and other guests dined overlooking a panoramic view of the U.S. Capitol, and the Washington...
  • Patch romps again after $1500 liposuction

    07/21/2006 1:34:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies · 909+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 22, 2006 | Richard Macey
    PATCH is not all the dog he used to be. After having two kilograms of fat sucked from his body, the 12-year-old kelpie cross is "like new", says his delighted owner, Irene Williams. Patch is believed to be the first dog in Australia to have undergone liposuction, an increasingly popular operation for overweight humans. His problem was not obesity, but fatty tumours. One, on his left hind leg, was so large it was threatening to cripple him within months. "To see him degenerate was tearing at my heartstrings," Ms Williams said. Advised that radical surgery was the only option, she...
  • Fruity headache for cafe owners (Australia's worst frost in 24 years destroys 40,000 tons of citrus)

    07/04/2006 3:39:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 720+ views
    The Sunday Mail ^ | 7/03/06 | Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger
    Fruity headache for cafe ownersBy Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger 03jul06 Cafe workers ... Julie Hanssens and Jodie Lee / Troy Bendeich BAD weather is set to affect the price of oranges after already crippling Australia's banana industry. The worst frost in 24 years has destroyed 40,000 tonnes - about 25 per cent - of the citrus fruit produced in southern Australia. "They won't hit skyrocketing prices of bananas but there will be some price hike due to the reduction of fruit on the market," Riverina Citrus CEO Peter Morrish said. Oranges currently sell for $2.50kg, with experts predicting rises...
  • For Sale: Old, Second-Hand Graves. £3,000 Each, Many Careful Owners

    07/03/2006 8:25:45 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-4-2006 | Stephanie Condron
    For sale: old, second-hand graves. £3,000 each, many careful owners By Stephanie Condron (Filed: 04/07/2006) A cemetery is offering second-hand graves, with "refurbished" monuments including headstones, obelisks and crosses, to be used again. Recycled burial plots, complete with the original memorials, still contain the remains of those who died at least 75 years ago - the names of the dead are simply scoured from the monuments to allow new inscriptions. The City of London cemetery is selling 1,000 such plots advertised as "traditional-style graves" to be "adopted" by families willing to pay £3,000 to lease them for 50 years. The...
  • Possenti Society Blasts Vatican UN Gun Grabbers for 4th of July Insult to American Gun Owners

    07/01/2006 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1,231+ views
    Earned Media ^ | 6/29/06
    Possenti Society Blasts Vatican UN Gun Grabbers for 4th of July Insult to American Gun Owners; Urges Church Collection ProtestsContact: John Snyder, 703-212-9863 ARLINGTON, Va., June 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- John Snyder, Founder/Chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, issued the following statement today: As we approach next week’s 230th commemoration of the signing of our Nation’s Declaration of Independence, we face the reality of three institutional insults to our country’s Fourth of July celebration of freedom. The first insult comes from a United Nations group meeting in New York, taking place now through July 7, to undermine the traditional,...
  • Gun Owners of America argue conservative case for net freedom!

    05/09/2006 5:34:30 PM PDT · by directorblue · 128+ views
    STI Blog ^ | 05/09/2006 | STI
    "The concept of Network Neutrality has unfortunately been misunderstood by many conservatives, libertarians, and other champions of the free market. That's too bad, because the free market essence of the Internet is exactly what would be lost without Network Neutrality. The large telecoms, some politicians and a number of conservative pundits have characterized the push for Network Neutrality as a left-wing attempt to stifle innovation and put government bureaucrats in control of the Internet. Well, it’s not. Through my work with Gun Owners of America, I am demonstratively a lot further to the right than they are. It is true...
  • Endangered Species Act critic finds himself in crosshairs(rights of property owners)

    03/26/2006 5:37:04 AM PST · by cope85 · 13 replies · 840+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, March 26, 2006 | ERICA WERNER
    Endangered Species Act critic finds himself in crosshairs By ERICA WERNER Associated Press writer Sunday, March 26, 2006 TRACY, Calif. -- Republican U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo likes animals, just as long as obscure species aren't dictating what happens to the land. Bidding for his 12th term in Congress, the cowboy-booted Pombo, a Californian who raises cattle on the family ranch, wants to rewrite the 1973 Endangered Species Act to dramatically expand the rights of property owners. And as chairman of the House Resources Committee, he is closing in on that longtime goal. That has made him a prime target for...
  • Troubling stint in jail sets Utahn on crusade

    03/10/2006 5:57:14 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 77 replies · 2,373+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/10/2006 | Glen Warchol
    BOUNTIFUL - When Gregg Revell packed his bags for a trip to Pennsylvania last April, he had no idea how far he'd be traveling. Before the week was out, the 57-year-old suburban real estate agent and grandfather would be arrested, thrown into one of the country's most notorious jails, strip searched and inoculated against his will. The soft-spoken Utah native would be on his way to becoming a poster child for the National Rifle Association in a $3 million lawsuit. During a nearly five-day stay in a Newark, N.J., jail, he would meet a terrifying side of America that most...
  • Burke wants to limit dog tie-ups to 2 hours

    03/02/2006 12:11:16 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies · 796+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 2, 2006 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    Chicago dog owners who tether their pets for hours on end without food or water would be reined in -- with a two-hour limit -- under a crackdown proposed Wednesday by the City Council's most powerful alderman. "If dogs are tethered in this way, it makes them more likely to bite humans and makes them mean," said Finance Committee Chairman Edward M. Burke (14th). "It's a question of cruelty to the animals. It's a question of responsible care of animals. If people own pets, they ought to treat them responsibly." The Burke-championed ordinance introduced at Wednesday's City Council meeting would...
  • USDA ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION BOONDOGGLE REPORT

    02/20/2006 8:10:08 AM PST · by Calpernia · 44 replies · 494+ views
    NAIS Watch - Breederville.com ^ | Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc.
    USDA ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION BOONDOGGLE REPORT Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., introduced two bills that would amend the Animal Health Protection Act to direct the Sec of Agriculture to establish an electronic livestock identification system. This is where a multi-billion dollar federal program started spreading it’s roots. Now over $70,000,000 has been doled during the past 30 months to promote, study, plan, and implement the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The original idea was to develop a 48 hour national computer method to locate the life time communication path of any critter that might test positive for the dreaded BSE. Once the...
  • Study Reveals That Dogs Resemble Their OwnersAs a Result of Selection (Doggie Lovers Alert)

    02/10/2006 10:18:31 AM PST · by girlangler · 169 replies · 1,690+ views
    Psychological Science ^ | March 29, 2004 | news release
    News Release March 29, 2004 Study Reveals That Dogs Resemble Their Owners As a Result of Selection Do people really resemble their pets? A resemblance in a movie or on TV between a pet and its owner has occasionally tickled our funny bone. The results of a recent study suggest that a resemblance between owner and dog may be actually determined by the pet lover's selection. The research, by Michael M. Roy and Nicholas Christenfeld, both of the University of California, San Diego, found that when people pick a pet, they seek one that, at some level, resembles them. These...
  • FEMA GUN BAN YET ANOTHER SLAP FOR LOUISIANA GUN OWNERS

    10/14/2005 11:06:18 PM PDT · by epow · 25 replies · 852+ views
    NRA-email alert ^ | 10/15/05 | NRA staff writer
    FEMA GUN BAN YET ANOTHER SLAP FOR LOUISIANA GUN OWNERS Under pressure from NRA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is "reconsidering" a ban on the possession of firearms in the trailer parks providing homes for hundreds of families left homeless by hurricane Katrina. As the experience on the streets of New Orleans showed us, there is a demonstrable need to protect life and family after a disaster. Yet, according to an October 12, Associated Press article, FEMA has had a general policy for several years to prohibit guns at such parks anywhere in the country. The AP also reported...
  • Cardinal Sin (AZ Cardinals' Owners)

    08/04/2005 4:02:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies · 577+ views
    SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ^ | 08/01/2005 | RICK REILLY
    Some people collect medieval torture devices. Others devote themselves to the study of plagues. Me, I just follow the Arizona Cardinals. Every year I circle the day on my calendar when the Cards open camp and really begin sucking in earnest. They have a Commitment to Wretchedness -- 58 years since they won an NFL title, one playoff win in that time and one winning season in the last 20. All that couldn't have happened without Bill and Michael Bidwill, a father-son ownership team that could mess up a one-float parade. Since then-Chicago Cardinals owner Charles Bidwill died in 1947,...
  • Hail seizers! The New York Times cheers on the land grabbers - (appropriately derogatory!)

    06/30/2005 11:52:17 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 1,007+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | JACOB SULLUM
    The New York Times welcomed the Supreme Court's recent endorsement of virtually unfettered eminent domain powers as "a setback to the 'property rights' movement." The fact that the Times not only celebrated a defeat for property rights but felt a need to put the phrase in scare quotes speaks volumes about the left-liberal misconceptions that have been brought to the fore by the Court's decision in Kelo v. New London. According to the Court, the Fifth Amendment, which allows the government to take property "for public use" provided it pays "just compensation," is a license to transfer any parcel of...
  • Venezuela: Six additional farms to be seized in Cojedes State

    01/10/2005 11:19:15 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 8 replies · 502+ views
    El Universal (Venezuela) ^ | Jan 10, 2005 | Staff, translated by Conchita Delgado
    Land interventions in Cojedes State will continue next Wednesday. In this way, the decree issued by Cojedes Governor Johnny Yánez Rangel with regard to 16 estates will be enforced. Following the effective intervention of El Charcote farm last Saturday, regional authorities plan to seize several properties of the Boulton family in Cojedes, such as Gavinero, Yaguara, San José and La Flecha. Rafael Alemán, the Cojedes State Secretary-General, said under this schedule of interventions, Paraima and Piñero -both properties of the Branger family- will be intervened next January 13th and 14th, respectively.
  • Cloning kitty (California company is selling cloning technology to pet owners)

    11/23/2004 4:15:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,267+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/24/04 | Michael B. Farrell
    Cloning kitty A California company is selling cloning technology to pet owners. But opponents say this technology holds false promises. By Michael B. Farrell | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Three years after scientists in a Texas laboratory successfully cloned the first house cat, a company in California is now selling that same technology to pet owners who want a carbon copy of their cat or dog. For $50,000 Genetics Savings & Clone can take a cat's DNA and create an exact genetic duplicate. They hope to do the same with a dog next year. So far they...
  • CELL PHONE DIRECTORY

    11/10/2004 3:58:16 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 703+ views
    Private Email | NOVEMBER 10, 2004 | CHAR
    LINKA directory of cell phone numbers will be published soon. This opens the door to solicitors calling our cell phones using up our minutes. The Federal Trade Commission has set up a do not call list. You must call FROM the number you wish to register, or go to their website listed above to be included on the do not call list. The number is 1-888-382-1222 http://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx
  • Stop Arlen Specter from Blocking Conservative Pro-gun Judges (Gunowners of America E-mail Alert)

    11/09/2004 9:16:45 AM PST · by Mini-14 · 5 replies · 1,436+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | November 9, 2004 | N/A
    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151 Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 http://www.gunowners.org Tuesday, November 9, 2004 You would have thought John Kerry had won an astounding Electoral College victory, rather than George W. Bush. But, within 24 hours after the presidential results were in, there was the Senate Judiciary Committee heir-apparent, Pennsylvania liberal Republican Arlen Specter, warning Bush not to make conservative nominations to the U.S. Supreme court. The “code words” used by Specter centered around abortion, but the message was clear: “No pro-gun conservatives need apply.” Said Specter: “That is my...
  • Schilling pitches for Bush; Kerry enlists Red Sox's front office

    10/31/2004 12:38:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies · 3,196+ views
    SportsLine ^ | October 31, 2004
    BOSTON -- Looking to share some of the magic that propelled the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years, President Bush enlisted a fan favorite to deliver his pitch while Democratic Sen. John Kerry recruited the team's front office. Curt Schilling, the Red Sox winning pitcher in Game 2 of the World Series, endorses Bush in automated recordings that will be used in three competitive states -- New Hampshire, Maine and Pennsylvania -- before Tuesday's voting.
  • Gun owners in Vermont endorse Libertarian for governor

    09/04/2004 2:30:54 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 694+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 8 4 04 | libertarian party
    The group Gun Owners of Vermont (GOV) has endorsed Hardy Machia's campaign for governor in that state. Machia is running on the Libertarian Party ticket. The GOV endorsed Republican James Douglas in 2002, but Douglas lost the support of the state's gun owners when he made a deal with the federal government to have Vermont's law enforcement agencies enforce the federal gun laws. Federal gun laws are much more stringent than Vermont's laws; Vermont has never required a permit for gun ownership or for carrying firearms. Some of the state's very few gun laws prohibit carrying a firearm to school...