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  • HOT lane lottery makes a mockery of GTA traffic woes: Keenan

    06/28/2016 10:00:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 24, 2016 | Edward Keenan
    The Ontario lottery corporation recently started advertising its newest scratch-and-win lottery: tickets cost $30 (the highest price among its lotteries), and the top prize is a cool $2.5 million. Now, if you want an indication of how bad traffic is in the GTA, consider that Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced a lottery of his own on Thursday: tickets cost $180 each, though you only pay if you win. The prize? One of 1,000 permits to drive in an uncongested highway lane for 16 kilometres between Burlington and Oakville. The ad copy writes itself: Imagine the freedom of cruising at...
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • Court says 2nd Amendment doesn’t trump NJ’s strict gun laws

    05/24/2016 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 60 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 24, 2016 | Dan Alexander
    A Bergen County man has lost his bid to fight the confiscation of his guns and ammunition following a domestic violence arrest and charges that he had high-capacity magazines and hollow-point ammunition. An appellate decision on Tuesday upheld a Superior Court judge’s earlier ruling that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer qualified to be a gun owner even though the charges against him were eventually dropped. It’s the latest example of New Jersey’s gun-control laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. In New Jersey, residents must apply to their local police departments to obtain permits to buy, own or...
  • Expect roadblocks statewide during fishing and hunting seasons.(NM)

    04/12/2016 3:31:20 AM PDT · by MCF · 32 replies
    New Mexico Department of Game and Fish ^ | April 11, 2016 | Media contact: Karl Moffatt
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, ARPIL 11, 2016: Expect roadblocks statewide during fishing and hunting seasons SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during the hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. The 2016-17 fishing season began April 1. Youth turkey hunting season began April 8 and the general season begins April 15. For more information, please consult the department's fishing or hunting Rules & Information booklets available at or at area offices and license vendors. At roadblocks, conservation officers also will check for compliance with...
  • The Left Thinks Clerk Kim Davis Should be in Jail? Well, What About THIS Elected Official?

    09/05/2015 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | September 5, 2015 | Eric Odom
    The left is going bananas over Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gays. They applaud the heavy hand of the government and rejoice that a judge has taken the extraordinary step of having her placed behind bars, guarded by U.S. Marshals. The double standard revealed her is astonishing. Now keep in mind that gay marriage is in no way every mentioned in the constitution. Nor is marriage generally. But the 2nd Amendment makes it abundantly clear that every American has a right to keep and bear arms. There is no question on this. None...
  • 10 injured when crane drops massive air conditioner [DeBlasio's New York City]

    06/01/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    A massive air-conditioning unit being lifted by a crane to the top of a midtown Manhattan office building broke free Sunday, fell 28 stories and landed in the middle of Madison Avenue, injuring 10 people. Two were construction workers, while the others were pedestrians and occupants of passing cars. All were struck by debris that caused minor injuries.
  • moves drone testing to secret Canadian location after U.S. too slow granting permits

    03/30/2015 9:23:41 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tristin Hopper
    VANCOUVER – Spurned by U.S. regulators, has turned to the one country where flying delivery robots are still welcome: Canada. On Monday, the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper revealed that the online retail giant is testing its latest prototypes for package-carrying drones at a top-secret site in British Columbia. “We are rapidly experimenting and iterating on Amazon Prime Air … including outdoors at a rural test site in Canada,” wrote Amazon spokesperson Kristen Kish in an email to the National Post. --- Located a mere 600 metres from the U.S. border, the Canadian testing grounds fulfill a lingering threat by Amazon...
  • Obama Administration Proposes 30-Year Eagle Kill Permits

    01/19/2014 5:29:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Heartland ^ | 1/18/14 | Alyssa Carducci
    The Obama administration announced a proposal to grant 30-year permits for wind turbine facilities to kill bald and golden eagles, causing an uproar among environmentalist groups. **SNIP** The National Audubon Society, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Bird Conservancy, and the Conservation Law Center are some of the environmental organizations opposing the permits. The National Audubon Society referred to the 30-year permit proposal as “a stunningly bad move.”
  • 2 Millions Bikers to DC Invited to Justice for Benghazi Rally

    09/10/2013 6:25:09 AM PDT · by lward99 · 46 replies
    “We welcome the ‘Bikers Benghazi Brigade’ with Open Arms to join our Justice for Benghazi Rally as we already have a permit.” -- Mitchell Mason, Rally Organizer Washington D.C. – Today the Justice for Benghazi Rally Organizers, Patriots4America and Special Operations Speaks invite the 2 Million Bikers to ride into the Capitol as ‘Bikers for the Benghazi 4’ and join their approved and permitted rally on the Capitol West Lawn at 12:30-6:00 pm on September 11, 2013. We welcome the Bikers to participate in the Justice for Benghazi Rally and will even offer some speaking slots.
  • Georgia Gun Sales And Permit Applications Soar Post-Newtown

    01/09/2013 7:24:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | January 9,2013 | Katie Leslie
    Gun sales and permit requests have surged across metro Atlanta since the Connecticut school massacre last month, a trend many say will continue as Congress considers tougher gun control measures.
  • GAO: America has 118 million pistols, 8 million conceal-carry permits

    10/15/2012 9:25:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 83 replies ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    In a new report heralded by the NRA, the General Accountability Office finds that the numbers of Americans with permits to carry a concealed weapon has surged and virtually every state now allows pistols to be carried under garments or even in a car glove box. "The number of states allowing concealed carry permits is increasing," said the GAO. The report included two shocking numbers: -- There are currently 118 million handguns in America, either owned or for sale. -- Some 8 million Americans already have a concealed carry permit, about 1 million more than previously thought. The report found...
  • Alleged Armed Officers Shut Down Mass. Ice Cream Stand Indefinitely

    05/17/2012 7:34:17 AM PDT · by Cowman · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 16, 2012 | Becket Adams
    If you’re the owner of an ice cream stand in Massachusetts and you make building improvements without asking the state for permission, you may find yourself on the receiving end of a prohibition-style shutdown. An ice cream stand in Great Brook Farm State Park, MA (of course), was shut down by state officials this weekend after it was discovered that the owner had made building improvements without the appropriate permits, reports. “Mark Duffy, who has operated the dairy farm at the state-owned park for 26 years and has a lease with the state to run the stand, said armed...
  • News: State of Wisconsin State reaches 100,000 milestone for carry permits

    04/22/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | 22 April, 2012 | Ben Vincent
    With hundreds of applications flowing in every day, the Department of Justice last week issued the 100,000th concealed carry permit in the state since the law passed last year, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Friday. Van Hollen said the department has been flooded with applications, reaching the 100,000 milestone in just six months. Van Hollen estimated the state would approve 125,000 permits by the end of the first year. Making the announcement in one of the DOJ’s rooms where the permits are printed off, Van Hollen applauded the efforts of the DOJ staff and law enforcement officials for making...
  • Gulf Deepwater Drilling Ban’s Hidden Victims

    02/01/2012 6:42:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Energy: Small- and medium-size businesses serving Louisiana's energy industry are shedding employees, dipping into personal savings or moving elsewhere to stay afloat. The administration's war on fossil fuels is taking its toll. The federal six-month moratorium on drilling that was issued in May 2010, after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has been officially lifted, but it might as well still be in effect. The glacial permitting process put in place in the aftermath in the name of public safety is killing an industry pledged to wean us from the "energy of the past" will not mourn. A...
  • Tea Party vs Occupy: Are Cities Guilty of Double-Standard? (How about a refund?)

    10/28/2011 6:14:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/27/11
    Tea Party vs Occupy: Are Cities Guilty of Double-Standard?Posted in Daily Dispatch Oct 27, 2011 Tea Party groups across the nation are accusing local and state governments of a double standard – charging them fees to hold rallies in public parks, while allowing Occupy protesters to set up camp for free. “I find it extremely frustrating and upsetting,” said Colleen Owens, a spokesperson for the Richmond Tea Party. “It is definitely a slap in the face.” Owens is demanding a refund of about $10,000 from the city of Richmond, claiming her group was charged for rallies at Kanawha Plaza but...
  • Richmond Tea Party Sues City: Charge #Occupy Protesters Or Refund $10,000 For Rallies at Plaza

    10/27/2011 10:59:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 19/28/11 | Jim Hoft
    The Richmond Tea Party is demanding a refund from the city for $10,000 it spent on for permits, portable toilets, police presence and emergency personnel for three rallies held at same plaza where the Occupy Richmond squatters set up their camp. The Republic reported: The Richmond tea party is demanding a refund of about $10,000 from the city, claiming it unfairly charged them for rallies while allowing the Occupy protesters to use the same space for several weeks for free. The political organization is sending the city an invoice for the charges incurred for three rallies held in Kanawha Plaza...
  • Richmond Tea Party Wants Refund from VA Capitol for Land that Occupy is Now Using for Free

    10/27/2011 12:13:22 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 32 replies ^ | 10-27-11 | Amanda Gaines
    RICHMOND -- The Richmond Tea Party wants its money back from the city of Richmond for the cost of permits and other fees to use the same area in which Occupy Richmond has settled for nearly the past two weeks for free. The local branch of the Tea Party says it should be reimbursed for all the fees accrued and paid over the past three years for use of Kanawha Plaza, a city-owned square across from the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and a few blocks from Virginia state capitol buildings. Occupy Richmond, an affiliate with the Occupy Wall Street movement,...
  • Study: Picking up the Gulf oil permitting pace could result in 230,000 jobs !

    07/22/2011 3:11:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2011 | Tina Korbe
    A new study by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates shows the current (slow) pace of permitting for Gulf oil exploration and production continues to cost the country in jobs, government revenues and oil production. “The moratorium last year halted drilling activity, but since the moratorium was lifted last October, oil activity has been slow to restart and this has had a negative impact on jobs growth and U.S. oil production,” IHS CERA managing director of global oil James Burkhard said yesterday on a press call. “There is what we call an activity gap under the new regulatory environment and this...
  • Minnesota: Two Major Pro-Gun Bills Up for Committee Consideration This Week and Need Your Support!

    05/03/2011 9:40:57 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    NRA ^ | 5-2-11 | NRA-ILA
    Two important pro-gun bills need your immediate attention. As we reported last week, House File 1467 passed in the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee by a 10 to 7 vote. HB 1467, which is sponsored by state Representative Tony Cornish (R-24B), is now before the House Judiciary Committee and will be voted on during its hearing at 8:15 a.m. this Wednesday, May 4. The Senate companion bill sponsored by state Senator Gretchen Hoffman (R-10), Senate File 1357 Senate File 1357, is expected to be considered by the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee as early...
  • In Boston, all politics is ’Loco

    04/23/2011 1:41:04 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 1 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 23, 2011 | Michael Levenson
    In Boston, all politics is ’Loco A simple city event wound up pitting mayoral pique against a burrito maker’s overheated tweetIt seemed like a feel-good idea: Boloco, the hip burrito chain, would provide free burritos to the first 200 people who showed up wearing a bike helmet at Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s unveiling of the city’s new bike-sharing program.
  • Iowa newspaper posts list of pistol permit holders to increase web traffic

    04/22/2011 12:34:17 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 9 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | April 22, 2011 | Steve McGough
    This is not new information for those of you in Iowa, but since the Hawkeye State became “shall issue” at the beginning of the year, permit applications are up almost 400 percent and the anti-gun nuts are freaking out. It’s public information, they demand the “right” to know who’s packing. Since I pay a significant amount of tax dollars to the town, state and federal government, I must have “the right” to have provided to me a list of everyone who is receiving food stamps, enrolled in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (aka Section 8), receives subsidized school breakfasts, and/or...
  • As more permits are approved, fight over offshore oil drilling heats up

    03/27/2011 5:49:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/27/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    As more permits are approved, fight over offshore oil drilling heats upBy Andrew Restuccia - 03/27/11 06:30 AM ET The rhetoric about domestic oil drilling reached a fever pitch in Washington this week with the Obama administration touting the approval of more Gulf deepwater drilling permits and Republicans countering that the pace of permitting is still too slow. The stakes are high for both sides of the issue, as pressure to address high oil and gas prices mounts amid continued unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. This week was packed with Obama administration announcements about drilling permit approvals....
  • Pretending to boost drilling

    03/26/2011 2:47:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 25, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    While President Obama promotes offshore drilling in Brazil, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar now promises to revitalize America's oil and gas industry. It's like Jack "Dr. Death" Kevorkian promoting himself as a lifesaving CPR specialist. This week, Salazar announced that the administration has just approved the first deepwater-oil- and gas-exploration plan since last spring's BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Mind you: This is not a granting of permits, but a green light for Shell Offshore to seek drilling permits for three new exploratory wells off the Louisiana coast. Shell first submitted and received approval for its original exploration plan in 1985. Salazar's...
  • Oregon House votes to make gun records private; bill moves to Oregon Senate

    03/21/2011 3:41:59 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 17 March, 2011 | Janie Har
    Concealed handgun license holders would become anonymous under a bill approved by the Oregon House on Thursday. House Bill 2787 prohibits public bodies from releasing information that identifies who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun. The proposal cleared the House by a wide margin, 42 to 18. Oregon's public records law allows for public inspection of handgun license applications, which ask for character references, previous crimes and drug use. The application authorizes the sheriff's office to run a background check. Currently, applicants can claim personal safety reasons to keep information private. Privacy advocates say gun ownership is no one...
  • Is Salazar Lowballing Gulf Drilling Applications?

    03/17/2011 8:37:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 17, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    Two weeks ago, we asked whether Interior Secretary Ken Salazar considered himself above the law by ignoring court orders to resume the permitting process for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Now we learn that Salazar may have misled Congress and the public on the number of drilling permit applications he is ignoring. Yesterday, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) accused Salazar, along with Michael Bromwich, the director of the new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement, of using bogus figures. During Congressional testimony on March 2, and on other occasions, Salazar and Bromwich used much lower figures...
  • Building permits fall to all-time low (Housing Market a mess)

    03/16/2011 9:46:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 3/16/2011 | Annalyn Censky
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The housing market just can't seem to catch a break. The number of permits issued in February for future housing construction fell to a new all-time low, according to a government report released Wednesday. Building permits fell to an annual rate of 517,000 permits last month, down 8.2% from a revised 563,000 in January, the Commerce Department said. That was the lowest level seen since the government started tracking the figures in 1959, and much worse than economists had expected. Uncertainty about the job market and rising gas and food prices are still keeping potential homebuyers...
  • US Interior to Act on Permits by March Deadline

    03/03/2011 7:13:18 PM PST · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | Wednesday, March 02, 2011 | Ryan Tracy
    As Congress considers the Interior Department's funding levels, Salazar also said his department needs a larger budget to pick up the permitting pace. Without more funding, "we may never return to the pre-Macondo rate of permitting," Salazar said, referring to the spill at BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico last year...
  • Blowout Containment Part of Drilling Permit Snag (12K jobs disappear - no end in sight?)

    02/07/2011 8:18:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 1+ views
    CBC News ^ | 2/04/11
    Blowout Containment Part of Drilling Permit SnagHead of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Says Oil Industry Can't Prove It Could Contain Another Major Blowout Feb. 4, 2011 (AP) ATLANTA - Deepwater permits in the Gulf of Mexico have been withheld largely because the industry is unable to prove it could contain another major blowout at the bottom of the sea, the head of the agency that oversees offshore drilling said Friday. Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, made the disclosure in a letter he sent to executives at Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Helix...
  • Sen. David Vitter blocks NOAA nomination to protest slow pace of offshore drilling permits

    12/10/2010 7:52:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NOLA ^ | 12/10/10 | Bruce Alpert
    Sen. David Vitter blocks NOAA nomination to protest slow pace of offshore drilling permitsBruce Alpert, Times-Picayune Published: Friday, December 10, 2010, 7:00 AM For the second time in recent weeks, a Louisiana senator is blocking Senate confirmation of an Obama administration nominee to protest the slow pace of permits for offshore drilling in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This time it is Republican Sen. David Vitter, who is holding up the nomination of Scott Doney to be chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Just before Thanksgiving, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., dropped her nearly...
  • California Gold Country raises objections to reopening mines

    11/23/2010 8:00:09 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 - 12:00 am | By Dale Kasler
    California is being left behind by the new Gold Rush. Despite sky-high prices and the state's rich gold legacy, the industry here is mostly dormant. California trails the leading gold-producing state, Nevada, by a wide margin. A California revival is hardly imminent. Companies trying to reopen old mines in Grass Valley and near Sutter Creek have slogged through years of red tape, and there are no guarantees of success. The Sutter Creek plan is at least a year away, while Grass Valley is several years from reopening. Standing in the way: scarcity of capital and strict environmental standards. * *...
  • BP Threatens To Cut Off Spill Fund If Congress Blocks Offshore Permits

    09/02/2010 7:43:46 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-2-2010 | Gus Lubin
    BP Threatens To Cut Off Spill Fund Is Congress Blocks Offshore Permits Gus Lubin Sep. 2, 2010, 9:39 PM BP just revealed a very aggressive or desperate move. It has warned Congress not to block new offshore permits if they want BP to have enough money to keep paying claims, NYT reports. The $20 billion escrow fund that was supposed to prevent seems to be safe, but claims and fines may exceed the fund. Past that point, BP gets a lot more bargaining power: “If we are unable to keep those fields going, that is going to have a substantial...
  • Despite Moratorium, Drilling Projects Move Ahead

    05/25/2010 11:59:19 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 18 replies · 433+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/24/10 | Ian Urbina
    WASHINGTON — In the days since President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells and a halt to a controversial type of environmental waiver that was given to the Deepwater Horizon rig, at least seven new permits for various types of drilling and five environmental waivers have been granted, according to records. The records also indicate that since the April 20 explosion on the rig, federal regulators have granted at least 19 environmental waivers for gulf drilling projects and at least 17 drilling permits, most of which were for types of work like that on...
  • Paraplegic Vet Gets Mobility Back

    04/26/2010 10:18:21 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 3 replies · 426+ views
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 4.26.10 | n.a
    A Vietnam veteran who lost the wheelchair elevator that allowed him to get to the sidewalk because the project did not meet city codes now has his mobility back...
  • City Opens Crack for Home Bible Studies

    03/31/2010 8:15:58 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 18 replies · 788+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 05/30/2010 | Bob Unruh
    Officials in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., who had ordered participants of a home Bible study either to purchase an unobtainable city permit to meet or shut down, now are relenting a little. City officials have said the Bible study targeted earlier for banishment can continue to meet, but they are reserving the right to shut down other Bible studies...
  • Home Bible Study Must Get Official Permit of Shut Down

    03/17/2010 2:37:59 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 457+ views ^ | 03/17/2010 | John G. Winder
    Not a shocking headline, this type of things happens every day in China, India and other places the world over where Christianity is often greeted with open hostility, you know places like Rancho Cucamonga, California – U.S.A. And this isn’t the first time it’s happened in California. This is the second time in the past six months that Rancho Cucamonga has targeted a home church group for extinction. The city of Rancho Cucamonga, located to the east of Los Angeles in San Bernadino County is now going after a Friday night group that meets in a private home....
  • Sing Along: 'This Land Is EPA's Land'

    12/16/2009 5:10:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 742+ views ^ | December 16, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Regulations: The Clean Water Act is being rewritten to give a government bureaucracy the power to regulate every body of water from the Mississippi River to a rain-flooded field. The first casualty may be American coal. With all the concern for the harm that cap-and-trade and regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant might do to the American economy and free markets, the Environmental Protection Agency is doing quite enough damage with an existing law on the books — the Clean Water Act. Congress plans to revise it to make it an even more powerful bludgeon against industry, energy producers and...
  • Virginia Senator proposes mail order gun carry permits

    12/02/2009 9:04:12 PM PST · by majstoll · 34 replies · 2,616+ views
    The ^ | December 2, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Virginia State Senator Ralph K. Smith (R - Roanoke) has pre-filed Senate Bill 3 ahead of the 2010 Virginia General Assembly session. . . . Senator Smith's mail order gun permit proposal is likely the first of an avalanche of mainly pro but also some anti-gun rights bills to be considered by the 2010 Virginia General Assembly. Virginia Citizens Defense League President Philip Van Cleave expects pro-gun bills to do well in the 2010 session in part because of election victories by pro-gun House of Delegate candidates last month.
  • New settler home permits suspended as moratorium bites

    11/26/2009 9:36:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 308+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/26/09 | TOVAH LAZAROFF AND HERB KEINON
    A day after the security cabinet announced a 10-month moratorium on housing starts in the settlements, Defense Minister Ehud Barak moved swiftly on Thursday to order the most dramatic crackdown on Jewish West Bank construction in the history of the settlement movement. Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Barak suspended all permits for building projects in the settlements where contractors have not yet broken ground. The order, valid for 10 months, is intended to enforce the Security Cabinet's decision to restrict settler-home building in this period to the 3,000 housing units that are already under construction.
  • Grand Canyon to change 'unfair' permit system

    11/23/2009 10:13:46 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 42 replies · 1,491+ views ^ | 11/22/09 | Unknown
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Getting one of the roughly 11,500 permits granted each year to backpack overnight in the Grand Canyon has become so competitive and "unfair" that managers at the national park have decided to change the system. Now those who want the coveted permits either show up in person or try their luck with mail or fax machines on the day the permits become available. Those who go in person line up at the backcountry office starting early in the morning. Those who try to fax often are in for hours of constantly redialing because of the demand. October...
  • Concealed weapons permits on the rise (In FL)

    06/18/2009 10:02:47 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 12 replies · 541+ views
    FOX 13 Tampa Bay ^ | 17 June 2009 | Laura Moody
    TAMPA - About a month ago, Audry Sauceda was carjacked and fought back. He stuck a gun in my side and told me to get out of the car," Sauceda said while sharing her story with FOX 13 on May 15. "And I pulled out my gun and stuck it in his face, and told him, he needed to get out. He screamed and jumped out of the car." Since the day Abby Griffith saw that news report, she's wondered what she would have done. Her friend, T.J. Sniffen, finally talked her in to coming down to the shooting range....
  • Mainstream media misleads on the gun permit issue

    04/10/2009 7:31:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 508+ views
    Atlanta Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 April, 2009 | Ed StoneGo to Ed's Home Page
    Map shows right to carry gun laws and loocations of recent high-profile shootings. A recent MSNBC article claims that the mass shootings appearing in the national news over the last month have been committed by people who were issued "gun permits," which it claims means that they were each "legally entitled to fire his weapons" So much for media objectivity. The murderers were not "legally entitled to fire" their weapons. What the media is attempting to do by making such a ridiculous assertion is to create an image in the mind of the reader, and, in this case, the image...
  • Florida Gov’t Cancels Tea Party Fearing ‘Too Many Attendees’

    03/29/2009 8:56:29 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 37 replies · 2,360+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 29 March 09 | Warnter Todd Huston
    Remember this report from our nation’s history? CNN (Continental News Network) Boston, 1773: The city of Boston canceled a proposed protest over tea taxes today, citing the fear that too many people dressed as Indians would be gathered near the wharves. Organizers expressed sadness over the cancellation, but meekly returned to their homes fearful of upsetting the officers of the Crown. Taxmen breathed a sigh of relief as the tar and feathers were put away not to be used this day. You don’t remember that pre-revolutionary history? I should say you shouldn’t, because it didn’t happen. But flash forward a...
  • Loaded Topic: Who Can Carry A Gun?

    01/07/2009 4:17:50 PM PST · by epow · 27 replies · 1,264+ views
    THonline ^ | 12/8/08 | Courtney Blanchard
    About 120 concealed weapon permits were issued or renewed in Dubuque County in 2007. John Riesing glanced over his application. In a space provided, he needed to explain why he was requesting a permit to carry a weapon. He knew the answer instantly. On the blue sheet of paper, he wrote: for personal protection. For two months, the 42-year-old Dubuquer waited for a reply. Then, he was told he didn't meet the guidelines for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. "I was taken aback a little bit. I've never been in trouble," Riesing said. "It's just for personal protection,...
  • Everyone could get CO2 permits - China study (Yep, that means you)

    12/08/2008 3:33:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 532+ views
    Alertnet ^ | 12/08/08 | Alister Doyle
    Everyone could get CO2 permits - China study08 Dec 2008 22:43:34 GMT Source: Reuters By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent POZNAN, Poland, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Everyone on the planet could get identical greenhouse gas emission rights as part of a drive to halve emissions by 2050, according to a study by Chinese scientists on Monday. The proposal, presented on the sidelines of a Dec. 1-12 U.N. conference on fighting global warming, would force nations such as the United States which have used most fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution to buy emission rights from poor nations. "Developed countries shall take...
  • Calif. water board revokes permits for Auburn Dam

    12/02/2008 2:40:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 623+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/2/08 | Samantha Young - ap
    A California board has revoked federal water claims that were critical to building a long-stalled dam northeast of Sacramento, effectively ending the project. Tuesday's unanimous vote by the State Water Resources Control Board comes more than four decades after Congress authorized the Auburn Dam to control flooding along the American River. Board members said the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation had not done its job. --snip-- The Bureau of Reclamation could apply for new permits, but Congress first would have to reauthorize the project.
  • The EPA's Attack On The U.S. Economy

    07/11/2008 9:33:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies · 157+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | July 11, 2008 | Phil Kerpen
    Opponents of a massive new energy tax and federal bureaucracy breathed a small sigh of relief last month when the Lieberman-Warner climate tax bill went down in flames on the Senate floor, with even 10 Democrats breaking from the party line and saying, in writing, that they would have opposed the bill on final passage. Unfortunately, power-mad bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency are undaunted. Empowered by an activist Supreme Court in the 5-4 Massachusetts v. EPA decision, the EPA is expected today to release a staggering document blueprinting a dizzying array of greenhouse gas regulatory programs under dozens of...
  • Filmmakers and photographers troubled by proposed rules for using cameras in New York City

    08/03/2007 7:04:34 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 413+ views
    AP ^ | 01 Aug 2007 | David B. Caruso
    Filmmakers, photographers and civil liberties advocates are protesting proposed rules that would require permits and $1 million insurance policies for people trying to film or take pictures in one of the world's most photographed cities. New regulations drafted by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting would require a permit for any type of filming or photography that involved “an interaction among two or more people at a single site for 30 or more minutes.” Permits would also be required for five or more people using a tripod for more than 10 minutes. The rules would be nothing new...
  • Massacre propels bill to OK guns in parks [TN]

    05/08/2007 1:49:21 PM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 4 replies · 599+ views
    The Tennessean | 05/08/2007 | SHEILA WISSNER
    Gannett newspapers do not allow posting articles or excerpts. View the article here: Massacre propels bill to OK guns in parks A bill was introduced before the VT massacre to allow people with handgun permits to carry guns in state parks. Lawmakers feel there will be a more favorable atmosphere for the bill's passage given the recent events.
  • Noah 2006 (Vanity)

    10/06/2006 5:16:38 PM PDT · by brwnsuga · 6 replies · 383+ views
    Email from friend
    Subject: NOAH IN 2006 In the year 2006, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United States, and said, "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me.   Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans."   He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, "You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."   Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in...
  • Town Gives Teen's Worm Biz The Hook

    08/12/2006 2:56:52 PM PDT · by Leisler · 17 replies · 788+ views Hartford Current, Connecticut) ^ | August 11, 2006 | SARAH MISHKIN
    CROMWELL -- Local worm salesmen, beware. As 13-year-old Joe Cadieux learned recently, Cromwell can be a hostile environment for those looking to break into night crawler vending - particularly if they advertise with a yard sign. A worm business that Joe has operated since he was 10 was shut down two weeks ago when Cromwell's planning and zoning commission issued a cease-and-desist order because the teenager's sign violated local zoning regulations It's ridiculous," said the middle school student, who made $5 to $10 a month selling worms collected from his front yard, where they are plentiful after spring rainstorms. Most...