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  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    10/31/2014 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2014 4:25 PM EDT
    Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease. […] Australia’s similar move was slammed Thursday by Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, who said closing borders will not stop spread of the Ebola virus. …
  • Ebola fears prompt calls for travel restrictions between U.S., West Africa

    10/02/2014 5:39:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Stephen Dinan & Tom Howell Jr.
    Thomas Eric Duncan case raises questions about U.S. preparedness to stem deadly virusThe first case of Ebola diagnosed within the U.S. is prompting calls for heavy travel restrictions between the U.S. and those West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak — and one advocate is even warning against the possibility of “Ebola tourism” by patients seeking better care here. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed case, remained in isolation in a Texas hospital Thursday after having traveled from Liberia last month, leaving health officials to try to track down up to 100 persons he may have come in contact...
  • White House: No Ebola travel restrictions

    10/01/2014 2:12:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The White House said Wednesday it will not impose travel restrictions or introduce new airport screenings to prevent additional cases of Ebola from entering the United States. Spokesman Josh Earnest said that current anti-Ebola measures, which include screenings in West African airports and observation of passengers in the United States, will be sufficient to prevent the “wide spread” of the virus. The chances of a U.S. epidemic are “incredibly low,” he said. “The reason for that is that it is not possible to transmit Ebola through the air. ... The only way that an individual can contract Ebola is by...
  • Colo. lawmakers get blunt, move to tighten marijuana rules after two deaths

    04/22/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by catnipman · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/21/14 | Valerie Richardson
    The Mile High City was jammed with pot revelers Sunday for the annual 4/20 festival, but the mood was far from celebratory Monday as state legislators moved to tighten rules on marijuana products in the wake of two tragic deaths. The Colorado House passed unanimously bills to set possession limits for concentrated forms of marijuana such as hash oil, and to make cookies, candy and other foods infused with pot more easily identifiable. ... But industry officials aren’t thrilled with the edibles bill, which will require the state Department of Revenue to adopt rules by Jan. 1, 2016, that require...
  • Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution

    12/20/2013 9:34:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/20/13 | Randall Palmer
    OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes' safety. The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so. Prostitution is technically legal in Canada but most related activities have been illegal, including living off the avails of someone else's prostitution, but the court found that the provisions were overly broad or grossly...
  • Supreme Court vote upholds Texas abortion law

    11/19/2013 8:13:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 19, 2013, 7:20 p.m. | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for Texas to enforce a strict new abortion regulation that opponents say prevents a third of the state's clinics from performing the procedure. The court, in a 5-4 vote, split along ideological lines in turning down an appeal to block the law that abortion rights advocates challenged as unconstitutional. The measure, adopted by Texas lawmakers in July, requires that abortion providers have a doctor on their staffs who has admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. By rejecting the request, the justices signaled they do not think the Texas...
  • Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion restrictions

    11/19/2013 3:28:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/19/13 | Shannon Bream
    DEVELOPING: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block controversial Texas abortion restrictions that have been called some of the strictest in the country. The court by a 5-4 vote denied a request by Planned Parenthood to block a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which allows key parts of the Texas abortion law to stay in effect while the case plays out.
  • Beware of Persians bearing Georgian passports

    03/18/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    Forum.Internet-Haganah.com ^ | 18 March 2013, 08:52 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "So there I was, doing that thing I do - targeted collection, and triage based on a range of frequently changing criteria - when I happened to notice this image:" SNIPPET: "georgi.ir: sometimes what isn't there is still interesting"
  • Permanent Rules for Concealed Carry Law(WI)

    08/14/2012 4:25:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wxow.com ^ | 14 August, 2012 | Kacey Persson
    MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - After almost a year without permanent rules, Wisconsin's Concealed Carry Law is about to get some. Officials say most of them are basic things taught in most gun safety classes. While law enforcement is generally in favor, many gun trainers say there's no need for new rules. Mike Shea, Gun Training Instructor says, "I would like the new proposed rules thrown out. We have rules that are in place now that are working so to go through and change things mid-stream like this doesn't make any sense." While Chief Tom Molitor of Green Bay Police says,...
  • Exxon Fights Regulatory Pirates

    08/19/2011 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 19, 2011 | Staff
    Oil: During the Age of Exploration, seafarers carefully guarded their maps of discovery to ward off plunderers. Incredibly, Exxon faces a similar kind of piracy against its big Gulf oil discovery, as regulators snatch at its permit. Make no mistake about it: American oil companies are operating in a great age of exploration comparable to the uncharted waters that Henry the Navigator, Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan sailed. Five hundred years after the Caribbean was explored, oil is being discovered in unheard-of quantities, 230 miles into the Gulf of Mexico in waters so deep its retrieval would have been impossible...
  • Llano now in Stage 4 water restrictions Water supply from Llano River is drying up

    06/21/2011 4:37:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 83 replies
    kxan,com ^ | June 20, 2011 | Jarrod Wise
    Suffering its worst drought in more than 50 years, the Llano River is about to run dry. It is the sole source of drinking water for Llano, a town 75 miles west of Austin. On Monday night, officials with the City of Llano moved to Stage 4 water restrictions. This means no outdoor watering at all - no lawn sprinklers, landscaping, filling of pools, even washing cars. "This has been about the worst drought, period of no rain in decades. It has all of our citizens concerned,"... If conditions don't improve, the City will more than likely move to Stage...
  • Global Warming News From The Brits (UK dooms itself)

    05/29/2011 10:08:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 29, 2011 | Dennis Avery
    CHURCHVILLE, VA—My colleague Bennie Peiser, of Britain’s Global Warming Policy Foundation, offers some of his latest man-made global warming news: The Sunday Times noted on May 22 that the UK government has agreed to cut its greenhouse emissions 50 percent by 2027. As a result, “Tata Steel last week announced it was cutting 1,500 jobs at its Scunthorpe and Teeside plants. The company, which employs 21,000 in Britain, has held high-level talks with government in recent weeks over its energy plans. . . . Ineos founder Jim Ratcliffe warned that he could be forced to shut the firm’s Runcorn chlorine...
  • Mothers crying over raw milk

    05/17/2011 5:36:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 113 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Four weeks after the government moved to shut down Amish farmer Dan Allgyer for selling fresh, unpasteurized milk across state lines, angry moms who made up much of his customer base rallied on the Capitol’s grounds Monday to demand that Congress rein in the food police. The moms milked a cow just across the street from the Senate and served up gallons of fresh milk, playfully daring one another to drink what, if sold across state lines, would be considered contraband product. “The FDA really screwed up this time. They got between a mom and a farmer,” said Mark McAfee,...
  • Pro-life laws seen as factor in drop in abortions

    03/30/2011 2:47:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Pro-life laws are part of the reason abortion rates have declined over the past two decades, a study says. A review of abortion data from 1985 through 2005 provides “solid evidence” that laws restricting but not outlawing abortion “have an impact on the childbearing decisions of women,” Michael J. New wrote in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, a peer-reviewed publication aimed at state policymakers. Mr. New, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama, studied the effects of informed-consent laws, Medicaid funding rules and parental-notification laws for minors — rules that existed, by 2005, in dozens of...
  • Court OKs air-pollution restrictions for ships (9th Circus stands with ecoNuts, naturally.)

    03/28/2011 6:05:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/28/11 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court rejected a shipping industry challenge Monday to California's offshore air pollution rules requiring vessels to use low-sulfur fuel within 24 miles of the coast, standards that the court said would save about 3,500 lives over six years while modestly increasing shipping costs. The ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is a milestone in California's efforts to curb a significant source of hazardous emissions. Low-grade bunker fuel from ships has a sulfur content more than 1,600 times as high as diesel fuel for trucks and exposes 80 percent...
  • None of the Above on Energy

    03/15/2011 4:01:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2011 | Jeffrey Folks
    In terms of energy policy, as in so much else, the Obama administration is in leaderless disarray. The only thing it seems capable of doing is delaying and shutting down energy production. As soon as some promising new supply pops up, like the shale gas capable of fueling America for the next century, the Obama EPA is there launching an environmental study designed to regulate and restrict it. At the moment when new energy supplies are most needed, there are no plans to increase supplies -- only plans to reduce them. One would almost think that this President wants to...
  • Ohio advances union restrictions as dispute spreads

    03/02/2011 10:44:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/2/11 | Mary Wisniewski - Reuters
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Ohio joined Wisconsin on Wednesday in advancing a plan to restrict public sector unions, posing a new threat to labor union power in one of the most politically and economically important states. The Republican-controlled Ohio state senate approved a proposal to curb the collective bargaining rights of public employees and forbid government workers from going on strike. The vote followed the Wisconsin Assembly's approval last week of a similar proposal, which has sparked mass protests and a national debate over labor relations. In both states, the plans still must be passed by a second chamber of...
  • Vilsack, USDA Bend to Monsanto Biotech Alfalfa. No Planting Restrictions!

    01/29/2011 8:26:09 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan. 29th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Maybe honest third party testing without influence from government or companies like Monsanto is called for. Are biotech crops safe to eat? Are Americans sicker now than 30 years ago? Are there any links between this food and our kids ailments? We may never know if Mr. Vilsack, the USDA and companies like Monsanto have their way.
  • Obama to ease travel restrictions to Cuba, allow more U. S. cash to island

    01/14/2011 3:04:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/14/11 | Lesley Clark
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration Friday said it will allow for more U.S. travel to Cuba, making it easier for schools, churches and cultural groups to visit the island. A senior Obama official told The Miami Herald the much-expected move to expand cultural, religious and educational travel to Cuba is part of the administration's continuing ``effort to support the Cuban people's desire to freely determine their own future. President Barack Obama is also restoring the amount of money ($2,000) that can be sent to nonfamily members to the level they were at during part of the Clinton and Bush administrations.
  • O's quietest jobs-killing machine

    10/05/2010 1:30:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 4, 2010 | JAMES INHOFE
    One insidious force keeping unemployment high is regulatory uncertainty: Companies that could hire (or re-hire), don't -- because they're worried about what new restrictions will be coming down from Washington. Congress bears much of the blame -- especially for the new "financial reform" law, which leaves so many details to be filled in later. But a major contributor to businesses' worries is the Obama Environmental Protection Agency, which is issuing a daily barrage of rules and regulations threatening jobs in American industry. So concludes "EPA's Anti-Industrial Policy: Threatening Jobs and America's Manufacturing Base" -- a new report from the minority...
  • DISASTER IN THE GULF, No let-up in drilling fight

    07/14/2010 9:56:50 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2010, 11:08PM | JENNIFER A. DLOUHY
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration may have hoped that a newly revised ban on deep-water drilling would end the legal battle over the issue, but it became clear Tuesday that the fight over offshore exploration is far from over. Ensco Offshore Co., a U.K.-based rig owner, filed a lawsuit accusing the administration of illegally imposing new requirements on the industry and dragging its feet in permitting shallow-water drilling. Although Ensco is arguing against the same original ban that other companies also have sued over in federal court, the company also is challenging new safety standards imposed on the industry and...
  • Oil spill visits get partisan.( More fascist tactics from Dems)

    06/30/2010 12:15:38 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/30/10 11:56 AM EDT | JAKE SHERMAN
    Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) wanted to fly 10 lawmakers down to the Gulf of Mexico to see the damage caused by BP’s gigantic oil spill first hand. House Democrats said no. Scalise’s trip was rejected for a variety of bureaucratic and logistical reasons, but it has also opened a new vein of partisan squabbling over who should be allowed to arrange a trip to view the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. .....But Democrats have heard from the Department of Homeland Security, which has asked that Congress organize trips through committees of jurisdiction, to avoid having to cater to...
  • Afghan agonies: grim news from the front

    06/21/2010 3:12:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2010 | George F. Will
    Torrents of uninteresting mail inundate members of Congress, but occasionally there are riveting communications, such as a recent e-mail from a noncommissioned officer serving in Afghanistan. He explains why the rules of engagement for US troops are "too prohibitive for coalition forces to achieve sustained tactical successes." Receiving mortar fire during an overnight mission, his unit called for a 155mm howitzer illumination round to be fired to reveal the enemy's location. The request was rejected "on the grounds that it may cause collateral damage." The NCO says the only thing that comes down from an illumination round is a canister,...
  • The Latest From The Food Police

    05/11/2010 8:04:34 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 19 replies · 567+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 05/11/10 | CaroleL
    When First Lady Michelle Obama decided to make the fight against obesity her pet cause, it sounded to many like a benign and reasonable way for a woman and mother in her position to draw attention to an important issue. But like most things Obama, it raised an alarm with others that the federal government would attempt use the issue to grab more control over American lives. That second group got an I-told-you-so opportunity today as a new White House report calls childhood obesity in America "a national health crisis" and proposes plenty of restrictive ideas.
  • CA: Berkeley council sends coat hangers to protest health care bill's abortion restrictions

    12/10/2009 8:45:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,006+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/10/09 | Doug Oakley
    The city of Berkeley made an official statement on abortion Wednesday by sending coat hangers — a symbol of illegal abortions — to 20 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to restrict federal funding for abortions in the health care bill. Councilmember Kriss Worthington, who co-sponsored the item before the City Council on Tuesday night with Susan Wengraf and Linda Maio, put the coat hangers and an official city letter in the mail Wednesday. "The coat hanger represents the time when women had to have abortions in back alleys and tried to self-abort," Wengraf said. "My initial...
  • U.S. blasts Israeli restrictions on American travelers in West Bank

    08/19/2009 7:07:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 625+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 8/19/09 | Barak Ravid, Amira Hass and Natasha Mozgovaya,
    The United States has harshly criticized new Israeli restrictions placed on foreign nationals entering the West Bank via the Allenby Bridge, calling the new regulations 'unacceptable'. A report on the restrictions appeared in Haaretz last week. Earlier this week, a senior official at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv met with the head of the Foreign Ministry's consular division, Yigal Tzarfati, for clarifications on the new procedure, by which passports are stamped at the bridge with a directive limiting the bearer to areas of the Palestinian Authority only
  • Health

    08/12/2009 9:24:25 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 194+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 08-13-09 | stolinsky
    Is all this about health care, or is it really about ruling us by holding the power of life and death over our heads? Are those who are striving to do these things supporters of the Constitution, or do they want to abolish the Constitution − but under the guise of “caring” for people? Are they friends who want to use different methods, or domestic enemies who want to achieve different goals? Legally, I was relieved from the Oath of Allegiance when I was discharged from the service. But morally, I still believe myself bound by it. I feel an...
  • The Roads Warrior (Transportation Sec. says families can have one car, maybe two)

    06/13/2009 8:27:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 73 replies · 2,754+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 10, 2009 | Deborah Solomon
    ... Q. President Obama has talked about his desire to wean Americans off automobiles. A. What we’ve talked about is getting to a concept that we call livable communities, where people don’t have to get in a car every day. You can use light rail, you can use buses, you can use walking paths, you can use your bike. Q. The conservative columnist George Will recently denounced you as the “secretary of behavior modification,” in reference to your plan to have Americans give up cars. A. When George came over here for lunch, I could tell from the tone of...
  • Ammunition Sales Restrictions - Kalifornia

    05/12/2009 2:28:12 PM PDT · by dvan · 47 replies · 2,027+ views
    Ammunition Sales Restrictions Ammunition Sales Restrictions Scheduled to be Heard on Wednesday, May 6 Please Contact the Assembly Committee on Appropriations Today! Assembly Bill 962 is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday, May 6. Sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), AB962 would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends, unless you are registered as a "handgun ammunition vendor" in the Department of Justice's database. Ammunition retailers would have to be licensed and store ammunition in such a manner that...
  • Bad New for McMiller Sports Center in Wisconsin

    04/07/2009 6:44:24 AM PDT · by meeps · 5 replies · 1,928+ views
    From http://www.wernvalley.com/newsletter.html ^ | 4/7/09 | Wern Valley Sports Center
    A recommendation to close the sporting clays range at McMiller Sports Center has been proposed by Paul Sandgren, WDNR-Superintendent of the Southern Unit of The Kettle Moraine Forest. This is the same person who proposed closure of parts of the forest to deer hunting this past fall. The contract (lease) with Wern Valley to operate McMiller for the DNR is due to expire (after 15 years) on March 31st. There is no contract up for bid as yet. The Department has asked the lease with Wern Valley be extended on a month to month basis while it makes up its...
  • China's list of Olympic don'ts

    06/11/2008 4:56:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 90+ views
    Now that the shock of the earthquake, which they could not control, in Sichuan province has dissipated somewhat, China's leaders are focusing again on something that they think they can control: people. Sports fans attending the 2008 Olympics in Beijing will have a long list of rules to carry in their pockets along with their tickets. On its Web site last week, the Chinese Olympic organizing committee listed a set of restrictions for the 500,000 overseas visitors expected in August. Olympic spectators are being told not to bring in "anything detrimental" to China, including printed materials, photos, records or movies.
  • Solving Pump Pain

    06/09/2008 9:55:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies · 178+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | June 2, 2008 | Jerry Taylor
    Skyrocketing energy prices are hammering Americans. Five years ago this week, gasoline cost an average of $1.43 a gallon at the pump; this week, it's $3.94. And home electricity averaged 5.43 cents per kilowatt-hour in 2003; it was up to 10.31 cents in December. The underlying cause, of course, is that oil, coal and natural-gas prices have all gone berserk - with no relief in sight. What to do? Individually, of course, most of us will start conserving - people are already driving less, buying more fuel-efficient cars, etc. We'll keep on finding ways to save as prices stay high....
  • SoCal air regulators pass new restrictions on home fireplaces (SCAQMD)

    03/07/2008 7:20:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 874+ views
    Air regulators have approved new restrictions that will limit the use of fireplaces in four Southern California counties. The regulations approved Friday include no-burn days and a ban on the building of wood-burning fireplaces in new homes, are intended to reduce pollution. The South Coast Air Quality Management District estimates that the 1.4 million fireplaces in the region emit more than four times the amount of harmful emission than from all the power plants.
  • Democratic Candidates Call for Severe Restrictions on Second Amendment Rights (video)

    01/19/2008 9:04:28 AM PST · by epow · 15 replies · 123+ views
    NRA ^ | 1/18/08 | unkown
    Click the link on the heading to see and hear the video clip. If you watched the Las Vegas debate you saw what's on the video, but a lot of us didn't watch it so here's what the Democrat weasels had to say about what they will do concerning guns if elected. What they say they want to do is scary enough, but what I know they actually intend to do if elected is much worse. They all lie like a Persian rug, but they are so good at it they almost fool me and I know they're lying.
  • Saudi restricts chemical use after militant threat

    05/01/2007 7:53:13 AM PDT · by jdm · 2 replies · 355+ views
    Riyadh - Saudi Arabia yesterday curbed the sale of industrial and agricultural chemicals that can be used to make explosives used by Al Qaeda-linked militants fighting to bring down the monarchy. The government decision comes days after the government said it had arrested 172 militants, including some trainee pilots, planning attacks on oil facilities, military bases and government officials in the world's biggest oil exporter. The Saudi cabinet said after a meeting chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz the sale of various nitrate compounds in their solid form was banned for three years,...
  • US Plans NYC Flight Restrictions

    02/05/2007 2:20:03 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 443+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 20502007 | Devlin Barrett
    U.S. Plans NYC Flight Restrictions Monday February 5, 2007 9:46 PM By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Flight restrictions imposed around Manhattan after New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed his single-engine plane into an apartment tower will be made permanent, government documents indicate. The plan for the rule change was revealed as the National Transportation Safety Board released papers Monday detailing its investigation of the Oct. 11 crash that killed Lidle and his flight instructor. ``The pilot and owner was New York Yankee player Cory Lidle, and a California based flight instructor was with him,'' the...
  • Calling Freeper GA Pilots: Freep CNN poll

    10/12/2006 4:15:41 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 12 replies · 370+ views
    CNN main web site poll ^ | October 12, 2006 | CNN
    CNN is now polling with the question: "Should small planes routinely be allowed to fly directly over big cities?" Poll located on the right, almost at the bottom under QUICKVOTE. Presently, the results are running well in the NO column. Speak up or face more restrictions in aircraft operation.
  • Ease ex-offenders' voting restrictions

    10/09/2006 9:02:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies · 848+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Neema Trivedi
    Arizonans who vote in future elections could win $1 million thanks to a proposed ballot initiative — the Arizona Voter Reward Act. But while one lucky winner could be paid for voting, countless Arizona residents with felony convictions have to pay in order to vote. In Arizona, first-time felony offenders who have completed their sentences must pay all the fines, fees and other costs associated with a conviction before regaining the right to vote. This requirement is essentially a modern-day poll tax, barring from the polls those individuals who do not have the ability to pay their legal financial obligations....
  • Some restrictions eased at U.S. airports

    08/13/2006 12:57:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 749+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/06 | John Heilprin - ap
    WASHINGTON - Air travelers were handed new rules Sunday, given permission to carry small amounts of liquid nonprescription medicine onto a plane and instructed to remove their shoes during security checks. The shoes have to be placed on an X-ray belt for screening before passengers can put them back on. The eased restrictions on medicine and the mandatory shoe removal were among several measures the Transportation Security Administration ordered Sunday in response to the thwarted terror plot in Britain involving U.S.-bound airplanes. TSA had previously banned all liquid medications; now it will allow up to 4 ounces of liquid nonprescription...
  • Bird Flu Restrictions Are Lifted (UK)

    04/22/2006 4:15:59 PM PDT · by blam · 98+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-22-2006
    Bird flu restrictions are lifted Vets believe the dead whooper swan did not spread the disease Some bird flu restrictions, imposed after a dead whooper swan at Cellardyke in Fife tested positive for a strain of the H5N1 virus, have been lifted. The measures, limiting the movement of poultry and eggs in parts of eastern Scotland, were introduced on 5 April. Tests since then have established that no further cases have been found. The immediate 3km protection zone will lapse, but a 10km control zone on the movement of poultry and captive birds will not be removed until 1 May....
  • CCRKBA CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF '60 MINUTES' SUBJECT-(CBS has "tradition" attacking gun rights)

    07/18/2005 8:16:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 731+ views
    BELLEVUE, WA – Following the broadcast of its latest attack on American firearm laws and .50-caliber rifles by the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes," the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today called on the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate the subject of that report, identified as Florin Krasniqi. In his report, CBS' Ed Bradley acknowledged that Krasniqi entered the United States illegally from Mexico "in the trunk of a car" and that he is now a U.S. citizen and "highly successful" businessman. Krasniqi admitted on camera that he has also...
  • Burnt offerings on the altar of Multiculturalism - (U.K. eagerly assisting in its own extinction!)

    07/17/2005 11:03:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 464+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 18, 2005 | DIANA WEST
    Without it -- without its fanatics who believe all civilizations are the same -- the engine that projects Islam into the unprotected heart of Western civilization would stall and fail. It's as simple as that. To live among the believers -- the multiculturalists -- is to watch the assault, the jihad, take place un-repulsed by our suicidal societies. These societies are not doomed to submit; rather, they are eager to do so in the name of a masochistic brand of tolerance that, short of drastic measures, is surely terminal. I'm not talking about our soldiers, policemen, rescue workers and, now,...
  • China in Stealth Mode - (keep your eye on the dragon; trust the tiger at your peril!)

    06/28/2005 8:43:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 550+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JUNE 28, 2005 | FELICIA BENOMAN
    Do we know what China has been up to lately? Seems they have been flying under the radar. China's activities have been mentioned in passing a few times in the media. U.S. News & World Report did a story on China for its June 20th issue. But for the most part, we hardly hear of what is going on. We must not forget that China still has Communist leanings. I am perturbed about the fact that China, a country where human rights abuses still occur, will host the 2008 Olympic Games. This is a joke. What was the IOC thinking?...
  • CA: Voters favor restrictions on unions dues for political campaigns

    06/23/2005 9:23:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 487+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/23/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - With more than four months to go before the special election, a majority of voters said they support a measure that would restrict the use of dues paid to public employee unions for political campaigns, according to a new statewide poll. Another initiative on the special election ballot that would require parental notification before a minor child could get an abortion was favored by a smaller plurality of voters, according to the Field Poll released Thursday, while two measures aimed at bringing down the cost of prescription drugs received strong support from voters statewide. The so-called Paycheck...
  • Deep Throat, The FBI and 9/11 - (Church Cmte. crippled FBI, CIA, leading to September 11th)

    06/03/2005 5:16:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 35 replies · 1,239+ views
    ALABAMA POLICY INSTITUTE.ORG ^ | JUNE 2, 2005 | GARY PALMER
    The revelation that Deep Throat was actually Mark Felt, the No. 2 man at the FBI during the Nixon Presidency, has focused new attention on the Watergate era and the political consequences that followed. But with the revelation that Felt was the informant that brought down Nixon should also come some attention to the investigations into the FBI and Felt's activities after Watergate and the consequences the nation suffered on 9/11 as a direct result. First, in regard to Felt and Watergate, the liberal media today are all lauding him as a hero because without him Nixon might not have...
  • Ariz. eyes new restrictions for immigrants

    05/12/2005 9:53:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 665+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/12/05 | Jacques Billeaud - AP
    PHOENIX (AP) - Emboldened by a voter-approved law denying some government benefits to illegal immigrants, the Legislature voted Thursday to impose new restrictions on the thousands of people who sneak into the state each year from Mexico. Lawmakers approved a bill that would prohibit illegal immigrants from attending adult education classes, receiving child care assistance and having in-state tuition status at public universities. Supporters say additional restrictions are needed to discourage illegal immigration because Arizona, the busiest illegal entry point on the nation's southern border, shoulders huge health care and education costs for immigrants and their families. Another bill approved...
  • The Islamization of French Schools - A disturbing report is leaked - (is Europe finished already?)

    05/12/2005 12:57:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 80 replies · 4,065+ views
    WEEKLY STANDARD.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | OLIVIER GUITTA
    AN OFFICIAL REPORT DEALING WITH religious expression in French schools has become a must read for anyone interested in the Islamization of France. Written under the auspices of the top national education official, Jean-Pierre Obin, the report was not initially released by the Ministry of Education. But it was leaked on the Internet in March and now can be found in its entirety at www.proche-orient.info and other websites. The 37-page report is the product of a study carried out between October 2003 and May 2004 by a team of 10 inspectors, including Obin. In addition to examining the recent literature...
  • Oppose S.722 & HR 3377

    05/04/2005 10:35:39 AM PDT · by dvan · 5 replies · 205+ views
    S722 is presented as a “safety” bill-promising to safeguard consumers from unsafe dietary supplements-but it does not. Instead, the detail spell out plans to: * Increases health care costs and decreases consumer choices * Restricts access to supplements used by millions for better health * Subjects supplements to an unnecessary higher standard of scrutiny than most over-the-counter medicines and food additives * Questions the safety and potentially restricts access to any dietary supplement that receives even one complaint, legitimate or not. * Provides no more protection for consumers than the current law-DSHEA-already provides. The FDA has simply failed to fully...
  • Oppose S.722 & HR 3377 Protect Your right to Choose!

    05/04/2005 10:27:43 AM PDT · by dvan · 1 replies · 271+ views
    S722 is presented as a “safety” bill-promising to safeguard consumers from unsafe dietary supplements-but it does not. Instead, the detail spell out plans to: * Increases health care costs and decreases consumer choices * Restricts access to supplements used by millions for better health * Subjects supplements to an unnecessary higher standard of scrutiny than most over-the-counter medicines and food additives * Questions the safety and potentially restricts access to any dietary supplement that receives even one complaint, legitimate or not. * Provides no more protection for consumers than the current law-DSHEA-already provides. The FDA has simply failed to fully...
  • Can We Afford to Squander Our Resources Through Our Reliance on Junk Science?

    04/01/2005 4:34:57 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 655+ views
    INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE.COM ^ | APRIL 1, 2005 | Dr. Jay Lehr & Richard T. McGuire
    Asbestos and Alar are only two of many instances where vast sums were spent on hypothetical risk while science was ignored. In the past we used our natural resources freely. We took great pride in our ability to convert resources into products with a direct benefit to the public. We turned trees into houses, coal and iron into automobiles. Today we hear that we must stop using our economic resources. Scale back! Harvest fewer trees. Drill fewer oil wells. Use less fertilizer. Build no new power plants. Encourage the government to buy back land it once offered to its people,...