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  • A Federal Bill to Loosen Licensing Requirements

    07/29/2016 5:04:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/26/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    A bill that could serve as a model for states looking to grant their residents economic freedom has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The “Alternatives to Licensing that Lowers Obstacles to Work,” or ALLOW Act was submitted by Sen. Mike Lee R-Utah and Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. If passed, the law would allow members of the armed services and their spouses to use their occupational license in any state or military base. This would help many people, including my sister, who recently married a member of the military and is moving from one state to another. As a teacher,...
  • Black Delegate Rips Movement to Unbind Delegates: I'm Only As Good As My Word

    07/15/2016 9:16:11 AM PDT · by orchestra · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/14/2016 | Ian Schwartz
    (Full title):Black Delegate Rips Movement to Unbind Delegates: I'm Only As Good As My Word And Ask The Same Of You After the RNC Rules Committee decided to vote down a measure to unbind delegates using the "conscience clause" via a voice vote, a delegate made a plea for unity. Conversely, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) made an impassioned plea for delegates to vote their conscience. "I think our elections are important," Lee said to the committee. "They are essential and fundamental. Delegates traditionally have been considered honorbound to follow the decision of their state and they overwhelmingly have done so....
  • "Conscience Amendment" rule fails

    07/14/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 166 replies
    RNC Rules Committee
    The amendment to unbind delegates and allow them to vote "their conscience" has been soundly defeated in the RNC Rules Committee
  • RNC Rules Committee Set to Take Center Stage in Cleveland

    07/12/2016 6:45:14 PM PDT · by deport · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7-12-2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Republican National Committee's rules will take center-stage this week as anti-Donald Trump forces clash with establishment actors in an effort to open up the convention to another candidate. But while GOP committee members will open discussion on the rules on Tuesday afternoon, the real action won't come until later this week. That's because the RNC's Standing Rules Committee, which is made up of elected RNC members from every state and meets Tuesday afternoon during the RNC's Summer Meeting in Cleveland, has little bearing on what the Convention Rules Committee ultimately decides. They pass a slate of...
  • Church sues Iowa to stop application of transgender rules

    07/06/2016 11:08:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    <p>A church in Des Moines has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to strike down as unconstitutional a portion of a 2007 Iowa law and a similar Des Moines city code section that could apply transgender bathroom rules to churches.</p> <p>The Fort Des Moines Church of Christ filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Des Moines against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and the city. The church asks for an order that keeps the state and the city from enforcing the rules that would allow biological males who identify as women from using women's bathrooms, showers or changing rooms and the same for females identifying as men.</p>
  • Looks like Judge Curiel broke some US judge codes "of conduct"

    06/09/2016 8:13:50 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    Looks like Judge Curiel broke some US judge codes "of conduct."
  • Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules

    05/26/2016 7:01:28 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/26/16
    One cannot miss that both the Washington Post and New York Times have turned on Hillary's career as a liar, esp. her email scandal. Strange and unexpected.
  • EPA Administrator: ‘We Rock’ at Writing Rules

    05/11/2016 5:05:32 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 32 replies
    cns news ^ | May 9, 2016 | By Penny Starr
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that the EPA is very good at making rules requiring individuals, businesses and state and local governments to comply with laws related to “protecting” the environment. “If anybody knows anything about EPA and writing rules--we rock at it,” McCarthy said at the Climate Action 2016 summit held last week in Washington, D.C. "We do them legally. We do them on the basis of sound science. And while there is a pause, there’s no pause in the action in the United States towards renewable energy and energy efficiency. We are going in...
  • Michelle Obama Lunch Rules Ban Fried Foods, Frosted Flakes in Daycare

    04/25/2016 11:18:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/25/16 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service issued a final rule Monday that will affect more than 3 million kids in daycare centers across the country. The regulation will only allow daycare centers to serve juice once a day, will ban fried foods, and encourages centers to not add honey to a child’s yogurt. The regulation is a result of the 2010 law aimed at school lunches, a top priority of Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move anti-obesity initiative. The government hopes the new rule will “help children build healthy habits.” “This final rule updates the meal pattern requirements for...
  • Why didn't Rubio and Carson hang in there after they were mathematically eliminated?

    04/22/2016 12:47:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    Well, for one thing, it would be counterproductive. With three, four or five candidates drawing delegates, it simply prevents anyone from getting to 1237 and ensures that the GOPe gets to install one of their own establishment guys at the convention. The malleable "rules" are designed to to preserve, protect and defend the establishment ruling class. Nothing more. Cruz knows this. He has betrayed the grassroots.
  • MORE CRUZ CHEATING IN MISSOURI=> Same MO Couple Won TWO Different Caucuses

    04/19/2016 1:39:51 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Missouri GOP held county caucuses two weeks ago to elect delegates to attend the state convention in Branson, Missouri on May 20th and 21st. Donald Trump won Missouri and was awarded 25 delegates to 15 for Ted Cruz. The Cruz people want to make sure their supporters replace Trump delegates to the national convention. They are actively working to thwart the will of the people of Missouri. Last week we reported on how Cruz supporters were replacing Trump delegates with Cruz delegates after the district elections. Today St. Louis television and radio host Jamie Allman posted this update on...
  • Trump's erecting a building without permits

    04/11/2016 2:22:42 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 66 replies
    4/11/16 | me
    Donald Trump has broken ground on a building without pulling a permit. Says Trump, "I shouldn't have to pull a permit. It's a good building. It's the building I want to build. I think it's designed well". ************* Just pointing out that Trump couldn't do the above because those aren't the RULES. So, just like he'd have to pull a permit on a building designed to code, he has to live by the rules that have been out there all along that ALL candidates have to abide by. His whining is ridiculous. Instead of telling us all how fantastic the...
  • Trump’s weak delegate operation could derail his nomination

    04/08/2016 11:01:05 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 139 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6 April 2016 | Benjy Sarlan
    There’s a recurring question among the Republicans gathering in Colorado at state and local conventions to choose delegates this week: "Where’s Donald Trump?" Colorado is a rare state where party officials choose delegates without any input from a primary or caucus vote. The bulk of the state’s 37 delegates will be picked at a series of congressional district conventions on Friday and a state convention on Saturday in Colorado Springs. Prospective delegates can run as unaffiliated free agents or pledge to back a candidate. "There just doesn’t seem to be any Trump organization at all, to be honest," Dick Wadhams,...
  • GOP Convention Rules - including "Rule 40"

    04/06/2016 7:21:57 AM PDT · by Pollster1 · 38 replies
    https://cdn.gop.com/docs/2012_RULES_Adopted.pdf ^ | 2012 | 2012 GOP Establishment Stooge-In-Chief
    "Rule 40(b) - Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these rules or any rule of the House of Representatives, to demonstrate the support required of this paragraph a certificate evidencing the affirmative written support of the required number of permanently seated delegates from each of the eight (8) or more states shall have...
  • Intel Analysts: We Were Forced Out for Telling the Truth About Obama’s ISIS War

    04/04/2016 5:43:20 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/4/16 | Shane Harris
    The growing scandal over cooked ISIS intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war. Two senior intelligence analysts at U.S. Central Command say the military has forced them out of their jobs because of their skeptical reporting on U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria, three sources with knowledge of their claim told The Daily Beast. It’s the first known instance of possible reprisals against CENTCOM personnel after analysts accused their bosses of manipulating intelligence reports about the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in order to paint a...
  • Feds to Fine Schools for Not Following Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules

    03/28/2016 4:55:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/28/16 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is taking steps to fine schools that do not comply with first lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service issued a proposed rule Monday to codify parts of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by Mrs. Obama. The regulation would punish schools and state departments with fines for “egregious or persistent disregard” for the lunch rules that imposed sodium and calorie limits and banned white grains. A West Virginia preschool teacher was threatened with fines for violating the rules by rewarding her students with candy for good
  • As SecState, no record that Hillary attended mandatory briefings on handling of classified

    03/25/2016 5:38:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/25/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Clinton’s sole briefing occurred on January 22, the day after the Senate confirmed her to the post. On that date, as the nation’s top diplomat, Clinton signed a document acknowledging she received a security briefing. “I hereby acknowledge that I have received a security indoctrination concerning the nature and protection of SCI,” or the nation’s highest classified materials, was part of the pledge in the document. But there is no evidence that she received any briefings after that, according to the documents provided to TheDCNF by the State Department. The department’s Foreign Assistance Manual requires all State Department employees to...
  • ALERT: GOP Announced It’s Changing THIS Rule To Put An END To Trump’s Campaign

    03/23/2016 4:59:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 96 replies
    Americans Freedom Fighters ^ | 03/22/16 | Sean Brown
    There’s no question the GOP will go to great lengths to stop the momentum of front-runner Donald Trump, but they’re becoming less secretive about doing so. Apparently, they plan on changing a vital rule that will all but guarantee Trump won’t get the nomination, but that won’t be the only consequence of their actions. The Washington Examiner has more on this enraging move by party elites: Party officials and knowledgeable sources have confirmed over the past few days that Rule 40(b) doesn’t exist for the purposes of the upcoming convention. That means at this point, the three candidates left...
  • [Warning] Donald Trump Must Beware of Trojan Horse Delegates

    03/21/2016 10:48:52 AM PDT · by windhover · 94 replies
    Anti Trump Infiltrators are moving into delegate positions in states Donald Trump has; either won by winner take all,or by proportionally awarded by percentage. This is being orchestrated by GOP County Chairmen, primarily in and out of County conventions. Rules differ by State and County with some delegates being appointed and others elected, so one size does not fit all cases. Here's the rub: Although all delegates are bound to vote for the delegates on the FIRST ballot. After that they can vote to change convention Rules and vote for any candidate you want. If you do not have a...
  • Roger Stone Predicts GOP Will Create ‘New, Noxious’ Rules at Convention to Steal Nomination

    03/21/2016 10:01:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/16 | Katie McHugh
    Veteran political strategist Roger Stone tells Breitbart News executive chairman and SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon that even if GOP frontrunner Donald Trump clinches the 1,237 delegates to win the nomination outright, the party will fight like wild to steal it from him by changing the the rules at the convention. "In a number of states, the Republican chairman is essentially placing non-Trump people into Trump delegate slots," Stone said on Breitbart News Daily. "Under the party rules, anyone can register to be a delegate. You don't have to really be 'a Trump supporter.' While those delegates would be bound...
  • Republican National Convention [Morton Blackwell on the coming RNC trainwreck]

    03/09/2016 3:01:43 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 29 replies
    rodmartin.org ^ | March 8, 2016 | Morton Blackwell
    No one who has not participated in the rules-making process for the national Republican Party is likely to understand all provisions of the current rules, much less how those rules, whether as they now read or how they might be changed, would affect what happens at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Changed or not, The Rules of the Republican Party will have huge effects not expected or predicted by any of the national pundits who make their livings now commenting on the Republican presidential nomination contest. Some surprising aspects of these effects are already becoming better known. A...
  • Michigan’s Walkathon Ban: A Repeal 80 Years in the Making

    03/09/2016 7:55:27 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/4/2016 | Andy Welch
    The Michigan Parkinson Foundation organized a pair of walkathons in Northville and St. Clair Shores in spring 2015 to raise money to help people who have Parkinson’s disease. This came on the heels of a surprising announcement that former two-sport MSU star and Detroit Tiger legend Kirk Gibson was diagnosed with the disease. According to the Detroit Free Press, single events like these can raise about $100,000. Fundraisers can be fantastic opportunities for individuals to pool their charitable efforts for a common goal, but there was a problem: At the time, an outdated Michigan law made endurance events like walkathons...
  • Sorry Mitt RNC Rules State GOP Nominee Must Have Won 8 States to Be Considered

    03/07/2016 7:09:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    Sorry Mitt Romney– On FOX News Sunday this morning Rush Limbaugh pointed out that even with a brokered convention the Republican nominees must have won a majority of delegates in at least 8 states.So far only one candidate qualifies with 12 state victories – Donald Trump.So even if the GOP establishment wants to nominate a Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney they couldn’t because they have not won majority of delegates in any state let alone 8 states. This convention rule – Number 40 – was adopted at the 2012 convention. Rush said the GOP would have to change the convention...
  • How Donald Trump broke Fox News' debate rules

    03/05/2016 8:17:48 AM PST · by John W · 205 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Dylan Byers
    Donald Trump consulted with his campaign manager during the first commercial break at Thursday night's Republican debate, violating ground rules from Fox News stating that candidates would not be allowed to have contact with their campaigns, rival campaign sources told CNNMoney. While that exchange was the clearest violation of debate rules to date, the sources said, it followed a pattern: At multiple debates, Trump has consulted with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski backstage even though it was expressly forbidden by the networks. Thursday night's debate in Detroit marked a new extreme, however, as Lewandowski went directly onto the stage to...
  • GOP strategist Castellanos: Time to rally around Trump, ‘too late to ask mommy

    03/05/2016 9:26:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 2 | Tom Hamburger and Matea Gold
    <p>Even as major Republican donors coalesced Wednesday around a last-ditch effort to halt Donald Trump's march toward the GOP presidential nomination, resignation was setting in among some onetime Trump critics.</p> <p>"It is too late," Republican media strategist Alex Castellanos, who had unsuccessfully urged top GOP contributors to back an anti-Trump campaign earlier in the cycle, wrote in an email. "There is a fantasy effort to stop Trump, like a fantasy campaign to stop yesterday but it exists only as the denial stage of grief."</p>
  • Once again, Alan Grayson violates ethics rules, using House committee clip in campaign ad

    01/02/2016 9:31:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Saint Peters Blog ^ | 12/29/15 | Peter Schorsch
    **SNIP** Most of the ad is standard campaign fare, and not particularly noteworthy, even though the endorsements from Sheen and Moore are several years old. Both were taken from Grayson's House campaign nearly six years ago. But at the 18-second mark, the ad gets really interesting. That is the point where Grayson - to promote his Senate bid - uses an MSNBC clip of him speaking during a congressional hearing - yet another violation of U.S. House rules. Grayson runs afoul of ethics rules on the use of official resources for campaign or political purposes, namely House Rule 11, Clause...
  • A Man Faced Charges for Driving a Snowmobile With a Suspended License When No License is Needed

    12/10/2015 9:35:57 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 22 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/9/2015 | Anne Schieber
    One alternative to dreading Michigan’s cold and snowy winters is finding ways to get out and enjoy them. That was what Kevin Willcome of Ottawa County had in mind when he, his parents and some friends went out snowmobiling one Sunday afternoon last February. What he did not expect was to run afoul of the law, much less find himself charged for allegedly committing a crime. Shortly after Willcome and his companions arrived at the empty public school lot where they decided to ride, an officer with the Department of Natural Resources pulled up in a truck and asked them...
  • THE RULES MATTER

    12/07/2015 8:12:56 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | Dec. 4, 2015 | Jay Cost
    ...The party voters possess the formal power to decide, but there is a vast infrastructure of donors, strategists, and insiders — an elite establishment — whose job is to control informally the people's decision.
  • Republican Ayotte Backs Obama’s Climate-Change Rule

    New Hamp­shire Sen­at­or Kelly Ayotte is at odds with GOP lead­er­ship and the vast ma­jor­ity of her Re­pub­lic­an col­leagues over cli­mate-change policy head­ing in­to the 2016 elec­tions. Ayotte, who is gird­ing for a dif­fi­cult reelec­tion fight, on Sunday be­came the first GOP sen­at­or to sup­port Pres­id­ent Obama’s sweep­ing reg­u­la­tion that man­dates car­bon-emis­sions cuts from the na­tion’s power plants.
  • New GOP rules designed to aid Bush are aiding Trump

    09/20/2015 12:05:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-20-15 | Ed Straker
    After the last presidential nomination cycle, where Mitt Romney had to struggle a bit to get the nomination, GOP leaders decided to make it easier for one of their own to get the nomination. They figured that a GOP insider, bankrolled with big money from the Chamber of Commerce and other like-thinking crony capitalists who want illegal immigration and business opportunities with Iran, could, with proper funding, get 35% or 40% of the vote in Republican primaries. Therefore, GOP insiders thought that increasing the number of states who award delegates based on "winner take all" – where the largest vote-getter,...
  • Vanessa Williams gets Miss America apology -- 32 years later

    09/14/2015 8:27:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/14/15 | Holly Yan
    Better late than never. Actress and singer Vanessa Williams returned to the Miss America stage Sunday night, three decades after she became the first black woman to win the crown but resigned following a nude photo scandal. ...the Miss America CEO apologized to Williams on stage Sunday at the Miss America 2016 pageant for the way the scandal was handled.
  • New rules aimed at prosecuting corporate executives

    09/10/2015 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Times via Boston Globe ^ | 9/10/15 | Matt Apuzzo, Ben Protess
    WASHINGTON — Stung by years of criticism that it has coddled Wall Street criminals, the Justice Department issued new policies on Wednesday that prioritize the prosecution of individual employees — not just their companies — and put pressure on corporations to turn over evidence against their executives. The new rules, issued in a memo to federal prosecutors nationwide, represent the first major policy announcement by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch since she took office in April. The memo is a tacit acknowledgment of criticism that, despite securing record fines from major corporations, the Justice Department under President Barack Obama has...
  • Obama’s Iran Deal Is Still Far from Settled

    09/05/2015 7:55:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    Nationalreview.com ^ | 9/05/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The review process under the Corker law never began — by the law’s own terms. To undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal despite the Republican-controlled Congress’s irresponsible Corker legislation, it will be necessary to follow, of all things, the Corker legislation. On Wednesday, Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Senate Democrat to announce support for the deal, which lends aid and comfort to a regime that continues to call for “Death to America.” Under the Corker Roadmap to Catastrophe, Mikulski’s assent ostensibly puts President Obama over the top. After all, the legislation sponsored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker...
  • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet

    07/28/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 7/28/2015 | James T Areddy
    SHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a “shadow” present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention. Four years after they sounded that alarm, China is paying a lot of attention. Its government is pushing to rewrite the rules of...
  • Supreme Court rules against EPA on pollution rules

    06/29/2015 7:44:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-29-2015 | John Siciliano
    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against Environmental Protection Agency pollution rules for power plants Monday, in a blow to President Obama's environmental agenda. The EPA rules in question regulate hazardous air pollutants and mercury from coal- and oil-fired power plants, known as the MATS regulations. The regulations went into effect April 16. The utility industry argues that the rules cost them billions of dollars to comply and that EPA ignored the cost issue in putting the regulations into effect. Many of the companies have either made the investments or closed power plants to comply. If the investments necessary to upgrade...
  • HHS re-writes Obamacare rules: Orders free birth control for all

    05/11/2015 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/11/15 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The Obama administration on Monday ordered all insurers to provide IUDs, the contraceptive patch and other birth control free of out-of-pocket charge to all women, rewriting the rules after reports that some insurance carriers were refusing to cover all types of contraceptives. Insurers must cover at least one brand of contraception in each of 18 different methods outlined by the Food and Drug Administration, such as oral contraceptive pills, the emergency contraceptive morning-after pill and intrauterine devices. Insurers can in some cases still impose costs to prod women to use generics rather than brand-name drugs, under the new guidance —...
  • Watchdog: Team Clinton broke ethics rules meeting with Senate Democrats

    05/04/2015 12:46:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-4-15 | Paul Bedard
    A taxpayer watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into meetings between Hillary Clinton's team and key Senate Democrats inside official Senate offices where political activities are barred. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust has asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to probe the "apparent breach of ethics rules" stemming from an April 21 Clinton strategy session in a room just off the Senate floor. The group said that the rules need to be reinforced because it appears that "ongoing" strategy sessions are planned between the Democratic frontrunner and Senate supporters. "The taxpayers expect and deserve that...
  • Hooray for Michigan Governor on Occupational Licensure

    04/15/2015 12:33:06 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    Gov. Snyder recently sent a letter to Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter and Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof explaining some of the problems of occupational licensure. The governor summarizes some of the good work the Legislature has done, and outlines the principles he'll use in "determining whether to support any legislation providing for additional occupation regulation.” Below are these principles: There must be a substantial harm or danger to the public health, safety, or welfare as a result of unregulated practice, which will be abated through licensure. The practice of the occupation must require highly specialized education or training. The...
  • LADIES - Learn The RULES!!!!!! (A FR Classic)

    03/22/2015 5:14:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 86 replies
    Random E-Mail | June 6, 2003 | Unknown
    I was looking through some real old FReeper threads and found one that has been repeated a few times over the years but might be fun again to post on a Sunday evening.
  • Click on the FCC Net Neutrality Document. Hit the CTRL F key, and type in the word "enforce".

    03/13/2015 9:35:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    FCC ^ | 3/13/15
    Check out how many times the word "enforcement" comes up in the net FCC Net Neutrality Document. How many times does the word enforce come up? 200 or more times???
  • State Liquor Commission Should End Rules that Hike Prices

    02/10/2015 9:46:02 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/9/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    Dear Legislators: I am writing to ask the Regulatory Reform Committee to examine why the Michigan Liquor Control Commission continues to maintain “post and hold” rules designed to facilitate tacit price collusion between Michigan’s beer and wine wholesalers. The result is to keep prices of those products artificially high, which pads the bottom line of a handful of politically well-connected special interest beneficiaries at the expense of consumers. How much does this cost the residents you represent? One study estimates that post and hold rules raise the price of beer and wine products by 6.4 percent to 30 percent. These...
  • Flags are Seahawks' best friend [FlagGate entering Cheaters' Bowl]

    01/29/2015 12:13:14 PM PST · by Colofornian · 72 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | David Fleming
    Exploiting loopholes in the rulebook helped launch Seattle's budding dynasty There's a team in Super Bowl XLIX that, for years, has created a major competitive advantage by blatantly disregarding NFL rules. I'm talking about the Seattle Seahawks, of course. Focused on 24 PSIs of missing hot air and hype in New England, we've all missed an actual rules revolution going on in Seattle that, with one more win on Sunday in Arizona, could fundamentally change the NFL -- forever. Over the past three years the Seahawks have done something no one in the white-socks-and-black-shoes, stuck-in-the-1950s NFL ever dreamed possible, or...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Rules State Can Force Chemotherapy On Teen

    01/08/2015 11:55:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 1/8/15 | Josh Kovner
    HARTFORD — The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Windsor Locks teen is not legally mature enough to decide against life-saving chemotherapy. The unanimous decision, after a 75-minute hearing, upheld a lower court ruling that the state can force treatment for Hodgkin´s lymphoma on the girl, identified as Cassandra C. The state Department of Children and Families had been awarded custody of the child, who is "doing well" with chemotherapy at Connecticut Children´s Medical Center, a lawyer for the state told the justices. The court Thursday heard arguments from lawyers for Cassandra and her mother, Jackie Fortin, who supports
  • Here’s How The GOP Victory Could Cause Obama To Leave The Constitution In A Pile Of Ashes

    11/07/2014 7:26:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 6, 2014 | L. Todd Wood
    Obama doesn’t like it.He’s been repudiated by the voters, and he doesn’t like it. He’s supposed to be loved by the masses, but they have turned on him. He’s supposed to be the Democratic savior, but the Democratic candidates for the most part didn’t even want to be seen with him.The man who uttered the words “Don’t worry, you have me” has no one. The emperor has lost his clothes.Where do we go from here?President Obama is going to get defensive. He’s going to get mean. He’s going to do whatever he wants, the Constitution be damned.He’s not just a...
  • Feds issue rules for burying Ebola patients in the U.S.

    10/08/2014 5:57:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/08/14 | Jason Sickles
    Seven patients, including Duncan and Brantly, have been or are currently being treated for Ebola or exposure to the virus at U.S. hospitals. According to federal recommendations, hospital staff should not attempt to clean the deceased or remove any medical lines or tubes. Instead, “the body should be wrapped in a plastic shroud” and immediately placed in two thick and zippered leakproof bags for transport to the morgue. What this means for family is likely no chance to mourn loved ones at a traditional funeral service.
  • Supreme Court rules 5-4 for Republican plan to limit early voting in Ohio

    09/29/2014 7:47:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/29/14 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court’s conservatives cleared the way Monday for Ohio to restrict early voting in the state, on the eve of the day it was to start. The court granted the state’s request to stay decisions of lower courts that threw out the state’s new plan, passed by the Republican-led legislature. But the court’s four liberal justices said they would have stayed out of the case and left those decisions in place. Ohio argued that the new plan--reducing from 35 to 28 the number of days voters could cast an early ballot--could not be seen as violating the rights of
  • A word about posting satire

    09/29/2014 3:38:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 230 replies
    September 29, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    No, FR is not trying to quash satire. However, it should be clearly labeled as such in the title. Some people seem to think it's great trickling our readers into falling for satire. It's not. A lot of people come to FR and scan the headlines clicking on articles of interest. If they're not familiar with the author or source, they may be misled and may even pass it on to others. No thanks. If you post satire, please label it as "satire' in the title. Thanks
  • Administration Proposes New Health Rules Addressing Religious Objections

    08/22/2014 4:33:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    New York Times, ^ | 8/22/14 | Michael D. Shear
    Edgartown, Mass. — The Obama administration on Friday proposed new regulations intended to address the religious objections that some nonprofit organizations and private companies have to providing contraceptive coverage for their employees. (Snip) On Friday, the administration proposed a rule, which would go into effect immediately, to address the concerns of nonprofit groups. Under the proposal, a religious college or other nonprofit group could inform the Department of Health and Human Services of its religious objections and the department would then contact insurance companies and arrange the birth control coverage at
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