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  • DOJ drops case against Florida pro-life sidewalk counselor, pays her $120G

    04/02/2012 10:08:58 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012
    The Department of Justice has given up its bid to prosecute a pro-life counselor and agreed to pay her $120,000 in a case a judge said never should have been brought. Mary Susan Pine, who stands outside abortion clinics and advises women not to have the procedure, was accused of blocking a car from entering a Florida abortion clinic in 2009. In December, a judge threw out the case, in which the government sought $10,000 in fines and a permanent injunction barring Pine from counseling women outside the Presidential Women's Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The government had been...
  • A Stimulus Project that LITERALLY runs (and runs the economy) into a DITCH!

    12/01/2010 2:23:22 PM PST · by Frankusa
    During the midterm election campaign, President Obama repeatedly used his now-infamous “car in the ditch” analogy to falsely illustrate how Republicans had run the US economy into a ditch. At the time, I posted a YouTube video connecting the President's so-called "shovel ready projects" - which Obama recently conceded are non-existent - to the “ditch” analogy. The point, and the analogy, I was trying to make was that the President's astronomically exorbitant stimulus package was funding non-existent projects, consisting of non-existent shovels, that were digging, or running, the economy into a ditch. However, upon reading an article, written in August...
  • Dog frozen to Wis. sidewalk; fat helped it survive

    12/05/2008 11:40:34 AM PST · by Dysart · 26 replies · 914+ views
    AP/FWST ^ | 12-6-08
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- A dog weighing more than 120 pounds survived being frozen to a sidewalk overnight, probably because he was insulated by layers of fat, authorities said. The Sheboygan County Humane Society says the "morbidly obese" dog, an aging border collie mix named Jiffy, froze to the sidewalk when he was left out overnight Wednesday. Shelter manager Carey Payne says few dogs could survive the single-digit temperatures, and it was probably the fat that made the difference.
  • New face of vandalism?

    10/13/2007 6:38:28 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 29 replies · 40+ views
    The Brooklyn Paper ^ | 10/13/07 | Gersh Kuntzman
    A 6-year-old Park Slope girl is facing a $300 fine from the city for doing what city kids have been doing for decades: drawing a pretty picture with common sidewalk chalk.
  • ACLU sues city of Lake Forest on behalf of day laborers ('Commies' defending illegals,Who'da thunk?)

    03/02/2007 7:55:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 501+ views
    The ACLU alleges in a lawsuit that the city of Lake Forest violates the rights of day laborers with a law that bans solicitation on the sidewalk. The civil liberties group also requested a temporary restraining order Friday against the city to ensure it does not enforce the sidewalk ordinance, which it says infringes on workers' First Amendment rights. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Thursday on behalf of La Asociacion de Trabajadores de Lake Forest (Workers Association of Lake Forest), Colectivo Tonantzin and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. "They have the fundamental...
  • Austrians Urged to Count Dog Droppings

    09/14/2006 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 22 replies · 580+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 14 Sept 2006 | Staff
    VIENNA, Austria -- Organizers of a campaign trying to clear Vienna's streets of dog droppings urged residents Thursday to record how many turds they see in the space of five minutes and report the figure as part of an impromptu census. The Vienna Dog-Dropping Initiative said it would compile the figures and present them to city officials on Monday as part of its stepped-up effort to pressure the Austrian capital to deal with the problem.
  • Seeing Granite as a Paving Grace

    08/26/2006 1:08:23 PM PDT · by Cvengr · 11 replies · 522+ views
    The LA Times ^ | 25Aug2006 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
    Want your road to riches to remain paved with gold? Then you'd better pave your sidewalks with granite. Beverly Hills...City Manager Roderick Wood wants to start jack-hammering the dull concrete sidewalks along Rodeo Drive, ..home to ...Prada, Gucci, Cartier and Tiffany — and replace them with glimmering Kenoran Sage granite pavers. Never mind that the city just wrapped up a $16-million, two-year streetscape makeover that included new concrete sidewalks. ...."The greatest peril in today's luxury market is for one to rely on history only to become history." ... Wood said. .. But ...a rocky reception...there is the price. The city...
  • NYPD mulls tightening rules for sidewalk, street protests

    07/19/2006 3:59:29 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 433+ views
    http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/ ^ | 07.19.06 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Police have proposed placing tighter restrictions on protesters who march on sidewalks by making them obtain parade permits — a move civil libertarians say would cripple the rights of people to stage spontaneous demonstrations. The written proposal, made public on July 17, would require permits for any march on a sidewalk by 35 or more people or for street demonstrations involving 20 or more bicycles or other vehicles. It says the new rules are needed to better police “assemblies that obstruct the free passage of public streets and sidewalks.” Current regulations, which are more loosely worded, mandate...