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  • The Centennial of the worst Amendment adopted, 16th Amendment enacted March 15, 1913

    03/14/2013 11:18:52 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 21 replies
    Our Documents.Gov ^ | March 15, 2013 | Steelers6
    Caesar wasn't the only one stabbed in the back on the Ides of March!!
  • CA: Nation's first cap on greenhouse gases signed

    09/28/2006 9:59:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 514+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/28/06 | Michael Gardner and Matt Krasnowski - CNS
    SAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation yesterday that imposes the nation's first cap on greenhouse gas emissions and challenges Californians to temper energy consumption. The measure, aimed at curbing global warming, is expected to have political and practical implications, from increasing pressure for federal action from the Bush administration to accelerating new technologies that could deliver fuel-saving cars, power plants, refineries and factories. “It will begin a bold new era of environmental protection in California that will change the course of history,” the Republican governor said during a bill-signing ceremony in San Francisco. It was attended by a...
  • $70 Billion Goes to Defense Needs in Signed Emergency Funding Bill

    06/16/2006 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 227+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 16, 2006 – About three-quarters of the $94 billion emergency funding bill President Bush signed yesterday is allocated for fighting the war on global terrorism, including more than $40 billion for ongoing operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Total military allocations for combating terror contained in H.R. 4939 amount to $70.4 billion. This includes $43.5 billion for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Another $15.6 billion is set aside for replacing worn or destroyed equipment, military reorganization, and upgrading combat capabilities such as improved night-vision equipment, countermortar and rocket systems, and new vehicle armor. Another $2 billion is...
  • Alamance dealer plans to sell 13th Amendment original (signed by President Abraham Lincoln)

    03/22/2006 3:54:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 462+ views
    Alamance dealer plans to sell 13th Amendment originalThe Associated Press BURLINGTON, N.C. Published on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 An Alamance County dealer plans to auction one of 13 known original versions of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States, at the end of the month. The document will be displayed at the Times-News building this week and will be in an online auction March 30, according to Raynors Historical Collectible Auctions. Bob Raynor, president of the company, said the document has a potential value of $750,000 to $1 million. The amendment was approved Feb. 1, 1865, by...
  • Perspective: Create an e-annoyance, go to jail

    01/09/2006 8:52:31 PM PST · by Lathspell · 32 replies · 726+ views
    News.com ^ | 1/9/06 | Declan McCullagh
    Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity. In other words, it's OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small favors, I guess. This ridiculous prohibition, which would likely imperil much of Usenet, is buried in the so-called Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act. Criminal penalties include stiff fines and two...
  • CA: New year brings new laws - Governor signed 729 bills in 2005

    12/27/2005 9:21:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 1,061+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 12/27/05 | Harrison Sheppard
    SACRAMENTO - The start of the new year will herald a host of quirky new laws in California. With the most controversial and sweeping proposals of 2005 all shot down by voters or Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, what was left was a series of niche bills ranging from improving nutrition in schools to banning hunting over the Internet. Political analysts said the Legislature and Schwarzenegger were distracted by the governor's special election, which consumed most of their time and energy and encouraged them to defer some controversial issues. "If you ask the average voter, 'What are your five top measures you'd...
  • CA: Judge seeks oversight of prison health system; reform bill signed

    05/10/2005 7:43:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 326+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/10/05 | Don Thompson and David Kravets - AP
    FOLSOM, Calif. - A federal judge on Tuesday moved to place the state prison system's troubled health care operations into receivership, complicating a massive prison overhaul bill signed into law hours earlier by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson, ruling in a class-action lawsuit brought against the California Department of Corrections, said the state's 162,000 prisoners "are being subjected to an unconstitutional system fraught with medical neglect and malfeasance." Poor care has been blamed for the deaths of more than two dozen inmates. "Defendants themselves have conceded that a significant number of prisoners have died as a direct...
  • Criminal code bill signed(restores gun rights in south dakota)

    03/17/2005 8:22:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 780+ views
    http://www.aberdeennews.com ^ | Mar. 16, 2005 | JOE KAFKA
    PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Mike Rounds has signed a bill that defines new crimes, repeals antiquated crimes and revises the elements of many existing crimes. The bill was drafted last year by the state Criminal Code Revision Commission, which spent months reviewing hundreds of criminal laws. Legislators made several changes to the measure, but the bulk of it was untouched. It has been three decades since the last major overhaul of the state criminal code. With one exception, the new code will be enacted July 1, 2006. Beginning this July 1, the measure will restore gun rights after one year...
  • American Halliburton wins South Pars tender

    01/09/2005 8:52:11 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 15 replies · 549+ views
    Mehr News Agency ^ | Jan 8th, 05
    TEHRAN, Jan. 9 (MNA) – Managing Director of Pars Oil and Gas Co. (POGC), Akbar Torkan, said that the American Halliburton Company will surely win the tender for development of South Pars phases 9 and 10. Halliburton is the first American company ever participated in Iran’s oil and gas sector since the 1979’s Islamic Revolution. At present, Halliburton and Oriental are the two winners that have reached to final stage of the tender, he added. Torkan said that the refineries of the two phases will be constructed by five subcontractors in different sections of earthmoving operations, land preparation, building construction,...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Lebanon Loses Again

    09/05/2004 11:58:14 AM PDT · by forty_years · 543+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | September 5, 2004
    Ah, the travails of a tiny country caught at the crossroads of greater powers. Sound familiar? Lithuania? Armenia? Israel? There have been so many holocausts that we could easily pick one out of a hat and discuss it. But because of recent developments in Damascus and Beirut, we’ll discuss Lebanon today. In a move I found quite surprising, the U.N. Security Council voted Friday in, support for a free and fair electoral process in Lebanon's upcoming presidential election, conducted according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence. The new U.N. resolution also called for, the restoration of...
  • Giant water accord signed (Western Water Wars Update)

    10/11/2003 9:09:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 245+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/11/03 | Stuart Leavenworth
    <p>There's an old saying in the water world: "In the East, people take water for granted. In the West, people take it from each other."</p> <p>On Friday, leaders of four Southern California agencies signed a Colorado River water pact that, depending on your point of view, either represents a break from that legacy or a new chapter in hardball politics.</p>
  • Critics slam Davis over new 'cross-dresser' law

    08/04/2003 6:29:34 PM PDT · by hotpotato · 87 replies · 1,353+ views
    WND ^ | August 4, 2003
    California Gov. Gray Davis added fuel to his opponents' recall fire by signing a controversial bill that authorizes fines of up to $150,000 for companies or nonprofit groups, such as the Boy Scouts, that discriminate against cross-dressers, transsexuals or drag queens. The governor signed the measure Saturday along with the $71.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2003-4. The move fell under the radar screens of most California media outlets. The law, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2004, adds "gender identity or expression" to the characteristics protected under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act and specifically protects residents whose "perceived...