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  • Court: Officials can't use private email accounts to evade records laws

    07/05/2016 9:32:22 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/5/16 | Megan Wilson
    Federal officials may not use private email accounts to get around public records laws, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a lower court decision in which judges dismissed claims from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank that attempted to obtain correspondence from a top White House official through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Google book-scanning project legal, says U.S. appeals court

    10/16/2015 2:33:58 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday October 16, 2015 | 2:09 PM EDT | Joseph Ax
    Google book scan copyright challenge lawsuit dismissed - deemed Fair Use.
  • 300,000-year-old hearth found: Microscopic evidence shows repeated fire use in one spot over time

    01/28/2014 3:05:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Weizmann Institute of Science
    Summary: When did humans really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs? Scientists discovered in the Qesem Cave, an archaeological site near present-day Rosh Ha'ayin, the earliest evidence -- dating to around 300,000 years ago -- of unequivocal repeated fire building over a continuous period. These findings help answer the question and hint that those prehistoric humans already had a highly advanced social structure and intellectual capacity.
  • Most People Are Supposed To Pay This Tax. Almost Nobody Actually Pays It.

    04/16/2013 9:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    National Public Radio's Planet Money ^ | April 16, 2013 | Chana Joffe-Walt
    The majority of Americans have now filed their taxes. And the majority of Americans have done so incorrectly. There is one mistake, in particular, that lots of people made: They bought tax-free things online or in another state — and they failed to pay tax on their purchase in their home state. It's called a use tax. As far as I can tell, accountants and tax lawyers are some of the only people who pay it. Forty-five states have a use tax. About 1.6 percent of the taxpayers in those 45 states actually pay the use tax. So I figured...
  • Blessing of a Child in the Womb Ready for Use

    05/10/2012 6:34:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Considered an Effective Witness to the Sanctity of Human LifeWASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 9, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Following Vatican approval, the “Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb” is now available for use by dioceses in the United States. The text of the blessing in English and Spanish is posted online and is being published as a booklet addendum to the Book of Blessings/Bendicional. The blessing will be included in future editions of those liturgical volumes. “We hope the use of this blessing will provide not only support and God’s blessing for expectant parents and their child in the...
  • Republicans Use Objections to Stall Senate Hearings, Force Votes on Health Care 'Fixes'

    03/24/2010 3:06:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 844+ views
    fox ^ | 3/24/10 | staff
    Republicans used a procedural move Wednesday to halt hearings in the Senate and force Democrats to vote on a series of politically dicey matters relating to the health care "fixes" sent over by the House this week. Senate Republicans said they would insist that no committee meet after 11 a.m., two hours after the Senate gaveled in on Wednesday. The objection was used as part of the "two-hour rule," a formality that requires unanimous consent for the Senate to meet two hours after the chamber has come into session.
  • Sunstein: Fetuses 'use' women, abortion limits 'troublesome'

    09/24/2009 10:47:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,212+ views
    WND ^ | 9/25/09 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Restrictions on access to abortion would turn women's bodies into vessels to be "used" by fetuses, according to President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein. "A restriction on access to abortion turns women's reproductive capacities into something to be used by fetuses. ... Legal and social control of women's sexual and reproductive capacities has been a principal historical source of sexual inequality," Sunstein wrote in his 1993 book "The Partial Constitution."
  • Muslims refuse to use alcohol-based hand gels over religious beliefs

    07/26/2009 4:18:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies · 631+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7/26/09 | staff
    Some Muslims have refused to use alcohol-based hand gels to combat the spread of swine flu because they claim it is against their religion. Some of those employed by St Albans Council in Hertfordshire have complained about the antibacterial lotion, which is considered a key strategy in containing the virus.
  • Video: “Today Show” mocks Obama teleprompter use

    06/08/2009 1:57:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies · 905+ views
    Is NBC re-thinking its ways to take some viewers away from FOX news?
  • Where Have All My Commodities Gone? (China, That's Where)

    06/25/2008 5:39:54 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 80+ views
    Casey Research ^ | 25 June 2008 | Doug Casey
    Record oil prices have failed to temper the enthusiasm of Chinese auto buyers. In 2006, 6.2 million cars were sold in China, enough for the Middle Kingdom to surpass Japan for #2 in total vehicle sales (the United States still sells twice as many). In the first five months of 2008, Chinese auto sales show no signs of decelerating, up 17.4% from the same period last year. The rise in Chinese auto sales has been so dramatic that projections by China’s government for auto sales in 2020 were already exceeded by 2005. Millions of tons of copper, nickel, aluminum have...
  • Hobbits Mastered Use Of Stone Tools

    10/09/2007 10:26:13 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 916+ views
    The Australian ^ | 10-9-2007 | Leigh Dayton
    Hobbits mastered use of stone tools Leigh Dayton, Science writer October 09, 2007 HOBBITS may have had long arms and tiny brains but our new-found cousins were agile and smart enough to make stone tools used to fashion other tools, probably for hunting and butchering animals. What's more, they did so at least 40,000 years before modern humans arrived on their home island of Flores in Indonesia. The discovery comes from Queensland scientists who have studied wear patterns and residue on about 100 stone tools found with the remains of hobbits (Homo floresiensis) in Liang Bua cave by Australian and...
  • EU lawyers agree on treaty text (Constitution for Europe, Take 2).

    10/02/2007 12:50:53 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 16 replies · 107+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, October 2, 2007. | Oana Lungescu
    A draft constitution was previously rejected by French and Dutch voters Legal experts from the 27 countries of the European Union have agreed on a draft reform treaty. The treaty is set to replace the defunct European constitution rejected by French and Dutch voters. Portugal, which holds the EU presidency until the end of the year, hopes to get agreement on the treaty at an EU summit in Lisbon later this month. Possible domestic opposition to the treaty in Poland and Britain mean they may present the biggest hurdles. The treaty aims to streamline the workings of the EU...
  • EU clears way for postal competition

    10/01/2007 11:05:46 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 144+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 10/1/2007 | Andrew Bounds
    Postal companies should be free to compete for customers across the European Union from 2011 as governments on Monday ended a year-long deadlock over opening the €88bn ($125bn, £61bn) market. Only Luxembourg opposed the decision, after concerns from France and Italy were addressed. The grand duchy and 10 other countries in the 27-member bloc won the right to delay domestic liberalisation for two years. The move will, in theory, allow any operator to carry letters under the 50g “reserved” threshold, although powerful incumbents are still favourites to retain the business. The rest of the market has been open for some...
  • Microsoft Suffers Stunning EU Antitrust Defeat

    09/17/2007 6:13:24 AM PDT · by webschooner · 149 replies · 181+ views
    Reuters India ^ | 9-17-07 | David Lawsky and Michele Sinner
    BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Microsoft suffered a stunning defeat on Monday when a European Union court backed a European Commission ruling that the U.S. software giant illegally abused its market power to crush competitors. The European Union's second-highest court dismissed the company's appeal on all substantive points of the 2004 antitrust ruling. More importantly, it endorsed Commission sanctions against Microsoft's tying together of software and refusal to give rival makers of office servers information to enable their products to work smoothly with Windows, used by 95 percent of computers. It annulled only the EU regulator's imposition of a Microsoft-funded independent trustee...
  • EU mulls 'natural disaster' force ("Ever Closer Union").

    08/27/2007 7:17:18 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 3 replies · 274+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, August 27, 2007. | Alix Kroeger
    New fires continue to break out around Greece The European Commission will put forward proposals this autumn for a standing EU force to respond to fires, floods and other major emergencies. The commission says the current system has its limits. In 2007, there has been flooding in the UK, a heat wave in central and southern Europe, and now forest fires in Greece, in which at least 60 people have died. But critics say the EU should release financial aid faster, rather than set up a civil protection force of its own. 'Better way' When Greece appealed for help...
  • Britain Can't Have Two Best Friends

    08/01/2007 1:08:23 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies · 850+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 8/1/2007 | John Bolton
    Gordon Brown’s first Washington visit as Britain’s prime minister has prompted tea-leaf reading about the strengths and weaknesses of the US-UK relationship. Momentarily diverting – and probably unavoidable – as the frenzy of speculation is, the real tests lie ahead. Actions ultimately trump semiotics in national security affairs. Moreover, as contentious and important as Iraq is, it is a mistake to think that disagreements on that issue represent a fundamental change in the US-UK relationship. Tony Blair and President George W. Bush disagreed on global warming, as will Mr Brown and Mr Bush, but in neither case does the disagreement...
  • At-a-glance: EU treaty proposals

    06/24/2007 12:05:31 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies · 316+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/23/2007
    European Union leaders have reached agreement on proposals for a new treaty to govern the 27-member bloc. Here are some of the main points: 'REFORM TREATY' NOT 'CONSTITUTION' The rejection of the draft constitution by France and the Netherlands was perceived in some EU member states as an expression of the citizens' fear of a European super-state. To remove that fear, the new document to be drafted at an Inter-Governmental Conference (ICG) convening in July will be called a Reform Treaty - sitting alongside other treaties of the EU, but not replacing them. Terminology such as "law" and "framework law"...
  • New grand design for Europe is doomed to fail – again

    04/18/2007 5:10:08 AM PDT · by mborman · 27 replies · 1,062+ views
    The Times ^ | 4/18/2007 | Alan Milburn
    Europhiles have been far too complacent and unquestioning. Here we go again. Two years ago the French and Dutch public demolished Europe’s plans for a new constitution. Now the German presidency of Angela Merkel wants to resurrect it in the guise of a new treaty. Europe is on the verge of repeating history rather than learning from it. As a pro-European I fear the consequences for the already strained relationship between Europe and its citizens. It is true, of course, that Europe has grown topsy-turvy as successive countries have clamoured to share in its remarkable success. As the world’s biggest...
  • Europe diary: Europe (EU) and the world

    03/29/2007 2:37:03 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 5 replies · 282+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2007 | Mark Mardell
    29 March 2007 BBC Europe editor Mark Mardell on the European Union's growing, but often unrecognised, role in the field of foreign policy, and continuing support for the idea of an EU foreign minister. The diary is published every Thursday. To always see the latest edition, please click here and bookmark this page. FINGER-WAGGING EU peacekeepers have been very active in the Balkans Do tyrants cower when the European Parliament denounces their misdeeds? I thought we were going to find out this week. After all, the parliament passes regular motions condemning appalling behaviour, here there and everywhere. They've just...
  • Man jailed for insulting Islam

    03/28/2007 3:48:38 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 28 replies · 862+ views
    News24 (South Africa) ^ | 28 Janaury 2007 | News24
    Dubai - A British man has been sentenced to three months in prison by a court in the conservative United Arab Emirates for insulting Islam, local media reported on Wednesday. The 34-year-old accountant drank six beers and six vodkas in the emirate of Dubai before climbing into a taxi and subjecting the Muslim Pakistani driver to a tirade of anti-Muslim insults, the 7Days newspaper reported. "I can't remember what I did and I can't remember all the conversation with the driver," the man told the court, denying the charges over the December 2006 incident. Foreigners in the booming emirate -...