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  • Property Rights Bill Provides Protection for Virginia Landowners

    01/22/2014 5:09:22 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 22, 2014 | Shelby Mertens
    Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced a bill that would give farmers and landowners’ property rights remedies against local zoning laws. The bill is inspired by the Martha Boneta debacle last year. But unlike last year’s “Boneta Bill,” HB1219 extends beyond farmers to anyone who owns property. The bill also tackles other issues such as the constitutional rights of farmers. HB1219 says that local governments that violate constitutional rights through zoning must pay their victims the amount of the fines they sought to impose and the actual damages, including attorney fees. The bill also allows the Virginia Attorney General to...
  • Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang(breaks UN sanction)

    01/08/2014 1:39:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | DENNIS P. HALPIN
    Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang 8:16 AM, Jan 7, 2014 • By DENNIS P. HALPIN .... The bread being brought by Rodman to accompany the circus is allegedly in the form of luxury birthday gifts for the North Korean dictator and his wife. Rodman seems oblivous to North Korea’s near starvation of its people, human rights atrocities, gulags, and nuclear and missile adventurism, and appears equally unconcerned that providing Pyongyang with any luxury goods is a violation of the sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2094, adopted on March 7, 2013, and previous resolutions .....
  • Thousands of Porn Watchers Have Names Released to Public

    12/15/2013 11:15:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013 | David Harding
    The release of names is a big mistake, say some lawyers, based on the court not knowing the difference between streaming and downloading copyrighted material.Thousands of porn watchers have had their personal details released by a German court. Some 20,000 people who watched porn on a U.S.-based website have had their names and addresses released by a court and could end up paying a fine. Cease and desist letters were sent to people who had accessed the smut site, Redtube. They were traced after a German court released their personal details in a case where people were claiming videos had...
  • OSHA promises to protect workers who report healthcare reform law violations

    02/27/2013 11:20:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the hill ^ | 2/27/13 | Megan R. Wilson
    Workers who blow the whistle on violations of the healthcare law will be protected from retaliation by the federal government, according to new rules issued on Wednesday. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is encouraging people to turn in employers who fail to abide by the rules set in the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, the rules would shield whistleblowers who report employers who are blocking access to healthcare tax credits or denying coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions. In the 58-page interim rule, OSHA notes that the healthcare law could “create an incentive for an employer to retaliate against...
  • Chavez' Term Ends Today/Will Not Take New Oath, Violates Constitution: DOES U.S. RECOGNIZE CHAVEZ?

    01/09/2013 7:58:30 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    Dictator Hugo Chavez and friend of Sean Penn and Oliver Stone was mandated to take a sworn presidential oath before the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela this morning due to the specifics of their Constitution and that he won the Oct. election (unfortunately) for another six-year term starting today. However Hugo "smells of sulphur", it is reported, and is out of the country and deathly ill in Havana, Cuba of apparently malignant cancer, so he is not exercising his duties in addition to being absent from the country in the first place. There are succession plans in place in Venezuelan...
  • ATF document admits to retaliation and ‘ethical violations’

    09/07/2012 2:11:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/7/12 | David Codrea
    An undated internal “Quick Hits” problem identification analysis forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner by an insider source yesterday points to “poor management,” an “unfair disciplinary system” that includes “retaliation,” and “ethical violations” from the Chief Counsel’s office among the issues requiring management resolution. The document, represented by the source as the result of meetings between Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon and a “working group” that took place earlier this year, accuses Counsel of “inhibit[ing] leaders from doing the right thing” by having “too much involvement in all bureau processes,” and among its solutions recommends “Do not tolerate ethical violations from...
  • Local Abortion Clinic Forced To Close Doors After Lawsuit

    11/08/2011 11:36:08 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 5 replies
    WLNS ^ | 11-7-2011 | Stacia Mullaney
    Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit Monday against the Health Care Clinic in Delta Township and the affiliated Women's Choice Clinic in Saginaw, forcing the local abortion clinic to close its doors. The court order to shut down operations came after the attorney general said an investigation showed a number of violations. Schuette hopes to keep the clinic's doors from ever opening again. "Doesn't matter whether you're an abortion clinic or a podiatrist, there are state regulations that you have to follow that must be enforced. That's what this case is all about," said Joy Yearout, spokeswoman. Yearout, a...
  • Philadelphia Police Poised To Crack Down On Bicycle, Pedestrian Violations

    07/19/2011 6:42:02 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 18 replies
    CBS 3 Philadelphia ^ | 07.19.11 | Mike Dunn
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot. The program, dubbed “Give Respect, Get Respect,” was launched at the beginning of May, aimed at reining in bad behavior by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Center City Since then, some tickets, but mostly warnings have been handed out. But Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says starting in August, more citations will be issued. “After the first several months of doing that, we really need to pick up the...
  • Will Gunwalker export violations bust criminal investigation wide open

    07/14/2011 4:42:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 7/14/11 | David Codrea ,
    8 Share Print Email “Did Fast & Furious violate the Arms Export Control Act?” attorney and author David T. Hardy asks on his Of Arms and the Law blog. He’s referring to the Arms Export Control Act that “authorizes the President to define defense articles and regulate their export.” There’s no exemption from the State Department permit requirement for “official use” since no one is admitting walked guns are part of approved U.S. foreign policy, so the bottom line seems to be: Any person who willfully violates these provisions "shall upon conviction be fined for each violation not more than...
  • Trouble for Tress? (Ohio State Football Shenanigans)

    03/07/2011 7:45:55 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 54 replies
    610 WTVN Radio Columbus ^ | 7 March 2011 | WTVN Sports Department
    Trouble for Tress? Yahoo Sports! article claims Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel knew Terrelle Pryor and others had sold merchandise months before the school was made aware of it By WTVN Sports Department Monday, March 7, 2011 A Yahoo! sports report, (link below) posted Monday night, claims that Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel knew of Terrelle Pryor and other players selling gear and awards last April---more than eight months before OSU director of Athletics Gene Smith said the school knew of it. http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ys-osuprobe030711 The Yahoo! story, authored by Dan Wetzel and Charles Robinson, reports that an anonymous source, says...
  • Renewable energy (biomass) plants fined for Clean Air Act violations

    02/17/2011 6:46:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    California Watch ^ | 2/17/11 | Sam Pearson
    Two Central Valley biomass plants have agreed to pay more than $830,000 in fines for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday. “Today’s enforcement actions are a victory for human health,” Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest, said in a statement. The plants in Chowchilla and El Nido, both owned by Global Ampersand, LLC, of Boston, were fined $343,000 and $492,000, respectively. Company representatives did not respond to requests for comment. David Kim, assistant regional counsel for the EPA, said that the fines showed that even the renewable energy industry could run...
  • Confusion leads to heavy toll fines

    11/16/2010 10:15:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 1+ views
    KXAN.com ^ | November 16, 2010 | Doug Shupe
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - KXAN Austin News has uncovered dozens of cases in which unpaid tolls have turned into bills as high as tens of thousands of dollars. Toll roads first came to Central Texas four years ago. There are now a total of five tollways, including Texas Toll 130 in East Travis and Williamson counties. The bottom line is the toll bills were not paid, and they ended up becoming criminal cases. Although drivers can pay with cash at most tolls, use their TxTag or Pay by Mail as the signs say, some drivers contend the last option poses a...
  • Ground Zero imam's NJ buildings 'firetraps'

    09/16/2010 4:12:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 16, 2010 | TOM TOPOUSIS
    While the imam behind the planned mosque near Ground Zero was jetting around the globe touting his project, a pair of dilapidated apartment buildings he owns in New Jersey fell into such disrepair that cops have to stand watch in the event of a fire. The fire watch, at taxpayer expense, was revealed during a court hearing yesterday where Union City lawyers asked to have two buildings owned by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf placed into receivership so that rents could be used to fix dozens of violations, including inoperable alarms and sprinklers. Judge Thomas Olivieri gave Rauf's attorney, Tomas Espinosa,...
  • Report: NCAA to rule on USC Friday

    05/31/2010 9:58:03 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 28 replies · 417+ views
    FoxSports ^ | May 30, 2010 5:04
    The University of Southern California football and basketball programs will learn whether they are guilty of NCAA violations on Friday, according to a report on ESPN.com. The NCAA infractions committee plans to release its findings following an investigation and February hearing in which USC officials, including former basketball coach Tim Floyd and current football coach Lane Kiffin, responded to allegations of impropriety.
  • Records violations ensnare housing nominee

    05/06/2009 10:38:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 562+ views
    Washington Timnes ^ | 5/6/2009 | Jerry Seper
    President Obama's choice for the government's No. 2 housing job is embroiled in the largest fine in U.S. history for "blatant violations" of open records laws after the Washington State Supreme Court chastised his office for withholding documents detailing taxpayer costs for a new professional football stadium in Seattle.
  • Palestinian Violations of International Law

    01/07/2009 8:39:10 PM PST · by jerusalemjudy · 4 replies · 358+ views
    Global Law Forum ^ | January 5, 2009 | Avi Bell and Justus Weiner
    The rule of distinction requires combatants to aim all their attacks at legitimate targets. Attacks deliberately aimed at civilians are war crimes. A corollary of the rule of distinction is a ban on the use of weapons that are incapable of being properly aimed. The rockets used by the Palestinian attackers cannot be aimed at specific targets and are launched at urban areas. This means that the very use of these weapons violates international law.
  • Local food cooperative searched by state

    12/06/2008 7:33:36 PM PST · by madison10 · 12 replies · 908+ views
    The Morning Journal (NW Ohio) ^ | December 3, 2008 | Morning Journal Staff
    PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP — An Ohio Department of Agriculture agent seized food, electronic devices and documents from a Pittsfield Township organic and natural food cooperative believed to be unlicensed, according to a search warrant filed yesterday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Jacqueline and John Stowers, owners of the Manna Storehouse, 43565 SR 303, were inspected in November 2007 by the Lorain County General Health District, according to court records. On Monday, ODA enforcement agent William Lesho confiscated hundreds of pounds of processed beef and large amounts of lamb, turkey and other perishable products in addition to office files, a computer,...
  • SEC steps up probe of BofA[Bank of America]

    03/10/2008 1:52:19 PM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 670+ views
    AP ^ | 06 Mar 2008 | DAN CATERINICCHIA
    Firms under scrutiny regarding certain bidding practices Antitrust and securities regulators are considering charges against a handful of large banks, bond insurers and some of their employees as part of an investigation into certain municipal-bond investments. Bank of America, UBS AG and bond insurer Financial Security Assurance Holdings Ltd. last month received notices from the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating civil enforcement action may be taken against them for potentially violating federal securities laws about bidding practices on contracts that manage municipal funds. The "Wells notices" sent by the SEC, which the companies disclosed in regulatory filings, also give the...
  • More FBI Privacy Violations Confirmed

    03/05/2008 4:49:41 PM PST · by BGHater · 30 replies · 77+ views
    AP ^ | 05 Mar 2008 | Lara Jakes Jordan
    The FBI acknowledged Wednesday it improperly accessed Americans' telephone records, credit reports and Internet traffic in 2006, the fourth straight year of privacy abuses resulting from investigations aimed at tracking terrorists and spies. The breach occurred before the FBI enacted broad new reforms in March 2007 to prevent future lapses, FBI Director Robert Mueller said. And it was caused, in part, by banks, telecommunication companies and other private businesses giving the FBI more personal client data than was requested. Testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Mueller raised the issue of the FBI's controversial use of so-called national security letters...
  • No-Fly Zones Iraqi Violations(Sept. 2002)

    11/18/2007 9:15:32 AM PST · by Son House · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Defend America ^ | Sept. 2002 | Defend America
    Iraqi Firings: Since 2000, Iraqi forces have fired on U.S. and British pilots 1,600 times. In 2002, Iraqi forces fired on U.S. and British pilots 406 times. Since September 18, just hours after Saddam promised to "allow the return of the United Nations inspectors without conditions" and expressed his desire "to remove any doubts that Iraq still possesses weapons of mass destruction," Iraqi forces have fired on U.S. and British pilots 67 times.
  • Democratic Contractor Breaks Labor Laws

    07/22/2007 11:00:32 PM PDT · by gpapa · 8 replies · 704+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2007 | Armstrong Williams
    If Howard Dean, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has any sense at all, he will spend as long as it takes to fix this mess. Not only should he put America’s biggest labor and union supporter, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) on his speed dial, but he should park his butt on their front porch until they agree to see him. Because without their financial support and the votes of the ten million union members in America, Dean can forget about taking back the White House next year. See, for the last...
  • Anti-War Sermon Leads IRS to Probe Church for Tax Violations

    09/16/2006 9:47:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 784+ views
    IRS wants all 2004 election year documents and e-mails it produced talking about political candidates (it's a major uberLIBERAL church). Because its FOX you'll have to go to the source to read the story.
  • Ex-Motown Star's Property Allegedly Neglected

    06/07/2006 11:09:13 PM PDT · by Westlander · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 6, 2006 | AP
    DETROIT - Former Motown singing star and now-City Councilwoman Martha Reeves has been a strong advocate of stricter housing code enforcement, but a newspaper says it discovered multiple violations at her own properties. Inspectors found 25 code violations at one two-unit rental property, include two emergency infractions for lack of maintenance of fire doors, The Detroit News said Tuesday. Ten of Reeves' 15 vacant lots are deep in overgrown weeds, grass and trees, the newspaper said. It said three contained dumped electronic equipment, clothing, furniture and construction debris. In a written response, Reeves said she acquired most of the properties...
  • LA city workers arrested for alleged immigration violations

    05/17/2006 10:29:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 796+ views
    Eight workers at the city's Department of Water and Power have been arrested because they were unauthorized to work in the United States, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The agency arrested five people Tuesday and had previously arrested three others as part of a yearlong review of the utility's employment records by the agency and the utility itself. The workers held both blue collar and management jobs, according to an ICE statement. All had been with the company for at least three years and one made more than $100,000 a year. The joint investigation was part of a...
  • CA: Former LA councilman gets probation for campaign fund violations (SEIU labor leader)

    04/21/2006 4:20:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 252+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/21/06 | Robert Jablon - ap
    The former top labor leader in Los Angeles County was sentenced to three years of probation Friday and temporarily barred from raising political money after pleading guilty to state charges of conspiracy and violating campaign laws. Martin Ludlow also was fined $15,000 but with court fees that figure will reach about $45,000, Deputy District Attorney Max Huntsman said. State and federal prosecutors charged Ludlow with conspiring with a former union official to illegally divert more than $36,000 in union funds to help finance his successful 2003 City Council campaign. He resigned from the council last year to become head of...
  • Tiger team tackles operational security violations

    02/28/2006 4:42:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 281+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. Ann P. Knabe
    2/28/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- A couple of Airmen sat in the base food court chatting about their return to the United States the next day. Excited to be going home, they compared flight times. Meanwhile, 3 feet away, a third-country national took mental notes. He knew someone who would pay for flight information. The aircraft takeoff time happened to be the last piece of information that an Al Qaeda terrorist needed to coordinate a deadly attack, killing hundreds of servicemembers on a flight home. The scenario presented by Capt. David Quinlan, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing plans officer, isn’t...
  • Midwest Oil fined for selling gas too cheaply

    02/24/2006 9:23:20 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 3,852+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | February 24, 2006 | Tom Ford,
    The state imposed a $140,000 penalty for what it called "willful, continuing, and egregious" violations of the price law... The Minnesota Commerce Department on Thursday announced plans to fine a gas station chain $140,000 for repeatedly selling gas below the state's legal minimum price. The fine against Midwest Oil of Minnesota is twice as large as any imposed on a company since 2001, when the state established a formula based on wholesale prices, fees and taxes to determine a daily floor for gas prices. Kevin Murphy, deputy commissioner of the department, called the violations "willful, continuing, and egregious and warrant...
  • George W. Bush Caused Mine Collapse (of course)

    01/07/2006 5:28:49 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 9 replies · 835+ views
    pundit review ^ | Jan 4, 2006 | kevin
    Coal mine production reached the highest levels in history in recent years. In 2004 coal mining fatalities were near the lowest level in history with 28. Even with the recent high production, MSHA’s accident reduction efforts helped to keep the annual fatality totals nearly 50% lower in recent years compared with totals recorded in the early 1990s. 1. Clinton’s last year in office, 2000, there were 48 deaths in coal mines. In 2004, there were 28 2. The injury rate in 2000 was 6.64, in 2004 it was 5.00 3. Citations for safety violations in 2000: 58,285; Citations for violations...
  • Less enforcement is seen at mines (Bush's Fault)

    01/07/2006 5:03:56 AM PST · by cbkaty · 30 replies · 738+ views
    HoustonChronicle ^ | Jan. 6, 2006, 10:33PM | SETH BORENSTEIN,, LINDA J. JOHNSON and LEE MUELLE
    Bush called more lenient on those facing serious safety violations WASHINGTON - Since the Bush administration took office in 2001, it has been more lenient toward mining companies facing serious safety violations, issuing fewer and smaller major fines and collecting less than half of the money that violators owed, a Knight Ridder Newspapers investigation has found. At one point last year, the Mine Safety and Health Administration fined a coal company a scant $440 for a "significant and substantial" violation that ended in the death of a Kentucky man. The firm, International Coal Group Inc., is the same company that...
  • CA: Conflict of interest found for UC provost - Despite violations (got paid leave/offer of new job)

    12/22/2005 9:55:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 231+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/22/05 | Tanya Schevitz, Todd Wallack
    The University of California's former No. 2 official, who resigned under a cloud last month, violated conflict-of-interest rules by helping to create a management job for a friend with whom she owned rental property, a UC investigation concluded Wednesday. In addition, UC investigators found that a subordinate for the former official, ex-Provost M.R.C. Greenwood, had improperly helped create an internship for Greenwood's son, though they couldn't find evidence he had done so at Greenwood's direction. The subordinate, university Vice President Winston Doby, 65, remains on administrative leave while UC auditors look into two other hires in which he was involved....
  • Des Moines Register NOT reporting Iowa Sen. Harkin ethics investigation... e-mail the paper!!

    12/16/2005 7:52:40 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 20 replies · 1,127+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 12/16/2005 | IPWGOP
    Justice Department investigating Harkin Why isn’t the Des Moines Register reporting it? Editorial by: Roger Wm. Hughes On Dec. 2, the Associated Press reported that Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) was under investigation for corruption connected to the Jack Abramoff scandal. However, The Des Moines Register has not printed a word about it. The Register failed to report for more than two weeks about the fact that Harkin finally admitted to breaking ethics laws by not reimbursing Jack Abramoff for the use of his skybox at the Washington D.C. MCI Center. As it turned out, a client of Abramoff's --...
  • Lock up versus clean up (Denying Human nature)

    11/20/2005 10:55:55 AM PST · by radar101 · 286+ views
    Stockton (CA) Record ^ | Nov.20, 2005 | Yasmin Assemi
    San Joaquin County drug offenders increasingly opt for jail terms instead of accepting drug treatment under Proposition 36. And of those who opt for rehab, fewer are showing up for it, according to county data. Voters passed Proposition 36 in November 2000. The law offers nonviolent drug offenders -- such as those caught possessing drugs or paraphernalia -- treatment instead of jail time. The program lasts 12 months and allows two slip-ups.The drug offenders who refuse treatment are a minority in San Joaquin County. Of the 1,258 people eligible for Proposition 36 rehab during the last fiscal year, just 110...
  • Watchdog Group Accuses RAT Sen. Florez of Extensive Election Law Violations, Payments to Wife

    10/15/2005 1:44:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 448+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/13/05
    Watchdog Group Accuses Sen. Florez of Extensive Election Law Violations Including Questionable Payments to Wife Thu Oct 13, 1:43 PM ET To: State Desk Contact: Ken Boehm of NLPC, 703-237-1970; Web: http://www.nlpc.org Dean Florez WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In a formal complaint filed Wednesday with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, a national ethics watchdog group detailed scores of violations of California's Political Reform Act by State Senator Dean Florez of Shafter. Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), which filed the complaint, said, "Sen. Florez has filed campaign reports riddled with errors and...
  • Terrorists Use Children as Shields; Child Dies in Firefight (AAAARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!)

    09/21/2005 4:28:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 1,374+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 21, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2005 – One child was killed and another was injured when terrorists used them as human shields during coalition forces raids of three terrorist safe houses Sept. 20 in Mosul, Iraq's third largest city, officials in Baghdad reported today. Based on tips from concerned citizens and multiple intelligence sources, coalition forces raided two suspected safe houses to capture known terrorists operating in Mosul. The terrorists were believed to have senior al Qaeda connections in the city and northern Iraq, officials said. When coalition forces entered the first terrorist safe house, three terrorists attacked with small-arms fire. Coalition...
  • ConAgra to pay for violations

    08/30/2005 8:04:26 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 5 replies · 326+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-30-05 | SHANNON PRATHER
    ConAgra Foods is expected to plead guilty this week to violating the federal Clean Water Act for not reporting warm water discharges from its Hastings flour mill near the Vermillion River, a trophy trout stream. The Department of Justice this month accused the Omaha-based food producer of failing to report and maintain records about the temperature of water it discharged into the Vermillion, a tributary of the Mississippi River. Under a plea agreement reached earlier this month, ConAgra will pay a $138,513 fine and will donate an additional $110,000 to the National Park Foundation and the Friends of the Mississippi...
  • Russia claims no oil-for-food violations

    08/25/2005 6:34:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 363+ views
    AP - Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/25/05 | AP - Moscow
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian diplomats told members of a commission investigating alleged abuses of the U.N. oil-for-food program Thursday that Russian companies did not violate sanctions against Iraq while participating in the program, the Foreign Ministry said. The commission members, led by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, met with Foreign Ministry officials during their third visit to Russia while investigating the scandal-tainted humanitarian program. The Russians told the commission that "our companies, as they have officially informed the Foreign Ministry, acted in strict accordance with (U.N. sanctions against Iraq) and with Russian law," the ministry said in a...
  • Syngenta, other ag companies sued for RICO violations (Boise, Idaho)

    07/27/2005 7:03:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 668+ views
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Four major agricultural companies and a nonprofit organization were sued in federal court Wednesday by Canyon County commissioners, accused of conspiring to hire and harbor illegal immigrants. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court contends the four companies - Modesto, Calif.-based Harris Moran Seed Co., Syngenta Seeds, Sorrento Lactalis and Swift Beef Co. - and the nonprofit Idaho Migrant Council have violated the federal Racketeering influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which was designed to target the mafia. Canyon County in southwestern Idaho alleges it's been damaged by an "illegal immigrant hiring scheme," paying millions of dollars for...
  • Who Really Violated the Geneva Conventions? (if you guessed "MSM," you get an "A"!!)

    05/22/2005 9:33:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 627+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | MAY 23, 2005 | FRANK SALVATO
    A British tabloid – The Sun – has published pictures of genocidal maniac Saddam Hussein in his underwear and the progressives around the world are aghast! Mind you, the reaction on the Arab street isn’t outrage. In fact, many in Kuwait, Iran and Iraq think that humiliation and embarrassment are quite appropriate for the “Butcher of Baghdad.” Those who are affected by the “outrage” are all about the perception. Political correctness – this time hiding behind the Geneva Conventions – exposes its absurdity once again. Granted, the use – in this case The Sun’s publication – of photographs defaming prisoners...
  • Compare Tom Delay to Harry Reid

    04/07/2005 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Richie Rich · 1 replies · 366+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 04/07/05 | Richie Rich
    The media is having a field day with Tom Delay these days. If you have seen the news or read a paper the past few days, you have heard "Delay" and "ethics violations" or "scandal" at least a dozen times. The supposed violations consist of a trip to Russia paid by business interests in 1997 and Delay's wife and daughter being paid by political action and campaign committees. What most people don't realize is that many members of Congress have family members working for political campaigns or lobbying firms. Let's look at just one prominent example: Senate Democrat Leader Harry...
  • U.N. Chooses Three Human Rights Violators to Head Up Panel

    02/09/2005 11:58:32 AM PST · by Joe Taranto · 15 replies · 861+ views
    SeaMax News ^ | 02/09/2005 | Joseph Taranto
    The United Nations has chosen a group of nations which will decide the agenda for its next Human Rights Commission meeting. The only problem is that three of those nations are human rights abusers themselves. The U.N. has chosen Cuba, Zimbabwe and Saudi Arabia to join the “Working Group on Situations,” which will plan the course for effectively dealing with human rights violations. The panel also includes Hungary and the Netherlands. The U.S. State Department has denounced the choices of Cuba and Zimbabwe, which Secretary Condoleeza Rice called “outposts of tyranny” in her confirmation hearings. “The United States believes that...
  • EFF testimony regarding HB 1134: Creating a public records ombudsman

    02/01/2005 1:47:29 PM PST · by truth49 · 182+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | 2-1-05 | Jason Mercier
    Chairwoman Haigh, committee members, good morning. My name is Jason Mercier and I am a budget analyst for the Evergreen Freedom Foundation. I'd like to thank Rep. Nixon for the invitation to testify today on HB 1134, creating a public records advocate and records clearinghouse. My duties at EFF include requesting public records, and I am also frequently contacted by the public with questions on how to make public records requests. These experiences and the research I have conducted on public records laws from other states have led me to conclude that creating a public records advocate and public records...
  • Free Speech on Campus: Best Book of 2004 - (How to combat liberal professors!)

    01/17/2005 9:16:38 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 692+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JANUARY 18, 2005 | MIKE S. ADAMS
    As soon as Mark (pseudonym) walked into his Women in Literature class, his professor handed him a note stating the following: It has come to my attention that your comments to other students sitting near you in our Women in Literature (sic) have been both critical of the class subject matter, derogatory of the ideas other students are contributing to class discussion, and crudely dismissive of issues I have raised. At first, Mark could not believe he was being described as “crudely dismissive” by his professor. After all, she talked about her private life in class and published a book...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO JANUARY 2005 Dailies: News Digest, Restating the Obvious & Thank Yous...

    12/29/2004 7:16:22 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 2,218 replies · 21,117+ views
    Free Republic & Various Sources ^ | December 30, 2004 | Floriduh Voter
    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. More and more good folks are finding out about Terri and that judicial tyranny would take her life,...
  • Teacher's aide fired for putting boys in bathroom as punishment

    12/05/2004 10:50:42 PM PST · by protectdakids · 19 replies · 1,043+ views
    abc13.com Eyewitnss News ^ | 11-19-04 | Miya Shay
    An HISD teacher's assistant is fired for his punishment of two autistic kids. Ten-year-old Mohammad McNeil is supposed to be in school, but neither he nor his eight-year-old brother has been to class since last Thursday, after a teacher's aide allegedly stuffed the kids into the bathroom at Gross Elementary as a punishment for misbehaving. Their father, Travis McNeil, said, "That's not even punishment, that's more like persecution. That's exactly what it is. You know, that's like persecution. Nobody's kid should be put up to that." Travis says the incident was especially traumatic because both kids are learning disabled. Ishmal...
  • CA: Orange County imam arrested (ICE'd) on immigration violations (pending charges 'administrative')

    11/05/2004 10:35:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 749+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/5/04 | AP - Anaheim
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - An Egyptian man who served as an imam at an Orange County mosque was arrested on immigration violations, federal officials said Friday. Wagdy Mohamed Ghoneim was arrested Thursday morning at his home in Anaheim, said Lori Haley, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was held without bail at a federal detention facility pending an immigration court hearing next week. Ghoneim worked as an imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County in Anaheim, Haley said. She described the pending charges against him as "administrative" but did not elaborate. A call to his defense attorney,...
  • Pinellas Pasco Group 18 Candidate Judge Greer Exposed

    10/27/2004 2:32:13 AM PDT · by Banjoguy · 39 replies · 843+ views
    PRWeb ^ | October 27, 2004 | Juan Schoch
    Pinellas Pasco, Group 18, Judicial Candidate George Greer uses a previous quote as if current by the former Florida Supreme Court's Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead as a political endorsement of himself, in a recent "numbering in the thousands" absentee ballot mailer. The quote says: "Only those judges who have demonstrated the highest judicial competence and personal character can receive this award, and you have distinguished yourself among the judiciary by having been selected twice to receive this honor ... You are truly a credit to the judicial branch." Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead At the request...
  • U.N. Hears Annan Condemn Global Violations

    09/21/2004 2:43:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS - Before a vast assembly of world leaders, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (news - web sites) on Tuesday criticized the violation of basic laws around the globe — from cold-blooded massacres and prisoner abuses in Iraq (news - web sites) to the seizing of children in Russia and widespread rape in Sudan. "Today the rule of law is at risk around the world," Annan said. "Again and again, we see fundamental laws shamelessly disregarded — those that ordain respect for innocent life, for civilians, for the vulnerable — especially children." President Bush (news - web sites) and Iraq's...
  • Fresno lawmaker fined $23,000 for campaign disclosure violations (Sarah Reyes - D

    08/05/2004 6:49:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 375+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/5/04 | AP - FResno
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Fresno assemblywoman, her campaign committee and campaign treasurer were fined $23,000 Thursday by the state's elections watchdog for violating contribution disclosure requirements. The Fair Political Practices Commission said Assemblywoman Sarah Reyes, her Friends of Sarah Reyes campaign committee and campaign treasurer Gustavo Corona failed to properly disclose $80,000 in donations made to other Democrats and $105,000 in late contributions received by the campaign in 2000. Reyes acknowledged the violations in a stipulation that she signed on July 12. --- On the Net: www.fppc.ca.gov/agendas
  • ATF ARREST 14 IN MULTISTATE OPERATION

    05/25/2004 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 34 replies · 1,817+ views
    www.atf.gov ^ | 05/25/2004 | ATF Press Release
    ATF Agents Arrest 14 In Multistate OperationRENO, Nev. -- John A. Torres, Special Agent In Charge of the San Francisco Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced today that ATF agents in California, Nevada, Idaho, Utah and Washington State participated in the arrests of 14 people after a federal grand jury returned indictments charging them with federal firearms violations.All of the defendants were charged with dealing firearms without a license, illegal sales of firearms, possession of unregistered firearms, and possession of firearms by prohibited persons. One of those arrested, Laquan J. Abdulrahim of...
  • Violations alleged in Senate race (Thune, Daschle camps trade accusations on breaking campaign law)

    05/16/2004 2:54:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 266+ views
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader ^ | 5/13/04 | Mike Madden
    Violations alleged in Senate race Mike Madden Argus Leader Washington Bureau published: 05/13/2004 Thune, Daschle camps trade accusations about breaking campaign law WASHINGTON - Forget about lawn signs and television commercials. The latest weapon in the South Dakota Senate race is a law book. With new campaign finance rules in place for the first time in almost three decades, political strategists hope to exploit alleged violations by their rivals to gain an edge in the contest, which may be the tightest Senate race in the nation. Now, aides to Republican candidate John Thune say fliers mailed to advertise this month's...