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  • Harvard Economist: US Should Phase-Out All Currency Larger Than $10 Bills

    09/17/2016 8:51:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – The Unites States should phase-out all denominations of the U.S. dollar larger than a $10 bill to thwart money launderers and tax evaders, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff told attendees at a Council on Foreign Relations event this week in Washington, D.C.“Cash is not used in ordinary retail transactions. It’s used by tax evaders and in a lot of crime of all types, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, extortion, racketeering, you name it,” said Rogoff, a member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and author of The Curse of Cash.“Cash is being used...
  • Ex-Chicago Official Gets 10 Years In Red-Light Camera Case

    08/29/2016 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    WBEZ Chicago ^ | 8/29/2016 | Susie An
    A former Chicago transportation official was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a company in Phoenix. U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced John Bills, 55, in Chicago moments after he apologized for his actions. Federal prosecutors had asked the judge for at least a 10-year prison sentence. The former second-in-command at Chicago's Department of Transportation was convicted in January of bribery, conspiracy and extortion. Bills was accused of accepting envelopes stuffed with cash, along with gifts including condos in two states and a Mercedes to...
  • North Bay Town Feeling Berned After Sanders Rally Leaves $23,000 In Unpaid Bills

    07/27/2016 12:20:48 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 7/26 | cbs
    CLOVEDALE (CBS SF) The Mayor of Cloverdale hopes its just a misunderstanding, but the Bernie Sanders campaign appears to have left her small town with $23,000 in unpaid bills after it hosted their A Future To Believe In rally last June.
  • Screw the next generation: Anonymous congressman writes tell-all and slams nation of naive,

    05/12/2016 9:47:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/12/2016 | David Martosko
    A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a legislator has penned a tell-all about the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills he votes on. Mill City Press, a small Minnesota-based 'vanity press' publisher describes 'The Confessions of Congressman X' as 'a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.' 'No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions...
  • Confusing ramps lead Fort Worth drivers onto toll lanes

    03/28/2016 9:50:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2016 | Gordon Dickson (AP)
    HALTOM CITY, Texas (AP) - Shon Newsome almost got tricked into paying a toll for a third time. But on a recent afternoon, just before she was about to drive onto a Loop 820 on-ramp that would have required her to pay a toll, the sales executive pulled off the highway in Haltom City and asked a bystander for directions. She was trying to figure out which lane on the two-lane ramp would take her to the toll-free lanes - but the answer wasnt clear.
  • Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security...

    03/16/2016 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Mia De Graaf
    Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security at Katy Perry concert six months ago Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police thousands of dollars for provided security at a Katy Perry-headlined event and two rallies. Despite raising more than $130 million for her presidential campaign, the former Secretary of State has yet to pay Des Moines police $1,800 for manning the concert on October 24, the force claims. Meanwhile, officers in the neighboring city of Marshalltown claim the Democrat frontrunner owes them $2,700 for working overtime at a January 15 event with Bill Clinton and...
  • Trumps dishonest attempt to hide behind Justice Alito on abortion

    02/27/2016 6:00:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 86 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2-26-16 | Paul Mirengoff
    Last night, in response to a question from Hugh Hewitt as to whether he would make a deal with liberals on religious liberty, Donald Trump decided to defend the judicial record of his sister, federal appeals court judge Maryanne Trump Barry, on abortion. In doing so, Trump displayed his characteristic ignorance and dishonesty. Here was the exchange: TRUMP: Now, Teds been very critical I have a sister whos a brilliant . . . HEWITT: Mr. Cruz, will you make a deal about religious liberty? TRUMP: . . . excuse me. Shes a brilliant judge. Hes been criticizing hes...
  • Lawmakers Consider Bills on Bikes, Historical Markers, and Skunks

    02/26/2016 10:27:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | February 25, 2016 | Toby Sells
    Tennessee's rule factory is cranking at full tilt, and Nashville lawmakers want to tell Memphians how to pay for bike lanes, what monuments we can move, and whether or not we can own skunks (seriously). No gas tax for bike lanes A new bill would prohibit spending any gas tax revenues on bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, and "other non-vehicular facilities." Portions of the state gas tax are required to go to cities and counties. Those governments sometimes use the gas tax funds for matching dollars to get federal money for bike and pedestrian projects. The new bill says all of...
  • Utilities Just Declared War On Solar

    02/16/2016 3:25:17 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 16 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 15-02-2016 | warren
    n 2015, the U.S. saw 16 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity installed, which accounted for two-thirds of the total. Solar alone accounted for about one-third of new capacity last year. Natural gas only captured 25 percent of the newly installed capacity despite several years of incredibly low prices. The banner year for clean energy occurred while 11 gigawatts of coal-fired electricity came offline as old plants were retired amid rising costs and stricter environmental regulation. The clean energy transition is very much underway. But the backlash from incumbent industries has also sprung to life. With solar and wind suddenly...
  • Bernie Sanders Only Passed 3 Bills, 2 Renamed Post Offices

    02/07/2016 6:57:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 2/06/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    **SNIP** But Bernie Sanders also kept busy by co-sponsoring a bill to "designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Marble Street in Fair Haven, Vermont, as the "Matthew Lyon Post Office Building". If you guessed that Matthew Lyon was an otherwise obscure progressive hero who was mainly known for making an ass out of himself, also being sent to prison under the Alien and Sedition Act, you would be correct. The Lyon post office renaming bill happened in 2005-2006. Then Bernie Sanders rested on his laurels for 7 years, before buckling down and renaming the...
  • Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will fire Mike Pettine

    01/03/2016 9:57:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    NFL.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 at 04:20 a.m. | Ian Rapoport
    immediately after the regular season ends. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has already made the decision to fire coach Mike Pettine, multiple sources say, and it is likely general manager Ray Farmer will be shown the door, as well. Pettine leaves after just two seasons full of quarterback movement and a woeful defense. Farmer likely will leave despite never hiring his own head coach. Haslam has already laid the groundwork for the move, doing work on potential candidates and seeing who will be available to him. It ends a tumultuous tenure for Cleveland, filled with dysfunction, in-fighting, failed player acquisitions and...
  • How many bills has Ted Cruz passed in the Senate? 1

    10/08/2015 1:50:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Politifact ^ | 03/29/2015 | By Lauren Carroll
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is known for sticking to his principles, but that might trip him up if he were to become president, a position that requires compromise, said CNN host Dana Bash. "Give me an example where you have successfully compromised in the United States Senate with Democrats," Bash asked Cruz on CNN’s State of the Union March 29. Cruz mentioned his sponsorship of a bill that denied admission to the United States any United Nations representative who poses a national security threat (a response to Iran’s chosen U.N. representative). The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate...
  • Why I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump in primary, General Election, or in race for dogcatcher

    09/08/2015 1:33:09 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 118 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/6/15 | Bill S
    It is no secret that I am not a Donald Trump fan. That is an understatement. From the first days that he began his campaign, he has demonstrated that he is not deserving to serve as President or anything else. His demeanor is repulsive, his positions are nonexistent, except for his distaste for Mexico, and his policy positions (oh wait, I should use the singular his ONE policy position immigration) are fantasies. I am not interested in voting for or heaven forbid, electing, a Kardashian with a combover as POTUS. And be not mistaken, this is precisely what...
  • Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion...

    09/04/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | Caitlin O'toole
    Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion... which costs 72K a month to maintain Bankrupt 50 Cent has asked the court to let him keep paying the bills for the upkeep of his lavish mansion. The entertainer, real name Curtis Jackson III, ususally shells out $72,000 in monthly expenses at his Connecticut estate. But after filing for bankruptcy in July, the 40-year-old rapper must now get court permission to pay all bills, no matter how basic, reportsTMZ.
  • North Texas Man Billed $1,436 in Tolls for Car He Sold

    08/13/2015 11:11:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    NBC 5 DFW ^ | July 10, 2015 | Scott Gordon
    A North Texas man is fighting the North Texas Tollway Authority over $1,436 in tolls for a car he insists he no longer owns. David Barlett, of Kemp, said he sold his 2002 Nissan Maxima in October 2013 to a man who responded to a Craigslist ad. InvestigativeTarrant County Ordered to Stop Issuing Passports "I signed the title over to him and didn't really think much else about it until I started getting bills from the tollway," Bartlett said. The buyer never turned in the title to the state and kept the same license plates. So on paper, Bartlett...
  • Snug as an Official Bug in a Rug

    05/14/2015 10:58:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/12/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    Excessive cynicism can be an occupational hazard of those who pay close attention to actions of legislatures and politicians. Honest debate over important policy issues is important, but political observers can be quite disappointed if they consider everything their elected officials work to decide. For example, on April 28 Rep. Edward McBroom (R) introduced a bill to establish the ladybug as the official insect of Michigan. The proposed legislation does not specify any particular variety, although Wikipedia reports some 5,000 types worldwide. The bill could trigger a Battle of the Bugs on the House floor, because in recent years no...
  • Michigan Legislature Can Pursue Free-Market Agenda

    05/13/2015 6:34:49 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/11/2015 | Michael Reitz
    The 2015-16 session of the Michigan Legislature is underway, and like a new baseball season anticipation and hope are in the air. House Republicans recently unveiled an ambitious action plan that seeks to continue Michigans recovery. Many of the proposals in the House agenda are ideas recommended by Mackinac Center experts: Safeguard public employees retirement and protect taxpayers by closing the underfunded pension system and moving public employees to a 401(k)-style system. The school employee pension system is $25 billion in the red, while Michigans 50 largest cities have an additional $3.4 billion in unfunded liabilities. Stretch public resources by...
  • A Good Day for the 2nd Amendment!

    04/17/2015 7:04:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    mngop ^ | 4-17-15 | Keith Downey
    Yesterday was a good day for gun rights in Minnesota. A bipartisan group of Representatives at the State Capitol passed several bills protecting and enhancing the Second Amendment. Bills enhancing the Second Amendment include: ⦁ Emergency Powers Act ⦁ (HF 722) - Protects private property rights by prohibiting government officials from confiscating firearms during a declared state of emergency.
  • Three Pro-Abortion Bills Were Just Defeated in Virginia

    01/29/2015 7:44:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    It was a tough morning for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. Their Twitter timeline was just depressing. Three state senators introduced three distinct pro-abortion bills in Richmond, only to have them defeated one-by-one by the Senate Education & Health committee. The first proposed bill up for debate was SB 733, which would have repealed the mandatory ultrasound law that requires women to view an ultrasound before having an abortion. Senator Mamie Locke (D-VA 2), who introduced the legislation, tried arguing that ultrasounds are unnecessary because women have already made their decision. Lockes logic is very faulty here. In reality, 78 percent of...
  • dwyane wade chicago can be cold foreclosure imminent!

    08/20/2014 6:12:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 8/19/14
    Dwyane Wade reportedly makes around $30 million a year -- his estimated worth is approximately $100 mil -- which makes it pretty shocking his $1.2 million Chicago pad is in foreclosure. According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- Wade stopped making payments on the $225K mortgage ... the docs don't say how much he's behind.
  • Actor had 'serious money troubles' after $30million divorce bills

    08/12/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2014 | Sara Nathan for MailOnline
    As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was 'nice to have a job where the checks will clear.' After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a 'renowned and slightly unhinged' advertising genius/madman....
  • House Passes Pair of Business Tax Break Bills

    06/16/2014 7:56:17 PM PDT · by SgtHooper · 4 replies
    Accounting Today ^ | June 12, 2014 | Michael Cohn, Editor-in-Chief, AccountingToday.com
    The House passed a pair of bills Thursday to provide tax breaks to businesses. One bill, H.R. 4457, America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014, would permanently extend Section 179 expensing of up to $500,000 after the generous bonus depreciation limit expired last year. It passed by a vote of 272 to 144. The other bill, H.R. 4453, the S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Act of 2014, makes permanent the shortening of the built-in gains tax-holding period for S corporations from 10 years to five years to give S corps quicker access to capital. It also contains a basis...
  • Bills agree to $3 million settlement in fans text-message lawsuit

    04/23/2014 8:14:36 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Stephen T. Watson
    The Buffalo Bills have agreed to pay up to $3 million largely in the form of debit cards redeemable only at the team store to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the team of sending too many alerts to fans who signed up for a text-messaging service. Jerry Wojcik, a Bills fan and area native now living in Florida, contended in his October 2012 suit that the team violated the terms of its text service by sending him 13 messages over two weeks when it promised to send no more than five per week. The lawsuit was panned...
  • Asset Forfeiture Issue Arises With Clause in Human Trafficking Bills

    03/25/2014 1:26:41 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/21/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Legislation aimed at cracking down on human trafficking could result in government taking more property from citizens in Michigan. At issue is a "willful blindness" clause inserted into House Bills 5230 and 5233 that would allow government officials to take property from people who, while not involved with a crime, benefit by getting property as a result of some form of criminal activity. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan opposes the bills, saying the legislation expands the ability of government to force people to forfeit property without clearly written rules for doing so. Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, sponsored...
  • Jim Kelly needs surgery for aggressive, spreading cancer

    03/25/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Michael David Smith
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is preparing for another surgery related to his oral cancer. ... On her personal website, Kellys wife wrote that the cancers back, aggressive, and starting to spread.
  • Lawmakers to consider package of bills on Crimea's joining Russia

    03/19/2014 9:13:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/20/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 20, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian lawmakers will meet at an extraordinary session on Thursday to consider the presidential package of bills on Crimea's reunification with Russia. The documents under review are an inter-state treaty and a constitutional bill on the creation of two new constituent members of the Russian Federation. On Tuesday, the Russian Parliament's committee on CIS affairs unanimously recommended to ratify "the Crimean treaty," signed in the Kremlin on March 18, while the house committee on constitutional legislation and state development recommended to approve all the readings of the bill on Crimea and Sevastopol's joining Russia. The treaty...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • White House stops short of veto threats on House healthcare (ID theft) bills

    01/09/2014 5:45:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/09/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration stopped short Thursday of threatening to veto House bills to require officials to tell people if their personal data has been compromised through ObamaCare, and to require weekly reports on the health law's implementation. The White House said in two Statements of Administration Policy that it opposed both bills, one of which is set for a Friday vote in the House. Weekly reporting requirements on both enrollments and the operation of the HealthCare.gov website would require "unfunded, unprecedented, and unnecessary reporting requirements" on the health insurance exchanges, it said in one statement. "It would require the reporting...
  • Bills keep welfare recipients from certain ATMs (Michigan)

    10/22/2013 5:21:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    My Fox Detroit ^ | 10/22/13
  • [VANITY] House to vote on Senate plan??

    10/16/2013 8:36:23 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    self | 16 October 2013 | self
    OK, please educate me here-- How can this even be happening, constitutionally, when all fiscal bills MUST ORIGINATE in the House?
  • A list of some of the insane anti-gun bills that have been recently proposed in California

    07/27/2013 11:13:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Photobucket ^ | 4-10-13
  • The new power triangle [McCain, Schumer & Hussein's CoS...Three Morons]

    07/24/2013 2:28:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/13 | By MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    Barack Obama, to hear his advisers tell it, has finally found The One he has been looking for: John McCain. We have been looking literally for years for someone we can cut deals with, and finally someone has stepped up, a White House official said. West Wing aides say they now talk with McCain roughly every other day. McCain, to hear fellow Republicans tell it, has finally found The Two he has needed to make such conversations worth the bother: Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat who can actually get things done in the Senate, and Denis McDonough, a White House...
  • Jim Kelly [former Buffalo Bills QB] diagnosed with cancer

    06/04/2013 11:03:06 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    wivb.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Anthony Congi, George Richert
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with a type of cancer in his upper jaw. He is scheduled to have surgery June 7th. Kelly says that his prognosis is "very good" and the cancer has not spread to other parts of his body. The announcement comes on the same day as Kelly's annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The Hall of Fame quarterback spoke to the media Monday, he was upbeat but knows he has a tough battle ahead of him. Kelly says that a few weeks ago his jaw...
  • Texas Gun Grabbers Compendium

    03/11/2013 6:12:05 PM PDT · by grobdriver · 15 replies
    Texas Legislature Online ^ | 11 March, 2013 | Various State Legislators
    The TEXAS gun grabber's legislative bill compendium: House Bills: Here's a winner - like I want every Dick and Jane who cashes my check, or takes a deposit, or verifies my identity or ever has a valid reason to see my driver's license, to know that I carry. Stupider and stupider - that's why I have a separate CHL.HB 158: Relating to the designation on a person's driver's license or commercial driver's license that the person is licensed to carry a concealed handgun. Sponsor: Rep Taylor, Van This one would let your local yokels take your tax money and then...
  • The Gun Grabber's Legislative (National) Bill Compendium

    02/11/2013 8:15:52 AM PST · by grobdriver · 8 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 2/11/2013 | Various Legislators
    The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 65: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 . Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila, Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and...
  • Updated Gun Grabber's (National) Legislation Compendium

    01/28/2013 5:46:40 AM PST · by grobdriver · 15 replies
    The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 65: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 . Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila, Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and...
  • The gun grabber's bill compendium, updated (almost) daily.

    01/23/2013 6:02:44 AM PST · by grobdriver · 14 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 1/23/2013 | Various Legislators
    The gun grabber's bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: HR 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. HR 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. HR 117: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013. HR 137: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013. HR 138: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. HR 141: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013. HR 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013. HR 226: Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act. HR 227: Buyback Our Safety Act. HR 236: Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers...
  • Woman Charged with Arranging Husband's Beating

    01/15/2013 4:17:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    kstp ^ | 1-15-13 | Jennie Olson
    A Mankato woman is charged with arranging the beating of her husband by two men with aluminum baseball bats. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Ashley Stillwell had an argument with her husband over bills on Jan. 8, left the house and returned with the two men. A criminal complaint says the men struck Gary Stillwell several times with the bats in front of his children
  • Feinstein Gun Ban Just Tip of Iceberg!

    01/14/2013 11:54:47 AM PST · by arthurus · 19 replies
    http://www.nraila.org ^ | Posted on January 11, 2013
    While Senator Feinstein's soon-to-be-introduced bill to ban semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines is garnering the most attention from anti-gun politicians and their media allies, attacks on our Second Amendment rights are by no means limited to this one proposal, nor to just Congress. Based on bills introduced on the first day of the 113th Congress, we clearly face the most serious threat to our fundamental Second Amendment rights in the last 20 years, and law-abiding gun owners need to ACT NOW to ward off an unprecedented onslaught on our rights. Here are just some of the proposals pending in...
  • Michigan governor making his way through 282 bills

    12/29/2012 11:08:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    WSBT ^ | 12/29/12
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been busy working his way through the 282 bills passed by the Legislature during the final weeks of the 2012 session. The governor's office said he signed 53 bills on Friday and vetoed four. He has acted on a total of 186 bills and 95 are pending review.
  • LIPA customers who spent weeks without power due to Sandy get zapped with normal electric bills

    11/24/2012 11:20:04 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 95 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/24/2012 | NY Post
    LIPA customers who spent weeks without power got zapped with their normal electric bills as if the outages never happened. The clueless utility charged Sandy-soaked Long Island residents an estimated rate that covered the entire billing cycle, and the statements made no mention of potential refunds to account for the prolonged blackouts. Jonathan Saporta was slapped with a double whammy by the Long Island Power Authority a $649 bill for the Long Beach home he left in October and a $281 bill for his new Great Neck pad.
  • (Buffalo) Bills fan sues team over excessive text alerts

    11/12/2012 12:51:32 AM PST · by rawhide · 4 replies
    cbssports,com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Will Brinson
    A fan of the Buffalo Bills is suing the team as part of a class-action lawsuit, claiming he received too many text message alerts from the team ... after he signed up for a text-message-alert program. Yes, you're right. This is the most Buffalo Bills fan thing ever. Jerry Wojcik, a Florida resident who roots for the Bills, signed up for a team-run text-message program that alerts him to news and scores and whatnot. He was promised five text messages a week. But, the Buffalo News reports, he received six text messages one week and -- gasp -- seven another...
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre may close over water bill

    11/05/2012 5:28:08 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 14 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 4 Nov 2012 | anon
    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has warned that it may shut its doors to pilgrims in protest at a dispute with an Israeli water company, reports the BBC. The church, where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, has had its bank account frozen at the request of Hagihon over an unpaid $2.3m bill. The dispute has left hundreds of priests, monks and teachers unpaid. The church has traditionally not been charged for water, but Hagihon says it is owed money for the past 15 years. According to the Israeli newspaper Maariv, there was a tacit agreement between...
  • Walmart employees 'ripped up woman's $100 bills because they thought they were fake'

    09/16/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT · by rawhide · 181 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9-16-12 | By Nina Golgowski
    A mother who says Walmart employees intentionally humiliated her after wrongfully ripping up two of her $100 bills while believing they were fake is taking legal action against the store. According to her complaint: 'The cashier inspected the $100 bill, turned to another cashier and had a brief discussion, and returned to her register telling Plaintiff that her money was "fake." 'The cashier proceeded to rip the $100 bill in half without performing any counterfeit detection tests. The metallic strip in the $100 bill was clearly visible.' After marking the bill with the detection pen, revealing a yellowish colour across...
  • Drivers ask: Where's the ICC bill?

    08/25/2012 6:33:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    WTOP ^ | August 24, 2012 | Adam Tuss
    WASHINGTON - If you drive on the InterCounty Connector in Maryland without an E- ZPass, you are supposed to be sent a bill in the mail for the toll. But some may be asking, "Where is my bill?" Several drivers tell WTOP they are surprised at how long it takes to actually receive a notification in the mail from the all-electronic toll road. ICC leaders are aware of the issue. "For a Maryland license plate, it can take more than three weeks to receive the notice. For an out of state plate, it can take longer," writes Maryland Transportation Authority...
  • MN Senate race-Jack Shepard "Operation Chaos" question

    08/11/2012 8:03:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni
    me ^ | 8-11-12 | TurboZamboni
    How's this work? (voting in the Dem primary) Does Shepard's "Operation Chaos" plan have a chance to further Kurt Bill's odds and oust Klobuchar? Anyone heard his ad on Twin Cities radio?
  • In new ad, Bills likens underdog Senate bid to Wellstone's

    08/10/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-10-12 | staff
    Kurt Bills' campaign released an online ad Monday, July 30, that mimics nearly shot for shot the landmark 1990 campaign ad entitled "Fast Paced Paul." That offbeat ad introduced Wellstone, then a virtually unknown college professor, to Minnesota voters. Initially seen as a sure loser, Wellstone upset incumbent Republican Rudy Boschwitz that year. Bills -- a high school economics teacher also largely unknown to state voters -- is encouraging a comparison as he challenges the popular and well-funded Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar. The version from Bills, "Quick Kurt," can only be viewed online.
  • Scam That Obama To Pay Utility Bills Making Rounds

    07/07/2012 8:20:03 AM PDT · by njslim · 55 replies
    OSCEOLA -- It's a new scam, said the Better Business Bureau. President Barack Obama is not offering to pay your utility bills. In the scam, which recently hit Michiana, consumers are being contacted in person and through fliers, social media and text messages with claims that Obama is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills. People are then asked to provide their Social Security and bank routing numbers in order to receive the money. In exchange, they are given a phony bank routing number that they are told will pay their utility bills
  • 'Significant' rise in electric bills seen

    06/04/2012 3:03:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    CNN/Money ^ | 6/4/12 | Steve Hargreaves
    NEW YORK -- Higher electric bills. Emphasis on solar power. A surge in electric cars. Those are some of the things about 500 utility executives see in the future of their industry, according to a poll conducted by consulting and construction firm Black & Veatch. Rising utility bills: Over 90% of the executives surveyed believe that rules requiring the use of more renewable energy and a cut in pollution from coal-fired power plants will lead to higher monthly utility bills for consumers. Over half said these bills will rise significantly. No definition of "slightly" or "significantly''
  • Many hospitals, doctors offer cash discount for medical bills

    05/29/2012 12:10:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 27 May 2012 | Chad Terhune
    The lowest price is usually available only if patients don't use their health insurance. In one case, blood tests that cost an insured patient $415 would have been $95 in cash. A Long Beach hospital charged Jo Ann Snyder $6,707 for a CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis after colon surgery. But because she had health insurance with Blue Shield of California, her share was much less: $2,336. Then Snyder tripped across one of the little-known secrets of healthcare: If she hadn't used her insurance, her bill would have been even lower, just $1,054. "I couldn't believe it," said...