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  • Obama: A Country Without Rule of Law 'Will Not Succeed'

    07/28/2014 8:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | Charlie Spiering
    During a town hall meeting at a summit with the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, President Obama explained to a young African student that to succeed, a burgeoning country required a system of laws. He explained: Regardless of the resources a country possesses, regardless of how talented the people are, if you do not have a basic system of rule of law, of respect for civil rights and human rights, if you do not give people a credible, legitimate way to work through the political process to express their aspirations, if you don't respect basic freedom of speech and...
  • Study: Law banning cell phones while driving doesn’t reduce accident rate

    07/26/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Most Americans admit to being fry-dipping, cell-phone-gossiping, mascara-applying distracted drivers. A 2011 poll, reported in USA Today, showed 86 percent of us eat or drink in the car, more than half talk on the phone, and about 40 percent admit to the offenses of setting the GPS or texting. Many Americans, even in a state as conservative as Texas, want to be saved from their bad behavior by a ban on cell phone use in the car. But are they really saving themselves? Though the laws are largely noncontroversial, they’re also hard to enforce, and increasingly look ineffective, according...
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • The Border Invasion - Fast & Furious in reverse

    07/19/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 4 replies
    I haven't seen this connection yet, but it seems to me that the current border invasion is Fast and Furious in reverse. At least in political terms. Has there ever been an administration that foments international tensions in pursuit of its domestic agenda? In Fast and Furious guns were run to Mexico with the assumption that these guns would come back to kill Americans. Then the Left would call for more legislation to control weapons in the USA and restrict 2nd Amendment rights. Children were killed in Mexico with these guns as was one of our border agents, Brian Terry....
  • Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

    07/18/2014 11:17:17 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Adelaide Mena
    Strasbourg, France, Jul 18, 2014 / 02:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. In a July 16 ruling, the human rights court explained that while “some Contracting States have extended marriage to same-sex partners,” European laws establishing the right of men and women to freely marry “cannot be construed as imposing an obligation on the Contracting States to grant access to marriage to same-sex couples.” The applicant to the high European human rights court brought his petition after Finland refused...
  • Universities to host ‘National Gay Blood Drive’

    07/11/2014 9:48:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    The Campus Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    •Men who have sex with other men have been banned from donating blood by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1977. •According to the CDC, gay and bisexual men accounted for 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. Universities across the country are hosting a National Gay Blood Drive today to encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change its current policies which prevent gay men from donating blood. According to the FDA’s website, men who have sex with other men (MSM) have an increased risk for HIV, hepatitis B and other types of infections that can...
  • Guns, Bathrooms, and Legal Consequences

    06/27/2014 5:47:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the most legally dangerous places to carry a handgun is in the bathroom.   It may not be as legally dangerous as an airport, but it ranks high on the list for the same reason: it creates an environment where it is easy to make a legally dangerous mistake.  A church going lady in Wisconsin found this out in March.   She will recover from the error, but it has already cost her significant time, money, and stress.   From jsonline.com: Susan Hitchler, 66, was charged in April with negligent handling of a weapon, a misdemeanor. The complaint indicated that...
  • Hillary vs. Walker: Due Process Only Applies If You’re A Liberal

    06/22/2014 3:49:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-20-14 | David Harsanyi
    Child rapists deserve due process. Conservatives governors, not so much. Two unfolding stories offer us a revealing glimpse into the extraordinarily malleable morality of the left. There is the case of Hillary Clinton’s 1975 defense of a child rapist in Arkansas. As you know, defending your client to the best of your ability is what the law demands. And the law is the law. Then there is the case of governor Wisconsin Scott Walker, someone who, though he has never been close to being found guilty (or even formally charged) of any crime, is guilty of wrongdoing by the mere...
  • What Trey Gowdy Just Did Could Be A Defining Moment For America, I Was Stunned At 2:24 (VIDEO)

    06/19/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    The Conservative Post ^ | 6/18/14 | Becky Bailey
    Trey Gowdy had a defining moment when he had to explain to Congress and Barack Obama exactly what their job titles are supposed to be. Trey Gowdy lead the charge in passing a bill that directs Obama to follow the laws – ....
  • The Case for Obama's Impeachment

    06/09/2014 9:38:30 AM PDT · by Taxman · 135 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 06/09/14 | Bob Livingston
    There is clear and convincing evidence that President Barack Obama has on numerous occasions willfully committed treason and high crimes and misdemeanors and should be removed from office. The “crimes” that led to the impeachment of both Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton and the resignation of Richard Nixon pale in comparison to Obama’s. Johnson’s “crimes” were purely political. He favored a policy of benevolent reconciliation with the Southern States following the Civil War. He issued a series of proclamations that directed the Southern States to hold conventions and elections to reform their governments; he attempted to veto a number of...
  • The law that Obama violated in releasing 5 terrorists from Gitmo in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl

    06/06/2014 11:56:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Cofda Wordpress ^ | 6/03/14 | StMA
    **SNIP** So which federal law had Obama violated? Section 1028 of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) prohibits any funds to be used “to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control of any other foreign country” unless the secretary of defense certifies to Congress, “not later than 30 days before the transfer,” that the receiving country will detain the individual appropriately and “has taken or agreed to take such actions as the Secretary of Defense determines are necessary to ensure that the individual cannot engage or re-engage in any terrorist activity.” As reported by Elizabeth...
  • Now application 'inconsistencies' vex health law (over 2 million who signed up for Husseincare)

    06/04/2014 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/04/14 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law. A government document provided to The Associated Press indicates that at least 2 million people enrolled for taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance have data discrepancies in their applications that, if unresolved, could affect what they pay for coverage, or even their legal right to benefits. The final number affected could well be higher. According to the administration the 2 million figure reflects only consumers who signed up through...
  • BREVARD JUDGE JOHN MURPHY: ‘I’ll Just Beat Your Ass’ [Judge Punches Attorney]

    06/03/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    If You Want To Fight, Let’s Go Out Back and I’ll Just Beat Your Ass’ BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Judge John Murphy and Bevard County public defender Andrew Weinstock exchanged heated words during court today in which Murphy allegedly pressured Weinstock to get his client to waive his right to a speedy trial.
  • Obama circumvents laws with ‘signing statements,’ a tool he promised to use lightly.

    06/03/2014 7:27:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6-3-14 | Karen Tumulty
    Back when Barack Obama was a presidential candidate who boasted his background as a professor of constitutional law, he frequently criticized President George W. Bush for what Obama said was a “clear abuse” of executive power. As president, Obama is being accused of doing the same, albeit not as frequently. The issue at hand is his use of “signing statements,” official pronouncements in which a president offers his interpretation of legislation that he is signing — and in the modern era, sometimes announces that he feels free to disregard it. While Obama has not issued as many signing statements as...
  • CNN Reporter to Carney: Does Obama ‘Feel as Though He’s Above the Law?’

    06/02/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/2/14 | Evan McMurry
    After questions about the legality of the White House sidestepping a law requiring Congress be given thirty day approval notice for a prisoner swap, CNN chief Washington correspondent Joe Johns asked outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if President Barack Obama “feel[s] as though, on this issue and this kind of issue, he’s above the law.” “Absolutely not,” Carney replied. “We have repeatedly noted concerns with this requirement. In signing statements, [Obama] has consistently made clear that the executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers...
  • Senators: Obama Broke the Law by Releasing ‘Taliban Dream Team’

    06/02/2014 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/2/14 | adam kredo
    Leading lawmakers on Monday called for an immediate investigation into the Obama administration’s controversial decision to release from prison five top Taliban leaders in exchange for an American prisoner that some troops have dubbed a “traitor.” Sen. Lindsay Graham (R., S.C.), in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, requested that an immediate hearing be organized to examine if the Obama administration broke any laws by unilaterally releasing five top Taliban leaders in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years in captivity. Graham and other key lawmakers charge that the White House has jeopardized U.S. national...
  • Bondi: Gay Marriage Would Cause Harm [Florida AG Defends Florida Constitution]

    06/02/2014 3:30:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/30/14
    The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and "impose significant public harm." Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in federal court in March. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal. Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican who was named in the lawsuit along with fellow GOP Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials, earlier this month filed a lengthy response that asks a federal...
  • House Intel Chair Mike Rogers: Obama ´Violated the Law´ with Bergdahl Deal

    06/01/2014 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/14 | staff
    On Sunday’s “State of the Union” on CNN, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) explained to moderator Candy Crowley why the Obama administration’s deal to secure American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl’s release for five Guantanamo detainees was a bad deal and broke law. According to Rogers, this sends the wrong message to terrorists around the world. “[W]e have other means to use, and remember, they came to Congress about a year ago and we're thinking about doing these negotiations. And by the way, they didn't get a very warm reception from either party in the national security...
  • At Hening's Laws of Virginia 12:531, a 1787 statute:

    05/07/2014 7:24:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Clayton Cramer ^ | 6 May, 2014 | Clayton Cramer
      Yes, execution for kidnapping and selling free persons as slaves.
  • Driver sues boy she struck and killed

    04/27/2014 12:57:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    News.com.au ^ | April 27, 2014
    A woman who hit three teenage boys on bikes while driving, killing one and injuring the other two, is suing the dead teen for the emotional trauma she suffered. Mother-of-three Sharlene Simon, 42, is also suing the other two boys and the dead boy’s family for $1.35 million in damages due to her psychological suffering, including depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress.
  • Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders

    04/21/2014 8:55:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/21/14 | Liz Goodwin
    ....Thousands and thousands of people like [the woman described above].are serving punishingly long sentences in federal prison based on draconian policies that were a relic of the "tough on crime" antidrug laws of the '80s and '90s. Thirty years after skyrocketing urban violence and drug use sparked politicians to impose longer and longer sentences for drug crimes, America now incarcerates a higher rate of its population than any other country in the world. This dubious record has finally provoked a bipartisan backlash against such stiff penalties. The old laws are slowly being repealed. Now, in his final years in office,...
  • Florida Supreme Court Denies Law License to Illegal Alien

    04/16/2014 8:31:32 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-16-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News Advocates for illegal aliens were stunned this week as the Florida Supreme Court barred an illegal alien from joining the Florida bar to practice law. The La Raza lobby was especially stunned after the California Supreme Court, just months ago, did the exact opposite, as we noted at the time, admitting all qualified applicants as attorneys, including “an applicant who is not lawfully present in the United States” — illegal aliens. And they were convinced this was a wave that would sweep other states, as in-state tuition has done. Not so fast, said Florida's top...
  • Legal Foundation Up to the Challenge

    04/16/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/14/2014 | Derk Wilcox
    When the Teamsters Local 214, which represents public workers in the city of Dearborn, instituted a new policy that penalized employees who resigned from the union, the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation was there. Three employees, Shawn Koskyn, Maria Santiago-Powell and Greg Andrews, risked retaliation for taking a stand against this blatantly illegal policy. The policy forced non-union members to pay fees starting at $150 to file a workplace grievance, while union members were exempt from the new fees. The policy flew in the face of seven decades of Supreme Court precedent and five decades of Michigan labor law. Unions are...
  • Gun rights activists promise tough response to rejection of self-defense initiative (Russia)

    04/15/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 1 replies
    A public petition asking to broaden the legislative limits of self-defense has been rejected by the Interior and Justice Ministries, but activists intend to continue the campaign and promise pickets near the government HQ and rallies across the country. The petition entitled “My home is my fortress” has collected over 100,000 signatures of Russian citizens on a dedicated web-site which officially gave it legislative legs. If the draft was passed any action of a citizen inside his or her home against an intruder would be qualified as necessary self-defense, which, in turn, could lead to the withdrawal of murder charges...
  • 3 Tweets Are Not Racially Aggravated Harassment, Birmingham Court Rules; Taqiyya Doctrine Accepted

    04/10/2014 3:08:17 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 9 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    On 8 April at Birmingham Magistrates' Court, District Judge Ian Strongman heard a trial of racially aggravated harassment against Tim Burton, 61, a computing consultant from Birmingham and the Radio Officer of the British party Liberty GB. The reason for the charge was three tweets he sent over a period of a month from early June to early July 2013 to Tell Mama UK, a helpline organisation for victims of anti-Muslim attacks that also serves to monitor and collect data on them, whose director is prominent Muslim Fiyaz Mughal. Investigations by The Telegraph’s Andrew Gilligan discovered that, in the...
  • Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

    04/09/2014 12:05:06 PM PDT · by John David Powell · 9 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | April 7, 2014 | John David Powell
    The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesn’t go all the way. Last week, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/SB/SB2681.xml) that lets the state’s citizens and businesses challenge laws they believe substantially conflict with their religious beliefs. If this sounds familiar, it should. Several states have considered similar bills recently. In February, Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill (http://legiscan.com/AZ/text/SB1062/id/912244) that raised a ruckus across the land because it would have let business owners...
  • Prison Overcrowding Threatens Public Safety and State Budgets

    04/08/2014 2:44:09 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-8-14 | Audrey Williams
    How many people are actually locked up in the United States? Well, as it turns out, it’s hard to say. Inconsistent and fragmentary data has made piecing together the “whole pie” of U.S. federal, state, local and other types of confinement data difficult. Lucky for us, the Prison Policy Initiative has released a comprehensive graphic that aggregates the available information and helps to explain the complicated and expansive U.S. correctional system. From the collected data, the Initiative found that the incarceration system in this country “hold[s] more than 2.4 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 2,259 juvenile...
  • Holder claims "vast amount" of discretion in enforcing federal laws

    04/08/2014 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he has a “vast amount” of discretion in how the Justice Department prosecutes the laws that are on the books.
  • Ted Cruz on Jeb Bush: "Rule of law matters"

    04/08/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | April 8, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says illegal immigrants endure “heartbreaking” conditions, but wouldn’t agree with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that they aren’t committing a felony. “We’re a nation of immigrants, we need to celebrate that, but at the same time, rule of law matters,” Cruz said Monday on CNN’s “The Lead.”
  • Russian lawmakers approve bill making Holocaust denial illegal

    04/07/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/08/2014 | Jerusalem Post
    Russian lawmakers approve bill making Holocaust denial illegal Russian lawmakers approved a bill that would make Holocaust denial illegal. The lower house of the Russian Parliament, or Duma, passed the measure Friday on its first reading, the Voice of Russia reported Monday, making it illegal to deny the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal and punishing the “rehabilitation of Nazism.” Those found guilty of the crime could be fined up to $8,300 or imprisoned up to three years. Public officials or media personalities would be fined nearly double or face up to five years in prison. The bill also needs the...
  • Can the Supreme Court duck the central issue in the Hobby Lobby case?

    03/31/2014 5:41:06 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 17 replies
    CatholicCulture.org: Pray. Think. Act. ^ | March 28, 2014 | Phil Lawler
    Can the Supreme Court duck the central issue in the Hobby Lobby case? By Phil Lawler - March 28, 2014 6:18 PM In the the Hobby Lobby case, a key question facing the Supreme Court is whether a corporate enterprise qualifies for the same religious-freedom protections as an individual. At first glance that seems a very simple question. It is a long-established principle of Anglo-American law, set forth clearly in Blackstone’s Commentaries even before the American Revolution, that for legal purposes, a corporation is a person. For purposes of affirmative-action programs, the US government recognizes certain corporations as “minority” contractors,...
  • Is All Taxation Equal Under the Law

    03/28/2014 2:20:27 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 4 replies
    3/28/2014 | MosesKnows
    Is All Taxation Equal Under the Law Does the US Tax Code treats healthcare insurance premiums differently between employer paid premiums and individual paid premiums? Manufactures began offering free healthcare insurance as a way to attract employees and avoid violating World War Two Wage and Price Controls. Free always guarantees a demand. Later, perhaps 1948, the courts declared that employer paid healthcare insurance premiums were not taxable income.
  • Cook County Judge Once Found Insane Wants Back On the Bench

    03/28/2014 1:03:38 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 52 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Stefanie Esposito
    “I’ve had two years to think about this,” Judge Cynthia Brim said Friday downtown before the seven-member Illinois Courts Commission. “I have a different understanding and perspective of my condition.” The commission is considering a complaint filed by the state’s Judicial Inquiry Board. A board attorney argued Friday that Brim remains “mentally unable to perform her duties.” But Brim — who has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type and has been hospitalized multiple times for mental illness since 1993 — said she now knows she must carefully monitor her condition and keep taking medication regularly. “You’re not expecting to...
  • Is There a “Right” to Birth Control? (what the administration really wants)

    03/27/2014 5:42:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 27, 2014 | Joe Hargrave
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday from opposing legal counsel on the HHS contraception mandate cases. The media consensus appears to be that the justices were hard on the mandate and appear likely to issue a narrow ruling exempting “closely-held” corporations, which both of the plaintiffs are, while leaving open the question of whether or not publicly-traded corporations have First Amendment rights. The distinction is relevant since closely-held corporations are directly operated by their owners and are fairly limited in the number of shareholders they typically have, while public corporations have hundreds or thousands of shareholders. The...
  • Hawaii law allows undercover police officers to have sex with prostitutes

    03/21/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/21/14
    Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated debate. Authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act. Critics, including human trafficking experts and other police, say it's unnecessary and can further victimize sex workers, many of whom have been forced into the trade.
  • Man's law vs God's Law

    03/19/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by chuckles · 16 replies
    vanity | 03/18/2014 | Chuckles
    A few weeks back, I was able to give a message at my church on Wed. night. The Spirit had been working on me for weeks and I couldn't even sleep thinking God had given me a warning about our country. The image was so vivid, It actually frightened me about a man walking a tightrope, shaking his fist at God. I decided to write this down from recollection of my notes. I was sick of being told I couldn't judge or I would be judged, and politics have no place in church. I think many preachers keep quiet to...
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
  • Obama threatens vetoes of bills requiring him to follow the law‏

    03/12/2014 7:31:35 PM PDT · by progunner · 37 replies
    Tea Party ^ | Mar. 12, 2014 | Washington Examiner
    President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allowCongress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it “violates the separation of powers” by encroaching on his presidential authority.“The power the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President over whether he has properly discharged his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed exceeds constitutional limitations,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy. “Congress may not assign such power to itself, nor may it assign...
  • Muslim group calls for Islamic standards on all Malaysian Airline flights

    03/11/2014 3:57:27 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 3/11/2014 | Christian Today
    A lawyers group has called on Malaysian Airlines to introduce Muslim rules on all flights amidst the current crisis the airline is facing over the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370. The Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia has urged for Muslim prayer standards to be put into place before flights, as well as for all female flight attendants to be dressed according to Islamic law.
  • Florida State Agency Calls Out WFTV for ‘Multiple Errors’ in Report

    03/10/2014 9:50:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 3/7/14 | Kevin Eck
    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a press release detailing what it says are “multiple errors” in a report by Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV. Mario Boone was the reporter on a story the FDLE called “Rape DNA kit backlogs continue to drown FDLE crime lab.” The story aired on the station’s 6:00 pm. news Wednesday night. In its statement, the FDLE said WFTV’s report suggests the agency is ill equipped to handle a growing number of rape cases and may cause rape victims to be reluctant to report the crime because they don’t think the agency can process...
  • A law so stupid California legislature seeks to repeal it two months after it took effect

    03/09/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>State lawmakers have passed a new food safety law that they wish they hadn't.</p> <p>Anyone working in a California restaurant or bar who prepares ready-to-eat food - from bagels to sushi to fruit salad to cocktails - has to wear gloves or use deli tissue, spatulas or tongs. But the new rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, has had so much blowback that lawmakers are already trying to repeal it.</p>
  • Alabama House Passes Nation's Toughest Abortion Bill

    03/05/2014 5:50:22 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 8 replies
    NBC News Online ^ | 3/05/2014 | M. Alex Johnson
    Alabama lawmakers Tuesday passed a bill that would ban abortions the instant a fetal heartbeat is detected — a measure that would effectively eliminate most abortions. The House voted 73-29 for the measure, one of four anti-abortion bills it sent to the Senate. The bill includes no exception for women who become pregnant through rape and incest. Fetal heartbeats can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, meaning that if the Senate passes the measure and Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signs it, Alabama would join North Dakota in imposing the strictest abortion laws in the country. The...
  • Issue Analysis: Arizona Bill Does Not Give Businesses License to Discriminate Against Gays [Truth!]

    02/26/2014 6:20:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/24/14 | Napp Nazworth
    Some have claimed that a bill recently passed by the Arizona legislature would give businesses broad license to not serve someone for being gay. This claim, though, may be a misreading, according a CP legislative analysis. While the bill is an attempt to broaden who is covered under its religious freedom protections, in all cases it actually narrows when a religious belief could be used to refuse service. Here are six important points to understand about the just-passed bill: 1. If Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signs it, the bill, S.B. 1062, would make some modifications to a 1999 Arizona law...
  • (Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else

    02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda “repeal” its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a “review” of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation. “This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights,” Kerry said in a statement. “Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.” President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in...
  • Mountain Man Arrested for Trying to Feed Himself, owns judge.

    02/22/2014 5:43:50 PM PST · by bakeneko · 19 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | Fncs77
    Mountain Man Arrested for Trying to Feed Himself, owns judge. In a packed courtroom, 52-year-old Ernie Tertelgte told the judge “I am a living man protected by natural law and I have the right to forage for food when I am hungry… You are trying to create a fictitious, fraudulent action.” Charged with fishing without a license and resisting the arrest for fishing without a license, Mr. Tertegte says he’s being wrongly prosecuted for trying to feed himself. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=521_1384992875#bulFLgdC720Rg2kY.99
  • Republican congressman promises House will stop Obama’s abuse of power

    02/20/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/20/14 | Doug Book
    Barack Hussein Obama has spent 5 years ignoring both the law of the land and constitutionally imposed limits on the power of the presidency. So far, republicans in both the House and Senate have done precious little to take this corrupt, Marxist plant to task on his countless abuses of executive authority. But on Monday, during a segment with FOX News political analyst Jeanine Pirro, Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina promised viewers that the House will use the “power of the purse” to end Obama’s obsession with rule rather than governance. When Pirro asked the congressman if House republicans...
  • Why Obama's Executive Orders Are Lawless

    02/17/2014 11:59:45 AM PST · by Petro · 18 replies
    Cutting Through The Fog ^ | February 15, 2014 | George B
    When Barack Obama took the oath of office, he agreed, before God and our country, that he would "...preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." In doing so, he also agreed to Article Two, Clause Five of the Constitution which states that the President must "faithfully execute the laws of the land". The word "faithfully" in that statement is clearly defined by Webster's Dictionary as "strict or thorough performance of one's duty." Faithfully does not mean that the President can arbitrarily execute the laws of the land. Nor, does it say he can ignore those parts of...
  • Ugandan President Museveni says he plans to sign 'anti-gay' law after all

    02/14/2014 8:29:50 PM PST · by Viennacon · 20 replies
    Global Post ^ | 2/14/2014 | Drazen Jorgic
    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Friday he would sign a controversial anti-gay bill into law, warning that those who promoted homosexuality would be dealt with harshly. Museveni last month indicated he was planning to shelve the bill, which has attracted fierce criticism from Western donors and human rights groups since its inception in 2009. Homosexuality is taboo in African countries and illegal in 37. Activists say few Africans are openly gay, fearing imprisonment, violence and loss of their jobs. During a conference held by Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, a group of scientists presented their findings on...
  • Bitcoin Under Attack, a Lesson in Discretion, and Getting Rich Quick

    02/14/2014 8:30:05 AM PST · by Errant · 16 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 14 February, 2014 | John Law
    Welcome to the CoinDesk Weekly Review 14th February 2014 – a regular look at the hottest, most controversial and thought-provoking events in the world of digital currency through the eyes of skepticism and wonder. Your host … John Law.
  • Cuomo aide (laser pointer guy) caught breaking gun law, quickly receives waiver

    02/13/2014 2:27:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/14 | Will Rahn
    Jerome Hauer, a top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appears to have regularly carried a firearm to work in violation of state law. Hauer runs New York’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Cuomo, an advocate of ultra-strict gun control laws, appointed him to the job in 2011. Hauer’s 9-millimeter Glock first came to the attention of local newspapers when he used the gun’s laser sighting attachment as a pointer during a meeting with a Swedish delegation. That event occurred last October at a State Police bunker, and was first reported by the Albany Times Union in...