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  • Taliban fighters may be granted amnesty under an Afghan reintegration plan

    10/26/2010 9:43:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Times [UK] ^ | 10/26/10 | Anthony Loyd
    THE killers of coalition soldiers in Afghanistan may be granted amnesty, given benefits and assimilated back into their communities as part of an Afghan reintegration plan funded by Western donors. “There will be judgments made at all stages but if you've been fighting as part of the insurgency then you can step into the program,” said Major-General Phillip Jones, the British officer directing civilian and military experts supporting the Afghan Peace and Reintegration Plan (APRP). He added: “Wars end with tough decisions, tough conversations and some very bold and courageous people able to make some very human decisions, some of
  • Herein granted Powers

    03/06/2009 9:42:37 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 10 replies · 766+ views
    3/6/2009 | MosesKnows
    Herein granted The point of this posting is to solicit comments, opinions, and hopefully facts why the words “herein granted” where included in Article 1. Section 1. of the United States Constitution. Article 1. Section 1. could have omitted those two words, “herein granted” and still established the Congress as the legislative branch of government. Let’s begin by assuming that the words of Article 1. Section 1. are as follows :All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. If we can agree, just...
  • CA: Panel Defends 12% Raise Granted State Lawmakers

    07/15/2005 9:12:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 376+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/15/05 | Nancy Vogel
    SACRAMENTO — A little-known state board sat down this spring to ponder this ticklish question: What does a California legislator deserve to be paid these days? What the members decided caused more than a few people to scratch their heads, considering that: • California legislators were already the highest-paid state lawmakers in the land, with an annual salary of $99,000 on top of benefits that include daily expenses, auto rentals, car repairs, gasoline and staff expenses. • In a Field Poll last month, their job rating hit a low for the year, with only 24% of voters approving and only...
  • CA: Former Black Panther captain granted parole

    05/31/2005 8:56:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 663+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/31/05 | Ann M. Simmons - LAT
    former captain of the Black Panther Party, who was convicted of killing a park ranger near San Francisco 31 years ago, has been granted parole, though law enforcement officials made a last-ditch attempt Wednesday to block his release. Veronza Leon Curtis Bowers Jr., 59, is expected to walk free from a federal prison in Coleman, Fla., on June 21, according to officials at the U.S. Parole Commission. "If he gets into trouble, he could be kept in," said Tom Hutchison, a spokesman for the Maryland-based Parole Commission. But most inmates close to their release date, he said, "just bide their...
  • Sen. Clinton: Rome lab has proved its worth; can't take anything for granted (base closures)

    01/15/2005 2:05:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 748+ views
    Sentinel Online ^ | 1/15/05 | STEVE JONES
    Sen. Clinton: Lab has proved its worth, but we can't take anything for granted By STEVE JONES Staff writer Declaring that "no place is safe" in the upcoming round of military base closures and mission consolidations, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed to "do everything that we can do to make sure the merits" of Rome Lab "are seen." New York's junior senator spoke before about 300 community leaders Friday afternoon at the Radisson Hotel in Utica. Clinton put retention of the Air Force Research Laboratory at the top of her list of concerns during a speech to the Mohawk Valley...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 744 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!