Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
In just six years non-profit environmental groups filed more than 15-hundred lawsuits and in turn the Federal Government paid out more than $4.7 billion in taxpayer dollars in settlements and legal fees in cases against the U.S. government.
"We tried to track the fees paid to environmental groups in certain federal courts. These guys are charging between $350 and $450 an hour in legal fees." Falen says the Federal government is picking up the tab and adds: "In Federal District Court in Boise, over the last ten years, WWP received a total of $999,190 in tax dollars for 'reimbursement' for attorney fees and costs."
The Obama administration said Monday it recognized the outcome of Honduras’ presidential election, but it stressed that an end to the country’s political crisis would require further steps, including the reinstatement of the ousted former president for the remaining weeks of what would have been his term.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
1. Testify or Register against SB174 at the Public Hearing .
2. If you can't make it to the public hearing, submit your testimony to Sen. Lena Taylor the Judiciary Committee Chairman and 'CC' all the Committee Members. Specifically ask that your testimony and position be part of the official committee record.
3. Contact your State Senator and let them know you are against the bill!
4. Pass this information along to friends and family.
Problems with "Micro-Stamping"
- "Micro-stamping" has repeatedly failed in tests
- "Micro-stampings" are easily removed.
- Most gun crimes cannot be solved by "micro-stamping," or do not require "micro-stamping" to be solved.
- Most criminals get guns through unregulated channels.
- "Micro-stamping" would increase gun thefts, home invasions and burglaries, and expand the black market in guns..
- Most guns do not automatically eject fired cartridge cases.
- Only a small percentage of guns would be "micro-stamped."
- Most violent crimes don't involve guns. According to the FBI, 3/4 of violent crimes, including 1/3 of murders and 3/5 of robberies, are committed without guns.
- "Micro-stamping" would waste money better spent on traditional crime-fighting and crime-solving efforts.
- "Micro-stamping" would expose police departments to lawsuits if officers fired "unsafe handguns."
Sunday, November 29, 2009
The computer files were apparently accessed earlier this week from servers at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, a world-renowned centre focused on the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.
Climate change sceptics who have studied the emails allege they provide "smoking gun" evidence that some of the climatologists colluded in manipulating data to support the widely held view that climate change is real, and is being largely caused by the actions of mankind.
The veracity of the emails has not been confirmed and the scientists involved have declined to comment on the story, which broke on a blog called The Air Vent.