Since the Civil War, the US military has only had 11 years where troops were not engaged in combat: 1935-1936, 1938-1940, and 1974-1979.Read more »
Early yesterday morning, an 80-year-old Korean War veteran in Chicago faced an armed home invader, whose first reaction upon seeing the homeowner was to fire two shots at him. Fortunately, both missed. Also fortunately, his was not the only gun on the scene.Read more »
After cashing a postal money order, David Lipin tried using one of the eight $100 bills at the gas station and was nearly arrested. Even the Secret Service couldn't help him replace the bogus bills.Read more »
Two Norview High School teachers were placed on paid administrative leave this week after a parent complained that they distributed classroom materials that gave advice on how to deal with police if stopped.
The materials - a one-page handout and a video distributed and aired in a 12th-grade government class - are sponsored by two organizations, one a nonprofit that supports legalization of marijuana and one that calls itself a "decentralized anarchist collective."Read more »
Mark often says his life is hell for working with Ian.
That Ian is crazy -- why such drastic language?
Would be interesting to hear Mark's impressions and examples of the "madness". :)
Local governments in California and other Western states have tried to clamp down on medical marijuana, but Oakland has taken a different approach.... If you can't beat 'em, tax 'em.Read more »
From Bob Barr's blog -- "What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.” If the landlord of such apartment or other leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord caRead more »
legislation that would give authorities the ability to identify the owners of pre-paid cellphones, which they say is long overdue "because for years, terrorists, drug kingpins and gang members have stayed one step ahead of the law by using prepaid phones that are hard to trace." That new tracking ability would also consequently place some new requirements on cellphone carriers and people buying the phones -- specifically, anyone buying a pre-paid cellphone would be required to present identification before buying a phoneRead more »
Dr. James David Manning, The Atlah World Missionary Church, calls this the “Trial of the Century” and the “Greatest Trial in American History.” He says the proceedings are not a mock trial and are permitted under the U.S. Constitution.Read more »
Seven children selling lemonade were told by police they had to close up shop -- because they didn't have a permit.
Cops went sour on a group of kids after a resident in the Haverford Township, Pa., neighborhood sicced police on the youngsters for selling lemonade on a residential street.Read more »
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