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 »
What happens when a state is lucky enough to have one of their Senators ascend to one of the three most powerful committee chairmanships? According to a new study by three Harvard Business School the average state then experiences a 40 to 50 percent increase in earmark spending (the figure is a smaller 20% for powerful House committees). So this new government spending is then a boon to the state right? The public spending stimulates economic growth right? Wrong. Turns out, increased federal spending is connected with a decrease in corporate capital expenditures and employment.Read more »
This is part 2 of old ads I dug up for the Harry Browne 2000 presidential run. These were turned down by comedy central because they said they would not play anything political. Boy have they changed their tune. These ads mainly focus on the War on Drugs and Gun rights. I can't believe he has been gone 5 years, happy B-day Harry!
Detroit -- As Michigan State Police investigators sort out the shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, one aspect is clear: Detroit taxpayers will pay.Read more »
You know the old saying: "Everyone loves a charade." Well, it seems that the Census Bureau may be playing games.
Last week, one of the millions of workers hired by Census 2010 to parade around the country counting Americans blew the whistle on some statistical tricks.
The worker, Naomi Cohn, told The Post that she was hired and fired a number of times by Census. Each time she was hired back, it seems, Census was able to report the creation of a new job to the Labor Department.Read more »
...it appears that some of the constitutionalist wing of the Republican Party (Ron Paul supporters, mostly) — including some Tea Party activists — felt unrepresented at the previous Maine Republican Party Convention and planned to make themselves a known quantity at the Convention this weekend.Read more »
Despite promises of "change" the current occupant of the White House in Washington, DC has continued a failed drug war that has caged thousands, spent billions and "has met none of its goals" according to analysis by the Associated Press.Read more »
Oh, this one's EASY! Hey, New York Times.... the answer is NO. ;-)Read more »
On last night's show Mark incorrectly defined a Rhombus, saying that it has two parallel sides and two "pointing towards each other." He went on to say that it annoys him when people incorrectly define shapes to Jack. What Mark was talking about is actually a Trapezoid. A Rhombus is what most people refer to as a diamond.Read more »
The great American writer left instructions not to publish his autobiography until 100 years after his death, which is now. -- As one of my friends over on Facebook commented, "I don't know which fascinates me more, his libertarian political views or his friendship with (Nikola) Tesla. I hope we get to see more about both."Read more »
The TSA is keeping a mini “watch list” of its own. It’s not a watch list of potential terrorists. It’s a watch list of peeved travelers who since 2007 have scared TSA workers by showing anger such as punching walls or kicking equipment. It makes their workplace uncomfortable, don’t you know.Read more »
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