30 June 2009 at 11:13:46 AM
Puppy doing well-I made him a couple of chew toys from some collars from old shirts.
Quick note about comments. If people keep it civil, I don't really care if we agree or not. But if you come to MY house (my blog) and insult not only the owner of the blog, mischaracterize what's on it, and insult the posters, your comments won't be posted. My analogy is that it's like being invited to my home for a salon (and everyone understands that salon is not talking about a hair-cutting place, right?) and you don't know how to act in a mannerly way. You can't expect that you can still stand in the corner shouting nonsense and insults. That doesn't preclude you finding or starting your own place to voice your opinions, but you lost that ability here when you decided to be rude and use personal attacks. (Read the comment rules). And whining now about how your comments aren't being posted won't make it so.
Here's a blockbuster case before the Supreme Court, where they will be deciding whether corporate money in campaigns should be allowed or not, whether it is free speech or would give too much power to corporations which presumably have a lot of money. I personally believe that every single PERSON as an entity ought to be able to donate money, but corporations are NOT PEOPLE.I agree with this.
Opponents of "corporate personhood" believe that large corporations as juristic persons have enjoyed certain constitutional rights intended for natural humans as the result of a misinterpretation of an 1886 Supreme Court Case, Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. Opponents claim that certain rights of natural persons, such as the right to political and other non-commercial free speech, are now exercised by corporations to the detriment of the American democratic process as provided under the Constitution. Some opponents point to the recent discovery of correspondence  between then Supreme Court Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite, and court reporter J.C. Bancroft Davis as proof of a conspiracy among the railroad corporations to intentionally create a misrepresentation of that decision for the benefit of the railroads.
I have a duck ring on my phone, too!
How do you get out of paying taxes if you run a relgious-theme park? Well, the deal is that you say you will have one FREE day out of every year. Except then you won't tell people when it is. (Holy Land Experience)
Holy Land, owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network, is required to drop its normal $35 ticket price and offer free admission one day each year in exchange for a property-tax exemption that saves it about $300,000 annually, according to a 2006 state law designed to guarantee the exemption.
How should courts rule in faith healing cases?
Hey, how come so much of the time when pictures or video are of somebody weird, the hair is red? I noticed an add for top 4 pranks in history on that last link and the kid shown is a red head.
Conference planned in Chicago in July for non-military options. In other words, should No Child Left Behind be used to let military recruiters have access to your children and their records?
In 2008, a American Civil Liberties Union report called “Abusive U.S. Military Recruitment and Failure to Protect Child Soldiers” charged exposing children younger than 17 to military recruitment violates an international protocol. The rights group also charged recruitment tactics disproportionately target low-income youth and students of color.
The ACLU presented its report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which monitors compliance with the protocol. The UN group called on the U.S. to end military training in schools and to stop targeting racial minorities and low-income children for recruitment.
Opponents say the U.S. military continues to engage in tactics designed to recruit students under the age of 17. In Los Angeles, high school administrators have enrolled students involuntarily in JROTC as an alternative to overcrowded gym classes; while in Buffalo, New York the entire freshman class at the Hutchinson Central Technical School, average age 14, was involuntarily enrolled in JROTC.
In New York City, the Dept. of Education announced in February that nine high schools would be receiving JROTC programs designed as partnerships with the Army to teach students life skills, with soldiers “drilling students on how to set goals.” Opponents say the project is a recruitment tool that will expand to 20 high schools, and involve some 2,000 students, by the end of 2009.
About Bible Clubs in School. Supreme Court declines to hear the Truth v Kent School District Case
The school refused to let the group be chartered as a school club. They cited the group's name, the fact that students would have to pledge to Jesus Christ to vote in the club and that allowing the club in would bring religion into the school. The club's would-be founders then sued the Kent School District, claiming discrimination.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the district did not violate the students' First Amendment rights by requiring them to allow all students full membership in their club.
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