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Federal judge says U.S. government can steal unlimited money from anyone at any time under the U.S. Patriot Act

Source: Natural News, by J. D. Heyes, July 27

The Department of Defense is not obligated to return money it seized from a Guantanamo Bay detainee that was eventually released to Algeria, according to a federal judge.In early 2002, Courthouse News reports, Djamel Ameziane was in position of 740 British pounds, 429,000 Afghanis and 2300 Pakistan rupees when he was captured by local police near the Afghan-Pakistan border and summarily turned over to American forces. 85 more words

War On Terror

Child Care Costs Across the Country

Parents know that early education and child care are expensive. But for a refresher on just how expensive, the Boston Globe recently featured a 50-state map of child care costs… 538 more words


New York Times calls for federal marijuana legalisation

The Grey Lady hit all the right notes when her editorial board called for the repeal of marijuana prohibition at the federal level on Sunday. In a simple yet compelling column, the editors remind us that we have been down this road before: 312 more words

Social Change

Limp-Wristed Feds?

Remember the (infamous) FBI shootout, wherein a number of agents died and the end result was the agency adopting the 10 mm?  Which became the .40 S&W (because some agents couldn’t handle 10 mm).  97 more words


Government asks USDA to buy surplus canned pink salmon

Source: newsminer.com, AP, July 25, 2014 8:11 am

JUNEAU, Alaska – Gov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy about 1 million cases of canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen this year. 276 more words

Collectivism - For The Greater Good, Of Course

US judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal judge says she won’t order a halt to the criminal case against former Penn State president Graham Spanier, who’s accused of a criminal cover-up of child sex abuse complaints against Jerry Sandusky. 115 more words


Just rambling ...

As I look around myself I see so much change from my life before …

… and that change has been good.

Although I will forever be followed by my errors in life before I became a ‘Pen-girl’ that doesn’t mean that I will forever have to pay for those errors. 739 more words