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California establishes nation’s first statewide carbon fee to fund emission-reduction program

| Sourced From Chicagotribune.com |SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite industry objections and threats of lawsuits, California air regulators on Friday approved the nation’s first statewide carbon fee on utilities, oil refineries and other polluting industries.The money raised by the California Air Resources Board, which voted 9-0, is intended to pay for the bureaucratic expenses of carrying out the state’s 2006 global warming law, which requires greenhouse gas emissions statewide to be reduced by [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 21:00:43

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Read, think, then SCREAM FOUL! VOTE THEM OUT!

Tony Caputo ASKS: WHY ARE THE EVIL DEMOCRATS TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA?   Democrats started taxing Social Security , that was NOT to be taxed!   Democrats have had working Americans support Career BUMS on Welfare for the past +50 years!   Ever ask yourself, why do our law making Democrats have working Americans supporting  Illegal Immigrants?   Why is Obama Pushing to give Illegal Immigrants Medical Insurance? [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 18:06:34

linklings, around the blogworld edition

I’ve had a busy week, with the in-laws visiting and the external Big 4 auditors a-peckin’ away at work, but I did make a little bit of time for a walk around the blog world. I read a lot of blogs and articles, and I’d divide all of what I read into three categories:  worthless, interesting but not not life-affecting, and interesting and worth keeping in mind.  It’s hard to split the latter two categories, but Guaranteed Goal Achievement: Your Daily, No-Excuses Target from Ali Hale, of [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 20:25:57

Weasel words

And so, conference, I can say to you today: in the next parliament, there will be no compulsory ID cards for British citizens. Gordon Brown, Labour Party Conference 2009 As Alan Travis is already pointing out, Gordon Brown's pledge on ID cards this afternoon was, to all intents and purposes, an outright lie. There may be no law introduced to make ID cards compulsory, but that's because it's already happening by stealth. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 21:39:21

Electing The Fourth Reich…

http://www.wholetruthcoalition.org/category/hiddenhistory/   Are you fed up with the damage politicians and their political correctness have done to our country? Are you ashamed of what has become of our way of life, our health system, immigration laws, justice system, police, our national pride and morality and our once mighty armed forces? Are you angry enough to want to do something about it NOW? [more...]

Date: 2009-09-19 11:24:18

How Tax Debt Relief Companies Can Help You Or Your Business

Author : Vlavladi Vishnu It is important to note, first, that most people are capable of working out thier own tax debt solutions with the IRS No firm, company, or representative is capable of getting a better deal for you from the IRS than you can for yourswelf Any claims to this affect should be thought of as untruths, and the person claiming thse untruths should not be handling your sensitive tax matters The IRS is a goevrnment entity which treats everyone exaclty the same under the laws [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 05:06:03

Credit Card Laws and Court Rulings–Have They Helped Consumers?

This is a guest post by Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com . Congress passed the Credit CARD Act in May but gave issuers and banks almost one year to implement the major provisions of the bill. Since then, issuers did exactly what they threatened to do–raise rates and fees on a broad group of cardholders. Consumers and elected officials are not happy about this, and members of Congress plan to introduce a bill to accelerate the effective date of the bill from February 22, 2010 to December 1, 2009. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 19:18:38

Horses are in the next county, time to shut the barn door…..

Okay, this is a classic example of closing the barn door after the horse is out.   Let me explain: New laws that go into effect on Thursday, Oct. 1 say that you can’t do “high cost” loans without verifying that the borrowers can actually make the payments.    There’s a concept that’s about 5 years behind it’s time. And mortgage lenders are “concerned” about it.   Why?   Because they say it will dry up the mortgage world. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 20:44:00

New Law to Make Child Products Safe is Dangerous to Retailers

It won't even be effective until Feb. 10. But a new law intended to protect children from dangerous products that contain lead or phthalates is already sending shivers down the spines of retailers [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:21:38

Polanski arrest has Swiss up in arms

GENEVA (AP) — With Roman Polanski 's arrest, Switzerland may have taken another step to shed its image as a land where wealthy fugitives and tax evaders live can above the law in genteel luxury. But Polanski's weekend capture and the crackdown on foreigners stashing money illegally in Swiss banks are also threatening the Alpine nation's cherished legacy as safe haven in an unpredictable world. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 18:01:51

Rent Check: No One's Gone Crazy at One Rincon Hill

A reader just pointed out to us a 2-bed, 2-bath One Rincon Hill penthouse unit on the 58th floor renting for $2,000 on Craigslist, and we admit for a second there it seemed like the laws of real estate physics had ceased to apply. Things couldn't be that bad, could they? Not even at the loneliest tower of them all? And they're not— remember, apartment hunters, to arm yourself with the "flag" link when browsing the wild and woolly world of CL. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 22:15:00

Pre-Gaming the Holder Hearing — A Peek at His Opening Remarks

While the current Attorney General will spend his last couple days in office handling a pressing matter for a local federal judge, Eric Holder, ... administration’s terrorism tactics that some critics believe violated the law. He also noted pressure ... weapon in white-collar criminal investigations,” resulting in a ” ‘culture of waiver’ in which [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:56:21

Viva Las Vegas!

Today, I’m flying out to Las Vegas for my sister-in-law to be’s bachelorette party. This is the first time I’ve been on a plane since we started our debt reduction plan last year. Sure I could stay home and skip the expense, but it means a lot to me to be a part of the events leading up to her marriage to my brother. I promise to be good. Have a good weekend. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-18 10:00:11

Conservatives’ Dinner with Obama

When I heard that the president-elect had dined earlier this week with a number of leading conservatives, ... visiting conservative speakers, ask questions in a civil tone and even amicably greet their Republican ... at the University of Virginia School of Law).  There was much disagreement, but respect for each other’ [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:18:25

Practical Internet Privacy-Privacy World

Practical Internet Privacy Paul Green & SR Privacy World: August 15, 2009 There are lots of reasons you might prefer not to have every website you visit and email you send logged and recorded for years to come. I can’t think of any why you would. In many countries, however, internet providers are required by law to do just that. According to the London Telegraph, from April 2009 that now includes all European Union countries. For the tech-minded, here are the gory details. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-27 05:04:37

Seeking First Amendment and feminist perspectives on an escort's sentence

« Important new NACDL report critical of modern drug court movement | Main A Stanford Law School graduate was sentenced Monday on a federal tax conviction related to running a high-priced call girl service, punishment that includes restrictions on her ability to keep advertising as an escort while she's on probation. During a hearing in San Jose federal court, U.S. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 16:22:42

Did collection calls contribute to Floridian's death?

Filed under: Credit , Debt Florida law firm Morgan and Morgan filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit alleging that a company's collection calls were so frequent and harassing that they contributed to a person's death because they increased Stanley McLeod's blood pressure and stress levels. McLeod's debt problems stemmed from the fact that he had difficulty paying his mortgage because he had to quit his job at Sears after suffering a massive heart attack. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-17 19:00:00

Presidents should act ‘within the dictates’ of surveillance legislation, says Holder

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Asked during his confirmation hearing Thursday whether the president has an “inherent authority” to engage in warrantless ... noted that law enforcement tools like the Patriot Act had to be enforced in a manner consistent ... he would support a criminal investigation of Bush administration officials for possible violations [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:14:39

Holder: Waterboarding is Torture, Torture is Illegal

Okay. Holder gets our vote. Courtesy of David Swanson: ... has Constitutional obligation to enforce the laws. We have laws and treaties. The president acts most forcefully [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:06:24

Class action against debt collectors

Surely it would have been possible to line up a lead plaintiff who did not himself turn out to run a competing collection agency Tags: class actions , debtor-creditor law , Minnesota Related posts July 13 roundup (0) Yogurt marketing class action (1) Yet more from the publicity file (0) Yes, I’m being facetious (16) Xbox 360 lawsuit bogus? (0) [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 04:30:35

U.S. troops prepared to fight drug lords

More on this troubling post regarding the spiraling chaos occurring in neighboring Mexico. The problem has become so acute that U.S ... of exceeding the ability of state, local and federal law enforcement agencies in both countries ... cartels are fighting back to protect their very lucrative criminal livelihood." USNORTHCOM also [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:41:24

Obama Would Like All People Out of Credit-Card Debt – Legally Erase 50-60% of Your Past Due Debts

Are you plagued by your financial troubles? If so, how would you like to have your debt legally erased? You can! Little-known tactics along with consumer protection laws have enabled many Americans, just like you, to erase past due balances. The end result is a decrease in stress and an elimination of those past due balance letters from creditors.Last 5 posts by In the News - Sears Remodels US Army Veteran's Home - September 24th, 2009Don't Miss This Great VA Loan Benefit - No Penalty For Prepayment [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 06:01:12

Who Is Donating To Charlie Crist, And Why?

From the Orlando Sentinel : And a half-dozen attorneys with Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan 's Morgan & Morgan mega-law firm maxed out at a fundraiser that netted $300,000 for Crist in June. Crist's lieutenant governor, Jeff Kottkamp, is a former partner in the Morgan firm. Morgan, a Democrat , is supporting Alex Sink in the governor's race against Republican Bill McCollum . But he said Crist will be the top draw for those willing to open their checkbooks this political season. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-27 22:32:00

Chickens, rainwater and line drying - I'm ranting

I try to maintain a balanced view in my life and on my blog and I generally believe that what others do is their own business and not anything that I ... are just plain wrong. Is this only happening in the USA or do other countries have similar laws ... will; raising chickens in the backyard is a form of sustainable protection against hunger and debt [more...]

Date: 2008-08-06 05:44:00

Knoblauch accused of beating and choking his wife

From FOX 9 News : HOUSTON – Former Minnesota Twins infielder Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with assault for allegedly choking and hitting his wife. A judge set Knoblauch’s bond at $10,000 after he appeared in court Tuesday. According to the criminal complaint, Knoblauch’s common law wife told police he hit her in the face, then choked her at their Houston home on Friday. Knoblauch, 41, faces two to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine, if convicted. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 19:17:55

Protect Insurance Companies PSA

Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm and a few other Hollywood celebrities got together and put together this PSA explaining why it’s important for Americans to protect the big insurance companies.   These Guys Are Some Rich Dicks New Credit Card Laws Dow Joes - He'll Put You In Debt Online Q&A With Will Ferrell Will Ferrell Fights With A Bat Padded Light Posts - Protecting Bodies Not Smart Enough To Protect Themselves [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 16:00:09

Jim Sokolove, Stanford, and the “Roadmap to Justice”

TV’s biggest lawyer-advertiser is Boston’s James Sokolove, whose ad budget of $20 million/year makes him a widely recognized figure ( ... august an institution than Stanford Law School (thank you, Prof. Deborah Rhode), It’s bankrolling ... Civil Gideon” idea (a newly invented Constitutional entitlement to taxpayer coverage of lawyers’ fees [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:35:07


We have over 80,000 a year as well as we have a bad credit rating since of a illness emanate as well as a small not so intelligent choices. We have been perplexing to get a loan to compensate off all upon a credit (less than 7000.00) not counting a automobile loan (up in FEB 07) as well as a residence (we owe110,000 as well as it is value 135,000, though can’t get a home equity loan in TX b/c of a refiance usually 80% law.) We can means a remuneration of up to 475.00 a month. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 00:45:13

Bush Auto Bailout Illegal, Bailout Supporter Admits

Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who supports bailing out the Detroit automakers (whose unionized workers are paid $70 an hour) ... its competitiveness than it would be for the Detroit automakers to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 ... expensive regulations (like CAFE rules), and preempting state dealer franchise laws that make it [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 21:13:33

Not a slob in the entire crowd

In reply to Nightline: 1920: As a previous poster mentioned, every single person in attendance is presentable, indicating respect for the occasion. Psychologists believe that well-dressed people also behave better and usually obey the law more conscientiously. (Tell that to Bernie Madoff and all the other white collar crooks who have absconded [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:10:02

Turning Attention to Christmas Bills

When I was a kid I remember being so depressed the day after Christmas, knowing Santa would not make a return trip for some 364 days ... and pen, and listing each of your credit cards.  Update each card’s balance with current information ... -in-law” syndrome. The symptoms include overspending around the holidays in an effort to impress [more...]

Date: 2008-12-26 14:07:19

Pro-gun PAC endorses Hunt for sheriff

Former sheriff’s Lt. Bill Hunt , who is hoping to unseat Sheriff Sandra Hutchens , has teamed up with a new political action committee aimed at getting more guns into the hands of  law-abiding citizens. The group, SAFE OC, has endorsed Hunt and is co-sponsoring a fundraiser Friday at the On Target shooting range, 27692 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $35 to test your shooting skills against Hunt’s. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 21:47:07

Federal Reserve Proposes Rules to Implement Card Law

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Federal Reserve proposedrules today that will end banks’ ability to apply credit-cardpayments to balances with the lowest interest rates first,implementing legislation Congress passed in May. The Fed also proposed that creditors obtain consumers’consent before charging fees for transactions that exceed creditlimits. Restrictions on lending to people under the age of 21and subprime credit-card fees were also included, the Fed saidin a statement. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 17:59:56

The Colosimo 5

Based on the criminal dockets of our five clergy, who are by now certainly hoping to be forgiven for their trespasses, ... Criminal Conspiracy to engage in Defiant Trespass, Third Degree Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Third ... of law, but is Colosimo really enough of a bad guy to defecate on his property rights in such a manner [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 16:00:38

Important Things To Know About Bankruptcy

by John Steed Bankruptcy is the condition affirmed by the court of law that somebody or an organization has been unable to clear its debt ... who has been not able to pay the required monetary funds. Several cases have been recorded and mandated ... . There are several filing of illegal act in financial courts to day. The most common filing is Chapter [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 04:59:21

I ain’t your Bee-yotch….bitch!

+++warning!  foul mouthed rant ahead!++++ Despite the fact that there are 4 other folks in my office at any given time, ... the collection agency to stop calling for an employee, they are legally required to stop”.  (see the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, governed by the FTC) Trust me, I’ve quoted this law to these blood [more...]

Date: 2008-09-05 15:08:48

House Hunting Fever

We have no immediate plans of moving or building a new house but the opportunity came to us without our expecting it. ... . It all started out a few days ago when I made an inquiry about a house in my Mom’s village that was up for rent. I was interested because my brother-in-law made a ... [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 03:37:56

Recent Tweets from the BARN

National Ag News for September 11, 2009Sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation“CFTC Pitches Cap-and-Trade Regulation Authority”The Commodity Futures Trading Commission wants to regulate greenhouse gas credit markets, should they become law. CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler told the Senate Ag Committee on Wednesday, – in the event Congress passes cap-and-trade legislation, the CFTC has the necessary expertise to regulate trading in the expanded carbon markets. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-11 11:45:19

Strategic Drift

Whether it was a kabuki dance or just the Democratic majority in the Senate finding its power or, amazingly, the essence of deliberative democracy, ... that the first half of the $700 billion of the financial rescue law was badly mismanaged, Obama’ ... . The right is focused on deficit reduction, which is interesting, considering that eight years of [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 15:58:00

Majority Of American Public Against Auto Rescue

I think this has a lot more to do with the fact that this has been spun as free money as opposed to giving these companies loans (GM and Chrysler) ... if one or more of the companies were forced to restructure under the protection of bankruptcy laws ... significant progress persuading the public that bankruptcy proceedings would deepen the broader [more...]

Date: 2008-12-16 19:31:31

Bankruptcy - Is It the Answer?

Bankruptcy - Is It the Answer? October 11th, 2008 Subscribe To Our Feed If your finances are in a mess, you may have considered bankruptcy ... to pay back a portion of the debt that is owed to creditors. Your credit will be damaged ... laws. They were allowed to file more than once for Chapter 7 so many used it to beat credit card [more...]

Date: 2008-10-11 21:47:58

dirty rotten scoundrel

Perhaps there’s still hope: Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the legality of the Obama-forced bankruptcy of Chrysler, LLC. Mourdock is petitioning the Court to rule on Barack Obama’s blatant disregard of the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, which explicitly authorizes Congress, and *not* the president, to determine bankruptcy laws. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-27 18:02:10

Who Should Have Been Mormon of the Year, 1970-1989

Permanent Link : Comments (22) Welcome to Guest Blogger Sheldon Gilbert by Marc Bohn We’re due for an infusion of new blood here at T&S, ... competition and lost interest in being a lawyer altogether. After graduating in May 2008, Sheldon took ... from the practice of law. He now intends to accrue even more student debt by pursuing a Ph.D in [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 12:00:53

Dumb Law Alert: South Carolina

Saw this over at Slashdot: "It looks like in an act that defies common sense, ... ." Here's the actual text of the Act: TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 01:15:06

Thursday Open Thread

Links? I'll show you some links! ? The latest Don Perata story concerned money he took from his own ballot campaign account into his legal defense fund. He's entitled to do that for the time being, but the Fair Political Practices Commission is considering new rules to strengthen the campaign finance laws around these kinds of accounts [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 02:58:45

Yesterday's post argued that deflation might be the new normal for much of the economy – just as it has been the norm for high tech at least since Moore's law took effect. I also argued that deflation might not be as bad as many economists make it out to be despite the fact that it is usually associated with recessions and depressions [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 21:32:06

Shamed solicitor faces jail for taking from pensioner’s will

By Michael MacLeod A DISGRACED former lawyer who took almost half-a-million pounds from a dead pensioner’s will used the cash to pay off his own debts. Michael Karus, 48, embezzled £413,052.81 while acting as the executor of the estate of the late Edith Hampton, who died aged 89 in 2003. It emerged yesterday in court that he used the former teacher’s cash to settle debts in his own law and property firms and even paid off a personal credit card debt. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 17:11:34

Finally! Top Federal Court Vindicates Bush On FISA-NSA

  The NY Times allowed a liberal, disgruntled DoJ employee to expose one of our nation’s most valuable defensive programs against terrorist attack based on the man’s ignorance of the facts. I recently wrote about the traitor Thomas Tamm - who should be indicted and thrown in jail for pretending (a) to be more powerful than our laws [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 19:13:45

Re: Edwards to speak publicly again

Senator John has been a modern day Paul Revere. I remember his July 2007 Coopers Union speech where he tried, oh so gently, ... national laws protecting us against the worst abuses in credit markets predatory mortgages,abusive credit card terms, and payday loans with interest rates of 300 percent or higher. Finally [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 06:22:53

Nader: Obama might not protect consumers

Not since the 1960s, when seat belts became standard equipment in cars, has the atmosphere been so favorable for consumer-friendly reform ... have just elected a president who has promised to reform the credit card industry, bankruptcy law, and toy ... has received more campaign donations for his Senate campaigns from credit card issuers than any other [more...]

Date: 2008-11-07 10:00:00

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