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Temp Agency's Dual Role in Contracting Raises Questions - Quidam65
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20140315-temp-agencys-dual-role-in-contracting-raises-questions.ece Summary: All Temps is a staffing agency that is certified as a minority-owned business by a local government agency, the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA). NCTRCA's...


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States "gaming the system" to undo food stamp cuts - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/10/gaming-system-states-use-trick-to-undo-food-stamp-cuts/ New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania (all bastions of Tea Party Conservatism :lol: ) are trying to do an end run around the recent food stamp "cuts" (again :lol: ; all the Congress did was cut ...


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Florida marine scientists blocked from Cuba research - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/15/fla-marine-scientists-blocked-from-cuba-research/?intcmp=features Florida enacted a state law (the only one among the 50 states) that prohibits public funds from being used to travel to Cuba for any reason, including research. Marine research is vitall...


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Plushenko withdraws from Olympics - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/02/13/russia-plushenko-withdraws-from-olympic-figure-skating/?intcmp=latestnews Apparently he hurt himself in practice and wasn't able to continue. He also announced that he is officially retiring....


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GOP Candidate running for House--in FOUR different states - Quidam65
The Constitution says one must be a resident of the state which s/he is representing at the time of election. But it says nothing about primaries. So this candidate (who is originally from England and became a naturalized US citizen) is running in Georgia (where he lives) AND Michigan, Minnesota...


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Ill-Spent...and Illiterate - Quidam65
And yet FedGov wants to run OUR educational system? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/28/afghan-soldiers-still-not-literate-despite-200m-us-backed-program/...


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SCOTUS hears case on recess appointments - Quidam65
And at the outset it isn't looking good: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/13/supreme-court-justices-call-into-question-obama-recess-appointment-power/?intcmp=latestnews Kagan is an Obama appointee and one of the more liberal members. But it appears she's questioning his actions, recogn...


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Texas gun show loses lease with County facility after refusing background checks - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/13/texas-gun-show-loses-county-venue-after-refusing-background-checks/?intcmp=latestnews Travis County (where hippie liberal Austin is located) wanted to require gun sellers to have more background checks than required by Federal law (Texas law does not impose an...


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SCOTUS blocks AZ's 20-week (age of fetus) abortion ban - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/13/court-wont-revive-arizona-20-week-abortion-ban/ Generally "viability of the fetus" is considered to start at around 24 weeks. This is key because "viability" (i.e., the ability to survive outside the womb) is the cutoff between when abortion rights are ...


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Woman Stabbed for bringing home pizza instead of chicken - Quidam65
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Woman-Stabbed-for-Bringing-Home-Pizza-Instead-of-Chicken-239757201.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DFWBrand I've heard of telling women to get back in the kitchen and make their man a sammich, but this takes things too far....


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California teachers' lawsuit over mandatory union dues moving forward - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/09/california-schoolteachers-file-lawsuit-over-mandatory-union-dues/ Essentially the teachers are claiming that mandatory union dues (which by law are permitted in "union shop" states, where joining a union can be made a requirement for employment) are viol...


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Oklahoma Bill to ease restrictions on imaginary guns - Quidam65
In wake of the student who was suspended after chewing his pastry into the shape of the gun (oh, the horror!), Oklahoma has introduced legislation to eliminate "zero tolerance" punishment for using imaginary weapons: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/10/oklahoma-bill-would-ease-school-polic...


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Bridge of Revenge? (aka The Chicago Way in NJ) - Quidam65
Summary: Apparently there were some "suspicious" lane closures on the George Washington Bridge near Fort Lee, NJ, the lanes were closed for four days. Turns out that NJ Gov Christie may have ordered them "closed" as the town's mayor didn't support his re-election. http://www.foxnews.com/politi...


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Kim Jong-un's Aunt believed dead - Quidam65
She is the widow of his uncle who he either had executed by firing squad or by dogs (depending on which source you believe): http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/01/07/aunt-north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-believed-dead-report-says/ Wouldn't shock me if he didn't have her killed as well. Actually...


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EPA Proposes Restrictions on New Wood Stoves - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/07/epa-proposes-new-restrictions-for-new-wood-stoves/?intcmp=HPBucket So let me understand things here: coal is bad because it is so polluting (plus the risk of miners being trapped in a cave-in), oil is bad because a blowout can cause irreparable damage t...


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2014's "Top Ten Threats to 'Food Freedom' " - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/01/03/top-ten-biggest-threats-to-food-freedom-in-2014/ Here is the list (not in any particular order of bad or good, just how the piece listed things), you can read the commentary yourself: 1: FDA May Ban or Restrict a Growing Number of Food Ingredients. 2:...


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Obama Admin proposes new Executive Actions on gun background checks - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/03/obama-administration-proposes-new-executive-actions-on-gun-background-checks/ Never mind HIPAA, that gets in our way. Oh and this call for action is interesting: [quote]In the statement, President Obama and Biden also renewed their call for Congres...


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NYC to outlaw horse-drawn carriages - Quidam65
Never mind that they're far "greener" than any other mode of transportation. It's the animal rights crowd that wants them gone: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bill-de-blasio-won-horse-controversial-carriages-article-1.1561981...


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More California Counties push to leave California - Quidam65
I know there were a couple in the northern part of the state that had passed resolutions to leave. Apparently the discontent is growing: a third county has a similar resolution on the June 2014 ballot and seven others are highly thinking about it: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/29/cal...


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"Labor Gone Wild" - Quidam65
Generous provisions found in some union contracts: http://watchdog.org/121141/labor-unions-wild-ideas-work/ (Hey it's something other than eleventy billion Duck Dynasty/Phil Robertson threads)...


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Requesting access to the A&M Board - Quidam65
I did not hear anything on my prior message (the one which was on the main thread on this topic) so maybe this is the way to make the request?...


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NYPD Commissioner given Heckler's Veto at speech - Quidam65
Not shockingly the "college administration" is upset. (Of course, had the speaker been a conservative, the college would have had no problems with the hecklers. In fact they probably would have pre-emptively cancelled the event--for "safety reasons" of course.) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10...


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Afro-Beat Band banned from college for being "too white" - Quidam65
The group has played in Harlem and is well accepted there. But not in academia (which is overwhelmingly run by lily-white "tolerant liberals"). http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/10/29/did-hampton-college-group-ban-afro-beat-band-for-being-too-white/?intcmp=features...


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Reporters Beware of Opposing The State - Quidam65
Reporter does stories critical of the Federal Air Marshal program, gets a pre-dawn raid under the guise of looking for "unregistered firearms and a potato gun" (I'm not making this up) http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/28/federal-agents-pre-dawn-raid-on-reporter-home-raises-questions/?intcmp...


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Air Force Academy Oath to drop reference to God? - Quidam65
Toddy can't yell about lack of names on this article (he'll just complain about the substance). http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/23/air-force-academy-may-drop-god-from-oath/?intcmp=latestnews...


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Soldiers: donate to Tea Party or evangelical Christian groups, face UCMJ charges - Quidam65
This was at Fort Hood (where, apparently, shooting fellow soldiers is nothing but "workplace violence" according to Obama) http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/23/does-army-consider-christians-tea-party-terror-threat/?intcmp=HPBucket...


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HUD sues deaf housing apartment complex... - Quidam65
for discriminating in favor of deaf tenants http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/21/feds-try-to-eliminate-housing-for-deaf-at-complex-built-for-hearing-impaired/ Summary: 1. FedGov does a study in 2005 and finds that the US in general had too little affordable housing for persons who were...


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A View from the Middle (of the country) - Quidam65
Yes the source is a state GOP website. But look past that, and read what he says. He makes lots of sense. http://www.okgop.com/blog/2013/10/11/view-from-the-middle-is-different-than-from-the-beltway/...


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Government Slimdown cuts off road--tourists trapped in Montana town - Quidam65
There are only two roads out of Cooke City, Montana. One connects to a mountain pass and is currently shut down due to snow. The other goes through Yellowstone. Residents have "special passes" to travel the road. Tourists stuck in Cooke City, trying to get back home, can't get those passes. ...


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Teacher makes students decide who lives and dies - Quidam65
http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/teacher-makes-students-decide-who-lives-who-dies.html This isn't completely new--I had a similar exercise in 7th grade speech class, involving the last dose of an experimental medicine (where the developer, and all his notes, were lost in a tragic ...


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