Thursday, March 29, 2012
I'm not sure he understands how small towns really work. Being a New Yorker and all. Still, good sense from a pessimist.
What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself?Dave Hardy.
My personal favorite defense gun has always been a Beretta Jetfire in 22 short. I've carried it for many years including while hiking. I never leave without it in my pocket. Of course the first rule when hiking in the wilderness is to use the "Buddy System". This it means you NEVER hike alone, you bring a friend, companion, or family member.
I remember one time while hiking with a companion when out of nowhere came this huge brown bear charging us and was she MAD. We must have been near one of her cubs. Anyway, if I had not had my little Jetfire, I wouldn't be here today. Just one quick shot to my companion's kneecap and I was able to escape by just walking at a brisk pace. It's one of the best pistols in my collection.
EPA considered their property to be a "wetland," and told them to stop the development, and restore the property to its former state — or face fines that the government said could reach $75,000 a day. The EPA acted under the Clean Water Act, and it insisted — with the approval of lower courts — that the couple could not sue to challenge the order...The Court said they could.
The Court stressed that it was not deciding whether Michael and Chantell Sackett will win their court case, but only that they had a right to file it at their choosing, now that the EPA "compliance order" is final. The decision reflected the strongly negative reaction most of the Justices had to the denial of a right to sue when this case was argued in January. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., who was among those protesting most strongly at that hearing, wrote a separate opinion Wednesday complaining that the scope of the Clean Water Act's application to private property is unclear, and Congress or the EPA should move to clarify it.SCOTUSblog will post links to that opinion, and the rest, as they become available.
According to the report, which looked at 72,000 schools, black students comprise just 18% of those enrolled yet account for 46% of those suspended more than once and 39% of all expulsions.Of course, that's not good enough for some folks.
Quintus's election book is frank about the gullibility of the masses and firm in its requirement that they be deceived in their own best interests. Rome was a "cesspool of humanity," and its would-be leaders could be excused of behavior to match. An assumed personality need not be maintained for long. But Marcus, his brother advised, must make himself seem to be a man of the people while reassuring the wealthy that the "new man" knows his place.Sounds like fun. Maybe for my birthday (two days before the Oregon primaries).
Electoral corruption was endemic at Rome. Like voters in all democracies, the Romans were both inured to it and moved, from time to time, to clean house. The Cicero brothers were campaigning in one of Rome's years of attempted reform. Their chief opponent, a corrupt aristocrat called Lucius Sergius Catilina, had bribed on a sufficiently massive scale to spur the senate to call for tighter rules. A tribune of the plebs vetoed the plan, as was his right under Rome's separation of powers. Cicero was then able to savage Catiline with his famed rhetorical abuse. A problem became an opportunity, a process that always brings politicians pleasure.
The U.S., in turn, agreed to provide food and and publicly declared it isn't seeking to overflow the Kim Jong Eun regime.I think that's a typo. I think they were trying to say that the U.S. isn't seeking to overfrow the regime.