O.K. it ain't Bad enough they want to try and seize your motorcycle. Now the senate in passing a bill sponsored by Gestapo youth coordinator and Senator Gary Siplin, supposed Democrat out of Orlando is outlawing your underwear. Or at least allowing any exposure of it on school grounds.
We are not aware of where the line is drawn. Is it any portion of your underwear? Is it all your underwear? Is it just dirty underwear? Does this mean we now have to stretch the over extended budget to hire "underwear police" and further clog our court system with, "I saw London I saw France I saw someones underpants" arrests which of course will be followed by civil suits? What if you don't wear underwear? How low can your jeans go? Are butt cracks banned too and where does a butt crack begin and end?
My God Florida citizenry, wake up! How about we pay all these whack jobs we elected their due and just tell em to go see a shrink so as not to spend taxpayer dollars on perpetuating their Freudian preoccupation and/or fear of "BUTT CRACK"!
Fortunately our Governor has at least said, "I don’t think we need to get so involved in style," said Crist. He declined to say if he would veto the bill, which has passed the Senate, but added, "let’s see if it gets that far." DECLINED TO SAY IF HE WOULD VETO IT???? IS HE WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE BUTT CRACK LOBBYIST???Add to Technorati Favorites
Check this out from the U.K. Can you say, "Screwed"
Under new emissions-based rates of road tax announced last week in the Budget, vehicles that produce less than 100g of CO2 per/km will pay nothing – unless they are motorcycles. Despite emitting less than 100g per/km, many motorcycles will next year pay double according to the Environmental Transport Association.
The new rates discriminate against motorcycles despite the fact that CO2 emissions for motorcycles of all types are already below the average level for petrol and diesel-engined cars.
A 125cc commuter bike currently pays a vehicle excise duty of £15 – the rate in 2009 will more than double to £33.
Andrew Davis, director at the Environmental Transport Association said: “A doubling of tax for motorcycles that produce less than 100g of CO2 per/km makes a nonsense of the revised rates of vehicle excise duty – it appears that motorcycles are subsidising the new zero rate of vehicle excise duty for the lowest-polluting cars. At a time when we are struggling to meet emissions targets and high petrol prices, a case must be made for the small-capacity motorcycles that produce less CO2 than cars and use far less fuel.”
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By First Coast News Staff
CLAY COUNTY, FL -- A woman was arrested and charged with DUI yesterday after she ran over a Clay County deputy's motorcycle during a crash investigation.
46-year-old Sondra Smith was driving down County Road 218 near Middleburg when the crash happened.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office was assisting the Florida Highway Patrol with an investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash.
A traffic deputy says Smith was speeding when she crashed into his motorcycle, which had the lights activated.
Deputies say she dragged the motorcycle under her car until she finally came to a stop.span>
The cycle, which was totaled, is a $30,000 loss.Add to Technorati Favorites
Follow along now because it's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. From the Guardian in the U.K.:
The news broke before Wall Street opened on Friday and was greeted with predictable mayhem. It was, however, only the start of a weekend that would eventually see an agreement to sell Bear Stearns - worth $160 a share at its peak last year - to JP Morgan for just $2 a share.
The bankers were worried that what had happened to Bear Stearns might happen to them, so, by Sunday evening in New York, just minutes before Asian markets opened for the first time since the Bear bail-out, the Fed announced an extraordinary cut to its discount rate and opened its lending facilities to investment banks for the first time. (rest the rest here).
WASHINGTON, Mar. 19, 2008 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) -- The Federal Reserve's rate cutting campaign is benefiting banks and financial institutions, but the interest rate declines have yet to pass through to the average American.
'If you are waiting for real interest rates to bail us out, its probably not going to happen that way,' said Bob Brusca of FAO Economics.
Even with the federal funds rate now at 2.25 pct, homeowners are seeing little relief as high interest rates on mortgages and declining house prices continue. Worsening the situation are banks, who are unwilling to loosen their lending standards. 'They too can see the collateral in the market is getting less and less,' Brusca said.
Some politicians have been reluctant to offer 'bailouts' to homeowners who made poor investments and lenders who were too loose in their standards. 'Meanwhile there's a hole in the ship,' Brusca said. Even as the Fed scoops water out of the metaphorical hull, water keeps pouring in 'because the government is not trying to fill the hole.' (read the rest here)
And on 11-08-07 we posted this here
Amazingly, analysts on the on the left, who have been following the scent of American imperialism, are meeting up with analysts on the right, who have been tracking American macroeconomics. Both are arriving at the same conclusion: the US economy is headed for serious trouble. Former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker, who infamously jacked the prime rate up to 21 percent in 1981, now warns of a "75 percent chance of a dollar crash in the next five years." Asian countries hold approximately $2 trillion in dollars and dollar denominated securities. China has already announced its intention to diversity its foreign asset holdings, and India is considering a similar course. The Iranian oil bourse could be the pebble that starts an avalanche. Petrodollar Warfare will help you pick through the rubble.
IN OTHER WORDS: The government is using 400 BILLION dollars of YOUR tax dollars to bail out a bunch of rich folk and ain't doing squat for you or me! Now int the past a wholelot of folk didn't worry about this garbage because, hey what the hell, that will be my kids or my grandkids problem. Well wake up dudes and dudettes, cause it is our problem right now. And as soon as they can get oil denominated in "Euro's" we are toast! But then we can always invite China to a fire sail, hell they got all our money.
Jesus said: “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” Matthew 22:21)
But he also made himself up a whip and took to whooping up on the money changers. Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:15, John 2:8
WHEN WILL WE TAKE UP THE WHIP? Or will we continue to allow America to be the new "robbers den"Add to Technorati Favorites
Awhile back we posted a fairly lengthy post entitled AMERICA-Land of the Free??? wherein we discussed Americas, or at least our America's governments propensity to solve all social ill's by throwing people in prison. Making Americas prison system the largest in the world.
We did not know at the time What the Department of Corrections in the fine state of Florida had in mind. You know Florida, the state of the "hanging chads" and botched primary's. The state with one of the largest prison populations in the Country that is always looking for cash to build more prison beds as it increasingly becomes one of the larger "police states" in the country. The state that can't seem to increase it's coffers enough through the seizure of private property that it has to seek out more ways to seize more property, i.e HB137. Whose jails are already bursting at the seems with "perpetrators" of non-violent victim less crimes.
Now Florida, like many states in these times, is facing a heck of a budget crises and many agencies will have to cut back. What is the Florida Department of Corrections answer????
From FADAA (Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association) legislative alert dated Mach 18 (this was debated at the Capital yesterday but attempts to find any in depth coverage in our local news media at this time have met with little success other than a blurb on a local TV station last night):
The Department of Corrections is recommending all correctional substance abuse programs be eliminated.
Also recommending the elimination of community faith based initiatives, pre-trial intervention programs, and drug court funding.
300 security staff and 350 probation officer jobs are on the chopping block, (Which means folk in prison will have to stay there longer).
This all after Governor Crist recommended that Substance Abuse Programming be increased by $28.8 million.
As one who is only alive and not in prison today by virtue of the help of various substance abuse programs I can only say, "ARE YOU GUYS (Dept of Corrections and anybody else that thinks this will alleviate any problem) FREAKING STUPID
Does anybody in the government read a freaking study or research (they haven't paid for to say what they want hear) thats says anything other than what they want to hear. Look I'm freaking crazy ok. But I ain't the only one that ain't wasting taxpayer dollars because I got help when I couldn't help myself.
But I ain't that crazy. No why? I'm searching for public companies that build prisons cause 'm buying stock in them bitches.
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Ahead of me I see cop cars, fire engine and people standing around in the street. As I get closer I see the reason. There is a body, covered, laying in the middle of the street.
Immediately, as probably most people who ride motorcycles do, I start scanning looking for a motorcycle and a wrecked car. Seeing neither I start thinking maybe it was a pedestrian crossing the street. It was obviously well covered and I saw no need to stop and gawk and continued on.
Last night my wife checked her e-mail and this is what she found: