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An Old Tree

From The New York Times: LONGWOOD, Fla. — Back, way back, before King Tut was born and Alexander the Great roamed his empire, the Senator sprouted in a swamp here in central Florida, one of thousands of its kind. So on Monday, when word got out that the huge, 3,500-year-old bald cypress had burned and […]

Tide

A new crime wave sweeping the country: “These are criminals coming into the store to steal thousands of dollars of merchandise,” said Detective Harrison Sprague of the Prince George’s County, Md., Police Department, where Tide is known as “liquid gold” among officers. He and other law enforcement officials across the country say Tide theft is […]

Ikea Illegal

The BBC Reports: A French newspaper has claimed that Swedish furniture giant Ikea paid for illegal access to police files on its staff and customers. The weekly Le Canard Enchaine published what it said were emails where Ikea managers asked police for information. More than 200 checks on criminal records and vehicle registrations were asked […]

Men Are Evil?

Natasha Chart continues to rock my world: Have you ever heard a woman being told, or told a woman, or been told ‘for your own good’ as a woman, that women shouldn’t … get into a car with a man, be alone in a room or apartment or house or gym or office with a […]

How Much Jail Time Do You Get For Stealing a Purse?

From the AP: WASHINGTON – The federal government has devoted $4.7 trillion to help the financial sector through its crisis, a watchdog report said Monday. Under the worst of circumstances, the report said, the government’s maximum exposure could total nearly $24 trillion, or $80,000 for every American.

Felon Voting Rights

Project Vote has a continuing series on OpenLeft focusing on, among other things, the continuing injustice of laws that disenfrancise felons from voting: Today, 48 states have their own laws that disenfranchise convicted felons at some point during incarceration, probation, or parole. This hodgepodge of policies has created confusion for former offenders and election officials […]

Student Who Bid on Illegal Federal Auction Charged with Felony

From OpenLeft: In the waning weeks of the Bush Administration, Tim DeChristopher disrupted a lease of public lands for oil and gas exploration by bidding up prices against those who intended to drill on the lands if oil or gas was found. The leases were subsequently invalidated, because the hurried process of bringing them to […]