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Obama takes NRA’S Advice – Thief Syphons Sewage not Gas

Obama takes NRA’S Advice – Thief Syphons Sewage not Gas

Has Barack Obama finally learned that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun?” It’s unlikely that he would ever publicly admit to such a conversion, but actions speak louder than words:
It’s almost like a page right out of the National Rifle Association playbook: The Obama administration has announced millions of dollars in funding to put armed officers in the nation’s schools.
Specifically, the Department of Justice said $45 million is going to “create 356 new school resource officer positions,” CNN reported. The money is coming from Community Oriented Policing Services grant dollars — and first up on the list of intended recipients is Newtown, Conn., the site of the massive Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The money to Newtown will fund two new officers in the town’s schools, Breitbart reported.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said of the grants: “In the wake of past tragedies, it’s clear that we need to be willing to take all possible steps to ensure that our kids are safe when they go to school.”
But the NRA was way ahead on that belief. Just days after the Sandy Hook shooting occurred, Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president and chief executive officer, suggested more armed guards inside the schools. He said that “we protect our banks … airports, office buildings, power plants [and] sports stadiums [with] armed security.” Why not kids in schools?

Although high gas prices may be getting to Utahns into a financial crisis, siphoning may not always be what you think (siphoning is when you transport liquid from one place to another, usually using sucking the liquid from a rubber hose). Not only could gas siphoning get you a criminal charge, but it could also get you a mouthful of sewage.

Dennis Quigley, woke one morning to a thief siphoning gas from his motor home only to find the thief passed out next to his own vomit. Apparently the thief had sucked from the wrong tank and got sewage instead of gasoline. Police stated that “No charges were pressed cuz Dennis thought the dumb thief had suffered enough”.

Billions Lost

What’s a billion dollars?

It’s a bonfire of insanity — big money going up in smoke to cancel two gas-fired power plants.

To read the latest damning report from the independent auditor general’s office is to weep. In clinical, actuarial language, it exposes the costly blunders that brought down Dalton McGuinty and now weigh down his successor as premier, Kathleen Wynne — with taxpayers and ratepayers paying for their mistakes.

By deconstructing those cancellation costs, the auditor general’s office has come up with a bracing figure of $1.1 billion (plus or minus) that raises the political stakes:

Brace yourself for endless “billion-dollar-boondoggle” sound bites from the opposition. But beyond the alliteration, it’s an illustration of a home-grown Greek tragedy — borne of political hubris and human miscalculations.

Goodbye, US passport.

That’s not a concept that Americans contemplate lightly. But it’s one that many of them seem to be considering – and acting on.

The number of expatriates renouncing their US citizenship surged in the second quarter of 2013, compared with the same period the year before – 1,131 cases to 189 in 2012. It’s still a small proportion of the estimated six million Americans abroad, but it’s a significant rise.

The list is compiled by the Federal Register and while no reasons are given, the big looming factor seems to be tax.

A new law called the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) will, from 1 July next year, require all financial institutions around the world to report directly to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) all the assets and incomes of any US citizens with $50,000 (£31,000) on their books. The US could withhold 30% of dividends and interest payments due to the banks that don’t comply.