Officials (minus blue helmets) from the United Nations are in Detroit investigating Human Rights Violations due to the city water shut offs.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a bill that reinforces laws against the direct-sales model that Tesla Motors employs, effectively barring the automaker from selling its wares in the state.
According to the letter sent to legislators from Snyder's office announcing the signing of Public Act 354:
This bill does not, as some have claimed, prevent auto manufacturers from selling automobiles directly to consumers at realign in Michigan. That is because this is already prohibited under Michigan law. The current law states that a manufacturer shall not "[s]ell new motor vehicle directly to a retail customer other than through its franchised dealers…"
The current language states plainly that a manufacturer can only sell new vehicles to consumers through its own network of franchised dealers. House Bill 5606 detest the word "its" from this sentence. This change would appear merely to allow manufacturers who do not have their own franchised dealers to sell through another manufactuerer's [sic] network of franchised dealers. But in any event they will be required, just as they are now, to sell through a franchised dealer, and not directly to consumers. House Bill 5606 does nothing to change this fact. At most, it clarifies the existing requirement in Michigan law.
History will define the Obama administration as the Bald administration because it has no hair.
It had no hair because it had no:
NOT ME IN THE VIDEO!!!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CdPJyBUFN0 On Friday Oct. 17th I saw what appeared to be a police swat team raid in Tracy, Ca. I just so happened to live behind the house that was being raided when I was a kid 15 years ago. Our landlord from when we lived there owned and lived in the house that was being raided.I dont know if he still does or not, but he was a friend of my Aunts. So I had a particular interest to film what was going on.
►This will begin a new Ukraine updating thread.. the war is at a pivot point.
Please feel free to visit and keep current with the latest updates on this escalating event.
►Yesterday, Oct. 20th was a pivot point in weaponry, tactics and assault by the Kiev oligarchy. The battle lines haven't changed... but they will. I will add more as news and ground attacks evolve against the self defense forces of Novorossiya.
The Ukr. has (now) begun using 1980's vintage weaponry against infrastructure, militiamen and civilian population centers.
When we reach nerdvana, even the law will be automated.
A human court, however, has decided that a current form of automated law enforcement is actually unenforceable, at least in Florida.
I am grateful to the open-eyed bloodhounds at Watchdog for spotting a Florida appeals court ruling.
The judges mulled the fact that private owners of red-light cameras were the ones who sent out tickets. The judges concluded: "Hang on, that's not legal."
By Kelsey Sheehy | US News
Between deciphering college financial aid awards and settling into a shoe-box sized dorm room with a perfect stranger or two, making the move from high school to college can be a shock to the system for even the most put-together teenager.
The transition, many may assume, would be even more jarring for students coming from a home-schooled environment.
"Transitioning from home school to college can be a daunting experience, especially with the lack of socialization that is associated with home schooling," says Los Angeles-based therapist Karen Hylen, who counsels people she says have not made the transition successfully.
But parents and students from the home-schooling community say the nontraditional method yields teens that are more independent and therefore better prepared for college life.
The Prepper's Workbook: Checklists, Worksheets, and Home Projects to Protect Your Family from Any DisasterSubmitted by Chris Hurlothru... on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:06
By Scott B. Williams and Scott Finazzo (2 great Scotts imo)
The first section is a workbook with a cacophony of fill-in-the-blanks, food needs per family member/allergies, blood types etc, and lists of and information on basically everything you'd want recorded ahead of any general emergency scenario. Example - page 92 explains the differences between aspirin, acetaminphine and ibuprofen. Part 2 outlines specifics for 7 scenarios ranging from tornado and earthquake to riots and civil unrest.
The appendix lists websites and books by other authors on prepping, survival, wilderness cookbooks, other great sources of info online.
A great 'library return rack find', and especially to know that others in my neighborhood are planning ahead for will come what may.
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Republican candidate tries to vote for himself, electronic machine casts vote for his opponent insteadSubmitted by matt_ on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:56
"Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead."
If anyone really believes elections in the United States are truly legitimate, they must be willfully ignorant. I guess it makes people feel good thinking that they have fair election processes.
A smaller share of Americans own their homes than at any time since 1995 - Young people are putting off buying houses, one reason why the nation's homeownership rate is the lowest it's been in nearly 20 years. More renters, fewer buyers
By Tim Logan | The L.A. Times
Less than half of homes in metro Los Angeles are owner-occupied, lowest rate of any big city in the U.S. The share of Americans who own their homes slipped again in the second quarter to its lowest level in nearly two decades.
Just 64.8% of U.S. homes are owner-occupied, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, down from 65% in the first quarter and the lowest count since the third quarter of 1995. The figures are adjusted to account for seasonal variations.
In Los Angeles and Orange counties, 49.1% of homes are owner-occupied. That's the lowest rate of any big metropolitan area in the country.
Relatively high housing prices, tight credit standards and a still-soft job market are prompting more Americans to put off owning a home, housing economists say. And while the improving economy is prompting more young people to move out of their parents’ house or live alone instead of with roommates, those young people are in no rush to buy.
Eyes open. No fear.
The Cato Institute has some bones to pick with the Federal Reserve.
The Washington libertarian think tank this week will launch a new Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. Its goal: challenge the central bank’s policies and explore alternative ways to manage the U.S. money supply, including but not limited to a return to the gold standard.
“I think we can do better than the Federal Reserve,” said George Selgin, the center’s director and a former economics professor at the University of Georgia. “We should be exploring how to do better. We should be exploring alternatives that could do better, instead of dismissing that entire inquiry as something that should be only of interest to people on the fringe.”
"The poll had quite a large sample of 13,397 people from all over Switzerland who participated in the first phase of the 20 Minuten online survey on October 15.
The poll shows that 45% approve the Swiss gold initiative and 39% are against. There are 29% firm yes voters and 28% firm no voters (see graph). The poll shows 16% are leaning towards a yes or are “more yes” and 11% are leaning towards a no or are “more no.” "