That’s just More gov mint power. How bout we stop trying to pass laws to ensure a fair outcome. Rich and powerful will always find a way to get more, because that is how they are. Is there really a law that can stop this?
 July 10, 2014 at 1:29pm
It probably would, but THAT part would never be enforced
 July 8, 2014 at 10:21pm
I think because someone in Washington has determined (incorrectly) that Texas is no longer a sovereign state and cannot enforce its own borders.
 July 3, 2014 at 4:03pm
Money and Union. Heaven forbid someone do a job that should be done by another person.
 June 26, 2014 at 1:18pm
1. Ya know I looked this up. In the three states I could find you had to do SIGNIFICANT bodily damage to raise to felony. You have to actually interfere with or intimidate the officer for a misdemeanor. I could find nothing that said that casually touching an officer was any offence. Perhaps you could share with us the local code that backs up your statement. Here are examples of code from Washington DC
(c) A person who violates subsection (b) of this section and causes significant bodily injury to the law enforcement officer, or commits a violent act that creates a grave risk of causing significant bodily injury to the officer, shall be guilty of a felony
(b) Whoever without justifiable and excusable cause, assaults, resists, opposes, impedes, intimidates, or interferes with a law enforcement officer on account of, or while that law enforcement officer is engaged in the performance of his or her official duties shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
2. IF we accept your arguably erroneous statement, how is throwing someone face first into a bench appropriate force in response to a casual touch.
3. HOW is it reasonable to expect a person to not follow the subconscious action of catching ones self when falling. In addition slowed response times due to an intoxicated state. A person can only be accused of resistance if said actions are intentional, or would you say that a person tossed off a cliff was “fleeing from officers”?
 June 25, 2014 at 10:39pm
Real excuses the IRS also will not accept.
My house and everything I own washed away in the flood.
No I cannot ask my now dead father where his records are.
I asked the IRS this is what they told me to do.
I do not have the money to hire a tax attorney.
The tax law is so complicated even SCOTUS does not understand it, so I don’t
 June 23, 2014 at 12:31pm
Don’t confuse the issue with facts here monk. We are talking about global warming. Me I prefer my flavoraide to be grape.
 June 23, 2014 at 12:28pm
She is so lucky this happened in a country run by a tolerant and peaceful religion. Can you imagine what it would have been like if they were intolerant and violent. I shudder to think.
 June 23, 2014 at 12:10pm
By splitting hairs, since WATER in the air (the biggest potential green house component) is technically a vapor. But still very misleading isn’t it.
It’s not like you could get folks to sign a petition to ban water. Oh wait…
 June 21, 2014 at 12:47am
Yes, you will get a whole week off. HOWEVER during that week you will have daily conference calls, and all of the projects assigned to you must stay on track. In addition you will be on call of the duration, and will have to spend extra time when you get back just to answer the back log of emails.
WOW WHAT A GIFT!
 June 13, 2014 at 11:39pm
Under Sarbanes-Oxley should not the folks that were maintaining the email servers now be in jail?
SOX is for publicly traded companies and (some) non-profits with two parts of the act affecting private and public companies with regard to whistle-blower protection and something else that I can't recall at the moment, it is not a legal requirement for governmental agencies, but it has often been argued that it should be or that some type similar regulation should be enforced. External auditing could prove problematic with some data, for example, but complete reliance on internal auditing alone is also not a great idea.
partially right. SOX is a IT department's, (and most other depts) worst nightmare but I don't believe non-adherence is a criminal offense. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
good grief... do you even know what the law is??? Not relevant.
SOX has nothing to do with the Government and SOX does not put you in jail for non compliance it gives the company heavy fines for non compliance.
No, SOX only applies to publically traded companies, and does not have provisions to jail IT staff. If it were applied here, Obama (CEO), and the Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew (CFO) would be facing huge fines and long prison terms.
 June 13, 2014 at 6:32pm
I wonder if the IRS will now except the excuse that my entire house was destroyed in the Colorado flood and do not have all of those records they need for the audit they want to do.
Help them thusly: Take in a couple of your old Tom Clancy books and some old vinyl platters of the Doobie Brothers or whomever. That's what they asked for isn't it? Books and records? Unless it's a business you are running under Federal License, you can also inform them you have never been officially notified you were required to keep any books or records. Have you been?
If it truly was, you have my sympathy. I had family lose everything too. To face an audit afterwards? I'd tell them to bring a warrant to my old address and some shovels, they can read anything they find. Sorry, tax records aren't even CLOSE to my priority list of stuff to grab in a disaster.
 June 12, 2014 at 4:25pm
Yes, and the look on the kids face is NOT because of the kicking skill. :)
May 28, 2014 at 8:00pm
God uses imperfect vessels (as compared to him we are ALL imperfect). Does that answer your question?
 May 28, 2014 at 7:47pm
Rational argument against gun registration. The argument can easily be made that the purpose of the 2nd amendment is to afford the citizenry the ability to protect themselves from a repressive government. If that self same government has a shopping list of were to pick up the guns the primary purpose is undermined.
Rational argument against universal background checks: Innocent until proven guilty. Universal background checks forces me to PROVE my innocence to exercise my rights.
You may not agree with those arguments but they are both very rational.
 May 28, 2014 at 1:40pm
It does not matter how well it performs in a test environment. The reality they WILL break at some point, and then what? There WILL be design flaws that are pushed through for political/profit reasons (ask folks with flybywire accellerators), and then what. You can do what you want, but for me I will maintain as much control over my life as I can.
 May 28, 2014 at 12:52pm
That would make sense if she were not reading from a teleprompter.
May 27, 2014 at 12:11pm
Nice poem, but trust me dang near everything you can do in a GUI (using a mouse), I can do with a keyboard. In fact most of the REALLY powerful stuff can ONLY be done in “DOS window” as you call it, or a cmd prompt.
 May 27, 2014 at 11:51am
Duct tape is wonderful and can do almost anything, but I wonder if it would really be up to the task. Looks like a job for the Myth Busters.