So, Homeland Security gets a couple billion rounds of ammunition, but the military doesn’t get any. That’s disturbing.
A Marine spokesperson at the Pentagon denied reports that U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition in a statement to Fox News Thursday.
So what’s the answer? It appears this “gun-free zone” type policy can actually be traced back to Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5210.56, signed into effect in February 1992 by Donald J. Atwood, deputy secretary of defense under President George H.W. Bush.
During the four years that marked President Barack Obama’s first term in office, the real median income of American households dropped by $2,627 and the number of people in poverty increased by approximately 6,667,000, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.
Well, AAA has come up with a sobering statistic: the average price of gasoline will surpass $3 per gallon Tuesday for the 1,000th consecutive day. That’s never happened before, the motoring organization says.
If you feel you’re falling behind in the income race, it’s not just your imagination. The wealth gap between the top 1% and the bottom 99% in the U.S. is as wide as it’s been in nearly 100 years, a new study finds.
Recently a colleague mentioned that she was heading to a hearing on child custody and wanted to discredit the Defendant by asking him to admit he was a medical marijuana user under Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA). She felt that this would be a good argument to show why the Defendant shouldn’t have parenting time with her client’s children. My first reaction was to explain to her that under Michigan’s medical Marihuana Act the Defendant had an affirmative defense to her argument. Specifically the act states: “A person shall not be denied custody or visitation of a minor for acting in accordance with this act, unless the person’s behavior is such that it creates an unreasonable danger to the minor that can be clearly articulated and substantiated.” (MCL 333.26424(c) (Emphasis added)
Yet on Friday the 13th, September 2013, the state of Michigan used its power to take breastfeeding baby Bree (Brielle) Green away from her mother Maria and father Steve. (The ruling also denies Maria the right to have her son from a previous marriage spend any time in her home.) This happened despite the explicit guarantees in section 4c of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, which Steve and Maria thought would protect them:
A woman who had her newborn taken away because she failed a hospital drug test after she ate a poppy seed bagel has settled a lawsuit over the case.
Some folks think that by posting so many stories of public agencies doing horrible things, I’m improperly undermining confidence in the government we must all depend on. Every time I try to taper off, however, I seem to run into a story like this. [Eugene Volokh]
Schaffner, a 16-year-old hunter, was still carrying the pocket knife he’d just used in the woods.
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