Archive for April 19, 2012


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.

The First Amendment says in part: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”

Television networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or elements of, corporations.

Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment | CNSNews.com.

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Day of Silence’: Parents urged to keep kids home.

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Owners and managers of swimming pools at hotels, city recreation centers and public parks are scrambling to install mechanical chair lifts.

Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:

Via  myway.com (emphasis mine):

Hotels, rec centers try to slow pool access regs

Apr 18, 3:38 AM (ET)

By RUSS BYNUM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Owners and managers of swimming pools at hotels, city recreation centers and public parks are scrambling to install mechanical chair lifts to comply with new federal requirements that all public pools be accessible to disabled swimmers.

Some hotels fear the cost of the equipment or fines for noncompliance could put them out of business, and an industry lobbyist says others may close their pools this summer if they can’t upgrade in time, though the government can offer more time to those having trouble paying for it. Swimmers with disabilities say the changes are overdue.

“I couldn’t get into the pool without it,” said Karen Kitchen of Savannah, who has multiple sclerosis and relies on a poolside chair lift at the Chatham County Aquatic Center…

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A recent report released by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) found that if EPA regulations are implemented, we can expect to see 7 million car buyers drop out of the new vehicle market by 2025.  According to the EPA, the new rules concerning the fuel economies of these vehicles will increase the average cost of these passenger cars and small trucks by $3,000.

(31) EPA Prices Americans Out of Car Market | Digg Politics.

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