Category Archives: government
Pass the popcorn! 😉
Obama musta helped with that. 😉
Run, Bloomberg, run!
And encourage Hillary to run again, too! 😉 😆
This doesn’t happen in a healthy, functioning society. Only in a late-stage, decadent anarcho-tyranny…
Who hasn’t returned something late?
A Michigan woman says she thought she’d simply pay a fine for the two overdue library books that she had forgotten about — until she found out about the warrant for her arrest.
Now Melinda Sanders is waiting to find out if she’ll be spending time in jail for her tardiness, in an unusual criminal case playing out in Charlotte, Mich.
The mother of five was recently arrested and charged with failure to return rental property in connection with the two outstanding books, which she ultimately brought back earlier this year. The crime carries a maximum penalty of 93 days jail and a $500 fine.
Sanders says she borrowed the books in 2017 and completely forgot about them. She didn’t realize she had them until earlier this year, when the Charlotte Community Library refused to let her print something because of the outstanding loans.
She says she found the books on her son’s shelf at home, dropped them off at the library and expected to see a bill for her late fees.
“I assumed that they had sent it to collections, and that I would see it on my report,” she said. “I had no idea that criminal charges were going to be pressed.”
Sanders says she didn’t hear anything more about the case until recently, when her boss ran a background check on her before giving her a promotion. The background check turned up an arrest warrant related to the books.
Her boss told her about the warrant while she was driving.
“I had to pull over because I started laughing, and he was like ‘No, I’m serious,’” she said. “I was like, ‘There’s no way.’”
This sort of thing is why people, especially those from other countries more known for being tyrannical than Western ones, get taken in by scam artists pretending to be Revenue Canada, claiming that thousands of dollars are owed the tax agency, and that one will go to jail unless one goes to a bank account immediately and transfers money. Most of us laugh off such obvious scams, but those who’ve lived in China or other totalitarian-government countries are seriously afraid of governments.
Things like what happened to this woman are reasons why we should all be wary…
That summer, the laws covering fertility treatment in Poland were shifting. Informed by the Vatican’s absolute opposition to IVF, the socially conservative Law and Justice Party, known by its Polish acronym, PiS, had put forward legislation that would ban IVF and criminalize its provision. PiS held a minority in Poland’s parliament, but support for the party was growing. A revised version of the IVF bill, seen as a compromise between conservative, Church-backed parties and the governing centrist coalition, proposed to restrict fertility treatment to heterosexual couples who were married or living together. It would require clinics to get signatures from would-be mothers and fathers, who pledged to take legal and financial responsibility for any children they had as a result of the treatment, before IVF could take place.
another provision in the law, intended to insure that unused embryos wouldn’t be destroyed, mandated that they be donated to an infertile heterosexual couple if they weren’t used within twenty years.
Culture War Can Be Waged Back! 🙂
This would have been great to know before the election: the Canadian government assisted in the production of a Muslim voter’s guide for the recent federal election
I’m happy, though, that in doing so, they’ve managed to raise B’nai Brith’s ire:
I hope THAT has an impact…