Adria Hinkle of Norfolk and Andrew Cook of Virginia Beach, both workers for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, are being tried together on 21 counts of felony animal cruelty, seven counts of littering and three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.More from the same article:
The prosecution asserted that the animals were killed maliciously and with intent, while the defense argued that Hinkle and Cook euthanized the animals humanely and they would have been put down at the shelter in Bertie County by the most acceptable method.
Lawyers for two PETA workers charged with animal cruelty argued today that they were doing their job and that the only thing they might have done wrong was dispose of carcasses improperly.That is interesting. It is PETA’s job to kill animals. How liberal of them.
Vegans also tend to be animal rights freaks. The message is clear. PETA is a terrorist organization full of dumb people.
However, vegans - vegetarians who also avoid dairy products - scored significantly lower, averaging an IQ score of 95 at the age of 10.
In the last 2 years, we have seen the desire for liberty in the broader Middle East — and we have been sobered by the enemy's fierce reaction. In 2005, the world watched as the citizens of Lebanon raised the banner of the Cedar Revolution ... drove out the Syrian occupiers ... and chose new leaders in free elections. In 2005, the people of Afghanistan defied the terrorists and elected a democratic legislature. And in 2005, the Iraqi people held three national elections — choosing a transitional government ... adopting the most progressive, democratic constitution in the Arab world ... and then electing a government under that constitution. Despite endless threats from the killers in their midst, nearly 12 million Iraqi citizens came out to vote in a show of hope and solidarity we should never forget.In other words, these are not just random events that just happen by chance. There are forces that actively promote the possibility of American failure behind each of these setbacks in the Middle East. The reason these specific countries were targeted was because they were inches from freedom. Freedom and totalitarianism are natural enemies. So naturally, anyone in favor of a theocracy would stop at nothing to destroy freedom in its infancy.
A thinking enemy watched all of these scenes, adjusted their tactics, and in 2006 they struck back. In Lebanon, assassins took the life of Pierre Gemayel, a prominent participant in the Cedar Revolution. And Hezbollah terrorists, with support from Syria and Iran, sowed conflict in the region and are seeking to undermine Lebanon's legitimately elected government. In Afghanistan, Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters tried to regain power by regrouping and engaging Afghan and NATO forces. In Iraq, Al Qaeda and other Sunni extremists blew up one of the most sacred places in Shia Islam — the Golden Mosque of Samarra. This atrocity, directed at a Muslim house of prayer, was designed to provoke retaliation from Iraqi Shia — and it succeeded. Radical Shia elements, some of whom receive support from Iran, formed death squads. The result was a tragic escalation of sectarian rage and reprisal that continues to this day.
*The climate of this planet has been changing since God put the planet here. It
will always change, and the warming in the last 10 years is not much difference
than the warming we saw in the 1930s and other decades. And, lets not forget we
are at the end of the ice age in which ice covered most of North America and
Pelosi had said nixing tax cuts for half-million-dollar earners "might be more
important to the American people than ignoring the educational and health needs
of America's children."
Left to their own devices, Hobbes famously wrote, people will create miserable lives for themselves and others the because they are naturally selfish, greedy, and shortsighted; their lives will be “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” To solve this problem, Hobbes continued, people give their power to an absolute authority, the “Leviathan,” who keeps order and makes peaceful living possible. Though Hobbes quoted the Bible frequently – his title comes from the biblical book of Job – he had no use in his politics for theology. Thus, his philosophy is symbolic of the increasing secularization of Europe, which had begun around the early 1500s.Translation:
Of fundamental importance – in England and later in the English colonies that would become the United States – was Locke’s idea that a ruler could rule only so long as he or she kept the people’s trust. The ruler did this by respecting the inherent rights human beings possess to life, liberty, and property. And if a ruler trampled on those rights, Locke argued, the people had a responsibility to replace that ruler.I don’t think this one needs a translation. The man whose political ideas inspired our Founding Fathers believed in the right to life [abortion bitches], liberty [somewhat open ended, but common sense can make decent boundaries here], and property [property is anything you own…more tax cuts please].
…the government reported Friday that employers are still in a hiring mood, adding an estimated 167,000 new jobs in December. That was more than expected and left the unemployment rate unchanged at 4.5 percent, relatively low by historical standards.Relatively low by historical standards is an odd way to phrase those numbers. I would say, “Low by any standard set in any region or time in the history of the world.” That’s just me though.
While there may have been a basis for that concern several years ago, the increasingly tight labor market has seen strong growth of jobs that pay higher-than-average wages over the past few months.To make it simple…
On average, the wages of American workers are rising.
Well that’s that. The scaremongering fanaticism we saw from Democrats over the last few years was dishonest and/or idiotic. Anyone with a basic understanding of how capitalism works knows that markets expand and contract – there is overinvestment and then correction. The economy works in cycles. It always has and it always will. Next time there is a recession, don’t blame the sitting president.
Frankly, it is like blaming Ford’s new CEO (Alan Mulally) for the company’s problems. A layman/ignoramus might blame the new guy for the company’s problems, but the fact is that there are many nuances involved in Ford’s demise. These nuances go back decades, not just a couple months or years ago.
I think it is fair to say that the overall US economy is more complex and dynamic than a single motor company. That being said, how in good conscience could any politician or responsible citizen blame a president for an economic shortfall? The whole point of capitalism is that business and state are separated.
The separation of business and state.