Archive for: October 30, 2007

October 30, 2007

Marketers Use Trickery To Evade No-Call Lists

Filed under: Current Events - 30 Oct 2007

The technique is centered on a marketing tool called the lead card, and it became popular after the federal government created its Do Not Call Registry in 2003 to shield consumers from unwanted solicitors. Sent through the mail, the lead …

Freedom And Responsibility-Soap Doesn’t Grow In The Soap Dish

As I continue to read what the 2008 Presidential candidates will give me, I get ever-increasing chills up my spine. The candidates are usually very specific about things they’ll give us, but get real fuzzy when it comes to …

Tax Blueprint Mixes Pain, Gains

WASHINGTON — The broad attempt to revamp the tax code introduced yesterday by the House’s top tax writer could hurt oil and technology companies, manufacturing firms and others in order to fund an across-the-board cut in tax rates long sought …

Poll says American Youth Waning on Christianity – Secularism Edges Forward

Filed under: American Society & Heritage,Religion & Faith - 30 Oct 2007

One of the requirements governing the selection of judges who sat at the gates of ancient Israel’s cities was that they had to be at least sixty years old. Most people don’t need to make it to sixty to understand …

Chinese Woman Nabbed in Conspiracy to Export Military Equipment to China

Qing Li, 36, of Stamford, Conn., is charged with attempting to buy and export piezoresistive accelerometers for what her co-conspirator described as a “special” scientific agency in China. The charges are the result of a seven-month undercover investigation by U.S. …

House Child-Health Redo Isn’t Veto-Proof

WASHINGTON — The House approved a revised children’s health bill but fell short of a veto-proof majority, forcing Democrats to rethink their tactics to expand coverage for the children of working-class families. The latest skirmish came last evening on …

Bad-Girl Culture Goes Chic

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 30 Oct 2007

Halloween is around the corner and honestly, girls, that rhinestone-studded “I love Rosie O’Donnell” T-shirt should just stay in the closet. Plus this year, prison pink is all the rage. So show your solidarity with Paris Hilton by wearing …

NYTimes: There’s Not Enough Taxes Out There

John F Kennedy once defended his stance on lower taxes with the phrase “a rising tide lifts all boats.” But, if the New York Times has its way they would change that to a “a rising tax tide swamps all …