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Assorted Links 7/30/09





RIP: John S. Barry





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Posted July 30, 2009 07:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)


The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 2.

The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription
Article. I.
Section. 2.

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.

The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

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Posted July 28, 2009 01:47 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/27/09





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Posted July 27, 2009 08:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 1.

The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article. I.
Section. 1.

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

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Posted July 24, 2009 08:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/24/09





Look Around Before Buying




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Posted July 24, 2009 08:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/22/09





Homeopathic Medicine






Optical Illusions and The Sensory Order





Location of 3D Image Processing in Brain Identified




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Posted July 22, 2009 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/20/09





Penn Jillette on Health Care Reform




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Posted July 20, 2009 06:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Why is Amazon insisting that its retail sellers break the law?

Amazon.com must provide its retail sellers with the means to collect state sales tax on sales that are shipped to addresses in the retailer's state.

It is simply unbelievable that an allegedly sophisticated technology company like Amazon can not find a way to allow its retailers to comply with the law.

Why is Amazon insisting that its retail sellers break the law?

Also see this:

Orwellian? - "I'm a big fan of the Amazon Kindle, and think that electronic book readers are the future. But behavior such as that described on David Pogue's New York Times blog can do much to alienate prospective readers"

We're not fans of the Kindle because Amazon does not make clear enough that you are not buying a Kindle book, you are only renting it. And as this situation makes clear, what Amazon gives (or "sells"), Amazon can take away. We prefer other ereaders, like the Sony 505, the Sony 700, and other ereaders.

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Renting books on the Kindle - "I wish they'd just call these Kindle book transactions what they are, but I guess 'Rent now with 1-Click® until we decide to take it back from you or maybe not' doesn't fit neatly on a button."

Posted July 19, 2009 02:37 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Amazon insists that its retail sellers not collect sales tax

Amazon.com, busy fighting off attempts by many states to collect sales tax, is now insisting that retail sellers on Amazon who are required by their state's law to collect sales tax for shipments to buyers in their state not collect sales tax - or face suspension by Amazon.

Now, not only does Amazon not want to pay sales tax on orders, it is insisting that retail sellers on Amazon either 1) pay the sales tax themselves, or 2) break the law by not charging sales tax on sales shipped into the state where the retailer is located.

That's a bad call Amazon. It's one thing to fight state moves to make you collect sales tax. It's another thing completely when you encourage retailers on your site to ignore or break the law as a condition of doing business on your site.

Amazon refuses - or is unable - to provide the means for Amazon sellers to collect sales tax on Amazon.com. And yet Amazon would have us believe that it uses cutting edge technology? Pathetic. Every online shopping cart out there can do this. Maybe Amazon should try MIVA.

Posted July 18, 2009 07:37 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/17/09





Is Barbara Boxer the Orville Faubus of the Climate Committee?




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Posted July 17, 2009 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Movies From and For Depression / Recession



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From Ch. 13, Other Resources, in "Recession, Depression, Insolvency, Bankruptcy, and Federal Bailouts," ISBN 10: 1587331594 ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-159-6 (forthcoming 2009 from TheCapitol.Net)

Posted July 16, 2009 06:47 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/15/09





Bob Barr on Drug Reform




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Posted July 15, 2009 07:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/13/09





Goldman Sachs Loses Grip on Its Doomsday Machine: Jonathan Weil




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Posted July 13, 2009 06:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/10/09





Guaranteed to Cure Nostalgia for the Early 80s





How to Send Back Restaurant Food




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Posted July 10, 2009 06:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/8/09





USO Girl Training- TSO v. Uncle J





Bambi Alert! - Tips to avoid/survive deer accidents





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Posted July 8, 2009 06:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/6/09





This week I found this amazing video of a marriage proposal that you must see to believe. I suspect the groom-to-be works in the Disney World park.....




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Posted July 6, 2009 06:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/3/09





It’s Just Cool: Tractor Square Dance




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Posted July 3, 2009 06:47 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 7/1/09





Support for Federal Reserve Audit Increasing




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Posted July 1, 2009 06:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)