Oregon Couple Told They Have No Water Rights, Forced to Destroy Their Own Pond. Remember the Oregon ‘Rain Man’ or Gary Harrington — who was sent to 30 days in Jackson County Jail and slapped with a $1,500 fine for collecting rainwater on his 170-acre property?
He was ordered to breach his dams and drain his ponds that held more than 13 million gallons of water, enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Now, an Oregon couple faces a similar fate as Gary Harrington because the rain belongs to the overbearing government, because corporate greed claims water is not a human right, and because Americans are not entitled to do what they please on their private property. The Jackson County Watermaster’s office has told Jon and Sabrina Carey to destroy their 2-acre pond — built 40 years ago, long before they bought the 10-acre property off Butte Falls Highway two and a half years ago — as they don’t have any water rights.
UK Government Confirm Move to Force ISPs into Blocking "Adult" Sites. A roll call of corporate rogues who are milking the country. 'Only the little people pay taxes," the late American corporate tax evader Leona Helmsley famously declared.
That's certainly the spirit of David Cameron and George Osborne's Britain. Five years into the crisis, the British economy has just edged out of its third downturn, but construction is still reeling from government cuts and most people's living standards are falling. Those at the sharp end are being hit hardest: from cuts to disability and housing benefits, tax credits and the educational maintenance allowance and now increases in council tax while NHS waiting lists are lengthening, food banks are mushrooming across the country and charities report sharp increases in the number of children going hungry.
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If you have a blog or other website, copy the below code and paste it into your website. <p><a href=" src=" border="0" alt="Understanding Libor. " /></a></p><p><a href=" by <a href=" Arrests over anti-Semitic remarks on Facebook. 16 May 2012Last updated at 09:21 ET Five men and a 15-year-old youth have been arrested in East Renfrewshire and Glasgow after anti-Semitic remarks were posted on social network site Facebook.
Almost 50 police officers raided seven addresses after complaints from members of the Jewish community in Giffnock. It followed a number of offensive posts on a page entitled: "Welcome to Israel, only kidding you're in Giffnock. " The six people arrested were charged with a breach of the peace with religious and racial aggravations. Hate crimes One other man was detained and later released without charge pending further inquiry. Continue reading the main story The spread of all types of hatred on social networking sites and similar media is a growing problem” End QuoteCommunity Security Trust "I hope it clearly demonstrates that Strathclyde Police will not tolerate hate crimes of any kind. "It should cause anyone who believes they can get away with this sort of behaviour to think again.
" Phone hacking: Met use Official Secrets Act to demand Guardian reveals sources. The Metropolitan police are seeking a court order under the Official Secrets Act to make Guardian reporters disclose their confidential sources about the phone-hacking scandal.
In an unprecedented legal attack on journalists' sources, Scotland Yard officers claim the act, which has special powers usually aimed at espionage, could have been breached in July when reporters Amelia Hill and Nick Davies revealed the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone. England riots: will harsher sentences act as a deterrent? When Judge Elgan Edwards, the recorder of Chester, handed his four-year exemplary sentences to two men for using Facebook to incite riots that never happened, he said he hoped it would be a deterrent to would-be rioters.
To us, it's an obscure shift of tax law. To the City, it's the heist of the century. 'I would love to see tax reductions," David Cameron told the Sunday Telegraph at the weekend, "but when you're borrowing 11% of your GDP, it's not possible to make significant net tax cuts.
It just isn't. " Oh no? Suddenly, Everyone Is Realizing That The British Are Sending The US A Huge Warning. Illuminati or Scam at 10.42 pm? I know that all sides of the House share the aim of raising the educational achievement of all young people, especially for children from low-income households and disadvantaged backgrounds.
This is not only critical for social justice; it is also vital for the competitiveness of the British economy. Young people have always borne the brunt of increased unemployment, and it is the same again this time. The IFS recently reported that, "low skilled, low-educated and young workers are seeing a bigger deterioration in their job prospects than skilled and educated ones".
That is why the education maintenance allowance was designed to encourage young people from less well-off households to participate in educational training after 1 Nov 2010 : Column 1511.