Thursday, September 14, 2006

Curious News You May Have Missed 14-Sept-06

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Kyoto-Inspired Carbon Trading Hikes Electric Bills for German Consumers
contrasts with CBS's earlier cheerleading for a similar plan in California.
...the average German consumer also loses, with “wholesale electricity rates” going up25% to 60% in the past few years. [Emphasis added]
...“It’s a nutty thing that they’ve done, and it’s going to have a lot of costs” passed on to the consumer, Ebell concluded of the Kyoto-inspired “greenhouse gas” legislation signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.).
full story Wall Street Journal Hat tip: Old Gary

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The stuffed reindeer had apparently gotten out of hand so 6-year-old Kevon Gorham, who wants to be a police officer, handcuffed one of his favorite toys.
...three firefighters arrived and tried soapy water and a bigger pair of bolt cutters, but again to no avail. story here

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Robert Davis’s book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters.
...enslavement of untold numbers of European Christians by the Muslims of the North African shoreline currently under the sovereignty of Algeria, Tunisia, and western Libya. The phenomenon had its greatest flourishing in the 16th and 17th centuries, but continued to the early 19th century... even American sailors were captured and enslaved in the early years of the Republic — a contributing cause of the Barbary Wars. Synopsis By John Derbyshire Hat tip: Teflon

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Lawyers Wield Their Extortion (Threat of Lawsuits), Again
Another Taxpayer-reimbursed Money Pot Created
Lawyer Kickers pro bono


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