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A question for our legal pros:

For the trial of Bush/Cheney et al (were it to happen), how would voir dire be handled? Or would a jury even be impaneled?

(Question just came up in conversation, thought this would be a good place to ask.)
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 7, 2014, 07:01 PM (1 replies)

Good heavens...!

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 7, 2014, 01:42 PM (2 replies)

Root canal

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 09:46 PM (5 replies)

"Gentlemen"

I knocked on the boss’s office door and stuck my head in to announce, “These gentlemen would like a word with you.” He invited them to take a seat and thanked me as he closed the door. An hour later they emerged from the office and left the building. The boss was leaning against the door frame, his hands in his pockets.

With a tired smile and a shake of his head he said, “Care to step outside for a minute?” That was code for a conversation that needed to be away from “official” ears. Nothing nefarious, to be sure, but the place was a non-profit and we needed always to conduct ourselves in a manner that would avoid casting it in any negative light.

Out in the parking lot he leaned back against his car and lit a cigarette. Then came that tired smile again as he asked, “Gentlemen??” I chuckled and waited to see where he was going with this. “I saw the look on your face ,” he continued, “ it was obvious what you were really thinking.” And in truth, at that moment I’d been glad they were behind me.

The boss and I had each been raised by fathers given to, shall we say, salty language. We knew how to apply colorfully accurate descriptions, and as we relaxed outside we put that ability to good use regarding the "gentlemen” who had just left. Having thus vented, we went back inside to finish the day by conducting ourselves appropriately. We really didn’t have to do that very often, but some folks just seem to make it necessary.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 08:12 PM (3 replies)

"Gentlemen"

I knocked on the boss’s office door and stuck my head in to announce, “These gentlemen would like a word with you.” He invited them to take a seat and thanked me as he closed the door. An hour later they emerged from the office and left the building. The boss was leaning against the door frame, his hands in his pockets.

With a tired smile and a shake of his head he said, “Care to step outside for a minute?” That was code for a conversation that needed to be away from “official” ears. Nothing nefarious, to be sure, but the place was a non-profit and we needed always to conduct ourselves in a manner that would avoid casting it in any negative light.

Out in the parking lot he leaned back against his car and lit a cigarette. Then came that tired smile again as he asked, “Gentlemen??” I chuckled and waited to see where he was going with this. “I saw the look on your face ,” he continued, “ it was obvious what you were really thinking.” And in truth, at that moment I’d been glad they were behind me.

The boss and I had each been raised by fathers given to, shall we say, salty language. We knew how to apply colorfully accurate descriptions, and as we relaxed outside we put that ability to good use regarding the "gentlemen” who had just left. Having thus vented, we went back inside to finish the day by conducting ourselves appropriately. We really didn’t have to do that very often, but some folks just seem to make it necessary.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 07:56 PM (3 replies)

more buck-ing



Please share with voters in CD-4
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 12:48 PM (1 replies)

Drilling in Towns is Unacceptable Risk

...

Phil Doe environmental director of Be The Change had this to say:

"I invite your attention to two recent symposiums; one the Colorado School of Health where a lot was said about health risk, particularly air from fracking. Its online. You should all look at it....
Hear recordings of speakers at the Symposium here

I want to turn to what you said about water use and deep well injection. That one well, injects and destroys enough water for a city's domestic needs of 3600 people annually. There are over 200 wells, injection wells in this state, and the capacity is going up. How much of our groundwater, how much of our water ... are you contaminating, and how much are you destroying?..
The water in this state constitutionally belongs to us, it doesn’t belong to you, and it doesn’t belong to the gas and oil industry. You have no right to destroy it; we have not given you permission.
Secondly, how much are you going to destroy if as the oil and gas industry predicts they are going to double the size of their operations by 2019. How much water is that going to take, and how much destruction are you going to do before we say cease. Consider the future.!”


Please read the rest:
http://frackcity.blogspot.com/2014/08/drilling-in-towns-is-unacceptable-risk.html
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 4, 2014, 05:49 PM (0 replies)

a gentle reminder for the underinformed...

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 4, 2014, 05:48 PM (0 replies)

In other words,

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 4, 2014, 02:56 PM (1 replies)

Drilling in Towns is Unacceptable Risk

...

Phil Doe environmental director of Be The Change had this to say:

"I invite your attention to two recent symposiums; one the Colorado School of Health where a lot was said about health risk, particularly air from fracking. Its online. You should all look at it....
Hear recordings of speakers at the Symposium here

I want to turn to what you said about water use and deep well injection. That one well, injects and destroys enough water for a city's domestic needs of 3600 people annually. There are over 200 wells, injection wells in this state, and the capacity is going up. How much of our groundwater, how much of our water ... are you contaminating, and how much are you destroying?..
The water in this state constitutionally belongs to us, it doesn’t belong to you, and it doesn’t belong to the gas and oil industry. You have no right to destroy it; we have not given you permission.
Secondly, how much are you going to destroy if as the oil and gas industry predicts they are going to double the size of their operations by 2019. How much water is that going to take, and how much destruction are you going to do before we say cease. Consider the future.!”


Please read the rest:
http://frackcity.blogspot.com/2014/08/drilling-in-towns-is-unacceptable-risk.html
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 4, 2014, 02:17 PM (0 replies)
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