Hot Topic: Should Mississippi regulate texting-while-driving?

19 August 2013 Leave a comment

lobotero:

I vote is YES! I think that all phone task while driving should banned! PERIOD!

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Meridian passes weapons ban.

30 July 2013 Leave a comment

lobotero:

At least there is one city with courage in Mississippi…….

Originally posted on Mississippi PEP:

In response to the state’s new open-carry gun law, which is being challenged in the court system, the Meridian City Council unanimously passed a weapons ban on Tuesday. The ordinance prohibits openly carried weapons in City Hall, the Meridian Law Enforcement Center, all fire stations, all municipal offices, city parks, and playgrounds. It makes exceptions for public roads, streets and sidewalks.

Weapons included in the ban are handguns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, stun guns, knives and, according to the ordinance, “any other item of any kind or nature that could or may be used as a weapon …”

Police Chief James Lee said he fully supports the council’s action.

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HILL: Mississippi Can Do Better Than Common-Core

29 July 2013 Leave a comment

lobotero:

At least someone is watching out for the children of the state….but will it be enough?

Originally posted on Mississippi PEP:

20130728-083849.jpgBY: Senator Angela Hill

Last week, I and my fellow Senators in the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition found evidence of racially discriminatory policy in testing expectations arising from the adoption and implementation of Common Core State standards in Mississippi. These standards are currently being rolled out across the state by the Mississippi Department of Education.

As a group, the coalition has begun researching public policy and potential legislation that will come to the forefront in the 2014 session of the legislature. However, when the latest evidence of racial standards arose, we could not wait until January to talk about it. It was an important enough issue to Mississippi students and their parents to be shared immediately.

The more we in the Senate Conservative Coalition learn about Common Core Standards themselves and the testing, reporting, and accountability model that Mississippi will be bound to as reported in the No Child Left…

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Halliburton agrees to plead guilty to destroying evidence.

26 July 2013 Leave a comment

lobotero:

Just ducky! They pay a penitence as compared to the damage they created…… this is why our environment will NEVER be safe!

Originally posted on Mississippi PEP:

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

Federal officials said in a news release that a criminal information charging Halliburton with one count of destruction of evidence was filed in federal court in Louisiana.

Halliburton has agreed to pay the maximum fine, be on probation for three years and continue to cooperate with the government’s criminal investigation, according to the news release, which did not list the amount of the fine.

The Houston-based company has also made a $55 million voluntary contribution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. It was not a condition of the court agreement, the news release says.

The company said in a statement Thursday night that it had agreed to plead guilty “to one misdemeanor violation associated with the deletion of records created after the Macondo well…

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Casino revenues continue to tumble.

23 July 2013 Leave a comment

lobotero:

This industry was gonna save the state from impending doom…..and all it has done is make the doom more reality than fiction…….chuq

Originally posted on Mississippi PEP:

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Mississippi casino revenue resumed its year-over-year slide in June after showing positive results in May.

Statewide casino revenue fell nearly 7 percent from June 2012 to $174.5 million, according to Mississippi Department of revenue figures.

The state’s gambling halls eked out a 1 percent gain in 2012, because revenue rebounded after most Mississippi River casinos were affected by the 2011 floods. But year-over-year casino revenue has fallen in 11 of the last 12 months. May was the exception, when revenue rose 3 percent.

The 18 river casinos from Tunica to Natchez won $89.3 million, down 8 percent from $97 million in June 2012. The 12 coastal casinos won $85.2 million from gamblers, down 5.2 percent from $89.9 million June 2012.

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Is It Happening Again?

18 July 2013 Leave a comment

lobotero:

All you drill baby drill people need to wake up and see what a disaster waiting to happen the Gulf is these days……….chuq

Originally posted on In Saner Thought:

Remember a couple of years ago and the BP oil rig disaster?  Well, guess what?  Off the coast of Louisiana there is another situation that could be a disaster in the making……..

Crews worked Wednesday to seal an old oil and gas well off the Louisiana coast that began leaking during work to plug it permanently.

Eileen Angelico, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, said the bureau is reviewing plans to seal the well. She said it’s most likely that drilling mud will be pumped in to stop the small flow.

The well and production platform, in the Gulf of Mexico about 75 miles southwest of the oil depot at Port Fourchon, are owned by a subsidiary of Houston-based Talos Energy LLC. The company said the well had not been producing for years.

Talos President Timothy S. Duncan said saltwater and small amounts of natural gas…

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Hey Republican Legislators

15 July 2013 Leave a comment

lobotero:

Maybe voters should consider a direction change for the politics of Mississippi…..

Originally posted on The Mind of Brosephus:

Guess what’s the one thing you will not find deep inside a woman’s uterus????

 

*image from OmniMedicalSearch.com

 

J-O-B-S!!!

 

Way to go GOP.  I’m so glad you have our economic recovery first and foremost in your loins… err minds.

 

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-11/roe-v-dot-wade-is-state-anti-abortion-laws-ultimate-target

 

While the economy stagnates, some politicians want to play inside women’s wombs.  So much for governing responsibly and effectively.

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