Seattle Charges Citizens for Throwing Too Much Food in the Trash

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A new city ordinance in Seattle will allow garbage collectors to assess fines of up to $50 if 10% of a person’s trash is wasted food.

Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” today and said this law should be trashed, because it is unknowable, for example, how much of a partially eaten hamburger remains, making the ordinance almost impossible to enforce.

Judge Nap added a second problem is that officials have no ability to go through a citizen’s garbage, unless they have reason to believe there is evidence of a crime there.

“To pick through a garbage can looking to see how much food is in there? Absolutely prohibited by the Fourth Amendment,” Judge Nap said. “The Fourth Amendment covers all privacy, and you have a privacy interest in your garbage, unless the government has probable cause to believe there’s a crime scene there.”

Judge Nap said this is “nanny-stating to the extreme,” adding that Seattle is making Mike Bloomberg look like Ron Paul.

“The subjective nature of going through somebody’s garbage and deciding what’s edible and where it came from makes this law unenforceable,” Judge Nap concluded.

Watch the clip from “Your World” at



Camille Paglia: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil

Camille Paglia

Young women today do not understand the fragility of civilization and the constant nearness of savage nature…

…Wildly overblown claims about an epidemic of sexual assaults on American campuses are obscuring the true danger to young women, too often distracted by cellphones or iPods in public places: the ancient sex crime of abduction and murder. Despite hysterical propaganda about our “rape culture,” the majority of campus incidents being carelessly described as sexual assault are not felonious rape (involving force or drugs) but oafish hookup melodramas, arising from mixed signals and imprudence on both sides.

Colleges should stick to academics and stop their infantilizing supervision of students’ dating lives, an authoritarian intrusion that borders on violation of civil liberties. Real crimes should be reported to the police, not to haphazard and ill-trained campus grievance committees.

Too many young middleclass women, raised far from the urban streets, seem to expect adult life to be an extension of their comfortable, overprotected homes. But the world remains a wilderness. The price of women’s modern freedoms is personal responsibility for vigilance and self-defense…



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Related:  Jerry Brown signs a law requiring colleges and universities that get state money to impose a “yes means yes” standard on student sex.

…I suspect that what’s really going on is an effort to change the culture of drinking and sex. It will go the way of drinking and driving and become something that decent people don’t do… not beyond a light drink anyway. The feminist angle is the wedge.



Netanyahu tells UN: Israel’s fight is the world’s fight

In far-reaching speech to General Assembly, Netanyahu slams Abbas, indicating way to peace is no longer through direct talks, but via wider rapprochement with Arab world.

Herb Keinon
The Jerusalem Post

In a wide ranging speech that touched on the scourge of radical Islam, the dangers of a nuclear Iran and a new paradigm for peace with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu set out at the UN on Monday to convince the world that what Israel faces today, it will face in the near future.

“The fight against militant Islam is indivisible,” Netanyahu said on the last day of speeches at the UN General Assembly’s general debate to a hall about three-fourths full.

“When militant Islam succeeds anywhere, it is emboldened everywhere. When it suffers a blow in one place, it is set back in every place. That is why Israel’s fight against Hamas is not just our fight, it is your fight.

Israel is fighting a fanaticism today that your countries might be facing tomorrow.”

Netanyahu also cautioned against focusing world efforts on battling Islamic State at the expense of ignoring Iran’s nuclear aspirations, saying that “to defeat ISIS [Islamic State] and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war.”

Netanyahu broke up his address into five main parts…



The article continues at The Jerusalem Post.  Here is the full text of the Prime Minister’s speech.




Related:   The best revenge is living well

In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday (video), Prime Minister Stephen Harper said “there is more to peace than the absence of war.”

We’re facing an unprecedented terror threat from ISIS. But the long-term question is: how will we lessen the power these groups hold over regions of the world?…




Supreme Court stops start of Ohio early voting

Sean Lengell
The Washington Examiner

The Supreme Court handed Ohio Republicans an early election victory Monday when it halted the state’s early voting program hours before it was to begin.

The high court voted 5-4 to grant a request from GOP state officials to cut out a week in Ohio when people could register to vote and cast ballots.

Early voting for the Nov. 4 elections in the key swing state was supposed to begin Tuesday. But the justices’ order means early voting now will start Oct. 7.

Republican officials tried changing state election rules to shrink the early voting window on the grounds it would help combat voter fraud and make elections less expensive. But a coalition of black churches and civil rights groups filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block the new rules.

A federal judge initially blocked the law. But the Supreme Court’s five conservative-leaning justices — Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas — disagreed and voted to grant Ohio’s request.

The order will remain in effect until the court acts on an appeal by state officials. But because the court won’t hear the appeal until well after Oct. 7, Monday’s decision will stand through this year’s election season.

Values Voter Summit 2014





Other videos from the Summit:

Mark Levin – Values Voter Summit 2014

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Sen. Ted Cruz at the 2014 Values Voter Summit

Rep. Jim Jordan – Values Voter Summit 2014

Gov. Bobby Jindal – Values Voter Summit 2014

Sen. Rand Paul – Values Voter Summit 2014



Obama and Holder friend predicts next AG nominee will be a woman

Thomas Lifson
American Thinker

Charles Ogletree, a leftist black professor at Harvard Law School who taught and is said to have mentored both Eric Holder and the future Mr. And Mrs. Obama, is publicly predicting that the president’s nominee to succeed Eric Holder will be a woman. This makes sense, in no small part to deflect any criticism as part of the GOP’s purported war on women. As Hillary Clinton has demonstrated, playing the role of benighted victim has a political payoff for Democrats…

…Buzzfeed mentions as one possibility California’s AG Kamala Harris, who is a twofer, being of African-American and Asian-American heritage in addition to being female. One other possibility mentioned is Jenny Durkan, the US Attorney in Seattle, who may also be a twofer as a lesbian (I am not familiar with her status, but Buzzfeed tells us the “LGBT advocacy community” is urging her selection.)

Glenn Reynolds wittily suggests another possibility…



Read the entire article at American Thinker.



Related:  Barrasso: Dems rush on new AG ‘shows desperation’

Any attempt to ram a new nominee for attorney general through a post-election session of the lame-duck Congress would be a politically motivated act of desperation, Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday…