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Roundabouts Are Part Of Conspiracy

JMRusche (re: Lewiston straightens out roundabout issue): We just had an attack on a roundabout project here in Lewiston. The initial vote failed and would have cost the city $800,000 to repay funds to the state and Feds. Why the opposition? Roundabouts are part of Agenda 21 don’t you know. Part of the UN take-over, the new world order. We sell tinfoil helmets too.

Question: Are roundabouts part of the UN's Agenda 21 crusade, too?

Glass-eating scheme leads to prison

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after admitting that she and her husband intentionally ate glass particles, then submitted false insurance claims.

Mary Evano was also ordered Tuesday to pay more than $340,000 in restitution. In September, she pleaded guilty to a 23-count federal indictment charging her with fraud, conspiracy and other offenses.

Federal prosecutors say that from 1997 to 2005, the couple collected more than $200,000 in compensation after filing insurance claims that they had been injured by restaurants, hotels and grocery stores that had served them food containing glass particles.

Evano's husband, Ronald Evano, pleaded guilty in 2007. He is serving five years in prison.

The couple incurred more than $100,000 in medical bills, which remain unpaid.

Fat Lady: OpenCDA Drives Me Nuts

Fat Lady Sings: I am a conservative. And proud of it. But I must confess that the yay-hoo’s over at conspiracycda drive me a little nuts. I wish they would present their arguments in a way that does not make them look stupid. There are good arguments to be made and it would be so much more effective if they used real facts instead of rhetoric to make a good case. Sigh…they come across and sounding stupid, paranoid and spiteful. And it is embarassing. Nuff said.

Question: Could the conspiracy theorists at OpenCDA.com be more effective, if they scaled back on the rhetoric and double-checked their facts before they made their accusations?

All quiet on the Hayden Front?

The U.S. Army Reserve made good on its promise to hold an “open house” on having some of its soldiers marching through Hayden one Sunday morning in almost full gear as part of a training exercise.

Sort of.

The “house” was open Wednesday night, but it was reminiscent of that old ‘60s poster: “Suppose they gave a war, and nobody came?”

A half-dozen men in camouflage BDUs showed up at the Hayden City Hall and occupied the council chamber on Wednesday night, and waited for anyone wanting to question them about an exercise last month which involved several platoons marching along neighborhood streets. As reported earlier in Spin Control, it didn’t cause much concern in town, but pictures of troops in full packs and M-16s began circulating on the Web, with some comments about how this was all a prelude to the government declaring marial law or coming to take away personal firearms.

The event was planned with minimal notice, and the good folks of Hayden either didn’t know or didn’t care. Other than someone from the Hayden city staff who let the soldiers in and out, and a janitor to clean up afterwards, the only person not connected with the military in some manner was a reporter.

And the Army Reserve couldn’t have been happier…

 

Who’s really marching to a different drummer?

Above photo first appeared on SteveQuayle.com, attributed to “Pam”


A platoon of reservists from the 455th Engineering Co. took a walk down a street in Hayden, Idaho, last month and made a right turn into the blogosphere.

Out there, they inadvertently fan the flame for folks worried that any minute now, the gummint’s coming to get your guns, yank down your  Stars and Stripes, and make you put a hand on the Koran to swear allegiance to the New World Order.

That wasn’t where the soldiers of the 455th were headed when they left the Hayden Reserve Center during their one-weekend-a-month obligation on Feb. 8. They were basically trying to make do, after the heavy snow forced them to cancel the scheduled exercise, and their company commander decided to go to Plan B.