1. Say Diligence, ever see a gas pump that says "E85" on it? How about an Alcohol fueled Dragster cover 1000 feet in 4 seconds? How about a 200+ Miles Per Hour Indy car cover lap after lap

    Start asking the HARDER question - Why does Brazil have more cars exported from the U.S. that are E85 equipped than are actually SOLD in the U.S.? Because Brazil is ALREADY moving away from Fossil Fuels. And guess what - They have Hydrogen, Natural Gas, Propane, and Electric charging stations already up and in operation too!

    Biodiesel is already here. But until some mental midget in Washington stops taking MASSIVE amounts of Political contributions from Oil company Lobbyists, were going to have Petroleum products shoved down our throats for a long, LONG time.

    Until the U.S. sets its sights on cars that run on METHANOL (as opposed to ETHANOL) we'll never get off foreign oil. Methanol is able to be blended with other fuels such as Nitro Methane, (CH3NO2) which is industrially produced to obtain better heat and combustion characteristics.

    Alternative fuels aren't without flaws. But with the technology given that we already have, Methanol, Ethanol, Biodiesel, and PNG fueled vehicles will never evolve. Because Government and the Automotive industry won't let them!
    March 16, 2013 11:02 am on Obama says U.S. must shift cars, trucks off of oil
  2. Well I see it this way. I WORK for a living. I have worked in a professional industry for the past 30 years. In order to GET and KEEP my job, I have to subject myself to yearly and unannounced drug tests.

    I've been reminded ALL THESE YEARS every payday, how much of my hard earned tax dollars goes to pay Unemployment Insurance, and the rest of the deductions that pay for all sorts of Government Assistance Programs.

    Now it only seems right that if I have to PAY for these programs, I might as well have a say so whether or not someone should have to be subject to a drug test. People use and abuse the welfare system CONSTANTLY. While I work 40 hours in 4 days, someone gets to smoke pot, drink a quart of beer, talk on an iphone and be at a tattoo parlor in their pajama bottoms.

    Oh, and that was just the conversation on the phone. Mentioned something about kids too, but not too sure if it was their own or someone else's kids

    NOW do you think Drug Testing is unfair?
    March 03, 2013 5:50 pm on EDITORIAL: Drug testing for welfare doesn't add up
  3. I find it strange that NOBODY seems to have a problem with the Government telling a business that they are not allowed to permit smoking in their own establishments, when they pay property tax, sales tax, liquor tax, withholding tax, and about a dozen other Government related fees, yet when people want to allow drug tests for welfare recipients, thats not okay.

    Here's an idea - Since just about everyone that's had a drug conviction or charge is discovered as being such on a simple traffic stop from an in car terminal, why can't the Unemployment bureau have the same access to those same records? You have to give them all that information anyhow! So you check their background. If they have Drug or Alcohol convictions, they are automatically tested. It's as simple as that.

    So we don't like people with drug or alcohol convictions driving a car, and take away driving priviledges for 1 or 3 years, but we're saying let us PAY YOU to sit at home, because you can't drive, and can't get to work because you can't drive a car, and we'll PAY YOU to do it.

    It's mindless thinking that prohibits the laws from working effectively...just like this editorial.
    March 03, 2013 2:31 pm on EDITORIAL: Drug testing for welfare doesn't add up
  4. Actually Handbasket, it's over-spending, THEFT, and LEGAL FEES from everything from Police Brutality, to Crooked Politicians STEALING TAXPAYER DOLLARS. Just ask the Lake County Coroner! But not to fear Mon' Frere! They'll raise your taxes to pay for it all!
    March 02, 2013 2:06 pm on Schererville man bit by sanctions over lawsuit challenging police dogs
  5. So, tell me Captain Obvious - should someone happen across paper money, that was previously rolled up and used to snort cocaine from, then spent then finds its way into an innocent person's pocket that happens to be speeding, is subject to search, seizure of their vehicle, and arrested, because a drug sniffing dog hit on the 5 dollar bill in their pocket? Or is it all "Guilty until proven innocent" with you and every other civil rights violating cop on the street?

    I certainly hope someone didn't make the huge mistake of giving you a badge and a gun. Otherwise, we'd just have drug dogs sniffing everywhere, just like they do at some "Roadside Safety Checkpoints" police use as a ruse to violate our rights to reasonable privacy further.

    Wanna know why towns are broke? Cause they are repeatedly sued by people that KNOW THE LAW. And when they slip up with the wrong person, with a good lawyer, you can count on paying someone off.

    So tell me all about the cop, Anthony Abbate that was "Innocent" of beating that 115 pound bartender in Chicago, then the CPD didn't want the judge to rule there was an attempted cover up so that it could not be used as case law.

    Jailhouse Lawyer? Oh, not me! Never been to jail, but if you happen to be a cop, that illegally searches my car, I'll BE SURE to sue not only your department, but you individually!
    March 02, 2013 10:57 am on Schererville man bit by sanctions over lawsuit challenging police dogs
  6. Yet we lock up other Child Molesters for 8 years!!! Go Figure!
    March 01, 2013 6:32 pm on Accused escapee issued warning by judge
  7. What kind of imbecile goes into court against 10 different non-involved counties anyhow? The FIRST THING you do - "I'M SORRY OFFICER, BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO SEARCH MY VEHICLE OR MY PERSON". This is your Make SURE your cell phone recorder is rolling too. At that point, you will be asked to exit your vehicle. TURN OFF YOUR CAR, EXIT, TAKE YOUR KEYS, AND LOCK THE DOORS, CLOSE THE WINDOWS, THEN GET OUR AND CLOSE THE DOOR.

    Had that been done, he'd not only have a case of Illegal Search, but also, against Illegal Seizure, and Arrest had he been arrested. And you only go after the arresting/detaining/impounding agency for Illegal Search And Seizure and Violating your 4th Amendment Rights. NOT 10 OTHERS COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO THE CASE.

    Law prescribes that under the 4th Amendment, Government officials have the right to conduct search and seizure if “upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized”. or a SEARCH WARRANT. And unless you got pulled over for DUI or some other offense and actually placed under arrest for the violation alleged by a peace officer, they CANNOT search you. Which means that if you're pulled over, REFUSE a search, and any field sobriety tests, you are going to be arrested. However, you still will have an opportunity to perform a Breath Alcohol Concentration test within the first 90 minutes of your arrest, or a blood test, or another scientifically, calibrated and certified source for BAC measurement.

    That said, as long as you are under the legal limit, you are now ready for your payday. Cause the Police simply cannot pull you over, SAY they smell Alcohol on you, THEN search your car, and 60 minutes later, you blow under the legal limit. NOT TO MENTION that any evidence found in your car (Marijuana, paraphenelia, etc) that was not in Plain View, is now inadmissable in courts.

    Now, they CAN do a "Stop and frisk" patdown search, to ensure their own safety. Other than that, they CANNOT search your car unless you CONSENT to the search.

    When will people a.) stop being stupid and b.) excercise their legal constitutional rights correctly? Probably as soon as all the good kool-aid sheeple stop letting the Government trample all over those same rights.

    March 01, 2013 6:28 pm on Schererville man bit by sanctions over lawsuit challenging police dogs
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