"To better serve you..." Baltimore buses to tape driver, passenger conversations. (Just one more reason to avoid the eastern metroplexes. Vote with your feet, folks.)
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Reader J.B.G. sent: Homeowners From Staten Island To Jersey Shore Have Stern Warnings For Looters. Meanwhile, we read: Fear of looting grips NYC as new storm threatens
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Some news from England by way of Ol' Remus: Shooting champ is facing jail over huge cache of ammunition. As a comparison to hoplophobic England, here in The Un-named Western State (TUWS), an accumulation of 40,000 rounds is just considered "a decent supply" for a ranch, and to be judged "well-stocked", a ranch usually has at least 100,000 rounds. The key question is not quantity (which the Brit newspapers dwell on), but rather ownership. Did he lawfully own that ammo? If not, then he needs to answer for it. But for crying out loud, most of it was .22 rimfire--and 40,000 rounds of .22 would fit in a large suitcase. By the tone of the article, you'd think that they'd just captured a modern day Guy Fawkes.
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Readers in north-central Idaho and adjoining parts of Washington will find this of interest: The Lewis-Clark Valley Preparedness Fair will be held on Saturday, November 10th at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds main pavilion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location is 1229 Burrell Avenue, in Lewiston, Idaho. Free admission and hourly door prizes. Topics from food storage to beekeeping to safety for women traveling alone, and much more. Sponsored by the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Local Emergency Planning Committee and Emergency Management.