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A Cop's Best Friend

goshank Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:46 PM
Republicans point to a U.S. Treasury website where it shows the debt increasing. Yes, Reagan's debt needed to be re-financed. From their very own web site, George W. Bush's Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O'Neill talks about those very surpluses they deny. http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/feddebt/feddebt_ann2000.pdf On page 4 it says; (page 6/32 of the pdf file) or search for 'budget surpluses over the past 3 years' As a result of Treasury's actions, debt held by the public and managed by the Bureau of the Public Debt, has been reduced by approximately $376 billion since September 1997, with about $229 billion of this decrease occurring in fiscal year 2000."

Our dog, a Maltese/Yorkshire terrier mix named Lana, knows one trick: She sits on command. Sometimes this will get her a peanut, but it does not really do anything for me.

When Aldo and Franky sit, by contrast, they accomplish something important for their police handlers, signaling the presence of illegal drugs and justifying searches that would otherwise be prohibited by the Fourth Amendment.

Two cases the Supreme Court heard last week offer an opportunity to impose long overdue restraints on this amazing ability to transform a cop's hunch into probable cause, which is based on serious misconceptions...