Sep 27

Rules By Which A Great Empire May Be Reduced To A Small One – Wikisource

This is another Reason for applying Part of that Revenue in larger Salaries to such Governors and Judges, given, as their Commissions are, during your Pleasure only, forbidding them to take any Salaries from their Provinces; that thus the People may no longer hope any Kindness from their Governors, or (in Crown Cases) any Justice from their Judges….  Send Armies into their Country under Pretence of protecting the Inhabitants; but instead of garrisoning the Forts on their Frontiers with those Troops, to prevent Incursions, demolish those Forts, and order the Troops into the Heart of the Country, that the Savages may be encouraged to attack the Frontiers, and that the Troops may be protected by the Inhabitants: This will seem to proceed from your Ill will or your Ignorance, and contribute farther to produce and strengthen an Opinion among them, that you are no longer fit to govern them.

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Sep 27

China-made kid’s jewelry, toys recalled from TARGET MORE LEAD! China is our enemy!

RC2 Corp.’s “Knights of the Sword” series toys and some of its Thomas and Friends items, along with floor puppet theaters and gardening tools and chairs for children, were among the more than 601,000 toys and children’s jewelry announced in the recall by the Consumer Product Safety Commission….  • About 200,000 Thomas and Friends Wood Railway Toys and 800 Britain’s “Knights of the Sword” series toys, distributed by RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill. The five recalled Thomas and Friends items, sold nationwide from March 2003 through September 2007, include the all-black cargo car, toad vehicle, olive green sodor cargo box and all-green maple tree top and signal base accessories.

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Sep 26

Losing 35-W Bridge Contractors Speaking Out

PAUL (AP) –Two losing bidders for the Interstate 35W bridge replacement say transportation officials penalized them for proposing steel bridges instead of one made of concrete….  The letter claims that steel designs resulted in the two local companies scoring lower on a technical evaluation than the winning team, Flatiron Constructors of Colorado and Manson Construction of Seattle.

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