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Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson has been a journalist for almost 15 years and an inveterate geek all his life. He blogs regularly at www.otherwheregazette.com, which aims to be like another SF magazine, just not so serious.

Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Ballot Measure Ill-Advised

Friday, November 12th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

The wrong instrument to keep Sharia law from being used in the United States.

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Environmentalists Blocking Wind Farms? And Solar? And Geothermal?

Monday, November 8th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

As demonstrated by the legal battle blocking power lines to wind farms in Kansas, environmental groups are increasingly against all forms of energy production.

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FDIC Responds to PJM’s Freedom of Information Act Request

Friday, October 8th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

We asked if the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation kept a list of politically connected banks, and if they gave them special consideration as per the OneUnited matter.

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FDIC Denies Maintaining List of Banks with ‘Prominent Connections’ (PJM Exclusive)

Monday, September 27th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

Responding to PJM, the Federal Deposit Insurance Company denies the allegations raised in a recent Washington Post story. But they have not yet responded to the Post directly.

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Govt. Agencies Refusing to Provide Accurate Data on Cost of ‘Stimulus’ Signs

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

Reps Darrell Issa and Aaron Schock send a letter to Earl Devaney, head of stimulus accountability, about government agencies failing to supply the sought data.

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Who Made the $10,000 Stimulus Sign?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

Obama touts his stimulus success at a sign company getting very few government contracts, a fitting backdrop for further investigation into the propaganda road signs.

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Media Bias Gets Dangerous: Minimizing the Ecoterror Threat

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

They are over and done with the topic of James J. Lee, despite the mounting number of attacks committed in the name of environmentalism.

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Eco-terrorists: Ready to Kill for Their Cause?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

A string of arson fires and material found during an arrest point to "animal rights" groups now being willing to kill for their goals.

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IG Report Confirms: Recovery Act ‘Propaganda’ Signs Were Required (PJM Exclusive)

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

The Department of Transportation did require the signs on stimulus projects ... at least until Rep. Darrell Issa and PJM pointed it out.

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Rep. Issa: Inspector General Agrees, Stimulus Signs Inappropriate (PJM Exclusive)

Thursday, August 12th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

Rep. Darrell Issa discusses the IG's report on the "Recovery Act" signs, which Issa claims are "overtly political ... if not illegal."

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Issa, Schock Continue to Press Obama on Stimulus Propaganda Signs

Friday, July 16th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

An MSM outlet picks up on the story of stimulus waste and misallocation after it appears on the House floor.

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Plenty of Schock, Very Little Awe at Mandatory Obama Signage

Monday, July 5th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill) dubs Obama's roadside signs "the height of narcissism." Though one suspects that with the current administration, that's the one area where there's seemingly endless — if unsustainable — growth still possible.

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Rep. Issa Asks: ‘How Much Are Taxpayers Being Charged for Stimulus Propaganda Signs?’

Monday, June 28th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

Is the government illegally requiring states to spend up to $10,000 for each road sign advertising stimulus projects? Why do private firms claim a sign should cost significantly less?

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PayPal Relents and Apologizes to Pamela Geller

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

After a day of blogospherical derision, PayPal relented and agreed that Atlas Shrugs is not a "hate site."

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The Paralyzing Precautionary Principle

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

The "precautionary principle" sounds reasonable on first glance. The effect of adopting it, however, is paralysis.

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Preserve an Ecosystem, or Preserve an EPA Rule?

Friday, May 14th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

Prescribed fires are necessary to preserve a prairie ecosystem, but the smoke causes regulatory problems for cities downwind. It's the EPA versus nature.

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Beware, the Value-Added Tax

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

So what is the VAT anyway? Will it really resolve the deficit?

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Environmentalists Prevent Cleaner Power Plant Construction

Friday, April 30th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

How environmentalists stopped a new power plant — losing jobs and hurting the local population — without improving the environment.

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Obama’s Medicaid Cuts Add Cost in Kansas

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

"In-home services" are much cheaper than residential nursing homes. But the federal law requires nursing home payments. So in the name of "cost savings," the elderly get much more expensive care — or die waiting for service.

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