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  1. Under Federal law perjury does not require an oath CHAPTER 79 > § 1621 Prev | Next § 1621. Perjury generally Release date: 2005-08-03 Whoever— (1) having taken an oath before a competent tribunal, officer, or person, in any case in which a law of the United States authorizes an oath to be administered, that he will testify, declare, depose, or certify truly, or that any written testimony, declaration, deposition, or certificate by him subscribed, is true, willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true;
  2. Lying under oath happens in several venues not "only in a court of law". Statements in legislative hearing , sworn statements to law enforcement are 2 examples.
  3. & here from FL statute. 837.05 False reports to law enforcement authorities.-- (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), whoever knowingly gives false information to any law enforcement officer concerning the alleged commission of any crime, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. (2) Whoever knowingly gives false information to a law enforcement officer concerning the alleged commission of a capital felony, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  4. Here you go Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001 makes it a crime to: 1) knowingly and willfully; 2) make any materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation; 3) in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of the United States. Your lie does not even have to be made directly to an employee of the national government as long as it is "within the jurisdiction" of the ever expanding federal bureaucracy.
  5. There are plenty of examples. I cannot lookup Federal statute that covers this. I may look it up in FL state statute tomorrow. In the mean time look at these newspaper articles. Note the charge of making false statements to Federal Officials. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02091.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...5091901859.html http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0...44?OpenDocument Here is a Harvard Law Review Article discussing this issue. http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/The_Pe..._of_Perjury.pdf and this "False Statements to Governmen
  6. Federal law and most state law reads that any statement made to a govt. official is considered to be oathful statement and is subject to prosecution if the statement is factually incorrect.
  7. " He lied under oath, thereby perjuring himself and breaking the law. If it had been anyone else, it would have been five years in the federal pen." Perjury is among the least often prosecuted crimes at the state and federal level. It is very difficult to prove. So "if it had been anyone else" then nothing would have happened instead of prosecution. As for Martha Stewart. She was tried for perjury because the feds thought there was plenty of evidence to support insider trading but they didn't think that they could meet the standard of proof due to weak witnesses. So they went with a les
  8. If I found $100 on the ground I would pay off my debt and put the rest in the bank or maybe buy something I wanted. I guess if the Clinton surplus was like that that would have been OK. I don't think that I would take the $100 and spend it and then get a $100,000 loan but then I don't understand economics as well as Bush I guess.
  9. I am so relieved to know that we are not in debt that 300 million people are simply being mislead into the belief that the US Govt. doesn't owe trillions of dollars. Although I don't take much comfort from the President's failure to correct this misinformation. But perhaps he is on vacation again.
  10. When I go to the football game I walk from the parking lot to the 7/11 and buy an cents bottle of water. Usually by the time I get into the stadium I have finished the water. I sit down in 92 degree heat with no wind and 90% humidity. So after about the first quarter I go get a bottle of water for $4.25 That isn't price gouging? That is just supply & demand? Yes poor countries with a low standard of living have a surplus of physicians relative to the population that can pay for services although well below the AMA guidelines of physicians per capita. Because such poor countries ha
  11. According to http://www.centerforindividualfreedom.org/...9th_circuit.htm the 9th circuit had 30% of the reviewed cases overturned. While the 9th circuit had the highest number of cases granted Cert by the Supreme Court that is likely less than 10% of the cases ruled on by the 9th circuit. So you aren't talking about a lot of cases.
  12. Doesn't count. Thats odd. It is controlling law in Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii , Idaho, Montana, Nevada , Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Washington unless or until over ruled by the US Supreme Court.
  13. I can't find any evidence from economists that an increase in minimum wage causes a loss of jobs. Is there a citation. Yes I have read company's and business owners make that assertion but I cannot find empirical support. I don't understand why price gouging which is allowing prices to rise in the presence of market demands is bad for the macro economy but lowering wages which is allowing wages to fall to meet demand is good for the economy? Can someone explain this? Isn't it true that capitalist economic theory holds that in a free market the wage would fall to the somewhere near t
  14. I suspect doctors aren't yet billing for their services. The military doctors and the FDMAT doctors are getting paid for their services but isn't this apples and oranges. I don't think anyone is suggesting that doctors should get $10 an hour for the next few years to months. They will soon be charging their usual and customary fees. That is not being allowed for other categories of workers.
  15. Whether he is dumb or not (and I agree he probably isn't) is not relevant to impeachability. But to say that "He hasn't done anything impeachable. He hasn't lied as has been stated over and over again" is not knowable at this time. After all the Clinton impeachment came out of an investigation into a land deal. Lets hire an independent prosecutor and spend millions of dollars investigating where Bush's service records went and why he seems to have received an honorable discharge when there are no records that indicate he completed his service. After a few million dollars are spent who k
  16. Well what I like about him is how he saved the lieutenant with no legs and helped him on the shrimp boat after the war.
  17. "As far as I know many historians and scholars have overlooked the bible and found no evidence for it to control people. How can religion be used to control people? Explain to me why when Christianity was first introduced 80% of the Jews converted? They already had Judaism. Why "create" a new religion when people were fine? Do you really believe 80% of the Jews who became Christians were deceived? Do you think they really didn't witness what the bible says they did? Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were crucified after the death of Jesus. They were told to either destroy the bible and admit it was
  18. "There is no doubt that Intelligent Design should not be taught in science classes. There is little to no scientific evidence that support intelligent design. It should be taught in religion class. " I agree completely. How many people would support a law requiring that evolution be taught in Sunday School, Bible School, or the equivalent for other religions?
  19. The rules outside of our universe may be different? So that means Gods may come and go and create themselves(?) at their whim? So out side of the rules of our universe (a bit of a problem since by definition it includes all existing things) these gods, who created them?
  20. I don't see a big difference in saying that God exists and always existed and saying the universe exists and always existed. If you say that it requires a God to create a Universe don't you then have to ask the question of where did God come from and who created him? After all the logic of the argument is that something cannot come from nothing. So where did the something "God" come from. If you believe that God exists and always existed you might as well believe the universe exists and always existed.
  21. OK I am a little confused. "There has to be intelligent design because humans can see "visible" light." Doesn't that mean we should be able to hear radio waves, see in X-Ray, UV, Infra-Red ? Those bands exist. As far as we know other animals can use some of this spectra but X-Rays are not used by any animals or plants to sense their environment. Wouldn't X-Ray sensors be an intelligent design feature? Wouldn't it keep people from living in Uranium mines? Not to mention how helpful it would be to hunt pray by seeing through trees. Reckon why an intelligent designer would blind some animal
  22. There is no inherent contradiction between man and ape existing contemporaneously. Evolutionary theory does not postulate that the process results in a single life form that is so perfectly adapted that it exists in all environments and is so superior that other life forms are extinguished due to inability to compete. To suggest that that because man and ape are closely linked in the evolutionary tree demonstrates that evolution is wrong is the equivalent of arguing that no other plant or animal form can exist because man has adapted better than all other life forms. It may well be that
  23. I think that the constitution writers' issue was about govt. establishing religion. "Under God" would seem to establish that there is a monotheistic religion. Second, Polytheism is a religion. So if the argument prevails that atheists do not enjoy freedom from religion then there is still a problem with "Under God". I suppose there are other options than removing "Under God". It could be changed to "Under God and/or Gods". I think that many monotheists might object to the suggestion that suggests that there maybe more than 1 God. I don't think that flows very well either.
  24. I have switched to ZA pro (from ZA free firewall and PCTrend A/V). I have no complaints. It now has antispyware protection and Adaware, Spybot, PestPatrol and the MS antispyware come up clean except for tracking cookies since I went with ZAPro.
  25. Is sending 1.2% of your military a significant contribution?
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