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New York City Seeks Food Stamp Change

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Food 
After several similar attempts in other states, New York City is trying to control what you can't buy with food stamps.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor David Paterson made a joint announcement yesterday that they have petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the right to add sodas, packaged tea drinks, sports drinks, and any other drinks sweetened with sugar (except milk, soy products, and fruit drinks with no added sugar) to the list of things you can't buy with food stamps, s...
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Vatican Can't Account For $30 Million, Assets Seized

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : Business 
More trouble for the Vatican, but this time it's a financial matter, not a sexual one.  Italian officials have siezed a bit over $30 million from the Vatican Bank's funds early this morning as part of an investigation of its two most powerful people into moey laundering.  Police seized the money from the Rome branch of Credito Artigiano Spa and relocated it to JP Morgan in Frankfurt, Germany and Italy's Banca del Fucino.  It appears that the Vatican can't supply the source of the money to inv...
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Plastic Bags Can Stay, For Now At Least

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, In : Politics 
California's legislature had a long night on August 31 as just before midnight it rejected a measure brought before it to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.  Part of the conflict involved a heated debate over how much California wants to control people's personal choices.  Already on the books in the state are such laws as forcing the caloric content of food to be displayed prominently and the banning of soft drink vending machines on school grounds.  Part of this proposed plastic bag ban ...
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Saudis Ban BlackBerry Phones

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, August 6, 2010, In : Technology 
By the time you read this, Saudi Arabia should have its BlackBerry phone ban in effect, taking hundreds of thousands of the devices off the market.  Saudi government officials cite the encrypted E-mail downloading and sending as the main reason for outlawing the Canadian phones.  The encryption feature makes it virtually impossible for third parties to access the messages, and in the oil-rich country, most users were opting for the more expensive "corporate phones" with even stronger encrypti...
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About Chief Jack


Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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