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September 13, 2013
nationalpost:

Dear Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele: Your name is way too long for your ID
A Hawaiian woman has accused officials of ignoring the state’s heritage by asking her to shorten her name on official documents.
Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele was issued with a driver’s licence that missed the final letter of her last name and did not include her first and middle names at all.
She told the Honolulu television station KHON2 that truncating her name was “disrespectful to the Hawaiian people, adding: “The county has never accommodated my name on my driver’s licence.” (Photo: © Janice ‘Lokelani’)

When heritage meets automation, automation apparently wins.

nationalpost:

Dear Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele: Your name is way too long for your ID

A Hawaiian woman has accused officials of ignoring the state’s heritage by asking her to shorten her name on official documents.

Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele was issued with a driver’s licence that missed the final letter of her last name and did not include her first and middle names at all.

She told the Honolulu television station KHON2 that truncating her name was “disrespectful to the Hawaiian people, adding: “The county has never accommodated my name on my driver’s licence.” (Photo: © Janice ‘Lokelani’)

When heritage meets automation, automation apparently wins.

10:04 // 11 months ago
April 9, 2013

One of these things IS like the other

brooklynmutt:

“[A]s a practical matter … if you are a farmer, 30 miles from town and you want to transfer a shotgun to a neighbor, you’ve got to go 30 miles into town, find the federal licensed firearm dealer, fill out the paperwork, pay the fee, have the background check and then you have a responsibility to keep those records for inspection by the government and that’s a huge burden on citizens.” - Asa Hutchison, former Republican congressman who led the National Rifle Association’s school safety initiative.

Re-Write:

“[A]s a practical matter … if you are a farmer, 30 miles from town and you want to transfer a shotgun car to a neighbor, you’ve got to go 30 miles into town, find the federal licensed firearm dealer DMVfill out the paperwork change the title, pay the fee, have the background check have insurance and a license and then you have a responsibility to keep those records for inspection by the government and that’s a huge burden on citizens.”

Today in making an argument through editing.

17:56 // 1 year ago
March 19, 2012
21:35 // 2 years ago
January 19, 2012
DC Metro workers accused of robbing fare machines to buy lottery tickets
Stealing to gamble: Two DC-area Metro workers have been arrested, accused of a scheme to steal coins from fare machines and spend them on lottery tickets. Federal prosecutors allege the duo, John Haile and Horace McDade, defrauded the machines while on shift together; the investigation was launched after a source reported that Haile would regularly buy lottery tickets using bags of $500 or so, all in coins. Is it that hard to find a Coinstar, man? Haile’s records, and this is the crazy part, show $150,000 in unexplained income since 2008. As lottery officials told the authorities, to secure even just the winnings confirmed to them, he had to have been buying “an extraordinary amount of tickets.” (Photo by Eric Fisher) source
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Stealing to gamble: Two DC-area Metro workers have been arrested, accused of a scheme to steal coins from fare machines and spend them on lottery tickets. Federal prosecutors allege the duo, John Haile and Horace McDade, defrauded the machines while on shift together; the investigation was launched after a source reported that Haile would regularly buy lottery tickets using bags of $500 or so, all in coins. Is it that hard to find a Coinstar, man? Haile’s records, and this is the crazy part, show $150,000 in unexplained income since 2008. As lottery officials told the authorities, to secure even just the winnings confirmed to them, he had to have been buying “an extraordinary amount of tickets.” (Photo by Eric Fisher) source

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14:25 // 2 years ago
December 6, 2011
20:35 // 2 years ago