Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Day 10

It's been ten days into 2006 and I haven't posted a peep since just before New Years Eve

It ain't been like nothing happened recently to warrant a post...

Just the opposite I suppose...

There's been plenty of personal & political shenanigans, sports world what-not, celebrity scandals, and tech whirled blips of note...

But nothing really made me wanna rant back at ya yet so far this year ol' world...

maybe I just been busy...

or have blogger malaise...

or was busy spending my end of year blogging residual checks...

or just having to go to work so early in the dang morning that my party all night & work all day strategy is imploding...

So I guess i'll my feet wet...

Locally here in SF Bay Area, we gots issues...murder & mayhem from the Mission on down to the Oakland flats... plus pedantic politicians scrambling, squabbling and even crying over spilt cop blood.

On today's radar:

I'll note that Western Union, who spun off from First Data last fall, has since successfully stopped Arizona from interfering with cross border money transactions into Sonora Mexico. Seems Arizona law enforcement were getting over zealous and had filed a warrant to allow AZ state bureaucrats oversight of any transactions over $500, in a broad far reaching oversight that affected 28 US states. AZ's aggressive LEO's assumed authority to monitor deals made over the border, forcing hesitant immigrants, many not doing biz in AZ and likely of dubious legal stature to explain via phone to AZ officials what their money was moving for. The judge sided with Western Union and said the company

``may be immediately and irreparably harmed by, among other things, loss of confidence and trust of Western Union's clients, loss of goodwill, and loss of business reputation.''


The ruling states Arizona violated Constitutional guarantees of due process and clauses that prohibit states from regulating interstate and foreign commerce.

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`Western Union is a trusted friend of the Latino community, and we're very pleased with today's ruling,'' Chief Executive Officer Christina Gold said in a statement. The company will continue to work ``cooperatively'' with Arizona in ``meeting its law enforcement needs,'' she said.


The Five Americans - Western Union

AZ says it ain't over & will appeal...




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don't know what else I woulda , coulda, shoulda been posting about...

So Later on I'll be back with

at least Ten Tantilizing Tracks to share with y'all for 2007...

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