“California leads the nation when it comes to critical privacy protection laws. California law (Penal Code section 530.6) enables California residents who believe they have been victimized by financial fraud and identity theft to request a police report -- regardless of whether the crime was committed in the victim's location or somewhere else in the country.”
“FRYING-PAN, n. One part of the penal apparatus employed in that punitive institution, a woman's kitchen. The frying-pan was invented by Calvin, and by him used in cooking span-long infants that had died without baptism; and observing one day the horrible torment of a tramp who had incautiously pulled a fried babe from the waste-dump and devoured it, it occurred to the great divine to rob death of its terrors by introducing the frying-pan into every household in Geneva. Thence it spread to all corners of the world, and has been of invaluable assistance in the propagation of his sombre faith. The following lines (said to be from the pen of his Grace Bishop Potter) seem to imply that the usefulness of this utensil is not limited to this world; but as the consequences of its employment in this life reach over into the life to come, so also itself may be found on the other side, rewarding its devotees:
Old Nick was summoned to the skies. Said Peter: "Your intentions Are good, but you lack enterprise Concerning new inventions.
"Now, broiling in an ancient plan Of torment, but I hear it Reported that the frying-pan Sears best the wicked spirit.
"Go get one --fill it up with fat -- Fry sinners brown and good in't."
"I know a trick worth two o' that," Said Nick --"I'll cook their food in't."”
“As the unsung heroes of New York City, security officers should be rewarded, not penalized for keeping our buildings secure, our neighborhoods protected and everyone safe. As one of the signature landmarks in New York City, the Empire State Building should be a leader in setting standards for the private security industry.”
“We feel that we are being unjustly penalized and discriminated against for our scenic location. We are being put to a great inconvenience, similar to the use of private property by eminent domain, but without due process.”