Mingent: discharging urine.
Used in a sentence: Darling David is currently mingent. Please call back later.
The Obama Administration claimed that BCRA allows the federal government to ban a 600-page book if it mentions a candidate's name only once, a 90-minute movie if it mentions a candidate's name once, or even a toy action figure of a candidate. If the organization uses a single dime of its general funds to produce, promote or distribute any such materials during the "blackout" periods, it becomes a federal crime.
Basically, the Obama administration is going to put every single garden, from herb gardens in your apartment windowsill to farmers markets to big corporate farms, under government control. You have to track all of your crops and plantings, you have to comply with whatever healthy and safety codes the government institutes, and you have to submit to random surprise inspections of your property. There are no exceptions. If you have a kitchen garden or an apple tree and you're the only one who eats the fruit, you still are under federal government control.
Of course, corporate farms already have all of this tracking and compliance stuff in place, so really this is just a way of preventing individuals and small farmers from growing their own food, with the stick of a million dollar fine per day, per infraction (which the new agency gets to keep for itself), up to 10 years in federal prison — and there is no judicial review or process necessary to seize and condemn food and (presumably) farmlands.
Basically, HR 875 sets up a MASSIVE new government bureaucracy called the Food Safety Administration, and compels anything known as a "food establishment" to register with the federal government (paying registration fees of course) and to submit to inspections that are at different intervals depending on the type of "food establishment" you are.
The (formerly) ubiquitous summer roadside vegetable stand appears to be both Category 3 and 5 "food establishments" since they sells "fresh produce in ready-to-eat raw form" and "stores, holds, or transports food products prior to delivery for retail sale".
The explicit exclusions in Section 3 (13)(B) do not exclude roadside vegetable stands.
Section 3 (14) explicitly declares "any farm" (no matter what the size) to be a "FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY".
Section 406 is a real doozy which places the burden of proof on the small farmer or roadside stand operator to demonstrate that none of their goods were participants in interstate commerce (the basis for this whole thing appears to be the Commerce Clause)
— June 1967: Israel captures the Egyptian-controlled Gaza Strip during six-day Mideast war. An Israeli census put the population at 380,000, at least half of whom were refugees from Israel. Today the population stands at about 1.5 million. The U.N. lists just over 1 million as refugees and their descendants.
— December 1987: A clash in the Jebaliya refugee camp sets off Palestinian uprising, which lasted until 1993 and claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Palestinians and 192 Israelis. The militant Islamic Hamas is formed early in the uprising.
— September 2005: Israel withdraws its troops and all of its 8,500 Jewish settlers. It retains control of Gaza's airspace, coastal waters and border crossings.
— June 2007: Hamas violently seizes control of Gaza after routing forces loyal to rival Fatah faction of President Mahmoud Abbas.
— June 2008: Hamas and Israel reach truce to halt the cross-border rocket attacks and end Israeli offensives in Gaza.
— November 2008: Palestinians resume rocket and mortar fire into Israel after Israeli incursion.
— Dec. 19, 2008: Hamas formally declares the truce over, rocket fire on Israel intensifies.
— Dec. 27, 2008: Israel launches a fierce air offensive, killing more than 200 Palestinians in the first day.
— Jan. 3: Thousands of Israeli troops launch a ground offensive in Gaza.