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in·ac·tion

(in-ak'shŭn),
Inactivity, rest, or lack of response to a stimulus.

inaction

(ĭn-ăk′shŭn) [L. in-, not, + actio, act]
Failure of or decreased response to a stimulus.
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The group, which used a secret codeword, warned: "Due to the inaction of the Irish government in charging those criminals responsible for the Omagh Bomb, the NDF will carry out a number of attacks against those directly and indirectly involved in this crime in the coming days.
Becker assigned much of the blame to government inaction in Sacramento and Washington.
But more importantly, the consequences of Bush's inaction highlight the larger folly of across-the-board government COLAS.
AFTER years of inaction, the city of Los Angeles' ethical watchdog has started showing signs of life.
Then, after almost 90 days of inaction, it approved a 60-day study - more inaction which, if past patterns are any indication, will be followed by further inaction still.
The court held that a genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether the city was guilty of failure to take disciplinary action against police officers for constitutional violations, such that its inaction amounted to the type of informal policy or custom that was actionable under ?
To hear Davis tell it, he is the hapless victim of ``12 years of inaction.
We are clearly disappointed with the inaction of the Legislature on the Racino," commented Canterbury Park President Randy Sampson.
Although the community for more than a decade has clamored for a local health probe, DHS reacted to the requests with a pattern of ``delay and inaction,'' according to the report, which interpreted that as evidence of ``poor internal DHS management practices.
We believe such inaction has adversely affected the Company's stock price and is totally inconsistent with best practices for corporate governance," stated George J.
Aside from some interesting historical discussion of how the cigarette companies overcame the social stigma against smoking in the teens (they wrapped themselves in the flag, by supplying smokes to American soldiers fighting World War I) and the aforementioned history of inaction on the part of our government, there's not much here that catches the viewer by surprise.
Republicans want the resignations of Attorney General Janet Reno and Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, but they do not want to accept responsibility for their own inaction on the situation, which has been known to them since 1996 and should have been known to Republican administrations years earlier.