Judge in PA goes to trial for getting kick-backs. (FTL needs a 'courts' category.)Read more »
The Wall Street journal reveals the inside track on "license to trade" regulation and how it adds $115bn a year to cost of services whilst excluding others from jobs.Read more »
This article was originally published at OpEdNews.com on February 15, 2009
With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday just passed on February 12th the media was replete with praise for him. Unfortunately, this whitewashed view of him is misguided. Rather than being the honest and resolute knight in shining armor that he is made out to be, on closer inspection he turns out to be one of the worst politicians Illinois has produced.Read more »
The state of Texas is going after Amazon over sales taxes. Amazon responds by closing distribution center in Irving and saying it will not open other distribution centers in Texas.Read more »
Two Boston city councilors are proposing to ban smoking in public parks and beaches, carrying the decadeslong campaign to reduce tobacco use to some of the last remaining public spaces where lighting up is still allowed.Read more »
some guy who calls himself a anarcocaptilist had his rights infringed becuse he made some stupid and in my opinion morally wrong comments about violence he has not been charged with a crime but....Read more »
A proposal by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to give officers technology used by the military to see through walls is raising eyebrows.The technology would give officers the ability to see where people are inside a building or house before they go inside.Read more »
The CRTC (the canadian FCC) is looking into letting the telecommunication companies put a meter on the internet. Making downloading a gig to be up to 4-5 dollars each; whereas it only costs them 1 penny. If only licences to begin telecommunication companies in Canada were not restricted and costly; we could have better services at cheaper prices.Read more »
Parking lot attendants may be low on the Massport totem poll, but they are among the top paid at the money-burning agency, with 16 garage jockeys taking home upwards of $90,000 last year, a Herald payroll analysis found.
Seven overtime-guzzling “parking utility technicians” — all members of Teamsters Local 25 Parking — pocketed a whopping $100,000-plus in pay, records show.Read more »
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Smokers have just one message for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council members: butt out of our business.
“We’re outside. We should have freedom to smoke,” City Hall Park smoker Harvey Forbes told CBS 2’s Magee Hickey.
By a vote of 36 to 11 on Wednesday the City Council approved a bill to ban smoking in all city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas.Read more »
A North Carolina man finds himself answering a complaint before a state licensing board for "practicing engineering without a license" NOT because he was representing himself as a qualified engineer, but because his petition to the government for redress of grievances appeared "to be engineering level work".Read more »
A US man has been rejected in his bid to become a police officer for scoring too high on an intelligence test.Read more »
A UK immigration officer put his own wife on a terrorist watch list – so she could not get home from a trip to Pakistan. The officer was so sick of his partner that when she was visiting family overseas he added her name to the register of people banned from flights into the UK. When she went to the airport to get her return flight back, officials told her she could not board the plane and did not explain why. She called her husband, who promised to look into it – but left her stuck in Pakistan for THREE YEARS. He was sacked after bosses found out about his antics.Read more »
What ignited the antigovernment revolts in Tunisia and then Egypt? Police "cracking down" on one man selling vegetables without a permit.Read more »
The case brought before the Appeals Court argued that D&D inhibited prison security, because "cooperative games can mimic the organization of gangs and lead to the actual development thereof."Read more »
According to Harry Reid, democrat and senate majority leader, american democracy is "the best system ever devised to rule the affairs of men and women." ...A powerful admission from a high-level advocate of political rulership and democracy. Best system indeed - none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who think they are free...Read more »
GUANAJUATO, Mexico — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Mexico to stay the course in an admittedly "messy" war against drug cartels, saying Monday that the Obama administration will help with new controls on the flow of American guns across the border.Read more »
U.S. military officials tell NBC News that investigators have been unable to make any direct connection between a jailed army private suspected with leaking secret documents and Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.Read more »
Mystery Goo Turns Icicles Green and Yellow in Snyder, N.Y.
FAA Dismisses Suggestions That Gunk Is ‘Blue Ice’ From Passing Jetliners
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