"ZOMG!!1! Freedom lovers RUINED our precious CPAC!!"Read more »
Come rain or shine, hard-working teenager Sam Green-Jeffries diligently dragged himself out of bed to start his paper round at 6.45 every morning.
So it was a shock when he found that his two years’ devotion to duty meant he was breaking a bizarre law banning children from working before 7am.
Now the 15-year-old – whose dedication has won him a national award – may be forced to quit because starting later is making him late for school.
Incredibly, bureaucrats stepped in after they were tipped off by an anonymous busybody.Read more »
The law will be enforced in a similar way to that banning public urination, with local chiefs tasked with bringing noxious gasbags to justice. However, the minister has been challenged by the solicitor general, who says that the justice minister's interpretation of the offending Local Courts Bill clause is taking the piss. Said clause declares: "Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way shall be guilty of a misdemeanour."Read more »
New Hampshire court rules that mother is too religious to homeschool daughter, orders child to attend government schooling.Read more »
When an Arcata High junior wore a cannabis-related shirt to school one day, administrators brought down the hammer. School officials then searched his mothers car unwarranted, without consent. (Good read)Read more »
Are you tired of politicians not being subject to the same rules as we are? The executive branch can't use wiretapping on congressman, despite the fact that they can use the patriot act on the rest of us. Now, the patriot act is bad, but shouldn't politicians be subject to the same rules as the rest of us?Read more »
A 13-year-old student at Tacoma's Truman Middle School just wanted to show his team spirit when he wore a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey to his school's Seahawks appreciation day on Friday.Read more »
"Jacob Appelbaum, a security researcher, Tor developer, and volunteer with Wikileaks, reported today on his Twitter feed that he was detained, searched, and questioned by the US Customs and Border Patrol agents at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 10, upon re-entering the US after a vacation in Iceland.
He experienced a similar incident last year at Newark airport.
An archive of his tweeted account from today follows."Read more »
The major record labels are known for their harsh stance on copyright infringements, which in an ironic turn of events is now costing them millions of dollars. Revealing a double standard when it comes to ‘piracy’, Warner Music, Sony BMG Music, EMI Music and Universal Music now have to pay Canadian artists $45 Million for the illegal use of thousands of tracks on compilation CDs.Read more »
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