Home owners fined 347,000.00 for trimming trees without a permitRead more »
1 in 20 East Germans were informants. "The Lives of Others" is a sad and unsettling movie about what results when Soviet statism is executed with German efficiency: The Stasi. Funny how much of East German communist assets like this museum were homesteaded, and now the "kindler, gentler" western state wants to seize it all over again. Never again!Read more »
The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.Read more »
A website in support of Canada's proposed US-style copyright law looks to be a work of corporate astroturf, and signs point to the CRIA - Canadian Record Industry Association (mostly composed of US record labels; many Canadian labels have left to form an independent lobby that opposes much of CRIA's agenda)Read more »
Arthur Furano voted early — five days before Election Day. And he voted often, flipping the lever six times for his favorite candidate. Furano cast multiple votes on the instructions of a federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted to help boost Hispanic representation.Read more »
A Canadian who was deported to Syria by the US government for a hellish, 10.5 month torture ordeal will not get justice in the USA.Read more »
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is classifying milk as oil because it contains a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil.
The Hesperia farmer and others would be required to develop and implement spill prevention plans for milk storage tanks. The rules are set to take effect in November, though that date might be pushed back.
A video of a Congressman from North Carolina getting a little weird with a student who asked him a question on camera....Read more »
Follow the cash-http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36783.htmlRead more »
Government jobs may not sound lucrative, but state and local government employees make $12 more per hour than private workers, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Read more »
It's getting dangerous to rob and terrorize people in Chicago, despite Mayor Daley's best efforts. We've already talked about the armed career thug who got the (last) surprise of his life when he broke into the home of an 80-year-old Korean War veteran, who in defiance of Chicago's handgun ban, was prepared to defend himself--and did.Read more »
From The Washington Post -- "Beneath its commitment to soft-spoken diplomacy and beyond the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Obama administration has significantly expanded a largely secret U.S. war against al-Qaeda and other radical groups, according to senior military and administration officials."Read more »
A Nevada woman named Michelle Lyn Taylor "kissed a friend’s [13 year-old] child, forced him to touch her breast and asked him to have sex with her."
That's bad, but should the punishment be... life in prison? That was the sentence that she got.Read more »
It goes without saying, but we're gonna go ahead and say it anyway: Nobody likes getting a speeding ticket. And that's especially true when said ticket isn't issued by a human officer, but from a machine set up to catch unwary motorists off guard. If only there was some way to get back that lost sense of justice...Read more »
Erick Lagunas' family came to court Friday morning clinging to the slimmest of hopes.
But their 2½-year quest for justice ended in bitter tears, as the Chicago Police officer they say killed Lagunas and his friend, Miguel Flores, in a Thanksgiving Day 2007 drunken-driving crash walked out of the 26th and California courthouse a free man.
Again from the set of Penn & Teller: BullShit! comes this week's Penn Point. Penn talks about Obama (certainly not for the last time). Today, it's about his war policies which seem to have flipped compared to the promises he made when he campaigned.Read more »
Dr. James David Manning, The Atlah World Missionary Church, calls this the “Trial of the Century” and the “Greatest Trial in American History.” He says the proceedings are not a mock trial and are permitted under the U.S. Constitution.Read more »
The city's most litigious bum, Richard Kreimer -- infamous for winning a $230,000 suit 20 years ago after being kicked out of a Morristown, NJ, library for his body odor -- is about to file his 18th lawsuit since 1988.3Read more »
It's something most seasoned pot smokers already know, but still it's nice to get more scientific confirmation: Marijuana doesn't make you wreck your car.Read more »
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