IT didn't cost much to build but that could change dramatically if a New South Wales family refuses to tear down a child's cubby house erected in their backyard without council permission.
Penalties of up to $1.1 million - plus a further daily fine of $110,000 - await the family if they don't agree to demolish the structure.Read more »
A 90 year old woman is placed in jail. Read more about it here:Read more »
A 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy is suing a private residential school for discrimination after it refused to admit him because he has HIV, his attorneys said.The eighth grader, whose name wasn't disclosed in a federal lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, alleges that the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania, "violated multiple anti-discrimination laws that protect the rights of people with HIV to remain free from unwarranted discrimination."Read more »
General Cannabis Inc., the company that owns Weedmaps.com, purchased Marijuana.com for $4.20 million dollars! Rumor has it the agreement was signed by both parties at 4:20pm! For those who are not in the loop, Weedmaps.com is an extremely popular website amongst pot smokers to locate dispensaries and marijuana deals around their vicinity. The acquisition is very strategic, and I think this will re-affirm their position as the authority in the medical marijuana industry.Read more »
Homeowner's Assoc. demanding a 9/11 rescuer to take commemorative flag downRead more »
24 people arrested for "trespassing" for trying to close their accounts with BofARead more »
Terry Thompson, 62, was found dead and authorities were waiting on the results of an autopsy, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said. But he added that preliminary investigations indicated Thompson released his animals and then died from a self-inflicted wound. He had pried open cages and left the farm's fences open. Thompson owned between 48 and 51 exotic animals. Lutz said most of them had been accounted for, but at least three -- a mountain lion, a grizzly bear and a monkey -- were still missing. Most of those that had escaped from their pens were put down.Read more »
Top-ranking Obama administration officials, including the U.S. copyright czar, played an active role in secret negotiations between Hollywood, the recording industry and ISPs to disrupt internet access for users suspected of violating copyright law, according to internal White House e-mails.Read more »
Imagine you own a million-dollar piece of property free and clear, but then the federal government and local law enforcement agents announce that they are going to take it from you, not compensate you one dime, and then use the money they get from selling your land to pad their budgets—all this even though you have never so much as been accused of a crime, let alone convicted of one.Read more »
By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2011
Federal prosecutors are threatening to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries throughout California, sending letters that warn landlords to stop sales of the drug within 45 days or face the possibility that their property will be seized and they will be charged with a crime.
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