Regulation

3

Police Refuse To Respond To Burglary In Progress

http://dfw.cbslocal.com

“The Chief or authorized designee (i.e. Communications Division) shall refuse police response to any alarm notification from an alarm site that does not have a valid permit,” reads the ordinance.

Read more »
mport1's picture
Created by mport1 1 year 12 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 12 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:
4

Commissioners approve regulations governing sexy coffee stands

http://www.kitsapsun.com

Owners of adult-themed coffee stands in unincorporated Kitsap County will have to post signs warning would-be customers about their scantily-clad baristas, and they'll have to do more to protect passers-by from seeing into their businesses. That's according to an ordinance passed Monday in a unanimous vote of the Kitsap County commissioners. The stands have 60 days to comply with the changes, which include a site visit by county planning staff to check the signs are posted and additional screening is added.

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 12 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 12 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:
5

How the 'Dairy Cliff' Will Cream Consumers

http://online.wsj.com

No grocery store would hire a clerk who insisted on adding up a customer's purchases with an ancient abacus. Yet a similarly archaic standard is about to be inflicted on the nation's taxpayers and consumers. Current farm programs—which consist of massive subsides, price supports and various marketing restrictions—were enacted in 2008 and expire on Dec. 31. That should be cause for rejoicing, except that the system is rigged against consumers and taxpayers.

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 15 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 14 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:
4

China tightens up censorship of Internet sites

http://www.latimes.com

For years, China’s net nannies turned the other cheek to a loophole in their vast online censorship apparatus. Anyone who wanted access to blocked overseas websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and more recently, the New York Times, need only download foreign software called a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent the Great Firewall. But in recent weeks, even these tools have begun to falter, frustrating tech-savvy Chinese and foreign businesspeople who now struggle to access Internet sites as innocuous as gmail.com and imdb.com.

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 15 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 15 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:
6

The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

https://www.freetalklive.com

The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

During 2012, virtually every aspect of American life, from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency, was subjected to government meddling.
Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, of course, but increasingly, the rules imposed by the government have less to do with health and safety and more to do with whether government or individuals get to make basic pocketbook and lifestyle decisions that affect them. And it is not just the regulators who are to blame.

Read more »
Mattfree88's picture
Created by Mattfree88 1 year 15 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 15 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:
5

E15 Fuel, which could damage your vehicle, could become mandatory

http://www.motherjones.com

The EPA has changed its policy on corn-ethanol blends, and states may soon change their formula 15 percent ethanol. The problem with that? There are fears might void your warranty or damage your car. Also, from the article:

"The only group that really seems to like the new rule is the ethanol lobby.

"'We've force fed a fuel into every American's car that benefits a few thousand corn farmers and ethanol refiners at the expense of virtually every other American,' EWG's vice president of governmental affairs, Scott Faber, told Mother Jones.

Read more »
wtfk's picture
Created by wtfk 1 year 15 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 15 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:
6

Milk prices may double in new year (because of govt intervention)

http://www.local10.com

With Congress spending all its time trying to avert the fiscal cliff, a slew of other legislative matters are going unattended. One of them is the agriculture bill which, if not addressed, could lead to a doubling of the price of milk early next year. It works like this: In order to keep dairy farmers in businesses, the government agrees to buy milk and other products if the price gets too low. The current agriculture bill has a formula that means the government steps in if the price of milk were to drop by roughly half from its current national average of about $3.65 a gallon.

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 16 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 16 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:
5

Dept of Labor Says You Can't Pay Employees The Way You Think Is Best

http://www.slate.com

Casa Nueva long ago settled on a system of pooling all tips from a given pay period and dividing them equally between all employees based on how many hours they worked that pay period. “What we truly believed in was that everybody, from the dishwasher, the prep cook, the cooks, the servers, provided the customer’s meal, so they should share in the tips,” said 25-year worker-owner Nancie Buerkel. Problem is, back in February, the Department of Labor issued “Field Assistance Bulletin No.

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 16 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 16 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:
4

Food Truck Vendors Fight Mobile Food Ordinance

http://www.al.com

An attorney for a group of food truck and push cart vendors has written members of the Birmingham City Council to say the vendors have “serious concerns” about a proposed mobile food ordinance that they say is “extraordinarily restrictive” and, if passed as written, could drive them out of downtown. “Our organization isn’t opposed to regulation, but the complexity of this ordinance is kind of astounding to me,” David Donaldson, the attorney representing the mobile vendors, said today.

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 17 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 17 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:
3

Mile High Cab deserves opportunity to operate

http://www.denverpost.com

When the state of Colorado decides to trample on your dreams, you must be patient while awaiting justice. The taxi drivers who formed Mile High Cab, for example, have waited more than four years since they first asked the state for permission to serve metro Denver. Now their saga, in its final act, rests with the state Supreme Court. The court is expected to rule soon — perhaps next month — on Mile High's challenge to a bureaucratic travesty, two years after the Public Utilities Commission rejected the company's application to operate for fear that it would spark "destructive competition."

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 17 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 17 weeks ago
Category: Regulation   Tags:

Air Times & Contact

LIVE 7 Days a Week!
Mon-Sun: 7pm-10pm Eastern

Call toll-free:
1-855-450-FREE

You can also Skype us.

Join our Email List

Stay up to date with the latest about Free Talk Live, and receive our Weekly Digest email - the most popular stories for the week from our front page and also the week's audio highlights!

See our past emails.


Free Talk Live 2.5

Welcome Free Talk Live 2.5! Now, with Reddit!
 
You'll need a Reddit account before you can vote on and submit show prep. (That is different from your FTL/AMP account.)

The content here is the same as you will see on the FTL Subreddit. Please submit bug reports on the appropriate BBS subforum.

Enjoy the new site and thanks for submitting your content!

Google+

New forum topics

Recent Posts Recent Posts

Navigation