Regulation

Obama Signs Treaty Far Worse Than SOPA

White House bypasses Senate to ink agreement that could allow Chinese companies to demand ISPs remove web content in US with no legal oversight

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New Hampshire bill introduced to ban flouride from water supply

Posted January 25th, 2012 by NHorBust2012
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A bill introduced to ban fluoride and other harmful chemicals from the public water supply.

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Indiana Bill wants to De-Regulate Cosmetology

Posted January 20th, 2012 by snappytype
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Indiana House bill 1006 is actually talking about attempting to de-regulate cosmetologists...and people are upset about it.

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Italy to Kick Cash Habit as Monti Cracks Down on Tax Evaders

Posted January 14th, 2012 by Cyphase
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Prime Minister Mario Monti, in office just over a month, wants landlords, plumbers, electricians and small businesses to stop conducting large transactions in cash, which critics say helps them evade taxes. The government on Dec. 4 reduced the maximum allowed cash payment to 1,000 euros from 2,500 euros. “If they force us to use credit cards, prices will go up,” said d’Andrea, noting that many retailers offer discounts to customers who pay in cash and don’t demand a receipt, in effect splitting with them the savings from evading the country’s 21 percent sales tax.

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Walnuts Are Drugs, Says FDA

Posted December 31st, 2011 by B-Nolfi
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Seen any walnuts in your medicine cabinet lately? According to the Food and Drug Administration, that is precisely where you should find them. Because Diamond Foods made truthful claims about the health benefits of consuming walnuts that the FDA didn’t approve, it sent the company a letter declaring, “Your walnut products are drugs” — and “new drugs” at that — and, therefore, “they may not legally be marketed … in the United States without an approved new drug application.” The agency even threatened Diamond with “seizure” if it failed to comply.

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Virginia drivers wrongly charged under insurance law

Posted December 27th, 2011 by stefminus
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RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia motorists are being ticketed and convicted of a violation that is not a crime under state law: driving without proof of insurance.

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WARNING: You are about to enter Massachusetts

Posted December 19th, 2011 by phonon
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Cross a state line and laws change. That's especially true between New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Laws relating to seat belts, guns, cellphones, motorcycle helmets, fireworks and knives are among those lawmakers want to warn people about. That's not to mention alcohol and tobacco prices and New Hampshire's tax-free shopping.

Six GOP lawmakers want the Department of Transportation to erect signs along every unmarked road leading from New Hampshire into Massachusetts, stating: "Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet."

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Living off the grid is illegal

Posted December 16th, 2011 by jeffersonish
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Apparently living off the grid, off the land and without government assistance is now a crime that can land you in jail and cause you to lose your home.
Government officials across the country are forming so called “nuisance abatement teams” to intimidate people into giving up their land or conforming to the governments demands and hooking back into the grid. Counties across the country are actually jailing people for living the way they want to live.

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DC Resident Fined Thousands For Not Recycling Cat Litter

Posted December 14th, 2011 by Deslock Darkstar
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It's the law in D.C. - recycle or face a fine from the Department of Public Works. But is enforcement of the law going too far?

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Environment Canada struggling to enforce law

Posted December 13th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Environment Canada struggling to enforce law

The federal environment commissioner warned Tuesday that Environment Canada is struggling to enforce environmental protection regulations, and those who break the law aren't always properly punished.

"We concluded that the enforcement program was not well-managed to adequately enforce compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act," wrote Scott Vaughan in his annual report tabled in Parliament.

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