Possible $50/day fine for temporary holiday-themed fence

Posted December 11th, 2011 by snappytype

This year's grinch story comes to us from Marquette, Michigan where a couple has been cited for a city ordinance violation for erecting a small fence as part of their Christmas decorations.

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ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

Posted December 10th, 2011 by s3b3k

In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

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stop the SOPA

Posted December 3rd, 2011 by zidane721

hello i i was just wondering if u would mind discussing the stop online piracy act as well as protect ip act.these are the laws congress tried to push through last month in order to emulate chinas resricted internet

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Obese Third Grader Taken From Mom, Placed in Foster Care

Posted November 28th, 2011 by Mattfree88

Obese Third Grader Taken From Mom, Placed in Foster Care

A Cleveland third grader who weighed more than 200 pounds was taken from his mother after officials reportedly said she did not do enough to help the boy, who suffered from a weight-related health issue, to lose weight.

“They are trying to make it seem like I am unfit, like I don’t love my child,” the boy’s mother, who was not identified, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It’s a lifestyle change and they are trying to make it seem like I am not embracing that. It is very hard, but I am trying.”

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Mayor gives Occupy LA until Monday to leave - They decline

Mayor Tony Villar said: "It is time for Occupy LA to movement from this piece of parkland.. It is time to close the park and restore this to a public park, ... and at 12:01 Monday morning, November 28 the law would be enforced". (Not too surprising that he could decide WHEN laws are enforced.) The Chief of Police added: "This is a national movement which the City of Los Angeles wanted to accommodate. They have had fifty-six days to put forth messages in a public park, which by the way, no one else has been able to use."

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Man catches 881-pound tuna, seized by feds

Posted November 22nd, 2011 by slayer548

A Massachusetts fisherman pulled in an 881-pound tuna this week only to have the federal authorities take it away. It sounds like a libertarian twist on the classic novella by Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, but for Carlos Rafael, the saga is completely true. It would seem that unlike the fictional New England shark hunters in Jaws, Rafael didn't need a bigger boat, just a better permit.

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'No evidence' water prevents dehydration - The West Australian

Posted November 21st, 2011 by soliscjw

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by UK law from claiming their products will prevent dehydration after a three-year investigation from EU officials.

Britain's The Telegraph has reported the decision was made on the basis there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

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Business Leaders Will Reportedly Face Jail Time for

Posted November 20th, 2011 by Mattfree88

Business Leaders Will Reportedly Face Jail Time for Claiming Water Prevents Dehydration

Bottled water manufacturers will not be allowed to make the claim that water can prevent dehydration, when a new law goes into effect in the UK next month.

The edict, the Daily Telegraph reports, follows a three-year investigation. European Union officials now conclude there is no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

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Long List of Illegal Activities, Many of them Benign

Posted November 17th, 2011 by snappytype

A long list of illegal activities that I've managed to document in just a few months time while keeping my blog and writing my book

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Health Inspector orders food destroyed at farm to table party.

Posted November 15th, 2011 by iamodd999

Power mad Health Inspector orders food destroyed at farm to table party.

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