Helping Kids Register to Vote -- Technically, That's Illegal

Posted October 27th, 2011 by snappytype

A new law in Florida makes you tell the state ahead of time when you are holding a voter registration drive or face fines.

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Bill would make selling fake maple syrup a Federal felony

Six senators introduced legislation that would make selling fake maple syrup a felony offense leading to fines and up to five years in prison.

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Rand Paul stalls Senate education bill

Posted October 19th, 2011 by bhouser

Republican Sen. Rand Paul may not have the clout in Congress to reach his goal of eliminating the Department of Education, but he can do a close second: shut down the Senate committee trying to pass sweeping new federal education legislation.

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City stops residents from being safe to back out of own driveway

Glendale (CA) city officials are forcing residents to take down mirrors they’ve attached to trees in the public right-of-way so they can better see oncoming traffic while exiting their driveways. Residents say in the absence of any speed-reduction enhancements, such as speed humps, the round convex mirrors are one of the few safety measures they have. City officials, though, say it’s about more than tree damage. City codes don’t allow anything to be attached to city-owned trees or street-light poles. Also, nothing can be placed in the public right-of-way because of liability concerns.

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You have no right to grow or choose the food you eat.

Posted October 19th, 2011 by ianCredible

That's right. A Judge in Wisconsin said so...
“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;”
“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”
“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice”

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11 Things You Won't Believe Governments Have Banned

Posted September 27th, 2011 by knutars

A short list of forbidden items in different countries.
See also for a list of really senseless laws.

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Report shows that millions could be saved if drugs were legal

Posted September 17th, 2011 by stuntmantdave

Some call it the magic bullet. It would be a way to invest billions of dollars in education and health care, and have it paid for without an extra penny out of your pocket.How? Legalize drugs, or at least don't lock people up for using them. That's the suggestion from a report that says Florida alone could save $4 billion!

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No Paper Or Plastic? LA Shoppers Wary Of Proposed ‘Nightmare’ Ban

Posted September 8th, 2011 by Deslock Darkstar

An effort to allow only reusable bags at Los Angeles grocery stores may sound like a political long-shot, but one city councilman thinks the public will eventually warm up to the initiative. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports just the suggestion of such a ban raised the eyebrows of several Southland shoppers.

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Town slams brakes on traffic tickets, accidents also drop.

Posted September 1st, 2011 by stuntmantdave

A small city in Northern California has sharply reduced the number of citations, and the number of accidents there has dropped as well. Are tickets simply overused? (YES!)

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Gibson Guitar to Uncle Sam – “From my cold, dead hands”

Are you a guitar owner? More important, do you own a guitar made by Gibson, one of the most well-known American guitar manufacturers? If so, listen up; you may be in Uncle Sam’s cross hairs – as a criminal.

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