Eric Dompierre loves sports, especially basketball. Eric never let his Down Syndrome stop him from playing but now he may have to cheer on his team from the bleachers. Its a battle between Eric's family and the Michigan High School Athletic Association with the latter claiming that because he's 19 years old, Eric isn't allowed to play in his senior year of high school.Read more »
The new work shifts the state line in several areas a few hundred feet one way or the other. That has created a bureaucratic nightmare for some. Lewis Efird's company owns the land where a gas station was built in what he thought was South Carolina, but is now North Carolina. He said the move makes the station worthless because higher gas taxes will raise his pump prices 30 cents a gallon and the fireworks that boost his profits are illegal in North Carolina.Read more »
A budget battle in New Jersey's capital city has some extremely unpleasant fallout, including a toilet paper shortage at police headquarters, fire stations, senior centers and municipal offices. Supplies have been dwindling down to almost nothing in the months since a spending fight broke out among the City Council in November over a $42,000 spending request for a year's supply of paper products, including toilet paper. “I’m embarrassed,” the Council president said.Read more »
Bureaucracy is great! ………………..
I was not sure whether to laugh or cry when I read this.
Apparently “Most criticisms of government bureaucracy are based more on myth than reality. These agencies actually play a valuable and indispensable role in making our society a better place to live.”
A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.Read more »
Environmental Leaders, Solar Execs Press Obama To Fight For Key Tax Break
Solar developers and environmentalists have had a wary relationship at times as disputes have arisen over the impact of big green power plant projects on wildlife and fragile landscapes. But on Wednesday, the U.S.’s major environmental groups joined solar power companies to press President Obama to support the extension of a key subsidy for renewable energy set to expire a year’s end.Read more »
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.Read more »
Government bureaucracy forced this situation and yet the business owner is penalized. The funeral director was called by law enforcement to remove a body that had been found in a home in the summer. By law, he couldn't cremate or bury the body without authorization from next of kin or an official with the county DSS, who would not return his calls. The state medical examiner's office refused to take the body. The body was sent to a crematory for cold storage, but the odor was so bad they brought it back the next day.Read more »
[T]wo years ago, performance artist Jonathan Doyle paraded around the bustling peak of New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock in a $40 Bigfoot costume from iParty. When Doyle returned with friends to shoot a sequel, the park manger quashed the production and ordered Doyle off the mountain, insisting he needed a state permit to film a movie in the park. Bigfoot stepped up with a lawsuit, alleging that the park’s permit regulations are unconstitutional. The New Hampshire Supreme Court next month will hear Doyle’s complaint.Read more »
Vaccines in the state of Massachusetts may soon be tracked via a centralized registry, The Boston Globe reports ... [i]ronically, Massachusetts, the birthplace of public vaccination programs, is one of two states without statewide registries to track who gets vaccinated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New Hampshire is the other state without such a registry.Read more »
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