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 »
Today Ira Isaacs, a self-described "shock artist," was sentenced to four years in federal prison for shocking people a little too much.Read more »
They call him the Petaluma Batman, because is true identity is unknown, even carefully protected by the people of Petaluma, California. Even when ABC news covered his story they wrote "We do know his true identity, but we've agreed to keep it confidential for his and his family's safety."
Petaluma Batman is a true caped crusader, as you can see in his photo, and he patrols the streets of his hometown. His motto, "a hero can be anyone." I can certainly get behind that.Read more »
B.C.’s top health official says taking pure ecstasy can be “safe” when consumed responsibly by adults, but he says he is not advocating legalized recreational use of the drug.Read more »
Walter Block provides reasons for liberty lovers to be optimistic.Read more »
Fleming did nothing illegal – yet he was brutalized by people who had been prepared to kill him, and could have done so without consequences. Such is life in our Homeland Security State.Read more »
Two 6-year-olds were suspended from White Marsh Elementary School in Talbot County on Monday for using their fingers as imaginary guns while playing a game of cops and robbers on the playground at recess.Read more »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed into law a new package of gun regulations intended to fortify New York's existing assault weapons ban, limit the number of bullets in magazines and strengthen rules that keep the mentally ill from owning firearms. The regulations are the nation's first since last month's massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 27 people, including 20 young children at an elementary school. Cuomo, a self-described gun owner, said the tragedy had spurred lawmakers to action and called the legislation a "common sense" measure.Read more »
An engineer who created plans of working replica for the starship Enterprise has created a petition for NASA to consider the project.
The engineer suggests that the 3,000 foot-long ship be built in space and not land on the surface of any moon or planet so that it would never need to reach escape velocity. The ship would use on-board nuclear reactors, cutting down cost of fuelling the ship. He estimates his re-design of the Enterprise would be able to travel to the moon in a mere three days, and Mars in three months.Read more »
This is so beautiful!Read more »
A Real estate developer wants to put together an investor group to buy the 982-acre park in the middle of the Detroit River -- polish it up with $20 billion in construction projects on the island which would lead to another $20 billion in construction projects off the island and tens of thousands of temporary construction jobs and tens of thousands of permanent jobs.Read more »
That’s right… Big Brother is in our graphics editing software. Even a screen capture triggered the alert, so this wasn’t some kind of copyright protection embedded in the file. Adobe Photoshop now has some kind of image recognition that prevents you from importing banknotes.Read more »
The finance ministry for the European Union has announced that cash transactions over 500 euros would soon be banned. Large transactions will only be allowed via credit card, or by check, which essentially amounts to mandating that people have bank accounts. Believe it or not a lot of people don’t have, and don’t want bank accounts. The finance ministry hopes this will help combat tax evasion.Read more »
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched an internal probe of the events leading up to the suicide of internet activist Aaron Swartz, who was facing federal charges for allegedly hacking into the school's journal archives.
Furor over Swartz' death has reached the White House in the form of a petition asking for the removal of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz who pressed the case against Swartz.Read more »
California Entrepreneur Matt Davies, who set up above-board, taxpaying marijuana cultivation and distribution businesses that employed over 60 people is being prosecuted by the Justice department. The businesses were completely legal under California law, and Davies's lawyers, accountant, and other employees quoted in the article confirm this.Read more »
A man was arrested after police said they pieced together his identity from videos posted on YouTube.Read more »
A new state law has made it tougher for people who drive under the influence of drugs in New Hampshire. The law, which went into effect Jan. 1, has made driving impaired due to over-the-counter and prescription drugs illegal. “There was a loophole in the language which did not include many drugs which impair you to drive,” said State Police Sgt. Matthew Shapiro, commander of the drug recognition program. “People could be 10 times more impaired and not be prosecuted.”Read more »
Willie Nelson tells Piers Morgan that guns should be more regulatedRead more »
Let's Just All Go Our Separate Ways
I think we can all agree that this whole 'United States' thing has been sort of a mess. From Vietnam to Afghanistan, we've really been shitting the sheets recently and maybe we should all just pack it in.
We'd like to ask President Obama to dissolve the United States government as well as the Executive branch. Then we should all just part ways and try to forget that any of this nonsense happened.Read more »
H. J. RES. 15
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.Read more »
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