Rep. Bill Zedler has filed a bill to require employees at sexually oriented businesses to get a license and display it while working. The conservative lawmaker said he hopes the measure, if it passes, might encourage women to find another line of work. "They won't want to get a license as a stripper from the state of Texas," Zedler said of his legislation. "I think it would keep a lot of girls from getting involved in that lifestyle and basically wrecking their lives. "This will force everyone to clean up their act," he said. "Overall, it will be a benefit to everyone concerned."Read more »
This is familiar behavior from Jones. It’s why we love him. He’s a like a bulldog. But Morgan’s behavior was suspiciously out of character.
Piers Morgan is loudmouthed blow hard who can hold his own against someone raising their voice. I’ve seen him interview Jesse Ventura, and Ted Nugent about gun control and he meets their volume. Those guys aren’t much softer than Jones. In fact, when Morgan debated Larry Pratt on gun control, he shouts Pratt down.
But against Jones he’s utterly calm. He doesn’t interrupt. He doesn’t raise his voice. Why the change? Well I have a theory.Read more »
Where generals now meet in war rooms, hemp plants once waved in the breeze. The Washington Post reports on the recently discovered “hemp diaries” of a government botanist, Lyster H. Dewey, who tended a USDA hemp farm that was eventually turned over to the War Department for the construction of the Pentagon.Read more »
An armored trucked crashed along Interstate 81 and spilled out its cargo of $10 million in silver bars. I thought those armored bank trucks were made of sterner stuff, but carrying that much weight, I guess it’s more likely the silver broke out than the crash broke in. I bet a truck carrying $10 million in paper would have been just fine.It’s a pretty good metaphor. If you think of the controlled economy as an armored truck, when this thing crashes paper money crashes with it, but silver breaks free. It has economic momentum.Read more »
The series of events started after a patient at the hospital left without permission in mid December. Police were called to help locate the patient and several days later, a man with the same description of the escapee was brought back to Graylands by police where he was wrongly identified by hospital staff as the runaway patient. The man was subsequently given a batch of antipsychotic drugs but it caused an adverse reaction and he was treated overnight in hospital. The “real” missing patient eventually returned to Graylands.Read more »
Google and Pandora Internet Radio support FCC regulators setting pricing for content played over the internet [IRFA (HR 6480 and S3609)]. Musicians, record companies and performing rights organizations are lining up in opposition to the bills.Read more »
A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country’s ruler on Twitter, a lawyer following the case said, as the Gulf Arab state cracks down on criticism of the authorities on social media. According to the verdict on Sunday — published by online newspaper Alaan — a tweet written by Rashid Saleh al-Anzi in October “stabbed the rights and powers of the Emir” Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Anzi, who has 5,700 Twitter followers, was expected to appeal the verdict, said the lawyer, who asked not to be named.Read more »
An Anarchist's Declaration
I wish no power* over you.
I wish that you have no power over me.
Where I have power over you, I shall seek to renounce it.Read more »
When Jonathan Frieman of San Rafael, Calif., was pulled over for driving alone in the carpool lane, he argued to the officer that, actually, he did have a passenger.
He waved his corporation papers at the officerRead more »
According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle. And there are no explicit provisions in the Bill of Rights / U.S. Constitution protecting hammers and clubs...Read more »
A nice summary of many of the arguments against the "Drug" war. Link at the bottom to the actual WSJ piece. Nice to see the corporate media putting this stuff out to the masses.Read more »
New privately funded bridge opens in Virginia (The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge)Read more »
A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.
The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a windowRead more »
The Oregon teen who was arrested after he posted a ‘Drivin drunk’ status update on his Facebook page New Year’s Day says it was all a misunderstanding.Read more »
An arcane idea that started on finance blogs in the summer of 2011-- that Tim Geithner should mint a trillion dollar platinum coin to avert the debt ceiling -- is now seriously taking off...Read more »
Examples of a select few who have seemingly avoided government aggression. Is there anything that can be learned from them?Read more »
Icelandic teenager, whose name means "Light Breeze" in Icelandic, sues for the right to her own name. Her name is not on Iceland's official list of acceptable names, and for 15 years she's been officially known as "Girl."Read more »
WASHINGTON -- A police officer can't pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court declared Thursday. In a 14-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the "ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or impending criminal activity."Read more »
In 2011, the city of Philadelphia paid out $13 million to people alleging harm from police, largely to alleged victims of excessive use of force. Critics say that the city lacks meaningful oversight of police misconduct and, instead of trying to prevent it, treats payments due to the behavior like a cost of doing business. The city, however, doesn’t see a problem, contending that recession-weary Philadelphians and greedy lawyers are suing the city for a paycheck.Read more »
Corporal Steed made a career of pulling over drivers who she claimed were driving drunk or under the influence.Read more »
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