The Zion Curtains of Utah. A source of confusion among many first time visitors to the US state of Utah are the bars.
Like any regular bar, there are stools lining the shiny counter, but instead of facing the bottles and the bartenders, they look straight at a wall of clouded white glass that rises from the middle of the counter, obscuring both on the other side. How A Lawsuit Over Hot Coffee Helped Erode the 7th Amendment. Photo by Bruce Marlin In 1992, an elderly woman in New Mexico bought coffee at a McDonald's drive through, spilled it on herself, and successfully sued for nearly $3 million.
This story is the poster child for the absurdity of the American legal system. Nearly every late night comic has a bit about suing over hot coffee. 10 Laws You've Broken Without Even Knowing. This City is Fining Its Residents For The Most Ridiculous Things. DOJ Creates New Position to Target "Anti-Government Views" By Joe Wright “Americans motivated by anti-government views and racist ideologies” will be the focus of a new Department of Justice position, John Carlin told a George Washington University crowd today.
The Associated Press reports: The Justice Department is creating a new position to coordinate investigations into violent homegrown extremism, a department official said Wednesday.Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, head of the department’s national security division, said that while the international terror threat occupies the public attention, federal officials remain just as concerned about the prospect of violence from Americans motivated by anti-government views and racist ideologies.
Dumb Laws, Stupid Laws: We have weird laws, strange laws, and just plain crazy laws! 20 EXTREMELY Ridiculous Laws that SHOULDN'T Exist. Parents May Face Jail For Having Swing Set on Their Property. Man charges iPhone on train, arrested for stealing electricity. This is the first story in our summer series, RoadTrip 2015: The Global Hunt for Innovation.
SAN DIEGO -- "You don't even want to know. " That was the San Diego Comic-Con staffer's response when I asked just how long fans had been waiting to gain access to the infamous Hall H for arguably the most popular and anticipated celebrity panel of the week: "Star Wars: Episode VII. " Canadian Police Banish Families From Playing in Park: "I'm In Charge Here" By Amanda Warren Last Sunday, some British Columbia dads gathered their kids to a public park; a field fit for some father-son soccer time.
City Issues Parking Ticket to Car Sculpture it Commissioned. A car sculpture by Erin Wurm, created in honour of the German city of Karlsruhe’s 300th anniversary celebration, was recently issued a parking ticket by an unaware city worker.
Alabama City Suing Couple to Get Back On The Grid, Threatens Arrest. By Heather Callaghan Huntsville, Alabama says couple can't live "off the grid," condemned their property and threatens arrest for trespassing "I just don't see how we're hurting anyone by being here," said Tyler Truitt when asked about having to defend his off-grid lifestyle to city hall.
As a military veteran, he found it really odd that he thought he was defending the American way only to come back home and be scolded by bureaucrats to hook-up! The first arrest has been made for manspreading - Americas - World - The Independent. The Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) pored over court testimony, talked to lawyers and reviewed lawsuits and news reports to produce a PDF on NYPD practice in the past few years.
Most of the 117 vignettes it published are examples of what it sees as people "experiencing and enduring disrespect and abuse at the hands of NYPD officers", particularly with regards to race and class, but one bizarre anecdote picked out by Gothamist about men taking up too much room on transport (known as manspreading) was tucked away in there: On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyn’s criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of "man spreading" on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders. Bush Era Law Could Get You 20 Years in Prison For Clearing Your Browser History.
By Claire Bernish In 2002, President George W.
Bush signed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act into law following the Enron and Worldcom scandals, in part, to prevent companies from intentionally doctoring records or destroying documents when under federal investigation. 20 Years in Jail and $1 Million Fines For Gun Speech. Sleep Soundly, America: 81-Year-Old Lady Jailed for Feeding Birds. EPA Threatens Property Owners By Redefining "waters of the United States" Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water. (NaturalNews) Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level.
You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else. Michigan Cops Raided and Robbed Medical Marijuana Patient of Everything, Even Her Vibrator. Police state government to start surveilling your poop in real time for illicit drug use… RFID tag readers in toilets will upload urine composition to the feds. “Government Wants to Control Your Car” and Prevent You From ‘Tinkering’ Under DMCA Copyright. By Mac Slavo Think you own your car?
Think again. Police Abduct 10 Children From A Family In Kentucky Because Of Their ‘Off The Grid’ Lifestyle. By Michael Snyder. Seed Sharing Deemed Illegal in the United States. Boy Suspended for Year and Prosecuted for Bringing A Leaf to School. Man Left Sitting in Prison for Months for "Possession" of Vitamins. NYPD Successfully Disarms, Pins Down Female 'Drug Lord' Wielding a Lollipop. Thinking: A Criminal Act? Breaking Bread: Student Punished for Sharing Lunch.
9-Year-Old Boy Incarcerated After Misssing Court Date For Stealing a Pack of Gum. Texas Officer Pulls Down and Tases 76 Year Old Man Over Legal Plates. Texas Cop Fatally Shoots Mentally Ill Man "Aggressively" Holding Spoon. Carey WedlerDecember 16, 2014. Life Without Parole for Weed. Irony in Canada: 300 Arrested at Protest Against Police Brutality. High school student gets suspension for saying 'Bless you' to classmate.
Veteran to lose home to foreclosure because he displayed the American flag in a flower pot - NaturalNews.com. Peace Activist Nun Imprisoned. Police Dig Into the Underwear of Pulled Over Drivers and Passengers. Cops show up to breastfeeding woman's home then illegally cavity-search her. Not Joking: 4th Grader Suspended for Making ‘Terroristic Threat’ with Magic Ring from ‘The Hobbit’