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  • FAA Fines Airline Passenger More Than $10K For Refusing To Wear Mask

    07/09/2021 9:41:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/08/21 | CAROLINE VAKIL
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Tuesday that it had fined a passenger $10,500 for refusing to wear a face mask during a February flight. In a press release, the agency said that a passenger had taken an Allegiant Air flight on Feb. 27 going from Provo, Utah, to Mesa, Ariz., and allegedly refused to wear the mask properly over both his nose and mouth. "Flight attendants instructed him seven separate times to wear his facemask properly, and each time he moved it off of his nose after the flight attendant walked away," the release said. "When told that he...
  • West Virginia issues $75,000 fine to ... West Virginia

    06/23/2021 4:14:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Preston County News & Journal ^ | April 1, 2021 | Kathy Plum
    HAZELTON — The West Virginia Department of Transportation has entered into a consent order with the state Department of Environmental Protection for violations of the water pollution control permit at the Interstate 68 Welcome Center near Hazelton. The order, signed March 10 by Division of Highways District 4 Engineer/Manager Michael Cronin, calls for the DOT to pay up to a total of $75,175 in civil administrative penalties and to hook onto the public sewer system, eliminating the treatment facility at the welcome center. Half the penalty, $37,587.50, is to be paid to the DEP within 30 days of the effective...
  • Veto-Proof Michigan House Majority Passes Bill Refunding Coronavirus Fines After Gretchen Whitmer Hypocrisy

    05/26/2021 1:33:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 5/26/21 | Kyle Olson
    A veto-proof majority of Michigan representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would require the state to refund coronavirus-related fines after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was caught violating her own order. By a 74-34 vote, the state House swiftly passed HB 4501, a bill brought up for consideration after Breitbart News busted Whitmer for violating her restaurant table capacity order last weekend. “If the governor can violate her orders without any repercussions, then why should our business owners be fined,” state Rep. Steve Johnson (R) wondered. Watch his floor speech: The fines and penalties have been significantly related to Whitmer’s executive...
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene Literally Shreds Pelosi's Written Warning For Not Wearing Mask On House Floor

    05/24/2021 4:41:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Forbes Breaking News ^ | 23/5/21 | Marjorie Taylor Greene
    Shreds warning of fines she faces if she refuses to wear mask on House floor.
  • Biden Stops Fining Illegal Aliens Who Do Not Depart U.S., Cancels Their Debt

    04/23/2021 11:16:24 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23 2021 | JOHN BINDER
    President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stopped fining illegal aliens who refused to depart the United States, the agency revealed. In an announcement on Friday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated that the agency has stopped issuing fines to illegal aliens who refused to depart the U.S. despite previously stating that they would depart. Former President Trump, with the authority of the Immigration and Nationality Act, finally started requiring the federal government in 2018 to issue fines to illegal aliens who refused to depart the U.S. after the provision failed to be enforced for more than 20 years.
  • College Fines Students if They're Caught Without Masks

    04/14/2021 8:47:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/14/2021 | Alex Parker
    I feel sorry for those currently in college.For droves of 2020 freshmen, what should’ve been the most exciting time of their lives turned out to be a depressing, disconnected dud, courtesy of culture shock via no in-person classes and no extracurriculars.And even now — over a year past the start of our planetary pandemic — in many cases, a casual walk across the quad can’t check the most basic box of satisfactorily seeing one’s peers.For what may feel like a lifetime, Americans out and about have grown accustomed to everyone hiding in plain sight.Visually, there’s a moratorium on mouths.And in...
  • Owosso barber fined $9,000 for haircuts at Michigan Capitol, other violations

    03/31/2021 1:18:56 AM PDT · by be-baw · 9 replies
    Mlive ^ | March 30, 2021 | Winter Keefer
    SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI -- The Owosso barber who became a figurehead for those opposed to executive orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer nearly a year ago, is facing a $9,000 fine for giving unlicensed hair cuts on the steps of the state’s Capitol and sanitation and equipment violations. Individual fines of $4,500 were ordered against both Karl W. Manke, 77, and his barbershop, Karl Manke Main St. Barber & Beauty Shop -- totaling $9,000 -- to be paid to the state of Michigan within 90 days following a Michigan Board of Barber Examiners’ Monday, March 29 review, according to the...
  • Florida Governor DeSantis proposes daily $100,000 fine, other penalties for Big Tech firms that deplatform political candidates

    02/03/2021 6:06:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/03/2021 | Brittany De Lea
    Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday took aim at the country’s largest technology companies, which he characterized as a group of "monopoly communications platforms" based on the way they have grown to regulate public discourse. "These platforms have changed from neutral platforms that provided Americans with the freedom to speak, to enforcers of preferred narratives," DeSantis said during a press conference. "Consequently, these platforms have played an increasingly decisive role in elections and have negatively impacted Americans who dissent from orthodoxies favored by the big tech cartel." DeSantis targeted tech companies over content moderation, which he equated to political...
  • KILLJOY COPS Police threaten £200 Covid fines for people who have snowball fights or go sledging

    01/27/2021 5:00:00 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | 25 Jan 2021 | Claudia Aoraha
    POLICE have today threatened to dish out £200 Covid fines for people having snowball fights and sledging in the snow. Forces in London, Surrey and Wiltshire sent out warnings urging Brits not to break lockdown while enjoying the snow, saying "Covid regulations still apply." Police forces reminded Brits that 'Covid regulations still apply' in the snow Surrey Police tweeted today: "We are currently receiving lots of calls and reports relating to snowballs being thrown and people outside sledging. "Enjoy the snow today but please don't involve other people, particularly more vulnerable residents. "Please stay safe and remember that Covid regulations...
  • Russia mulls fines for citizens using Elon Musk’s StarLink internet

    01/16/2021 10:31:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies ^ | 01/13/2021
    Elon Musk’s ambitious StarLink programme—which envisions a network of satellites beaming internet to every point on earth—challenges this ability of the Russian state to self-isolate its internet at demand. With over 900 satellites already in orbit, StarLink conducted a beta test of its ability to beam internet terrestrially in October last year. Now, Russia is mulling a fine on citizens who dare to use Musk’s space-beamed internet, as the national Duma view it as a threat to national security, according to a report published in the Russian edition of Popular Mechanics. The fines could range from $135-405 for ordinary users,...
  • Rebellion! Comptroller of Erie County, N.Y., Blocks Health Department from Collecting COVID Fines

    12/03/2020 5:48:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/03/2020 | Matt Margolis
    Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr., the comptroller for Erie County, New York, has taken a stand for liberty and small businesses098and has used his legal authority to prevent the Erie County Health Department from collecting, cashing, or depositing fines issued for violating COVID-19 restrictions. Fines for COVID-19 violations in Erie County will now be sent directly to the comptroller’s office instead of the Health Department. “I am exerting the accounting authority given to my Office by the Erie County Charter. Changing accounting policies fall under my authority as Erie County Comptroller. This change in policy does not require approval by the...
  • A Word Of Advice To Business Owners Being Fined For Resisting Lockdowns (language warning)

    11/25/2020 9:50:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/25/20 | Rampage
    A Word Of Advice To Business Owners Being Fined For Resisting Lockdowns. Rack up as many fines as possible before you file that Bankruptcy that is coming either way if you submit. Here’s Why. I’ve done this and speak from experience!(2min 20 seconds video at the link)
  • Fines increase to $10,000 for CT businesses that violate COVID-19 rules

    11/24/2020 7:15:05 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order Tuesday increasing the amount CT business can be fined for violating the COVID-19 sector rules and capacity limited. Businesses can now be fined $10,000 per violation. The order goes into effect at 12:01 AM Thursday, November 26. Lamont says the action was taken in response after receiving feedback from municipal leaders, public health officials, and people from within the business community. “The sector rules and capacity limits we’ve implemented are intended to mitigate the spread of this disease to the greatest extent possible,” Governor Lamont said. “While the overwhelming majority of businesses in...
  • Cooper administration encourages 36 counties to enhance COVID-19 restrictions (NC)

    10/22/2020 3:50:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 10/22/20 | Richard Craver
    Gov. Roy Cooper chose Wednesday to keep in place statewide Phase 3 socioeconomic restrictions through Nov. 14. However, two members of his administration sent a letter Tuesday to elected leaders in 36 counties - though not Forsyth - recommending and encouraging them to consider implementing enhanced restrictions of their own. The request from state Health Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen and state Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks emphasizes reinforcing social-distancing request within their communities, including for officials to "consider local actions to improve compliance with executive orders." **SNIP** Suggested enforcement steps included: * Imposing fines for businesses that do not enforce...
  • Nord Stream 2: Poland fines Gazprom billions

    10/07/2020 11:33:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.07.2020 | dj/msh (Reuters, AP, Interfax, AFP)
    Russian energy giant Gazprom pledged to appeal what they described as an “unprecedented” fine after the Polish anti-monopoly watchdog UOKiK ordered them to pay some $7.61 billion (€6,47 billion) over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The Polish regulator said that building the pipeline would increase Gazprom’s dominance on the Polish market. The project, which would allow Germany to double its gas imports from Russia, is “tantamount to breaking the rules of law and of fair competition” and the current situation may trigger “serious consequences for Poland’s and the EU’s economy,” they added. Gazprom is spearheading the Baltic Sea construction effort...
  • California pastor moves worship outdoors after county fines church $112K for indoor services: County Says It Has No Plans To Forgive Fines

    09/20/2020 7:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    The pastor of a 3,000-seat California church said he will stop fighting Santa Clara County and hold services in the church parking lot as per local COVID-19 guidelines after fines rose to over $112,000. The county said it will not forgive the fines. Jack Trieber, the pastor of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, has chosen to obey the county’s directives banning indoor services, according to ABC7News. The church was being fined $5,000 for every service it held as well as fines for other violations such as singing. ABC7News reports that Trieber told his congregation in an outdoor meeting...
  • Deputies to cite those not wearing masks in West Hollywood; 1st offense carries $300 fine.

    07/02/2020 7:57:50 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 32 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | July 1, 2020 | Erika Martin
    Sheriff’s deputies in West Hollywood say they’ll begin fining people spotted without a face covering in public. The violation carries a $300 price tag for first-time offenders, including a $250 fine and $50 fee, the sheriff’s station said in a tweet. Deputies said enforcement begins this month, indicating it is effective immediately. The fine will be issued as an administrative citation, meaning it will not result in a criminal record.
  • New proposal for income-based parking ticket fines in Boston

    02/27/2020 3:37:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 2/26/20
    A new proposal on the docket in Boston on Wednesday could determine how much residents pay for parking tickets. The Boston City Council was to meet at noon Wednesday to discuss new legislation which will include a hearing order for potential income-adjusted fines on parking violations. Recently elected city councilor at-large Julia Mejia filed the hearing order on Monday and has been vocal about the idea on Twitter. "I am introducing legislation on income-adjusting parking tickets so low-income families don’t have to decide between paying a parking ticket or putting food on their table," she wrote.
  • Relying on Petty Fines To Fund City Government Can Have Serious Consequences

    10/29/2019 12:17:26 PM PDT · by cann · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | 10.25.2019 3:55 PM | BRIAN DOHERTY
    Burdening the poor with vexatious fines—which potentially lead, if people are unable to pay their fines, to imprisonment—is bad for society. A new study from the Institute for Justice, "The Price of Taxation by Citation," demonstrates the serious consequences not just for unfortunate citizens who have harmed no one, but for civic peace in general. The study focuses on three Georgia cities that derive 14 to 25 percent of their revenue from such fines and fees: Morrow, Riverdale, and Clarkston. (The average for the state is more like 3 percent.) "The cities have their own courts to process citations, and...
  • Government Bullies

    07/10/2019 8:02:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 10, 2019 | John Stossel
    The city of Dunedin, Florida, wants Jim Ficken's home.Ficken's mom died, so he went to South Carolina to take care of her estate. He asked a friend to look after his house.But then the friend died, and no one cut Ficken's grass. When it grew to 10 inches, Dunedin officials started fining him $500 a day.The fine is now about $30,000."I was shocked," Ficken says in my latest video. City officials say they will foreclose on his home if he doesn't pay the fine, and Ficken doesn't have that much money."Do you have $30,000 lying around?!" he asked me."The city...