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  • Florida bill would allow cameras in classrooms and microphones on teachers

    01/13/2022 2:32:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | 01 13 2022 | Jacqueline Quynh
    Florida lawmakers are debating a bill that would allow schools districts to put cameras in classrooms and microphones on teachers. The measure was proposed by state Representative Bob Rommel, a Republican from Naples. "I think if we can do it in a safe way to protect the privacy of students and teachers, I think we should do it," he told CBS Miami. "I haven't heard a response good or bad from any teachers, but … it's not their private space. It's our children's space, too." But Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco told the station a handful of Broward County...
  • Judge Fines Cancer Patient, 72, for Overgrown Lawn: ‘I’d Give Jail Time if I Could’

    01/13/2022 11:58:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 111 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2022 | Hannah Sparks
    A hardline judge has fined and ridiculed a 72-year-old Michigan man with lymphoma, ruling that he “should be ashamed” of being too weak to mow his overgrown lawn. Burhan Chowdhury of Hamtramck, a community about six miles north of Detroit, admittedly fell behind in yard maintenance after he was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes in 2019. His overgrown property prompted local officials to subpoena Chowdhury. In now-viral footage of the Zoom court hearing on Jan. 10, Chowdhury’s breathing appeared labored as Judge Alexis G. Krot of the 31st District Court berated him. “You should be ashamed of yourself,”...
  • Bringing home the bacon tops new California laws in 2022

    12/30/2021 10:40:58 PM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 29 December 2021 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It’s not often that bacon leads a roundup of new laws taking effect with the New Year in California. But even in progressive California, that’s the headline-grabber. It’s among a host of other legislation designed to safeguard employees, shield those seeking abortions, protect protesters from police, spare children from gender influence in store displays, and further ease criminal penalties to reduce mass incarceration. Several of the laws mark national “firsts” — first minimum wage to reach $15 an hour, first to protect warehouse workers from quotas, first to mandate hourly wages for garment workers, first to...
  • New Zealand to ban smoking for next generation in bid to outlaw habit by 2025

    12/10/2021 3:22:59 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 87 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 12/9/2021 | Tess McClure
    People currently aged 14 and under will never be able to legally purchase tobacco. New Zealand has announced it will outlaw smoking for the next generation, so that those who are aged 14 and under today will never be legally able to buy tobacco. New legislation means the legal smoking age will increase every year, to create a smoke-free generation of New Zealanders, associate health minister Dr Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday. “This is a historic day for the health of our people,” she said. ...
  • Child Tax Credit 2021: Here's when the fifth check will deposit

    11/12/2021 11:23:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 12, 2021 | BY AIMEE PICCHI
    Money from the Child Tax Credit program is set to hit U.S. parents' bank accounts on Monday. After that, the sixth and final check is scheduled to be deposited on December 15. The future of the expanded Child Tax Credit program remains in limbo amid negotiations over scaling back President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion social spending plan, which included an extension of the CTC through 2025. To slash spending in the bill, some lawmakers want to limit the tax credit's renewal to just one or two years. As talks among Democratic lawmakers continues, the future of the family assistance measure...
  • Phoenix board votes to restrict popular hiking trails during extreme heat

    10/29/2021 1:10:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KTAR ^ | Oct 29, 2021
    fficials in Phoenix voted Thursday to fully adopt a policy limiting access to certain hiking trails in extreme heat. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation board unanimously pushed through the measure, which will close trails at Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. any day an excessive heat warning is issued. The policy was tested at Echo Canyon and Cholla Trail in the Camelback Mountains and the Piestewa Peak trails in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve from July 13 to Sept. 30. The trial run began after nearly a dozen members of the Phoenix Fire Department were sent...
  • Psaki Defends Plandemic [semi-satire]

    08/29/2021 10:25:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 August 2021 | John Semmens
    During a press conference, Presidential Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted that "the last year and a half has taken its toll on people's health and sanity. But it has also enabled the government to pioneer new ways of governance. Things that might not ever occurred to us have been done with resounding success." "Among these things was a realization of how liberating a declared emergency can be," she said. "Normally, there are months or years between the origin of an idea for making the country better and getting it enacted by Congress. The emergency allowed the president, the state governors,...
  • Biden Administration Prompts Largest Permanent Increase in Food Stamps

    08/16/2021 6:32:19 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 21 replies
    NY SLIMES ^ | 08/15/2021
    httpThe jump in benefits, the biggest in the program’s history, comes after a revision of the initiative’s nutrition standards that supporters say will reduce hunger and better reflect how Americans eat.
  • Liberal Outlets Push Preprint Study to Whine About Alcohol

    05/28/2021 8:31:56 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/28/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal outlets are trying to scare readers again about alcohol consumption. They are pushing a study that hasn’t been peer-reviewed to claim any alcohol consumption will damage the brain. The sensational anti-alcohol headlines based on the preprint study plagued the internet. CNN’s story on the matter was headlined: “Drinking any amount of alcohol causes damage to the brain, study finds.” The Guardian’s headline was no less blaring: “Any amount of alcohol consumption harmful to the brain, finds study.” Yahoo! News also hopped on the anti-alcohol train: “Drinking any amount of alcohol causes damage to the brain, study finds.” People magazine...
  • FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars in U.S.

    04/29/2021 12:20:06 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/29/2021 | Don Johnson
    April 29 (UPI) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it is proposing a ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes in the United States. The announcement begins a long regulatory process, resulting in menthol cigarettes being available for about two more years even if the ban is eventually adopted. The tobacco industry is expected to challenge the decision. The FDA decision would also ban all flavored cigars. The agency did not include menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes. Menthol is the last allowable flavor for cigarettes. The proposed ban was prompted by a citizen petition that allows the public to...
  • Biden administration declares war on menthol, sparking opposition across political spectrum

    05/01/2021 6:39:35 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/1/2021 | Zachary Petrizzo
    The White House is waging war on menthol — the last allowable flavoring in cigarettes — and flavored cigars, announcing Thursday that the administration intends to ban the popular additives in tobacco products. It was the first shot in an uphill battle that advocates say would prevent the industry from marketing to children and minority communities with whom flavored tobacco has proven popular. "With these actions, the FDA will help significantly reduce youth initiation, increase the chances of smoking cessation among current smokers, and address health disparities experienced by communities of color, low-income populations, and LGBTQ+ individuals, all of whom...
  • Progressive white women are crazy because the left makes them that way

    04/15/2021 4:27:13 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 15 Apr, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    One of the things I couldn’t help but notice during the BLM protests last year was the fact that deeply distraught, hysterically angry white women seemed to be taking the lead in many of the protests. It turns out that I may have been on to something. A women’s publication called Evie has caught up with the fact that a study from last year found that over half of white, Democrat women have been diagnosed at one time or another with a mental health problem. I’m not at all surprised. To quote myself, in July, after sharing several videos of...
  • Column: Legislature tries to eliminate single-family-home zoning, again [California]

    03/31/2021 10:50:05 PM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 31 Mar 2021 | Michael Smolens
    The battle over housing is back at the state Capitol.... ...For some time, a main focus of housing legislation has been to bulk up density along major transit corridors. That concept appears to have broad support. But the real fight is over key provisions that allow for two, three or four units — and sometimes more — to be built on lots zoned for single-family homes... ...Eliminating single-family zoning has become a bedrock goal for many housing advocates. It is also one vociferously opposed by suburban homeowner groups ...Such developments would have to be within a half-mile of transit lines,...
  • Biden May Allow ‘Small July 4th Gatherings’ [semi-satire]

    03/13/2021 9:21:45 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2021 | John Semmens
    In his first prime time address to the nation President Joe Biden boosted American morale by promising “we may be able to allow small July 4th gatherings, but only if everyone behaves between now and then. This means get your vaccination, wear your mask, keep your distance, wash your hands, and wait for our permission to mingle with other appropriately obedient and deserving family members, friends, and neighbors.” The President cautioned that “we must not lapse into old habits of going where we want whenever we want and with whoever we choose. We have been advised by New York University...
  • Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Bill Advances

    03/06/2021 2:03:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Maryland Matters ^ | March 2, 2021 | Elizabeth Shwe
    Maryland lawmakers advanced a bill Monday that would prohibit stores from providing plastic bags to customers starting July 2022. An iteration of this legislation passed the House and was voted out of the Senate Finance Committee last year, but it did not reach the Senate floor due to the abbreviated legislative session. With an amendment from Del. Brian Crosby (D-St. Mary’s) that would allow orchard farmers to provide plastic bags to customers for its fruits and vegetables, the Plastic Bag Reduction Act, sponsored by Del. Brooke Lierman (D-Baltimore City) and Sen. Malcom Augustine (D-Prince George’s), moved out of the House...
  • Big Tech pushes digital ID cards to track vaccinations, shopping, banking activity and more

    02/28/2021 4:38:50 AM PST · by EBH · 54 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 2/25/21 | Mercola
    Story at a Glance: Tech giants with deep ties to the U.S. national security state — Microsoft, Oracle and the MITRE Corporation — have partnered with healthcare companies to create the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) to advance the implementation of digital COVID-19 vaccination records. The initiative is essentially built on a common framework of digital vaccination “wallets” called SMART Health Cards that are meant to “work across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries” as part of a new global vaccination-record infrastructure. SMART Health Cards are expected to include a person’s complete name, gender, birth date, mobile phone number and email address in...
  • Existing consumer right to repair protections are not enough: ACCC

    02/23/2021 3:15:11 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    ZD NET ^ | 11 Feb 2021 | Aimee Chanthadavong |
    Meanwhile, both IGEA and John Deere believe existing protections under existing consumer law work just fine. "As more products are computerised, and the information and power imbalances between manufacturers and consumers grow, the incentives for premature planned obsolescence that harms consumers is likely to increase. It is important that regulators are equipped with an appropriate legislative framework to investigate new emerging practices that may harm consumers," the ACCC said. In September 2018, the Equipment Dealers Association signed an agreement with John Deere in which the company would begin voluntarily making repair tools, software guides, and diagnostic equipment available for ordinary...
  • Cops made 545,602 arrests for marijuana-related violations in 2019

    02/09/2021 7:38:56 AM PST · by RandFan · 106 replies
    Zuri Davis ^ | Feb 9 | Zuri Davis
    NORML: According to the most recent national data, police made 545,602 arrests for marijuana-related violations in 2019. That is 1,494 people a day. That is 62 people an hour. That is more than a person minute. This is not justice. This is not freedom. This should not be normal. Zuri Davis: Lives are being ruined forever over a plant that is safer to consume than legal alcohol. A criminal record is a life sentence. 545,602 people will now struggle to find jobs, a place to live, and a business loan. They can’t vote or buy a gun for self-defense.
  • Biden to Sign Executive Order Asking Americans to Wear Face-Masks for 100 Days

    01/20/2021 7:26:20 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 210 replies ^ | Jan 21, 2021
    President Biden was sworn into office Wednesday, and one of his first priorities will be to sign an executive order urging Americans to wear masks for 100 days and requiring them on federal property. During his inaugural address, the new commander in chief warned that the nation’s “darkest and most deadly” coronavirus pandemic days could be ahead of it.
  • Cleveland-based company develops 'completely different’ rapid COVID-19 diagnostics test

    12/03/2020 6:34:55 PM PST · by Pontiac · 4 replies
    WOIO ^ | November 2, 2020 | Chris Anderson
    A Cleveland-based technology company partnered with Purdue University to develop a rapid diagnostic test to detect numerous pathogens, including the molecule that causes COVID-19. The technology from the Purdue and IdentifySensors Biologics collaboration can also be modified to detect influenza, Zika, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, chickenpox, and more. “This test can be done fast, it’s accurate and can be done at home,” IdentifySensors CEO Gregory Hummer, MD, said. According to Purdue University, the real-time technology identified pathogens “by their induced distinctive resistance chance to electronic materials” and automatically transmits results to the individual’s cellphone and appropriate health departments. “We intend to...