All posts tagged "news"

  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    Annals of Justice A 2015 decision of the Georgia Supreme Court has created a puzzle for drunk driver enforcement. In Georgia (and other states), blood alcohol tests are “voluntary” (to bypass the issue of whether drivers can...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    Is It Really a “Problem” If 99 Percent Wish They Had It? Among those struggling with psychological issues in modern America are the rich “one-percenters” (especially the mega-rich “one-percent of one-percenters”), according to counselors specializing in assuaging...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    “Tag” Banned; “Red Rover” in Jeopardy Two suburban Minneapolis elementary schools this fall hired a consulting firm to advise officials on kids’ recess, and the leading recommendations (promoting “safety” and “inclusiveness”) were elimination of “contact” games in...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    Protecting Our Freedoms The bold, shameless leering of David Zaitzeff is legendary around Seattle’s parks, and more so since he filed a civil complaint against the city in September challenging its anti-voyeurism law for placing a “chilling...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    Priorities PlayStations and Xboxes, However, State-of-the-Art: A New York University Center for Justice study released in September warned that, unless major upgrades are made quickly, 43 states will conduct 2016 elections on electronic voting machines at least...

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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  • News of the Weird

    From Cuba, With Love One of the remaining 116 Guantanamo Bay prisoners (a man suspected of having been close to Osama bin Laden) has a dating profile on Match.com captioned “detained but ready to mingle,” the man’s...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    Your English Teacher Was Right In September, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery concluded that records of an investigation need not be released to the Memphis City Council—because there was no comma. The law requires the records’ release...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    A Paper Drone The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted (likely for the first time ever) an application to fly a paper airplane. Prominent drone advocate Peter Sachs had applied to conduct commercial aerial photography with his “aircraft”...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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  • Gov: ‘Jackson Hole open for business’, overblown headlines may impede summer tourism.

    JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – After touring the Budge Drive landslide on Monday, Governor Matt Mead said, “It was dramatic to see it in person.” Mead also praised local officials for their diligent work and emphasized that it’s...

    • Posted April 28, 2014
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  • The Buzz: No final agreement

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-On Dec. 10, a document mysteriously appeared on my desk at JH Weekly. The cover read “USDA Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Eagle Prospect and Noble Basin Master Development Plan Project.” Having just written a cover...

    • Posted December 10, 2010
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