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Tag: Regulations

Driving Under the Influence… of Coffee

Posted: January 9, 2017 at 8:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

An interesting case out of California (of course) has a man being prosecuted for “driving under the influence”… of caffeine. Joseph Schwab was pulled over by a California cop – an Alcoholic Beverage Control cop – who accused him of cutting her off and driving “erratically.” Like a dentist in search of cavities to help […]

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Cheating the EPA is Like Cheating a Speed Trap

Posted: January 8, 2017 at 8:00 am   /   Business, Features, Politics, Top Stories

A VW engineer may be going to prison – and has already been professionally (and probably personally) ruined… for having “cheated” the EPA. Which is like expelling a picked-on kid who outsmarted the playground bully. Which, of course, is what often happens now. Whether it’s the schoolyard bully – or the EPA (or other “agencies” […]

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Private Sector ‘Investment Heroes’ of 2015

Posted: November 10, 2016 at 11:05 am   /   Friends

While the age of the superhero movie seems to be at its peak, Americans should be paying more attention to a different class of superheroes: “investment heroes.” That’s the term used in an October report from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) to describe the 25 companies that have invested the most into the U.S. economy […]

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Alabama Eases Licensing Restrictions for Vendors Selling Funeral Supplies and Merchandise

Posted: May 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm   /   Politics

Alabama residents looking to purchase environmentally friendly and cheaper caskets are now free to do so in the Yellowhammer State. Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, signed a bill this week lifting restrictions on who can sell funeral supplies and merchandise. Under the new law, vendors can sell funeral items like caskets and shrouds without needing […]

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It Takes 300 Hours to Become a Shampooer in Tennessee

Posted: May 2, 2016 at 11:34 am   /   Politics

Tammy Nutall-Pritchard had been braiding hair with her older sister, Debra Nutall, since she was 18 years old. Nutall taught Nutall-Pritchard the craft when she was 15, and the sisters would stand side-by-side behind the chairs of scores of clients at Nutall’s Memphis, Tenn., salon who came in to get their hair braided while chatting […]

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What These State Environmental Officials Say Obama’s EPA Has Forced on Them

Posted: March 9, 2016 at 5:13 pm   /   Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency has overstepped its legal authority by imposing a regulatory agenda on the states, environmental officials at the state level testified Wednesday to a Senate committee. Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, testified that the EPA’s flood of environmental regulations since President Barack Obama took office […]

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Houston We Have a Problem!!

Posted: March 9, 2016 at 8:20 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Houston!  We have a problem. Well, actually it’s not just Houston.  It’s Atlanta, New York, Philly, Detroit, LA, Portland, Miami, and every single city, town, village, and hamlet in the USA. You ask what the problem is?  Well, there is an all-out assault on your liberty and Constitution.  Frankly, it doesn’t matter if you are […]

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Tax Oil to Subsidize Wind?

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 9:27 am   /   Politics

If you want more of something, mandate it, subsidize it and exempt it from regulations. If you want less of something, punish it with taxes and regulations. Put more bluntly, the power to tax and regulate is the power to destroy. This is the First Rule of Government. No presidency has ever come close to […]

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Obama Continues to Impede Domestic Energy Production

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm   /   Politics

With less than a year left in office, President Barack Obama is upping the pressure on America’s fossil fuel industries with a slew of new regulations and tax proposals. Last month, Obama ordered a moratorium on new coal leasing on federal lands. Unlike oil and gas production, which occurs primarily on private land, 40 percent […]

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