Kids in Easton, Mass., might have to celebrate their birthdays with a cracker or a raisin. The public school system is proposing a policy that will eliminate cupcakes, frosted cookies and candy from classroom celebrations.
A quick search on YouTube using terms like “police misconduct,” “illegal police stops,” “police unlawfully detain,” etc. proves one thing: Cellphone technology has changed the way police and the public interact and provides citizens valuable tools to protect liberties. With the help of mobile phone technology, the American Civil Liberties Union has released a new app called Police Tape.
Fireworks weren’t the only thing in the sky on Independence Day. The American Atheists flew a banner over New York City that read, “Atheism is Patriotic — atheists.org.” The group cites the First Amendment in its defense.
Egypt’s highest fatwa council has issued its first fatwa under new rule to ban Muslims from killing frogs. A fatwa is a juristic ruling concerning Islamic law. Specifically, the fatwa reportedly orders that Muslims may not kill frogs to sell to Nations where they are eaten.
Most U.S. citizens believe President Barack Obama has what it takes to protect us from aliens: the little green ones, that is. According to the poll, 65 percent believe Obama could handle an alien invasion.
This summer is setting record high temperatures, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is experiencing a different kind of heat. During a press conference Saturday, the Governor asked a reporter, “Are you stupid?”
Would you recommend to a friend a book you hadn’t read? This is akin to what many members of Congress do every time they vote, albeit which much more dire circumstances than suggesting a poorly written novel to a friend.
Massive storms left nearly 2 million people in the United States without power, and some without basic emergency services, last weekend and early this week. The incident highlights the importance of being prepared for a disaster that causes the power grid to fail.
The Mineral Wells City Council was flagged by the families of veterans after the Texas city decided to ban people from placing flags on graves. In late June, the council decided that flags could not be in the cemetery other than during the two weeks before and after Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
A Satanist couple in the Denver-area are claiming to be the victims of a hate crime after a sign reading “VOTE SATAN” was removed from their front porch. Satan’s endorsement was hung next to the American flag.