Posts tagged "government"

A New California Law Will Allow Minors To Digitally Remove Online Activity

Let's hope this will one day extend to apply retrospectively, too… A new piece of California legislature, signed off on by Governor Jerry Brown, has the potential to clear up a whole slew of problems for the minors of the future. The law, which will go into effect in 2015, will require Internet companies to…
By: Rachel Krause / September 24, 2013

What It Would Cost You To Buy The White House

Say you wanted to buy the White House -- just how much money might you need? According to the latest estimate, you'd need $284.9 million dollars. That's up nearly $5 million more than it was worth four years ago. But if you buy the White House, what are you getting, exactly?
By: Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2012

Women On Hill Receive Significantly Less Than Their Male Counterparts

Today in BS: female Republican House staffers make a whopping $10,093.09 less than the male Republican House staff. Yes, you should read that number again: $10,093.09! The Democrats aren't innocent either: female staffers on the Democratic side earn $1,473.65 less, on average, annually than their male counterparts. While the difference is not insignificant, my mind…
By: Daley Quinn / July 15, 2012

Italian Hookers Have New Habits

While every girl wants to stop traffic, Italian women are being accused of causing car accidents because they’re so damn sexy. Due to these ridiculous claims, the governments in Rome, Milan, and Florence have just passed laws decreeing that women dress and act more modestly. The legislation states that women must refrain from “adopting pose…
By: Simcha / September 26, 2008

Stop! In The Name Of Civic Pride

“Stop! In the Naaaame of Love!” Diana Ross sang that phrase back in the '60s, but a suburb of Chicago has made it one of their mottos. Oaklawn, Illinois, had installed a few funny red octagons around town aimed at making people take a moment to stop and smile, after encouraging local residents to submit…
By: Simcha / May 2, 2008