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California orders Uber to pay a $7.3 million fine

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives, United States, Technology The California Public Utilities Commission slapped Uber with a $7.3 million fine and ordered its suspension after it failed to meet the state’s reporting requirements. Continue reading California orders Uber to pay a $7.3 million fine California orders Uber to pay a $7.3 million fine [...]

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Hands-free or fine: New Hampshire 15th state to pass cellphone ban

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, United States, Gadgets, Smartphone, Technology New Hampshire is the latest state to make using a handheld device illegal while driving, including operating a laptop or tablet. It joins over a dozen other states or territories with similar laws. Continue reading Hands-free or fine: New Hampshire 15th state to pass cellphone ban [...]

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Australian nightclub limitations are about to get a lot worse

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Australia’s notoriously strict nightclub limitations are about to get even worse with a new breathalyzer law. Police in Queensland will soon be able to enter nightclubs and breathalyze patrons inside who they believe are highly intoxicated. BAC levels at or above .15 are considered “highly intoxicated”. After recent reports of [...]

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Japan finally adjusts the country’s outdated ‘no dancing’ law

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Remember the strict reverend in Footloose who banned dancing in his town? Japan is sort of that guy, but they’re gradually kicking off their Sunday shoes. Japanese officials have revised legislation of a 67-year-old Fueiho law that banned nightclubs from staying open past midnight if they abide by [...]

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Who’s the real bully in the Facebook/Designbook fight? The answer may surprise you

By and large, Americans are wildly forgiving when it comes to corporate misconduct, whether that means offshore tax avoidance, environmental impropriety, or even human rights abuses — as long as they happen far far away, of course. But when the corporation in question is Facebook, and the victim is that most worshipped totem of Western capitalism, “the small [...]

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8 Disturbing Revelations About Policing in Baltimore Since the Freddie Gray Cops Were Arrested

by Terrell Jermaine Starr We’ve learned a lot about policing in Baltimore since the six police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest were charged in connection to his death. One of the so-called Baltimore Six has a highly questionable history of abusing his authority; according to the Guardian [3], he tried to get his ex-girlfriend’s husband [...]

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Rolling coal now illegal in New Jersey

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, Driving, United States, Truck, Diesel New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a law making rolling coal illegal in the state. The bill was introduced less than a year ago after a pickup belched soot on a State Assemblyman’s Nissan Leaf. Continue reading Rolling coal now illegal in New Jersey [...]

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