Shifra on August 9, 2018
Great news! The ban against regular light bulbs was started under George W Bush, and was expanded under Obama. The “old” light bulbs give a softer, warmer light, IMHO. And if the government won’t allow us to choose the kind of bulbs we want to have in our homes, what’s next? A ban on plastic straws? Oh wait… Via Daily Caller. The Trump administration is preparing to repeal an Obama-era rule effectively outlawing a wide swath of popular lightbulbs, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Department of Energy is ready to scrap a rule broadening the number of lightbulbs that must meet strict energy efficiency standards set to take effect in 2020, according to a document the agency published on...
Pat_S on August 5, 2016
An African-American employee of a federal agency complained about being harassed by a co-worker wearing a cap with a Gadsden flag depicted on it. The complainant found the cap racially offensive citing that Christopher Gadsden was a slave owner. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating the matter. The flag is connected with the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin suggested the coiled rattlesnake to be the symbol for the new country. Benjamin Franklin on the Rattlesnake as a Symbol of America I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids. She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She...
Tammy on April 9, 2016
Not kidding. Regular Americans must be stopped from taking out $1001 at a cash machine because it’s probably shady, but Iran getting $150B is just fine. The new ATM rule, fr the moment, applies to non-Chase account holders. Give it a little while and I bet it’ll apply to Chase accounts sooner than later. Do read the whole article and click through there to the original WSJ report. Via Gizmodo. As flesh-and-blood bank tellers disappear, ATMs are becoming the only way to get access to your cash. But new limits from Chase on how much you’re allowed to withdraw are a privacy advocate’s nightmare come true. According to the Wall Street Journal, Chase is limiting cash withdrawals for non-customers to...