Showing posts with label busybody. Show all posts
Showing posts with label busybody. Show all posts

Kenric Ward: EPA Putting Red Light on Amateur Car Racing

Because they can.    A "power grab" by the Environmental Protection Agency threatens to crash America's amateur car-racing industry without putting so much as a dent in climate change, warns the chairman of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee. The EPA's move to regulate emissions on non-road racing vehicles contradicted    ... MORE

Choking On Zero Tolerance: Little Girl Suspended For 30 Days Because She Lent Her Inhaler To A Gasping Classmate

by Robby Soave.      No good deed goes unpunished. Schrade Middle School in Garland, Texas, suspended a 12-year-old girl for several days—and has placed her in alternative schooling for the next month—because she lent her inhaler to a classmate who was having difficulty breathing. According to Fox 4 News, Indiyah Rush was in gym   ... MORE

3,000 Business Regulations Coming In 2016

by Shubhomita Bose.  Another year, another roll of red tape for small businesses to cut through. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, over 3,000 new regulations are in the pipeline for 2016 on top of the 3,300 issued in 2015. Some of the regulations that will have a direct impact on businesses include a possible Environmental Protection Agency  ... MORE

Steven Greenhut: Regulation A Sure Bet For Fantasy Games

California's option destroyers never sleep.   "Fantasy sports" has come a long way from the office football pool. Instead of passing around photocopied spreadsheets and collecting a few bucks from cubicle mates, players now go to sophisticated web sites, where they can make daily wagers—and not just trudge through a long sports season    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Busybody Left

Self-appointed minders of YOUR business.   The political left has been trying to run other people's lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have. There are not enough poor people living in  ... MORE

NYT Columnist Wants A Minimum Drinking Age For Soda

by Guy Bentley.    Busybodies minding your own business. A New York Times columnist has proposed the government introduce a minimum age for buying soda and card kids who try to buy Coca-Cola at the local store. In wide-ranging discussion with Luckypeach.com, food journalist and New York Times opinion writer Mark Bittman attempted to equate    ... MORE

Governments Want To Ban FanDuel And DraftKings, Yet Lotteries Are Among The Worst Ripoffs In Gambling

by A. Barton Hinkle.   More incandescent hypocrisy from the ruling class. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) did New York a huge favor earlier this month when he declared fantasy sports leagues a form of illegal gambling and ordered two of their principal organizers, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop taking bets from state residents. ... MORE

John Stossel: Government - Here To Help!

Government does everything, just nothing well.    Government wants you to think it helps you at every turn. Every time you make a decision, a purchase, government wants to be there, looking essential. But it's a trick. Most government "help" creates new problems. Students once went to private banks to get college loans. Banks, since they   ... MORE

We're Doing Our Trophy Kids A Great Disservice

by Stephen Moore.        Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison became an overnight cultural hero when he announced this week that he doesn't want his kids to accept trophies they "haven't earned." Harrison tweeted that he was returning his sons' "participation trophies," all the rage in kids' sports these days. Awards, he said, should be for    ... MORE

Nitwittery Run Amok: New York Cracks Down On Toy Guns

by Elizabeth Harrington.  Expect fake murders to go down. New York is forcing Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers to pay over $300,000 for the crime of selling toy guns. The settlement stems from an investigation by the state’s attorney general office, which sent cease and desist letters to the retailers in December for breaking its strict law against   ... MORE

Austin Petersen: Dead Idiot Blew His Head Off With Firework, Now His Mom Wants The Rest Of Us To Suffer

Either society or lack of warning label must be to blame.   A dead moron from Maine was killed instantly when he fired a firework off from the top of his head. Predictably, he will now be used as a prop to advocate for stricter controls thanks to a grieving parent… who ought to bear at least some of the blame. From the AP: The mother of   ... MORE

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Are The American Dream

by Katherine Mangu-Ward.     I disapprove of what you eat, but I'll defend to the death your right to eat it. The story of Flamin' Hot Cheetos is the story of America. The illegitimate offspring of a cheese puff and a Dorito, the snacks are a triumph of food science. With their finger-staining red pigment, infinite shelf life, sui generis squiggly shape,      ... MORE

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David Hansnyi: The Trans Fat Ban Is Worse Than You Think

Why stop there?     The Food and Drug Administration issued a final decision this week, giving the food industry three years to phase out bad trans fats, still used in a wide variety of products, such as Pillsbury's Ready To Bake cookies and cake frosting. Now, if you're ingesting large quantities of either, perhaps partially hydrogenated oils aren't your biggest   ... MORE

F.D.A. Sets 2018 Deadline To Rid Foods Of Trans Fats

by Sabrina Tavernise.   The option reducers are at work again. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the food industry three years to eliminate artery-clogging artificial trans fats from the food supply, a long-awaited step that capped years of effort by consumer groups and is expected to save thousands of lives a year. Trans fats —   ... MORE