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Sushi Train Wreck

Perth, Western Australia became the last jurisdiction in the world to to regulate the maximum speed of its sushi trains. A decades long fight for control between the Ministry of Transport and the Health department, has seen the city’s 80 sushi trains restricted to a plodding 0.02 kilometres per hour – sushi trains in Japan frequently exceed 25 kilometres per hour. 145 more words


Hands Free?

The latest snippet of news to hack me off is that there is now talk of banning hands free use of mobile phones in cars.  Whereas I can understand and fully support the ban on use of… 629 more words


The Foreign Edition of Great Moments in Government

It would require several people, working around the clock, to provide daily updates about the bizarre and senseless actions of the crowd in Washington.

And you’d need many additional people to monitor the… 983 more words

Government Stupidity

Is Flagstaff's New Party Ordinance Targeting A Local Gay Bar?

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Last night a representative from WHyld Ass Restaurant and Rainbow Rooftop Lounge spoke to the Flagstaff City Council about recent harassment by local police for noise and live music. 353 more words

New Media

Nanny state strikes again: Turning "personal trainer" into a heavily regulated profession

My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

How to be a personal trainer: Be ripped

Right now, there’s just one qualification for becoming a personal trainer: …

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