Council member Jumaane Williams is trying to legislate partying in BK, which predictably pissed some Brooklyn residents off. Any party with 40 or more people will have to notify the police three days in advance that they’re having a party. It would also make house parties that charge at the door illegal. Really though? Give it up. There are so many other social issues that need attention. Check out the rest of what laws are being proposed after the jump.
Some residents in Marfa County, Texas have their panties up in a bunch over a Playboy sign. The sign is part of a roadside art installation, but the residents aren’t having it. Complaints were filed and now Playboy has been ordered to remove the sign within 45 days because they don’t have a commercial permit. Playboy claims they have not broken any laws and will try to fight it legally. The art display is probably the coolest thing Marfa has seen, ever. Check out the video after the jump.
The First Family hosted a huge party on the Front Lawn on the Fourth of July, with 1200 military families visiting and all of them also celebrating Malia’s 15th birthday. With perfectly matching outfits, the Obamas praised the service members for their dedication to our country. Check out pictures of the event in the gallery.
Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, as well as other big websites are protesting against the National Security Agency tomorrow (July 4th) over secret programs that they just found out about last month. Hit the jump for the full story..
Gov Andrew M. Cuomo as we all know is not an advocate for texting and driving. He is constantly increasing his efforts on raising awareness and implementing new laws to restrict people from carelessly driving while using electronics. But this time around he is making it his business that everyone abide by these rules. Hit the jump to see what new laws are being enforced..
One of the most popular current event is EDWARD SNOWDEN! The former technical contractor worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), but since he’s leaked top-secret information to the press, Snowden has been somewhat on the run. There are new leaks that suggests, America using ‘bugs’ to spy on some of its closet allies. Of course, even our “friends” are not excused from the asinine tactics of the U.S. government. Hit the jump for more details.
Senator Tammy Duckworth, an amazing Senator who survived getting her legs blown off and the loss of use in one arm from the Iraq War, doesn’t take smack from people who claim to be disabled. She burned Braulio Castillo, CEO of Strong Castle Inc. publicly in a Senate hearing because he claimed to have broken his ankle in prep school, and has been using his disability to score exclusive government contracts for years. Watch him being publicly shamed in this fantastic video after the jump.
Obama’s currently on his African tour, and the President made sure he paid his respects to Nelson Mandela’s family as Mandela is in critical condition after a series of illnesses. Today, Obama chose to visit the prison where Nelson was jailed, paying respects and physically viewing a prison that represented racism and apartheid in South Africa, and to show this to his two daughters and wife. Check out a picture of the epic visit in the gallery.
Tens of thousands of opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in cities around the country Sunday, launching an all-out push to force Mohammed Morsi from office on the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. Fears of violence were high, with Morsi’s Islamist supporters vowing to defend him. Hit the jump for more details.
Senior European officials expressed concern Sunday at reports that U.S. intelligence agents bugged EU offices on both sides of the Atlantic, with some leftist lawmakers calling for concrete sanctions against Washington. Hit the jump for more details.