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New Jersey Says No More Trash Talking in High School Sports

Trash talking is as much a part of sports as the use of a ball for scoring purposes, but the State of New Jersey has implemented a 'trash talk ban' for high school sports that includes more than 400 schools in the state. Trash talking in New Jersey is considered a form of bullying and the athletic teams will be held to the same anti-bullying laws currently in effect in the schools the team s represent.

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New Sushi Restaurant is Booming Because of One Simple Rule – No Kids Allowed

As parents, we have all been in a restaurant where our kids are acting like zoo animals and we have to endure the stares and dirty looks from the other couples not dining with children...you know what I mean. Well, one Sushi restaurant in Virginia has banned kids under 18 and business is BOOMING!

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A New Law Would Allow Police to Search Your Cell Phone Following a Crash

This is so weird, just yesterday I witnessed a little fender bender in downtown Evansville involving a driver who lightly rear-ended another vehicle. When they got out of their cars, the driver at fault admitted to the other driver she was looking at a text, to which the other driver responded in a way I can't print here.

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The National Security Agency Has Been Granted the Right to Collect Phone Records for Millions of Verizon Customers

I first read this story this morning and became extremely alarmed because I am a Verizon customer. On April 25, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) authorized the FBI and the Federal Government to obtain the phone records of millions, if not all Verizon customers for a three-month period ending on July 19. Am I just being paranoid or does that sound really, really scary?

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Indiana Has Legalized Switchblades and Silencers

It will soon be legal to carry switchblades in the Hoosier state, as a regulation that has been on the books for decades will finally be removed from a laundry list of seemingly dumb Indiana laws.

This summer, Indiana will strengthen the ranks of heathens and petty thugs by lifting the ban on spring-loaded knive

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Parents of Chronic Bullies Beware – You Could Get a Ticket in One Wisconsin Community

Bullying is one of the most chronic and destructive problems facing young people today. In an effort to take a stand against bullying. Monona, Wis., passed an ordinance that allows police to ticket the parents of chronic bullies.

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New Cheerios Commercial Has Sparked Huge Racial Backlash From Internet Racists

Cheerios has a brand new commercial featuring an interracial couple and their daughter that has prompted internet racists to react in a way that YouTube was forced to shut down it's comments section because of the ugly, vile things being said.

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Is It Right for Republicans to Be Mad at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for Being Friendly with President Obama?

I was watching NBC Nightly News last night with my wife and heard something that really made me angry. First of all, I usually don't like to blog about political issues, but this issue really sent me over the edge. The story involved New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) and President Obama (D) walking together on the newly opened New Jersey Boardwalk that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy months back.

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Men Say the New ‘Evolutionary Husband’ Samsung Ad Is Sexist and Wrong

There have a been a few controversial commercials lately, but a new ad from Samsung has men everywhere crying foul. Usually, when the term 'sexist' is used about an ad, it almost always involves women being offended in some way, but the new Samsung ad, called 'Evolutionary Husband' has men very angry about being portrayed as morons.

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Drunk Driving
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The NTSB Wants to Lower the Blood Alcohol Level for Drunk Driving

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that states lower the blood alcohol level for drunk driving to .05% from .08%. The NTSB believes at least 1,000 lives could be saved each year if this plan were to be adopted. It would be up to the individual states to pass such legislation. Currently, all 50 states have .08 as the standard by which a driver is considered impaired and subject to arrest.

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The First Ever 3-D Printed Gun Has Been Fired and Is Perfectly Legal – For Now

Since 3-D printing technology became a reality, the fear of being able to create something destructive has been realized. The first ever 3-D printed gun has been fired successfully, which has a lot of people, including lawmakers, very worried. The other problem is the fact that the gun's digital blueprints can be downloaded for free by anyone who wants to build their own and has access to a 3-D printer, which is perfectly legal.

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Why Are Expanded Background Checks for Potential Gun Owners a Bad Thing?

This has been a very difficult week in light of the bombs at the Boston Marathon, the explosion at the fertilizer plant in Waco, TX. and yesterday's defeat in the Senate of a bill that would have expanded background checks to purchase a gun and banned the sale of some semi-automatic weapons like military assault weapons. My question to the Senate is, what's wrong with expanded background checks?

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