Category Archives: law

The Funny US-Canada Border


Village Customs border on the ridiculous ‘Michel Jalbert was not planning a diplomatic incident when he drove 20 yards into the United States last October to fill his car with cheap petrol. ‘Like almost everyone in Pohenegamook, a Quebec village … Continue reading

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UberFacts Makes $500K Off Twitter


‘It’s a blindingly sunny morning in October, and Sanchez, founder of the uber-popular Twitter account UberFacts, is sitting outside at a sidewalk cafe in Beverly Hills showing me a feature on the about-to-be-released UberFacts Android app. (An iOS app already … Continue reading

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Supreme Court To Weigh Facebook Threats


‘…In a case that could dramatically alter the way judicial elections are conducted, the court will decide whether states that elect judges can bar judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions. Of the 39 states with judicial elections, 30 have … Continue reading

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Portable Solar Power for your Gadgets


Closing Mainstream Energy Gaps ‘”I don’t like to see those people sitting on the floor by a plug by a bathroom,” NRG Retail president Elizabeth Killinger said. “I want people to be up and about living life freely.” ‘Goal Zero … Continue reading

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The Tweet is Mightier than the Sword


The sophisticated social-media strategy of ISIS The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets. ‘The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that seized Iraq’s … Continue reading

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Social Media Intrudes Into Prenups


New Prenup Trend: a Social Media Clause More couples are drawing up contracts dictating online behavior ‘Couples Are Signing ‘Social Media Prenups’ To Prevent Spouses From Posting Unflattering Photos Of Each Other Couples are signing “social media prenups” before they … Continue reading

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Cultural Invasion Via Surplus Goods


Unlike most surplus (ukay ukay) shops in Manila, my fav shop Lucky Mary at Baclaran doesn’t just sell used clothes. It sells just about everything and a lot are still unused. After almost giving up looking for an incense stand … Continue reading

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