Create an Account
username: password:
  MemeStreams Logo

CypherGhost's MemeStream


My Blog
My Profile
My Audience
My Sources
Send Me a Message

sponsored links

CypherGhost's topics
Health and Wellness
Home and Garden
Current Events
Local Information

support us

Get MemeStreams Stuff!

Current Topic: Society

Southampton pub declares itself an embassy to skirt smoking ban
Topic: Society 5:46 pm EDT, Sep  4, 2007

The Wellington Arms pub in Southampton is fighting back against a smoking ban in England by becoming the official embassy for the Caribbean island of Redonda. If the loophole works, then the pub will be considered "foreign soil" and the ban can't be enforced.

Redonda is a "one mile square remnant of the cone of an extinct volcano." According to Wikipedia, "The current title of 'king' of Redonda is disputed by at least nine people." Here's "king" Leo's site.

200706271032Yesterday a spokesman from the Department of Health confirmed that if the pub was granted embassy status then it would be exempt from next month's national smoking ban.

She said: "The new smoke free law will not be enforceable against premises with diplomatic status - as recognised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Southampton pub declares itself an embassy to skirt smoking ban

Man Charged Fuel Tax & Fine for Making Own Biodiesel
Topic: Society 10:27 pm EDT, Jun 13, 2007

Bob Teixeira decided it was time to take a stand against U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

So last fall the Charlotte musician and guitar instructor spent $1,200 to convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. He bought soybean oil in 5-gallon jugs at Costco, spending about 30 percent more than diesel would cost.

His reward, from a state that heavily promotes alternative fuels: a $1,000 fine last month for not paying motor fuel taxes.

This is stupid! If I made my own beer or wine, do I have to pay tax on that? How about if I have solar cells... do I need to pay the energy tax on it? I already run my own telecommunications in the house... I don't pay excise tax on it. Hell, I even made my own dinner. Does the government expect an automatic 18% tip?

Man Charged Fuel Tax & Fine for Making Own Biodiesel

(Last) Newer << 1 - 2 >>
Powered By Industrial Memetics