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Brussels Plans to Battle Offensive Language With Hefty Fines

Brussels, Belgium, has unleashed a sonic street sweeper into the city, hoping to curb the verbal cesspool coming from the mouths of its citizens and, in turn, make the city a more habitable community for its residents.

According to a spokesperson for Brussels mayor Freddy Thieleman, any form of insult, be it racist or homophobic, offensive language or words used to sexually harass someone in public is now punishable with fines anywhere from $95 to $315.

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Ab Circle Pro Slapped with $25 Million Fine for Crazy Weight Loss Claims

In today’s news of the obvious, it turns out three minutes of daily exercise won’t get you in shape — no matter what type of equipment you’re using. And because Ab Circle Pro made those outrageous claims, it’s now on the hook to pay a $25 million fine.

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Can You Name a Supreme Court Justice?

Quick — name a sitting Supreme Court justice. If you can do that, congratulations. You’re in the vast minority of Americans.

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Woman Forbidden from Handing Out Free Water — Is It Fair? [POLL]

While the summer heat wave continues to bear down on most of the country, Phoenix, Arizona is feeling a different kind of heat since telling a woman she could not hand out free bottles of water on the city streets.

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Mississippi County Proposes Law Banning Saggy Pants — Is It Fair? [POLL]

In Hinds County, MS — home of Jackson, the state’s capital — the unemployment rate is a staggering 9.1 percent, and more than a fifth of the county’s residents live below the poverty line.

But according to some local government officials, more people there would be able to get a job if they’d just pull their darned pants up, so they want to enact a law banning saggy pants.

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Bed and Breakfast Owners Fined $4,500 After Canceling Gay Couple’s Reservation [POLL]

A retired couple running a now-closed bed and breakfast in British Columbia, Canada denied a gay couple access to their establishment.

Now, they have to pay the price. Literally.

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Tennessee’s ‘No Holding Hands’ Bill Becomes the Strictest Sex Ed Law in the US

In the wake of some recent controversial sexual education demonstrations in the classroom, one that actually involved a sex toy, the state of Tennessee has now passed the strictest pro-abstinence sex education law in the nation.

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Massachusetts Town May Fine Residents for Cursing — Is It Fair?

The residents of Middleborough, Massachusetts will likely be fined $20 for loud, public swearing. It’s a hot-button issue, since it may or may not infringe on free speech, which is protected by the First Amendment.

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Should Supreme Court Justices Get Lifetime Appointments? – Survey of the Day

As it is now, Supreme Court justices are given lifetime appointments, the rational being that their job for life allows them to be free from political pressure. However, the majority of Americans oppose this practice.

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How Many Teens Text While Behind the Wheel?

Teenagers aren’t drinking as much as they used to and more of them now wear seat belts, but all of that could be offset by the startling number of them who admit to texting while driving.

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