Skip to comments.New laws: No caffeine in beer, shark fins in soup [Teach Gay History; Free College-Illegal Aliens]
Posted on 12/27/2011 12:32:47 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
DENVER Starting Jan. 1, getting shark fins, caffeinated beer, cough syrup or a tan is going to be tougher than it was in 2011.
The National Conference of State Legislatures issued Monday its annual list of laws set to take effect in 2012, and there was nothing but bad news for connoisseurs of shark-fin soup. Oregon and California passed laws prohibiting the sale, trade, or distribution of the fins, which are considered a delicacy in China.
California also became the first state in the nation to require a prescription for obtaining any drug containing dextromethorphan, an ingredient found in many popular over-the-counter cough suppressants, including Robitussin, NyQuil and Dimetapp.
The law was prompted by a spike in the use of cough syrup as a recreational drug. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel considered making the medications prescription-only, but rejected the idea in September.
Voter identification continued to be a hot topic for legislators in 2011. Four states Kansas, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas approved laws requiring voters to present photo identification before casting ballots.
A fifth state, South Carolina, had passed its own voter-identification law, but it was overturned Dec. 23 by the Justice Department. South Carolina is required to submit revisions in voting procedures for federal clearance as a state with a history of discrimination at the ballot box, but it can appeal Justices ruling in federal court.
Supporters say the laws are needed to combat voter fraud, but the effort has touched off an outcry among civil rights groups, which contend that the laws are aimed at suppressing minority-voter participation. The NAACP recently launched a campaign, Stand for Freedom, to fight voter-identification measures.
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Welcome to Amerika.
Nanny State PING!
Warning about that site. Lots of pop-ups and who knows what else.
I have been looking for information on this. There are plenty of headlines on this, but none explain exactly how the Feds got veto power over a State's own voting procedures. Yes, I know about Civil Rights Legislation and Voting Rights Act - but can anyone point me to an article(s) that explains it clearly?
Stupid, stupid, stupid.............
A prescription for NyQuil?????
“No caffeine in beer”
Coffee with beer chasers for me!
It’s back door history, with no front door?
Probably a lot like the New Russian History after WW II, you know where they invented everything and we copied them.
"Preclearance" was originally a temporary measure required by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but it has been renewed by Congress many times (most recently in 2006, when it was extended for 25 years). If you want to read more, Google "preclearance Voting Rights Act."
Lame. I used to brew a caffeinated beer with Aged Sumatra I called “Headslam Stout”
The name was not hyperbole.
We have too many laws in the first place. Prescription for NyQuil? You know what, why should we pay for some thing that a stupid meth head would do. I’m getting to the point where if that dumb meth head is a loser, it’s his dang fault, not you and me. We need to just get up and call him a loser and if he operates a vehicle under the influence, then punish him. We are becoming the USSR, heck, I don’t think even the USSR had laws this tough.
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The name was not hyperbole.
Sounds wonderful! I love stouts. I you ever pass through Rock Island IL. check out the Blue Cat. The brew-master there seems to have a real gift for stouts.
Sounds like we are back to home brews and entertaining ourselves. Wouldn’t have anything to do with fines associated with such laws, would it? And finally, two words: track-able and traceable. Besides just look at the corpses of the old people and children stacking up because of these excesses.
I don’t know about the other laws, but the ban on shark fin soup is okay in my book, as the subhumans who supply the shark fins catch the shark, cut off its fin, and then drop the fish back into the ocean alive where it can no longer swim properly, so it slowly starves to death.
My younger daughter's in-laws are Cambodian, so shark-fin soup around here will contain shark fin. I don't ask what the nuoc mam contains.
Them that don't like it, they can pound sand.
While some do that, the practice has been heavily overstated by the media to get a reaction like yours in conservatives.
Lots of good meat on shark. I have recipes for most every part, except the teeth and the squeal.
Study, do, then speak.
On January 1, 2011, it will be illegal to be a Conservative or a Republician in California. Itwas secretly passed.