Topics: On the Lighter Side - 87 results


Happy 420 Day, if You Know What We Mean [Infographic]

With 4/20 approaching, we’ve published weedblog.com’s infographic on the legalization of pot, and you can stare at it for hours. Pass the Doritos, Mary Jane. Currently, the federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, which is a real downer for proponents of legalization. (Substances on Schedule 1 are considered to have high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use.) But opinions differ, as 18 states and D.C. have legalized marijuana for medical use. In the last …

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There’s No Such Thing as ‘Free’ to the IRS

During the massive February Southern California manhunt for former Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner, nervous-triggered LAPD officers riddled an SUV with bullets after mistakenly believing Dorner was inside. Instead there were two women, on their early-morning job as newspaper carriers, and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck famously promised them a new truck and arranged with a local dealership for a 2013 Ford F-150 ($32,560). However, the deal fell through in March when the women discovered that Beck’s “free” truck was hardly …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government On the Lighter Side Taxation by Betsy Kim  
Fun Tax Facts [Infographic]

It’s a taxing time of year. So, this tax infographic provided by H&R Block aims to lighten your load with some interesting facts. It includes a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax dollars. You can also enjoy some of the most famous (and true) quotes about paying taxes. Scroll down for some fun-to-know trivia: How long is the U.S. tax code? How many tax preparers do Americans hire each year? And more. Source: H&R Block

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime On the Lighter Side by Larry Bodine  
The Criminal Case Against Punxsutawney Phil [Radio]

  If you’ve felt spring was a bit late in its arrival, is there someone to blame? This entertaining radio interview covers the criminal case against Punxsutawney Phil, who may have lied on Feb. 2. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine was interviewed on the “Elliot in the Morning Show” on Wilmington Delaware’s 1450 WILM news radio. A Butler County, Ohio prosecutor charged the world’s most famous groundhog for the “misrepresentation of spring.” Larry discusses the criminal proceedings, observing “It’s time we …

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Posted 1 year ago in Litigation On the Lighter Side by Sylvia Hsieh  
Donald Trump Drops Orangutan Lawsuit

Once again, Donald Trump has gone apesh*t over Bill Maher’s orangutan joke. The real estate wheeler-dealer turned reality show job-terminator has withdrawn his $5 million lawsuit against comedian Maher, while vowing to refile an amended complaint some day. Proving that all you need to bring a lawsuit is the filing fee and a bruised ego, Trump sued in a California civil court back in February, claiming that Maher didn’t make good on an offer he made on The Tonight Show. …

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