Freedom of speech in cyber world too
Depending on the credit limit of the cards, the product and service marketers flood us with messages round the clock. Platinum card holders get offers of package trips to Europe and America, and other such luxury deals. If the credit limit is That ...
June 27, 2015
Watch: Fast food workers are fired after doing dabs in drive-thru window
Of course cannabis is recreationally legal in Washington state, but businesses can also enforce drug policies of their choosing — and it's safe to say that most companies don't want their employees ingesting recreational drugs of any kind while on the ...
June 1, 2015
Companies Can Fire Workers For Using Legalized Medical Marijuana Off The Clock ...
Bosses can fire workers for smoking pot off the job, even if it's legal under state law, according to Colorado's highest court. In a unanimous ruling Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court shot down the challenge of a medical marijuana user who lost his ...
June 15, 2015
New Super Suit Simulates Aging for Millennials
Like any self-respecting scientist, his shirt pocket is stuffed with pens. Like any prosperous scientist, he surrounds himself with archaeological booty. His Southern California home is jammed with fossils, space artifacts, Enigma machines and crystals ...
June 1, 2015
Gunman outside Muhammad cartoon event identified as suspected militant sympathizer
He has lived under round-the-clock police protection since 2004 when he joined others pushing anti-Islamic positions following the slaying of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a Dutch-Moroccan assailant. Wilders and Geller presented a check “And the ...
May 4, 2015
With deadline looming, the future of government spying is in flux
The USA Patriot Act has been at the nexus of the debate over privacy and civil liberties since it was passed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But a looming legislative deadline, a recent court ruling against a controversial program ...
May 11, 2015
Greece Is the Crisis Club's Odd Man Out
Odds are Greece and its international creditors will strike some sort of deal to avoid default before a deadline looming at the end of June. The bigger question is whether Greece will emerge from a new bailout any better able to grow, and thus support ...
June 10, 2015
We get these messages from the people marketing products or services because we've provided them with our phone numbers while buying their services. And so, from time to time, they inform us of their products or services through these messages. But then there are those countless messages we receive every day from companies we probably have had no contact with whatsoever (that'll be over 90% in my case). Isn't handing over my phone number without my knowledge or my consent, a violation of my privacy. For example, there are the credit card companies or the banks and financial institutions who act as their agents. Depending on the credit limit of the cards, the product and service marketers flood us with messages round the clock. Platinum card holders get offers of package trips to Europe and America, and other such luxury deals. If the credit limit is modest, then the offers are for products and services within the country. Legally speaking, an individual's privacy is a constitutional right and unlawfully violating this, or even attempting to violate it, is a criminal act.
In an ultra-modern tale that represents America’s conflicting attitudes on weed, a marijuana activist going by the name Jonah Tacoma ordered burgers for his friends at the Frugals drive-thru and asked if he could pay for the food with dabs (a. k.... They said sure, so when the activist pulled up to collect his food at the window, he also dabbed out two Frugals employees while videoing the entire post-modern scene. Of course cannabis is recreationally legal in Washington state, but businesses can also enforce drug policies of their choosing — and it’s safe to say that most companies don’t want their employees ingesting recreational drugs of any kind while on... So when the video hit the Web and went viral and was found by a local and brought to the attention of Frugals management, the two employees who leaned out the drive-thru window to hit the dab rig were fired. “Frugals has a zero tolerance drug policy in the workplace, and we in no way condone the type of conduct captured,” Laurie Macarty, financial manager for Frugals, told TV station KOMO. “I don’t think we put them in jeopardy,” Jonah Tacoma told KOMO.
Bosses can fire workers for smoking pot off the job, even if it’s legal under state law, according to Colorado’s highest court. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic worker fired by Dish Network in 2010, argued his firing violated state labor laws, since he was consuming state-licensed medical marijuana during nonwork hours. But judges ruled a state statute that blocks employers from firing workers for a number of lawful off-duty activities doesn’t cover pot consumption -- something that remains illegal on the federal level. “Employees who engage in an activity such as medical marijuana use that is permitted by state law but unlawful under federal law are not protected by the statute,” the court wrote. “This is a sad day for Colorado medical marijuana patients, who now have no protection for off-duty use of medical or recreational marijuana,” the Cannabis Therapy Institute said in a statement. The ruling clears up what had been a major ambiguity in state labor law since Colorado voted to legalize medicinal cannabis in 2000. The state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012. “Although naturally devastating for us, the silver...