California judge rules early cell phone termination fees illegal

Hooray. The cell phone companies will fight this tooth and nail but hopefully they will lose big time in the appeal process. Somebody get this judge a round on me.

Adios to termination fees!!

Adios to termination fees!!

via Yahoo

In one of the most significant legal rulings in the tech industry this year, a Superior Court judge in California has ruled that the practice of charging consumers a fee for ending their cell phone contract early is illegal and violates state law.

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Candidate’s to get Super Hero Treatment in Upcoming Comics

via AOL
via AOL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 30) – Trading sound bites for word balloons, the presidential race is coming to the world of comic books this fall.
A month before voters cast ballots, comic book biographies of John McCain and Barack Obama will hit book stores and be available for reading on cell phones.
But don’t expect Captain America-versus-Superman hijinks or super-villains threatening the electoral process. The books purport to tell McCain and Obama’s true life stories, independently researched and illustrated by a team of veteran writers and artists. Continue reading

[video] Uproar After Contents of Obama’s Western Wall Note Published

via NY Post

JERUSALEM — A written prayer that Barack Obama left this week in the cracks of the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, asks God to guide him and guard his family, an Israeli newspaper reported Friday.

“Lord – Protect my family and me,” reads the note published in the Maariv daily. “Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.” Continue reading

Aborigines of Australia Win Rights to Land Back


DARWIN, Australia – Aborigines won traditional ownership rights over a large stretch of coastline in northern Australia on Wednesday, in a landmark ruling lawyers said could set a precedent in other parts of the country.

The ruling by Australia’s highest judicial body means the traditional owners will be able to exclude people from using the foreshore — the intertidal area that lies between the high-tide line and the low-tide line — in the area unless they have permission.

The High Court ruling most directly affects fishermen on beaches and tidal rivers in a 35,000-square-mile area in the Northern Territory that was subject to the claim. Continue reading

School To Put Students In ‘Prison’ Jumpsuits As Punishment

Detention has certainly changed in 2008

Detention has certainly changed in 2008

This just another way to criminalize young people instead of addressing their problems and pressures in todays crazy world. Every parent should protest this statue until it is banned permanently. Unbelievable.

via Local 6

Gonzales High School has new navy blue jumpsuits that students will wear if they break the dress code.

Violators will be forced to wear the jumpsuit for the day, the report said.

Some parents said the jumpsuits will make students feel like prisoners but the district said it’s just a way to keep the children dressed appropriately for school.A school board official said it’s “worth a try” because it’s a way to keep the district’s conservative values intact.

Some students said the plan may backfire on the school.”I talked to some of my friends about it and they said they are not going to obey the dress code just so they can wear the jumpsuit,” high school student Jordan Meredith.Before the jumpsuits students who didn’t follow the code had to sit in the office and wait for their parents to bring them clothes or face in-school suspension.