31 Blog Posts From August 2016


TheNewspaper.com Roundup: August 31, 2016

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: August 31, 2016

Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on TheNewspaper.com. We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that Oostwestthuisbest members are interested in. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Redflex Slows Its Financial Losses Redflex Traffic Systems has hit hard times, with its former […]

Drone Regulations

Flying a drone aircraft is something that many individuals are taking part in, though few do the research to discover the rules and regulations of operating such a machine. It is extremely important to be up to date on drone laws, especially those which govern where a drone can be flown and where it must […]

Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

One of the privileges of being a police officer is being able to plead ignorance of the law. It’s called “qualified immunity.” When a government official violates your rights, “I didn’t know that was wrong” is a legitimate argument. Sometimes the plea of ignorance fails. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a Kansas […]

Avoiding a Louisiana U Boat

Something you don’t want may be floating your way soon. Well, it probably won’t actually float there. More likely, a truck will carry it there. To a used car lot near you — and far from the scuba diving lesson it got in Louisiana during the recent (and still ongoing) historic flooding down there. Dry […]

Particulate Filters for Everyone!

VW — desperate to appear chastened over its “cheating” sins — announced in early July, it will fit particulate filters to its 2017 model year cars in anticipation of the next round of Uncle’s emissions fatwas. No surprise, right? Diesel-powered cars have had particulate filters for years. They’re used to catch particulates, which are small […]