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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Grants Itself Authority to Shut Down Any Business at Anytime…Guess What Industry is First on the List…
Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, through the power of Dodd-Frank, passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes through a cease-and-desist order. Further, the rule puts businesses at the mercy of the CFPB... Read more
On All Continents Except One, There Are Spiders That Actually Do This
The image of a spider sitting in a web just waiting for its prey — usually an insect — to become trapped doesn’t apply to all arachnids. In fact, scientists recently found more spiders than previously thought exhibit semi-aquatic lifestyles. That’s right: There are spiders out there with the... Read more
Video Recounts History of First ShareLunker, a Fish Called Ethel
ATHENS—A seven-minute video about the most famous largemouth bass ever caught in Texas is now available for viewing on YouTube. “The Legend of Ethel” tells the story of how a 17.67-pound bass caught in November 1986 became the first fish entered into Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ShareLunker Program... Read more
Five Persons Sentenced in Connection with Texas Game Warden Assaults
AUSTIN — One of two men arrested last fall for assaulting two Texas game wardens following a high-speed pursuit in Limestone County has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following guilty pleas to five felonies stemming from the case. Four other individuals whose role in the case became... Read more
California: Ammunition Registration Bill Still Pending on Assembly Floor, Vote Likely this Thursday
Yesterday, the state Assembly did not take up anti-gun Senate Bill 53, so it is still awaiting its final vote.  The next chance for SB 53 to be considered on the Assembly floor is this Thursday, June 19.   It’s CRITICAL that you contact your state Assemblyman TODAY and urge... Read more
Louisiana Tour Guide Feeds Alligators by Mouth (VIDEO)
Lance LaCrosse of Airboat Adventures in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana has some tricks up his sleeve that few other tour guides in the state can match. LaCrosse was caught on video last month jumping off his boat and swimming with alligators in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park. In the footage,... Read more
Strange underwater sea creature caught on camera in the Gulf of Mexico (video)
As our sister site Chron.com reported yesterday, a video taken two years ago by a Gulf rig camera has surfaced on YouTube. According to the news blog Zeibiz, scientists believe this enormous jellyfish is the rarely seen depstaria reticulum. These bizarre jellyfish can be up to two feet wide... Read more
AL man sentenced after “cannonballing” endangered manatees
ORLANDO, FL (WSFA) – He dubbed himself “Tayla the manatee slaya” but after posting video on a social networking site showing his adventures in “cannonballing” an endangered manatee and her calf, it’s he who’s being slayed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Alabama man, 22-year-old Taylor Blake... Read more