The Supreme Court Quietly Allows Same-Sex Marriage in 5 States
The justices declined to hear appeals of lower-court rulings that struck down marriage bans in Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Russell Berman Oct 6 2014, 10:14 AM ET

Susan Walsh/AP

The Supreme Court on Monday effectively legalized same-sex marriages in five states without so much as a whisper.
On the first day of its fall term, the court announced it was rejecting appeals of lower-court rulings that had struck down same-sex-marriage bans in Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Water Rationing Hits California: Limit of 50 Gallons Per Person Per Day or Face Fines of $500
Millions of Californians are about to be hit with strict water rationing — daily “allocation” numbers that represent the maximum amount of water you’re allowed to use for any purpose. Households that exceed the allocation limit will face stiff fines of hundreds of dollars per violation.
“In July, the State Water Resources Control Board passed stage one emergency regulations, giving powers to all local water agencies to fine $500 per violation,” reports the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. [1]
Keep in mind that these are only “stage one” emergency regulations. Stages two and three have yet to be invoked and will only become more severe.

The amount of water each household is allowed by water districts will be determined by government employees viewing satellite imagery of private properties, then calculating how much water that property should be allowed to use.

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ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံက ႏုိင္ငံျခားေရး ဝန္ႀကီး ဦးဝဏၰေမာင္လြင္က အေမရိကန္ ျပည္ေထာင္စု ကမာၻကုလသမဂၢ အေထြေထြ ညီလာခံမွာ ေျပာလုိက္တဲ့ စကားေၾကာင့္ ျမန္မာ့ႏုိင္ငံေရးေလာကနဲ႔ ျမန္မာ့ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေန ေစာင့္ၾကည့္သူ ေတြ ၾကားမွာ ေဝဖန္သံေတြ ဆူညံေနပါၿပီ။

အေၾကာင္းကေတာ့ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံမွာ အစုိးရသစ္တက္လာၿပီး လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးနဲ႔ပတ္သက္တဲ့ ကိစၥေတြ ကို ေတာ္ေတာ္မ်ားမ်ား ေျဖရွင္းၿပီးျဖစ္တဲ့အျပင္ ျမန္မာ့လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအေျခအေနဟာ တုိးတက္လာၿပီျဖစ္ တာေၾကာင့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ေကာင္စီနဲ႔ ကုလသမဂၢ အေထြေထြ ညီလာခံရဲ႕ တတိယေကာ္မတီတုိ႔ မွာ ျမန္မာကိစၥ ေခါင္းစဥ္တခုအေနနဲ႔ ဆက္ၿပီး ေဆြးေႏြးစရာ မလုိေတာ့ဘူးလို႔ ဦးဝဏၰေမာင္လြင္ က ေျပာဆုိသြားခဲ့တာပါ။

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Never seen in Hong Kong history.
STUDENTS POWER …
Occupy Hong Kong day four: volunteers keeping protest clean and safe
Oct 1, 2014
The demonstrators have been delivering supplies back and forth between the different protest camps since Sunday night using trucks, vans and motorbikes. Volunteers offer food, water, first aid, recycling, and a garbage service.

 

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