According to Entertainmentwise it reads: “Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one. The We the People terms of participation state that, ‘to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition. So we’ll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers, and 11 million people are living in the shadows.”
Kid Stuck In Claw Machine
A Nebraska toddler was reunited with his mother after bowling alley employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine. A 24-year-old woman called 911 on Monday to report that a boy was playing with stuffed animals inside the coin-operated machine. A representative from the vending machine let him out, but it is unclear how the boy ended up inside. (ABC News)
Celebrating Legal Pot
A crowd of 80,000 turned up over the weekend for this year’s annual 4/20 rally in downtown Denver, Colorado. The 4/20 rally used to be dedicated to the cause of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. This year’s was a celebration of the passage of a state law that does just that.
Spreading Like Wildfire
The number of destructive wildfires in the western United States has increased dramatically over the past 30 years, due to rising temperatures associated with climate change. That’s the conclusion of a new study, just published in Geophysical Research Letters. The lead author of the paper, University of Utah geographer Philip Dennison, said there is less than a one percent chance that increases of this magnitude could be random, rather than a result of man-made climate change.