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Here we go again, another town is going to be levying fines and community service at people who wear baggy pants. Really? This is what you are doing with governmental time in a time of financial crisis? Wow. According to CNN, the city of Dublin, GA will begin fining people $25 for the first offense… read more

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Apparently these is absolutely no limit to what governments think they can tax, but when a state passes a tax that is so obviously directed at one city, it just becomes insulting. State legislators in Albany, New York decided to classify a sliced bagel as a “prepared food”.  This means that if you go into… read more

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When you think of Las Vegas, what first pops into your head? If their advertising is doing its job, you think of the slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”  You think gambling, gangsters, the Rat Pack, bodies in the desert, legal whore houses (outside of Las Vegas proper) and so on … and,… read more

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It would appear the new fun thing for female sexual perverts to do is to pose as teenage boys on social networks and try to lure young girls into their webs of deceit. Last week I told you the story of Patricia Dye and how she lured teen girls into her life by posing as… read more

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Have you ever had a birthday cake that was so bad that you were still trying to get the taste out of your mouth 12 hours after eating it?  I can now check this off my list. While my family was home for my birthday on July 20th, since there were leaving the next morning,… read more

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You know what I remember learning in school?  The importance of July 5th.  Oh how I remember those tests about the importance of July 5th in the history of the United States, and how every year we have July 5th parades and … What?  What did you say?  What do you mean it was July… read more

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A consumer watchdog group focused on nutrition is threatening to sue McDonalds over its use of toys to market Happy Meals to children. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) announced yesterday that it intends to sue McDonalds for “unfairly and deceptively” marketing toys to children.  The group is announcing its lawsuit 30… read more

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Yeah … Google Hot Trends has been busted yet again. As a professional blogger I check in with Google Hot Trends at least a couple times a day to see what the Internet as a whole is talking about. This system reports on the 20 most searched on terms via the Google search engine for… read more

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Well, it was a nice dream while it lasted. Yesterday I reported that it looked like a ban was being considered by South Africa’s World Cup organising chief Danny Jordaan of the Vuvuzela, better known as the “World Cup Noisemakers”.  They have been annoying the players, fans, television stations and more, and Mr. Jordaan was… read more

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No folks, the World Cup games are not being attacked by swarms of locusts … those are vuvuzelas. If you’ve tuned into any of the World Cup 2010 games thus far, you have heard a droning sound that makes you think a swarm of locusts is attacking.  Apparently vuvuzelas are a common item at South… read more

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Apparently if you are unhappy with the new AT&T data plans, then you just need to keep those thoughts to yourself.  Complaints will not be tolerated. In this day and age of hyper-connectivity, it is not unusual for customers to e-mail CEOs of companies directly with questions and complaints.  Very few of them respond, although… read more

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Why does Ikea have an aversion to putting stickers on furniture parts? Would it kill Ikea to put removable stickers on things that say things, like, oh, I don’t know, “A”?  Maybe get wild and use the whole alphabet and label all the parts? After the last time I wrote about Ikea, I thought I… read more

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