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Once again, government knows what is best for us. Apparently parents in Santa Clara county California are incapable of telling their kids “no”, so they got county officials to do it for them.  In a three-to-two vote by officials, toy premiums are banned in any incorporated part of the country from being included in what… read more

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The Lower Merion School District which came to some fame as of late, has made another in a long line blunders when it comes to its court case. In case you don’t remember the story, Lower Merion School District was the school district that had a class action lawsuit against because it used a secuity… read more

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Didn’t Kentucky Fried Chicken change its name to KFC some years ago to get away from the idea of it being unhealthy for you? Could someone please explain this abomination called the “Double Down” to me then? Launching on April 12th, the Double Down is a sandwich that replaces the bread with either two pieces of original recipe chicken or… read more

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Ah, those lovable rapscallions at the Westboro Baptist Church are back for another round, but this time they are taking on someone who won’t just ignore them. On March 27th Kevin Smith, director of such films as Clerks, Dogma, Cop Out and more, will be giving one of his talks in Kansas City.  You can’t… read more

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Classmates.com has reached a settlement in a class action suit that could see it paying out up to $9.5 million to unhappy customers. TechFlash is reporting that Classmates.com will pay either $3 or give a $2 credit for renewals to up to 3.16 residents of the United States who were mislead by e-mails that indicated… read more

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The saga of the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania is getting another chapter added to it: The FBI and local detectives have entered the picture. The other day I reported on a class action lawsuit (PDF link) being filed against the Lower Merion School District over the discovery that the school district could remotely… read more

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It seems that handcuffing school children has become the new favorite method for getting problems under control. Haley Shalansky, a six-year-old first grader in Port St. Lucie, Fla. was handcuffed at Parkway Elementary on Fed. 3rd after throwing a tantrum. Because she only weight 37 lbs, both of her wrists were put into the same… read more

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It would seem that public schools have totally lost their minds. Alexa Gonzalez, a 12-year-old girl from Queens, New York, was recently taken out of her school in handcuffs and walked over to a police prescient across from her school.  Once there she was detained for several hours until she was released to her mother. Her crime?… read more

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It seems that if you’re a talentless hack in Hollywood, you too can earn $125 million in Hollywood. According to Vanity Fair, the biggest money earning individual in Hollywood in 2009 was Michael Bay, director of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.  His income apparently came from the following sources $75 million: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (back-end… read more

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I’ve discovered over the years that one of the keys to a long and happy life is to just simply not discuss religion. Sure I have my occasional dances with the Church of Scientology, but that isn’t really about religion. Define Pat Robertson’s comments about the tragedy in Haiti any way you want, but I’m… read more

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It’s official: Bono is a complete tool. In the past U2 has allowed its manager, Paul McGuinness, to be the mouthpiece any time the band wanted to make pointed comments about the evils of file sharing.  He has never measured his words and even likened ISPs to shoplifters.  However, over the weekend, U2 front man… read more

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At what point are they just going to ban people from flights? The evidence is growing that the government and security are at fault for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab getting the opportunity to set burn himself in his failed terrorist attack on a flight arriving in Detroit, Michigan.  Thankfully the flight crew and passengers reacted quickly to thwart disaster, but… read more

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