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A "cat" was mistakenly ordered to jury duty...and MUST ATTEND!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Anna Esposito, wrote to Suffolk Superior Crown Court in Boston, US, to explain that a mistake had been made, but a jury commissioner replied saying the cat, named Tabby Sal, "must attend" on March 23.

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Loaded Gun Slips Past TSA Screeners

http://abcnews.go.com

Iranian-American businessman Farid Seif didn't realize he had forgotten to remove his loaded snub nose "baby" Glock pistol from his computer bag and was shocked to discover the gun traveled unnoticed by TSA personnel.

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Los Angeles Red Light Cameras Drain Taxpayers, Not Drivers

http://biggovernment.com

The Los Angeles City Controller said there was insufficient evidence that the cameras reduced accidents, and questioned whether if they were even at the most dangerous intersections. However, the real lunacy of this program is that judges have ruled that the citations are unenforceable, because a human being did not actually hand the citation to the offender. 45% of the citations remain unpaid, for a total of $2.6 million. So the City of course is going to renew the contract with the company that runs the red light cameras!

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U.S. Treasury Prints $110 Billion of Unusable Money

http://www.cnbc.com

A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes, which have sophisticated high-tech security features, including a 3-D security strip and a color-shifting image of a bell designed to foil counterfeiters. But the production process is so complex, it has instead foiled the government printers tasked with producing billions of the new notes. An official said that 1.1 billion of the new bills have been printed, but they are unusable because of a creasing problem in which paper folds over during production.

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Internet Censorship Bill Gets Unanimous Support

http://arstechnica.com

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) sets up a system through which the US government can blacklist a pirate website from the Domain Name System, ban credit card companies from processing US payments to the site, and forbid online ad networks from working with the site. This morning, COICA unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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86-year-old Ohio man dies after his 911 call is put on hold

http://www.fox19.com

A Cleveland man called 911 for an ambulance, but died after he was put on hold.
The city says 86-year-old George Langford called saying he was having an asthma attack.
Because EMS dispatchers were tied up, officials say the call is automatically put on hold.
Langford hung up and by the time an ambulance got there 15 minutes later, he had died.

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FCC Kills Company's Bid to Offer Free Wireless Broadband

http://www.fastcompany.com

M2Z, a California company, had high hopes of offering coast-to-coast wireless Internet access at no cost to the end-user by using a bit of wireless spectrum that has remained unassigned since the Clinton administration. The FCC, however, had a different take on M2Z's advertiser-supported plan. That take was simply "No". The FCC, an unaccountable and unelected organization that claims the responsibility for "regulating interstate and international communications" denied without comment the company's bid to use the dormant spectrum.

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Town Clerk says, "Can you shoot him? I'll take responsibility."

http://www.whec.com

Brighton resident Mordechai Rennert was just stepping down from the podium after asking a series of questions at the June 23rd board meeting when the Town Clerk turned to then Police Chief Thomas Voelkl and said (regarding Rennert) "Can you shoot him? I'll take responsibility."

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NY Woman Harassed Again and Again During Border Crossing

http://news.yahoo.com

Sylvie Nelson's border crossings are anything but routine. Customs agents sometimes order her out of her car. Twice, they handcuffed her in front of her young children. Once, agents swarmed her car and handcuffed her husband, too.

She tells them: It's not me you want, it's a man with the same birth date and a similar name. Agents always confirm that and let her go.

Then it happens again. And again.

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NHS told cancer patient he was already dead

http://uk.news.yahoo.com

A man with cancer was told that he could not book an appointment with the UK's NHS because the bureaucrats' system said he was deceased, and he would have to get it all sorted out before he can receive the care he needs.

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