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La. Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Wearing Pajamas in Public

http://www.usatoday.com

Caddo Parish District 3 Commissioner Michael Williams said after seeing a group of young men at a local Walmart wearing pajama pants that revealed one young man's private parts, he decided to push for an ordinance that would prohibit wearing pajama pants in public. "Pajamas are designed to be worn in the bedroom at night," Williams said. "If you can't (wear pajamas) at the Boardwalk or courthouse, why are you going to do it in a restaurant or in public? Today it's pajamas," Williams said. "Tomorrow it's underwear. Where does it stop?"

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Three Calif parents ARE arrested for truant children

http://www.sbsun.com

Three parents were arrested last week because their children had been truant too many times, officials said Wednesday. The consequences for parents arrested for their child's truancy include up to one year in county jail and/or a $2,000 fine for each child not in compliance. "Sometimes we have to reinforce the idea that it is a crime to not send your child to school," said Chief Deputy DA Karen Bell. "We don't want to take that route, but some parents force our hand and give us no other choice but to file criminal charges."

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Obama adds tax to Christmas Trees!

http://nation.foxnews.com

Finally a useful tax that will tackle one of this nation's biggest problems! I've been a longtime supporter of Christmas tree Marketing reform! We finally have a president that really cares!!

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Man, too poor to pay fishing fine, sent to jail

http://boingboing.net

“Long thought to be a relic of the 19th century, debtors’ prisons are still alive and well in Michigan,” Kary Moss, executive director of the Michigan ACLU, said in a press release. “Jailing our clients because they are poor is not only unconstitutional, it’s unconscionable and a shameful waste of resources.”

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Tennessee passes Web entertainment theft bill

http://apnews.excite.com

State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login - even with permission - to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody. The bill, now awaiting the governor's signature, was pushed by recording industry officials to try to stop the loss of billions of dollars to illegal music sharing. They hope other states will follow.

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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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Xmas Display Cited for Unlicensed Elec Wiring and "Too Close to Curb"

http://abclocal.go.com

Every holiday season, Mary Groth performs magic turning her home on North Broadway into a Christmas playground... 30,000 lights worth. She was issued a summons for not having a certificate for electrical wiring. Toy soldiers were deemed an obstruction for being too close to the curb. One village official said they can't loosen up on what could pose a danger to the community. The electrical work for 30,000 lights needs to be approved by a licensed electrician. If it's not, Groth will have to take down the display.

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Spanish Woman Claims to Own the Sun, Will Charge Fees for its Use

http://www.myfoxorlando.com

A woman from Spain said she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property. There is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals, she added.
She wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation's pension fund, another 10 percent to research, another 10 percent to ending world hunger -- and would keep the remaining 10 percent herself.

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Cambridge art project turns your parking tickets into poetry

http://www.wickedlocal.com

Instead of responding to that parking citation you got on Cambridge Street with frustration, tears or rage, the city has included yoga positions on the envelopes. New parking signs have also been installed to "wonder about them and find them puzzling". For example: "If you’re reading this sign, You’re reading this sign". "Soft Boots" for cars, made of soft fabric and stuffed, will be placed on select cars throughout the city.

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County uses aerial photos to find "illegal" buildings

http://www.seattlepi.com

TACOMA, Wash. -- Pierce County has identified more than 3,200 illegal garages and other structures under a controversial program that uses aerial photographs to spot buildings constructed without a permit.

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