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TSA Confiscates a Frosted Cupcake

Posted December 24th, 2011 by pmfalcon

A TSA agent took a Massachusetts woman's frosted cupcake because he thought its vanilla-bourbon icing could be a “security risk,” saying the frosting sitting atop the red velvet cake was gel-like enough to violate regulations.

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Kicked Out of the Mall for Photographing Grandson

Posted December 23rd, 2011 by snappytype

Another story about the increasing illegality of photography.

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Man Fined $100 for Putting Out Garbage 30 mins Early

Posted December 21st, 2011 by snappytype

Municipal codes could be very lucrative for most municipalities if they were enforced...they decided to start enforcing one little-known regulation in Queens

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iPads now allowed in cockpits; banned for passengers

Posted December 15th, 2011 by snappytype

ipads now allowed in the cockpit on flights (even during takeoff and landing), but still banned for passengers

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Gamers Are "War Criminals" WTF? How about REAL "War Criminals" !

The Red Cross is investigating whether 600 million gamers are violating the Hague and Geneva conventions when they kill and blow stuff up for fun.

Delegates at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Crescent raised the concerns over the potential “International Humanitarian Law” violations – which can constitute war crimes – during a workshop in Geneva.

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Disorderly Conduct for Planking

Posted December 9th, 2011 by snappytype

Planking is where you take a picture of yourself face down in a public place and post it on the internet. It's harmless fun, but now it's considered "disorderly conduct." Come on!

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Celebration penalty costs high school football team a state title

Posted December 8th, 2011 by Tone Deaf Sean

A Massachusetts high school lost a state championship game because a player raised his arm in triumph as he ran for what would have been a go-ahead touchdown.
The penalty for the gesture by Cathedral High School quarterback Matthew Owens in Saturday's Division 4A Super Bowl left the losing team Tuesday waiting for word from the state association on whether the school could challenge the referee's decision.

Blue Hills Regional Technical School won the game 16-14. That school's athletic director, Ed Catabia, told The Boston Globe that the referee made "a great call, the right call."

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Activists arrested for non-compliance with an unlawful police order.

Prominent peace, truth, and liberty activists, John Bush of Texans for Accountable Government and Matthew Medina of We Are Change, were arrested for not jumping when a power-tripping cop asks them to jump.

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12-Year-Old Arrested For Not Wearing Helmet at Memphis Skatepark

Posted December 3rd, 2011 by StrayLite

"Currently, Memphis doesn't have a law requiring helmets at the park. An MPD spokesperson declined to comment on the officer's actions, but did tell Faulhaber was arrested for criminal trespassing." Hmmm... trespassing at a public park.

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Banned from the internet?

Posted November 25th, 2011 by fat_bastard

In England there is a proposal to ban certain persons from the internet.
This seems like the start controlling who can access the internet – License to surf?

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