January 2011

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Crocodile Dundee Planning to Sue Australia

"Come and get me, you miserable bastards," was Paul Hogan's response a couple of years ago to the news that he was being investigated for tax evasion. The Australian government said he owed it a lot more money, but Hogan,…




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Someone Else Not to Friend on Facebook: Your Victim

Best not to have victims at all, of course, but if you must, keep them at arm's length. FindLaw reports (via WHDH.com) that a thief was arrested in Taunton, Massachusetts, after accepting a "friend" request on Facebook by an unknown person…



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Scalia: Equal Protection for Ladies? Nobody Voted for That

Here are a couple of quotes you may find interesting: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life,…


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Malaysia: No Mocking the Sultan on Facebook

The last time I wrote about Malaysia, in 2009, a sharia court there had decided that yes, the law did indeed allow the authorities to beat a woman for the heinous offense of drinking a beer. Last week, the equally pleasant Malaysian police…


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Renewed Witch-Regulation Bill Passes in Romania

Last September I reported that a bill intended to get Romanian witches to pay their fair share of taxes had failed to pass, because (according to its sponsor) too many legislators were afraid they would be cursed if they voted…