November 2012

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Twiggs County Landgrabber Loses, Must Pay $100K in Fees

In August, I mentioned the battle going on in Twiggs County, Georgia, over who owned about 400 acres of land there. The people who lived on it thought they owned it, but a guy whose ancestors had lived in the…



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Good Reason to Kill #29: Didn’t Vote

Is it a good thing to exercise your right to vote? Yes, it is, in the abstract, no matter who you actually vote for, I suppose. Probably. Given the lackluster choices we are typically presented with, though, and how polarized…



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Texas Votes to Secede

Well, not exactly. It would be more accurate to say that enough people have signed a petition in favor of allowing Texas to secede that the White House will have to issue a formal but in no way binding response…



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“Penis Graffiti”: More Than Just a Great Name for a Band

I was about to give Courthouse News Service full credit for the phrase "penis graffiti," but it looks like that phrase was taken from the testimony of a real-estate agent describing what he found after a Texas lawyer was evicted…


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Jet Skier Who “Breached” JFK Security Pleads Guilty to Trespassing

Daniel Casillo, the stranded jet skier who walked through the über-high-tech security system at JFK Airport without being detected, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespassing charges but is also suing the Port Authority for alleged mistreatment. The Port Authority is…


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Please Don’t Text While Skiing

From the Land of Terrible Ideas comes this: Let me be clear: the "heads-up" display in the bottom right of these ski goggles is completely awesome. Not that it's information you need to know, but it's cool and doesn't seem…


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Two Charged With Halloween Robbery; Fairy Still at Large

Be on the lookout On Friday, police in Marin County, California, said they were still looking for the third participant in an home-invasion robbery on Halloween, in which a mother-daughter team allegedly robbed a marijuana dealer at gunpoint. According to…