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Monthly Archive for November, 2011
A Los Angeles Times blog is reporting that some California malls are tracking movements of Thanksgiving weekend shoppers using their cellphones. The blog says there’s more than one mall taking advantage of the technology. “The Temecula Promenade is one of two malls testing out the new technology, which mall operators said is designed to monitor [...] [Read More]
(photo Lewis Hine via AP, circa 1908) Current GOP presidential front runner Newt Gingrich is taking a shot at Social Security, once considered politically invincible. The former speaker of the House suggests letting younger workers opt their share of Social Security dollars out of the program and invest in the market. Some might consider this [...] [Read More]
Tuala Mathew Vaea, manager of the Manu Samoa rugby team has been fined 100 pigs after rumors of bad behavior at the Rugby World Cup surfaced, according to the New Zealand Herald. These allegations came to light when the captain of Vaea’s team sent a report to the Samoan Prime Minister, criticizing the manager’s behavior [...] [Read More]
These days, states will take any help they can get to maintain their roads. In Delaware, a Neo-Nazi group was allowed to join the state’s Adopt-a-Highway program, but only on the condition that the word “Nazi” not appear on their highway signs over a two-mile stretch of rural Cedar Grove Road in Sussex County, The [...] [Read More]
All Wayne L. Field wanted to do was live the high life. He kicked off his shoes, defrosted a lobster and put on a World Series ring. Only problem was — none of those things belonged to him. Field was arrested this week for the alleged burglary of the home of White Sox GM Kenny [...] [Read More]
(Photo via knowyourmeme.com) We don’t officially* know his name because the chief — who has since been put on leave —won’t release it, but the UC Davis cop who pepper sprayed a bunch of sitting protesters is now a meme. Congratulations, unnamed cop, you now join the ranks of internet lore along with Antoine Dodson, [...] [Read More]