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Post by soapy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:26 am

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Police ticket girls’ illegally parked Barbie Jeep

Preschoolers, you've been warned: No crime goes unpunished in Utah
Published October 10, 2013

It seems like a Jimmy Kimmel prank waiting to be revealed. Alas, this bizarre case of overzealous, if not downright pointless, policing appears to be reality. Police in American Fork, Utah, have given an abandoned vehicle ticket to a Barbie Jeepowned by two young girls. The toy was left overnight on the sidewalk next to the owner’s driveway, and when the father of the two girls that left it there woke up, he found it parked behind his SUV, with an abandoned vehicle ticket on it.

CarBuzz reports that while the reporter in the news video (below) is treating the incident as a joke, it is clearly a real ticket that needs to be paid. What’s even more astonishing is the attitude of the police spokesman being interviewed. “These little girls are very lucky,” he intones. “Normally we would tow it away.” Yeah, you kids, you’re “lucky.” Just because you’re cute and blond and barely out of kindergarten doesn’t mean you can get away with a life of crime. You’ve been warned!

Really, they have way way too much time on their hands for this kind of idiocy. Common sense flew out the window with this one. Ticketing what is clearly a little kids toy for being on the sidewalk? I would haul their butts into court over this one. Their attitude of tow away a kids toy is beyond belief. Like I said, way way too much time on their hands. Even a kindergarten age child can say lawsuit, and daddy can get the lawyer to go after the cops.

With all that is going on in the US, they worry about a Barbie mobile on a sidewalk? What is the world coming to?

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Post by keychain » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:49 pm

Looking to lose some weight or get rid of cellulite on your backside with the least amount of effort possible? Underwear infused with caffeine is not the solution to your problem -- as lovely as the idea may be.

The U.S. government's Federal Trade Commission announced this week that two marketers of women's undergarments would be refunding more than $1.5 million U.S. to consumers who had purchased "caffeine-infused shapewear" with the intention of slimming down. ... firms.html

What's that old saying? Oh yeah, if it sounds too good to be true......

1.5 million in refunds, hope they get their checks and learn a lesson.

Hundreds of thousands of people bought into this fantasy, when they should have given it some thought before ordering as this one is so far out there. If you want to lose weight, you need to do it the old fashioned way that works and is safe. A good diet and exercise, put in the time and it will pay off. Fantasies are just that, fantasies that rob you of your money and you get nothing in return.
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Post by manga2read » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:17 pm

Caffeine usually shows up on lists for diet pills or body creams claiming to make your fat cells go away. No, no. But that caffeine probably does cross the skin barrier and does affect your mood!

I agree that bodies have some memory range as to where they need to be for good metabolic states. Mess with the range and your bodies will throw tantrums.
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Post by CielOnTap » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:44 pm

Twitter can be handy for catching news items if you have a few major papers from the continent and the world connected to your account.

Spotted mention of the US Postal Service approving 50,000 requests to monitor Americans through their mail: ... itor-mail/
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service recorded data on mail covers to maintain surveillance on people’s mail. The purpose of this surveillance was “to protect national security; locate fugitives; obtain evidence; or help identify property, proceeds, or assets forfeitable under criminal law,” the Postal Service’s Inspector General report said.

The Postal Inspection Service received roughly 49,000 requests to monitor people’s mail, both internally and from law enforcement agencies outside of the Postal Service.

The audit was “self-initiated” by the Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General, according to the report.

Postal Service procedures were not always followed “when handling mail cover requests,” the audit says. This absence of protocol “could hinder the Postal Inspection Service’s ability to conduct effective investigations, lead to public concerns over privacy of mail, and harm the Postal Service’s brand,” according to the audit.
I can understand if a person had issues with mail not being delivered to their address or not all prompting a request to track postal deliveries but am stumped about the other reasons.
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