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June 2011

My Space Goes Under Ditched at $35 Million Facebook Valued 80 Billion

June 30, 2011 8:50pm by copythat

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Amazingly once worth up to $12 billion dollars, My Space has been ditched at an astounding $535 million dollar loss. The site's been sold for a mere $35 million to the highest bidder, in a sad demise that includes Justin Timberlake as investor. Facebook -- the company that helped put MySpace under--is valued at roughly $80 billion. Read more

Amazon Yanks California Governor Jerry Brown Screws State in Tax Law

June 30, 2011 7:27pm by hearit

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California Amazon shoppers rest easy: customers will still be buying on Amazon.com and making online orders without worry of paying sales taxes on purchases. A lot of Californians frequent the "virtual aisles" of the online retailer--so its "no tax" standard for the state isn't changing. The retail giant isn't stupid. Read more

Dry Ice Bombs Launched into Cars Land California Teens Million Dollars Bail

June 30, 2011 2:01am by copythis

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Teens are calling it a joke or a prank--but dry ice is no joke. Dry Ice Bombs are a viral new trend among teenagers that can literally blow up in their faces, and blow off body parts. They may be easy to make but the weapon can even kill. A Mission Viejo football star's facing one million dollars bail as four California boys are arrested for throwing the weapons into cars. Read more

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11-Year-Old Boy Drives Two California Freeways Dubbed Reckless Driver

June 30, 2011 1:05am by copythis

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He may drive better than most adults--but police are irked over an 11-year-old boy discovered driving the highways of Southern California. The boy even made a freeway connection before sheriffs caught up to what was dubbed a "reckless" driver, plus a companion driver. One boyfriend's looking at $100,000 bail. Read more

Drug Kingpin Capture Marks Second Most Wanted Arrest in Week for CA

June 30, 2011 12:41am by editor

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The Feds and law enforcement are getting very lucky--capturing two "Most Wanted" criminals, in just one week, in Southern California. Weirdly, one of the most notorious drug kingpins has been captured just miles from where gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica. Read more

Southwest Airlines Releases Pilots Name Photo of James Taylor in Gay Rant

June 29, 2011 11:46pm by hearit

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It's quite an irony: TSA and airlines subject passengers to more and more stringent rules to fly--supposedly to protect passengers and maintain safety--yet Southwest Airlines and the FAA allow a pilot filled with hate to fly airplanes carrying hundreds. James Taylor apologizes to flight attendants to avoid a lawsuit. If you're the public or a Southwest customer, don't expect one. Read more

Washington Post Entertainment Section Wins Worst Spam Award

June 29, 2011 10:13pm by copythat

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Which of these things do not belong here? Oh, only about 95% of them. The Washington Post--via Entertainment writer Lisa de Moraes--provides a whole lot of "entertainment" worthy of a good laugh. This newspaper "story" wins the award for worst spam and most keyword stuffing in one spot. Read more

Wrestlers Call Black Santa Monica High Student Slave Locked with Noose

June 29, 2011 7:46pm by hearit

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A problem of racial harassment plagues Santa Monica High School (SAMOHI ) in California--in a scandal where the public school's "H House" principal allegedly told a black student not to tell police about fellow wrestling team members locking him to a locker with a "dummy bag" that was wearing a noose. Read more

How Bout a Sexual Predator in a Horse and Buggy with a Side of Cell

June 29, 2011 6:35pm by hearit

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Sexual predators unfortunately aren't unusual--but a guy showing up in a horse and buggy, to meet a young girl, ranks more on the bizarre tip. A Milroy, Indiana, man showed up at an undercover sting in a horse-drawn buggy to solicit a girl he'd been talking to via text. And, yeah, apparently cell phones aren't considered "technology". Read more

Lindsay Lohan Running Out of Classes Slated for Anti-Shoplifting Course

June 29, 2011 3:46pm by copythis

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Lindsay Lohan is running out of classes to help avoid jail time. Lohan's finally off house arrest after 35 days, and it's time to start class: anti-shoplifting class. The courts want the actress to learn how (potentially) not to steal. For those who didn't know such a class existed, it's real. Real enough to get rid of some legal woes anyway. Read more