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November 2011

New Tax or Fee Hits Fresh Fir Trees with Bizarre Christmas Tree Promotion Board

November 30, 2011 10:08pm by editor

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It's one of the most bizarre and illogical new taxes or fees Americans are unaware of--despite the fact consumers may see it passed on by holiday tree retailers in one form or another: The Agriculture Department's announced a 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees, to start this holiday season. There's a new board in town--The Christmas Tree Promotion Board. You need it, America. Read more

Life's Good When LG Optimus T Gets Android Gingerbread Update

November 30, 2011 9:53pm by Shannon Miller

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LG has announced that the Optimus T will begin Android Gingerbread 2.3 updates in December but I am not holding my breath since the phone has been out for a year awaiting a long overdue update. The LG Optimus T is a great little phone but the slowness from LG to get it up to date with the new Android 2.3 is a real buzzkill.
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The Grinch or Two Who Stole Christmas Trees Ripped Off Firs on Thanksgiving

November 30, 2011 8:22pm by editor

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Someone living in or visiting New Hampshire's been dubbed "The Grinch That Stole Christmas"--trees. To make matters worse, a thief or thieves are accused of having no thanks at all--one to two people stealing at least 20 of the holiday trees on Thanksgiving Day.
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Tunnel in 30 Ton Pot Seizure at Mexican Border Dubbed Crude Despite Fancy Elevator

November 30, 2011 7:25pm by copythat

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U.S. authorities discovering more than a truckload or two of pot isn't necessarily the most unusual occurrence. The discovery of a tunnel between California and Mexico for transfer of that marijuana isn't so rare either. But a drug tunnel complete with rail system tracks, lighting, ventilation -- and even convenience of an elevator -- is. Read more

San Francisco Rolls Out Genius Cell Phone Text Alerts to Avoid City Parking Tickets

November 30, 2011 6:20pm by editor

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San Francisco is bringing one of the best ideas yet to enter the legal arena of parking tickets--a genius concept long overdue in avoiding huge fines and wasted money. Drivers can now avoid expensive fines by paying a minimal fee in comparison. It's worth it to avoid a ticket averaging over 100 times the amount. Read more

The California DMV Wants You To Like Them on Facebook

November 30, 2011 3:27pm by venusrising

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The California DMV Wants You To Like Them on Facebook are they nuts?

I don't know one person that doesn't shudder or curse when they hear the word DMV. Nor can I think of anything place that brings up such a feeling of hatred as the idea of sitting at the DMV and dealing with the mostly miserable incompetent employees. Read more

Ringling Bros Circus Fined for Elephant Abuse after Sick Performer Sarah Collapses

November 30, 2011 3:17pm by editor

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Ringling Bros is fined $270,000 by the USDA after allegations reminiscent of "Water for Elephants"--claims the circus' stars suffer abuse at the hands of circus employees. Just months ago, performing star "Sarah" collapsed in Anaheim. Field Entertainment claims the 54-year-old and sick animal's fall was not due to abuse or exhaustion but a ramp issue. Read more

Hilarious Full Body Zipper Pajamas For Adults

November 30, 2011 2:18pm by wombat

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We all remember those comfy Carters pajamas for kids. The full body coziness, the long zipper the fuzzy comfort. These adult models don't have those great feet but they do come with matching footies. Many of you including myself may have even had a family member turn you into a crazy Easter Bunny like in the movie A Christmas Story by adding tails and ears to the whole ensemble. Read more

The Grinch That Stole A Charlie Brown Christmas Wachovia May Destroy Snoopy House

November 30, 2011 12:47pm by hearit

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A Southern California-style Charlie Brown Christmas that draws more than 70,000 locals annually including those in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach may be forcefully ended this year for residents but Wachovia may ensure it never happens again--possibly destroying $100,000 and nearly 45 years of work related to the "Snoopy House" holiday decorations now caught up in a home foreclosure head Read more

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Santa Gets Holly Jolly with Machine Guns in Family Christmas Photo Opps

November 30, 2011 1:38am by editor

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Nothing like guns and ammo to spruce up those holiday pics. The Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona is touting pictures with Santa Claus and a choice of machine guns. It costs just five to ten bucks to pose with the holly, jolly, Christmas man himself--plus some automatic weapons valued at a sixth of a mil.
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