First we have a call to increase empathy, tolerance, and understanding by mandatory social-networking participation:
- “In case the Occupy Movement doesn’t work” — let’s legally require “mandatory social media service” to “increase empathy” (The Volokh Conspiracy, providing your daily requirement of snarky-quotes)
Right, because the comments section on YouTube is full of empathy.
Next we discover that Louisiana is banning cash sales for used goods:
- Creepy Louisiana law (Common Sense)
We’re talking about
Louisiana’s HB 125, which, in the cause of preventing transfer of stolen property, prohibits people from buying stuff at Goodwill and similar secondhand stores with cash.
Besides non-profit resellers like Goodwill, and garage sales, the language of the bill encompasses stores like the Pioneer Trading Post and flea markets.
The law rather curiously exempts pawn shops. Cui bono isn’t that hard to find here.
After that, we discover that Obama’s literally been shitting on the Occupy Las Vegas protest:
- 50 pound slab of blue ice falls off Air Force One narrowly missing Occupy Las Vegas protesters (Canada Free Press)
Blue ice is the frozen material formed by leaks in commercial aircraft lavatory waste tanks, a mixture of human waste and vivid blue liquid disinfectant that freezes at high altitude. The ice generally dissipates long before the aircraft lands, but there have been documented cases of blue ice clinging to aircraft surfaces until the aircraft reaches warmer air on approach to landing, then the ice may separate from the aircraft and fall to earth.
Clark County Director of Aviation Randall Walker was immediately notified and dispatched airport personnel to the campsite, but witnesses report that the blue ice had melted by the time officials arrived leaving only a smelly brown residue.
- PETA tries to use the Thirteenth Amendment to free whales from Sea World (The Volokh Conspiracy)
The 13th Amendment is the one banning slavery.