1) American Airlines has announced restrictions on some animals on their flights. Not considered Support Animals: ferrets, hedgehogs and goats. The animals allowed can't occupy a seat, must fit at the passenger's feet or under the seat. Trained mini-horses are allowed. I can't imagine a mini-horse "mini" enough to fit under a seat. No insects are allowed so no support cockroaches. Growling, biting or attempting to bite, jumping or lunging at people is not allowed. Those restrictions apply to passengers along with Support Animals. 

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1) A new Kansas law makes it a crime for police to have sex with people they pull over for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations.One would have thought that was already illegal. Not so. In fact, in 33 states consensual sex between the detained and the detainee wasn't a crime. I suppose, prior to passing this law, some negotiation could result in reckless driving becoming failure to come to a complete stop. 

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1)    Here we go again. Richard Lebow, a professor, found himself in an elevator with another professor, Simona Sharoni. She asked him what floor he needed and he said, "ladies' lingerie." Immediately, the alarm on her Misogyny Dector went off and she filed a complaint. He claimed it was just a stupid joke, he didn't intend to offend but her complaint was rather frivolous. Second mistake. Now Lebow is being threatened with disciplinary procedures. Considering this story, a quote from Matt Groening, the creator of the Simpsons, is right on target: "It's a time in our culture where people love to pretend they're offended."

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1) A survey in Oklahoma found only one in ten children 6 to 12 wear a watch and of that number only one in five knew how to read an analog clock. It seems exposure to technology results in everyone being used to digital. Kids all have cell phones and tablets, so they don't look at an analog clock very often. Should a parent tell their kid to be home for dinner by a quarter after six, they will be met with a "Huh? When's that?"

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1) Female staffers at NBC News are complaining they felt pressured to sign the "women's letter" defending Tom Brokaw against sexual harassment allegations. 115 have signed, so far, including many of the female "star" anchors.Megan Kelly cautioned there may be more to this saying. "You don't know what you don't know." What the women signing the letter DID know is, they'd better sign the letter. Basically the letter claimed Tom is a "Saint", or will be, as soon as the paperwork is submitted.

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1) Seems like every day there is another story about a Sex Robot. The latest is named Harmony and is equipped with Artificial Intelligence. Harmony doesn't come cheap. She costs around 20 grand. That aside, which is granted a considerable aside, the A.I makes her really life like. Besides moaning, she might also say things like, "You were working late? My computer chip you were working late." Or how about this perennial, "Not tonight. I have a headache." 

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1) On a Delta flight from Paris the passengers were given an apple towards the end of the flight. Crystal Tadlock put it in her carry-on to eat later. US Customs randomly searched her bag and the apple was found. Since it is illegal to bring in undocumented apples the Customs agent did his duty. He asked her if her trip was expensive. She said "yeah." "Well, it's about to get more expensive after I charge you $500.00." Real Cute Ass-Clown. Delta should have advised passengers not to take the apples off the plane. Crystal should advise Delta her next flight will be on another airline.

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1) "UNDELIVERANCE" starring Alesky Germash. It seems Alesky failed to deliver some 17,000 pieces of mail going as far back as 2005. There were bags of mail found in his car, work locker and home. He claimed he was just overwhelmed with the volume of mail. The old "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" unless the courier is overwhelmed.

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1) Eight of the top ten cities with the worst ozone pollution are here in California. Once again LA/Long Beach took first prize with our friends in Bakersfield coming in number two. Fresno, Sacramento and San Diego also did well. What about San Francisco? They were number one with doo doo in the streets. The president of SF Travel says something needs to be done. Nothing gets by this guy. It appears tourists don't like wading through filth to get on board "Little Cable Cars Climbing Halfway To The Stars."

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1) There was a recent series of articles and an expo on how to achieve "Successful Aging." There was information on health … especially diet. Most of the diets didn't contain anything that you used to like to eat.One item that caught my eye was planning plausible excuses for not attending Family Events like Birthdays and holidays like Thanksgiving.Not mentioned is the most important thing to "Successful Aging" is NOT DYING

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1) 20 years for 3 degrees? In LA there is a project to paint streets with a light-colored heat reducing seal coat. It is produced by a company called GuardTop. The cost is $40,000 per mile. Last year, due to climate change, Mayor Garcetti, said this is a 20-year project which will result in a reduction of 3 degrees Fahrenheit. That sure is an expensive 3 degrees. Two thoughts here. Rejoice the 3 degrees will mean, finally, a costly government project will be well worth all that money. Second thought is - invest GoodTop 

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1) The Department of Homeland Security wants to track the "comings and goings" of journalists, bloggers and other media influencers. That would include me. They plan on listing "us" in a database. It's called DHS "Media Monitoring."

The request comes amid concerns regarding accuracy in media that US elections and policies might by be influenced by Fake News. There I am again. Nice to finally receive some richly deserved recognition.

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1) Generation "Z" Teenagers are bored. With their Smart phones and unlimited Internet access they claim they have never been so bored. It seems, after a while, they've gone through everything there is to do on the device. Here is a idea for "The Bored" Try reading books. Get a library card and go checkout some books. There still might be a few available that some aggrieved group hasn't been able to ban for containing something, anything or everything that offends them. And kids you don't need to keep recharging a book. 

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