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June 30, 2002

Copyright battle over nothing
Independent | Submitted by: Soylent
Artist thinks he's being innovative when he puts a one minute silent track on his CD, but the publisher of John Cage (deceased 1992) is claiming it is a copyright infringement of 4'33, a four and a half minute silent track. Frankly, one minute of silence sounds a lot different than four, and there might just be prior art around. In this case though, both parties are lame.

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Cashless society means more welfare state?
Newsmax | Submitted by: Soylent
"The argument is not that the welfare states should position themselves so as to be more competitive by also lowering their own tax rates. Rather it is the low-tax countries that are viewed as "unfair.” Thus, in the interest of seeing that everyone shares the misery, all countries must "harmonize” their tax policies; i.e., the low-tax countries should get with it and raise their taxes too." The argument put forth in this article is that some in the United States feel that European moves towards cashless society may let them finance their welfare states, by forcing the US to increase its taxes to match theirs.

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Pepper spray vs suspect in portapotty
Canoe | Submitted by: wingnut
"Officers were called to the hospital lobby after a report that shots had been fired at the guard and two assailants were on the run... Officers nabbed one man after he boarded an ETS bus and tracked a second man, who cops allege was armed, to a nearby construction site where he sought refuge from the law in the portable toilet."

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New flier tries to open emergency door to spit
Straits Times | Submitted by: wingnut
"A Chinese man who was flying for the first time gave the flight crew a scare when he attempted to open the emergency exit because he wanted to spit." Next time just swallow.

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You are what you eat.
Aftenposten | Submitted by: wingnut
"A thief in Bergen sold rat meat to unsuspecting customers outside the Oasis shopping mall in Fyllingsdalen in Bergen. The food was meant for aquarium snakes. None of the rat meat customers have come forward to make a complaint." A good sauce can hide anything.

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India's divine child sex slaves
BBC | Submitted by: Ann Onymous
"At the age of 12, Lakshmi became a concubine for a 60-year-old man. Her friends say she was relatively lucky. Her master was a good person, not too demanding, never violent, and seldom drunk. He even managed to pay the family a small retainer. But when he died, Lakshmi's security, and that of her unborn son, were bleak. No one else in the village was interested in her, and even if she had met a nice young man her status as a devadasi would have prevented them marrying."

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FDR spied on Nazi-sympathizing duchess
Guardian | Submitted by: Ann Onymous
"The damning dossier, released for the first time by the intelligence agency, shows that the main reason why the Americans thought the abdication of Edward VIII had taken place in 1936 was because the duchess fervently supported the Nazi regime and this was totally unacceptable to the then Conservative prime minister, Stanley Baldwin. The official view has always been that he abdicated to marry the person he loved but could not stay on the throne because she was a divorcee."

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Games People Play
St. Petersburg Times | Submitted by: Toots
"The armed man slowly did as he was told. The officer pushed him to the pavement and handcuffed him. The man's sunglasses shattered. A nasty gash opened on his forehead. Blood dripped on the asphalt... At first, they thought it was all part of the live-action adventure game that costs $175 each to play. But police said it was no game."

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Flordia child protective services sex romps
CNN | Submitted by: Toots
Florida knows how to show its foster kids a good time: "A private company had been hired to supervise the girls, but a motel employee became concerned and called police after seeing the girls in other people's rooms and drinking at the pool with some of the adult men staying at the motel... Some of the girls have been placed in drug rehab centers, others are in a mental health facility and some are now in foster care." So they rescued these girls from the evils of foster care and... placed them in foster care?

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We'll kill you when we feel like it
New York Times | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"When the hangman failed to summon him from his cell by late December, Toshihiko Hasegawa, a convicted murderer, reckoned that, by the practices of Japan's penal system, he had at least one more year to live..."It seems that I will somehow be able to survive this year's Christmas," he wrote...Two days later, though, without any advance notice to him or his family, the 51-year-old prisoner was led from his cell and hanged."

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New Orleans cabbie from Hell
Kansas City Star | Submitted by: f00f
"Lyons said the driver and the man in the front seat passed two 32-ounce cans of beer back and forth, 'and he had mentioned having Jack Daniel's before that... In Louisiana, cabdrivers are allowed to carry guns,' Lyons said. 'So we didn't know if he had a gun. We definitely feared for our lives, because the gas was running out and he said he had no money.'"

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Norwegian persecution of Nazi Kids
Observer | Submitted by: heptapod
"As a six-year-old I was thrown in the river by a man from my village, who said he wanted to see if "the witch will drown or float"," she writes. At the age of nine or 10, she says, drunken villagers from Bursr, near Trondheim, branded her forehead with a swastika made of bent nails, and threatened to rape her. "A woman saved me, and I rubbed sandpaper on my skin to get rid of the swastika."

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The gayest celebrations in sports
AFP photo | Submitted by: anonymous
Some man on man love at the World Cup.

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