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    A passenger tapped the cab driver on the shoulder to ask a question...

    The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, missed a biker, scraped a hydrant, and stopped just 3 centimetres from a shop window.

    For a full 3 seconds everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver slowly turned around and said, "Look, don't ever do that again. You scared the living daylights out of me!"

    The passenger apologised and said, "I didn't realise that a little tap would scare you so much."

    The driver replied, "Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my first day driving a cab. I've been driving a hearse for the last 25 years."

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    I was just watching the OJ Simpson parole hearing that is being streamed live from Nevada. At one point, they asked him about alcohol abuse as one of the conditions of his possible release. He said, and I quote, "I'm a straight shooter..."

    The first thing to pop into my mind was that he isn't a straight shooter, but rather a crooked stabber. Bad choice of words there, OJ!

    Let's see what decision the parole board comes back with in a few minutes. He could very well be back on the golf courses of Florida "looking for the real killer" (and not in a mirror) by early October.....

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    I was just watching the OJ Simpson parole hearing that is being streamed live from Nevada. At one point, they asked him about alcohol abuse as one of the conditions of his possible release. He said, and I quote, "I'm a straight shooter..."

    The first thing to pop into my mind was that he isn't a straight shooter, but rather a crooked stabber. Bad choice of words there, OJ!

    Let's see what decision the parole board comes back with in a few minutes. He could very well be back on the golf courses of Florida "looking for the real killer" (and not in a mirror) by early October.....


    The "Juice" is back to make more police squad episodes.........



    Think he will play a cop again?

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    Good thing that she wasn't selling illegal ECU tuning services.....

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b00e4363dfe785

    London Officers Make Girl Cry After Fining Her For Lemonade Stand
    Officials dropped the fine and issued an apology after news of the incident went viral.

    By Carla Herreria
    PARENTS 07/22/2017 09:10 pm ET | Updated 2 hours ago

    London officials are apologizing after officers punished a 5-year-old girl for setting up a lemonade stand last week.

    The girl was the daughter of André Spicer, a professor at the City University of London’s business school. In an essay for The Telegraph published Thursday, Spicer detailed the moment “four local council enforcement officers stormed up to her little table.”

    Spicer said his daughter had only been selling lemonade for 30 minutes when the officers came to her stand, set up with a hand-painted sign near a music festival in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

    An officer “read a lengthy legal statement ― the gist of which was that because my daughter didn’t have a trading permit, she would be fined [150 pounds],” Spicer wrote. In the U.S. that fine would amount to $194.93.

    His daughter was selling lemonade for 50 pence (.65 cents in U.S. currency) for a small cup and 1 pound ($1.30) for a large one. Spicer said she was devastated after the officers handed down the fine.

    He wrote: “My daughter burst into tears, repeating again and again, ‘Have I done a bad thing?’”

    My five year old daughter was fined £150 for selling lemonade on the corner of our street. MT in @Telegraph today https://t.co/uHFyxEEEBh

    — André Spicer (@andre_spicer) July 20, 2017
    After tweeting the incident to the Tower Hamlets council, Spicer decided to write a piece for the Telegraph to see if these types of fines are common for children.

    “I wonder if this has happened to other parents,” Spicer told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “So I wrote an opinion piece for a newspaper which has now triggered a bit of a media storm.”

    Yes, similar experiences. I want to know
    more. Starting place may be this classic study of street vendors in NYC https://t.co/wDAcFo7PKZ

    — André Spicer (@andre_spicer) July 22, 2017
    Spicer said that, as a business professor, he should have known that a permit was required to sell things. But he saw the fine as problematic, explaining in the Telegraph that the world his daughter is growing up in is “radically different” than the one in which he was raised.

    “Kids are watched by parents around the clock,” he wrote. “Most are not allowed beyond the front gate of their house.”

    Spicer said that children are now “too closely monitored, controlled and supervised” and encouraged parents to allow them to learn from experience rather than restricting what they can do, according to the Australian Broadcast Corporation.

    The Tower Hamlets council dropped the fine after news spread of Spicer’s lemonade-stand controversy. The council also issued an apology: “We expect our enforcement officers to show common sense, and to use their powers sensibly,” a spokesperson said on Friday. “This clearly did not happen.”

    Since publishing his essay, Spicer said in a tweet that “dozens of festivals, markets and businesses” have invited his daughter to set up her lemonade stand at their locations.

    But instead of growing his daughter’s lemonade business, Spicer is using the attention to encourage more kids to become homemade entrepreneurs.

    He invited all children to sell their own lemonade, home-grown vegetables or their artwork over the summer.

    “We learn through doing,” Spicer said in a family statement posted to Twitter on Friday. “Making a stand is a great opportunity for kids to share their interests, build confidence and contribute to our communities.”

    This summer, we want kids to make a stand. Our response to kind offers following lemonade fine. Spread the word! #MakeAStand pic.twitter.com/ItwyhNMHTn

    — André Spicer (@andre_spicer) July 22, 2017

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    Cracker Barrel... eh... you sure those are kid toys?
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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    ^^^^^^ Is that a BLACKBERRY?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    ^^^^^^ Is that a BLACKBERRY?!?!?
    I suspect the pic is was taken at least 10 years ago, when a Blackberry was the height of "smart phone" technology.
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Epic trolling:

    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Obviously a warning sign to Australians.....

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