by Staff Monkeys
- A British newspaper reports that the Obama administration expects diplomatic efforts to control Iran to fail, so they expect a military attack this September or October. The Iranians are under the strange impression that they have the right to build the weapons that their enemies already have, but the United States and Israel seem poised to plunge the world into chaos to stop it. (We don’t trust Israel, Russia, China or Pakistan any more than we trust Iran — and they already have nukes.)
- Police will tell you that ignorance of the law is no excuse, so it’s probably not going to keep you from being ticketed or arrested if you accidentally do something illegal. But if you work for the sheriff’s department and do something illegal — and claim you didn’t realize it was illegal — well, that’s perfectly peachy. A lobbyist for a sheriff’s department in Florida illegally distributed pictures from the state’s driver license database in order to make a political point. No big deal, though, since he didn’t know better, right?
- The Toronto police officer who heads the department’s program to combat drunk drivers has been suspended — for showing up at work under the influence of alcohol. We hope he didn’t drive himself to work that day.
- A Washington, D.C., man thought he was being funny when he got license plates for his car that read “NO TAGS,” but the incompetence of the local city government means he’s received more than $20,000 in traffic tickets. Every time a police officer tickets a car for lack of a license plate, he has been writing “no tags” in the space for a the plate number. And city officials have been entering that information into a computer — and sending all of those tickets to one man.
- When an “animal rights” group sent a remote controlled drone over private property in South Carolina, the people the group was trying to observe didn’t like it. So they shot the drone down. The group claims that its presence stopped a pigeon shoot from going on at the location.
- If you’re a musician, your training might help you as you age. A new study from Northwestern University suggests that musical training might help with “age-related delays in neural timing.” We’re not sure what that means, but we’re going Monday to sign up for drum lessons. Or does that count as music?