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12.24.14 Bucky Turco

Florida, the nation’s largest old people relocation center and a place that sucks, just became the third most populous state in the United States, knocking New York into fourth place. According to the latest census figures, the Sunshine State is putting numbers on the board. The New York Times reports: The numbers, which reflect population […]

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11.05.14 Rhett Jones

Tuesday was election day, and many things “changed,” while many things stayed the same. Voters had the chance to decide on legalizing weed in three states and one city-state. As of Wednesday, medical pot use is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia, and 17 have moved to decriminalize the drug to varying degrees. Here’s the breakdown […]

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10.27.14 Rhett Jones

Next Tuesday brings midterm elections and since Congress will be useless regardless of who is elected, the only thing that matters on ballots is who will be legalizing weed. After Washington and Colorado became the first states to fully legalize in 2012, we have four ballot measures this year for varying degrees. Oregon and Alaska are […]

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09.17.14 Marina Galperina

“Damian is showing his class the way to make an inverted pentagram. Connect the dots to make one yourself.” So reads the new Activity Book (PDF, embedded below) that the Satanic Temple is handing out to children in Orange County, Florida. The county had recently decided to allow an Evangelical group to disseminate Christian materials in public schools and to censor the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The […]

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08.13.14 Marina Galperina

In Florida, Pedro Bravo is standing trial for the murder of former friend Christian Aguilar, who had started dating his ex-girlfriend. After missing for weeks, his body was found buried in a shallow grave in Levy Country. According to the Gainesville Sun and Palm Beach Report, on September 20, 2012 — the day the victim disappeared — the accused told iPhone’s Siri “I need to […]

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07.08.14 Sophie Weiner

Florida-based real estate company Showhomes lets families “manage” houses that they’re selling — living “like ghosts” on the luxury property, never leaving a trace of their lives behind. The existentially depressing set up is chronicled in Tampa Bay Time’s profile of the Mueller family. All surfaces must be regularly cleaned; weeds eradicated, car oil spots removed. […]

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06.25.14 Sophie Weiner

A Holiday Inn at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is hiding a military radar receptor in a massive beach ball statue on the roof, the AP reports. The property on which the hotel sits is actually owned by the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force struck a deal to build the hotel on the site, which would allow […]

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05.08.14 Andy Cush

At first, the story of Chris Sevier seems innocent enough. Man gets addicted to porn, tries to marry his computer, fails, lives in unwed bliss instead. Romantic! Even if the lawfully wedded part didn’t work out. Then you get to the part where Sevier calls himself “patriot with standing,” and things start to feel icky. […]

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07.15.13 Kyle Petreycik

Forty-five year old former art dealer Matthew Taylor has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison and hefty fines after stealing numerous expensive paintings from Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery and attempting to sell them to private collectors, all under the guise that they were property of his mother. What a jerk, right? He also blamed his […]

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07.09.13 Andy Cush

If you’re in the sunshine state, they may be coming after you as you read this. Thanks to a scandal over gambling in internet cafes that led to the resignation of Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, a clumsily worded new law may have accidentally banned all computers, smartphones, and any other devices that connect to the internet. […]

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